Eng v Ind

England's Jos Buttler plays a shot

Jos Buttler has been an asset since his return to Test cricket

"The new Buttler has become an asset for England. It may be prudent to allow him to continue in his role as the game changer lower down the order" For one and a half years, Jos Buttler wandered about in...
India's Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century

A different Cheteshwar Pujara and a magnificent innings

"The difference between this and the other recent efforts of Pujara was the intent to score … and the onus on remaining positive, being constantly on the lookout for runs" It seemed to be on the verge of any other...
India batsman Rahul is trapped LBW by England bowler Stuart Broad

KL Rahul in desperate need for a turnaround

"His dismissal in the fourth Test again highlighted the same nagging problem where Rahul fell to a ball that nipped in late" After KL Rahul scored one of his best tons in just his second match in Australia in 2014/15,...
Keton Jennings

England’s team selection continues to baffle

"England do need a solid man at No 3 and Root at 4. And that solid man can very well be Ian Bell, just as a stop-gap solution, to add experience and class to the line up even as...
Virat Kohli of India claps his hands as Joe Root of England

Joe Root should go back to his security blanket and bat at four

"With a number of issues still to ponder over, England is running out of time but one solution could go a long way in fixing the loopholes" Stepping out of the comfort zone is a long philosophized statement but a...
Sam Curran

Sam Curran establishes his place in elite lower middle-order

The 20-year old special talent delivers for England yet again under pressure. Sam Curran has all the qualities to become one of the best in Test cricket..... A little movement back, a quick shuffle, fiery eyes and a confident, nearly...
Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah – Ishant find the length, jostle early initiative with searing opening spell

"Whenever I go to a new country, I always plan in advance. Before visiting the country, I have a look at a few videos. What works over there. What the home team does over there. It is very important...
Ashwin

Is Ashwin really the best off-spinner in the world at the moment?

“Ravichandran Ashwin is easily the best off-spinner in the world” England’s former off-spin bowler Graeme Swann was forthright in his assessment of the Indian, who despite his dubious records away from home towers over the other spinners in the world...
Joe-Root

Joe Root: Team selection, slip cordon and general air of apprehension

"Yes, it is hard to believe that they are 2-1 up. The manner in which India has struck back has made quite an impact" In one word, Joe Root looked apprehensive. His stubble has almost disappeared, and along with it has...
Pandya cartoon

Hardik Pandya: No Holding him Back

  Hardik Pandya: No Holding him Back
England

Video: Ageas Bowl ready for another wonderful Test match

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jns3t4qPB7E All the Three Test matches produced enough high-quality cricket to keep the interest alive in this series.  Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India rediscovered their mojo in Trent Bridge, while England would look to seal the series in...
England batsman Ollie Pope hooks a short ball during day two of the 3rd Specsavers Test Match between England and India

England’s batting woes at home could stem from a faulty batting order

Why England's batting order is struggling more often on home soil?  Exceptional analysis, insightful data-oriented team selections, nothing could save England from collapsing against some incisive bowling from the Indians at Trent Bridge. Having made two changes to their playing...
James Vince and Cook

Four openers England could try in the remaining two Tests

With partners changing by series, Alastair Cook and England are in danger of seeking out a new opener in time for the fourth Test after their batting cane a cropper in the loss at Nottingham. With 13 partners since...
Ageas Bowl Venue - Hampshire Cricket

Ageas Bowl: What to expect?

"The wicket here has helped spin towards the latter parts of the matches" India can emulate Don Bradman’s Australians of 1936-37 and make it 3-2 … at least that has been the hope voiced by some, including respected men like...
Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant’s art of overcoming his limitations with temperament

“She’s talking to angels, counting the stars… Making a wish on a passing car” Every time Rishabh Pant must have spotted a shooting star, his heart would have tugged at just one desire. Each occasion an eyelash fell, the young...
Hanuma Vihari

From IPL snubs to the highest First-Class average in the world – the journey...

A tough lad who does not wish to give up easily..... The stars have failed to align in favour of the Under-19 World Cup team that won the tournament for India in 2012. Unmukt Chand, India’s hero and a centurion...
Alastair Cook’s mangal dosha

Alastair Cook’s mangal dosha

And the search continues............ If Alastair Cook were an Indian, his mom would, in all probability, sit around a group of aunties, sipping on hot tea while complaining about how the stars aren't aligned right for him these days. Studious,...
Ian Bell of Warwickshire bats during day two of Specsavers County Championship Division Two

Ian Bell: This pillar from the past may provide the balancing factor for a...

"A trifle out of box perhaps, but one may argue that such offbeat measures are necessary now, given that the top order has not fired in a long, long time" Unbeaten centuries in both innings against Glamorgan. 172 against Kent. The...
Lords

Video: A few anecdotes from the Home of Cricket

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ron_hABTFNM As the India-England tour continues, join our man Arunabha Sengupta in England as he narrates some interesting anecdotes about the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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