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Viv Richards: stats analysis

In a league of his own

Despite his outrageously aggressive batting style, Richards' numbers stack up well against those of the world's best batsmen

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

WG Grace: stats analysis

An early pioneer

The sheer longevity of WG Grace's career was remarkable, and some of the records he set might never be equalled

S Rajesh

Stats analysis: Malcolm Marshall

First among equals

In a team of several fast-bowling stars, Malcolm Marshall stood out for his sheer versatility and genius

S Rajesh

Stats analysis: Richard Hadlee

The complete fast bowler and more

For a team starved of match-winning bowlers, Richard Hadlee was a godsend

S Rajesh

Len Hutton: stats analysis

Consistently prolific

Len Hutton played his last Test match more than 55 years ago, but even today he remains in the top bracket of batsmen who have ever played the game

S Rajesh

Sachin Tendulkar: stats analysis

Master of the game

Sachin Tendulkar has such staggering numbers in both Tests and ODIs that it's conceivable some of those records may never be broken

S Rajesh

Graeme Pollock: stats analysis

One of South Africa's finest

Graeme Pollock played only 23 Tests, but finished with 2256 runs and an average bordering on 61, which is one of the best for any batsman

S Rajesh

George Headley: stats analysis

West Indies' first world-class batsman

George Headley played only 22 Tests, but he racked up numbers that will remain among the best in Test cricket

S Rajesh

Wasim Akram: stats analysis

A stunning match-winner

Over a 19-year international career, Wasim Akram took wickets all over the world, in Tests and ODIs, with a consistency that was mind-boggling

S Rajesh

Allan Border: stats analysis

Australia's saviour, and an overseas master

Unlike most batsmen, Allan Border was at his absolute best when Australia were touring, and when Tests had to be saved

S Rajesh
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    A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Ask Steven: Also, c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

Unknown cricketers

The Cricket Monthly: What can they tell us about India's singular obsession? Plenty - as is revealed in books by two players from times gone by
TCM November issue

    What's Shikhar Dhawan's problem?

He goes through long barren patches between big scores. Can he change his technique without harming his fast-paced batting? By Aakash Chopra

    Grumpy McGrath v annoying jumper

Ricky Ponting's favourite cricket story involves a fast-bowling colleague trying to take his sweater while it was still attached to the umpire

The batting record that stood for over a century

Stuart Wark: When Ross Taylor made 290 in Perth recently, he broke a record by Tip Foster that had lasted for 111 years. Other records by Foster still endure

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India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

Buttler plunders England record books

Stats highlights from Dubai where Jos Buttler broke his own record for England's fastest ODI hundred

The forensic artistry of Kane Williamson

His game appears to lack emotion but it is not cold. Like Kallis, but more adaptable and with greater flair

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

The non-believer who came to believe

Mitchell Johnson was prematurely washed up, written off, a has-been. Then he turned it all around and rocked the world

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