By The Numbers

23 Test centuries.

By the numbers: Prolific Pietersen

Truncated or stop-start, call them what you will, but Kevin Pietersen's statistics are pretty impressive at the end of a reasonably prolific career.

Stokes - England's bright light.

By the Numbers: Ashes Down Under

While it's not always accurate to tell a story just with numbers, the figures connected to the series Down Under are compelling, and do not make for fun reading for England watchers, unless you're a Ben Stokes fan.

Tendulkar - Under pressure.

By the Numbers: Final Test knocks

The pressure is immense, the player is usually not in good form, or a bit over the hill, and the opposition is beyond fired up and eager to remove said batsman. Here are the a few of the legendary batsmen's final scores.

Biff and AB - Captains Fantastic.

By the Numbers: SA skippers' stand

The partnership between South Africa Test skipper Graeme Smith and ODI counterpart AB de Villiers lasted for an entire match day, all told, and comprised the vast bulk of the 517 the Proteas scored in Dubai.

Hughes - Best of the lot...

Stat attack: Australia's first drop conundrum

Usman Khawaja is the latest person to go in at first drop, but he made just 25 runs in Manchester and 21 at Chester-le-Street, so the battle for a Punter replacement continues, with an eye to the return leg of the Ashes in November.