Archive for January, 2013
5 years, 4 months ago Posted in: International Cricket 3
Ashwin needs to be more consistent

When Anil Kumble exited from the scene, a gaping hole in the Indian spin department suddenly came to the fore. If losing out on the man who took 600 Test wickets wasn’t enough of a dent, Harbhajan Singh’s inability to assume the lead bowler’s role in his absence compounded to India’s woes, for no longer […]

5 years, 5 months ago Posted in: IPL 0
How much should we read into Under-19 success stories?

August 26, 2012 was a momentous day for Indian cricket — our Under-19 team had lifted the World Cup in Australia, beating the hosts in the final. While the seniors had been whitewashed a few months ago in the same country, our boys defeated all odds to reclaim the coveted trophy. At one stroke, these youngsters became household names, […]

5 years, 5 months ago Posted in: International Cricket 0
Who after Fletcher?

Nearly two years ago, when Duncan Fletcher replaced Gary Kirsten as the coach of the Indian team, he must have thought that a success similar to Kirsten’s would improve his coaching CV exponentially. After all, there is no bigger test as a coach than taking charge of one of the world’s most influential set of cricketers. But […]

5 years, 5 months ago Posted in: International Cricket 10
Fielding, Five bowlers in XI & Swing bowling for WC 2015

There haven’t been too many takers for Indian cricket lately. The chronic phase, expected to have gotten over after the Australian embarrassment of 2012, now seems to be becoming more of an era of bad cricket with almost nothing left to cheer about. If India’s overseas performances weren’t enough to badger its spirits, its impregnable […]