Jasprit Bumrah’s transformation from death overs specialist to new ball bowler is complete

There have been quite a few stages in Jasprit Bumrah’s short career as a cricketer so far. In the first stage, that is during the first three seasons of his IPL career, he was nothing more than a bowler with a slingy action. In the second stage, during the last two seasons of the IPL, … Continue reading Jasprit Bumrah’s transformation from death overs specialist to new ball bowler is complete

Advertisements

KL Rahul in red-hot form, but needs controlled aggression in Tests to convert fifties into tons

In recent times, KL Rahul has emerged as the answer to most of the Indian cricket team’s questions. When they needed a stable batsman to open the innings for them in Tests, Rahul delivered in that role for them. Moreover, he also helped them to sort out their middle order woes in limited-overs cricket, becoming … Continue reading KL Rahul in red-hot form, but needs controlled aggression in Tests to convert fifties into tons

Where does Ravichandran Ashwin stand among the all-time all-round greats?

On Saturday, Ravichandran Ashwin claimed yet another five-wicket haul, the 26th of his Test career, which helped India bowl Sri Lanka out for a paltry total of 183 runs. In doing so, he also surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become the Indian with the second most number of five-wicket hauls in Tests; the first being Anil … Continue reading Where does Ravichandran Ashwin stand among the all-time all-round greats?

Cheteshwar Pujara Wields His Bat Like a Knight Protecting a Castle

Cheteshwar Pujara doesn’t use a sword, but he does use a bat that cuts deep into the opposition’s bowling unit. Pujara isn’t someone who would appear intimidating to the opposition by his mere looks and aggression. However, he is someone whose grit and patience could exhaust the opposition mentally. The 29-year-old isn’t someone who can … Continue reading Cheteshwar Pujara Wields His Bat Like a Knight Protecting a Castle

Is Axar a Better Bet Than Jadeja in Shorter Formats?

The Indian Cricket team is blessed to have someone like Axar Patel as a back-up option for Ravindra Jadeja. He is completely a like-for-like replacement for the Saurashtra southpaw. Both of them bat left-handed and bowl slow left arm-orthodox. Moreover, both have supreme big hitting abilities with the bat and are superb fielders as well. … Continue reading Is Axar a Better Bet Than Jadeja in Shorter Formats?

Dhoni and Bhuvi See India Through, But Not For the First Time

It was 24 February 2013 – the third day of the first Test match at Chennai during Australia’s tour of India. India had managed a slender lead of 26 runs in response to Australia’s first innings total of 380 runs when Bhuvneshwar Kumar joined hands with MS Dhoni at the fall of Harbhajan Singh’s wicket. … Continue reading Dhoni and Bhuvi See India Through, But Not For the First Time

Hardik Pandya is the kind of all-rounder Men in Blue sorely need

“I want to be the Jacques Kallis of India.” After his international debut for India a year back, an excited and enthusiastic Hardik Pandya had expressed his desire to be just like the legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis. Notably, none of the Indian players had been able to fill the big boots of India's … Continue reading Hardik Pandya is the kind of all-rounder Men in Blue sorely need