(517)..IPL XI(2018)Most success for host teams

The 11th edition of IPL XI is closing up. The results shows host teams have won maximum matches 65.38% this year. There are 4 more matches remaining before the play-offs. It appears 5 teams are vying for 2 spots in play-off. … Continue reading

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(516)…A keeper’s view : A panoramic one

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Keeper’s View  A wicket-keeper is the only player in the team who watches every ball bowled, and where it ended. Ideally  he is a better judge of a run, because of their awareness on what is happening on the field. … Continue reading

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(514)…Aus v SA series- Rise and fall of two teams

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After rejoicing Ashes success, Aussies landed a mighty blow by winning the first test against host South Africa. They won the game by 118 runs with whole day’s play left. The host were bundled out for 162 in first innings … Continue reading

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(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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(513)…Aussies fight history away from home

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In last 20 years Australia has a history of not winning their away Test series if score-line is level at the end of 2nd test!. Currently the series is locked 1-1 with two more tests to play. So far (since … 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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(505)…Fields in New Zealand harvest runs for batsmen in T20Is!.

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In a packed cricketing schedule it was first time 3 nations played a T20 tri-series in 2 separate countries. The first half of 3 games was played in Australia, followed by 4 (finals including)in New Zealand. The performance were contrasting … 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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(501)…Champions challenged at home by contender(Gillette ODI series)

As England taken on Australia in Gillette ODI series, we look at their most recent performance. All data is from games played in 2017 and will include Gillette series played in Australia (2018).  

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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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