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Dileep Premachandran

Dileep Premachandran

    ‘Quota’ players? What a joke!
    ‘Quota’ players? What a joke!
    When you watch Kagiso Rabada answer questions, it’s easy to see that there’s a spiky side to him, a bit of what those in sport sometimes like...
    India braces for Cape of Storms
    India braces for Cape of Storms
    Such was the Portuguese delight at the discovery of a maritime route to India that John II, who ruled from 1481 to 1495, called the southwestern...
    History proves England need a hero as Ashes hopes burn out
    History proves England need a hero as Ashes hopes burn out
    Before the Ashes began in Brisbane on November 23, with England having won four of the last five series between the sides, there was no great...
    Underdogs rise from red-ball ruins
    Underdogs rise from red-ball ruins
    If you were born in the 1990s or later, you could be forgiven for thinking that West Indies cricket is a bit like the old Roman Empire. Those older...
    The day cricket lost its innocence
    The day cricket lost its innocence
    Back in August 2006, when a bomb outside a shopping centre about a kilometre from their Colombo hotel prompted the South Africans to abandon a...
    Proteas ready to bloom
    Proteas ready to bloom
    For the briefest of moments, when Ishant Sharma summoned up a nasty delivery that jagged back and lifted off a length, Indian fans could con...