Archive for September, 2012
1 year, 6 months ago Posted in: International Cricket 0
T20--the vehicle to globalize the game

As it happens with most ICC World events, the first week of this World T20 in Sri Lanka hasn’t garnered any special attention too, and the reason for such indifference has been the presence of the minnows and lopsided matches involving them. At the inception of this format, it was widely believed that T20 is [...]


1 year, 6 months ago Posted in: Domestic Cricket, International Cricket, IPL 0
India, look after your young

India have slipped to No. 5 in the Test rankings – their lowest in the last five years. Even though rankings mean little unless taken in context, India’s decline in Test cricket is apparent. They were No. 1 when they arrived in England last year. By the time they finished their series in Australia six [...]


1 year, 7 months ago Posted in: IPL 1
Temperament lets Rohit down

In 2007 Rohit Sharma burst onto the Indian cricket scene as a young player with immense potential destined for bigger things in life. When on song, he’s been a delight to watch, for his languid movement makes batting look ever so easy. Traditionally, there are a three ‘T’s to judge a young batsman – the [...]


1 year, 7 months ago Posted in: International Cricket 0
Why does cricket have to be a tool of politics?

Cricketing ties between India and Pakistan are likely to resume shortly. The decks have been cleared for India to host a mini series against their arch-rivals Pakistan, albeit pending the Indian government’s approval, which is likely to be forthcoming. India haven’t played Pakistan in a bilateral series for quite some time, and while we can get excited [...]