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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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Spinners stir after change to toss rules

Changes to the toss in England's county game were intended to encourage spin back into Championship cricket. But have they been successful?

    A forklift driver with a Test cap

Fast bowler Indika Gallage went wicketless in his only Test for Sri Lanka, in 1999, but he remains active as a club cricketer in Melbourne

    Reifer calls it

The world's youngest international umpire, from a cricket family of some renown in Barbados, is looking to make his mark on the Elite Panel

    'Virat proves that sound technique can bring success in all formats'

Delivering the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture, VVS Laxman talks about day-night Tests, and India's rise under Virat Kohli

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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India's unbeaten streak and Santner's double

Stats highlights from the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur

Ravindra Jadeja, maker of differences

A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest

The debate about Pujara's strike-rate

Cheteshwar Pujara's strike rate has been a worry over the last 30 months, but much of it is to do with his inability to score against pace when playing overseas

New DRS rule for lbws is great news for bowlers

The new DRS protocol for reviewing not-out lbw decisions came into effect on September 22. Life is going to get harder for batsmen, and here's why

An all-time India Test XI chosen by our readers

A modern look to India's all-time XI selected on the occasion of the country's 500th Test

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