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September 1 down the years

Verity leaves his mark

The last wicket before the war

September 2 down the years

Arlott's last stand

One of the all-time great commentators signs off for the final time

September 3 down the years

Chapman in charge

Johnny Douglas, Basil Butcher, and one of England's most successful captains are all born

September 4 down the years

A thriller at The Oval

Gavaskar takes India agonisingly close

September 5 down the years

First-class giant, Test Lilliputian

Ramps is born, Sir Garry makes a duck

September 6 down the years

A Pakistani whirlwind

An all-time great one-day batsman is born

September 7 down the years

Birth of the one-day final

Sussex win the inaugural Gillette Cup at Lord's

September 8 down the years

The history boy

The youngest man to make a Test century

September 9 down the years

Dawn of the Demon

Birth of one of the greatest bowlers of all time

September 10 down the years

Prince of the Golden Age

Birth of the inventor of the leg glance

September 11 down the years

The original Indian hero

India's first century-maker makes an appearance

September 12 down the years

England's Ashes

A modern classic is sealed

September 13 down the years

The blond bombshell

Warnie arrives

September 14 down the years

Two countries, one batsman

The man who made Test hundreds against England for two teams

September 15 down the years

The seven-Test sensation

A wrong-footed colossus is born

September 16 down the years

From behind the wicket to the boardroom

Births of Dave Richardson, Asanka Gurusinha and Micky Stewart

September 17 down the years

The last double

One season, 1000 runs, 100 wickets, achieved in style

September 18 down the years

The fleet-footed Dazzler

England welcomes a future strike bowler

September 19 down the years

Six sixes, and the fastest fifty

Yuvraj takes a shine to Stuart Broad

September 20 down the years

One-day cricket's first hat-trick

And a tormentor of Australia is born

September 21 down the years

A Caribbean threesome

His highness graces the world

September 22 down the years

The second tied Test

The day both India and Australia won

September 23 down the years

A scrappy keeper

The births of Moin, Blowers and Alistair Campbell

September 24 down the years

India's fairytale Twenty20 triumph

An exhilarating finale to an engrossing event

September 25 down the years

Secrets and lies

The birth of a hero who became a villain

September 26 down the years

An Aussie to the core

One of Australia's best captains is born

September 27 down the years

A Kiwi bazooka

Birth of an explosive wicketkeeper-batsman

September 28 down the years

Majestic Majid

The birth of the man who proved footwork was overrated

September 29 down the years

The long-fingered Mr Gibbs

Birth of an indefatigable West Indian spinner

September 30 down the years

Hair today

A daring umpire is born

    Ronchi's blitz, and remarkable ODI recoveries

Ask Steven: Also, the fastest ODI 150s, and the highest Test totals without a half-century

    Penalty runs the best punishment for slow over rates

Ashley Mallett: Fines and suspensions have had no effect. Awarding the opposition runs for every over a team falls short in a Test innings will definitely bite harder

    Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

David Hopps: KP'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"

    How to construct an ODI chase

Michael Bevan: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

The many crickets of an Indian boyhood

Sankaran Krishna: Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each developing a certain skill

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Kohli at No. 4 - defensive or practical?

It seems Virat Kohli is to not bat before the 12th or 13th over to strengthen the middle and the lower middle order. It suggests a lack of confidence in what was supposed to be India's strength in their title defence: their batting

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

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

On TV it looks uglier than it actually is

Often reasonable arguments on the field look nasty beyond the boundary and on camera

'Teams can't have set formula' - Dravid

In the first episode of Contenders, a special ten-part buildup to the 2015 World Cup, Rahul Dravid and Graeme Smith discuss the impact of local conditions on team compositions and the issues surrounding the format of the tournament

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