2011 YEARENDER

  • The best ODI bowling of 2011 January 1, 2012

    From subtle changes of pace to slinging yorkers and bamboozling spin, we pick ten stellar bowling performances of the year. Tim Southee 5 for 33, 1st ODI, Wellington On a dropin pitch at the Westpac Stadium, Tim Southee took 5 for 33 to rip through a Pakistan lineup whose techniques...
  • Novak Djokovic steps it up in 2011 December 31, 2011

    Novak Djokovic is about to find out what it takes to follow up on a nearly unbeatable season. The 24yearold Serb won three of the four Grand Slams titles, lifted seven other trophies and wrested the No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal. His 706 record included a staggering 41match winning streak...
  • Reunion and splits mark Indian tennis in 2011 December 31, 2011

    Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi reunited after nine years only to split within months as Indian tennis' highs and lows remained centred on its doubles players in 2011. Bhupathi is set to partner Rohan Bopanna in the coming season, running up to the Olympics, and it remains to be seen how...