Being Talented is not Enough


August 2002, India U19 team touring England were playing the third and the last one day match at Taunton. India were already leading the series 2-0 and were favourites to make it 3-0. England batted first and set a daunting target of 304 runs for the Indian boys. In those days a target of 300 plus almost guaranteed a victory …

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India finally run out of luck – World Cup T20 2016

WI Lendil Simmons  against India during the semifinal World T20 held at Wankhade stadium.
Express photo by Kevin DSouza, Mumbai 31-03-2016.

India are finally out of the World Cup T20 2016 after their defeat against West Indies in Mumbai two days back. For starters winning and loosing will continue till the time the game itself exists so to loose shouldn’t be the end of the world anyways. A detailed analysis though helps a team to cut those mistakes in future and …

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The art of being a finisher

January 31, 1999 – Chennai, Chepauk stadium. India needing 271 runs to win on the 5th day were tottering at 82/5. Tendulkar was an epitome of solidity at  the other end and in came Nayan Mongia to join him at the crease. India’s chances looked bleak as a star studded Pakistan bowling line up consisting of Wasim, Waqar, Saqlain and Shahid …

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World t20: Zampa and Khawaja help scrappy Australia to victory against depleted Bangladesh

australia beats bangladesh

Australia 157 for 7 (Khawaja 58, Shakib 3-27) beat Bangladesh 156 for 5 (Mahmudullah 49*, Zampa 3-23) by three wickets Blemishes in Australia’s World T20 crusade stayed clear in a sketchy triumph to successfully take out Bangladesh from the competition in Bangalore. Adam Zampa and Usman Khawaja created huge exhibitions at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, yet others were less persuading …

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