George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Starring in the English summer
Starring in the English summer

This week we look at how Asian players have fared in England

Flying first class - Part II
Flying first class - Part II

Last week's column was about prolific first-class batsmen who never made it in Test cricket, this week it's the bowlers' turn

Flying first class
Flying first class

Michael Hussey and Brad Hodge were domestic giants, having played 176 and 167 first-class matches respectively and scored buckets of runs, before making deserved and belated Test debuts. But there have been others who have played more than 400 games and s

A hundred at long last
A hundred at long last

The List features batsmen with the lowest averages before scoring their maiden century and double-century, and those who had to wait the longest for a Test hundred

Gilchrist charge sets up Aussie victory
Gilchrist charge sets up Aussie victory

Batsmen from both teams struggled - Bangladesh against subtle change of pace and Australia against left-arm spin - but Adam Gilchrist's brutal brilliance made the difference and spurred Australia to victory

Win some, draw some
Win some, draw some

The List looks at venues with the highest percentage of results and draws

A distinguished leader
A distinguished leader

Fleming's 100 Tests in numbers

Fleming reaches a unique landmark
Fleming reaches a unique landmark

Stephen Fleming will become the first New Zealander to play 100 Tests when he leads his team in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion

Emphatic India seal 5-1 series win
Emphatic India seal 5-1 series win

Normal service resumed after the blip at Jamshedpur as India completed a 5-1 series victory with an authoritative seven-wicket win in the final one-day international at Indore

Of belters and minefields
Of belters and minefields

A look at which grounds are conducive to run-scoring, and which ones support the bowlers

Dravid's brave gamble
Dravid's brave gamble

Rahul Dravid made a brave decision to employ the second Powerplay in the 29th over. It was a move that could so easily have backfired but as it turned out, it was the masterstroke that swung the game India's way

Doing the business with bat and ball
Doing the business with bat and ball

The List looks focuses on players who have top-scored and taken most wickets in the same match

Singles in the middle, and fours at the slog
Singles in the middle, and fours at the slog

The pitch was slow and the outfield fast. India tried five spinners and England a quintet of seamers. And the paths England and India tread to reach their scores of 226 and 230 were remarkably different

First impressions - Part II
First impressions - Part II

In last week's column, the List featured the best performers when facing an opposition for the first time. This week, we look at the reverse - how different countries have performed while playing opposition players for the first time

ODI form points to India
ODI form points to India

England and India are tied at 5-5 in the head-to-head battle in the last ten matches that have had a result. Of the 22 matches England have played in India, they have won 12 and lost 10

Kaif thwarts England in tense clash
Kaif thwarts England in tense clash

Mohammad Kaif timely century and Suresh Raina's allround performance spurred Rajashtan Cricket Association XI to a five-run victory against England XI at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur

Post-lunch drama
Post-lunch drama

In a bizarre session of play, India collapsed in the space of 92 balls out of which Yuvraj faced 46. The following manhattan graphic shows the passage of play after lunch

First impressions
First impressions

The List looks at best performers when playing an opposition for the first time

Kumble's leash and an unlikely chase
Kumble's leash and an unlikely chase

Bowling round the wicket, pitching in the rough outside leg stump, Anil Kumble was extremely hard to get away and went at a measly 1.63 runs per over

Bowling to a plan
Bowling to a plan

England have approached the series with definite plans to snare the Indian batsmen. They cut off Dhoni's favourite scoring zones by pushing him on to the back foot