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The finest non-white South African player of his generation

Nov 21, 2011: Basil D'Oliveira may have become a symbol of the battle against apartheid, but he was a more than handy player as well

Rob Steen

A sharp mind, a tormented soul

Nov 15, 2011: Peter Roebuck was determined as a player, a fearless internationalist as a cricket writer, and desperately conflicted as a man

Rob Steen

An irreplaceable man

Nov 13, 2011: Twenty years after Peter Roebuck's last first-class game he was still struggling and often despairing, searching for something to fulfill him

Peter English

A writer of defiance and beauty

Nov 13, 2011: Cricket and the English language were the twin loves of Peter Roebuck's life, and in his hands they forged a fine partnership

Harsha Bhogle

What Vijay did for us

Oct 12, 2011: Madhav Mantri, who played with and learned from the great Vijay Merchant, whose birth centenary falls today, looks back at what the man meant to a nation finding its feet in cricket

As told to Abhishek Purohit

Graham Dilley 1959-2011

The star who might have been

Oct 7, 2011: People remember Dilley with the bat at Headingley, but he was a genuinely quick bowler who could have gone far if only he had some more support in his mid-80s pomp

Rob Steen

A republican prince

Sep 23, 2011: Pataudi was a legend when he started. His pedigree, flair, and epic disregard for his handicap, spoke to the anxieties and aspirations of a young India and to its hunger for heroes

Mukul Kesavan

A man of opposites

Sep 22, 2011: Aloof yet witty, plain but direct, regal yet casual. MAK Pataudi was so many contradictory things that eventually you stopped trying to classify him

Mudar Patherya

MAK Pataudi's 75 in Melbourne in 1967

'An innings played with one leg and one eye'

Sep 22, 2011: The Nawab of Pataudi showed spirit, courage and a touch of anger when he made 75, batting with an injured leg, at the MCG

Terry, my twin

Jun 1, 2011: A day on from his funeral, Jenner is remembered by one of his long-time bowling partners as a man with great powers of persuasion and a passion for spin bowling

Ashley Mallett

Bob Woolmer

He who loved the game

Mar 18, 2011: Bob Woolmer died in desperately sad circumstances, but it's his innocence and integrity that he will be remembered for

Ivo Tennant

The troubled, passionate cricketer from Nevis

Mar 6, 2011: The player with the long rap sheet and the man in the dressing-room make Morton seem almost like a character of the Jekyll and Hyde sort

Garth Wattley

England's steely lynchpin

Feb 11, 2011: Trevor Bailey may have been known for his stonewalling batting but it was as a match-winning bowler that he demanded attention

Alan Hill

Cheeky, chatty, charitable

Jul 22, 2010: To know Murali was to love him (and occasionally to wish he would be quiet)

Charlie Austin

'I could never plan against him'

Jul 20, 2010: Virender Sehwag takes his hat off to a bowler he was never quite able to figure out how to play comfortably

As told to Nagraj Gollapudi

A captain's dream, a coach's nightmare

Jul 17, 2010: Murali's ability to take on the largest workloads and produce results, and his desire to constantly improve himself were fundamental to the sort of bowler he was

Mahela Jayawardene

Stan McCabe

Fearless Stan

Jul 16, 2010: McCabe at the crease was the personification of batting with haste yet no hate. On his birth centenary, we remember the batting genius

Christian Ryan

Alec Bedser

A giant of his generation

Apr 5, 2010: Alec Bedser was an impressive figure of a man, and his feats with the ball were befittingly large

David Frith

Daniel Vettori: 100 Tests

The Atlas of the antipodes

Mar 25, 2010: As he stands on the brink of 100 Tests, we look at where New Zealand's jack of all trades ranks in his country's pantheon

David Leggat

'Finish it, finish it'

Feb 25, 2010: Virender Sehwag, a man many believed would get to 200 before the master did, relives the innings of a lifetime

As told to Nagraj Gollapudi
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