From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.29 :: NO.38 :: Sep. 23, 2006
Four-time Wimbledon champion, two-time Australian Open champion and three-time U.S. Open champion. He is the King, the Tiger, the Swiss Express. Roger Federer is a man with a mission. He has proved that he is a true champion. Federer now only ...
There has been plenty of conjecture about Tendulkar's future ever since he first went under the knife for a troublesome elbow. But his 40th ODI century, against the West Indies, at the Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur, illustrated that his powers hadn't decayed, at least perceptibly, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Had rain not intervened...
At the Kinrara Oval in its second game, against Australia, the rain contrived to save India, after having put it in a bit of a spot in the first place, writes S. RAM MAHESH.
As decreed by Duckworth & Lewis...
Tendulkar came up with a bright 148-ball 141, but unfortunately for the master batsman, rain nipped a most enticing contest in the bud, writes S. RAM MAHESH.
DLF CUP/AUSTRALIA-WEST INDIES
Chanderpaul sizzles, but Aussies win as usual
West Indies skipper Brian Lara, who commended the efforts of Chanderpaul and Gayle, said the difference between the sides was that Australia was in the habit of winning. By S. RAM MAHESH.
The last chance before the World Cup
The 2006 Champions Trophy will be both exhilarating and fiercely fought. Wise teams will realise that the event gives them a priceless chance to pit themselves against their peers. Less accomplished sides will appreciate the chance provided by intense competition to assess their progress, writes PETER ROEBUCK.
`It isn't cricket'
The reason why batsmen are doing so well at present is that the general quality of the bowling is very poor and accuracy, variation and imagination are almost things of the past.
A platform for youngsters
The national selectors will meet next week to pick the three teams for the Challenger Trophy. The meeting perhaps might be the last for the Chairman of the selection committee, Kiran More, and another member V. B. Chandrasekhar. In Indian ...
A mysterious paradox
I have always been a letters man: a bloke who preferred descriptive reading to number crunching. But one set of unexpected figures pulled me up with an awakening jerk this week. I was leafing through the Wisden Cricketer Magazine when I came ...
English cricket needs strong young men who can bowl fast and stay fit, writes TED CORBETT.
Keep faith in Panesar
Monty Panesar scores a few runs despite his label as the worst No. 11 ever to pick up a bat, writes TED CORBETT.
`Batsmen are not using their feet these days'
"If Bill O' Reilly had played about 125 Tests, he would have taken more than 1000 wickets. I don't think wickets are a yardstick to judge greatness," says Ashley Mallett. S. DINAKAR caught up with the 61-year-old former Aussie off-spinner in Sri Lanka.
Before 1997, Andre Agassi was a brash youngster. But post-1997, he was the epitome of professionalism. Discipline, good technique and defence, and right attitude are what made him a great player, writes RAMESH KRISHNAN.
The bigger picture
If England want at long last to find a relevant left-sided midfielder, they need hardly look further than Gareth Barry , who should never have been discarded by Eriksson three years ago.
Iker Casillas' rapid ascent has not always been straightforward. He spent long spells on the bench between 2000 and 2002 when he lost out to Cesar. It was not until that 2002 Champions League final when he really established himself, writes ANDY HAMPSON.
The remarkable thing about India's performance was the ability of the trap shooters to assert themselves with a 1-2-3, writes KAMESH SRINIVASAN.
Skipper Mansur Ali Khan, the Nawab of Pataudi Jr., led India's fightback in the 1967 Headingley Test from a seemingly hopeless position after the first two-and-a-half days. GULU EZEKIEL recapitulates.
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