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Caught & Bowled Over

Let us, on your behalf, talk to the stars - past greats, present personalities and future champions, we have them all. Get an insider's view on the game, learn their secrets, and live through their experiences with CricInfo's candid interviews feature. Join us as we probe behind the public persona to unearth the real cricketer.

 Nasser Hussain
"Obviously losing 1-0, you don't start cracking open the champagne. I am very pleased with the way the young side has played." - 23Dec2001

 Sourav Ganguly
"Batting needs to be a bit more consistent and not enough runs are being scored by the batsmen. I thought we bowled pretty well: Javagal Srinath, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble and Tinu Yohannan bowled very well." - 23Dec2001

Matthew Hoggard  Matthew Hoggard
"It took us two Test matches and 60 overs of this Test match to get the ball swinging. We don't what we have done, so hopefully we can get it swinging tomorrow morning." - 21DEC2001

Andrew Flintoff  Andrew Flintoff
"The ball came out quite nicely and I got some luck as well. Three wickets puts England in a decent position and hopefully tomorrow morning we can capitalise on that. I have worked hard with the ball. My back has stood up to it and I have been bowling for a year or so" - 20DEC2001

Michael Vaughan  Michael Vaughan
"It was only the natural thing to do. I went for the sweep shot, the ball got lodged between my arm and my pads, and there was no way that ball was going to hit the stumps." - 19DEC2001

 Nasser Hussain
"It is completely different from Mohali. It looks a very good wicket, and I think that it will be flat for two or three days and then turn. It is a good wicket and a very good ground." - 18Dec2001

 Sourav Ganguly
"Getting a result doesn't depend only on the pitch. It also depends on how both teams play," said Ganguly" - 18Dec2001

 Nasser Hussain
"We have still got to work out a way of getting 20 wickets if we want to win a Test match. The last two wickets that we have played on showed how hard that can be." - 15Dec2001

Sachin Tendulkar  Sachin Tendulkar
"That's what Test cricket is all about. Every day and every innings you are not going to get the ball where you want. Sometimes the opposition works on your patience" - 13Dec2001

Ashley Giles  Ashley Giles
"I was a bit dry in the mouth for the first couple of overs. I haven't played for a while and was up against some very good cricketers on a good wicket." - 13Dec2001

Craig White  Craig White
"It's absolutely fantastic to make a Test hundred at last. It hasn't really sunk in yet. When that run went down to fine leg, it was a big relief for Craig White," - 12Dec2001

Marcus Trescothick  Marcus Trescothick
"I am playing well enough to get the big scores. I thought today would be the day. I felt secure at the crease and was concentrating really well." - 11Dec2001

 Nasser Hussain
"You cannot give any of these batsmen second chances, (Sachin) Tendulkar, (Rahul) Dravid, (Sourav) Ganguly or (VVS) Laxman. They will all make you pay on Indian wickets." - 06Dec2001

 Deep Dasgupta
"I didn't really think much about opening the innings. I had a job to do, went in there, and batted as well as I could. It turned out that I got a hundred." - 4Dec2001

 Tinu Yohannan
"It's a dream for any cricketer. And for a fast bowler there is nothing bigger than opening the bowling in Test cricket" - 3Dec2001

 Sanjay Bangar
"I never expected that, within the span of two sessions, I would be sitting happy with five wickets in my bag." - 29Nov2001

 Tinu Yohannan
"I was very happy to hear about the selection (for the Mohali Test), which I came to know about through the morning newspaper." - 29Nov2001

 Nasser Hussain
"We are a team that always plays by the ICC rules. ICC is the governing body and if they say the Test is on, we will play, whether it is in Kathmandu or Mohali." - 27Nov2001

Mark Ramprakash  Mark Ramprakash
"We saw England in 1993, they struggled a lot. Hick and Lewis scored the only two hundreds on that tour and both of them hit down the ground. Obviously you have to strike a balance; there is always the risk in trying to hit the bowlers over the top, so it is a good learning process for us." - 22Nov2001

 Nasser Hussain
"There must be some of the younger lads who find it a bit daunting with the sheer numbers of people around. Usually in county cricket we're playing in front of two people!" - 17Nov2001

 Dilip Vengsarkar
"It will definitely be an interesting series. One thing I hate to do is predict outcomes when it comes to Test cricket." - 16Nov2001

 L Sivaramakrishnan
"India should win the three-Test series at least 2-0. If they do not win by that margin, I will be disappointed." - 13Nov2001

Michael Vaughan  Michael Vaughan
"The one thing we're going there for is to try to play some good cricket. We know it's going to be tough." - 13Nov2001

Ashley Giles  Ashley Giles
"There's always pressure in Test cricket; it's the highest pressure you can get in the game." - 13Nov2001

Marcus Trescothick  Marcus Trescothick
"We'll obviously have videos, and try to read situations before they arise, but it's going to be very tough, and we'll have to play at our best to beat them." (on the Indian tour) - 08Nov2001

Martyn Ball  Martyn Ball
"They're as strong as anybody in their own back yard. They beat Australia, who are easily the best team in the world" (on the Indian side) - 05Nov2001






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