India’s humiliating loss to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final can be post mortem-ed down to one statistic – 13 wides and 3 no-balls bowled. That’s 16 extra deliveries, most of which would have yielded extra runs. That … Continue reading Cricket: Is it time for Team India to look beyond Jadeja and Ashwin in LOIs?
The world number one test cricket team won ten of the 13 matches in the just concluded home season, 2016/17. Numerous records have been shattered by all-rounders Ashwin and Jadeja; Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul and Wriddhiman Saha had come of … Continue reading Cricket: Ranking Virat’s players in their ‘La Decima’ home test season 2016-2017
Forty-five unforgettable hours has given me hope, spark, ecstasy, joy, loneliness, browsing cricket scores impatiently from office, vigorously typing social media updates, watching highlights multiple times, waking up late night in despair, hope, spark, ecstasy, joy, loneliness, surf channels but … Continue reading Never Give Up Images, from Bengaluru to Barcelona
It’s a matter of surprise that India are wining Tests vs a top-notch English team despite dropping four catches per test, three top players sitting out injured per game, two batsmen failing per innings and at least one DRS review … Continue reading Cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin is easily the best test player of 2016
As I write, India, the Asia cup holders, have clocked ten wins out of eleven T20 games in 2016 and are out and out favourites for WC T20. What makes Team India invincible? INVINCIBLE IN T20? It may sound pre-mature … Continue reading What makes India’s T20 team seem invincible?
India’s defence of cricket’s premier crown has been so unbelievably solid that it has made their last group fixture an absolute dead rubber. Even … India’s defence of cricket’s premier crown has been so unbelievably solid that it has made … Continue reading ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: 5 things India can try against Zimbabwe
ndia and West Indies go into this Pool B match of the World Cup in Perth, Australia, having had very contrasting campaigns up until now. While India have an unblemished record so far after having brushed aside Pakistan, South Africa … Continue reading ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: India vs West Indies – 5 things to look forward to
Sporting teams mired in fixing controversies, historically, end up outperforming in a subsequent sporting event, the flag bearer being Italian football in 2006. Can India replicate the same and bring back smiles on a billion plus faces? The ICC Champions … Continue reading Can India win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy?
Indian Test cricket: Does the board care anymore? Minneapolis is freezing around this time. A cozy sleep, under a super thick quilt, with a heater on, becomes the only mandatory physical requirement. Not for Subrata Roy, though. A devoted fan … Continue reading Is Test cricket a priority for Team India anymore?
It’s official now, the Indian cricket team is now the new West Indies; a baton which the latter was refusing to share after a decade spent in shambolic displays, internal politics, bickering and searching for excuses. A team reaches this … Continue reading Losers in game, losers by attitude – meet the Indian Cricket Team