Let me begin this article apologizing to all cricket devotees who would consider questioning Bradman’s forte a blasphemy. But I indulge myself in questioning percepts and I am a proud adherent of “Socratic questioning”.... The post 4 players who were supposedly better than Sir Donald Bradman appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Cricket has been rendered poorer with the departure of two greats on the same day So cricket’s brain drain is almost complete with the retirement of Michael Clarke and Kumar Sangakkara. The last decade’s... The post Kumar Sangakkara vs Michael Clarke: A statistical comparison appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Kohli should play only two spinners So, Rama has arrived with his troops in Lanka for yet another shot at conquering the Ravana ruled Lanka. 22 years, it has been, since his army conquered... The post Why India should not go overboard with strengthening their spin bowling for the Lanka series appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of Ahmed Shahzad with Sri Lanka teammates during the 1st T20I against Pakistan The Sri Lankan team once had a lion in their team; the lion that swaggered around its... The post Lasith Malinga’s nadir – Is the clock ticking for the veteran? appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Cricket is a quirky sport in a way that it requires more input from the cerebrum in comparison to any other sports. A good cricketer needs to be as strong as a gymnast who... The post 5 of the most innovative tactics that were employed as a stopgap solution appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Sangakkara will retire after this Test Pakiyasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium is a tiny stadium with below par facilities hidden in Borella, a suburb of Colombo. Yet, it has the privilege of having hosted Sri Lanka’s... The post Sri Lanka’s Messiah- A tribute to Kumar Sangakkara appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
The 2014 Hong Kong team, street cricket in Papua New Guinea, a cricket stadium in Nepal(clockwise from top) The 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier played in the month of July in Scotland and Ireland... The post WorldT20 Qualifier: The pretentious Oman and Hong Kong and the hapless Nepal and Papua New Guinea appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Bye Bye Test cricket! In a shocking revelation Test cricket, one of the three formats in cricket has announced that it has decided to hang its boots. Test cricket is the oldest format in... The post Satire: Test cricket announces retirement appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Afghanistan are early favourites to make it into the 2016 Asia Cup, but can there be upsets? The Asia Cup tournament for the year 2016 would be held as a series of T20I matches, making... The post Which Associate Team will qualify for the Asia Cup 2016? appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Can cricket impress America,from where it was banished a century ago? Which were the two teams to play the first International cricket match? Too easy. England and Australia. Let the buzzer bray and the... The post Legends T20 League in USA – Can cricket win back the land of America, one of the game’s first proponents? appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
An interview with a perennial culprit There are things in life that you believe in; there are things you don’t. Then, there are things that you wished you could believe and there are things... The post Satire: A cricket journalist grills rain, a long time match fixer appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
As Adam Voges, the 35 year old Australian, raised his bat in jubilance after scoring a century on debut, I worried if it would help give another opportunity to Jehan Mubarak. Mubarak last played... The post Forget Mubarak and focus on youth appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
“We were soft on our batting. It’s always difficult to chase 180+. We lost momentum in the middle, and not to forget Smith got a horrible decision. We need to lift our game…”, uttered the... The post Code of conduct for cricketers and democracy in Cricket appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
It is a well-established fact that Test matches cannot be won alone. You need contribution from batsmen, bowlers and fielders alike. Hence, calling a batsman a match-winner in Tests might be a little pretentious. But if... The post Who is the greatest match-winner in Tests among current batsmen? appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
A kingdom that has ambitions of turning itself into an empire has the obligation of pumping oxygen into its offense than splurging the resources to strengthen its defense. Indian cricket, now, is at an... The post Why the 5-bowler strategy is the way to go for India in Test cricket appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
There is always this jostle with stats, science and mathematics to extricate the right numerals to arithmetically manipulate and find who in the team had a major say in the victory. Cricket is a... The post Who is the greatest match winner in ODIs among current batsmen? appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
2 years ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched Internet.org, a platform that would provide a selected few services free of any data charges over a selected set of telecommunication networks. Since the time the... The post Internet.org, Zero Rating and Net Neutrality- Why India is overreacting to Internet.org appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Setting up your Raspberry Pi device with Rasbian can be easy if you have the luxury of an HDMI monitor. But what if you don’t have one? Well, here I detail a method by... The post Set up Raspbian Stretch on Raspberry Pi 3 without a monitor appeared first on The Armchair Critic.
Fourteen years ago, a young man walked out to the middle of the hostile Centurion track to open the innings for his team, that was playing only its second Test series in the Rainbow nation. His... The post Kumar Sangakkara – A look beyond the oomph of his magical numbers appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
India should play 5 bowlers in Test cricket on a consistent basis going forward A kingdom that has ambitions of turning itself into an empire has the obligation of pumping oxygen into its offense... The post Why the 5-bowler strategy is the way to go for India in Test cricket appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.