Anantha Narayanan


Which are the toughest bowling spells in Test cricket?
Which are the toughest bowling spells in Test cricket?

Ever wonder which are the top bowling performances in conditions that were the most difficult for bowlers?

Which are the toughest Test innings ever played?
Which are the toughest Test innings ever played?

A look at the most difficult Test runs made in an innings, taking into account the pitch and the support (or lack of it) at the other end

Which are the most memorable match-saving Test performances?
Which are the most memorable match-saving Test performances?

Athers, Faf, McCabe, and even Mark Waugh? Which batsmen have hunkered down the best?

Rashid Khan v Joel Garner v Mitchell Starc - who's the best ODI bowler?
Rashid Khan v Joel Garner v Mitchell Starc - who's the best ODI bowler?

Finding the best ODI bowlers in history using a combination of strike rate, bowling average and runs conceded per over

Beefy? Laker? Murali? Hadlee? Who has done it the best?
Beefy? Laker? Murali? Hadlee? Who has done it the best?

A look at bowlers with the highest-rated four- and five-wicket hauls, bowlers with the best frequency of top performances, and more

How close was the England-India series?
How close was the England-India series?

A look at the winning chances for the teams in the fascinating five-Test series just past

Which batsmen have played the largest number of all-time-great innings?
Which batsmen have played the largest number of all-time-great innings?

The follow-up to the top 25 batting performances of all time looks at, among other things, the best performances in a match, and batsmen with the top average rating

The top 25 Test batting performances of all time
The top 25 Test batting performances of all time

A definitive list based on an exhaustive and thorough ratings system

How does one rank the top batting performances in Test cricket?
How does one rank the top batting performances in Test cricket?

The parameters and methodology explained

The top 25 Test bowling performances of all time
The top 25 Test bowling performances of all time

A definitive list based on an exhaustive and thorough ratings system

How does one create a ranking of the top bowling performances in Test cricket?
How does one create a ranking of the top bowling performances in Test cricket?

The parameters and methodology explained

Who are the high-fliers and the bankers of ODI cricket?
Who are the high-fliers and the bankers of ODI cricket?

Charting the performances of batsmen based on how fast they score and how long they last

What median scores tell us about batting careers
What median scores tell us about batting careers

While the average is the more common stat by which batting numbers are measured, looking at metrics based on the median throws up some interesting findings

Where will these young giants end their careers?
Where will these young giants end their careers?

Predicting which batsmen will go past 13,000 Test runs and bowlers past 550 Test wickets

The dozen performances that lit up 2017
The dozen performances that lit up 2017

A look back at the best performances of 2017 in both Tests and ODIs

The analytical power of the halfway mark
The analytical power of the halfway mark

The Halfway Wicket Value (HWV) is a simple yet effective metric to gauge the progress of a Test innings

The best home v visiting XIs - part two
The best home v visiting XIs - part two

A country-wise selection of the best all-time home and visiting Test XIs based on empirical methods

The best home v visiting XIs - part one
The best home v visiting XIs - part one

A country-wise selection of the best all-time home and visiting Test XIs based on empirical methods

Let's cut to the T20I chase
Let's cut to the T20I chase

An analysis of the trends and factors that impact results in T20 internationals

They stood on the burning deck
They stood on the burning deck

A selection, using the metric High Score Index (HSI), of the finest individual innings to come in unsuccessful chases in ODIs