Full name Virinchirpuram Krishnamoorthi Ramaswamy
Born April 26, 1945, Madras (now Chennai)
Current age 70 years 216 days
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||India v England at Chennai, Jan 13-18, 1985 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Ahmedabad, Oct 29-Nov 2, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v West Indies at Vadodara, Nov 9, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v England at Cuttack, Jan 22, 2002 scorecard|
Married with one son and two daughters.
Profession: Indian Railways confidential assistant to the executive.
Interests: soccer, reading.
First-class umpiring debut 1973
International debut: 1983-84 (ODI), 1984-85 (Test)
Appointed to National Grid panel 1994
One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time
With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies
How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia
Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test
Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket
It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why
India faced strong resistance from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis on the third day, but R Ashwin, aided by a treacherous pitch, proved too relentless for them
In the last four years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of draws and big runs down under