Saturday Dec 06, 2014
Indian cricket suffered a tectonic quake when the legends retired as a pack in course of couple of years when Ganguly, Kumble, Dravid, Laxman and finally Tendulkar vacated the stage that they ruled with distinction for over a decade and more.
Now the selectors have engineered a mild quake of their own by not considering among probables, five of the stalwarts, Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Gautam Gambhir for the 2015 World Cup.
Wednesday Nov 19, 2014
The events of cricket in India are getting bizarre and are turning from Shakespearian comedy to one of Theater of the Absurd. Let me elaborate.
The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee that named N. Srinivasan in its report has found the ICC chief not guilty of either match-fixing or of scuttling the probe. I don't know if one should receive the news with jubilation or not. That will indeed be the day if the man holding the highest position of office in Indian cricket, at whose seat the buck is supposed to stop, is probed into fixing match or scuttling the probe ordered by the highest court in the country.
Saturday Oct 25, 2014
On a television show recently, Mr. Sunil Gavaskar said, and I quote: "You need bowlers who can take 20 wickets for a period of 2-3 matches at a stretch. And I am afraid, India have always missed such a bunch of bowlers. If they can do this, only then they will have chance."
He was, of course, talking of India's chances in the forthcoming Test series in Australia. Incidentally India will also be playing in Australian and New Zealand pitches in the next World Cup in 2015. Gavaskar, one of the shrewdest observers of the game, must have been worried about the consistency, or the lack of it, in our attack, especially in games played abroad.
Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Now that dust has, for the moment, settled on India's Test series in England, it is time to see what went wrong in India's dismal performance in the series.
However, it will help to have a glance at how Test matches have gone recently. In 2013, when Australia toured England, England beat them 3-0. When England went to Australia, Australia whitewashed them 5-0. Practically, same members played in both the series with results that astounded pundits and laymen.
Thursday Apr 26, 2012
Each year, the IPL brings with it its own unique facets as the tournament unfolds. And this year, where teams like Delhi Daredevils and Royal
Thursday Apr 19, 2012
Young left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem's confidence would have soared sky high when he helped his team Delhi Daredevils skittle Harbhajan Singh's Mumbai Indians for 92,
Thursday Apr 12, 2012
Making his debut in October 2000, standing at cover-point Yuvraj Singh served notice to batsmen. From then on fielding in the Indian team would take
Thursday Apr 05, 2012
The Bollywood Cricket Confederation of India (BCCI) has signed a contract with the Association of Straws & Sons for a jaw-dropping $100 billion, the breakup