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The best venues for fast bowlers and spinners

Apr 3, 2009: Over the last seven-odd years, conditions at most venues have become overly favourable for batsmen, but some grounds still retain their venom and spice

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England's mid-overs slump, NZ's mid-order heroics

Mar 27, 2009: England's ODI travails have largely been due to their sluggish batting in the middle overs, while the fourth-wicket stand has been the most prolific for New Zealand in Tests this decade

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Vettori - the good stats and the bad stats

Mar 20, 2009: New Zealand's captain has made priceless contributions with the bat over the last six years, but his bowling against the top teams has been anything but incisive

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No country for bowlers

Mar 13, 2009: Not only in this series, but in the last few years, bowlers have been increasingly marginalised in ODIs in New Zealand

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The No. 6 makes his mark, and Ramdin's redemption

Mar 6, 2009: How batsmen occupying one of the more difficult slots in a Test line-up have shone over the last few months

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The nightmare of opening in South Africa

Feb 27, 2009: Batting has been most difficult in South Africa over the last four years, and the job has been especially tough for those at the top of the order

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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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