With Thursday’s semi-final clash between Australia and India on everyone’s mind, we turned to our HuffPost India’s cricket expert Ayaz Memon to share his insights and match predictions on Twitter. @C...
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In case you missed it, we just had a Twitter chat on the World Cup prospects of the eight teams in contention for the world cup. Cricket buffs sent in a volley of questions to Ayaz Memon, who fielded...
India's 130-run victory over South Africa on Sunday was easily the most emphatic in this edition of the World Cup yet. Who would have thought that the match would be so one-sided? But while statisti...
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As the first week of the World Cup draws to a close, some presuppositions have already bitten the dust. The inability of associate members to compete with established teams for one; for another, the s...
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The decline of West Indies cricket is among the saddest stories in the history of sport. Only memories remain of a once-magnificent culture. Cricket lovers across the world will be hoping that the nadir has not been reached, that there is still scope of revival--hopefully in the World Cup itself.
For a team that had been struggling in recent weeks and looked physically and mentally fatigued and bereft of ideas, India's victory over Pakistan was clinical and comprehensive. Sunday's showing gave the world a good sense of how the team is coming together and what can be expected from them this World Cup.
More than a billion people will be tuned in to the action in Adelaide on Sunday and roads in Pakistan and India will be empty of traffic for the seven hours that the teams square up against each other, following the action on their TV sets, on radio, on their smartphones, or elsewhere. The emotional pitch of an India-Pakistan cricket match is extraordinarily high for reasons that go way beyond the contest between bat and ball. The geo-socio-political history of the sub-continent gives it several other dimensions that refuse to be restricted to sport.