S Rajesh

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How New Zealand have transformed into world beaters since 2014: the numbers
How New Zealand have transformed into world beaters since 2014: the numbers

Their Test stats have been remarkable over the last seven years, led by a core group of players who have provided a stability they have often lacked in the past

Luck Index - Vijay Shankar's costly miss takes away from all-round display
Luck Index - Vijay Shankar's costly miss takes away from all-round display

Though he made key contributions with bat and ball, his drop of Kieron Pollard in the 19th over turned out to be expensive

WTC final scenarios: England in tight spot after India's win in second Test
WTC final scenarios: England in tight spot after India's win in second Test

India's 317-run win in Chennai means there is plenty at stake for both these teams, and Australia

Stats - Axar's glorious debut, and Kohli equals Dhoni
Stats - Axar's glorious debut, and Kohli equals Dhoni

Stats highlights from India's comprehensive win in the second Test in Chennai

Stats - All-round Ashwin goes past Sobers, Kallis
Stats - All-round Ashwin goes past Sobers, Kallis

Stats highlights from a special performance by R Ashwin on the third day of the Chennai Test

Stats - Post-30 Jimmy: How Anderson has become better with age
Stats - Post-30 Jimmy: How Anderson has become better with age

Anderson's story is remarkable because of the improvement he's shown with his bowling in this period

Race to WTC final: England's chances improve after Chennai win, but India not out of it yet
Race to WTC final: England's chances improve after Chennai win, but India not out of it yet

Australia might just be the happiest as they are hoping for a drawn series or a (not too big) England win

Stats: England's winning streak in Asia, and the ageless James Anderson
Stats: England's winning streak in Asia, and the ageless James Anderson

Anderson has the most Test wickets for a fast bowler after turning 30

Stats: South Africa's horror run in Asia and a rare fourth-innings feast for fast bowlers
Stats: South Africa's horror run in Asia and a rare fourth-innings feast for fast bowlers

Stats highlights from Pakistan's convincing 95-run win in the second Test in Rawalpindi

Stats: Joe Root - England's finest in the last 50 years, and a champion in Asia
Stats: Joe Root - England's finest in the last 50 years, and a champion in Asia

No batsman has made as many 50-plus scores after 99 Tests as Root has, while his average in Asia is among the best for an England batsman

New Zealand qualify for WTC final after Australia-South Africa postponement
New Zealand qualify for WTC final after Australia-South Africa postponement

Australia, India and England are in the race to book a berth at the showpiece event at Lord's

Stats - England's winning streak in SL, and Root second only to Hammond
Stats - England's winning streak in SL, and Root second only to Hammond

Stats highlights from England's convincing series win in Sri Lanka

Stats - Pujara's marathons, India's debutant deluge, and Lyon, Starc in elite company
Stats - Pujara's marathons, India's debutant deluge, and Lyon, Starc in elite company

Stats highlights from India's memorable 2-1 series win in Australia

Scenarios: What India, Australia and England still need to do to make the WTC final
Scenarios: What India, Australia and England still need to do to make the WTC final

What the Gabba and Galle results mean for each of the three teams, and New Zealand

WTC final scenario: How the Gabba Test result will affect India and Australia
WTC final scenario: How the Gabba Test result will affect India and Australia

New Zealand will keep one eye on the final day of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and how the next month pans out

Stats - England's winning streak in SL, and captain Root equals Cook, Strauss
Stats - England's winning streak in SL, and captain Root equals Cook, Strauss

Stats highlights from Galle, in which two England spinners took five-fors in a Test for the first time since 1982

Stats - Joe Root racks up the milestones, and England's run-rate in Sri Lanka
Stats - Joe Root racks up the milestones, and England's run-rate in Sri Lanka

Root becomes the only England captain to score more than one double-century in away Tests

Stats - Joe Root's 50-plus average in Asia, and Lawrence matches his debut
Stats - Joe Root's 50-plus average in Asia, and Lawrence matches his debut

The statistical highlights from a day that England dominated in Galle

Nathan Lyon keeps the flag flying high for non-Asian spinners
Nathan Lyon keeps the flag flying high for non-Asian spinners

Playing 100 Tests, and taking 400 wickets, are extremely rare feats for a non-Asian spinner, but then Nathan Lyon is no ordinary spinner

Stats: New Zealand's dominant home record and all-round strength carries them to No. 1 ranking
Stats: New Zealand's dominant home record and all-round strength carries them to No. 1 ranking

New Zealand played eight of 11 series at home since May 2017, and ensured they took full advantage of it