|First-class span||1995 - 1995|
|List A span||1995 - 1995|
Like his father, David, Andy Bairstow was not a natural wicketkeeper but he did stand-in when the occasion demanded. His main strength was as a batsman, but his first-class opening came when Derbyshire needed a keeper and selected Bairstow, then only 19-year-old and with a handful of 2nd XI games behind him. He did adequately with the gloves but failed with the bat. Either side of his brief spell with Derbyshire he played second-team cricket for Worcestershire, Somerset and Sussex.
Former Australia fast bowler Damien Fleming on bowling in thrilling World Cup semi-finals, mastering the subcontinent, and taking on Tendulkar
There is nothing stimulating in watching a television broadcast in which the players and commentators allow themselves to be remote-controlled by the BCCI
There's currency in the idea that a captain's failure with the bat dulls his decision-making powers and creates a destructive atmosphere in the dressing room
Should he be dropped from the one-day squad to Zimbabwe, it will be the latest chapter in the wicketkeeper's strained relations with the authorities in particular