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Australia tour of South Africa 2018

Six before Paine: surprise captains

Mar 30, 2018: From New Zealand's Lee Germon, who debuted as New Zealand captain, to Floyd Reifer, who took charge of West Indies while they were in the middle of a contracts crisis

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The Wisden Cricketer - March 2008

The 30-year catfight

Feb 29, 2008: New Zealand may be in the dungeons of the Test championship, but when it comes to sniping and infighting they are world leaders

Richard Boock

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Young turks at the top

Oct 10, 2007: Eleven instances where selectors decided to plump for young or inexperienced captains over seasoned campaigners

Siddarth Ravindran

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Standing in at the deep end

Feb 28, 2006: It's been a week to remember in the captaincy stakes, with Zimbabwe's Terrence Duffin plucked from obscurity, and England's Andrew Flintoff stepping into the breach for England

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson


The 77-run over

Mar 12, 2005: When people are asked what is the most number of runs to come off one over, thoughts turn immediately to Tilak Raj and Malcolm Nash who both conceded 36, to Ravi Shastri and Garry Sobers respectively

Martin Williamson
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