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Again? In yesterday's T20I against England, Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck again. It had already happened twice in the England tests, a series in which he averaged 28.67. This is getting concerning. Kohli hasn't scored a century since the 23rd of November 2019. Just let that sink in. What began as brief lean… Continue reading CricTracker: What’s wrong with Virat Kohli?
"In Australia, or in India, wherever I bowl, I want to put 100% effort to bowl." said Mohammed Siraj after the first day of the fourth ENG vs IND test. That's Mohammed Siraj in a nutshell for you. Everything he does is done at 100% intensity. Nothing less. Every single ball, he ferociously sprints to… Continue reading Do things the Mohammed Siraj way
“There is a time for everyone. But now Kuldeep is our frontline number one overseas spinner,” announced Ravi Shastri in February 2019. Really? Kuldeep Yadav, a rookie with just 6 Tests of experience, to be mighty India’s number one overseas spinner? Ahead of a seasoned veteran with 350+ Test wickets and India’s most valuable Test… Continue reading CricTracker: Kuldeep Yadav: The artist gone astray
Cricket is undergoing a seismic change, an unprecedented shift that will alter the course of the sport. T20, the phenomenal entertainment package, is tailored towards the instant entertainment culture of today. It's mere 120 balls provide a short but giddying capsule of constant euphoria and sheer thrill, ideal for the present audience. It's like eating… Continue reading India’s 5th day rearguard and the timeless beauty of Test cricket
International cricket is an relentless spiral of unfathomable highs and lows. One day you are heralded for inevitable glory, the other you are the devil incarnate. It is futile to crave unerring success as the haunting presence of failure will barbarically hunt you down. No recent cricketer has epitomised this as much as Prithvi Shaw.… Continue reading What next for Prithvi Shaw?
Here is my latest article for CricTracker.
"Sanju Samson’s mountainous strikes blazed the early stage of the IPL; he was a literal force of nature that savagely annihilated all in its path. Despite his newfound sheer muscle and power, he maintained the balletic poise and the ludicrously deft touch that we have all associated with Samson in the past. An audacious 74… Continue reading CricTracker: Sanju Samson: reckless or selfless?
After 3 intriguing T20Is with countless numbers of twists and turns, the SA vs ENG T20I series has concluded in a comprehensive 3-0 drubbing in visitors’ favour. This score line reflects on just how extraordinarily consistent England are as a side and the immeasurable depth they are blessed with. They are undoubtedly one of the… Continue reading CricTracker: Top 5 outstanding individual performances from the ENG vs SA T20I series
Hi readers, here is a link to an article that I have written for CricTracker on the 3 selection puzzles that England need to solve during the South Africa T20 series. Enjoy!