Full name James Donald Higgs
Born July 11, 1950, Kyabram, Victoria
Current age 65 years 53 days
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Mar 3-5, 1978 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 7-11, 1981 scorecard|
|First-class span||1970/71 - 1982/83|
|List A span||1971/72 - 1981/82|
With plenty of what Shane Warne calls "rip", and a good wrong'un, Jim Higgs was Australia's best legspinner between Richie Benaud and Warne. His misfortune was to play at a time when wrist-spin was nearly extinct, thought to be the preserve only of the eccentric and the profligate, and so to find selectors and captains with little empathy with his guiles. He was chiefly and unfairly known in his time for having been bowled by the only ball he faced on the 1975 tour of England. He did bowl Victoria to a Sheffield Shield, later became a Test selector, and also taught the young Warne how to bowl a flipper.
After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait
After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
There are more frequent tours, better technology, and easier pitches today than before. So why do teams struggle to win away from home more than they did in the past?
On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits
Every time the bowlers have earned Sri Lanka a slim advantage during this series, the batsmen have found ways to let them down, at the crease and in the field