|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
Full name Charles James Richardson Whittle
Born September 26, 1921, Oxton, Cheshire
Died July 4, 2001 (aged 79 years 281 days)
Major teams Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Charles James Richardson Whittle, who died on July 4 aged 79, was an aggressive right-handed batsman and occasional legspinner who was in the Sedbergh XI for
three years from 1938 to 1940 but did not go to Christ Church College, Oxford until after the war, during which he served in the Royal Navy. In 1947 Whittle played two games for the university but did not win a blue, and in the same season he played a single game for Oxfordshire.
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.
Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena
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
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
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