IPL 2018 Squad Analysis: CSK

Chennai Super Kings have retained their core set of players and are, on the expected lines, very heavy in the spin department.
Chennai Super Kings return to the Indian Premier League after two years and the team has ensured to retain their core set of players for the upcoming edition. While they retained MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Sir Jadeja before the auction, they kept Dwayne Bravo in the set-up by exercising the Right to Match card. Here’s a quick look at how the squad looks like for the 2018 season. Strength: The strength of the Chennai Super Kings side is the balance that they have maintained while picking up the players. They have the likes of MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh,Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja and all are no stranger to the shortest format. CSK would be disappointed to lose Ashwin to Kings XI Punjab but the team had a likewise replacement when they got the services of Harbhajan Singh for Rs 2 crore. Harbhajan, who played for Mumbai Indians in t…

Roger Clinches His 20th Grand Slam Title

MELBOURNE, Australia   — As Roger Federer cried while accepting his 20th Grand Slam title, Rod "Rocket" Laver took a chance to snap a picture for posterity.
Federer has won more major singles titles than any man, including a record-equaling six on the court that bears the great Rod Laver's name at Melbourne Park. This one, following a tension-filled, momentum-swinging 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic in Sunday's Australian Open final, was a keeper.
Federer arrived in Melbourne at the start of 2017 after an extended injury layoff and on a Grand Slam title drought that dated back to 2012 at Wimbledon. Against the odds, he reached the final and then beat Rafael Nadal in a classic, five-set encounter. Now, having successfully defended his Australian title, Federer has won three of the last five majors in a stunning career resurgence.
Federer started to tear up toward the end of the trophy ceremony. He then received a standing ovation as tears streamed do…

Indian Cricket's Exceptional 2017

Best year ever: on Indian cricket's exceptional 2017
As Indian cricket wraps up a spectacularly successful year, key stress-tests lie ahead
The Indian men’s cricket team had an exceptional 2017 — statistically, its best year ever. Across formats, only the all-conquering Australians of 2003, with 38 wins from 47 games, managed more victories than India’s 37 in 53 matches this year. Virat Kohli’s side didn’t merely consolidate its hold on the No. 1 spot in Tests; it also routinely bullied the opposition in the shorter forms of the game. The lone blip came in the Champions Trophy in England, where India unravelled against a feisty Pakistan. But few will complain when a runner-up finish in a global tournament is the year’s biggest failure. That match apart, an inevitability seemed to accompany India’s success: whether it was a Test, a One-Day International or a Twenty20, the team took the field noticeably stronger than its adversary, and calmly, ruthlessly, set about proving it. It i…

Ashes 2017: Nightmare for ECB

Ashes 2017, a story of English nightmares and sleepless nights Australia reclaimed the Ashes after beating England by an inning and 41 runs in third Test to take 3-0 lead. Australia celebrate after winnning the Ashes series against England. Having grown up watching Ponting, Hayden and Gilchrist, Lee, McGrath and Warne tear into England, the heart yearns to see the horrid Aussies getting vanquished. An Australian Ashes defeat at home would do wonders.  England bat first. Stoneman is steely, Malan and Bairstow are brilliant. Vince and Root throw away starts, but no harm done. Momentary solidity is all that this England team offers. A year-long attempt to drive their fans insane. 384/4 becomes 403 all out. Not nearly enough on the track. For the line-up dubbed the deepest in Test cricket, England are surprisingly eager to give away their lower-order wickets.

Indian Hockey🏑:Near Extinction

Introduction : You wake up in the morning and the first thing that comes to your mind is the India – Pakistan Hockey match, which is all set to begin at 3 p.m., today. As the day passes and I am all geared up to watch the match, I see the roads are all deserted, yet the televisions aren’t switched on.India is a nation of sport freaks and to find only a few old people watching the game on the television set  is very surprising. When I stop by to ask why, all they say is  ‘stop wondering, it’s just a hockey match’. This is the sad story of our national game.  Hockey has a history of over a century in our country. This is the only game that  gave India international fame in the sports arena.
 India participated in the Olympics in 1928 and won the Gold in Hockey. India won 6 straight consecutive gold medals in Hockey till 1956. This period 1928-1956 is hence called the golden era of Indian Hockey. No Indian team till date has reached close to breaking this record. This period saw great pla…

Mission 1-1-1 :On the way 🏏

India led by Virat Kohli has become the top ranked side in Tests as well as in ODI cricket, and are aiming to be No. 1 in the shortest format of the game.

India have been on a roll, climbing to the pinnacle of Test and ODI cricket with sheer dominance. They have overcome every opponent with panache as the cricketing world has had to bow down to the juggernaut that is the Indian cricket team.
No.1 in Tests  India have played 28 Test matches since 2015, winning 20, drawing six and losing just two. They have 4,493 points and 125 ratings. India started with a short trip to Sri Lanka in August of 2015, with a new captain in the form of Virat Kohli, who was leading the team in his first full Test series. After losing the first test, India came back to win the next two with comprehensive margins. India came back to the country to face a strong South African team, but were easily tamed to a 3-0 at the hands of the Indian spinners (31 wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin).  After a small break, Indi…

Women's🏑 Squad: Asia Cup

Women Hockey India Team Announced For Asia Cup 2017.Hockey India has selected the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup Hockey which begins from 28 October in Japan. Ace striker Rani Rampal will be leading the Indian campaign in Japan. Newly appointed head coach for women, Harendra Singh will be keen about his first big assignment.
Big job for the new coach Former Indian player Harendra Singh was newly appointed as the Head Coach for the Indian Women Hockey. The Asia Cup will be his first big assignment as the tournament has a good significance. The tournament at Japan is going to be one of the qualification factors for the upcoming Women’s World Cup. And so, the 2017 Asia Cup is going to be a big assignment for Harendra Singh.
Studded with stalwarts The Hockey India has framed the team with match winners. Every individual in the side can win a match single-handedly. And moreover, India will be facing tough competition in the group stage. So, we have to wait for the players to deliver at the …