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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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
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
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
Here are some stats that surprised me during the India v Australia series 2019-20. Josh Hazlewood not opening the bowling in 3rd ODI vs India. It was in Sept 2013 v/s England that Josh bowled first change. Overall only thrice … Continue reading
Ashes Review The series was unpredictable but 2-2 was deserved result for both teams. . England had won their first ever World Cup and with that success they went into Ashes as firm favourites. Then shockingly with great ease Australia … Continue reading
The last 2 days of this series will decide the future of Australian test batsmen. If they are able produce miracle to salvage themselves from defeat, then they can happily keep their place in this squad. This marvel should be … Continue reading
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In Test Cricket batsman’s role-play plays a huge role to build team’s total, particular if condition are suited for bowlers. In the ongoing Ashes scoring runs has been very difficult for both teams. Hence staying at the crease becomes vital … Continue reading
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In 1953 England won back the Ashes after 15 years. The series was won 1-0 with first four being drawn.The 5th and final test was played at The Oval where England won by 8 wkts. Here is a window to … Continue reading
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Have been watching Ashes since 1977 & believe condition in England are toughest for any openers(home or visiting team). Here is snapshot of how openers performed in Ashes.
Few decades ago bowling round the wicket was a rarity for fast bowlers. It was similar to bowling a slower ball. Today every right-arm fast bowler will go round the wicket if a batsman is a left-hander. It is interesting … Continue reading
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In this Ashes 2019 series Australia regularly employed at least 5 left handers in their playing XI. Overall seven players participated in 3 tests including two bowlers. In this series Australian left-handers have been victims of LBW, bowled, low scores … Continue reading
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