Bharat Sundaresan


India vs England, 4th Test: Old firm gets India off the blocks on Day 2
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara take India to 146 for 1 at stumps on Day Two after Jos Buttler’s 76 helps England post 400.

Bankable R Ashwin pulls things back after Keaton Jennings-Moeen Ali stand on Day 1
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

R Ashwin inevitably took over the proceedings once he finally saw the back of the debutant Keaton Jennings with his ingenuity.

India vs England: Virat Kohli unhappy with England taking breaks
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Virat Kohli was not pleased with England taking a break between the ongoing five-match Test series.

India vs England: India’s tilt at history suffers setback
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

India aim to match their longest undefeated streak and equal most consecutive series wins but suffer Ajinkya Rahane loss.

South Africa-born Australia fan Keaton Jennings is England’s Ray of hope
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Keaton Jennings, RCB coach Ray’s son, was drafted in after Haseeb Hameed was injured in the third Test.

India vs England, Mumbai Test: North Stand at Wankhede, where the chants never stop
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

In Wankhede, the Englishmen will be confronted by a far more intimidatory crowd than they had experienced at other venues.

Hyderabad cricket audit dirt: Freebies, theft, favours
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

The accounting firm was commissioned by the BCCI to conduct a review of the functioning of each state association till March 31, 2015.

Hyderabad Blues: Scrutiny of HCA accounts reveal web of corruption in association
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

A scrutiny of HCA accounts by Deloitte reveals several cases of corruption, freebies for members, power theft, tax evasion and forged cheques

Every cricketer deserves to know where he stands… so we decided to communicate: Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

MSK Prasad spoke about how his ‘lightweight’ committee deals with the challenge of dealing with senior and new-age stars while introducing new channels of communication across the board.

The Making of a ball: Controversial debate of shining the cricket ball
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Since the time Sarfraz Nawaz changed the physics of pace bowling, ball tampering and reverse swing have remained the ‘rough’ and ‘shiny’ sides of a long-standing controversial cricket debate.

India vs England: There is a DRS in DhaRmaSena — he just can’t escape it
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

In the DRS era, Kumar Dharmasena is suffering way too many slip-ups and being left high and dry in front of the cricket world’s unforgiving gaze.

How the mighty Australia have fallen
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Australia, a team that didn’t just defeat teams but demoralised them, is not in their pomp anymore and the unthinkable happened in Hobart.

Ranji Trophy: Kerala, Goa seamers justify more brain than brawn argument
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Three bowlers — two from Kerala and one from Goa — make an impression showcasing skill and nous in the Ranji Trophy contest at Brabourne Stadium.

Rishabh Pant: Season’s smash hit breaks another record in Ranji Trophy
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

In-form Rishabh Pant, 19, scored the fastest first-class century by an Indian - in just 48 balls and finished with 135 off 67 balls.

Cambridge first and concert pianist, 24-year-old Zafar Ansari also plays cricket for England
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Pakistani-origin all-rounder Zafar Ansari may play in England's first Test against India on Wednesday in Rajkot.

India vs England, 2016: Alastair Cook prefers the ‘underdog’ tag this time
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Alastair Cook is the last captain—and the only one in the last 12 years—to have beaten India in their backyard in a Test series.

Hardik Pandya: From white ball to whites
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

All-rounder Hardik Pandya picked for the first two Tests against Eng; Ishant Sharma back in squad.

In their leg-before appeals, bowlers now have an ‘extra stump’ to target
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

The BCCI has agreed to DRS for the England series beginning next week. As per the new rule on referrals, the ‘zone that belongs to the bowler’ has increased by 3.8 cm in width — same as that of a stump.

Amit Mishra: Eternal bridesmaid of Indian cricket
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who turned in a series-winning performance in Vizag, has played only 36 ODIs since his debut in 2003.

India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI: A Mish-adventure in the end
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Amit Mishra bewilders New Zealand batsmen with five wickets, as India inflict a 190-run win over the visitors to clinch ODI series 3-2.

India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI: Last match, but not the least
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

New Zealand eye a historic high; MS Dhoni will aim to sign off his final international game of 2016 with a win.

India vs New Zealand 5th ODI: Buzz before the storm, cyclone Kyant may dampen spirit
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Nervous Vizag looks skywards, prays that cyclone over Bay of Bengal stays away; curator defends dodgy pitch.

Ranji Trophy: Forgotten man Dwaraka Ravi Teja eager to fulfil his potential
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Dwaraka Ravi Teja's name was taken in the same breath as that of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja.

Ranji Trophy: Inspired by Yuvraj Singh, Aamir Aziz’s narrative takes flight in Mumbai
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Aamir Aziz took five wickets at the Brabourne Stadium against Andhra, the only place his idol Yuvraj Singh claimed a first class fifer.

India’s jumbo change in stance on DRS
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

First as head of ICC cricket committee & now as coach, Anil Kumble has played a big role in convincing sceptics who didn’t trust technology.

Even when I got out on 87 or 69, people said he missed out on a double-hundred: Cheteshwar Pujara
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

There are many misconceptions about Cheteshwar Pujara; that he doesn't score quickly, is obsessed about technique and too serious in general.

India vs New Zealand: Old guard let down New Zealand in Tests
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

The technical and temperamental shortcomings of seasoned Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill were ruthlessly exposed.

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli’s team establishes a win-win-win situation in Indore
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

India sweep Test Series 3-0, receive Test Championship mace as R Ashwin takes 7 for 59 (13/140) with home season beginning on right note.

India vs New Zealand: R Ashwin the nightmare recurs for Kiwis
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

New Zealand batsmen yet again fail to decipher R Ashwin's craft and subtle modes of deception, stumble to 299 and furnish the hosts a 258-run lead.

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Ravindra Jadeja pays the penalty
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Ravindra Jadeja was fined 50 per cent of his match fee and also received three demerit points for infringing the protected area on the pitch.

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Four and five make a perfect pair for India
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane register their highest Test scores and combine 365 runs to propel India to a huge first-innings total.

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: One giant leap for Indore, another for captain Virat Kohli
Sun, Oct 09, 2016

After a barren spell of hundreds at home, spanning three years, Virat Kohli completes 13th Test century as hosts dominate Day 1.

Indore Cricket: Nuggets about India’s new Test centre
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

As Indore joins the list of Test centres, here are some nuggets from the city where lunch and tea breaks jostle with gluttony for cricket.

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Indore ready for the final coat
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

With versatile Mohammed Shami around, Virat Kohli has the cushion of having pace as his second-line of attack.

India vs New Zealand: At 34, Gautam Gambhir, on cusp of a new beginning
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

After getting a fortuitous recall, opener Gautam Gambhir all set to make the Test XI for the first time since 2014 England tour.

Overcoming handicap, Sharad Naik continues to guard central square in Indore
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Sharad Naik was a wily left-arm spinner who was very successful at befuddling batsmen in Indore’s club cricket during the 1980s.