Ranking the Top 5 Openers in the Indian Team Currently

The Indian Test team is one of the most formidable teams in the world, with England and Australia following up. India’s middle-order has largely been the same post Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement in 2013. However, the openers haven’t been the same. In fact, there have been 9 different openers played since 2018. These are: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, … Continue reading Ranking the Top 5 Openers in the Indian Team Currently

Cheteshwar Pujara: Lack of Intent or Tried-and-Tested Technique?

Yet again, one more speculation in Indian Cricket! Cheteshwar Pujara’s batting approach was criticized in the third test match of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy. Many experts including former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting had a say on his approach. Ponting expressed that it was not the right approach from Pujara as it was putting pressure on the other batsman. Pujara’s Approach: Let’s have a look … Continue reading Cheteshwar Pujara: Lack of Intent or Tried-and-Tested Technique?

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

KL Rahul: An Interlude Of See-Saw Six!

‘The first impression is the last impression’ – Of all the proverbs, I reckon this one is a tad more exaggerated! The first impression is surely a lasting one and its imprint is deeper than the subsequent ones. However, with the passage of time, it fades away and all that counts is the present. We all change and the world’s view-point regarding us follows suit. … Continue reading KL Rahul: An Interlude Of See-Saw Six!

Cameron Bancroft: Career Post the Ball-Tampering Ban

The month of March in 2018 was an unforgettable day in the history of Australian cricket. The up and coming cricketer, Cameron Bancroft, was caught rubbing the ball with sandpaper. After further investigations, it was found that even the team’s captain and vice-captain, Steve Smith and David Warner were involved in this ball-tampering. Embed from Getty Images Both Smith and Warner were handed a one-year … Continue reading Cameron Bancroft: Career Post the Ball-Tampering Ban

Hanuma Vihari, the next VVS Laxman?

An elegant batsman, Hanuma Vihari, climbed up the ranks at a very early age. He scored heavily for the South Zone and eventually got picked in the U-19 side in 2012. He got the platform he wished of and India won that World Cup under the leadership of Unmukt Chand. Although Vihari did not have his dream form in the tournament, he caught everyone’s attention … Continue reading Hanuma Vihari, the next VVS Laxman?

Throwback from Down Under: Rohit Sharma’s 171* vs Australia

With the Australian tour going underway from the 27th November, let’s have a look at this unforgettable performance from one of the best white-ball batsmen in the world, against Australia. Rohit Sharma has always loved batting on the Australian soil. He has consistently scored big in Australia and has numerous remarkable records in Australia. This particular inning came in the 1st ODI vs Australia when … Continue reading Throwback from Down Under: Rohit Sharma’s 171* vs Australia

India vs Australia: Will the lack of Match Practise affect Pujara & Vihari?

Consider a scenario where you’re based in India and you went for a 3-month corporate tour to Australia. You own a vehicle in India and there’s no one else to start and use that vehicle from your house. A motor car (Image: Pinterest) 3 months pass by, and you return back from Australia. The next day, you try to start the vehicle which no one … Continue reading India vs Australia: Will the lack of Match Practise affect Pujara & Vihari?