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February 1 down the years

The birth of Biff

Graeme Smith is born

February 2 down the years

Hadlee's slow start

The great Sir Richard makes his debut

February 3 down the years

Trouble in paradise

A controversy in Port-of-Spain

February 4 down the years

An all-too-brief star

Archie Jackson's storied start

February 5 down the years

A verdict on spot-fixing

Butt, Asif and Amir get banned

February 6 down the years

Fast and fiery Frederick

The best fast bowler England have produced

February 7 down the years

Anil's top 10

Kumble cleans up Pakistan in Delhi

February 8 down the years

Hero and villain

The glory and the shame of Mohammad Azharuddin

February 9 down the years

Ooh, aah, Glenn McGrath

One of the greatest seamers is born

February 10 down the years

The black band of courage

Flower and Olonga make a stand against the Mugabe regime

February 11 down the years

The Phantom opener

A corpse in pads, a drugs scandal, and the debut of West Indies' greatest captain

February 12 down the years

Valiant Vishy

Lightning wrists, dazzling strokeplay, impeccable sportsmanship

February 13 down the years

Take up thy bed and bat

Paynter comes out of hospital to bat for England

February 14 down the years

A Valentine's Day massacre

The day South Africa were bowled out for 30

February 15 down the years

A cracking Melbourne finish

One of the game's classic series goes down to the wire

February 16 down the years

Michael learns to rock

The liquid grace of Michael Holding, and England's Bodyline win

February 17 down the years

A big day in Sri Lanka

Test cricket gets its eighth team

February 18 down the years

An unwanted nose job

Gatting wears one from Marshall

February 19 down the years

A Beefy masterclass

Botham's golden Jubilee Test

February 20 down the years

When 'Toey' was chaired off the field

Hugh Tayfield's magical nine-for

February 21 down the years

Slashing Slats

A destructive Australian opening batsman is born

February 22 down the years

Eleven smart birds

The Kiwis put one over Australia in the World Cup

February 23 down the years

Gilly on a rampage

A whirlwind double-century, and a sobering battering

February 24 down the years

The 36-year-old double-centurion

The first 200 in ODIs

February 25 down the years

Brightly fades The Don

The death of the greatest cricketer of them all

February 26 down the years

The second of the three Ws

Everton Weekes is born in Barbados

February 27 down the years

The old destroyer

A 33-year-old makes his debut

February 28 down the years

Blast off

Viv brings the carnage

February 29 down the years

A Kenyan World Cup victory

When the first-timers dismissed West Indies for 93

    The birth of the World Cup

Rewind: The low-key launch of the tournament in 1975

    Different skills for different formats

Michael Bevan: ODI cricket brought better fielding and quicker scoring to the fore. T20 has taken that progression to the extreme

    Musings on Tendulkar's farewell

Review: A new book uses the context around the retirement of India's biggest cricketer as grounds for further exploration

    Lift yourself, ODI cricket

Mark Nicholas: The format's future depends on how exciting the players make the main event

The last of Sanga

Janaka Malwatta: Kumar Sangakkara has maintained excellent standards over a glittering career; a World Cup trophy would be a fitting send-off

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Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Ten things that are different at this World Cup

And one that will be the same. A look at what has changed since 2011

My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

Kevin Pietersen's rubbishing of many aspiring English county professionals brings to mind the belief of Miss Piggy that "there is no one in the world to compare with moi"

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