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World Cup Fantasy Fun

February 12, 2011 by


Armchair Critics are probably the most passionate yet most ridiculed species in sports. A not so wise man once said, “Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one”. A fat obnoxious Pom’s response to anyone questioning his cricketing logic is to ask how many test wickets have they taken. So how do you prove your understanding […]

Pakistan: A reprise of 1992 or 2007?

February 11, 2011 by


Brian Philips, in a recent post of his (which is perhaps the kind of blog that pays off all that money wasted on your liberal arts degree), asked if “story [is] something a lot of sports-writing struggles with? I mean story at the simplest level is, the this-happened-and-then-this-happened level, the level of basic immersion and […]

Australia: Four-Peat Champions?

February 10, 2011 by


The three-time defending champions are heading into the world cup tournament on the back of a humiliating home Ashes defeat and with a few injuries in the bag. Amongst others, Ponting has been out with a finger injury for a while; Hauritz was hoping to make his comeback as the number one spinner but has […]

The Case for Afridi’s Captaincy

January 30, 2011 by


The grand pursuit of the economist should be to fine tune a system that in the long-run insulates its population from aggregate negative outcomes during troughs in the business cycle, while increasing aggregate benefits during peaks. Agree? Well tell that to this guy: The problem with our dear Chacha here (Chacha is Urdu for Uncle, […]

The Year That Was

January 12, 2011 by


I know it’s a bit dilatory to come up with something related to 2010 with the first week of new year already done but I guess I had to. Call it a formality or an urge to talk on it, I’ve picked 10 individual performances which stood out to me, along with couple of special […]

The Five Test Series Dream: A Practical Look

January 6, 2011 by


Image via Wikipedia I write this hours after the third test between India and South Africa ended in an anti-climactic draw, and the series was shared 1-1. It got me and some of my friends asking a what-if question that seemingly gets asked after almost every series – what if this had been a five […]

For Everything, There is Younis Khan

November 18, 2010 by


If you had the chance to pick only one gladiator to battle for you in the bull ring, you will have to pick him. If you had to name only one assassin to do the job for you and that too with a smile, you will pay for him. If you had to seek an […]

The Bayliss Effect

November 8, 2010 by


Well, I don’t think I have to tell you that Sri Lanka just took the ODI series against Australia with one match to play. Yes, you heard that right, with ONE FRIGGIN’ MATCH TO PLAY. It’s still sinking in for me. Why? Because, even though our batsmen have not struggled too much in Australia, it’s […]

New Zealand Captaincy

November 8, 2010 by


New Zealand Cricket have a tough decision to make. Daniel Vettori has told the public that he will step down as captain if that’s what’s good for the team. This after the Blackcap’s horrible series loss to Bangladesh. This means that there is a vacant spot for someone to fill. Brendon McCullum is the Blackcaps […]