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Also, since becoming a member of ICC in the summer of 1977, 1987 is the only year when the tigers didn’t play a single intl, match. After the disastrous ICC trophy campaign in 1986, (finishing 6th in a 7 team group) the authority here quite rightly decided to concentrate more on domestic cricket.
Ironically, following a blast in Colombo in 1987(possibly May) SL didn’t host a home series till borders’ men went there in 1992. During that period many SL cricketers including Arjuna Ranatunga spent some time playing club cricket in Dhaka; they made a huge contribution in improving the quality of Ban cricket.

Australian cricket in 1987

Why 1987? Many readers might ask. It has sa pecial significance to me as it was the last year when I followed intl. cricket almost thoroughly. Of course, there were only 7 major nations and not a lot of cricket. Also, in Jan the Agortola relay station in Tripura (east of Dhaka, closer to Calcutta) was established; so we could see Indian matches live. As I said the picture quality wasn’t brilliant but we didn’t care. Of course, BTV showed the SF and the Final of 87 WC live.
Also, the success of the 1987 WC had a negative effect on the popularity of test cricket in the subcontinent. I was shocked to see an empty eden garden for the WI-Ind test in late Dec.

Australian cricket in 1987

Thanks. My next plan is to write a piece on EAS Prasanna. Though he is revered very highly among Aus batsman of his generation, I am not totally sure a piece on an Indian spinner of yester years is suitable for The Roar.
I am also gathering some interesting information regarding the 1935-36 tour by an Aus team (not the official one) led by Jack Ryder to Ind. It was a long an eventful tour.

Cricket Australia has dodged a bullet – for now

certainly I would prefer Greenidge over Broad. was a class player

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Off topic but important for me. The Australia team led by Ian Johnson finished the ashes series in Aug 1956. Then they toured Pak-Ind starting from Oct. Did the same ashes team played in the subcontinent on their way back? would love answers from expert histroians.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter W

Well the Answer is Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani, known of course as Zaheer Abbas.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

And it’s a bit tricky.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

No, but South Asia.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

I have just posted my 1000th comment. However with 63+1 (scheduled) articles I am still well short of the double.

Cricket Australia has dodged a bullet – for now

I am not too optimistic about the June tour to Bangladesh. But hopefully things will improve. Next couple of weeks very vital for Bangladesh.

Cricket Australia has dodged a bullet – for now

Obviously right now there are lot more pressing concerns than international cricket. But, I feel that in the long term most of the major cricketing nations have the capacity and will possibly get govt support in recovering. But I do feel most for the future of Afghan cricket. The structure their was only developing. They even play their home matches in Northern India.

Cricket Australia has dodged a bullet – for now

The Pak and the Kiwi series were big disappointments. Can’t complain about the crowds for not turning up to watch no contests.

Cricket Australia has dodged a bullet – for now

nice one

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

sorry, too much online chess.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

And Ashton Agar from Aus.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

ja, nice one. forgot him.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

As a challenge you can form teams with players with the 1st name and family name starting with the same letter. Martn Moxon and Mathew Maynard comes to my mind. Yousuf Youhana before he changed his name. Struggling to find someone from aus

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Just read an interesting article on Zoehrer. Didn’t know that he tried leg spin late in his career. So basically during the 93 ashes tour he was Keeper cover for Healy and leg spin cover for Warney.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

regarding the QUXZ team all I can think of is Tim Zoehrer.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Off topic :Trivia. Just to pass time.
Syed Kirmani, a WK played 88 tests and 49 ODIs for India. But there was another Syed Kirmani playing for another country. Was a prolific batsman of the 1970s and early 80s.
Who is he?

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

I would like to see this team take on the Eng O team with Chris Old bowling to all these Young guys.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Yes no doubt, but just to form a team was an effort.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

And their was Norman Yardley; ex Eng captain and a member of the 99 club.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Yajurvindra Singh. From a princely family like Pataudi, Gaekwad or Ajay Jadeja. Middle order bat played 4 tests for India in the 70’s. Didn’t do great but was a great fielder close in. Shares two catching world record; one with Vic Richardson the other with Greg Chappell.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Md. Yousuf not Younus.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y