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Stats from the Past

Which was the most dominant Test side ever?

Dec 5, 2011: The Invincibles, Lloyd's West Indians, Waugh's Australians and others are in the mix. Who's on top?

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The best ODI bowlers

Garner and other bowling giants

Nov 21, 2011: Even in his own era, Big Bird towered over everyone else as an ODI bowler

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The best ODI batsmen

Richards, followed by daylight

Oct 24, 2011: A look at the best ODI batsmen from across eras, taking into account the changes in scoring patterns in the format

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The best new-ball pairs

Shining with the new ball

Oct 10, 2011: Fast-bowling pairs down the years who were irresistible when they opened the attack

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The era of Walcott, Weekes and Worrell

The brilliance of the three Ws

Sep 26, 2011: How three batsmen from Barbados lifted West Indies' middle order to an unprecedented high

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The era of India's slow bowlers

When spin was king

Sep 12, 2011: For much of the 1960s and '70s, India's bowling attack consisted almost entirely of spinners who were varied and highly skilled. Just how good were they?

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The best first-wicket combinations

The opening salvo

Aug 29, 2011: How do Hobbs and Sutcliffe compare to Greenidge and Haynes? A look at the most durable combinations who opened the batting in Test cricket

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West Indies' battery of fast bowlers

Pace like fire

Aug 15, 2011: The first instalment of this new series takes an in-depth look at West Indies' amazing pace attack of the 1970s, '80s and early 1990s

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