Cricket, Opinion

Bangladesh's never say die spirit and their incredible rise in international cricket

10 November 2000, the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka was the centre of attraction in the city as Bangladesh was making its test debut against their Asian neighbours, India. Earlier in 2000, Bangladesh had won the Test status and now, they were all set to host their inaugural test. The portentous moment was etched in Bangladesh’s cricket history and their...

Football

Bundesliga table toppers Dortmund and struggling La Liga side Atletico Madrid lock horns in Champions League clash

Atletico Madrid will be hoping to get the revenge for a tough 4-0 defeat they suffered two weeks ago at Signal-Iduna-Park. They will host Borussia Dortmund in the reverse fixture of the Group A derby at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The visitors will stay at the top of the group standings even with a loss here as they’ve been brilliant so...

Cricket, Cricket World Cup 2019

Is Ambati Rayudu the answer to India’s No. 4 conundrum?

One jigsaw that was missing in India’s World Cup puzzle was the no. 4 batting position – a search that began after the ICC World Cup 2015. In this three-year period, the management experimented with 11 batsmen at no. 4, including Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. This particular batting position demands resilience and a strong mindset because it is the...

Cricket, Opinion

Australia vs South Africa ODI series: Coach Langer and Captain Finch all set for first ODI series win in 21 months as they face The Proteas

South Africa is all set to face Australia for a three-match ODI series in November. With this series, the busy cricketing season down under starts. South Africa will be relishing the challenge who last played Zimbabwe in October. They will look to get some wins under the belt before the Cricket World Cup in England next year. Australia, on the...

Cricket, IPL 2019

IPL rumors: Shikhar Dhawan's return to Delhi Daredevils imminent in a swap deal

Shikhar Dhawan is set to return to his home state’s franchise Delhi Daredevils after 11 years for IPL 2019. The left-handed Indian opener played for the Delhi Daredevils in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008, Dhawan, who was not retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auctions, is set to head out to Delhi...

Cricket

Pakistan vs New Zealand T20 series – Will the sabbatical bring good fortunes to the Kiwis or is it going to be another cakewalk for Pakistan?

After pulling off an Aussie clean sweep, Pakistan now looks forward to carrying the same momentum into their next 3 matches T20 series against New Zealand. The scoreline of 3-0 is no exaggeration – That’s how good the Men In Green were in the recently held T20 series against Australia. New Zealand, on the other hand, hasn’t played international cricket...

Football, Opinion

Mauricio Pochettino's men have every right to be defiant ahead of Manchester City clash on a messy Wembley pitch

Much to the consternation of travelling Manchester City fans, and the disappointment of most neutrals, Tottenham Hotspur’s match against City, originally scheduled for Sunday 28 October, has now been moved to the evening of Monday 29 October. This is down to the fact that Spurs’ new ground, which is being constructed on the existing White Hart Lane site and was due to...

Football

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Preview, Head-to-Head, Team News and much more

A real buzz is expected in and around Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon as it’s all set for the new El Clasico between fierce rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid in the 10th round of La Liga. This derby will be quite different to ones we’ve been used to witness over the past years. It will be the first derby without...

Football

Champions Trophy group stage lowdown: Messi-less Barcelona face a tough European test against Inter Milan

As we gear up for another exciting Champions League night, Barcelona face a tough Inter Milan side without the services of their magical captain Lionel Messi. After defeating Sevilla 4-2, Barcelona now face a tough European test in the form of Inter Milan. Inter Milan, on the other hand, is high on confidence as well after they clinched a victory...

Cricket, Football

Chelsea's late equalizer, Kohli-Sharma masterclass against Windies and Räikkönen's first victory in 5 years

1) India vanquish West Indies in the 1st ODI as Captain Kohli and Rohit Sharma produce a masterclass display Guwahati’s Barsapara stadium was in for a treat yesterday as India crushed West Indies in 1st ODI winning the match by 8 wickets. Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. West Indies batting lineup put up...