Virat Kohli (c)
IMHO India win if Vijay isn't out but loses even if Kohli is dropped.
He'd still have been out LBW.What if Shane Watson wasn't injured before the start of the 2006-07 Ashes series, and bats at six behind that Aussie line up, allowing him to play bowl more and bat like a hard hitting all rounder instead of coming into the side later and trying to be a top order player?
Personally reckon his whole career would have been a lot better, and he wouldn't ever have been so muddled at what his role should have been.
Life would have been interesting, to say the least. On the face of it, SA don't get kicked out and we'd have seen some titanic struggles against Aus from the mid1970s.What if Apartheid never happens?
Yeah, exactly. Racial discrimination was prevalent in South Africa long before the 1948 election.Life would have been interesting, to say the least. On the face of it, SA don't get kicked out and we'd have seen some titanic struggles against Aus from the mid1970s.
However, it didn't take the National Party's 1948 election victory to prevent SA playing non-white sides. They'd never played India or WI before then, and were quite possibly behind Dupleep being replaced after the first 1929 test in England. Some have also wondered why Ranji wasn't on the boat to SA a few decades earlier. I other words, the 1948 election result simply reflected attitudes that already prevalent.
So then it comes down to how the test-playing community respond to having one of their own refusing to play the emergent non-white countries. I suppose the absence of a formal test championship means that nothing very much would happen. But I think we can forget any thoughts of wonderful series against WI from the mid1970s.