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Test Cricket
Opinion  /  Published 08.04.21

Tips to sustain the great game

Lord Harris, the captain of England in 1878-79 and a founder member of the Imperial Cricket Council, once said, “You do well to love cricket, because it is more free from anything sordid, anythi...
By Subhasis Ray in

Sports  /  Published 03.04.21

Test cricket important, says Eoin Morgan

England’s limited overs captain Eoin Morgan believes the T20 franchise leagues around the world must not grow unchecked at the expense of Test cricket. The 34-year-old, who will lead Kolkata Kn...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 30.03.21

Season that turned boys into champs

He managed to drill into the players in his quiet but firm manner that being dismissed for 36 in the first Test was an aberration and a closed chapter. The decision to promote Rishabh Pant to No. 5 in...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.03.21

Kohli’s advice: Learn to defend, don’t crib

At his aggressive best, not on the field but during India’s pre-match media conference, Virat Kohli unleashed the drives, cuts and pulls to silence all the noise surrounding turning tracks. Koh...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 01.03.21

Lyon teams up with Ashwin, slams critics

The 33-year-old, a former pitch curator himself, said he was up all night watching the match. “It was absolutely brilliant. I’m thinking about bringing that curator out to the SCG (Sydney ...
By Reuters in Sydney

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Sports  /  Published 26.02.21

Fit for Tests? ICC’s call: Root

It’s up to the ICC, and not the players, to decide whether the tricky Motera pitch was suitable for Test cricket, England captain Joe Root said after his team’s 10-wicket loss, but added t...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.02.21

Straight ball of spin twins too hot to handle

Ever since their inception, Day-Night Tests have thrown up surprises. This game at the Motera stadium, replete with madness and mayhem, didn’t turn out to be any different. Seventeen wickets fe...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.02.21

Axar shines as India crush England

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel created an illusion of turn with 11 straighter deliveries that put India on the brink of the World Test Championship final with a 10-wicket demolition of England inside two...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Ahmedabad

Sports  /  Published 25.02.21

India spin magic at Motera

There was no end to England's batting woes against the spin duo of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin as the side folded for 81 in its second innings to set India a target of 49 on the second day ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Ahmedabad

Sports  /  Published 25.02.21

Charge of spinners puts India on top

Not quite in the pink of health still, but India ended Day 1 of the third Test in Ahmedabad in a better position than England. Courtesy Axar Patel’s clever bowling, and helped by timid and clue...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta


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