Category: Analysis

The challenge of opening the batting in Test Cricket and the modern-day openers who shine

In 2010, Sir Alastair Cook, the current leading run-scorer for England in Test cricket, was going through a rough patch in his home nation. In the two-match Test series...

lower order batsman

The thankless job of a lower order batsman

There are a lot of misconceptions in the game of cricket that lead to a lot of debates and one such popular yet silly misconception is that a lower order batsman has a...

Spin it to win it – Set template for Afghanistan aids T20I success

In 2019, when it was time for the 50-over World Cup, the spotlight was on the bigger teams and not specifically on Afghanistan who were playing only their second World...

What do numbers reveal about the Fab Four in Test Cricket?

In this modern era of cricket, it’s not unusual to see staggering strike-rates, sixes being scored for fun. Cricket has seen a lot of innovations and batsmen have...

Centuries in Women's T20I or the lack of it- An analytical take

Centuries in Women’s T20I or the lack of it- An analytical take

Did you know that the first women’s T20I was played almost six months before the first men’s T20I? Since then, the women have played 866 T20Is...

India Test

The Test temperament of India on home soil stalling the Men from Down Under

“I would love to win in India,” said Steve Smith in an online live session with Rajasthan Royals where he was joined by New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi. “I think...

In stats: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – the ODI behemoths

When AB de Villiers announced his shock retirement from international cricket, franchise mate, Virat Kohli had an emotional tweet for him. One sentence in the tweet...

IPL 2020: Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer – a duo that could make it big at Delhi Capitals

Let’s take a look at two of the most exciting players of this generation – Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer. In the history of the IPL, there haven’t been many...

Who is the best T20 opener in the world at the moment?

It was back in 2003 that the first-ever T20 was played. And cricket has never been the same. As it has grown, the game has evolved rapidly and it’s become a crucial...

Delhi Capitals – representing the changing landscape of IPL

They are the IPL team with most wooden spoons (four), they have won only one match in the playoffs and yet to reach the final. Well, if you are a follower of the Indian...