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Careers that took off after slow starts

Dec 20, 2005:

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Careers that took off after slow starts

Rags to riches

Dec 20, 2005: Last week, The List looked at players who became cricketing giants after ploughing through relatively mediocre starts to their careers. This week we look at the one-day equivalent

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Good and bad starts to careers

Great oaks from little acorns grow

Dec 13, 2005: The List looks at players who had relatively poor starts to their careers but eventually turned out great and vice versa

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Performers in one form of the game

The Jacks of one trade

Dec 6, 2005: During the 1990s, cricket witnessed an increasing trend of players who featured prominently in one form of the game

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Successive world-record holders

Most runs and wickets in Tests

Nov 29, 2005: A list of world-record holders for most runs and wickets in Tests

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Successive world-record holders

A record Bradman never had

Nov 29, 2005: At Adelaide, Brian Lara broke another elite run-scoring record by going past Allan Border's total of 11,174 Test runs

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The best and worst in the fourth innings

Last action heroes

Nov 22, 2005: This week The List looks at players who have under- and over-achieved in the fourth innings of a Test

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Bowlers and their bunnies

Atherton c Healy b McGrath

Nov 16, 2005: In 44 Tests - 17 against Australia with McGrath and 27 against West Indies Atherton fell to either McGrath, Walsh or Ambrose a staggering 53 times

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Players most involved in run-outs

Steve Waugh - The run-out man

Nov 9, 2005: If you had to choose someone to bat for your life, you'd do well by picking Steve Waugh. But while doing that he may just run out a few of your mates in the process

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Blistering 183 breaks a brace of records

Dhoni's day in the sun

Nov 1, 2005: As he strode past 153, Dhoni broke Brian Lara's record for the highest individual score in the second innings of an ODI

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Test cricket's winningest players

Who are the champions?

Oct 25, 2005: Waugh, who also features among players involved in the most Test losses, has played in a massive 86 Test wins, 11 wins clear of Shane Warne

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Players with best records in Test wins

Oct 25, 2005: Players with best records in Test wins

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Players involved in the most Test defeats

The most celebrated loser

Oct 19, 2005: With the loss of the Super Test under his belt, Brian Lara became the cricketer to have played in the most Test losses

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Highest percentage of Tests lost

Oct 18, 2005: most test losses

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The broadest bat in Australia

Oct 14, 2005: The Super Test is around the corner and it seemed an opportune moment for The List to look at the best visiting players in Australia

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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

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

Perfect Herath leads SL dominance

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'You should not be embarrassing your country'

Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England

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