South Africa embark upon English shores this summer for a three-Test series, which in all likelihood will decide which is the world’s top-most Test team – the ultimate accolade of being true world champions. England, after a below-par Asian sojourn, have soothed their nerves by seeing off the West Indies whereas South Africa won […]Read More Why aren’t South Africa Number One yet?
‘Right Arm Orthodox’ is what off-spinners are sometimes called as, but today people will be hesitant to use the term. Right arm off-spinners have gone from orthodox to unorthodox with many new delivery styles which have made it tough for batsmen. Ajantha Mendis, Ravi Ashwin, Sunil Narine are the names that come to […]Read More Viewpoint – Leg Spin, off spin, mystery spin
Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh has remarked that the recently-retired Australian opener Simon Katich should be remembered as one of Australia’s best batsmen. The 36 year old Katich called a day on his first class career, having played his last Test at Adelaide in the 2010/11 Ashes. Katich was indeed in great touch […]Read More Simon Katich – One of Australia’s best ?
“We will do everything within our limits to protect Test cricket” – random cricket official “Nothing can replace the pride of a Test cap” – modern-day international cricketer “Country over club, ALWAYS” – most probably, a Twenty20 mercenary We have all surely heard such statements countless number of times, as everyone worth their salt is […]Read More If they don’t mean it, they shouldn’t say it
For quite some time now, young Cheteshwar Pujara from Saurashtra has been staking claim to be the future number three in the Indian Test line-up. He averages 55 in first-class cricket and has a penchant for making huge scores while showing great amount of patience – a rarity in today’s crash-bang-wallop hitting culture. […]Read More Cheteshwar Pujara – The future of Indian batting