It's home advantage, not doctored pitches
It's home advantage, not doctored pitches

Why do columnists look for conspiracy theories every time a visiting team collapses abjectly?

Are the big three's bonds in danger of fraying?
Are the big three's bonds in danger of fraying?

If Australia come after India on the field the way James Anderson allegedly did, will the triumvirate be able to hold together?

Are Test batsmen maturing quicker these days?
Are Test batsmen maturing quicker these days?

Of late Rahane, Robson, Ballance and Stokes have all made hundreds in their first five Tests. Does that point to a larger trend?

The value of a cricketer's brand
The value of a cricketer's brand

Andrew Strauss will recover from the indiscreet remark he made about Kevin Pietersen, but his image won't be entirely as it was

In quest of the ideal junior coaching system
In quest of the ideal junior coaching system

More Australian states should look at the model created by NSW and Victoria

What's more important: participating or getting better?
What's more important: participating or getting better?

If clubs in junior cricket focus solely on retaining players year after year, there is bound to be a dilution in talent and the level of competition

Whatever happened to playing for the love of the game?
Whatever happened to playing for the love of the game?

There seems to be a trend in junior sport in Australia of rewarding kids for just turning up to play

Australia's rise and the climb ahead
Australia's rise and the climb ahead

Under Michael Clarke, they have had a fantastic summer. But can they continue to keep the competition at bay in Tests, and win the World Cup?

Who is the ideal cricket administrator?
Who is the ideal cricket administrator?

While you don't require cricket skills to run a national board, you do need a deft touch and diplomatic skills to deal with vested interests, million-dollar contracts, and cut-throat competition

Lessons for 2015
Lessons for 2015

There is much to learn from the World T20 in Bangladesh but expect different skill sets to come into play in next year's 50-over World Cup

The white-line crime
The white-line crime

Officials spend precious time scrutinising bowlers' foot faults but ignore it when non-strikers gain unfair head starts

Time to draw a line in the sand?
Time to draw a line in the sand?

It's hard for everyone to agree on what constitutes acceptable boundaries when it comes to on-field behaviour. It's best if the ICC spells it out

Does the media think fans are fools?
Does the media think fans are fools?

Why does television seem to think that cricket followers only want to know about their team when it is winning?

When the selectors knew something we didn't
When the selectors knew something we didn't

John Inverarity and Co weathered unfair criticism for picking Shaun Marsh, but now they need to be lauded for their bold decision

Modern injury-prevention techniques are not working
Modern injury-prevention techniques are not working

It might be time to go back to more traditional methods of preparation: long periods of batting and bowling in place of hours spent in the gym, in ice baths, and on the massage table

Do support staff really make a difference?
Do support staff really make a difference?

If it ultimately comes down to the athlete's skill, then maybe it's time to dispense with the big crews that accompany teams these days

Are central contracts too soft a cushion for elite cricketers?
Are central contracts too soft a cushion for elite cricketers?

If they had to play to be paid, would they allow their handlers to rest them so often?

Brett Lee v Piers Morgan? Not cricket
Brett Lee v Piers Morgan? Not cricket

Is there any thrill in watching one of the world's fastest bowlers bowl illegal deliveries aimed at the body of an annoying talk-show host with zero batting skills?

What's a good pitch anyway?
What's a good pitch anyway?

It often seems that only pitches that assist fast bowlers through the game are considered up to standard

Is this good for cricket?
Is this good for cricket?

World records are being broken but it points to a deficit in skills at the international level