Bharat Sundaresan


South Africa, Zimbabwe lend support to Shashank Manohar’s new ICC revamp plan
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

Shashank Manohar had come down strongly on the present scenario where all major positions of power in the ICC are occupied by representatives of one of the Big Three nations.

Simply put: Test for cricket’s pink-ball moment
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

At 9 am India time today, cricket will boldly go where few imagined it ever would. BHARAT SUNDARESAN explains how a Test under lights with a pink ball will change the 138-year-old game

Why India is going… A Bee Dee, A Bee Dee
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Story of AB de Villiers, the man that the whole of India — his young IPL team-mates, fans and even Rahul Dravid's sons — can't get enough of.

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Four days of rain, glass half full for Virat Kohli
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Indian captain Virat Kohli counts the positives after persistent rain washes out the second Test and lets South Africa off the hook.

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Yawn! Watching the turf dry for two days
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

India-South Africa second Test has seen play only on Day 1 after which three day's play has been washed off by rain.

India vs South Africa: Varun Aaron, top of off; Umesh Yadav, off top
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Varun Aaron mixes accuracy and speed to cement place while inconsistent Umesh Yadav goes the other way.

Day 2: Heavens rain on India’s parade in Bengaluru
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

It seemed inevitable from the moment you opened the curtain shades on Sunday morning that the second day's play was in peril.

c Ajinkya Rahane b R Ashwin: A bond that keeps flourishing
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

R Ashwin praised Ajinkya Rahane's effort at slips saying that he made the catches he took on Day 1 easy.

Ind vs SA, 2nd Test: Proteas look for turn around, find none
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja share four wickets each as South Africa dismissed for 214 on Day 1 of second Test; AB de Villiers plays lone hand.

Ishant Sharma 2.0: Sharper, stronger, smarter
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Almost dramatically, the 27-year-old Ishant Sharma has morphed into Indian cricket team's bowling spearhead.

India vs South Africa: Grass looks greener at Bangalore
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Overcast skies, pitch sans cracks greets spin-traumatised South Africa; even contest expected in second Test.

On India’s dust bowls, the two opposites in Simon Harmer, Imran Tahir get along fine
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

South African cricket has always had a template of bowlers hunting in pairs.

Bengaluru pitch perfect but South Africa under a cloud
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

With Vernon Philander ruled out and Dale Steyn unlikely, South Africa might not be able to make most of overcast conditions and helpful track.

Cricket All Stars: Big Apple takes a bite of cricket
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Cricket revolution was born in the USA with Shane Warne’s Warriors beating Sachin’s Blasters in the opening game of the Cricket All-Stars.

Ranji Trophy 2015: In shadow of Test, India stars aim to shine
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

All eyes will be on India players, likes of Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina when they turn up for their respective Ranji sides on Saturday.

Cricket off AIR as deadlock with BCCI continues
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Cricket’s been off the air on radio-sets around the country thanks to the standoff between All India Radio and BCCI.

A memorable day and an unforgettable ball for South Africa
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

India tour was amazing and I have special memories. It was very quick. We were in and out, says Jimmy Cook, South Africa's first-ever ODI opener upon their return from isolation.

Wickets fall across the Board in South Africa’s tour game
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Board President's XI were dismissed for 296 after fifties from KL Rahul and Naman Ojha; South Africa end Day 1 on 46/2.

Warmup no longer warm fans up like it did in 1998
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Preparatory games to high-profile Test series weren’t always low-key affairs.

South Africa’s score of 438 was a disaster waiting to happen for India
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Without a world-class medium pacer, a decent all-rounder at no.7 and a settled middle order, India were always going to be exposed.

India vs South Africa: Proteas push limited-overs’ limit
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Faf du Plessis plays through pain, AB de Villiers bats on a different plane, as South Africa post a record ODI total in India (438); India all out for 224.

India vs South Africa: It’s the round 12 of October slugfest
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

With the series locked at 2-2, the fifth and final ODI between India, South Africa at Wankhede promises to be an engrossing affair.

Virender Sehwag is the kind of coach the youngsters need today: Sports psychologist Rudi Webster
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Rudi Webster talks about the similarities between Vivian Richards and Virender Sehwag.

A part of me is gone with Virender Sehwag’s retirement: Gautam Gambhir
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Gautam Gambhir says how batting alongside Virender Sehwag was like acting with Amitabh Bachchan.

I had a reason for not following advice… I did it my way: Virender Sehwag
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Vrender Sehwag broke long-accorded customs with the same disdain with which he smashed in a career that spanned close to a decade-and-a-half.

After Shiv Sena threat, ICC withdraws Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar from India-South Africa series
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

The ICC made the decision following Monday's incident in Mumbai where a group of Sena activists stormed the BCCI offices.

Shiv Sena again: Party workers storm BCCI office, protest against Pak board chief
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan and head of the PCB's executive committee Najam Sethi arrived in Mumbai hoping to convince the BCCI to confirm the bilateral series in December.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Late drama as Mumbai win humdinger against Tamil Nadu
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Mumbai register a thrilling one-wicket win over Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy contest in Mumbai.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Dinesh Karthik sweeps away flaws, Mumbai
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

Once past three-figures, Dinesh Karthik decided to cut loose, going from 100 to 150 in a space of 49 deliveries.

Food brought me and Zaheer Khan closer, we went searching for Sushi, or Dimsums, says Ashish Nehra
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Zaheer Khan was always serious and like a man on a mission. But he is really a very chilled-out guy who anyone can get along with, says Ashish Nehra.

Ranji Trophy 2015, Group B: Amid collapse Dinesh Karthik holds fort, pulls Tamil Nadu to safety against Mumbai
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Dinesh Karthik (76*) leads Tamil Nadu fightback against Mumbai after Vishal Dabholkar strikes left visitors in trouble.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu, a clash of teams in transition phase
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Over the next four days, Tamil Nadu will take on a Mumbai, who too are similarly inclined with the youth policy.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Murali Vijay hits the ground hitting
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Impact of Murali Vijay’s calming solidity on the Test team was apparent, both in his absence and presence.

Makhaya Ntini, Mfuneko Ngam, Monde Zondeki, Lonwabo Tsotsobe … now Kagiso Rabada
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Till late 2014, only five black African players had played Test cricket for the Proteas. Of late things have changed.

Pepsi’s intention to withdraw from IPL is a big blow to BCCI: Top cricket administrators
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Pepsi’s potential withdrawal wouldn't just ensure that the IPL brand suffers but it would mean that Indian cricket itself takes a hit.

Sachin’s Blasters vs Warne’s Warriors: ‘Beginning of cricket in US’ with league of extraordinary men
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Sachin doesn’t expect the All Stars—which will see matches played at New York, Houston and Los Angeles—to be a historic event.