My ratings (out of 10) for the Indian Test team after a tightly contested series at South Africa. BCCI : 1/10 It all came down to 73 runs. Just 73 runs. Yes, that was the margin between India losing and … Continue reading Cricket: Rating India’s Test team vs South Africa in the 1-2 series loss
Indias Ishant Sharma (3rd L) celebrates bowling Englands Ian Bell (R) for 1 run during play on the fourth day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London on July 20, 2014 … Continue reading Lord’s wicket, best for cricket
(The following series has been written solely to put a smile across faces of beleaguered Indian fans. The statistical coincidences mentioned below shouldn’t be misinterpreted as anything other than humour) With the Oval Test seemingly having the familiar nightmarish look … Continue reading Have they made it large enough?
So much water has flown between the second and third tests that it comes as a relief that cricket, the sport, will finally take place at Edgbaston. The humiliation at Trent Bridge started the ten days of non-stop bad news. … Continue reading Take inspiration from Perth
The Lord’s Test finished with all of England happy. There was no Krishnamachari Srikanth smoking at the balcony of the ‘homeEngland of cricket’; no bare-chested Sourav Ganguly wildly swinging his jersey, mouthing expletives; no umpiring controversies and MSD bravado helping … Continue reading From PK to KP, Broad to Ishant
The murmur is that MS Dhoni’s real test of captaincy starts now, post T20 WC disaster and amidst public expectations, which never seem to lower. The four ODIs at West Indies seem nothing more than a full stop to a … Continue reading Jive on the Carribean beat – Review of the WI – Ind series
‘Attitude’ is the correct word. Ever since India played their first over in NZ 2009, they did take a aggressive bang (Hayden-Gilchrist) approach, and didn’t look back, even after losing the T20s 0-2. And it paid dividends. They convincingly won the ODI series, and the attitude forever put pressure on the NZ bowlers. It then started reaping bonus – on the first day of last test, when the team scored 376 – their highest total on a single test match day. For my generation, it took 4 trips to NZ – 1990, 1998, 2002, 2009 (each trip meant waking at … Continue reading India’s Attitude in the series win at NZ
The last two weeks witnessed two of the best ever test matches, one interesting drawn test match and another a drab draw match, further leaving a bad taste when the captain said his intention was to allow Yuvraj and Gambhir … Continue reading Merry Cricket-mas for 2008