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Akash Kaware

(Akash Kaware is an Indian IT professional, who would've been a successful international cricketer if it hadn't been for an annoying tendency to run towards square-leg while facing tennis, rubber or leather cricket balls hurled at anything more than genuine medium-pace! Watching Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid convinced him that breaking into the Indian team was not going to happen anytime soon and hence he settled to become an engineer and MBA, who occasionally wrote about cricket. A few months ago, sensing his uselessness and constant use of cricket websites at work, his company banished him to Canada. His hopes of playing international cricket have, thus, been renewed!)

Sachin Tendulkar retirement: Goodbyes are never easy, especially when it’s to the last link to your childhood Sachin Retirement Articles

Sachin Tendulkar retirement: Goodbyes are never easy, especially when it’s to the last link to your childhood

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November 3, 2013, 1:32 pm

While book cricket and audio cassettes are now relics of a happy past, Tendulkar is still very much a part of our lives — though not for very long. In about two weeks' time, he will walk out to bat for India for the last time ever. Some of the televisions that will be turned off after he gets out in Mumbai during November 14-18, 2013, may never turn on a cricket channel again.

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IPL 2013: Controversies have damaged what has otherwise been a good sixth edition

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May 23, 2013, 1:20 pm

The trouble with a tournament as long as the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has two games almost every day is that unless those games are punctuated by performances like David Miller’s whirlwind century against Bangalore, or Chris Gayle’s fearsome assault on Pune, or Kieron Pollard’s blinder against Hyderabad, even the most hardened fan would be hard-pressed to recall the results of matches that happened less than a week ago. Even by those low standards of recall, and notwithstanding the performances mentioned above, this has been a forgettable IPL, owing almost entirely to off-field controversies, and some on-field ones.

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Twenty20 is a five-bowler game

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April 27, 2013, 11:13 am

Unless they have a burly, broad-shouldered tree of a man called Jacques Kallis in their squad, most teams these days — regardless of the format — invariably starts a game with a four-man attack. In limited-overs games, they then hope to squeeze in the fifth bowler’s quota from bit-and-pieces players or even batsmen, praying all the time that the runs they concede don’t turn out to be the difference between winning and losing a game

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ICC World T20 2012: AB de Villiers’ explosive talent is wasted at No 6

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September 30, 2012, 8:42 am

By Akash Kaware    Picking a balanced playing XI in a cricket match is hard enough, but once a captain gets past that hurdle, it is important that even within that XI, he uses his resources wisely. This is especially true in a T20 game, where unless you get your batting order right, your best batsmen would be left with too few balls to face, while the effectiveness of a decent bowling line-up may be drastically compromised unless each of the bowlers is handed the ball at exactly the right time.

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MS Dhoni’s idea to drop Virender Sehwag may yet turn out to be a masterstroke

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September 29, 2012, 10:24 am

By Akash Kaware   MS Dhoni has always liked to have the cushion of seven batsmen, regardless of the format or the conditions he’s playing in. In the subcontinent in particular, the policy has served him well, since his part-timers are all tweakers. 

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Don’t blame IPL & T20 leagues; it’s about the absence of lucrative central contracts

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May 25, 2012, 11:03 am

By Akash Kaware    Last week, one the same day that Shivnarine Chanderpaul put up a familiar rearguard in the first innings of the first Test against England at Lord’s, two other West Indians distinguished themselves on a cricket field too.

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Dravid’s exit will not be realised till India next play outside the subcontinent

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March 10, 2012, 10:11 am

By Akash Kaware    When the end came, it was typical of the man. No farewell match. No grandstand finish. An almost business-like announcement, delivered with the sort of calm demeanour that has marked his on-field career. 

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Do we really have to vilify Tendulkar for having the temerity to continue?

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February 25, 2012, 9:45 am

The rotation policy that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has chosen to implement in the series has drawn the most flak.

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Cricketing world needs to see Sachin Tendulkar come out all guns blazing

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January 10, 2012, 11:05 am

Barring some amazing performances in the World Cups of 2003 and 2011, and an occasional innings here and there that turned back the clock, the second half of Sachin Tendulkar’s career has seen him transform from a marauding strokemaker to an efficient accumulator, a journey from Viv Richards to Sunil Gavaskar.

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Ishant, Zaheer and Yadav can rattle australia

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December 19, 2011, 8:49 am

Zaheer, Ishant, Umesh Yadav, Ashwin and Ojha that will decide India’s fate in the series.

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Bowl more for injury free carrier

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November 28, 2011, 10:49 am

Greats of the past would tell us, that care needs to be bowling more, not less.

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Kambli, Tillakaratne aren't whistle-blowers.

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November 21, 2011, 10:34 am

They are doing grave disservice to the game they profess to love

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Delhi and Cape Town Tests show age of batting mediocrity

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November 14, 2011, 10:22 am

The batsmen’s inability to deal with the demons in the pitch and the bowling

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Its important to lies somewhere in Mohammad Aamer's future

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November 5, 2011, 12:29 pm

Mohammad Aamer’s fate that breaks the heart of an average cricket fan.

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MS Dhoni has to take on a heartless establishment.

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August 29, 2011, 10:44 am

Dhoni will have to fight in the corridors of power of the BCCI.

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South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

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Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

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