1. The aim of English Test cricket is, in fact, mainly to beat Australia
--England off spinner Jim Laker
2. It will be remembered in 100 years—unfortunately.
--Australian captain Kim Hughes on the 1981 Ashes series lost 1-3.
3. If every country had an attack like the West Indies, Test cricket would die pretty quickly. You can only think of survival, not playing shots.
--Australian captain Allan Border after the 1989 Melbourne Test.
4. In India you are confined to your hotel room. You just have to accept it.
--Graham Gooch during England’s whitewash in India 1992-93.
5. His Excellency is a conscientious objector.
--England captain Douglas Jardine to the Nawab of Pataudi (snr) on his refusal to accept bodyline tactics in Australia in 1932-33.