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Editor of Intelligent Life magazine and a former editor of Wisden
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It was the allrounders wot won it

Aug 25, 2009: Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann made a telling impact on the series with both bat and ball

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Sending out an SOS

Aug 12, 2009: Why Mark Ramprakash should be called up for The Oval, and how things have changed drastically post-Headingley, despite England's denials

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Are you England in disguise?

Aug 4, 2009: The 2009 Aussies have not just been a pale shadow of their brilliant predecessors - they're so pale, they have a distinctly Pommie tinge

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Will England choke?

Jul 21, 2009: History tells us that England can easily get vertigo when on top. Will this piece of history repeat itself?

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England picked the wrong team

Jul 13, 2009: In their bowling, they went for quantity and solidity over quality and incisiveness, and none of their batsmen bar one can take a match by the scruff of its neck

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Missing the biffers

Mar 18, 2008: They may have won a Test match but something's off about England: their top six

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Silly money

Mar 4, 2008: What the IPL could have learned from Ben and Jerry

Bold but flawed

Feb 21, 2008: Why Middlesex plus MCC does not equal Manchester United

Gilchrist: beautifully used

Feb 5, 2008: Australia's masterstroke with Gilchrist wasn't starting him at seven, but keeping him there

Fight the fudge

Jan 22, 2008: England's selectors need to think more clearly

Let's ban sledging

Jan 8, 2008: Cricket shouldn't just be trying to ban racism, it should ban sledging

Eight ideas for President Brearley

Dec 11, 2007: Some suggestions for the keepers of Lord's

Pace is back

Nov 27, 2007: Lee, Steyn, Shoaib - the quick guns are in business again. The gods have acted

Ripe for the picking

Nov 12, 2007: Of all the jobs in a cricket team, the captain's is the one to which a few wrinkles are most conducive

Cricket is not a business

Oct 30, 2007: Why the ECB's new chairman, Giles Clarke, is wrong

The true world order

Oct 16, 2007: International cricket in 2007 is a bell curve, with a great big bulge in the middle. Inzamam-ul-Haq may have gone, but his silhouette lives on

Too much of a dull thing

Oct 1, 2007: Don't kill ODIs, but let's have a balance

Two runs a ball, please

Sep 17, 2007: Batsmen are under pressure to score fast in twenty20

Flawed yet fascinating

Sep 4, 2007: Shane Warne's list of the top 50 cricketers of his time is everything a list ought to be: provocative, surprising, talked-about, and, in places, plain wrong

Goliaths in awe of the Davids

Jul 24, 2007: India's big four are considered batting stars yet the bowlers who have been successful against them are the decade's half-forgotten names

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Couch Talk: West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite on his mental approach, and his captaincy ambitions

What to expect from this World Cup

Jarrod Kimber: A random list of things that you may or may not see at the 2015 mega-event

Forever young

The Cricket Monthly: In pictures, famous players at the age of 25
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    Ronchi's blitz, and remarkable ODI recoveries

Ask Steven: Also, the fastest ODI 150s, and the highest Test totals without a half-century

When will we see the first truly freelance cricketer?

Jon Hotten: Will the likes of Pietersen become guns for hire in the full sense of the term, offering a complete package of services to the highest bidder?

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Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

Kohli at No. 4 - defensive or practical?

It seems Virat Kohli is to not bat before the 12th or 13th over to strengthen the middle and the lower middle order. It suggests a lack of confidence in what was supposed to be India's strength in their title defence: their batting

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

On TV it looks uglier than it actually is

Often reasonable arguments on the field look nasty beyond the boundary and on camera

Ten things that are different at this World Cup

And one that will be the same. A look at what has changed since 2011

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