As Steve Smith turns 32 today, let us reflect on his test career and how he transformed himself from a spin-bowling all-rounder to the “Greatest Test batsman since Bradman.” THE DEBUT Steve Smith made his test debut at Lords in July 2010, playing both Tests against Pakistan in the 2010 Test series played in England. […] READ MORE
Author: Raghav Tikmany
Predicted India Test XI vs England: How Might The Hosts Line Up?
India’s team conundrum for Chennai After a historic series victory in Australia, Team India is all set to take on England at home. India had announced their squad for the first two tests, which did not include some of the big names. So, what might the predicted India test XI be for Chennai? Injuries have […] READ MORE
ODI Team Of The Year 2020
Picking The Mens ODI Team Of The Year 2020 It’s been an odd year for cricket. The covid-19 pandemic saw large swathes of the calendar postponed. Still, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some exciting action to remember, with big totals, brilliant partnerships and fine bowling spells. Here is our mens ODI team of the year […] READ MORE
Sheffield Shield 1st round summary 2020/21: Labuschagne and Marsh score centuries
Sheffield Shield 1st Round 2020/21- The Story In the Sheffield Shield 1st round, South Australia took on Western Australia while Tim Paine’s Tasmania faced Queensland. Due to covid-19 restrictions, it was decided that this round would be played in Adelaide. Both the games went on till the final session of the final day with Queensland […] READ MORE
Analysing Off-spinners Decline In ODI Cricket
The Best Off-Spinners Declining? In the past few years, with the extravagant use of flat pitches in one day cricket, the importance of off-spinners have certainly been brushed aside. Teams off late have resorted to the use of wrist spinners rather than opting for traditional right arm off-spinners. With the likes of Ashwin and Lyon […] READ MORE
Top 5 Wicketkeeper Batsmen in Test Cricket
The Best Wicketkeeper Batsmen Over the years, teams have had difficulties finding a good wicketkeeper-batsman. A famous stat about Kumar Sangakkara shows that his batting average increased to 67 in the games that he did not keep. In the games he was the wicketkeeper however, it was only 41. This suggests how difficult it is […] READ MORE
Best Test Batsmen – The Top 5 Across Conditions
The Need For Having The Best Test Batsmen Performing away from home in test cricket has historically been a very tough task for visiting batsmen. The conditions are generally suited for the home side making it very difficult for the visitors to perform. South African pitches have been the toughest to bat on offering both […] READ MORE
Who Are The Top 3 Young English Test Cricketers?
Who Are The Top 3 Young English Test Cricketers? The England test cricket side has been gifted with many young talents having great potential to be long term replacements of veterans like Sir Alastair Cook and Jimmy Anderson. These young English cricketers have proven their mettle against top-quality oppositions in the toughest conditions. But who […] READ MORE