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Leading by example with the bat

Feb 20, 2009: Are the batting captains of today more prolific than their counterparts from earlier eras?

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Dissecting England's batting woes

Feb 13, 2009: What the stats have to say about the Test form of Bell, Cook, Collingwood and Co over the last 18 months

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From electrifying to soporific

Feb 6, 2009: How West Indies has become the country where runs have been scored slowest over the last decade

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The importance of spin in middle overs of ODIs

Jan 30, 2009: How South Africa have controlled overs 16 to 40 in their series against Australia

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Sri Lanka's bogey team, and boundaryless Jayawardene

Jan 23, 2009: Sri Lanka have done reasonably well against most teams, but Pakistan have brought out the worst in them

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Chanderpaul, Gayle, and little else

Jan 16, 2009: West Indies have struggled though two of their batsmen have been the best in the world over the last 18 months

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New-look Amla breaks South Africa's No. 3 jinx

Jan 9, 2009: Hashim Amla made a slow start to his Test career, but over the last year he has grown immensely in stature

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The year of South Africa and Graeme Smith

Jan 2, 2009: The year of the IPL also contained some truly memorable moments from Test cricket. We look back at the important numbers from 2008

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A lowdown on fourth-innings run-chases

Dec 19, 2008: Of late, sides have achieved targets batting last far more often than they used to

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Does Kallis really go missing against Australia?

Dec 12, 2008: His overall stats against Australia are admittedly modest: in 18 Tests he averages only 38.32, but since 2000, his numbers have been much better

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New Zealand's dismal batting slump

Dec 5, 2008: Vettori's side have lost 11 of their last 15 Tests against opposition than Bangladesh, and the reason for that has primarily been their hopeless batting

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England's ODI woes, and lefties at the slog

Nov 28, 2008: England have had a particularly tough time in ODIs in India over the last decade, and the problem has primarily been the bowling

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Bangladesh's dismal batting slide

Oct 31, 2008: It's been eight years since Bangladesh made their Test debut, and while they've had several results to celebrate in ODIs during this period, their performances in the longer version has largely been dire

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How good is the Sehwag-Gambhir pair?

Oct 24, 2008: India's current openers have performed exceptionally at the top of the order, producing numbers that suggest India may have found a long-term combination

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The Ganguly story in numbers

Oct 10, 2008: After his 12-year international career, the stats indicate that Sourav Ganguly has largely fulfilled the potential that was obvious in his Test debut

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Overseas spinners and their woes in India

Oct 3, 2008: Indian tracks are known to aid spin, but visiting slow bowlers have struggled to turn on the magic over the last two decades

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Ponting's shot at redemption, and Hayden's rare feat

Sep 26, 2008: Why Australia's captain could turn around his poor record in India, and openers who haven't been out caught-behind too often

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Why Australia will miss Symonds in India

Sep 19, 2008: Andrew Symonds' ability to score big quickly and handle spinners competently suggests his team will miss him in India

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Great at No. 5, slouches elsewhere

Sep 12, 2008: Flintoff's remarkable recent form with the bat in ODIs against South Africa continued an extremely successful period for England's No. 5 batsmen

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Bad times for Dravid and Kallis, and England's new No. 3

Sep 5, 2008: Kallis and Dravid have been the mainstays of their batting orders for a while now, but 2008 has been a particularly bad year for both

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