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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

'Pietersen uses his hands beautifully to get in front'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Kevin Pietersen's un-English technique

    Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Martin Crowe: Bowlers with dodgy actions must not be given leeway to maintain a balance between bat and ball

    'You'll only improve as a commentator if you are a good listener'

Couch Talk: Jim Maxwell talks about his early days, and why commentators need to stay in touch with cricketers

    'Haven't seen anyone play as straight as Sachin'

My XI: Martin Crowe on Tendulkar's finely calibrated footwork

It's home advantage, not doctored pitches

Michael Jeh: Why do columnists look for conspiracy theories every time a visiting team collapses abjectly?

News | Features Last 7 days

How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Role model Moeen setting high standard

His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket?

His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

News | Features Last 7 days

    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (137)

    A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (115)

    After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

    Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket? (78)

    His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

    Dhoni's control test (75)

    For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

    The two faces of James Anderson (58)

    Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?