1. Strategising in Limited Overs Cricket

    I read this articleon cricinfo. I'm quoting a para that caught my attention: "There has been so much talk of plans for each Indian batsman—from the captain, the coach, the bowlers themselves, ...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 118 reads 6 comments

  2. The Most Successful Batsmen in Fourth Innings

    They say the true test of a batsman is in the fourth innings of Test match. The pitch has deteriorated a great deal, the odd ball keeps really low and some really take off from a length, there's a lot of turn and it is at times unplayable...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 5,212 reads 12 comments

  3. Test Match Pitches: Time for Radical Changes

    As I write this, England (Eng) captain Andrew Strauss has declared and West Indies (WI) have been set an inviting target of 240 in 66 overs. An interesting two sessions in the offing...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 88 reads 8 comments

  4. IPL Preview: The Chennai Super Kings

    The Indian Premier League (IPL), 2009 will kick off in exactly a month's time. The lead up to one of the most anticipated and publicised events in India, has been fraught with doubts, rumours and security concerns...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 575 reads 14 comments

  5. The Most Hilarious Sledges in Cricket

    After all that's been happening in cricket in the last few days, I thought I'd write something that'll take our minds away from the unpleasant events (albeit for a few moments)...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 7,660 reads 25 comments

  6. The Top Five "Artists" in Test Cricket

    They are a rare breed, these artists in the guise of batsmen. They bat with the nonchalance of a government official. They make run scoring seem like the easiest thing on earth...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 455 reads 22 comments

  7. The Top Five Underachievers in Test Cricket

    One of the greatest aspects of Test cricket is fast bowling. Test cricket has seen innumerable fast bowlers who have caught the imagination of the millions of cricket fans across the world...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 813 reads 17 comments

  8. Bowled Him!: The Top Five Dismissals in Test Cricket

    There is no better contest in cricket than that of a tearaway fast bowler and a great batsman in a Test match. Raw pace. Unbelievable seam. Beating batsmen off the wicket. Bamboozling great batsmen...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 378 reads 18 comments

  9. Yusuf Pathan v. Nathan McCullum: What an Over!

    It's the first Twenty20 International of the India New Zealand series. India are batting and after an explosive start, lose their way. The score is 64/5...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 385 reads 11 comments

  10. Free Markets, Natural Selection, and Cricket

    Free Market Theory basically suggests that the market should be allowed to determine what's best for the stakeholders with minimal intervention from administrators...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 199 reads 22 comments

  11. Resurgent West Indies: Beginning of a New Era?

    “Just like the old times. Just like the old times”, the on-air commentators, David Gower and Nasser Hussain, kept saying. The reason: Kevin Pietersen’s off stump was sent cartwheeling by a Jerome Taylor special...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 176 reads 4 comments

  12. Introducing The Brand New Limited Overs Test Cricket!

    The game of cricket has witnessed phenomenal changes over the years. From the good old days of gentlemen in full sleeves and whites when matches were played for days together to the modern game ...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 226 reads 18 comments

  13. IPL Update: Chennai Super Kings

    The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2009 season is round the corner. It is that time of the year when cricket's grandest and most expensive auction takes place...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 579 reads 10 comments

  14. Is Cricket Really Globalising, or Is Its Reach Actually Shrinking?

    “The Pepsi ICC Development Programme was launched in 1997 with the aim of developing cricket into a truly global sport by fostering the game in the ICC's existing Associate and Affiliate Member countries, and by attracting new Members...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 198 reads 6 comments

  15. Solution to Poor Umpiring: Umpire Assessment Panel and/or More Technology?

    Over the past decade or so, poor umpiring has been a key challenge facing the game of cricket. It has marred many good cricket contests. Fans have been deprived of many great matches...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 109 reads 5 comments

  16. Mahendra Singh Dhoni Leads "Men in Blue" to Eighth Straight Win

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Team India to their eighth straight One Day International win. India, powered by Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh, completely obliterated Sri Lanka by 147 runs...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 265 reads 10 comments

  17. Match Preview: Sri Lanka V/S India Third ODI

    India go into this match with seven successive wins. The close encounter in the previous ODI threw some warning signs for Team India. Here are some of them pertaining to Indian batting, which I think are most critical to maintain consistency...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 604 reads 3 comments

  18. Is This The End of the Federer Era? I Don't Think So!

    I know this article is going to be one of the innumerable ones written by Federer’s (anguished) fans. I’m sitting in office and have to finish a lot of work. But I can’t focus...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 825 reads 4 comments

  19. Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The Messiah of The Masses?

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a name that has now become synonymous with leadership and success in the cricketing world. He has been one of the most fascinating as well as intriguing of the players that have come up in the last five years...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 348 reads 3 comments

  20. The Rise Of South Africa and What It Means To Me

    Australia has finally been dethroned! They were beaten by a team that was more determined, more focused and perhaps a bit more talented...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 86 reads 2 comments

  21. Clash of the Titans: It's the Emperor Versus the King of Clay

    To start off, I apologise for the title. Calling Rafa the King of Clay after Wimbledon '08 seems grossly unfair, I know. But it is my little tribute to his dominance on clay...

    Siddharth Ganesh Written by Siddharth Ganesh about almost 6 years ago 130 reads 0 comments