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Full name Robert Kenneth Ablack
Born January 5, 1919, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Died December 15, 2010, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 91 years 344 days)
Major teams Northamptonshire
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1946 - 1949|
Ken Ablack was a slow left-armer who played three games for Northamptonshire immediately after the war. He remained in Britain, working with the Caribbean section of the BBC, and in 1950 and 1957 he was a commentator when West Indies toured England. He later returned to Trinidad where he became an influential figure at Queen's Club.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.