Smith gives new spin to SA approach

There is a new spin to the South African campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. In winning its opening group B game against the West Indies by seven wickets with 7.1 overs to spare on Thursday, the message from the team was clear: It is ready to embrace …

Time for the big boys to lock horns

There may not have been a perceptible buzz in the capital about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 group B game featuring South Africa and the West Indies on Thursday but it is a good wager that if the Caribbean team sticks to its promise of playing passionately like some …

An unfair but exciting challenge

As challenges come, this was patently unfair but one that I was lured to attempt. Outlook Lounge asked me to write brief notes on one cricket from each of the 14 teams taking in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, beginning on February 19. Now, cricket is a team sport and …

One spin too many?

You do not have to strain your ears to hear the continuing buzz on 23-year-old Piyush Chawla and his selection in the Indian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. After he spent more than two years in the sidelines when others like Amit Mishra and Pragyan Ojha travelled …