Test

  • My Sachin moment, and 8 myths about Tendulkar

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The year was 1989. A 16-year-old was making his Test debut in Karachi against the fearsome pace attack of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. I...

  • Bangladesh need discipline in batting against New Zealand

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    Three years ago, a strong New Zealand team came to Bangladesh to play an ODI series. During that time, the New Zealand Cricket Board asked...

  • DRS lessons from the Ashes opener

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    The two most important lessons from the Ashes opener in Trent Bridge are: a) there is nothing wrong with the DRS technology and b) we...

  • Mohammad Ashraful's best shot at reviving his career

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    One of the most surprising aspects regarding the Bangladesh Test squad for the tour to Sri Lanka was the exclusion of Marshall Ayub, a top-notch...

  • What Is Virat Kohli thinking?

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Virat Kohli, as a cricketer, makes you think. When he led India to the 2008 Under-19 World Cup triumph, he made those watching think of...

  • Stagnating Indian cricket must turn to youth

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Where do India go from here? Even in the days when they were lambs abroad, they were usually tigers at home. Now they are pussycats,...

  • A knock at cricket's administrative door

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    The other day my son was learning how to cycle - to put it right, the act of balancing. "If you don't pay attention, the...

  • India should bat Kohli at No. 3 in Tests

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    "I could probably look to bat anywhere, but the team wanted me to be at No. 4 all the time and that's where I've spent...

  • Adios Laxman, for right or wrong

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    A very, very special career innings has come to an end. VVS Laxman, the backbone of the Indian middle order for the past decade, has...

  • Why Pinki Pramanik is better off

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    I've been in the throes of my third novel Sita's Curse and hence more or less cut off from the civilized world, preferring to live...

  • Remembering Ghulam Ahmed, India's first Test offpinner

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    For a decade and a half following their Test debut, India didn't think much of offspin as a weapon of attack. Legspin was king, and...

  • Trajectory of fire: Agni V

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The declared range is political. The demonstrated capability is not. Agni V truly epitomises the maturing of India's missile prowess and is a harbinger of...

  • What makes a player Dravid-like?

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    It took Rahul Dravid's retirement to force us out of our slumber. Crucial questions like 'who would clinch No.3?' and 'who would be the next...

  • Don't watch Tendulkar for the wrong reasons

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Stop, stop right there and come out of the stadium. Switch off that TV. You have messed it all up. Your cricketing viewpoint is suffering...

  • Rahul Dravid: a model of consistency

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    On June 20, 1996, during a chilly morning at Lord's - the Mecca of cricket - the cricket world witness a classy debut innings from...

  • Speculation turned India's losses into fiasco

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Speculating! That's what an Indian cricket fan is engaged in these days. Compiling statistics after every loss and correlating them to frame a winning picture...

  • Cool Trott steps into the cauldron

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    The series against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Tuesday is England's first since they became the No. 1 Test team in the World, grabbing the...

  • Losing with the winners

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Chew on these numbers for a minute. Just re-read them. Rub those eyes and do your own searches for confirmation if you are still in...