A series for the batters

Okay, India won the series 3-1 following the abandoned encounter at Delhi. However, the batters from both sides dominated the series. If Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli starred for India, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga and Kumar Sangakkara were in explosive form for the Lankans. The bowlers from both sides, experienced and […]

Delhi fiasco should server as an eye opener for BCCI

What transpired at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi on Sunday was embarrassing and extremely sad. It was the last cricketing day of the year for Sri Lanka and India. Both teams and more importantly the spectators, who had turned up in large numbers and with loads of expectations, did not deserve such an […]

Kohli learnt from his mistakes

India gave a perfect Christmas gift to its cricket-loving public, with a convincing seven-wicket win at the charming Eden Gardens in Kolkata, which hosted an international game after quite a while. Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kolhi were the chief architects of the win, both notching up sparkling centuries. Things weren’t all that easy for India, […]

Will Yuvraj, Dhoni’s absence benefit Lanka?

Is this the stroke of luck Sri Lanka needed? For the first time in five years, India will be without the two lynchpins of their middle-order – skipper MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, one serving a ban and the other ruled out due to a recurrence of his finger injury. Moreover, Lanka have fond memories […]

Jayawardene needs to step up

History repeated itself for Sri Lanka once again as their middle and lower order crumbled for third game in a row at Cuttack. While they were lucky to get away with it at Nagpur, the collapse was too magnanimous to allow the visitors to escape in the day-night encounter on Monday. The failure of the […]

Jadeja stars in convincing win

Ravindra Jadeja was the unlikely hero with the ball for India, claiming a career-best 4/32 and helping India overcome an unbelievably belligerent start by Sri Lanka, who batted first after winning the toss. In the end, India won easily by 7 wickets thanks to yet another supreme effort from Sachin Tendulkar, who remained unbeaten on […]

Indian bowling, fielding needs to improve

With the series level at 1-1, India and Sri Lanka will have plenty at stake as they lock horns at Cuttack. Whoever clinches the game will become favourites to win the series, as the other side will have to come out victorious in the final two games to end on top, a rather improbable proposition […]

Dilshan magic, cool Mathews floor India

Sanity was restored to cricket at Nagpur as the scores returned to the usual 300-bracket from the extraordinary 400 plus totals achieved at Rajkot. But, there was no shortage of drama here too as the match once again went down to the wire. Yet again, it seemed Sri Lanka would throw it away after being […]

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