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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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The discreet charm of the County Championship

Jon Hotten: The competition retains a certain purity precisely because it is unfashionable and anachronistic, and is not loaded down by the requirements of television and sponsors

We need to reinterpret the wide down leg side

Liam Cromar: Why are bowlers in limited-overs cricket expected to perform the contradictory actions of preventing run-scoring and enabling it?

Heroes and mobs: my first live match

Sankaran Krishna: A nine-year-old's initiation into big-time cricket, featuring Prasanna, Lawry, Gleeson and a boisterous Bangalore crowd

Hello Hameed, goodbye Napier

Apart from the teen and the vet, who else make it to our County Championship XI?

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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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?

Ravindra Jadeja, maker of differences

A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest

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

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