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Mahes Goonatilleke

The one that got away

Sep 5, 2009: He was perhaps the best wicketkeeper Sri Lanka produced; but five Tests was all he played

Jamie Alter

Rangana Herath

Out of the shadows

Aug 8, 2009: He's spent 10 years playing a game here, a game there, up against the most prolific wicket-taker of them all. Now Rangana Herath may just be coming into his own

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

The anonymous Mr Hauritz

Jul 26, 2009: Australia's key bowler in this Ashes is a "no-hoper" turned show stealer who now knows "300 times more" about his craft than he did scant months ago

Alex Brown

Dilshan's ascent

Jun 25, 2009: Sri Lanka's prolific opener used to be a bits-and-pieces player before he discovered his mojo, got a lock on the batting slot he wanted, and stamped his patent on the most talked-about new stroke in cricket

Nagraj Gollapudi

Wayne Parnell

Boy wonder

Jun 18, 2009: He has been marked for big things since he was 15; days short of 20th birthday he has announced himself for all to see

Firdose Moonda

Umar Gul

Tall, sharp and uncomplicated

Jun 13, 2009: He doesn't fail dope tests, he doesn't fight team-mates or officials, he just runs up, bowls - damn well - and goes away

Osman Samiuddin

Eoin Morgan

Switching colours, switching hits

May 21, 2009: He's got all the shots and then some, and now he's got a bigger, better platform to showcase them on

Andrew McGlashan

Yusuf Abdulla

In the end, the beginning

Apr 30, 2009: Kings XI Punjab's leading wicket-taker's summer really took off only after it was almost over

Firdose Moonda

Hamid Hassan

From Bati'Kot to the big time

Apr 15, 2009: He picked up a bat as a refugee in Pakistan and Hamid Hassan's life has been cricket, cricket, cricket ever since

Will Luke

Roelof van der Merwe

Party dawg turns bulldog

Apr 11, 2009: How South Africa's bright new all-round hope got serious and got going

Andrew Worling

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
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