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Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels looks a forlorn figure amidst steely youngsters

"His shot-selection have been horrendous on occasions and his lack of footwork has undone the most arduous efforts but it is no secret that he has been a silent guardian to the youngsters, who regularly turn to him for...
Jason Holder

Jason Holder should not underestimate the batsman in himself

“Jason Holder is actually more than just a bowler who can contribute with the bat. In fact, he has always been. There is more to him than he actually realizes” Jason Holder considers himself more of a bowling all-rounder, a...
India

Khaleel Ahmed making the most of third seamer’s role in the Indian team

"Khaleel is making the best of the third seamer's role in the team and India will hopefully not discard him in the near future" After going for some stick in the last couple of matches, Khaleel Ahmed bounced back extremely...
Ashley Nurse

How long can Ashley Nurse keep this up?

"Picking up wickets at regular intervals is important in 50-over cricket. The batsmen sometimes use the option of seeing-away the good bowlers, get their eye in and then explode in the final overs. If Nurse is not going to...
Jasprit Bumrah

Over-reliance on Jasprit Bumrah may hurt India in the World Cup

“Although Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling spell of 4/35 showed why he is regarded as one of the best pacemen in the world at the moment, it also revealed India’s over-reliance on him.” Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s most prolific seam-bowler in...
Virat Kohli

Kohli, a superman with human skills or a human with superman skills?

"Words fall short yet again. What he is, is well-known but what he forces us to be is yet to be documented. Fighters; one who should not sway away when the going gets tough. And if we do fail,...
West Indies

Shai Hope: Man for precarious situations, but Windies need more out of him

"Hope left it a bit too late and was eventually lucky to get a tie as the man in the deep failed to stop the boundary despite a good effort. Hope was clearly distraught at the end of the...
India

Ambati Rayudu tailor-made for situations like second ODI but not for other occasions

“Ambati Rayudu might have played just the kind of knock that is necessary for these kinds of situations but his role at No.4 may not be suitable for other instances, especially, in occasions which demand acceleration from the word...
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma: The epitome of consistency

"India will hope that Rohit and Kohli continue to flourish like this even in next year's World Cup. Hopefully, they have lots of runs and centuries saved up for the mega event too" Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma paved the...
West Indies

Shimron Hetmyer: A Caribbean King in the making

"It hasn’t been even a year since Shimron Hetmyer made his ODI debut for West Indies. However, within this short time period, he has become their most dependable player in a batting line up that is fragile otherwise"  Over...
West Indies

Approaching his 200th ODI, can Marlon Samuels be the figure West Indies deserve?

“The first ODI between India and West Indies is not only significant for the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, which is getting its first one-day international game, but it is also equally significant for the 37-year old Marlon Samuels,...
India

Rishabh Pant yet to prove a point in one-day cricket

"Nobody can question his prowess in the 20-over format and he is slowly heading in the right direction in the 5-day format as well. Given how he has done in these two formats, his performance in one-day cricket too...
West Indies

Despite the loss, Jason Holder showed why he is heart and soul of West...

“Once Jason Holder recovered from his injury to play the second match, the Windies looked like a totally different unit as compared to the one that played the first match"   The Windies went into the first Test match of the...
India

The long rope for KL Rahul may be running out

"KL Rahul is hanging on for dear life but using up the rope quickly. The frayed ends at the edge of the cliff are visible, and it won't be long before it snaps" The past one year has seen a...
West Indies

Roston Chase and Jason Holder’s partnership highlights Windies’ lower order resurgence

"It was time for Holder to walk out and join Chase in the middle. And the duo repeated what they had done in the previous seven innings" The Windies were totally outplayed in their first Test against India at Rajkot....
Umesh Yadav

You cannot keep Umesh Yadav down

"Any bowling attack in the world would be lucky to have the quality of Umesh in their bowling line-up" In 7 years of Test cricket, Umesh Yadav has never managed to cement himself as one of the pacers of the...
Roston Chase

Can Roston Chase really be termed as an all-rounder?

"It is good to see that he has established himself in the Test arena, but that should not be the reason to take things easily" While India have a couple of valuable spin all-rounders in their ranks, West Indies have...
West Indies' cricketer Shannon Gabriel

West Indies’ spineless display at Rajkot is worrisome

The spineless display by West Indies killed the charm of Test cricket at Rajkot...... Test cricket on alien soil is not an easy task for any side; it’s a different ball game altogether, but an international side cannot afford to...
Kraigg Brathwaite of the West Indies works the ball away for a single

Kraigg Brathwaite needs to step up to the occasion

"The young Windies batsmen need someone to whom they can look up to as a source of inspiration. They need someone whom they can learn from. And none can be a better teacher and mentor to them other than...
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja celebrates his century

Ravindra Jadeja’s batting needs to be put to better use by India in Tests

"One does not expect the batsmen at 8 and 9 to score a fifty or a hundred every match, but it is important for them to put a price on their wickets" On Day 1, it was young Prithvi Shaw,...

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