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?
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
The Sri Lankan cricket team has introduced a lot of mystery spinners to the world over the years. However, only Muttiah Muralitharan has been able to live up to that tag throughout the career. Ajantha Mendis looked like the real deal but gradually faded away as batsmen began to pick his deliveries. Chinaman bowler Lakshan … Continue reading Story of Mystery Spinner Akila Dananjaya’s Rise, Fall and Rise
“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
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
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
The 11th edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup came to an end on Sunday with England emerging victorious over India in a thrilling finale. It was a memorable journey. We witnessed some scintillating performances both with bat and ball. While the tournament was mostly dominated by thunderous batting performances, there was a scintillating bowling … Continue reading Harmanpreet to Niekerk: Top 10 Performances of Women’s World Cup