From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.34 :: NO.33 :: Aug. 18, 2011
As Stuart Broad reaches the zenith of his cricket life he would do well to work out where his future lies. The captaincy of England is sure to be a major step and after that surely the sky is the limit, writes Ted Corbett.
Delivering when it matters
Stuart Broad bowled with pace, bounce and movement. The most impressive thing was the wrist and seam position: he certainly comprehends much about the craft of bowling these days, realising the benefits of the fuller length, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
The messiah has arrived. Virender Sehwag, we've missed you. He's his usual self in the nets, whistling, singing old Hindi numbers, ribbing Gautam Gambhir. Not even a ear problem — he reportedly has only partial hearing in one ear because of the after-effects of medication — can dim his spirits. By S. Ram Mahesh.
A newly developed sense of power
The reasons for the sudden change of England cricket's status are many but — and this is surely right — it is in the main because they have lots of good players at the moment, writes Ted Corbett.
Phil Neville still has high ambitions for Everton, despite another uneventful summer in the transfer market, and is hoping for another taste of European football in the twilight of his career. Over to Paul Leary.
Restoring days of grandeur
Until their recent conquest by an easy 3-0 margin in the COPA America final against Paraguay, Uruguay hadn't won anything for a great many years. But they always had a rich tradition to draw inspiration from. Over to Brian Glanville.
PREVIEW/ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Bitter battle on the cards
As usual, the English Premier League promises to be spirited, combative and riveting, but the bigger question about the general health of the English game might go unanswered, writes Ayon Sengupta.
Jasvir Singh reigns supreme
The Army Yachting Node sailor's consistency and gutsy performances under pressure paid dividends and allowed him to get the better of a strong field, writes Abhijit Sen Gupta.
His focus is on the 2012 Games
“The preparations are good. We are all fit and not carrying any injuries. Hopefully, we will maintain it till the World Championships,” says Vijender Singh, who is one of the Indian boxers aiming to qualify for the London Olympics.
In a market-driven world, where the modest are doomed to live and die in obscurity, success spawns many claimants.
Awards and rewards never came his way, but badminton coach Mir Mahboob Ali (in pic.) mentored Saina Nehwal, doubles ...
Van der Sar celebrates retirement in style
Edwin van der Sar made his debut for Ajax in the 1990/1991 season and played his last match for Manchester United on May 28 this year against FC Barcelona in the 2011 Champions League final, which United lost 3-1. Besides Ajax and Manchester United, he played for Juventus and Fulham.
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