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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

South Africa v New Zealand, 1st T20I, Durban

Settled Davids makes late run

Dec 20, 2012: At 32, Henry Davids is on the verge of fulfilling his father's dream for him to play for South Africa

Firdose Moonda

Way back when

In Surrey's service

Dec 12, 2012: He may have played just four Tests but Robin Jackman was an ever-present stalwart for his county through the 1970s

Steven Lynch

Way back when

Sydney's forgotten hero

Dec 2, 2012: Reggie Duff was the first No. 10 batsman to score a century on Test debut, but the rest of his career and his life didn't quite match that glittering start

Steven Lynch
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Champions League T20 still battling for meaning

The thrills are rather low-octane, and the tournament overly India-centric. On several counts, it is not yet a global T20 showpiece event

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Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament

The joy of staying not-out overnight

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From Constantine to Chanderpaul

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Busy keepers, and Waqar's bowleds

Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player

Soaring in the 1980s, slumping in the 2000s

In their pomp, West Indies had a 53-13 win-loss record; in their last 99, it is 16-53. That, in a nutshell, shows how steep the decline has been

'My kind of bowling style is gone now'

Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament

The contenders to replace Ajmal

Following the bowling ban on Saeed Ajmal, ESPNcricinfo picks five bowlers Pakistan may replace him with for the time being

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