Wisden India Almanack 2013

Two great traditions of Indian cricket

Two great traditions of Indian cricket

Spin bowling has been more closely associated with India than any other art in the game read more

Waiting for Sachin

Throughout the summer of 2011, England waited for Tendulkar's 100th international century, but there was a read more

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi - Hall of fame

Figures do not tell half the tale in Tiger’s case. He was way ahead of his read more

VVS Laxman: Killing them softly

At his peak, Laxman was capable of a beauty in his batting even beyond the powers of read more

Kapil Dev – Hall of Fame

Whatever Kapil did on the field – be it bowling, batting or fielding even at an advanced age – it all looked very natural

The changing fan

Of course it is fair to appreciate the obvious advantages of ODI and Twenty20 cricket; sport is, after all, a form of mass entertainment too

Sunil Gavaskar - Hall of Fame

If there was one batsman in cricket who could get runs at will, it was Sunil Gavaskar - a man with massive will, talent and tenacity

The Afghan adventure

There aren’t many teams like Afghanistan, which has achieved so much against the odds

K Sangakkara - Cricketer of the year 2011

Proud of who he is and where he comes from, it is not runs alone that matter in the Sangakkara story

Saeed Ajmal – Cricketer of the year 2011

Ajmal’s way with life and cricket is such that to not see in him relief from Pakistan’s messes as well as an anachronism in modern sport is impossible‬

Virat Kohli - Cricketer of the year 2011

For a brat who wore a wounded heart on his under-19 sleeve, Kohli has given way to a responsible, young man

Shakib Al Hassan - Cricketer of the year 2011

Shakib possesses that rare quality that allows him to quickly disregard any failure and derive strength from every success

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