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Opinion

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...

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...

Why are wrist-spinners gaining ground?

By Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya Change is perhaps the only constant in life and Cricket is not an exception. Time changes so does our taste. No wonder that once the artistry of fingers was revered and now magical wrists are in...

Chance for India to blossom overseas

By Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya The young but fierce bunch of talented Indian cricketers will be looking to create history by registering their maiden Test series win in South Africa when the two teams will lock horns in the three-Test series...

Subaltern cricket

By Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya Renaissance of Bengal cricket might have started long before, but the change of mindset to compete with the other states or in the international arena was perhaps awakened in the last decade, thanks to the heroics...

Azhar Mahmood: Youngsters are taking Pakistan cricket in the right direction

By Azhar Mahmood This article was first published in www.pakpassion.net. We are republishing this piece with their permission. In his latest blog for PakPassion.net, Azhar Mahmood writes about Pakistan's stunning victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy, analyses Man of the Tournament...

Rashid Khan — Afghanistan’s brand new superstar

By Atish Home Chowdhury Making his way into the world of cricket from the strife-torn patches of Afghanistan, a country where the sound of bullets and bombs could be heard louder than the echo of bat hitting a ball, the...

Gully Cricket: A remnant of the past?

By Atish Home Chowdhury As the horizon turns crimson red with diminishing sunlight all around, the loud cheers of the youth and children bring back life to an otherwise clumsy evening. Narrow streets, a few pieces of bricks and lots...

Is Hardik Pandya ready for the biggest ‘Test’ of his life?

By Atish Home Chowdhury The reality is stranger than fiction, and Hardik Pandya’s roller-coaster journey from the muddy fields of Baroda to the Indian dressing room proves it emphatically true. For someone having failed his ninth standard exam and spending...

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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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