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Rubbing almost everyone up the wrong way

Oct 25, 2007: Eleven ways in which Douglas Jardine antagonised Australia

Martin Williamson

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Rugger buggers

Oct 18, 2007: With the rugby World Cup final taking place in Paris this weekend, a look at XV players who were good enough to play both sports to a high standard

Martin Williamson

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Young turks at the top

Oct 10, 2007: Eleven instances where selectors decided to plump for young or inexperienced captains over seasoned campaigners

Siddarth Ravindran

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Tedium in coloured clothing

Oct 4, 2007: Eleven 50-over matches that failed to set the pulse racing

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

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Unfulfilled potential

Sep 27, 2007: Young Cricketers of the Year who haven't quite gone on to make the grade

Martin Williamson

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Different era, same brilliance ... Pt 2

Sep 19, 2007: A second batch of XI players from the past who would have excelled at Twenty20

Martin Williamson and Siddarth Ravindran

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Different era, same brilliance

Sep 12, 2007: Which players from the past would have done well at Twenty20? We put our thinking caps on.

Martin Williamson and Siddarth Ravindran

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Earthquakes, sandstorms, fire and ice

Sep 5, 2007: Eleven more instances where play has been brought to a halt by unusual interventions

Martin Williamson

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Big hair and big hits

Aug 29, 2007: Cricinfo casts an eye over the highlights of Twenty20 internationals to date

Andrew Miller

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Lording it at Lord's

Aug 22, 2007: Cricinfo looks back at 11 players to have claimed Man-of-the-Match awards for starring in finals at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan

An apolitical Zimbabwe XI

Look what you're missing

Aug 16, 2007: What the current Zimbabwe side might look like were it not for politics and politicians

Martin Williamson

Best performances at The Oval

Taking centre stage at Kennington

Aug 8, 2007: England and India have played nine Tests at The Oval over the years and Cricinfo looks back at the memorable performances

George Binoy

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Ripe old age

Jul 31, 2007: Eleven players who continued turning out well beyond normal retirement age

Martin Williamson

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Ten out of ten

Jul 26, 2007: Last Sunday Durham's Otis Gibson took all ten wickets in Hampshire's first innings, the 79th instance in first-class cricket. Here are some of the others

Martin Williamson

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Gene genie

Jul 18, 2007: Stuart Broad's selection for England puts him among a select group whose fathers have also played for England. Here are XI others

Martin Williamson

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Out of Asia

Jul 10, 2007: Eleven cricketers of Asian extraction who have played for England ... with varying degrees of success

Andrew Miller

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Snow, sun, plague and eclipse

Jun 28, 2007: Eleven instances where play has been brought to a halt by unusual interventions

Martin Williamson

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Horror starts

Jun 20, 2007: Batsmen who have been out to the first ball of a Test

Martin Williamson

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Off to a flier

Jun 14, 2007: Darren Sammy's return of 7 for 66 on his debut for West Indies at Old Trafford was not quite enough to give his side victory, nor did it put him in the top XI of best returns on debut. Here are the best of the best

Martin Williamson

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Hawk-Eye, hotspots and Daddles the Duck

Jun 7, 2007: Watching cricket on TV has benefited considerably from technological advances since the first broadcast of a Test in 1938. Here is our XI of the advances that have had the most impact

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

    'Can't spot Australia's weakness'

Ricky Ponting on Steven Smith's bright future, and McCullum's aggressive leadership

A tale of two coaches

Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar. By Brydon Coverdale

    Why is chasing so difficult at the G?

Cricket Sadist Hour: John Buchanan's man-to-man analysis of the finalists

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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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

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

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    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 (177)

    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 (155)

    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