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I told you so!


Now that #CWC15 is done and dusted and Australia have regained the trophy they lost briefly and the normal order of things has been restored, the experts have started talking about the changes they'd like to see. In posts dating back a few months, I had suggested changes that should be made to improve the… Continue reading I told you so!

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#CWC15 – QF 2: IND vs BAN


A memorable match for Bangladesh, for many reasons, such as their first knockout game at the World Cup ( ever ) and the robbery under the lights that put their lights out. The second reason will be big news in Bangladesh for a while yet. ( If you drive down to Buffalo, NY, you'll still… Continue reading #CWC15 – QF 2: IND vs BAN

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#CWC15 QF 1: SAF vs SL


This is the World Cup that started with a bang, with plenty of excitement, some strong showings, and surprises. It then tapered off into a sludge of matches of little or no import. About the only thing left was to see whether Ireland could pip the West Indies and Pakistan to a quarter final spot.… Continue reading #CWC15 QF 1: SAF vs SL

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#CWC15 – Cliches


This is a World Cup that I have watched after a long time. Watched, as opposed to, followed via ESPNCricinfo.com typed out commentary. I miss my old commentators. On radio, I grew up with Anand Setalvad, Dicky Rutnagur and the like. Setalvad's voice changed as he built up the excitement. "Bedi bowls, from between the umpire… Continue reading #CWC15 – Cliches

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#CWC15 – Week 2


What a week! We saw teams trying hard to lose, it seems but failing to do so, we saw a humdinger of a match between the hosts. First let's the world cup record out of the way. Yes , Chris Gayle got 215. Yes, he got it against Zimbabwe in the death overs. Yes, Zimbabwe… Continue reading #CWC15 – Week 2

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#CWC15 – Ind v SA


Any dry throats and thumping hearbeats at the start of the game became dryer and thumpier as Rohit left early. With that, the game was afoot, as Holmes used to say, or so we are told by Conan Doyle. This was the other marquee matchup in Pool B, ranking in importance second only to the Ind… Continue reading #CWC15 – Ind v SA

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WC2015 – Eng vs NZ


What an absolute disaster! For England. To be fair to England, I did not expect them to win, for I do not expect them to do well in this World Cup. Of course, history tells us that the last time England made it to the final was in 1992, in Australia and of course England… Continue reading WC2015 – Eng vs NZ

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WC2015 – Two big matches already


It's been a strange first week at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 edition. Two of the biggest matches have already been completed. Australia beat England, to no one's surprise and then India beat Pakistan, to no Indian's surprise. I must confess a slight feeling of doubt. Oh no, not about England losing, but about India winning.… Continue reading WC2015 – Two big matches already

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#WC2015 kicks off


5-0 so far, but February 15th, 2014 is another day, another match, another team in another country. A country that has not been too kind to Indian cricket teams. Though, in recent years, despite the 4-0 a few years ago, Indians have shown some fight. Even the recent 2-0 was not without it's moments. Still,… Continue reading #WC2015 kicks off