SA v Ind

Shikhar Dhawan of India

A hundred in the hundredth – Dhawan’s rising legacy

"Yes, he might at times be overshadowed by the more hyped Rohit, but when it comes to putting a price on his wicket and hardly slipping in crunch moments, Dhawan continues to be the go-to man and the saviour". The...
India's Rohit Sharma looks back as he walks off the field after his dismissal

India must learn to drop an out-of-form Rohit Sharma in ODIs

Rohit Sharma has been frustrating so far in South Africa. India need to drop him and give opportunities to the deserving ones. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is approximately some 15 months away. Leading to that, whatever limited-overs series...
South African batsman Heinrich Klaasen

Sixes, boundaries and more in the Klaasen-Miller show

"Klaasen, who was initiated into the ODI team in the series, did not even have tickets for the match and there he was, standing aloft with the Man of the Match trophy. Sports once again proved to a massive...
Kagiso Rabada of South Africa celebrates the the wicket of Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma aims to conquer the stern South Africans

"Steven Smith’s records in the LOIs are still questionable and James Anderson’s overseas records are hardly inspiring. But, rather than dwelling in his superstardom, Rohit has ample opportunity to correct his numbers before the series end". As Rohit Sharma walked...
Virat Kohli (captain) of India celebrates his century

Brimming with energy, Virat Kohli leads from the front

There is hardly anything that Kohli hasn’t mastered, he is the undisputed king of white ball cricket and has proved his credentials time and again.
Aiden Markram of South Africa

South Africa’s lack of bench strength hurting them now

With the injuries of major players, South Africa are finding the going tough in the One-day International against India. It seems, they lack the quality in bench strength to fill the gap of senior players.  "No country gives its U-19...
Kuldeep Chahal

Kuldeep, Chahal show the way to tame South African monsters in their own den

"With 2019 World Cup scheduled to be played in England, Kuldeep and Chahal’s success in South Africa has only strengthened India’s bowling attack. Conditions in England won’t be very spin-friendly and if Kuldeep and Chahal manage to replicate similar...

Cricket’s tryst with contentious rules and laws

"No one can be so sure. Hence, as much as cricket is about the happy memories, it is equally about these contentious decisions, which may or may not add to the beauty of the game". A game of glorious uncertainties,...

David Miller’s nightmarish run against India continues

David Miller is one of the most dangerous hitters of the ball in limited-overs cricket but against India, his bat is not blazing enough. After winning the Test series convincingly, South Africa were all set to give India a run...
Quinton de Kock of South Africa

South Africa’s openers need to pull up their socks

The South African openers are not firing the way they should be. They have been very shaky recently.  If it is hard on South Africa for going 0-2 down, it is even harder the manner in which they have performed...
Yuzvendra Chahal of India celebrates the the wicket of Chris Morris

Yuzvendra Chahal’s art of playing chess on a cricket field

"When Chahal cleaned up the South African innings with the dismissal of Morris, he not only captured his first 5-wicket haul in the ODIs but with a career average of 21.88, he has almost assured that with his...
Faf du Plessis(c) of South Africa takes a swing

Faf du Plessis basks in the rare limelight

"Having the whole stage to himself allowed du Plessis to display his suppressed grit and wisdom; determination and maturity, that helped guide his team to a respectable target. But before Virat Kohli stole away his thunder, thus sidelining the...
Kohli and Rahane

Kohli-Rahane stand tall in Durban

The night at Durban was all about Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane India came out hard in the series opener at Kingsmead and romped home with a convincing victory to take a healthy lead in the six-match series. India have...
Kuldeep Yadav celebrating

Kuldeep Yadav’s exemplary skills foxes the South Africans

"But, instead of trying to rectify the past, we can applaud the efforts of a new bowler, who took the field in challenging conditions and emerged triumphant due to a mixture of great deceptive bowling and wise observation skills". Young...
Kagiso Rabada of South Africa reacts

South Africa and their listless support cast

"Given the performance at Kingsmead by the supporting cast, that net needs to be thrown a tad wider". You think about South African cricket as a whole post apartheid and the first word that comes to your mind is either...
MS Dhoni appealing off Chahal for Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock will hope to repeat his stint from 2013 series

"Nevertheless, there is a long ODI series ahead with five more games ahead and de Kock will hope to find some form and repeat some of his India-bashing in the 50-over game". The baby-faced destroyer in 2013 South Africa finally had...
South Africa youth players

5 youngsters to watch out for

The ODI series between South Africa and India is all set to commence. Both teams have the stars to watch, but at the same time, both teams have youngsters who have the abilities to steal the show....  After a gruelling Test...

Video: Virat Kohli and his men celebrate at Johannesburg After a lot of speculations, the fourth day of the Test match commenced. Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar posed a threat, but in the end, it was India who won the Test. The Indian pacers rediscovered their bowling mojo...
South Africa v India Test

A fairytale in the faraway wonderland of the Wanderers

"For this Test match deserved yet another hero. It deserved all the heart-stoppages to go along with the play-stoppages. It deserved the flourishing end to rectify India’s reputation amongst the foreign locales, but most importantly Test cricket deserved a...
Bhuvneshwar Kumar of India looks for a run

Bhuveneshwar Kumar strengthens his all-round skills further

"Kumar off late has played the role of an all-rounder even in the limited-overs cricket. Co-incidently, most of the times has had Dhoni on the other end when Kumar is up for something special with the bat". The high profile...


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