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  • De Lange's six-for takes Titans to win

    Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    A round-up of the Sunfoil Series matches that ended on December 21, 2014
  • Benn shows up in body and spirit

    Cricinfo magazine
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    The spinner has brought a sense of discipline to his bowling and behaviour on the field since his Test comeback
  • Afridi to quit ODIs after World Cup

    BBC Sport - Cricket
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
  • International Cricket Council names Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador for 2015 Cricket World Cup

    Cricbuzz: Cricket Scores and News
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
    Sachin Tendulkar has been named as the brand ambassador for the 2015 World Cup.
  • Day 5 At Adelaide

    A CRICKETING VIEW
    Kartikeya Date
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Australia declared overnight twice in this Test and set India 364 to win in 98 overs on Day 5. They won by 48 runs. A few things contributed to this result. A few things will be said about this result which I think are not true.1. The idea that India "went for the runs" on the last day.2. The idea that India "kept going for the runs" even after losing two wickets in the same over to Nathan Lyon.3. That India play spin poorly.In real time, some of the shots played by India's batsmen suggested to me that they were indeed going for the win. But on reflection, a two things stand out about this…
 
 
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    A CRICKETING VIEW

  • Day 5 At Adelaide

    Kartikeya Date
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Australia declared overnight twice in this Test and set India 364 to win in 98 overs on Day 5. They won by 48 runs. A few things contributed to this result. A few things will be said about this result which I think are not true.1. The idea that India "went for the runs" on the last day.2. The idea that India "kept going for the runs" even after losing two wickets in the same over to Nathan Lyon.3. That India play spin poorly.In real time, some of the shots played by India's batsmen suggested to me that they were indeed going for the win. But on reflection, a two things stand out about this…
  • Mitchell Johnson Felled By Bouncer To Virat Kohli

    Kartikeya Date
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    You may have seen some variant of this headline if you are following the Test at Adelaide. Here's a blow by blow account by Jarrod Kimber. I think he's right that a lot of demons are being confronted currently. They will continue to be. But will anything substantially change? Should it?Mitchell Johnson had just dismissed India's well set opener Murali Vijay and was in the middle of a brilliant spell. Virat Kohli walked in at number 4 and Johnson's first ball to India's captain was a pitch perfect snorter. It reared up at Kohli from well short of a good length and was head for his throat. A…
  • "He talked it up and so he got met"

    Kartikeya Date
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    England were getting hammered in Australia in 2013-14. Brett Lee, the retired Australian fast bowler who hadn't bowled more than 4 overs in a match since the middle of 2012, took up Piers Morgan's bravado on social media and a battle ensued on the cricket pitch.On call to report it, were two former Test captains, the greatest leg spinner of all time, and a successful county professional turned broadcaster. It made for great television during the break and going by the number of spectators lined up to watch the net, a fine spectacle at the stadium as well.Cricket is a tough game played with a…
  • On The Mysterious Impact Index

    Kartikeya Date
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    The Impact Index is one or many or all (since this is a post about a system of cricket stats) of the following:1. It is an "organic and holistic analytics system in cricket."2. It is an "analytics system used in the game of cricket to determine the accurate worth of a player's performance, in a match, team and career context."3. It measures "the impact that a player has on a particular match. It does not measure potential or talent or flair. . . just the actual deeds of the player in that match relative to the deeds of the other players. From the information only…
  • Playing It My Way: A Review Of Sachin Tendulkar's Autobiography

    Kartikeya Date
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Over the weekend, I read Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, ghost written by Prof. Boria Majumdar and published by the British publishing house Hodder & Stoughton. Before discussing the book, I ought to make my standpoint clear. I have had no interest in his personal life off the field. His cricket held my interest endlessly. I have watched Tendulkar play a million different innings. I have watched him use different techniques for different bowlers in the same innings. I have watched him bowl off-breaks to lefties and leg-breaks to righties, turn every ball hard and land nearly every…
 
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    Australia news from ESPN Cricinfo.com

  • Kallis, Hussey provide masterclasses for Thunder

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    Two very special innings from veterans Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis saw Sydney Thunder register a 56-run victory over Brisbane Heat in their first match of the Big Bash League season
  • Burns in line for Boxing Day debut

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    Joe Burns is set for a Boxing Day Test debut against India after being added to Australia's Test squad in place of the injured Mitchell Marsh
  • Wells, Hilfenhaus subdue Stars

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    An excellent team performance from Hobart Hurricanes in their first match of the season consigned Melbourne Stars to their second straight defeat
  • Australia ponder Boxing Day XI

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    Australia are unlikely to take their winning XI from the Gabba in to the Boxing Day Test, with injuries and form complicating matters for Rod Marsh's selection panel
  • 'Unrest in dressing room' over Dhawan injury - Dhoni

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    India captain MS Dhoni has said the decision to send Virat Kohli in in place of Shikhar Dhawan on the fourth morning was a late one, which resulted in "unrest" in the dressing room
 
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    Pakistan news from ESPN Cricinfo.com

  • Afridi to quit ODIs after World Cup

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Shahid Afridi has said that he will retire from ODIs after the 2015 World Cup
  • Kenya implode to 61 all out

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:56 am
    Kenya imploded in a chase of 170, folding for a mere 61, as Pakistan A completed a 108-run win in the fifth and final one-dayer in Lahore to sweep the series 5-0
  • Waqar urges fielding improvement

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said his side needs to improve its fielding and batting against the short ball to be competitive at the 2015 World Cup
  • Henry five-for gives NZ series win

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    New Zealand capped a hard-fought tour of the UAE with a commanding win in the final match to take the ODI series against Pakistan 3-2
  • Mukhtar 87 sets up big victory

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    A rapid 87 off 62 balls and two wickets from Mukhtar Ahmed set up Pakistan A's 118-run win against Kenya at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore which took their series lead to 4-0 in the five-match series
 
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    Sri Lanka news from ESPN Cricinfo.com

  • Malinga to return for New Zealand ODIs

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    Sri Lanka's premier one-day bowler Lasith Malinga will return to international cricket towards the tail-end of the seven-match ODI series in New Zealand in January 2015
  • Sri Lankans struggle on seamers' day

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    Sri Lankans were reduced to 173 for 9 on their first day of competitive cricket in New Zealand, but had struck back through their own seamers before the close of play, in the two-day warm-up encounter in Queenstown
  • SL hope to solve ODI opener riddle in NZ Tests

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Sri Lanka head coach Marvan Atapattu has said that the tour of New Zealand was always going to be a challenge for his team, but welcomed it as a timely one that will help them prepare for the World Cup
  • Rangana Herath to miss first Test

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's first Test against New Zealand by the hamstring tear he suffered last week
  • Two new names in SL Women squad

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    Pakistan and Sri Lanka Women announce their squads for the limited-overs matches in January in the UAE
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    West Indies news from ESPN Cricinfo.com

  • Holder appointed West Indies ODI captain

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    Jason Holder has replaced Dwayne Bravo as West Indies' ODI captain and will lead the team in the five-match ODI series against South Africa, which starts from January 16, 2015
  • Uncapped Kenroy Peters replaces Roach

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:14 am
    Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters has been called up to replace Kemar Roach in the West Indies Test squad
  • Bravo, Sammy, Pollard out of ODI side

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard have been left out of the West Indies side for the five-match series against South Africa
  • Ramdin hopes for a WI fightback

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Despite being blown away with more than five sessions left in the game, Denesh Ramdin remains confident his team has what it takes to challenge South Africa
  • Steyn six completes West Indies humiliation

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    Dale Steyn had bided his time while South Africa built a position of supremacy against West Indies, but when he stirred the effect was lethal. West Indies were blown away within 15.3 overs, their last seven wickets falling for 55 runs
 
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  • Johnson inspires Australia to Gabba Test victory

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:06 pm
    BRISBANE: Mitchell Johnson inspired Australia to a four-wicket win over India to take a 2-0 series-lead on the fourth day of the second Gabba Test on Saturday. The ICC Cricketer of the Year condemned India to defeat with a hostile spell of three for 10 in the space of 11 balls, ripping the heart out of the tourists' top order in the morning session.
  • Sodhi, Anderson out of Sri Lanka Test

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Allrounder Corey Anderson and spinner Ish Sodhi are missing from New Zealand's squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka while there is a recall for batsman Dean Brownlie. Legspinner Sodhi is squeezed out of the 13-man squad for the opening match of the series starting in Christchurch on Boxing Day.
  • Team changes likely for Boxing Day Test

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    David Warner is keeping his fingers crossed that he can put his hand up for the Boxing Day Test despite an injured thumb. But selectors still look set to break the golden rule of changing a winning team as they look to extend their unbeatable 2-0 series lead.
  • PAVILION: Artist's impression of the planned 380,000 cricket facility for Mainsforth Cricket Club.

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    WORK to replace a village's rundown cricket pavilion with a new A 380,000 facility is a step closer after a town council pledged A 100,000 towards the project. Ferryhill Town Council has voted to release the money to help to create a new pavilion at Mainsforth Sports Complex.
  • Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott will captain England Lions in January

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:23 am
    Jonathan Trott will resume his international career by captaining the England Lions four-day team on the tour of South Africa next month. The England and Wales Cricket Board announced his appointment to the leadership role on Saturday, having named Trott in a provisional touring squad in late October.
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  • Holder handed West Indies captaincy

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    West Indies Cricket Board have confirmed the appointment of Jason Holder as the captain of the one-day international side.
  • Burns in line for Australia debut

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Australia have called up versatile Queensland batsman Joe Burns as replacement for the injured Mitch Marsh for the third Test against India.
  • Rossouw replaces De Kock for South Africa

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Rilee Rossouw is in line to make his South Africa Test debut after being called up for the remaining two matches of the series against West Indies.
  • Australia fined for slow over-rate

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Australia’s players have been fined for their slow over-rate during the team’s four-wicket win over India in the second Test in Brisbane.
  • Morgan proud to lead England

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Eoin Morgan, speaking exclusively to ecb.co.uk, says leading England at next year’s World Cup will be a "huge honour".
 
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  • Cricket-Malinga to return from injury during New Zealand ODIs

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Dec 22 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is recovering well from his ankle surgery and should be back in action during the later stages of the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, according to coach Marvan Atapattu.
  • Cricket-Rossouw gets South Africa test call-up

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    CAPE TOWN, Dec 21 (Reuters) - South Africa have called left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw into their squad for the remaining two tests against West Indies after wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was ruled out through injury.
  • Cricket-Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:17 am
    KARACHI, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Cricket-Australia captain Smith fined for slow over rate

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:59 am
    Dec 21 (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second test against India in Brisbane.
  • Cricket-No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sacking

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Dec 21 (Reuters) - England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen.
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    Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo.com

  • Rookie SL bowlers shine in drawn match

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Sri Lankan's rookie offspinner and seamer were the major movers and shakers on the second and final day of the drawn warm-up match in Queenstown, as they claimed three wickets apiece to help reduce the New Zealand Chairman's XI to 125 all out
  • Johnson outlines 'mind games'

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has reinforced the importance of "psychological warfare", arguing it is imperative to intimidate the opposition
  • Lyon hails Watson's Gabba bowling

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Nathan Lyon said Shane Watson's efforts in keeping up the pressure on the Indian batsmen at the Gabba could not be overlooked
  • Kallis, Hussey provide masterclasses for Thunder

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Two very special innings from veterans Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis saw Sydney Thunder register a 56-run victory over Brisbane Heat in their first match of the Big Bash League season
  • De Lange's six-for takes Titans to win

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    A round-up of the Sunfoil Series matches that ended on December 21, 2014
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    NiharsWorld.com

  • Watch India vs Australia 2nd Test Live Cricket Streaming Links | Ind vs Australia 2nd Test Live Score Updates

    Nihar
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:37 pm
    India vs Australia 2nd Test will be played at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane from December 17th at 00:00 GMT | 10:30 local | 05:30 IST | 05:00 PST. Click here for India tour of Australia Cricket Schedule Australia will be playing the 2nd Test match against India and will look to win the 2nd […] The post Watch India vs Australia 2nd Test Live Cricket Streaming Links | Ind vs Australia 2nd Test Live Score Updates appeared first on NiharsWorld.com.
  • Watch India vs Australia 1st Test Live Cricket Streaming Links | Ind vs Australia 1st Test Live Score Updates

    Nihar
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:04 pm
    India vs Australia 1st Test will be played at Adelaide Oval from November 24th and December 9th, 2014 from 00:00 GMT | 10:30 local | 05:30 IST | 05:00 PST. Click here for India tour of Australia Cricket Schedule Australia will be playing the 1st Test match against India and will look to win the […] The post Watch India vs Australia 1st Test Live Cricket Streaming Links | Ind vs Australia 1st Test Live Score Updates appeared first on NiharsWorld.com.
  • Watch Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Live Cricket Streaming Links | Pak v Nzl 1st ODI Live Score Updates

    Nihar
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on December 7th, 2014 at 11:00 GMT | 15:00 local | 16:30 IST | 16:00 PST. Click here for New Zealand tour of Pakistan Cricket Schedule Pakistan will look to win the 1st ODI against New Zealand and take the lead […] The post Watch Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Live Cricket Streaming Links | Pak v Nzl 1st ODI Live Score Updates appeared first on NiharsWorld.com.
  • Watch Sri lanka vs England 5th ODI Live Cricket Streaming Links | Sl v Eng 5th ODI Live Score Updates

    Nihar
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    Sri lanka vs England 5th ODI will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on December 10th, 2014 at 09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 14:30 IST | 14:00 PST. Click here for England tour of Sri lanka Cricket Schedule Sri lanka won the 4th ODI against England. They will look to win the 5th […] The post Watch Sri lanka vs England 5th ODI Live Cricket Streaming Links | Sl v Eng 5th ODI Live Score Updates appeared first on NiharsWorld.com.
  • Watch Sri lanka vs England 4th ODI Live Cricket Streaming Links | Sl v Eng 4th ODI Live Score Updates

    Nihar
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Sri lanka vs England 4th ODI will be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on December 7th, 2014 at 04:30 GMT | 10:00 local | 10:00 IST | 09:30 PST. Click here for England tour of Sri lanka Cricket Schedule Sri lanka lost the 3rd ODI against England. They will look to win the 4th […] The post Watch Sri lanka vs England 4th ODI Live Cricket Streaming Links | Sl v Eng 4th ODI Live Score Updates appeared first on NiharsWorld.com.
 
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    Cricket Gossip - Latest Cricket News Blog 2014

  • England's 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

    Sumit Rawat
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    England have announced their 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.The Left-handed batsman Eoin Morgan will lead the side in place of Alastair Cook, who was sacked from the captaincy on Friday following the miserable run of form.Alastair Cook, Harry Gurney and Ben Stokes has been dropped from the unit, while the experienced Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Ian Bell and James Anderson are all included for the World Cup.Here's the full squad release, including England's squad for #cwc15 & the England Lions squad. http://t.co/YdTeSBtVXo…
  • Top 3 bowlers to watch at ICC World Cup 2015

    Sumit Rawat
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    With just couple of months are left for the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, the excitement of the tournament has reached on its peak. The Australian pitches is considered as the toughest pitch in this world that could help the fast bowlers who have pace and bounce. Being the hosts, Aussies and BlackCaps will familiar with the conditions.Here we made top three bowlers who could make an impact at the ICC cricket world cup 2015.Dale SteynSouth Africa’s right-arm fast bowler Dale Steyn is known for his pace, who rattles the opponent batsman with his quick delivery.The…
  • Australian captain Michael Clarke future in doubt?

    Sumit Rawat
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Australia skipper Michael Clarke, who was forced from the pitch with a hamstring injury on the fifth and final day of the first Test against India at Adelaide.The 33-year-old picked up the injury while attempting to field a shot from Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the 44th over.The captain immediately left the ground to undergo scans on his right leg at a nearby hospital.Later - The left handed batsman has admitted that he might never play cricket again after sustaining a hamstring injury."I had a scan and the results are not fantastic. I'm going to struggle to make any more part in the…
  • Top 5 Youngest Skippers in Indian Test Cricket

    Sumit Rawat
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:20 pm
    India’s middle-order batsman Virat Kohli became the fifth youngest captain for Indian Cricket Team in Test cricket, when he captained for the first test against Australia at Adelaide on Tuesday.Kohli, 26, who made his Test debut against West Indies at Kingston, 2011. He has scored 1855 runs in 26 test matches with an average of 39.46.Here is the list of top five young captains for India in Test Cricket:Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi at the age of 21 years.Sachin Tendulkar at the age of 23 years.Kapil Dev at the age of 24 years.Ravi Shastri at the age of 25 years.Virat Kohli at the age of 26…
  • England provisional squad for World Cup 2015

    Sumit Rawat
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:29 pm
    ECB have announced a 30-man provisional squad for the ICC World Cup 2015, which will be reduce to a squad of 15 at the end of December.Alastair Cook, 29, will remain the captain for the World Cup, despite his recent struggles at the ongoing series with Sri Lanka.Three uncapped players - Jack Brooks, James Vince and Jason Roy are included to the squad.However, Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott has been omitted from 30-man list.The ICC World Cup 2015 begins in Australia and New Zealand on February 14.England provisional World Cup squad: Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt), Moeen Ali…
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  • New Zealand swaps places with Pakistan in ODI Team Rankings

    Web Desk
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    New Zealand’s 3-2 series victory has allowed it to join Pakistan at 97 ratings points in ODI Team Rankings. However, when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then New Zealand is ranked above Pakistan and, as such, this means that the two sides have swapped places on the table. ICC ODI Team RankingsRead More
  • Shahid Afridi becomes fifth-ranked ODI all-rounder

    Web Desk
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi is the biggest mover in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI All-Rounders. The veteran of 389 ODIs backed up his eight wickets in the series with 205 runs, which has put him in in 18th position in the bowling table (up by 19 places) and 44th position in the batting chart (upRead More
  • Kane Williamson, Mohammad Irfan achieves career-best ranking

    Web Desk
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    Kane Williamson of New Zealand and Mohammad Irfan of Pakistan have achieved career-best rankings in the Reliance ICC ODI Players Rankings following the conclusion of the five-match One-Day International series between their teams in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Williamson, who led New Zealand in the absence of Brendon McCullum, finished the series as theRead More
  • Brendon McCullum to drop down order for ANZ Boxing Day Test

    Web Desk
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    BLACKCAPS captain Brendon McCullum will revert to his customary middle-order batting position for the ANZ Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. McCullum opened the batting in all three Tests during the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, scoring a double-century in the final match at Sharjah. However, NewRead More
  • Eoin Morgan replace Alastair Cook as England One-Day captain

    Web Desk
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    ECB today announced that Eoin Morgan has replaced Alastair Cook as England One-Day captain. England selectors met yesterday to pick a 15-man one-day squad for the tour to Australia and the ICC Cricket World Cup. Selectors recommended to Managing Director England Cricket Paul Downton a change in captaincy which has now been approved by theRead More
 
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  • Quote of the Day

    shumpty77
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    “That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” Steve Jobs
  • Quote of the Day

    shumpty77
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Quote of the Day

    shumpty77
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs
  • Quote of the Day

    shumpty77
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  • Quote of the Day

    shumpty77
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need […]
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  • Brisbane Day 1 Performances: Quadrant Scorecard

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com As an Indian fan, the first thing to do after the opening day of the Brisbane Test is take a deep breath and savor the moment. After all, it is not often, more so in recent times, that India can claim to have dominated an entire day of an overseas Test match. The moment indeed triggers a high, and as is the case with substances which evoke a similar feeling, it carries a statutory warning: premature rejoicing can cause heart-ache, especially when the team under consideration is very capable of capitulation at short notice. At the same time, credit has to…
  • An Outline of the Quadrant Scorecard Methodology

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    This post is to provide readers with an overview of the Quadrant Scorecard I will be employing to categorize player performances at the end of a day of a Test match, or during the post match review. The analysis combines objective elements from the actual output produced by the players, as well as subjective aspects like effort, skills and luck factor. The two axes of the analysis are Output and Effort, measured on the X and Y axis, respectively. As the name suggests, Output considers the final numbers turned in by the player at the end of the analysis period.
  • A look back at Adelaide; and a peek into Brisbane

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com The Adelaide Test ended with Kohli and his men going down in a blaze of (almost) glory, as India capitulated from 205/2 at Tea on Day 5, to 315 all out – the final result being a 48-run victory for Australia. The game has been hailed as a perfect advertisement for Test cricket, while simultaneously upholding the emotional content which was palpable throughout, being the first complete Test match played after the Philip Hughes tragedy. Australia deserved the victory, given that they held the upper hand for the majority of the match. At the end of Day…
  • Adelaide Test Day 1: Australia ahead, but late strikes keep India in the game

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:46 am
    #460186750 / gettyimages.com The Border-Gavaskar trophy kicked off today, after a numbing fortnight in the aftermath of Philip Hughes’ tragic death. While everyone associated with the game, and especially broadcasters, presented a cheery front with a clear message of ‘we need to move on’, the man’s shadow was writ large over the Adelaide Oval on Day 1 of the First Test. The Australians are never found wanting on intensity on most days, and this gargantuan tragedy must have only pushed it up a few notches, as a largely lackluster Indian bowling attack…
  • Sentiment vs. Performance: A Quadrant Analysis of the 5 big names who missed the WC bus

    6 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
       by  Sean MacEntee  The last couple of weeks have been surreal. The world is still coming to grips with the fact that one of the most promising young cricketers of this era is no longer among us. After what seemed like eternal numbness, cricketers are pledging to move on. Hughes’ funeral, which saw an outpouring of emotions, also helped create a closure (at least at the physical level) of sorts. A day later, the BCCI announced the 30-man probables list for the 2015 World Cup, overflowing with youngsters, effectively ringing the career…
 
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