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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

'I bounce back strong'

Mar 6, 2012: He rattled Australia, Sri Lanka and India with pace and bounce but Chris Tremlett's England career has been stalled again

Alan Gardner

Marchant makes a mark

Feb 27, 2012: Four months ago de Lange was unheard of, but since then he has starred in a Test, shown steel in a final-over showdown, and landed himself an IPL contract

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe in New Zealand 2011-12

From SA to NZ: Kruger van Wyk chases Test dream

Jan 23, 2012: If Kruger van Wyk makes the XI for New Zealand in the Napier Test, it will complete a journey that started in Centurion and ended at Central Districts as he traversed continents to make his international debut

Firdose Moonda

Mpofu takes it slow

Sep 15, 2011: Thrown in at the deep end in the mid-2000s, Chris Mpofu nearly fell by the wayside, but now he's back, with a freshly minted offcutter, and ready to lead by example

Firdose Moonda

Safari guide's son set to begin four-day exploration

Sep 6, 2011: Duncan Allan is a ray of hope for a Kenya side that doesn't have too much to smile about

Peter Della Penna

Brian Vitori

Made for the main stage

Aug 23, 2011: When he made his impressive debut earlier this month, Brian Vitori looked like he came out of nowhere. His has been quite the journey, though

Firdose Moonda

At home with Marlon Samuels

Jun 27, 2011: Marlon Samuels talks about family, cricket, and getting his life back on track

Sriram Veera

Rod Bransgrove

Hampshire's knight in shining armour

Jun 16, 2011: Today the Rose Bowl's patrons are getting to watch the first Test at the venue thanks to a pharmaceuticals millionaire who put a lot of his own money into developing the Southampton stadium

Ivo Tennant

Lyon's green thumbs become green sprigs

Jun 3, 2011: Nathan Lyon's emergence from the Adelaide Oval groundstaff to join the ranks of young Australian spin bowlers is a tale drawn from another age

Daniel Brettig

'I realised I was on the wrong track'

May 27, 2011: Virat Kohli has learnt a lot about himself and his batting over the last year. Bigger challenges than the World Cup lie ahead, but there's little doubt he's ready for them all

Sharda Ugra

Albert van der Merwe

From Belville via Belfast

Mar 15, 2011: As a boy Albert van der Merwe watched South Africa return to international cricket, and dreamed of playing at Eden Gardens. Now he's living that dream - only not for the country he was born in

Firdose Moonda

Big fish in a small pond

Feb 25, 2011: Ryan ten Doeschate is Netherlands' star player by a distance. He may not be back at the World Cup again, but his best may be yet to come

Nagraj Gollapudi

Baboo's story

Jan 18, 2011: Ian Chappell thought Baboo Ebrahim better than any white spinner in South Africa. Given the opportunity, he could have played for the country, but his era was not a time for opportunity

Sidharth Monga

Tsotsobe steps up

Jan 15, 2011: Never mind the Ntini comparisons, Lonwabo Tsotsobe has not done badly for a bowler no one expected great things of

Firdose Moonda

N Srinivasan

The inscrutable ruler of an impenetrable empire

Oct 1, 2010: The president-elect of the BCCI is a man who has made his way to the top of the most powerful cricket board systematically. And silently

Sharda Ugra

Lennox Cush

When Cush comes to shove

Sep 12, 2010: The only USA player in the Champions League, is a vital cog in the Guyana side, with his versatility, experience and never-say-die spirit

Peter Della Penna

Alan Isaac

Zac the accountant

Aug 10, 2010: The ICC's new vice-president is a man who is careful to think before he speaks and won't shy away from being described as a pragmatist

David Leggat
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Ed Smith: Athletes from one tribe show how the interventions of modern sports science can be counterproductive if relied upon too soon

A vote for Punter

The Cricket Monthly: Golfer Gary Player on his favourite cricketers, and using golfing shots in cricket
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Once upon a Caribbean cricket holiday

Scott Oliver: Twenty years ago, 16 British university students discovered the joys of watching and playing cricket in the West Indies

Turn down the telly, turn up the radio

Samir Chopra: There was a time when cricket fans felt TV commentary wasn't descriptive enough. Now its verbosity makes us turn back to the radio

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The McCullum mystery in the IPL

Brendon McCullum has started the 2015 IPL in fine style, but his numbers in the previous seven seasons aren't consistent with his obvious attacking skills and talent

England's swinging shooting star

The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet

Three questions for cricket

Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?

'I still have to contribute to keep my place in the ODI side'

Azhar Ali looks ahead to his new role as Pakistan's ODI captain, talks about his leadership style and adjusting to the format

Pollard's silent protest, and a 10-ball over

Plays of the day from the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians

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