Chris Gayle hardly had a bat in both formats of the game this year. Even De Villiers registered a long break from the game. Despite big absentees, 2017 proved to be a productive year for batsmen. As many as...
Not minnows of world cricket anymore, not punching bags either, Bangladesh, despite not being a cricketing giant have come a long way since the onset of 2000. They might not possess a major trophy or two in their cabinet to...
Should Sri Lanka follow the same direction currently taken by New Zealand, Australia, England and, India? Currently, the famous 'fab four'- Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root- captain their respective teams. But on the other side, Sri...
April 21, 2007. Kensington Oval, Barbados is sad. The vibe is strong; emotions everywhere. It isn't merely a date. It is a retribution of sorts for fans that have been besotted with a cricketing enigma for close to two decades. Witnessing...
Frequently 'run-out' Inzamam Ul-Haq didn't like him. Herschelle Gibbs remained mighty jealous of him. Jonty Rhodes ran behind batsmen as if being told his house had been set on fire. Or that someone had misplaced his fixed deposit. Perhaps, South Africa...
The West Indies are playing New Zealand. For a change, a country except Zimbabwe has invited them over. There were no complaints whatsoever on the flight. The soup was served hot and the window panes functioned. Although, Devendra Bishoo complained...
We are in Delhi. Sri Lanka are in Virat-Kohli's home town. It's another 5-day contest with chances of the game swinging in one direction. It will be foolish to bet on Sri Lanka. Expecting them to crawl over India would...
Often punished, commonly beaten, rather brutally beaten, Cricket hasn't afforded the West Indies a lot of joys. But where the period of an year and a half stands- one has seen Jason Holder's men go from strength to strength. Proving...
As a player who thrives on challenges, Ravindra Jadeja has never been perturbed by any backlash. Instead, he has taken it in his stride and barged ahead. It is for this reason that the 29 year old all-rounder has...
Cricket likes a good nickname. Many have been given one. It’s nothing too uncommon. You expect a legend to have one immediately after he shows his skill and class. So when it came to celebrating arguably one of the...