Chandresh Narayanan

Chandresh Narayanan is a senior cricket writer having served in different roles across all mediums. He has served with The Indian Express, The Times of India, Neo Sports and Later he served as content head for the official Indian Premier League (IPL) website in 2009-10. He then served for four years till July 2014 in Dubai with the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the Website, Media and Communications, Media Rights and Digital Officer. He has also reported on the 2007 Cricket World Cup for The Times of India and at the 2011 World Cup was on duty as ICC website manager. He is now an independent media professional who teaches, writes and talks on issues concerning his favourite sport. His first authored book on Cricket World Cup, looking back at heroes from previous champion sides, titled ‘World Cup Heroes’ has now hit the stands.

Articles By Chandresh Narayanan

Martin Guptill: Five unknown facts about the New Zealand batsman

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has an interesting back story. How much do you know about him?

Darren Lehmann deserves credit for Australia’s World Cup triumph

After the bitter experience with Mickey Arthur, Lehmann was brought in to add some old-fashioned enjoyment.

Final act in a well-written New Zealand success story

New Zealand have been excellent so far and their will look to win the World Cup.

Australia rewarded for going back to basics

Australia lost the Ashes series but Lehmann had laid the foundation for once again regaining lost glory.

Top performers for Australia in World Cup finals

The top performers for Australia in the World Cup finals over the years in which the Aussies won.

New Zealand vs Australia, a Trans-Tasman final after six years

The last time the two neighbours clashed in an ICC event, Aus beat NZ in the 2009 Champions Trophy.

New Zealand’s record at MCG, not a proud one for them

New Zealand last played at MCG in 2009, a match they won but their overall record is not a healthy one.

India’s job after World Cup: Search a seaming all-rounder

With the Champions Trophy in England just two years away, India must search for a seam all-rounder from now on.

India vs Australia, semi-final: Aaron Finch changes gears, doesn’t give an inch

Finch played well to forge a solid partnership with Steve Smith against India at the SCG on Thursday.

India vs Australia, semi-final: Steve Smith continues to be Australia’s MVP

Steve Smith is soon emerging as an alternative to Michael Clarke as he seems the right choice for the long haul.

Australia will beat India in the semi-final, predict ‘bookmakers’

Betting sites are placing Australia as favourites to beat India in the second semi-final at the Sydney.

Recap: India in World Cup semis over the years

India have won three of their five previous semi-finals at the World Cups.

India vs Australia: Home teams have had a tough time in World Cup semis

Home teams have always had a tough time in the semi-finals starting from the 1975 edition.

Flashback: When India locked horns with Australia at an ICC event semi-final

India's young squad fought Australia every inch as the fancied side were stunned into submission.

India’s woeful ODI record at SCG: 17 games, only 4 wins

Three of the four wins have come against neutral opponents, whereas just one win has come against Australia.

Six years on Grant Elliott fashions yet another semi-final win

Elliott had to wait for seven years before he finally got noticed by the New Zealand selectors in 2007.

Brendon McCullum on the cusp of attaining greatness

McCullum can well do what no other Kiwi captain has ever done - lead the side into a World Cup final.

New Zealand hold edge over South Africa in World Cups

New Zealand start the semi-final against South Africa with an excellent record against their World Cup rivals.

New Zealand one win short of entering an elite club of 10 successive ODI wins

New Zealand is now one win short of joining an elite club of sides to have 10 or more ODIs in a row.

Martin Guptill: Five unknown facts about the talented right-hander

How much do you know about him? Here are five things about Guptill that will interest you very much.