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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

Sarah Taylor

Taylor made for the future

Feb 10, 2008: England's newest sensation is a teenage wicketkeeper who's among the youngest to have made an ODI century

Jenny Thompson

Monty Panesar

Monty's dip

Jan 25, 2008: After being hailed as English spin's saviour, Panesar has had a less-than-miraculous sophomore term. Sure the talent is still there, but he needs to get his self-belief back, and get out of his shell some

Andrew Miller

Betty Wilson

The lady Don

Jan 9, 2008: Seven for seven in an innings, the first hat-trick in women's cricket, a 75-minute century - Betty Wilson, Australian allrounder extraordinaire of the 1950s, did it all and more in a career spanning just 11 Tests

Nagraj Gollapudi

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

A different stripe

Jan 2, 2008: Crab-like and inelegant he may be, but it is his gritty determination and stomach for a fight that are more worth remarking on. "Tiger" Chanderpaul is a man driven by the simple mantra of just doing the best he can

Fazeer Mohammed

January 2008

The ECB's merchant venturer

Dec 20, 2007: Giles Clarke is wealthy, outspoken and multilingual - not your everyday cricket administrator

John Stern

RP Singh

Second wind

Nov 6, 2007: After 10 Tests out, RP Singh came back into the India side earlier this year, and this time it looks like he's staying

Nagraj Gollapudi

Graeme Swann

Fletcher's sprat, Moores's whopper

Oct 9, 2007: Graeme Swann's long road to redemption

Andrew Miller

James Anderson

How the pin-up grew up

Oct 6, 2007: How James Anderson, England's poster boy, has become a man

Emma John

Mitchell Johnson

Johnson plugs the leaks

Oct 2, 2007: From a plumber to a fast bowler, the story of Mitchell Johnson

Dileep Premachandran

Mohammad Asif

The young fox

Aug 10, 2007: Less than three years since he made his international debut, Mohammad Asif is a seasoned master of the crafts of guile and deception that separate the good from the merely fast

Osman Samiuddin
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Mark Nicholas: The youngest of a bloody-minded dozen, Alastair Cook was marked out for greatness more than a decade ago - and there is still more to come

Remembering 2008

Luke Alfred: As Mickey Arthur takes charge of Pakistan, he could do worse than look back at his successful tours of England and Australia in 2008

Why runs per Test is an excellent measure for consistency

Anantha Narayanan: A study of match runs often gives a clearer picture of how well a batsman has done over a period

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