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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 West Indies tour - India dominate match to go up 1-0

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It was a team performance in the lop-sided first test match. Virat Kohli started the dominance with a 200, supported by century from Ashwin and fifties from Dhawan and contributions throughout the order. When it was the turn with the ball, the fast bowlers led the way in first innings with Umesh Yadav and returning Mohd Shami taking 4 wickets each. In the 2nd innings, Ashwin completed a fine match by taking 7 wickets on the last day. Kohli couldnt have been happier - great start to a series that the Indians can outpower the hosts now!

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Friday, July 22, 2016

2016 West Indies tour - Kumble and Kohli start their stint

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Anil Kumble couldnt have asked for an easier start to his stint as Indias head coach - a tour to West Indies that need not be straight-forward but gives the management chances to experiment a bit. Let us see how it pans out.

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The team looks no different to the previous overseas test tour. The keeper slot is iffy after Dhonis retirement but Saha has the confidence still. Both teams are coming after their respective T20 leagues - will it have any impact on the run-making?

India will win the series 2-0 is my prediction but the Windies can turn the series upside down if they put their mind.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Kumble, MSD , KohliAnil

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Anil Kumble was the captain who handed over the reins to MSD in test matches. Dhoni retired from test matches Down Under and passed the baton to Virat Kohli. Now, who has Kohli got company as coach?Anil again!Graduation of Kumble happened so quick, too quick to believe.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Friday, April 01, 2016

T20 World Cup - India crash out thanks to no-balls

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India were one of the top favorites to win the T20 crown at home (in a tournament that was quite open. They crashed out in Mumbai despite the heroics of Virat Kohli with bat and ball. While the batsmen did well to post a challenging score, the bowlerslet the team down with two crucial no-balls(and the catch on boundary line). Windies came out swinging literally and despite losing Gayle early, showed enough depth to win easily.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

T20 World Cup - Kohli shows Sachin qualities to steer India to semis

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India versus Australia in a World Cupquarterfinal clash at Mohali. Yuvraj did it for India in the 50 over World Cup. This time, his main highlight was of getting Steven Smith early. Enough has been said about Kohli already. He is becoming the Tendulkar of this team - this is not good news for it means the other batsmen are not performing. That will be crucial in semifinal.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

T20 World Cup - India pip Bangla thanks to MSD and Joginder Pandya

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India had to win the match against Bangladesh to stay in the tournament but thhe team was distracted, it looked. A sub-par score on a small ground, dropped catches (three at that) were enough hints to suggest this but its captain was very much turned on in his strategic move.. In a repeat of his move to let Joginder bowl the last over in the inaugural T20I World Cup, he asked Hardik Pandya to bowl the last over here when less than a dozen was required with three batsmen remaining. Pandya held his cool and head after the hundred conferences to help India win the match. The finishing touch was provided by the captain himself (one-gloved 15v-metre runout to wrap the match and heave a huge sigh of relief for the time being).

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

T20 World Cup - Kohli helps India continue the streak

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Virat Kohli can do nothing wong these days. Last night, he helped India continue their unbeaten streak againt Pakistan in World Cups on a difficult pitch, chasing a tricky target.

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Pakistan had three  pacers by name Mohammed - Amir, Irfan, Sami that was one too many. What a decent spinner could have helped their cause!The Indian catching(Pandya was exceptional)and fielding lifted the spirits but it was Kohli and Yuvraj who revived the chase after 3 early wickets. MSD finished the match in his usual manner but he must be wondering how to bring in Rahane to shore up the batting).

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

T20 World Cup - upset win by NewZealand

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One of the favorites, India, had their unbeaten streak in recent days brought to a halt, by NewZealand in an upset win. The Indian bowlers did well to contain the BlackCaps  but the batsmen fell against the unfancied NZ spinners.The batsmen have to lift up their game before the next matches if India has to qualify for the next round.