Blood, Sweat and Leaves in the Age of the Big Hits

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How Cheteshwar Pujara, Alastair Cook, and Nick Gubbins are Leading an Old-Fashioned Revolution T20 cricket has revolutionised cricket in much the same way as Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket did in 1977 or WG Grace did back in the distant mists of history. From fielding to bowling to advertising and even to cheerleaders, the long reach […] READ MORE


The Fluctuating Career of Cheteshwar Pujara

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Cheteshwar Pujara, India’s number three, is one of the few remaining classic Test batsmen. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Pujara is not concerned with scoring at a fast rate, but prefers to focus on occupying the crease for as long as possible. The way in which he dominates bowling attacks relies on converting starts, which […] READ MORE


New Zealand in India: A Tale of Two Captains

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On September 22nd, India take on New Zealand at Kanpur in the first of three Test matches between the sides. Both sides meet off the back of contrasting success in their last Test series. India enter the series off the back of a “dominating” 2-0 series win in the West Indies. On the other hand, New […] READ MORE


Is India’s Five Bowler Strategy a Viable Option?

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Ever since Virat Kohli took over the reins from MS Dhoni in Test cricket, one thing he and Ravi Shastri, before, and Anil Kumble, now have been insistent on is playing a five bowler strategy to enable the team to have a better chance of taking 20 wickets in order to win a Test Match. This […] READ MORE