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Best bowling strategy: Start the innings from 2nd over

* Emerging trends in IPL 2018: Pak sneaks in one of its players Chennai, Apr 19: Even with just 10 days into the IPL 2018, we have already seen plenty of excitement, especially over the drama surrounding Chennai Super Kings with its home matches now being shifted to Pune, which probably made Harbhajan Singh to wonder whether he had to now start tweeting in Marathi. Interestingly, early this year, the

Strategic timeout for snakes

* When all roads lead to MAC stadium and to police pickets Chennai, Apr 11: There was as much drama (if not more) outside the M A Chidambaram Stadium as much as there was inside it when Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders squared up against each other in a, what sports reporters as mandated by Press Council rules have to describe as, high-voltage clash yesterday. Our reporter, who

The tale of two teams on comeback

* CSK looks battle ready for Kaala shooting * RRs have plenty of pluses, but also Stuart Binny Chennai, Apr 5: There is a lot of excitement in the air with just a few days to go for arguably the biggest cricketing spectacle in the world, which is of course to say that during the IPL there is no cricketing world outside India. This year’s edition of the IPL has

When W G Grace used to scuff the ball with a porcupine in his pocket

* Some of the most well-known ball tampering incidents over the years Chennai, Mar 30:  The ball-tampering issue was a vexatious controversy involving Australian and South African Test teams, but thanks to the quick and smart handling of it by the various stakeholders — this is the beauty of collective working — it has ended up as a full-blown international cricketing crisis. Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have

The Stephen Hawking Cheat Sheet

* How to sound authoritative on science without knowing anything like varsity VCs Chennai, Mar 15: The death of Stephen Hawking has robbed the world of a scientist who lucidly explained many of the deep truths of this universe, except the one whether he was actually a cosmologist or an astrophysicist. The obituary references to Hawking have him marked as astrophysicist, physicist, cosmologist, scientist, astronomist, mathematics professor. As you can

15 easy steps, and one actual workable step, to port from Aircel

* Keep an Oxford dictionary nearby * You will be on first-name-basis with IVRS system Chennai, March 9: Thanks to the trouble in Aircel, its customers have been facing huge network problem, unable to make or receive calls — getting to understand what Vodafone customers go through even in normal times. Okay. That was just good natured barb at the hard-working Vodafone guys, who are always busy and attending to