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Jardine and Nayudu

Video: England’s first tour of India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZPGVfZNw8k 1933-34. Douglas Jardine led a reasonably strong side to India in what was England's first Test tour to the country. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the series.
Ishant Sharma

Reliving the best encounters between England and India

A history of mouth-watering clashes and the anticipation of an exciting combat between champion players make the upcoming series between England and India a much-awaited affair. In the day and age when Test cricket is constantly on the decline,...
Adil Rashid during the second test match between Bangladesh and England

‘Retired’ Rashid’s recall an absolute disgrace to County Cricket

"While it remains to be seen if Rashid commits himself back to red-ball cricket, his “surprise” at being selected indicates that while he did have a discussion with Smith, he himself wasn't expecting to be picked without playing First-class...
Ben Stokes

England ready to gamble with vulnerable Ben Stokes

"England are ready to take a gamble with him, purely based on his potential. Now, it is time for Stokes to live up to the expectations in the historic fixture in Birmingham" For England in recent years, a Test series...
James Anderson and Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli and James Anderson all set to renew their ferocious bond

"The barrage of words has started and the battle that is set to ensue will push one player closer to eternal greatness, but how a cricketer chooses to celebrate his heydays will go a long way in defining his...
Joe Root

England need more of Joe Root’s “embarrassing” celebrations in the Test series

Lords, 26 May 2018, England vs Pakistan first Test day 3 With the hosts staring down the barrel after Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan scythed through their top 5, England needed Joe Root, their skipper, to rally together...
Al India Team 1932

Video: When India toured England for the first time

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gN1Z8adzzU India went to England on an official Test match tour for the first time in 1932. It was a historic event and a group of talented men called the All India Team met Douglas Jardine's strong English side....
Douglas Jardine

Snapshots of India vs England: Douglas Jardine ruffles diplomatic feathers during his last tour

"Jardine probably knew much more about India. He was born there, and during the tour accompanied the old butler of the Jardine family to the old cemetery. He was also attracted to Hinduism during his last days" It was 1933-34. It...
Indian Cricket Team

Indian Test squad for England series: Versatile but not foolproof

The white ball formalities are done and dusted. Now, for India, it is time for the real business. A five-Test series in England. A massive challenge, perhaps the stiffest Test of Virat Kohli's captaincy career so far. On Wednesday, Indian...
Shryas Iyer

Logic of playing Suresh Raina ahead of Shreyas Iyer baffling

Shreyas Iyer could have been a handy batsman for India at 4 or 5..... Suresh Raina's inclusion in the Indian ODI team raised a few eyebrows. Before the England tour, he last played for India in 2015 and given the strength...
Dinesh Karthik bowled

Indian think-tank’s selection conundrum worrisome

"Going by his argument, like Thaukur and Karthik, Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel also deserved 'some exposure'. Both were a part of the ODI squad but did not get a game"   Virat Kohli's team selection never seizes to amaze the...
Rohit Sharma

Cluttered approach on seaming wickets hurting Rohit Sharma

"Rohit has a trigger movement on the front foot, which he barely tries to control when the ball is on a length and in and around a fifth stump line" There is an interesting insight from India’s net session during...
Joe Root

Root silents his harshest critics with a bang

"Root stuck to his basics and came out hard against the pumped up Indian bowling" Prior to the start of the series, both the teams stood an equal chance of winning the series. In fact, India were the favourites going...
MS Dhoni

Time catches up on MS Dhoni

"I remembered the day when the Kabuliwala and my Mini had first met, and I felt sad." Reminiscing the days gone by, Rabindranath Tagore in his acclaimed short story Kabuliwala proceeds to paint a picture of loss as he eloquently describes the timeline of human relationships,...
Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina needs big runs under his belt

"The third game will be a crucial one for Raina and one can expect the southpaw to come fighting as he has done it in the past" When India won the 2011 World Cup at home, the side had many...
Virat Kohli

India’s middle-order woes out in open

"Come next year, India will be the favourites to win the World Cup. But in order to live up to the expectations, the team management and the selectors have exactly a year to sort out this middle-order mess" Intent. This was...
David Willey

Is David Willey being used to his full potential by England?

The dashing David Willey....... England batting line-up is known for its depth – The fact that everyone from 1 to 11 can bat – shows that they can score big in all matches. However, in the T20I and now the...
Joe Root

Joe Root sticks to his strengths to excel against Kuldeep

Joe Root played a brilliant knock at Lord's, which helped England to level the series.....  For someone who has been termed as one of the four batsmen to look out for in the generation, Joe Root’s form or rather the...
Ben Stokes of England reacts during the 1st Royal London One-Day International between England and India

England’s one-dimensional bowling attack lacks venom

  The English bowling attack is too one-dimensional to pose a threat... Seven back to back bilateral ODI series triumphs, presently ranked No. 1 in the world in the 50-over format — yet the sombre mood in Eoin Morgan's English camp...
England batsman dismissed against Kuldeep Yadav

England need to rethink their batting strategy

"While they are not short of talent, they need their batsmen to step up and put up something more substantial. What they have done so far on this tour with the bat is not what we expect from a...

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