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Predictions for the semi-finals of the World Cup

Just when you near the end of your holiday, does it dawn on you that your holiday is about to end? I guess that’s how most of the cricket fans must be feeling. We’ve flirted a month long with emotions of hope, anxiety, abuse, banter and chirpiness. The romance associated with David defeating Goliath lasted a few fleeting moments and did not quite extend to the knockouts as none of the associates managed to reach

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CWC India vs Pakistan: Bridging Divides and Overcoming Prejudices

Cricket has been a game that is celebrated with unprecedented enthusiasm in both India and Pakistan; not only do people connect with this sport but also revel and despair in victory and defeat respectively. To rephrase a quote given by Abraham Maslow, ‘For a cricket enthusiast, he/she breathes cricket, thinks cricket and lives cricket”… and when the competition is steered between countries that have shared volatile relations the game acquires a new meaning. As India

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The Insurance that won’t be around in the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Where’s heaven? Where’s that dreamy world of a promised land? Maybe airplanes take you there, Maybe even Magic Mushrooms take you there. Can just seeing a human smile take you there? Kartik Kannan found a couple of humans who’ve taken him to the promised land. He’s seen the promised land, and recounts the land’s insurance policy that kept him sane all along. This time in February 2015, he’s all alone, with his insurance policy not

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Cricket World Cup 2015- Realistic Evaluation of the Teams!

How important is history when determining the future? I’ve seen quotes saying that the future is not always determined by the past, but somewhere when we look to predict who would win out of multiple choices, our brain is hardwired to look at history. So how much of history is the right quantity to look? Is it 2 years, 4 years, 8 years or previous editions of the World Cup? I am trying to keep

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Playing it my way – Review: The book could had been much more

Yes the review is very late, but that is mostly because I didn’t actually read the book. I heard the audiobook, which was released recently. Now Sachin Tendulkar has probably been the best batsman to have ever played the game. It had been my utmost pleasure to follow his game very closely, and more or less his public life had been an open book by virtue of being on the field of cricket or in

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How teams stack up month before World Cup 2015

The cricket world cup countdown has entered its final leg. The biggest cricket tournament is now exactly a month away. All the teams have announced their squads; expectations are soaring high in each country. Each time a country announces their team, people go from mild banter to absolutely crazy on different platforms expressing their happiness to dissent on various picks and drops. The backdrop to this multi-ticket tournament already has been very turbulent and controversial.

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Bowling, Experience India’s biggest challenge for World Cup 2015 defence

Not many surprises found its place in a script that selectors wrote for the World Cup down under. As India enter cricket’s battle royale, trying to defend the trophy, the challenge to the batting order will be huge. Add inexperience to the woes, considering 11 out of 15 selected have never played a World Cup, and for a majority this would also be their first tour to possibly the toughest cricketing country. For a refresher

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The world has lost its glory

I turn seventeen today. The gift I have been longing for will finally be a reality. A year later I will be a full-grown adult. My country lets me vote at that age. It is an exciting phase of my life, yet something seems to be missing. I have had a fabulous childhood. My world was filled with loads of love and care. My parents were working, yet had the time for my bedtime stories.

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Malala Yousafzai: My Hero! A letter of Respect

Dear Malala, Your speech in Oslo just shook me; it gave me goose bumps on my skin, tears in my eyes and enormous respect for you in my heart. When the news of you getting the Nobel Peace Prize was out in October this year, I did a Google search on you. Call me ignorant, but before that I only knew that you are the girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban.!

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Prediction about ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

It won’t be an easy task to win the WC 2015 for any team whether it is India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan or Sri Lanka. After rewinding the past I can see Pakistan has won a World Cup in Australia back in 1992. But it doesn’t matter at all –‘records are meant to be broken’. One of the biggest things in this WC will be that there will be no Sachin Tendulkar or Ricky Ponting

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