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Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla

On this day, Anil Kumble became the second player in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.Before February 7th, 1999 not many Indians would have heard about Jim Laker. But a certain turn of events on that foggy day in India’s capital New Delhi, meant that Laker was now a household name and a new phrase- perfect 10- was a part of the vocabulary of an Indian cricket fan. The protagonist of this event

Feb 7 2016
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia

VVS Laxman with Sourav Ganguly (left) and Sachin Tendulkar (right)Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman is known to every cricket fan as the “very very special” batsman. A part of the famed fabulous four who played for India, Laxman’s record against Australia is something to look up to, especially in Australia.He picked his “Dream India XI” to take on Australia in Australia as a part of Star Sports’ idea under

Jan 23 2016
India in search of fast-bowling all-rounder
India in search of fast-bowling all-rounder

From Ganguly to Pathan to Pandya, India have frantically searched everywhere, but didn't find one.1When we roam around India and watch youngsters play cricket, one thing that remains common is that in every team there are four-five players who bat, bowl and also field well. They perform day in and day out as all-rounders for their team.As they get a little older, some among those four-five players get selected for their school/

Jan 15 2016
India’s Top 7 home series wins in last two decades
India’s Top 7 home series wins in last two decades

South Africa’s marathon tour of India is coming to a close. There is just another session of cricket left and India has its task cut out if they were to breach South Africa’s blocking attempts. In a very short while, we will find out where exactly this win will end up in terms of significance, although it already makes it to our top 6 home wins in recent memory. India have broken South Africa’s 9-year unbeaten streak on the roa

Dec 7 2015
5 Indian cricketers who have excelled against South Africa in Tests
5 Indian cricketers who have excelled against South Africa in Tests

How good was Sachin and Sehwag’s records against the Proteas? Some gruelling cricket has been played between India and South Africa in Test matches over the years. Even though South Africa have been pretty much on top in terms of overall results, India have managed to inflict a few memorable defeats on their opposition. In terms of individual performances, players from both sides have come up with exceptional and consistent performan

5 classics between India and South Africa in Tests
5 classics between India and South Africa in Tests

India and South Africa have been involved in many entertaining Test matches India and South Africa, two powerhouses of world cricket, take on each other in the purest form of cricket after a gruelling battle in the limited-over formats. Over the years, there has been some great cricket played between the two teams in Test cricket and we will look forward to more of that in the upcoming four-Test series being played in India. Talking about t

Nov 3 2015
10 Magical Moments from the 90s which no Indian Cricket fan will ever forget
10 Magical Moments from the 90s which no Indian Cricket fan will ever forget

The 1990s can certainly not be considered as one of the best eras of Indian cricket. However, what made this period special for India was the presence of a few future legends who conjured up some magical acts on the cricket field which the country’s fans will never be able to erase from their memories. Here we explore the magic of the 90s with 10 of the most exhilirating cricketing moments for India from that era.

Oct 31 2015
Javagal Srinath sees Ishant Sharma as India's future bowling leader
Javagal Srinath sees Ishant Sharma as India's future bowling leader

Javagal Srinath is backing India’s bowlers to perform better in Tests against South Africa Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath has said that Ishant Sharma is India’s future bowling leader. He believes that Sharma can improve the woeful bowling situation of the current team because there is a lot of cricket left in him. Ishant, however, will not play the Mohali Test, because he was handed a one-match ban in

Oct 28 2015
Zaheer Khan: A genuine fast bowler from the land of spinners
Zaheer Khan: A genuine fast bowler from the land of spinners

Zaheer Khan was one of India’s premier match-winners with the ball It was the beginning of the first festive season of the new millennium in India and with it, a new term was being added to Indian cricket’s vocabulary - ‘Left Arm Fast’. Now, fast is a word that we Indian fans are particularly obsessed with mainly because of the fact that over the years we as a country have failed to produce genuine fast bowlers. We of

Oct 19 2015
Stats: Comparing Zaheer Khan's record with the best Indian fast bowlers
Stats: Comparing Zaheer Khan's record with the best Indian fast bowlers

India’s top 5 fast bowlers Batting friendly surfaces and hot and dry climate – India has always been a hell for the fast bowlers. The lack of quality pacers is still a headache for the Indian cricket team as they find it very tough to win a match outside the sub-continent, where conditions are conducive only to quick bowling.  India has witnessed the birth of numerous great batting talents, but the batsman-loving

Oct 16 2015
Why Zaheer Khan could be a perfect fit as the bowling coach for the India A and U-19 team
Why Zaheer Khan could be a perfect fit as the bowling coach for the India A and U-19 team

Zaheer Khan was one of India’s premier match-winners with the ball Just over 15 years after he made his international debut as a bubbly 22-year-old in the fields of Nairobi, Zaheer Khan announced his decision to walk into the sunset as an international cricketer on Thursday morning. It was a career, which saw him battle his way through several injuries at many points along the journey, but when in full flow, when he jumped high

Oct 15 2015
Stats: Analysis of the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
Stats: Analysis of the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur

The Green Park Stadium at Kanpur, the venue for the 1st ODI between India and South Africa With the T20 series done and dusted, South Africa’s long tour of India now moves to the ODIs. The hosts would be looking to put the T20 losses behind and turn the tides in their favour in the 5-match ODI series beginning with the opener set to be hosted by the Green Park Stadium at Kanpur. Having a capacity of around 400

Oct 10 2015
Top 5 bowling performances by Indians against South Africa in Tests
Top 5 bowling performances by Indians against South Africa in Tests

Zaheer Khan had a special liking for Graeme Smith Since South Africa’s re-admission to cricket in 1992, India has had a poor record against the Proteas and the biggest reason for the same is that India have come up short in the bowling department. One needs to take 20 wickets in order to win a match and given India’s dismal Test record against the Proteas, it is no surprise that great bowling performances by Indian bowl

Oct 1 2015
Five best Indian fast bowlers
Five best Indian fast bowlers

Zaheer and Javagal, two of India’s finest fast bowlers Cricket has seen quite a few fast bowlers grace the sport from the Indian subcontinent. From the likes of Kapil Dev to Mohammed Shami, the land of spinners has produced some quality talent in terms of pace and swing. It is well known that bowling fast steamy spells on Indian pitches mostly non-conducive to pace and bounce is a very tough task. This is a region where spinners thrive

Sep 27 2015
5 times the five-bowler theory worked for India
5 times the five-bowler theory worked for India

For years, India have been a batting team. Cricket was a batsman’s game for them. MS Dhoni felt he needed the security of six batsmen apart from himself to avoid ignominious defeats. For a long time, he needed that security even with a middle order that read Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman and Ganguly, strange as that may seem. But new leaders generally come with new ideologies. And true to his style, with an air of characteristic diffidence and

Aug 16 2015
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