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Daniel Vettori: 100 Tests

'I had two cups of tea in my hands and they were shaking'

Mar 26, 2010: Daniel Vettori's parents remember his Test debut and the days before it

Brydon Coverdale

Katherine Brunt

'I want to be the No. 1 bowler in the world'

Mar 8, 2010: Katherine Brunt nearly gave up on cricket before deciding to persevere on. She may not be the fastest but who needs speed when you've got wickets to show?

Nishi Narayanan

An evening with Sir Garry

Mar 7, 2010: The debate about the game's greatest batsman may be all the rage today. But is there any doubt as to who is the most skilled cricketer of all time?

Ayaz Memon

Makhaya rides on inspiration

Feb 14, 2010: The out-of-favour former South African spearhead looks forward to cycling with Lance Armstrong, while still hoping to return to the side

Telford Vice

Amla bridges the gap

Feb 12, 2010: For long, Indians in South Africa have had reason to feel marginalised. Now one of their own has cemented a place at the highest level and is showing the way to a more inclusive future

Firdose Moonda

Morne makes his mark

Feb 3, 2010: The younger Morkel brother is now more confident of his role in the team and can't wait to team up with Dale Steyn against India

Firdose Moonda

A tale of two English icons

Jan 25, 2010: One is seen as a man of the people, the other as a man for himself. What is perception and what reality?

Andrew Miller

All grown up

Jan 15, 2010: As another Under-19 World Cup gets underway, we look at the boys of the 2008 edition who are now men with international responsibilities

George Binoy

Bangladesh cricket

A reality sweeter than dreams

Jan 11, 2010: From a harsh existence near the sewage-filled Buriganga river to becoming Bangladesh's most famous left-arm spinner, there have plenty of turns in Mohammad Rafique's life

Sriram Veera

South Africa in 2009

The harsh light of day

Jan 10, 2010: After their magical 2008, South Africa were brought rudely back down to earth last year

Telford Vice

New Zealand in 2009

Wins, losses, injuries, Vettori

Jan 9, 2010: In 2009, New Zealand had issues with their top order, found a middle-order core group, and lost Shane Bond. Through it all they had one constant

Sidharth Monga

Pakistan in 2009

The darkest hour

Jan 7, 2010: The Lahore attacks overshadowed every other crisis the country's cricket had ever been through, but the World Twenty20 win and two teenagers eased the pain a touch

Osman Samiuddin

Paul Adams

'Devon tried to knock my head off'

Jan 6, 2010: He'd played two first-class when he made his Test debut and his action was extraordinary. Paul Adams certainly made an impression

Andrew McGlashan

2009 year-end review

Jan 4, 2010: The ups and downs, the young talent, the fading stars and what the future holds: all in our country reviews for 2009

England in 2009

From chaos to a happy place

Jan 4, 2010: England's year began with the Moores-Pietersen spat and the 51 all out and went on to take in the Ashes win and a marked improvement in ODI cricket

Andrew Miller

Australia in 2009

Ashes anguish and one-day joys

Jan 4, 2010: The fall to No. 4, injuries to key bowlers, Ponting's return to mortality: Australia's 2009 was mostly filled with gloom

Peter English

The Associates in 2009

Big brothers' indifference hurts the little guys

Jan 3, 2010: Little help from those at the top, even less from sponsors, and the ICC's bizarre decisions have left most of the Associates looking at a bleak 2010

Martin Williamson

West Indies in 2009

Sagas, strife and silver linings

Jan 2, 2010: West Indies started the year on a high, plunged into crisis, and seemed to revive at the tail-end

Vaneisa Baksh

India in 2009

Hot in Tests, not in the short formats

Dec 31, 2009: India scaled the peaks in the few Tests they played, but it wasn't all sunny in limited-overs cricket

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka in 2009

A whimper not a bang

Dec 30, 2009: Sri Lanka started 2009 on a high but finished it struggling to hold their footing as key players went missing

Jamie Alter
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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

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Numbers Game: Australia haven't lost at the Gabba since 1988, while South Africa have a 14-2 record in Centurion

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The perfect Test

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.

Kohli attains batting nirvana

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

What ails Rohit and Watson?

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

Hazlewood completes quartet of promise

Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

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