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'India's team selection has been faulty: Where's the turn to justify two spinners?'

'India's team selection has been faulty: Where's the turn to justify two spinners?'

London: The Indian team selection has been faulty, and if not corrected, it could cost the Men in Blue the World Cup. This was voiced by veteran London-based cricket broadcaster and writer Ashis Ray, who has covered the game in England for 42 years as well as every World Cup since 1979. Ray, who h...

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Not the best of times to be MS Dhoni

Not the best of times to be MS Dhoni

New Delhi: If there's one person who has faced maximum ire following India's defeat to England in Sunday's World Cup game, it is M.S. Dhoni. Dhoni, who remained unbeaten at 42 from 31 balls, is once again facing some really harsh criticism from former cricketers and fans. His sportsmanship has ...

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2019: When IPL Indian captains (even Dhoni!) totally lost their cool...

2019: When IPL Indian captains (even Dhoni!) totally lost their cool...

IPL 2019 saw a record number of Indian captains losing their cool. Maybe because they’ve come after a long international tour in Australia and New Zealand or maybe it’s because the World Cup is coming up. Either way, fans saw some unusual leadership behaviour on the field. Now Indian patriarch and s...

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Mankad Run-out: One of the four laws of cricket not understood well by players

Mankad Run-out: One of the four laws of cricket not understood well by players

New Delhi: The word "Mankade" has been etched quite prominently in the history of cricket. In 1947, one of India's great cricketers, Vinoo Mankad, ran out Bill Brown in a Test match in Australia for being out of the crease when Mankad was in his bowling delivery stride. Although, Mankad had warned ...

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Kohli and his merry band of men all ready for the World Cup 2019

Kohli and his merry band of men all ready for the World Cup 2019

The selection of the Kohli-led merry band of men for the most prestigious cricket tournament, the World Cup 2019, has never been so intensely discussed before. India seems to be the red hot favourites to lift the cup and so for the millions of fans, the sparkle of another World Cup victory seems em...

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Whether to play Pakistan or not, ball is in government's court

Whether to play Pakistan or not, ball is in government's court

So much is happening in cricket, both on and off the field. Its exciting on the park and so much politicking in the board rooms. West Indies won a Test series against England at home and Sri Lanka handed out South Africa a similar 2-0 drubbing in their own backyard. Both West Indies and Sri Lanka ...

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Cricket World Cup undergoes several changes in its 44-year history

Cricket World Cup undergoes several changes in its 44-year history

Image Courtesy: ICC New Delhi: Since its inception in 1975, the ICC World Cup has witnessed several changes. While defending champions Australia are the most successful nation with five titles, India and West Indies have two each, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka one World Cup each. The first three One-D...

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Indian cricket's glamorous heroes

Indian cricket's glamorous heroes

Sporting heroes have been glamourized from the ancient Roman times and continue till today. The feats of the famous gladiator, Spartacus or the charioteer Benhur are stories that still rekindle the glory and success that comes through when an individual is seen winning against difficult odds. Arjun...

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The Pandya-Rahul fiasco: Who is to blame?

The Pandya-Rahul fiasco: Who is to blame?

Not even Karan Johar could have wished for more melodrama in the aftermath of the January 6 episode of his Koffee with Karan show. His guests on the day were Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. For the twenty-odd minutes of the show I could watch before it got unbearable, the two went int...

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Indian cricketers seem to prefer ODI format

Indian cricketers seem to prefer ODI format

Image courtesy: @BCCI The Indian cricket team has made history Down Under. Winning the Test series was just one part of the celebration. Beating the Australians in the ODIs, for the first time, was the icing on the cake. Although, the Indian cricket Test team is rated the best in the world, it seem...

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