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India are crowned champions during day two of the test match between India and Afghanistan

5 talking points from the one-off India-Afghanistan Test match

The title of William Shakespeare’s famed comedy Much Ado About Nothing might have found a place amongst the greatest pieces of literature ever written, but its title has transformed into an idiom frequently used even away from the bibliophiles....
Hardik Pandya of India bats during day two of the test match between India and Afghanistan

Why is Hardik Pandya’s form important for India?

"Going into England and Australia, Pandya's form will be very crucial for India's chances" A two-day victory over Afghanistan must be quite satisfactory for the Indian team management. In this historic fixture, they played like the No.1 team in the...
Indian players celebrates the wicket of Afsar Zazai of Afghanistan

Jadeja strengthens his case for playing XI in England

"Also, the fact that India have picked Jadeja only for the Test squad also boosts his chances. He is now seen as a specialist Test bowler alongside Ashwin" Indian bowlers wreaked havoc in the one-off Test against Afghanistan and won...
Murali Vijay of India raises his bat

Murali Vijay stamps his authority at the top, yet again

"With the England tour being around the corner, the Test squad is yet to be announced. And Vijay has got a ton just at the right time" India romped home with a convincing victory in the one-off Test against Afghanistan...
Hashmatullah Shahidi of Afghanistan reacts

Afghanistan: Five day cricket is a different ball game

"The celebrations have been premature and, honestly, puerile. It is time to plummet down to earth, or to the drawing board, and chart the next plan of action" Time. It queers every pitch, does it not? Mad passionate romance, fierce fire of...
Shikhar Dhawan of India celebrates his Hundred

Shikhar Dhawan feasts on Afghan spinners, breaks a slew of records

"Afghanistan, for him, was a cup of tea and biscuit on a rainy morning" Everything about Shikhar Dhawan reeks of aggression. When you know you have the tendency to go after most balls in Test cricket, most players restrain themselves,...
Mujeeb Ur Rahman

How has Mujeeb Ur Rahman prepared for historic Bengaluru Test

"It will be interesting to notice how Asgar Stanikzai uses Mujeeb in the game, but he and Rashid bowling in tandem is certainly going to be a sight to watch out for in this historic fixture" So, here comes the greatest...
Indian cricketer Karun Nair

India will be eyeing the Afghanistan Test match as a prelude to greater battles

It's time for Test matches for team India...... After the tamasha of the Indian Premier League, the caravan moves to Bengaluru where the Indian team will be back in their whites, taking on Afghanistan in what is going to be...

Litmus test for Afghani spinners at Bangalore

"It will be interesting to see how Afghanistan spinners fare in their maiden Test encounter. They should not be written off for sure and India can only afford to underestimate them at their own peril" Afghanistan are all set to...

Perhaps Dinesh Karthik’s final wake up call in white clothings

"Nevertheless, a lot of people, including Karthik himself believes that he is currently going through the best phase of his career, both as a keeper and batsman. So, this Test match is an ideal opportunity to make things count" On...

SWOT analysis of the Afghanistan Test side

After a memorable start by Ireland in their maiden Test outing, the focus shifts to Afghanistan as they start their journey in the longer formats against India in Bengaluru. The Afghani side comprises a number of experienced match-winners who...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

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