A selection of musings from around the cricket World Cup
Adelaide. Melbourne. Perth. Hamilton. Auckland. He’s everywhere the Indian team plays.
Yet, he has no source of income.
He’s a frequent visitor at Sachin Tendulkar’s plush Bandra residence, often sharing a meal with India’s most wanted.
Yet, he can’t remember when last he spoke to his father.
How to make a ten-team World Cup work
There are ways of making the Associates an integral part of the tournament while still keeping the event competitive and lucrative.
World Cup is Australia's to lose in a day
Five meandering weeks of preliminaries produced only one significant outcome, the elimination of England. Now that we are at the business end, the World Cup even more plainly than before is Australia's to lose. But a sobering reality of the knock-out phase of a one-day tournament is that it would take only one day to lose it. It is a thought both to spook and galvanise the Australians.
Like a whole nation unsure of its off stump
When Pakistan stepped up against Ireland in their winner-takes-all encounter at Adelaide on Sunday, the nation had already been through a swift shift in disposition; the atrocious performance against India and West Indies, the scare against Zimbabwe and the splash of seam and swing against South Africa all within a fortnight.
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- The most searching examination of India's resilience with bat and ball yet
- Dhoni switched to Plan B: Take the pace off the ball and the oxygen out of the game
- A stutter no more, in a modest chase
- India sustain their internsity, to a point
- Wallflower in team of stars, Rahane claims his place under the sun
- When he could not walk with the gods, he was humble to be mortal