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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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Eleven seconds of Sarfraz

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    Meet the all-round prodigy with the 'boy-cut' hairdo

India's Deepti Sharma has broken batting records, bowling records, partnership records - all while still being a teenager

    Should India be playing a series in West Indies right now?

Five days after the Champions Trophy - where's the context? Cyrus Broacha, Shaun Tait, Ajit Agarkar and ESPNcricinfo staffers debate

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The hinterland of 40

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Live analysis - India v Pakistan

Will a billion people watch the Champions Trophy final?

The India-Pakistan final could be the third-most watched game in cricket history

Fly, Pakistan, fly

This was one of the greatest comebacks in the history of cricket - against the best the world had, in four straight knockout games

'Batsmen win you games, bowlers win you tournaments'

Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood talks about the transformation of Pakistan's pace attack, a key factor in their road to the Champions Trophy final

Champions Trophy XI: Captain Sarfraz pips Kohli, Tamim in at No. 3

India and Pakistan's best performers occupy seven of the eleven slots, while Kane Williamson is the only one from outside the semi-finalists

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