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5 players who would be disappointed after the World T20 squad announcement
5 players who would be disappointed after the World T20 squad announcement

With the ICC World T20 2016  just a month away, the Indian squad for the tournament and the first ever T20 Asia Cup has been announced. Barring a few notable exceptions, the squad bears a pretty identical look to the one that whitewashed Australia at their home recently. Most of the players really picked themselves in the team not only because they are regular members of Team India, but also based on some heartening performances Down Under.

Feb 5 2016
Ranji Trophy QF, Day 2 Round-Up: Bengal collapse; Umesh Yadav picks up five-wicket haul
Ranji Trophy QF, Day 2 Round-Up: Bengal collapse; Umesh Yadav picks up five-wicket haul

Umesh Yadav picked up five wickets against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final.Despite Umesh Yadav’s and Aditya Sarwate’s efforts with the ball, Saurashtra posted a big score of 375, thanks largely to two brilliant centuries by Sheldon Jackson and wicketkeeper Sagar Jogiyani, who endured fiery spell from Yadav. Yadav bowled with a lot of heart and also got his reward as he picked up a five-wicket haul against a form

Feb 4 2016
An Open Letter to Umesh Yadav from an Indian Cricket fan
An Open Letter to Umesh Yadav from an Indian Cricket fan

Pace no more makes wonder for Umesh Yadav.Dear Umesh Yadav,Thanks for being ultra-fast as per Indian standards and making Indian selectors go blind when your name pops up in the selection meetings.Ever since you earned your maiden National call, on the backdrop of a tepid domestic record, everyone is gung-ho about how quick you are and how you have filled in the gaps of the search mission of Indian cricket. Rest is being shelved aside again and a

Jan 26 2016
Why India should pick Irfan Pathan for the ICC World T20
Why India should pick Irfan Pathan for the ICC World T20

Often in pursuit of prodigies, India have overlooked the professionals, and Pathan has been a victim of such a policy.As India barely escaped a series whitewash at the hands of the world champions, all of their laurels and accomplishments earned by the heroics shown in the previous tours to Australia stood neutralised. It should come as a relief, though, that the next marquee ICC tournament would be played within their own realms- one that they a

Jan 25 2016
Analyzing India's performance in the VB Series 2016
Analyzing India's performance in the VB Series 2016

The spate of four straight losses to Australia will not be swept under the rug any more“First learn balance. Balance good, karate good, everything good. Balance bad, might as well pack up, go home.” – Keisuke Miyagi, “The Karate Kid, Part I”Like karate, everything in Life requires balance. Some achieve it almost effortlessly, while others have to strive hard to attain and sustain that equilibrium for a considerable p

Comic: The enigma called Umesh Yadav
Comic: The enigma called Umesh Yadav

 

Jan 23 2016
India should have been 2-2 going into the decider. Here's why.
India should have been 2-2 going into the decider. Here's why.

His team could not defend winnable totals in the first two matches.After losing two games despite scoring 300-plus, Mahendra Singh Dhoni observed that given the attack he has in the ongoing series against Australia, his team needs to score more to put the opposition batsmen under pressure.The Indian captain looked good to win both the third and fourth matches to go into the decider 2-2, if not more. They had absolutely no business to lose at

Jan 21 2016
Who is to blame for India's loss to Australia
Who is to blame for India's loss to Australia

After suffering the fourth consecutive defeat of the series at Canberra, the Indians now stare at a possibility of a whitewash.Another game, another ray of hope, another position of strength and yet another loss for the Men in Blue. The series rolls on like a deja vu over and again. Scoring close to 300 in the first three games- and all three games ending with record chases by Australia- it is almost shambolic and gut wrenching for an I

Jan 21 2016
Are Indian bowlers improving in their performances outside Asia?
Are Indian bowlers improving in their performances outside Asia?

Umesh Yadav has disappointed a lot by bowling wayward deliveries.Sixty. Six and zero, sixty. That’s the bowling average of Indian bowlers in the ongoing one-day series against Australia. ongoing one-day series against Australia. These numbers are problematic, considering that Australia fielded a third string bowling attack – and still managed to achieve an average that is ten runs less than that of the Indian bowlers. While the e

Jan 20 2016
Australia v India, 4th ODI: Player Ratings
Australia v India, 4th ODI: Player Ratings

Hundreds from Dhawann (L) and Kohli (R) failed to take India to their first victory in the seriesOf all the ODIs that India played in the series so far, this was arguably the best opportunity India had to win the game. Although the series was lost in the previous game, all India had to play for was pride. However, it all ended in disappointment and embarrassment after a batting collapse.Being set a mammoth target of 349 by the home side, India co

Jan 20 2016
India vs Australia 4th ODI Preview: Outplayed India look to salvage pride
India vs Australia 4th ODI Preview: Outplayed India look to salvage pride

India would have to find a solution to the Australian batting resistance as they look to win their first game of the series.This ODI series in Australia has become a race against inevitability for the Indians. Not only has it left the fans utterly frustrated, devoid of any pleasure even after the Indian batsmen plunder runs for fun, it has also exposed the thin spine that runs through the lower half of the team, which is susceptible to the s

Jan 19 2016
Predicted 30-member probables for India at the World T20
Predicted 30-member probables for India at the World T20

The preliminary squad for the World T20 is likely to be mix of youth and experience The 2016 World T20 is around the corner and the deadline for revealing the 30-member squad is fast approaching. The selectors will be busy sorting out the team combinations for the Twenty20 extravaganza. The scene is no different with the Indian team who are getting thrashed in the ODI series against Australia. The Indians are facing a huge crisis in the mi

Jan 19 2016
Best images from India-Australia, 3rd ODI: Kohli's 24th ton outdone by Maxwell show
Best images from India-Australia, 3rd ODI: Kohli's 24th ton outdone by Maxwell show

Maxwell's 96 allowed the hosts to take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series Australia once again dominated India in the 2016 VB ODI Series as the hosts beat India by three wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Virat Kohli, who achieved milestones of being fastest to 7000 ODI runs and scoring his 24th ODI ton, was another victim of a brilliant hundred going in vain. Being set a target of 296 in 50 overs, the

Jan 17 2016
Australia vs India 3rd ODI at MCG: Player Ratings
Australia vs India 3rd ODI at MCG: Player Ratings

If Smith doesn’t get you, Bailey will. And if Bailey doesn’t get you, Maxwell will.A spirited India, propelled by a century by perhaps their most proactive cricketer, and fuelled with new hopes by their resurgent captain, were still not good enough for the world champions, who, by now, it seems, have perfected the art of orchestrating run-chases and finishing games. As Australia beat India by 4 wickets at the MCG and in the process to

Jan 17 2016
Australia v India 2016 2nd ODI: Player Ratings
Australia v India 2016 2nd ODI: Player Ratings

The Australian batsmen again outclassed their Indian counterpartsIndia lost the second ODI against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane after a dominating performance from the batsmen once again. Although the Gabba pitch offered some bounce, more than 600 runs were scored.The Australian top-order dominated the Indian bowlers as three of the top four scored half-centuries to give the hosts a seven-wicket victory. India's persistence with two spi

Jan 15 2016
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