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Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?

Raina should be given a chance to prove his game "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can't judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don't perform, drop me forever," Raina said recently. There is no doubt that he is one of the best I

Jul 31 2015
Interview with S Sreesanth:
Interview with S Sreesanth: "Darkest days of my life are over"

S Sreesanth turning out for India in 2011, before his ban S Sreesanth was as mercurial with the ball as he was with his on-field antics. An enfant terrible of Indian cricket, he was instrumental in guiding India to some spectacular victories – most notably the Johannesburg Test against South Africa in 2006 – but his career was marred by a string of dry spells and a spate of controversies. His shenanigans and

Jul 27 2015
No one is bigger than cricket: VVS Laxman on IPL controversy
No one is bigger than cricket: VVS Laxman on IPL controversy

VVS Laxman Mumbai, July 22: Former India batsman V.V.S Laxman on Wednesday termed the suspension of two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) as unfortunate, but added nothing is bigger than cricket and the game will ultimately emerge victorious despite the controversy. "Suspension of both the IPL teams is very unfortunate. There are lot of positives as far as IPL is concerned. No one is

Jul 22 2015
Why the Indian cricket team isn't as likable as it was earlier
Why the Indian cricket team isn't as likable as it was earlier

Tendulkar, Dravid and Co. made spectators stick to their television sets Constants. This universe was built and runs on constants, yet nothing is constant here. The only thing that is constant is change – and time is the factor that controls it. What once wasn’t as appealing could very well become the most coveted thing, and it is time that plays this funny old game. The opposite could also happen. Something that was once loved

Jul 21 2015
5 batsmen whose careers changed after a change in batting position
5 batsmen whose careers changed after a change in batting position

The game of cricket is by no means a simple one. Even the minutest of changes, such as giving a bowler an additional over in a spell, or experimenting with the batting order, can have a sizeable impact, not just on the game at hand, but also possibly on the future of the players involved in the change. Throughout its history, cricket has witnessed the reinvention of several batsmen, after their position in the batting lineup was altered. He

Top 7 India-Zimbabwe ODI Contests of All Time
Top 7 India-Zimbabwe ODI Contests of All Time

The history of Zimbabwe cricket is an interesting one, more tied up to their national politics than most other cricketing histories. Most of India will remember the shivers they gave India in the victorious 1983 World Cup campaign. Most of India will also remember the Leicester heartbreak that cost India a semi-final spot eventually in the 1999 World Cup. Interestingly, Zimbabwe was also the place where India had broken one of its longest lulls

Jul 9 2015
Angelo Mathews - The second innings superstar
Angelo Mathews - The second innings superstar

Angelo Mathews in action at Pallekele Angelo Mathews is pulling off another outstanding second innings rearguard act at Pallekele against Pakistan as I write. At end of the third day’s play in the ongoing Test, he has the second highest second innings average in the history of Test cricket, only behind Sir Don Bradman. The burly all-rounder, who was assumed to be a bits-and-pieces limited overs specialist when he debuted in 2008, has

Jul 6 2015
Five Indian batsmen who were out for a duck on ODI debut
Five Indian batsmen who were out for a duck on ODI debut

Horrifying debut of great Indian players We have seen that some players start their cricketing journey by scoring impressive hundred on debut. Some of them were able to carry their form forward, others faded away after a fabulous start. On the other hand, there are some players started their career with a duck on debut and then became a stalwart of the team. Indian ODI team blessed to have such players who blossomed after a worst

Jun 28 2015
Change is imperative in Indian cricket - The BCCI conundrum
Change is imperative in Indian cricket - The BCCI conundrum

Indian team celebrate during the 1st ODI against Bangladesh ‘With great power comes great responsibility’ is an adage we are quite familiar with. The lust for power in India is unprecedented. But we often shy away from our responsibilities and this is what plagues the Board of Control for Cricket in India, one of the richest sports bodies in the world. The body which governs the affairs of the most loved sport in

Jun 19 2015
Top 5 Indian batting pairs in recent history
Top 5 Indian batting pairs in recent history

Like dancing, in cricket, too, it takes two to tango. Cricket is a game where it is essential that you create an understanding with your batting partner at the other end and complement one another to build a match-winning partnership. India have been a force to reckon with since the 2000s, in particular, courtesy of having some world class batsmen who have combined brilliantly with one another.  Here is a list of India’s top 5 batting

Jun 12 2015
The fantastic four of Indian Cricket
The fantastic four of Indian Cricket

The Fab 4 are back to serve Indian Cricket In a time frame, where an Indian product was finding it tough to stand firm in the globalised market, few men left a mark on the pages of history. A mark so deep in stature that gave them a place on the Wall of the Greats. They have raised benchmarks so height, that generations to come would strive to achieve those. Such has been the impact of the Fantastic Four of the Indian Cricket team - Sachin T

Jun 10 2015
Working with young talent really interests me: Rahul Dravid
Working with young talent really interests me: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid Newly appointed India A and India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid held forth on how he will go about his new job of contributing to Indian cricket, and what he aims to achieve in his new role. Dravid said, “I think it is really exciting because it has been an area I have always been interested in. I feel it is a very important stage of development of a lot of cricketers, having been through it myself. “I am just hoping tha

Jun 7 2015
More India 'A' tours abroad, suggests BCCI advisory committee
More India 'A' tours abroad, suggests BCCI advisory committee

Work in progress with BCCI’s new advisory committee Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The new Indian cricket board advisory committee - the trio of former greats Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman - on Saturday suggested more India 'A' team tours overseas to ensure the young talents are better equipped to cope with the pressures of competitive cricket keeping in mind the upcoming World Twenty20. "The three

Jun 6 2015
The 5 Best Coaches the Indian Cricket team has ever had
The 5 Best Coaches the Indian Cricket team has ever had

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be, rather than what they are.” A good coach is a man who always works behind the scenes, and yet remains one of the key reasons for his team’s success. These mentors often go unappreciated even when their teams perform well, despite giving their players the training lessons and the drive to win. India first appointed a coach for the cricket team in 1992 and has had a total o

Jun 5 2015
Rahul Dravid would have been amazing in advisory committee, says Virat Kohli
Rahul Dravid would have been amazing in advisory committee, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli wants to take India to new heights Indian test captain Virat Kohli said he wanted the former Indian captain Rahul Dravid in the new advisory committee. He also said that it would have been perfect to have all four (Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid) of them together on board. “It would have been amazing if all four would have been on board. (But) he (Dravid) must have had some obligation or comm

Jun 5 2015
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