ENG beat IND by 7 wickets

England in India Series, 2012 Turf Tales

Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Indian cricket was never perfect, or even close. But during the halcyon years under Kirsten and Dhoni, the team did a lot of things right. Now, instead of looking for scapegoats and blaming the IPL, the Sandman or anyone else, it needs to look back at those days and figure out what has been lost, misplaced or forgotten.

Panesar, Swann buck win-with-pace trend

In that context, James Anderson's performance on the opening day was crucial. As well as he has bowled in home conditions, and in Australia when the Ashes were won two years ago, Asia hasn't been a favourite stomping ground. That's changed this year, with 23 wickets in eight Tests at 29.95.

Virender Sehwag's own sweet way

With his atypical approach to Test cricket, Virender Sehwag is one of the most unlikely members of the 100-Test club. But he has still got there, and quite brilliantly on his own terms.

Tale of two Motera pitches

It's easy to criticise the curators and the ground staff, but when higher powers send clear signals that they prefer a match going the duration to a result, then why make the man on the ground the fall guy?

India-England is not The War

Judging the parameters to asses the cricketing rivalry between India and England.

First-class cricket, Panesar and Vaughan's views

This has been one of those rare weeks, in a calendar usually choc-a-bloc with international fixtures, when much of the cricket conversation has been about first-class cricket and its younger cousin, the club game.


  • Dileep Premachandran

    Dileep was recently the Associate Editor at ESPN Cricinfo and is a contributor to publications around the world, including The Guardian in England and The National in the United Arab Emirates. Dileep started his journalistic career at the Free Press Journal in Mumbai, writing on sport and politics before Gentleman gave him a column called Replay. A move to followed, where he teamed up with Sambit Bal, and he arrived at ESPN Cricinfo after having also worked for Cricket Talk and