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Alec Bedser at 90

The endurance of the 'Big Fella'

Jul 4, 2008: He was England's inexhaustible colossus in the lean post-war years - both wicket-taker and stock bowler. A salute to Alec Bedser on his 90th birthday

Alan Hill

The Wisden Cricketer - May 2008

Memories of Maco

Apr 29, 2008: Malcolm Marshall ought to have been 50 in April. His biographer celebrates the all-too-brief life of one of the game's all-time great fast bowlers

Pat Symes

Anil Kumble

The master of nuances

Jan 17, 2008: Anil Kumble's 600 wickets are just rewards for a cultured practitioner of a unique art

Sambit Bal at the WACA

Shaun Pollock

Goodbye to grace

Jan 12, 2008: What made Shaun Pollock different to other sportsmen with an ultra-competitive streak was that he was gracious in victory and, after a few minutes to recover, equally gracious in defeat

Neil Manthorp and Telford Vice

Sourav Ganguly

Hail, centurion

Dec 25, 2007: After being written off as cricketer and man both, Ganguly has made it to the 100-Test landmark at the tail-end of a fulfilling, fabulous year

Rahul Bhattacharya

Sanath Jayasuriya

The great entertainer

Dec 5, 2007: Jayasuriya's free-spirited, electrifying talent will be sorely missed. So long, Sanath

Charlie Austin

Muttiah Muralitharan

The art of the obvious

Dec 2, 2007: The master offspinner's greatness lies in his ability to hasten batsmen to their doom even as they see it coming

Suresh Menon

Marvan Atapattu

A fighter and a frank talker

Nov 20, 2007: Tragically, one of the finest batsmen in Sri Lanka's history, a technical artisan with a cover-drive from heaven, has ended his international days in a fog of injustice

Charlie Austin

Inzamam-ul-Haq

Dazzling, delicate; a reassuring presence

Oct 12, 2007: Inzamam-ul-Haq may not have kept it all together all the time; he couldn't. But he was there through all of it, the highs, the lows, the thick, the thin: a reassurance

Osman Samiuddin

Ashley Giles

The unsung winner

Aug 10, 2007: Ashley Giles wrung every last drop out of the limited talent he had

Andrew Miller

Ian Botham

A crusader on and off the field

Jun 16, 2007: The news of Botham's knighthood is wonderfully appropriate and shamefully overdue

Andrew Miller

Shane Warne

A genius in wrist and mind

Jan 5, 2007: Warne could make the batsmen feel inferior, his craft went way beyond deceit

Sambit Bal

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Turn again Tiger

Nov 20, 2006: With the same understated tenacity that characterises his playing career, Shivnarine Chanderpaul unobtrusively slid into his 100th Test match at Multan Cricket Stadium

Vaneisa Baksh

Clyde Walcott

The power of three

Aug 27, 2006: A moving homage to Clyde Walcott, one of the legends of the game

Vaneisa Baksh

Muttiah Muralitharan

Another pitstop for the Milestone Man

Mar 11, 2006: Murali is cricket's Milestone Man, a prolific oddity in the world of cricket statistics, one who threatens to set records that will stand for generations to come

Charlie Austin

Chaminda Vaas

The silent achiever

Dec 13, 2005: The simple ability to land the ball with the precision of a playing card is the most fundamental characteristic that binds together the word's greatest wicket-takers, and it has been Chaminda Vaas's greatest attribute

Charlie Austin

Brian Lara

The Lara odyssey

Nov 26, 2005: Lara may have just broken Border's record, but to measure his greatness one must turn to many other greats

Vaneisa Baksh

Anil Kumble

The 100-per-cent cricketer

Jan 1, 2005: He may be a master of his craft but Anil's greatness lies in his ability to always see himself as a student

Rahul Dravid

'The best batsman I've bowled to'

Sep 1, 2002: There's Steve Waugh and Brian Lara. And then, a notch above, there's Sachin Tendulkar

Allan Donald

Shane Warne

The man who became legspin

No bowler exemplifies the art of the legbreak as much as Shane Warne does; no bowler ever will

Gideon Haigh
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Chanderpaul, the coach's nightmare

Modern Masters: He developed a rhythm that worked for him and gave him better balance at the crease

    'I spent 95% of my career bowling the same ball'

Angus Fraser talks about his workmanlike bowling, playing second fiddle, his stop-start career, and England in the '90s

    'A coach earns respect by working as hard as the players'

Sanjay Bangar talks about his quick transition from player to coach, his philosophy and the reasons behind Kings XI Punjab's turnaround

    'Swann could bowl length blindfolded'

Erapalli Prasanna on a thoroughbred professional whose basics were extraordinarily strong

The mathematician who loved cricket

Haider Riaz Khan: GH Hardy, a regular at Cambridge, ranked mathematicians and physicists on the 'Bradman class'

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Champions League T20 still battling for meaning

The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric

From Constantine to Chanderpaul

As West Indies play their 500th Test, here's an interactive journey through their Test history

'My kind of bowling style is gone now'

Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament

Busy keepers, and Waqar's bowleds

Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player

Soaring in the 1980s, slumping in the 2000s

In their pomp, West Indies had a 53-13 win-loss record; in their last 99, it is 16-53. That, in a nutshell, shows how steep the decline has been

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