The first Ashes Test match of 2019 was won by Australia by 251 Runs. However Australia lost 4 wickets(of 17) in the first 10 overs of both innings. There was lot of movement for the bowlers and at times it … Continue reading
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My main area of interest has been Sports and Arts. And in years gone by I have collected few articles. Apart from renting, borrowing, buying books, magazines & journals, I was blessed with some great resources. My my major source … Continue reading
Last night (5th August 2019) Dale Steyn announced his retirement from Test cricket. The decision came after assessing his injuries, which has been quite frequent in recent times. It has not allowed him to play entire series. Hence he decided … Continue reading
The last Ashes in England was played in 2015. Host England won 3-2. Interestingly Australia scored more runs with bat, and took more wickets(one more) with the ball…yet they lost the series. Australia in 5 Test /9 Inns scored 2565 … Continue reading
The 71st Ashes series has started(1st Aug – 2019), and Australia, the urn holder will be defending them in England. They have not won a series in England since 2001!. Recent history is seesaw success for teams Interestingly the last … Continue reading
World Cup 2019. In my view the format is great for teams to perform. There are couple of things I feel that can be modified. Keep same round robin format. 2 games per day for first 15/20 … Continue reading
Afghanistan Performance Review This is the first time I have watched all Afghanistan matches live and collected their ball 2 ball data featuring few key indicators. Here is my analysis on their WC performance and what was the general … Continue reading
Bangladesh Performance Review Bangladesh totally relied on their batting to win matches in this WC. Hence they prepared themselves to chase any target. It is interesting to note that Bangladesh bowlers had more collective experience playing ODIs, then their batsmen. … Continue reading
Sri Lanka Performance Review Sri Lankan Cricket Board will be very happy with their team’s performance in the World Cup, especially after off field distractions. The controversies involving coach, selectors, players, then the bombing incident – all this would … Continue reading
South Africa Performance Review A shocking performance by South Africa!. When Imran Tahir picked Johnny Bairstow in the very first over of the World Cup, one wondered “wow” what a start by South Africa!. This became the best … Continue reading
West Indies Performance Review There is a philosophy in sports –“Potential will never win you any matches, performance win matches”. This truly applies to West Indies, who for this WC were represented by the best potential cricketers, whose performance … Continue reading
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New Zealand Performance Review This might sound inappropriate but New Zealand team were lucky to be in the semi-finals!. As the tournament progressed their NNR (Net run rate)was going down. This along with their batting strike rate and boundary … Continue reading
Pakistan Performance Review Pakistan became the most predictable team in this WC. In sense we all know how Pakistan can beat any team on their day and at same time how they can lose to a lower ranked team … Continue reading