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October 1 down the years

Sparkling yet spiky

A brilliant player, a bitter end

October 2 down the years

Australia's Karachi heartbreak

The highest last-wicket partnership ever to win a Test

October 3 down the years

King of swing

The archetypal fast bowler

October 4 down the years

The man who became a cause

The birth of Basil D'Oliveira, who sparked an international incident that resulted in the isolation of South Africa

October 5 down the years

Another India-Australia thriller

Where Laxman was the star, again

October 6 down the years

Simply marvellous

Allrounder, captain, commentator

October 7 down the years

Zak attacks

India's pace spearhead is born

October 8 down the years

The elegance of youth

Australia's youngest century-maker is born

October 9 down the years

Australia scrape past India

A World Cup classic at Chepauk

October 10 down the years

Houghton's Hyderabad heroics

A one-day classic

October 11 down the years

An insomniac's dream

The slowest day in Test cricket

October 12 down the years

An Indian legend

The irresistible Mr Merchant

October 13 down the years

Cricket rebel

A chillingly hostile bowler is born

October 14 down the years

The man of 2009

A late-blooming Sri Lankan is born

October 15 down the years

The deadly duo

The most lethal old-ball partnership of them all

October 16 down the years

A modern titan

A shoo-in for any team in the world

October 17 down the years

A legspinning giant

No turn, no problem

October 18 down the years

The Chennai marauder

Birth of a bespectacled destroyer

October 19 down the years

An Aussie run machine

A prodigiously prolific opener is born

October 20 down the years

See ball, hit ball

Birth of a batsman who knew no fear

October 21 down the years

A selfish giant?

England's model of self-restraint

October 22 down the years

Maco the magnificent

Marshall turns it on in Kanpur

October 23 down the years

And then there was Bodyline

The man who championed cricket's most reviled strategy

October 24 down the years

The fabulous Mohammad boys

The second pair of brothers to open for their country in Test cricket

October 25 down the years

Hookes hurtles to a hundred

A first-class century in 34 balls

October 26 down the years

Pakistan announce themselves

By beating India in their second Test

October 27 down the years

The arrival of Sanga

The birth of a Sri Lankan run machine

October 28 down the years

53 all out

The lowest total in a Test in Pakistan

October 29 down the years

England's greatest allrounder

A fine strokemaker, a precise left-armer

October 30 down the years

Bangladesh down England

A historic victory

October 31 down the years

Hit the ground running

The man who made a century and a double in his first three Tests

    Captains aren't that important anymore

Tim Wigmore: In sport, as in business, leaders have less power now, and the decisions they take don't directly affect outcomes

Murder on the square

Cricket was the backdrop for two recent murder mysteries on television, but why weren't the motives related to the game?

    How teams prepare for the IPL auction

Scouting players, researching numbers, and even practicising their buying skills - franchises leave nothing to chance

    Australia face three selection questions

Ian Chappell: Who should open - Renshaw or Shaun Marsh? Should Glenn Maxwell be picked? And what about Matthew Wade?

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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IPL player auction - What to expect in 2017?

ESPNcricinfo looks at how the teams stand and whom they might buy at the tenth IPL player auction, in Bangalore on February 20

IPL player auction - New faces and where they could end up

ESPNcricinfo takes a closer look at the skillsets of some of the first-timers at the IPL player auction

Captain Kohli emulates Ponting, Vaughan

Stats highlights from India's record-breaking victory over Bangladesh in Hyderabad

A question on DRS procedure after last-wicket drama

An unusual incident during the final moments of the Hyderabad Test exposed a possible loophole in the review protocol

'These days some batsmen are playing yorkers better than length balls'

Ashish Nehra talks about his go-to deliveries, dealing with frustrating injuries, and how he keeps social media at arm's length

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