George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Will Dravid the batsman cope with captaincy?
Will Dravid the batsman cope with captaincy?

When a player is named captain, you wonder what effect the added responsibility will have on his form. This week, the List looks at batsmen who've struggled as captain and captains who've thrived as batsmen

Pakistan score on firepower and form
Pakistan score on firepower and form

After the run-fest in the Test series, India and Pakistan prepare to clash in five one-day internationals, and if recent history is any indicator, we have another leather hunt in the offing

Hat-trick heroes
Hat-trick heroes

The List looks at heavyweight hat-tricks, measured in terms of the sum of the average of the batsmen dismissed

Pace makes the difference
Pace makes the difference

While India let Pakistan off the hook in their first innings, the Pakistani bowlers kept up the pressure throughout the Indian innings with incisive bowling

Akmal weathers the swing
Akmal weathers the swing

After feasting on two placid pitches, the Pakistani batsmen were found wanting in footwork and caution but Akmal rose to the occasion with a superbly controlled yet aggressive innings

Akram's batting zenith, and 300 in a final Test
Akram's batting zenith, and 300 in a final Test

The focus this week is on players with high scores that are grossly disproportionate to their averages

Dhoni's maiden dazzler
Dhoni's maiden dazzler

Mahendra Singh Dhoni slashed, pulled, hoicked, drove and even defended, and brought up his maiden Test century

Cairns in numbers
Cairns in numbers

At the time of his retiring, Chris Cairns was 50 runs short of becoming only the third player to score 5000 runs and take 200 wickets in one-day cricket

Afridi's assault
Afridi's assault

Shahid Afridi steamrolled the Indian bowlers for the second time in as many Tests

Faisalabad's result rarity
Faisalabad's result rarity

After the draw at Lahore, both players and spectators will hope that the Faisalabad pitch will be conducive to a result

Against all odds
Against all odds

This week's List focuses on teams that have recovered from major setbacks, and those that squandered huge advantages

Inzy's Lahore run fest
Inzy's Lahore run fest

Rahul Dravid has the opportunity to become the first Indian captain to win a Test at Lahore when the series gets underway on Friday the 13th

Allott's 101-minute duck and other tail-end torments
Allott's 101-minute duck and other tail-end torments

The stubborn tailender is high up on cricket's most-frustrating list and this week the List looks at their more notable performances

Warne hits but Ponting misses
Warne hits but Ponting misses

While 2005 will always be known as the year England regained the Ashes and Bangladesh beat Australia, on an individual front, the Australians took top honours in all forms of the game

The other Ashes and Hussey's long wait
The other Ashes and Hussey's long wait

Cricinfo and Wisden writers select their best and worst moments from 2005

Boxing Day business
Boxing Day business

As Australia and South Africa fight for the series lead at Melbourne, the List looks at players' performances in Boxing Day Tests

Rags to riches
Rags to riches

Last week, The List looked at players who became cricketing giants after ploughing through relatively mediocre starts to their careers. This week we look at the one-day equivalent

One hundred and counting for Kumble
One hundred and counting for Kumble

When Anil Kumble takes the field for the final Test at Ahmedabad, he will become the second spinner to have played 100 Tests

Great oaks from little acorns grow
Great oaks from little acorns grow

The List looks at players who had relatively poor starts to their careers but eventually turned out great and vice versa

The Jacks of one trade
The Jacks of one trade

During the 1990s, cricket witnessed an increasing trend of players who featured prominently in one form of the game