The First Ball of an IPL Match

The norm for the first ball in an Indian Premier League match is for no runs to be scored from it. Before Rajasthan hosted Delhi, the first ball had...

Martin Guptill in the first over of an ODI since the 2015 World Cup

The 2015 World Cup started its start, and started its end, with Martin Guptill. That is, the first over of the first match, and the first over of the...

The First Wicket

Matt Renshaw bowls the opening ball of the match. It is short, it is wide, and Marcus Stoinis cuts it straight into the ground. It is a comfortable shot,...

Cricket Beyond Stenography

Local cricket is rarely covered well. Too often, when it is covered at all, there are obvious giveaways that the journalists who are given the assignment are being asked...

Rashid Khan : Adelaide’s Best Reasonable Option of Last Resort

When Rashid Khan played his first innings for Adelaide in which he actually faced a ball, he was a model of efficiency. His six runs off two balls meant...

Three big cricketing moments of 2018

The year 2018 has come to an end and there is a lot that has happened both on and off the field. The year had its fair share of...

Kohli Achieves The Other Cowan – Again

In internet parlance, a Cowan is when a batter faces 100 balls in a Test match innings for not many runs. Perhaps a dated reference, and far from the...
Anrich Nortje

” Learning is key in T20 cricket” – Anrich Nortje On His Maiden IPL...

South Africans don’t need an excuse to braai. However, there seemed to be one for right-arm quick Anrich Nortje on Tuesday when on a perfectly good afternoon, he was...

A long innings in T10 – and its true value

Now that the second season of the T10 League has passed, it is a good time to create a clear definition of a short innings and a long innings...

Gautam Gambhir : The Desperation, The Hunger and a Glorious Career

Gautam Gambhir : The Desperation, The Hunger and a Glorious Career "He never tries to be politically correct, he says what he thinks and he does what he says. Gautam...