India Insight

Bowlers put pressure on team India, batting holds key in World Cup

January 28, 2015

The India cricket team’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has spent more time in the dressing room than the crease lately. The extended poor form of the left-hander, who saw a dream run with his batting back in 2013, is one of the major concerns as India embarks on a journey to defend their cricket world cup title.

2014: A year of leagues for Indian sports

December 23, 2014

Club owners and other league officials pose for a picture during the emblem-unveiling ceremony of Indian Super League in Mumbai August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

It rained sports leagues in India in an eventful 2014 that also saw the country’s cricket board join hands with Australia and England to take charge of the game’s administration.

Doesn’t anyone love the underdog anymore?

April 7, 2011

It is said that everyone loves the underdog. You can’t fault Ireland if they disagree.

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Cricket snippets

March 2, 2011

We're into March, and the ICC Cricket World Cup is well under way. Just 32 more days to go (yes, thirty-two!) until the tournament comes to a close with a final showdown in Mumbai on April 2.

Cricket going global? Think again

February 17, 2011

As the cricket World Cup gets under way, the jury is out on the relevance of such a tournament in a developing region, and for a sport played seriously in only a dozen countries.