The One Positive To India’s Series Defeat

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The One Positive To India’s Series Defeat India came tantalizingly close to leveling the enthralling Test series with England at Southampton. However, in a game of constant twists and turns, India ended up failing to chase down England’s target of 245 in the fourth innings. This handed England an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five […] READ MORE


Fighting Back, Pujara’s Way

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Fighting Back, Pujara’s Way They said he bats too slowly. The critics were right. Cheteshwar Pujara’s strike rate outside India in Tests was a meager 41.43 before the fourth Test, better than only Ishant Sharma. They said he is a poor runner between the wickets. The critics were right. Seven run-outs in 61 Tests put Pujara at the third spot in the all time list after Rahul Dravid (13) and Sachin Tendulkar (9) . However, Sachin played 200 Tests while Dravid’s tally stands at 163 Tests. They said he can’t score outside Asia. The critics were right. In the […] READ MORE


Ishant Sharma: Version 2.0

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Ishant Sharma: Version 2.0 When you look at Ishant Sharma, it seems like he has been playing for ages and yet he is just 29 years old. He has played for more than 11 years now and a lot of people (and experts) feel he should’ve taken a lot more wickets than he has and […] READ MORE


India’s Previous Encounters At Lord’s

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Come Thursday, India will face England in the second of the five test match series at Lord’s. The Mecca of Cricket will be hosting the 18th Test match between these two teams. For the visitors, who are trailing 0-1, Lord’s brings a whole lot of sweet memories, like their first ever Test here in 1932, […] READ MORE


Sam Curran: A Coming Of Age For The Surrey Wizard

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Sam Curran: A Coming Of Age For The Surrey Wizard “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” As is the quote, so was the setting. Ben Stokes pulled off a Jon Snow impression as he overcame Ramsay Bolton (read: Virat Kohli) , not in terms […] READ MORE


Kohli Proffers, KL Rahul Gleefully Accepts

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Kohli Proffers, KL Rahul Gleefully Accepts Indian Captain Virat Kohli admirably sacrificed his No. 3 spot to accommodate KL Rahul in the team and the latter gleefully accepted the proposition. In the first T20I between India and England, as India came out to bat first and lost the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan early, all eyes […] READ MORE