Milestones in 140 years of cricket

Milestones in 140 years of cricket

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Test cricket was born on March 15, 1877. We look back at some significant milestones in the game’s longest format. It all began at the now iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 15, 1877 when Australia took on England for the first ever officially recognised Test match. The first ball was […]

Dhoni is known for surprises

Dhoni is known for surprises

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/NIA MS Dhoni is known for surprises. On Wednesday, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was watching his native Jharkhand take on Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy semi-final in Nagpur. After the game, he set out for some batting practice trying out various bats, in preparation for the limited-overs series against England beginning on January 15. […]

Is Ashwin one of India’s greatest bowlers?

Is Ashwin one of India’s greatest bowlers?

By Kanishkaa Balachandran It might still be too early to include him in the elite list, but given his achievements in 2016 alone, Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is set to break more Indian records. At the start of this decade, Indian cricket was on the cusp of change. It was an adjustment not many would […]

Sri Lanka’s batsmen undone by lack of patience

Sri Lanka’s batsmen undone by lack of patience

Poor shot selection cost Sri Lanka the first Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, says Kanishkaa Balachandran When South Africa were bowled out for 286 early on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, there was hope that the match could turn out to be more evenly matched […]

India really needs to talk about hosting day-night tests

India really needs to talk about hosting day-night tests

It’s time India started hosting day-night matches, says Kanishkaa Balachandran in www.scoopwhoop.com Eight out of 13 Tests have been completed in India’s 2016-17 home season, but curiously, none of them are day-night games. The concept is gaining ground in other countries, with Dubai having hosted one recently, and Australia – the first to embrace the […]

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