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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

Bangladesh in 2009

With heads held high

Dec 29, 2009: Two Test wins, 14 in ODIs, an inspiring captain, and a promising newcomer made Bangladesh's 2009 their most successful 12 months ever

Abu Choudhury

Zimbabwe in 2009

Hope floats

Dec 28, 2009: The return of former players to decision-making roles and the revamp of the domestic structure spell better days ahead for Zimbabwe

Martin Williamson

Women's cricket in 2009

A year to savour

Dec 27, 2009: Women's cricket, led by the England side, broke new ground and found new followers this year

Jenny Roesler

Meeting Sir Ian

Dec 26, 2009: Thrilling on the field, glamorous off it, and a do-gooder to boot. After all these years, Beefy is still a great choice as a childhood hero

George Dobell

From Byculla to The Oval, and back

Dec 3, 2009: John Jameson played four Tests for England; it could very nearly have been for India instead

Nagraj Gollapudi

The eighty-niners

Nov 15, 2009: Twenty-eight players made their international debuts the same years as Sachin Tendulkar. We look at what 20 of the better-known ones went on to do

Sidharth Monga

Is Sachin Tendulkar the greatest schoolboy cricketer ever?

Nov 12, 2009: Twenty years ago, a fresh-faced youngster was being hailed as the next big thing. Would he play for India, the cognoscenti asked themselves

Harsha Bhogle

Champions League Twenty20

A vibrant design

Oct 22, 2009: Fearless, colourful, and exciting, T&T are a well-oiled unit harnessed by a strong structure and visionary leadership

Nagraj Gollapudi

Daren and Sherwin come home

Oct 19, 2009: The Gangas have wanted to visit the land of their ancestors for years, and now they finally have, as a family

Nagraj Gollapudi

For club or country?

Oct 9, 2009: If the IPL brought the issue of players' loyalty to the fore, the Champions League has drawn a line under it

Nagraj Gollapudi

US cricket

Don't say India, say Indianapolis

Oct 4, 2009: Indianapolis may be a cricket backwater - even by American standards - but there are ambitious plans to build a multi-million dollar cricket stadium there

Peter Della Penna

Jacques Kallis

Jacques of all trades

Sep 22, 2009: He has opened his mind and his array of strokes, and South Africa's limited-overs teams have opened their arms for him

Simon Borchardt

Mark Boucher

Iron man

Sep 15, 2009: Twelve years into his international career, South Africa's wicketkeeper is still the epitome of fighting spirit and reliability under pressure

Jon Cardinelli

The Sangakkara edge

Sep 1, 2009: Sri Lanka's captain has begun to infuse his side with his own brand of competitiveness, and the results seem to already be starting to show

Jamie Alter

Bagai on board

Aug 14, 2009: Canada's best player has swapped life as a banker for a cricket contract

Faraz Sarwat

Warnie's latest trick

Jul 31, 2009: The spin legend is attempting to turn a lifelong hobby, poker, into a career every bit as illustrious as the one he is leaving behind on the cricket field

Andrew Miller

Wanderers at war

Jul 25, 2009: The Gauteng board faces allegations from within of racial bias even as it fights Cricket South Africa over IPL issues

Firdose Moonda

After Warne, the drought

Jul 6, 2009: Australia have had golden ages of spin, but the greats have been few and far between, and the decision-makers haven't helped the cause any with their lack of faith

Peter English

Mr Cricket takes a breather

Jun 12, 2009: From the new Bradman to burnout, Michael Hussey fell a long way over the last year - so much so the selectors forced a vacation on him

Alex Brown
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Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

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