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The making of Mustafizur

Aug 7, 2015: The Bangladesh bowler has had a dream start, but he's not going to let that change the person he is

Mohammad Isam

Somachandra de Silva's age-defying cricketing journey

Jul 16, 2015: The former Sri Lanka legspinner was nearly 40 when he played his first Test, but that didn't stop him from calling time on the game - and going on to serve off the field

Janaka Malwatta

Ricey remembers

Jun 30, 2015: A South Africa and Nottinghamshire colossus, now beset by illness, looks back at his career

Luke Alfred

Can Tymal Mills fill England's bowling vacuum?

Apr 10, 2015: Sussex's new signing has shown enough promise to be the left-arm tearaway the country needs

Andrew Miller

India's first post-war legend

Mar 11, 2015: On his birth centenary, a look at Vijay Hazare, who won accolades from contemporary greats for his patience and appetite for runs

Haresh Pandya

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
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Let us now bow to R Ashwin

Andy Zaltzman: Guess who is the world's second-best opening bowler in Tests this decade

    How about state funding for Tests?

Rob Steen: Lord Patel's appointment to the ECB could put the endangered format in the forefront, both financially and otherwise

    'Not playing Test cricket isn't a tragedy, losing a son is'

Couch Talk: Barry Richards puts his shortened Test career in perspective, and talks about Bedi, Pollock and Viv

Were Indian batsmen of earlier eras better against spin?

Kartikeya Date: Quality spinners have always thrived in India, so it may not be fair to suggest that the current generation of Indian batsmen is inferior

The travails of a middle-aged cricketer

Jonathan Wilson: When the bad days outnumber the good, and the aches and pains hasten your decline, you wonder if each game might be your last

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Ojha's time to 'relax' before Test debut

After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait

Pujara's chance to beat his blues

After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

Resolute Pujara shines in stop-gap role

Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball

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