India V Australia

  • For Shikhar Dhawan, the wait is finally over

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    As far back as 2004, nine years ago, an 18-year-old made his first-class debut for Delhi. Opening the innings, this young lad would fall one...

  • With Vijay and Dhawan, there is hope

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Murali Vijay turns 29 next month; his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan is 27. One is on the road to re-establishing himself in the national side....

  • Duncan Fletcher: A Hallmark of Denial

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The problem with Indian cricket is that it lives in the present. While philosophers will tell you that is a good way of life, it...

  • Sehwag axing: middle order not an option

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The axe has been wielded, and with some regularity. Thrice, in the span of three Test matches, the selection committee headed by Sandeep Patil has...

  • Virender Sehwag - for the muddle in the middle?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    There was a time, not so long ago in the lives of us cricket people, that this was India's top six in a Test match-...

  • Let us celebrate MS Dhoni

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    For once, let it be said, there was nothing morale-boosting about the Man-of-the-Match award MS Dhoni received. R Ashwin was the other obvious candidate, but...

  • Chennai could prove MS Dhoni's pivotal landmark

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Tomes have been written about how captaincy affects a player's batting. Sourav Ganguly, for example, averaged eight runs per innings higher when he was not...

  • Though beaten, Australia were positive in approach

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    India's eight-wicket win over Australia in the opening Test in Chennai was a well-deserved success. Sachin Tendulkar coming to the fore with a solid knock...

  • Let's welcome Harbhajan's comeback, not question it

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    For a youngster, playing for India is a dream he grows up with and every time he listens to a former cricketing great, the one...

  • The legacy of India v Australia must not fade away

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    The Australians were a ruthless bunch during the last decade. They did not show their opponents on the cricket field any mercy. Match after match,...

  • Intolerant, isolating BCCI is hurting Indian cricket

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    In India, it is not cricket which is a reflection of society. It is the cricket board. Intolerance has suddenly become the national motto. Ashish...