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Intikhab Alam

A sleepless night, and praise from Sobers

Sep 7, 2013: When you dismiss a legendary allrounder in your first over, you don't forget it quickly

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Mahmudullah

'I just couldn't feel anything the day I debuted'

Sep 1, 2013: Mahmudullah on meeting his hero, reacting to sledges, and dancing the Gangnam

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Robiul Islam

'When Dilshan sledged me, I told him to do his job'

Aug 25, 2013: Bangladesh quick Robiul Islam on getting wickets verbally, and the importance of an education

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Aiden Blizzard

How to sign autographs

Jul 28, 2013: And a lesson in curbing your temper on the field. Aiden Blizzard got them both young

Interview by Jack Wilson

Azhar Mahmood

'I've always tried to play like Imran'

Jul 20, 2013: Azhar Mahmood on idols, tape-ball cricket, and his first century

Interview by Jack Wilson

Vernon Philander

'Nothing was sweeter than my first Test'

Jun 30, 2013: Bowling the opposition out for 47 on debut? Hard to top that

Interview by Jack Wilson

Dean Headley

'I knocked on the door for two years'

Jun 15, 2013: Dean Headley looks back at playing on the sidelines of his dad's matches and using his bats

Interview by Jack Wilson

Paul Nixon

'I once told Nasser Hussain that he had the biggest nose'

May 11, 2013: Paul Nixon looks back on his maiden first-class century and chirping an England captain out

Interview by Jack Wilson

Ajinkya Rahane

'I will always preserve Tendulkar's autograph'

Apr 27, 2013: Ajinkya Rahane chats about his national call-up, his first autograph, and a painful moment in the nets

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Derek Underwood

'Ray tries to forget he was my first wicket'

Apr 13, 2013: Deadly Derek looks back on his first five-for and his only century

Interview by Jack Wilson

Owais Shah

'It was amazing to bat with Ponting'

Mar 31, 2013: Owais Shah on batting with his hero, and the time he got tonked on the head

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Yasir Arafat

A big wicket first up

Mar 17, 2013: And other memorable moments from Yasir Arafat's career

Interview by Jack Wilson

Lou Vincent

'I thought my first call-up was a prank'

Mar 3, 2013: Lou Vincent remembers the phone call that invited him to the New Zealand side

Interview by Jack Wilson

Brad Hodge

'Every Australian gets a bad car first'

Feb 16, 2013: Brad Hodge on his first ride, and the first bat he broke

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Shaun Tait

'The worst thing I have ever done is sledge Tendulkar'

Feb 3, 2013: Speed demon Shaun Tait learnt a valuable lesson when the people of Mumbai turned unfriendly

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Ajit Agarkar

Smashing Lillee's record and Waugh's elbow

Jan 27, 2013: Ajit Agarkar liked to stick it to the Aussies

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Tino Best

Chilling with Viv, Curtly and Maco

Dec 9, 2012: Tino Best got to meet a whole bunch of his heroes at one go

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Devon Malcolm

'They redesigned the stump cam because of me'

Nov 18, 2012: If you go by what Devon Malcolm says, his bowling had a hand in it

Interview by Jack Wilson

Ian Butler

'The ball's still in orbit'

Oct 28, 2012: When you bounce Chris Gayle twice, you pay the price

Interview by Jack Wilson

Imran Nazir

'My brother was my idol'

Oct 14, 2012: He had mastered street cricket by the time he was ten, but if he needed reassurance about his game, Imran Nazir turned to his sibling

Interview by Jack Wilson
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A rock, a hard place and the WICB

The board's latest standoff with its players has had embarrassing consequences internationally, so any resolution now needs to be approached thoughtfully

Twin Asian challenges await Australia

What Australia have not done since returning a fractured unit from India is head back to Asia to play an Asian team. Two of their major weaknesses - handling spin and reverse swing - will be tested in the UAE by Pakistan

Kohli back to old habits

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West Indies go AWOL

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