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Passionate Pakistan Turn Tables On Lackluster India
Pakistan turned the tables on a somewhat self-satisfied and complacent Indian team to record their biggest win in an ICC tournament since winning the World Cup under Imran Khan in 1992 by lifting the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
United India Crush Pakistan in Birmingham
Prior to India's defense of the ICC Champions Trophy, a news story peddled by Cricinfo about the supposed serious rift in the Indian camp between captain Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble broke. When others questioned the veracity of the story Cricinfo took the unusual stand of doubling down on its claim of such a rift by citing "unnamed" sources who apparently had direct knowledge of the alleged rift... while not presenting either Kohli's or Kumble's take on the issue. On the eve of the match the issue once again raised its head at a pre-match conference and Kohli flatly denied such a rift and rubbished the report.
India Retain No. 1 Test Ranking
India continue their domination at the top of the ICC Test rankings. They grabbed the No. 1 spot late last year, after Pakistan briefly held it for a few weeks. India with their record breaking home season look set to hold on to No. 1 for a long time. Pakistan meanwhile after being white washed in Australia and New Zealand and despite eking out a historic first series win in West Indies against a historically weak West Indies side have plummeted to No. 6.
What the ICC owes BCCI
The malcontents of the ICC have once again used their unofficial mouthpiece Cricinfo to begin a campaign of pressure to try and bring the BCCI to heel. However they would be better served if they recognize that they must meet the legitimate and reasonable interests of their biggest benefactor the Indian cricket fan, and indirectly the BCCI.
A Chinaman From India
Kuldeep Yadav was a surprise inclusion in the fourth and deciding Test of the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. Here is the behind the scene story of the rise of a Chinaman from India
Captain Kohli Reviews Record Breaking Home Season
Virat Kohli, the current Indian Test Captain, reflects on a record-breaking home season. The only other time India played as many as 13 Tests at home in a season was back in 1979-80 when it played two back to back 6-Test series against the visiting Australian and Pakistani sides and a one-off Test against England. Back then the captain for the Tests was the man handing the ICC Test Champion's mace to Kohli, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. India won 4, lost one and drew 8 Tests back then. This time only two out of 13 Tests were drawn and India won 10 and lost one. How things have changed, and for the better, both for Indian cricket and Test cricket in general since then.
Is Steve Smith The Hillary Clinton of Cricket?
The Daily Telegraph an Australian Tabloid has called Virat Kohli the Donald Trump of Cricket accusing him of spreading "Fake News". But the real question is whether the Australian Captain is the Hillary Clinton of Cricket?
ICC Absolves Steve Smith of Cheating
Steve Smith the Australian captain by his own admission had a “brain fade” when he sought the help of the dressing room to decide whether to review on-field umpiring decision. The truth is this was not a one-off "brain fade" but the third time that Smith checked with the dressing room. When it happened a third time, and TV cameras caught it the on-field umpires, who had been informed on the two previous occassions by Virat Kohli, finally intervened. What Smith did was not only against the spirit of the game it was illegal.
Why Not Parthiv?
The recently concluded second Test at Banglore was a missed opportunity to prepare an all-condition Indian Test squad. Clearly Wriddhiman Saha is the top choice for glove man for the Indian team and there is no doubt he deserved to walk back into the side after his understudy Parthiv Patel did a credible job both with the gloves and especially with the bat in the series against England. However not giving Parthiv the chance to remain in the squad as back up keeper and back up opener is something the selectors will need to seriosly reconsider
Umesh Yadav: Right Arm Fast
The upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy is being viewed as a battle between Indian spinners and Australian batsmen, but there may be another bowler that the Australian batsmen need to be wary of.
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