The scorecard was 12 for 3 when AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis came out to bat during the first test against India in Newlands earlier this year. A solid partnership from the experienced pair at the middle helped South Africa to control the early damage caused by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who completely decimated the … Continue reading Clearing Up the Tail
Almost all the cricket teams are packed with a tight schedule but I would like to highlight West Indies, whose performance has been promising. They completely dominated the Sri Lankans during the first two test matches, before losing the third test. Now they are giving a tough time to Bangladesh, who are yet to remove … Continue reading A slow and steady rise for the Windies.
The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to begin in a couple of months and the time has come for cricketing franchises to target some key players. They are left with a lot of numbers to crunch and a plethora of players to watch out for. While they keep selecting the … Continue reading Moneyball in Cricket
Why Indian players are struggling to win during overseas tours? Why Ishant in place of Bhuvi? Why no Rahane in the playing XI? As we keep questioning the Indian team for the loss in the test series against South Africa, let’s take a moment to appreciate the Indian team who defeated Pakistan in the 5th … Continue reading Blind Love for Cricket
Quite often we hear this phrase-“To achieve success, one needs to have 50% pain, 5% pleasure, 15% concentration, 20% skill and 10% of luck.” In this fast paced and competitive world, the statement holds true, especially the factor of luck. To get hold of this factor, people need to be confident and to achieve this … Continue reading The Power of Superstition in Cricket
Misery for England continues in the Australian soil as they face another Ashes defeat against their rivals. The Englishmen are in the verge of getting whitewashed in the series and the barmy army wouldn't be pleased with the way the things have gone. Let's understand what went wrong for England in the series: Failure from … Continue reading The Ashes gets buried in Australia
Somewhere between Virat Kohli's marriage and India's shocking defeat against Sri Lanka, we have crossed Yuvraj Singh's 36th birthday. Born in Punjab, he is the son of a former cricketer Yograj Singh. As a child who was interested in roller skating, he won the national U-14 skating championship. His father threw his medal away and … Continue reading A Tribute to the Prince