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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

The making of Chandimal

Nov 17, 2012: The young Sri Lankan batsman isn't intimidated by the toughest opposition, or shy about pursuing personal goals

Andrew Fernando

Mushfiq's year in office

Sep 20, 2012: Bangladesh's current captain took over at a tough time for the team and himself, and has managed to pull it off

Mohammad Isam

Mitchell Marsh's growing pains

Aug 15, 2012: After becoming a premature role model, he seemed well on his way to losing the plot, like his brother Shaun, but a wake-up call has come at the right time

Daniel Brettig

India's diary-writing, dictionary-wielding captain

Aug 9, 2012: Unmukt Chand, who is leading India's U-19 side to the World Cup, is not quite your everyday up-and-coming cricketer

George Binoy

Meet Geoff Allardice

Aug 2, 2012: The ICC's new general manager of cricket may not have as impressive a playing resume as his predecessor, Dave Richardson, but if his work with Cricket Australia is anything to go by, he's the right man for the job

Brydon Coverdale

Richardson ticks all the boxes

Jul 10, 2012: Players, former ICC CEOs and other colleagues agree Dave Richardson has what it takes to guide cricket's governing body through tough times

Nagraj Gollapudi

Teenage nightmare

Jun 28, 2012: Pat Cummins' hero is Shane Warne and, on the evidence of a startling rise to the Australian team, his talent is almost as singular

Daniel Brettig

Umesh Yadav

The fast track from Khaparkheda

Jun 8, 2012: The first Test cricketer Vidarbha has produced doesn't merely bowl quick - he got to the big time in a hurry too

Abhishek Purohit

Derbyshire's great Dane

Jun 7, 2012: In the 1980s, a young fast bowler from Denmark set out to play cricket for an English county. He was fierce, disciplined, popular, and lived to regret bouncing Sylvester Clarke

Scott Oliver

What, me slog?

May 29, 2012: One of the successes of the IPL this year has been Ajinkya Rahane, a batsman who's the opposite of a six-a-minute swashbuckler

Abhishek Purohit

The mysterious Mr Narine

May 26, 2012: Bought as a rookie for an eye-popping fee to play in the IPL, Sunil Narine and his knuckle ball have delivered for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Next up? Watch out, Test cricket

Nagraj Gollapudi

Faf comes out of AB's shadow

May 24, 2012: He grew up being outdone by AB de Villiers, but now Faf du Plessis has made a name for himself with his limited-overs exploits and has his eyes on the five-day game

Firdose Moonda

'The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory'

May 18, 2012: Century on Test debut or not, Kirk Edwards knows it doesn't come easy at the highest level

Nagraj Gollapudi

What makes Moores tick

May 9, 2012: The Championship-winning Lancashire coach is always upbeat, full of ideas, forever analysing, in love with the nitty gritty of his job

Tanya Aldred

Neil Wagner's three-step plan

Apr 26, 2012: New Zealand's hot new pick is a South African who moved continents twice to realise his cricket dream

Firdose Moonda

Len Maddocks counts his blessings

Apr 26, 2012: He may not have played with the Invincibles but Australia's second-oldest living Test cricketer has plenty to be grateful for

Brydon Coverdale

Ravensmead's record-breaker

Apr 9, 2012: Vernon Philander has the best returns from seven Tests in over a century. What's his secret? Hadlee-like consistency

Firdose Moonda

'I learned to retain my self-belief'

Apr 1, 2012: Last year he made his India debut at Old Trafford. Today Ajinkya Rahane is hoping to catch the selectors' attention once again. But setbacks don't worry him, they spur him on

Nagraj Gollapudi
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Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

Hazlewood completes quartet of promise

Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

Karn struggles to stay afloat

The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be

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Stats highlights from the first day of the second Test between Australia and India in Brisbane

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