Review – 2017 Test Team of the Year

  The Cricket Cauldron’s Test team for the year 2017 features three players each from Australia, India and South Africa, and one each from Bangladesh and England. While deciding on the top five was rather straightforward, there were quite a few contenders for the wicketkeeper and all-rounder spots. Likewise, the third fast bowling berth too […]

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Review – 2017 Test cricket recap

  Test cricket more than held its own in 2017, despite the ever-growing domestic T20 scene around the world, not to mention the arrival of an even more watered-down version of ‘cricket’ in the form of T10. Though the year featured a successful Champions Trophy with an unlikely winner, it was Test cricket that provided […]

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Review – 2016 Test cricket recap

  Test cricket continued to provide indelible moments and arresting performances in a year that saw 47 matches played in the longest format. As many as 40 matches ended in a result, of which 25 were home wins. Teams Overview India   As the year rolled on, India steadily cemented their unbeaten run dating back […]

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REVIEW – Difference in bowling prowess the decisive factor amid run-glut

  An unprecedented 5870 runs were scored in the recently-concluded four-match Test series between Australia and India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Never before had so many runs been scored in a four-Test series.   Incidentally, the previous highest tally of 5651 also came in a series between the same teams – in Australia in 2003-04. […]

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