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'Prime minister Hawke called us traitors'

Jan 12, 2016: The Australian rebel tour to South Africa had its share of controversy, but it also sparked the emergence of future stars from both countries

Interviews by Crispin Andrews

Hadlee's greatest hits

Nov 8, 2015: Little brother trounces big brother: New Zealand's historic triumph in Brisbane 30 years ago, starring Paddles, Mo and Crowe

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

When Wettimuny drove and Mendis hooked

Jun 13, 2014: England expected to bounce Sri Lanka out in the Lord's Test in 1984. Instead they were met with a defiant side whose batsmen put on a show to remember

Interviews by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Cairns' Hamilton holdout

Dec 17, 2013: Campbell and Griffith smashed hundreds as West Indies cruised to 276 for no loss on the opening day. Then came the fightback

Interviews by Andrew McGlashan

'We dominated for over four days but lost in half a session'

Sep 24, 2013: Sri Lanka were a home stretch away from their first Test win over Australia. And only a young legspinner with a bowling average of over 300 stood in their way

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi and Andrew Fernando

When Atherton's men broke the hoodoo

Aug 20, 2013: The Ashes were long gone and England were in disarray, but a young captain and a greenhorn bowling trio produced a victory to remember

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Benaud's Manchester miracle

Aug 1, 2013: England needed 256 in 230 minutes at Old Trafford. Ted Dexter blazed 76 but a wily Australian captain had the final say

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Bobby's day out

Jul 18, 2013: Forty-odd years ago, Australia went into a Lord's Test as underdogs, one down in the series, and came out smelling of roses

Nagraj Gollapudi

Shootout at Trent Bridge

Jul 10, 2013: A soggy Nottingham hosted the low-scoring first Test of the 1981 Ashes, and the quick bowlers ruled the roost

Nagraj Gollapudi

The emperor reigns at Kingsmead

Mar 21, 2013: Batting with the prodigiously talented young Barry Richards at Kingsmead in 1970, Graeme Pollock stepped up his game; the Aussies barely survived to tell the tale

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

'To be bowled out for 100 two times on that pitch was not on'

Mar 4, 2013: The New Zealand team of the '80s wasn't one you could afford to underestimate, as England found out on a lively Christchurch pitch in 1984

Andrew McGlashan

'I can't remember a thing after 120 in that innings'

Feb 21, 2013: The chief protagonist of the second tied Test on an innings of sweat, tears and worse - and the party after

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

Shine on me, Roy

Jan 30, 2013: Roy Fredericks' manic innings in Perth 40-odd years ago left you seeing stars in the daytime

Ashley Mallett

Ranji Trophy

'Ninety per cent of the crowd there cried'

Jan 25, 2013: A ball boy who went on to be a cricketer of some repute remembers the greatest Ranji final of them all

Siddhartha Talya

Way back when

A thriller turns 30

Dec 30, 2012: Exactly three decades ago today, the classic Melbourne Test of 1982 wound to a dramatic close

Steven Lynch

When Sanga took on Australia

Dec 11, 2012: The last time Sri Lanka played a Test in Hobart, they nearly pulled off an impossible heist. Kumar Sangakkara looks back at his epic innings there

Interview by Andrew Fernando

England in India flashback: 1984-85

England celebrate Pongal

Nov 21, 2012: Neil Foster and Graeme Fowler remember England's Test victory in 1985 at Chepauk, which sealed their last series win in India to date

Nagraj Gollapudi

England in India flashback: 1972-73

Eight for nothing

Nov 8, 2012: When Chandra took the best figures of his career, only for India to lose the match to England

Nagraj Gollapudi

England in India flashback: 1984-85

'We shocked India by being resilient'

Nov 1, 2012: When England arrived in India for their 1984-85 tour, things got unpleasant on and off the field. But they stuck it out and turned their fortunes around, thanks in large part to Tim Robinson

Nagraj Gollapudi

'It felt like England feared getting out to the Dutch'

Sep 15, 2012: For one fine day in 2009, cricket was the biggest news in Holland

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi
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Is it time for franchise-based Test cricket?

Considering the pace of change all across the game, maybe the idea is not all that far-fetched. By Michael Jeh

Australia's soaring eagle

Wisden Almanack: Not having watched Victor Trumper play in no way deters fans, even today, from loving him

The pricking of pomposity

The Cricket Monthly: Murali's 16 wickets at The Oval in 1998 were not only match-winning, they were epoch-changing. By Simon Barnes
TCM February issue

Winds of change cloud cricket's real issues

The ICC's commitment to repeal its structural reforms of 2014 is laudable, but it would be wrong to pretend the game was in rude health before the Big Three era

An evening with Gower

V Ramnarayan: Talking captaincy, elegance and the playing of spin with the great England stylist

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After quiet build-up, PSL gears for take-off

An absence of hype in Dubai has marked the lead-up to the inaugural Pakistan Super League but there is little doubt over its importance in Pakistan's cricket set-up

The best XI of each IPL franchise

ESPNcricinfo picks its best XI for each franchise after the IPL 2016 auction in Bangalore on Saturday

Who will be the most expensive player at the IPL auction?

There are some big names going under the hammer on Saturday. Who will get the largest paycheck? Vote now

Highest T20 score in Australia, and Kohli's run of form

Stats highlights from the final T20I between Australia and India in Sydney, which the visitors won to complete a series sweep

The evolution of Virat Kohli into a complete batsman

He worked to improve as a batsman, mastering his weakness against the short ball, and learning new strokes even though he was successful without them

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