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?
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
Forty-five unforgettable hours has given me hope, spark, ecstasy, joy, loneliness, browsing cricket scores impatiently from office, vigorously typing social media updates, watching highlights multiple times, waking up late night in despair, hope, spark, ecstasy, joy, loneliness, surf channels but … Continue reading Never Give Up Images, from Bengaluru to Barcelona
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
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
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
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?
One feels that unless the likes of Ashok Dinda, Manoj Tiwary, S Badrinath, Abhinav Mukund and Ajinkya Rahane start visiting unisex parlours and score TRP soaring stunts in IPL, they are not likely to have any future in our test … Continue reading A SLAP TO FORM, FITNESS, FIELDING, FUTURE & FIRST CLASS CRICKET