Aug 30, 2014

When swing clipped Indian wings!

At the moment, England seems assured but it is still early days to anoint its batsmen as the best in the business. Only when Alastair Cook and ...

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When swing clipped Indian wings!

At the moment, England seems assured but it is still early days to anoint its batsmen as the best in the business. Only when Alastair Cook and ...

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Excuses won’t do, a new process essential

Whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs to be retained as captain is another matter altogether, but the bigger problem is that apart from Varun ...

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Hunted and humiliated

England comprehensively outplayed India, with all its cricketing arms forming a wonderful bond. Gary Ballance’s cracking catch to dismiss ...

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Is the whole team behind Dhoni?

I have to ask if batsmen who have built their careers in Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai are as good as we think and why, under the coaching of ...

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Football’s holy grail

A trip to Old Trafford, Manchester United’s home ground, is an eye-opener to the way a sporting centre stays alive even when there is no game ...

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Terrific twosome

If Mahela Jayawardena was a compiler, Kumar Sangakkara was a plunderer. They complemented each other wonderfully, creating winning situations ...

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A phenomenon beyond compare

A man, with such unalloyed and essentially earthy emotions, unaffected by the fact that he had climbed what was unclimbable to the average ...

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Profitable outing

After 11 rounds of consistent showing, like never before, India was tied for the second place behind China and finished with the bronze ahead ...

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Dream debut

Padmini Rout was the surprise packet of this year’s Chess Olympiad. The 20-year-old from Bhuvaneswar unleashed her best form on her debut ...

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A 100 in the Olympiad!

Krishnan Sasikiran is the among the most consistent and hard-working chess players in the country. Known for his meticulous preparations and ...

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The captaincy question

Overall, where cricket captains command “in the field,” soccer captains tend to be secondary figures. By Brian Glanville. The captaincy ...

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ACA felicitates its stars

The diamond jubilee celebrations of the Andhra Cricket Association were held in Visakhapatnam recently. Cash awards totalling Rs. 2.20 crore ...

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The Wormsley feat

India’s victory in the one-off Test against England was special for Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami and Karuna Jain, for they were also part of the ...

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On this day, Mahela Jayawardena played his last Test match

International cricket will miss the classy Mahela Jayawardena and the entertainment he provided with his skilful batting. For Sri Lankan cricket, the void left by his retirement will be hard to fill