Champions League
2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Champions League, International Cricket, IPL 0
T20 missing attacking captaincy

T20 cricket is designed to suit the aggressive brand of cricket, or so it has been perceived by the players and sold to the audience by its managers. Twenty overs of non-stop action in which every player brings forth his attacking instincts is what this format has become synonymous with. Batsmen aren’t shy of taking […]


3 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Champions League, International Cricket, IPL 0
Changing Face of Batting

MS Dhoni walked in to bat after the loss of the third wicket on the first ball of the 15th over in a Champions League Twenty20 match between his team, Chennai Super Kings, and Sun Risers Hyderabad. Suresh Raina at the other end was set and going berserk. Thirty-five balls were remaining, so one expected Dhoni to start […]


4 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Champions League 2
CLT20--An eye opener for IPL teams

Here’s a little quiz—Which T20 league is considered to be the best in the World? Which league gets the maximum number of entries into the Champions League, that too without the hassle of playing in the qualifier stage? Which team is allowed to field four (at times 5 players also) overseas players and also has […]


5 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Champions League, Domestic Cricket, IPL 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy- Serving No Purpose

BCCI has been meticulous enough in planning its string of first class tournaments – while the Ranji Trophy determines the best state side; it also throws in new talent that can last five day games. The Duleep Trophy is meant to take the standard a notch higher, for the best performers in the four zones […]


5 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Champions League, International Cricket, IPL 0
Don't Crucify Bowlers At T20 Altar

836 runs in 78.3 overs scored in two consecutive Champions League matches in Bengaluru – daunting figures. This run-fest started with some breathtaking stroke-play like David Warner’s switch-hit sixes, but soon turned into a complete annihilation of the hapless bowlers. No matter where they bowled (lengths and lines) or how they bowled (pace, spin, etc.) […]


5 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Champions League, Domestic Cricket 0
Battered And Bruised

Battered and bruised—that’s how I’m feeling after getting a serious pounding over five days in the season opener- the Irani trophy. Yes, the match was in Jaipur—our home ground and yes, the Rest of India team wasn’t as strong a team as it could’ve possibly been, yet it did little to change the outcome of […]


5 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Champions League, Domestic Cricket, IPL 0
Winners of Losers?

Bengal was reeling at 48/3 against Madhya Pradesh when Subhomoy Das walked in to bat. It was the final match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy, India’s national domestic T20 tournament. He played the knock of his life when it mattered the most and scored a crucial 49 off just 29 balls to take Bengal […]