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The Amazing Mr. Jaddu
Once called a non-wicket taking bowler by the legendary Erapalli Prasanna early in his career, Jadeja now has 185 wickets in 39 Tests to Prasanna's own 189 in 49 Tests... So even legends can be fooled. Look at his numbers and compare them to all left arm bowlers pace or spin who have taken 100 or more Test wickets...
India versus Pakistan Test Pace Attacks
Pakistani fans and media naturally think their fast bowling is better than India's, but what is surprising is that even Indian media seem to think that is the case. But is that really so? In this piece I do a comparison and reach the conclusion that this is a myth colored by the historic imbalance between the pace attacks of the two sides, but not based on current statistics and performance.
Indian Women's Squad for T20 World Cup Announced
The Womens T20 World Cup is coming up in a month in West Indies, the home of the defending Womens T20 Champions. India have announced their Squad for the tournament. It will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur with Smriti Mandhana as vice captain. India will look to make the final 4 and from there anything is possible...
West Indies Tour of India 2018-19
Once upon a time a visit by the West Indies would have elicited excitement and bit of trepidation as Indian fans would have looked forward to welcoming bowlers with Pace like Fire and batsmen who played with Calypso Flair and who could score both fast and big. Nowadays it is more likely indifference and a bit of disdain that the fans are likely to feel, especially with the WICB denying the most exciting West Indies players, the likes of Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, etc. the chance to play Test cricket. Anyway, the two sides are scheduled to play Two Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The complete fixtures are as follows:
Indian Team for Asia Cup Announced
BCCI has rested Virat Kohli... and made Rohit Sharma the captain... and Shikar Dhawan his deputy... Also this will be chance for india and Pak to play each other after a long time and both cricket boards and fans will be anticipating the clash... Pakistan though a lowly 7th in Test ranking and a mediocre 5th in ODIs are still very unpredictable, as the their fans like to remind all.. and are a formidable limited over unit...so Indian fans will be a bit wary...but excited and quietly confident as the defending champions and 6 time winners ...about winning the tournament again for the 7th time in this the 14th edition of the tournament.
India Need To Be Bold In Southampton
India won a famous Test at Lord’s in 2014, but then proceeded to lose the next three by big margins. Their complacency after the big Lord’s win was evident under MS Dhoni. One hopes that under Virat Kohli this is not repeated.
Remembering That Golden Summer of '71
The picture of the dapper Wadekar walking in the London rain with the wide-eyed young Sunil Gavaskar captures the essence of that Golden Summer of 1971 when India won back to back overseas series against the two strongest teams of that time; first the West Indies and then England. Here is the Late Great Wadekar reminiscing about that and more
Virat Goes to No. 1
Virat Kohli has achieved another personal milestone by becoming the seventh India batsman and first since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011, to top the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, which were released on Sunday morning following the conclusion of the Edgbaston Test.
Testing Times Ahead For Team India
India are the current World No. 1 ranked Test Team, while England rank 5th. But as the recent Tests in Sri Lanka show, it is difficult to overstate home advantage. Sri Lanka the World No. 6 ranked team has decimated South Africa who are ranked 2nd. Can India avoid a similar fate?
Rahul Dravid Inducted Into "Old Boys Club Hall of Fame"
Back in 2014 I had written the following: "The ICC Hall of Fame seems to be nothing more than an old boys (and a few gals too, for good measure) club that seems quite out of touch with the World Game today. How else does one explain the predominance of Australia, England and West Indies in the Hall, with only three Indians and no Sri Lankans?" And each year the new inductees don't seem to be any different. Nothing seems to have changed almost half a decade later
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