Stuart Wark

Once upon a time

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Ian Botham and Javed Miandad share a light moment

All Imran's men

The Pakistan team that won its first Test series in England in 1987 was probably the finest in the country's history

Basil D'Oliveira at Heathrow airport

Victims of circumstance

A look at four players whose Test careers and ambitions were thwarted by cancelled tours

Richard Ellison and David Gower celebrate after winning the 1985 Ashes

Ashes one-hit wonders

From Ted McDonald to Richard Ellison, certain players saved their best for the old rivalry, before drifting away for various reasons

Former England left-arm spinner Bobby Peel

England's 1894 SCG miracle

With defeat imminent, they were drinking their sorrows away but on the last day they scripted one of the greatest turnarounds in Test cricket

Geoff Boycott bowls

When Willis batted and Boycs bowled

In a closely fought World Cup game against Pakistan in 1979, two of England's star players did a Freaky Friday to take their side to victory

Andy Roberts bats against Northamptonshire

The first World Cup classic

In 1975, a must-win group game influenced which two sides made it into the eventual title match

Farokh Engineer breaks the stumps as Ian Redpath makes his ground

A Brisbane classic of the '60s

India may only have a handful of wins in Australia, but the number of close contests are often forgotten, starting with this one in 1967-68

Ravi Shastri bats

The multifaceted Mr Ravi Shastri

We might know him better as a commentator, but in his day he was a fine spinner and, when called on, a gritty opener