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Current Asian ODI XI
Current Asian ODI XI

Cricket must have been originated from England—or France, who knows—but it is in Asia where the game is oozed with every single breath. There is a country where a billion people follow the sport like a religion and then there is another country where queues form in front of ticket counters TWO days prior of it opening. Such is the passion of the sport here that it can be seen being played in almost every street that consists of a small space

Sep 4 2015
Sri Lanka vs India: Thrilling series win, but more questions than answers
Sri Lanka vs India: Thrilling series win, but more questions than answers

Indian captain Virat Kohli (C) celebrates victory with teammates at close of play on the final day of the third and final Test  Virat Kohli & Ravi Shastri’s much (self) touted aggressive India have won a series in Sri Lanka after 22 years.  While the hosts are deep into a rebuilding process, the win is moderately credible as India too are rebuilding. To put it in perspective, Pakistan recently beat the Lankans in the isla

Sep 1 2015
Ajinkya Rahane: Not just the next Rahul Dravid, but also the next VVS Laxman?
Ajinkya Rahane: Not just the next Rahul Dravid, but also the next VVS Laxman?

Ajinkya Rahane’s signature celebration 1.118 against New Zealand in Wellington After having bowled out the Blackcaps for 192 on the first day, India, found themselves at 141 for 3 when Rahane walked out to the middle, to join Shikhar Dhawan. The right­-hander began his stay with a lovely crisp straight drive and followed that up with a terrific back foot punch, which yielded four more runs. But while he was in the process of

Aug 25 2015
A fan's view - Sreesanth is the hero that India needs
A fan's view - Sreesanth is the hero that India needs

Charges against Sreesanth were dropped As we took a sip from our morning coffee on the 16th of May in 2013 and grabbed the tabloid, the one-liner of the day left us in awe. The temperamental and entertaining speedster from Kerala, S.Sreesanth along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were detained by the Delhi police on charges of spot-fixing.  Sreesanth bore the brunt of public ire and overni

Jul 28 2015
'Conflict of interest' issue returns to hound new India captain Virat Kohli
'Conflict of interest' issue returns to hound new India captain Virat Kohli

New India Test captain Virat Kohli also gets embroiled in ‘conflict of interest’ controversy After N Srinivasan and MS Dhoni, the ‘conflict of interest’ issue that has hounded Indian cricket in the last few years has caught up with new India Test captain Virat Kohli. BCCI is currently getting a ‘no-conflict-of-interest’ undertaking signed by all Board members, and will ask all the players to follow su

Mohammed Shami becomes father
Mohammed Shami becomes father

Mohammed Shami during the 2015 World Cup Kolkata, July 18: Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has been blessed with a baby girl. Shami became a father on Friday when his wife Hasin Jahan gave birth to a baby girl at a private health facility. "It is a baby girl. She is doing fine," a close relative told IANS over Shami's mobile phone on Saturday. Shami has been ruled out of action on the cricket pitch for three months following a

Jul 19 2015
New ODI rules could have been introduced before World Cup: Former India bowling coach Eric Simons
New ODI rules could have been introduced before World Cup: Former India bowling coach Eric Simons

Sachin Tendulkar, Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons pictured during a 2011 World Cup training session One of the least high-profile heroes of the champion Indian cricket team in the 2011 World Cup, bowling coach Eric Simons, who was later thought to have been made a scapegoat for India’s poor shows in England and Australia, spoke about the new ODI rules and India’s current bowling lineup. Simons, a former South African player from t

Jul 18 2015
Who is the greatest match-winner among current ODI bowlers?
Who is the greatest match-winner among current ODI bowlers?

Mohammed Shami, Shakib al Hasan, Trent Boult, Dale Steyn and Mitchell Starc – who is the greatest current ODI bowler? “Part of the art of bowling spin is to make the batsman think something special is happening when it isn’t.” – Shane Warne. Warnie, one of the greatest match-winning bowlers ever, spoke the quintessential truth not just about spinners but about every bowler who has held the red or white cherry

Jul 7 2015
Three permanent spots up for grabs on India's tour of Zimbabwe
Three permanent spots up for grabs on India's tour of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Series will be interesting as the young guns in India try to cement their spot  India announced their squad for the Zimbabwe series with Ajinkya Rahane as captain. It consists of a lot of youngsters since India rested senior players MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and R Ashwin. These guys will automatically fit into the playing eleven when they return. But there are some spots in the full-st

Jul 1 2015
Mohammad Shami played with injury throughout the World Cup
Mohammad Shami played with injury throughout the World Cup

Shami can’t wait to get back on field again Mohammad Shami has revealed in a recent interview that he played throughout the World Cup with his knee injury building continuously. He said that he was in pain, but couldn't do much, as the team found their winning streak with him from initial matches itself. The Indian pacer who recently had his knee surgery told ESPNcricinfo the injury started during the first Test against Austral

Jun 26 2015
An Open Letter to MS Dhoni haters
An Open Letter to MS Dhoni haters

MS Dhoni on way to 69 in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh Dear MS Dhoni Haters, Greetings! As you would observe, starting off this letter with a sign of respect is way too much when it comes to the wisdom of the audience whom I am addressing this to. You do not deserve any sign of respect for being harsh to a man who has been the best thing that has happened to Indian cricket in the last decade or so. I take this chance t

Jun 26 2015
5 reasons for India's series failure against Bangladesh
5 reasons for India's series failure against Bangladesh

First series win for Bangladesh against India India toured Bangladesh after entering the semifinals of the World Cup 2015 not so long ago. Their confidence was high since they had done really well on the bouncy pitches in Australia and New Zealand. Also, the men in blue have a terrific record in subcontinent pitches. It was believed that it would be an easy task for India against Bangladesh. But quite surprisingly, India lost the serie

Jun 25 2015
World's best under-25 XI in ODI cricket
World's best under-25 XI in ODI cricket

The general notion is that a youngster is best suited for limited overs cricket. Especially with the influx of T20, we have been seeing more runs being scored in the 50 over format. Players have become agile and their fielding prowess is also being taken into consideration.  So keeping that in mind, we decided to find out the world’s best under-25 eleven. The criteria to make it to the list is that a player should be aged 25 and

Jun 22 2015
Time to form new core of pace-attack in Tests for India
Time to form new core of pace-attack in Tests for India

Where do Indian bowling attack fail? Since the Test series against Australia in 2013, India haven’t had a good run in the Tests. They were winless in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and could only manage one victory in last 13 Test matches which is not a good sign for a number four ranked Test team. The batting unit clicked in three overseas trips, but the bowling department failed to rise to the occasion, and consequently, I

Jun 15 2015
What India's bowling lineup will look like in the near future?
What India's bowling lineup will look like in the near future?

The annual extravaganza called the IPL has ended and now the focus will shift again to international circuit. India are due to play a resurgent Bangladesh side in a 1-Test, 3-ODI tour. After that a tour to Zimbabwe(3 ODIs, 2 T20Is) and Sri Lanka(3 Tests) will be followed by South Africa visiting India(4 Tests, 5 ODIs, 3 T20Is). With such a packed schedule, one can never be sure about the bowling line-up remaining the same despite the success

Jun 1 2015
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