Sports India vs West Indies: Can the Men in Maroon Rise Above the T20 Conditioning?
The rise of the West Indies as a T20 superpower has been detrimental for the other formats. They can play the big shots, but they cannot sustain for 50 overs. Their World Cup, and indeed all future successes, hinge on the team finding the fine balance between aggression and restraint.Add to list
Sports Why My Family Remembers the 1983 World Cup Victory More Fondly than Most
I still remember what it was like on 25 June, 1983, the day India beat West Indies to win its maiden cricket World Cup, an odd thing to say about an event that occurred before one’s lifetime. But pieced together from anecdotes told over innumerable lunches, I know exactly how it all happened.Add to list
Sports There’s Another World Cup Going On! The Women’s Football and It’s Far More Entertaining
France 2019 has been a revelation. This edition might go down in history as the tournament that raised up women’s football to where it belongs, alongside men’s.Add to list
Sports World Cup 2019: Take a Bow Afghanistan, India Won the Match, But You Won the Day
The World Cup, in its current form, is a tournament informed by a drive to protect the interests of the powerful sides – India, Australia, and England. Yet, they cannot do without the underdogs. In a World Cup shorn of interesting narratives, it was the challenge put forward by Afghanistan on Saturday that lit up the tournament.Add to list
Sports What Will It Take for South Africa to Lift the World Cup Curse?
When something is repeated over and over again, it starts gaining credence. Today, South Africa’s World Cup “curse” is something every youngster coming in with dreams in his eyes, just has to deal with and accept. Maybe it has even become a part of the country’s sporting psyche that cannot be shaken off, no matter what happens.Add to list