Away Tests : Kohli or Rahane?

  Indian test team is now in the safe hands of players who are young, aggressive & have never say die attitude. Since the retirement of fab four (Sachin,Sourav,Rahul & VVS), with Sachin being the last addition to that list, India has won 5 test matches outside their home turf…

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Will the real Sri Lankan team stand up?

July 26th, Tuesday – I woke up pretty early with a spring in my step to run a few errands to be on the couch at 9:30 AM (IST), in front of my TV, for the series opener of India’s tour of Sri Lanka. Cricket in the Emerald Isles have…

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Indian Cricket needs Anil Kumble in the Dressing Room

 Mithileysh Sathiyanarayanan is an England National Cricket League (NCL) player and a cricket enthusiast London: It’s nigh impossible to reconcile ourselves to the rift between the coach, Anil Kumble, and the national cricket team. Kumble has stepped down as India’s cricket coach. In fact, Anil Kumble’s one-year contract had come…

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What Doesn’t Kill You, Only Makes You Stronger

I am glad India did not win the ICC Champions Trophy Final against Pakistan. Yes you read it right! I repeat, I am glad that India did not win the ICC Champions Trophy Final against Pakistan. Call me a ‘Deshdrohi’ or call me a monster for making this blasphemous statement.…

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R. Ashwin – The Bowling Mafia

As a kid when I went over the scorecard of the cricket matches that did not involve India, I could easily predict the bowler who would have taken most of the wickets. For Pakistan – either Wasim bhai or Waqar; For Australia – most probably McGrath; For Sri Lanka –…

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India vs Ireland – Stats a& Review

INDIA vs IRELAND, a POOL B match at Hamilton, New Zealand where Ireland won the toss & opted to bat first. They got a really good start as Porterfield & Sterling played Indian pacers quite well. They added 89 runs in 15 overs for the opening wicket before Sterling got caught out by Ashwin. Dhoni soon realized that spinners are the key on…

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