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Bumrah’s hat-trick makes Windies lose way

By Kersi Meher-Homji Cricket writers all over the world have still not stopped rhapsodising  England all-rounder Ben Stokes’s miracle at Headingly, Leeds, another equally magical performer is more or less ignored. I mean India’s pace bowler and ace performer Jasprit Bumrah. Especially the way he has been making West Indies batsmen lose their way. Interestingly, […]

Stokes’ strokes of genius reminded me of the Kolkata thriller

By Kersi Meher-Homji Two days have passed since the epic Leeds thriller between England and Australia and I am still in shock. I was ecstatic when England chasing 359 for an unlikely win lost their ninth wicket at 286. In walked last man Jack Leach; bespectacled, balding and shaking with nerves. With England still needing […]

India trounces West Indies by 318 runs in Antigua

By Kersi Meher-Homji The main advantage of being bi-national is that a victory compensates for a defeat a few hours ago. I’ll explain. I was devastated by Australia’s one wicket loss to England in the Leeds Test last night thanks to England’s dynamic all-rounder Ben Stokes’s magical 135 not out with 11 fours and 8 […]

Australia’s preparation for the Ashes first Test is grossly inadequate

By Kersi Meher-Homji The first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham starts tomorrow and I think that the preparation for this big event is hugely inadequate. To meet England in a Test match without playing a single first-class county match in white clothes and with red ball is mind-boggling to me. Surprisingly, no cricket expert / […]

ICC launches World Test Championships

Cricket Australia has welcomed the introduction of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC), which begins on August 1 with the Australian men’s team playing England in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. The World Test Championship was announced by the International Cricket Council in 2018 to ascribe context to bi-lateral Test series between the top […]

Luck versus Fate in 2019 World Cup

By Shivaji Sengupta As I write this column, the 2019 Cricket World Cup has just ended. In an amazingly tense final, England won the coveted Cup without beating New Zealand. The scores were tied after the 50 overs; a “super over” was also tied. Then the rules of One Day cricket kicked in, declaring England winners […]

India lose despite Jadeja’s fireworks

By Kersi Meher-Homji India’s dream of winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup ended when they lost the vital semi-final to New Zealand by 18 runs. No excuses, the Kiwis deserved to win because of their all-round excellence – especially their bowling. New Zealand won the toss and batted. After losing early wickets, skipper Kane Williamson […]

India on top of the table thanks to Sharma, Rahul and Bumrah

By Kersi Meher-Homji After seven weeks of intense rivalry the Cricket World Cup (CWC) has reached the semi-final stage. India finished on top with 15 points followed by Australia on 14, England 12 and New Zealand 11. Till yesterday morning the 6th July, Australia was on top but their loss to South Africa and India […]

India progresses to semi-finals despite selection blunders

By Kersi Meher-Homji Rohit Sharma (104 with 7 fours and 5 sixes) and Lokesh Rahul (77 with 6 fours and a six) batted brilliantly to put on a record 180 runs for the opening wicket. And Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant final over as India defeated a gallant Bangladesh by 28 runs. The victory would […]

India lose her first match but nothing is lost – really

By Kersi Meher-Homji The end of financial year was also the end of India’s invincibility in the ongoing Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019. India lost her first match in this CWC to England by 31 runs at Birmingham last night [30th June]. But every team has lost at least one match, India and Australia are […]

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