When asked how England would get on in the ICC Champions trophy final against India, most people start climbing fences. Not HITC sports writer Rana Malook.
It is one of the beauties of cricket that within the overall narrative of a game lie so many smaller stories, the plays within the play.
Shikhar Dhawan's measured 68 helped India to a thumping 8 wicket victory over Sri Lanka. Rana Malook reviews another anti-climatic semi final.
South African batsmen didn't even bother bringing knives to a gunfight. England walked leisurely to the final of the ICC champions trophy 2013
Stage is set. ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final. England vs South Africa. Who will Choke? Rana Malook studies the ropes.
Australia are heading towards next month's Ashes series with "not a great deal of confidence" according to their stand-in ODI captain, George Bailey.
For the most part it was a frustrating day in Cardiff but finally England beat the weather that had threatened to derail their Champions Trophy hopes and overcame New Zealand in a shortened match by 10 runs.
There is no room for schadenfreude now.
Cricket’s final Battle Royale is in full flow and the Indians appear to be holding all the right weapons at this stage. Rana Malook reviews the ICC Champion’s trophy which has hit cricket fans for six thus far.
Under the Leeds sun, while the crowd celebrated, the master and his pupil flourished. Alastair Cook is playing the 114th match of a Test career that goes back to 2006, a madcap dash from Antigua to Nagpur, and 164 runs on his debut there as a precursor to his record-breaking.
Bank holiday Monday. People’s Day at Lord’s, Dad and his lad for 20 quid. Ninety minutes before play and the queue for tickets already stretched three or four deep around two sides of the ground and up the Wellington Road to St John’s Wood tube station.
The England captain, Alastair Cook, went on record before Thursday’s first Test with New Zealand to deny issuing a him-or-me ultimatum to the England and Wales Cricket Board over Kevin Pietersen’s continued international exile.