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Stats, Facts and Form, all stack against West Indies against India

Back in the days of yore, there used to be a concept of a farmer working on his landlord’s field for years, in return for the due loan that the farmer was paying from his forefathers. The BCCI is that landlord, and the Caribbean unit-WICB is the farmer. These sides meet at the WACA, with 65 million dollars that the WICB owes the BCCI, for a volte-face that the Caribbean cricketers did when the sides

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India will beat UAE without even breaking a sweat

As India take on UAE, on the 28th of February, the question is fairly simple. Would India treat this game like any other game, or would UAE make India slip on a banana peel? Given the way UAE have performed in the tournament so far, with spirited performances against Ireland and Zimbabwe, it probably would be a contest that wont be decided in the first half of the game. UAE has shown spunk so far, in

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How Dhoni made South Africa look vulnerable

South Africa entered the World Cup as clear favourites, possibly even an inch beyond hosts Australia. Their batting looked menacing, bowling lethal and fielding the best that could be imagined on the cricket ground. This possibly also looked as the strongest unit South Africa has ever landed with to play in the World Cup’s ever. When India took on them yesterday there was nothing in the planet which said India has more than 20% chance

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India’s bowling and South Africa’s batting hold key to crucial encounter

The world cup is a funny beast. It has this little item number called ‘contrasts’ that makes cricket a little interesting. As both these sides get into an important Pool B contest, history and recent form could come a cropper if the script for the game suddenly moves to the ‘Contrast’ setting. While South Africa are known for their ruthless and tigerish resolve in the qualifying stages before a knockout in World Cups, they seem to

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Things to do for men in blue to win against South Africa

We could see that a lot of twitterati who were not giving India any chance before the World Cup (considering the poor run up to the tournament) went ballistic with praise after the first victory against archrivals Pakistan. Not surprising though as a win against neighboring Pakistan is almost a World Cup victory for half the nation. The tournament though has just begun and if Pakistan was a decent opposition, India now, in their second

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Adelaide I love you, said Virat, like almost

Virat Kohli proved his batting credentials once again with a workmanlike ton in India’s World Cup 2015 opener against Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday. Batting at his customary No. 3 position, Kohli scored 107 to anchor India’s 300 for seven after the defending champions won the toss and decided to bat. Kohli’s form has run hot and cold in the last three months India have been in Australia. He was the batting mainstay during the

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India vs Pakistan – Match Preview

Super Sunday Unfolds As India head into super sunday, to play Pakistan, they have most probably gone inside a bubble to escape all the media pressure that accompanies an India Pakistan game. Under MS Dhoni, India have usually kept their nerve for such contests, trying to isolate themselves from the adrenalin rush and frenzy that accompanies a contest between these two nations. Pakistan on the other hand, have little spotlight on them, more so because

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Dhoni Wants Kohli at No. 4. Is that right, Mr. Skipper!

As the world debates over Virat Kohli’s batting position in One-Day Internationals, Team India captain MS Dhoni has explained his rationale behind his deputy batting at No. 4 in the tri-nation series under way in Australia. India face England in a must-win game in Perth on Friday. Will India continue to experiment in a crunch game is the big question everyone is asking. Just days before the World Cup, the captain is not amused with

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Will Virat Kohli Obey Ravi Shastri’s Guru Mantra in Sydney?

Haunted by a series of dramatic collapses, Day 5 of the Sydney Test on Saturday will be another Test of India’s resolve to face the vagaries of a five-day game. With India up for a record chase, what could Ravi Shastri be telling Virat Kohli? Will a robust team director’s mindset match with the aspirations of a passionate captain? Sanjay Manjrekar made an interesting comment on TV on Friday. He called Shastri the “brain and voice”

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