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Cricket Comes to Citi Field

Evander and I (Martin) witnessed history on Saturday when we attended the first Cricket All-Stars T20 smackdown in Citi Field, home of the Mets baseball team, in Flushing, New York. The Cricket All-Stars featured a “who’s who” of the world’s … Continue reading

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The Cricket World Cup: A Preview, Part 1

Every four years, the world’s top cricket teams gather to play a series of one-day internationals (ODIs)—the 50-over form of the game—to determine who is the best. It’s the nearest thing that cricket gets to a competition that the entire … Continue reading

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What the Hell Happened to India?

Reader: Consider two cricket teams—India and England—both alike in dignity. Both sides are in transition: even though their star players may have departed to the skyboxes and commentary positions, both teams are blessed with plenty of youthful talent—to wit, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya … Continue reading

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The Debut to End All Debuts

You’re a batter who’s reached the age of twenty-seven, scoring freely and often in the minor leagues, and yet you’ve been prevented from entering  the majors because the guy you’d be replacing is a slugger of such renown that to … Continue reading

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Farewell to The Wall

Rahul Dravid, for sixteen years the seemingly impregnable foundation of an extraordinarily talented Indian batting line up, has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 39. He hadn’t had a particularly successful recent tour of Australia. But … Continue reading

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The Fight to Be Number One

It is a truth universally acknowledged (or at least it is in the world of international cricket) that teams visiting the Indian subcontinent are as unable to cope with the mysteries of spin generated by pitch and weather conditions in … Continue reading

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The Incredible Draw: West Indies v. India—Part II

One of the curiosities of Test cricket (at least to fans of baseball) is the fact that a game of cricket can go on for five days and still end in a situation where no team is declared a winner: … Continue reading

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It’s India

      India are the 2011 World Cup Champions. Amid scenes of sweeping emotion, dancing, and unfettered joy, befitting a game that took place in Mumbai, home of India’s mammoth movie industry, the Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, smote … Continue reading

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India versus Pakistan

They’ve fought three wars between them; they both have nuclear weapons; they possess the greatest cricket rivalry outside of England versus Australia; and they’re going head-to-head in the semi-final of the World Cup on Wednesday. On the one side, the … Continue reading

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Australia versus India: The Big One

It was meant to be the final: the Australians, reigning champions and looking to win for a world-record fourth time in succession, versus the Indians, a team packed full of superstars, who have 1.2 billion people rooting for them and … Continue reading

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