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Ganguly vs Tendulkar: An extraordinary record-filled Chennai affair on a Valentine’s Eve

By Suvajit Mustafi February 13, 2001. It was the eve of Valentine’s Day. Mohabbatien had hit the screens a few months back, and ideas were aplenty. The study leaves for the boards had started. My fellow teenagers were either busy queuing...

Rohit Sharma and 200 ODIs: A baffling tale of numbers

By Suvajit Mustafi Rohit Sharma, ‘200’ and ODIs sound a quite a match, don’t they? It took 39 years for the first ODI double hundred to be registered; Rohit scored three in four years. No other cricketer even has two. On...

Thisara Perera safeguards No. 7 position: A rare happening in Cricket

Sri Lanka were in a shambles by the time they were halfway down that chase. Not run wise. They had exhausted 25 overs and hardly touched the run rate of five. The required run-rate had increased from 4.84 to 7.92 by then....

New Zealand’s collective decay and a glimpse of positives ahead of the World Cup

It has been 18 years since New Zealand have won their last major global championship. In the subsequent ICC events, the Kiwis have been consistent, yet the trophy drought still remains. Once again, going into the next year's World Cup...

Can Nathan Lyon be Australia’s trump-card?

By Suraj Shukla As the Indian team gears up for its final acid-test of this year in Down Under, the speculation and prediction games for the series have already begun. Many have picked the Indians as favourites to win their...

All you need to know about the Adelaide Oval

By Tapabrata Banerjee India’s most anticipated Test series in Australia is starting on December 6 at the iconic Adelaide Oval, one of the premier venues down under. Let’s look into some statistical highlights of this ground. History: We will start with the...

When Keith Miller bowled bouncers to his war-time service mate

First class Cricket in Australia and England was shut down by the war in the year 1941. Keith Miller, a stalwart Victorian, joined the war service and succoured as a night fighter pilot in the later years. A ginormous...

Australia vs India Sydney T20I: Virat Kohli’s feat and other stats highlights

By Suvajit Mustafi Run chase. White ball. Virat Kohli. The very ingredients required for a smiling India. Such was this November Sunday. Amid the blue waves in Sydney, Kohli pulled off another masterclass to ensure India had levelled the T20I...

The Ed Smith revolution in English cricket

By Piyal Matilal On the backdrop of the Kandy fort, Jack Leach took the final wicket to give England a much-awaited series triumph in the sub-continent, their first-ever in Sri Lanka after 2001. Their last victorious Asian tour was in...

Why I’d rather go to a war with James Anderson by my side

Cricket has long been ahead of the present but well aware of its past. The game is a visionary, well-discerning of its future but undenying of the contemporary. But there’s been a confusion between ‘what can happen’ and ‘what...

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Battle of nerves: A preview of India’s 13-Test home series

By Atish Home Chowdhury After India’s thumping performance at the Caribbean Islands, cricket has once again reached its ultimate destination, India. BCCI’s recent announcement of...

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