“As the ICC has increased the number of T20 Internationals that countries can play against each other, the number of two-Test series are becoming more common, which I would rather not happen at all because they are a nothingness of a nothing”. This is what the great former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid said […]Read More VIEWPOINT – Is there a bigger dampener than a two-Test series?
Cricket has been part of the Commonwealth Games only once, i.e in 1998 in Kuala Lampur, the Malaysian capital. Sixteen countries took part in the event, consisting of 50-over-a-side List A matches. Among the teams was Northern Ireland, who qualified by virtue of being a Commonwealth nation. The Ireland cricket team has always been […]Read More Specials – Northern Ireland’s Commonwealth moment
The 20th Commonwealth Games are underway in Glasgow with the best sporting talent from Commonwealth nations in action. Cricket – one of the lasting legacies of the British empire – continues to stay away from the quadrennial event, even though almost all the cricketing nations are members of the Commonwealth. However, cricket […]Read More SPECIALS – Cricket’s tryst with the Commonwealth Games
It is quite a shame that Australia and New Zealand have played each other in only 52 Test matches since the inaugural one-off Test at Wellington in 1945-46. Despite their healthy rivalry, Test match fixtures between the two nations have been disappointingly infrequent. That Test in 1945-46 played a part in Australia refusing […]Read More VIEWPOINT – Time to revive the trans-Tasman rivalry
This two-Test series was originally scheduled to be held last year, but was postponed to accommodate more ODIs and irrelevant domestic T20 games. This is South Africa’s first Test series in Sri Lanka since 2006 and hence a much awaited one. A third Test would have been ideal, but yet again three ODIs were […]Read More IN FOCUS – South Africa in Sri Lanka Test series 2014 : Preview
India played its first Test match only in 1932, but prior to that there were quite a few Parsi cricketers who might have fancied a spot in the national team and were unlucky not to play Test cricket. In this post, we will look at the life and career of Dr. Hormasji Dorabji Kanga. […]Read More Specials – H.D Kanga: A stalwart of Indian cricket
The 2007 World Cup in the West Indies was a highly forgettable one for the Indian cricket team. Having finished as runners-up in 2003, expectations were high four years later for the Men in Blue to go one step further. However, the Rahul Dravid-led outfit lost two out of its three games (to Bangladesh […]Read More RECORD BOOK – India smash the highest World Cup total
England and India are set to play a five-Test series for the first time since 1984-85 when they lock horns for the Pataudi Trophy, which is the trophy given to the winner of the series between these two nations played in England. The last time India played a five-Test series in England was in […]Read More IN FOCUS – The Pataudi Trophy (India in England) 2014 : Preview
The ongoing football World Cup in Brazil has caught the attention of the world, and the excitement among fanatics of the game will only increase as the semi-final round beckons. The tournament has been a big success and people from countries with barely any football culture are also hooked on to the games. […]Read More VIEWPOINT – Which is the best World Cup format?
My friends know I have a fridge magnet at home, bearing the legend, ‘ Everyone is entitled to my opinion.’ So when Rustom invited me to do a piece on Irish cricket… I didn’t take a great deal of persuading. You need a few bits of background about me to get the drift […]Read More Viewpoint – The Munster question