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Rustom Deboo is a cricket aficionado and freelance writer from India. He is a staunch supporter of Associate cricket, and has an insatiable hunger for the history, snippets and statistics surrounding the game. He blogs at the Cricket Cauldron, and is also a contributor to various other websites.
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Germany’s tryst with the World Cup Qualifier

The 2001 World Cup Qualifier in Canada, then known as the ICC Trophy, featured as many as 24 teams bifurcated into two divisions, with two groups in...

Revisiting a Franco-German cliffhanger

Be it France’s 6-3 win at the 1958 World Cup, or West Germany’s victorious penalty shootout in the semifinal of the 1982 edition, the Franco-German fixture has provided football...

The first ODI on Scottish soil

The third-place playoff of the 1997 ICC Trophy (as the World Cup Qualifier was then known) in Malaysia saw Scotland beat Ireland by 51 runs on the...

When Kenya defended 134 in an ODI

It is well known that Kenya defended a modest total of 166 in their famous 1996 World Cup victory against the West Indies at Pune’s...

When Ireland ran the World Cup champions close

Coming into this one-off match, played at the Castle Avenue in Clontarf, Dublin on June 17, 2010, Australia had notched nine successive ODI series wins,...

Gerrie Snyman’s Sharjah stunner

The 2007-08 Intercontinental Cup was one of Namibia’s most successful ICC tournaments. Despite being one of the two teams without ODI status in the eight-team competition, Namibia...

Bermuda’s maiden First-class match

The first time Bermuda took on an international team was when they played the touring Australians, led by Syd Gregory, at Hamilton in 1912-13. However, it was...

When the Dutch walloped South Africa

The English summer of 1994 was a significant one in the history of the game, as it saw the first tour by a South African team since...

Namibia’s super Sunday at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup

Unheralded Namibia produced one of the greatest shocks in youth cricketing history when they toppled defending champions South Africa by two wickets in a gripping Group A...

When Namibia held their own against England

Namibia played their first ODI in more than 16 years when they squared off against Oman in the final of the ICC World Cricket League...

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