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Time to pension off the seniors?

Jul 24, 2014: If England are going to win nothing, history suggests it might be worth their while to win nothing with kids

Rob Smyth

'You learn how to manage players from losing'

Oct 15, 2013: Steve Waugh, Ian Chappell, Clive Lloyd, MAK Pataudi: some of cricket's finest captains speak about their craft

Mike Coward

'We dominated for over four days but lost in half a session'

Sep 24, 2013: Sri Lanka were a home stretch away from their first Test win over Australia. And only a young legspinner with a bowling average of over 300 stood in their way

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi and Andrew Fernando

A tale of two depths

Jul 24, 2013: Despite the regular despair of the 1980s, there was honour in watching Australia's struggles back then

Peter English

The Investec Ashes 2013

Tail better than top three - Border

Jul 22, 2013: Allan Border, the former Australia captain, has spoken of his bewilderment at how the vastly talented allrounder Shane Watson is skating desperately close to a failed career,

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's close-run history

Jul 18, 2013: Australia are a side who refuse to accept the logic of defeat. They sculpt classic Tests out of cussedness; and if they lose the majority, at least they got so close

Rob Smyth

Shootout at Trent Bridge

Jul 10, 2013: A soggy Nottingham hosted the low-scoring first Test of the 1981 Ashes, and the quick bowlers ruled the roost

Nagraj Gollapudi

The ghosts of '89

Jun 26, 2013: Australia's triumph in the 1989 Ashes is a cautionary tale for those who think England barely need to lift a finger to retain the urn

Rob Smyth

Way back when

A thriller turns 30

Dec 30, 2012: Exactly three decades ago today, the classic Melbourne Test of 1982 wound to a dramatic close

Steven Lynch

Graham Dilley 1959-2011

Dilley 'an unsung hero' - Border

Oct 6, 2011: Allan Border has described Graham Dilley as "one of the good guys"and a forgotten hero of England's 1981 Ashes triumph at Headingley

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Ashes autopsy report close at hand

Aug 17, 2011: Australian cricket's reckoning for a disastrous Ashes series, and the decline from greatness to mediocrity that preceded it, is belatedly at hand

Daniel Brettig

No. 36

The bouncer rule

Dec 18, 2010: West Indies' intimidatory tactics and painfully slow over-rates prompted the lawmakers to take away the fast bowler's most lethal weapon

Dileep Premachandran

No. 35

The advent of sledging

Nov 28, 2010: Cricket's tag as a "gentleman's game" has taken a beating in modern times. Australia, and Allan Border can take some credit for that

West Indies in Australia 2009-10

Hussey's spot under threat

Nov 10, 2009: Allan Border has doubts over the Test future of Michael Hussey

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Tendulkar should play fewer ODIs - Border

Oct 30, 2009: The former Australian captain has said Sachin Tendulkar should cut down on ODIs to prolong his Test career

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Records mean little to Ponting

Jul 31, 2009: Ricky Ponting has become Australia's leading Test run-scorer after passing Allan Border's mark of 11,174 during the third Test at Edgbaston

Peter English at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Ponting passes Border as Australia's top run-scorer

Jul 31, 2009: Ricky Ponting has become Australia's leading Test run-scorer after passing Allan Border's mark of 11,174 during the third Test at Edgbaston

Peter English at Edgbaston

The XI

Australia's finest

Jul 20, 2009: Three legends from the 2000s feature in the jury's XI, which has a mostly even spread across the decades of Australian cricket

Peter English

Allan Border

The quiet Australian

Jul 17, 2009: A no-frills colossus who gritted his teeth, got down to it and stayed around till the bitter end. A salute to Allan Border, with Ricky Ponting on the verge of overtaking him as his country's leading Test run-scorer

Christian Ryan

The best from England and Australia

The Ashes Masters

Jul 1, 2009: David Frith looks at the players from England and Australia who excelled in Ashes cricket - the toughest Test cauldron of all. His choices include Alec Bedser, who died in April 2010

David Frith
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