George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Hussey's slump, and Inzamam's World Cup woes
Hussey's slump, and Inzamam's World Cup woes

The List takes a look at players who have had World Cups to forget

Jayasuriya's masterclass, and Vaas' first stumping
Jayasuriya's masterclass, and Vaas' first stumping

This game was Sanath Jayasuriya's 384th one-day international and he drew level with Sachin Tendulkar as the world's most-capped player

David v Goliath, and India's worst World Cup
David v Goliath, and India's worst World Cup

Although it is received as a tremendous shock when a lesser team beats an established side during the World Cup, history tells us it isn't as rare an occurence as Halley's Comet

Sehwag sizzles in record-breaking win
Sehwag sizzles in record-breaking win

Malachi Jones became the first bowler to take a wicket of the first delivery in a World Cup

Dominant Australia beat Netherlands by 229 runs
Dominant Australia beat Netherlands by 229 runs

Australia motored along like a well-oiled machine

India far ahead of the rest
India far ahead of the rest

This week's List compares the cumulative runs, wickets and averages of each of the World Cup squads

Pakistan favourites on recent form
Pakistan favourites on recent form

Cricinfo looks at the stat highlights ahead of the curtain-raiser between West Indies and Pakistan in Kingston, Jamaica

The real Dad's Army, and inexperienced England
The real Dad's Army, and inexperienced England

Canada are the oldest team in the World Cup with an average age of over 31. They have the only two 40-plus players of the tournament.

Ponting's Caribbean rut, and economical Agarkar
Ponting's Caribbean rut, and economical Agarkar

This week we look at how visiting players have performed in the West Indies in one-day internationals and Tests; we're focussing on current players, many of whom will be at the World Cup

Bracken's 330-plus jinx, and Super Sanath
Bracken's 330-plus jinx, and Super Sanath

This week's focus is on bowlers and batsmen in tall run-chases and in low-scoring . We've defined a high run-chase to be in excess of 275 and small scores as totals lesser than 200

England's shock win, and tales of other upsets
England's shock win, and tales of other upsets

This week's List features teams that have won tournaments after losing a lot of games and teams that have lost trophies after dominating for the major part

Sangakkara's appetite for the huge hundred
Sangakkara's appetite for the huge hundred

The List looks at the batsmen who score really big when they pass hundred and those who have a higher average in innings below three-figures

Waugh explodes in England, and Inzamam's slump
Waugh explodes in England, and Inzamam's slump

Everyone knows that Mohammad Yousuf had a fairytale 2006 during which he scored 1788 runs at 99.33. What escaped the scrutinising eyes of cricket pundits is that Inzamam-ul-Haq suffered a drastic slump in 2006 after his exploits in 2005

Gibbs's opening dichotomy & Tendulkar in the middle
Gibbs's opening dichotomy & Tendulkar in the middle

India are experimenting with their batting line-up by pushing Sachin Tendulkar down the order during the series against West Indies at home. In the past he hasn't done as well in the middle order

McGrath-Warne, Tendulkar-Dravid & other prolific pairs
McGrath-Warne, Tendulkar-Dravid & other prolific pairs

The 1001 wickets that Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne scalped in 104 Tests is a statistic that received much attention in recent weeks. To put it in perspective, take a look at second place, occupied by Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas with 772 wicket

Twinkling in the twilight
Twinkling in the twilight
Farewells, failed salesmen and bearded wonders
Farewells, failed salesmen and bearded wonders

George Binoy looks back at the week when three Australian greats - Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Justin Langer - bid aideu at Sydney

A testing target
A testing target

A weak batting display from the Indians left South Africa with a target of 211. They have the advantage, but history indicates that it might not be a cakewalk. Cricinfo looks at the stat highlights of the fourth day

A year dominated by Yousuf, Murali and Australia
A year dominated by Yousuf, Murali and Australia

Statistically, 2006 has been a gold mine in both Tests and one-day internationals. Cricinfo looks back at the highlights of an extraordinary year of cricket

Form for Flintoff, and Langer's aggression
Form for Flintoff, and Langer's aggression

England resumed on 234 for 4 but collapsed to 291 all out. Australia ended the day on 188 for 4 and have managed to gain a slight advantage. Cricinfo looks at the stat highlights of the second day