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Imran Khan

The flawed, the fabulous

Sep 20, 2010: Imran was a true hero and he had the cracks in his armour to prove it

Kamran Abbasi

Les Favell

A boy's own idol

Sep 4, 2010: Les Favell was an inspiration to many - one lad in particular

Mike Coward

MAK Pataudi

A princely state

Aug 21, 2010: Pataudi brought to Indian cricket a dash of hauteur and a touch of heroism

Mukul Kesavan

Barry Richards

Past perfect

Jul 21, 2010: Talent, skill, cricketing smarts and a ferocious will to achieve: the world's most romanticised player had it all

Trevor Chesterfield

Eric Hollies

The smiling spoilsport

Jun 5, 2010: He may be remembered for one delivery, but there was rather more to the Falstaff-like Warwickshire leggie born 98 years ago today

Michael Billington

Martin McCague

Mine's a pint - or 72

May 29, 2010: To everyone else he was "the rat who joined the sinking ship" but to one impressionable teenager he was a six-foot-tall lamb in need of protecting

Rob Smyth

Farokh Engineer

First and dearest

May 15, 2010: A Parsee from Bombay who captured the imagination of an eight-year-old in Lancashire

Michael Henderson

Chris Tavare

Piece de resistance

Mar 21, 2010: An Englishman who made an art out of obduracy

Gideon Haigh

Ian Botham

Beefy to the max

Nov 9, 2009: In the 80s in England, Ian Botham transcended cricket alone - he represented the spirit of achievement in all areas of life

Alan Tyers

Rohan Kanhai

A flashing blade, a canny mind

Oct 15, 2009: He may have seemed a trigger-happy dasher, but he also had the sharpest of cricketing brains

Rajan Bala

Andrew Flintoff

The promise of Fred

Aug 14, 2009: Flintoff did for British cricket what Botham did, invigorating and replenishing. He brought fresh hope for the game's future

Rob Steen

Andy Roberts

Hard and fast

May 30, 2009: Take no prisoners, show no mercy. So what if you've got to wear pink on occasion?

Fazeer Mohammed

Angus Fraser

Portrait of the workman as artist

May 11, 2009: To one teenager at least, Fraser made relentless application and sweaty doggedness glamorous. Almost

Andrew Miller

Michael Kasprowicz

Swing with a smile

Apr 28, 2009: Meeting one's heroes can often be a disappointment but not for this loyal Queenslander

Peter English

Allan Border

The artful stodger

Apr 13, 2009: In a team of strugglers and second-stringers, one man stood upright and unsmiling against the tide

Malcolm Knox

Andy Flower

Baggage claim

Apr 2, 2009: An emblem for a nation, he came to be defined by one stark imageā€¦ and for one boy growing up in Zimbabwe at the time, an item of cricket kit

Dan Nicholl

Gundappa Viswanath

The best-loved player

Mar 5, 2009: The wristy little genius was also among the most universally adored of players

Ramachandra Guha

Wes Hall

From fire to friendship

Feb 10, 2009: On facing one of the all-time great West Indian fast men and living to tell the tale

Tony Cozier

Ray Lindwall

My own private legend

Jan 14, 2009: The greatest of fast bowlers, the nicest of men

David Frith

Kris Srikkanth

Insouciant and insane

Nov 25, 2008: The ball may have gone for six, it may have gone to hand - King Kris cared not a bit

Ruchir Joshi
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