Apr 18, 2009

The holder is still formidable

Warne transformed the side into a vibrant force. And situations threw up new heroes. None shone brighter than Yusuf Pathan whose big ...

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The holder is still formidable

Warne transformed the side into a vibrant force. And situations threw up new heroes. None shone brighter than Yusuf Pathan whose big ...

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Rajasthan’s royal skipper

As good as he was with the ball in hand in crunch situations, it was as a captain that Shane Warne turned out to be a game-turner. By far, he ...

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A sure shot to the semis

CSK finished at the wrong end of a humdinger against Rajasthan Royals in the final. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men have the ingredients to make a ...

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An eye for talent

Red-headed Andrew McDonald has since shown his value to the Australian team with his niggardly medium-pace and useful lower-middle-order ...

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Bowling is the weak link

Captain Yuvraj Singh expressed his concerns with the bowling, more specifically fast bowling. “We have a good team this season although the ...

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Stability will be the key

John Buchanan and Sourav Ganguly’s distinctive personalities have collectively courted controversy with the multiple-captains theory and its ...

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Can they get the right mix?

Everything went wrong for Sachin Tendulkar’s team in the first season. The maestro was injured; replacement skipper Harbhajan Singh ...

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It’s time the Chargers gave the charge

Adam Gilchrist Most glaringly, the bowling lacked cutting edge. R. P. Singh’s toil fetched him 15 expensive wickets, while fellow ...

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In tune with requirements now

A nightmarish inaugural IPL ensured that the businessman took things in his grip and, after relieving icon Rahul Dravid of the responsibility, ...

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20 overs of frenzy

The T20 cup had rekindled the English love affair with cricket. The public loved it. The hunger for T20 has not abated, and the Indian and ...

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The World Cup picture

If Argentina, and a humiliated manager, Diego Maradona, never, surely, a logical appointment, seek any kind of consolation, they could perhaps ...

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Hiddink’s men in complete control

Chelsea was irresistible. Nothing could unsettle the buoyant team for long, not even the loss of the evening’s first goal, writes Kevin ...

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United in danger zone

Manchester United was entirely out of tune at home. On the other hand, FC Porto was sharper, livelier and superior in all aspects. Indeed, a ...

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‘Kiko’ rises to the occasion again

Preoccupied by Ronaldo’s 69th-minute entrance, Sunderland seemed near oblivious to the threat posed by Macheda when he replaced the injured ...