Bharat Sundaresan


ICC Under 19 World Cup 2018: Shubman Gill’s journey from farms to cricket field
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

When Shubman Gill was four, his father deployed farmhands to bowl at him; when he grew up the family moved from Jalalabad to Mohali and enrolled him at an academy.

ICC U-19 World Cup: India’s opponents Papua New Guinea a speck on the cricketing map
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

800 languages, 80 per cent of players from one village, no play on Sunday, one of the highest crime rates, Ponting’s uncle as cricket CEO - Papua New Guinea, India’s Under-19 World Cup opponents on Tuesday, are a team like no other.

U19 World Cup 2018: India Colts come to baptism with fire
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

For first time ever, India begin their U-19 World Cup campaign with hype around fast bowlers.

ICC Under-19 World Cup: A Stepping stone with slippery slope
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The Indian Express speaks to some from the Indian 2016 U-19 World Cup squad who talk about the tournament being a springboard despite not being quite a make-or-break chapter of their careers.

Team India depart for South Africa tour, on a rainbow of hope
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Virat Kohli-led team India leave for South Africa for the three-Test series believing they have the tools and motivation to make history.

Jaydev Unadkat: Once again back in the reckoning
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Jaydev Unadkat finished the T20 series against Sri Lanka with remarkable numbers - 4 wickets in 11 overs and an extraordinary T20 economy rate of 4.88.

Prithvi Shaw goes from child prodigy to India U-19 captain
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

In a couple of days, Prithvi Shaw leaves for New Zealand as India’s U-19 World Cup captain. Meet the one-time child prodigy turned prolific first-class batsman who looks to showcase his talent on the world stage

Selectors pick MS Dhoni for 2019 World Cup; Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin left out of South Africa tour
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Selection Committee chief MSK Prasad ends uncertainty over former skipper MS Dhoni's future, insists daylight between him and competition.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Grandson of INA veteran, Navdeep Saini puts Delhi in final
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Navdeep Saini, grandson of an INA veteran, leads way with four wickets as Delhi crush Bengal to get first shot at Ranji title in 10 years.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Veteran Gautam Gambhir tops frazzled Mohammed Shami
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

The Shami-Gambhir contest was always expected to be the headline act of Delhi’s innings.

Ranji Trophy 2017: University star Kunal Chandela graduates with first-class
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Though he had played some cricket at school earlier, Kunal Chandela had yet to make a serious mark in Delhi’s competitive junior cricket scene.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Manan Sharma tightens screws as Bengal trip over their own feet
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Bengal ended the first day's play of the Ranji Trophy 2017 semi-final at 269/7 with Manan Sharma picking up two wickets.

Ranji Trophy 2017: How Delhi got their act together for first semi-final foray since 2009
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Acrimony and discord two themes of Delhi cricket have seemed like things from a distant past over the last two-and-a-half months as they prepare for their first semifinal appearance in eight years, against Bengal.

Break-up of Rohit Sharma’s three double centuries: The second half is the better half
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Rohit Sharma epitomises the adage of floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Seminal show takes Vidarbha into a historic semi-final
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Vidarbha defeated Kerala by 412 runs in the Ranji Trophy 2017 quarter-final to register a semi-final berth.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Vidarbha opener Faiz Fazal follows a rigid diet, discovers appetite for runs
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Faiz Fazal’s 119 helped him leapfrog from No.4 in the run-getters’ tally to second spot behind Mayank Agarwal

Ranji Trophy 2017: Rajneesh Gurbani engineers Vidarbha revival against Kerala
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Rajneesh Gurbani snared the second five-wicket haul of his first-class career, his best performance yet, to derail Kerala.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Sachin Baby’s strange tactics hurt Kerala
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Sachin Baby's strange tactics led to Akshay Wakhare and Lalit Yadav adding 53 for the 10th wicket to drag Vidarbha’s floundering total to 246.

Ranji Trophy 2017 quarterfinals: On rain-truncated day, Wasim Jaffer’s wicket a talking point
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

In spite of being heavily truncated by rain, Day 1 of the Ranji 2017 quarterfinal match between Vidarbha and Kerala was not devoid of drama on field.

Why the BCCI was rapped on the knuckles?
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

The Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country’s fair trade watchdog, imposed a fine of Rs 52.24 crore on the BCCI on Wednesday

Wasim Jaffer’s triple role at Vidarbha: Senior pro, batting mentor and life coach
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

A number of Vidarbha batsman have benefited greatly from spending time with Wasim Jaffer.

Six weeks, three double hundreds: Meet Punjab’s run-machine Anmolpreet Singh
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The last one month has seen nothing short of an extraordinary glut of runs for Punjab's 19-year-old batsman Anmolpreet Singh.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Jay Bista buries years of pain at Wankhede Stadium
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Mumbai batsman Jay Bista scores crucial ton at a stadium where his family has endured painful memories.

Ranji Trophy 2017: At 24, Hanuma Vihari shows maturity beyond his years
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Hanuma Vihari kicked-off his Ranji Trophy with scores of 150 and 302 not out against Baroda and Odisha respectively.

On Ashes 2017 sidelines, the Trashes
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Australia and England have taken the trash talks to a vitriolic level this time around, and it’s no longer just about the players.

Vinod Kambli can go out of sight but never out of mind
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Last week, when the who's who of Mumbai cricket congregated to celebrate their team's 500th Ranji match, one man stood out. Indian cricket’s intriguing enigma — Vinod Kambli

Ranji Trophy 2017: Prithvi Shaw takes giant strides
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

On a seaming track in Ongole, 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw scored his fifth century in seven First-Class games

Remember Zimbabwe’s Henry Olonga? Man who opposed president Robert Mugabe
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Henry Olonga, the first black cricketer to represent his country, was the face of the first public protest against Robert Mugabe in 2003, when he and Andy Flower sported black armbands.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Siddhesh Lad’s five-hour knock rescues Mumbai against Baroda
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Siddhesh Lad’s trademark impenetrable knock helps Mumbai eke out a draw against Baroda in their landmark 500th Ranji Trophy match.

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Mumbai clutching at the straws against Baroda
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Swapnil Singh broke an eleven-year jinx as he scored his maiden first class ton, to help Baroda take a massive first innings lead of 404 runs against Mumbai.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Baroda raise the bar against Mumbai
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Powered by Aditya Waghmode’s resolute century, Baroda stretched their lead to 205 runs on the second day.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Baroda’s high five spoils Mumbai’s 500 party
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

On Wankhede's big day, Baroda pacers Meriwala and Sheth bundle out domestic heavyweights for a paltry score and take control of Ranji tie

Goan football’s slow death due to lure of dollars and intrusion of Premier League
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Goa football died a slow death because of the lure of dollars, development drive, intrusion of European football and ISL.

Ranji Trophy: After run drought comes the deluge for Karnataka’s Mayank Agarwal
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Mayank Agarwal shrugs off poor form with a triple hundred against Maharashtra. The triple hundred helped Karnataka declare their first innings at 628/5.

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: The hundreds keep coming for Prithvi Shaw
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

17-year-old Prithvi Shaw underlines his potential with yet another century, his fourth in five first-class games

India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: India level series as New Zealand plans fail
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

New Zealand’s plan against spin failed dramatically as India bounced back in Pune after the Mumbai debacle to level the series at 1-1.