Siddhartha Vaidyanathan


The left-armers' curse?
The left-armers' curse?

Zaheer Khan is just one in a long recent line of left-armer seamers to have been plagued by injury

A bold withdrawal
A bold withdrawal

Dhoni pulling out of the Sri Lanka Test series is significant for a number of reasons

Amla's healing touch
Amla's healing touch

With his gentle smile and composed batting, Hashim Amla seems a throwback to an earlier age

Rotation comes round again
Rotation comes round again

Having more or less separate teams for Tests and ODIs is working well for India - but not for too many other teams, oddly enough

Yuvraj lacks fight, not just form
Yuvraj lacks fight, not just form

Yuvraj Singh needs to find the biggest requisite for cutting it at the Test level: desire

Alarm bells ringing loud
Alarm bells ringing loud

India would ideally want five bowlers for the four Tests against Australia but a perplexing situation has presented itself: the first four choices are injured

Part of a method or plain madness?
Part of a method or plain madness?

The decision to drop Rahul Dravid appears to be one based on the present and not on the future

Four questions for India's selectors
Four questions for India's selectors

A look at the major issues staring India's selectors in the face when they meet to pick the team for the Pakistan one-dayers

A selectorial free-for-all
A selectorial free-for-all

The selections for Challengers seem to be based on whims more than performance

India's need for change cannot be ignored
India's need for change cannot be ignored

India's rebuilding process will entail a few defeats along the way but it's the only way that the batch of 2011 are going to compete against the rest

A little tact won't hurt Greg Chappell
A little tact won't hurt Greg Chappell

Candour remains an admirable virtue; but Chappell will know that leadership goes well with some tact and diplomacy