Articles by G Rajaraman
Feb 04, 2019
West Indies vs England: ICC justified in being strict with slow-over rate offence but must do away with provision to ban captainsMatch referees must have the leeway to show their human side rather than just do a mechanical job of calculating numbers of overs that a side is short at the end of a Test and impose a pre-determined penalty.
Feb 03, 2019
India vs New Zealand: Hardik Pandya’s refusal to acknowledge impact of pressure in fifth ODI a huge positive for visitorsHardik Pandya has proven in the three games in New Zealand that he will be a first-choice selection in the XI for some time to come
Feb 01, 2019
India vs New Zealand: Hamilton loss brings focus back on visitors' top-heavy batting as middle-order muddle continuesIt is no secret either that India’s attempts to unearth batting talent that would hold the middle-order together and manage the innings in the event of a top order failure has not had much success.
Jan 29, 2019
India vs New Zealand: Ambati Rayudu is team's best bet at number 4 slot, finds resonance with the faith of Virat KohliAmbati Rayudu appears to have met the challenges laid down for him and reassured himself and his backers that he was the best bet for the No. 4 slot.
Jan 28, 2019
India vs New Zealand: Hardik Pandya leaves behind the past to show why he is such a vital cog in visitors' World Cup planThat Hardik Pandya handled the pressure of walking into a game without having time to overcome the effects of the long flight is perhaps an indication of how he was able to keep his mind on the present and not worry about the events that unfurled after the TV show was broadcast.
Jan 26, 2019
India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli and Co dish out close to perfect game but yet have room for improvementIt must be a worrying factor for rival teams that this India team, formidable as it looks in all conditions, has room for improvement. Despite engineering a close to perfect game, Virat Kohli and his team will know that they can raise the bar higher.
Jan 25, 2019
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul's return to cricket shows common sense has finally prevailed with CoAIt needed Supreme Court’s amicus curiae PS Narasimha to help the CoA to make a sound, practical decision to lift the suspension imposed on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Finally, common sense has prevailed.
Jan 24, 2019
India vs New Zealand: Mohammed Shami's return to white ball form completes visitors' World Cup jigsawIt augurs well for India that Shami's hunger to excel in all formats has been stoked right in time for the team’s campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Jan 16, 2019
CoA members' squabble leaves Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul in lurch, shows Indian cricket is not their focusHopefully, the Supreme Court will take suo motu notice of how the CoA has handled the Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul episode and denied the Indian cricket team the opportunity of knowing whether it could draw the services of its first-choice all-rounder.
Jan 12, 2019
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, like all athletes, represent the nation, cannot be insensitive to raging issues in societyEven if Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are banned for a few games and fined, it will take a long time for the smear to wash away.