Bharat Sundaresan


IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Ben Stokes rises for Pune in stroke of genius
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Ben Stokes conceded just 7 runs in penultimate over to tip scales in Pune’s favour and end MI’s six-match streak

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad realise they can’t take the finisher out of MS Dhoni
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Was this the return of Dhoni though? The cynic will still point out that only once in his unbeaten half-century did we see a vintage Dhoni strike—the six off Kumar.

IPL 2017: Among 360-degree players, Chris Gayle’s simple art stands out
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

There are many hitters with innovative cute shots — those switch-hits, dil-scoops, reverse-sweeps and all that jazz. Not Chris Gayle.

IPL 2017: Nitish Rana not a one-hit wonder
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Find-of-the-season Nitish Rana scores another half-century as Mumbai Indians go top of table; Rohit Sharma back among runs.

Broadcasters issue apology to Marlon Samuels on air
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

According to the legal statesmen, the apology to Samuels was due to be broadcast on air at a time to be agreed.

IPL 2017, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Mumbai Indians’ escape artists
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Mumbai Indians dig themselves out of hole; beat RCB after being reduced to 33/5 by hat-trick man Samuel Badree.

IPL 2017: Leg-spinners are the flavour of the season, but leg-break isn’t
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Rashid Khan, Yuzvender Chahal and Imran Tahir, though unconventional leg-sppiners, have lighten up the IPL 2017.

IPL 2017: The return of Harbhajan Singh
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Bhajji foxes the Australian pit-bull while Mumbai find new batting heroes to beat history.

IPL 2017: A star is reborn
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Sanju Samson scored his maiden T20 hundred and IPL 10’s first as Delhi thrash Pune by 97 runs.

IPL 2017, MI v KKR: Ranaway with the match
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Unheralded Nitish Rana’s half-century gives Mumbai an unlikely win over Kolkata at Wankhede.

Geoff Lawson to apologise Marlon Samuels on air, pay damages
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

It's learnt that the Jamaican will be donating some of the proceeds of the damages to the Marlon Samuels Society for the Blind in Jamaica

Maturity came after marriage, says Umesh Yadav
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Umesh Yadav has transformed from erratic tearaway to dependable spearhead and he traces back his run-up to success.

Why counties are set to back ECB’s push for T20 league
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

ECB has decided to jump aboard the money train with plans to start their own T20 tournament with hopes of competing with Big Bash and IPL.

India-Australia series in four frames
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

It might not have been as insanely high quality as the 2001 series but the just-concluded affair threw up lots of drama, controversy and spine-tingling stuff.

India vs Australia: Before Indian challenge, desert dorm for Australia
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Australia arrived in India via Dubai and the men from Down Under dug deeper in the desert to conquer their spin demons.

India vs Australia: How broadcasters’ oversight added fuel to India-Australia fire
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Past couple of days, Virat Kohli’s shoulder that kept him off the field is one thing the nation has been obsessing about.

India vs Australia: Stress, fracture for Australia as Mitchell Starc ruled out of series
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

After Bangalore loss and DRS fiasco, Australia suffer another setback as injured Mitchell Starc ruled out of series.

PSL 2017 Final: Pakistan breaking barriers, winning hearts
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Pakistan make a statement to rest of cricket world by hosting the high-profile Pakistan Super League final in Lahore.

Pakistan ready to relive the ‘junoon’ with PSL Final in Lahore
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Country’s and the cricketing world’s focus will be on the PSL final on Sunday between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators.

India vs Australia 2017: Late recognition for Sridharan Sriram
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Sridharan Sriram has been working with the Australian team on and off since an ‘A’ tour to India in 2015.

India vs Australia 2017: Who turned the tap off on Pune pitch?
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: MCA claims that a week before the Test, it came under pressure from the Indian team management to dish out a dry and bald wicket

India vs Australia 2017: India fail to cross Barrier O’Keefe
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Left-arm spinner takes 6-for-35 (12/70) to skittle hosts out for 107 as Australia beat India by 333 runs to end Virat Kohli’s 19-match streak

India vs Australia 2017: Captain Steve Smith’s patented art of playing spin
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Steve Smith’s skills against spin were developed in his backyard in Sydney.

India vs Australia 2017: Steve O’Keefe can finally have a beer or two, without a strain of guilt
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Playing in only his fourth Test, Steve O'Keefe ran through the Indians in a mere 25 balls, finishing with 6/35.

India vs Australia 2017: Their glowing halo blurs
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Playing his first -ever Test in India, Steve O'Keefe masterminds India’s worst-ever collapse, from 94/3 to 105 all out.

India vs Australia 2017: When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Matt Renshaw’s toilet break did have an impact on the Test as it meant Australia had two new batsmen at the crease.

India vs Australia 2017: Best-laid plans of mice and men…
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Australia get a reality check on the first day as they find no amount of simulation can prepare them for Indian bowlers on a vicious turner.

India vs Australia 2017: On a raging turner, Umesh Yadav with old ball makes biggest impact
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Umesh Yadav has played 10 out of India's 11 Test matches so far in this home season.

India vs Australia 2017: Australia stare at ‘dry clean’
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Steve Smith predicts track at Pune will 'turn from ball one'; may field three spinners at Hazlewood's expense.

India vs Australia 2017: Pitches no matter, Team India have made them incidental
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: India have shown repeatedly over the last five months that pitches have become increasingly incidental.

IPL 2017 Player Auction: Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi ensure Afghanistan emerges on Indian Premier League map
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan are now IPL cricketers, having been picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad during the player auction.

India ‘A’ vs Australia warm-up game: ‘A’ taste of things to come
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Shreyas Iyer hits 202* and Gowtham chips in with 74 as Australia spinners get punishment ahead of Tests.

India A vs Australia 2017: Nathan Lyon, Stephen O’Keefe give Shreyas Iyer batting practice on Day 2
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Young Mumbaikar Shreyas Iyer reels off unbeaten 85 from 93 balls to punish Australian spinners on the second day of the tour game

India A vs Australia: Australia hit the ground running on opening day
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh score centuries but conditions and attack a far cry from what they will face in Test series

India vs Australia 2017: Australia ‘hope’ to compete against the formidable Indian side
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Steve Smith & Co arrive in India for four Tests, minus the swagger of the previous teams from Down Under

Growing up, I wanted the respect of my peers, says Rahul Dravid
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Rahul Dravid reflects upon why despite being a showstealer on the field he’s never quite managed to be the life of a party off it.