Aug 27, 2018

Electric England: The World Cup favourite

After the annihilation of Australia in the ODI series, the message to the rest of the world is that to underestimate the current England team is to make a huge mistake.

Briefing

Fitnesswise

Catch them young

Sports conditioning programme is crucial at a young age. As a general guideline, the programme should have a general focus on fitness.

For The Love of Sport

Cricket, rugby and a Fender!

Music director and guitarist Ehsaan Noorani (of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio) remembers India’s World Cup win in 1983 for colour television and ...

Last Word

Communion with the world’s best

The World Cup is an undemanding mistress. All it asks is your undivided attention every four years. The in-between years are for graduating, for getting married, for writing that best-seller, for trying out new recipes. And then it starts all over again.

Archives

A powerful measure of T20I contributions

Ball difference – the difference between the number of runs scored and the number of balls played – is a more appropriate measure of batsmen’s contributions to the final score. We look at T20Is to identify matches in which batsmen achieved a ball difference of varying significance, both positive and negative.

On The Write Line

Electric England: The World Cup favourite

After the annihilation of Australia in the ODI series, the message to the rest of the world is that to underestimate the current England team is to make a huge mistake.

Star Struck

I have always idolised Dravid

While Rahul Dravid was a star cricketer, I was chosen as one of the ball boys for the Test match between India and Australia at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. That’s how I got an opportunity to watch him and those moments were really exciting for a young cricketer like me. I even clicked a few pictures with the man and that made it even more special.

Gennext

Jemimah Rodrigues: An all-rounder in the true sense

Having tasted moderate success, Jemimah has understood the challenges of staying at the top and raising the profile of women’s cricket in a country that’s crazy for the game played by her male counterparts.

Archives

Mission: 90m for Neeraj Chopra

From learning how to throw the javelin by watching videos on his cellphone to working with a legendary athlete as coach, from having to wait for a bus for hours to get to training to jet-setting across the world — Neeraj Chopra has come a long way.

Football

I’m a Bleus fan first and foremost: Mikael Silvestre

Former France international Mikael Silvestre is optimistic about the side’s chances of leaving a lasting impression in the Mundial.

Cricket

A reality check for Afghanistan's Test team

Featuring in its first-ever outing in the longest format of the game, not many expected Afghanistan to pull off a surprise against formidable India, but that the proceedings would last just two days was beyond anyone’s imagination.

Archives

The 1983 World Cup: A view from behind the stumps

Syed Kirmani was India’s wicketkeeper when the team stumped the cricket world in the 1983 World Cup.

Statsman

Of debuts and returns

 25The average age of Afghanistan’s Test-playing XI in Bengaluru. At 25.11 years, the team is the youngest ever side to appear in a country’s ...

Archives

Emotion recollected in tranquility: 1983 in Kapil's words

The heading is Wordsworthian. The feat was romantic too, in the heroic and adventurous sense! We invite the captain, Kapil Dev, to relive those glorious moments.

Basketball

No stopping the Warriors

The Warriors side was simply too versatile on both ends of the floor and far more cohesive than the Cavaliers, who never found a rhythm or a specific style of play except for leaning on LeBron James.

Archives

Ronaldo flits like a butterfly, Messi still in a cocoon!

This World Cup may not end in an overall coup for Ronaldo as there are far too many heavy-duty adversaries, but he has already won his personal battle with Lionel Messi.