A serious road accident cut short Fred Bakewell’s promising cricket career in 1936. In this feature Martin tells the story of a man who was a fine batsman, but a flawed character
Making long-term predictions when it comes to cricket is never easy, especially when it comes to big-pressure tournaments like the Ashes or the ICC World Cup. Sourav Ganguly addressed the latter competition recently, suggesting that India should be favourites for the World Cup in England next year. The former Test captain believes that India’s quality merits the favourites tag despite the fact they have not won a Test series in England since 2007.