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The eternal idol

Jun 12, 2005: For a seven-year-old Glamorgan fan who couldn't place Pakistan on a map, Majid Khan was an exotic, romantic hero, and a cricketer of substance and style

Huw Richards

Victor Trumper

Blithe spirit

Jun 1, 2005: All dash and flash, Victor Trumper exemplified the freedoms of a more romantic age

Mark Ray

Shane Warne

Golden rotter

Apr 1, 2005: Plays like a peach, falls like a prat. You've just got to love Shane Warne

Tanya Aldred

Harold Larwood

A man undefeated

Mar 29, 2005: A working man without ego or vanity, Harold Larwood, having beaten the Australians, went and joined them

Peter Roebuck

Brian Lara

A god, a mortal

Dec 26, 2003: He bats like a divine, and sins like the rest of us. You've just got to love Brian Lara

BC Pires

The saint

Nov 1, 2003: His purity of technique and image make him an icon with more than a touch of the divine

Greg Baum

Tom Graveney

Always the hero

Jul 1, 2003: Gloucestershire's folk hero embodied the dash and splendour of a more gracious age

Frank Keating

Emperor, empowerer

With his magnetic presence and enormous talent, Richards instilled a sense of self-belief in every team he played for

Scyld Berry

Frank Worrell

Mover and shaker

Worrell inspired, stirred, roused. And therein lay his greatness

Telford Vice
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    Four double-tons in a day

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Nepal captain Paras Khadka talks about the road ahead for the game in his country

    Time up for Vince?

#politeenquiries: Your questions answered on Cook's "badly misjudged declaration", Shan Masood, and more

    Why sportsmen need stress

Ed Smith: It might sound counter-intuitive but players can convert the experience of mental strain into purposefulness, and derive strength from it

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

Yasir's 13 going on 100, and 42-year-old centurions

Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's

Ashwin emulates Botham with ton and seven-for

Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory

Kohli's banner day in Antigua

Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts

Loose West Indies succumb to Ashwin's wiles

One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating

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