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England’s best Test side of the last 50 years

With the Ashes excitement soon to build and the absorbing series between India and England underway, I thought it was timely to look into the rear vision mirror and come up with the best England side of the last 50 years, in a similar manner to my article on Indian and Australian sides of the […]

Yes fair point thanks

England’s best Test side of the last 50 years

Yes that is what I felt. The best England line up of the last 50 years would be comfortably beaten by the best Aussie, WI teams

England’s best Test side of the last 50 years

Thanks Bear and Jumbo. I was really torn on Gooch.

England’s best Test side of the last 50 years

Fair enough

England’s best Test side of the last 50 years

Yes Kim Hughes is a case in point. Burdened with the captaincy way too soon, he played the mighty West Indies many times over a short space of time.

The best Australian and Indian sides of the last 50 years

Thanks Matth. Doug Walters was a beauty.

The best Australian and Indian sides of the last 50 years

Anth, fair point. I was thinking more about the generic teams rather than if Australia and India were playing each other.

The best Australian and Indian sides of the last 50 years

Thanks Papa Joe. True about Taylor when he had that long run of outs. He then recovered sort of with that 334 in Pakistan.

The best Australian and Indian sides of the last 50 years

Thanks. Yes true the numbers dont lie- I was thinking more of the Boon/Marsh combo in the mid to late 1980’s who opened.

The best Australian and Indian sides of the last 50 years

Thanks Sports Lover. I have read about Thomson bowling an electrifying spell in 1978 against the might of the Windies in the Carribean when he was still playing for the “establishment” prior to him joining World Series Cricket.

The best Australian and Indian sides of the last 50 years

Thanks- I can see that for Paine. I felt that at key times he let himself and the team down.

Australia vs India: The other ratings

This article was written prior to the information that Bumrah is highly unlikely to play. Further selection chaos for India !

Fourth Test preview: Who will secure the Border-Gavaskar Trophy?

Nice article Nishant

My India XI for the Boxing Day Test

Sorry, the above reply of mine was in response to Kopa

An early second Test preview: Can India wrest back the momentum?

Hi. I dont think prodding and poking is what India did last time- they were far more pro-active. Interestingly, they were up against the same attack pretty much as 2018-2019.

An early second Test preview: Can India wrest back the momentum?

Hi. I dont think prodding and poking is what India did last time- they were far more pro-active. Interestingly, they were up against the same attack pretty much as 2018-2019.

An early second Test preview: Can India wrest back the momentum?

Thanks Paul- agree with that. I was surprised that there was no real attempt at rotating the strike at all. I thought I was watching replays- a number of dismissals were identical !

An early second Test preview: Can India wrest back the momentum?

Chanon thanks see your point but I think an awful lot would have to go right.

A speculative look at the next AFL season

How true !

A speculative look at the next AFL season

Thanks yes fair points. There is a need to contextualise achievements.

A speculative look at the next AFL season

This draft will be crucial for so many sides.

A speculative look at the next AFL season

Yes agree thanks

A speculative look at the next AFL season

Thanks seasons seem to get longer and longer !

A speculative look at the next AFL season

I think the Indian openers are fairly inexperienced and could expose the middle order to the new ball.

The history of India tours to Australia

Yes the pace attack was pretty innocuous

The history of India tours to Australia