The Pigeon

April 10, 2017 by achyuth

Image courtesy © AFP If I have to say something about Glenn McGrath’s bowling I have to talk about his line and length. He never had a dangerous pace nor he did move the ball prodigiously. But he was so accurate while delivering the cricket ball. I have to say McGrath was the synonym of …


Brett Lee – 2002 VB Series

February 12, 2017 by achyuth

Image courtesy © Getty Images   I always love to watch bowlers batting, especially faster bowlers. They may not always have the flair and trajectory of top order batsmen but sometimes they can raise the bar and take their team through. Also they can hit the ball a long way, even farther than some of their …


The elegant left arm seamer

December 28, 2016 by achyuth

Image courtesy © AFP   Many times we have heard that fast bowling is not all about bowling extremely fast and the bowlers can be successful without express pace. Over the past couple of decades we have been witnessing many fast bowlers who are successful without serious pace. Without any doubt I would say Chaminda …


Gilly at Perth – The then second fastest test century

November 14, 2016 by achyuth

  Image courtesy © Getty Images   I have observed a few cricket pitches that had lost its earlier behaviour. Those pitches were very much lively for the faster bowlers earlier and now they are in complete contrast to its earlier behaviour. Those pitches lie in Sabina Park, Jamaica, Kingsmead, Durban and WACA, Perth. But …


Sachin Tendulkar – ICC World Cup 1999

October 9, 2016 by achyuth

Image courtesy © Getty Images   Ever since I started watching cricket Sachin Tendulkar’s name has been discussed by people with immense pep. Now, even after his retirement the trend still continues. In a career that spanned over two decades Sachin had played so many great knocks and there are so much to remember from …


Bigger bats and smaller grounds

September 28, 2016 by achyuth

Image courtesy © Getty Images I certainly can’t remember when did the game of cricket start witnessing an imbalance in rules between bowlers and batsmen. Probably it was when Twenty20 became popular. But I certainly can remember when did I start thinking about the size of the bats for batsmen in cricket. It was during the …