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April 1, 2010 : The three best batsmen and one of the spinners were easy picks. What about the others?
March 22, 2010 : The world's leading wicket-taker, his likely successor, and three other spinners from the 80s form the shortlist
March 18, 2010 : Five Sri Lankan fast bowlers to pick from, among them the country's most successful quick and one who took four in four
March 8, 2010 : A highly talented four-Test wonder, a Lord's centurion, an explosive batsman, the current captain and his successor behind the stumps make up the wicketkeeping shortlist. By Sa'adi Thawfeeq
March 2, 2010 : Who to pick for Sri Lanka's middle order - strokemakers or stodgy accumulators? Or keepers who can more than just get by with the bat?
November 23, 2009 : The candidates for the openers' slots are two firebrand attackers and three more conventional batsmen
Martin Crowe: Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking were the positive highlights in a year that ended with the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death
Numbers Game: Australia haven't lost at the Gabba since 1988, while South Africa have a 14-2 record in Centurion
Dravid and Manjrekar discuss Brian Lara's adaptability
Nicholas Hogg: Cook lacks certain qualities the ex-England captain listed as those fitting of an ideal leader, in particular, charisma
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena
The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test