Category: Editor’s Pick

Dom Bess

Analyzing Dom Bess through the Swann looking glass

This first post-lockdown cricket series lived up to all the hype from those who missed the sport dearly with things all tied up between England and West Indies with the...

Heightened emotions, unforeseen circumstances and controversies – A World Cup final like never before

With no more nails left to bite and a billion hearts beating fast irrelevant of their allegiances, Jofra Archer was ready to deliver the ball of a lifetime, with Martin...

COVID-19 challenge could make or break cricket in Zimbabwe

2003 World Cup Campaign aftermath and race-related issues For avid cricket fans, Zimbabwe could be best recognized as a very competitive cricketing nation in the late...

Deliberate or Inadvertent: There should be no room for racism in the sport

‘You guys know who you are,’ Darren Sammy’s resounding voice made it clear that he wasn’t messing around and that it came from a place of hurt and confusion. The...

Could corona-free New Zealand be a neutral venue for cricket matches?

“I could see New Zealand operating as a neutral venue. That’s a definite possibility,” said Heath Mills, the CEO of New Zealand Cricket Players...

Mic in hand, a pint of beer, controversies and Ravi Shastri

In his U19 days, Ravi Shastri was once caught with a bottle of beer in his hand, a story confirmed by the man himself. One of the team managers took the issue seriously...

Tim Paine under the scanner – the inimitable legacy of the accidental captain

The journey of Tim Paine from one of obscurity, marking an appearance every now and then but largely being forgotten in the general scheme of things to becoming the...

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...

Time to market women’s cricket as a stand-alone product?

In the last ten months, the world has witnessed two magnificent women’s sporting events – the Women’s Football World Cup in June 2019 and the...

The IPL and the crippling ugliness behind the pomp and show

The IPL began 12 years ago on a sultry and humid night in Bengaluru marked by a monumental Baz (Brendon McCullum) performance. Though the signs were there and were...