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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WC2015 – Two big matches already

By Ben Sutherland (Flickr: Eoin Morgan of England) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
It’s been a strange first week at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 edition. Two of the biggest matches have already been completed.¬†Australia beat England, to no one’s surprise and then India beat Pakistan, to no Indian’s surprise. I must confess a slight feeling of doubt.¬†Oh no, not about England losing, but about India winning.

England have clearly not yet learned the art / science behind limited overs cricket despite a healthy investment in coaching staff. For one, (more…)

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#WC2015 kicks off

Australia v India 1st ODI at the MCG, Jan 2004
Australia v India 1st ODI at the MCG, Jan 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5-0 so far, but February 15th, 2014 is another day, another match, another team in another country. A country that has not been too kind to Indian cricket teams. Though, in recent years, despite the 4-0 a few years ago, Indians have shown some fight. Even the recent 2-0 was not without it’s moments.

Still, off we go with (more…)

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Saving the ODI

Continuing the earlier post about T20, inspired by this analytical article. In recent years the ODI has been threatened by T20. (if you don't know what either of those two terms mean, you can stop reading now, for none of the following will make any more sense. However, you can use Google to find out, or take the help of a friend who does know and thus be enlightened. For Knowledge is Power they say...) I challenge the fallacious thinking that high scoring…

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