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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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Left-arm quick, right-arm quicker

Lahore Qalandars have unearthed a truly unique prospect in Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous quick who can generate serious pace with both arms

Vote for your all-time India Test XI

In September 2010, as part of ESPNcricinfo's All-time XI series, a jury had selected an All-time India Test XI. Six years later, would you make some changes?

Imran's team or Misbah's: which was greater?

Each had to overcome very different hurdles from the other to become a top Test side

Can New Zealand do an England 2012?

England showed four years ago that India can be beaten at home with the help of four key attributes. New Zealand possess all of them, to a degree, and if they click together, anything can happen

Trott's story emerging with happy ending

Jonathan Trott will leave the game with a smile on his face and many good memories. From the position he was in not so long ago, that is something to be cherished

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