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Tendulkar and Kohli in ODI chases: who's better?
Tendulkar and Kohli in ODI chases: who's better?

A proper assessment needs to take the rest of the team into account

Is Kohli up there with Tendulkar and Richards as an ODI batsman?
Is Kohli up there with Tendulkar and Richards as an ODI batsman?

His numbers are spectacular, but they need to be viewed in context

What third-innings scores can tell us about batsmen
What third-innings scores can tell us about batsmen

Whether dealing with a lead or deficit, they are a better measure of a batsman's ability than first- or fourth-innings scores

Why are there fewer close ODIs if teams are more evenly matched now?
Why are there fewer close ODIs if teams are more evenly matched now?

Increasingly, teams are more equally matched in ODIs, but there also are more one-sided games, where power-hitting dominates

Who are the greatest T20 players of them all?
Who are the greatest T20 players of them all?

How do you pick an all-time T20 world XI? You use data

Why Gayle is the prototype of the pure T20 batsman
Why Gayle is the prototype of the pure T20 batsman

The West Indian power-hitter's boundary-centric approach has made him perhaps the greatest exponent of successful T20 batting

Why you can't approach a T20 chase the same as an ODI one
Why you can't approach a T20 chase the same as an ODI one

In 20-over cricket, individual scores that may appear outstanding might actually be detrimental to the team's cause

Double trouble
Double trouble

Which bowling pairs have enjoyed the most success in home Tests?

Why Yuvraj's selection makes sense, regardless of his form
Why Yuvraj's selection makes sense, regardless of his form

He is one of the best middle-order power-hitters in the world - and India need one

The ball-tampering law is clear. But it's not enforceable
The ball-tampering law is clear. But it's not enforceable

It's time everyone reached an agreement on what objects can be brought on to the field and be acceptably used on the ball

The story of an offspinner and a batsman
The story of an offspinner and a batsman

Or why Test cricket is at its most interesting when not much seems to be happening

Will Cook break all of Tendulkar's Test records?
Will Cook break all of Tendulkar's Test records?

At 31, he already holds all the major England batting records. The insurmountable peak now looks scaleable

The two-tier proposal would have shrunk cricket
The two-tier proposal would have shrunk cricket

The increasing number of T20s are already squeezing out the other two formats on the calendar. A split Test league favouring the top teams would have been disastrous in the long term

Why limited-overs cricket needs to measure boundaries attempted
Why limited-overs cricket needs to measure boundaries attempted

Instead of averages and strike rates, batsmen could be judged on how much in control of their shots they are, in conjunction with how many fours and sixes they try to hit

Why hitting is more optimal than batting in T20
Why hitting is more optimal than batting in T20

A simulation model that predicts outcomes of limited-overs matches drives the point home

Two myths about the IPL
Two myths about the IPL

Is Kohli as good at T20 as he is cracked up to be? And did the better bowling side win this year's title?

How to bring singles back into T20
How to bring singles back into T20

The format favours power hitters and bowlers of limited talent, which leads to the marginalisation of the single as a scoring unit

West Indies: perfectly built for T20
West Indies: perfectly built for T20

Of all the teams in the tournament, they had the deepest, most lethal six-hitting capacity

Australia v India and the ineffectiveness of the full-length delivery
Australia v India and the ineffectiveness of the full-length delivery

An analysis of why the bat lorded it over ball in the recent ODI series, combining pitching-point data with ball-by-ball information

Chanderpaul's greatness goes beyond numbers
Chanderpaul's greatness goes beyond numbers

His unconventional, underappreciated technique helped him dominate and suppress the best bowling attacks through his career