(514)….Follow the ball and you will find dirt

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The 11th IPL edition has began, and it is heartening to see BCCI has appointed Ajit Singh, a former DGP of Rajasthan as their head of Anti-Corruption Unit for 2018 IPL.  He would team up with  Neeraj Kumar, who has … Continue reading

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(512)…FACE OFF

In the light of Warner De Kock saga. I wonder boxing sport can be the answer to it ?. In boxing we see players FACEOFF in press interviews before their duel. This Muhmmad Ali v Joe Frazer 1971 FIGHT OF THE … Continue reading

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(511)…South Africa batting needs makeover

In previous post http://allthatcricket.com/510-2/ we reflected low test scores in South Africa. In last 6 home tests only twice host went past 400 mark, and their overall batting average is at modest 33.76 runs/wkt. Their run rate and boundary rate are satisfactory(see … Continue reading

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(510)…Recent test matches in South Africa is producing low scores.

The recently concluded India- South Africa series was a low scoring affair. One would assume host South Africa had prepared surface that would their bowling, viz suit swing and seam. Nevertheless after observing stats of recent past series played in … Continue reading

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(504)…Gillette ODI series(2017)Australia finding pieces, England setting pieces

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                            The Gillette series review Australia had won the Ashes convincingly 4-0.  The ODI series started after 7 days, and one understandably thought the result would be the … Continue reading

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(503)…BBL07(36 Games)Success : Defending(44%)Chasing(55%)

                                       Big Bash League 7 End of 36th game Adelaide Strikers and Scorchers are top of the table with equal points. Both … Continue reading

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(502)…ODIs -Is Australia failing to defend>300 scores?.

It was a surprise to see Australia unable to defend 300 plus score.    By far they are the only team to have the highest percentage(87.35 ) of success defending >300 score in history of One day cricket. and also … Continue reading

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(500)…Should out of form batsman be retained or dropped ?

As 2017 Ashes series is decided, a general question is posed. This query is applicable to all format, and between any teams playing at all level. Q -When you have already won or loss the series convincingly, do you drop … Continue reading

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(499)…Dukes to Kookaburra England slow to adapt

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Ashes 2017 England have lost the Ashes. One wonders whether brand of the ball is of  disadvantage for the tourist in Australia!. In Australia Kookaburra ball is used at all level…although last year for the first time they used the Dukes … Continue reading

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(495)…Men’s Ashes(2017-18) England’s selection based on first class experience.

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Here is profile reading of England’s squad for the Ashes. The 5- test series starts on 23rd Nov,2017 at Gabba and ends in SCG on 4th Jan 2018 . Below player’s analysis is based on their last 2 series played … Continue reading

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(493)…India’s ever changing playing XI in LOI(2017)

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The limited over format is evolving so fast that one cannot fathom how teams can lose a game after winning their previous one with huge margin. I believe one of the major reason is = Ever changing playing XI, viz … Continue reading

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(491)…Women’s Ashes

Women’s Ashes series -winning determined by skill, athleticism, planning and a dash of power

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(488)…ODIs(2017)Few close results

This year One day cricket has been one-sided with game favoring the bat. As Bangladesh take on host South Africa in 3- match series, the 24th series this year, there are hardly any close result in 95 games played.  Only … Continue reading

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(487)…JLT One day Cup(2017)-Batting paradise

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As teams take a one day break from 50-over JLT tournament played in Australia, we take a look which team has best chance to win this year’s 50-over tournament. Australia’s 50-over Inter-state tournament has a new sponsor- Jardine Lloyd Thompson.  So … Continue reading

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(486)…In ODIs India attain discipline

Earlier this year in Jan India bowled 6 out of 8 no-balls that were bowled in their bilateral series v/s England. Later in Champions trophy they bowled another 6, of which 3 were in finals . Overall there were 17 … Continue reading

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