Shivnarine Chanderpaul watches as he is caught behind

The crab who would be king

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, despite his one-of-a-kind technique and because of his steely grit, sits on the brink of surpassing Brian Lara as West Indies' greatest ever run maker

Jayakrishnan Menon

Richie Benaud commentates in his 500th Test

Australia news

Richie Benaud: Simply 'marvellous'

There is a certain beauty and charm to the game of cricket. Richie Benaud's voice raised that charm to a new plane

Uzair Rizvi

Take off: Shahid Afridi stretches while fielding

Pakistan cricket

Boom Boom Afridi: one of a kind

Shahid Afridi entertained us with his unique brand of cricket and surely left a lasting impression on the game. He was cricket's greatest entertainer. Boom Boom is irreplaceable

Aravinda de Silva celebrates his half-century

All hail Mad Max

Aravinda de Silva's steely resolve at the crease, as demonstrated in the 1996 World Cup final, coupled with his vintage strokeplay made him the first true Sri Lankan great

Kumar Sangakkara salutes the crowd as he walks off for 112

The last of Sanga

Kumar Sangakkara has maintained excellent standards over a glittering career; a World Cup trophy would be a fitting send-off

There were tributes to Phillip Hughes all over Australia during club cricket on Saturday

Healing by putting your bat out

Touching tributes by strangers all over the world have helped immensely in recovering from the pain of Phillip Hughes' death

Bill Ricquier

Misbah-ul-Haq brought up his hundred just before tea

Pakistan cricket

Misbah, the unobtrusive hero

Misbal-ul-Haq may not have the inventiveness of Javed Miandad or instantly-recognisable presence at the crease, like Inzaman-ul-Haq, but he is rock solid, an attribute valued highly in Test cricket

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

Andrew Strauss celebrates his hundred

The forgotten centurion

Andrew Strauss was a key batsman in many of England's memorable wins (and draws), but it's unlikely you'll remember his contributions off hand

Bill Lawry

All hail the Phantom

One of Australian cricket's leading voices, he was also a technically correct opener who took on some of the best fast bowling attacks with distinction over a ten-year career