The Assumption of Action

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As rain prevented play on the opening day at Lord’s, the lack of entertainment highlighted how there was an assumption of action. Cricket was scheduled: an outside element was needed to disrupt it. There was, however, no recommendation outside of internet chat rooms for Lord’s to invest in a roof despite the annoying disruption. Nick […] READ MORE


Why T20 And T10 Should Have Different Identities

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In the IPL’s infancy, there were regular calls for a window in the cricket schedule so everyone could participate in the T20 gold rush. Ricky Ponting, for instance, feared in his 2008 Diary that teams like New Zealand and the West Indies might be lost to international cricket if its lesser-paid players were forced to […] READ MORE



Domestic T20 Is The Only Way To Grow Cricket As A Sport

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Domestic T20 Is The Only Way To Grow Cricket As A Sport A week on from a thrilling Roses match between fierce rivals Lancashire and Yorkshire in the T20 Blast at Old Trafford, Manchester, the memory still lives on, which is saying plenty in this fast paced world that we live. A crowd of over […] READ MORE


MS Dhoni: The Finisher, Finished?

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MS Dhoni: The Finisher, Finished? After England defeated India comprehensively in the recently concluded three-match ODI series, you’d expect the media to be talking about Joe Root’s spectacular runs in ODIs, Kuldeep Yadav’s magical spells or India’s middle order woes ahead of the World Cup next year. However, like you always see, the Indian media […] READ MORE



Dropping Joe Root A Naïve Mistake To Make

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Dropping Joe Root A Naïve Mistake To Make The general feeling surrounding Joe Root’s omission from England’s final T20 match against India last week was due to a lack of form from England’s Test captain rather than not deserving his place in the side. There have been a few, however, who have suggested that Root […] 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