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Test series – Border Gavaskar series. End of 2nd Test, Australians have scored 933 runs in 340.1 overs, and lost 40 wickets. Their run rate is low at 2.74 and strike rate is 51(balls per wicket)although if one has to … Continue reading
In terms of market value and popularity Border-Gavaskar trophy is the most sought out test series in recent times, more than the Ashes.. However unlike Ashes the surface is lopsided when Test matches is played in India. This is also … Continue reading
As India take on Australia in 4- Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Here are some thoughts on how tourist should operate. Recently when New Zealand and England toured India, the host started slowly and than went on to win the series convincingly. … Continue reading
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A brief analysis of 6th edition of Big Bash League (BBL). At end of 22nd game two teams are at top of the table assured of a place in last four. They are Brisbane Head and Sydney Sixers. They are also … Continue reading
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After dominated the first test at Rajkot England had gradual but consistent fall in their performance(bat and bowl). It was their middle order batting that lacked consistency. IF one has to look at their batting partnerships than it was more … Continue reading
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Excellent performance by South Africa. It was a marvelous fightback to win by such a huge margin. There is no doubt that Australia’s batting under Steve Smith has been below par in last 4 Tests. Losing all four games. If … Continue reading
Some say batsmen should play for themself as it would help his team to score big and bat deep. However I do not agree to the point if his team is losing control of the situation in a match. I … Continue reading
When you have an inexperienced bowling attack and batting is much stronger in limited overs cricket(50 or 20 overs) than the best way to gain experience(unless the weather/surface is skewed) is to bowl second and defend a target. Once the … Continue reading
After watching two recent test series between Sri Lanka v Australia, and India v New Zealand, i thought batsmen from all 4 teams had problem judging the length of the ball. Here is my view on batting. Batting technique. When … Continue reading
Here is how Cheteshwar Pujara performed in last 4 Test matches(2nd Test v NZ not included). Below table is his phase wise performance featuring balls faced, runs scored and scoring shots. In West Indies he was selected in 2 … Continue reading
Indian Team selection. Surprised to see Umesh Yadav’s inclusion over Bhuvnesh Kumar. Especially when Bhuvy did extremely well(best run-rate and strike rate)in West Indies where the condition were much similar to Asian surface. Other that in last 12 months Bhuvy … Continue reading
At the end of day one of the 500th Test India were 291-9 in 90 overs against New Zealand. Against the new ball(both)Indians scored 101 runs and lost 5 wickets. In 4-test series in West Indies, India batted in only … Continue reading