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Outmatched and out-tossed

Sep 30, 2016: Over the last 12 months, overseas teams have lost 11 out of 13 Tests in Asia. They have been desperately unlucky with the toss, but have also slipped up in the third and fourth innings

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Why Ross Taylor needs to step up

Sep 23, 2016: Since the start of 2012, Taylor has a Test average of 55.26, but most of his big scores have come against the weaker attacks of Zimbabwe and West Indies

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Underwhelming in Tests, but superb in ODIs

Sep 16, 2016: Ramnaresh Sarwan finished with a higher career average in ODIs than in Tests, which amply illustrates the format in which he was more comfortable

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Why Australia are No. 1 and Pakistan are No. 9

Sep 9, 2016: The quality of their bowling attacks is a big reason why one team is the top-ranked ODI side, while the other is struggling to qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup

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How the ODI rule changes have affected run-scoring

Sep 2, 2016: And how England have transformed into a power-hitting one-day side

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Duminy's downward spiral

Aug 26, 2016: 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

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Fairy-tale year for the lower-middle order

Aug 19, 2016: The sixth-wicket partnership has been the most prolific of all in Tests in 2016, while batsmen at Nos. 6 and 7 are scoring runs like never before

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Why Australia can't catch a break in Asia

Aug 12, 2016: Between 2002 and 2006, they were a superb Test side in Asia, but over the last few years they have struggled to play spin and bowl spin in the continent

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Indian bowling v lower-order fightbacks

Aug 5, 2016: West Indies' superb rearguard effort in Jamaica once again exposed the problems that India's bowlers have had with Nos. 5-8 batsmen in overseas Tests

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Starting trouble in Sri Lanka

Jul 29, 2016: Since the beginning of 2012, the average opening stand in Tests in Sri Lanka is 25.82, easily the lowest among the top countries

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The Misbah phenomenon

Jul 22, 2016: Misbah-ul-Haq has been on an amazing run in Tests over the last six years, and his stats at No. 5 are getting better with every game

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Did Ramdin deserve to be dropped?

Jul 15, 2016: Denesh Ramdin scored two fifties in his last two Test innings, but has otherwise struggled with the bat in the last 30 months

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Lack of overseas experience could hurt Pakistan

Jul 8, 2016: The upcoming series in England will be a major challenge since only two of their batsmen have played more than one Test innings in the country before

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England discover their ODI batting mojo

Jul 1, 2016: Over the last year, England's batsmen have scored faster, made more hundreds, and hit more fours and sixes than batsmen from any other team

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A new, improved Marlon Samuels?

Jun 24, 2016: Samuels has been on an outstanding run in ODIs in the last three years, but his Test numbers aren't that impressive

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Imran Tahir: the ODI wicket-taking force

Jun 17, 2016: A look at the legspinner's limited-overs impact for South Africa, and the lack of huge totals in the West Indies

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Sri Lanka's batting conundrum

Jun 10, 2016: Their batting is in a rebuilding phase, and while Dinesh Chandimal has slotted in well, the others haven't quite found their groove yet

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Prolific Anderson on the move

Jun 3, 2016: James Anderson has been gorging on Sri Lankan wickets this summer, but over the last six years he has significantly improved his overseas record as well

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The fizz in Mustafizur

Apr 29, 2016: In a little over 12 months, he has firmly established himself as a top-notch bowler, and the captain's go-to man in the toughest situations

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The chasing formula in IPL 2016

Apr 22, 2016: Teams batting second have had it all their way so far in IPL 2016, and openers have racked up some incredible numbers in chases

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