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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 […]

India beats England in T20I series as Rohit, Kuldeep and Hardik excel

By Kersi Meher-Homji Well begun is more than half done. Indian cricketers have started their tour of England by winning the Twenty20 international (T20 I) series 2-1. Last night they defeated England by seven wickets at Bristol in the third and final T20 I. Their heroes in the series were opening batsman Rohit Sharma, mystery spinner Kuldeep […]

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 […]

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