Specials – India in Tests at Trent Bridge

The 2021-23 World Test Championship begins tomorrow with a five-match series between England and India. At stake will be the Pataudi Trophy, which England have held for the last decade – since 2011, England have won 11 and lost only two out of 14 home Tests against India. The first Test will be played at […]

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Review – 2019 Test Team of the Year

  The Cricket Cauldron’s Test team for the year 2019 features four players from Australia, three from New Zealand, two from India, and one each from Afghanistan and England. This year’s team has only one player in common with last year’s team –  India’s Virat Kohli.   Mayank Agarwal (India)   Having impressed with 76 on […]

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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 – 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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