From being a first-class hero in Sri Lanka to being called for a questionable action while on tour to England to earning US$ 625,000 in the IPL auctions, it's been an interesting journey for Senanayake.
Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper says he does not know how to be diplomatic or subtle. So, being selected India is a challenge that Gambhir is ready for.
Mahela Jayawardena feels that captaining the country is much more easier than to lead an IPL side since the former is all about building a side over a period of time while the latter is all about short term thinking and changes accordingly.
Gilchrist's experience and understanding of the game are worth their weight in gold. He scored an unbeaten 85 from 54 balls to help Kings XI beat Bangalore on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old has put his past troubles in the English dressing room behind him, and has rejected any suggestions of a rivalry with Alastair Cook.
"I would be very, very aggressive with Gayle. He's a very special, gifted individual and he has hit guys to all parts of the world. I've seen him hit Brett Lee enormously far", Donald said in an interview to Wisden.
The former Sri Lankan skipper opened up frankly. "Twenty20 cricket is obviously here to stay. You need to have a balance. I am not saying T20 should be gone. T20 has to be there because that is the entertainment people like, it's another format through which you can take this game into new countries," he said.
Something about Australia always brought the best out of VVS Laxman. The stylist from Hyderabad announced his arrival as an international batsman of great pedigree with his first Test century, a stirring 167, in Sydney in early 2000, a knock that was to prove the first turning point in a wonderful career. A little over a year later, he played inarguably the greatest Test innings by an Indian. His 281 in Kolkata changed the course of not just his career, but also the mindset of the Indian team.
The bowler, who will be turning 23 in March, missed out on the Champions League T20 in South Africa and four Ranji Trophy games after sustaining a side strain injury during India A's tour of New Zealand.
Irfan Pathan was in the middle of his comeback when a knee injury laid him low again, allowing a batch of young pace bowlers to move ahead of him in the pecking order. He hasn't lost hope, though. When Wisden India caught up with him at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, Pathan exuded the confidence that greater things are in store for him including, possibly, a place in the Indian Test team. Excerpts:
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