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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 […]

Part II: Overseas-born cricketers to play Tests for England and for India

By Kersi Meher-Homji In Part I, we had a look of overseas-born Australian Test cricketers. Now let’s widen our periscope and enumerate overseas-born cricketers to play Test matches for England and India. Did you know that 16 India-born cricketers played for England? They are K.S. Ranjitsinhji (‘Ranji’), Edward Wynyard, Richard Young, Neville Tufnell, Douglas Jardine, […]

To be born overseas is no problem for Test cricketers

By Kersi Meher-Homji Part I: Overseas-born Aussie Test cricketers It’s a funny world we live in. There are so many life-threatening and vitally important issues in this world today; a World War III in the looming, terrorism, domestic violence, poor getting poorer, climate change, education, housing, transport … And what do our politicians think about? […]

Dhoni and Bhuvi bring India a miracle win after Dananjaya creates havoc

  By Kersi Meher-Homji What a match, what a miracle victory for India! I went to sleep at 2am certain that India will lose the second one-day international (ODI) at Kandy. I somehow felt happy for Sri Lanka. They were smashed to smithereens by India in three Tests and the first ODI. Here was their […]

Pandya hits massive sixes as India clean-sweep Sri Lanka 3-0

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a 71st Independence Day celebration for India! The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 by winning the Pallekele (Kandy) Test by an innings yesterday. This was India’s first 3-0 whitewash win in a three or more Test series overseas. And they were massive victories by huge margins. The highlight […]

India wins Test series in Sri Lanka by huge margins

    By Kersi Meher-Homji To follow her 304 run win in the first Test at Galle India repeated her triumphant way by winning the second Test in Colombo by an innings and 53 runs. These victories enabled India to win the series 2-0 with the final Test in Pallekelle to start on 12th August. This […]

India thrash Sri Lanka in the Galle Test

By Kersi Meher-Homji Spectators present at the Galle Stadium for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka this week must have been reminded of the Tsunami which hit Galle in 2004 claiming many lives. The Indian batsmen did not claim any life but destroyed the confidence of Sri Lanka cricketers and cricket lovers by […]

India to play in the 2017 International Cup

India will return to Melbourne to compete in the 2017 AFL International Cup. A stand-alone, division two men’s team will be representing India in the fourth, consecutive International Cup India has competed in. Inaugurated in 2002, the AFL International Cup is played every three years and this year’s sixth tournament will feature seven new teams. […]

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