Smriti Mandhana’s Batting Will Remind You of Ganguly & Gilchrist

To be honest, I've never followed women’s cricket from close quarters. There have been those odd World Cup matches over the years that I have watched simply to support the ‘Women in Blue,’ but besides that most women’s cricket matches don’t interest me at all. They always seemed to be lagging behind men’s cricket by … Continue reading Smriti Mandhana’s Batting Will Remind You of Ganguly & Gilchrist

India Eves Bank on Form, Spin & Batting Strength This World Cup

After a bitter-sweet Champions Trophy campaign of the Indian men’s cricket team, the Indian eves are all ready and charged-up to make their 11th consecutive World Cup appearance since the inaugural edition in 1973. Playing in the den of the English Lions, this is their best chance to claim their maiden World Cup title. The … Continue reading India Eves Bank on Form, Spin & Batting Strength This World Cup

Mithali Raj’s Journey to The Top Of World Cricket

On 26 June 1999, Indian cricket was blessed with the arrival of a very special player into the international scene. I am not talking about Virender Sehwag – who made his international debut that year – or anyone else from the Indian men’s cricket team. I’m talking about India’s own wonder woman Mithali Raj. She … Continue reading Mithali Raj’s Journey to The Top Of World Cricket

Harmanpreet Kaur’s hurricane 171* proved India need not rely on Mithali Raj alone

"One thing (that has) always been constant is the burden that I have carried all through my career. I felt somewhere if I had few more (batswomen) to support me, maybe my game would have been much better than what it is or what it was." The Indian Women’s team skipper, Mithali Raj, said those words after India lost to … Continue reading Harmanpreet Kaur’s hurricane 171* proved India need not rely on Mithali Raj alone

Modernised Indian women’s team have a reputation to protect against Pakistan

The Indian women’s team are off to a flying start in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 with two comprehensive victories over hosts England and current Women’s World T20 champions West Indies. Their next match is against arch-rivals Pakistan in a clash where they would look to maintain their domination over Pakistan as they have … Continue reading Modernised Indian women’s team have a reputation to protect against Pakistan

Ajinkya Rahane needs to improve his slogging skills to cement place in first team

There is no doubt that Ajinkya Rahane is one of India’s highly coveted batting assets in Test cricket. His copybook playing technique, rock-solid defence and a monk-like temperament often remind us of the legendary former Indian batsman and captain Rahul Dravid. Moreover, the classy, defiant and often match-saving knocks that he has played in overseas … Continue reading Ajinkya Rahane needs to improve his slogging skills to cement place in first team

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah’s versatility makes them automatic choice in ODIs

In limited overs cricket, there is not much a bowler can do. With all those new thicker bats, out and out batting pitches and new technologies coming up that give the batsmen an unfair advantage, the bowlers need to be one step ahead with new tricks before the old one gets decoded. The condition of … Continue reading Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah’s versatility makes them automatic choice in ODIs