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A maverick like him could have been disruptive in a team that is looking to rebuild from scratch.
He is their best player, and teams should find ways to accommodate such special talents.
The current set-up is inefficient and the ICC needs stronger leaders.
The proposed changes will make the rich richer, and herald a bleak future for the smaller countries and the depth of the international game as a whole.
A summit clash between the best sides in the game could give Test cricket context and make it more attractive.
It is an artificial construct. A one-off shoot out, in conditions that could favour one team more than the other, isn't the right way to identify the best Test team in the world.
With only Imran Tahir and an injured Morne Morkel to follow, the risk of going for a win was too much.
After getting so close, they should have taken their chances, especially considering India had set the field back.
Otherwise, injuries make the match uneven.
Teams could misuse it to their advantage.
He has been phenomenal with the bat during the consideration period, especially considering he was leading a struggling Australian side coming to terms with the retirement of many experienced players.
Clarke has accomplished little of note in limited-overs cricket in the consideration period. While he deserved the Test award, players like Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla and Kumar Sangakkara were far more impactful across formats.
A board's share of the revenue should be proportional to its financial contribution to the game.
All boards contribute to the game equally, and their share of the ICC revenues should reflect that.
What Michael Clarke was heard saying on the stump microphone was not out of line. Cricket is in danger of becoming an over-policed game.
Players should not be allowed to abuse their opponents. A healthy environment is necessary on the field, to protect those who may be struggling with problems off it.
The game is unfairly biased in the batsman's favour, and it's time the bowlers got some help from the rule-makers
Ball-tampering has always been considered unfair, and it should remain that way
He is experienced, and well-suited to click in Australian conditions. India don't have too many alternatives in the seam-bowling department.
He has played over 60 ODIs, but keeps repeating mistakes in line and length. It's time for India to groom one of the younger fast bowlers coming through the ranks.
Yes. He knows best when it is time to go
No. He hasn't been in form for several series now
Yes. Such games will make Associate teams tougher, and a more competitive playing field is good for the game.
No. A better way for Associates to improve is to develop a competitive domestic first-class structure. Games against Full Members will be one-sided and overcrowd the calendar.
Two reviews for an entire innings is too few.
This will only encourage tactical use of DRS, which was never the point of the system.
Pakistan don't have many leadership options, and Hafeez is a potential successor to Misbah-ul-Haq. His effectiveness as an offspinner makes up for his inconsistency with the bat.
He averages under 34 with the bat, which isn't good enough for a top-order batsman, especially an opener. His bowling exploits should only be counted as a bonus.
Quality players like them shouldn't be discarded permanently on the basis of age or form. They deserve the opportunity to force their way back into the senior team.
India's next generation has shown promise in recent times. The selectors should have stayed the course and continued to invest in young talent.
That will allow for better planning, and won't put commerce before cricket.
The game and its compulsions change too fast.
England were the superior side in all departments. They managed to win by a convincing margin despite not being at their best.
Australia led on first innings in four of the five Tests. With better weather they could've prevailed at Old Trafford. With better luck, they could've won at Trent Bridge and Chester-le-Street.
Fixing cheats the good faith of the user. Criminalisation is a more decisive solution to fixing than boards banning players.
Nobody guarantees the spectator a fair match. They just guarantee a cricket match. The only ones defrauded here are punters, who are indulging in an activity deemed illegal in any case.
Players shouldn't have a say in this, since they will exploit the situation to suit themselves.
Only batsmen are at risk in poor light. If the batting team wants to stay on, play should continue.
Australia's lower middle order is distinctly under-weight following Michael Hussey's retirement. Warner could push the game along with his aggressive play, and is ideally placed to handle the second new ball.
He's made his name as an opener and is most likely to succeed at the top of the order. His game isn't best suited to hold the innings together at No. 6.
A fan's anguish at the surfeit of changes to one-day cricket
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