#Ashes2015 – Midpoint Analyses

It’s a brave man or a cricket journalist who would dare to offer any predictions at all on the #Ashes2015 at this,  the so-called midpoint of this edition of the age-old rivalry. I’m neither. I’m just a watcher eating rye. With marmalade.

The first Test went to England emphatically. Everywhere in the cricket news ( is there any other (more…)

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Prosper, Race and Chucking

English: The World Custard Pie Flinging Championship, 2013, Coxheath, UK. By DavidAnstiss via Wikimedia Commons
English: The World Custard Pie Flinging Championship, 2013, Coxheath, UK. By DavidAnstiss via Wikimedia Commons

Prosper Utseya, the Zimbabwean pie-chucker offspinner, has laid a claim of racial discrimination against Zimbabwe Cricket. This news was reported on Cricinfo. Strangely, it has been ignored completely by every Cricinfo reader. The article has no comments at all, which is strange , given how readers there are quick to (more…)

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Oh, England!

What an entertaining past few months we’ve seen in England! I’d love to have been a fly on the wall, a fly capable of listening to and understanding the doublespeak and management gobbledygook (more…)

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The Bendy Arm Brigade

I was reading about Sunil Narine's in/out story about his trouble with the arm that bends more than it should and I remembered this post that I wrote for Dipesh - at CricketWise, just as the #CWC15 The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was starting. http://cricketwise.blogspot.in/2015/02/the-menace-of-bendy-arm-brigade.html That arm in that picture is quite…

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Salman Khan

The SloMan fought off the PeevedPunjabi's strident requests to write about this stupid actor and his trial for killing someone while driving drunk. Instead, it was given to Unclejee to write about this. Read that post here: https://unclejee.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/salman-khan/ Do let Unclejee know what you think, especially if you're a Salman Khan fan.

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I told you so!

Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid at play.
Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid at play. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now that #CWC15 is done and dusted and Australia have regained the trophy they lost briefly and the normal order of things has been restored, the experts have started talking about the changes they’d like to see. In posts dating back a few months, I had (more…)

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#CWC15 – QF 2: IND vs BAN

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A memorable match for Bangladesh, for many reasons, such as their first knockout game at the World Cup ( ever ) and the robbery under the lights that put their lights out. The second reason will be big news in Bangladesh for a while yet. ( If you drive down to Buffalo, NY, (more…)

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#CWC15 QF 1: SAF vs SL

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This is the World Cup that started with a bang, with plenty of excitement, some strong showings, and surprises. It then tapered off into a sludge of matches of little or no import. About the only thing left was to see whether Ireland could pip the West Indies and Pakistan to a quarter final spot. Which they deserved more than the West Indies, really.

Then it was was time for QF 1. This the real deal, the place where run rates don’t really matter, methods, plans and data matters only if you can win. For the losers, there is a (more…)

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#CWC15 – Cliches

It is my own work. I release into public domain.
It is my own work. I release into public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a World Cup that I have watched after a long time. Watched, as opposed to, followed via ESPNCricinfo.com typed out commentary. I miss my old commentators.

On radio, I grew up with Anand Setalvad, Dicky Rutnagur and the like. Setalvad’s voice changed as he built up the excitement. “Bedi bowls, from between (more…)

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