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|ODI debut||New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Mar 8, 1975 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 11, 1975 scorecard|
|List A span||1971-1981|
The oldest of Walter Hadlee's cricket playing sons - and unlike his two brothers, a batsman rather than bowler - international recognition came late to Barry Hadlee who was 33 when he made the first of his two ODI appearances against England in 1974-75. What made his call-up more surprising was that he had played only one one-day game in the previous three years and in that had been run-out for 0. He was included in New Zealand's squad for the inaugural World Cup in 1975 but made only one outing, although in both ODIs he played with both his brothers. His career as an opener with Canterbury lasted almost two decades but it was only in the twilight years that he really found consistency. In four of his last six seasons his average topped 40, and his career best of 163* came in his final season.
A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement
After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways
For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset
Sri Lanka's marks out of 10 following their 2-0 series win against Pakistan
Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England
Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?
With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests