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Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw is here to stay

The talent who is all set to stage rule the roost....... With dreamy eyes and great plans for the future but with limited determination to succeed at the highest level, everyday youngsters arrive and exit in Indian cricket. Some have...
Virat Kohli

Video: India bounce back in style

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzTsPMnkSfY Down and dusted at Lord's, but at Trent Bridge, team India came back in a commendable fashion to outclass the hosts. It was a clinical display by Virat Kohli and his men, who a few weeks ago were...
Virat Kohli

The 5 talking points for India after the third Test

After being severely criticized for going down in the first two Tests, the Indian unit showed nerve to bounce back and gain a massive 203-run win over England in the 5-match series. Playing with renewed zeal and energy, the...
India bowler Hardik Pandya celebrates with Ishant Sharma

Bullish and badass, an Indian team like no other  

 "Johannesburg and Trent Bridge are witnesses to India’s growth as a touring side" “We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers,...
Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and five-fors

The golden age of Indian pace bowling? Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and five-fors

"Now they do have a real battery of pacers. And if the leadership keeps repeating that this is a team out to do be the best travelling side, they do have sufficient ammunition in their arsenal to potentially back...
India batsman Hardik Pandya hits out watched by Jos Buttler

Trent Bridge exemplifies seamless ascent of ODI specialists to Test cricket

"All in all, the Trent Bridge Test has showcased precisely why it is wrong to dismiss a cricketer for one format just because he does not seem to possess the ‘technique’ Time and again has Hardik Pandya developed with the...
Jasprit Bumrah of India holds up the ball after taking a five wicket haul

Jasprit Bumrah enroute to becoming India’s premier bowler in all formats

"The nagging doubts over Bumrah’s inclusion in place of Umesh Yadav who had not done much wrong in the first game were all silently laid to rest" The joke going around England at the moment is to pick up any...
Jos Buttler of England hits out

Red ball cricket will see more of Jos Buttler’s ‘live by the sword, die...

"As he raised his bat and soaked in the applause post his maiden Test hundred there was a sense of belonging" Life - Buttler on 1 Jasprit Bumrah tests Jos Buttler's defensive skills with a good length ball from wide of...
India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after clean bowling England's Jonny Bairstow

Trent Bridge Test: A scintillating saga of comebacks

"And they also awake the slumbering optimist in the most pragmatic of chroniclers" It has been a contest brimful of comebacks. Barring the unlikely possibility of a deluge leaving Trent Bridge knee deep underwater, India will wrap up this Test with...
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli : The greatness and the associated danger

The Greatness Six runs separate him from 6000 Test runs. The average stands at 54.49. Just before his dismissal today, it almost touched 55. The last 10 Tests have seen Virat Kohli score 1378 runs at 81.05 with 6 hundreds. The figures...
Hardik Pandya of India celebrates dismissing Jonathan Bairstow of England

Pandya wades through the criticism to make a mark

"By rising emphatically to the occasion, the Baroda player reemphasized his importance and it would only be fair if henceforth, we view him not as a shadow of Kapil but as a player who is working his hardest to...
Hardik Pandya of India celebrates taking five wickets

Hardik Pandya and the tale of typecasting

"We can start by recognising the value he adds to the side" Here is an extract from Nathan Leamon’s extraordinary novel The Test. “High, high in the Chinese hills, there was once a monastery where a distinguished Taoist guru lived ......
England bowler Stuart Broad is congratulated by James Anderson and Joe Root

England bowlers show grit on a challenging Trent Bridge surface

The English bowlers looked impressive on Day 2.....  Let's give England bowlers their due credit for bowling out India for 329 on the best batting wicket of this series so far. Due to the surface and a disciplined effort by...
Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant announces his Arrival with a Maximum

Pant makes an impact on his debut.... On Day 1 of the Nottingham Test when short, stocky left-handed wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant walked out to bat replacing his skipper Virat Kohli at 279 for 5, every streaming app and television set...
Ajinkya Rahane

The revival of Rahane at Trent Bridge

Rahane's bat responded, at last!  Bring up the name of Ajinkya Rahane and visuals of a technically sound player, revelling in intense swinging conditions overseas will come to mind. Gritting it out against genuine pace and standing aloof as the...
India batsman Virat Kohli reaches his half century

India find their feet as the clouds stay away

"With runs and a firm platform behind them, the job was arguably easier. But it still needed to be done. The clouds stayed away and England bowlers struggled to maintain their channels with the batsmen appearing more positive" Focus, discipline...
India batsman Virat Kohli pulls a ball to the boundary

Thoughtful strategy pays some dividends for India

"However, at the end of the day, reaching 300 should be seen as a major improvement on the dismal shows of the recent past. And it was a thoughtful readjustment that made it happen. The Indians should be reasonably...
India captain Virat Kohli during a nets session

Video: Can India bounce back?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHW_Og1xq24 England are on a high at the moment. They have prevailed in the battle of nerves at Edgbaston and then at Lord's, they went on to crush Virat Kohli and his men in a brutal fashion. All is not...
Bhuvaneswar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Gambled away for a poor cause

"Now that the side is trailing 0-2 in the Test series, with their biggest seam bowling option out of action, one keeps wondering if that was indeed a gamble that was worth taking" How important is a bilateral ODI series? How...
England bowler James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Murali Vijay

The slope at Lord’s is tough to master for the batsmen

"Despite numerous attempts to get rid of the slope over the years, the Marylebone Cricket Club has remained stern in their verdict of the slope being present and so the slope has stayed; intimidating batsmen and helping the bowlers...

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