Circket Nirvana - LATEST CTALK http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/news.aspx Ctalk en-us. Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT © Nimbus Communications Ltd. Cricket Nirvana – Latest Ctalk http://www.cricketnirvana.com/index.html http://content.cricketnirvana.com/images/const/cricket_nirvana_logo.png 247 142 Get the latest international Cricket News and Updates Read news about International Ongoing and Upcoming Cricket matches & schedules along with exclusive cricket scoop News on Cricket Nirvana Are the Australian selectors right in preferring rookie spinners over the more experienced Nathan Hauritz? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/December/ctalk-20101211-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/december2010/HAURITZ131210_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>So, the Australian selectors have thrown the five first-class matches old Michael Beer into the wild. Completely untested and raw, the 26-year-old left-arm spinner will be gifted his first Baggy Green at Perth, in the third Ashes Test. That means Xavier Doherty, who made his debut in the opening Test, finds himself axed after producing figures of 1 for 158 in the second match at Adelaide.<br />  </p> Sat, 11 Dec 2021 18:18:46 GMT With the World Cup in sight, have India done the right thing by resting the senior players for NZ ODIs? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/November/ctalk-20101121-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/november2010/SACHIN151210_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Indian national selectors have announced the squad for the first two ODIs against New Zealand. And once again, they have decided to rest some of the key players. The team, sans Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, will be led by Gautam Gambhir.</p> Sun, 21 Nov 2021 15:49:08 GMT Is India's bowling attack for the 2011 world Cup in place? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/October/ctalk-20101023-2.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/october2010/zaheer151210_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli. Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara – these are the young men who have of late given us a feeling of assurance that the future of Indian batting is as dazzling as its past</p> Sat, 23 Oct 2021 18:31:11 GMT Will the two-Test series in India prove to be enough preparation for Australia ahead of the Ashes? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/October/ctalk-20101008-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/october2010/PONTINGCLARKE111210_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Will the two-Test series in India prove to be enough preparation for Australia ahead of the Ashes?</p> Fri, 08 Oct 2021 14:13:10 GMT Should 18-year-old Aamer be treated with leniency if proved guilty of spot-fixing? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/September/ctalk-20100913-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/september2010/AAMIRASIF310810_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Until last month, Mohammad Amir was known to the world as a prodigious fast bowler from Pakistan, an 18-year-old who made the best of batsmen hop and jump with his menacingly bouncing and swinging deliveries, the young man who became the fastest to reach 50 Test wickets.</p> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:04:25 GMT Is it possible to make cricket completely corruption-free? If yes, how? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/August/ctalk-20100831-6.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/august2010/BUTT170710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>The dark and gloomy clouds of match-fixing have besieged our great game once again. Those ghosts of the gravest crime in the sporting arena have come back to haunt the cricket world and guess who is at the centre of it all again? No points for guessing that one, it’s Pakistan.</p> Tue, 31 Aug 2021 15:42:19 GMT Is India's stubborn stance against the UDRS coming back to haunt them? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/August/ctalk-20100823-4.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/august2010/DHOTAYSANG090810_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>The result of Sunday’s tri-series game was a classic combination of poor umpiring, indiscreet Indian batting and intelligent, disciplined Lankan bowling. While the quality of batting and bowling can be considered as part and parcel of the game, it was the five shocking decisions made by the umpires that caught everyone’s eye.<br />  </p> Mon, 23 Aug 2021 15:09:41 GMT Should the ICC amend the rule-books to prevent players from adopting malicious tactics like Randiv's deliberate no-ball? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/August/ctalk-20100817-3.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/august2010/RANDIV130111_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Virender Sehwag was on 99 and India needed five runs to complete an emphatic victory over Sri Lanka.</p> Tue, 17 Aug 2021 12:58:29 GMT Is India's biggest strength – batting – soon turning out to be a weak link? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/August/ctalk-20100811-2.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/august2010/SACHINVIRU061010_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Batting has always been India’s USP, in all formats of the game. But of late, there have been instances when the very strength has come across as the weakest link. We need not look beyond India’s ongoing tour to Sri Lanka.<br />  </p> Wed, 11 Aug 2021 11:16:02 GMT What is the best way to save Test cricket fundamentally as well as financially? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/August/ctalk-20100802-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/august2010/ICCLOGO080710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>The good side of cricket's reality is the market delivers money, and decides the value of players, sponsorship and TV rights. That is the reason Dhoni has some wealth,</p> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 12:23:28 GMT Should Muralitharan have played the entire home Test series against India before calling it quits? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/July/ctalk-20100723-6.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/july2010/MURALISSACHIN070710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>So, world’s greatest ever wicket-taker has decided to call time on his Test career and what better way to bow out than spinning your team to a massive victory and in the process, scaling the 800-wicket summit.<br />  </p> Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:15:50 GMT Has the PCB made a right decision in appointing Salman Butt as the Test captain? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/July/ctalk-20100719-5.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/july2010/BUTT300810_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>So, Shahid Afridi has, for the second time, announced his Test retirement, after playing his first match in over four years and his first ever Test as the captain</p> Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:23:49 GMT Have Sri Lankan selectors made a big mistake by leaving Ajantha Mendis out of the Test squad? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/July/ctalk-20100714-4.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/july2010/MENDIS080610_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>He was India’s nemesis on their 2008 tour to Sri Lanka. He was a mystery that left the masters of batting like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly bamboozled.</p> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 18:33:18 GMT Will the latest injury spell the end of Sreesanth's Test career? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/July/ctalk-20100712-3.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/july2010/SREESANTH090710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>S Sreesanth has injured himself yet again. This time, he has torn a ligament of his knee, an injury that has ruled him out for 4-5 weeks.</p> Mon, 12 Jul 2021 12:25:21 GMT Will the young Sri Lankan spinners emerge from the shadow of Muralitharan? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/July/ctalk-20100707-2.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/july2010/MURALI170710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Australian spin attack has never been the same after legendary Shane Warne hung up his boots. Now, Sri Lanka is entering the dreaded era as well – the post Murali era</p> Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:50:56 GMT Is the ICC right in not awarding any major tournament to Pakistan till 2015? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/July/ctalk-20100703-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/july2010/ICCLOGO080710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>The ICC has announced venues for all its major events till 2015, with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh bagging the next two World Twenty20s respectively and India to host the 2013 Women’s World Cup.</p> Sat, 03 Jul 2021 12:11:48 GMT Are Australia on the verge of losing their dominance in ODI cricket? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/June/ctalk-20100628-10.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/june2010/ponting020610_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>After England won the second ODI of the ongoing series against Australia, someone said, England now hold the ‘bragging rights’ over their traditional rivals in all three formats of the game.</p> Mon, 28 Jun 2021 12:36:33 GMT Should Dhoni have blooded Saurabh Tiwary in the last league match of Asia Cup? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/June/ctalk-20100622-9.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/june2010/tiwary080610_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Virender Sehwag's injury provided a good opportunity for captain MS Dhoni to blood 20-year-old Saurabh Tiwary in the last league match of the Asia Cup.</p> Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:51:01 GMT What is the best way to revive the ODI format? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/June/ctalk-20100621-8.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/june2010/ICCLOGO080710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Amidst talks of the desperate need to save the 50-over format and suggestions pouring from all corners about revamping the ODIs, the Asia Cup 2010 has produced two matches that would give even the most thrillingTwenty20 tie a run for its money.</p> Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:19:46 GMT Can the young Indian middle order withstand the pressure of Ind-Pak match? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/June/ctalk-20100617-6.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/june2010/DHONIVIRU170710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Indian team’s middle order is not just young, it also appears little vulnerable, especially in a match against traditional rival Pakistan, which often tests a player’s steel and nerve, besides skills.</p> Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:46:03 GMT Do Team India have the right balance to win Asia Cup? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/June/ctalk-20100615-3.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/june2010/dhoni100810_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>With the return of the big boys like MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh into the team, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar feels Indian team now have the right balance.</p> Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:51:34 GMT Should Sachin have joined Indian team for Asia Cup http://content.cricketnirvana.com/ctalk/2010/June/ctalk-20100610-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/june2010/SACHIN290610_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>At 37, body does rebel and so does mind. And when you are an international cricketer, it’s even tougher.</p> Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:07:43 GMT