From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.09 :: Mar. 04, 2010
It’s heartening that India is number one in spite of several areas requiring attention. But it’s time to stop leaving things to chance; conscious action is the need of the hour, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
A minimum of nine balls remained when Harbhajan Singh found South African No. 11 Morne Morkel in front of his stumps. For 76 minutes Morkel had stayed with the heroic Hashim Amla, raising hope among the tourist that an elusive series win in India and the No. 1 ranking may well be realised. By S. Ram Mahesh.
Stan was deeply devoted to cricket
Stanley Johnson, who passed away at the age of 72, has spent almost 30 years travelling round the world watching cricket. A life to be envied you might think and you would be right. By Ted Corbett.
The essential point surely is, however, that the classical wingers could, and still can, do what the overlapping full backs can’t, writes Brian Glanville.
Spotlight on Asian teams
For India to come up with a decent performance in front of the home crowd, it needs to have the passion to conquer. It has to set aside all its differences and concern over payments. Rewards necessarily follow only achievements, writes S. Thyagarajan.
WORLD CUP SPECIAL-2/ANALYSIS: OCEANIA ZONE
Aussies, yes! but don’t say no to Kiwis
The Aussies look formidable with a surfeit of strikers, while the Kiwis have a fast game embellished with precise passes. Over to Bruce Hamilton.
WORLD CUP SPECIAL-2/ANALYSIS: EUROPE
Germany in line for a hat-trick
Although Germany was beaten by England in the final of the European Championships in Amsterdam last August, and more recently by Australia in the final of the Champions Trophy in Melbourne, it is still the most consistent side, writes Susan Edghill.
WORLD CUP SPECIAL-2/INTERVIEW: JOSE BRASA
Feeling at home with the players
Jose Brasa gets talking with Nandakumar Marar on his challenging assignment as India’s coach at the World Cup, his experiences with the team and much more.
WORLD CUP SPECIAL - 2/STARS TO WATCH
Men of substance
As the man who scored the golden goal to give Australia its first ever Olympic Gold at Athens in 2004, the 30-year old from Rockhampton (Queensland) has slotted a place in history. Reckoned as one immaculate enough to score from any angle, he has ...
WORLD CUP SPECIAL-2/VENUE:DHYAN CHAND NATIONAL STADIUM
Wearing a whole new look
With a rectangular seating arrangement and a reduced capacity of around 19,000, the Dhyan Chand National Stadium not only provides an excellent view, but also individual fibre seats all around unlike the cemented tiers earlier. It should rank among the best hockey stadiums in the world, as Sports Minister M. S. Gill keeps pointing out. A report by K. P. Mohan.
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