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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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Warner: an IPL colossus

May 6, 2016: The Sunrisers opener is among the most successful batsmen in the league, making fifty-plus scores every three innings

Shiva Jayaraman

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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Why Andre Russell rocks the 20-over format

Apr 15, 2016: Andre Russell is one of only two allrounders - Dwayne Bravo is the other - to score 2000-plus runs and take 100-plus wickets in T20s since 2013

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The Kohli and Root show

Apr 8, 2016: The 2016 World T20 saw some fine batting, but Kohli and Root stood out not just for the runs they scored, but the manner in which they got them

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Dots, boundaries, and a WT20 for spinners

Apr 1, 2016: A look at the two finalists and their run-gathering methods, and the huge role that spinners have played in the tournament so far

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A limited-overs champion

Mar 25, 2016: Shane Watson's Test career was underwhelming, but with his brute batting force and his canny bowling, he was an absolute asset in the limited-overs formats

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