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I make a case for Kumar Sangakkara as a pundit in this column as the Sri Lankan great approaches retirement..
Sangakkara once said he occasionally thought of taking up commentary but was apprehensive about committing professionally.
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It seems futile to deny that Virender Sehwag's one foot is already beyond the dreaded white line.
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There is nothing scruffy about a Rahane innings. Most good fiction writers vouch that they never wholly commit to a story’s ending because it takes away from the charm of a piquant tale. Although they have a blueprint of what’s to be penned, most of the writing is spontaneous. Watching Rahane bat gives a similar impression: like a nifty artist, there is no saying how his willow will be wielded until the ball is in its final lap, but the end product is sure to captivate
What’s alluring is that Rahane can be a delight to watch in all three versions of the sport.
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Although the county cricket joust is a far cry from the glitz of IPL, and the climate, in stark contrast, literally sombre, it is a path that could well lead to the resurrection of a promising Test career in Indian colours.
Cheteshwar Pujara should focus on playing county cricket to resurrect his career, much like Rahul Dravid.
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It wasn’t a Symonds-esque century that put his side far from the realms of danger — New Zealand were continually embroiled in a race against the required run-rate from the start — but it was more significant in the context of the tournament; plus it was a propeller to a grander stage, with an opportunity to make history.
Grant Elliott's sensational innings against South Africa was reminiscent of many other innings where batsmen have been "in the zone."
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My latest column on Sri Lanka's run machine...

Cricket, a game described by English poet Edmund Blunden as “a worship in the summer sun”, has also been touched by ‘divine accidents’, sprouting rhapsodists who dazzle either with swagger or grace; sometimes both. While many have brightly faded, one continues to shine in twilight. Kumar Sangakkara has been a champion, perhaps the Shakespeare of Sri Lankan cricket — for without him there may not have been any sonnets
Whatever cricket has thrown at Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara has been the man to lead them to glory.
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Satire: ECB's job description for 'Director of England Cricket' role leaked

Below is a work of fiction After the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) refused to make the job description for England’s director of cricket role public, the author, thanks to his sneaky sources, got hold of a leaked copy of the document detailing the…
Below is a work of fiction After the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) refused to make the job description for England’s director of cricket role public, the author, thanks to his sneaky source...
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The overseas player's home ground...

The Indian Premier League (IPL) throws up a sizable chunk of inexplicable, at times illogical, moments. Last week, one of the many female emcees interviewed Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Kane Williamson (who was benched for the game) alongside the boundary ropes.…
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Alastair Cook: The Paul Sheldon of his Misery

Stephen King’s novels have the ability to send a shudder down your spine even if you’re devouring it in a crowded library. My favourite is Misery.  The publisher’s synopsis of the masterpiece is as follows: Paul Sheldon. He’s a bestselling novelist who…
Stephen King’s novels have the ability to send a shudder down your spine even if you’re devouring it in a crowded library. My favourite is Misery.  The publisher's synopsis of the masterpiece is as...
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When Australia lagged behind Canada and USA in cricket

Almost 150 years ago, the United States of America (USA) and Canada boasted of a higher quality of cricket than was prevalent in Australia, albeit they too, like Australia, fielded 22 men against England’s eleven
Almost 150 years ago, the United States of America (USA) and Canada boasted of a higher quality of cricket than was prevalent in Australia, albeit they too, like Australia, fielded 22 men against E...
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni has had a major role to play in the resurgence that occurs during ICC events. There is no doubting his deftness in understanding the tactical nuances involved in limited-overs cricket. With a tunnel vision that circumvents everything else, he is a semblance of calm, exhibiting a sense of control that intensifies when it matters most, which is perhaps unmatched amongst his counterparts.


No matter how badly things go for India in the build up, they always turn it on during ICC tournaments. How much is MS Dhoni responsible for this?
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Since the last one-and-a-half decade, have Pakistan ever experienced a stable, settled phase before the World Cup? 
Since the last one-and-a-half decade, have Pakistan ever experienced a stable, settled phase before the World Cup? Unfortunately, the answer to that is no. And the conundrums that have come to the fore now are the ones that have stifled Pakistan previously as well
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Correspondent with CricketCountry, a cricket aficionado and a worshipper of the game.  Idolises Steve Waugh and can give up anything, absolutely anything, just to watch a Kumar Sangakkara cover drive. Can be followed on Twitter at karthik_parimal

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