The balls of the century, No. 4: Shane Warne to Andrew Strauss
The balls of the century, No. 4: Shane Warne to Andrew Strauss

Turn so sharp it could cut through your psyche

The balls of the century, No. 8: Irfan Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf
The balls of the century, No. 8: Irfan Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf

Irfan Pathan and the shape of inevitability

Dhoni's six to win the World Cup
Dhoni's six to win the World Cup

India's captain walks the talk for his team

India beating Australia in Kolkata
India beating Australia in Kolkata

There have been closer Tests than the one at Eden Gardens in 2001, but none can match it for its drama and heroism

Lara's 153 not out against Australia
Lara's 153 not out against Australia

He could conjure up innings like this one in Barbados, that others could only fantasise about

The other side of Gravy
The other side of Gravy

Antigua's No. 1 cricket fan has hung up his boots officially, but he's still around at the ARG

When Ranga comes 'round
When Ranga comes 'round

In praise of a spinner whose contributions are as generous as his girth

The family that plays together
The family that plays together

Meet the group of siblings who have become poster children for cricket in their country

Smile, it's Younis
Smile, it's Younis

This month's cover star has a complex, ever-present grin

Fly Lara fly
Fly Lara fly

The method behind the genius, the early-morning vision behind the epics

In praise of list-making
In praise of list-making

The joys of sitting in judgement on a half-century of Test match performances

A matter of life and death
A matter of life and death

As athleticism and outfielding undergo a revolution, so too must cricket's ability to anticipate accidents

The story of a cricket generation
The story of a cricket generation

David Warner's is the tale of a man wired differently - and also a portrait of an age in the sport

Life goes on
Life goes on

But it's not quite the same, as cricket's profound grief at the death of Phillip Hughes showed

A billion Bill Lawrys
A billion Bill Lawrys

Down the years, Australia was the cricket country Indians wanted theirs to aspire to be

Shiv on the shore
Shiv on the shore

When the great flood or fire finishes the world, Chanderpaul may still be batting. Here he is in his element: his home in Unity, by the Atlantic

The bowling was superfast
The bowling was superfast

Batsmen excepted, breathes there a fan with soul so dead who doesn't like it fast and furious?

The other side of Gravy
The other side of Gravy

Antigua's No. 1 cricket fan has hung up his boots officially, but he's still around at the ARG

Love letters
Love letters

Of two Indian cricketers who found love on tour, romance by post, and left to make a home in countries far away

Filming a fairy tale run
Filming a fairy tale run