Full name Mark Wellings Priest
Born August 12, 1961, Greymouth, West Coast
Current age 55 years 223 days
Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury
Also known as Popeye
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 7-12, 1990 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC), Jun 10-13, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Sharjah, Apr 26, 1990 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Jun 23, 1998 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 1998/99|
|List A span||1987/88 - 1998/99|
Slow left-armer and middle-order left-hand batsman Mark 'Popeye' Priest made three Test appearances over seven years, as well as playing 18 one-dayers, but was never able to reproduce the form which had made him so useful at domestic level. Much was expected of him when he toured England in 1990, but his haul of 14 wickets was a disappointing return. He continued to perform solidly for Canterbury, but infrequent returns to the national team were brief and unproductive. He finally retired at the end of the 1998-99 season, shortly after taking his 300th first-class wicket.
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
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
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