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Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

Mahela Jayawardene, master of silken savagery

Aug 12, 2014: He was all about 21st-century aggression filtered through age-old method, an artiste who crafted the most technically demanding shots to perfection but lived for the pure adrenaline of battle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

'India have missed out on a match-winner'

Jun 14, 2014: Murali Kartik was a complete bowler for every format and should have ended up with more than 300 Test wickets

VVS Laxman

A glimpse of genius

Jun 12, 2014: Gary Gilmour was a supremely talented allrounder but his international record doesn't tell you just how much ability he possessed

Ashley Mallett

Madhav Mantri 1921-2014

An exemplar of the Bombay school

May 23, 2014: Mantri may have had a modest record at the Test level, but that didn't prevent him from being an influential figure in Indian cricket

Ayaz Memon

South Africa news

'Mandela created a future for SA cricket'

Dec 6, 2013: Till 1992 there was no thought about South Africa playing in the World Cup, but Mandela's words changed that immediately. Such was the power of Mandela

Ali Bacher

Reg Simpson 1920-2013

One of England's finest against pace

Nov 27, 2013: Reg Simpson, who has died aged 93, would have played far more for England but for the country's wealth of batting talent in the 1950s

Pat Gibson

Rocket Mann

Nov 8, 2013: Tony Mann, who turns 68 today, was an exceptional Australian legspinner growing up, but his over-use of the googly might have shortened his Test career significantly

Ashley Mallett

Sachin Tendulkar's retirement

Ear-splitting, earth-shaking, shiver-inducing

Oct 10, 2013: Cricket writers pick their abiding Tendulkar memory

A servant of cricket

Aug 6, 2013: Commentator Munir Hussain devoted his life to the game, celebrating its magic and beauty

Saad Shafqat

Joker, competitor, team man

Jul 29, 2013: Zimbabwe left-arm spinner Ray Price combined humour and intensity in an international career that spanned over a decade

Firdose Moonda

The big brother I wanted to be like

Jul 5, 2013: Batting and bowling alongside Chris Martin was a lesson in temperament

Iain O'Brien

My Scottish chum

Apr 20, 2013: Team-mate, rival and friend, Mike Denness was a gentleman cricketer, a man with a happy disposition and a caring soul

Ashley Mallett

Mike Denness 1940-2013

Gracious captain; Kent legend

Apr 20, 2013: With a strong work ethic and a moral compass that many a modern-day player would do well to follow, Mike Denness helped build and maintain the glory days of Kent cricket

Mark Pennell

Courageous, combative, commonsensical

Mar 9, 2013: Haseeb Ahsan was everything a selector ought to be, and his impact on Pakistan cricket was long-lasting

Saad Shafqat

The tale of a Terror

Feb 4, 2013: Charlie Turner, who enters the Australian cricket Hall of Fame today, was among the finest bowlers of his time

Ric Sissons

Frank Keating 1937-2013

One of the last great romantics

Jan 25, 2013: Frank Keating, one of Britain's most loved sportswriters, had an eye for the greater truths

David Hopps

Rusi Surti 1936-2013

A jigar baaz cricketer

Jan 13, 2013: Team-mates pay tribute to former India allrounder Rusi Surti, who died at the age of 76

Nagraj Gollapudi

Rusi Surti 1936-2013

India's answer to Garry Sobers

Jan 13, 2013: A fine allrounder, Rusi Surti played 26 Tests, and emerged as one of India's finest fielders of the era

R Mohan

1945-2013

A doyen of cricket with a comic touch

Jan 1, 2013: The voice synonymous with the English summer will no longer speak. Those who shared commentary and press boxes with CMJ will feel his loss particularly

Vic Marks

Cricket's greatest salesman

Dec 30, 2012: Tony Greig had unlimited enthusiasm for the game, and he took it global, working from Brisbane to Bridgetown and everywhere in between

Mark Nicholas
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