Sri Lanka in India: 5 talking points from India’s defeat in the Pune T20

So, Sri Lanka have taken the lead in the three match T20 series against India. That should spice things up!

Here are five talking points from India’s defeat in the first T20 in Pune:

  1. The Pitch

Grass. Bounce. Sideways movement. M.S. Dhoni said it was like playing in English conditions at the post match ceremony. The way the Indian batsman were hopping around in Pune, it looked more like they were playing in Perth! For a population that feeds on fours and sixes, the Pune crowd didn’t have much to cheer about. Have to say, though, it was a pleasant change from watching bowlers getting thumped to all corners. Read More …

No pressure, no diamonds #AusvInd

Visualise this.

You are batting beautifully. Hitting the ball right in the sweet spot. Finding gaps in the field. The fielders are fumbling. The bowlers have resorted to sledging. You respond by smashing them even harder. The fielding captain is looking to the heavens for inspiration.

The run chase is under control. All is well with the world. You are already planning your post-match celebrations.

It’s been a massive partnership.Finally, a wicket goes down. Might be a tired shot or a loose one. Never mind, plenty of wickets left in the bank. Read More …

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 1st test, Galle : We are Insane!

Insanity : Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – Albert Einstein

Those who watch Indian cricket are insane.

First, we are driven mad by our inability to rid ourselves of the disease which goes by the name of Rohit Sharma. If our jobs rewarded talent rather than performance, we would all be CEOs, no?

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India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 1st test, Galle : We are Insane!

Insanity : Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – Albert Einstein

Those who watch Indian cricket are insane.

First, we are driven mad by our inability to rid ourselves of the disease which goes by the name of Rohit Sharma. If our jobs rewarded talent rather than performance, we would all be CEOs, no?

Read More …

Leaked dossier: Ravi Shastri on India’s critical path to World Cup glory

From: Ravi Shastri <Edged_and_taken@TeamIndia.com>

Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:19 PM

To: MS Dhoni <CaptainCool_ODI@TeamIndia.com>

Cc: Duncan Fletcher <IwontheAshes@TeamIndia.com>

Subject: How to win this World Cup Thing

Hi MS,

Hope you’re keeping well.

Sorry about you getting thrashed by England today. Duncan and I have put our considerable brains together and have come up with a master-plan to help India retain the World Cup. Read More …