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Meet Hanuabada's latest flagbearer

Dec 23, 2014: The rise of Papua New Guinea batsman Lega Siaka has shown fellow young players in his country that they can dream big

Tim Wigmore

MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Oct 30, 2014: Allrounder Calum MacLeod nearly lost his way with a faulty action, but he's back and key to Scotland's hopes of making an impression at the World Cup

Tim Wigmore

Sam Billings keeps Kent's flame burning

Sep 25, 2014: The county's rich lineage of wicketkeepers has welcomed its latest sensation. And his batting is giving the national selectors another explosive option to ponder

Jack Wilson

The wait pays off for Tambe

May 28, 2014: Forty-two years old, and more than two decades into a journeyman career, Pravin Tambe is living the dream on the big stage

Nagraj Gollapudi

Bassendean's Sri Lankan star who wasn't

May 12, 2014: Suresh Perera could have been a contender in Sri Lanka's teams of the 2000s, but he was lost to big cricket too soon. He still hits a long ball in his new home town of Perth, though

Tristan Lavalette

The cricket tragic who bowled Bradman

Apr 23, 2014: The former Australian PM Bob Hawke was a wicketkeeper and loved cricket and Bradman. But he once left the Don speechless with the force of his political convictions

Ashley Mallett

'Hopefully now I am beginning to peak'

Feb 11, 2014: Older and more mature than when he first played for England, Samit Patel hopes he can let his bat do all the talking from now on

Jack Wilson

The Aussie who headed to HQ

Jan 31, 2014: Thousands of youngsters pitch up in London to find a groove but not many are like Sam Robson, who aims to play Test cricket for England

Alan Gardner

Ranji Trophy 2013-14

Tough road to the top for workhorse Bhatia

Dec 7, 2013: Over the years, Delhi's Rajat Bhatia has taken difficult decisions and beaten several hurdles to become one of the most reliable allrounders in Ranji Trophy cricket

Devashish Fuloria

South Africa's wild young thing

Nov 25, 2013: Quinton de Kock forced himself into the national team with an array of breathtaking innings. Now he knows he must think about his game

Firdose Moonda

The Ashes 2013-14

Learning on the job

Nov 18, 2013: On his way to a central place in Australia's batting line-up and their leadership plans for the future, Steven Smith talks about his journey so far

Daniel Brettig

India cricket

Shami's rise from small-time club to country

Nov 9, 2013: Seven years ago, Tousif Ali sent his 16-year-old son, Mohammed Shami, from Sahaspur in Uttar Pradesh to Kolkata. The young bowler's story is one of faith and trust

Sidharth Monga in Kolkata

'I want to be classified as one of the best allrounders'

Aug 1, 2013: After catching the eye with his lower-order hitting in the Champions League, David Wiese, likely to debut soon in T20s for South Africa, has set his sights on Kallis' role

Firdose Moonda

The metamorphosis of Dinesh Karthik

Jun 5, 2013: Since making technical changes to his batting, the runs have flowed. In the last year, Karthik has understood himself better, approaching his game with renewed vigour

Nagraj Gollapudi in Cardiff

'It's great to show you can come through as an Asian sportsman'

Feb 6, 2013: A 19-year-old Leicestershire allrounder is proving to other cricketing hopefuls from his community that they can make it too

Tim Wigmore

'I'm the kind of person who's 100% or nothing'

Feb 3, 2013: Charlotte Edwards has captained England to two World Cup wins and is at the centre of a fight for greater recognition and professionalism for women's cricket

Ed Kemp

Way back when

'Oi am de engineer'

Jan 25, 2013: Two Parsi cricketers figured prominently in this writer's early cricket-watching

Steven Lynch

Shitanshu Kotak's long haul

Jan 16, 2013: Well after his contemporaries have hung up their boots, a Saurashtra old-timer soldiers on

Nagraj Gollapudi

Way back when

Greig, Packer, and World Series tea

Jan 14, 2013: Back in 1977, this correspondent was at the inception of World Series Cricket. (Sort of)

Steven Lynch

Fergie's wagon wheel

Dec 22, 2012: Those familiar diagrams date back to a hundred years ago, when an Australian clerk turned scorer created the first of them

Ashley Mallett
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Mark Nicholas: The format's future depends on how exciting the players make the main event

    Centuries galore for South Africa

Numbers Game: Other teams have matched their top order in terms of averages in the last two years, but none has scored hundreds at that rate

Drop it like it's hot

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    My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

Martin Crowe: How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

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Russell Jackson: To start fearing the worst going by the verbal abuse going round is taking things too far

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Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Ten things that are different at this World Cup

And one that will be the same. A look at what has changed since 2011

Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

Kevin Pietersen's rubbishing of many aspiring English county professionals brings to mind the belief of Miss Piggy that "there is no one in the world to compare with moi"

My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

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