Category: Features

Haider Ali

Consistent Haider Ali rewarded with maiden national team call-up | England vs Pakistan

Pakistan have a long history of fast-tracking talented teenage cricketers to the international level and they have done that again with the 19-year-old Haider Ali. They...

Shannon Gabriel: The roller-coaster ride of the tearaway quick

“He, Shannon Gabriel, definitely reminds me sometimes of Patrick Patterson, with raw pace. When he gets the ball to swing, he is probably like Ian Bishop who had the...

EXCLUSIVE: Recalling Scotland cricket’s memorable win over England and the needs of Associate cricket with Calum MacLeod

“You want to beat them. Show them that you are no lesser brother. We don’t want to be that younger sibling living in the shadows.” The innate passion...

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...

Status check: Cricket’s return from COVID-19

13th of March was the last time international cricket registered itself in the record books with the COVID-19 pandemic bringing cricket (and the world) to a grinding...

The other Sunil who opens the batting

“What’s for you is for you and will happen.” A seven-year old Sunil Narine was dropped at the Queen’s Park Savannah every day by his father,...

Devon Conway and other South Africa-born New Zealand cricketers

South Africans travelling to New Zealand and playing cricket for the Blackcaps isn’t talked about as much as the Kolpak rule or other South African cricketers who...

Why the BCCI should take cue from Suresh Raina’s suggestion and grant NOC for Indians to play in foreign leagues

It is a weird kind of a break for both cricketers and fans around the world as the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a halt to routine life. It has been almost two months...

India v Pakistan - A Test rivalry that is least talked about

India v Pakistan – A Test rivalry that is least talked about

Sport is a way of life. Much like our life, a lot of things in sport are political, especially off the field. Sport and politics are intertwined so much that the impact...