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Life savers

Mar 12, 2014: Ten cricket people who were heroes off the field: resuscitating spectators, donating blood, and stopping bullets

Alex Odell and Ross Armstrong

'He had a feel for the energy of the team'

Mar 7, 2014: Self-belief, presence and a feel for his players - Gary Kirsten on why Graeme Smith was a natural-born leader

As told to Nagraj Gollapudi

Working with Smithy

Mar 6, 2014: A one-time South Africa coach talks about his partnership with one of the toughest, most driven captains the country has had

Mickey Arthur

'He scored runs even when he wasn't playing well'

Mar 5, 2014: Jimmy Cook, who coached a young Graeme Smith, talks about the extreme focus, technique, and ability to chatter about the game non-stop that marked his protege

Sidharth Monga

From the backwaters to the big leagues

Feb 14, 2014: Many Indian players from small towns with little to no cricket facilities have made it big recently. One of them is India's Under-19 captain, Vijay Zol

Kanishkaa Balachandran

The literal art of cricket

Feb 3, 2014: Clarrie Grimmett, Arthur Mailey and Jack Russell were as evocative on canvas as they were skilled on the field

Ashley Mallett

South Africa's invincibles

Jan 30, 2014: The last time South Africa beat Australia at home was nearly 44 years ago. Four protagonists from the series remember those heady days

Firdose Moonda

Rajasthan's triangle of power, politics and personalities

Jan 14, 2014: Featuring a career cricket administrator, a former national minister, and Lalit Modi

Nagraj Gollapudi

Firdose Moonda

South Africa seek to fill Kallis-sized hole

Jan 13, 2014: A player of his magnitude cannot exactly be replaced, but South Africa have options to help them rejig their line-up

Firdose Moonda

West Indies in New Zealand 2013-14

Dynamite Corey

Jan 9, 2014: New Zealand's latest power hitter is only 23 but he has overcome a series of challenges, including debilitating injuries, to get this far

Andrew Alderson

Women's game grows under the glass ceiling

Jan 3, 2014: There has been a huge increase in the number of girls playing school and club cricket in England, but as they move up to the senior circuit, the supply line dries out

Alison Mitchell

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

My father, my critic

Dec 20, 2013: Kumar Sangakkara says he owes a lot of his success to his father, who wants him to strive for a standard of consistency only matched by Don Bradman

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India in South Africa 2013-14

The spirit of Lenasia

Dec 16, 2013: Many South Africans battled apartheid by continuing to play cricket during the isolation years, refusing to join teams that were based on policies of segregation

Sidharth Monga

Parthiv takes it slow

Dec 12, 2013: Eleven years after his unexpected Test debut, Parthiv Patel is a senior pro, captain of his state team, and looking for consistency in his bid for a top-level comeback

Kanishkaa Balachandran

The ultimate cricket librarian

Dec 6, 2013: Rob Moody's obsession with recording matches in Australia and collecting archive footage has led to him becoming a folk hero to cricket lovers across the world

Russell Jackson

A bewildering mess of a performance

Dec 5, 2013: Canada had the right team and the right preparation ahead of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers. But nothing went right for them in the tournament

Faraz Sarwat

'It's good to live as normal a life as possible'

Dec 4, 2013: Keith Bradshaw battled cancer throughout 2013, but has happily declared himself fit for the Adelaide Ashes Test and cricket's many challenges beyond

Daniel Brettig

The summer game v the beautiful game

Dec 3, 2013: Though Cricket Australia is aggressively working to engage new and old fans in the game, it cannot take lightly the competition it now faces from soccer

Russell Jackson

The Ashes 2013-14

Nathan Lyon finds his voice

Nov 29, 2013: When he cleared his throat to lead "Under the Southern Cross" for the first time last week, Nathan Lyon did so as Australia's undisputed No. 1 spin bowler. The path there has been bumpy

Daniel Brettig
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'He's got no real weaknesses'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Jacques Kallis' terrific record in all conditions

    'You don't decline the Australian captaincy'

Seventy-nine-year-old Ian Craig talks about the "next Bradman" tag, and how Jeff Thomson caused him to retire young

    India's opening conundrum

Numbers Game: In the last three-and-half-years, India's opening combinations have averaged 18 per partnership overseas, with only one 50-plus stand in 35 attempts

    In Larwood country

Diary: Our correspondent makes his way from Trent Bridge to Nuncargate to find out more about one of England's most fearsome fast bowlers. By Sidharth Monga

Whose top five is that? Not New Zealand's?

The Beige Brigade boys roll out an old hit about Monty P and his black patka, and discuss Pakistan v NZ

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India look for their Indian summer

Billboards are calling the series England's Indian Summer, but it is India who are looking for that period of warmth, redemption after the last whitewash, for they have seen how bleak the winter that can follow is

India's bowling leader conundrum

The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

South Africa face the Kallis question

Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

Five key head-to-heads

From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Bevan's best, and a combined Indo-Pak team

A look back at five high-profile exhibition matches

News | Features Last 7 days

    India look for their Indian summer (87)

    Billboards are calling the series England's Indian Summer, but it is India who are looking for that period of warmth, redemption after the last whitewash, for they have seen how bleak the winter that can follow is

    South Africa face the Kallis question (55)

    Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

    India's bowling leader conundrum (44)

    The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

    Five key head-to-heads (33)

    From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

    Shakib puts on brave face after suspension (31)

    Shakib Al Hasan trained with his team-mates as the BCB directors held their meeting in Mirpur, unaware of the massive punishment he was about to be hit with