Aug 27, 2018

IPL 11 - What the numbers tell us

735The number of runs scored by SRH’s Kane Williamson in this year’s edition of the IPL. He becomes the fifth batsman to aggregate 700+ runs in a ...

Briefing

World Cup 2018

Beauty or pragmatism...the debate continues

The demands of competition football are such that results often determine the tactical mindset of a team. While everyone sets out teams to win, in the World Cup, there is a lot more riding on it than merely victory.

World Cup 2018

Bringing balance to Brazil

Tite turned the qualifiers into a victory parade for Brazil. But the World Cup itself will be the ultimate benchmark for the coach and his team.

Archives

How CSA let de Villiers down

When he asked for his “workload to be managed,” Cricket South Africa suggested a pay cut to go along with a reduced schedule. It was beyond its scope to recognise let alone appreciate genius and treat it accordingly.

Star Struck

Playing with my idol was a dream

When playing for India under-19, I watched Sachin Tendulkar at the nets. The next time I sighted him was when we played for rival teams in the Challenger Trophy in Mohali in 2005/6, and may be hoping to catch his eye, I even cracked a century!

Cricket

India’s next big things

In IPL-XI, India’s youngest showed they can hold their own against the best in the world. It is now up to the system to nurture them so they are able to transition into complete cricketers.

Fox In The Box

There’ll be immense pressure on the little genius

More than looking at the World Cup as a chance to put the debate of ‘the best’ to bed, Lionel Messi will be keen on making amends. He’s been part of a team that’s lost a major final for three straight years — one World Cup and two Copa Americas — and he needs to make that right along with his team.

Statsman

IPL 11 - What the numbers tell us

735The number of runs scored by SRH’s Kane Williamson in this year’s edition of the IPL. He becomes the fifth batsman to aggregate 700+ runs in a ...

Archives

Real Madrid’s place in the pantheon

The current crop of Madrid players and their coach may not be loved much, but they have come to define the last few seasons of the Champions League.