Full name Leonard Baichan
Born May 12, 1946, Rose Hall, Berbice, British Guiana
Current age 70 years 315 days
Major teams West Indies, Guyana
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Feb 15-20, 1975 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 31-Feb 5, 1976 scorecard|
|First-class span||1968/69 - 1982/83|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1979/80|
A left-hand opener with remarkable powers of concentration, Len Baichan made hundreds in his first two matches of the West Indies' 1974-75 tour of India and Pakistan, the second a match-saving effort in the second innings of the first Test at Lahore. A car accident meant he missed the Tests against India, and the presence of Roy Fredericks and Gordon Greenidge made it nigh on impossible for him to regain one of the opening slots. He made his third and final appearance - batting No. 3 - the following winter in the sixth Test against Australia at Melbourne where he made 3 and 20 against the might of Lillee and Thomson. That was that.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history