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A touch of Rohit perhaps? Nah! Mayank Agarwal ain't 'avatar' of anyone

A touch of Rohit perhaps? Nah! Mayank Agarwal ain't 'avatar' of anyone

I had just woken up when I received this call from my editor who wanted to know if I could find any resemblance between Mayank Agarwal and some of the Indian greats of the past in terms of batting style. This was the day after Mayank had scored his second Test double ton in as many months. The truth...

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India leaping in the dark at Eden Gardens!

India leaping in the dark at Eden Gardens!

Almost four years after the first day-night Test was played between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide, India prepare for their first such experience against Bangladesh, who too are diving into unknown territory from November 22 at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Which only leaves Ireland a...

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No longer at "Shikhar", Dhawan running out of steam

No longer at

It's been said several times over the last five years that the end is near for Shikhar Dhawan. But to his credit he has bounced back every time to prove the critics wrong. However to all intents and purposes, the present form of the batsman is stressing fans out and, god forbid, could prove damaging...

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'Declaring in the dark': Will du Plessis be the happiest with India embracing D/N Tests?

'Declaring in the dark': Will du Plessis be the happiest with India embracing D/N Tests?

As India and Bangladesh discuss and finally agree to the Eden Gardens Test next month being turned into a day-nighter, South Africa Test captain Faf du Plessis is rummaging deep in his bucket of excuses. "Every Test match, they bat first, they score 500, they declare when it's dark, they get three ...

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From 'jahannum' to 'hasin' revival, Shami proves a top-notch fighter

From 'jahannum' to 'hasin' revival, Shami proves a top-notch fighter

"Shami abused me and started beating me, even after returning from South Africa. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough. I gave him enough time (to rectify mistakes) and tried to calm myself down but instead of accepting his own mistakes, he would vent his anger on ...

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Ganguly to helm BCCI under a cloud of political undertones

Ganguly to helm BCCI under a cloud of political undertones

The richest and most powerful cricketing body in the world, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will soon be under new leadership. The new President, Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah will serve as Secretary, Mahim Verma of the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand will serve as Vice-President and ...

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Bumrah, a tragedy that must be averted

Bumrah, a tragedy that must be averted

A couple of months ago, I came across statistics on Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling across formats, and the figures shocked me. In 12 Test matches, he has bowled 451.5 overs, taking 62 wickets at an average of 19.24. In 58 one-day internationals, he has bowled 501.3 overs, taking 103 wickets at an averag...

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Sehwag reference may bring more bad than good to Rohit!

Sehwag reference may bring more bad than good to Rohit!

It all began with Sourav Ganguly suggesting that Rohit Sharma could be tried as an opener after KL Rahul failed to give a good account of himself in the last few Tests India had played, latest being the ones against the West Indies. Then someone –- probably from the media – most likely for amusemen...

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Five benefits to come from the renaming of the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium

Five benefits to come from the renaming of the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium

The Feroz Shah Kotla, one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India, was on Tuesday renamed after the late Arun Jaitley. Mr Jaitley, renowned lawyer and BJP politician, also headed the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) for a significant period and passed away last week. The reactions to ...

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What new things could Ravi Shastri bring to the table?

What new things could Ravi Shastri bring to the table?

Shastri now could win Test championship to atone for World Cup heartbreak Ravi Shastri had unformidable names to contend with in order to be reappointed as India head coach last week so it was no surprise the Kapil Dev-led committee decided in his favour. While many fans are still grumpy over India...

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