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Amol Muzumdar applauds from the dressing room

Might they have played for India?

Indian domestic cricket is full of players who have been unlucky to miss out on national selection. Here are 11 of the likeliest contenders

Rajinder Goel bowls

In praise of Paddy and Goel paaji

Padmakar Shivalkar and Rajinder Goel, who are honoured by the BCCI this week, were so much more than hard-luck stories

EAS Prasanna and Sunil Gavaskar at the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture

Ranji Trophy 2016-17

The TN-Karnataka rivalry through the ages

The era of Madras and Mysore is long gone by, but contests between both sides have lent delicious sub-plots over the years to India's prestigious domestic competition

L Vasan holds the Vizzy Trophy in 1978

Life lessons from a career ended by chucking

Former Hyderabad fast bowler L Vasan quit the game in 1981 after he was called for throwing. He didn't let the bitterness of that experience break him

Composite: Legspinners Amit Mishra, Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa

Three IPL leggies who gladdened the heart

A look at Amit Mishra, Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa, who, along with many other bowlers, challenged the increasing dominance of batsmen in the league

Adam Zampa poses during the Australian team's portrait session

Here's looking at spin in the IPL

The teams' slow-bowling strengths vary, but there does seem to be plenty of legbreak bowling in the offing