With 6 bilateral ODI series wins in a row, India on right track for World Cup 2019

Michael Clarke was one of the commentators in the recently concluded India-Australia ODI series. Before the third ODI in Indore, the former Australian captain, only in jest, prodded the Indian audience by saying how they would like the series to still be alive for the fourth and fifth ODIs. As it turned out, India won … Continue reading With 6 bilateral ODI series wins in a row, India on right track for World Cup 2019

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MS Dhoni’s new avatar crucial leading up to the 2019 World Cup

There was a very candid moment in the third ODI against Sri Lanka in the current ODI series. MS Dhoni, in the process of guiding India to victory again – this time with Rohit Sharma, lay flat on his stomach seemingly trying to sleep while the Sri Lankan crowd raged at the periphery of the … Continue reading MS Dhoni’s new avatar crucial leading up to the 2019 World Cup

25 Virat Kohli stats that will amaze you

If you want to sum up Virat Kohli’s captaincy so far, especially Test captaincy, in three sentences it would be: He came. He saw. He conquered. Under Kohli, India has won 19 Tests out of 29 played, which makes him the most successful India captain in terms of win percentage (65.51%), ahead of MS Dhoni … Continue reading 25 Virat Kohli stats that will amaze you

Why Hardik Pandya should be used more extensively in Tests

Virat Kohli made a gutsy statement about Hardik Pandya at the press conference after the first Test at Galle. “I have a lot of faith in him (Hardik) as far as any format is concerned. If he grows in confidence – you see someone like Ben Stokes, what he does for England, brings in great … Continue reading Why Hardik Pandya should be used more extensively in Tests

Captain Kohli and Coach Shastri’s Road to World Cup 2019

Suraj Barjatya’s epic multi-starrer would pale in comparison to the drama that went right down the wire up to the announcement of Team India’s head coach. We all can heave a sigh of relief now that it is finally over with Ravi Shastri being named as the head coach. Shastri’s appointment should bring a much … Continue reading Captain Kohli and Coach Shastri’s Road to World Cup 2019

How long can the BCCI keep defying the Supreme Court?

"You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight. In the present scenario of cricket administration in India, this quote perfectly suits the BCCI officials who have overstayed at their posts and are refusing to budge even after being directed to do so by the … Continue reading How long can the BCCI keep defying the Supreme Court?

What can Indian Cricket Learn from and improve after Anil Kumble’s Resignation?

The middle month of 2017 has proven to be quite action-packed for the BCCI and Indian Cricket in general. June 2017 started with captain Virat Kohli vehemently denying any rift between him and Anil Kumble. The middle of June was consumed by India’s unsuccessful title defence in the Champions Trophy culminating in a complete capitulation against Pakistan to … Continue reading What can Indian Cricket Learn from and improve after Anil Kumble’s Resignation?