Cricket
  • Chinks in India’s ODI Armour

    India v/s England, ODI series Result: India win first game to lead 1-0 in 3-match series   It ended up becoming a Super Sunday for the Indian ODI team at Pune. After conceding 350 to England, and being 63/4 while chasing, the team –...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 16, 2017
  • Preview: India v/s England, ODI series

    India played only seven ODIs in 2016, and so ex-captain M.S. Dhoni (takes a while to get used to this term) always felt like more of an occasional visitor in the international scheme of things. The World T20, however, had already put his role as...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 11, 2017
  • Ranji Trophy: A Shaw-shot Superstar

    A precocious 13-year-old pint-sized boy holds a bat far too large for him. In fact, his helmet and pads make him look like an ice-hockey goalie, as he struggles to be mobile enough. He is batting in a net session at a Mumbai maidaan,...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 10, 2017
  • Redialling MS Dhoni, The Finisher

    In 2008, on the final day of the fourth and final Test match of the series between India and Australia in Nagpur, with India 1-0 up in the series and on the verge of their victory and retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, something magical happened....

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 5, 2017
  • Five Important Cricketing Events In 2017

    As of now, two depressingly one-sided tours are underway: Pakistan’s tour of Australia, and Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa. Both the Asian teams are, not surprisingly, being pounded into submission in test cricket. They could just be slightly more competitive in the limited-overs...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 4, 2017
  • 2016: A Year in Test Cricket

    A few hours ago, Pakistan did a Pakistan, only days after almost chasing down the highest ever Test score against Australia. They lost 10 wickets in two sessions, failing to survive on the fifth day after Australia, led by captain and World No. 1...

    Rahul DesaiDecember 30, 2016
  • Karun Nair: The Everyday Hero

    5th test, India v/s England, Chennai From the top tier of the Northern Stand at the Wankhede stadium last week, in the fourth test between India and England, 25-year-old batsman Karun Nair looked like more of an afterthought on the pitch. Virat Kohli had...

    Rahul DesaiDecember 20, 2016

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