Indian cricket June 19, 2014

What's the point in touring England?

Mugul Kesavan writes in the Telegraph about India's past tours of England, the team's cricketing psyche to avenge foreign defeats at home, and how England have not "produced a single great batsman since Ken Barrington retired in 1968."

Mukul Kesavan writes in the Telegraph about India's past tours of England, the team's cricketing psyche to avenge foreign defeats at home, and how England have not "produced a single great batsman since Ken Barrington retired in 1968."

Given that the BCCI is cricket's 800 lb gorilla, I can't invoke that sense of injury that was such a solace when India was genuinely marginal to concerns of the Anglo-Australian axis that ruled world cricket. Five Tests in the prime part of the English season would have been a prize once; now, given our recent history against England, it seems like just two more Tests to lose.

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