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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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Ambiguity in death

When exactly is a ball dead? Five recent instances that show the laws are unclear and the umpires indecisive
The Cricket Monthly December issue

    Cricket needs more specialist coaches

The players are specialising more than ever. Why aren't the coaches? By Tim Wigmore

    'I had to choose between cricket and tennis. Think I made the right one'

On the Road: Melinda Farrell meets Chris Rogers in Perth, where he spent his formative cricketing years

It's not true till it's in the papers tomorrow

Inbox: The joys of reading about a game the next day in print

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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Kohli praise caps Hameed's 'awesome' rise

Haseeb Hameed's tour has been ended prematurely by injury but he has already made a lasting impression on team-mates and opponents

England suffer friction burns as contest gets heated

England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it

'People are going to be scared of bowling to Pant in the future'

The current Ranji season is proving to be a breakout one for Delhi's Rishabh Pant, who is aiming to make it big for his mentor, Tarak Sinha

Batman Kohli has all the gadgets

India have had a good two years in Test cricket. A lot of that comes down to having a squad that offers options, and a captain who knows how to maximise his players' threat

An all-time Barbados XI

Barbados is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence. Is this selection of Bajan players from over the years better than most Test teams?

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