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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

The reincarnation of Pakistan's middle-order stalwart

Thank god it's Yousuf

Aug 7, 2007: In September 2005, Yousuf Youhana discovered faith. Soon we began to rediscover ours too

Osman Samiuddin

Boyd Rankin

In the skin of a lion

Apr 12, 2007: Boyd Rankin forsook a potential rugby career for his first love, cricket

Dileep Premachandran

Ratnakar Shetty

Prof turned pro

Nov 1, 2006: Ratnakar Shetty is the BCCI's new head of operations and also its first paid appointee at the highest level

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Darrell Hair

Nerves of steel and a heart of flint

Sep 28, 2006: The life and times of controversial umpire Darrell Hair

Gideon Haigh

Mark Haysman

Smoke and Hays

Sep 8, 2006: Mark Haysman stressfractured his back at 19 to end his Aussie Rules career, joined a bank for four years and came back to senses, and there was cricket to fall seamlessly back on

Robert Houwing

Dwayne Bravo

Man in the middle

Jul 1, 2006: Bashing runs and stealing wickets, turning games around in the blink of an eye - it's Dwayne Bravo again, working his magic, soaking up the limelight

Vaneisa Baksh

Shoaib Akhtar

The agony, the ecstasy, the comedy

Jun 24, 2006: Being cricket's leading prima donna turned workaday-superstar is no teddy bear's picnic

Osman Samiuddin

Sreesanth

Sree swings the zeitgeist

Jun 1, 2006: Kerala's only cricket poster boy to date is getting his state to love the game

Anil Nair

Michael Hussey

The Talented Mr Cricket

Mar 27, 2006: Michael Hussey walks the walk, but does he talk the talk?

Peter English

An artist in the super league of left-handers

If you're a South African born not later than the sixties, there'll only ever be one No. 4 for you

Robert Houwing

Allan Border

The man who stood by Australia

A stern, stoic resister, Allan Border was the keeper of his country's flame during their darkest hour. And he ensured that they would be just fine once he left

Gideon Haigh
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Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

India's bowling leader conundrum

The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

Five key head-to-heads

From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Anderson shines in era of the No. 11

There are few endeavors as silly as No. 11s batting. Anderson's innings was another piece of history for cricket's most comical and undervalued batting position

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    It's close to inexplicable how India's best spinner is being left out in favour of bits-and-pieces players

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    India's bowling leader conundrum (44)

    The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

    Anderson shines in era of the No. 11 (35)

    There are few endeavors as silly as No. 11s batting. Anderson's innings was another piece of history for cricket's most comical and undervalued batting position