Wriddhiman Saha avoids a bouncer

The helmet effect

Has protective gear resulted in inferior techniques when facing short-pitched bowling, resulting in more batsmen getting hit these days?

AB de Villiers scored 55 runs off his last 13 deliveries

The bat-first advantage in the Powerplay era

The batting Powerplay might be history, but it's worth reviewing how those restrictions loaded the odds in favour of batsmen batting late in the first innings of ODIs

The England players walk off after their 13-run loss

Will the new England last the Ashes?

They have been playing attacking, unfettered limited-overs cricket, but an Ashes series is a different battle altogether

Adam Gilchrist celebrates his century

The post-Gilchrist effect

We don't know how change will manifest itself, but it is certain that Test cricket will soon feel the shiver that has run up through T20 to ODIs

Five Australians who made centuries on Test debut: (From L-R) Fielding coach Greg Blewett, captain Michael Clarke, Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh and national selector Mark Waugh

Older Australia, stronger Australia?

Their batsmen are well seasoned going into the Ashes - like on other recent visits to England. It is a trend that has worked in terms of run-scoring, if not overall results