December 29, 2017

Greatest hits

ESPNcricinfo staff
The most-read pieces of content on the site in 2017

The IPL auction: it's big numbers on the site too © BCCI



1. List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017 (February 20)

2. Live analysis - India v Pakistan (June 18)

3. Live coverage of the IPL auction (February 15)

4. India thrash sloppy Pakistan by 124 runs (June 3)

5. Dominant India march into yet another final (June 15)

6. Pietersen, Negi released by IPL franchises (December 19, 2016)

7. India win series with Yuvraj, Dhoni tons (January 19)

8. Australia's collapse leaves India 87 runs away from Border-Gavaskar Trophy (March 27)

9. Dhoni steps down as limited-overs captain (January 4)

10. Kohli, Jadhav tons set up 351 chase (January 17)

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1. Australia are mirroring their captain's defiance (March 20)
By Ian Chappell

2. How a spinner can break the rhythm of a batsman (March 18)
By Ashley Mallett

3. How Bangladesh came to have a pace-heavy ODI attack (June 14)
By Mohammad Isam

4. 'A quality leave outside off stump is sexier with a big bat' (March 17)
By Alex Bowden

5. Nathan Lyon's second-innings problems in Asia (march 17)
By S Rajesh

6. Paint my love (March 16)
By Susan Ninan

7. What killed the dibbly-dobbler? (June 14)
By Tim Wigmore

8. Why the Blitz holds the key for Hong Kong (March 17)
By Peter Miller

9. Where are we 140 years later? (March 15)
By Mark Nicholas

10. What the IPL rights bid tells us (September 5)
By Gaurav Kalra

How did this man come to be an unlikely South African idol? Find out in the Cricket Monthly's second most popular story of 2017 © Getty Images/Sportsfile

The Cricket Monthly

1. Who gets paid what in cricket (October 17)

2. Wolf in sheep's clothing (April 2017)
By Tom Eaton

3. Who are the most consistent players in Test history? (August 10)
By Anantha Narayanan

4. Which are the greatest comebacks in Test history? (December 9)
By Anantha Narayanan

5. An eleven for fielding heaven (April 2017)
By Andy Zaltzman

6. The other Wasim (February 2017)
By Danyal Rasool

7. Ellyse the incredible (July 14)
By Maggie McKellar

8. The green, the gold, the great (June 2017)
By Sam Perry

9. Frenemies forever (June 2017)
By Vithushan Ehantharajah

10. The Shahid Afridi of Kansas (September 13)
By Jarrod Kimber

Chin up, lads, at least you made it to Nos. 1 and 2 on the list of ESPNcricinfo's most visited player pages © Getty Images


1. Virat Kohli

2. Steven Smith

3. MS Dhoni

4. Rohit Sharma

5. Babar Azam

6. Hashim Amla

7. Hardik Pandya

8. R Ashwin

9. Kedar Jadhav

10. Cheteshwar Pujara

Have fans had enough of India v Sri Lanka? Not going by the list of most popular matches on ESPNcricinfo in 2017 © BCCI


1. Sri Lanka v India, fourth ODI, Colombo, (August 31)

2. Bangladesh v Australia, second Test, Chittagong (September 4-7)

3. Sri Lanka v India, second ODI, Kandy (August 24)

4. Sri Lanka v India, fifth ODI, Colombo (September 3)

5. Bangladesh v Australia, first Test, Dhaka (August 27-30)

6. Sri Lanka v India, third ODI, Kandy (August 27)

7. India v Sri Lanka, third Test, Delhi (December 2-6)

8. Sri Lanka v India, first ODI, Dambulla (August 20)

9. Sri Lanka v India, first Test, Galle (July 26-29)

10. India v Sri Lanka, first Test, Kolkata (November 16-20)