Archive for August, 2012
4 years, 8 months ago Posted in: IPL 6
Who After Zaheer?

How have India been so dominating at home for such a long time? It’s because their spinners have always had the upper hand over batsmen who are not so proficient against quality spin bowling on low, slow and turning surfaces, while India’s batsmen counter the opposition’s spin bowling with ease. And since conditions in India […]


4 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Domestic Cricket, International Cricket, IPL 0
Wanted : Education for players on ethics

In May, when India TV released tapes of its sting operation uncovering potential black-money transactions, players openly flouting IPL rules, and possible spot-fixing, the BCCI needed to act fast to restore credibility. They did, conducting an enquiry that reached its conclusion in quick time. As important as it is to conduct a fair trial, it’s equally important […]


4 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Domestic Cricket, International Cricket, IPL 2
India's bare spin cupboard

MS Dhoni’s decision to field a four-pronged seam attack in the Perth Test earlier this year took many by surprise. It was the first time in two decades that India went into a Test with an all-pace attack. As much as Dhoni’s radical decision was about the seamer-friendly conditions in Perth, it was equally about […]


4 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Domestic Cricket, International Cricket 1
Who will fill Dravid's giant shoes?

Rahul Dravid’s retirement from international cricket has posed India a serious question: have they figured out which players are most likely to fill the void? The decision to end your career may be a personal one, but the impact is felt by the entire set-up, especially when the player is of Dravid’s stature. India could […]