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July 1 down the years

A modern classic

England beat West Indies by a whisker

July 2 down the years

All out for 25

Ireland down West Indies

July 3 down the years

The master bowler

New Zealand's finest cricketer is born

July 4 down the years

The mighty metronome

One of England's greatest post-war bowlers is born

July 5 down the years

He should have been a paceman

A controversial slow-left armer

July 6 down the years

Makhaya makes his entry

And goes on to play a 100 Tests

July 7 down the years

An audacious Indian

MS Dhoni is born

July 8 down the years

A princely entrance

One of India's finest captains is born

July 9 down the years

Edrich's epoch

An epic in Leeds

July 10 down the years

Sunny days are here

A genius with immaculate technique and unending powers of concentration

July 11 down the years

Cowdrey's crowning glory

MCC's special hundred

July 12 down the years

Zero sum

Goochie gets a pair of glasses

July 13 down the years

The Yuvi-Kaif show

India's second great Lord's heist

July 14 down the years

England edge a thriller

The Ashes get off to a screamer

July 15 down the years

Fagg's unique double-hundreds

Two doubles in a first-class match

July 16 down the years

The real deal

Jack of all trades

July 17 down the years

Perfection in gauntlets

A keeper to keep

July 18 down the years

The most famous beard in sport

The good doctor makes an entrance

July 19 down the years

A rare old day

Fred tucks into India... again

July 20 down the years

Botham's day

Beefy turns it on

July 21 down the years

The man who made batting look easy

A South African legend is born

July 22 down the years

Death of a Bodyline bowler

Larwood's last goodbye

July 23 down the years

If at first you don't succeed...

One of England's finest batsmen is born

July 24 down the years

A stylist in glasses

The birth of Zed

July 25 down the years

Test cricket turns 2000

A match full of milestones

July 26 down the years

Immovable object, irresistible force

Athers and White Lightning face off

July 27 down the years

A true competitor

Captain Grumpy is born

July 28 down the years

A colossus with bad knees

Birth of surely the greatest allrounder in cricket history

July 29 down the years

And they went on and on

The highest Test partnership for any wicket

July 30 down the years

Jimmy finds his mojo

Birth of England fast bowler James Anderson

July 31 down the years

Laker's match

Australia v the unstoppable force

    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

    Musings on Tendulkar's farewell

Review: A new book uses the context around the retirement of India's biggest cricketer as grounds for further exploration

    Lift yourself, ODI cricket

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

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

News | Features Last 7 days

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