Cricket, CWC15, Opinions

#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 – 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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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

Cricket, Personal Stories

A spell at last


3 or 4 years later, <after this story> I was in Canada, far removed from cricket. A chance remark by a friend at dinner found me searching out a cricket club in Canada. Their first question "Do you keep wickets?" "No, I don't , but I bat a bit and bowl a bit." They were… Continue reading A spell at last

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Saving the ODI


Continuing the earlier post about T20, inspired by this analytical article. In recent years the ODI has been threatened by T20. (if you don't know what either of those two terms mean, you can stop reading now, for none of the following will make any more sense. However, you can use Google to find out,… Continue reading Saving the ODI