(421)…At Galle the tide of run rate is constantly rising.

There is a thin chance for Australia to pull off a historic victory….if not, then they can get out of 0-3 humiliation. Here is why – unlike other games played at Galle there is more bounce and less unevenness. Even … Continue reading

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(413)…500+ on the way

As the high scoring ODI of the SL v/s ENG series concludes, one wonders if this trend of run fest will continue in one-day cricket, particularly in England. In 3 years, the next World Cup is scheduled to be played … Continue reading

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(388)… T20I: Bowlers reining

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Based on last 7 T20 Int matches, bowlers have an upper hand, hence teams are not able to post big score consistently, especially in these two series – Ind v SL & SA v Eng. Analysis is based on 3 series … Continue reading

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(376)…Transition period for Test cricket

    https://youtu.be/XAl6-3JwtwM [youtube https://youtu.be/XAl6-3JwtwM nolink]  

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(380)…BBL05- Its anyone’s game.

Am following BBL05, and it is quite interesting that teams that have star value players are performing below par. These teams are having difficulty to be at top of points table and they are from big cities like Melbourne(Melbourne Renegades and … Continue reading

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(379)…Batting Construction-(Australia -Frank Worrell Trophy 2015)

 Interesting comparison for Australian batsmen. In West Indies they started steadily but in current series they were off to a fast start to their innings. The run rate is very high in the first four phases of their innings (0-10,11-20,21-30,31-40). … Continue reading

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(377)…BBL05- Smaller grounds produce least sixes!.

  Melbourne is the largest ground in Australia, followed by Brisbane/Gabba in terms of both length and width. Than comes Docklands Stadium which again is situation in Melbourne city. SCG and WACA are the smallest ground in terms of width … Continue reading

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(378)… Batting Construction(West Indies in Frank Worrell Trophy)

No batsman can score runs of every ball.  Dot balls are like air we breathe, it is essential part of cricket. One must not measure dot ball to inability to score runs or slow scoring. I believe dot balls are … Continue reading

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(364)…In uniformity there is a silver lining for Test match cricket.

In the wake of recent dismal performance by oversea teams, including West Indies miserable performance in the first Test at Hobart, I observed a silver lining for associate teams and Test match cricket!!    Why not have associate teams play … Continue reading

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(358)…Cricket Magic Under Lights.

We(Arthur and me) also had a dialogue on new venture cricket is marching into- viz Test matches played in under lights (day/night) with pink ball!.       Cricket Magic Under Lights.   Day/Night cricket crept into the WACA tonight. It … Continue reading

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(357)…HOW CRICKET CAN BECOME THE WORLD’S No. 1 SUMMER TEAM SPORT?.

Last month John Buchanan introduced me to Arthur Pagonis, a baseball expert and a cricket enthusiast. We exchanged few thoughts on how cricket can be developed and globalised.   Arthur has some interesting views, which I am pleased to share … Continue reading

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(356)…He is a wicket taking bowler!. What does it mean ?.

 The phrase "wicket taking bowler" is generally used when a bowler concedes more runs (than he is expected to) and picks wickets. It suggests that his economy rate is compromised for strike rate. However I personally feel that if a … Continue reading

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(355)…16

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  No team in the history of sport has ever won 16 successive(15 consecutive) games. Australia won 16 straight Test wins, and  it  started in Harare Oct 1999 and lasted till Feb 2001 in Mumbai against India. The team was … Continue reading

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(354)…Factory that produces leaders.

 Australia is a nation that has factories manufacturing successive leaders. We all say we adapt and change according to time, but there are few who have the ability to enforce and manufacture change. Steve Waugh is one of rarest leaders … Continue reading

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(348)..Graffiti week

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    Test Cricket requires rest day.     Abraham De Villiers decides to anchor his team in LOI.     Epigenetic landscape -process of change over time.

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