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Kohli keeps winning – both matches and awards

By Kersi Meher-Homji First there was Don Bradman. Then arrived Sachin Tendulkar on the batting crease. And now we have Virat Kohli, the new invincible. King Kohli is successful as a batsman and more so as an inspiring leader. After defeating Australia in Australia in both Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs), he started the […]

From Bradman to Kohli: A Book Review by Vijay Badhwar

‘From Bradman to Kohli’ – Best of India-Australia Test Cricket Author: Kersi Meher-Homji Publisher: The Cricket Publishing Company PP150; Price $45 Postage $10 Kersi Meher-Homji is a cricket writer and historian, statistician, as well as a scientist, – a rarity all rolled in one. Cricket has been his passion since his childhood days (talk of […]

Dhoni, you proved me wrong twice, but I love you for it!

By Kersi Meher-Homji During both the One Day Internationals (ODIs) at Adelaide on Tuesday and at Melbourne last night [Friday], I kept yelling at MS Dhoni from my armchair in Sydney in front of TV, “Come on Dhoni, now is the time to hit fours and sixes, and not twist your bat for a single […]

Loss comes India’s way soon after much-lauded Test success

By Vijay Badhwar If the first Australia-India ODI on January 12 were to be decided by the number of tri-colours waving at the Sydney Cricket Ground or the blue ‘Star’ shirts dotting the ground, India would have won hands down. Trains full of Indian supporters, the Central Station concourse teaming with them, only flags sold […]

India is On Top Down Under as they register a first ever series victory

By Kersi Meher-Homji Congratulations to Virat Kohli’s valiant men as they registered a dual triumph in the Sydney Test. Although rain and poor light deprived them of a certain victory in Sydney, they won the Test series 2-1 on Monday. It was a historic moment; the first ever series win over Australia in Australia in […]

From Bradman to Kohli: Kersi covers cricket between India and Australia from 1947 to now

Currently, apart from the Ashes, no cricket series arouses as much interest as the Australia–India Test matches. Thrills and spills, conflicts and controversies colour Test series between these two great cricketing nations. The legendary cricketers Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar have provided perceptive Forewords. Kersi Meher-Homji takes you on an enthralling journey from Don Bradman […]

India retains the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a Test! What twists and turns! The better team under a dynamic leader emerged winner in the Boxing Day Melbourne Test which ended today, the 30th December. Virat Kohli’s Indians not only won the Melbourne Test by 137 runs but retained  the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as well, as they lead 2-1 in […]

Aerotropolis ready to takeoff with 10 MOUs in place

   The Western Sydney Aerotropolis is on track to create 200,000 jobs, with the NSW Government signing the 10th major agreement to attract investment to the Aerotropolis since the Investor Forum in May. Premier Gladys Berejiklian committed to deliver 10 MoUs this year and has now delivered with the final commitment to develop a Space Industry Hub […]

Does India need to fix its opening combination for Melbourne Test

By Gaurav Joshi Melbourne.  The series is tied at 1-1.  A crowd in excess of 70,000 is expected for the opening day of the Boxing Day Test match.  India is aware that one more victory and they can regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.  Australia knows that if they can win the third Test, it is bound […]

It’s the ‘Selection’ and the long tail the culprit

By Gaurav Joshi Ask any expert or an Indian fan why the team has struggled to win Tests abroad in 2018 and the blunt answer will be ‘selection’.   Ever since the team departed for South Africa in the last week of 2017, the team management has made some poor decisions that have ended up costing […]

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