Dileep Premachandran


England '07: Comprehensive but not emphatic
England '07: Comprehensive but not emphatic

How does India's series victory in England rank s with other away wins

Sydney 2004 minus the pain
Sydney 2004 minus the pain

For India The Oval 2007 was Sydney 2004 without the pain as India sealed a series win this time round

The last hurdle
The last hurdle

Will the Oval Test see India's reputation as poor finishers change?

No more the poor travellers
No more the poor travellers

Indian teams can no longer be called poor travellers as the record shows that in the new millenium India have won 16 Tests away and 14 at home

Squashing glory
Squashing glory

How a humble little squash ball played its part in one of the great batting efforts of our times

Fuelled by team spirit
Fuelled by team spirit

Unless things go drastically wrong, Ireland have a Super Eight date with England to look forward to in Guyana a week on Saturday

Spin, bounce and turn?
Spin, bounce and turn?

The spinners who could play a big role in the 2007 World Cup

Well begun is half the job done
Well begun is half the job done

The importance of openers is reflected in the fact that the top two sides have established, performing pairs

Selection but no solution
Selection but no solution

Six ODIs from the World Cup, India have too many variables for comfort

From the sublime to the ridiculous
From the sublime to the ridiculous

India squandered a golden opportunity to score an elusive series win away from the subcontinent

Sehwag does the hard yards for net gains
Sehwag does the hard yards for net gains

With his big scores too infrequent to camouflage his string of flops, Sehwag's well of goodwill is running dry

Picking through the wreckage
Picking through the wreckage

Dileep Premachandran picks through the wreckage of India's 4-0 trouncing by South Africa in the one-day series and finds it very hard to pick out many positives

AB's blast and a good-luck message
AB's blast and a good-luck message

Any hopes of India turning the corner after the Twenty20 victory was quickly dispelled as South Africa drubbed them by nine wickets to seal a hopelessly one-sided series 4-0.

Fatal flaws at the death
Fatal flaws at the death

India's bowlers have often been expensive at the slog after making excellent starts to the innings. Their bowlers neither have a good yorker or a slower ball. It is a problem that they have to solve quickly

Ponting star the brightest of all
Ponting star the brightest of all

On a night when the stars in the crowd were nearly as numerous as those in the sky above, it was Ricky Ponting that shone brightest as Dileep Premachandran, in Mumbai for the ICC Awards, discovered

India must get their ingredients right
India must get their ingredients right

India's recent form meant they were praying for a minor miracle to beat Australia. The result was just an affirmation of the fact that didn't play good cricket in this tournament

Indian board's attempted own-goal
Indian board's attempted own-goal

The BCCI's zeal to rehabilitate Azhar has a lot to do with the ICC and little to do with the man himself

Will class out?
Will class out?

Dileep Premachandran previews the chances of Australia, India and England in the Champions Trophy

No longer the poor relation
No longer the poor relation

Dileep Premachandran on how the Champions Trophy should not be viewed as being an irrelevance before the World Cup

Slow-starter Johnson hits his straps
Slow-starter Johnson hits his straps

Mitchell Johnson decimated India, but has flown back home to Australia as earlier planned. But we'll certainly be seeing more of him in the future.