Test Cricket
Sports  /  Published 09.12.19

‘Real’ home Test awaits Pakistan

Sri Lanka embarked on the first Test tour of Pakistan in 10 years on Monday following the deadly 2009 attack on their team that plunged Pakistan into sporting isolation. “Touchdown Islamabad,” tw...
By Agencies in Rawalpindi

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.18

Save the real Test

In cricket, newer formats are shrinking at an alarming rate. Reduction in overs can heighten competition and unpredictability. This can enhance entertainment and viewership, which, in turn, can lead t...
By Subhasis Ray in

Sports  /  Published 18.11.19

Makers promise seam & shine

The pink SG ball would be making its debut in the India versus Bangladesh Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens beginning Friday.The red SG ball has already been subjected to criticism related to its quality...
By Sayak Banerjee in Indore

Sports  /  Published 12.10.19

Proteas fight back, India in driving seat

The beauty of Test cricket is that it’s not just about statistics, but also about aesthetics.A Test is where a forward-defensive block arouses as much ecstasy as a defiant hook, where the character ...
By Sudipto Gupta in Pune

Cricket  /  Published 25.04.20

Cricket Australia mulls ban ease for India

The Australian government might make travel exemptions for the Indian team’s tour Down Under later this year to save their cricket Board from losing a staggering Australian dollars (AUD) 300 million...
By PTI in Melbourne


Opinion  /  Published 18.08.19

Steve Smith: the sorcerer with a willow

Steve Smith is the greatest batsman in the world. In another time, there wouldn’t have been the need to qualify this. But given the centrality of limited overs cricket to the revenues of contemporar...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Sports  /  Published 08.04.20

Win in India Smith’s goal

Star Australia batsman Steve Smith believes India is one of the toughest places to play Test cricket and winning a five-day format series in the country is a major career goal for him.“I would love ...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 02.11.18

Kohli key to keeping Tests relevant: Smith

Virat Kohli’s dominance in world cricket has earned him many accolades, won him many fans. Add Graeme Smith to that list. The former South Africa captain showered praise on the current India captain...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 10.09.19

MSK open to Rohit role as Test opener

Selection committee chairman MSK Prasad hinted that Rohit Sharma could be accommodated into India’s Test playing XI in the opening slot at a time when KL Rahul’s form has become a “cause of conc...
By PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 03.05.20

For Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma ‘best’

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that Rohit Sharma has been able to make more impact in white-ball cricket compared to Virat Kohli despite Indian skipper’s staggering statistics in shorter f...
By PTI in New Delhi


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