Full name Kevan David James
Born March 18, 1961, Lambeth, London
Current age 55 years 312 days
Major teams Hampshire, Middlesex, Wellington
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
|First-class span||1980 - 1999|
|List A span||1980 - 1999|
Kevan James was an archetypal county journeyman who forged a successful career with Hampshire after leaving Middlesex where his opportunities were limited. A capable middle-order batsman and left-arm seamer, he was not good enough to press for international recognition despite solid performances throughout the 1990s. As a teenager he toured Australia and West Indies with Young England, and in later years spent his winters in New Zealand playing first-class cricket for Wellington. His day in the sun came against the Indians in 1996 when he took four wickets in four balls, and then cracked a hundred for good measure. He was a member of Hampshire's NatWest Trophy-winning side of 1991, and then the Benson & Hedges Cup-winning team the following season.
In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?
Some of India's finest wins have come with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in harness at the crease. At Cuttack they rolled back the years to extraordinary effect
The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad
Stats highlights from the third ODI between Australia and Pakistan in Perth
How many players have scored centuries in their 99th and 101st Tests?
Currently, Ajinkya Rahane doesn't quite have the body of work in ODIs that merit his inclusion. What can he do to press for selection in the Champions Trophy?
His Test stats as batsman and bowler compare favourably with some of the best allrounders, which is why his second-innings dismissal in Wellington is all the more puzzling
On the forthcoming tour of India, selectors will have to solve the No. 6 riddle, get the batting order right, and strike a good balance between pace and spin
As batting and bowling in ODIs takes on more of the attacking virtues of T20 cricket, where does the format stand as a product of its own?