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Domestic giants who didn't make the next step

Flying first class

May 1, 2006: Michael Hussey and Brad Hodge were domestic giants, having played 176 and 167 first-class matches respectively and scored buckets of runs, before making deserved and belated Test debuts. But there have been others who have played more than 400 games and s

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A hundred at long last

Apr 25, 2006: The List features batsmen with the lowest averages before scoring their maiden century and double-century, and those who had to wait the longest for a Test hundred

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Highest percentage of results and draws

Win some, draw some

Apr 18, 2006: The List looks at venues with the highest percentage of results and draws

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High- and low-scoring grounds around the world

Of belters and minefields

Apr 12, 2006: A look at which grounds are conducive to run-scoring, and which ones support the bowlers

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Top-scorers and highest wicket-takers in the same match

Doing the business with bat and ball

Apr 4, 2006: The List looks focuses on players who have top-scored and taken most wickets in the same match

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Top-scorer and highest wicket-taker in the same match

Doing the business with bat and ball - tables

Apr 4, 2006:

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First impressions - Part II

Mar 28, 2006: In last week's column, the List featured the best performers when facing an opposition for the first time. This week, we look at the reverse - how different countries have performed while playing opposition players for the first time

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First impressions

Mar 22, 2006: The List looks at best performers when playing an opposition for the first time

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Best visiting performers in India

Subcontinent stalwarts

Mar 14, 2006: The List features the best overseas batsmen and bowlers in India

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Most valuable first wickets

Panesar joins the giantkillers

Mar 8, 2006: The List this week looks the most valuable first wickets in Tests. The calculation is based on the batsman's aggregate runs at the start of the game

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Is Vivian Richards the most effective ODI player?

Mar 1, 2006: The List looks at the best batsmen, bowlers and allrounders in the one-day game

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Part-time pests

Feb 21, 2006: The List focuses on part-time bowlers in both forms of the game

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Bowlers and their wicket-taking ways

Feb 14, 2006: Which bowler hits the stumps most often? Whose stumps rarely get hit? Has Kapil Dev ever been run out? The List looks at modes of dismissals for bowlers and batsmen

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Balancing captaincy and batting

Will Dravid the batsman cope with captaincy?

Feb 7, 2006: When a player is named captain, you wonder what effect the added responsibility will have on his form. This week, the List looks at batsmen who've struggled as captain and captains who've thrived as batsmen

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Most valuable hat-tricks

Hat-trick heroes

Feb 1, 2006: The List looks at heavyweight hat-tricks, measured in terms of the sum of the average of the batsmen dismissed

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Akram's batting zenith, and 300 in a final Test

Jan 24, 2006: The focus this week is on players with high scores that are grossly disproportionate to their averages

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Against all odds

Jan 17, 2006: This week's List focuses on teams that have recovered from major setbacks, and those that squandered huge advantages

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Allott's 101-minute duck and other tail-end torments

Jan 10, 2006: The stubborn tailender is high up on cricket's most-frustrating list and this week the List looks at their more notable performances

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Most runs and wickets in a year

Warne hits but Ponting misses

Jan 4, 2006: While 2005 will always be known as the year England regained the Ashes and Bangladesh beat Australia, on an individual front, the Australians took top honours in all forms of the game

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Statistical view of performances in Boxing Day Tests

Boxing Day business

Dec 28, 2005: As Australia and South Africa fight for the series lead at Melbourne, the List looks at players' performances in Boxing Day Tests

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