|Test debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Oct 30-Nov 4, 1976 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Kanpur, Nov 18-23, 1976 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Oct 16, 1976 scorecard|
|First-class span||1967/68 - 1978/79|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1978/79|
A right-hand batsman, Parker was picked for the gruelling tour of Pakistan and India in 1976-77, winning his first cap in the third Test at Karachi (John, his younger brother, was New Zealand's captain). Opening the innings, he scored 40, but failed to make any impression in his remaining two outings.
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?
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
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
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
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
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