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6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful

From pacers to swingers There is somewhat of an amazing feeling to see a fast bowler run at full speed towards the crease, take a leap and release the ball with all his might. If the bowler possesses silky curls or waves for hair, the ‘cool factor’ goes up by a notch or two. Let’s be honest here, there aren’t many – or any – people who haven’t felt a rush of adrenaline pumping through their veins a

Jul 28 2015
Those unheralded knights - Indian bowlers
Those unheralded knights - Indian bowlers

Not quite the acclaimed ones Indian bowlers - The first response that would be evoked from many cricket aficionados would be disparage. In a country where bowlers are seen as the blue-collar workmen who act as a sideshow to the home-grown white-collar batting immortals, there have been quite a few bowlers who have managed to captivate the attention and instill buoyancy amongst the people. We take a look at the top ten such bowlers who have

Jul 28 2015
5 fast bowlers who have never sledged
5 fast bowlers who have never sledged

That sledging is threatening to mar the gentleman's game has been a cause for concern for quite a few years now. There is no harm in engaging in friendly banter but players should know where to draw the line. Not every act of sledging is done in ill-spirit. When a fast bowler has been steaming in on a long spell, he is bound to let his expression show at times if things do not go his way. Others believe it is an art form which if done in a s

Jul 13 2015
Growth of cricket in Andhra Pradesh is phenomenal
Growth of cricket in Andhra Pradesh is phenomenal

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad The technical committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) meets at the end of each season to hear out coaches and captains of Ranji Trophy teams on the ills of domestic cricket. A lot of noises are made on scheduling of matches, quality of pitches and balls and the standard of umpiring. The people attending the meeting may change with new captains and coaches coming in

Apr 25 2015
10 former Indian players we would have loved to see playing in the IPL
10 former Indian players we would have loved to see playing in the IPL

40 years ago, who would’ve dreamed that India would be at the forefront of world cricket? It cannot be affirmed, but even the World-Cup-winning squad of ‘83 would have probably called it a long shot. And yet, here it is; Indian cricket – all limited-over titles conquered, a satisfactory latest World Cup soundly archived, and in its full festive swing with cricket’s premier event. Which begs t

Indian pacers didn't use short ball sensibly against Australia: Javagal Srinath
Indian pacers didn't use short ball sensibly against Australia: Javagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath on Friday said that although the Indian pacers bowled brilliantly in the entire World Cup, they didn't use the short-ball judiciously against Australia in the semi-final on Thursday. Co-hosts Australia crushed India by 95 runs to enter the final of the cricket World Cup where they will meet New Zealand on Sunday. "They have been largely impressi

Mar 27 2015
Ravichandran Ashwin is like Anil Kumble: Javagal Srinath
Ravichandran Ashwin is like Anil Kumble: Javagal Srinath

Former Indian pacer Javagal Srinath has compared Ravichandran Ashwin to legendary spinner Anil Kumble Melbourne, March 18 (IANS) Former India pace spearhead Javagal Srinath on Wednesday compared off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to Anil Kumble, considered one of the best tweakers the sport has produced. In a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC) website, Srinath, who is India's most successful bowler in the World Cups along

Mar 18 2015
When Zimbabwe silently killed India in Leicester
When Zimbabwe silently killed India in Leicester

Henry Olonga traps Venkatesh Prasad lbw to seal a remarkable victory against India in Leicester. After a pathetic show in the Test series against Australia followed by a poor performance in the ODI tri-series, India has started this World Cup with a bang by winning 5 matches in a row. Having already reached the quarter-finals, defending champions India will be taking on Zimbabwe in their last group stage match, in Auckland on Saturday. Mome

Mar 13 2015
Top 10 athletes from Karnataka
Top 10 athletes from Karnataka

The state of Karnataka has time and again produced some outstanding athletes who have gone onto make the nation proud with their incredible achievements. Each of their stories to stardom is unique and one filled with a lot of hardship. These athletes mesmerised the world with their talent and proved that determination and persistence are all you need to succeed in any endeavour. Let us look at the Top 10 athletes from Karnataka to have represen

Mar 9 2015
India's much-criticized bowling attack will be oppositions' biggest worry in World Cup: Javagal Srinath
India's much-criticized bowling attack will be oppositions' biggest worry in World Cup: Javagal Srinath

Mohammad Shami celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan’s Misbah ul-Haq On the back of India’s thumping victories over Pakistan and South Africa, former India pacer Javagal Srinath has said that the much-criticized bowling attack of the Men in Blue would be the biggest worry discussed in opposition team meetings in subsequent World Cup matches. Praising the ‘superlative execution’ carried out by the Indian b

Feb 24 2015
10 most memorable moments in India-Pakistan World Cup clashes
10 most memorable moments in India-Pakistan World Cup clashes

As India heads into its first World Cup clash against arch-rivals Pakistan sans the services of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, a confidence built up on empirical data is getting slightly tempered by the team’s current form, which can at best be termed pathetic. However, the World Cup is a different prospect altogether, and to push that envelope a bit further, I have put together some of my favourite moments from Indo-Pak clashed in the m

Feb 14 2015
India vs Pakistan in ODIs: Complete Statistical Comparison
India vs Pakistan in ODIs: Complete Statistical Comparison

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli and Misbah-ul-Haq during the ICC Champions Trophy match in 2013 Modern cricket arch-rivals India and Pakistan will play their first match of the ICC World Cup 2015 between themselves on February 15th at the Adelaide Oval in Australia. This is their sixth meeting in World Cups. They previously met in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2011. It is a well-known fact that Pakistan has never beaten India in Wor

Feb 13 2015
Javagal Srinath: India can retain World Cup if bowlers step up
Javagal Srinath: India can retain World Cup if bowlers step up

Javagal Srinath wants bowlers to complement the batsmen Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath has said that India can certainly win back-to-back World Cups if their bowlers raise their game and complement the batsmen. The cricketer-turned-referee also said that he has no doubt that the team will put their best foot forward at the mega event. “Bowling will be very crucial. We need three fast bowlers to do really well. Bowlers win

Feb 6 2015
Let's not write off India so easily
Let's not write off India so easily

Axar Patel celebrates the wicket of Moeen Ali during the final league match between India and England in the Tri-Series Over the past few weeks, since India have been failing to open their account in the ongoing tri-series in Australia, I have come across countless articles claiming that India have no chance of defending the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand over the next two months. At the cost of sounding like a fanboy, I m

Feb 1 2015
Indian bowling a cause of worry for World Cup: Javagal Srinath
Indian bowling a cause of worry for World Cup: Javagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath Former India pacer Javagal Srinath has said that India's bowling will be their main cause of worry in the 2015 World Cup, beginning next month in Australia and New Zealand. Srinath represented the country in four World Cups, in 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003, and picked up 44 wickets in 34 matches at the tournament. The 45-year-old felt that India had the most powerful batting line-up among all teams, but lacked a leade

Jan 9 2015
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