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5 positives from the Sri Lanka vs India Test series
5 positives from the Sri Lanka vs India Test series

A jubilant Indian Test team celebrate with the trophy after defeating Sri Lanka 2-1 In recent history, one cannot fault the average Indian cricket fanatic for frequently escaping into a world of past glories, reminiscing about the age-old days when three absolute legends Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman regularly turned out for the Indian Test team. As MS Dhoni’s Test team leapfrogged from one series defeat to another, e

Sep 3 2015
Why this is India's best collective bowling performance in a long time
Why this is India's best collective bowling performance in a long time

Indian players celebrating after the fall of a wicket Finally, the wait is over. India won a Test series after 2 years but more significantly, it’s the first time in history that India managed to come back from a 1-0 deficit in an away series and win it. Virat Kohli and his men, donning their white jerseys, lifted India’s first overseas trophy for 4 years. To further emphasize the importance of the result, this is

Sep 3 2015
Why the series win over Sri Lanka is very special for Team India
Why the series win over Sri Lanka is very special for Team India

India won the three-Test series against Sri Lanka 2-1 India has won a Test series overseas finally. A long wait of 22 years for a series victory in Sri Lanka has also ended. Virat Kohli led the side wonderfully well as India outplayed Sri Lanka in all the departments to clinch the series 2-1. It was a special triumph in more ways than one. India last won a Test match 13 months ago against England at Lord’s, since when they have playe

Sep 2 2015
Why this is the best performance of Ishant Sharma's career so far
Why this is the best performance of Ishant Sharma's career so far

Ishant Sharma India seem to be well on course to win their first Test series in Sri Lanka after a gap of 22 years on Tuesday, unless of course Angelo Matthews and the rest  of the Sri Lankan batsman bat out of their skins to even come close to the target of 386 runs. All the four days of the Test so far has seen the pitch provide assistance to the quicker bowlers initially. Out of the 30 wickets that have fallen so far, 21 scalps

Sep 1 2015
India beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs to level three-match series 1-1
India beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs to level three-match series 1-1

Ashwin celebrates after taking five wickets in the match India defeated Sri Lanka by 278 runs to level the series by 3-match series by 1-1 in the second Test at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo. The hosts were bowled out at 134 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin again proved a pain for the Lankans’ batting line-up as he picked his 12th five-wicket (5/42) haul. Sri Lanka began the final day of the second Test match against India on

Why Indian bowlers need to set Saturday's performance as a template going forward
Why Indian bowlers need to set Saturday's performance as a template going forward

Umesh Yadav has been impressive in this Test so far India finished Day 3 of the second Test on a strong note at 70 for 1 and extended their lead to 157 runs. One of the major reasons why the team finds itself in a position to call shots in the match is because of a terrific comeback by its bowlers, who stepped up to the plate, particularly from the second session onwards. Sri Lanka held the aces in the game after the opening session, where

Aug 23 2015
Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd Test: Summarizing Day 2 in photos
Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd Test: Summarizing Day 2 in photos

Sri Lanka have finished Day 2 on 140/3, trailing India by 253 runs at close of play. Lahiru Thirimanne(28*) and Angelo Mathews(19*) will resume the chase in the ongoing 2nd Test tomorrow morning. India added 74 runs to their overnight score of 319/6, mainly due to a gritty partnership between Wriddhiman Saha(56) and Amit Mishra(24). Saha survived several close calls before finally settling in to reach his 2nd Test half-c

Aug 21 2015
Sri Lanka vs India 2nd Test: Match evenly poised at end of Day 2
Sri Lanka vs India 2nd Test: Match evenly poised at end of Day 2

Indian team gives a guard of honour to Kumar Sangakkara as he comes out to bat on Day 2 Sri Lanka have finished Day 2 on 140/3, trailing India by 253 runs at close of play. Lahiru Thirimanne(28*) and Angelo Mathews(19*) will resume the chase in the ongoing 2nd Test tomorrow morning.  India added 74 runs to their overnight score of 319/6, mainly due to a gritty partnership between Wriddhiman Saha(56) and Amit Mishra(24). Saha surv

Aug 21 2015
Sri Lanka vs India: 5 Changes for India to Win the Second Test
Sri Lanka vs India: 5 Changes for India to Win the Second Test

Test cricket can be romanticised because in an unlikely moment, like life itself, a breeze can turn it around. In a matter of a session, a few hours, sometimes a few minutes, things take a paradigmatic shift and suddenly the hunted becomes the hunter and vice-versa. All that and much more was there for everyone to witness as India managed to lose a game they had in their back pockets from the first session of Day 1. Sri Lanka were five down for

Aug 17 2015
Sri Lanka vs India: Stuart Binny to join India squad before 2nd Test
Sri Lanka vs India: Stuart Binny to join India squad before 2nd Test

Stuart Binny miscues a shot during India’s 2nd Test of the tour of England in 2014 India have called up Stuart Binny to the squad before the 2nd Test on the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka. The fact that nobody has been injured suggests that Binny’s inclusion as the 16th member of the squad is a tactical decision – a modification required by the failure of captain Virat Kohli’s 5-bowler strategy in the 1st&n

Aug 16 2015
India's predicted playing XI for the Sri Lanka series
India's predicted playing XI for the Sri Lanka series

Tomorrow, the Virat Kohli led Indian outfit will be donning the whites again for a 3-match Test series in Sri Lanka. Kohli will have to do something that the likes of Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble failed to do before him, that is to win a Test series in the island nation.  But times have changed and on this occasion, it does look like the team has been presented with a glorious opportunity to re-write history to win the series af

Aug 10 2015
Sri Lanka eyes series win to overtake India in Test rankings
Sri Lanka eyes series win to overtake India in Test rankings

 Indian team celebrate the wicket of Sri Lanka Board President's XI’s Upul Tharanga during the warm up match Sri Lanka and India will face off in the first of a three-Test series at Galle on Wednesday with one eye on the ICC Test Team Rankings as both teams aim to improve their respective positions. Fifth-ranked India knows that a 3-0 victory can propel it up the rankings table, and depending on the final outc

Aug 10 2015
Spotlight on the Indian bowlers ahead of the Test series
Spotlight on the Indian bowlers ahead of the Test series

  Aaron has been a huge let down with his inconsistency As the Indian team gears up for the 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka in the island nation's own den, the usual questions are doing the round back home. How will the batsmen cope with the Lankan spinners? Who are the batsmen who should figure in the playing XI ?  The country as usual is obsessed with its batsmen so much so that they tend to forget India's b

Aug 6 2015
India kick-off tour with three-day match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI starting on Thursday
India kick-off tour with three-day match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI starting on Thursday

Virat Kohli has his task cut out for this series Colombo, Aug 5  The Indian cricket team begin their month-long tour of Sri Lanka with a three-day warm-up game against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Thursday. India are scheduled to play three Tests in Sri Lanka. The first Test begins at Galle on August 12, followed by two matches at Colombo, starting August 20 and 28 respectively.  It wi

Aug 5 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
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