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'An unbelievable feeling of no panic'

Nov 8, 2012: Unlike with their predecessors, when the pressure is on South Africa now, the players believe in themselves and their team-mates. Alviro Petersen explains

Firdose Moonda

Sheffield Shield

Where have all the batsmen gone?

Nov 6, 2012: The Sheffield Shield used to be a factory for producing Test-ready batsmen. But a combination of green seaming pitches and flawed techniques has resulted in the cupboard becoming alarmingly bare

Brydon Coverdale

South Africa in Australia flashback: 2008-09

'You beauty, you superstar'

Nov 6, 2012: JP Duminy emerged from nowhere to star in South Africa's first series win in Australia

Firdose Moonda

An indigenous team's Australian dream

Nov 1, 2012: A side different from the usual Australian ones visited India last month

Siddhartha Talya

South Africa in Australia flashback: 2001-02

'You had to out-think Australia'

Oct 31, 2012: Claude Henderson and Boeta Dippenaar look back at South Africa's humbling visit Down Under a decade ago

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia flashback: 1993-94

'We were the Cinderella team'

Oct 25, 2012: The South Africans were wide-eyed on their first tour of Australia after readmission, but they proved they were no rookies

Firdose Moonda

Neil McKenzie's still got it

Oct 22, 2012: He may not be part of South Africa's plans anymore but the Lions batsman remains an integral part of the country's domestic scene

Firdose Moonda

Will cricket live in Brixton?

Oct 18, 2012: The heartland of London's Jamaican community isn't as big on the game as it once used to be

Richard Browne

How Siddle found his mojo

Oct 15, 2012: Over the past year, Peter has emerged as a leader of Australia's Test bowling attack. This transformation is all the more remarkable for its modest beginnings in Sri Lanka, when he was dropped from the team

Daniel Brettig

Luke Ronchi hops across the ditch

Oct 13, 2012: The Western Australia keeper-batsman hopes to revive his international career, this time with New Zealand

Brydon Coverdale

In Gayle's slipstream

Oct 10, 2012: An American writer gets swept up in the foaming excitement of the World Twenty20

Wright Thompson

A man who speaks for a nation

Oct 5, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene is in touch with his country's troubled past but is also the face of a brighter future

Wright Thompson

In the footsteps of Nelson, Tito and 007

Sep 29, 2012: On a remote Croatian island, cricket is thriving alongside vineyards, and sometimes in them

Fabian Muir

Comeback trail no smooth ride for Zimbabwe

Sep 26, 2012: A year ago they returned to Test cricket amid much optimism. Things seem to have gone downhill steadily since

Firdose Moonda

'There's no wild slogging now'

Sep 19, 2012: In the decade or so that it has been around, how have players adapted to the rhythms of the shortest format? We asked a batsman, a spinner and a fast bowler for their views

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

World Twenty20 players to watch - 6

Three young guns and a wily old spinner

Sep 18, 2012: The final part of our series on players to keep an eye on in the World Twenty20

Brydon Coverdale, Daniel Brettig, Mohammad Isam and Umar Farooq

'New Zealand batsmen don't treasure their wickets enough'

Sep 13, 2012: Compared to other international batsmen, New Zealand's struggle to make their starts count

Andrew Alderson

World Twenty20 players to watch - 5

Men with points to prove

Sep 11, 2012: Part five of our look at players in focus at the World Twenty20 features a number of cricketers with plenty to play for

Brydon Coverdale, Firdose Moonda, Siddhartha Talya, Ger Siggins, Umar Farooq

Low expectations make SLPL a moderate success

Sep 9, 2012: The first season of the Sri Lanka Premier League ticked a fair few boxes - mainly because few expected it would

Andrew Fernando

World Twenty20 players to watch - 4

Rookies, vets, and the forever unfulfilled

Sep 5, 2012: More players who have the potential to catch your eye at the World Twenty20

Andrew Fernando, Firdose Moonda, Abhishek Purohit, Andrew McGlashan, Umar Farooq
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