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1 A mature wine in a new bottle

Parthiv Patel is no longer a baby-faced teenager, but a seasoned campaigner making a compelling case.

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2 The Arrival of Jayant Yadav

Drafted as a replacement for fellow Haryana spinner Amit Mishra, Jayant has made his case and place in the team.

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3 The rise of Ashwin the Batsman

Already an established bowler, R Ashwin has earned a new role thanks to his batting exploits.

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4 Virat Kohli 2.0

The new Indian captain has gone from strength to strength and has showed he can improve.

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5 The successor to Daniel Vettori

Mitchell Santner has the potential to fill the huge shoes left by the bespectacled New Zealand legend.

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6 Mohammad Shahzad deserves a bigger stage

Afghanistan's wicket-keeper is undoubtedly the most charismatic player in Afghan cricket history.

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7 Cheteshwar Pujara knows what he is doing

Despite complaints about his strike rate, Pujara has proven himself as a Test number 3.

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8 Moeen Ali: The fulcrum of England's transformation

The Man of the Match of the Rajkot Test is a core part of the English team.

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9 South Africa's very own Gilchrist

Quinton de Kock has made himself the talisman of Proteas batting.

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10 Temba Bavuma - South Africa’s Little Dynamite

Temba Bavuma has matured into a mainstay of the Proteas lineup.

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11 Dean Elgar - A Protea pillar in the making

Dean Elgar has battled through tough times and emerged as Graeme Smith's successor.

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12 Quiet but determined

Whether it's in a Test or the IPL, Wriddhiman Saha is quietly effective.

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13 There is no good book on Sachin

Books about Sachin Tendulkar tend to be high on quantity & low on quality.

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14 In honour of Jumbo

Anil Kumble, legendary spinner, captain and gentleman, has kept on giving to India.

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15 A role model for Sri Lanka's next generation

Celebrating the charismatic Aravinda de Silva, one of Sri Lanka's greatest batsmen.

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16 South Africa's tireless soldier

The personification of the Proteas' grit and resolve, Jacques Kallis is a relentless miracle.

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17 The tragedy of Phil Hughes is no one's fault

The quest for blame overshadows the Phillip Hughes inquest.

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18 A tribute to Brendon McCullum

On his birthday, a celebration of the influence Baz exerted on this generation of cricket.

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19 Celebrating Gayle's 37th birthday

As Chris Gayle turns 37, here's a look at him and how people look at him.

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20 The Sports God of All Things

Perfection is the best word to describe Sir Garfield Sobers.

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