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Cricket Australia and the Victorian Government unveil Indian Summer Festival

October 22, 2018. Cricket Australia, in partnership with the Victorian Government, has today announced a free, three-day community and cultural festival to coincide with the Domain Boxing Day Test between Australia and India. The Indian Summer Festival, to be hosted in Yarra Park outside the MCG, will celebrate Victoria’s vibrant Indian community with a program […]

Two famous Sharmas had contrasting weekends

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a contrast in their fortunes last weekend! It was a lost weekend for Dave Sharma, the Liberal candidate for the seat of Wentworth in Sydney. He lost narrowly to the Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps. But for India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma, it was a fabulous Sunday night. Against West Indies in […]

Cricket Australia to release film series focusing on Australia vs India cricketing rivalry

Following the phenomenal success of the 2017-18 Ashes film series, ‘Forged in Fire’, Cricket Australia will release a two-part documentary series celebrating the epic cricketing rivalry between Australia and India. Directed by filmmaker Peter Dickson, 2 Nations, 1 Obsession will screen exclusively on FOX CRICKET on Foxtel. The two-part series will premiere on FOX CRICKET […]

Prithvi’s amazing Test debut as India tears the Windies apart

By Kersi Meher-Homji India pulverized West Indies by an innings and 272 runs in three days at Rajkot on Saturday. This Test will be remembered for 18 year-old Prithvi Shaw’s marvelous Test debut in which he hit 134 runs including 19 glorious fours. He had become the youngest Indian to score a Test hundred on […]

Another thriller and India wins the Asia Cup

By Kersi Meher-Homji In yet another cliff-hanger, India beat Bangladesh by three wickets off the last ball to lift the Asia Cup for a record sixth time. In the Final at Dubai last night at Dubai, Bangladesh started well as openers Liton Dias and Mohindy Hasan Miraz put on 120 runs. But then they lost […]

India trounces Pakistan as Rohit Sharma and Dhawan hit centuries

By Kersi Meher-Homji India’s openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan batted brilliantly enabling India to win by nine wickets with 10.3 overs remaining in the Asia Cup at Dubai on Sunday. It was India’s biggest victory by wickets against Pakistan. The win is even more creditable as India won without their best batsman and experienced […]

Kohli and Bumrah behind India’s convincing win

 By Kersi Meher-Homji India’s spirit was very low after a big loss to England in the Lord’s Test last week. Down 2-0 to England in the five Test series, it looked all doom and gloom for Kohli’s Indian cricketers. But they have lifted themselves with a massive 202 run victory over England yesterday, thanks to […]

Master batsman Kohli almost serves India a victory dish

By Kersi Meher-Homji Just as Sashi Cheliah became Masterchef 2018 last Tuesday, master batsman and captain Virat Kohli played two superb innings of 149 and 51 in the Birmingham cricket Test against England a few days later. To total 200 runs in a single Test as a captain as he did last week is remarkable […]

It’s Kohli and Ashwin against England

By Kersi Meher-Homji The first Test between India and England in Birmingham began only two days ago (on 1 August) but what twists and turns in those roller-coaster days! India’s vibrant captain Virat Kohli has been behind India’s fight back on both days when England looked on top. On the first day England was going […]

India’s win-bubble bursts as they lose ODI series to England

By Kersi Meher-Homji Until a week ago, Indian cricketers were going great guns, beating England 2-1 in T20 Internationals and winning the first One Day International (ODI) by 8 wickets with spectacular batting by Rohit Sharma and skipper Rohit Kohli and mystery spin bowling by Kuldeep Yadav. Critics were predicting that India will win the […]

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