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June 1 down the years

Cronje's violent end

A tainted life comes to a violent end

June 2 down the years

Twin princely entrances

The Waughs make their mark

June 3 down the years

Mr Whippy

The 916-wicket man

June 4 down the years

The ball of the century?

Gatting b Warne

June 5 down the years

What a start

An extraordinary start to an Ashes series

June 6 down the years

501 not out

A first-class first

June 7 down the years

Never worse

A row of ducks for India

June 8 down the years

Deadly on his day

A spinner in name if not nature

June 9 down the years

Gooch sets up history

England's first home victory over West Indies in two decades

June 10 down the years

India conquer HQ

Kapil and Co pull it off at Lord's

June 11 down the years

Saqlain's hat-trick

Only the second man to get three in three balls twice

June 12 down the years

The Karachi streetfighter

Birth of only the second man whose Test average never fell below 50

June 13 down the years

'How does it feel to drop the World Cup?'

South Africa's costliest dropped catch

June 14 down the years

A captain's dream

A left-arm colossus is born

June 15 down the years

Invasion of the Invincibles

Bradman and Co. wade into England

June 16 down the years

Long Tom

An elegant, strokeful fan favourite is born

June 17 down the years

The greatest one-day match

The World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa

June 18 down the years

Crash bang walloped

Underdogs storm Australia's party

June 19 down the years

An Olympian aloofness

The great Wally Hammond is born

June 20 down the years

World Cup anti-climax

The dampest of squibs on the biggest stage of all

June 21 down the years

Oh Lord's

West Indies take the first World Cup

June 22 down the years

Behind the eight-ball

Bob Massie has an impressive debut

June 23 down the years

The man who retrieved the Ashes

The great Len Hutton is born

June 24 down the years

Sri Lanka's Headingley high

A historic series win with a ball to spare

June 25 down the years

India's first triumph

Kapil's boys pull off one of the greatest upsets ever

June 26 down the years

Gus arrives

The birth of Aussie allrounder Gary Gilmour

June 27 down the years

England's own South African

Kevin Pietersen makes an entrance

June 28 down the years

Mischief personified

Mushy makes his first appearance

June 29 down the years

Those two little pals of mine

Ramadhin and Valentine take West Indies to a memorable win

June 30 down the years

The king of stunning assaults

A Sri Lankan legend is born

    Lift yourself, ODI cricket

Mark Nicholas: The format's future depends on how exciting the players make the main event

    Centuries galore for South Africa

Numbers Game: Other teams have matched their top order in terms of averages in the last two years, but none has scored hundreds at that rate

Drop it like it's hot

The Cricket Monthly: Records, redemption and ramifications: the consequences of five dropped catches that cannot be forgotten
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    My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

Martin Crowe: How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

Is cricket really vulnerable to physical altercations?

Russell Jackson: To start fearing the worst going by the verbal abuse going round is taking things too far

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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

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"

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

News | Features Last 7 days