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It had to be a batsman’s World Cup, didn’t it? The bowler was meant to be the waiter at the batsman’s party.
The Asian embrace of pace was one of the highlights of the World Cup, writes Harsha Bhogle.
England faced a shock defeat to Bangladesh as they were knocked out of the Cricket World Cup on March 9.
At WC, teams have worries; Pak with batting, SA with balance, WI with consistency and Eng, with approach.
In all formats of the international game, Ajinkya Rahane has established himself as a star to reckon with.
This was by some distance the weakest team I have seen from Pakistan.
Even with the woeful form they have displayed recently, India will begin favourites, writes Harsha Bhogle.
Alongside MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane’s form will be key for the defending champions.
Virat Kohli smashed four centuries in as many Tests in Australia recently.
Cricket is wonderfully nuanced already without needing to surrender to such unhealthy spice, writes Harsha Bhogle.
Ishant Sharma's bowling at Lord’s was the sole high point for India last year.
The selectors would have liked a few more fast bowling options but the truth is they don’t exist!.
He told young small-town Indians that they could conquer the cricket world
Aaron with the ball and Kohli in the slips are good indicators of why India are where they are.
The twin hundreds in Adelaide gave birth to a great Test cricketer in Virat Kohli, writes Harsha Bhogle.
You didn’t think you would ever see an Aussie cricketer expose his softer side on a cricket field. But they did it on Tuesday.
If India have played too little cricket to be prepared, Australia have seen too much sadness to be prepared.
There will be fear but also the awareness that there is a larger purpose to life than sport.
At his best, he took you on a joyride, laughing while you held on to your seat, writes Harsha Bhogle.
Karn Sharma over the experienced Amit Mishra is a good selection as he is quicker through the air, writes Bhogle.
It’s not as explosive as his batting, but Tendulkar’s autobiography is an engaging portrait of the Little Master and the sport that became his life
A good performance against the depleted Sri Lankan attack must not be hyped, feels Harsha Bhogle.
Dwayne Bravo arrived at the toss at the Dharamsala one-dayer with the entire team in a show of both solidarity and protest.
Rest of the world cannot help make WI a better cricket team, but they can help them manage their administration better.
If another Pietersen does come by, I would be interested in seeing how Eng handle him, writes Harsha Bhogle.
The new ball is the bigger issue. India get wickets slower than most other top teams, writes Harsha Bhogle.
Harsha Bhogle believes the time is right for India to move strongly towards becoming a multi-sport nation.
If the spinners are still doing all right it is because they have to be cleverer than the batsmen; it is the old survivor’s instinct.
Television struggles because there is simply not enough time because of necessary commercial requirements.
I was in the commentary box and so didn’t hear what was said, but if it was indeed racial, writes Harsha Bhogle.
After a 3-1 drubbing at the hands of England, questions have been raised about India's Test match performances.
Ishant Sharma should be one among the three pacers India will be looking to play the 2015 WC.
If this was tennis, score would have been 3-6, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. England raised their game and won, writes Harsha Bhogle.
What nonsense this “manning up” is! Apart from everything else, it also suggests we are shallower half of world.
India’s fast bowling and slip catching will be tested in the next couple of weeks, writes Harsha Bhogle.
England should have taken a decisive step ahead four times in Lord's Test, writes Harsha Bhogle.