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A cricketer for Langwarrin U-16


A matter of life and death

As athleticism and outfielding undergo a revolution, so too must cricket's ability to anticipate accidents

David Warner


The story of a cricket generation

David Warner's is the tale of a man wired differently - and also a portrait of an age in the sport

A tribute to Phillip Hughes


Life goes on

But it's not quite the same, as cricket's profound grief at the death of Phillip Hughes showed

Mohammad Azharuddin and Mark Taylor shake hands before the World Cup match

A billion Bill Lawrys

Down the years, Australia was the cricket country Indians wanted theirs to aspire to be

Shivnarine Chanderpaul gets ready for beach cricket

Cover story

Shiv on the shore

When the great flood or fire finishes the world, Chanderpaul may still be batting. Here he is in his element: his home in Unity, by the Atlantic

Joe Root ducks under a bouncer


The bowling was superfast

Batsmen excepted, breathes there a fan with soul so dead who doesn't like it fast and furious?

Love letters

Of two Indian cricketers who found love on tour, romance by post, and left to make a home in countries far away

Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman added 140 for the fourth wicket

Farewell: Dravid and Laxman

Two southern gentlemen

Of the batting line-up instrumental in overturning India's history of lethargic indifference in the 2000s, Dravid was the spine and Laxman the nerve

No. 38

The match referee and third umpire

Two officials who appeared on the cricket scene as it grew into a high-stakes sport: one to police it, the other to make it more error-free

It all began in South Africa

Indian cricket's most successful era was ushered in at the 2003 World Cup, with some effigy-burning, banana-barfing, and sleepless nights for Tendulkar