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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

Bryce McGain

The McGain aim

Mar 2, 2008: At 35 and with only 14 first-class matches to his name, a Victoria legspinner is suddenly a leading candidate for an Australia Test call-up

Brydon Coverdale

Rohit Sharma

Forthcoming attraction

Feb 27, 2008: A little over a dozen games into his international career, Rohit Sharma is being spoken of as the next occupant of Sachin Tendulkar's No. 4 spot. You ain't seen nothing yet, he tells Cricinfo

Nagraj Gollapudi

Ian Bell

Waiting for the punchline

Feb 20, 2008: Ian Bell was earmarked for greatness as a boy but supporters are still waiting for a game-changing innings. Was the flattery deceptive?

John Stern
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Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune

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In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?

Another record chase, another Kohli special

Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune

The agony and ecstasy of Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav battled physical exertion and pain as he played the innings of his life, but there could not have been a better balm to soothe those pains than watching his team go the distance

The Kohli-Dhoni duet

Transitions in leadership are very much a talking point at the moment. India's ODI handover had hallmarks of the old and new ways

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