Tests of Character

Discover yourself by taking our quizzes

What sort of a No. 3 are you?

With Dravid and Ponting gone, there's room for fresh talent

1. If your side wins the toss and chooses to bat, you:

2. The new ball:

3. No. 3 is:

4. Describe your batting skill in one word:

5. Describe your role in the team in one word

6. Do you have Dravid's measured defence in your repertoire?

7. Do you have Ponting's attacking flair?

8. Do you have Viv Richards' murderous instincts?

9. Openers:

  • How to wind up cricket's purists
    The Long Handle: Just ask the ECB's new helmsman
  • The Sri Lankan party at the MCG
    Fan Following: The Dilshan-Sangakkara show, Rangana Herath's athleticism, the papare bands and the obstacle-course race during the mid-innings lit up the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka game at the MCG
  • Backing Green at the Gabba
    Fan Following: The match between Ireland and the UAE was the first final-over thriller of the World Cup and it was littered with great moments like the bail fail and the antics of Larry the Leprechaun
  • Don't support your national team
    The Long Handle: It will only cause your blood pressure to rise
  • 'Your captain's Irish'
    Fan Following: It might have been a bit of a no-contest but the fun fans and excellent weather made up for it
  • The World Cup needs the Associates
    Ed Smith: Our sport can never hope to compete with football unless it takes an expansionist view
  • Golden ducks, and fastest 150s
    Ask Steven: Plus, using nine bowlers in an ODI innings
  • The writers who came to play
    Nicholas Hogg: Escaping the cold of England for a cricket tour and a wedding celebration in India: capital idea, no?
  • No country for folk heroes
    David Hopps: The debate about whether Eoin Morgan should sing the national anthem is typical of an English culture that demands its cricketers be both free-spirited and happy to conform
  • NZ's Rottweiler bite
    Simon Barnes: Their hyper-aggressive ways have got them success in the World Cup so far. But is the method as sustainable as it is eye-catching?
  • ESPN
  • ESPNF1
  • Scrum
  • Soccernet