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Can Virat Kohli & co. lead India to the top in Test cricket again?
Can Virat Kohli & co. lead India to the top in Test cricket again?

How far can Virat Kohli take India’s Test team? India registered a comprehensive Test series victory on Sri Lankan soil, coming back from behind to beat the hosts 2-1 and win a series on foreign soil after four years. It was also India’s first Test series win on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years. As we celebrate and savour this hard fought win, let us dare to dream a bit and ask ourselves. Can this team of young, aggressive-minded blo

Sep 5 2015
Rahul Dravid wants Ajinkya Rahane to bat at No.5
Rahul Dravid wants Ajinkya Rahane to bat at No.5

Dravid and Rahane during a book launch event Former Indian captain and current India 'A' team coach, Rahul Dravid thinks that Ajinkya Rahane should bat at the number 5 position because of his stability to hold on with the tail batsmen, reports ESPNcricinfo. Dravid said Rahane can perform the best at that position according to him. "I think Rahane would be a very good No. 4 and No.5 batsman in Test. I am not saying he won’

Sep 5 2015
Former Indian player blasts Ishant Sharma and team India's celebration
Former Indian player blasts Ishant Sharma and team India's celebration

Bedi slammed Indian team Former Indian spinner, Bishen Singh Bedi, blasted out fast bowler Ishant Sharma for his verbal sledging with the Sri Lankan players in last final Test, reports Firstpost. He said it was a "pathetic display of aggression" from the Indian paceman. Bedi also said that skipper Virat Kohli should control his warlike attitude and start being a role model to his teammates and other juniors. Ishant had a heated a

Sep 5 2015
5 reasons we can't wait for the India-South Africa series
5 reasons we can't wait for the India-South Africa series

Earlier this week, it was announced that all series between India and South Africa would henceforth be called the Mahatma Gandhi - Nelson Mandela series. The trophy would be called the Freedom Trophy, and the series would hope to strengthen ties between the two countries by upholding the ideals of both great men. But if cricket fans are supposed to expect a peaceful and non-eventful series, they could hardly be more mistaken. India and South Afr

Sep 4 2015
Current Asia Test XI
Current Asia Test XI

Test cricket is the ultimate form of the game.The skills, grit and temperament required in test cricket are not seen so much in the other forms of the game. Test cricket enfolds its own sets of ebbs and flows, unveiled over the span of five days.   But a question that has perturbed the cricket pundits recently is the relevance of test cricket in the modern era. Empty stadiums, low TV viewings are a worrying sign for the

Wriddhiman Saha targets full match fitness ahead of South Africa series
Wriddhiman Saha targets full match fitness ahead of South Africa series

Wriddhiman Saha flicking the ball to the leg-side in the 1st test vs Sri Lanka at Galle The young Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha is targetting full match fitness ahead of the South Africa test series. The blues will take on the experienced South African side in a 4-match Test series in the month of November. The wicket-keeper batsman injured his hamstring on the Sri Lankan tour and had returned to Kolkata to get himself

Sep 4 2015
Satire: What is wrong with Ishant Sharma?
Satire: What is wrong with Ishant Sharma?

Can Ishant Sharma be called the 21st century Medusa? Ishant Sharma is an angry young man. Well, not so young, to be honest, but angry enough to earn a suspension for the first Test against South Africa. Seriously, who would’ve wanted a fiery Ishant charging down at Dale Steyn? What would Gandhi say if South Africa is defeated? Can you imagine the scandal it will initiate? Oh the horror, the horror. Coming to think of it, the alte

Sep 4 2015
Satire: Test cricket announces retirement
Satire: Test cricket announces retirement

Bye Bye Test cricket! In a shocking revelation Test cricket, one of the three formats in cricket has announced that it has decided to hang its boots. Test cricket is the oldest format in cricket, having made its debut in 1877, but the game had been played between teams as early as the 16th century. There have been 2179 Test matches in total and the Test match between Sri Lanka and India would be the last test match ever. “I don&rsqu

Sep 3 2015
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
Rohit Sharma - Not as talented as we think, not as bad as we make him out to be
Rohit Sharma - Not as talented as we think, not as bad as we make him out to be

Rohit Sharma is being unfairly criticised Cruel. That’s what cricket at the international level is. The players who have had a taste of it know how fickle its followers can be. When you win, when you perform well, you’re worshipped, you’re treated like a war hero. When you don’t, you’re made fun of, you’re abused by people who feel it’s their birthright to do so. No matter how much&n

Sep 3 2015
Comic: Team India's lucky mascot!
Comic: Team India's lucky mascot!

Binny brings luck to Indian cricket team  

Sep 2 2015
ICC T20I rankings for batsmen: Virat Kohli becomes World No. 1
ICC T20I rankings for batsmen: Virat Kohli becomes World No. 1

Virat Kohli moved up the rankings in spite of not playing a T20 match India’s Virat Kohli has become the world’s No. 1 T20 batsman according to the latest ICC Twenty20 international player rankings. Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, India’s skipper in the format are the only Indians in the top 50, with Raina sitting just outside of the top 10 at 11th place while Dhoni is ranked 33rd. Aaron Finch’s injury came as a ble

Sep 2 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
Stats: India end 22-year Lankan drought while Angelo Mathews scores a century in vain
Stats: India end 22-year Lankan drought while Angelo Mathews scores a century in vain

India have beaten Sri Lanka by 117 runs to win the series 2-1. Ishant Sharma was the hero for the visitors as India were able to pull off an exciting victory in a match which went into the final session on the fifth day. Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded the Man of the Match award for his brilliant undefeated knock of 145 in the first innings while the Man of the Series award was grabbed by Ravichandran Ashwin who impressed with 21 wickets

Sep 1 2015
Analysing Virat Kohli's slump in form
Analysing Virat Kohli's slump in form

Kohli has been having problems with deliveries outside the off-stump Can you really call what Kohli is going through now ‘a slump’? Check out this piece of statistic and you will see that his average has dipped quite a bit in 2015 as compared to his career earlier. Sanjay Manjrekar has continously pointed out that Kohli’s trigger movement is what is causing him to end up on off stump and poking at deliveries

Sep 1 2015
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