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Only if England exhibited resolve, the outcome might have been different

After winning the first Test it was thought that India might face a sterner challenge from the visitors, who have landed on the Indian soil with a certain purpose and which are to repeat the feat of that amazing...

Blame the pitch, no problem, but don’t forget to talk about the poor technique...

It was never hard for the likes of Root, Stokes, or Bairstow to go back to the basics and play with a straight bat, use the feet, trust the defence and occupy the crease. But what they really did was a below-par display of batsmanship, which set a poor example for those, who look up to such stars and learn

On the World’s Biggest Cricket Stadium

Ahmedabad has created something special and the whole world is eager to witness a historic Test on the biggest cricket stadium in the world.  

There was nothing wrong with the Chennai pitch

There was nothing wrong with the pitch; rather the technique and temperament had to be positive

Roar of the English Lions at Chennai

I remember the Test series of 1993 very well. The Indian unit had just completed a horrible series in South Africa and the upcoming home series against England was a litmus test for the skipper Mohammad Azharuddin. In the...

James Anderson is ready for the challenge in India

“World cricket is gearing up for another Clash of the Titans and Anderson is ready for it”   In the second Test at Galle, James Anderson completed his 30th five-wicket haul in Test cricket – six short of the great Sir...

5 factors behind ending the 28-year wait

England, led by new captain Alastair Cook on his first tour as full captain, have signaled their intent to put their summer of woe at the hands of South Africa firmly behind them in their bid to regain the...

Joe Root is promising

“Root made a fighting 73 and the innings was more about the character he showed. He has a sound technique that would get better and better in times to come if given more opportunities. And most importantly, his authority...

Alastair Cook: The lighthouse

“In modern-day cricket, Alastair Cook is becoming a phenomenon as the captain. He’s taking those bold steps which are unthinkable for the others and that’s where Cook is becoming enigmatic and unique. With the progression of time, Cook is...


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.")

14 for Real Madrid