India’s domestic cricket has produced many prolific cricketers, some of who went on to represent the country while some lived their stardom in the domestic circuit. Mumbai has always had the proficiency and talent to produce quality cricketers. A team with record Ranji Trophy titles is none less than public sector exams to crack in. Many cricketers, unable to crack into the Mumbai team have … Continue reading Gandhar Bhatawadekar: A Rising Ranji Star
The World Test Championship Final is one of the most anticipated contests and is expected to be a fierce rivalry between the two sides in Southampton. Both sides have toiled hard to make their way into the final after playing a number of Test matches right from 2019. It’ll be a big occasion as both sides will fight for the high-priced ICC trophy. But, it’s … Continue reading BJ Watling: The Best Test Wicket-Keeper Batsman New Zealand Ever Had
If we are searching for a model of how to meet tough international challenges with skill, dedication and teamwork, we need to look at the Afghan national cricket team. The following lines were said by Hillary Clinton when she was addressing the media in the USA back in 2010. Now, the USA is a country with no relation to cricket, and when it wants to take … Continue reading How Mohammad Nabi inspired a war-struck nation to take up Cricket
Pace bowling is a skill in itself; a skill which is aesthetically good to see and feel. It also makes one wonder about the efforts and stress required to master that skill. And it is not just labour work or about speed; it requires a bowler to have a sound presence of mind so as to where, whom and when to bowl. The pace quartet … Continue reading The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s
The Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the ‘Mecca of Cricket’, honours the heroes of the game by engraving their name on the board hanging in the dressing rooms. They call it the ‘Lord’s Honours Board‘. Players consider it a great achievement to be named on the honours boards of the Lord’s. The honours board commemorates the players who have scored a century, taken 5 … Continue reading Atherton Slips on 99: One of the Most Painful Runouts in Cricket
With some exhilarating matches, amazing knocks with the bat and some impressive spells with the ball, the IPL 2021 started off with a bang. Unfortunately, it stopped midway due to the ongoing pandemic. But, we’ve seen a great tournament so far which promises some mouth-watering clashes in the second phase. So, how well did you follow the 1st phase of IPL 2021, take this quiz … Continue reading Quiz: IPL 2021 – Phase 1
The England team led by Eoin Morgan gave a tough fight to the Indian team in the recently concluded T20I series and in the 1st ODI. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), led by Morgan himself won their 1st match of IPL 2021 played against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they lost the plot by losing 3 consecutive matches before a resounding win against Kings XI Punjab on 26th … Continue reading IPL 2021: What is going wrong with KKR?
Just like every year in the auctions, even in the auctions of IPL 2021, the overseas pacers were the most expensive buys. Chris Morris went for 16.25 crores, while Kyle Jamieson, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith went for 15 crores, 14 crores and 8 crores respectively. One striking and shocking point to be noted is, none of the latter three had prior experience of playing … Continue reading Why do Expensive Overseas Pacers fail in IPL?
Stuart Broad may have reached a milestone of 500 wickets in Test cricket, but he cannot escape being the culprit in a popular cricket story. He is remembered for being the “The Man Who Refused to Walk” at Trent Bridge in 2013. The first Test of Ashes 2013 was being played at Trent Bridge where England was halted at 215 on day one. Then, Jimmy … Continue reading When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight
Having played 13 seasons, Royal Challengers Bangalore still haven’t won the IPL Trophy. In every IPL season, we tend to ask similar questions, is this RCB’s season? Will they experience a change of fortunes this year? And this time, they have commenced the season giving back-to-back impactful performances. The team, as a group has done exceptionally well. Every player has contributed in some or another … Continue reading What’s working for Glenn Maxwell in RCB?