Sportsdesk | June 5, 2013
Indian cricket will always remain under scrutiny.
By Ajay Jacob Truman Burbank: Was nothing real? Christof: You were real. That’s what made you so good to watch… – The Truman Show, 1998 Earlier today, when I pulled my Team India shirt out of my cupboard and pulled it on, it was with a soft, lingering sense of wistfulness. The last time I wore the shirt, India were the newly crowned champions of the world. Mumbai was hosting the mother of all parties, and everything seemed right with the world. I remember walking around for days after that game with a lightness of step, frequently replaying the precise moment of triumph in [...]
Kumar Motwani | May 21, 2013
In the slam-bang Twenty20 format of cricket many reputations can be tarnished, and then some can be enhanced given the huge amounts of money and fan following the Indian Premier League attracts. As the sixth season draws to a close with the knockout stages left, we look at those who had a successful outing over the last two months, as well as those who flopped given their experience or the hefty price tags that they carried: HIT XI MS Dhoni (captain, w.k) – Chennai Super Kings A must-have name to lead a side in any pressure-cooker situation even if Chennai [...]
Sportsdesk | February 4, 2013
Sri Lanka bowler Ajantha Mendis. Pic: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
The auction for the sixth staging of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament took place yesterday with 37 players being bought and a total of US$11.89 million (Dh43.6m) being spent.
Iain Hepburn | September 9, 2012
Dan Christian celebrates his catch in Dubai. Pic: Nikhil Monteiro/Reuters
It takes something special to leave our Paul Radley almost speechless.
Graham Caygill | August 16, 2012
South Africa's Dale Steyn celebrates taking Graeme Swann's wicket in Johannesburg - he would take seven during the final test to secure a win. Pic: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images
England take on South Africa in the final Test of their three-match series with South Africa starting today at Lord’s with the world No 1 ranking at stake.