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How well do you know Garry Sobers?

Jul 28, 2016: On his 80th birthday, we test your knowledge of the game's finest allrounder

ESPNcricinfo staff

Why close-catching standards have dropped

Jul 24, 2016: Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both

Ian Chappell

Should cricket have been ruthless with Amir?

Jul 14, 2016: There's a case for saying the authorities should have made an example of him for the sake of the game, but then cricket has always stood for second chances

Rob Steen

Is Sobers cricket's Muhammad Ali?

Jun 8, 2016: The planet's loudest mouth and cricket's prettiest assassin had plenty in common

Rob Steen

West Indies news

West Indies Legends call for dissolution of 'obsolete' WICB

Apr 19, 2016: A host of West Indies legends including Garry Sobers, Vivian Richards, Wes Hall and Andy Roberts have called upon the WICB to dissolve the board, in line with the CARICOM cricket review panel's recommendation

Nagraj Gollapudi

Gayle and the art of work-life balance

Mar 20, 2016: Like the legendary Garry Sobers before him, the West Indian has not allowed his lifestyle to affect his batting

Tony Cozier

Ten memorable maximums

Feb 18, 2016: From Darling's Adelaide whack to Dhoni's Wankhede tee-off - a look back at some legendary cricket sixes

West Indies news

T20 competitions destroying West Indies cricket - Sobers

Oct 22, 2015: Garry Sobers has delivered an emotional lament on the state of West Indies cricket, attributing the decline of West Indies side to the rise of Twenty20 leagues

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

'I've never believed in the switch hit'

May 19, 2015: Garry Sobers talks about batting innovations and what T20 does to young players

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

Sobers pays tribute to 'wonderful' Benaud

Apr 10, 2015: Richie Benaud has been described by his contemporary Garry Sobers as "a wonderful cricketer and captain", as well as a brilliant commentator and good friend

Tony Cozier

Sobers supreme

Mar 30, 2014: Sixty years ago today, a 17-year-old Bajan cricketer made his debut for West Indies, and went on to touch with his genius all those who saw him play for the next two decades

Tony Cozier

They broke the mould after Sir Garry

Feb 27, 2014: Even today - and not just to those of a certain vintage - Garry Sobers remains above every other claimant to the title of cricket's greatest allrounder

V Ramnarayan

Never another like Kallis

Jan 8, 2014: It's hard to see anyone maintaining such discipline, efficiency, focus and fitness for close to two decades

Rob Steen

When Dad watched Sobers make 252

Dec 27, 2013: Watching Garry Sobers' famous innings for the World XI at the MCG was a near-religious experience for one part-time bartender

Jarrod Kimber

Howzat: The six sixes balls mystery

Chasing the ball Sobers pasted

Dec 8, 2013: What happened to the inanimate victim of Garry Sobers' famously brutal assault in Swansea in 1968? A new book tries to discover its whereabouts

Clive Ellis

A touch of genius

Nov 19, 2013: As Kevin Pietersen prepares for his 100th Test, he is close to being regarded as a truly great cricketer, England's first since Ian Botham

Mark Nicholas

Caribbean Premier League 2013

Sobers, Haynes back Pollard as Barbados captain

Jul 30, 2013: Desmond Haynes and Garry Sobers have come out in support of Kieron Pollard being handed the captaincy of the Barbados Caribbean Premier League franchise

ESPNcricinfo staff

The best after the Don? That's a toughie

Mar 18, 2013: Introducing the next theme in our series: the second-finest batsman ever (after you know who)

Mark Nicholas

Bowl at Boycs

'It's appalling to watch Afridi bat'

Oct 25, 2012: Geoffrey Boycott on the allrounder's transformation, the state of women's cricket, and the genius of Garry Sobers

ESPNcricinfo staff

Five to do it all

Jul 10, 2012: Allrounders who could bat, bowl and sometimes field their sides to victory

Ashley Mallett
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