The beast that is batting

Even for those blessed with great skill, it is a hard, unforgiving craft - as Jonathan Trott will be able to testify

Jonathan Trott leaves the field

What might Gehan Mendis have been?

An attacking batsman who made a name for himself on the county circuit in the '70s and '80s, he could have played for Sri Lanka or England but finished without an international cap

Gehan Mendis attempts a sweep

The crab who would be king

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, despite his one-of-a-kind technique and because of his steely grit, sits on the brink of surpassing Brian Lara as West Indies' greatest ever run maker

Shivnarine Chanderpaul watches as he is caught behind