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Rearguard to the rescue

Jan 18, 2008: Australia's last five wickets cost oppositions 31 runs each, while they get the oppositions' last five out for 20 each. Clearly their lower half is their better half

S Rajesh

Of boundaries, dots, and everything in between

Jan 11, 2008: How teams, and batsmen, compare in terms of dot balls, singles and threes scored, and more

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The year of the No. 4 batsman

Jan 4, 2008: After playing second fiddle to the No. 3 batsmen, the No. 4s came into their own in 2007, dominating in both Tests and ODIs. Also: lefties strike it big, and how pace and spin stacked up against each other over the year

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Australia's toughest opponent, and the spin dilemma

Dec 21, 2007: India have been the one side to have consistently stretched the Australians over the last decade

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Mahela revisited, and the king of draws

Dec 14, 2007: Mahela Jayawardene's superb form over the last three years, and India's tendency to draw Test matches

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Sangakkara's sensational 2007

Dec 7, 2007: Why Sangakkara won't forget this year in a hurry

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Scorching Steyn leads pace revival

Nov 30, 2007: Just how much have the stats improved for fast bowlers in 2007 compared to the last few years?

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Pakistan's over-reliance on the two Ys and Inzi

Nov 23, 2007: How Pakistan are lost without their three batting heavyweights

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New Zealand's abysmal record abroad

Nov 16, 2007: New Zealand's overseas record this decade is almost as bad as West Indies': in 22 Tests against meaningful opposition, they have only won one

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Australian misery for overseas fast bowlers

Nov 9, 2007: There used to be a time when fast bowlers would queue up to travel to Australia, but things have changed considerably over the last few years

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Australia's staggering home record

Nov 2, 2007: Australia have been utterly dominant in home Tests in this decade, and the key difference has been their top-order batting

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Allrounder Afridi's stunning run

Oct 25, 2007: Shahid Afridi has always been known for his occasional bursts of explosiveness, but in 2007 he has been far more immense, with both bat and ball

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Viv Richards in disguise, and the free-hit effect

Oct 19, 2007: Andrew Symonds has been in the news for all kinds of reasons over the last three weeks, but his most emphatic statement has been out in the middle, with bat in hand

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Kaneria's second-innings drought

Oct 12, 2007: Danish Kaneria has been reasonably effective in the first innings, but his stats in the second have been particularly disappointing of late

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Hope for left-arm spin, and Kallis' riposte

Oct 5, 2007: Left-arm spinners have had a bounty in the Karachi Test. Can this spark off a revival for the art?

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The new spin on Twenty20 cricket

Sep 28, 2007: Are spinners a bad option in Twenty20 cricket?

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The Friday Column

The cream of the Twenty20 crop

Sep 14, 2007: The Numbers Game looks at some of the trends of Twenty20 cricket, and the batsmen and bowlers who have flourished in this format

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The Friday Column

How important is the No. 7 batsman?

Sep 7, 2007: The sixth ODI between England and India at The Oval underscored the value of the No. 7 batsman. The Numbers Game looks at the best in the trade

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The Friday Column

England's problems against spin bowling

Aug 31, 2007: Playing reasonably good spin bowlers against England is always an advantage. The Numbers Game explains why

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The Friday Column

Bell blossoms, and India's no-ball worries

Aug 24, 2007: Ian Bell's outstanding innings at Southampton against India suggests England might have found a stable No. 3batsman in ODIs

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