Full name Michael David Allen
Born October 17, 1980
Current age 36 years 160 days
Major teams Northcote, Victoria Institute of Sport, Victoria Under-17s, Victoria Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
A player who represented Victorian Youth teams for four consecutive years (1996 - 2000), Michael Allen blossomed in Premier Cricket last season when he scored three centuries for Northcote. He is an attacking batsman and an excellent fieldsman, and looks set to fulfil his early promise. (Neil Buszard, Aug 2002)
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
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