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England, NZ sharing World Cup would have been apt

India, July 18 -- Mr Bumble, immortalised in Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, would not have taken kindly to the manner in which the World Cup final was decided. When told the law considered his wife t... Read More


England, NZ sharing World Cup would have been apt

New Delhi, July 18 -- Mr Bumble, immortalised in Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, would not have taken kindly to the manner in which the World Cup final was decided. When told the law considered his wi... Read More


England v New Zealand: The Sunday clash

New Delhi, July 13 -- There will be a new World Cup champion on Sunday. Both these teams have been in a final earlier - New Zealand in 2015 too, England in 1979, 1987, 1992 - but have disappointed the... Read More


ICC World Cup 2019: How New Zealand's 'magic moments' stymied India

India, July 12 -- On the way to Edgbaston cricket ground for the second semi-final, my Indian taxi driver never stopped shaking his head disbelievingly. "How could they not make it to the final?'' he ... Read More


ICC World Cup 2019: Is Dhoni's body listening to him?

India, July 5 -- For Indian fans, this past week has not entirely been easy going, despite the team making the World Cup semi-finals with a game still in hand. The debate over a "middle-order muddle' ... Read More


ICC World Cup 2019: Bairstow outburst suggests an England dressing room in turmoil

India, June 30 -- Johny Bairstow's outburst against English scribes (especially former players/captain) on the eve of the match against India came as a surprise, for its maudlin tenor as well as its t... Read More


Can't turn blind eye to climate change

Mumbai, June 28 -- I divided my cricket World Cup coverage into two parts, returning to India on a personal matter after the match against Pakistan. The second leg begins early next month, hopefully t... Read More


Can't turn blind eye to climate change

India, June 28 -- I divided my cricket World Cup coverage into two parts, returning to India on a personal matter after the match against Pakistan. The second leg begins early next month, hopefully to... Read More


When bhangra took over Lord's

India, June 23 -- Covering the 1983 World Cup was a journey of discovery and self-discovery. I was 27, recently turned father, and still dithering over whether to make my law degree the fulcrum of exi... Read More


When bhangra took over Lord's stadium

India, June 23 -- Covering the 1983 World Cup was a journey of discovery and self-discovery. I was 27, recently turned father, and still dithering over whether to make my law degree the fulcrum of exi... Read More