Events and people that shaped the game
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No. 8

The captaincy of Harry Trott

Feb 13, 2010: A pioneer in moving fielders, shuffling and resting bowlers, the pathbreaking Australian captain believed much of the game was played above the shoulders

Gideon Haigh

No. 7

The light of the East

Feb 6, 2010: Ranji opened up the region behind square on the leg side as a legitimate area for making runs

Rahul Bhattacharya

No. 6

Rise of the Ashes

Jan 30, 2010: From a burnt bail to the biggest crowds, the highest ratings and the tallest hoopla

Christian Ryan

No. 5

The first Test

Jan 23, 2010: The international five-day game is born

Chandrahas Choudhury

No. 4

The legacy of Grace

Dec 19, 2009: If not for the good doctor, cricket might have remained a pastime rather than a great international sport

Matthew Engel

No. 3

Wisden

Dec 12, 2009: A 112-page volume on the 1863 season launched an institution that clinches most cricket arguments

Steven Lynch

No. 2

Overarm bowling

Dec 5, 2009: How the bowling arm made its way from below the waist to the shoulder to high over the head

Steven Lynch

No. 1

The origins of cricket

Nov 28, 2009: From creag to kreckett to the real thing

Steven Lynch
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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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