Tag: MS Dhoni
Is this the end of an era for Chennai Super Kings?
Write them off at your peril – I did that in 2018 and they made me eat my words! – but is now the right time to start asking about the possibility of this being the end of an era for Chennai Super Kings? The franchise has won three out of 12 IPL tournaments, although […]
Kevin Pietersen: 5 IPL storylines to watch out for
Covering the Indian Premier League (IPL) from the UAE is going to be very different to the usual IPL experience. Players, broadcasters and fans are going to miss the atmosphere from inside the Indian stadia, but I think that the television audience it attracts will show that the 2020 IPL is going ahead for the […]
Do India have the batting power for the World Cup?
With the World Cup coming sharply into view, time is all but up for teams to make serious adjustments to their plans. We’re into a period of fine tuning. India, tournament favourites along with the hosts, England, have been putting the finishing touches to their preparations. In what looks set to be an aggressive tournament […]
Virat Kohli’s final frontier
The great batsmen dominate everywhere. They pile on the runs at home and they lead the assault away, too. There’s no doubting Virat Kohli’s standing as a modern great, indeed he’s probably the best ODI batsman of all time. But in Test cricket, he has one obvious black mark against him which stands out like […]
BCCI’s drug stance a concern to cricket
The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is the most powerful body in cricket. India commands by far and away the largest market for the sport which in turn generates the largest revenues. Money is king. Ergo, the BCCI is king around cricket’s negotiating table. As Lord Acton observed, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” […]
World T20 semi finals preview and prediction
The World T20 is fast rumbling towards its conclusion and the wheat has been sorted from the chaff. We predicted that England and India would advance to this stage, along with South Africa and Australia… 50% isn’t too bad, right?! On that basis, we should get at least one of our semi-final predictions bang on. […]
Time for Dhoni to step aside
It is always sad when a great player reaches the twilight of their career. You start remembering the incredible feats that they achieved both individually and as part of a collective, start thinking of them early in their careers and how they have progressed throughout their time in international cricket. This time is rapidly approaching […]