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'I'd be a left-handed slogger who bowled mystery spin'

Sep 18, 2013: Who'd be a fast bowler if given the chance? Not Matthew Hoggard, for sure

Interview by Jack Wilson

'Put in the hard yards and you'll get rewards'

Aug 17, 2013: Vernon Philander stresses the importance of working on your skills, but he's not a big fan of being called the new McGrath

Interview by Jack Wilson

'Everyone tells me it's the biggest six ever'

Aug 7, 2013: Aiden Blizzard can claim the title of monster six-hitter and has Youtube to back him up

Interview by Jack Wilson

Niall O'Brien

'I'd like to think I chirped KP out a couple of times'

Jul 15, 2013: Niall O'Brien on sledging batsmen out, the biggest six he's seen, and his two first-class wickets

Interview by Jack Wilson

Azhar Mahmood

'I always keep one shirt from every team I play for'

Jun 20, 2013: Azhar Mahmood talks about sharing a dressing room with Wasim Akram, and wonders where the English summer has disappeared to

Interview by Jack Wilson

Trent Boult

'If I could do it over, I'd bowl a yorker'

May 6, 2013: Trent Boult talks about not beating England in Auckland and confesses to providing misleading information about himself

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Brendan Taylor

'It's a great rivalry between us and Bangladesh'

Apr 22, 2013: Brendan Taylor talks sledging, heroes, food and last-ball sixes

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Pragyan Ojha

'You become more responsible after you get married'

Apr 2, 2013: Did you know Pragyan Ojha speaks funny Telugu, collects Tendulkar memorabilia, and sleeps on the side of the bed facing the door?

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Umesh Yadav

'Feels good to be the fastest bowler in India now'

Mar 18, 2013: Meet Umesh Yadav, aka Babloo: motorbike-loving, healthy-eating, former fruit-stealing speed demon

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Abhishek Nayar

'I went to dinner with my whites, gloves and helmet on'

Feb 25, 2013: Avoid inviting Abhishek Nayar to black-tie dinners on a day he hasn't batted well

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Mashrafe Mortaza

'I'm a big fan of McGrath's consistency'

Jan 15, 2013: Champion tree-climber, swimmer and one-time fast driver Mashrafe Mortaza talks about the things that make him tick

Interview by Mohammad Isam

L Balaji

'The whole Gaddafi Stadium was chanting my name'

Dec 18, 2012: L Balaji got plenty of fans when he toured Pakistan in 2004. Shoaib Akhtar wasn't one of them

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Suresh Raina

'I'm tired of being asked who I am dating'

Nov 29, 2012: But ask him to sing to you or to wear a red blazer over his yellow Chennai jersey, and Suresh Raina will oblige

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Ronnie Hira

'I'd like to be a bit taller'

Nov 3, 2012: Ronnie Hira is tired of short-people jokes, and of being called Ron Weasley

Interview by Andrew Fernando

Murali Kartik

'Every time I go to the washroom I have a shower'

Sep 24, 2012: Don't go greeting Murali Kartik if you've just had a roll in the mud. And don't ask him what he did to be kept out of the Indian squad either

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Yasir Arafat

'I'm a green belt in karate'

Sep 4, 2012: Yasir Arafat travels the world to play T20. When he's not trying to memorise the names of his team-mates, he enjoys playing football and watching boxing

Interview by Jack Wilson

Kevin O'Brien

'I have no desire to play for England'

Aug 6, 2012: Nor does Kevin O'Brien wish to auction the bat with which he scored the fastest World Cup century, a feat that got him an award nomination and a book

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Charlotte Edwards

'I wish I was playing in the Olympics'

Jul 23, 2012: Other things you should know about Charlotte Edwards: she's a sports fan, loves her ketchup, and idolised Steve Waugh

Interview by Jack Wilson

Geraint Jones

'I don't care if it wasn't out'

Jul 2, 2012: Geraint Jones remembers the catch he took to end Edgbaston 2005, but little of the celebrations that followed

Interview by Jack Wilson

Jacob Oram

'I didn't grow up wanting to play cricket'

Jun 19, 2012: Jacob Oram on not having any cricket heroes, and which Chris Martin he'd rather bat with

Interview by Faraz Sarwat
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