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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

The man who needs no introduction

He went from Wild Thing to nothing to everything a fast bowler should be

Gideon Haigh

Greg Chappell

The gold standard

Chappell had talent, elegance and technique to burn, but more formidable was the discipline he imposed on himself - one more severe than those of any of his contemporaries

Gideon Haigh

The lonely colossus

Solitary and often moody, Hammond was England's giant in the age of Bradman, and his figures bear testament to a career of mammoth achievements

David Frith

One hundred per cent Australian

The martial air of his name extended to the field, where he was as ruthless and relentless as he was self-effacing off of it

Gideon Haigh

The bonafide great who never was

Apartheid prevented Barry Richards from becoming a batting superstar, the next Bradman, even

Telford Vice

The original transformer

Imran was at the heart of shaping modern-day Pakistan cricket, and all we love about the team and their play can be traced back to him

Osman Samiuddin

Hero, headliner, heartthrob

Perhaps cricket's first pin-up, Miller's game was marked by flair, devil-may-care insouciance, and awareness always that it was all just a game

David Frith

Ian Botham

Nothing by half

Botham had bucketloads of self-belief to go with his tremendous talent. Even when age slowed him down he could will wickets into falling with the force of his personality

Mike Selvey

Sunil Gavaskar

The gift of pride

To a country starved of self-respect, Gavaskar was a godsend

Harsha Bhogle

The poor boy who came to walk among kings

Bradman was cricket's first modern hero, a man who transcended his game, embodied the modern Australian journey, and became a symbol of mastery over fate

Gideon Haigh

Malcolm Marshall

The epitome of fast bowling

Swing and cut, speed and bounce, and smarts above all - Maco had everything except height, and even that lack he turned into an asset

Mike Selvey

The consummate professional

He was New Zealand's greatest bowler and the first Test cricketer to be knighted while still active, but at home Richard Hadlee didn't get the adulation his stature demanded

Don Cameron

The head and spine of England's batting

Even as those around him struggled, Hutton batted on as if on the flattest pitch in the world

David Frith

Amazing Grace

In the late 1800s, one man was synonymous with cricket, and enchanted all who came to see him bat. Truly was he nearly as big as the game

David Frith

Wasim Akram

Left-arm explorer

Wasim Akram was a triumph of the imagination. He broadened the scope of what could be done in his art with talent and hard work and left fast bowling unrecognisable from what it was before him

Osman Samiuddin
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    Every innings is an act of courage

Simon Barnes: Phillip Hughes' death was desperately unlucky, and it came in the courageous pursuit of sporting excellence

The country kid who moved a nation

It was a matter of time before Phillip Hughes cemented his spot in the Australian Test team. Then, improbably and inconsolably, his time ran out. By Daniel Brettig

Inzamam had a lot of time to play his shots

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Inzy's technique

    'If I'd stayed captain, Bangladesh would have done better'

Habibul Bashar talks about the team's early days, landmark wins, and the current squad

Why cricket needs women's Tests

Raf Nicholson: Apart from the fact that they are exciting, intense encounters, getting rid of them will only spell doom for the format itself

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Phillip Hughes: Gone too soon

The cricket world reacts to the passing away of Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes: Country kid who moved a nation

Likeable, hard-working and skilful, it was a matter of time before Phillip Hughes cemented his spot in the Australian Test team. Then, improbably and inconsolably, his time ran out

Hope for Hughes, feel for Abbott

It is impossible to imagine how Sean Abbott must feel after sending down that bouncer to Phillip Hughes. While the cricket world hopes for Hughes' recovery, it should also ensure Abbott is supported

November games need November prices

An early start to the international season, coupled with costly tickets, have kept the Australian public away from the cricket

Phillip Hughes

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