The Proteas: Choke-YES to Choke-NOT

South Africa can definitely turn the tables this time around. They are one of the most balanced and strongest side coming into this world cup which has been a cliché for them since their debut at 1992 world cup. Three things South Africa need to overcome to lift the 2015 cricket…

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Australia – They Never Fail To Begin Without The Favourites Tag

  It has been more than 5 World Cups and decades that I have been following Cricket and there has been not a single instance where the Aussies haven’t been tagged as favourites. Have they justified this tag? Hell yes, Champions 3 consecutive times and finalists once! But post WC11…

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Spectators or Expectators?

With the Cricket World Cup less than a month away, every cricket fan is filled with excitement. There is euphoria among fans all across the globe and particularly in the cricket crazy country, India. For India, it has always been more than just a sport; every person is either going…

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Mistakes Indian Batsmen Should Learn From

An ODI series just before the World Cup is an ideal preparation for any team and in the same country which will host the World cup, is just a perfect preparation any team could have asked for. But is it fair on other countries to allow an ODI series just…

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Semifinalists Forever?

They are a team that is never blessed with exceptional batting talents like Kohli, Amla ,Clarke or Sangakkara nor do they boast of men like Steyn, Malinga, Naraine or Johnson who can give sleepless nights to the opposition. Every time the teams are analysed before the World Cup, they fall…

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The “DRAVIDIAN” Style Of Play

Welcome 2015 – the year in which cricket’s most prestigious tournament returns to Australia and New Zealand. I distinctly remember waking up to the news of the fastest ODI hundred record being broken on the morning of 1st January 2014. Afridi ( whose record had been bettered ) and innumerable…

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