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May 1 down the years

Gordon the enforcer

Two West Indian legends are born, and Tugga's 200

May 2 down the years

The prince of Trinidad

A legend takes the stage

May 3 down the years

An enigma with a tragic end

Hookesy arrives

May 4 down the years

Rudolph's long wait

A bunch of birthdays, and a hat-trick

May 5 down the years

All too brief

A master on matting

May 6 down the years

Fozzie the fast

Injury-prone Neil Foster is born

May 7 down the years

Duleep's triple

How long does it take to score 333? About five hours?

May 8 down the years

The finisher

The man who became part of cricket's dictionary

May 9 down the years

Packer's revolution

The circus gets on the road

May 10 down the years

'Is it me you're looking for?'

Pakistan's Lionel Richie lookalike offspinner is born

May 11 down the years

A tale of two paths

Dasher, stonewaller, antiques dealer

May 12 down the years

When Trumble made 'em tumble

Birth of a two-trick man

May 13 down the years

Sting in the tail

When West Indies chased down 418

May 14 down the years

Tatenda takes guard

The birth of the Zimbabwe wicketkeeper... and of ball-by-ball commentary

May 15 down the years

Lord of the crease

A magisterial dasher is born

May 16 down the years

The IPL's can of worms

Indian cricketers get arrested

May 17 down the years

Spitting cobra

One of India's greatest match-winners is born

May 18 down the years

Verity, I say unto thee

The author of the cheapest ten for-for in first-class history is born

May 19 down the years

The Croucher

Birth of the man who scored at over 80 runs an hour

May 20 down the years

The Gnome arrives

The birth of Keith Fletcher

May 21 down the years

Assault and battery

Saeed Anwar's 194

May 22 down the years

The Big Ship

Birth of a fine batsman, useful legspinner and great captain

May 23 down the years

The original Brylcreem boy

The birth of Compo

May 24 down the years

Poacher-turned-gamekeeper

The birth of Ali Bacher

May 25 down the years

The ton quartet

Four Indian batsmen inched towards the first-wicket record in Tests

May 26 down the years

The hard-nosed Kiwi

The New Zealander who averaged 66 against West Indies

May 27 down the years

Mahela makes his entry

The births of Jayawardene, Frank Woolley and Ravi Shastri

May 28 down the years

Windies' gymnastic hub

Jeff Dujon is born

May 29 down the years

Drip by drip

A thrilling finish to a series decider in Antigua

May 30 down the years

The Black Bradman

The first man to score two centuries in a Lord's Test

May 31 down the years

The greatest one-day knock of all

Viv puts England to the sword

    Coast to coast, hunting a win

Diary: Our correspondent shuttles between Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in the wake of Dhoni and Co

    Narine's absence a major setback

Tony Cozier: Despite being back at his best with a remodeled action, the reluctance to take part in the World Cup is baffling, on his part and the WICB's

    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

The World Cup: one-day cricket's hour in the sun

Ahmer Naqvi: Except in the case of Australia, a World Cup win becomes a big part of the victorious captain's legacy

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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"

News | Features Last 7 days