Englishman Gould, who stood in quite a few marquee games involving India, spoke about the experiences. "It's intimidating. Not the players. The players are outstanding people. I've done seven, eight India-Pakistan games and the guys are real good people. They get on with each other. … [Read more...] about He is a funny man, knows cricket inside out and its history: Ian Gould on Kohli
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One of the most impressive aspects of his captaincy was the number of Tests South Africa won away from home. They won 23 out of 56 Tests, which equals the record for most Test wins overseas under a captain - Clive Lloyd's West Indies won 23 out of 50. Of the 20 overseas series in which Smith led South Africa, they lost only four - to Pakistan in 2003, Sri Lanka and India in 2004, and Australia in 2005-06 - drew six, and won ten. Since the defeat to Australia in 2005-06, Smith captained South Africa to 12 overseas series (including series at neutral venues), winning eight and drawing four. … [Read more...] about Fourth-innings hero, and captain extraordinaire
A few weeks later in the Caribbean, you were on the scene of another ball-tampering controversy. Dinesh Chandimal denied a charge of altering the condition of the ball - but was later found guilty - and his team refused to take the field on the third morning of the Test. Why did that incident blow up in the way it did?St Lucia. It was crazy. We tried asking the question. The thing was, Javagal Srinath, a brilliant man and very good referee, spoke to both teams before, concerning what happened in South Africa. Umpires are not going to catch players. Unless you do it right in front of my face, I'm not going to catch you. I've said this a million times and people look at me stupidly. But cameramen will catch you, so if you think you're not going to get caught, I can guarantee you are going to get caught, because one camera will be designated to watch where that ball's going all the time. I didn't get why Sri Lanka were so hostile. … [Read more...] about Ian Gould: ‘Modern umpires have thrown away their egos because they understand DRS’
CloseSteven Lynch won the Wisden Cricket Monthly Christmas Quiz three years running before the then-editor said "I can't let you win it again, but would you like a job?" That lasted for 15 years, before he moved across to the Wisden website when that was set up in 2000. Following the merger of the two sites early in 2003 he was appointed as the global editor of Wisden Cricinfo. In June 2005 he became the deputy editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. He continues to contribute the popular weekly "Ask Steven" question-and-answer column on ESPNcricinfo, and edits the Wisden Guide to International Cricket. … [Read more...] about Which non-Test player has scored the most ODI hundreds?
His most memorable showing was a 20-ball 36 in the match in Paarl that secured the home final for the Rocks. They ended up winning the trophy, Verreynne's "first professional cup, which was pretty cool", and he is one of many who speak of the tournament as an important part of the local landscape. "The value the MSL has had for me and other young cricketers is underrated," he said. "In the first season I was with guys like Dale Steyn and Anrich Nortje. That's how you learn." … [Read more...] about Kyle Verreynne has four metal plates in his hand and a big appetite for runs