|First-class span||1971/72 - 1982/83|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1982/83|
Jim Allen was being talked about as a possible West Indies batsman when he signed for World Series Cricket in 1977 - Clive Lloyd said at the time he expected Allen to be the surprise star of the show - but he struggled and was rather a peripheral character. His form fell away after WSC and he did not score a hundred in his remaining first-class career.
Brendon McCullum has started the 2015 IPL in fine style, but his numbers in the previous seven seasons aren't consistent with his obvious attacking skills and talent
The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet
Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?
Azhar Ali looks ahead to his new role as Pakistan's ODI captain, talks about his leadership style and adjusting to the format
Plays of the day from the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians
Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi
His current game is extremely premeditated, so as to delay taking risks, and it robs the innings of all natural flow