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?
Category: Player spotlight
Never show the Paine
Tim Paine has played a mere 32 test matches for Australia. Despite such a brief international career, he has had a tremendous impact on Australian cricket. Appointed skipper in the aftermath of the sandpaper debacle, Tim Paine led the side away from the days of relentless controversy and restored a prosperous team culture. His impeccable… Continue reading Never show the Paine
CricTracker: Sanju Samson: reckless or selfless?
"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?
Decoding the genius of Sam Curran
Elite batsmen are often presented with the unthinkably daunting prospect of taming some of the most ferocious fast bowlers to have ever graced the globe. These supreme athletes typically tower well beyond the realms of 6 foot, gifting them with the petrifying aura of an indomitable beast. Even the absolute cream of the crop quiver… Continue reading Decoding the genius of Sam Curran
It was Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, a riveting clash between 2 indomitable titans of the IPL. The victors will be gifted the coveted place in the grand finale and a chance to propel themselves into instantaneous stardom. The defeated will be banished to the unpleasant prospect of yet another playoff and their title hopes… Continue reading Ashwin 2.0
Sheldon Cottrell soldiers on
A few days ago, the cricketing world was treated to one of the most mind-blowingly astonishing innings in the history of T20 cricket produced by the most unlikeliest of protagonists in the practically unknown Rahul Tewatia... From an utterly abysmal 8 of 19 balls in the 15th over to ruthlessly demolishing 5 sixes in a… Continue reading Sheldon Cottrell soldiers on
4 unknown names who I back to take the IPL by storm this year
Hi readers, this article begins a series of blogs that will be focused on the 2020 IPL. Enjoy!
Why we have to be patient with Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer, admittedly, hasn't had the greatest of summers, to say the least. From breaching the biosecure bubble protocol to being accused of "not trying" to bowl fast, Archer has been no stranger to controversy this English summer and perhaps as a result of that, his performances have declined dramatically as well. Two underwhelming tours… Continue reading Why we have to be patient with Jofra Archer
A tribute to Kemar Roach
The 3rd test match at Old Trafford belonged to Stuart Broad and rightfully so. He starred with both bat and ball as he dispelled any doubts on his world class ability. To put the icing on the cake, Broad became only the 7th bowler to have 500 hundred test wickets and hence putting him in… Continue reading A tribute to Kemar Roach