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Lanka going downhill is worrying

The team is in the process of rebuilding and it can’t be easy replacing extraordinary players like Jayawardene, Sangakarra and Dilshan.

06 Aug 2017 2:33 AM

Batting might gives selectors a happy headache

Failure in the first innings raised a big question mark against his name, but 81 in the second were superbly made.

30 Jul 2017 2:38 AM

Can Mithali’s team emulate Kapil’s Devils?

As eyewitness to Kapil’s brilliance at Tunbridge Wells that memorable 1983 summer, Harman Kaur’s innings was no less bionic.

23 Jul 2017 12:21 AM

Who is responsible for making it a melodrama?

The CAC claimed that they had the spoken about this to Kohli and Shastri and got approvals from both.

16 Jul 2017 12:16 AM

Virat Kohli ’s stature in ODIs is Bradmanesque

Kohli had not only to score runs but also ensure that his team won. This brought out the best in him as player.

09 Jul 2017 12:26 AM


India too strong for a mediocre West Indies

Brian Lara — just perhaps Chris Gayle if one has to stretch the time frame — were the last in the tradition of great players from the Caribbean.

02 Jul 2017 2:06 AM

Kumble and Kohli equally responsible for fallout

Kumble and Kohli are not just players of exemplary standing but also the true custodians of Indian cricket.

25 Jun 2017 12:28 AM

India can’t afford to take Pakistan lightly

Chief among these is that Sunday’s Champions Trophy game is the second time India and Pakistan will meet in an ICC tournament final.

18 Jun 2017 1:11 AM

Gap between ODI teams have narrowed

To predict a Bangladesh win at that stage was to mock cricket logic.

11 Jun 2017 1:12 AM

Superstar syndrome not new to India

Most of what Guha writes about the BCCI in the letter, of course, is not new or unknown.

04 Jun 2017 12:21 AM


Why did Anil Kumble accept one-year term?

Speculation abounds. The performance of the India team in the preceding 12 months should have made Kumble’s retention a no-brainer.

28 May 2017 12:43 AM

IPL 10: Season of unlikely heroes

Low scores could be a function of pressure on players or sluggish pitches or both.

21 May 2017 1:00 AM

Sending Champions Trophy team is wise

The best position for every stakeholder to take would be that the comity of cricket has to be preserved.

14 May 2017 12:41 AM

Magnanimous Raina upheld cricket’s true spirit

Last year at this stage of the IPL, Gujarat were on a winning spree. This season, they had been grounded before take-off, as it were.

07 May 2017 2:32 AM

Rai’s stand will boost BCCI in fight against ICC

Cricket boards are known to turn coat for money, as they did this time. For some more, they could take a U-turn again.

30 Apr 2017 1:17 AM


Young brigade in IPL out to challenge old guard

The young brigade challenging these stalwarts is represented by Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson and Nitish Rana.

23 Apr 2017 12:41 AM

Freaky Friday exemplifies quirkiness of IPL

Dhoni, who enjoys cult status in limited overs cricket, has been under particularly harsh scrutiny as he has struggled for runs.

16 Apr 2017 2:03 AM

Why did BCCI ignore Dravid, Kumble?

These are issues that not just administrators and franchise owners have to live with, but also fans have come to accept.

09 Apr 2017 12:51 AM

Spate of pull-outs must compel attention

The Indian players, of course, are financially protected because their non-participation in the IPL is insured.

02 Apr 2017 1:56 AM

Steve Smith ticks all boxes for a modern great

Smith’s current average of 61.46 with 19 centuries also puts him only behind the Don for batsmen who’ve played 50 Tests or more.

19 Mar 2017 1:09 AM