Eng v Ind

3rd day Edgbaston Test

Video: The Edgbaston Test hangs on knife’s edge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFkbmmzmYZw From the field of action: Arunabha Sengupta and Sandipan Banerjee discuss the match situation at the end of Day 3 at Edgbaston.
Edgbaston

Video: 1000th Test – Remembering the memorable fixtures at Edgbaston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZRWwD5w7_M The Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, which is the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, has a history of hosting important fixtures. In 1902, it became an international venue when the ground played host to an Ashes Test.  Back in...
Sam Curran of England hits out for six runs watched India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik

Sam Curran: A dilemma to cherish

"Sam Curran has arrived as one of the most exciting talents around the globe" For a considerable period over his short career, Sam Curran has been plagued by a recurrent question. Which among his two skills will take the upper...
India batsman Virat Kohli leaves the field after his innings of 149

Kohli’s temperament to the fore as he finally breaches England

"His love for the sport, his respect towards the rivals. His ability to learn and his will to never fall away from the pedestal. England has finally been breached!" The captaincy was new to him. As the Indian Cricket Team...
Sam Curran

Unobtrusive Sam Curran lights up Edgbaston

Sam Curran, the young and energetic lad has a great future ahead of him..... Two separate instances clearly announced the arrival of Sam Curran at Edgbaston on day 2 as India, after a dominant opening stand, crumbled to 160/6 by...
Virat Kohli of India bats during day two of the Specsavers

Ben Stokes and Jimmy Anderson versus Virat Kohli: That 10-over period just after lunch

A masterclass from Virat Kohli at Edgbaston..... Day 2. Session 2. 27 overs bowled, producing 84 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. As the umpires called for tea, Virat Kohli walked back … unbeaten on 53, having just survived one of...
Ravi Ashwin and Virat Kohli

Ravichandran Ashwin finds redemption at Edgbaston

"With stiff competition from young and upcoming spinners, this five-Test series in England carries a lot of significance for Ashwin" It is a redemption indeed for India's best contemporary spinner. Isn't it? Last time Ravichandran Ashwin represented the Indian team in...
Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali and Dawid Malan: The specialist batsman vs all-rounder conundrum

"And given Ravichandran Ashwin’s success on the first day, England are probably ruing not picking Moeen to bowl alongside Adil Rashid" Dawid Malan’s career average dipped to 28.16 when Mohammed Shami trapped him in front of the stumps. Worse, his...
Ravi Ashwin

Virat Kohli’s moment of brilliance: The turning point

"From 216 for 3, England ended at 285 for 9, a score that will not really allow them a good night’s sleep. But if there is one turning point that we need to capture, it was that magical moment of...
Joe Root and Jonny Bairtsow

Root-Bairstow, a story of what could have been

"A promising 104 run stand nearly defined day one of the historic series. Everything about the partnership - from the 4.52 runs per over to the pristine cover drives to the lovely nudges - reeked of England's dominance. Yet,...
Ravi Ashwin

Often success in captaincy is a combination of chances rather than inspired decisions

"A lot of it depends on chance. Much of captaincy is nothing but rolls of a slightly loaded dice. It is a mistake to attribute much more to it" So much of cricket depends on chance. On luck. On intangible,...
Adil Rashid

Adil Rashid’s inclusion: Is the England team management obsessed with the Kohli-factor?

Including Rashid in the side may not have been the smartest move just because of the inferences that can be readily made. Have they already accepted defeat in one of the major psychological battles of the series? The last time...
Ashes 2005

How good have England been at Edgbaston?

"That Edgbaston continues to remain the least-featured English ground remains a surprise" 19th-century England had five Test grounds – The Oval, Old Trafford, Lord’s, Trent Bridge, and Headingley – in that order. Edgbaston completed the sextet, in 1902.  This might...
Joe Root

Joe Root: The boy has grown into a man

"It may be very late in the day, but a certain 77-year-old former opener can try to take a leaf out of Root’s book. That man in question, though, is yet to grow out of his days as a...
Joe Root and Virat Kohli

Video: A cracking contest expected at Edgbaston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpVnR33rdgc The long-awaited Test series between England and India is about to commence at Edgbaston. England, the hosts, have the upper hand at this venue, Virat Kohli's men cannot be written off. Deep Dasgupta, Arunabha Sengupta and Abhishek Mukherjee discuss the build-up...
Virat Kohli

Edgbaston on the eve of the Test

"There is a quiet confidence with which the Indian captain carries himself. And his counterpart deliberately underplays the historic advantage" Virat Kohli will not show concern. And Joe Root will shun the mantle of favourites even if the venue is...
Ishant Sharma

The length on which the Indian pacers need to concentrate at Edgbaston

"Hence, the Indians should carefully go in and attack the good length consistently. If they can trouble the best players in the side, they have enough power to send back the other players too. The battle knell has sounded" The...
England team celebrates the dismissal of India's captain Virat Kohli

Identifying England’s best XI for the first Test

"As they walk out for their 1000th Test, Joe Root and co have a chance to make their historic moment a memorable one. They have the personnel and conditions aligned in their favour but can they make it count...
Jamie Porter of Essex celebrates after getting Sam Hain of Warwickshire

England’s third seamer conundrum

Tom Curran or Jamie Porter? Who would fit in as the third seamer?  When England announced their Test squad for the series against India, the whole of next week went in throwing mud at Ed Smith and co for their...
Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Edgbaston: A stronghold for England

"History is stacked against them. Virat Kohli and his men surely need to put on something special to make a match out of it here" The memories of Edgbaston, 2011, are still nightmarish for the Indian fans. That was the Test...

LATEST ARTICLES

Finally, the other Pakistan turns up

"Hence, Pakistan will hope that the other Pakistan which was there in the game against South Africa or England turns up game after game" “That’s...