polls archive

Is the BCCI justified in sticking to its stance on Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan?

  • Yes, there was enough evidence to satisfy the Disciplinary Committee of their guilt (43%)
  • No, a court of law hasn’t found enough proof of their guilt (29%)
  • Can’t say, what constitutes proof is different for a court and for a cricket board (14%)
  • Who cares? Most of it is only window-dressing, in any case (14%)

What are you looking forward to most this Ashes?

  • England’s youngsters embracing a brave, positive style of play (52%)
  • Mitchell Johnson breathing fire like he did during the 2013-14 series in Australia (30%)
  • Verbal volleys that bring out the best and worst in both sides (11%)
  • How Australia cope with the absence of Ryan Harris (7%)

Which is the greatest day in Indian cricket?

  • June 25, 1983 – when Kapil’s team inspired an entire generation (43%)
  • March 14, 2001 – the great Eden Gardens fightback through Laxman’s 281 and Dravid’s 180 (29%)
  • April 2, 2011 – when India brought back the World Cup after 28 years (26%)
  • December 6, 2009 – the day India reached the No. 1 ranking in Test cricket (2%)

Move to appoint Rahul Dravid as coach of India ‘A’ and Under-19s:

  • Signifies BCCI’s positive intent towards the future of long-form cricket (46%)
  • Will bring about a transformation in attitude of young players (31%)
  • Is imperative in order to make India’s bench stronger (16%)
  • Will still put the onus on the players. The coach can’t play, can he? (7%)

With Duncan Fletcher’s tenure as coach having ended, the BCCI should:

  • Hand over the running of the team to Sourav Ganguly (34%)
  • Retain Ravi Shastri as team director and stick with his support staff (29%)
  • Cast the net overseas for an experienced coach (20%)
  • Invest in a proven domestic coach (17%)