1. The SA Exile Is Great For IPL, and India

    IPL has kicked off nicely in South Africa, and Lalit Modi and Cricket South Africa have truly pulled off a seemingly impossible task...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  2. Ten Hottest Cricketers

    Somebody suggested that Bleacher put together a Ten Hottest Cricketers List, and that I do it. Tough to do so as I am neither a woman nor a gay...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 5,338 reads 8 comments

  3. Fascinating Draws: No Result But a Gripping Match

    Is there any other game except cricket where a drawn game is described as a fascinating, gripping, interesting match? What is it about cricket that a match that doesn't throw up a result ...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 53 reads 2 comments

  4. Fans Turn Experts, Armchair Wisdom Rules

    Time was when I stayed up until late in the evening, listening to cricket commentary from England. The year was 1971, and Ajit Wadekar's Indians won India its first series on the British soil...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 121 reads 4 comments

  5. Buchanan: A Captain on the Field Is Worth Four in the Hut

    So, John Buchanan has decided to unleash one of his flights of fancy on the world of cricket. Is it about transforming the game once and for all, or is it just about the coach wanting ...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 110 reads 5 comments

  6. India's Latest Export: The IPL

    So, it's official: the Indian Premier League will not happen in India. England is several noses ahead of South Africa as I track the developments, and by all accounts, it promises to be a better ...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 252 reads 0 comments

  7. An Open Letter to Bowlers

    Dear Bowler, You might have heaved a sigh of relief this morning when you saw Indian bowlers dominate the pre-lunch session of the first test at Hamilton...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 74 reads 10 comments

  8. Sri Lankan Cricket and a Lahore Bus Driver

    It’s indeed a miracle that six Sri Lankan cricketers attacked this morning in Lahore escaped with injuries. If you listen to the account of the bus driver, the braveheart savior of this ...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 139 reads 0 comments

  9. Is the Answer Blowing in the WIND? It Doesn't SEAM So!

    2002, the last time India toured New Zealand, they were swept away by the wind in Wellington, and done in by the seaming conditions in Hamilton. Both test matches finished within three days, and the ODI series was lost 5-2...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 116 reads 8 comments

  10. Curtains For Cricket's International Captains?

    Mahela Jaywardene has resigned. Shoaib Malik has been replaced. Ricky Ponting couldn't afford to rest. Andrew Strauss has made an inauspicious beginning to his captaincy. By all indications it seems a bad time to captain an international cricket team...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 91 reads 2 comments

  11. Dhoni's Mantra: Demoralize

    Strike while the iron is hot, and demoralize. The manner in which Dhoni's men demolished Sri Lanka last evening will take some batting. Even by Australian Standards that seem to have fallen of late, or South African's the one on the ascent...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 379 reads 8 comments

  12. Andrew Strauss: Engineering a Fresh Start for England Cricket

    Twin exits rocked England cricket last month. Andrew Strauss has inherited a dressing room that hasn’t been happy for a while...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 86 reads 2 comments

  13. Let's Stay With Ricky Ponting the Batter, the Fielder

    It’s been a bad year for Ponting. It’s been a bad year for Australia. Most would look at the losses against India and South Africa and agree that yes, it been a terrible year, for Ponting and Australia...

    Rajshekhar Malaviya Written by Rajshekhar Malaviya about over 5 years ago 54 reads 2 comments