Aus v Ind

Cricket

Kuldeep Yadav’s methods were simple and effective

Kuldeep Yadav vindicated the faith of the team management by picking up three wickets on the third day and pushing Australia on the back foot. He did so by sticking to the rudimentary basics of bowling slow through the...
Cricket

Ravindra Jadeja continues to prove his worth in Tests

"Jadeja is certainly making a case for himself as the spin all-rounder in the team. He has the number and the ability to play that role in the team, even if it comes at the cost of Ashwin in...
Cricket

Bootless Aussie attack suffer from planning and execution issues

"The sting in the attack was missing and India had the batting to grind them down. Everything from planning to execution to on-field tactics left one gaping as Australian fielders tanned more than they would have on a day...
Cricket

The Australian quick bowlers have erred in length throughout the series

The length bowled by the Australian bowlers have been too short through the series. This is evident from the analysis of the number of bowled and leg-before dismissals they have extracted, as well as the proportion of deliveries targeted...
India

Cheteshwar Pujara’s 2018-19 outing the greatest by an Indian in Australia?

All numbers updated till Day One, Sydney Test (January 3, 2019) India were reduced to 41/4, and later 127/6, at Adelaide. Cheteshwar Pujara bailed them out with 123. Then he added 71 in the second innings for good measure. At...
Kuldeep Yadav

Selection surprises continue with Kuldeep Yadav

The choice of Kuldeep Yadav as a replacement of Ishant Sharma was surprising. Not only is he short of match practice in red-ball cricket, but spinners have also had a very difficult time in Sydney for the last 10...
Australia

Video: Can Australia bounce back?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKU3jHQv0D4 India are leading the series by 2-1 and are well set to win a Test series down under.  Can Australia bounce back to restore pride? Only time will tell. Deep Dasgupta, Jason Dasey, Arunabha Sengupta and Abhishek Mukherjee discuss the...
Don

3 overs and a century: Will India be inspired by Bradman at Sydney?

"As Virat Kohli’s men take the field in Sydney to try and wrap up India’s first series victory in Australia, perhaps the top order can take inspiration from this knock played 87-years ago by the world’s greatest cricketer less...

Before Rishabh Pant-Tim Paine, there were other follow-up acts too

"The banter took a lighter turn when both teams were invited to the residence of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Pant got a photograph of himself clicked with Bonnie Paine, wife of Tim, and their children – “accepting” the...
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Video: Victorious India in Boxing Day Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIfgjLif2M4 India registered a thumping victory at MCG. It was a clinical effort from India. Australia are left to rue their below-par batting display. Deep Dasgupta, Jason Dasey, Abhishek Mukherjee, and Arunabha Sengupta discuss the third Test at MCG.....
Mitchell Starc

An unfit Starc is better than no Starc

"Starc is being criticised as we have seen him deliver many magical spells in the past and as a result the expectations from him are huge. He is too good not to get his lost form back" Mitchell Starc is...
Warner and Smith

What a series this could have been if Steven Smith and David Warner had...

Steven Smith and David Warner have not just been the backbone of the Australian batting in the last five years. They have actually been the entire body of Australian batting. What a series this might have been in Cricket...
Australia

Australia’s top order failure calls for a revamp of the batting line-up

"The main and probably the only cause for Australia's struggle in this series can be attributed to the horrible performance of their top six batsmen"  Australia are not the same team anymore! This sentence has become a cliché in recent times,...
Mitchell Marsh

Australia need to ponder new all-round options as Mitchell Marsh’s poor run of performances...

As Australia stand on the cusp of defeat, with only two wickets remaining and an entire final day of play left, the decision to bring an out of form Mitchell Marsh into the side doesn’t appear to be wise” “We...
Cricket

Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon: What more can they do?

Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon have done everything they could have, and still find themselves fighting a losing battle. It is not ability that alone is helping them hold fort in the ruins, there also seems to be cognitive...
Cricket

Rishabh Pant: A Work in Progress wicketkeeper

"While Pant may or may not make the cut for the World Cup, he must continue to look for ways to improve as a wicketkeeper, especially in the longest format" Ever since Rishabh Pant made his debut at Trent Bridge...
India

Not enforcing the follow on was a curious decision

Whether we look at it from the match situation or base our analysis on historical data, not asking Australia to bat again was a curious decision. If weather does play a role in the remaining days of the Test...
Bumrah

Fiery Jasprit Bumrah reserves his best for the last of 2018

"Given the conditions at Melbourne, it would be no surprise if Bumrah goes on to grab another five-for in the second essay and ends the year with more than 50 Test wickets" When Jasprit Bumrah was first picked in the...
India

Not many demons in the MCG pitch; just fast bowling of the greatest order

"And Melbourne, with a 15-wicket day, caught up with Christchurch and Centurion" Twenty wickets had fallen in the first 91 overs at Christchurch – a wicket every 27.3 balls. At Centurion there were 30 in 163, one every 32.6. Contrast...
Cricket

India probably got way fewer than they should have after two days of batting

The Indians batted through almost all of two days, and remained largely untroubled, but they did not quite forge an advantageous position in the Melbourne Test...... Read also: The Virat Kohli-Mitchell Starc duel Two balls did keep low in the day. Cheteshwar...

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