From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.32 :: Aug. 12, 2010
Suresh Raina has lived up to the promise he had shown as a junior cricketer. If he lifts his game against short-pitched bowling, he could well be the man India is looking for in Tests. The indications are that the left-hander is, finally, on course, writes S. Dinakar.
Featherbeds, a thorn in Test cricket's flesh
The Sinhalese Sports Club Ground proved to be a batsman's paradise. This proved to be a poor advertisement for Test cricket. Over to S. Dinakar.
SRI LANKAN TOUR DIARY
Daryl Harper's dream is to umpire in 100 Tests. “There is one more year left for me in the panel and I should be around 94 Tests by then. My favourite umpire David Shepherd officiated in 94 Tests and I cannot really complain. If I get another year, I could complete 100. Even if that does not happen, I would not mind,” he says. By S. Dinakar.
INJURIES TO PACEMEN
Pace, it aches
Fast bowling is a very demanding pursuit. It has been so in every era. There is no fast bowler who would not have been plagued by aches and pains, writes Vijay Lokapally.
Encourage curators to prepare result-oriented pitches
There is no hope at all for Test matches to survive if the pitches are absolutely flat and devoid of any response like the one at the SSC.
ONGC'S maiden triumph
ONGC deserved all the approbation for its first ever victory in a major all-India competition. From day one, when it beat Karnataka XI 4-2, the team was on course, writes S. Thyagarajan.
Don Revie and Brian Clough were born within a few streets of each other in sombre Middlesbrough, up in the struggling North East. Both were greatly talented footballers. Both played for England, but should have played more often.
‘Chou' all the way
The Yachting Association of India's new coach Peter Conway couldn't help but gush with admiration for Rajesh Choudhary. To the Englishman, ‘Chou', as he is fondly referred to, was nothing short of a national treasure, endowed with every quality needed to excel at the highest levels. A. Joseph Antony reports.
Rajesh Choudhary had barely two days to prepare for the inland Laser Nationals at the Hussain Sagar, coming as he did from the Army Yachting Node, Mumbai, where all sailing was out in the open sea.
Hyderabad's nearly four-century old ...
Whose circuit is it anyway?
The case of top players staying away from senior ranking tournaments undermines the domestic circuit. It's time the Badminton Association of India stepped in to arrest this trend. By Kalyan Ashok.
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