Critics

Kagiso Rabada & Steve Smith - Michael Vaughan
Banning Kagiso Rabada is not wrong but inappropriate: Cricket can’t be run just by rule books

Banning Rabada sends a wrong signal to bowlers, especially to those who aspire to take wickets to floor the opponents.

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2018
IPL 2018: A critical look at the Kolkata Knight Riders squad

Through deficiencies and difficulties, it will be interesting to see if the Knight Riders do manage to get their act together.

Mumbai Indians auction table
IPL 2018 Auction: Indians are restricting top players; are franchises sensing a dearth of talent?

As the hosts, India need to come up with something smarter than the retention policy and allow their accomplished players to play for more sides and not stick to one for years.

Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli
Why doesn’t Indian coach Ravi Shastri show less aggression and complement skipper Virat Kohli?

Successful coaches in the past have played a more subtle role and allowed the captain and his players to perform on the field.

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, […]

BCCI
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 […]