Apr 30, 2009: Kings XI Punjab's leading wicket-taker's summer really took off only after it was almost over
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
Roelof van der Merwe
Apr 11, 2009: How South Africa's bright new all-round hope got serious and got going
Mar 18, 2009: An exciting new left-hander of Indian origin may just be the answer to South Africa's opener crisis
Mar 6, 2009: One of the world's fastest women bowlers is raring to get going at her first World Cup
Feb 26, 2009: He's done the hard yards and bided his time; his chance may finally have arrived
Feb 19, 2009: Sri Lanka's new spin wizard has been one of the revelations of 2008, but he's no overnight sensation
Shakib Al Hasan
Feb 6, 2009: The world's top-ranked allrounder is a Bangladeshi who has oodles of self-belief to go with his undoubted talent
Dec 26, 2008: Used to striking before the batsmen have even warmed up, he became Mumbai's best bowler before his 20th birthday
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sep 6, 2008: Bangladesh's fastest bowler is a nice young lad who likes nothing better than to knock a batsman's block off
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
Jul 8, 2008: How a chubby left-armer made it from Orissa via Hyderabad into the India side
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
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
Tony Cozier: While the tournament's popularity is beyond doubt, local governments haven't been satisfied with their returns in investment
Waqar? Steyn? Lillee? Dinda? Vote for your favourite headbanded bowler
Simon Barnes: How much truth is there in the notion that it rests with the team fresh off a victory?
Ahmer Naqvi: Do you have to be obsessive in your love for the game to qualify as a true fan?
Jon Hotten: Why not let captains decide what batting or bowling first is worth and use runs to buy the advantage?
Papua New Guinea's attractive team kit at the World T20 Qualifier, cool cap included, caught our attention. What's your favourite of them all?
On Sunday, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman to score 10,000-plus ODI runs. Here are the key numbers from his ODI career
Why was it that Australia put in such a hazy performance in a match that mattered so much? Of the two teams they are the more experienced, the more used to winning and entering this week the more confident
England's selectors can reflect proudly on their decisions for the Edgbaston Test, but they will really earn their money in deciding who replaces James Anderson and what to do about an opener
Australia's selectors and management have been accused of being too harsh on Brad Haddin but the team's horrible display at Edgbaston suggests that they may actually have been too lenient, and not just on him
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?
Dale Steyn sported a headband in the Test series against Bangladesh. Who's your favourite bowler with a headband?