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Editor of Intelligent Life magazine and a former editor of Wisden
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Advantage Wimbledon

Jul 10, 2007: Where tennis scores over cricket

Same old blues

Jun 26, 2007: England's unconvincing clear-out in one-day cricket

The naming-after game

Jun 12, 2007: Cricket has some handsome, concrete ways of making sure this happens, naming parts of grounds after its greatest exponents

The game's new conscience

May 29, 2007: Why the MCC's new committee matters

West Indies in England, 2007

England's four-fold target against West Indies

May 15, 2007: Tim de Lisle believes that England's targets for the series against West Indies will include hoping for an aggressive start, gettting hold of a productive middle, aiming for an accurate attack and ensuring 100% unity

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World Cup review

A farce, a fiasco, a debacle or a shambles?

May 1, 2007: Tim de Lisle looks back the World Cup and concludes that as an event, it committed the crime that sports administrators are apt to accuse players of: it brought the game into disrepute

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England captains are never great one-day players

It's not just Vaughan

Apr 17, 2007:

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The authorities are having a shocker of a World Cup

A public relations disaster

Apr 3, 2007: This World Cup has been a tough one from many points of view, not all of them the ICC's fault; they can hardly be blamed for the horrific death of Bob Woolmer

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The four keys to an exceptional coach

The wonder of Woolmer

Mar 19, 2007: Tim de Lisle on the four keys to an exceptional coach

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McGrath the one-day batsman

Gloriously inept

Mar 6, 2007: Ever thought of Glenn McGrath the one-day bowler up against Glenn McGrath the one-day batsman?

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South Africa replace Australia as No. 1

Reaching the top by stealth

Feb 20, 2007: Are South Africa the best in the world, asks Tim de Lisle? Not really

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Why does cricket carry on so?

We want less

Feb 6, 2007: Cricket, like the food in British supermarkets, has lost a lot of its seasonality. It rolls on remorselessly, year-round, and doesn't care if it loses flavour as a result, says Tim de Lisle

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All much of a muchness

Who has the world's best attack?

Jan 23, 2007: As Bob Dylan observed in a song a few years ago, Things Have Changed. For the first time in perhaps 35 years, there is no outstanding attack in world cricket

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England's decision to reinstate Michael Vaughan

The day of the specialist captain

Jan 9, 2007: For the umpteenth time this winter, England are taking a risk on a half-fit player as Michael Vaughan returns to captain

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The treadmillish times of the modern cricketer

How long is a career?

Dec 12, 2006: Tim de Lisle on the ever-lengthening careers of the modern cricketer

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The Ashes, 2006-07

Give Harmy a break

Nov 28, 2006: Tim de Lisle justifies why Steve Harmison should be rested for Adelaide

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The Champion's Trophy, 2006

Why it has been fun this time

Oct 31, 2006: The Champions Trophy has been fun, mainly because it has been unpredictable.

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The coach and legspinner divide

Warne and Buchanan: two wrongs ...

Sep 19, 2006: There is a widening rift in the Australian camp, between the brains of the team off the field (Buchanan) and the brains on it (Warne)

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End of the road?

Going, going ... Gough

Sep 5, 2006: Gough departure from the stage has been protracted and painful, but it shouldn't be allowed to take the shine off a memorable career, writes Tim de Lisle

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Farce at The Oval

A case of over-reacting to an over-reaction

Aug 22, 2006: Tim de Lisle blames Hair for pulling the plug hastily, faults the Pakistanis for reacting churlishly before criticising Hair for over-reacting to their over-reaction

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    Most consecutive Tests, and vowel-less surnames

Ask Steven: Plus, the shortest turnaround times between Test series, and the nervous and not-so-nervous 90s

    A decade of Mushfiqur

His selection at 18 was viewed as a gamble but he has repaid that faith with his consistency over ten years, a rarity for a Bangladesh player

Playing alongside Adam Sanford

Eleven Tests and 30 wickets for West Indies, and a stand at Windsor Park named after him. And he now plays club cricket in the USA. By Scott Oliver

    Cook's clarity breeds resilience

Ed Smith: His immaculate concentration at Lord's on Sunday revealed his mental toughness. Whatever the sphere, the latter flows from the former

That England, this England

Liam Cromar watches England take on New Zealand from the Edrich Upper Stand at Lord's 11 summers apart, and can't help drawing parallels

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'I made it clear that I was here to win the IPL'

Ricky Ponting talks about Mumbai Indians' amazing turnaround, his relationship with Harbhajan Singh, and being part of perhaps the most star studded coaching line-up in cricket

Most runs on day one, and the Gavaskar-Hannan Sarkar connection

Also: making 600 and not winning, and lopsided contributions in a team's innings

'There's too much lip service about the sanctity of Test cricket'

Michael Holding on his regrets over West Indies' behaviour in New Zealand in 1980, why Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance, and how crazy workloads are killing cricket

Short format, long partnerships

The five pairs who have added the most runs in Twenty20s

'I have moved on and I am not afraid' - Ahsan Raza

Pakistan umpire Ahsan Raza suffered severe injuries during the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. Six years later, he is eager to officiate his first international game at home

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