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The Friday column

Vaughan's batting horrors

Jul 29, 2005: How Michael Vaughan has struggled in both defence and attack over the last 30 months

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India's ODI slump, and Lord's lows

Jul 22, 2005: India's bowling in one-dayers in the last couple of seasons

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Vaas's batting heroics, and Aussie dominance

Jul 15, 2005: Chaminda Vaas's credentials as an allrounder, and Australia's dominance of Test cricket over the last six years

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Australia's best and worst, and Strauss's struggles

Jul 8, 2005: A contrasting time in England for Mike Hussey and Jason Gillespie, and Andrew Strauss's newfound tendency to get bowled

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Masters of the chase, and the most meaty strikers

Jul 1, 2005: Why England would prefer to bat first in the NatWest Series final, and Kevin Pietersen's outstanding one-day record

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Inzi the matchwinner, and super sweepers

Jun 17, 2005: Why Inzamam-ul-Haq is among the best in the world, and an analysis of the sweep stroke

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The Friday column

The drivers, and Kaneria's case

Jun 10, 2005: The batsmen who are most adept at playing the drive in the V, and the Kaneria-Lara battle

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Happy hookers, and Bangladesh's struggle

Jun 3, 2005: The batsmen who get the most of the hook and pull shots, and what the stats say about Bangladesh

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The fall of the Caribbean quicks

May 27, 2005: A statistical study of the decline of the West Indian fast bowlers over the last two-and-a-half decades

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Masters of the strokes - Part III

The cutting edge, and the Lara factor

May 20, 2005: A look at the players who execute the square-cut better than the others, and West Indies' fortunes without Brian Lara

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One-day wonders, and Boeta's run-spree

May 13, 2005: A look at batsmen who've preferred the one-day game to Test cricket, and Boeta Dippenaar's amazing run in ODIs

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Masters of the strokes - Part II

The masters of defence

May 6, 2005: Who is the batsman with the most secure defence of all? And who resorts to defence only as the last option? Read on to find out

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Masters of the strokes - Part I

The cover-drive kings

Apr 29, 2005: Who is the best cover-driver of all? And do left-handed batsmen really have an advantage? Here's an analysis

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The Numbers Game

Subcontinental giants, and runs in defeats

Apr 22, 2005: A look at teams visiting in the subcontinent, and Brian Lara's continued run-spree in West Indian defeats

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The Numbers Game

Overseas minnows, and Tendulkar's jinx

Apr 15, 2005: Sri Lanka's pathetic run outside the subcontinent, and Sachin Tendulkar's one-day runs in defeats

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The Friday Column

South African stodges, and batting with the tail

Apr 8, 2005: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

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The Friday Column

Black Cap collapses, and the Brown Bradman

Apr 1, 2005: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

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The Friday Column

McGrath walks the talk

Mar 25, 2005: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

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The Friday Column

The lucky batsmen, and the post-Australia trend

Mar 18, 2005: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

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The lucky bowlers, and the luckless ones

Mar 11, 2005: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

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How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Role model Moeen setting high standard

His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket?

His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

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    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (138)

    A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (115)

    After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

    Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket? (78)

    His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

    Dhoni's control test (75)

    For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

    The two faces of James Anderson (58)

    Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?