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April 1 down the years

Languid, laconic, brilliant

Birth of a woolly-haired English wonder

April 2 down the years

India win their second World Cup

MS Dhoni leads team from the front to put paid to Sri Lanka's hopes

April 3 down the years

Lashing Langer

Justin Langer wallops a run-a-ball 122 not out

April 4 down the years

Mind your head

An English beanpole is born

April 5 down the years

Where it all began

The Waughs make their first joint appearance

April 6 down the years

Lord of Lord's

An Indian great is born, and Imran's Pakistan conquer Guyana

April 7 down the years

Immovable

Birth of an English stalwart

April 8 down the years

Enter the Gaffer

England's most capped player makes his entrance

April 9 down the years

Knott's landing

A dangerous English wicketkeeper-batsman makes his first move

April 10 down the years

Curtly's original demolition job

Ambrose does for England

April 11 down the years

The end of the innocence

Hansie's fall from grace

April 12 down the years

A quadruple century

Lara goes large... again

April 13 down the years

The star who turned traitor

Mohammad Amir flatters to betray

April 14 down the years

Pommie bashers

Welcome, Craig, Bob, Syd

April 15 down the years

Master blasting

Carnage in Antigua

April 16 down the years

Forever tainted

The first player to be banned for life for match-fixing

April 17 down the years

Murali unleashed

The birth of a wizard

April 18 down the years

Lara scales a mountain

When Sobers' 365 was breached

April 19 down the years

Bolshy but brilliant

An all-time great is born

April 20 down the years

Fantastic Mr Fox

The birth of "Foxy" Fowler, and a monstrous partnership

April 21 down the years

'Is that you, John Wayne?'

Amby and Tugga go head to head

April 22 down the years

When Winston won it for Windies

A Barbados thriller gets underway

April 23 down the years

Greenidge's final frenzy

Australia are put in their place in Barbados

April 24 down the years

Tendulkar is born

A legend arrives

April 25 down the years

A Boy's Own tale

A jack of all trades makes his first appearance

April 26 down the years

A debut double

Rudolph makes 222

April 27 down the years

Blink and you'll miss it

Shoaib hits a hundred

April 28 down the years

The triple-decker

World Cup time. So it must be Australia winning

April 29 down the years

Cat of many tales

The most talented English slow bowler of his generation is born

April 30 down the years

Born to keep

Heals makes a start

    'Gupte could bowl any line and length at will'

My XI: Erapalli Prasanna on his favourite spin bowlers. First up: Subhash Gupte

    'I probably undersold myself as a batsman'

Derek Pringle on his unfulfilled international career, the 1992 World Cup final, cricket journalism, and more

    Why baseball trumps cricket at the movies

Rob Steen: Baseball movies are more ambitious and unabashedly American - always a draw at the box office
Bowling and pitching: the differences

    'I wouldn't set up a batsman by giving runs away'

Glenn McGrath on the method behind his metronomic consistency, and why aggression isn't about sledging

Fawad Alam's macho avatar

Ahmer Naqvi: He had fine numbers even before he sprouted facial hair. But it seems only now can Pakistanis take him seriously

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India disgraced themselves by not competing

MS Dhoni and the BCCI are to blame for a touring party that became too comfortable and compliant

'I couldn't bring myself to set a batsman up by giving him runs'

Glenn McGrath talks about the method behind his metronomic consistency, visualisation, and why aggression isn't about sledging

Errant elbows, and Priyanjan's shuffle

Plays of the day from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Maintaining a healthy balance between bat and ball does not mean the authorities must give those with dodgy actions leeway

Starting and ending with half-centuries, and 99 on debut

Also, Tamim's share of Bangladesh's runs, run out for a duck on debut, most Test wickets against Pakistan, and 40-year-old captains

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