Category: Editor’s Pick

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...

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...

In stats: Ashwin or Lyon: Who’s the best off-spinner?

Having picked up more than 350 Test wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon are comfortably the two best spinners in the world among active Test cricketers. Holding...

Crooked finger, wicked prances, controversies – Deciphering the inimitable Billy Bowden  

Circumstances around you sometimes try to make you believe you need validation and acceptance from your surroundings for every step you take. Once the drug of impressing...

Mumbai Indians has a laid out map on how they go about every season and that's what made them the most successful franchise of IPL so far

Success mantra for Mumbai Indians – Scout, statistics and off-season preparation

Mumbai Indians have a laid-out map on how they approach every season and that’s what makes them the most successful franchise of IPL so far. May 21, 2009. Mumbai...

Sourav Ganguly : From a fearless leader to a political puppet

When you talk about Sourav Ganguly, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe the wild shirt celebration at Lord’s in the NatWest series final in 2002, or...