V Ramnarayan

A view from the fringe and beyond

Alvin Kallicharran drives on his way to a half-century

Where have all the stylists gone?

You'll get powerful and innovative shots, spectacular fielding and express pace in this year's World Cup, but at the cost of artistry and mystery

Budhi Kunderan on his way to 192

Remembering Budhi the dasher

Before Sehwag, and even Srikkanth, India had a swashbuckling opening batsman who also kept wickets

Sunil Gavaskar cuts on his way to a half-century

Gavaskar's stunning entrance

For Indian cricket fans of a certain vintage, the Caribbean summer of 1971 was the most glorious of all

Gundappa Viswanath

A wizard called Vishy

Remembering a magician who invariably rose to the occasion when conditions favoured the bowlers, especially the fast men

ML Jaisimha made his Test debut at Lord's

Cricket for the Nawabs

Hyderabad cricket in the 1970s had more than its fair share of characters: among them short-sighted umpires, legspinners with Elvis hairdos, and prodigious batsmen