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Imraan Khan

Laying claim to the room at the top

Mar 18, 2009: An exciting new left-hander of Indian origin may just be the answer to South Africa's opener crisis

Azad Essa

Emma Sampson

The might of Sampson

Mar 6, 2009: One of the world's fastest women bowlers is raring to get going at her first World Cup

Jenny Roesler

Ben Hilfenhaus

Heaven can wait

Feb 26, 2009: He's done the hard yards and bided his time; his chance may finally have arrived

Brydon Coverdale

Ajantha Mendis

The boy who became an enigma

Feb 19, 2009: Sri Lanka's new spin wizard has been one of the revelations of 2008, but he's no overnight sensation

Sriram Veera

Shakib Al Hasan

From Magura to No. 1

Feb 6, 2009: The world's top-ranked allrounder is a Bangladeshi who has oodles of self-belief to go with his undoubted talent

Utpal Shuvro

Dhawal Kulkarni

Early bird

Dec 26, 2008: Used to striking before the batsmen have even warmed up, he became Mumbai's best bowler before his 20th birthday

Nagraj Gollapudi

Amjad Khan

England's Danish import

Dec 9, 2008: His path to the England squad has taken in Denmark, Kent, and a career-threatening knee injury. A look at the rise of a quick bowler with a fascinating story

Andrew McGlashan

Returning to his first love

Nov 20, 2008: Duncan Fletcher wants to coach, but without the pressure of responsibility, and that's exactly what the South Africa job gives him

Neil Manthorp

Rizwan Cheema

Big fish, small pond

Nov 5, 2008: He may play for Canada but he's drawing favourable comparisons with the big boys of international cricket thanks to his ability to clear the boundary at will

Faraz Sarwat

Ishant Sharma

Quick learner

Oct 29, 2008: Ishant Sharma has soaked up all the lessons that have come his way to become one of the top fast bowlers in the game

Nagraj Gollapudi

Michael Hussey

The man with the plan

Oct 17, 2008: How Australia's middle-order colossus has grafted, sweated and carefully plotted his way to the top with a fierce, frightening dedication

Nagraj Gollapudi

Stuart Broad

Geek god

Sep 25, 2008: He knows exactly when his batting average dipped below his dad's, he knows he is England's 638th Test player, and he can swing the ball pretty fast and accurately as well

Edward Craig

Shahadat Hossain

Young, bubbly and vicious

Sep 6, 2008: Bangladesh's fastest bowler is a nice young lad who likes nothing better than to knock a batsman's block off

Brydon Coverdale

John Gleeson

Practical magic

Jul 23, 2008: Forty-some years before Mendis made heads turn, an Australian country boy was being hailed as Jack Iverson's successor in the ranks of the freak spinners

Nagraj Gollapudi

Pragyan Ojha

A spinner comes of age

Jul 8, 2008: How a chubby left-armer made it from Orissa via Hyderabad into the India side

Sriram Veera

Mark Kratzmann

From Wimbledon to World Cup dream

Jul 3, 2008: The oldest member of Hong Kong's one-day squad is a man who made a move from cricket to top-flight tennis and back again

Jason Dasey

Gautam Gambhir

The transformer

Jun 17, 2008: He used to be temperamental and mercurial, now he's assured and reliable. And he has been India's most dependable ODI batsman over the last year

Nagraj Gollapudi

Steven Finn

Six-eight and rising

Apr 10, 2008: Middlesex's brightest new fast-bowling hope is a tall 19-year-old possessed of a confidence that belies his age

Will Luke

David Hussey

Turning Goliath

Apr 8, 2008: Michael may have been the one in focus till now, but the younger Hussey is storming to the fore on the back of some smashing Twenty20 performances and an IPL valuation to match

Brydon Coverdale

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

The Major steps back

Apr 6, 2008: Set to retire from the Times, Christopher Martin-Jenkins talks about past times, present gripes and future plans

Stephen Fay
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    Clarke's fairy tale

Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Come fly with me

Diaries: Sharda Ugra finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that taking wickets wins you matches. By Ed Smith

    New Zealand's greatest almost

Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (183)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (138)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun