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Two stumpers, one pair of gloves

May 31, 2007: When two wicketkeepers appear for a side in the same game

Sriram Veera

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Dodgy overseas signings

May 24, 2007: When they are good, they are very, very good but when they are bad, they are awful. Imports that did not work out

Steve Pittard and John Stern

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Good morning and welcome ...

May 17, 2007: The best XI from the Test Match Special commentary team

Martin Williamson

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The Departed

May 3, 2007: Cricinfo puts together a retirement XI after the 2007 World Cup

Faras Ghani

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Signing off with a whimper

Apr 26, 2007: Brian Lara's final innings ended in anticlimax, but he is not alone in not bowing out in fairytale fashion. Here are 11 other players who have departed with a whimper rather than a bang

Martin Williamson

Teams that didn't turn up

Apr 19, 2007: England's humiliating exit from the World Cup adds their name to the list of major nations who have had a tournament to forget

Martin Williamson, Andrew McGlashan and Will Luke

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The devil is in the detail

Apr 5, 2007: Martin Williamson on XI events which suffered through poor planning ... or were just daft to start with

Martin Williamson

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Associating with the big boys

Apr 1, 2007: Cricinfo picks the best 11 Associates of the 2007 World Cup

Will Luke and Andrew McGlashan

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Top of the flops

Mar 29, 2007: Some players are enjoying stellar World Cups, scoring runs and taking wickets as though they were going out of fashion. Others have not been so fortunate

Andrew McGlashan

Ignored men

Causes celebres

Mar 22, 2007: When selectors make mistakes or leave out heroes, the press and public love to make a song and dance about it. Steve Pittard selects his favourite ignored men

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Flashes in the World Cup pan

Mar 8, 2007: Cricinfo recalls 11 cameo World Cup appearances

Andrew Miller

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Fat bats and roly bowlers

Feb 22, 2007: Cricinfo has set out to demonstrate with this list of (mostly) talented and well-rounded cricketers

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

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Seizing the lifeline

Feb 8, 2007: England's approach to one-day cricket has been a shambles for years, but in recent months - just as the rest of the world gears up for the World Cup, in fact - the planning and preparation has gone into meltdown

Andrew Miller

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England's World Cup roulette

Feb 1, 2007: England's approach to one-day cricket has been a shambles for years, but in recent months - just as the rest of the world gears up for the World Cup, in fact - the planning and preparation has gone into meltdown

Andrew Miller

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Ravaged by injury and illness

Jan 25, 2007: Here we look at 11 occasions when injury ravaged cricket teams

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

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Long live the tail

Jan 16, 2007: Here we look at 11 occasions when the lower-order adopted the long-handle approach

Andrew Miller

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Knowing when to call it a day

Jan 11, 2007: We look at XI instances where retirement - or staying retired - would have been the best option

Martin Williamson

When tours reached tipping point

Jan 10, 2007: Eleven instances where tours have been abandoned midway or have been under threat

Martin Williamson

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Within the laws but against the spirit

Dec 14, 2006: Cricinfo looks back at other incidents that have stretched the spirit of the game

Martin Williamson

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When big isn't big enough

Dec 7, 2006: Cricinfo looks back at large totals that didn't prevent a time ending up on the wrong side of the result

Martin Williamson and Andrew McGlashan
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