George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


England favourites to wrap up the series
England favourites to wrap up the series

A stats preview of the third Test between England and Pakistan at Headingley

Cricket round the clock
Cricket round the clock

This Sunday, August 6, will see a first in the history of cricket: five full international matches will be played on the same day

England's chance to right Old Trafford record
England's chance to right Old Trafford record

A stats preview of the second Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford

Laker's 19 and other solo spells
Laker's 19 and other solo spells

The great one-man bowling shows

And today's Man of the Match is ...
And today's Man of the Match is ...

Which players have won the Man-of-the-Match award the most times? Who wins it the most regularly? And who has never won the award?

The lowest defences, and tortoises beating hares
The lowest defences, and tortoises beating hares

Since 2000, only on six occasions has a team defended a target of 175 or below and only Zimbabwe and West Indies have been unable to chase targets below 150. This week, we look at the lowest totals that have been successfully defended in ODIs

Dravid's virtuoso act and other one-man shows
Dravid's virtuoso act and other one-man shows

This week, we look at matches where a batsman outperformed his team-mates, and the opposition too, by a country mile

Sajid Mahmood's near escape
Sajid Mahmood's near escape

The List looks at bowlers with the most expensive figures in ODIs and Tests

Is Smith a bigger matchwinner than Bradman?
Is Smith a bigger matchwinner than Bradman?

We look at batsmen with the highest percentage of hundreds in wins and losses

Wreckers-in-chief
Wreckers-in-chief

The List features bowlers and their five-wicket hauls in matches won and lost

Tail wagging the dog
Tail wagging the dog

The List looks at instances where the tail out-performed the top order with the bat

The West Indian Energizer Bunny
The West Indian Energizer Bunny

Bradshaw bowled 40 overs in the second innings and 25 of them on the trot on the fourth day, beginning before lunch and ending after tea

Sehwag's short ball malaise
Sehwag's short ball malaise

Edwards had a short-leg and leg-slip in place and angled the ball into Sehwag's ribs - a form of bodyline - and had Sehwag hopping all over the place in extreme discomfort

The inability to control Gayle
The inability to control Gayle

The Indian bowlers allowed Gayle to free his arms by bowling too wide or too full, and because of their inexperience they couldn't find an alternative strategy to control him

Keeping it in the corridor
Keeping it in the corridor

The West Indians didn't blow India away with devastating pace, nor did they deceive them with guile and swing. Instead, they kept plugging away in the channel outside off stump and India kept edging at regular intervals

When Sehwag couldn't do a Bravo
When Sehwag couldn't do a Bravo

Four batsmen scored fifties in the fifth ODI at Trinidad, and the factor that won the game for West Indies was that they had three of them, whereas India had only Virender Sehwag

Lara's mastery against spin
Lara's mastery against spin

Lara scored 53 runs off 63 balls against spin and only 16 runs off 37 balls against the fast bowlers. At every opportunity, Lara used his feet to smother the spin and bounce

The Fast and the Furiously Slow
The Fast and the Furiously Slow

This week's column looks at the highest and lowest rates of scoring in Tests and one-day internationals

Pipped at the post
Pipped at the post

From a batting point of view, West Indies and India were uncannily similar. Both teams lost early wickets; both had fifth wicket partnerships of over fifty; both teams had top-scorers in the nineties

A tale of two hundreds
A tale of two hundreds

There were two lead stars in the first one-day international between India and West Indies and once their roles ended the plots unravelled fast