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Stylish in the trenches
Stylish in the trenches

Rahul Dravid's singular achievement was in employing defensive batting to winning ends

'I can't recall beating him more than one ball in a row'
'I can't recall beating him more than one ball in a row'

Dravid's key talent as a batsman was his ability to wear bowlers down, grinding out long innings, waiting to capitalise on mistakes

The troubled, passionate cricketer from Nevis
The troubled, passionate cricketer from Nevis

The player with the long rap sheet and the man in the dressing-room make Morton seem almost like a character of the Jekyll and Hyde sort

What Kerry did
What Kerry did

Kerry Packer died on the first day of the Boxing Day Test in 2005. A look back at the man who changed the fortunes of the world's best cricketers forever

The air-force man who got Pakistan cricket soaring
The air-force man who got Pakistan cricket soaring

The roots of Pakistan cricket's most successful era can be traced to Air Marshal Nur Khan's tenure as the cricket board's chief

Roy of the Roses
Roy of the Roses

Roy Tattersall, the former Lancashire and England bowler who died last week, was one of the finest spinners to grace the county game

The mentor, the seeker, the fighter
The mentor, the seeker, the fighter

Peter Roebuck was a man of many parts, one who combined qualities that appeared to be at odds with one another

The finest non-white South African player of his generation
The finest non-white South African player of his generation

Basil D'Oliveira may have become a symbol of the battle against apartheid, but he was a more than handy player as well

A sharp mind, a tormented soul
A sharp mind, a tormented soul

Peter Roebuck was determined as a player, a fearless internationalist as a cricket writer, and desperately conflicted as a man

An irreplaceable man
An irreplaceable man

Twenty years after Peter Roebuck's last first-class game he was still struggling and often despairing, searching for something to fulfill him

A writer of defiance and beauty
A writer of defiance and beauty

Cricket and the English language were the twin loves of Peter Roebuck's life, and in his hands they forged a fine partnership

What Vijay did for us
What Vijay did for us

Madhav Mantri, who played with and learned from the great Vijay Merchant, whose birth centenary falls today, looks back at what the man meant to a nation finding its feet in cricket

The star who might have been
The star who might have been

People remember Dilley with the bat at Headingley, but he was a genuinely quick bowler who could have gone far if only he had some more support in his mid-80s pomp

A republican prince
A republican prince

Pataudi was a legend when he started. His pedigree, flair, and epic disregard for his handicap, spoke to the anxieties and aspirations of a young India and to its hunger for heroes

A man of opposites
A man of opposites

Aloof yet witty, plain but direct, regal yet casual. MAK Pataudi was so many contradictory things that eventually you stopped trying to classify him

'An innings played with one leg and one eye'
'An innings played with one leg and one eye'

The Nawab of Pataudi showed spirit, courage and a touch of anger when he made 75, batting with an injured leg, at the MCG

Terry, my twin
Terry, my twin

A day on from his funeral, Jenner is remembered by one of his long-time bowling partners as a man with great powers of persuasion and a passion for spin bowling

He who loved the game
He who loved the game

Bob Woolmer died in desperately sad circumstances, but it's his innocence and integrity that he will be remembered for

England's steely lynchpin
England's steely lynchpin

Trevor Bailey may have been known for his stonewalling batting but it was as a match-winning bowler that he demanded attention

The man who became legspin
The man who became legspin

No bowler exemplifies the art of the legbreak as much as Shane Warne does; no bowler ever will