With three World Cup events having taken place in England, the International Cricket Council (ICC) opened up the event to go global. Thus, India and Pakistan got a nod ahead to host the first-ever world cup in 1987. Zimbabwe, who played...
The World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe earlier this year featured its fair share of heartbreaks, as the International Cricket Council’s regressive decision to trim the 2019 World Cup meant that only two berths were up for grabs. Scotland came...
A story that can be filed under the section ‘Shocking but true.’ The hero (rather, for Test match purists, also the villain) of the tale is the ‘Universe Boss’ from the Caribbean, Chris Gayle. Stunningly so, it was a six from Chris Gayle that reversed the fortunes of the West Indian team against...
Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand. Beholds true in the case of Hardik Pandya. The barrage of criticism on him had been unprecedented after the Lord's test. Moreover, the hunt for a scapegoat...
Australia - Down Under, literally. The 1992 Benson & Hedges World Cup was a landmark spectacle. The use of the white ball, players with coloured clothing and day-night matches delivered an overwhelming experience for audiences across the globe first time...
TNPL 2018 - Hits, Misses and Finds The Duleep Trophy 2018, where around 42 of India’s top cricketers (not including India and India A contingent) were auditioning to claim a place in the national cricket framework, is not being played at a regular cricket venue. The venue this year for the tournament was Natham, the picturesque NPR College ground in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. The little-known venue staging a major BCCI event is a...
Fast bowlers have always had a quizzical connection with the game. Such are the demands of the skill in question that it has a unique and damaging effect on the human body. Nevertheless, the sight of a fast bowler...
It was in 2008 when this lanky speedster broke into wild celebrations as he claimed the final South African wicket to give India U-19 the World Cup title under Virat Kohli. Yes, we are talking about Siddarth Kaul, India’s...
As India bowed down at Lord's, there were disappointed faces in the Indian dressing room. There was no surprise. But the event was quite contrasting to that of 2014. For someone like Murali Vijay falling five runs short of...
Often, it’s not about blasting sixes. At times, it may not be about an atomic explosion of sorts with the bat, the kinds demanded by a format like T20. We are prevailing in rather confusing times where haste often overpowers...