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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Abhishek Purohit


Abhishek Purohit is an Assistant Editor at Indian Express.

Cocaine in cricket’s new fix: Trapped by Indian bookies, says ex-Zimbabwe star Brendan Taylor
Wed, Jan 26, 2022

In a statement posted on Taylor’s Twitter handle on Monday, the recently retired 35-year-old wicketkeeper-batter said the ICC is about to impose a “multi-year ban” on him after he delayed reporting a corrupt approach by “an Indian businessman” to the governing body for four months.

Deepak Chahar’s enterprise not enough to salvage consolation win
Mon, Jan 24, 2022

Deepak Chahar almost pulled a rabbit out of the hat with a brilliant counterattack of 54 off 34 balls in the final ODI.

Aiden Markram: Future SA captain or vulnerable talent?
Wed, Jan 19, 2022

SA’s victorious 2014 U-19 WC captain has had to deal with responsibility thrust on him too early, but is now trying to do justice to his talent

India need to address misfiring middle order
Sat, Jan 15, 2022

After missed opportunity in South Africa, selectors have to try alternative personnel in home Tests vs Sri Lanka.

After DRS controversy angers Kohli and Co., India hit back to dismiss Dean Elgar in quest for history
Fri, Jan 14, 2022

South Africa need 111 runs, India eight wickets for series win at Newlands; Pant's attacking unbeaten century highlight of India innings on Day 3

Bumrah breaks through Proteas to hand India advantage
Thu, Jan 13, 2022

After disappointment in Johannesburg, pace spearhead bounces back with 5-wicket haul in series decider.

India vs South Africa 3rd Test: Kohli leads by example
Wed, Jan 12, 2022

Kohli plays one of his most patient knocks but India dismissed for modest 223 on Day 1 of series decider vs SA

Willing to put body on line: Elgar after match-winning 96 not out against India
Sat, Jan 08, 2022

🔴 South African captain's gutsy knock in a tough chase helps team win by seven wickets and level series 1-1.

Dean Elgar battles bravely to give South Africa a fighting chance at Wanderers
Thu, Jan 06, 2022

South African captain Dean Elgar's unbeaten 46 off 121 highlight of second innings; hosts need 122 with 8 wickets in hand to level series

Deficit overcome, a lead building, India stay on track at Wanderers
Wed, Jan 05, 2022

Shardul Thakur transformed his golden arm into a goldmine extracting one precious wicket after another.

IND vs SA second Test: South Africa hold initial bragging rights
Tue, Jan 04, 2022

Proteas pacers dismiss Kohli-less India for modest total to take first-day honours in second Test.

2nd Test preview: India eye historic series win in South Africa
Mon, Jan 03, 2022

The 2018 Test at the Wanderers was a nightmare for batsmen but Virat Kohli’s team favourites at their happy hunting ground away from home

Tale of two Centurions
Fri, Dec 31, 2021

Kohli’s team have come a long way over the last four years, and its proof was provided during a stellar 2021.

How Kohli, Rahane, and Pujara contrived to get out again
Thu, Dec 30, 2021

India’s experienced middle-order trio of Pujara, Kohli, and Rahane hasn’t scored big runs for a couple of years now and ended 2021 with a top score of 48 across their six knocks in the Centurion Test.

Full day fast: How pacers dominated day’s cricket in the Southern Hemisphere
Wed, Dec 29, 2021

As many as 24 wickets fell on the day – 18 in Centurion alone – and all of them to pace.

Virat Kohli caught behind the stumps in nine successive overseas Test innings
Tue, Dec 28, 2021

Lungi Ngidi’s delivery on Sunday was easily the widest of the lot. It was floated up way outside off stump for the drive.

How trainer Rajamani helped Ashwin beat his body into shape
Mon, Dec 27, 2021

Ashwin has said he now does mobility, strength and running – in addition to skill – ahead of a series. Earlier, he wasn’t focussing as much on speed and what Rajamani calls “smaller” exercises.

Virat Kohli makes displeasure known about losing ODI captaincy
Thu, Dec 16, 2021

Test captain in combative mood at BCCI press conference, claiming he was not asked to remain T20 skipper when he had decided to step down, contrary to what Ganguly had said.

View, Review: Watching Ajaz Patel’s 10-for at the Wankhede
Wed, Jan 26, 2022

Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler in the history of men's Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings earlier this month against India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Jadeja’s absence to test India’s five-bowler policy in South Africa
Thu, Dec 09, 2021

Jadeja will be missing the South Africa tour this time with a forearm injury, and his absence will test India’s ability and willingness to apply their preferred five-bowler approach.

How conditions, toss, and scoreboard pressure made New Zealand batsmen lose the plot
Tue, Dec 07, 2021

New Zealand bravely resisted what looked like certain defeat in Kanpur, but in Mumbai, they gave the feeling of having already lost way before the last wicket had fallen.

How an incredible bench strength has fuelled India’s golden era in cricket
Tue, Dec 07, 2021

It’s a testament to the reserves that India can triumph in Australia or win at home against New Zealand without much fuss and without their key players.

Mumbai Test: Why NZ did not fold out in the second innings as they had in the first
Sun, Dec 05, 2021

The visitors exhibited more grit and determination they had in the 1st innings on a surface that has lost some bite, but a defeat looks all too imminent, in pursuit of an insurmountable target of 540.

How Siraj’s new-ball burst laid foundation for spinners to skittle out New Zealand for 62
Sun, Dec 05, 2021

Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj says he went all out in Mumbai knowing he only had a short window to make an impact on a turning track

In his place of birth, Ajaz Patel joins Kumble and Laker in exclusive 10-for club
Sun, Dec 05, 2021

Left-arm spinner was only about eight when his family left Mumbai in 1996 for New Zealand.