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Can bat, can bowl

Nov 23, 2011: Allrounders who batted in the top five and bowled a sizeable number of overs in one-day internationals

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The top-order allrounders

Nov 16, 2011: Shane Watson and Jacques Kallis are among the rare allrounders who bat in the top five and bowl a substantial number of overs

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Who is closest to Bradman, Lohmann and Garner?

Nov 9, 2011: Which batsman, after the Don, has the best average over a 52-Test sequence? Are there bowlers with averages and economy rates comparable to those of George Lohmann and Joel Garner?

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The Karachi caper, and other fighting tons

Nov 2, 2011: Batsmen who scored centuries in Test innings where several wickets had fallen for very little

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Heroic hundreds in wrecked innings

Oct 26, 2011: Batsmen who scored centuries amid collapses, like Brendan Taylor did against New Zealand

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O captains, my captains

Oct 19, 2011: England have used six captains in 2011, the most in a year. We look at other teams that passed the leader's hat around

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Played 42, won 0

Oct 12, 2011: Cricketers who finished their careers with impressive records but were part of few or no victories

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The series that ended it all

Sep 21, 2011: Eleven Pakistan players from the 2010 tour of England have not played Tests since. Which series have been the last for the highest number of cricketers?

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They did all right without hundreds

Sep 13, 2011: Misbah-ul-Haq and Angelo Mathews have among the best averages for batsmen without a century

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Wicked ends to wicket droughts

Aug 31, 2011: Bowlers who came back from poor stretches of form with impressive performances

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A chasm between England's averages

Aug 24, 2011: They averaged nearly 60 with the bat and 26 with the ball during their rout of India. The difference between the two averages is among the largest for a series

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Cook's 294, and other revivals

Aug 17, 2011: Batsmen who made a double-century or a hundred after dips in form

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Rahul's recall, and other elderly comebacks

Aug 10, 2011: The longest gaps between Tests and ODIs for players on the wrong side of 35

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England's 319-run win sets new record

Aug 3, 2011: Teams that won by the largest run and wicket margins after conceding a first-innings lead

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England's longest debutant-less streak

Jul 27, 2011: Teams that played the most consecutive matches without a debutant

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Openers averaging 45 (years)

Jul 20, 2011: Who formed Test cricket's oldest opening combination? And how far back do you have to go to find a middle order older than Dravid, Tendulkar and Laxman?

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Sri Lanka's best struggle in England

Jun 22, 2011: How players have fared in England compared to the rest of their careers

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Sammy's first-Test advantage

Jun 15, 2011: How bowlers fared in terms of average in their first outings against different teams

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Strong first impressions, and some weak ones

Jun 8, 2011: How batsmen fared in terms of average in their first outings against different teams

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The ones that got away

Jun 1, 2011: Batsmen who were never dismissed by the top ten wicket-takers in Test cricket, despite playing them several times

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