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The embodiment of a Yorkshireman

Sep 14, 2015: Brian Close was courageous, of course, but also outspoken, indestructible, and bloody-minded

David Hopps

Kumar Sangakkara retires

'Would pick Sangakkara to bat for my life'

Aug 18, 2015: Former team-mates, captains, coaches, opposition players pay tribute to Kumar Sangakkara

ESPNcricinfo staff


The epitome of a South African age

Jul 28, 2015: In the 1970s and 1980s, heroes didn't come any more impressive in Transvaal, but in the end, Clive Rice was destined to be part of a forgotten generation

Luke Alfred

The talented Mr Trumper

Jul 2, 2015: A hundred years after his death, a look back at the life and career of the Australian legend who was possibly a better batsman than the Don on pitches ravaged by the elements

Ashley Mallett

Fifty-two years with Benords

Apr 12, 2015: Gracious and generous, Richie Benaud was a thorough professional but with a wicked sense of humour

Ian Chappell

The day Richie died

Apr 10, 2015: Sharing a commentary box with Richie Benaud was an enriching, inspiring, and sometimes overwhelming experience

Mark Nicholas

Remembering Richie, a mentor and a friend

Apr 10, 2015: When cracked ribs couldn't stop Benaud from enjoying a lunch with his legendary West Indian opponents in Barbados

Tony Cozier

Ninety years of Everton Weekes

Feb 26, 2015: Sixty-six years ago, a century eluded the legendary West Indies batsman. He now has another chance, without bat in hand, to reach that magical figure

Tony Cozier

The American who became a cricket writer

Jan 15, 2015: Mike Marqusee wrote on many subjects but particularly insightfully and searchingly on our game

Rob Steen

Remembering Archie

Dec 3, 2014: Phillip Hughes' death brings to mind the grief felt across Australia at the passing of brilliant, humble 23-year-old Archie Jackson 81 years ago

Greg Growden

The prizefighting artist

Nov 27, 2014: There was something quite thrilling in the expectation of watching Phillip Hughes bat. Compelling and irresistible, he left a brushstroke on the canvas of the game

Mark Nicholas

Big-hearted, broad-shouldered Davo

Nov 26, 2014: Former Australia allrounder Alan Davidson was a devastating fast bowler and a generous batsman, who has spent his life serving Australian sport in various capacities

Ashley Mallett

The swashbuckling flight lieutenant

Nov 3, 2014: Keith Miller lived his life and played his cricket king-size

Ashley Mallett

The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall

Oct 18, 2014: The great Australian batsman, who turned 86 recently, always did justice to his precociousness and reputation for being adept in all conditions

Ashley Mallett

A touch of Bradman

Sep 14, 2014: Hundred in a session? Easy peasy for Doug Walters

Ashley Mallett

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

Master of silken savagery

Aug 12, 2014: He was 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
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Digging the pitch, talking to themselves, superstitious behaviour - the ways they deal with the pressure of their profession

Hey ho, let's go!

Warm-ups, push-ups, stretches, boot camps - our photo feature this month is on cricketers doing fitness stuff
The Cricket Monthly October issue

    Mehedi's teenage five-for, and Batty's time gap

Ask Steven: Also, most DRS reviews, and keeper tons

    How to be a vice-captain

Brad Haddin: The low-profile role needs you to be advisor, mentor, morale-booster, minder, and unambitious about the top job

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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Dhoni's 9000 runs: 244 innings, 10109 balls

Almost two-thirds of Dhoni's 9000 ODI runs have come as captain and all of them with the extra responsibility of keeping

Kohli's chases, Dhoni's sixes

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni dominate the stats highlights from the Mohali ODI

Dhoni revels in freedom to play at No. 4

India's limited-overs captain has wanted to bat up 'for a long time'; when he got the chance in Mohali, he played the big shots unhindered by the pressures of finishing a chase

An all-time Pakistan Test XI chosen by our readers

Recent middle-order mainstays make it to Pakistan's all-time XI selected on the occasion of the country's 400th Test

Rossouw comes in from the cold with eye on summer Tests

A thoughtless remark nearly derailed the South African batsman's career before it began. And then he got five ducks

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