Inevitably, it’s Australia

Inevitable. The word kept springing up the mind through Saturday night when I was tracking the ICC World Cup 2007 final between Australia and Sri Lanka. It was one of those nights when I could never really stop a word from playing on my mind all the time. Come to …

No stopping the Aussies

We may hate the Australian cricket team for the arrogance it exudes on the field but we have to admire the manner in which it has gone about its task of reaching the final of the ICC World Cup 2007. Sri Lanka stands between Australia and a hat-trick of World …

Do Selectors have long-term vision?

Some years after he gave up playing cricket and jumped on to the media band wagon,.Ravi Shastri expressed a desire to be commentating on a live telecast of the national selection committee meeting After Friday afternoon’s experience when he attended a longish selection meeting as India’s Cricket Manager, his dormant …

Pucca for Dhaka?

The pragmatic, if boring, Rahul Dravid always kept telling anyone who cared to listen how the ICC World Cup 2007 would not be an end in itself but only a milestone on a fascinating journey for Team India. Yet, even he would not have reckoned that it would become a …

Greg Chappell: Victim or villian?

Team India may have made a fast-track exit from World Cup 2007, but domestic fans and even hacks trooping from island to sleepy island in the Windies had their binocs glued onto a sordid cliffhanger unravelling in the subcontinent last week. Each day brought a new death over—full of twists …