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Brian Close

Life of Brian

Aug 4, 2009: Sixty years ago he was a prodigy who served notice to the world - before he went missing and later turned up as a brave old man against the West Indies firing squad

Alan Hill

Allan Border

The quiet Australian

Jul 17, 2009: A no-frills colossus who gritted his teeth, got down to it and stayed around till the bitter end. A salute to Allan Border, with Ricky Ponting on the verge of overtaking him as his country's leading Test run-scorer

Christian Ryan

The importance of Sunny

Jul 10, 2009: Gavaskar was was not just another cricketer but a metaphor for a country's aspirations

Ayaz Memon

Good at hiding pressure and pain

Jun 30, 2009: Vaughan the captain put you in a good space, Vaughan the batsman was one of the best England had. So what if he isn't exactly a Yorkshireman?

Matthew Hoggard

Kallis or Sobers?

Feb 27, 2009: He may lack the appeal but he has the numbers. Is it so sacrilegious to wonder if he's greater even than Sir Garry?

Rob Steen

Eastern son

Nov 10, 2008: Sourav Ganguly fired Bengal's imagination. He was a talisman the state had waited too long for

Soumya Bhattacharya

'Nothing calms you like Laxman'

Nov 6, 2008: When he walks out to bat, the dressing room relaxes, knowing the side is in good hands

Rahul Dravid

An underrated giant

Nov 2, 2008: Kumble reduced bowling to its essentials, like an artist who simplifies but still retains the meaning of his work

Suresh Menon

Goodbye Gogga

Oct 3, 2008: Paul Adams didn't last as long as he should have, but he usually burned bright when he played

Neil Manthorp

Custodian in chief

Aug 26, 2008: Bradman's image may be that of a stodgy, almost puritanical man, but his grand love and care for the game's well-being were undeniable and would be useful now

Christian Ryan

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
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