Circket Nirvana - LATEST OFF THE PITCH http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/news.aspx Off-The-Pitch en-us. Sat, 26 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT Sat, 26 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT © Nimbus Communications Ltd. Cricket Nirvana – Latest Off-The-Pitch 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 Right arm, over the 'sticky' wicket! http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2012/January/off-the-pitch-20120131-2.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial//ZAHEER091111_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Indian bowling attack is at the crossroads. With Zaheer's successor nowhere in sight, it might be just the right time to press the panic button and have a vision and plan for the future to ensure that the Indian bowling treasure chest doesn't remain bare.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2022 17:25:54 GMT The road not taken until now http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2012/January/off-the-pitch-20120131-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/January2012/DHONIFLETCHER170811_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Is it time for the the BCCI to emulate Australia and give captain and coach a vote in selection? Rohit Bhaskar writes.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2022 09:31:52 GMT Cricket in Asia felt the heat in the year 2011 http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2011/December/off-the-pitch-20111221-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/December2011/DHONIINIDA040411_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Three Pakistani players being jailed for spot-fixing in England underlined a mixed year for cricket in Asia despite India's memorable World Cup triumph at home in April.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2021 15:26:07 GMT It's time for Rohit to row his bat! http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2011/August/off-the-pitch-20110802-3.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/August2011/ROHITSHARMA120611_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Anchor <strong><em>Mikhail Vaswani</em></strong> ponders about <strong><em>Rohit Sharma</em></strong>, a player whose talent is undeniable but is yet to make his Test debut.</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2021 16:15:37 GMT All is not 'Bell' at Trent Bridge http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2011/August/off-the-pitch-20110801-2.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/August2011/bell310711_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Anchor <strong><em>Mikhail Vaswani </em></strong>dissects and points out that <strong><em>Ian Bell</em></strong>'s reprieve should not have happened in the first place.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2021 17:14:32 GMT Keeping the legacy alive http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2011/July/off-the-pitch-20110722-5.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/July2011/ASHWIN280211_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>In a three-hour long chat with <strong><em>R Ashwin</em></strong>, <strong><em>Mikhail Vaswani</em></strong> discovers that, thanks to the off-spinner, cricket, even today, is a gentleman's game.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2021 15:50:33 GMT What's the idea of a ruthless No 1? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2011/July/off-the-pitch-20110713-4.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/July2011/DHONI070711_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Is it always necessary to have full strength team, play against a strong opposition and pull off wins to show prove you’re the best, asks <strong><em>RK</em></strong>.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2021 16:22:25 GMT Has he made it large? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2011/July/off-the-pitch-20110712-3.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/July2011/harbhajan210610_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Anchor <strong><em>Mikhail Vaswani</em></strong> unravels the enigma of Harbhajan's bowling and career.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2021 12:22:13 GMT Holding forced Imran to wear a helmet http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2011/May/off-the-pitch-20110513-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2011/holding100810_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Anchor <span class="Italic"><span class="Bold">RK</span></span> writes about how things have changed in the Caribbean and Badrinath's inclusion in the Indian team.</p> Fri, 13 May 2022 17:41:36 GMT How the Pune Warriors can turn it around http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2011/April/off-the-pitch-20110426-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/April2011/WARRIORS260411_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Anchor <span class="Italic"><span class="Bold">Manish Vallicha</span></span> writes on what the Pune Warriors need to do to get back to winning ways.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 16:54:46 GMT The power of momentum http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/December/off-the-pitch-20101207-4.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/December2010/india071210_145x165.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>The Indian team is riding the crest of a wave and it seems that no opposition can stop them.</p> Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:25:51 GMT So, who was batting at no.5? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/December/off-the-pitch-20101206-2.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial//india061210_145x165.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Despite India’s awesome performance in the ODI series there were still some people left frowning, like the Indian batsmen who never got a chance to play.</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:14:24 GMT Pakistan: Done and dusted http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/December/off-the-pitch-20101201-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/December2010/MAJHAR010910_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Bookie Mazhar Majeed names 4 more Pakistani players in the spot fixing scandal.</p> Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:34:33 GMT Back in the Siddle http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101125-11.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/november2010/psiddle251110_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Every word spoken about the Ashes up to this day came with at least the faintest predictions of Aussie downfall.</p> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:14:47 GMT Near misses give India the win http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101124-10.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/November2010/INDIA241110_65X73-2.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>When Indians miss individual milestones, the team invariably strides on to victory. This theory was proved once again in the final test.</p> Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:16:05 GMT Will Viru ever learn? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101122-9.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/November2010/sehwag041110_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Virender Sehwag is a great batsman, but perhaps he isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. After ten years he still hasn’t got the difference between a test and a one dayer.</p> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:15:03 GMT A day in the life of a Pakistani cricketer http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101118-8.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/November2010/AFRIDI011010_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Let's live a hypothetical day in the shoes of an average Pakistani cricketer.</p> Thu, 18 Nov 2021 12:51:29 GMT Singh and Laxman steal Day 3 http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101115-7.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/November2010/BHAJJI151110_145X165.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>New Zealand looked as if they would run away with the match on Day 3, but a determined hometown hero and the in-form Turbanator made sure that India stayed on track.</p> Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:58:00 GMT Everybody hates the Aussies http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101113-6.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/November2010/PONTING141010_145X165.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Australia has finally ended one of their worst losing streaks in decades. But is a single consolation win against Sri Lanka enough to silence the critics?</p> Sat, 13 Nov 2021 15:20:59 GMT Wicketkeepers wanted: Apply Now http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101110-4.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/November2010/ZHAIDER101110_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Pakistani cricket has always been in some form of disarray, but players fleeing the team and the country is perhaps an all new low.</p> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 12:02:01 GMT Saved by the Singh http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101109-3.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/November2010/bhajjis081110_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>All signs pointed to defeat for India at the end of Day 4, but a surprise knock from Harbhajan Singh saved the day and the match for the home side.</p> Tue, 09 Nov 2021 12:06:13 GMT The Kiwi fights back http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101107-2.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/November2010/williamson-test_071110.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>It all looked so easy for India on Day 1, but a resilient New Zealand side is making a win look almost impossible</p> Sun, 07 Nov 2021 15:36:44 GMT The Comeback Kings http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/November/off-the-pitch-20101107-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/november2010/malinga_200810.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Sri Lanka battled incredible odds to win the first ODI against Australia. It may have read like a Hollywood screenplay, but it was both real and incredible.</p> Sun, 07 Nov 2021 15:34:27 GMT Another one bites the IPL dust! http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/October/off-the-pitch-20101027-13.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/October2010/gavaskar290910_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>How many tragedies, disasters and defaming news stories will we have to live through before IPL 4 sees the light of day?</p> Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:38:26 GMT Rain hands series win to India http://content.cricketnirvana.com/off-the-pitch/2010/October/off-the-pitch-20101026-12.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/October2010/dhonitrophy261010_145x165.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>It’s not surprising that the third and final ODI was cancelled. After all, who wants play cricket in beachside Goa.</p> Tue, 26 Oct 2021 11:43:57 GMT