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Part V of VI – Ashes Heroes, World Cup Zeroes?

Like Humpty Dumpty, the English team has had a great fall and I am not sure if all the Queens men can put it back together again. A long tour of Australia has left the battered and bruised, despite winning … Continue reading

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Part IV of VI – Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown

World Cup Holders Australia, having won 3 in a row and 4 overall have been the team to match up to for so long but now their reign seems threatened and their aura has diminished to negligible proportions. Not that … Continue reading

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Part III of VI – The Dangerous Dashers

The Pakistani team brings out the wild exciting side of cricket as no other team does. They are completely unpredictable, hugely talented, vulnerable to misdemeanors and usually are a group of individuals rather than team. If they come together they … Continue reading

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Part II of VI – To choke or not to choke – The Proteas Question?

There has never been a weak South African side ever since they returned to the international fold. They have been among the top teams always , however they are without a major trophy to their name. The way that they … Continue reading

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Part I of VI – Cricket World Cup 2011 – Unearthing the Best among Equals

Six Teams – Australia, India, Pakistan, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka-  are capable of winning the world cup and no other World Cup has had such a collection of “high” quality equally matched teams — though it must be said … Continue reading

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Australian Domination & the Sub Continental challenge – The New Millenium World Cups

It was like a Tennis player winning a Grand Slam without dropping a set, Like a football club winning a season without losing a game – Australia did it twice in World Cup Cricket. They won the 2003 and 2007 … Continue reading

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Of Battle Hardened Leaders, Young Turks, Duckworth & Lewis and the perennial chokers – The 90s world cup story

3 great leaders of men held aloft the Cricket Trophy in the 90s. Each was an indomitable lion in his own right. Their personalities had an aura about them, the elder statesmen in their countries, brooking no doubt as to … Continue reading

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