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Win toss and bat, mate!

Win toss and bat, mate!

The idea of inserting the opposition in important matches often lacks common sense; fielding first also suggests a lack of faith in the openers

10 April,2024 08:14 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Beware of Indian pace trio

Beware of Indian pace trio

Oz will be undoubtedly challenged by India, the holders of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy next summer and it will be a concern if Marsh as well as Head have to dig the hosts out of trouble against a fit and firing Bumrah, Shami and Siraj

26 March,2024 07:00 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Ben, it’s time to mend

Ben, it’s time to mend

When Stokes needed to be extremely brave as captain and hope he got lucky, he was abnormally conservative. He could improve his captaincy in demanding chases if he checked out the leadership master—Javed Miandad

12 March,2024 07:00 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Chappell holds Stokes' leadership tactics responsible for England's series loss

Chappell holds Stokes' leadership tactics responsible for England's series loss

India did not lose a wicket in the post-tea session on day three, scoring 40 invaluable runs to put the pressure back on England

11 March,2024 04:26 PM IST | Sydney | mid-day online correspondent
On top of the leaderboard

On top of the leaderboard

In the sudden shuffling of the Indian side after a prolonged period of selection stability, the leadership of Rohit Sharma is often overlooked. In his quiet but efficient way, Rohit is a very different leader from the aggressive and highly visible Ben Stokes

01 March,2024 07:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Everybody’s talking

Everybody’s talking

As the scales of the five-Test series against England tilt in India’s favour 2-1, opinions pour in from all over the world about what’s in store for the remainder of this exciting contest

21 February,2024 07:11 AM IST | Mumbai | PTI
In Stokesy, England believe!

In Stokesy, England believe!

Skipper Ben Stokes has shown himself to be a strong-minded and smart leader. The Three Lions have great faith in him and it shows up both on and off the field

11 February,2024 06:37 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Play it well!

Play it well!

It’s never a good idea to put your trust in a short ball’s behaviour. The preferred method is easier if you play the horizontal bat shot off the back foot as it’s more natural to move into the correct position

01 February,2024 06:56 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Test cricket is too slow!

Test cricket is too slow!

There are valid arguments about the increasing costs and for the introduction of four-day Tests, but why isn’t the tardy pace of play being addressed? It is slowing every day

22 January,2024 01:37 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Why Pat is so good!

Why Pat is so good!

I liken skipper-pacer Cummins to the great Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee in both inspirational qualities and heart size. Lillee wanted to get batsmen out and have their number

06 January,2024 05:55 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell

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