George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Strauss stands up
Strauss stands up

Going into a must-win game, England desperately needed someone to raise his game and Andrew Strauss put his hand up

Numbers point to spin
Numbers point to spin

Stats preview of the 3rd Test between India and England at Mumbai

Subcontinent stalwarts
Subcontinent stalwarts

The List features the best overseas batsmen and bowlers in India

Bond five-for seals New Zealand win
Bond five-for seals New Zealand win

After the tug-of-war of the first four days, New Zealand ensured that there would be no final West Indies comeback by taking the last two wickets for 17 runs to go up 1-0 in the series

Pacy Bond sets up tantalising finish
Pacy Bond sets up tantalising finish

Shane Bond engineered a spectacular collapse to put New Zealand on the verge of victory after West Indies were cruising towards the target on the fourth day at Auckland

Kumble storms into the 500-wicket club
Kumble storms into the 500-wicket club

Kumble's progression to 500 wickets

West Indies start well in quest of 291
West Indies start well in quest of 291

On another see-saw day, West Indies consolidated their overnight advantage in the morning, conceded ground to New Zealand in the afternoon, and wrested the initiative back in the final session

West Indies hit back with crucial wickets
West Indies hit back with crucial wickets

The advantage swung back and forth on the second day with New Zealand and West Indies balanced on a knife edge as neither team was able to capitalise when they held the upper hand

Allrounder Styris puts New Zealand on top
Allrounder Styris puts New Zealand on top

Scott Styris was stranded on 103 as West Indies dismissed New Zealand, in spite of a wayward bowling performance, for 275 on the opening day at Auckland

Panesar joins the giantkillers
Panesar joins the giantkillers

The List this week looks the most valuable first wickets in Tests. The calculation is based on the batsman's aggregate runs at the start of the game

Is Vivian Richards the most effective ODI player?
Is Vivian Richards the most effective ODI player?

The List looks at the best batsmen, bowlers and allrounders in the one-day game

Kumble chases 500 on Tendulkar's lucky venue
Kumble chases 500 on Tendulkar's lucky venue

A statistical look at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Nagpur, the venue of the first Test between India and England

Part-time pests
Part-time pests

The List focuses on part-time bowlers in both forms of the game

Duncan Fletcher - Simon Jones 'looked pretty effective out there'
Duncan Fletcher - Simon Jones 'looked pretty effective out there'

Duncan Fletcher revealed that the strategy was more on gaining match practice and not winning

England storm to victory in tour opener
England storm to victory in tour opener

England turned an impending draw into a 238-run victory by routing CCI President's XI for 75

England build on lead
England build on lead

England managed to gain a 47-run lead by dismissing CCI President's XI for 252

Bell shines as England squander a good start
Bell shines as England squander a good start

Ian Bell's patience, control and the ease with which he handled the spinners during his 78 was the highlight of England's innings

'Twenty six won't be too hard to beat' - Flintoff
'Twenty six won't be too hard to beat' - Flintoff

Flintoff looks to improve batting record in India

Pietersen riding on confidence
Pietersen riding on confidence

Kevin Pietersen believes that high confidence and the readiness to be on a learning curve will be crucial if England are to overcome India in the upcoming series

Bowlers and their wicket-taking ways
Bowlers and their wicket-taking ways

Which bowler hits the stumps most often? Whose stumps rarely get hit? Has Kapil Dev ever been run out? The List looks at modes of dismissals for bowlers and batsmen