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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

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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

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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

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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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Filling their boots

Nov 30, 2006: Cricinfo takes a look back at other batsmen who have made bowling attacks shudder as they enjoyed memorable years

Martin Williamson and Andrew McGlashan

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Ashes flashes

Nov 23, 2006: This week's CricInfo XI centres on those English and Australian cricketers who have saved their best performances for their country for the main event - the Ashes

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Can't bat, can't bowl, can't field

Nov 16, 2006: Once again, England have begun an Ashes tour in shambolic fashion, with a heavy defeat against the President's XI followed by Marcus Trescothick's sudden departure. It might be an omen, but equally it might not be. Here, Cricinfo examines 11 of the most e

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I fought the law

Nov 9, 2006: Former Zimbabwe batsman Mark Vermeulen's appearance in court in Harare charged with arson is not the first time that cricketers have found themselves in trouble with the law

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Animal antics

Nov 1, 2006: Matthew Hayden was recently bitten by a dog while out jogging, which got us thinking about animals that have been associated with cricket, in one way or another

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

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Three-card trick

Oct 17, 2006: Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson on players who have taken one-day hat-tricks

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Dabbling with drugs

Oct 17, 2006: Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson on players how have fallen foul of less-than-legal substances

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Identity crisis

Oct 10, 2006: Players who have represented more than one country

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Temper, temper Part 2

Oct 3, 2006: As expected, our recent column on players losing the plot drew a large number of responses. Here, we've compiled a second XI of memorable moments when tempers were lost on the field of play

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Bad boys

Sep 26, 2006: Martin Williamson looks at the players who have been hauled up in front of the match referee the most times

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Temper, temper

Sep 19, 2006: In the light of Mark Vermeulen's tantrum playing the the Lancashire League, Martin Williamson looks at 11 other instances where players or officials have spat the dummy

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The cheque's in the post

Sep 12, 2006: Steven Lynch looks at cricket's dog-ate-my-homework moments

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Disappearing acts

Sep 5, 2006: Steve Pittard on cricketers who went missing in action

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