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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

'Pietersen uses his hands beautifully to get in front'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Kevin Pietersen's un-English technique

    Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Martin Crowe: Bowlers with dodgy actions must not be given leeway to maintain a balance between bat and ball

    'You'll only improve as a commentator if you are a good listener'

Couch Talk: Jim Maxwell talks about his early days, and why commentators need to stay in touch with cricketers

    'Haven't seen anyone play as straight as Sachin'

My XI: Martin Crowe on Tendulkar's finely calibrated footwork

It's home advantage, not doctored pitches

Michael Jeh: Why do columnists look for conspiracy theories every time a visiting team collapses abjectly?

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

Role model Moeen setting high standard

His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

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

Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket?

His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

News | Features Last 7 days

    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (137)

    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 (115)

    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

    Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket? (78)

    His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

    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 (58)

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