Author: Deb Roy (Deb Roy)

Champions Trophy 2017: India bully Bangladesh to storm into the final
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Champions Trophy 2017: India bully Bangladesh to storm into the final

When Bangladesh ended with just over 260 in their fifty overs, they would have given themselves a chance with the bowling they possess. But a century from hitman Sharma and another masterful knock from the Indian skipper saw India chasing the total down comfortably — setting up a grand finale for Champions Trophy 2017. Tamim...

When Sachin Tendulkar sprung a surprise with the ball
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When Sachin Tendulkar sprung a surprise with the ball

If you ask a cricket fan from the nineties about his favorite memory of the sport, it would invariably feature the name of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. Not unlike Virat Kohli of this day, the little master had begun to take giant strides into becoming the heartbeat of a nation. The cacophony of the crowd chanting...

IPL 2017: Second Qualifier Preview
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IPL 2017: Second Qualifier Preview

Over the ten editions of the illustrious and often controversial Indian Premier League, there have only been a few teams who could manage to find their niche and build a stable squad around that idea. While the now defunct Chennai Super Kings was arguably the most consistent of the lot reaching the knockouts in each...

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils Squad Analysis

Imagine a team in the IPL having the likes of Dilshan, de Villiers, Sehwag and Gambhir in the batting and a bowling line-up that comprised of Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra and Daniel Vettori among others. Anybody in their right minds would place their money on them to go on and bag the silverware. Only, Delhi...

IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions Squad Analysis

When the Chennai Super Kings were ousted from the IPL a couple of years ago for reasons that brought disgrace to the tourney, a lot was talked about who or rather which of the two new teams would bag the dynamic duo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina. These two had been pillars for...

IPL in numbers: A statistical compilation
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IPL in numbers: A statistical compilation

The carnival of cricket is back. As the IPL treads towards the much talked about tenth edition, history is about to be written and rewritten. There are records waiting to be tumbled past, as players compete for individual and collective glory. In its illustrious 9-year old history, the IPL has seen players emerging and statisticians...

Of superstition and slaps: The legend of IPL
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Of superstition and slaps: The legend of IPL

When India won the Prudential World Cup back in ’83, very few would have predicted the kind of impact it would eventually have, on the development of cricket in the country. The popularity of the game saw an unprecedented surge and the Board of Control for Cricket in India cashed in. Fast forward 34 years...

India v Australia 2016-17: The birth of a rivalry
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India v Australia 2016-17: The birth of a rivalry

“No, it has changed. I thought that was the case, but it has changed for sure. As I said, in the heat of the battle you want to be competitive but I’ve been proven wrong. The thing I said before the first Test, that has certainly changed and you won’t hear me say that ever...

5 players who changed their fortunes in the IPL
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5 players who changed their fortunes in the IPL

Extravagant bids, bidding wars and surprising picks — the IPL player auction has never failed to baffle spectators and pundits alike. There have been hits and there have been misses, as every team has looked to build the perfect group of players to win them the coveted trophy. While millions are spent every year by...