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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

England news

Pietersen switches opinion of 'superstar' Flower

May 3, 2009: Kevin Pietersen has backed Andy Flower as England coach and is confident he has the necessary attributes to lead England through a hugely busy summer of international cricket, despite earlier this year calling for his sacking

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Allan Border

The artful stodger

Apr 13, 2009: In a team of strugglers and second-stringers, one man stood upright and unsmiling against the tide

Malcolm Knox

No. 15

AB and Thommo fall short

Mar 29, 2009: They took it down to the wire; then the final, fatal stumble

Mike Coward

Matthew Hayden

'Winning is in the fabric of our culture'

Nov 27, 2008: Australia's long-serving opener reflects on the qualities that has made his team the force it is

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur

Warne hopes Ponting learns from mistakes

Nov 12, 2008: Shane Warne believes Ricky Ponting could learn something from Allan Border and Ian Chappell, two of the former captains who criticised Ponting over his tactics in the fourth Test in Nagpur

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Australia's cricketers arrive back home

Ponting predicts return to winning ways

Nov 11, 2008: Ricky Ponting believes that Australia are capable of reaffirming their status as the leading nation in Test cricket

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur

Nielsen explains Ponting's tactics

Nov 11, 2008: Tim Nielsen, Australia's coach, has launched a lengthy defence of the fourth-day tactics that have landed Ricky Ponting in the firing line from a wide range of commentators and former players

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur

Steve Waugh joins list of Ponting critics

Nov 11, 2008: Steve Waugh, the man who Ricky Ponting succeeded as Australia's Test captain, has said Ponting made a mistake by using part-time bowlers instead of his main strikers on the fourth day in Nagpur

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Ponting and the over-rate fiasco

'What was in his tea?'

Nov 11, 2008: Australia bowled only spinners and part-timers after tea on day four in Nagpur, in an attempt to boost the over-rate, a tactic that just about everyone found inexplicable

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day

Ponting disappointed with criticism

Nov 10, 2008: Ricky Ponting has defended himself against claims that he put himself above the team on the fourth day in Nagpur

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Waugh and Border push record-breaking batsman

Former captains back Katich Test quest

Mar 20, 2008: Simon Katich has used Matthew Hayden, Damien Martyn and Justin Langer as role models during his record-breaking campaign to regain a Test spot

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Former captain says MacGill should be picked

Border backs Hussey as Test opener

Oct 11, 2007: Allan Border believes Australia should overlook Phil Jaques and Chris Rogers for the first Test against Sri Lanka and promote Michael Hussey to open with Matthew Hayden

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'What Sunny said was totally uncalled for'

Border slams Gavaskar over Hookes reference

Mar 15, 2007: Allan Border said it was "totally inappropriate" and "plain wrong" for Sunil Gavaskar to link the death of David Hookes to the conduct of Australian cricketers on the field

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Let the games begin

Mar 11, 2007: With a trimmed format and no clear favourites, World Cup 2007 has all the makings of a classic

Sambit Bal

'Cricket doesn't need another black eye'

Decision sad but for the best - Border

Mar 2, 2007: The absence of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif from the World Cup could mean cricket avoids "another black eye", according to Allan Border

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Great Moments

One false shot, and a World Cup lost

Feb 26, 2007: Mike Gatting's impetuous reverse-sweep cost England more than a wicket in the 1987 final

Jayaditya Gupta

Panel chose new coach for his hands-on method

Nielsen ideal for a changing team - Border

Feb 11, 2007: Tim Nielsen's knowledge of cricket technique and skills-based approach were two of the key reasons he was chosen as Australia's new coach

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England in Australia 2005-06

Pietersen set for finals recall?

Feb 5, 2007: Kevin Pietersen could be set to make a surprise return to England's one-day team, just three weeks after breaking a rib while batting against Glenn McGrath in the opening match of the CB Series at Melbourne

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