Forty years ago this week came the sensational announcement that changed cricket forever. The sport underwent a metamorphosis and the stage was set for cricket of the future.

The genteel English summer sport steeped in traditional .. Read More

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ATP BIG FOUR NOT READY TO SURRENDER YET

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With a third of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour season over it is clear that despite a strong challenge from younger players the ‘Big Four’ are not yet ready to surrender their top positions. On the contrary Roger Fe... Read More

THE UNSAVOURY PAES-BHUPATHI SPAT

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A sweet victory on the court but unsavoury incidents off it. That just about sums up the events of the past week as far as Indian tennis concerned. And while the victory over Uzbekistan at Bangalore with a basically young team was welcome the open... Read More

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN...IN CRICKET!

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It’s THAT time again. When three letters are all that cricket followers can talk about.

For the next six weeks wherever you go the conversation will centre round the happenings in the Indian Premier League known universally ... Read More

WHAT A GRANDSTAND FINISH!

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What a grandstand finish to the most successful season that any Indian cricket team has enjoyed! It certainly is as far as Tests are concerned for I am sure that even the most knowledgeable critic who knows his history well will not be able to com... Read More

MAYBE DHARAMSALA WILL COOL AUSSIE-INDIAN TEMPERS

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Mind ganes are very much part and parcel of an India-Australia series. For long now it has ceased to be just a contest of skill on the field.

Given the high stakes involved between two intensely professional and evenly matched si... Read More

INDIA-AUSSIE CRICKET: WHERE REVIEWGATE COULD HAVE BECOME MONKEYGATE

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As expected the ongoing India-Australia Test series has seen some high class cricket as befitting a contest involving the two top rated teams.in the ICC rankings. And also quite predictably there has been a lot of tension generated by the unaccept... Read More

CAN INDIA BEAT BACK THE AUSSIES?

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Can India turn the tables on Australia in the second Test? Can they reverse the severe setback suffered at Pune into a victory that will square the four-Test series? It will not be easy but the Indians will do well to take inspiration from the occ... Read More

ODDS ARE STACKED AGAINST THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM

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There are so many factors against the Australian team that even their most die-hard fans would agree that the visitors face an arduous task during their four Test series against India starting at Pune on Thursday.

For starters it i... Read More

ASHWIN BEST INDIAN ALL ROUNDER SINCE KAPIL DEV

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All the praise for Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling – perfectly understandable given his feats and the impressive stats associated with his name - should not camouflage the fact that he has emerged as the best Indian all rounder since Kap... Read More

HAS AUSTRALIA GOT THE WRONG BOWLERS FOR THE INDIAN TOUR?

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Despite Bangladesh’s improved performance of late – highlighted by their victory over England about three months ago – it should not be difficult for India to get the better of their neighbours who are set to play their first-eve... Read More

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