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Editor of Intelligent Life magazine and a former editor of Wisden
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England's Jones-Read dilemma

Two keepers, one lack of consistency

Nov 14, 2006: Tim de Lisle expresses his views on England's decision to sideline Chris Read and bring back Geraint Jones

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Television and the ball-tampering controversy

The telly factor

Oct 3, 2006: The Darrell Hair saga shows how close and complicated the relationship between the game and the small screen has become

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How to revive England's one-day cricket

Rip it up and start again

Jun 27, 2006: England's one-day team are in disarray. They have been rubbish abroad for the last eight years, and now they're rubbish at home too

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Growing concern over a dodgy knee

The special case of Michael Vaughan

Jun 12, 2006: How fit does Michael Vaughan need to be of use to England, asks Tim de Lisle

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Kevin Pietersen and the art of express runmaking

The fastest bat

May 30, 2006: The holy grail of batting used to be consistency - the ability to make strings of high scores. It's still much prized, but it's no longer the chief aspiration of the most accomplished players

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England's national icon sleepwalks through the Lord's Test

Yes, Flintoff is fallible

May 16, 2006: Britain woke up this morning to a sobering realisation. Andrew Flintoff - the nation's hero, Mr Incredible, Superman, Leading Cricketer in the World, etc - is capable of making a mess of things

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A blast from Atherton and a memorable line from Wisden

The importance of being independent

Apr 18, 2006: It's a strange little tale - the curious case of the stand-in captain who made a run for it - and the plot keeps on thickening

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Both have got their one-day priorities wrong

Fletcher's Bothamesque flaw

Apr 4, 2006: Tim de Lisle on the need for separate Test and one-day sides - despite what former greats might think - and how the ICC Champions Trophy is already a bore, some six months before it starts

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Of superhuman efforts and debutants

Expectation, expectation, expectation

Mar 21, 2006: Tim de Lisle on how debutants have outmatched expectations in recent Tests ... and why we should savour the 400-run ODI and not complain about it being a batsman's game

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Of delays and curses

Nice guy spoils thriller

Mar 7, 2006: Rahul Dravid is an outstanding cricketer, the most classical batsman in the world today. And he is one of the good guys - polite, modest and thoughtful. But at Nagpur, in a Test that had more twists than a racetrack, the biggest twist of all was that Drav

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The ICC gets something right

Twenty20 demands a World Championship

Feb 21, 2006: Last week, the ICC floated an idea of a Twenty20 World Championship and the BCCI immediately rubbished it. But it was the ICC who were right

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How do I explain cricket to my first-born?

Living in the US, far away from the beating heart of the game, a father wonders how he can get the next generation to fall in love with it

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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'Why don't you admit you're an alien?'

Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune

Vote - Which is the most outrageous cricket shot?

In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?

Another record chase, another Kohli special

Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune

Yuvraj and Dhoni produce a sequel for the ages

Some of India's finest wins have come with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in harness at the crease. At Cuttack they rolled back the years to extraordinary effect

'Yuvraj is making us believe in fairytales'

The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad

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