Author Archives: Dileep Premachandran

India out-played but not rubbish: Dileep Premachandran

Just as any batsman aspiring to do well in English conditions would do well to observe how he bats, those that run the game in India would do well to listen to Rahul Dravid when he talks. Forget the delusional … Continue reading

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Duncan Fletcher’s unenviable role in India’s demise: Dileep Premachandran

How do you succeed someone who could walk on water? That might be a question that Duncan Fletcher asks himself on dark nights as India lurch from one mishap to another on this tour. Gary Kirsten left the coaching job … Continue reading

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India’s spinning drought: Dileep Premachandaran

When you’re 2-0 down in a four-Test series, you don’t really want to find yourself at Edgbaston. This is as close to an English fortress as you get. Having first played here in 1902, England didn’t lose in Birmingham till … Continue reading

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India are lost and ill-prepared: Dileep Premachandran

Even after achieving the No.1 ranking, India have endured a few beatings. South Africa handed out two in 2010, first in Nagpur and then at Centurion. But you have to go back a very long time, to the disastrous Australia … Continue reading

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India deserve respect, don’t write them off: Dileep Premachandran

Having read some of the commentary about the Lord’s Test – in newspapers, on websites and on twitter feeds – I’m now convinced that Zaheer Khan is a lazy beer-swilling slob who sits on the couch all day, making an … Continue reading

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