While Kolkata celebrated India’s first pink ball day night test match with a lot of enthusiasm and India kept flying high in the World Test Championship table, there are enough doubts to suggest that pink ball day night test cricket in its current form may not be enough to revive test cricket. Continue reading Cricket: Red or Green for Pink ball test cricket?
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
The last time Australia landed in India to play a series (barely six months ago!!) Maxwell mocked Virat’s shoulder injury, Jadeja and Wade got involved in a slanging duel, Smith called Vijay a ‘cheat’, Virat caught Smith illegally seeking DRS … Continue reading Cricket: Ind vs Aus – Expect Centuries, Close Chases, Cracker Contests & Controversies
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
India won a fascinating Test series vs England 4-0 with five starting players injured, four tosses lost, thrice the opposition scoring 400 or more scores, two innings defeats and one Test drawn. Ask any fan and if Men in Blue start a … Continue reading Cricket: India are worthy No. 1 ranked test team away from home too
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
Sanjay Manjrekar the commentator is under scrutiny; as much as his ‘solid defense’ based batting got after 1991-92 tour to Australia. This time it’s off the field; and started the day India faced Australia in T20 world cup game late … Continue reading Commentator Sanjay Manjrekar must respect and acknowledge #TeamIndia efforts more
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