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Michael Clarke's Test career in pictures
Michael Clarke's Test career in pictures

Farewell Clarke Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket handsomely top-scoring in the 2015 ICC World Cup final against New Zealand helping Australia clinch the sport’s biggest prize for the fifth time. He quit the T20 format on his own terms as well as he realised it was not suited to his style of technical batting, thus making way for the younger Australian players to have an opportunity in the national team. “For me, I&#

Aug 23 2015
Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions
Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions

Between January 2 and January 6 in 2008, India and Australia clashed at the SCG – a match more memorable for the umpiring decisions than the actual cricket played. It was the 2nd Test Match of famous Border-Gavaskar Series, being played well before DRS was brought into implementation in Test Cricket. In cricket, you lose the match because either you played bad or the other team played much better. But there is another reason

Jul 25 2015
The 5 Best Coaches the Indian Cricket team has ever had
The 5 Best Coaches the Indian Cricket team has ever had

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be, rather than what they are.” A good coach is a man who always works behind the scenes, and yet remains one of the key reasons for his team’s success. These mentors often go unappreciated even when their teams perform well, despite giving their players the training lessons and the drive to win. India first appointed a coach for the cricket team in 1992 and has had a total o

Jun 5 2015
If wickets stay slow at the World Cup, India can play three spinners: Rahul Dravid
If wickets stay slow at the World Cup, India can play three spinners: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid Former India captain Rahul Dravid said that the Indian team need to hope that the wickets in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand remain slow and supportive of spin. He said that he found it strange that the Australian wickets were slow in the recently concluded Test series and believes that if the wickets stay the same India can play two to three spinners. Talking about the World Cup, Dravid, however, warned that the ta

Jan 29 2015
Why can't India win Test matches abroad?
Why can't India win Test matches abroad?

The Indian Cricket team’s last victory abroad was at Lord’s The mighty Indian team last won a Test series on foreign soil when they toured the Carribean to face the West Indies, which is but a mere shadow of its past. Since then, it has been a long agonizing wait for the cricket aficionados in India. The “Men in Blue” as they are fondly called have not had many impressive outings outside the subcontinent since th

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Player Ratings for Australia
Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Player Ratings for Australia

In the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar series, the Aussies beat India by 2-0 and reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. It was a keenly contested series as almost all games went to the last day. In the end, however, it can be said that the Australians put in a clinical performance and they never really allowed the Indians to get on top of them. Now that the Test series is over, let’s take a look at how the players of the winnin

Jan 13 2015
Australian pacer Ryan Harris disappointed with quality of wickets
Australian pacer Ryan Harris disappointed with quality of wickets

Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) With the World Cup just a month away, Australia pacer Ryan Harris has expressed his disappointment and said he felt like a "bowling machine" on the batsman-friendly wickets. It was on these wickets that Australia captain Steven Smith and India captain Virat Kohli made tons of runs in the recently concluded Test series, which the home side won 2-0. "The disappointing thing about the wickets we played on this

Jan 13 2015
Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2014-15: Player Ratings for India
Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2014-15: Player Ratings for India

Despite losing the 4-match series 2-0 to Australia, India put up a spirited show, unlike their previous overseas tours in the last 3 years, thanks to some excellent individual performances from the batting unit. The bowlers, however, looked completely toothless and failed to get the home team all-out even on a single occasion.  With that being the case, let us have a look at the player ratings for all the players from the visiting side who

Jan 13 2015
Rahul Dravid: Virat Kohli has shown that he can lead
Rahul Dravid: Virat Kohli has shown that he can lead

Rahul Dravid Rahul Dravid has said India needs a long-term approach to improve its overseas performances after seeing India lose another away series – this time in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In the aftermath of India's 2-0 series defeat in Australia, their Test ranking slid to No. 7 in the World. When asked about India’s slip in rankings, Dravid said, “I'm not a big one for rankings. Whether we're sevent

Jan 13 2015
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