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Anindya Dutta

The 1946 Indian squad in England

A dinner in 1946

It was the last tour by undivided India to Britain. It was the summer of Merchant and Mankad, and independence was around the corner

Milind Rege

Sunil Gavaskar during the 1986 tour of England

Mumbai's 500th Ranji match

'A Mumbai player is quietly arrogant'

Milind Rege describes the culture of the near-invincible Mumbai team he played for in the 1960s and 70s, and the players that shaped it

Anindya Dutta

Steve Waugh raises his bat

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The Run-Out XI

The most dangerous runners between the wickets in cricket history, all in one team

Mathew Varghese

Kevin Pietersen was unbeaten at the close

Surrey v Leicestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval

300 and nothing: towering above the rest

A look at past games when one batsman made a big score without a significant contribution from the others

Hazare or Merchant?

In part two of the search for India's first great batsman, we look at two run-accumulators who shared the same first name

The other side of Merchant

Mumbai has produced more great batsmen than any other city in the world. You could argue which one was the best bat, but there's no debate about the best man

What Vijay did for us

Madhav Mantri, who played with and learned from the great Vijay Merchant, whose birth centenary falls today, looks back at what the man meant to a nation finding its feet in cricket