Dileep Premachandran


Continuity is India's strength and weakness
Continuity is India's strength and weakness

Six survivors from India's 2003 World Cup campaign are likely to play in the 2011 edition. And going by the younger talent at hand, the nation's hopes will rest on these six

Crunch time for the IPL
Crunch time for the IPL

Will the fans vote with their cash? Will the games be mind-numbing run-fests? What are the players in it for?

Dead pitches killing Tests in India
Dead pitches killing Tests in India

Why mouth platitudes about the sanctity of Test cricket when matches are played on pitches designed to drag the game off to the post-mortem table?

Bright Trinidad eye a golden future
Bright Trinidad eye a golden future

A Trinidad victory on Friday night has the potential to be as significant as Australia's World Cup win on Indian soil 22 years ago

Superstar Tendulkar writes the perfect script
Superstar Tendulkar writes the perfect script

He's 35 years old and owns practically every batting record in the game, but you couldn't escape the feeling that this was probably Sachin Tendulkar's finest hour

Fighting chance
Fighting chance

So far Yuvraj Singh has been a one-day wonder who has come up short in the long form. Now is his time to prove different

The past he could see but not touch
The past he could see but not touch

Sourav Ganguly tugged at the heartstrings in a way that no Indian cricketer has before or since

Dravid runs dry
Dravid runs dry

He was once the architect of some of India's finest wins; now he's in the middle of a lean patch that has lasted alarmingly long

The Kumble quandary
The Kumble quandary

Should India stick with a winning team or somehow make room for their greatest match-winner? The answer lies with one man

A blessing and a curse
A blessing and a curse

Perhaps now, with all the records behind him, Sachin Tendulkar can enjoy a second childhood and bat with something of the insouciance that made Brian Lara so captivating to watch

The prince with the common touch
The prince with the common touch

Ganguly's enduring legacy will be that of a leader who took Indian cricket out of its feudal past

Life in the past lane
Life in the past lane

India's decline is reflected in the stats of the big four batsmen. The team desperately needs new batting talent, but already they may have left it too late

Playing the power game
Playing the power game

For India, the Zimbabwe issue is less a moral one and more one of realpolitik

The death of the ODI?
The death of the ODI?

The success of the IPL has made it clear that something has to give to accommodate it, and on the current evidence that something will be the 50-over game

Indian cricket's Canterbury tale
Indian cricket's Canterbury tale

That John Wright was able to touch so many hearts so far from his North Canterbury roots tells you all you need to know about a truly remarkable individual

India need new spin
India need new spin

Bring on the next generation of slow bowlers

Forget history
Forget history

India's cricketers would do well to put the past behind them when they take on Australia

Money for nothing
Money for nothing

The IPL auction has blown cricket's economy wide open with its astronomical salaries. Will the players be earning their keep?

The second-chance saloon
The second-chance saloon

Would Langer, Hayden and Waugh have been the legends they became if they were playing in India not Australia?

Grow up already
Grow up already

The attempts by some Indians to out-sledge the Aussies have come a cropper in this series