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Tale of two contrasting Tests and gallantry award goes to… Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya

  By Kersi Meher-Homji It is not easy to follow two Tests played simultaneously in Australia and India on TV. But the time difference of five and half hours enables one to watch them, firstly, a Test in Australia then the one in India with very few TV remote control switches. But as the Adelaide […]

Big wins at Brisbane and Nagpur

By Kersi Meher-Homji If I sound delighted, it is because I am delighted. Both my countries, India and Australia, won their Tests on the same day, 27 November, by huge margins. Australia defeated England in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane by 10 wickets to lead 1-0. A few hours later India slaughtered Sri Lanka by an […]

Organise a Pink Stumps Day and fundraise for McGrath Foundation’s breast care nurse

With summer just around the corner the McGrath Foundation is calling on Australia to ‘step up to the crease’ by registering to host a Pink Stumps Day cricket match. Pink Stumps Day, endorsed by Cricket Australia, lets cricket clubs, community groups, businesses, schools and mates bring the magic of the Pink Test to their community […]

A book on famous, forgotten and magical bowling spells

A book on famous, forgotten and magical bowling spells Kersi Meher-Homji reviews an unusual cricket book Spell-binding Spells by Anindya Dutta, Notion Press, India, 315 pages, foreword by VVS Laxman. Kindle Version: available on Amazon Australia at the following link for A$ 4.42. https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/aw/d/B0771JHL51/ Paperback Version: available on Booktopia Australia online bookstore for A$ 18.25. […]

India wins the decider against the Kiwis, again

By Kersi Meher-Homji  “India wins” has recently become a clichéd headline; be it in Tests, in One Day Internationals (ODIs) or Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is); be it against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia or New Zealand. Following beating New Zealand 2-1 in ODIs, India triumphed against the same opponents in T20Is by 2-1 last night. India won the […]

Ian Chappell and his life as a cricketer

BOOK REVIEW Chappell’s Last Stand by Michael Sexton, published by Affirm Press, Australia, 288 pages, RRP $29.99. Reviewed by Kersi Meher-Homji Besides being a resolute batsman and one of all-time great cricket captains, Ian Chappell has been the voice of cricket for many decades. He led his teams, Australia and South Australia, with vim and […]

Sharma, Kohli and “Boom-Boom” Bumrah excel as India wins 2-1

   By Kersi Meher-Homji What an exciting end to a roller coaster series with the third and final One Day International (ODI) at Kanpur providing the climax! An hour before the end, I predicted New Zealand to win the match and the series, especially when they were only one wicket down for 153 and their […]

India beats Australia to win the series and is ranked no. 1 in ODIs

By Kersi Meher-Homji India’s winning streak in the last few months has become a normal pattern. Hope these victories do not sound “ho-hum”. India has won nine ODIs in a row since July this year; against the West Indies in West Indies, five against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka and now three against Australia in […]

Will India leapfrog over South Africa and Australia to be no.1 in ODIs?

Spinner Nathan Lyon  dropped from the ODIs replaced by Ashton Agar and Adam Zappa  Kersi Meher-Homji wonders In the past no series provoked as much interest as the Ashes, Tests between Australia and England. Recently the India – Australia Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy arouses equal if not more interest. Australia is now in India […]

Bravo Kohli and Team India for Dual whitewash victories

By Kersi Meher-Homji India under Virat Kohli grinded Sri Lanka to dust in all eight internationals played in Sri Lanka; winning the Test series 3-0 and the One Day International (ODI) series 5-0. And it was not just winning those matches; it was the margin of victories which is staggering. Just have a look at […]

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