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India’s Winning ODI Series Against Australia After 3rd ODI Win — Leaves Me In Awe & Amazement.

by Anura Guruge


From Cricinfo. Click image to access their portal for this series.


Just two days, after watching the highlights of the Indians winning the 2nd ODI against Australia, I said that ‘they’, i.e., the Indians, looked invincible.

Then, a couple of hours ago, I watched the 3rd ODI. I thought Aaron Finch’s return, and his magnificent 124, had turned the corner for Steve Smith and Australia. Yes, the middle order dissapointed, but 293 wasn’t too bad of a total.

India just cruised to victory. Yes, there was a few tense moments BUT Dhoni hardly had to face a ball. Hardik Pandya is one heck of a cricketer. He is exciting to watch, batting, bowling or fielding. Can you imagine what his nickname will be in dressing rooms in Australia, England and New Zealand. As far as nicknames go it would not be one that is HARD to take!

What a bloody team. I am in AWE. Indians must be SO happy.

Click to access Wikipedia entry for Hardik Pandya.


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The Current Indian Cricket Team Seems Invincible — 11 International Wins In A ROW!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access original from the “Hindustan Times”.


I do enjoy watching the Indians and have watched the all 11 of their last games; 9 against Sri Lanka and 2 against Australia. They won them ALL, and three of those were Tests. That is pretty damn impressive. They have now beaten Australia twice on the trot, though the first ODI was rain-affected and based on Duckworth-Lewis. I really expected the Aussies to have fought back with vigor as they did against Bangladesh.

The 2nd ODI was exciting. Lost of drama. Pandya getting hit on the head and then getting run-out off a no-ball. Exciting stuff.


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Is MS Dhoni Getting Too Old To Keep For India?

by Anura Guruge



Do NOT get me wrong. I am a HUGE fan of THE MAN. MS, of course, is a ‘God of Cricket‘ one of the all time greats. Nobody can ever take that away from him. What he has done for cricket — both for India and the World — has been phenomenal. One of the COOLEST cricketers ever — and COOL in all senses.

All that said I fretted about his keeping in the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka on August 24, 2017.

Then, ‘today’ in the 3 ODI. Yes, at least twice he got bad bounces. But, Dhoni missed an EASY run out chance! Dhoni miss a run out chance?

In the these two ODIs he did miss a NUMBER of chances.

Of course given their total domination over Sri Lanka they can afford misses and to give away 50 extras.

My concern is for MS. It just looks bad. It makes me CRINGE!

I do NOT want to see MS look bad.

Of course I want him to play in his 300th ODI. He has earned that honor. But, play him as a batsman only.


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