Articles by Austin Coutinho
Oct 19, 2019
Is Dhoni about to call it a day? His declining performance, absence from matches causes speculationAt what age will Dhoni retire? is a question most followers of the game are now asking. Or would it be more appropriate to ask him at what income he’ll consider hanging up his cricketing boots?
Oct 12, 2019
Decoding Mayank Agarwal's success: Young batsman has grit, mind training — and clarity about what he wantsMayank Agarwal's disciplined approach to his batting and his thought process has brought him success. His batting is not about inborn talent; it is about grit and determination
Oct 05, 2019
Freedom Trophy 2019: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal's performance in recent match revives class vs form debateThere is no gainsaying the fact that class has no substitute. However, there always comes a time when players of class need to be bid a formal goodbye, because they can’t occupy space in the team at the cost of another player who is in form
Sep 28, 2019
Freedom Trophy 2019 predictions: Can Team India complete a clean sweep against South Africa?If Indian fans believe that the young and inexperienced South African side are going to be pushovers in the Freedom Trophy 2019 series, they sure have another think coming
Sep 21, 2019
Rishabh Pant’s careless attitude towards batting is costing Team India; it's high time he is dropped for his own goodThe Team India coach, skipper and the selectors need to realise that Pant doesn’t value his blue jersey enough, as much as he should, and that is evident from the manner in which he tosses his wicket away so often.
Sep 14, 2019
In Indian cricket, many talented players suffer at the hands of biased selectors and superstarsSelectors’ working with the team management to get the best players into the squad is understandable. It is however not okay — in principle — for the mighty and the powerful in Team India to influence one player’s selection over another.
Sep 10, 2019
Jasprit Bumrah 3.0: The evolution of the fast bowler from one-dimensional player to feared opponentThe latest version of Jasprit Bumrah is Bumrah 3.0, who has kept upgrading his skills and his knowledge of the game almost every single day. Like Michelangelo — whose Statue of David is one of the most renowned works of the Renaissance — he has kept chipping away at his weak points and has sculpted himself into the world-class talent that he is today.
Aug 31, 2019
India vs West Indies: How lack of pride and determination is hurting the Caribbean sideThe West Indies teams in the latter half of the twentieth century thrived on pride and self-worth. That pride and determination have now gone missing.
Aug 24, 2019
Ashes 2019: Dissecting Jofra Archer's bowling action and what makes him a pace sensationJofra Archer, the Barbados-born pace sensation, who turned out for England this World Cup, wasn’t boasting when in one of his tweets, a couple of years ago, he had advised batsmen facing him to carry an extra helmet in their kit bags.
Aug 17, 2019
World Cup win matters little for England fans as Ashes 'street brawl' takes centre-stageThe Ashes are at stake. It’s time that Joe Root’s boys woke up and smelt the coffee if they don’t want the Aussies to run away with the series.