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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

    'It's scary to think I actually have a Test hat-trick'

New Zealand allrounder James Franklin remembers all his stats, and likes to take his five-year-old to watch football and rugby

Pup gets a grilling

The Cricket Monthly: Do cricketers know what they did last summer (and before)? We put Michael Clarke to the test

    'I didn't have the D/L sheet during the Durban World Cup game'

Shaun Pollock talks to Alison Mitchell about career highs and lows

    From support act to lead role

Numbers Game: Over the last four years, Rangana Herath has become Sri Lanka's strike bowler

The Phillip Hughes debate never ends

Russell Jackson: He makes buckets of runs but cannot hold his place in the Test side. What needs to work for him going forward?

News | Features Last 7 days

How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

Perfect Herath leads SL dominance

Sri Lanka's marks out of 10 following their 2-0 series win against Pakistan

'You should not be embarrassing your country'

Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England

News | Features Last 7 days

    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (142)

    A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (116)

    After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

    Dhoni's control test (75)

    For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

    The two faces of James Anderson (60)

    Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?

    One-day barrier to Indian Test progress (56)

    With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests