Akhila Ranganna

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When Akhila Ranganna, born to a former Ranji cricketer, is not cheering India, she is either busy cooking up a delicacy or trying to find a good book to read.. After spending three years reporting and anchoring on ESPN-Star Sports' Sportscenter, she spent several years writing, subbing, editing and doing audio with www.espncricinfo.com. She currently works in marketing communications and can't wait for the cricket season to get back to all its former excitement!

Dissecting a Perfect Cricket Shot

‘Shot’, ‘Whaddapalaya’, ‘That’s a cracking shot’, ‘The ball just raced off the bat’ – how many times have we heard commentators (and us) use these phrases (and more!) to describe a beautifully essayed cricket shot? There are so many beautiful cricket shots played that…

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Technology in Cricket?

If there is one thing in cricket that has been the subject of furious debate ever since its introduction, it has been the introduction of computer-based tech in cricket. As technological advancements gradually progressed, the viewing experience for fans was understandably enhanced. And one…

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Cricket Analytics - On the Cusp of Moneyball Effect

What is the Moneyball effect? The term refers to methods adopted by American professional baseball team Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane and assistant general manager Paul DePodesta in 2002 — methods that were a departure from the norm, when key player-based decisions were…

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The 10 Best Power Hitters in Cricket Right Now

They have the ability to turn a game on its head. Their blend of unorthodoxy with textbook cricket shots can leave the opposition bowlers confounded and frustrated. We are talking about the power-hitters, who with a combination of brute force, timing, excellent hand-eye coordination,…

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