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TWENTY MATCH TEST TEAM RATINGS

TEAM MATCH SPAN RATING [?]
Australia 2016-12-26 to 2018-12-06 1.235
South Africa 2017-01-12 to 2018-07-20 1.235
India 2017-03-16 to 2018-12-06 1.23
England 2017-08-17 to 2018-11-23 1.041
Pakistan 2016-10-21 to 2018-12-03 0.992
New Zealand 2016-08-06 to 2018-12-03 0.958
Sri Lanka 2017-03-15 to 2018-11-23 0.903
West Indies 2016-10-30 to 2018-11-30 0.678
Bangladesh 2015-07-30 to 2018-11-30 0.633
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 2017-10-18 to 2018-12-09 0.9
West Indies 2017-09-21 to 2018-12-09 0.772
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 |

Mark Taylor: Paine the right man to lead Australia out of dark times | SMH
Marsh axing betrays batting depth concerns, as burden falls on Lyon | SMH
'It's international cricket': Kohli opens the door for sledging | SMH
New balls, please | SMH
Curators face their own test as spotlight sharpens | SMH
Indian bowling attack has learnt from past mistakes, says Kohli | SMH
Glory days are numbered with stats stacked in India's favour | SMH
Knocking over India in Adelaide doesn't make you a hero forever | SMH
Adelaide Test should be a day-night affair | SMH
Virat Kohli all set to resume the Australian love affair | TS
Tim Paine: Gaining respect of country as important as winning | TS
Virat Kohli on Aussie obsession and love affair with Adelaide | TH
Paine hopes Australia can earn victory as well as respect | TH
India vs Australia 2018: Team India announces 12-man squad for opening Test | TS
Test team rallies around 'shocked' Usman Khawaja after brother's arrest | SMH
Stokes faces England cricket hearing despite court acquittal | TS
Does Maitlan Brown boast cricket's most bizarre talent? | SMH
India in Australia: A timeline of 11 Test series so far | TS
Australia vs India: How do the teams stack up? | SMH
India vs Australia: Kohli taking nothing for granted | TS
Aus vs Ind first Test: Kohli taking nothing for granted | TH
India vs Australia: 'We're not taking anything for granted' insists Virat Kohli as visitors recall Murali Vijay for Adelaide Test | FP
India vs Australia: Hosts axe all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for Adelaide Test, hand debut to opener Marcus Harris | FP
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and co have a glorious chance of scripting history Down Under, but... | FP
History shows Australia cannot be taken lightly in their own backyard | TH
Aus vs Ind first Test: Marcus Harris to debut, India announces 12-man team | TH
Bowlers are much fitter than the last time we came here - Kohli | CI
Easy to focus on Kohli, but India's supporting cast strong | SMH
Combative Virat Kohli set to provide sound of Australian summer | TG
Hafeez to retire from Test cricket after ongoing Abu Dhabi game | CI

INFLUENTIAL TEST MATCHES: BOWLING

PLAYER MATCH W MR
Yasir Shah v New Zealand, 2018-11-24 14/184 273.1
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
Mehidy Hasan Miraz v West Indies, 2018-11-30 12/117 172.0
PJ Cummins v South Africa, 2018-03-30 9/141 162.0

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
KS Williamson v Pakistan, 2018-12-03 228 21.5
UT Khawaja v Pakistan, 2018-10-07 226 19.5
CA Pujara v Australia, 2018-12-06 194 18.2
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

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
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
PJ Cummins v England, 2018-01-26 4/24 80.7

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
CR Ervine v Afghanistan, 2018-02-16 54 52.6
Imrul Kayes v Zimbabwe, 2018-10-21 144 50.8