+8 As the World Test Championship Final comes nearer, it has been announced that overcast conditions could be expected during the match. Given this, both India and New Zealand will look to build teams that can work best in such conditions. Traditionally, overcast conditions have always favoured the swing bowlers. There have also been instances where few swing bowlers weren’t able to control the swing … Continue reading World Test Championship Final: Does New Zealand have better pacers than India?
+4 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 … Continue reading The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s
+6 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 … Continue reading Why do Expensive Overseas Pacers fail in IPL?
+7 Rashid Khan is undoubtedly the best spinner in the shortest format of the game currently, or even the best ever existed! But what makes him so lethal that the batsmen of the highest calibre are struggling so much? To add to it, he performed incredibly well in all the T20 leagues he participated and that makes this genius incredibly special! 1. Variations In the … Continue reading Reasons Behind Rashid Khan’s Success
+2 “Tula maanla re Thakur” were the words echoed by Virat Kohli after Thakur won India a decider ODI with an unbeaten 17 runs off 6 balls against West Indies in December 2019. Shardul Thakur has since been in the scheme for India’s plans, particularly in ODIs and T20Is. Thakur has further proved the team management his worth with a match-winning 67 runs against Australia … Continue reading Shardul Thakur: A Journey to be Remembered
+3 After a successful T20I series against England, India’s confidence is sky-high. India outclassed England, especially in the last 2 T20I’s. What’s more important and satisfying for India in those two games was their bowling. India has immensely struggled while defending totals in the shortest format. Death bowling and bowling in Powerplay has been a major concern. Fortunately, Indian pacers didn’t disappoint the skipper Kohli … Continue reading Decoding India’s Pace Attack for T20I World Cup 2021
+2 It was 2019. The Kolkata Knight Riders were facing the Delhi Capitals in an IPL match. In a high scoring match, both the teams ended with a score of 185. With a Super Over about to start, the captain Dinesh Karthik tossed the ball to a 23-year-old Prasidh Krishna. The KKR team had much experienced bowlers like Lockie Ferguson and Andre Russell, but Karthik … Continue reading Prasidh Krishna: The Karnataka Pace Machine
+5 Ashwin was almost playing after a year and a half in a major T20 match. His previous major T20 match was back in IPL 2019 when he was the captain of the KXIP team. Now, he was traded by KXIP to Delhi Capitals for the 2020 season of IPL. After an unexpected COVID-19 break, the IPL finally resumed and DC was facing KXIP in … Continue reading Ravichandran Ashwin: Not Anymore in the T20I Race?
+5 There is a lot of talk about James Anderson’s skill set and his ability to keep the ball moving at the age of 38. Anderson has always been an asset for England. He’s just magnificent with the new ball as he can swing the ball both ways. He has often been called a ‘home track bully‘ because of his performances on just home tracks. … Continue reading A Look at Jimmy Anderson’s Swing Bowling Techniques
+7 Kuldeep Yadav was the first-ever slow left-arm chinaman bowler to play for India. He got considerable success in ODIs and T20Is for India as well as in the IPL. However, from the past few series, he has been off the radar for the Indian team and even for his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. There is a myriad of reasons why Kuldeep has been … Continue reading The Curious Case of Kuldeep Yadav: Probable Reasons for his Omission