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Modern cricket is poorer with Anandji Dossa passing into the ages
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Modern cricket is poorer with Anandji Dossa passing into the ages

Anandji Dossa. Photograph: Haresh Pandya Blessed with a computer-like brain and an elephantine memory, Anandji Dossa was a pioneer in compiling cricket statistics and scores. Haresh Pandya pays tribute to the modest stats-man, who has passed into the ages. With the demise of the 98-year-old Anandji Dossa, cricket may have lost its last link with an old but beautiful generation. A scorer and statistician par excellence, Mr Dossa was literally from the old school, when cricket was played as a ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
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'Stint in county cricket will give Cheteshwar valuable experience'

Cheteshwar Pujara may be headed for Leicestershire, reports Haresh Pandya. If all goes well, Cheteshwar Pujara, who had a dismal series in England, will play in the English county championship in September. Three counties are in the fray to sign up Pujara. Pujara, who is not in India's One-day or Twenty20 teams that will take on England next week, has been granted permission by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to play county cricket though he is yet to sign a contract with an English ...
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'Jadeja not known to provoke the opposition or invite confrontations'

Haresh Pandya speaks to Ravindra Jadeja's domestic coach, his state teammates and his elder sister, who all are confident that the all-rounder is not to be blamed in his spat with James Anderson as he never likes to get involved in controversies, both on and off the field. The controversy involving India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and English fast bowler James Anderson in the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, is unlikely to die down so easily with the sport's ruling body -- the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Choose your Dream Indian Team

Image: Gundappa Viswanath during his innings of 222 against England in Chennai, January 18, 1982. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport UK Haresh Pandya picks his all-time best Indian Test team which is packed with some exciting stroke-players, a couple of heavy-scorers known to play monumental innings, some superb spinners, a world-class all-rounder and a top-notch wicketkeeper. Check out his list and then create your own Dream India XI, and share it with family and friends! India has been ...
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Rahane the cornerstone of India's batting in all formats

India batsman Ajinkya Rahane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Exemplary application, concentration and determination has made unheralded Ajinkya Rahane an integral part of Team India in Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s, says Haresh Pandya No one in his right senses will expect Ajinkya Rahane to bat like Sachin Tendulkar or score thousands of runs and own a plethora of records. But the right-hander guarantees to carry forward the rich legacy of the fabled Mumbai school of batting. The only ...
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Technique tweak revives Raina's fortunes

Suresh Raina plays a shot through fine leg. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Raina is much experienced now, fully mature and he could unfold his true genius at the World Cup in Australia-New Zealand next year, writes Haresh Pandya When the Indian team is in trouble batting first, or chasing, in a One-Day International or a Twenty20 game, popular Hindi cricket commentator Sushil Doshi is often hear saying: “Raina haina.” What he means is that Suresh Raina is still there to ...
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Team India must play Tests only in Bangladesh, West Indies and Zimbabwe!

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Only the Board of Control for Cricket in India, says Haresh Pandya, could have thought of inviting a team like the West Indies to provide practice to the Indian cricketers before they embark on a difficult tour of Australia for a four-Test series later this year.It is becoming increasingly clear that when it comes to playing five-day Tests abroad, save Bangladesh, the West Indies and Zimbabwe, Indian cricketers ...
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Remembering Sir Don Bradman on his 106th birth anniversary

Don Bradman. Photograph: Fox Photos/Getty Images Despite losing four years of playing days due to World War II, Don Bradman still is head and shoulders above the rest. Haresh Pandya pays tribute to the batting legend. What is common among George Headley, Everton Weekes, Garfield Sobers, Lawrence Rowe, Vivian Richards, Brian Lara, Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards, Doug Walters, Greg Chappell, Zaheer Abbas, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar? Well, they were compared with actually the ...
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What went wrong, and right, for India in England Tests

The glaring failure of India’s three middle-order batsmen, who never got even a reasonably decent start from the openers, was the main reason why India kept collapsing repeatedly, says Haresh Pandya, reviewing the team’s 3-1 drubbing in the five-Test series in England. Just as in life, fortune swings unpredictably in cricket, too. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company were on cloud nine after the second Test, having won at the hallowed Lord's, the Mecca of cricket, and taking a 1-0 lead ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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