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Shikhar Dhawan of India and Dinesh Karthik of India celebrates win

The hit-and-miss international journey of Dinesh Karthik

His restlessness borders on a childish vigour. His free-spirited nature gives way to a calm persona, one who barely allows the pressures of the cricket field to attack his zeal for the game. Having lived his professional life under...
Yuzvendra Chahal of India and Hardik Pandya of India celebrates the wicket

Yuzvendra Chahal is gradually developing into India’s spin leader

Wrist spinners are talk of the town in Indian cricket fraternity at the moment. The selector’s faith has reaped fruitful results with Yuzvendra Chahal slowly developing into a deadly weapon alongside Kuldeep Yadav in shorter formats. Chahal has been...
Washington Sundar

India’s major task – Nurturing of 18-year-old Washington Sundar

"Whatever the team needs, I should be able to do that. That’s what is needed from a youngster like me," 18-year-old Washington Sundar has said this multiple times in the past few months. He is ready to take up...
Rohit Sharma double hundred

Rohit 2.0 : Ridiculously talented with consistency

For long, one would hardly have been chastised for associating Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma as the face of memes and trolls spread all over the internet. Defined by the Oxford Dictionary as an image or a piece of text...
Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer: Another product of Mumbai school of batsmanship

Khadoos — a term, we typically use to define a Mumbai batsman. The word refers to someone with a lot of guts and who knows how to make the best use of an opportunity. Well, while coming through the...
MS Dhoni

Dhoni provides an unparalleled joy at Dharamsala

Surrounded amidst heavy paperwork and crazy deadlines, man remains engulfed in this lonesome world of adulthood. He goes about his monotonous work with utmost dedication but somewhere, something remains amiss. The perks of his high profile job are immense...
Shreyas Iyer cleaned bold

India’s vulnerability against swing bowling doesn’t augur well

Before Sunday, it may have sounded hypothetical if one said India were precariously placed at 29 for 7 in an One-Day International (ODI) game against Sri Lanka at home. But it turned out to be an astonishing reality at...
Suranga Lakmal

Suranga Lakmal and ten mesmeric overs

Suranga Lakmal is a war hero. He doesn't have a sword, or a helmet, or the metal chest wear that protects him from blows. But his curly hair, streaked with brown has a Lasith Malinga look about it although...
Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara’s greatest innings

Except for his dismissal, bowled between bat and pad, Cheteshwar Pujara’s 52 in the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, was an innings of near perfection. It wasn’t the most fluent innings. It wasn’t the most...
Rahane catching at slips

India’s uncertain slip cordon could be fatal in South Africa

‘Catches win matches’. It’s a conventional cliche, but it does stand true. When Brendon McCullum was dropped in the slip cordon back in 2014 at Wellington, the New Zealander ensured he made India pay for this. McCullum went on...
Rohit Sharma

The improving stature of Rohit Sharma as a Test batsman

Just 23 Test matches in a decade-long international career — Rohit Sharma has to be one of the most underrated Test cricketers going around. Despite being an integral part of the limited-overs set-up, his talent has never been utilised...
Roshen-Silva

Roshen Silva’s Test debut: The long wait pays off

In the current era of cricket, getting selected for the national side has become a tad easy because there are three formats in the sport. In the early days, there was just Test cricket and batting in the longer...
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Assured Dhananjaya de Silva announces his comeback in style

There are few players as unlucky as Dhananjaya de Silva in Sri Lankan cricket at the moment. The flamboyant all-rounder was a vital player in Lanka's Test series whitewash at home against Australia last year. He topped the run...
Dinesh

Chandimal conjures up sprightly ton but where is the leader in him?

Dinesh Chandimal is a lonely backpacker. From crediting witch craft for Sri Lanka's series win in UAE to waging a lonely battle at the crease, Chandimal has been weird in non-Sri Lankan terms. Much of the ruckus during the...
Angelo

Angelo Mathews steps up when needed the most

Angelo Mathews became the only ninth Sri Lanka cricketer to have scored a Test hundred on Indian soil with his fighting innings in Delhi under the pump. It wouldn’t have been a better occasion for Sri Lanka’s most experienced...
Angelo-Mathew

Sri Lanka need to pull their socks up

It’s true that every team does go through a rough patch or a rebuilding phase as one may say. But, the rate at which they regenerate and rebuild is what matters. And one wouldn’t be wrong in saying that...
Sri Lanka

Let’s not criticise Sri Lanka for expressing their discomfort

First things first. With the Air Quality Index (AQI) worsening in the winter, Delhi at present, officially is world’s one of the most polluted cities. The situation is so bad that doctors last month declared a public health emergency...
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Ishant Sharma’s new found rhythm, good news for India

India registered an emphatic win against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Nagpur, winning the contest by an innings and 239 runs. India outplayed Sri Lanka in all the three departments to emerge victorious. Indian bowlers were once...
Ajinkya Rahane

Of Test delusions and over-zealous attempts by Ajinkya Rahane

As a triple ton was launched, an injured player seated far away from the by-lanes of the Chepauk looked on in melancholic delight. Of course, he was glad that his countryman had reaped the benefits of his hard work...
Sri Lanka

After promising signs at Eden, Sri Lanka get floored in Nagpur

In alien conditions in Kolkata, Sri Lanka did show promising signs with the bat as well as with the ball in the first innings. To be precise, they bowled India out for 172 and gained a healthy lead in...

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