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The Friday column

Sri Lanka's overseas travails

Nov 4, 2005: Sri Lanka have an awesome record in home ODIs, but when they've travelled it has been a different story

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The Friday column

A new spin to ODIs, and Vettori's return

Oct 28, 2005: The Numbers Game looks at how spinners have performed in one-day internationals over the decades

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Top-order pickings

Peerless Pigeon

Oct 21, 2005: The Numbers Game looks at Glenn McGrath's penchant for ruffling top-order feathers

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Super Test - A stat preview

The McGrath menace looms

Oct 12, 2005: The Numbers Game looks at how the players from the Australian and World XI teams stack up against each other

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The Friday column

The unsung heroes behind the stumps

Sep 30, 2005: Statistically, it's tough to convert a wicketkeeper's performances into numbers which can be compared and rated. S Rajesh tries his hand at rating glovemen

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The Friday column

Left-arm swing and minnow-bashing

Sep 23, 2005: Sri Lanka's high percentage of matches against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, and left-arm seamers against them

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The Ashes review in numbers - Part II

Of dropped catches and batting in pairs

Sep 16, 2005: How dropped catches hurt Australia much more, and England's key partnerships

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The Friday column

Dravid's lapses, and the dilemma of debutants

Sep 9, 2005: Rahul Dravid's tendency to get bowled in the last one year, and debutants blooded in by various teams

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The Friday column

The Man Fridays

Sep 7, 2005: Throughout the history of the game, the captains with the most wins have been those with able lieutenants who could execute the drawing-board strategies

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The Friday column

The Gilchrist factor, and subbed out

Sep 2, 2005: Why Adam Gilchrist's failure has been the biggest drawback for Australia, and dismissals by substitutes

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The Friday column

Home truths, and the greatest fast-bowling pairs

Aug 26, 2005: Which teams enjoy home conditions the most, and the best partnerships among fast bowlers

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The Friday column

Jones-Bond on the hunt, and Fleming's feat

Aug 19, 2005: Simon Jones and Shane Bond join the 50-wicket club, while Stephen Fleming gets to a milestone as well

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The Friday column

Lucky venues, and captain-centurions

Aug 12, 2005: Which venues have been good for which teams, and captains leading by example in an Ashes series

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The Friday column

India's ODI conundrum, and Australia minus McGrath

Aug 5, 2005: Four specialist bowlers or five, and how Australia have coped with Glenn McGrath's absence in the past

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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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The Friday column

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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The Friday column

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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The Friday column

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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The Friday column

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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The Friday column

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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Habibul Bashar talks about the team's early days, landmark wins, and the current squad

    Big-hearted, broad-shouldered Davo

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Rob Steen: Who knew the Middle East would one day become the centre of a cricket-lover's universe?

A song called Younis

Ahmer Naqvi: For a country torn by internal strife, he offers hope with his magnanimity, humility and cheerful disposition

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Pakistan should not welcome Amir back

The serene team culture cultivated by Misbah and his men shouldn't be allowed to be disrupted by a player with a tainted past

November games need November prices

An early start to the international season, coupled with costly tickets, have kept the Australian public away from the cricket

The inherent dangers of batting

The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet

Hope for Hughes, feel for Abbott

It is impossible to imagine how Sean Abbott must feel after sending down that bouncer to Phillip Hughes. While the cricket world hopes for Hughes' recovery, it should also ensure Abbott is supported

Dhawan's bouncer problem

Why the Indian opener would be well advised to shelve the hook and pull in Australia

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    November games need November prices (85)

    An early start to the international season, coupled with costly tickets, have kept the Australian public away from the cricket

    The inherent dangers of batting (43)

    The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet

    A crisis that defines the age (40)

    Never mind cricket's absence from free-to-air TV - changes in social attitudes, the demands of work, and an individualistic age are all contributing to a decline in participation

    Misbah's Pakistan or Imran's Pakistan? (39)

    Pakistan have notched up some fine wins under Misbah-ul-Haq's leadership, but they haven't yet achieved consistent results outside the UAE

    Phillip Hughes: Country kid who moved a nation (35)

    Likeable, hard working and possessing skills that had him tagged as another great batsman in the making, it was a matter of time before Phillip Hughes cemented his spot in the Australian Test team. Then, improbably and inconsolably, his time ran out