Articles by Austin Coutinho
May 18, 2019
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Will astute Eoin Morgan lead Team England to their first-ever trophy?Many believe that the 12th edition of the showpiece event of cricket, which will be played in England and Wales this summer, will be the host’s best chance of etching its name on the coveted trophy in nearly half a century of limited overs cricket.
May 11, 2019
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: With Rishabh Pant's inclusion in Indian squad uncertain, his focus should be on growthIt is often said that people with extraordinary talent don’t wait for doors to open; they break open doors. Could Pant therefore have forced himself into the squad; and in whose place?
May 04, 2019
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Could Team India's effort be hampered by IPL season 12 fatigue?With India’s first match in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup only a month away, the question is: Have we frittered away our chances by holding IPL matches too close to the former? The IPL final is slated to be held at Hyderabad on 12 May, around a fortnight before the World Cup commences.
Apr 27, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Will West Indies team prove to be the dark horse of the tournament?Brian Lara recently stated that England and India would easily make it to the playoff of World Cup 2019. Could he have added West Indies to that small, celebrated list?
Apr 20, 2019
Tiger Woods' 2019 Masters win is a sporting comeback unlike any other; how he prevailed where others couldn'tSporting history is replete with stories of superstars of one era having tried to relive their days of glory in another era. But Woods’ return to win the Masters at the August Golf Club is perhaps what fairytales are made of; especially because of what he has had to endure — most of it of his own making — in the last few years.
Apr 13, 2019
Are Virat Kohli's days as Team India captain numbered? IPL losses raise pressing concerns“For they fling, whoever has a mind, stones at me for my year’s misdeeds,” wrote Robert Browning in his poem, ‘The Patriot’, which perhaps sums up Virat Kohli’s predicament as a team leader right now.
Apr 06, 2019
Can IPL season 12 trump 2019 General Elections, ICC World Cup in ratings contest?During the 2009 general elections in India, IPL matches were shifted to South Africa, while in 2014, some of the matches were played in the United Arab Emirates.
Mar 30, 2019
Ashwin-Buttler 'Mankad' controversy: Amid all arguments, spirit of the game still rules in cricketThe argument against Ashwin isn’t whether he had warned Buttler or whether the act wasn’t in the spirit of the game.
Mar 23, 2019
IPL turns 12: As the 2019 season begins, a look at how T20 cricket won over IndiaWhere the All India Football Federation has been lethargic in cashing in on the English Premier League’s popularity in India, the organisers of IPL — and the various franchises — have been quick to latch onto it.
Mar 16, 2019
2019 ICC World Cup: Justin Langer’s boys are up for the challenge; what about Team India?The turnaround for the Australian team seems to have been the Test series against Sri Lanka for the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy, which it won. That triumph, followed by the T20 and ODI successes in India, bodes well for Australia as the much maligned squad readies itself for the ICC World Cup of 2019.