Tributes

The last of Sanga

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let us now praise Dudley Nourse

The South African batsman's superior Test numbers may have slipped under the radar because of his team's poor record in the few years either side of the Second World War

A man of his people

Mahela Jayawardene embodies artistry and steel in his batting, and warmth and humanity off the field

24-carat Tendulkar

The London-based East India Company has released a limited-edition legal tender coin commemorating the career of Sachin Tendulkar