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Tweak of the week
Tweak of the week

Six wickets and a handy spell with the bat: Anand Vasu on Kartik's dream comeback

Spinning magic
Spinning magic

Paul Harris outshone his much-publicised team-mates in the Test series against Pakistan by topping the wickets chart

The return of the king
The return of the king

Australia's No. 5 bids fair to become the most complete one-day cricketer of his age - much like a certain IVA Richards in the eighties

Back in the fold, back with a bang
Back in the fold, back with a bang

Jacques Kallis has put his exclusion from the Twenty20 side behind him to return more determined than ever. By Neil Manthorp

Grace under fire
Grace under fire

As the stakes mounted in the World Twenty20, India's captain held his nerve and kept his faith - and his smile. By Dileep Premachandran

Dan's the man
Dan's the man

Twenty20 may not be his favourite game, but New Zealand's captain has proved to be a dab hand at it

Big hitter takes the big stage
Big hitter takes the big stage

Dimitri Mascarenhas can bash 'em with the best of them. And now he's got the perfect stage to do it on

Happy return
Happy return

After a not-quite-purple patch, Yuvraj Singh is back, and how. By Jamie Alter

England's old-school anchorman
England's old-school anchorman

Ian Bell has burst forth from the margins to assume the role of England's tempo-setter

Oldest swinger in town
Oldest swinger in town

Ottis Gibson showed that age is no barrier as he took three wickets to help Durham to the Friends Provident Trophy

A ton for Jumbo
A ton for Jumbo

Anil Kumble was in the thick of things again - this time with bat in hand. By Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Home or away?
Home or away?

Ryan McLaren is a player with a bright future. The question is with which country? He joined Kent for this season on a Kolpak deal, but at 24 now has a career-defining decision to make

All fired up
All fired up

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan profiles Zaheer Khan

The drinks are on Jimmy
The drinks are on Jimmy

It's been a long four years for James Anderson where his roles for England have switched from new-ball bowler to drinks waiter

Double feature
Double feature

Two 200-plus scores in a row? It's another day at the office for Kumar Sangakkara

Captain cool turns up the heat
Captain cool turns up the heat

Chris Gayle played a key role in West Indies' 2-1 series win over England both with the bat and as captain

Shedding the rust
Shedding the rust

Yuvraj Singh overcame poor form, rode his luck and made the most of his breaks to fashion India's series win over South Africa

Philander fills his boots
Philander fills his boots

Vernon Philander is being seen in South African circles as the new Shaun Pollock, and so far he hasn't done too badly in international cricket

Monty's got mettle
Monty's got mettle

The secret of Monty Panesar's success is his utter insouciance

The quiet West Indian
The quiet West Indian

Whether he likes it or not, Shivanrine Chanderpaul is now West Indies' main man