My five preview points wrt Team India’s Sydney test match starting tomorrow… 5. Sydney woes Sydney has been a painful hunting ground for India over the decades. Biased umpiring (and some inept fielding/captaincy) has denied the men in blue (what … Continue reading Cricket: India’s lineup, mental disintegration & five observations from Sydney test buildup
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?
Catastrophe 2019 Ignore the amount of ‘excess cricket; groans you hear from Indian fans across the year; a World Cup exit still remains a catastrophe. For the next three days, social media and mainstream media will erupt with post-mortem analysis, … Continue reading Cricket: Gone in 45 mins, Team India we still love you to bits
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
The Rohit Sharma inclusion into the Indian team for the just concluded 3rd test between West Indies and India took every sane follower by surprise. For the record, India won the test with an outstanding bowling performance in last two days … Continue reading India in West Indies : 5 wrong messages #TeamIndia gave with the Rohit Sharma obsession
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
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