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India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma, failing in South Africa, will return on flatter pitches
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Rohit Sharma has been all at sea in seamer-friendly conditions in South Africa, but things will return to normal on flatter pitches.

Dean Elgar: The rock of South Africa Test team
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Dean Elgar's batting isn’t easy on the eyes, nor does he have an army of fans. But the tough-as-nails opener can be trusted to take body blows and get under the skin of the rivals.

India recall U-19 World Cup campaign: When laughter was best medicine
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

India Under-19 World Cup winners relive their cup campaign but not all stories are about what happened in the middle.

Rahul Dravid: The method actor
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

In Rahul Dravid, the World Cup-winning Under-19 team had a mentor in life and a coach in cricket, who constantly pushed them in pursuit of excellence.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti: Taking India right-arm fast-forward
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

IPL auction’s most expensive junior cricketer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti has left a trail of bruised egos and shattered stumps with his searing pace.

Amidst uncertainty, Gautam Gambhir plays the familiar waiting game
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

KKR might use the Right-to-Match clause to get Gautam Gambhir in the auction, but it won’t be an open-and-shut affair.

ICC Under 19 World Cup 2018: Shubman Gill’s journey from farm fields to cricket pitches
Tue, Jan 30, 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 2018: Other Afridi from Pakistan makes a mark with six-for
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

17-year-old Shaheen Afridi from Khyber province emerged as the pacer to watch out for after his six-for against Ireland. It ensured Ireland were bowled out for 97 with Pakistan later clinching win by 9 wickets.

Rajneesh Gurbani, 24-year-old engineer, acts as architect of Vidarbha’s dream Ranji Trophy win
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Rajneesh Gurbani ended the Ranji Trophy season with second most wickets (39 wickets) and most by a seam bowler.

In year of underdog, Vidarbha win Ranji Trophy 2017
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Unheralded Vidarbha cap a fairytale season by beating domestic heavyweights Delhi in the final; lift the Ranji Trophy for the first time.

Ranji Trophy 2017 Final: Unusual suspects Akshay Wadkar, Aditya Sarwate put Vidarbha insight of maiden title
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Delhi run into little-known Wadkar and Sarwate, with a sterling 169-run stand, have put Vidarbha on the brink of history.

Ranji Trophy 2017 Final: Vidarbha’s Rajneesh Gurbani bends it in, Delhi hobble out
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Rajneesh Gurbani, using the inswinger to catastrophic effect, takes hat-trick to put Vidarbha in commanding position.

Ranji Trophy Final: Dhruv Shorey shores up for Delhi on Day 1
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

After early jitters, Dhruv Shorey plays rescue act, scores third first-class century to put Delhi in a position of respectability in Ranji Trophy final.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Underdogs Vidarbha look to land biggest bite in final against Delhi
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Vidharba are a transformed team this Ranji season, and are backing themselves to pip Delhi in the final.

On Christmas eve, India complete clean sweep over Sri Lanka; New Year poses daunting challenge
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

With five-wicket win over Sri Lanka, India sweep three-match T20I series to end home season on a high; South Africa beckons after holidays.

Rohit Sharma, once a textbook cricketer, now a ‘Book Cricketer’
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

Rohit Sharma equals David Miller’s record of fastest T20I hundred — 35 balls — as India pulverise Sri Lanka in Indore to take insurmountable 2-0 lead

Nagaland women’s U-19 team all-out for two runs: The other side of the story
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Nagaland scored 2 runs from 17 overs and nine of their batters got out for duck in a U-19 women’s one-day game.

Ashes 2017 Adventure: From England to Australia by road and sea
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Ed Miller, an England high-school teacher, travelled to Australia for the Ashes using only land and sea routes.

Virat Kohli signals team win over personal accolades
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Virat Kohli, with 50th international century in sight, had something else on his mind against Sri Lanka: How many overs to go before declaration?

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

In New Jersey, racial politics loses big on a new cricket pitch
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The attempt to project cricket as a symbol of hate has rattled Edison’s Indian Americans, who form one-fourth of the town’s population.

In Manipur, football the only way out of the mess
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Things can go south in Manipur if Indian football cannot capitalise on the inroads made in a state where violence and its memories used to bookend lives in past years.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Neutral pitch curators ensure fairness
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Neutral curators have played a big role in ensuring bias doesn’t seep through while preparing pitches in the Ranji Trophy.

Virat Kohli averages better than Brian Lara in run chases, quicker than Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Virat Kohli has the most runs (8,888), best average (55.55) and most hundreds (31) than any other batsman after 200 ODIs.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Spain beat France courtesy late penalty, move into quarterfinals
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

French flair came unstuck against Spanish tactical nous as late penalty sends European U-17 champions into quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Situation in Pakistan has changed a lot, says man who drove Sri Lanka’s team bus during Lahore attack
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Muhammad Khaleel, bus driver who ducked terror, warmly awaits Sri Lankan cricket team for the 3rd T20I match; says India should come and play.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: ‘Gringo’ Xolos and the US-Mexico love
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

In times of Donald Trump and the proposed border wall, a group of Americans cross over to ‘build bridges’ through football

FIFA U17 World Cup: After goalless draw, Chile make a tepid exit
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Chile needed to beat Mexico to stay alive in the tournament, but they packed the defense, sat behind for majority of the game barring a final frenzy in the last 10 minutes.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Teams lean on Delhi students to translate India — and the language
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Most of the team liasons are from Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which has a reputed foreign languages programme.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ignoring snakes to get the ball, Niger’s love for banana chips and much more
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Teams are not only impressed by the support they are getting at the stadiums but also the similarity of their cuisine.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: How a Japanese cartoon hero inspired legions of football players around the world
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The country has a long history of animation, and has also played a part in popularising football among children. Yoichi Takahashi’s creation Captain Tsubasa is the most popular character

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Amine Gouiri is a bit of Karim Benzema, Frederic Kanoute & Anthony Martial 
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Amine Gouiri, top scorer of FIFA U-17 World Cup, has made it clear that he wants to be his own man.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Foreign teams’ shopping experiences, Jadon Sancho’s ‘Baganisation’ and more
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

'Wenger Out' banners, Sancho's comparisons with the greats of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal; with the world coming to play in India, our reporters keep an eye out for the unusual.

India vs Australia 2nd T20I: Cricket in football country
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

In Assam, balance between football and cricket is more equal than the rest of North-East.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: American samurai who revolutionised football in Japan
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Tom Byer, the American who would go on to revolutionise Japanese grassroots with his football clinics, football schools, and a television show that ran for 14 years.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Chile colts create emotional moment in Kolkata
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Chile's anthem, Himno Nacional de Chile, is about 120 seconds longs and even after FIFA cut off the music after 90 seconds, the Chile colts sang along in chorus.