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(610)…Vijay Hazare Trophy -A short analysis of longest format!

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Like Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy is one of the longest 50-over format in world cricket. There 38 teams playing 169 games in 15 grounds of only 7 cites. Dehradun and Jaipur hosted the maximum matches. Karnataka won the Vijay … Continue reading

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(609)…Ranji Trophy -A short analysis of longest format!

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A very brief analysis on one of the longest 1st class format in world cricket. The Ranji Trophy Ranji Trophy season(2019-20). A tournament of 169 matches, played by 38 teams in 51 cities and 64 grounds.   Here is snap … Continue reading

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(608)….ODI : Australia no more dominating or threatening!

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  Australia became the No.1 Test team following ICC’s annual update on 1st May 2019. This update also allowed them to become No.1 T20I for the very first time, strangely they haven’t won a T20 World Cup!. Here is the … Continue reading

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(607)…Australia rebuilding its 4th pillar in ODI line-up

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Australia is rebuilding its 4th pillar in Batting line-up.The role play of No. 4 and 5 is to either to continue from good start or rebuild an innings. Whereas the Bat No.4 keeps the balance between top and lower order … Continue reading

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(606)…Steve Smith – The diligent one who took the stairs to reach the top

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Steve Smith began his 1st class career as a bowling all-rounder, went on to become Australia’s best batsman since Sir Donald Bradman. In 2018 his career was derailed by the Newlands ball-tampering scandal which stripped him of his captaincy and … Continue reading

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605-Virat Kohli – The Undisputed Monarch of Indian cricket

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He is the Undisputed Monarch of Indian cricket. He came to limelight in 2008 when he led India to an U-19 World Cup win in Malaysia. By the time he made his debut for the Indian cricket team, he already … Continue reading

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(604)…Women’s Cricket: Follow your style and create your own standard

  Women’s cricket should follow their own style. Currently like men they too are relying on power hitting.  They have potential to play their own game, especially in batting. Women’s cricket has one of the stylish and complete batters in … Continue reading

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(603)…Toss factor is important, but a lead is key to win/save a test match

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Lately toss factor has become the key issues in Test cricket. Some feel it should be abolished and replaced by visiting teams allowed to make decision whether to bat or bowl. I think sport is about being unpredictable otherwise it … Continue reading

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(602)…Dearth of quality Test openers

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There is dearth of quality test openers especially when playing in unfamiliar condition.   I believe picking non-experienced players while playing overseas is one of major reason for them to perform poorly. Since 1st Jan 2017, 84 batsmen opened the batting … Continue reading

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(602)….Year 2020 : Countdown to T20WC

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Counting back to back boundaries ….and 3 successive dot balls over in the year 2020!. I reckon Twenty 20 Cricket would be very fascinating this year, as we would see both batting and bowling excel in different times!. The 3-match … Continue reading

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(601)…7th Women’sT20 World Cup

149 players from 10 Teams will take part in 7th Women’s T20 World Cup played in Australia this year (Feb 20 – Mar 8 -2020) Interestingly out of 149 players 62(41.61%) are spin bowlers, which is a bit surprising considering … Continue reading

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(600)…Women’s Cricket (T20/tri-series) A Dress Rehearsal for World Cup ?

As the tri-series concluded today (12th Feb) one wonders whether this was a dress rehearsal for forthcoming T20 World Cup to be played in Australia in 9 days time ?. The World Cup is held this year in  Australia from … Continue reading

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(599)…BBL09(2019-20) A Review

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This year’s BBL had a new format that had a very distinctive schedule that allowed five teams to have a chance to win the tournament. Hence we saw some unique performance from teams. The feature of this tournament was last … Continue reading

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(598)…Ind in NZ(2020)

It seems India’s favourite place down under is New Zealand. This is the second time in less than a year they have traveled to New Zealand!.This time for a whole series featuring all 3 formats.   In 2019 they played … Continue reading

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(597)…Aus in India- ODI series review – Marginal difference despite India dominating.

India Australia 3 match short series got over with a blink of an eye. It was a run fest contest with no close result(post WC this has been a pattern for all teams). By winning the last two games India … Continue reading

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