Explore match records & player performances

Just how good is R Ashwin?

Numbers Game: If you go by the stats, he's right up there with the best of them all. By S Rajesh

Outmatched and out-tossed

Numbers Game: Over the last 12 months, overseas teams have lost 11 out of 13 Tests - and 13 out of 13 tosses - in Asia

Why Ross Taylor needs to step up

Numbers Game: Since the start of 2012, Taylor has a Test average of 55.26, but most of his big scores have come against weaker attacks

Underwhelming in Tests, but superb in ODIs

Numbers Game: Ramnaresh Sarwan finished with a higher career average in ODIs than in Tests, but West Indies didn't didn't get the full value of his capabilities

Duminy's downward spiral

Numbers Game: The start to JP Duminy's Test career was impressive, but in the last three-and-a-half years he has done little to justify his place in the team

Indian bowling v lower-order fightbacks

Numbers Game: West Indies' rearguard effort in Jamaica exposed the problems that India's bowlers have had with Nos. 5-8 batsmen in overseas Tests

Starting trouble in Sri Lanka

Numbers Game: Since 2012, the average opening stand in Tests in Sri Lanka is 25.82, the lowest among the top countries

Did Ramdin deserve to be dropped?

Numbers Game: Denesh Ramdin scored two fifties in his last two Test innings, but has otherwise struggled with the bat in the last 30 months

Lack of overseas tours could hurt Pakistan

Numbers Game: The upcoming series in England will be a challenge since only two of their batsmen have played more than one Test innings in the country before

A new, improved Marlon Samuels?

Numbers Game: The batsman has had an outstanding run in ODIs in the last three years, even while his Test numbers haven't been impressive

Sri Lanka's batting conundrum

Numbers Game: The side is rebuilding, and while Chandimal has slotted in well, the others haven't found their groove yet

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'Kohli has set the benchmark in scoring T20 hundreds'

Daryll Cullinan and S Rajesh talk about the batsman's conversion rate

Warner: an IPL colossus

Numbers Game: The Sunrisers opener is among the most successful batsmen in the league, making fifty-plus scores every three innings

The fizz in Mustafizur

Numbers Game: In a little over 12 months, he has established himself as the captain's go-to man in the toughest situations

The chasing formula in IPL 2016

Numbers Game: Teams batting second have had it all their way so far, and openers have racked up some incredible numbers in chases

The Kohli and Root show

Numbers Game: The two batsmen stood out in the World T20 not just for the runs they scored, but also how they got them

A limited-overs champion

Numbers Game: Shane Watson's Test career was underwhelming, but he was an asset in the shorter formats with his brute batting force and canny bowling

The Chris Gayle phenomenon

Numbers Game: There are other big hitters in T20 cricket, but Gayle's stats are far ahead of anyone else's in this format

The AB T20I mystery

Numbers Game: Despite his outstanding ball-striking skills, de Villiers' stats in this format are decidedly ordinary

NZ v Aus, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum's many records at Hagley Oval

Stats highlights from the opening day of the second Test, which was completely dominated by one man

Numbers Game

Adaptable, inspirational, inconsistent

Brendon McCullum made 1000-plus Test runs from three batting positions, but 21% of his Test aggregate came from just six innings

Brendon McCullum: stats analysis

New Zealand's enforcer

A look at the career of a player who pushed the boundaries in limited-overs internationals

Numbers Game

Dissecting Suresh Raina's ODI stats

His stats by point of entry show that he struggles when he comes in before the 20th over, but he has been hugely successful in the middle overs

Numbers Don't Lie

Older but quicker

Busting the myth that T20 is a format for the young

Numbers Game

Stokes' all-round brilliance

For the first time since Ian Botham in India in 1981-82, a player scored 350-plus runs and took 12 or more wickets in an overseas Test series

Numbers Game

Australia's incredible winning streak at home

In the last two years, Australia have a 29-2 win-loss record in home ODIs, with their batsmen scoring 17 hundreds in 32 games; overseas, though, their record isn't that hot

Numbers Don't Lie

India's missing final thrust

Their strong batting line-up has, surprisingly, fallen short in accelerating in the last 10 overs when batting first in ODIs

Numbers Don't Lie

Guptill's Jekyll-and-Hyde show

The New Zealand opener is an exceptional limited-overs batsman who flounders in Test cricket

Numbers Game

How Rohit became a one-day monster

In the last three years, Rohit has transformed into a consistent and prolific ODI batsman, consistently making big hundreds and batting deep into the innings

Numbers Don't Lie

Stuart Broad: England's impact bowler

Over the last few years, the England fast bowler has regularly dented the opposition by getting rid of their key batsmen

Numbers Game

The Root cause at No. 4

England's two-down batsmen have been the least prolific among the top eight teams in the last 40 years, but in Joe Root they have a possible long-term solution

Numbers Game

The curious case of Darren Bravo

Darren Bravo's overseas Test average is the best among all West Indies batsman, but his home numbers are surprisingly poor

Numbers Don't Lie

No real home advantage for South Africa

Recent head-to-heads between South Africa and England have been closely fought, and the hosts' vulnerability at home could make this series just as competitive

Numbers Don't Lie

Rahane: India's all-conditions expert

Analysing a batsman who has adapted to various conditions and batting positions, and outclassed his peers with his consistency

Numbers Game

A force called Ashwin

This year has been staggeringly successful for Ashwin, whose Test stats in Asia compare favourably with the very best

Numbers Don't Lie

From exceptional to dismal

By October 1997, West Indies had won 49 more Tests than they had lost. But today's team is in complete freefall

Zim v NZ, 1st ODI, Stats

New high for Craig Ervine

Stats highlights from the first ODI between Zimbabwe and New Zealand in Harare

Numbers Game

The bat-first advantage in Tests

Since 2009, teams batting first have a win-loss ratio which is 61% higher than it was between 2000 and 2008

England v Australia, 3rd Test, 3rd day, Stats

Two English six-fors since Headingley 1981

Stats highlights from the third day of the Edgbaston Test where England took a 2-1 series lead over Australia

England v Australia, 3rd Test, 1st day, Stats

Australia's Edgbaston woes

Stats highlights from an eventful opening day in Birmingham

Numbers Game

The Ian Bell conundrum

Since the beginning of 2012, Ian Bell averages 34.69 when batting in the top six; among regular top-order batsmen, only Shane Watson has a lower average

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Bangladesh v SA, 1st Test, 1st day stats

Mustafizur's rare feat on debut

A look at the significant numbers after the first day's play in Chittagong, where Bangladesh dismissed South Africa for 248

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Stats

A new high for Pakistan's top six

Key numbers from the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which Pakistan won by 135 runs, their second-biggest win against Sri Lanka

Numbers Game

Smith v Root v Williamson v Kohli

They are clearly the next batting stars, and each of them has outstanding Test numbers since the beginning of 2013

SL v Pak, 2nd ODI, Stats

Kusal matches idol Jayasuriya

Stats highlights from the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele

Eng v Aust, 1st Investec Test, 4th day stats

Watson's lbw woes and losing the first Test

Statistical highlights from the fourth day of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff, when England wrapped up a 169-run victory

Numbers Game

Has fourth-innings batting become easier?

Are teams finding it easier to score big runs in the last innings, or was Pakistan's outstanding run-chase in Pallekele a one-off?

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IPL 2015

Chris Gayle's IPL exploits

Ajit Agarkar and S Rajesh discuss Chris Gayle's incredible stats and numbers in IPL matches

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Aus v NZ, final, Melbourne

Insights - Australia top bowling charts

Statistics show that how Australia bowlers have dominated the tournament, with crucial performances in their World Cup victory

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Aus v Ind, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Insights: Spinners in the World Cup

A statistical look at how spinners have performed in World Cup 2015

Peformance analysis

Smith's century at No.8

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the second semi-final of the World Cup

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World Cup 2015: Insights

Insights: Changing result margins and run-rates

A statistical analysis of how tight games have been in 2011 and 2015 Cricket World Cups


Guptill scales many mountains

Stats highlights from the quarter-final between New Zealand and West Indies in Wellington

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NZ v WI, 4th Q-F, Wellington

Insights: One-day batting becoming unrecognisable

A statistical look at how teams have been approaching the last ten overs in recent times with the change in ODI rules

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Aus v Pak, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide

Insights: Pakistan's batting struggles in the World Cup

A statistical look at Pakistan's poor show with the bat in the 2015 World Cup

Peformance analysis

Hazlewood four-for enters top ten

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the third quarter-final of the World Cup

Aus v Pak, 3rd q-f, Adelaide

Misbah reaches another milestone

Stats highlights from the third quarter-final, between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide

Left-arm quicks rule

Numbers Game: Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult have led the way, but other left-arm fast bowlers have also shone in this World Cup

Peformance analysis

Rohit Sharma's hundred at No. 3

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the second quarter-final of the World Cup

Bang v India, 2nd Q-F, Melbourne

India 11, Dhoni 100

Stats highlights from the second quarter-final, between Bangladesh and India at the MCG

Aus v Pak, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide

Pakistan - 4, Australia - 4

Stats preview of the third quarter-final, between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide

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Bang v India, 2nd Q-F, Melbourne

Insights: How quick is Rohit after scoring 100?

A statistical take on how Rohit Sharma's rate of scoring improves after he notches up a century

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World Cup 2015

Dot-ball and boundary percentages

Martin Crowe and S Rajesh look over how the dot-ball and boundary percentages stack up for teams in the World Cup

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SA v SL, 1st Q-F, Sydney

Is Tahir one of SA's best bowlers at World Cups?

Ajit Agarkar, Ian Chappell and Michael Holding analyse Imran Tahir's numbers in ODI cricket for South Africa

SA v SL, 1st Q-F, Sydney

SL's top order v SA's middle order

A stats preview to the first quarter-final of the World Cup, between South Africa and Sri Lanka

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Ire v Pak, Group B, Adelaide

Pakistan's tight death bowling

A statistical look at how Pakistan's bowlers perform in death overs

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Aus v Sco, Group A, Hobart

'Scotland seemed to have made few inroads'

Michael Bevan and Isa Guha analyse the stats of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Ind v Zim, Group B, Auckland

Taylor's high, Ashwin's low

Stats highlights from the India-Zimbabwe match in Auckland

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Afg v Eng, Group A, Sydney

How do Afghanistan rank among WC debutants?

Raunak Kapoor and Michael Bevan look at the stats behind Afghanistan's first World Cup outing

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World Cup 2015

Insights - Using DRS effectively

A statistical take on how teams have been using DRS through the World Cup and what is the best method going forward.

Sco v SL, Group A, Hobart

'Sanga has shown his class with both glove and bat'

Michael Holding breaks down Kumar Sangakkara's numbers as one of the best wicketkeeper-batsmen ODI history

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Match Point - Insights special

Insights special - How big a role do spinners play?

Ajit Agarkar and S Rajesh give us a lowdown on the impact of the spinner in the World Cups

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Ind v Ire, Group B, Hamilton

Insights: A unique record for India's bowlers

A statistical look into India's bowling performance this World Cup, in which they have dismissed the opposition in five successive matches for the first time in ODIs

Eng v Bang, Group A, Adelaide

Why do England keep sticking with Broad?

Michael Holding and Ajit Agarkar look at the stats which show Stuart Broad has the worst figures among England bowlers since 2013

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Australia v SL, Group A, Sydney

Best World Cup for No. 5 batsmen

Statistics prove how the 2015 World Cup has been the best for batsmen coming in at No. 5, with Glenn Maxwell's hundred the latest

Aus v SL, Group A, Sydney

Not quite the fortress against Sri Lanka

In the last seven years, Sri Lanka are the only team to have won more games than they have lost when playing Australia at their own backyard

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Ire v Zim, Group B, Hobart

Insights - Ireland a notch above their peers

Statistics show how Ireland have been better than other Associate nations that have played at various World Cups

Ire v Zim, Group B, Hobart

Ireland's highest ODI total

Stats highlights from the Group B match between Zimbabwe and Ireland in Hobart

India v West Indies, Group B, Perth

India bounce another team out

Stats highlights from the Group B match between India and West Indies in Perth

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India v WI, Group B, Perth

Insights - India's best pace attack at a World Cup?

A statistical comparison of India's pace attack across World Cups so far prove that the current lot have the better numbers so far

Pakistan v South Africa, Group B, Auckland

Pakistan face up to their bogey team

South Africa's bowlers and batsmen have had great success against Pakistan, who are 0-3 in World Cup contests between the two sides

Peformance analysis

Warner's 178 slots in at No. 5

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the first 26 matches of the World Cup

India v West Indies, Group B, Perth

Gayle - nine years, 19 innings, 0 hundreds

West Indies' inconsistency with both bat and ball lends India the edge ahead of the teams' clash in Perth on Friday

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World Cup 2015

Insights - Trends of the batting Powerplay

Ian Chappell and S Rajesh look at how teams have approached the batting Powerplay in this World Cup

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Aus v Afg, Group A, Perth

Insights: Rules ensure there's always a gap for batsmen

Michael Bevan and Ajit Agarkar discuss the factors behind the string of big scores in the World Cup and ponder on whether it is good for the game

Ire v SA, Group B, Canberra

Amla fastest to 20 ODI tons

Stats highlights from the Pool B game between Ireland and South Africa in Canberra.

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Ire v SA, Group B, Canberra

Insights - What's wrong with Ireland's death bowling?

A look at the numbers shows that Ireland have not had much of an impact with the ball in the final overs of an innings, often leaking runs profusely

Pak v Zim, Group B, Brisbane

Insights - 'Misbah can play quickly but is responsible'

Ajit Agarkar and Michael Holding delve deeper into Misbah-ul-Haq's performance as he continues to be one of the most important batsman for Pakistan

Peformance analysis

AB displaces Gayle at the top

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the first 20 matches of the World Cup

India v UAE, Group B, Perth

Ashwin hits a career high

Stats highlights from the Group B match between India and UAE played in Perth

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India v UAE, Group B, Perth

Insights - Ashwin's best ODI figures

A stats analysis of R Ashwin's figures of 4 for 25 in India's nine-wicket win over UAE in Perth

Pak v Zim, Group B, Brisbane

Pakistan 42 - 3 Zimbabwe

Stats preview to the Pool B game between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Brisbane

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup, Auckland

Australia's rocky 26

Australia lost eight wickets for 26 runs in the middle of the innings, their worst mid-innings collapse

SA v WI, Group B, Sydney

15 overs, 222 runs

AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG

Peformance analysis

Dilshan's innings a close third

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the first 17 matches in the World Cup

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SL v Ban, Group A, Melbourne

Insights - Sangakkara's numbers better with age

Statistics show that Kumar Sangakkara's numbers in ODI cricket have improved as the years have rolled on

Afg v Sco, Group A, Dunedin

A bonanza for ninth-wicket pairs

Stats highlights from an enthralling game in Dunedin, where Afghanistan notched up their first World Cup win, and Scotland their 11th defeat

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Ire v UAE, Group B, Brisbane

Insights - Centuries batting first v batting second

A statistical analysis of centuries scored in first innings in this World Cup compared to ones scored in the second innings

Peformance analysis

Chris Gayle sets benchmark

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the record-breaking innings by Chris Gayle

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Ind v SA, Group B, Melbourne

Insights: Dhawan's impressive ODI record overseas

Ajit Agarkar and Michael Holding on Shikhar Dhawan's consistent performance overseas in ODIs

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NZ v Eng, Group A, Wellington

New Zealand top order on top of its game

The stats show how good New Zealand's top order has been recently in ODI cricket

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Afg v Ban, Group A, Canberra

The Shakib-Mushfiqur partnership

Statistics around the 114-run partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim against Afghanistan, which turned the game

NZ v Scotland, Group A, Dunedin

Fort Dunedin and golden ducks

Stats highlights from the Group A match between New Zealand and Scotland in Dunedin

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Ireland v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Nelson

Sammy, West Indies' lower-order saviour

Numbers show how Darren Sammy has been one of the few West Indies impressive batsmen lower down the order

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Ind v Pak, Group B, Adelaide

Kohli's phenomenal conversion rate

Virat Kohli's numbers prove his mastery over ODI cricket, as discussed by Michael Holding and Ajit Agarkar

India v Pakistan, Group B, Adelaide

Kohli fastest to 22 hundreds

Stats highlight from the Group B match between India and Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval.