Tim de Lisle


It was the allrounders wot won it
It was the allrounders wot won it

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

Sending out an SOS
Sending out an SOS

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

Are you England in disguise?
Are you England in disguise?

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

Will England choke?
Will England choke?

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

England picked the wrong team
England picked the wrong team

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

Missing the biffers
Missing the biffers

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

Silly money
Silly money

What the IPL could have learned from Ben and Jerry

Bold but flawed
Bold but flawed

Why Middlesex plus MCC does not equal Manchester United

Gilchrist: beautifully used
Gilchrist: beautifully used

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

Fight the fudge
Fight the fudge

England's selectors need to think more clearly

Let's ban sledging
Let's ban sledging

Cricket shouldn't just be trying to ban racism, it should ban sledging

Eight ideas for President Brearley
Eight ideas for President Brearley

Some suggestions for the keepers of Lord's

Pace is back
Pace is back

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

Ripe for the picking
Ripe for the picking

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
Cricket is not a business

Why the ECB's new chairman, Giles Clarke, is wrong

The true world order
The true world order

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
Too much of a dull thing

Don't kill ODIs, but let's have a balance

Two runs a ball, please
Two runs a ball, please

Batsmen are under pressure to score fast in twenty20

Flawed yet fascinating
Flawed yet fascinating

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
Goliaths in awe of the Davids

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