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Younis Khan drills the ball through the off side

Pakistan cricket

Younis Khan's crusade against odds

Rashid Latif, writing in the Dawn, gives a detailed account of the journey of Younis Khan, who turned from a young boy to the fifth Pakistan player to feature in 100 Tests

Ken Grieves portrait

Ken Grieves, forgotten hero

Remembering an Australian cricketer and footballer who played in the Ashes - against the country of his birth

Brendon McCullum and the New Zealand team walk off the field

Being McCullum

He has found a way of keeping his instincts free and fearless while offering real gravitas, and that is quite something to behold

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