The drought in the state is at emergency levels, and everything that can be done to alleviate the problem should be done
Shifting the matches won't change the situation much since water consumption due to IPL matches is a tiny fraction of overall use
It was only lunch on the second day, Voges was scoring at a rapid rate, and a Test triple-century is not something that comes along often
Australia felt they had already scored enough, which is a valid reason to declare. Also, cricket is a game in which team goals outweigh personal milestones
He has been out of form for too long, and was keeping out a better ODI batsman
The World Cup is only eight weeks away. Too close to make such a major change.
It brings out the intensity of the game. Sport without the emotion is robotic and will detract from its value, and also offer a poorer viewing experience.
These players are supposed to be role models, and this is supposed to be the gentleman's game.
At the World Cup, experience counts for a lot. These guys have delivered when it matters
Even in their absence, India has been doing well in ODIs in recent years
It is fairer than the lottery of a Super Over, and more satisfactory than falling back on net run-rates .
It will be anti-climactic to have two world champions for four years, at the end of a tournament which is held to identify a world champion.
Picking an XI from among the tallest cricketers to have ever played
A pitch with bounce, plenty of runs, a capacity crowd and a last-over finish ...