Over the years, there have been many high profile players who were born in India but represented another country in international cricket. Not surprisingly, the list is dominated by English and Pakistani players, mostly who were born in the pre-independence era. His father Ernest Cowdrey, a tea planter by profession, was a cricketer himself and had represented the touring MCC side in India. Colin moved to England when he was 5, and honed his cricket skills there and went on to represent the country with distinction.
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The India A cricket team is a national cricket team representing India. It's the second-tier of Indian international cricket, below the full India national cricket team. The team is coached by former Saurashtra player Shitanshu Kotak. The matches played by India A are not considered to be Test matches or One Day Internationals , instead receiving first-class and List A classification respectively.
In cricket , batting is the act or skill of hitting the ball with a bat to score runs or prevent the loss of one's wicket. Any player who is currently batting is denoted as a batsman , batswoman , or batter , regardless of whether batting is their particular area of expertise. Batting players have to adapt to various conditions when playing on different cricket pitches , especially in different countries - therefore, as well as having outstanding physical batting skills, top-level batters will have lightning reflexes, excellent decision-making and be good strategists. During an innings two members of the batting side are on the pitch at any time: the one facing the current delivery from the bowler is denoted the striker , while the other is the non-striker. When a batting player is out , they are replaced by a teammate.
Although India emerged as a major cricket-playing nation in , the South Asian nation had given birth to many talented cricketers even before winning the World Cup in England. Sachin Tendulkar, the Bradman of modern era, was not only a great batsman, but also the greatest exponent of the straight drive. With the help of international centuries, Sachin scored 15, runs in Tests and 18, runs in ODIs.