Anticipation is the best part – Test cricket edition

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This post will be irrelevant an hour from now. Day 3 of the gripping test match between India and Australia at Chennai would have commenced then. And the anticipation and predictions in our head would have either been disproved violently or validated indelibly. But for now I want to talk about the anticipation and how… Read more »

Ramachandra Guha and his distance from an Indian cricket fan

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Bill Simmons is American sport’s most influential voice today. He is ESPN’s single most indispensable property. He has over a million Twitter followers and is read by more people weekly than any other American sports columnist, reporter or writer. He is so popular that his milquetoast conversations with childhood friends (which sound like they could… Read more »

Different coaches for different courses – A grand English cricket experiment

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The two Ashes series are deservedly the marquee competitions in cricket this year. Pakistan’s tour of South Africa and Australia’s tour of India offer compelling subplots and the expected eventual retirement of a certain #4 batsman may end up being what the year is remembered for. With all of these events in the pipeline, the… Read more »

Something fishy about Cricinfo’s report on moving CL T20 to South Africa

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A few things don’t jive well with me on the recent announcement and Cricinfo’s report that the Champions’ league T-20 tournament for 2012 is likely to be moved to South Africa from India. While the reports only said this was a proposal, this looks like a done deal to me. I anticipate an announcement in… Read more »