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India on New Zealand Tour


Lesson for Virat Kohli: Alpha-males don’t always win

March 07, 2020 9:20 am

Virat Kohli needs to understand that his much-hyped and unsure team is not always capable of playing ‘brave and fearless’ cricket

Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme: Two vital cogs in the New Zealand machine

March 04, 2020 3:45 pm

Colin de Grandhomme's utility can't be gauged through numbers. His 43 in the first innings in Wellington and 26 in the first innings in Christchurch turned out to be precious for his team. Add to that the wicket of Virat Kohli in the second innings of the Christchurch Test.

'Very passionate guy'-Tim Southee defends Virat Kohli's outburst in second Test

March 03, 2020 2:22 pm

Kohli allegedly swore at Kane Williamson during animated celebrations after New Zealand captain's dismissal on day two of the second Test. India lost the game by seven wickets to go down 0-2 in the series.

Virat Kohli indicates 'mini transition' of pace unit in near future

March 03, 2020 10:15 am

While Jasprit Bumrah is expected to lead the pace pack for many more years, Ishant Sharma, who will be 32 this year and Mohammed Shami (29) have already reached the peak of their prowess. Not to forget, Umesh Yadav will turn 33 this year.

To cut a long tale short: Allowing Kiwi tail to wag

March 03, 2020 8:22 am

To make matters worse, the Indian bowlers, more often than not, fail to show similar resistance with the bat. Often, it is a case of six down and soon all out. 

New Zealand series defeat exposes serious vulnerabilities in Team India

March 03, 2020 4:56 pm

It offered a timely reality check on the quality of some of the players, opened the eyes to their glaring ineptness, cut open the flaws papered over by home games, and a forewarning that it’s time India revised their plans.

Indian cricket can’t afford to forget New Zealand humiliation

March 03, 2020 4:55 pm

India on the green pitches in New Zealand looked like a fish out of water. This was India’s third away series defeat against stronger opponents in the last two years. A meek surrender here had been preceded by a 2-1 loss in South Africa and a 4-1 hiding in England.

INDvNZ 2nd Test, Day 1: Poor shot selection fails India

February 29, 2020 11:44 am

The poor shot selection became their bugbear. Shaw, after reaching his half-century, chased a wide one from Kyle Jamieson. Ajinkya Rahane, after spending over half-an-hour at the crease, played away from his body to a delivery from Tim Southee that pitched outside the off stump and was going away.

In resilient Christchurch, India look to bounce back after heavy defeat

February 29, 2020 9:01 am

A quiet resilience defines the city of Christchurch, and metaphorically there could not be a better city in the country, where Virat Kohli and Co could channel the bouncebackability.

How Christchurch became the mural capital of New Zealand

February 29, 2020 9:25 am

After the twin earthquakes destroyed most of the Christchurch's art galleries, street murals became a trend that’s still flourishing in the city