July 14, 2018. The West Indies are battling to survive. On Day 2, they seemed certain winners but suddenly, on Day 3, they are clueless. "Is that thing in our hands called a bat?", it seems their batsmen wonder. "What does...
Ever since Kuldeep Yadav has set foot in the UK he has been on fire. These are his match figures in each of the games he has played thus far on the tour: 4/21 v Ireland, 3-16 v Ireland,...
Maxwell seems lacklustre, Tim Paine's failed to get going, there's no sign of Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar cannot always pinch-hit and, Shaun Marsh seems clearly overburdened. Australian cricket is at its lowest ebb at present. The ball-tampering scandal ripped the heart...
Back in 2016, a relatively unknown commodity in West Indies cricket arose from obscurity. He had a passport at home. But he also produced one at Sabina Park, Jamaica. That passport got a stamp of approval from none other than Virat Kohli,...

Sir Sunny

1983 may have been just another year for most cricket teams. But it was anything but that for India. In the lexicon of Indian cricket, it signified glory. It ushered in something never experienced before. For a nation starving for global recognition,...
"Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place.’’ Close your eyes for some time. Now, try to think of Saurav Ganguly. Which images do you see? The famous shirt wave at the...
"Enigmas don't age; they grow stronger with time" 2 April 2011. It's the World Cup Finals at Mumbai. It doesn’t get bigger than this. India off to a shaky start as the demigod and the marauder from Nazafgarh, Delhi have been sent...
For the most part of their ODI Cricket sojourn, England never exuded aggression or showed any semblance of it at least with the bat. Traditionally, English batting in the limited - over format revolved around batsmen who never caused any...
It's July 3, 2018. It's a buzzing, sunny bright day here in Harare. The evening sun is out and it seems that a day well spent is coming to a close. Cricket's been in the air. The home team's been busy. A...
Dilruwan Perera has been a late bloomer. After playing his first few games at 25, he was dropped for six years and returned back to become a perfect partner for Rangana Herath. An immediate call-up and being left in the...