Bangladesh And The Crumbs Of Comfort

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After a gruelling tour of New Zealand, Bangladesh have returned to the sub-continent to play their first ever Test match in India. The one-off Test series will be a further examination into Bangladesh’s progress in the Test arena and indeed their competitiveness against the best. The Tigers are coming off the back of some dismal […] READ MORE


India and Test Cricket’s Elusive Dynasty

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As India welcome Bangladesh and an Australian side fresh from a mid-summer facelift later this month, their attention will turn back to Test cricket. Impregnable is their fortress, and the temptation for many might be to look upon these Tests as foregone conclusions. Those people are probably right, and for the purposes of this article, […] READ MORE



The Women’s Game: A Beacon For Change

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The history of women’s cricket is a tapestry as rich and absorbing as that of their male counterparts. However, its lack of exposure has often left it marooned at the very extremity of the British public’s peripheral vision. For the sake of cricket’s popularity, this needs to change. Indeed, the sport on the whole has […] READ MORE



India vs England: Staring Down The Barrel in Vizag

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405 runs to win or 150 overs to survive: the task at hand is near impossible. As England trudge off for lunch on day four, everything is pitted against them: the pitch, the momentum and worst of all, history. A favourable result for the tourists would require a record-smashing effort. The largest chase in India […] READ MORE


England Vanquish An Indian Inception

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England produced a game-defining performance on day four in Rajkot. Restricting India to 488, openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed were left unbeaten as England finished on 114-0, with an overall lead of 163. Their emphatic start to the second innings had seen the visitors take the initiative and set up a thrilling finish for […] READ MORE


The Four-Day Test Conundrum

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Four-day Tests are a notion that has been an omnipresent threat for quite some time. The idea was first proposed among strategy discussions at ICC meetings in 2009, along with day-night Tests and a two-tier league system. And just like the latter concepts, it too has reared its ugly head time and time again throughout […] READ MORE