Drum roll. And the umpire under whom India boasts of a 100% Test win record — Richard Illingworth.
However, the sample size, with regards to the Englishman, is just the lone Test—India’s series-levelling win versus Australia at Bengaluru, in March this year.
But what about the other ICC Elite Panel umpires? We run the rule here:
Fair to say, the Sri Lanka-India Test series could still be favourable for Team India considering that Australians Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker, alongside Illingworth, will be on umpiring duty for the three-Test series beginning June 26, 2017.
Moving on, are match referees also a lucky charm? We crunched the numbers with regard to the current list of ICC match referees, and here are the results:
The ICC match referee for the Sri Lanka-India Test series is West Indian Richie Richardson.
Note: Indian match officials—ICC Elite Panel umpire Sundaram Ravi and ICC match referee Javagal Srinath—not included for obvious reasons.
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First Published: July 26, 2017, 11:59 AM IST