Can’t bat, can’t bowl and can’t field. Say hello to the Indian test team (Part 2).

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr So…nearly two weeks have crawled by since the first part of this post (read part 1 here.) Ravi Shastri is the new team director. Derbyshire has signed Cheteshwar Pujara. Virat Kohli’s horror run has merely traded formats and coloured clothing for Read More …

Learning to play straight, in the Gully: A Comprehensive Guide to Gully Cricket in India

So there have been a few questions on how this blog came to be named. “One tip, one hand” was one of the fundamental rules of the cricket we played in the streets as kids. This post seeks to capture some of the facets of the game we fondly called “gully cricket” (‘gully’ in Read More …

England v. India: 4th test match, Old Trafford

Watching our beloved Indian team play on Saturday brought back a few memories. Remember Durban, 1996?100 all out in the first innings. 66 in the second. Oh, we were an inexperienced batting line-up in alien conditions. Did you see that ball from Donald to Sachin?  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyaqXf2_l9k). Totally ridiculous! And what about Barbados, Read More …