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Ayaz Memon

Sports journalist and commentator

Sports journalist and commentator.

Cricket World Cup 2015 Final Preview: Clarke's Swansong

Michael Clarke's decision to retire from one-day cricket raises the emotional pitch for the Australian team in Sunday's World Cup final. He's had his run-ins with the administration and a few in the dressing room too, but Clarke's been a popular leader with the current bunch he leads as well as fans.
28/03/2015 3:48 PM IST

It Takes More Than Mind Games To Win

One issue that seems to have dominated the debate about tomorrow's semi-final between Australia and India is sledging. But whatever the compunctions expressed, never-mind what players from either side may have said, I don't think it should affect the outcome of the match.
25/03/2015 8:51 PM IST

New Zealand Vs South Africa: The Kiwis Take Wing

Where did South Africa lose the match to New Zealand? Was it the strong nerves under pressure and the magnificent six hit by Grant Elliott in the nail-biting climax, the run-out opportunity and some half chances that went unused, or the fact that rain disrupted the match at a time when AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis had the bowlers at their mercy and threatened to take to score to 350-plus?
24/03/2015 6:55 PM IST

When Guptill Did A Gayle On The West Indies

To the chagrin of cricket fans all over the world, the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup also turned into a terribly one-sided affair. True, while Chris Gayle was spraying sixes to all parts of the ground, it was thrilling to watch and some might even have believed that an upset was on the cards. But frankly, the West Indies batting just did not have the mettle to chase down 394 for a win.
21/03/2015 7:26 PM IST
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Why MS Dhoni Is The Best ODI Captain Of This Era

The ability to read the game differently and place full faith in his players has made Dhoni unarguably the best captain of his era in limited overs cricket. The fact that India won their ninth consecutive match in World Cup tournaments, and that he now has the highest number of wins by an Indian captain in ODIs is testimony to Dhoni's grip on limited overs cricket.
10/03/2015 6:37 PM IST