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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 […]

The only unbeaten side, India aims for her third World Cup

By Kersi Meher-Homji India is marching ahead aiming for her third Cricket World Cup (CWC). They had won her first CWC in 1983 in England and her second in India in 2011-12. Out of 10 teams competing in the current CWC, India remains the only unbeaten team. Among other top teams, Australia has lost to […]

Shami’s hat-trick behind India’s last-over thrilling victory

By Kersi Meher-Homji I was complaining about no thrillers in the current Cricket World Cup (CWC). But last night saw two thrillers as India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs with only a ball to spare at Hampshire and New Zealand defeated West Indies by five runs with only six balls in hand at Manchester. The […]

India on her way to Cricket World Cup Semi-final

By Kersi Meher-Homji The Cricket World Cup 2019 is half way through and only two countries have remained unbeaten: New Zealand and India. As on today the 21st June, the top four teams are: Australia 10 points from 6 matches (5 wins, one loss), NZ 9 points from five matches (four wins, no loss), England […]

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