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Ashwin, the Streetsmart Cricketer Outsmarting Himself

Ravichandran Ashwin is probably the last of the street cricketers India will have in some time. Most famous street cricketer More »

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Stuart MacGill – an outsider and a cricketing hero

During their period of domination across the Taylor, Waugh and Ponting eras, the Australian team featured a number of supporting More »

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India vs. Pakistan: The mother of all rivalries and a friendship…

March 30th 2011 - India faced Pakistan in the world cup semifinal. A cricket match wrapped in politics, emotions, history and promise More »

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Memories Of India v. Australia

My first memories are of India v. Australia test cricket are of the 1991-92 tour down under. It was when More »

On The Ranji Trophy Format

Two things bother me about the Ranji Trophy. First, the fact that every single Ranji team in India is lucky More »

Preview of the Associate Nations for the World T20

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Ireland Preview Recent Form (Note: for both previews, I am only counting Twenty20 Internationals. Therefore matches against Papau New Guinea and Denmark, for instance, are not included. Cricinfo, it seems, has a very strict definition of what actually constitutes a Twenty20 International.) Since

Preview of South Africa for the World T20

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In the lead up to any ICC trophy, a glance at the South African squad will inevitably be met with an approving nod. This tournament is no different. Still lucky enough to have the greatest all rounder of the modern

Preview of NZ for the World T20

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New Zealand head into the Twenty20 World Cup as a mid table side, but one that has a history of making it to semi-finals of major tournaments. Despite being regularly written off before a tournament starts, only Pakistan and Australia

The Cook Fallacy

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Alastair Cook has been the discussion of many a debates since his Ashes 2010 performance and his fantastic run in 2011. He is only 27 and has already notched up 20 centuries and 6555 runs since his debut in 2006

The Supreme Soloists Of India and Pakistan – A Collection for Time Immemorial

There are few alluring spectacles in the game of cricket than an India v Pakistan encounter. The mere prospect of such a face-off is enough to send cricketing aficionados from the sub-continent into an anticipatory vortex of hope and expectancy.

Memories, Mathematics and Mohinder Amarnath

The bowler delivered the ball just on or outside the off-stump. The batsman getting himself into position essayed a defensive stroke. Much to the latter’s horror and chagrin, the ball in a show of disrespectful defiance bounced off the ground

Runs festivity against Pakistan

During his recent 199 at Galle, Kumar Sangakkara achieved various milestones, against Pakistan in particular. He bettered his Test average against Pakistan to 84.58, which is second highest against Pakistan after Virender Sehwag’s 91.14. Here, we take a look at

Darker shade of grey

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It is him in the news again. It is often said that no one divides opinion quite like Kevin Pietersen does, but I guess that’s applicable only for English. KP is by far my favorite England batsman since David Gower.

The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, a Book Review

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A few weeks ago, I was asked by Graywolf Press here in Minneapolis to read and review a novel about Sri Lankan cricket that they were launching. I jumped at the chance, of course. I read The Legend of Pradeep

Mohammad Hafeez – the right choice to lead?

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788 runs at a batting average of 37.52 in 39 matches. The third best batting average among batsmen with at least 600 Twenty20I runs. Pakistan’s leading run-getter. 26 T20I sixes – just 4 shy of Shahid Afridi’s 30 – for Pakistan. Man of the Match in