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The Survival of Cricket

“Test cricket is dead.” Those were the words of the ever-positive Michael Vaughan during an interview last week. While he holds a somewhat mixed reputation as a pundit, here Mr…

England’s experience pays off in emphatic victory

Just under a month after India’s heroics in Australia, they turned to play host to an England team hot from their own winning feats in Sri Lanka. Prior to going…

DRS decisions are not infallible

Two incidents within half an hour on the first day of England’s second test against India prove that the process for technology reviewing decisions is not perfect. It is only…

England must improve on Sri Lanka series to prevail in India

As England captain Joe Root posed with the Moose Cup, a buoyant smile filled his face. A hallmark of his early days in an England shirt, this excitable expression has…

Patient India can be a template for England

Winning cricket matches in Australia is hard. Hostile crowds and daunting records greet tourists before a ball is bowled. On the pitch, aggressive batting and intimidating bowling take over. At…

Sydney was a blip. Australia has changed since ‘Sandpaper-gate’

Day five at the Sydney Cricket Ground bore witness to a historic fightback as India batted out the day to secure a draw. Ajinkya Rahane’s much depleted side showed great…

Mumbai secure back-to-back IPL titles

Mumbai Indians made history last week as they won their fifth Indian Premier league title by sweeping aside Delhi Capitals in the final. They also become only the second team…

With the return of test cricket, the magic of sport is back

Sport is brilliant. It inspires us, takes our breath away, and gives us a sense of belonging. Sometimes it can be cruel, even heart-breaking. But we always come back, desperately…