Author: Siva Subramanian (Siva Subramanian)

Champions Trophy 2017: A Finale of Emotions
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Champions Trophy 2017: A Finale of Emotions

If asked to specify two significance of a global cricketing tournament, one among the two answers is certain to be “You can witness an India versus Pakistan clash”. Such has been the hype around this rivalry that the ICC has utilized the rift between the countries, making sure of a group stage date between them...

Champions Trophy 2017: Buoyant Pakistan destroy England
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Champions Trophy 2017: Buoyant Pakistan destroy England

Liam Plunkett edged a full toss from Rumman Raees for a boundary in the fifth delivery of the 48th over. Exactly 11 overs after their previous one. Pakistan bowlers never let their hold on the England batsmen, making them suffocate for runs throughout the innings, and ended up with meagre 211. Pakistan chased it down...

Champions Trophy 2017: India face high flying Bangladesh
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Champions Trophy 2017: India face high flying Bangladesh

Most would have written off Bangladesh’ chances beyond the group stage in the ongoing Champions Trophy. Almost 55.09% thought so in a poll conducted by espncricinfo. Though 29.10% were optimistic of their semifinal spot, much like Shakib and Mahmudullah. After Losing Tamim for a duck and staring down the barrel at 33 for 4 with...

Champions Trophy 2017: England up against erratic Pakistan
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Champions Trophy 2017: England up against erratic Pakistan

The only thing consistent about cricket in Pakistan has been unpredictability. Having produced innumerable players of extraordinary talent who have gone on to fade away from the limelight, the agony of not being able to make it big on the world stage continues to loom over the war torn nation. On Wednesday, they will be...

IPL 2017: Can Mumbai be fourth time lucky?
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IPL 2017: Can Mumbai be fourth time lucky?

If the IPL final was a three match affair and the team which wins two of those is crowned champion, then Mumbai would lose the first, win the next and draw the third and clinch the title in the super over. They like taking the long route even if a shorter one lies in front...

IPL 2017: First Qualifier Preview
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IPL 2017: First Qualifier Preview

In their last league game, Mumbai took on Kolkata with a reshaped squad to test their bench strength, having been confirmed as one of the team in Qualifier 1. A win would have ensured Kolkata a top two finish, meanwhile, SRH too comfortably won their last league game and went to number 2 in points...

Best Bowling Spells in IPL history
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Best Bowling Spells in IPL history

“Bowl a lot, bowl a lot more and bowl with pure love without any expectations, only love can last a lifetime” was Ravichandran Ashwin’s reply for a tweet when asked about words of motivation for those who take up bowling. The advantage quotient has traveled to the other side of the 22 yards from the...

Highest Run Chases in IPL history
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Highest Run Chases in IPL history

Nerves held, plans in place, bowler targeted, shots executed, one brilliance trumping the other. Chasing is as difficult an art in Cricket as like any other. It doesn’t get over until it is actually done, 2 to get from 2 balls may have three possible results. From individual brilliance to well thought out strategies and...

IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis
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IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders Squad Analysis

It was on the eve of 18th April 2008 when the gun was shot to indicate the start of inaugural match of the Indian Premier League. 40 overs into it, Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo was resonating all over the cricketing world, only to be muted as the tournament progressed. Things didn’t change much three years down...