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 Hardik Pandya should be used more extensively in Tests
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
"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?
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?
Winning the toss of an important match and choosing what looked like a right option. Check. Getting a batsman out off a no-ball in an important ICC tournament match. Check. The said batsman getting a hundred. Check. The opposition getting to a seemingly impossible total. Check. The usual meltdown and a tame end. Check. India's … Continue reading A Determined Pakistan defeats A Goofy India
For the fist time, the BCCI branded the October to March window as "Indian Season" and chalked up a mammoth 13 Tests schedule. Throughout the last 6 months it only emphasized the fact that Test cricket still lives on and lives on strong! After India brushed New Zealand aside with relative ease and the England series surprisingly … Continue reading The Australian Series Review
So India’s third tour to Australia in four years has failed to bring any better luck. Quite contrary, the more we tour Australia more pain and agony it brings to the captain and coach. This time, even after scoring 5 centuries in 4 consecutive matches, India has failed to win a single match. I don’t … Continue reading India’s ODI ‘Blues’