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England's best lower-order batsman of all time

Jan 22, 2010: Graeme Swann has led England's lower-order batting resistance in the last couple of years, with an average that is untouched in their Test history

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Pakistan and their batting worries

Jan 15, 2010: Over the last couple of years, Pakistan have had several batting debacles which have cost them Tests. A look at the chief culprits, and a comparison with other teams

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Ponting's fall from stratospheric heights

Jan 8, 2010: He has done enough to contend for the Player of the Decade title, but Ricky Ponting's stats have fallen significantly over the last three years

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Australia's conversion problem

Dec 18, 2009: Australia's inability to get a hundred in their series against West Indies is surprising because of their conversion record through the decade

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The most result-oriented countries and venues

Dec 11, 2009: South Africa has been an excellent country for Test matches that end decisively, but the same cannot be said for Pakistan or West Indies

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Opening dilemmas for Pakistan and New Zealand

Dec 4, 2009: The New Zealand-Pakistan series is a fascinating one for several reasons, one of them being the problems with the opening combination for both sides

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Raw but ready for Test cricket

Nov 27, 2009: A look at teams that have produced the strongest debutants

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Amazing to abysmal over three decades

Nov 20, 2009: Series between Australia and West Indies used to be keenly anticipated not so long ago, but over the last 10 years the stats have been hopelessly one-sided

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Deluge in ODIs, drought in Tests

Nov 13, 2009: A fantastic series against India capped what has been a fine year in ODIs for Michael Hussey; in Tests, though, it's a different story

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A lowdown on batting Powerplays

Nov 6, 2009: A look at what the numbers suggest about the latest innovation in one-day cricket

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Dhoni and the No. 5 slot

Oct 30, 2009: There's been some debate over MS Dhoni's batting position in ODIs, but he's done so well at No. 5 that it's unlikely he'll relinquish it any time soon

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Ishant Sharma and his ODI problems

Oct 16, 2009: Last year's sensation has had his stats in one-dayers fall away this year, and the main difference has been his effectiveness at the start of the innings

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Bounce no aid for Lankan fast bowlers

Oct 9, 2009: Sri Lanka have struggled in ODIs in South Africa and Australia over the last decade, and a big problem for them has been the display of their fast bowlers

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The curious case of Misbah-ul-Haq

Oct 2, 2009: The World Twenty20 two years ago kickstarted an excellent run for Misbah-ul-Haq, but in 2009 his form has tapered away

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The best ODI top order, and 300-plus scores

Sep 25, 2009: Are the best ODI teams those which have the best top-order batsmen? And a look at teams' records when they've posted 300

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The favourites for the Champions Trophy

Sep 18, 2009: Recent form in ODIs and results in South Africa suggest the hosts, Australia and India are the best bets to lift the trophy

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A decade of toil for bowlers

Sep 11, 2009: Bowlers haven't suffered as much as they have in the 2000s for 60 years

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The decade of the batsmen

Sep 4, 2009: With several top bowlers retiring, the 2000s has truly been the decade in which batsmen have made merry

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Samaraweera sizzles in his second innings

Aug 28, 2009: Since his return to the team, Thilan Samaraweera has added a whole new dimension to his game

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Dilshan goes the Sehwag way

Aug 21, 2009: Tillakaratne Dilshan has always preferred aggression over defence - markedly so over the last few years

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