Full name John Abrahams
Born July 21, 1952, Salt River, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Current age 63 years 44 days
Major teams Lancashire, Shropshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 7 in
Education Heywood Grammar School
Relation Father - CJ Abrahams
|First-class span||1973 - 1988|
|List A span||1973 - 1991|
John Abrahams came to England with his father, Cec, who played for years in the Lancashire Leagues. Small, athletic and a capable batsman, he made his maiden hundred for Lancashire in the Roses match in 1977 but did not pass 1000 runs for the first of four times until 1982, a decade after making his debut.
He was, nevertheless, a surprise choice to lead the side when Clive Lloyd stood down in 1984 given that the county boasted several internationals, but in his first year he led them to victory in the Benson & Hedges Cup final, being awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for his leadership alone - he made 0. He proved a good captain and popular captain but was replaced after two years.
After retiring he played for Shropshire and then moved into coaching.
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
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
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
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
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
R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka
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
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze