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India thrashes Afghanistan by an innings in two days

  By Kersi Meher-Homji Oh what a thrashing! India defeated newcomers Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs in two days yesterday (15 June). Many records were broken in this Test at Bengaluru. India batted first and amassed 474. Openers Shikhar Dhawan (107) and Murali Vijay (105) put on 168 runs for the first wicket. […]

How will Afghanistan fare in their debut Test against India?

 By Kersi Meher-Homji After a prolonged rest India will resume Test cricket today (14th June) against Afghanistan at Bengaluru. India should not underrate newcomer Afghanistan as they are on a winning streak defeating Bangladesh 3-0 in one-day internationals this month. Afghanistan are the 12th country to play Test cricket. Last month ago, Ireland became the 11th country to […]

IPL 2018 – Key Battles

By Gaurav Joshi Similar to last years’ final it will be the top two ranked teams after the regular season that will contest the IPL final in Mumbai on Sunday night.  The Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Chennai Superkings finished the season 1st and 2nd respectively and have been the most consistent teams during IPL 2018. […]

Tennis star of the future – Zachary Viiala

By Kersi Meher-Homji Two 12-year-old Australian elite junior tennis players – Zachary Viiala from Perth and Hana Sonton from the Gold Coast – have been announced as Australia’s representatives for the 2018 Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament in Paris from 31 May to 2 June. Zach’s mother Sharan Dogra is of Indian descent. Zachary and […]

The uncapped Karnataka gun and the wizard from Barbados

By Gaurav Joshi The beauty of the Indian Premier League is the way uncapped players rub shoulder with each other in dressing rooms and despite coming from different corners of the globe find ways to win for their respective teams. In the Rajasthan dressing room there could not be two contrasting personalities. Jofra Archer, the […]

Shane Warne struggling to have an impact as a coach on the Rajasthan Royals

By Gaurav Joshi Halfway through the IPL, the Royals are floating in the middle of the table. They have lost more games than they have won.  While Warne’s wise words of wisdom might be an inspiration to the players, the men that take the field seem to be repeating the same mistakes or running short […]

Who is the best captain in IPL 2018 ?

By Gaurav Joshi Halfway through the Indian Premier league and the captains of each of their respective teams has had a major role to play in shaping the form of their sides.  The Indian Down Under ranks the three best captains in the IPL at the mid way point. Ravichandran Ashwin (Kings XI Punjab) Ashwin […]

What went wrong with the Daredevils

By Gaurav Joshi Why the Delhi Daredevils have struggled this season. We are past the one third mark of the tournament and as has often been the case in the last few seasons there is a separation between eight contenders. The Delhi Daredevils were one of the team many experts pencilled in to be in […]

Sanju Samson dazzles with his performance in IPL

By Gaurav Joshi Each year there is one innings from Sanju Samson that features in the top 5 innings of the IPL. Each year there is a shot, that has the commentators and the spectators spell bound.  At the end of each IPL, the question on everyone’s lips is ‘When will he be a permanent […]

Indian athletes make us all proud at Gold Coast !

What a brilliant performance by the Indian athletes at the Commonwealth Games 2018! India goes back having won a whopping 26 gold medals, 20 silver and twenty Bronze. Medal Tally secured a proud third place for India as it scored medals after medals ending on a high in the last three days as it collected […]

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