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Anindya Dutta

The 1946 Indian squad in England

A dinner in 1946

It was the last tour by undivided India to Britain. It was the summer of Merchant and Mankad, and independence was around the corner

Mathew Varghese

Kevin Pietersen was unbeaten at the close

Surrey v Leicestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval

300 and nothing: towering above the rest

A look at past games when one batsman made a big score without a significant contribution from the others

Haresh Pandya

Vijay Hazare

India's first post-war legend

On his birth centenary, a look at Vijay Hazare, who won accolades from contemporary greats for his patience and appetite for runs

Hazare or Merchant?

In part two of the search for India's first great batsman, we look at two run-accumulators who shared the same first name

The XI

Sons of a golden age

Six of the XI made their debuts after November 1989. A sign that this is one of Indian cricket's best periods ever

Is Sehwag great yet?

Up there with the Gavaskars and Tendulkars? Just where does India's gonzo opener stand in his country's batting pantheon?