AUS 1-1 IND T20 series, my observations. Positives Shikhar Dhawan (58), Virat Kohli (65) and Dinesh Karthik (52) shine with the bat bigtime. Their impact can be seen from the fact that the next best batting average came from Rohit … Continue reading Cricket: The good, neutral and the ugly .. from the Australia 1-1 India T20 series
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
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?
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
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
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
Sporting teams mired in fixing controversies, historically, end up outperforming in a subsequent sporting event, the flag bearer being Italian football in 2006. Can India replicate the same and bring back smiles on a billion plus faces? The ICC Champions … Continue reading Can India win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy?