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
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
India’s decimation of Pakistan in Cricket World Cup 2019.. A post mortem of all the on-field and off–field happenings! 1. Vice Captain Rohit Sharma really could have made 250 runs all by himself today.. but just got bored. 2. While … Continue reading Cricket: India vs Pak WC 2019 .. what you may have missed!
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
Virat’s batting records hiding India’s batting flops Virat Kohli’s recent knock of 154* took India to a 2-1 ODI series lead over New Zealand. Virat scored 53% of the team total at Mohali. In this series, so far, he averages … Continue reading Virat Kohli’s form hiding India’s flaws, depriving reality checks
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
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’s sent 17% of the global population into a state of ecstasy. Written off at the start of the tournament, as nothing more than dark horses due to … Continue reading 7 reasons why India are the most well-placed team in World Cup 2015
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?