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Rangana Herath talks to former cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan during a practice session

Stats analysis: Rangana Herath

Herath - as good as Muralitharan?

The left-arm spinner has done the near unthinkable - he has almost matched the numbers achieved by Muttiah Muralitharan

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli share a light moment

Stats analysis - Virat Kohli's 10,000 ODI runs

The Kohli v Tendulkar comparison

While the raw stats indicate Kohli is ahead on all the key parameters, a comparison based on the norm for each era reveals something slightly different

India are expressive in celebration

India in England, 2018

Damning scoreline hides India's competitiveness

It ended 4-1, but a closer look at the numbers shows India did far better on their 2018 tour of England than they did in 2011 or 2014

Jasprit Bumrah bowls

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval, 1st day

England's struggle for runs and control

England played out 443 dots against a relentless India attack on day one at The Oval

Virat Kohli walks off to a rousing reception

India in England 2018

Who has top-scored more often in Tests - Kohli or Root?

Virat Kohli has top-scored for India in four out of six innings in the Test series so far, and that streak puts him among the all-time toppers in the list of batsmen who have top-scored most often

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli share a light moment

India in England 2018

The Kohli-Tendulkar comparison in overseas series

Much like Sachin Tendulkar in the 1990s, Virat Kohli has been the only consistent batsman for India on tours to Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa over the last five years

Faf du Plessis tosses the ball

South Africa v Sri Lanka, Test series review

South Africa's slide in Asia, from 7-3 to 0-5

For an eight-year period until October 2015, South Africa were the best touring side in Asia. They have now slid to being the worst, with their stats against spin especially dire

Dimuth Karunaratne raises his bat after reaching a century

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Dimuth Karunaratne 218, South Africa 199

South Africa's second-innings 73 was their lowest total since readmission, while Dilruwan Perera picked up his career-best innings and match figures