(618)…CPL-S08#8 : The Batting order

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So far at en of eight CPL 2020 matches No.1 openers are having torrid time scoring their runs. In 8 matches/16 innings for Bat No.1 is 13 –with Jamaica Tallawahs averaging 0.67, as their No.1 opener is yet to reach … Continue reading

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(617)…Buttler serving up

From an impact batsman Jos Buttler needs to convert himself into a reliable and threatening batsman. When I say threatening, I mean taking full responsibility of England’s batting when he comes into bat(irrespective who his batting partner is). His opponents … Continue reading

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(616)…WI in Eng(The Wisden Trophy)Avoid getting trapped

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In last two series the trend for Eng v WI series has been win/loss for both teams!. This was not the case in recent past(2000-2012) where England dominated West Indies, they hardly lost a match let alone the series. In … Continue reading

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(615)…A triumph of will!

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West Indies First test win in England is pure triumph of will over their skillset. Their discipline in terms of run-rate(R/o) and strike rate(B/W) was excellent. One could argue that first two days of this test was very helpful for … Continue reading

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(614)…Umpire’s call!. Cricket resumes during Covid-19

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As Int. cricket resumes after three months it seems there would be few rules and regulation for players to take caution and fight worldwide pandemic-COVID-19 The match in question is 3-Test Wisden Trophy series played between England v/s West Indies … Continue reading

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(613)…A Beacon for your indicators

For last few weeks have been seeking a wholesome indicator for measuring cricket performance, something that is transparent, strong, blends, keeps balance, and can be used for the smallest to largest statistical analysis. In Cricket, there are three main characters, … Continue reading

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(609)…Ranji Trophy -A short analysis of longest format!

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A very brief analysis on one of the longest 1st class format in world cricket. The Ranji Trophy Ranji Trophy season(2019-20). A tournament of 169 matches, played by 38 teams in 51 cities and 64 grounds.   Here is snap … Continue reading

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(607)…Australia rebuilding its 4th pillar in ODI line-up

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Australia is rebuilding its 4th pillar in Batting line-up.The role play of No. 4 and 5 is to either to continue from good start or rebuild an innings. Whereas the Bat No.4 keeps the balance between top and lower order … Continue reading

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(606)…Steve Smith – The diligent one who took the stairs to reach the top

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Steve Smith began his 1st class career as a bowling all-rounder, went on to become Australia’s best batsman since Sir Donald Bradman. In 2018 his career was derailed by the Newlands ball-tampering scandal which stripped him of his captaincy and … Continue reading

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605-Virat Kohli – The Undisputed Monarch of Indian cricket

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He is the Undisputed Monarch of Indian cricket. He came to limelight in 2008 when he led India to an U-19 World Cup win in Malaysia. By the time he made his debut for the Indian cricket team, he already … Continue reading

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(604)…Women’s Cricket: Follow your style and create your own standard

  Women’s cricket should follow their own style. Currently like men they too are relying on power hitting.  They have potential to play their own game, especially in batting. Women’s cricket has one of the stylish and complete batters in … Continue reading

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(603)…Toss factor is important, but a lead is key to win/save a test match

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Lately toss factor has become the key issues in Test cricket. Some feel it should be abolished and replaced by visiting teams allowed to make decision whether to bat or bowl. I think sport is about being unpredictable otherwise it … Continue reading

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(602)…Dearth of quality Test openers

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There is dearth of quality test openers especially when playing in unfamiliar condition.   I believe picking non-experienced players while playing overseas is one of major reason for them to perform poorly. Since 1st Jan 2017, 84 batsmen opened the batting … Continue reading

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(600)…Women’s Cricket (T20/tri-series) A Dress Rehearsal for World Cup ?

As the tri-series concluded today (12th Feb) one wonders whether this was a dress rehearsal for forthcoming T20 World Cup to be played in Australia in 9 days time ?. The World Cup is held this year in  Australia from … Continue reading

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(598)…Ind in NZ(2020)

It seems India’s favourite place down under is New Zealand. This is the second time in less than a year they have traveled to New Zealand!.This time for a whole series featuring all 3 formats.   In 2019 they played … Continue reading

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