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No Entry For The Non-Player?

March 20, 2011 by


A current Indian writer once commented on his favourite cricketer, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, thus: “He was the best expert commentator I’ve ever heard: sharp, sardonic and shrewd, but I’m glad he didn’t make it a living because it left my memories of him intact. I didn’t have to watch him age into a professional […]

New Zealand: Battling the Form Book

February 10, 2011 by


This is probably the worst buildup that New Zealand have had to a world cup, since 1992. Thanks to a combination of injuries, indifferent form, and inexperience in subcontinental conditions, they have won only 3 of their last 17 games. This includes a run of 14 losses out of 15 in the middle – worse […]

Giving Test Cricket the Short Shrift

January 21, 2011 by


In the wake of New Zealand’s 0-4 drubbing by Bangladesh in the one-day series last October, Cricinfo published a stats piece which revealed that the kiwis had won just 16 out of 40 ODIs since the beginning of 2009. Given that NZ’s limited overs outfit had generally remained successful even as test fortunes declined, this was hard to stomach. […]

In Murali’s Defence

November 11, 2010 by


Few cricketers of the modern era have polarised the game’s fans like Muttiah Muralitharan. Now that he has retired from tests, the consensus in the media seems to be that with 800 test wickets to his credit, his place in cricket’s hall of fame is secure; I agree with this. However, going by the reactions […]