India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 1st test, Galle : Why is the DRS not good enough for India?

What a test match this has been!

India held the upper hand on Days 1 and 2. Ashwin and Co. bowled Sri Lanka out for 183, then the Shikhar-Kohli show gave India a 192 run lead. The Indian spinners then returned to the scene of the crime to take both openers back with them to the pavilion at the end of Day 2.

Day 3 began similarly with the first ball bringing the night watchman’s wicket and Sri Lanka slipped quickly to 98-5. Then came the passage of play before lunch that may yet hold the key to this game. Read More …

India’s tour of Sri Lanka : Preview, 1st test, Galle

The last time India won a test series in Sri Lanka was 1993. The match notes for the decisive 2nd test state meekly at the bottom that this was India’s first away victory in 27 test matches.

The Indian team has only won one overseas test match in its last 22 attempts.

With the aggressive Kohli in his first full series as skipper, will this change? Read More …

Nostalgia : Sachin Tendulkar’s most memorable test hundreds

So…it’s nostalgia time again.

Sachin Tendulkar may have retired from all forms of the game but the legend lives on through his fans. This list below is my pick for Tendulkar’s most memorable test match centuries (in descending order of awesomeness).

[Note: The list below only include matches that I have watched so before you throw your hands up, his early hundreds in Manchester and Perth don’t make the list.] Read More …

Vote for India’s opening batsman: Rahul or Dhawan?

With the Sri Lanka test series lurking around the corner, Indian skipper Virat Kohli will need to deal with an interesting issue.

Vijay has made one of the opening spots his own with consistent, gutsy performances. The other opening spot remains up for grabs.

Should K.L. Rahul return to the side after missing the Bangladesh test with illness or should India continue with Shikhar Dhawan? Read More …