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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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My debut on Firstpost.

A win at The Oval and a chance to square the series may not be as impossible as is made out to be. See if you agree...
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My latest column on Alastair Cook suggesting the complaint against James Anderson must be India's tactic to sideline him..See if you agree

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There is no questioning the fact that James Anderson has been one of England’s most potent seamers, and his absence from a team list is often a sight to savour for the adversaries. While his average, economy-rate and strike-rate, even the red leather he delivers on almost any turf, do the talking for him, his verbal exploits are also well known — although the ones that filtered through may have been few and far between
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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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It’s not a common sight in sport to find players and administrators on the same page. Disparities arise in multitudes, ranging from salaries to selections. Yet, this disagreement has little to no effect when players take the field, for circumvention is an…
It’s not a common sight in sport to find players and administrators on the same page. Disparities arise in multitudes, ranging from salaries to selections. Yet, this disagreement has little to no e...
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My latest column on the historic match #Lords #MSD #IshantSharma

“The mettle of a man is tested in adversities and he, who remains firm in his beliefs, comes out shining.”
It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni who insisted Ishant Sharma bowl short. The ploy led India to victory at Lord’s after 28 years “The mettle of a man is tested in ad
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a “player”. I’m not talking of the former, most popular president of the United States, wielding a willow. Allow me a digression, a colossal one, from my favourite sport. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks devouring history —…
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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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