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Tom Maynard 1989-2012

A special talent starting to blossom

Jun 18, 2012: The start to his career had not always been easy, but Tom Maynard's development hinted at a future at the top level

George Dobell

The epitome of selfless striving

Apr 27, 2012: Chanderpaul has embodied many of the most important, least appreciated qualities demanded by his complex profession

Rob Steen

The man who beat the machine

Mar 16, 2012: For his two decades in the game, Tendulkar has kept the fame monster, every big sportsman's nemesis, at bay

Sharda Ugra

Stylish in the trenches

Mar 10, 2012: Rahul Dravid's singular achievement was in employing defensive batting to winning ends

Mukul Kesavan

'I can't recall beating him more than one ball in a row'

Mar 9, 2012: Dravid's key talent as a batsman was his ability to wear bowlers down, grinding out long innings, waiting to capitalise on mistakes

Jason Gillespie (as told to Nagraj Gollapudi)

What Kerry did

Dec 25, 2011: Kerry Packer died on the first day of the Boxing Day Test in 2005. A look back at the man who changed the fortunes of the world's best cricketers forever

Ashley Mallett

The air-force man who got Pakistan cricket soaring

Dec 18, 2011: The roots of Pakistan cricket's most successful era can be traced to Air Marshal Nur Khan's tenure as the cricket board's chief

Saad Shafqat

Roy of the Roses

Dec 15, 2011: Roy Tattersall, the former Lancashire and England bowler who died last week, was one of the finest spinners to grace the county game

Paul Edwards

The mentor, the seeker, the fighter

Nov 22, 2011: Peter Roebuck was a man of many parts, one who combined qualities that appeared to be at odds with one another

Fabian Muir

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
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Do it like Dean and Kuhn

Luke Alfred: In these times of discontent in South Africa, batsmen like Dean Elgar and Heino Kuhn show that quotas don't necessarily have to cause heartburn

The truth about Younis and Yasir

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    'I think Zimbabwe will end up like Kenya'

Dav Whatmore talks about how things went downhill fast during his curtailed stint as Zimbabwe's coach

The hinterland of 40

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Loose West Indies succumb to Ashwin's wiles

One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating

Ashwin emulates Botham with ton and seven-for

Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory

Kohli's banner day in Antigua

Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts

Manjrekar: 'Kohli reminds me of Tendulkar'

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the various aspects of the first day's play in Antigua

Four double-tons in a day, and a Eddie Redmayne lookalike

Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"

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