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November 1 down the years

Australia's nemesis

The second Indian to make over 2000 Test runs against Australia

November 2 down the years

Never another like Victor

A popular Australian star

November 3 down the years

Three cricketers go to prison

When Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were found guilty in a court of law a year after the spot-fixing scandal shook cricket

November 4 down the years

Golden gloves

Birth of one of the greatest wicketkeepers in history

November 5 down the years

The brash golden boy

Birth of Virat Kohli

November 6 down the years

Crash, bang, wallop

Butchery in Brisbane

November 7 down the years

India break their Australian duck

Courtesy Gavaskar, Chauhan, Kirmani and Ghavri

November 8 down the years

Reversing the tide

Big trophy No. 1 for Australia

November 9 down the years

Hadlee's nine-for

New Zealand's best bowling figures came today at the Gabba

November 10 down the years

Welcome to the party

Bangladesh join the Test club

November 11 down the years

Fearless Freddo

Birth of the hard-hitting West Indian left-hander Roy Fredericks

November 12 down the years

Birth of the defiant Dudley

A South African stalwart appears

November 13 down the years

Two six four

Rohit Sharma shatters an ODI world record

November 14 down the years

An Aussie destroyer

Gilly is born

November 15 down the years

Two legends make their entrance

Tendulkar and Waqar debut

November 16 down the years

The king of swing

The man who took reverse swing to a new level

November 17 down the years

The left-hander who never won

One of the great southpaws of the game

November 18 down the years

A Bradmanesque year

Andy Flower's amazing run

November 19 down the years

Pakistan beat India

In a series for the first time

November 20 down the years

The 30,000-run barrier

Tendulkar crosses a milestone no man has crossed before

November 21 down the years

Move over Darling

An inspiring Australian leader is born

November 22 down the years

The early developer

A Test debut at 15 years and 124 days

November 23 down the years

A World Cup-winning opener

The birth of Gary Kirsten

November 24 down the years

A Beefy birthday

Sir Ian Botham is born

November 25 down the years

The tiger king

Imran Khan, the finest cricketer Pakistan has produced, is born

November 26 down the years

Hughes boohoos

Australia's captain breaks down after losing to West Indies yet again

November 27 down the years

The death of Phillip Hughes

The young Australian batsman suffers a blow to the head he does not recover from

November 28 down the years

The Australian in excelsis

One of Australia's favourite sons was born

November 29 down the years

A Colombo party for New Zealand

Their first Test win in Sri Lanka in 14 years

November 30 down the years

The Don's uninspiring debut

Bradman makes 19 runs in his first Test

    Loss of Harris will change Australia's bowling plans

Ricky Ponting: Ryan Harris was a bowler for all roles, and his absence makes the Ashes a bit more difficult to call

    Centuries all down the middle, and the first Test cricketer to be born

Ask Steven also has: the most years between matches for Sri Lanka, and the overseas captain who led in the most Tests in England

How well do you know your Ashes history?

Twenty questions, 15 minutes. What are you waiting for?

Will the new England last the Ashes?

Nicholas Hogg: They have been playing attacking, unfettered limited-overs cricket, but an Ashes series is a different battle altogether

A Hayden moment

Samir Chopra: The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field

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Highest totals without a century, and dream ODI debuts

Also: the most team changes made by a country in successive one-day internationals, and highest individual Test scores in the second innings

No. 1: Matthew Hayden

Opening the batting on the former Australia captain's all-star Ashes XI picked from among his contemporaries: a burly attacker from Queensland

Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

Johnson back to intimidate with word and deed

At the age of 33, Johnson does not expect to be back for another Ashes campaign and, since being forced to miss last year's World Twenty20 with a toe injury, he has played every game as if it is his last

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