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Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa: The good news for Australia before World Cup

"Without their best batsmen, David Warner and Steve Smith and key fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, the Aussies have witnessed some significant contributions from their young players like Zampa, which is major good news with the World...
Pant

Can India afford to gamble with reckless Rishabh Pant in the World Cup squad?

"Now it is up to the selectors and the think-tank to take the final call. Will they go with a proven performer like Karthik or back the so-called potential of Pant"? 4, 40*, 28, 3, 1, 36 and 16. These are...
Cricket

Usman Khawaja: From Australia’s premier Test batsman to Australia’s premier ODI batsman

"With David Warner all set to return for the World Cup, Khawaja might have to move one spot down and bat at 3. However, the left-handed Queensland batsman has the ability to bat at that spot and has done...
Handscomb

Handscomb strengthens his middle-order bid for the World Cup

"His numbers of 335 runs from last seven games at average close to 48, speak volumes of the improvement he has shown and is confidently putting forward his candidature for a middle-order spot in the World Cup" I am not...
Dhoni

MS Dhoni : One last time in India

"Even if Dhoni is a hindrance with the bat, he still carries rich experience as a leader that was immensely missed in the Mohali game. But, Dhoni cannot be with the Indian team forever and now is the time...
Australia

Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja rejuvenate Australia in ODIs

"Majority of the Indian bowlers finished with expensive figures, courtesy of Finch and Khawaja's knocks followed by cameos from Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey" Ever since Aaron Finch took the cricket fraternity by storm when he smashed record...
cricket

India’s middle order rise bodes well for the World Cup Campaign

"The story has not ended yet. It has suffered only a minor setback in Ranchi. It will go on right through the World Cup before being judged on a two-sided metric of success and failure" Every story need not have...
Rayudu

India’s No. 4 conundrum: A never ending crisis

"India are far from solving their No. 4 conundrum and the mystery surrounding it continues" The World Cup is just a couple of months away and India have just a couple more ODIs before they break off for a short...
Shankar

Why Vijay Shankar needs to board that England-bound flight

"Hence, at this point odds seem to be favouring Shankar over Jadeja for that one World Cup spot. But the audition is still on the medium pace all-rounder needs to be on his toes in order to keep his...
Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis’ knocks need to be impactful enough

"Keeping in mind the upcoming Cricket World Cup, it is best for Stoinis to keep the past behind and take the next ODI as a fresh beginning and do everything to bag that World Cup berth in the team" Shami...
Cricket

Shikhar Dhawan’s woes are stretching too far out of the comfort zone

"There is no otherworldly solution to his struggles. They are there with him in the way he plays his cricket" He is the second highest run-scoring opener, just behind his co-opener Rohit Sharma, in the ODIs since the final of...
Australia

Australia’s struggles with the bat in ODI cricket

"One of the reasons for their failure might be the constant chopping and changing" Most of the ODI and limited-overs sides around the world are built on the might of their batting. 300 has become the new par in the...
India

India’s final dress-rehearsal before World Cup

"I do not see the IPL having any influence on the World Cup selection. I think that will be a very, very radical sort of analysis” Virat Kohli has said it loud and clear. India's World Cup squad will be...
Cricket

The relevance of Virat Kohli’s observation about performances after losing the toss

The toss has become very important in the modern game. Winning an away match against a strong side after losing the flip of the coin is becoming more and more difficult. The Indian performance in the past three tours...
Australian cricketer Hilton Cartwright loose his wicket to India's Jaspreet Bumrah

Is this the worst-ever Australian side to tour India?

India and Australia's cricketing rivalry is as rich as the encounters between India and Pakistan as it attracts the same enormous interest and fascination. From the late 1990s to a decade into this century, Australia have dominated India and...
Axar

India’s bowling had been up to the mark

One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between India and Australia have a reputation for producing high-scoring games. The two giants of the game have some serious ammunition in their batting artillery and have done well in scripting numerous records over the years....
Australia cricket player Marcus Stoinis, left celebrates with Captain Steven Smith after Rohit Sharma's wicket

Marcus Stoinis: Australia’s torchbearer amidst a nightmare India series

It's been more than a year since Australia triumphed in an away ODI series. The last time they did that was in Sri Lanka in September 2016 when they beat the hosts 4-1. Following that, Australia have lost limited-overs...
David Warner has come a long way

100th ODI: ‘Thuggish’ to ‘Reverend’, David Warner has come a long way

"I like Kuldeep’s confidence. Credit to him for the way he bowled (in Kolkata). But the pressure is on him to perform, not me. You have played two Test matches and nine ODIs – when you are young, you...
ashwin-story

Dark clouds looming over Ashwin and Jadeja’s limited-overs’ careers

There is no shortage of spin bowling resources in Indian cricket at this point of time. From finger spinners to wrist spinners, from traditional off-break and leg-break to left-arm Chinaman, it seems Virat Kohli’s team has every possible variety...
Yuzvendra-Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal’s success against Maxwell is heartening

Glenn Maxwell epitomises Australian brand of cricket with his belligerence and big-hitting abilities. His prowess in the shorter formats is well-known and has been the reason behind several bowlers' nightmare. Maxwell can wreak havoc and execute shots, which are...

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