Chris Cairns, VB Series Australia, 2002

June 23, 2021 by achyuth

Image courtesy © Getty Images   I have always been a fan of New Zealand cricket team. And that started ever since I started watching cricket. Over a period of time since the earliest days of my interest in New Zealand cricket team, I came to know about many more players of the Kiwis from …


Bevo

July 26, 2020 by achyuth

Image Courtesy © Getty Images   Batting average is something cricket viewers have been pondering whenever they watch or talk about cricket. An average in excess of fifty is considered really good in test cricket and for one day internationals anything in excess of forty is good.  But an average which is very high make …


When Hashim Amla bid adieu

August 21, 2019 by achyuth

Image Courtesy © Getty Images If there are cricketers without being power hitters that I had watched and being amazed, then the first person on that list will be Hashim Amla. Amla made batting look very simple with his elegant stroke play. His deft touches and placement were exclusive. Eventhough I remember most matches played …


The greatest left arm fast bowler of all-time

July 3, 2018 by achyuth

Image courtesy © Reuters     I have always been a fan of swing bowling. And if there is one swing bowler to point out primarily, then without any doubt it will be Wasim Akram. Akram was a complete left arm fast bowler. He had everything and his swing made the real difference. His shorter …


Unfamiliar territories

February 28, 2018 by achyuth

       Image courtesy © Getty Images   This knock by Adam Gilchrist is one of my favourite knocks. He played this innings within a year and a little since his test debut. I recollect this innings now because of the constant remembrance by the cricket pundits about the Asian teams’ search for victory in …


Comparison of batsmen over generations

September 11, 2017 by achyuth

Image courtesy © AFP Nowadays people compare Virat Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar. The obvious reason is the former is breaking the latter’s record at a decent pace.  No one thought Sachin’s record will be broken so easily. Apparently people including me pay more attention to records that are broken. Then there are other class batsmen now …