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Derek Randall

'You've got to entertain the crowd'

Jul 23, 2013: Derek Randall talks about the Centenary Test, playing with Garry Sobers, and his love for Nottinghamshire

Interview by Scott Oliver

Brian Booth

'I was fortunate to be able to play two sports'

Jul 1, 2013: Brian Booth talks about playing cricket and hockey at the top level, facing Charlie Griffith, and the time Richie Benaud bowled Peter May around his legs

Interview by Ken Piesse

Habibul Bashar

'Playing for Bangladesh is the best thing that happened to me'

Jun 17, 2013: Habibul Bashar was in the side (though he nearly wasn't) when Bangladesh played their first Test, and for many of the other high and low points in their cricket history

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Bev Congdon

'I knew you weren't going to be popular all the time with all the players'

May 29, 2013: Bev Congdon chats about a knock in the face from John Snow, cricket's unreasonable demands from modern players, and captaining New Zealand

Interview by Andrew McGlashan

Frank Tyson

'I wanted to stop batsmen from getting on to the front foot'

May 16, 2013: The Typhoon remembers being at his fastest, chopping willow trees to get strong, and the mateship of the 1954-55 English side

Interview by Ken Piesse

Jack Potter

'I'd cancel everything to watch Clarke make a century'

Apr 25, 2013: Victoria batsman Jack Potter looks back at Shield cricket in the '60s, the young Shane Warne, and his experiences on the fringes of the Test side

Interview by Ken Piesse

Chandu Borde

'In cricket you always get a second chance'

Apr 3, 2013: Chandu Borde played Gilchrist and Griffith without a helmet and padding and has lived to tell the tale

Interview by Siddhartha Talya

Rick McCosker

'If you didn't hook, you either got hit or got out'

Mar 20, 2013: Rick McCosker broke his jaw in the Centenary Test, played in WSC, captained NSW, and lost the 1977 Ashes for Australia

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Shane Bond

'I never wanted to let the batsman think I'd eased off'

Feb 27, 2013: Shane Bond never took his foot off the pedal, and didn't ever want to. He looks back at life in the fast lane

Inrerview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

'I left cricket far too early'

Jan 23, 2013: Ian Davis, one of the casualties of the freeze after World Series Cricket, looks back at the troubled late '70s, the advent of protective gear, and Packer

Ken Piesse

Asanka Gurusinha

'I had the confidence that I could clear any ground'

Jan 6, 2013: He may not have played T20, but Asanka Gurusinha would have fit right in if he had

Interview by Andrew Fernando

'Headingley gave me my identity'

Dec 7, 2012: Sanjay Bangar was part of India's famous win in England in 2002. He looks back at that innings and talks about being a senior statesman in the Railways side

Interview by Siddhartha Talya and Abhishek Purohit

Waqar Hasan

'Pakistan's first tour of India was my most memorable'

Nov 11, 2012: Waqar Hasan, who loved to bat in a crisis, remembers his many milestones while playing for Pakistan during their early days of Test cricket

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Chris Harris

'I would have loved to have played international T20'

Oct 11, 2012: With his slow medium-pace bowling and exceptional fielding, the former New Zealand allrounder reckons he could have done well in the shortest format

Interview by George Binoy

Mike Smith

'Why bother to change your style as long as you're scoring?'

Sep 21, 2012: Mike Smith, who played cricket and rugby for England, looks back at his days at Oxford, of sea travel, and fielding at short leg

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Andy Roberts

'If I write a book, a lot of people will get hurt'

Aug 9, 2012: Andy Roberts was all about pace and deadly accuracy. And he spoke his mind, even if it cost him a few years at the top

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Farokh Engineer

'I was born to be a one-day player'

Jul 26, 2012: Dashing strokemaker Farokh Engineer was a T20 cricketer years before his time. He looks back at life with India and Lancashire

Ijaz Chaudhry

Graham McKenzie

'Some people said I was too nice to be a fast bowler'

Jul 18, 2012: Graham McKenzie didn't sledge, though he bowled pretty fast. He talks of life on tour and as a county cricketer

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

Grant Flower

'Each time I went to play, I gave myself the best chance'

Jun 23, 2012: Grant Flower was there for Zimbabwe's first Test, back in 1992, and their first win, two years later

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Stuart MacGill

'Wake me when it's time to bowl'

May 24, 2012: The 41-year-old legspinner is still fascinated by his craft and knows he can still get the job done. As long as he doesn't actually have to watch too much cricket

Interview by Faraz Sarwat
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Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

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Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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    The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot