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May 09, 2006

West Indies have mountain to climb in World Cup
Will the World Cup become another sorry footnote in the decline of a game which was as much a cultural as a sporting force?

April 16, 2006

'India must not peak too soon'
The Indian team management will have to keep a clear vision for the 2007 World Cup, says Graham Gooch

April 10, 2006

'Dravid needs to sound more honest'
'Most of the time he hams or is being repetitive. He is nearly always politically correct and nearly always boring,' says Graham Gooch.

April 07, 2006

England must take a long-term decision on Flintoff
Flintoff is the glue that keeps England intact and a long-term decision on him can no longer be put to another day.

Kaif, Sehwag must return to basics
Instead of picking them for India, they need to be send to the National Cricket Acadmey to sort out their basic technical problems, says Bishen Singh Bedi.

April 04, 2006

'Yuvraj Singh played a top hand'
Former England captain Graham Gooch says the Indian team is reaping the benefits of experimentation.

March 23, 2006

Those who booed Sachin were right
'Only they had the honesty to tell Tendulkar what he surely needed to be told.'

March 14, 2006

'Kumble could get 600 wickets'
England went away from Mohali wondering if they could ever raise a 400-plus total in this series, says Graham Gooch.

March 06, 2006

'Hoggard was a massive influence'
It would be a tribute to English batsmen if India benches one of the spinners in Mohali, thinks Graham Gooch

February 26, 2006

Absence of Shoaib, Afridi affected team's motivation
2006 may not have had a good start but only fools would write off this Pakistan team, says Moin Khan.

February 25, 2006

'Chappell is more effective than Woolmer'
'It was Rahul Dravid who inspired the revival of Indian cricket on the Pakistan tour,' says former Pakistan captain Moin Khan.

February 24, 2006

'Ganguly should meet the selectors'
The decision makers should also come out saying how much cricket is left in Ganguly, says Javagal Srinath

February 23, 2006

'No captain wants to see his team lose'
'We should accept wholeheartedly that in this particular series India were head and shoulders above us,' says Inzamam-ul-Haq.

February 20, 2006

Yuvraj-Dhoni combination is proving deadly
Deeper insights, says Javagal Srinath, would reveal that it was the mindless batting that led to Pakistan's debacle in the just-concluded ODI series.

'Options galore for Team India'
Yuvraj Singh's hundred in Karachi would give him maximum satisfaction, hopefully for greater peaks to be conquered, says Bishen Singh Bedi.

February 15, 2006

Dhoni is probably the best finisher today
Pakistan need a bowler who can pick wickets in the middle of the innings, says Moin Khan.

February 12, 2006

India peaking at the right time: Moin Khan
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan also felt Pakistan lacked the firepower in the absence of Shoaib Akhtar.

February 10, 2006

The Indian team lacks balance
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan says India's bowling department lack bite, penetration and economy.

'Chuck out the Javelin throwers'
Why should a natural defect become a source of strength in the eyes of the laws of the game, asks Bishen Singh Bedi.

February 07, 2006

'Sehwag looks the odd man out'
Bishen Singh Bedi questions whether the contract system has raised the commitment of the Indian players

February 06, 2006

Indian cricket is back to square one
Direly in need of batsmen, pacemen, spinners, coaches, trainers, bio-mechanic experts and psychologists.

February 05, 2006

'Kaif's return would lift spirits'
India's strength in the ODI series would be its devastating opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, says Moin Khan.

February 04, 2006

Impossible to keep Sehwag quiet throughout the series
According to Inzamam-ul-Haq the one-day series also launches Pakistan's preparations for next year's World Cup.

January 28, 2006

Playing Ganguly in Karachi will be unfair on him
"Sourav is badly short of match-practice and his confidence level would also be low after what has happened to him in the last five Tests," said Moin Khan.

No need to make changes in the side
Javagal Srinath feels the pitch for the final Test will not be anything different from those on previous venues.

January 27, 2006

Shoaib Akhtar's beamer unpardonable
Former Indian pace ace Javagal Srinath condemns the Pakistan bowler's hostility towards Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the second Test.

Beginning of the end for Tendulkar?
Shoaib Akhtar exposed Sachin's present-day ability against quality fast bowling in the Faisalabad Test, says Moin Khan.

January 20, 2006

Uphill task for Pakistan bowlers to stop Sehwag
Moin Khan feels Pakistan bowlers should bowl as straight as possible to Sehwag and not allow him to free his arms.

'Faisalabad could be another bore'
Bishen Singh Bedi says the conditions in Faisalabad will not be any better than those in Lahore

January 19, 2006

'Pakistan wanted such a flat pitch'
Pakistan thought the ball would reverse and their pace trio would run through the Indian batting line-up, says Moin Khan.

January 18, 2006

'Dravid's masterstroke gave India the edge'
Former India pacer Javagal Srinath on the just-concluded Lahore Test.

January 12, 2006

Pakistan have the edge
There is one man who can turn the team around with his cricketing acumen, Bob Woolmer.

January 11, 2006

'India better balanced than Pakistan'
Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan assesses the teams ahead of the first Test, beginning Friday.

January 06, 2006

'India's surprise tactics could backfire'
This series, weather permitting, will be thrilling, full of excitement and fun to watch, says former Pakistan captain Moin Khan.

December 23, 2005

Indian conditions did not help Murali
Good as the Indian spinners are, they appear better on Indian pitches. It has to do with the balls used in home matches as well as the pitches which are not rolled out hard and thus tend to play a bit up and down progressively.

December 20, 2005

Sourav deserves laudable farewell
Logesh C salutes the deposed India captain.

December 14, 2005

Not the way to treat Ganguly
What was the point in retaining Gautam Gambhir, who has scored just five runs in the three innings in the Sri Lanka series?

December 09, 2005

Muralitharan will be a threat
Sri Lankans have the firepower to rattle the Indians in Delhi, says Arjuna Ranatunga

December 07, 2005

Laxman is a proven Test performer
It is indeed strange to see a change in venue when the touring party is already in the third day of the first Test, says Arjuna Ranatunga.

December 01, 2005

Sri Lanka looking to salvage battered pride
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga says the Test series between India and Sri Lanka offers a window of opportunity to the youngsters in both sides.

November 30, 2005

Can Pawar do justice to his new job?
Anandaraj Gopal lists what the newly-elected BCCI chief needs to do.

November 30, 2005

Can Pawar do justice to his new job?
Anandaraj Gopal lists what the newly-elected BCCI chief needs to do.

November 30, 2005

Can Pawar do justice to his new job?
Anandaraj Gopal lists what the newly-elected BCCI chief needs to do.

November 29, 2005

Yuvraj has a star presence in one-dayers
He makes critical contribution in the field and with bat, not to forget his spin bowling which could be extremely handy in the 2007 World Cup, says Gary Kirsten.

November 23, 2005

'Tendulkar has one of the strongest minds'
I have no doubt the little man has it in him to reach perhaps the 500-match milestone, says former South Africa opener Gary Kirsten.

November 14, 2005

India must learn to respect its heroes
Sourav Ganguly's exclusion and the manner of it is unbecoming on the part of Indian cricket officialdom, says Arjuna Ranatunga.

November 10, 2005

'India is attacking at all costs'
It would be interesting to see how the rising power of India would match up to the best in days to come, says Arjuna Ranatunga.

November 07, 2005

Cricketonomics? Crickex?
What is it about the strike rates of 50 and 100 that makes so many batsmen achieve them so often.

India have allowed Sri Lanka an opening
The move to rest Tendulkar, Pathan and Harbhajan in the fifth ODI appeared cocky, says Arjuna Ranatunga.

November 04, 2005

India is raising the bar in every game: Ranatunga
In less than two days, Dhoni has moved ahead from Jaipur. Lesser mortals don't manage it in a lifetime, says Arjuna Ranatunga.

November 02, 2005

India's rise built on competition for slots
It is time to take note of a seriously good Indian team is in the making, says Arjuna Ranatunga.

October 30, 2005

'Suffused in Tendulkar's genius'
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga says the master batsman has lifted modern-day mediocrity with his sublime genius.

October 26, 2005

'Tendulkar is still the best'
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga says more than Tendulkar it was Pathan who took the game away from the visitors in the first ODI.

October 22, 2005

India anxious to test new cocktail
Despite losing the practice match against Mumbai, former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga is confident the tourists will do well in the seven-match ODI series against India.

September 29, 2005

Why Team India won't go to pieces
Is Indian cricket's immediate future in jeopardy? Not quite, says Abhishek Saxena

September 28, 2005

Indian cricket will surely pay!
'All that happened in Mumbai on Tuesday turned out to be a big attempt to escape the reality of today's Indian cricket team.'

September 26, 2005

Indian cricket: Sad & sickening state of affairs
'Chappell has spelled out the prevalence of an infectious disease that could paralyse the Indian team's very survival in the World Cup.'

September 16, 2005

Sourav's now an embarassment
'His disclosure that the coach had suggested that he abdicate the captaincy was in utter bad taste.'

September 05, 2005

Top order is the main concern for India
If the Indian top order stay for any length, they can make us pay dearly, says New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond.

August 30, 2005

'I don't hate batsmen'
I would like to push home the advantage I have gained over the Indians from the first game, says Shane Bond

August 11, 2005

Ganguly best among current captains
Arjuna Ranatunga joins in the captaincy debate that's currently on in India.

August 10, 2005

Dhoni needs to adapt to pressure
There was hardly any change in India's pattern of play in the tri-series final, says Javagal Srinath. 'The Indians once again flattered to deceive and lost yet another final.'

India lacked planning
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga reflects on India's loss to Sri Lanka in the final of the tri-series tournament.

August 09, 2005

Finishing School for Team India
Madhav Thambisetty was witness to a novel coaching technique that has caught the fancy of India coach Greg Chappell.

August 08, 2005

Sehwag needs to be his carefree self
The Indians need to address quite a few issues if they want to seriously become a force in one-day cricket, says Arjuna Ranatunga.

August 06, 2005

Time Rahul, Sourav decided captaincy issue: Srinath
In the event of Rahul getting the captaincy, there will be not much change of equations in the side, says Javagal Srinath.

August 05, 2005

'Time to play a fifth bowler'
'It's time that the six Indian batsmen own up the extra responsibilities to accommodate the fifth crucial bowler,' says Javagal Srinath.

August 04, 2005

India's bowling was exploited
India lost the plot when Sri Lanka were just a whistle from being blown away

August 02, 2005

Sourav's return could shut doors for Laxman
Javagal Srinath applauds the showing of debutants Suresh Raina and Venugopal Rao in the tri-series.

August 01, 2005

India's balance was awry
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga was unimpressed with India's tactics in the tri-series match against the West Indies. 'They panicked,' he says.


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