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Full name Arthur Stopford Francis
Born June 14, 1854, Ramsden Hall, Upminster, Essex
Died January 1908 (aged 53 years days)
Major teams Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium (roundarm)
Relation Brother - CK Francis
Arthur Francis was an amateur batsman who played twice for Middlesex in 1880 with reasonable success.
Billboards are calling the series England's Indian Summer, but it is India who are looking for that period of warmth, redemption after the last whitewash, for they have seen how bleak the winter that can follow is
Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment
The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?
From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series
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