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Shimron Hetmyer of West Indies celebrates his century

Composed Hetmyer stakes claim for long-term place in middle-order

A carefree hundred to relish at Guyana......  A few months back, a 21-year old Shimron Hetmyer cracked his maiden ODI hundred, an inconspicuous knock overshadowed by a bullish hundred from his more illustrious partner, Chris Gayle. At Harare in the...
West Indies v India 2017

Fumble with the bat, dropped catches cost India the match

West Indies have been a force to reckon when it comes to Twenty20 cricket. It wouldn’t be wrong in saying that the Caribbean side rule this format. They lost the One-Day International (ODI) series by 3-1 but bounced back...
MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni, the finisher’s baton has been passed; time to move on

There are very few players who learn from their mistakes quickly and that reflects in their game. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is one of them. He was seen struggling with the short ball in last few games and the...
4th ODI match between West Indies and India at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground

The low expectations of West Indies vs the high expectations of MS Dhoni

“It is great to be a blonde,” remarked Pamela Anderson of Baywatch fame. “With low expectations, it’s very easy to surprise people.” The West Indies cricket team, currently contesting a series of One Day Internationals (ODIs) may be suffering from...
Kesrick Williams

A dream beginning for Kesrick Williams

The West Indies, once upon a time, was one of the dangerous sides in cricket. The team had a spark, their hunger to win was always seen in their body language and what kept them apart from the other...
Jason Holder

Captain Holder’s proud homecoming

West Indies scripted an electrifying victory against India in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Antigua by winning the low-scoring encounter 11 runs. West Indies skipper Jason Holder rose to the occasion and led the team from the front;...
Virat Kohli

Where did India lose the plot?

India needed 14 runs off 7 deliveries, with MS Dhoni on strike. On any other day, Dhoni would have sealed the game for his side with some attacking strokes but it didn’t happen on this occasion. Dhoni was dismissed...

Kedar Jadhav can be a frutiful investment for India in future

At 170 for 3 in 42.1 overs, India were struggling to get a move-on. Ajinkya Rahane was caught by Devendra Bishoo and in walks pocket dynamite Kedar Jadhav. With 46 balls more to go, India needed a solid end...
Yuvraj Singh

It is time for Yuvraj Singh to make the harsh call: Retirement

He has been one of the most successful limited-overs cricketers in India. He played a crucial role during India’s victories in the inaugural ICC World T20 2007 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. It is fair to say that...
Shai Hope

Shai Hope’s inspiring counterattack

After the first one-day international (ODI) being washed out, India came out hard and won the second game at the Port of Spain by 105 runs on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. With three...

Ajinkya Rahane should convert dot deliveries into singles

The first One-Day International (ODI) between West Indies and India didn’t conclude any result as incessant rains played the spoilsport at Port of Spain on Friday. It was the 40th over of the Indian innings when rains interfered and...

Golden opportunity for Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant to make an impact

After a successful campaign in the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy, where they finished as runners-up, India will now lock horns against West Indies in their own den. India did well but lost the final encounter against Pakistan at...


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