• Dileep Premachandran
  • TURF TALES

    by Dileep Premachandran
Taunton 1999 - the fork in the road that led to Kohli

Taunton 1999 - the fork in the road that led to Kohli

ODI cricket gets little attention these days from traditionalists and newbies alike, but the tapestry of cricket owes much to that middle child read more

Inchmore’s loins, King Viv and Kohli

More than three decades on from the start of the Blackwash, Kohli’s batting is reminiscent of read more

Tony Cozier: The consummate allrounder

He was the custodian of a unique cricketing culture, not just the voice of Caribbean cricket read more

Zaheer and Dravid – a long way from that Delhi dressing down

Daredevils' captain this season has put in the hard yards and grown in maturity from the struggling, read more

Sex, lies and no spirit

Tino Best’s autobiography, with its emphasis on off-field numbers, is testament to the decline of a great cricket culture

The summer of Dilip Vengsarkar

Indian cricket’s Colonel, who always disliked that description, turns 60 today

The Dharamsala debacle, and a game of one upmanship

The eleventh-hour shifting of the India-Pakistan has brought discredit on everyone involved, with fans the major casualties

Martin Crowe: Marked by nature, gone too soon

Crowe struck a chord with both layman and expert, and with his passing, the game has lost a multi-faceted genius who spoke to its soul

IPL money talks, and every Bodi is listening

For the nearly men of cricket in nations like South Africa, a contract with the T20 league can make or break fortunes

Dhanawade to Afridi and Laxman: How big numbers don't equate to greatness

Celebration of Mumbai schoolboy's marathon effort forces us to look at the way we assess greatness in team sport

Doctored pitches and warped perceptions

Given that India is the acknowledged land of turn, spin-friendly surfaces should obviously be the norm

Zaheer Khan: India’s 21st century titan

Since remaking himself in the middle of 2006, Zaheer had a half-decade fit to rank amongst the best in history

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