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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

Double trouble

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 is born

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

    T20: it's a gas, gas, gas

Mark Nicholas: The Cardiff match showed the format is valid and valuable. Only, we need to be careful we don't overdo it

Would it have been different with Khaya Majola around?

Luke Alfred: Cricket in South Africa is perilously close to being irrelevant for the country's largest demographic group

    Short Ashes, and young accumulators

Ask Steven: Also: highest Sri Lankan averages, most ODI hundreds against South Africa, and best bowling strike rates

    The MS Dhoni batting manual

An unorthodox technique, a sharp cricket brain, and supreme self-belief have made Dhoni the batsman he is. An excerpt from Aakash Chopra's book The Insider

The travails of a middle-aged cricketer

Jonathan Wilson: When the bad days outnumber the good, and the aches and pains hasten your decline, you wonder if each game might be your last

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Ojha's time to 'relax' before Test debut

After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait

Pujara's chance to beat his blues

After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

Resolute Pujara shines in stop-gap role

Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

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