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Full name Russell Blair Tiffin
Born June 4, 1959, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Current age 55 years 197 days
Major teams Old Hararians
Batting style Right-hand bat
Height 6 ft 2 in
Education Banket Primary School; Prince Edward High School (Harare)
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Oct 13-16, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 6-10, 2009 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 25, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 6, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Aug 24, 2013 scorecard|
A non-nonsense umpire, Russell Tiffin was a wicketkeeper-batsman who represented Mashonaland before Zimbabwe's Logan Cup was accorded first-class status, and he was persuaded to take up umpiring when still only 30. Within six years he stood in his first Test, and in 2002 was appointed to the ICC Elite panel. But he was left off the panel in 2004, standing in his last Test in March of that year, but he continues to officiate in Zimbabwe's home internationals. It seems unlikely that he will return to the top flight given the paucity of first-class cricket inside Zimbabwe.
When Mitchell Johnson hit Virat Kohli on the helmet with a bouncer, Australian fielders came from everywhere. Mental disintegration had gone, replaced by the cricket unity. Two teams, one family.
From the bouncer that struck him on the badge of his helmet to the bouncer that dismissed him, Virat Kohli's century, and his duel with Mitchell Johnson, made for compelling human drama
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test