World Test Championship: How are points calculated? How can India qualify?

The idea of World Test Championship(WTC) was something that struck ICC probably a long ago, but they weren’t able to implement it due to packed schedules. But with of the Champions Trophy being scrapped off, the WTC came into existence and gave the bilateral Test series more context. The WTC began from the first Test of 2019 Ashes. How many series/matches/points? There are 6 series … Continue reading World Test Championship: How are points calculated? How can India qualify?

Top 5 All-Format Batsmen Currently

Batting in modern-day cricket comes with a unique challenge, the batsmen should be able to adapt to all formats. While T20s require scoring at brisk rates, ODIs require both the ability to defend as well as score runs. And Tests take the challenge of batting to a step higher, the batsman should be able to save his wicket and score runs in most tough conditions. … Continue reading Top 5 All-Format Batsmen Currently

Decoding Issues in Prithvi Shaw’s Technique

Prithvi Shaw’s batting technique is under the pump after his indistinguishable dismissals in the first test match against Australia in Adelaide. Opening the batting is never easy, that too against top quality bowling attack including Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. Hence, Prithvi Shaw’s form is not what is being criticised but the way he got out is being censured. The Australian bowling attack … Continue reading Decoding Issues in Prithvi Shaw’s Technique

Virat Kohli: This Decade’s Statistical Summary of the Batting Genius

Recently, ICC Awards of the Decade were announced, and without any doubt, Virat Kohli won the ICC Cricketer of the Decade, as well as the ODI Player of the Decade. He was also named the captain of the ICC Test Team of the Decade and was in both the ODI and the T20 Teams of the Decade. He quoted his tweet from 10 years ago, … Continue reading Virat Kohli: This Decade’s Statistical Summary of the Batting Genius

Tim Paine’s journey as Australia’s captain

Tim Paine, the man who suffered pain and agony after getting his right index finger injured in 2010, thought that his career got over. And it got resurrected only in 2017 and it has been an upward journey for the current Test captain of Australia. Backdrop of the situation: On April 2011, in a charity match in Australia, Paine injured his finger while taking a … Continue reading Tim Paine’s journey as Australia’s captain