Full name Bruce Nicholas French
Born August 13, 1959, Warsop, Nottinghamshire
Current age 56 years 20 days
Major teams England, Nottinghamshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Nephew - JT Ball
|Test debut||England v India at Leeds, Jun 19-23, 1986 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 3-7, 1988 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v England at Chandigarh, Jan 27, 1985 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 19, 1988 scorecard|
|First-class span||1976 - 1995|
|List A span||1977 - 1995|
A top wicketkeeper in his prime, Bruce French spent two tours as understudy to Paul Downton before being given his chance in 1986. That he kept Jack Russell out of the England team for almost two years on wicketkeeping merit alone is a tribute to his glove work, though his batting never developed as it could have done. He maintained his links with the game as a wicketkeeping coach with England as well as pursuing his passion of mountaineering.
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?
Eleven things the series has brought to light about Cook and Co
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