Peter English


It's hard to say, Shane, but don't do it
It's hard to say, Shane, but don't do it

Watching Warne bowl in Test cricket again is a tempting proposition, but he really shouldn't be thinking of coming out of retirement

Thrown in at the deep end
Thrown in at the deep end

What does swimming have to do with cricket? More than you think when it comes to coaching

In-vogue to outcast
In-vogue to outcast

Chris Rogers made his Test debut in January. Three months later he is without a national contract, and moving states

The pressure's on the panel
The pressure's on the panel

Not much has been expected of Australia's selectors in recent years, but the time may have finally come for them to raise their game

Domestic chore
Domestic chore

Following a season of massive player change in the Australian domestic scene, the Pura Cup final needs to join the revamp

XI for '11
XI for '11

Australia have been shedding legends with alarming rapidity. What will their 2011 World Cup side look like?

Goodbye to the summer of spite
Goodbye to the summer of spite

Some lessons for India and Australia following three months of controversy and drama that overshadowed some wonderful cricket

The whispered goodbye
The whispered goodbye

Jason Gillespie deserves better than the muted farewell he will get

Gillespie steps down in Adelaide
Gillespie steps down in Adelaide

Jason Gillespie, Australia's sixth-most successful Test wicket-taker, has announced his retirement in Adelaide

Show me the money (but not to Matt or Ricky)
Show me the money (but not to Matt or Ricky)

At the Indian Premier League auction 13 Australians suddenly discovered their world value, some to their chagrin

Rash dash for cash
Rash dash for cash

Why Australia's players should rest instead of joining the IPL crush

Position vacant
Position vacant

One of the game's best coaching jobs is currently available and will not be filled until at least September due to a lack of high-quality applicants

Life after Gilly
Life after Gilly

Adam Gilchrist has become the fifth top-drawer player to have quit the Australia side over the last year. Managing the transition will a massive challenge for Ponting and Co.

The right time to exit
The right time to exit

A man of the highest standards does not need to be told his powers are waning and Adam Gilchrist went before the occasional lapses could blur his spectacular name

Attack hurts Australia
Attack hurts Australia

Waugh's over-confidence led to his team's streak of 16 ending in Kolkata in 2001, similar over-confidence from Ponting's side could have the same result in Perth in 2008

Never say draw
Never say draw

A comparison of the Test-winning streaks of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting

Open your eyes, Ricky
Open your eyes, Ricky

Australia's captain needs greater awareness of his team's actions

Australia's attitude lacking in appeal
Australia's attitude lacking in appeal

Australia could not believe it when they had several appeals turned down on the final day, but after the umpiring perks they received during the match they had nothing to complain about

Australia bow to very, very special batsman
Australia bow to very, very special batsman

As Laxman left the field, having made a sublime hundred, those watching knew they had witnessed something special

Slow bowling in a spin
Slow bowling in a spin

Spin bowling is causing so many furrows that Australia's youth selectors have spent the past two weeks looking at how they can beef up the stocks