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Why Kohli is the best T20I batsman around

Feb 5, 2016: The runs he has scored and the assurance and control with which he has got them suggest so

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Stokes' all-round brilliance

Jan 29, 2016: For the first time since Ian Botham in India in 1981-82, a player scored 350-plus runs and took 12 or more wickets in an overseas Test series

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Australia's incredible winning streak at home

Jan 22, 2016: In the last two years, Australia have a 29-2 win-loss record in home ODIs, with their batsmen scoring 17 hundreds in 32 games; overseas, though, their record isn't that hot

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How Rohit became a one-day monster

Jan 15, 2016: In the last three years, Rohit has transformed into a consistent and prolific ODI batsman, consistently making big hundreds and batting deep into the innings

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The Root cause at No. 4

Jan 8, 2016: England's two-down batsmen have been the least prolific among the top eight teams in the last 40 years, but in Joe Root they have a possible long-term solution

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The curious case of Darren Bravo

Dec 25, 2015: Darren Bravo's overseas Test average is the best among all West Indies batsman, but his home numbers are surprisingly poor

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A bowling paradise where Amla and de Villiers thrive

Dec 18, 2015: South Africa presents the most challenging conditions for batsmen, but you wouldn't know that from the recent home form of their top two batsmen

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A force called Ashwin

Dec 11, 2015: This year has been staggeringly successful for Ashwin, whose Test stats in Asia compare favourably with the very best

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To flip or not to flip?

Dec 4, 2015: Has winning the toss given the home team a huge advantage in the last 15 years?

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The Warner way

Nov 27, 2015: Australia have had a rich tradition of left-hand opening batsmen, and David Warner is a worthy addition to that list

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Kane Williamson's meteoric rise

Nov 20, 2015: He was always seen as an exceptional talent, but over the last couple of years he has justified those lofty expectations

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The complete batsman

Nov 13, 2015: AB de Villiers has conquered different formats and different conditions, and his Test average of 61.67 in the last eight years makes him the best in this format as well

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Cook's phenomenal numbers in Asia

Nov 6, 2015: England's captain finished with a 50-plus average for the fifth time in eight series in Asia, and proved yet again he is among the best in these conditions

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Steyn's Asian marvel

Oct 30, 2015: South Africa's phenomenal success in the continent is largely owed to the leader of their pace attack

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Unconventional and extraordinary

Oct 23, 2015: Virender Sehwag didn't play by the textbook, but he achieved incredible things over a career that lasted more than a decade

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A match-winner in all conditions

Oct 16, 2015: India isn't renowned for producing many world-class seam and swing bowlers, but Zaheer Khan was clearly among the best during his best years

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The Asian challenge for England's batsmen

Oct 9, 2015: Ian Bell's form could be a key factor for England if they are to reverse the results of 2012 in the UAE

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The Azhar Ali answer to Pakistan's top-order woes

Oct 2, 2015: In Pakistan's Test history, no player batting in the top three positions has scored 4500 runs; Azhar Ali is well on course to becoming the first

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Tough times for opening pairs

Sep 25, 2015: In the last five years, most teams have struggled to unearth stable and successful opening combinations, the one exception being Australia

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Bad tourists

Sep 18, 2015: Over the last ten years, teams have lost more than twice as many matches as they have won when playing overseas, a record which is much worse than in earlier years

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