Gough's leap to the crease was thrilling to behold, but I'm willing to bet was directly responsible for his knee problems in his later career.
Kapil had a very easy, fleunt action. It was never going to generate express pace, but neither did it flog the body like some seamers' actions.
Whilst reserving no doubts about the probity of Saqlain's action (which perhaps makes him unique for doosra bowlers), it was all slightly too busy and rushed to be one to be savoured for the classists amongst us.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads