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Ajay Suresh takes a look at each IPL team and analyses their strenghts, weakness and chances for success in the IPL 2014 Team Previews.
An original TWP production reliving the Sachin years.
Guest writer, Deepak Balamurali writes a tribute to India's greatest cricketer.
A look at India's latest move of promoting Suresh Raina to the no.4 spot in ODIs.
We review Cricket Coach 2014 and talk about all the new features
We review International Cricket Captain 2013 and talk about all the new features
Waugh, regarded as one of the most successful captains in cricket history, admitted that Australia's aura of invincibility was over but felt it was a good sign for the game. This is an AUSSIE SAYING IT. "Their aura of invincibility has gone since their loss to India at home but it is good for the game because challenges enhance the game," he said. And how right is he !!
But his new batting style baffles me. Though I despise his batting style, I have always admired the power he puts in his shots. The way he clubs a spinner some 40 rows back takes a lot of muscle power, and great hand-eye co-ordination. Dhoni, the batsman has excelled in the 50 over format but in the test arena, he had it tough going. Dhoni has always been a natural aggressor and curbing his natural instincts is inferring with his performance. He comes one down now and that wastes balls. Yesterday he had a strike rate of 45. What is he doing? Trying to save a test match? As a captain, I understands that he wants to play the role of a responsible captain. But why not let Raina manage this role? He would be a better person for the role while Dhoni can slog - something he is really good at. Why try to be someone you are not, Dhoni bhayia? Just look at Gayles and McCullum. They are captains too but they play their natural game and club the leather out of the ball.
Dhoni's captaincy is all and well and he has proved time and again that he has enormous leadership capability.
If he concentrates on his batting, the India will truly be a force to reckon with. We don't want a Mr. 47.82%, do we?
But now I just wonder. LARA Bingle's mile-high heels may be the height of fashion but how on earth does the glamour girl drive in them?
I just hope that Cricket Australia have their star batsman well insured before the Ashes.