Daksh Panwar

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Learnings from Green Park stadium: Death of Test cricket is grossly exaggerated
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

‘Test cricket is dying’ is a common refrain, but one needed to be at Kanpur on the fourth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand to see the truth.

India vs New Zealand: Before doomsday comes judgement day
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Like many of their overseas counterparts, Kiwi batsmen failed to cope with the guiles of R Ashwin and the tantrums of a fourth-day subcontinent wicket.

India vs New Zealand: On third day, India spinners take tourists hostage
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Day 3 belonged to the spinners as India ended in a commanding position with a 215-run lead over New Zealand.

India vs New Zealand: Ravindra Jadeja high-five leaves New Zealand low
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin left the Kiwis batsmen in a daze before Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara extend India's lead to 215 runs.

New Zealand take their sweet time, leave India sour and Sanjay Bangar bitter after Day 2
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Kane Williamson and Tom Latham tried to break Ravindra Jadeja's quick bowling momentum by taking their sweet time before going back to the crease.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Black Caps and the rub of the Green Park
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Surviving a couple of anxious moments, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham weathered the storm with sensible and assured batting until rain stopped play.

India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma’s dismissal replay playing on loop once again
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Rohit Sharma has time and again fallen to the same shot and has suggested that he doesn't seem to have the temperament for Test cricket.

India vs New Zealand: India rocked on milestone day
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Relentless New Zealand bowlers reduce hosts to 291 for nine at stumps on Day One of India’s 500th Test match.

Virat Kohli’s body of work: Behind excellence, hard miles in the gym
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Listening to Virat Kohli talk about fitness is to listen to a monk on a metaphysical quest. Of finding the balance. The perfect harmony.

India vs New Zealand: India dreams of podium, pedestal
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Before milestone Test, Virat Kohli says ‘we certainly have what it takes to be the best team in the world’.

Cricket in the time of chikungunya: Ishant Sharma ruled out of series opener
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Magnitude of the epidemic hit home on Tuesday when India pacer Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the Test series because of chikungunya.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Same old opening track plays at Green Park
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

With home season about to kick-off, everyone in Kanpur predicts how much the ball will turn during the first Test against New Zealand.

India vs New Zealand: Mild-mannered Kiwis in it for a fight
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Visitors may not seem to have the toughness of South Africa or the aura of Australia but they have the ability to punch above their weight.

Open and shut: Luke Ronchi weighs in with century after Martin Guptill’s zero
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Luke Ronchi made his case for selection in the first Test with a cracking century as New Zealand vs Mumbai warm-up match ended in a draw.

Mumbai pile runs but Rohit Sharma’s long-form script doesn’t change, throws away start
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Rohit Sharma, who scored 18 runs, threw away the start as other Mumbai batsmen piled on runs against New Zealand.

Mumbai vs New Zealand, warm-up: Sweat equity, the only gain
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

The way New Zealand played betrayed a hint they might adopt a counterattacking strategy against the Indian spinners.

India vs New Zealand: A practice match, for Mumbai, to begin things
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Ranji champions Mumbai get first feel of ‘neutral’ game, NZ prepare for Kanpur turner with a game at greenish Kotla.

India vs New Zealand: With mountain ahead, Kiwis need their own Hillary
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Test series in India — ‘toughest place to tour’ — will be a challenge for Kane Williamson, the captain and batsman.

India vs New Zealand: When in India do as Indians do
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

New Zealand back their ‘inexperienced but gifted’ spin trio to match local spin heroes R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra.

Explained: Pink is new red
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Pink comes closest to red when it comes to sighting during the day, while also being spotted easily under lights.

SG test: Story of 85-year-old firm and complexity of painting a cricket ball pink
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Sanspareils Greenlands has already got down to business of making the pink ball after BCCI announced the D/N Test.

T20 cricket’s giant leap
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Carlos Braithwaite’s Eden Gardens explosion and the frame of 11 sculpted sets of bare six packs might have changed the T20 game forever.

Portrait of Virat Kohli – The escape artist
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

To say Virat Kohli was in the zone on Sunday against Australia is like giving a short and scarce synopsis to his epic knock.

Virat Kohli takes India past Australia, into World T20 semis
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Daunted with a steep chase, Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 51-ball 82 takes India past Australia and into the semi-finals.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli Ki Jai
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

In its scale and magnitude, Virat Kohli's unbeaten 82 ranks close to Sachin Tendulkar’s ‘Desert Storm’ against Australia in 1998.

India vs Australia: Parallel sides, now head on with the end
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

The script of both Australia and India has been similar in the tournament, but it will take a divergent turn today as only the winner progresses to the last four.

Australia vs Pakistan: Pakistan journey ends, Shahid Afridi nears the finish line
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

Steve Smith and Shane Watson took Australia to a strong 193 runs before James Faulkner did the job with the ball to take Australia to victory.

Pakistan vs Australia: Strugglers slugfest on the cards
Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Amid talks of rifts, Pakistan keen to make final game count against Australia, who have own set of woes.

There is a bad mood rising in the Pakistan camp
Thu, Mar 24, 2016

After loss to New Zealand, Pakistan coach Waqar Younis calls a spade a spade during post mortem.

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Three threes are four for flying Kiwis
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Another comprehensive show, corner-stoned by Martin Guptill’s breezy knock up front, takes New Zealand to the semifinals.

ICC World Twenty20 2016: Script goes awry for Pakistan’s evergreen hero Shahid Afridi
Tue, Mar 22, 2016

Time running out for mercurial Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi as Pakistan play New Zealand in a crucial game.

ICC World Twenty20: New Zealand take the odd way out to even things up
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Innovation and adaptability are the twin hallmarks of New Zealand cricket, especially in the recent past.

ICC World T20: The ‘Other MS’ – Mohammad Shahzad
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Unlike the super-fit modern-day cricketer, Mohammad Shahzad, Afghanistan's batting mainstay is rotund, flaunting his one-pack after every ton.

India vs Pakistan, World T20: More than just a game
Mon, Mar 07, 2016

In Dharamsala, India vs Pakistan — ahead of the World T20— is about Congress versus BJP and ex-servicemen vs businessmen.

World T20: Gearing up for the short format, Associates hope for a long rope from ICC
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Making appearances only from World Cup to World Cup, the minnows wish to be given more playing chances to gain experience.

U19 World Cup: Unburdened by history, a promising West Indies set rises
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

West Indies colts are not thrust upon the crushing baggage of living up to a proud legacy and that could prove beneficial for cricket in the country.