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Formbook is a record of cricket beyond the scorecard. See the various methods used in these pages here. Ongoing matches are listed below. An archive by series and team is also available.

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West Indies v Bangladesh, 2018-12-22

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TWENTY MATCH TEST TEAM RATINGS

TEAM MATCH SPAN RATING [?]
Australia 2017-01-03 to 2018-12-14 1.227
South Africa 2017-01-12 to 2018-07-20 1.235
India 2017-03-25 to 2018-12-14 1.229
England 2017-08-17 to 2018-11-23 1.041
Pakistan 2016-10-21 to 2018-12-03 0.992
New Zealand 2016-08-19 to 2018-12-15 0.963
Sri Lanka 2017-07-14 to 2018-12-15 0.898
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 2018-01-15 to 2018-12-14 0.905
West Indies 2017-09-27 to 2018-12-14 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 |

Sangha sizzles on debut as Melbourne Stars get Thunderstruck | SMH
Wrong number: Steve Smith ad a bad call | SMH
Jono Dean says he'll be ready if Big Bash team comes calling | SMH
O'Keefe not fussed bookies again writing off Sixers' Big Bash hopes | SMH
WBBL: Thunder thrash Hurricanes with record-setting chase | SMH
WBBL Renegades need victory or season may go south in the west | SMH
Ranji Trophy: Lacklusture TN runs into an in-form Himachal | TS
Bad call: Smith's 'gutsy' ad is more Don Draper than Don Bradman | SMH
Michael Hussey: Kohli-Paine verbal exchange within limit | TS
Laxman’s 281 is the greatest innings played by an Indian cricketer, says Dravid | TH
Laxman: "We wanted Kumble to continue but he wanted to quit after fallout with Kohli" | TS
We wanted Kumble to continue but he wanted to quit, says Laxman | TH
Head ready to learn from mistakes | SMH
Steve Smith hopes to recover lost ground before World Cup with strong IPL show | TH
India vs Australia: Aussie pacers hope for a lively pitch at Melbourne as they aim to take series lead | FP
'I don't want to know about it': Smith reveals reaction to sandpaper plot | SMH
Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi insists pursuing compensation case against BCCI was a unanimous decision | FP
IPL Auction 2019: Hugh Edmeades says he's still friends with Richard Madley, Jaipur event gave him responsibility like never before | FP
Michael Hussey: Hardik Pandya can ease workload on India pacers | TS
Root on Ashes scouting mission for England in Australia | TS
Steve Smith admits to 'dark days' during ball-tampering ban | TS
Steve Smith says he had opportunity to stop ball-tampering scandal but turned blind eye, admits failing as a leader | FP
India vs Australia: Consistent errors in Virat Kohli's captaincy scream about his unwillingness to hear right suggestions and admit mistakes | FP
VVS Laxman’s 281 is the greatest innings played by an Indian cricketer, says Rahul Dravid | IE
WV Raman appointed women's coach: Wrong reasons lead to right process, but team must avoid superstar culture | FP
CAC wanted Anil Kumble to stay on as India coach, says VVS Laxman | IE
Ben Stokes: England all-rounder can still be a role model, says ECB chief | BBC
India vs Australia: Hanuma Vihari deserves a place in Melbourne Test, he needs to be given longer rope | FP
Some final, positive advice for Peter Handscomb | SMH
Arjun Raja goes down memory lane | TH

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
TWM Latham v Sri Lanka, 2018-12-15 264 32.7
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

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
SD Hope v Bangladesh, 2018-12-14 108 79.2
DS Airee v Netherlands, 2018-08-01 33 71.7
SD Hope v Bangladesh, 2018-12-11 146 71.4
Mushfiqur Rahim v Sri Lanka, 2018-09-15 144 59.0