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How RCB came back from the dead to enter the IPL Playoffs

India, May 19 -- At the halfway stage of the league phase of IPL 2024, Royal Challengers Bengaluru were firmly rooted to the bottom of the table. Nothing seemed to be working - not a change in team na... Read More


Rohit Sharma's extraordinarily poor recent returns in IPL a niggling worry for India before T20 World Cup

India, May 16 -- Maybe his heart is no longer in the IPL. Maybe he is already plotting and planning for the T20 World Cup, starting in a fortnight's time. Maybe the events of the last several months s... Read More


James Anderson: Test cricket's ageless wonder finally calls time on his career

India, May 12 -- James Anderson retiring from Test cricket? To quote John McEnroe's famous line: "You cannot be serious!" For nearly 21 years, the world's premier exponent of right-arm swing bowling ... Read More


What are the chances of Virat Kohli opening for India at T20 World Cup having burned up the charts in IPL 2024?

India, May 10 -- One of the many challenges of international cricket is having to bat at a position outside of where one has tasted success for state or franchise. Especially for someone aspiring to b... Read More


Sanjiv Goenka vs KL Rahul: LSG owner crosses the line of professionalism against one of Indian cricket's very best

India, May 9 -- The Indian Premier League has come a long way since 2008, when cricket was almost a sideshow. Franchise owners flush with having 'bought' some of the hottest properties in world cricke... Read More


Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya come to the party in time for T20 World Cup... albeit just

India, May 7 -- When India's national selectors named the 15 for next month's T20 World Cup exactly a week back, it was met largely with the acknowledgement that, given the circumstances, they had pic... Read More


Why Sunil Gavaskar is correct and justified in calling out Virat Kohli's pride

India, May 5 -- Performers in the public eye, no matter in which creative sphere, must have a certain pride. A self-defined standard they have to meet. Expectations of themselves they must fulfil. It'... Read More


India's T20 World Cup squad: The best 15? Pedigree and reputation bear testimony, though form might suggest otherwise

India, April 30 -- Selecting an Indian squad, especially for a tournament as high-profile as a World Cup (of the 20-over variety, in this instance), requires delicate tightrope-walking. Nearly 80 perc... Read More


Brave decisions, braver performances: Sunrisers Hyderabad scripting a turnaround after years of setbacks

India, April 25 -- It's astonishing how an innovation introduced for one purpose ends up having the diametrically and dramatically opposite effect. Contrary to popular perception, the Impact Player r... Read More


Australia's IPL 2024 dominance a warning to Rohit Sharma's India as old nemesis gear up strongly for T20 World Cup

India, April 24 -- Marcus Stoinis began IPL 2024 tepidly, with 46 runs in his first three innings. But since earning a promotion up the order, the muscular right-hander has been in stunning form. His ... Read More