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TWENTY MATCH TEST TEAM RATINGS

TEAM MATCH SPAN RATING [?]
Australia 2016-12-15 to 2018-10-16 1.238
South Africa 2017-01-12 to 2018-07-20 1.235
India 2017-03-04 to 2018-10-12 1.231
England 2017-08-04 to 2018-11-14 1.04
Pakistan 2016-08-11 to 2018-11-16 0.988
New Zealand 2016-02-20 to 2018-11-16 0.946
Sri Lanka 2017-03-07 to 2018-11-14 0.906
West Indies 2016-10-13 to 2018-10-12 0.674
Bangladesh 2015-06-10 to 2018-11-11 0.631
Zimbabwe 2013-03-12 to 2018-11-11 0.464

TWENTY MATCH ODI TEAM RATINGS

TEAM MATCH SPAN RATING [?]
South Africa 2017-10-15 to 2018-11-11 1.334
India 2017-12-17 to 2018-11-01 1.302
England 2018-01-26 to 2018-10-23 1.219
Australia 2017-06-05 to 2018-11-11 1.2
Afghanistan 2017-12-05 to 2018-09-25 1.14
New Zealand 2017-06-09 to 2018-11-11 1.101
Pakistan 2017-10-18 to 2018-11-11 1.1
Ireland 2017-03-15 to 2018-08-31 0.973
Sri Lanka 2017-12-10 to 2018-10-23 0.921
Bangladesh 2017-10-15 to 2018-10-26 0.9
West Indies 2017-09-19 to 2018-11-01 0.774
Zimbabwe 2018-01-23 to 2018-10-26 0.649

NEWS

BBC: BBC | ESPNCricinfo: CI | Indian Express: IE | Times of India: TOI | FirstPost: FP | Sydney Morning Herald: SMH | Sportstar: TS | The Telegraph: TT | The Guardian: TG | The Hindu: TH |

Wade Shield ton gives Tasmania hope against Victoria | SMH
Coulter-Nile says Aussies just need a win to turn fortunes around | SMH
Johnson declares ball tampering bans should stand as CA board prepares for call | SMH
Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel helps New Zealand beat Pakistan | TS
Indian press kick 'smug' Australia while they're down | SMH
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Mumbai, Karnataka eye maiden win | TS
India vs Australia: Inclusion of Khaleel Ahmed, Krunal Pandya in T20Is bolsters visitors' formidable bowling unit | FP
Shaun Marsh settles his Test future with superb knock for WA | SMH
Women's World T20 2018: ICC gives hilarious reply to Pakistan cricket fans after receiving unfair criticism over tweet | FP
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Hosts suffer 4-run loss in first Test after losing last seven wickets for 41 runs; Ajaz Patel picks up five-for | FP
New Zealand beats Pakistan by four runs in first Test | TH
India out to 'make it count' in Australia | SMH
India vs Australia: Nathan Coulter-Nile says hosts will test 'unbelievable' Rohit Sharma with short balls and inswingers | FP
Besides Kohli, wary Australia plan to stop Rohit | TH
'No doubt' Matt Renshaw is ready for a Test recall | SMH
Nathan Lyon backs banned trio to return to Sheffield Shield | SMH
England finishes second in Group, to face India in semis | TS
Khawaja boost for Australia ahead of India series | TS
NZ A vs Ind A 1st Unofficial Test: Vijay, Rahane among runs as match ends in draw | TS
India vs Australia: Visiting batsmen ready to face challenge of extra pace and bounce, says Rohit Sharma | FP
BCCI asks Ashwin, Ishant to rest | CI
Needing 41 to win with six wickets left, Pakistan lose by four runs to New Zealand | BBC
Hope, Powell and Soumya find form ahead of first Test | CI
Chris Rushworth: Durham seamer extends contract to 2020 | BBC
USA roll past Singapore to earn first-ever promotion to WCL Division Two | CI
Deandra Dottin stars as West Indies seal last-over win | CI
1st Unofficial Test: Test specialists get batting time in drawn affair | IE
Cricket Australia to reconsider Smith, Warner & Bancroft bans | BBC
Debutant Ajaz Patel scripts stunning four-run win for New Zealand | CI
Heather Knight seeks 'composure' from England in knockouts | CI

INFLUENTIAL TEST MATCHES: BOWLING

PLAYER MATCH W MR
ST Gabriel v Sri Lanka, 2018-06-14 13/121 258.9
JM Anderson v India, 2018-08-09 9/43 233.5
VD Philander v Australia, 2018-03-30 9/51 229.6
MDK Perera v South Africa, 2018-07-12 10/78 209.6
K Rabada v Australia, 2018-03-09 11/150 200.0
VD Philander v India, 2018-01-05 9/75 178.2
KA Maharaj v Sri Lanka, 2018-07-20 12/283 177.7
PJ Cummins v South Africa, 2018-03-30 9/141 162.0
Taijul Islam v Zimbabwe, 2018-11-03 11/170 159.4
Mohammad Abbas v England, 2018-05-24 8/64 145.7

INFLUENTIAL TEST MATCHES: BATTING

PLAYER MATCH R MR
FDM Karunaratne v South Africa, 2018-07-12 218 60.5
V Kohli v England, 2018-08-01 200 44.0
AN Cook v Australia, 2017-12-26 244 39.9
BRM Taylor v Bangladesh, 2018-11-11 212 33.1
UT Khawaja v Pakistan, 2018-10-07 226 19.5
V Kohli v South Africa, 2018-01-13 158 17.7
AK Markram v Australia, 2018-03-01 175 17.3
AB de Villiers v Australia, 2018-03-09 154 17.1
Mominul Haque v Sri Lanka, 2018-01-31 281 15.3
KK Jennings v Sri Lanka, 2018-11-06 192 14.5

INFLUENTIAL ODI MATCHES: BOWLING

PLAYER MATCH W MR
Kuldeep Yadav v England, 2018-07-12 6/25 219.2
A Dananjaya v South Africa, 2018-08-12 6/29 150.7
TA Boult v West Indies, 2017-12-23 7/34 124.6
Ahmed Raza v Singapore, 2018-08-29 6/20 96.1
CR Brathwaite v Papua New Guinea, 2018-03-08 5/27 93.8
TK Curran v Australia, 2018-01-28 5/35 91.3
RAS Lakmal v India, 2017-12-10 4/13 90.6
SL Malinga v England, 2018-10-13 5/44 89.1
YS Chahal v South Africa, 2018-02-04 5/22 87.8
Rashid Khan v Zimbabwe, 2018-02-13 5/24 82.2

INFLUENTIAL ODI MATCHES: BATTING

PLAYER MATCH R MR
WU Tharanga v Bangladesh, 2018-09-15 27 101.9
Sompal Kami v Netherlands, 2018-08-03 61 99.8
Mohammad Naveed v Afghanistan, 2018-03-20 45 95.1
SO Hetmyer v Bangladesh, 2018-07-25 125 94.1
Liton Das v India, 2018-09-28 121 85.8
Mohammad Shahzad v India, 2018-09-25 124 82.7
DS Airee v Netherlands, 2018-08-01 33 71.7
Mushfiqur Rahim v Sri Lanka, 2018-09-15 144 59.0
MS Dhoni v Sri Lanka, 2017-12-10 65 58.5
CR Ervine v Afghanistan, 2018-02-16 54 52.6