Remember the old Australian team? The team that everyone loved to hate and felt jealous about? They had a very threatening test line up. Openers Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer made life difficult for the new bowlers. In came Punter at number 3, who would neutralize the joy of an early wicket through his intimidating … Continue reading Adapting to red ball challenge
The subcontinent rivalry is all set to kick off in UAE as the teams will battle against each other to get hold of the Asia cup 2018. It’s a unique festival for the cricket fans since it is a separate tournament with more than two teams. Gone are those days when teams used to play … Continue reading The Most Awaited Asian Derby
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