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Pune v RCB, IPL 2017, Pune

The numbers from a gruesome RCB defeat

They are running away with the most single-digits scores this season and gifted an opposition bowler the record for most dots bowled in an IPL innings in 2017

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IPL 2017

Statsguru - Lowdown on low T20 totals

A deeper look at where Royal Challengers Bangalore's 49 all out ranks among the poorest T20 batting performances

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IPL 2017

Statsguru: Runs dry up at the Chinnaswamy

The small boundaries and the quick outfield at this venue helped batsmen prosper in the previous editions. Runs, though, have been hard to come by this season

Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017

The second shortest T20 innings

Exactly four years after posting the highest score in IPL history, Royal Challengers slumped to a record low

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Statsguru

Strike rate a worry for Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan's runs this IPL have come rather slowly, undoing the good work done by his opening partner David Warner

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Statsguru

A phenom called Rashid Khan

With a googly few batsman around the world are picking, the 18-year-old Afghanistan legspinner has been topping the bowling charts in the IPL

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IPL 2017

To bat first? Or chase?

Both Ends: Raunak Kapoor and Raunak Kapoor discuss the merits of batting first and chasing

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IPL 2017

Who justifies the price tag, Stokes or Mills?

Statsguru: The franchises have spent plenty of bucks on them, but has either lived up to expectations??

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IPL 2017

Maxwell v Legspinners

Statsguru: Should teams take the gamble and attack Maxwell with legspinners?

Gujarat Lions v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Rajkot

Tye's knuckle ball punches wind out of Pune

Andrew Tye flummoxed the batsmen with his knuckle ball en route to a hat-trick on his IPL debut

Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Mumbai

Harbhajan sings redemption song

The veteran offspinner showed he still has the smarts needed to succeed in the shortest format

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IPL 2017

Fingerspinners v wristspinners

Both Ends with Aakash Chopra: a comparison of which type of spinners have been more effective

Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Indore

Rampaging de Villiers stands alone

Highlights from AB de Villiers' outstanding innings against Kings XI Punjab

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IPL 2017

Chris Lynn, the T20 monster

Quick Facts - What KKR will miss if Lynn is ruled out of the rest of the IPL

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Mumbai

Rana romp turns it Mumbai's way

Nitish Rana was the star for Mumbai Indians as he led a magnificent run-chase

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IPL 2017

Should Harbhajan be included in Mumbai's XI?

Both Ends: Raunak Kapoor and Raunak Kapoor debate on Harbhajan's place in MI XI

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IPL 2017

Indian captains v overseas captains

Both ends: Raunak Kapoor and Raunak Kapoor argue over which captains are best for IPL teams

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IPL 2017

Should Rohit bat at No. 1 or 4?

Both Ends - Raunak Kapoor argues with himself over Rohit Sharma's batting position for MI

Kings XI Punjab v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Indore

Breezy Maxwell floors Rising Pune

In his first game as Kings XI Punjab's captain, Glenn Maxwell shut the door on Rising Pune Supergiant

Gujarat Lions v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Rajkot

Lynn's power pummels Lions

Chris Lynn put on a show in muscular hitting to ease KKR through their season opener

Ashwin + Jadeja = how good?

Numbers Game: The two took 153 wickets between them in India's 13-Test season just past. Where does that rank on the all-time list?

Nathan Lyon's Asian problem

Numbers Game: His performance in Bengaluru underscored how he tends to perform well in the first innings but fades away in the second

The Guptill enigma

Numbers Game: He makes big hundreds for fun in ODIs, but in Tests he has struggled to make an impact despite having played almost 50 matches

How good is Jasprit Bumrah?

Numbers Game: His outstanding numbers, especially in the slog overs, mean that a vital component of India's bowling problem has been addressed

The rise of the tall run chase

Numbers Game: The new fielding restriction rules may well have forced teams to adopt a strategy more suited to gunning down big targets

The curious case of Shakib Al Hasan

Numbers Game: His stats put him among the best allrounders in the game, which makes his reckless blunders all the more vexing

Australia's Mr Dependable

Numbers Game: After 26 Tests, Josh Hazlewood's stats are not dissimilar to those of a certain Glenn McGrath

How captaincy improved Dhoni's ODI batting

Numbers Game: Among batsmen who have scored at least 2000 ODI runs both as captain and as player, MS Dhoni has the second-highest difference in averages

Can Sri Lanka up their game in South Africa?

Numbers Game: Sri Lanka have generally struggled against the pace and seam of South Africa's pitches, but this young team has the chance to make a fresh start

The unstoppable Ellyse Perry

Numbers Game: Since the start of 2014, the Australian allrounder has made 17 scores of over 50 in 23 ODI innings. No one else has ever had such a run

The year of the wicketkeeper-batsman

Numbers Game: Led by Jonny Bairstow and Quinton de Kock, wicketkeepers have averaged 40.79 in Tests in 2016, the highest in a calendar year since 1900

The rise of home advantage

Numbers Game: This decade's win-loss ratio for home teams has been the highest since the 1870s

Stu will get you

Numbers Game: Only two England players have won more Man-of-the-Match awards than Stuart Broad, whose next Test will be his 100th

Just how good is R Ashwin?

Numbers Game: If you go by the stats, he's right up there with the best of them all. By S Rajesh

Outmatched and out-tossed

Numbers Game: Over the last 12 months, overseas teams have lost 11 out of 13 Tests - and 13 out of 13 tosses - in Asia

Why Ross Taylor needs to step up

Numbers Game: Since the start of 2012, Taylor has a Test average of 55.26, but most of his big scores have come against weaker attacks

Underwhelming in Tests, but superb in ODIs

Numbers Game: Ramnaresh Sarwan finished with a higher career average in ODIs than in Tests, but West Indies didn't didn't get the full value of his capabilities

Duminy's downward spiral

Numbers Game: The start to JP Duminy's Test career was impressive, but in the last three-and-a-half years he has done little to justify his place in the team

Indian bowling v lower-order fightbacks

Numbers Game: West Indies' rearguard effort in Jamaica exposed the problems that India's bowlers have had with Nos. 5-8 batsmen in overseas Tests

Starting trouble in Sri Lanka

Numbers Game: Since 2012, the average opening stand in Tests in Sri Lanka is 25.82, the lowest among the top countries

Did Ramdin deserve to be dropped?

Numbers Game: Denesh Ramdin scored two fifties in his last two Test innings, but has otherwise struggled with the bat in the last 30 months

Lack of overseas tours could hurt Pakistan

Numbers Game: The upcoming series in England will be a challenge since only two of their batsmen have played more than one Test innings in the country before

A new, improved Marlon Samuels?

Numbers Game: The batsman has had an outstanding run in ODIs in the last three years, even while his Test numbers haven't been impressive

Sri Lanka's batting conundrum

Numbers Game: The side is rebuilding, and while Chandimal has slotted in well, the others haven't found their groove yet

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'Kohli has set the benchmark in scoring T20 hundreds'

Daryll Cullinan and S Rajesh talk about the batsman's conversion rate

Warner: an IPL colossus

Numbers Game: The Sunrisers opener is among the most successful batsmen in the league, making fifty-plus scores every three innings

The fizz in Mustafizur

Numbers Game: In a little over 12 months, he has established himself as the captain's go-to man in the toughest situations

The chasing formula in IPL 2016

Numbers Game: Teams batting second have had it all their way so far, and openers have racked up some incredible numbers in chases

The Kohli and Root show

Numbers Game: The two batsmen stood out in the World T20 not just for the runs they scored, but also how they got them

A limited-overs champion

Numbers Game: Shane Watson's Test career was underwhelming, but he was an asset in the shorter formats with his brute batting force and canny bowling

The Chris Gayle phenomenon

Numbers Game: There are other big hitters in T20 cricket, but Gayle's stats are far ahead of anyone else's in this format

The AB T20I mystery

Numbers Game: Despite his outstanding ball-striking skills, de Villiers' stats in this format are decidedly ordinary

NZ v Aus, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum's many records at Hagley Oval

Stats highlights from the opening day of the second Test, which was completely dominated by one man

Numbers Game

Adaptable, inspirational, inconsistent

Brendon McCullum made 1000-plus Test runs from three batting positions, but 21% of his Test aggregate came from just six innings

Brendon McCullum: stats analysis

New Zealand's enforcer

A look at the career of a player who pushed the boundaries in limited-overs internationals

Numbers Game

Dissecting Suresh Raina's ODI stats

His stats by point of entry show that he struggles when he comes in before the 20th over, but he has been hugely successful in the middle overs

Numbers Don't Lie

Older but quicker

Busting the myth that T20 is a format for the young

Numbers Game

Stokes' all-round brilliance

For the first time since Ian Botham in India in 1981-82, a player scored 350-plus runs and took 12 or more wickets in an overseas Test series

Numbers Game

Australia's incredible winning streak at home

In the last two years, Australia have a 29-2 win-loss record in home ODIs, with their batsmen scoring 17 hundreds in 32 games; overseas, though, their record isn't that hot

Numbers Don't Lie

India's missing final thrust

Their strong batting line-up has, surprisingly, fallen short in accelerating in the last 10 overs when batting first in ODIs

Numbers Don't Lie

Guptill's Jekyll-and-Hyde show

The New Zealand opener is an exceptional limited-overs batsman who flounders in Test cricket

Numbers Game

How Rohit became a one-day monster

In the last three years, Rohit has transformed into a consistent and prolific ODI batsman, consistently making big hundreds and batting deep into the innings

Numbers Don't Lie

Stuart Broad: England's impact bowler

Over the last few years, the England fast bowler has regularly dented the opposition by getting rid of their key batsmen

Numbers Game

The Root cause at No. 4

England's two-down batsmen have been the least prolific among the top eight teams in the last 40 years, but in Joe Root they have a possible long-term solution

Numbers Game

The curious case of Darren Bravo

Darren Bravo's overseas Test average is the best among all West Indies batsman, but his home numbers are surprisingly poor

Numbers Don't Lie

No real home advantage for South Africa

Recent head-to-heads between South Africa and England have been closely fought, and the hosts' vulnerability at home could make this series just as competitive

Numbers Don't Lie

Rahane: India's all-conditions expert

Analysing a batsman who has adapted to various conditions and batting positions, and outclassed his peers with his consistency

Numbers Game

A force called Ashwin

This year has been staggeringly successful for Ashwin, whose Test stats in Asia compare favourably with the very best

Numbers Don't Lie

From exceptional to dismal

By October 1997, West Indies had won 49 more Tests than they had lost. But today's team is in complete freefall

Zim v NZ, 1st ODI, Stats

New high for Craig Ervine

Stats highlights from the first ODI between Zimbabwe and New Zealand in Harare

Numbers Game

The bat-first advantage in Tests

Since 2009, teams batting first have a win-loss ratio which is 61% higher than it was between 2000 and 2008

England v Australia, 3rd Test, 3rd day, Stats

Two English six-fors since Headingley 1981

Stats highlights from the third day of the Edgbaston Test where England took a 2-1 series lead over Australia

England v Australia, 3rd Test, 1st day, Stats

Australia's Edgbaston woes

Stats highlights from an eventful opening day in Birmingham

Numbers Game

The Ian Bell conundrum

Since the beginning of 2012, Ian Bell averages 34.69 when batting in the top six; among regular top-order batsmen, only Shane Watson has a lower average

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Bangladesh v SA, 1st Test, 1st day stats

Mustafizur's rare feat on debut

A look at the significant numbers after the first day's play in Chittagong, where Bangladesh dismissed South Africa for 248

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Stats

A new high for Pakistan's top six

Key numbers from the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which Pakistan won by 135 runs, their second-biggest win against Sri Lanka

Numbers Game

Smith v Root v Williamson v Kohli

They are clearly the next batting stars, and each of them has outstanding Test numbers since the beginning of 2013

SL v Pak, 2nd ODI, Stats

Kusal matches idol Jayasuriya

Stats highlights from the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele

Eng v Aust, 1st Investec Test, 4th day stats

Watson's lbw woes and losing the first Test

Statistical highlights from the fourth day of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff, when England wrapped up a 169-run victory

Numbers Game

Has fourth-innings batting become easier?

Are teams finding it easier to score big runs in the last innings, or was Pakistan's outstanding run-chase in Pallekele a one-off?

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IPL 2015

Chris Gayle's IPL exploits

Ajit Agarkar and S Rajesh discuss Chris Gayle's incredible stats and numbers in IPL matches

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Aus v NZ, final, Melbourne

Insights - Australia top bowling charts

Statistics show that how Australia bowlers have dominated the tournament, with crucial performances in their World Cup victory

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Aus v Ind, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Insights: Spinners in the World Cup

A statistical look at how spinners have performed in World Cup 2015

Peformance analysis

Smith's century at No.8

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the second semi-final of the World Cup

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World Cup 2015: Insights

Insights: Changing result margins and run-rates

A statistical analysis of how tight games have been in 2011 and 2015 Cricket World Cups

NZ V WI, 4TH Q-F, WELLINGTON

Guptill scales many mountains

Stats highlights from the quarter-final between New Zealand and West Indies in Wellington

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NZ v WI, 4th Q-F, Wellington

Insights: One-day batting becoming unrecognisable

A statistical look at how teams have been approaching the last ten overs in recent times with the change in ODI rules

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Aus v Pak, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide

Insights: Pakistan's batting struggles in the World Cup

A statistical look at Pakistan's poor show with the bat in the 2015 World Cup

Peformance analysis

Hazlewood four-for enters top ten

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the third quarter-final of the World Cup

Aus v Pak, 3rd q-f, Adelaide

Misbah reaches another milestone

Stats highlights from the third quarter-final, between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide

Left-arm quicks rule

Numbers Game: Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult have led the way, but other left-arm fast bowlers have also shone in this World Cup

Peformance analysis

Rohit Sharma's hundred at No. 3

An analysis of performances in the World Cup after the second quarter-final of the World Cup

Bang v India, 2nd Q-F, Melbourne

India 11, Dhoni 100

Stats highlights from the second quarter-final, between Bangladesh and India at the MCG

Aus v Pak, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide

Pakistan - 4, Australia - 4

Stats preview of the third quarter-final, between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide

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Bang v India, 2nd Q-F, Melbourne

Insights: How quick is Rohit after scoring 100?

A statistical take on how Rohit Sharma's rate of scoring improves after he notches up a century

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World Cup 2015

Dot-ball and boundary percentages

Martin Crowe and S Rajesh look over how the dot-ball and boundary percentages stack up for teams in the World Cup

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SA v SL, 1st Q-F, Sydney

Is Tahir one of SA's best bowlers at World Cups?

Ajit Agarkar, Ian Chappell and Michael Holding analyse Imran Tahir's numbers in ODI cricket for South Africa

SA v SL, 1st Q-F, Sydney

SL's top order v SA's middle order

A stats preview to the first quarter-final of the World Cup, between South Africa and Sri Lanka

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Ire v Pak, Group B, Adelaide

Pakistan's tight death bowling

A statistical look at how Pakistan's bowlers perform in death overs

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Aus v Sco, Group A, Hobart

'Scotland seemed to have made few inroads'

Michael Bevan and Isa Guha analyse the stats of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Ind v Zim, Group B, Auckland

Taylor's high, Ashwin's low

Stats highlights from the India-Zimbabwe match in Auckland

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Afg v Eng, Group A, Sydney

How do Afghanistan rank among WC debutants?

Raunak Kapoor and Michael Bevan look at the stats behind Afghanistan's first World Cup outing

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World Cup 2015

Insights - Using DRS effectively

A statistical take on how teams have been using DRS through the World Cup and what is the best method going forward.