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Ian Callen

Show BioHide BioIAN CALLEN is a former Victorian and Australian fast bowler, Test cap No 291.

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Why Holder has Stokes’ measure

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IT’S the debate that has the cricket world talking — who is the best all-rounder currently playing, Jason Holder or Ben Stokes? Former Test bowler IAN CALLEN is in no doubt what the numbers say. More »

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In search of the bush Bradman

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IT’S a long way from bush cricket in the heart of Gippsland to the Test team but IAN CALLEN made it all the way, and has now returned to revisit childhood memories. More »

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When LBW meant Locked in Before

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THE definition of a tough day at the office? The challenge of bowling to the great Viv Richards on his own home ground in a one-day international. Test fast bowler and Sportshounds.com.au cricket commentator IAN CALLEN, faced up to the task on the Australian t... More »

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How an Aussie quick discovered the swing

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REVERSE SWING … what is it and why does it involve cheating? Former Australian fast bowler IAN CALLEN remembers when it first became “a thing” when he was playing – and why he drew a line in the sand. More »

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England’s pace attack has a few question marks

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ENGLAND HAVE not yet named their team for the Ashes and cricket expert IAN CALLEN – himself a former Test fast bowler – is wondering whether they have a surprise weapon among their all-important but ageing pace bowling artillery: AUSTRALIA’S LOSS of the Ashes ... More »

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Bat too good for the ball in women’s cricket

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FORMER FAST bowler IAN CALLEN is an admirer of the batting abilities being demonstrated at the women’s World Cup but says there is work to be done on the bowling. The women’s cricket World Cup has entered the semi final stages  – Australia plays India after En... More »