Reflecting on the unbelievable set of results which have taken place in the current (2011-2012) cricket season and wonders whether bookies are the only species making hay in the sun. The ICC world cup was the last tournament, where the … Continue reading ARE ALL CRICKET MATCHES GETTING FIXED?
The experts conclusions after the recent cricket exchanges between India and England are that England are a poor ODI team and India are traditionally unbeatable at home. Logically, both the theories are out of place. England are the number one … Continue reading Welcome to "Mahi-Land"
So the “men in blue” brought back the smiles and gifted us a great Diwali. India’s 5-0 whitewash can’t really be equated with Lord Ram’s revenge over Raavan, nor elevated to one for the summer of 2011. Nevertheless, it was … Continue reading A Whitewash to Redemption
The home series against England will see the Indian team play under ICC’s new ODI rules, which come into effect from October 1, 2011, for the first time. Here’s a crisp dissection of the set of new rules: what each rule means, the intention behind it, the trade off and my overall verdict. 1. Two balls to be used, instead of one, in each innings of a match What it means: Two balls will be used from the start, bowled from either ends. The intention: To remove the mandatory ball change drama in 34th over and the subjectivity behind which … Continue reading New ODI rules to benefit fast bowling
I am terribly upset India didn’t go for 4-0 1-0 4-0. It was written all over, and India should not have tried to fight destiny. Here on, India must go for 4-0 1-0 3-0. We haven’t managed to win a … Continue reading C’mon India, go for 4-0 1-0 3-0
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