Sandeep Dwivedi


Aus vs NZ, pink-ball Test: Dreaming with floodlights on
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

An imaginary Day 1 match report of the historic Australia vs New Zealand game in Adelaide — Test under lights featuring the controversial pink balls.

India spin yarn, South Africa fall for it
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

South Africa collapse in a heap on third-day Mohali track that didn’t really turn to lose first Test by 108 runs.

Ind vs SA, 1st Test: Ashened Proteas fall apart
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

R Ashwin takes five-for as South Africa are dismissed for 184; India lead by 142 runs with 8 wickets in hand.

Spin purchase: Wickets at dime a dozen in Mohali
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

On a track that has begun to crumble alarmingly, India’s tweakers take two wickets after their their batsmen are all out for 201; South Africa part-timer Dean Elgar takes four.

South Africa begin discovery of India
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

South Africa's sternest test begins at PCA Stadium in Mohali as Virat Kohli and Co look to make most of backyard advantage.

Ahead of first India-South Africa Test, spin remains the most repeated word
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

The most repeated word, both in questions and answers, happens to be ‘spin’.

Ravindra Jadeja’s dip, flight and return
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

After losing his place in the side and taking a brief break from cricket, Ravindra Jadeja has roared his way back into the Indian team.

When Virat Kohli touched curator’s feet
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

This genuine warmth between the Indian team management and the pitch in-charge at the start of the Test series against South Africa is refreshing.

R Ashwin: No.1 threat to No.1 team
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Tackling R Ashwin, who has had a productive 2015, will be South African batsmen’s toughest challenge in the Test series.

If you pick the ball early, feet don’t matter much, says Virender Sehwag
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Virender Sehwag, in a chat with Sandeep Dwivedi before the World Cup earlier this year, spoke about various aspects of his batting.

Zaheer Khan gave little to play with, for both batsmen & writers
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

An enigma all through his career, Zaheer Khan retires as Indian cricket's most 'Un-understood Cricketer'.

Bullet to cricket, an Indian dad finds redemption in Ireland
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Vishal Chopra’s mother killed by Irish Republican Army sniper’s shot, his son set to represent Ireland at under-19 World Cup.

The importance of being ‘dada’ Sourav Ganguly
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Ganguly is appointed the president of the CAB, ending the suspense on who will take over the state cricket body post Dalmiya.

Jagmohan Dalmiya, veteran cricket boss, dies at 75
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

An opener during his days as a club cricketer, Jagmohan Dalmiya, the administrator, carried his bat through.

Lessons from Roger Federer
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri should learn true aggression from Roger Federer

Cheteshwar Pujara: From waterboy to firefighter
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Cheteswhar Pujara says he was long preparing for the opportunity that he got - for he knew it might be his last.

Why are the anti-corruption units of ICC and BCCI so dormant and reactive: Justice Mukul Mudgal
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Justice Mudgal expresses his satisfaction over the verdict, and stresses the need of structural reforms in the BCCI.

Crony cricket: The rise and fall of ex-IPL czar Lalit Modi
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The story of Lalit Modi is also the story of how cricket couldn’t handle money and fame.

Improving India’s performance overseas is our top priority: BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur
Mon, May 18, 2015

Speaking to Sandeep Dwivedi, Anurag Thakur chalks out the challenges and his plans for the future.

Let ICC take stand against Ten Sports: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan
Wed, May 13, 2015

The BCCI has apprehensions with the broadcasting rights being handed over to Subhash Chandra-owned Ten sports.

To learn climbing, do you need to bring the mountain home?
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Why India’s reported ‘Olympics 2024 bid’ is devoid of sense or logic.

Players watch videos to find mistakes, I watch to enjoy my boundaries, says Virender Sehwag
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Well before the ball has even pitched, Sehwag says he knows exactly which hoarding his eventual hit is going to be.

Not a fan of flair, like to see good skill: Ric Charlesworth
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Charlesworth, a miracle hockey coach, makes some casual observations about the cricket World Cup and why he is not a big fan of flair in cricket.

New Zealand’s World Cup is lost in first over
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The Kiwis had a nightmarish start to the final as they lost their star batsman and captain in the 1st over.

Australia beat New Zealand, lift World Cup title for fifth time
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Australia beat New Zealand by 7 seven wickets to win their fifth World Cup title.

World Cup 2015 final: Clarion call of popular DJ sees Kiwis flock to Melbourne
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

They came in droves — 5000 of them — from all corners of the world, answering Tony Veitch's Facebook call.

World Cup 2015, Australia Diary: Laundry? No, all sent to cleaners
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Between Adelaide and Sydney, India didn’t take a wrong turn till MS Dhoni lost the toss and the plot at the SCG.

India vs Australia, semi-final: MS Dhoni tried…
Tue, May 12, 2015

Australia win by 95 runs, will take on New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on Sunday.

India vs Australia: When the supporting cast helped stars steal show
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Ramesh Mane soothes aching muscles and nurses niggles but he also cures home sickness of Team India.

Final entrance test as India take on Australia in semi-final, take your seat
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Australia are the modern day cricketing greats. Will India edge them out on Thursday and write their own legacy?

How an off-spinner bowling with a cap and jumper made history
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

They still remember Mathew who wore a jumper in the Chennai heat and got Maninder Singh lbw after Shastri ran a single to tie the score.

India vs Australia, semi-final: What lies beneath
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Will the pitch at SCG assist India spinners or help the Aussie quicks? The strip has kept everyone guessing.

India is old-school, people don’t like change: Ric Charlesworth
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Over the years, Charlesworth has bumped into friend Chappell and they do exchange their India notes.

For Pakistan, Cup half empty and half full
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Despite failure, small pleasures keep the fans of Pakistan going from one World Cup to the next.

Australia Diary: Terror-hit Sydney cafe resumes service, 3 months later
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

In December last year, a gunman had barged in, instantly turning those those inside the cafe into hostages.

Where have Melbourne’s seagulls gone?
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

Birds known to disturb batsmen; trained eagles deployed to ensure uninterrupted cricket.