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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...

What is the purpose of West Indies in Bangladesh?

Last year, since the Pakistan tour was called off due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bangladesh hardly had any taste of international cricket except some mini shorter-format domestic tournaments here and there. Even though the threat of COVID-19 persists in...

The classic Joe Root in Sri Lanka

 “Joe Root has been absolutely brilliant in Sri Lanka and looked assured on his technique and temperament. He made Galle his run-scoring party ground” All is not well in the United Kingdom. At first, the COVID-19 devastated them and now...

Let’s talk about Australia

In 1987, the young Australian team of Allan Border and Bob Simpson astonished everyone by lifting the Reliance World Cup in front of a jam-packed crowd at the Eden Gardens. The Australians landed on the subcontinent as the no-hopers,...

Only if Sri Lanka batted sensibly in the first innings

There was a time when the Sri Lankans were a different kettle of fish in their own backyard. Even the best of the teams found it tougher against the Lankans. But those were the days when Sri Lanka played...

Jai Ho

“All was lost after the disgrace in Adelaide, but then team India started to try and get out of the mess. Setbacks after setbacks kept on testing the temperament of India, but adversity kept on motivating this young team,...

The joy of watching Mashrafe Bin Mortaza bowling for the first time

The General Election 2001   November 2001. Bangladesh had still not recovered from the hangover of the General Election which was held on October 1, 2001. The emergence of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the downfall of the Awami League remained...

Down but not out

“At Melbourne and Sydney, India have glorified Test cricket and showed the world how tough cricket can be and it is not everyone’s cup of tea – those teams, including their followers and media persons, who have disturbed the...

Kyle Jamieson: The Big Bird from New Zealand

“Kyle Jamieson is a tall and terrifying fast bowler and might be the fear factor for the batsmen around the world. He might be an asset for Test cricket”   The big man goes back towards the top of his bowling...

Sri Lanka undone by injuries

At first, it was an innings defeat at Centurion and then at Johannesburg, it was a thrashing by 10 wickets. At Centurion, the Sri Lankans exhibited promise on the first day, but as soon as the team looked to...

Mohammad Rizwan is the leader Pakistan need

“It was a typical Pakistani cameo with which the followers of Pakistan cricket team since the 90s are well accustomed – they crop up, entertain and end up winning the hearts. But in the end, the gems, who produce...

Sri Lanka need to fix the fitness issues

The historic series win over the Proteas just a few years back still fresh in the minds of everyone and Sri Lanka started the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Boxing Day with a lot...

After darkness comes the sunshine

“India took the lead riding on Rahane’s courage and this time around, Australia failed to essay something spectacular – their batting, still, seems to be trapped in the bubble of Big Bash League. After the darkness came the...

Nightmare in Broad Daylight

"36 all-out - India's lowest ever score in Test history. The previous lowest was 42 against England way back in 1974. That was also in the third innings of the match but India were following on. Again, this has...

Book Review: The Greatest Year by Anindya Dutta

Anindya Dutta's fifth book The Greatest Year celebrates the achievements of the Indian cricket team in 1971 in beating both the West Indies and England away for the first time in almost four decades.   Dutta follows an altogether different narrative...

A dull end to the Test series

In the end, rain had the final say to the outcome of the much-anticipated Test series between England and Pakistan. The thrilling encounter in the first Test promised a lot, but since then Pakistan started to lose their momentum...

Rain forces a draw

The second Test between Pakistan and England met a dull end because of inclement weather.  After winning the toss Pakistan chose to bat and their response was shaky. The wicketkeeper, Mohammad Rizwan played a face-saving but brilliant and gutsy...

England prevail in a tense finish at Manchester

It was a Test match, which started off with a lot of hype. Surely, an England-Pakistan Test series always offers something more than just a cricket match. And as expected, the first test at Manchester lived up to its...

Wanted: A few good West Indian batsmen

"It was palpably noticeable the number of West Indies batsmen who got out LBW during the series. In the two Tests, they lost 15 batsmen via that route"   After conducting something akin to a masterclass in Test-match cricket at Southampton...

No surprise, England win

Obviously, England would strike back after the defeat at Southampton and in the end, they not only bounced back at Old Trafford but bagged the series at Oval.   There might be a school of thought that despite winning the toss...

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