Full name Timothy Andrew Lloyd
Born November 5, 1956, Oswestry, Shropshire
Current age 60 years 78 days
Major teams England, Orange Free State, Warwickshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Llangatwg Comprehensive School, Cadoxton; Bangor Normal College
|Only Test||England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jun 14-18, 1984 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v West Indies at Manchester, May 31, 1984 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 4, 1984 scorecard|
|First-class span||1977 - 1992|
|List A span||1977 - 1992|
You wait 27 years to make your Test debut and then Malcolm Marshall puts you in hospital with a bang on the head within half-an-hour. That's the fate which befell left-hand opener Andy Lloyd. After top-scoring for England in two of the three one-dayers that preceded the 1984 Test series against West Indies, Lloyd was picked for the first Test on his home ground at Edgbaston, but he'd made only 10 when Marshall pinned him with a short one. He was hospitalised for over a week with blurred vision, and didn't play first-class cricket again that summer. And Lloyd never played for England again, despite an enduring consistency for Warwickshire that brought him over 17,000 first-class runs. Cricinfo staff
Note Andy Lloyd is the only Test player who has opened an innings never to have been dismissed
Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune
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?
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune
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
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
The shot Shakib Al Hasan played to be dismissed on day five at Basin Reserve defies explanation. It also prompts a few questions
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?