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yes, it seems that batting first was the way at Chennai. its fair enough both teams got the advantage once.

Five-star Root leads England to victory in Chennai

yes. another factor was the inefficiency of India’s support spinners. I think kohli mentioned that. Jadeja is injured I presume.

Five-star Root leads England to victory in Chennai

Adding Vinoo Mankad in place of Sehwag would add more variety in the bowling. Played big parts in all the Indian successes of early years either with bat or ball or both.

India's greatest-ever Test XI

Am minor correction: It was Jimmy Amarnath not Jummy. bad typo

India's missed opportunity at the Gabba 43 years ago

Yes, poor Hibbert fell victim to the unlucky 13 hoodoo. Sadly it was his only test for Aus.

India's missed opportunity at the Gabba 43 years ago

Among the Indian spinners Pras was a big disappointment; specially given that how well he bowled down under 10 years earlier.
His poor performance in this series and then his struggle against zaheer and javed in the next northern autumn badly dented his test record.

India's missed opportunity at the Gabba 43 years ago

With a bit of luck India could have won the series 5-0 but ended up losing 3-2.

India's missed opportunity at the Gabba 43 years ago

great article. always enjoy reading about the early days of test cricket.

When Australia was bowled out for 36

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Spoilers: The cricketing saga (part I)

Probir Sen was commonly known as Khokon Sen. In Bangla, Khokon or Khoka means young boy. He probably got that name while making his 1st class debut with Bengal in 1943 at the age of 17.

Spoilers: The cricketing saga (part I)

very definitely yes. at least one such case will be included in part II.

Spoilers: The cricketing saga (part I)

Yes, as a young boy, I saw the video of that famous Gabba test and I was much impressed by the fast bowling of Hall.

Spoilers: The cricketing saga (part I)

looking forward to part II. I think watto will come in to discussion.
back to my school days. I myself had a nice balance between batting and bowling. The only problem was that I was equally bad on both.

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

yes I remember the eng team of the late 1980s and 1990s very well. the obsession of the English media with the new Ian Bothams reached ridiculous proportion. Anyone who could bowl and bat a bit in club cricket was considered a top class all rounder.

Australia forced into yet another squad change for first Test

Enjoyed reading it.

The irrefutable evidence that makes Shane Watson one of Australia's greatest ever cricketers

Off topic; but I would welcome help on this matter.
When Warne was out for 99 at WACA, who was the umpire who missed the no ball.
Hair or Robinson.
Thanks in advance.

Warner officially ruled out of first Test

Winston Davis played 15 tests or WI so wasn’t considered here, because here ten is the limit. I personally rated him very highly, his bowling average of 32 in tests doesn’t look great’ but half of his tests were in India. And he mostly got his chance the bigger starts were missing.
For example in the 4th test of series in the England he was called up from his county duties to replace Marshall; and he did a good job with both bat and ball.
He did an excellent job in India in 1987-88, with Holding and Garner retired and marshall missing through injury, he along with young Walsh and a ‘fast and furious’ Pat Patterson toiled manfully in difficult bowling conditions.
But with Ambrose and Bishop arriving Davis was shown the exit door.

When ten is the limit (Part II)

off spinner John Traicos played 3 tests for SA before the ban and then 4 more for Zim.

When ten is the limit (Part II)

I think its possible to form a pretty decent South Africa team picking players who played 0 (clive Rice) to 10 tests.

When ten is the limit (Part II)

Shakib-Al-Hasan?

Who should be named the cricketer of the decade?

It was a coin toss between gray and Daniel. I considered the fact that 3 of Gray’s 5 tests were in absolutely dead pitches of Pakistan.
Daniel missed out due to competition, with gray it was more about injuries.

When ten is the limit (Part II)

sorry, bad typo. bit busy with students exams as well. so was in a hurry to finish it.

When ten is the limit (Part II)

Looking forward to the series. Down the memory lane, I remember the 1985 tour when a rookie named Wasim Akram arrived in the scenes. Wasim and Waqar tormented the Kiwis in the 90s.

New Zealand: Pakistan's difficult upcoming task

Great read.

The 1970-71 Ashes: 50 years on

from what I have read, Cowdrey was a great slip fielder.

England's 'Deadly' weapon