(546)…Experiencing test cricket

The 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar series is 2-1 at end of 3rd Test, favoring India. There is some coincidence going into 4th Test match at Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia haven’t lost a test match at SCG since 2011. It was the Ashes … Continue reading

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(545)…Australia’s Test match run-rate has been low…but batsmen are occupying crease for longer period(100+overs)

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There has been a drop in batting run-rate in test matches for Australia at home. It was during last year’s Ashes series(2017-18) their run rate started to slip down alarmingly(home and away)!. In that series their overall rate in 8 … Continue reading

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(543)…Tail-end batsmen can stay at crease….but on their own cannot post big totals(Border-Gavaskar-2018-19)

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Australia’s test batting is under pressure. Since the ban of 3 players(David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith) involved in ball-tampering, their batting has been very poor. It is the lower-order/tail-end batsmen that has not allowed any embarrassment of low … Continue reading

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(542)…T20I analysis

 T20 cricket is about 120 balls to be played, hence each ball is relevant to the outcome of the game. As India start their complete Australian tour with T20I series, we take a look at how Aussies have performed post … Continue reading

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(541)-(Border-Gavaskar Trophy-2018/19)History says bat long and deep

India in Australia  History and trend As India embark on their full tour to Australia. We look at their recent success down under. Interestingly their recent success (this century) has been very similar to overall success in all format in … Continue reading

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(540)…T20I : The List

As a cricket fan or as a player I would like to know certain facts of my team and the team I am playing against. It is called THE LIST, and not based on performance on the ground, but related … Continue reading

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(539)…Women’s T20 World Cup(2018)

So far  Women’s T20 World Cup -2018 has been a low scoring tournament. I believe swing/seam being the major factor for this. Hence all is not lost for teams like South Africa and New Zealand who still have two games … Continue reading

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(534)…JLT -A proxy practice for World Cup 2019 ?.

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Is Australia’s 50-over domestic tournament JLT, a proxy practice for next year’s World Cup ? Last year Western Australia won the JLT trophy convincingly. They had a great start to the tournament and never lost their momentum. However this year, inspite … Continue reading

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(533)… Are pitches in India of double-standard ?.

As India take on West Indies in 2nd Test of 2-test series today(12th Oct,2018). I take a look at recent test matches that yielded result in India. Since Jan 2017, 10 Test matches(before 2nd Test at Hyderabad) were played, yielding … Continue reading

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(532)…Australia in Pakistan(2018)-Opening the way

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It has been 58 Tests(111 Inns) spanning 5 years that an opening stand of 100 plus runs has been posted against Australian bowling attack!. Last time it was in 2013 in India when Australia toured for 4-Test series. It was … Continue reading

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531- Australia in Pak(2018). Mohd Amir-from strike to stock bowler!.

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The axing of Mohd Amir is wise decision, but should have been taken earlier. Since his return in 2015, Amir has become a limited over specialist and stock bowler in Test cricket. On field he has been used sparsely in … Continue reading

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(530)…Has Asia Cup 2018 outlined WC 2019 ?.

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Asia Cup 2018 got over and one wonders from team’s performance whether NEXT year we would see a low scoring World Cup ?. I think it can go either way as the format of forthcoming WC is based on every … Continue reading

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(529)…Asia Cup 2018(13th Edition). The last hurdle!.

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As we reach the finals of Asia Cup it is very surprising that teams so far have not touched the score of 300 runs. Before this game there were 24 times this feat was achieved while batting first, viz 23.30%. … Continue reading

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(528)…13th Asia Cup (2018)

The 13th edition of #AsiaCup2018 is starting tomorrow(15th Sept 2018). Cricket being the top sport in Asia, it should have a mandatory 2 year period event, with more team participating. There were only 3 teams(India the winners, Pakistan and Sri … Continue reading

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(527)…Opportunity plenty in Test cricket

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England won the M K Patuadi Series 4-1 but were made to work very hard to win the series.The margin of win was not small but they were pushed to the wall to earn it.  I was very interested in … Continue reading

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