Ravindra Jadeja
Could India have shown a bit more urgency with the bat on day 5?

The way Virat batted after Saha’s dismissal, it became very, very clear that he always wanted to set the game up for an exciting finish.

MCA, Pune
40 wickets inside 8 sessions; Pune square raises questions

The Pune strip used for the first match between India and Australia is all over the news for the wrong reasons. This was not the kind of pitch local curator Pandurang Salgaoncar, a former quick who once infamously broke Sunil Gavaskar’s hand with his pace, had predicted. Salgaoncar was confident “ball will fly” on his […]

Ravichandran Ashwin India national players
Why make national players play Ranji just after a tough series?

India’s selection panel chairman MSK Prasad, a former Test wicketkeeper, recently spoke on a wide range of issues in a recent interview. One issue on which Prasad laid special emphasis is on a strong bench and prepare the team for overseas tours over the next few years. Soon after Prasad revealed his new panel’s blueprint […]

Salman Butt and Mohd Asif cricket
Digging towards the roots of fixing in cricket

Today the sport of cricket, predominantly restricted to the commonwealth nations is now going leaps and bounds in terms of the reach of the sport to different parts of the world. The international governing body for the sport, the ICC has a host of international tournaments for teams which are equally matched in terms of […]

Lord’s Cricket Ground
An open letter to the Lord’s Cricket Ground YouTube team

Dear Lord’s Cricket Ground, You have been providing us with videos of perhaps the most cherished moments in cricket as we know it. Although what I am about to say isn’t really something you would want to hear, the aforementioned statement is perhaps my disclaimer. Kumar Sangakkara, Eoin Morgan, Brendon McCullum, Alex Hales, David Willey, […]

Conflict of interest: A tangle that has confronted the BCCI

Conflict of interest: A tangle that has confronted the BCCI: The standard of personal integrity is the paragon of any sort of sporting endeavor with no exception to sports administration. The sporting federations are hence considered to carry the baton of credibility, and honesty forward so that the stature of sport, both on and the […]

Test matches
Doctoring the pitches engineering the results of Test matches

Doctoring the pitches engineering the results of Test matches: “You want a balance between bat and ball. You don’t want a one-sided game where batsmen really struggle to score runs and spinners from ball one have got the purchase off the surface”-Anil Kumble The doctoring of the pitches might muster support from some cricket pundits […]

Umar Akmal
The downward trending graph of Umar Akmal

There was a time when the ability and talent of Umar Akmal earned him a comparison with the Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli since the two have an aggressive approach to batting and debuted around the same time. However, Umar is having a horror time as a cricketer these days, perhaps as a result of […]

Suresh Raina
Is the clock ticking for Suresh Raina?

Is the clock ticking for Suresh Raina?: Suresh Raina made his ODI debut 10 years ago in 2005. A time, when the names Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli were unheard of, Shikhar Dhawan too had just completed his first season in Ranji Trophy. Raina started his ODI career with a golden duck against […]

5 ways in which MS Dhoni can prolong his ODI captaincy

5 ways in which MS Dhoni can prolong his ODI captaincy: After Virat Kohli’s impressive performance in Sri Lanka and rumours of him being handed over the ODI baton soon, there is no denying that MS Dhoni is under pressure. The much talked about mutual understanding between Team Director Ravi Shastri and Virat must also be […]