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Trevor Bailey

'I did more modelling than any other cricketer of my time'

Jan 10, 2011: The Barnacle on his unwarranted tag of stonewaller, the worst batsman he bowled to, his football triumphs, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Asif Iqbal

'Modern cricketers should be grateful to Kerry Packer'

Nov 26, 2010: The former Pakistan captain on how he turned from bowler to batsman, why he masterminded the Sharjah tournaments, his leadership regrets, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Colin McDonald

'I got sick of being called courageous'

Nov 17, 2010: Colin McDonald, who turns 82 today, looks back at the good old days, when the bowling was fierce but the sledging wasn't

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

Wazir Mohammad

'I was known as Hanif's brother'

Oct 2, 2010: The lesser-known Mohammad sibling on being a part of Pakistan's early Test wins, knowing the laws of the game, batting against Roy Gilchrist, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Sidath Wettimuny

'Our early 80s line-up was better than today's'

Aug 13, 2010: The former Sri Lanka opener on playing in the pre-commercialisation era, making a hundred at Lord's, the 1996 World Cup, Ranatunga, and more

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Mike Gatting

'The Shakoor Rana incident still rankles'

Jul 10, 2010: The former England captain on team hierarchy, playing under Gower and Brearley, winning the Ashes, that Test in Faisalabad, and more

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Mudassar Nazar

'I knew when I was 10 that I'd play Test cricket'

Jun 12, 2010: Mudassar Nazar looks back at his career, playing under Imran Khan, his idols and more

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Omar Henry

'I was very much against quotas'

May 16, 2010: The first coloured cricketer to represent South Africa looks back on making his debut at 40, the country's cricket history and the need for more Ntinis

Interview by Andrew McGlashan

Rod Marsh

'You never forget things you've worked out yourself'

May 3, 2010: Rod Marsh on keeping wicket, helping young talent grow, and in-flight drinking

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Jack Russell

'You need to be brave to stand up to the stumps'

Apr 19, 2010: The former England keeper on his reputation as an eccentric, England's bright young keeping talent, painting, and his plans for a military funeral

Interview by Gemma Wright

Tom Graveney

'No one holds the bat the way I did'

Feb 8, 2010: The England batsman on how he almost stayed in the army, what Cardus wrote about him, modern cricketers' propensity to hug and kiss, and more

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Imtiaz Ahmed

'My compulsive hitting let me down'

Dec 17, 2009: One of Pakistan's first Test keepers talks about his key innings, keeping to the likes of Fazal Mahmood, his favourite keeper, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

David Shepherd

'I've never given a dishonest decision'

Oct 28, 2009: David Shepherd on Nelson, the village he grew up in, the lowest point in his career, and the impact of TV on umpiring

Interview by David Foot

Ian Bishop

'Fast bowling is an emotive art'

Oct 23, 2009: Ian Bishop on growing up idolising the great West Indian pacemen, the importance of intimidation, and coming back from injury

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Dave Richardson

'Quotas will soon be irrelevant'

Oct 2, 2009: South Africa's first keeper after readmission looks back at the early 90s, and the influences on their cricket, from Wessels to Woolmer to Cronje

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Dennis Amiss

'After you get a hundred you really learn how to bat'

Sep 2, 2009: England's dogged, difficult-to-dismiss 1970s opener reflects on playing fast bowling, the Packer years, and running out Geoff Boycott

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

John Reid

'Cricketers enjoy their game more than other sportsmen'

Aug 28, 2009: The last New Zealand captain before Vettori to also have been a selector talks about his life and times in the game

Sidharth Monga

Bishan Bedi

'I was obsessed with bowling'

Aug 10, 2009: The Rolls-Royce of left-arm spin talks left-arm spin, controversies and friendships

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Khan Mohammad

'Cricket is the most intellectual outdoor sport'

Jul 12, 2009: The late great Pakistan fast bowler reflects on his life and times in this interview conducted a fortnight before his death

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Glenn Turner

'Being a perfectionist was my problem'

Jul 3, 2009: Play straight, talk straight - what you got was what you saw with Turner, one of New Zealand's first professional cricketers

Interview by Sidharth Monga
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    The greatest time of our lives

Martin Crowe: Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

Rivals deserve their place in the southern sun

Sharda Ugra: Australia and New Zealand will always be linked because they are, in fact, more than mere geographical neighbours or brothers

Australia look to heal an old wound

Daniel Brettig: In 1992, they had to face the ignominy of an early exit at home. A win on Sunday would go a long way towards removing those scars

A tale of two coaches

Their playing careers were vastly different, but the road to the final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar. By Brydon Coverdale

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (181)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (156)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to