HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014


Bajans yet to warm up to Cup

Barbados has given the world some of the finest cricketers ever but now it is time to see some cricket, writes Atreyo Mukhopadhyay.

Windies fans have been cheated

This World Cup will be remembered for too many reasons other than cricket, says Barry Richards.

Get Fleming early and Kiwi middle-order could crumble

Like Lanka, the Kiwis have a balanced team that is well suited to the Caribbean conditions, says Tom Moody.

Who cares about cricket?

In the shadowy, subterranean world of Indian cricket, plot and counter plot have traditionally been the order of the day,  writes Kadambari Murali.

Redemption song

The Champion of Champions needs to pen an inspiring Calypso for the Boys in Blue, writes Aasheesh Sharma.

How Lanka changed the battle for semis

The Kiwis suddenly find themselves in trouble and even the Windies may stand a chance, writes Atul Sondhi.

Last Lara theme may usher Windies to change

Lara’s absence will have a telling effect on WI cricket lovers for he is synonymous with West Indian cricket, writes Javagal Srinath.

Blame not players, mess is official too

The numerous serious controversies haven’t camouflaged the PR disaster that is the 2007 World Cup, writes Ian Chappell.

When the bowlers are having a ball...

One-day cricket is believed to be a batsman’s game, and this edition of the World Cup reiterated that belief, writes Aakash Chopra.

Openers who may land up in Bangladesh

Right now, only Jaffer looks the sure bet for Tests with Gambhir, Chopra and Uthappa looking for a break in, writes Atul Sondhi.

Give Venky time, don’t expect him to work magic

Venkatesh Prasad's appointment as the team's bowling coach is a welcome recognition of his abilities, writes Javagal Srinath.

SA put an end to England’s agony

For all practical purposes, the Oz tie at St Lucia will be their final, writes Barry Richards.

Don’t Test Lara’s standing, look inward

It is necessary to instill cohesion, professionalism and discipline in the West Indies team to get better results, writes Viv Richards.

Track record shows ball has final bearing

The last few games of the Super Eights have lost their fizz as the line-up for the semifinals is confirmed, writes Javagal Srinath.

After destroying India, Chappell may do the same to Oz

In the meantime, comes the news that Chappell is going to head the Australian Cricket Academy. If true, then it could be the best thing that has happened for world cricket. Now even Ireland has a chance of beating Australia sooner than later, writes Sunil Gavaskar.

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