Australia upset the form book - 1987
Australia upset the form book - 1987

India's triumph in the 1983 World Cup gave the subcontinent's bid to conduct the competition four years later a tremendous fillip, and for the first time, the World Cup - labelled the Reliance Cup after the new sponsors - was held outside England,

India are the lords of the ring - 1983
India are the lords of the ring - 1983

© CricInfo The placid contours that had marked the first two World Cup competitions were disturbed quite markedly in the third edition in 1983

The West Indies juggernaut rolls on - 1979
The West Indies juggernaut rolls on - 1979

The West Indian juggernaut just rolled over the opposition four years later

Lloyd leads West Indies to a famous win - 1975
Lloyd leads West Indies to a famous win - 1975

The enormous popularity of the Gillette Cup, a limited-overs competition introduced in 1963 to inject some enthusiasm in the game in England where the county championship was on the rocks thanks chiefly to falling attendances, did not in any way mean

Grit sees New Zealand emerge victors
Grit sees New Zealand emerge victors

The wash-out of the first Test was more a handicap to the Indians than the New Zealanders, and the visitors must have approached the swirling conditions in Wellington with some apprehension.When Simon Doull had the Indians at 16 for four on the first

New Zealand register their first series win against India
New Zealand register their first series win against India

The problem for the Indians was that both the batting and bowling lacked consistency

Prasanna, Hadlee shine in drawn series
Prasanna, Hadlee shine in drawn series

India won the first Test with a day to spare in conditions suiting spin bowling

It shall not be easy for India
It shall not be easy for India

Kapil Dev has once again expressed the view that India can win the World Cup

Not too many surprises
Not too many surprises

Except for a couple of minor surprises the selection of the Indian team for the two Test series in New Zealand has been along predictable lines

Kartik was the find of the series
Kartik was the find of the series

It is not often that India loses a one-day international series at home

CS Nayudu - Workaholic extraordinaire
CS Nayudu - Workaholic extraordinaire

For long under the shadow of his illustrious brother CK - elder to him by 19 years - Cottari Subbana Nayudu established himself as one of the prominent players in first-class cricket in the country in the thirties and forties on the strength of his

Does India have the nucleus of a World Cup winning side?
Does India have the nucleus of a World Cup winning side?

The blitz on behalf of India's World Cup campaign has started in real earnest

Time to give Wright the accolades he deserves
Time to give Wright the accolades he deserves

It is now two years since John Geoffrey Wright took over as the first foreign coach of the Indian team

Drastic steps for drastic situations
Drastic steps for drastic situations

In

Despite defeats, experiments must continue
Despite defeats, experiments must continue

If at all any proof was required that a team's form and record in Tests and the one-day game can be very different, the current contest between India and West Indies has amply provided it

Avenues for experiment still open for India
Avenues for experiment still open for India

Promoting Yuveraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif in the order, keeping alive the search for an all-rounder by giving Sehwag more bowling, the captain also keeping the options open for turninghis arm over more than he is doing these days - all these are

Tendulkar's ton must rank among his finest
Tendulkar's ton must rank among his finest

A boring Test series, marked by much mediocre cricket and lopsided results was at least enlivened by a well-contested final Test at the Eden Gardens even if the denouement was rather tame

Players association seems to have the right objectives
Players association seems to have the right objectives

The formation of a cricketers association in India is not a new move.In the seventies, the leading players, then, formed an association andSunil Gavaskar, Bishen Bedi and S Venkatraghavan were the prominentoffice bearers

Hirwani dazzles on Chepauk debut
Hirwani dazzles on Chepauk debut

Making an astonishing debut, the bespectacled Hirwani finishedwith a match haul of 16 for 136, the best-ever figures by abowler in his first Test

Gavaskar leaves Bradman behind - 1983-84
Gavaskar leaves Bradman behind - 1983-84

Gavaskar despite having to endure the rare sight of Marshall knockingthe bat out of his hands with a super-fast delivery at Kanpur, thehumiliation of some low scores and a couple of ducks , includingfalling to the first ball of a Test match for the