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August 1 down the years

Captain extraordinaire

Birth of the classy Frank Worrell

August 2 down the years

England are Biffed

The Lord's Test of 2003 belonged to one Graeme Smith

August 3 down the years

The ton-up boys

Test hundreds galore

August 4 down the years

The bare necessities

"It's a freaker!"

August 5 down the years

Sobie all round

Garry Sobers lights up Headingley

August 6 down the years

Ryder on the storm

Birth of a talented but troubled New Zealand batsman

August 7 down the years

Cliffhanger of the century

Edgbaston '05

August 8 down the years

A New Zealand star

Kane Williamson is born

August 9 down the years

Last day for a languid hero

An England legend bows out

August 10 down the years

England give it a go

But still lose to Australia

August 11 down the years

Warne gets 600

And to make it sweeter, it came in an Ashes Test

August 12 down the years

The end of the road

A less-than-ideal conclusion

August 13 down the years

England rule the world

The rankings get a new leader

August 14 down the years

Dimly fades the Don

The biggest blob in Test cricket

August 15 down the years

Trueman's 300th

Fiery Fred misses a hat-trick but reaches a bigger landmark

August 16 down the years

The limpet

A clingy crab is born

August 17 down the years

England suffer Whispering Death

Holding rubs England's face in it

August 18 down the years

The two-day Test

The shortest Test in over 50 years

August 19 down the years

England win the Ashes after close to two decades

The home side take the prize in the first Ashes series to be won under a professional captain

August 20 down the years

Allegations and arguments at The Oval

Pakistan refuse to play ball, following ball-tampering allegations

August 21 down the years

Who writes your scripts?

Botham comes back from a ban, and how

August 22 down the years

England 4, India 0

A clean sweep for the Pataudi Trophy

August 23 down the years

An innings and 579 runs

When England didn't go for 1000

August 24 down the years

A historic day for India

And a not-so-fine one for England

August 25 down the years

Symonds smashes 16 sixes

An Australian allrounder lofts his way into recognition

August 26 down the years

The original masterblaster

A hundred in 35 minutes

August 27 down the years

A legend is born

The world welcomes Donald George Bradman

August 28 down the years

Cricket in a spot

A Lord's Test comes under the scanner ten years after Cronjegate

August 29 down the years

The Demon demolishes England

The Ashes are born

August 30 down the years

'Make mine a double'

Botham becomes the fastest man to 1000 runs and 100 wickets

August 31 down the years

Supercat arrives

The man who led a juggernaut

Aussies in Asia

How many can you get right in our quiz on Australia's subcontinental tours?
The Cricket Monthly February issue

    Captains aren't that important anymore

Tim Wigmore: In sport, as in business, leaders have less power now, and the decisions they take don't directly affect outcomes

Murder on the square

Cricket was the backdrop for two recent murder mysteries on television, but why weren't the motives related to the game?

    How teams prepare for the IPL auction

Scouting players, researching numbers, and even practicising their buying skills - franchises leave nothing to chance

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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IPL player auction - What to expect in 2017?

ESPNcricinfo looks at how the teams stand and whom they might buy at the tenth IPL player auction, in Bangalore on February 20

IPL player auction - New faces and where they could end up

ESPNcricinfo takes a closer look at the skillsets of some of the first-timers at the IPL player auction

Captain Kohli emulates Ponting, Vaughan

Stats highlights from India's record-breaking victory over Bangladesh in Hyderabad

A question on DRS procedure after last-wicket drama

An unusual incident during the final moments of the Hyderabad Test exposed a possible loophole in the review protocol

'These days some batsmen are playing yorkers better than length balls'

Ashish Nehra talks about his go-to deliveries, dealing with frustrating injuries, and how he keeps social media at arm's length

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