Mar 22, 2014

Another vulcan exits the South African smithy

Graeme Smith is still a fine batsman, but the weary traveller in him opted for rest and cuddles with the family. None can grudge him that ...

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Another vulcan exits the South African smithy

Graeme Smith is still a fine batsman, but the weary traveller in him opted for rest and cuddles with the family. None can grudge him that ...

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Good that Dhoni & Yuvraj are back

Team India has succeeded largely due to its captain’s ability to improvise as things unfold on the field. With his return after a well-earned ...

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Glory days are back

The recent Test series victory in South Africa and the overwhelming Ashes triumph at home earlier have established Australia as the team to ...

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Six weeks of doing only the right things

Sri Lanka finally won a final leaving Pakistan to lick its wounds. Arun Venugopal reports. There were two instances that served as a ...

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IT is no more a sideshow

Up until last year, the World Twenty20 was contested by 12 sides, including associate nations. This time, two of eight teams — six associates, ...

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A walk in the park for India

Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi conceded that his team had much to work on if it had to compete with the big boys. By Arun Venugopal.

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At home in Bangla land

People of Mirpur exude easy warmth; and the journos here are the sort that will go the extra mile to help people out, notes Arun Venugopal.

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No luck for the host

The real turnaround was provided by the magical Shahid Afridi. Nobody knows how Afridi would perform on a given day. Much to Bangladesh’s ...

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He’s full of beans

At 20, Bharat is the youngest of the top three wicketkeepers in the last domestic season. He accounted for 35 victims (28 catches and seven ...

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‘We’re going to win the league’

The form of the Reds in recent weeks has fuelled belief on Merseyside that this could finally be Liverpool’s year as they push for their first ...

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The poisoned chalice

David Moyes’ appointment at Old Trafford was delayed too long for him to have a fair crack at the transfer market. And the fact that Alex ...

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Rein them young!

The on-field behaviour of many a young cricketer leaves a lot to be desired these days. J. R. Shridharan takes a look at the malady and ...

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Controversial as ever

Andy Carroll has played his part in West Ham’s recent revival, despite a red card against Swansea and a subsequent three-match ban. Life is ...