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Rafiqul Ameer

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One of the few unfortunate men who still watches Test Cricket on TV.

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An all-rounder from Zimbabwe

Kevin Malcolm Curran was born in Rusape, Rhodesia in September, 1959. Tall and well built; he showed promise as a cricketer from his school days and, in time, he developed into a fine all rounder playing regularly for Zimbabwe – the strongest associate member during the 1980’s.

It’s a do or die for both the teams. MY worry is that Gayle is due a big score sometime in this event’ and Monday could just be the day. I wonder whether the skipper will be bold enough to try Miraz with the new ball. The English new ball bowlers successfully used the short pitch staff successfully against him; but our quickies are not that fast.

Can the Windies win do-or-die Tigers Taunton clash?

I sill remember Zim win over Kim Hughes’ Aus in 1983. It was 9th June. All 8 teams were playing on the same day at different venues. I was following the games from BBC radio. The matches would finish after midnight here in Dhaka. I was a bit tired and slept early. My grade 9 half yearly exams finished on that day, and besides it was Ramadan. I was so sure of an Aussie win that I didn’t bother to check the result of this match. When I heard the news it came as a major shock. Zim skipper Duncan Fletcher had a great match with both bat and ball.
It’s a great pity that Zim cricket has gone continuously downhill over the last two decades.

Six of the greatest upsets from the past six World Cups

Nice article. It’s never easy for the Associate members to perform well for the WC. Of course, SL defeated India in 1979; but a bigger shock was Zim winning against the Aussies in 1983.

Associate nations at the World Cup: Part 2

In both their wins against WI and Pak the Aussies just played the big points better than their oppositions.

Pakistan implosion gifts Australia lucky win

Thanks for the comment. I would definitely like it. My mail account is boss111us@yahoo.com.

From Water Orton to The Oval: Bangladesh's giant strides

I am a neutral in this match. And I feel that both teams would make it to the SF irrespective of the result today. But just a reminder to the Aussie fans that 9 th June is not a happy day for Aussie cricket. On this day 36 years ago Zimbabwe upset them in Zimbabwe ‘s 1st ever wc match.

Australia vs India: 2019 Cricket World Cup preview and prediction

Now tamim falls.

Bangladesh vs England: From the Tigers perspective

Another failure for soumya.

Bangladesh vs England: From the Tigers perspective

He certainly looked a weakling in the bowling attack. This situation reminds me of the case of Ijaj Faqih of Pakistan back in 1987. An off spinner cum useful lower order bat, he was flown in from Karachi as replacement for injured Tausif Ahmed for the 4th test against India. Ijaj scored a cracking hundred; but failed to impress with the ball;so with Tausif fit for the 5th test; he was dropped. I think, he played only one more test for Pakistan; against WI in 1988.

Coulter-Nile's batting will spare him the axe

Ind V Aus is certainly the biggest game so far in this WC. But that’s on Sunday. Meanwhile, on Saturday the Aussie fans can enjoy watching England lose to the Tigers.

India will face ‘Starc’ Aussie test at The Oval

Team News: Bangladesh are expected to play an unchanged side. For England, Plunkett is expected to replace Adil Rashid.

Bangladesh vs England: From the Tigers perspective

Great read as always.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs West Indies

Samiur Rahman, brother of Yousuf Rahman, was also a part of out first ODI team. He was a right arm medium pacer.

From Water Orton to The Oval: Bangladesh's giant strides

Out of the 11 playing against Fiji, Raqibul and Jahangir Shah Badshah alos played in Bangladesh’s 1st ever ODI against Pak in the 2nd Asia Cup in 1986. Badshah in fact took the 1st ODI wicket for the Tigers dismissing the Pak opener Moshin Khan.

From Water Orton to The Oval: Bangladesh's giant strides

The Tigers are Roaring.

Bangladesh surprise South Africa by 21 runs

C. Pujara will join the list in about 10 years time.

The excellent cricketers who never played in a World Cup

Michael Slater was part of Aus team in 1996 but didn’t feature in any WC game.

The excellent cricketers who never played in a World Cup

Plz read the first paragraph.

The excellent cricketers who never played in a World Cup

Yes. I remember NZ authority at the time had very high hopes on Sua. Failed to live up to the expectations.

The excellent cricketers who never played in a World Cup

Either Sudhir Naik or Ramnath Parkar(both from Bombay) should have taken Gavaskar’s place in the 1975 team. Ramnath is specially unlucky given that he was also an excellent fielder. Sudhir’s case was weakened by the infamous ‘socks’ incident in England the previous summer.

The excellent cricketers who never played in a World Cup

At the other end of the scale are the players who should not have played in a wc but did, Boycott (79) and Tavare (83) are prime examples.

The excellent cricketers who never played in a World Cup

Yes forgot about Cook. He did play 92 odis with 5 hundreds. But his strike rate of 77 isn’t great in the modern game.

The excellent cricketers who never played in a World Cup

Zahid Fazal from Pakistan. Just 16 he was pushed to the test team to counter Sachin’s inclusion in the Indian team. In his 1st test in the autumn of 1990 he batted in the No3. position against the WI pace battery. He struggled badly and lost his confidence. He remained a fringe player for 3/4 years before going in to oblivion.
A more patient approach from the Pak selectors would have helped him show his enormous talents at the highest level.

The three unluckiest cricketers in history

Ian Bishop was another fast bowler who struggled a lot with injuries; still had a much longer stint in international cricket than Bond and Schultz.

The three unluckiest cricketers in history

The case of Graeme Fowler; the opening partner of Andy Lloyd is also quite interesting. He fought back well from his duck at Edgebaston and scored as fine hundred at Lord’s in the 2nd test. Still he lost his place in the test team permanently the next summer as Gooch returned from his ban. Fowler did play couple of ODIs against India in 1986.
Interestingly, in his last 4 test innings; all against India-Fowler had scores of 49(Calcutta), 201 & 2 (Madras) and 69 (Kanpur).

The three unluckiest cricketers in history