Crunching the numbers of the top eight teams from the last two years, it's clear that Australia, South Africa and New Zealand have stood out for their consistency and all-round efficiency
For a Sri Lanka fan, the team's losing streak in the New Zealand ODIs is perhaps the equivalent of getting paralysed by poison. Your body is immobile giving the impression that you've died, but inside, you are still very much alive. Screaming.
Noel Kalicharan :
Although there has been a lot of criticism against Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard's omissions from the West Indies' ODI squad for South Africa and later the World Cup, their recent statistics indicate the axe might be justified
Misbal-ul-Haq may not have the inventiveness of Javed Miandad or instantly-recognisable presence at the crease, like Inzaman-ul-Haq, but he is rock solid, an attribute valued highly in Test cricket
Coaching is no longer about correcting technique. It's about helping the player find his or her best technique. Sometimes that means shutting up and letting the players work it out for themselves