England tour of India 1981/82

Bowl at Boycs

'Nobody in their right mind can back England'

Geoff Boycott on England's upcoming trial by spin, why South Africa can beat Australia, and his memories of playing in India

1981

Gandhi's Gleneagles stand-off

When England's tour of India was in danger of being cancelled, and a massive rift between white and black countries seemed on the cards

The mirage of a promising series

Kapil Dev and Dilip Vengsarkar provided some entertaining batting along the way, and Ravi Shastri, with 'a 30-year-old head on 20-year-old shoulders,' came of age as a utility man during the series

Statistics

England in India ODI Series, 1981/82

England in India Test Series, 1981/82

England tour of India, Nov 1981 - Feb 1982

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

John Lever lets it rip
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Fans on the platform look at Graham Gooch and Keith Fletcher sitting on the train headed from Bombay to Poona
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Tour Results
India v England at Kanpur - Jan 30-Feb 4, 1982
Match drawn
India v England at Cuttack - Jan 27, 1982
India won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Central Zone v England XI at Indore - Jan 22-24, 1982
Match drawn
India v England at Chennai - Jan 13-18, 1982
Match drawn
East Zone v England XI at Jamshedpur - Jan 8-10, 1982
Match drawn
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