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Risk vs. Return - a T20 Cricket analogy

There was a time, when cricket matches were played over 6 days - 3 days of cricket followed by a rest day, and then 2 more days. They were called test matches. Players behaved like gentlemen. The umpire's decision was final. There were no TV rev...

Batting prowess overseas in seaming, swinging conditions predicates success

Team India appears to have turned the corner with Manish Pandey’s scintillating ton ending the losing spree of games in the ODI series. The spin bowlers and newcomers Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bhumra joined the party in the first T20. The scoreline...
by Make Time For Sports on Jan 27, 2016

Team India are No. 1 by default

Just three months ago, South Africa headed the ICC Test rankings. Today, they were knocked off their pedestal by a resurgent England. Team India are now No. 1 crowned by default on the back of their resounding defeat of the Proteans at home. Funny ho...
by Make Time For Sports on Jan 16, 2016

Ashish Nehra returns to Indian cricket in T20 format (Updated)

Embed from Getty Images Once upon a time, Ashish Diwansingh Nehra, was the pick of the Indian pace bowlers even ahead of Zaheer Khan. But he was plagued by injuries and inconsistency throughout his career. Some would  even term him India’s Bruce R...
by Make Time For Sports on Jan 14, 2016

Ashish Nehra returns to Indian cricket in T20 format

Embed from Getty Images Once upon a time, Ashish Diwansingh Nehra, was the pick of the Indian pace bowlers even ahead of Zaheer Khan. But he was plagued by injuries and inconsistency throughout his career. Some would  even term him India’s Bruce R...
by Make Time For Sports on Jan 14, 2016

Chloe, Meringue and Popper discuss Virat Kohli’s merits and demerits (Humour)

Chloe the Chicken wandered up to me and queried, “Say, do you think Virat Kohli is right?” Embed from Getty Images “Right about what?”  boomed Meringue the Meerkat. “I wasn’t speaking to you, Merry, but the question remains. Is Virat ri...
by Make Time For Sports on Dec 18, 2015

Cricket: India Sweep Freedom Series Tests 3-0 Deserving The Delhi Test Win, South African Spin-Resistance Comes Too Late!

India beat South Africa by 337 runs to sweep the Freedom Test Series 3-0 and lift the Paytm Freedom Trophy today in Delhi. This is Team India’s most deserving win of the Freedom Series Test cricket as the Delhi pitch has behaved the way it has been...
by Our Funarena on Dec 7, 2015

Cricket: Spin-India Wins Freedom Trophy Test Series Against South Africa!

India got the best pitch possible to seal the Freedom Test Series against South Africa by winning the third test match in Nagpur in less than three days again thus taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match Series. Spinners of India won the fi...
by Our Funarena on Nov 27, 2015

Freedom Series Cricket: India Pitch In To Win Mohali Test Against South Africa!

As is considered only natural in this country the first Test between India and South Africa at Mohali ended within three days. India beat South Africa by 108 runs today to take 1-0 lead in the four-match Freedom Trophy Test Series. This result must h...
by Our Funarena on Nov 7, 2015

Waugh, Ponting and Holding toss away the coin

If Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Holding have their way, there will be no more commemorative coins to toss while celebrating special Test occasions. Former Aussie skipper Ponting suggested—during the recent Ashes series—that the...
by Make Time For Sports on Sep 3, 2015

Waugh, Ponting and Holding toss away the coin

If Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Holding have their way, there will be no more commemorative coins to toss while celebrating special Test occasions. Former Aussie skipper Ponting suggested—during the recent Ashes series—that the...
by Make Time For Sports on Sep 3, 2015

Ishant Sharma: Angry and suspended but still his skipper Kohli’s delight

View image | gettyimages.com Ishant Sharma is earning both plaudits and criticism. If the bouquets are for his stirring performances with the ball, the brickbats are for the blatant aggression on the field that has not just seen him fined 65% of...
by Make Time For Sports on Sep 2, 2015

Ishant Sharma: Angry and suspended but still his skipper Kohli’s delight

View image | gettyimages.com Ishant Sharma is earning both plaudits and criticism. If the bouquets are for his stirring performances with the ball, the brickbats are for the blatant aggression on the field that has not just seen him fined 65% of...
by Make Time For Sports on Sep 2, 2015

Test Cricket: India Finally Manage To Break The Jinx In Sri Lanka!

India under the young Test skipper Virat Kohli finally managed to break the 22-year no-win jinx in Test Series hosted by Sri Lanka defeating the hosts by 117 runs in the third Test today thus winning the Series 2-1 after wasting a huge opportunity in...
by Our Funarena on Sep 1, 2015

Flexibility is the key but players must be willing

Does position matter? Coaches don’t seem to think so but players certainly do. I know for certain—when playing my brand of gully cricket—I’d never open. Simply because I never felt comfortable facing the bowling right off, maybe becau...
by Make Time For Sports on Aug 29, 2015

Flexibility is the key but players must be willing

Does position matter? Coaches don’t seem to think so but players certainly do. I know for certain—when playing my brand of gully cricket—I’d never open. Simply because I never felt comfortable facing the bowling right off, maybe becau...
by Make Time For Sports on Aug 29, 2015

Rahul Sawant’s on-field heart attack forces MCA to re-evaluate medical facilities

View image | gettyimages.com When a sportsman suffers a grievous, deadly injury on the field like Philip Hughes who was felled by a Sean Abbott bouncer or Raman Lamba who was struck on the skull by a powerful shot, we are always shocked and deba...
by Make Time For Sports on Aug 25, 2015

Rahul Sawant’s on-field heart attack forces MCA to re-evaluate medical facilities

View image | gettyimages.com When a sportsman suffers a grievous, deadly injury on the field like Philip Hughes who was felled by a Sean Abbott bouncer or Raman Lamba who was struck on the skull by a powerful shot, we are always shocked and deba...
by Make Time For Sports on Aug 25, 2015

The Why and Que of Kumara Sangakkara and Michael Clarke – I

There’s always something to be said about back stories—the people, the spouses, the families behind a sportsperson’s successes. Two stalwarts of the game—Kumara Sangakkara and Michael Clarke—retire from the game having announce...
by Make Time For Sports on Aug 23, 2015

The Why and Que of Kumara Sangakkara and Michael Clarke – I

There’s always something to be said about back stories—the people, the spouses, the families behind a sportsperson’s successes. Two stalwarts of the game—Kumara Sangakkara and Michael Clarke—retire from the game having announce...
by Make Time For Sports on Aug 23, 2015


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