Devendra Pandey

Articles By Devendra Pandey

Master and apprentice put to sword Uttarakhand

As ever, Jaffer used his feet well to the spinners and, with a still head and those supple wrists, kept unfurling the drives. When the bowlers tried to bowl short, he reeled off a few pull shots.

Ranji Trophy: Debutant Avneesh Sudha leads minnows out of trouble against champions

One man, a debutant, stood out. Avneesh Sudha hit a composed 91 and, along with Vaibhav Panwar (67) and Saurabh Rawat (68*), dragged Uttarakhand to a position of respectability, something not everyone thought they were capable of.

Ranji Trophy: For Uttarakhand, real test begins now

Uttarakhand's biggest obstacle will be Wasim Jaffer, who is in supreme form. The veteran has three big hundreds this season and missed out on another in the last league game against Saurashtra.

Ranji Trophy: From odd jobs to playing quarterfinals, Tanvir Ul-Haq’s story of struggle

Tanvir Ul-Haq, 27, is a left-arm medium pacer for Rajasthan, who has taken 47 wickets in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season.

India vs Australia: Suspended Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul sent home to face probe

The quantum of punishment they will face, after being suspended for their remarks on the show Koffee with Karan, will be decided after they present their case to the panel.

Ranji Trophy: At fag end, Mumbai register maiden win of season

The win ended the barren run that has set alarm bells ringing in Mumbai cricket circuit about bench strength and leadership.

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai’s dismal season set to end on a happy note

Mumbai need just 14 more runs to achieve the victory target of 91 against Chhattisgarh, and escape from the threat of relegation.

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai bowlers blow away sorry Chhattisgarh

At stumps Mumbai were 118 for 3 after bowling out Chhattisgarh for 129, with Suryakumar Yadav, on a comeback, looking good on an unbeaten 31.

Ranji Trophy: Humbled Mumbai look for answers after nightmarish season

Rarely has Mumbai went through such a poor season. Forget the lack of an outright win, they have looked as if they could have lost every game they played.

Sachin Tendulkar to Vinod Kambli, tears flow freely at farewell to guru Ramakant Achrekar

At the Shivaji Park crematorium Thursday, emotions overwhelmed these former cricketers of Shardashram High School during the last rites of their coach Ramakant Achrekar, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 86.

Ranji Trophy: Bittersweet victory for Wasim Jaffer

After helping Vidarbha knock out Mumbai, opener laments lack of fight in once-formidable team.

We are not machines. I am tired. But no one is going to say take rest: Shreyas Iyer

‘Emotionless, fatigued and lonely’, Mumbai run-machine Shreyas Iyer talks life on the fringes of Team India. In a freewheeling chat, he opens up on a lot of subjects that young cricketers usually shy away from in an effort to be diplomatic.

Ranji Trophy 2018: Draw that feels like a win for Saurashtra

Chasing 284 runs for victory, Saurashtra fell short by 19 runs. Instead of six points, they will go home with only one. Bragging rights missed but they have effectively ended Mumbai's knockout hopes, barring a minor miracle.

Ranji Trophy 2018: Shreyas Iyer’s blitz gives Mumbai hope against Saurashtra

Mumbai will look to add a few more runs on the final day before asking Saurashtra to bat again. It will be interesting to see whether the visitors too will go for a win or be happy to take away one point.

Ranji Trophy, Saurashtra vs Mumbai: In rush for ton, Sheldon Jackson leaves act incomplete

Saurashtra batsman Sheldon Jackson battled for two sessions before throwing wicket away at 95, leaving his camp and captain Jaydev Unadkat baffled.

India vs Australia 2018: Ravindra Jadeja was fine with us, don’t know what happened after he left for Australia, says Saurashtra coach

Ravi Shastri said that Ravindra Jadeja had shoulder stiffness when he boarded the flight to Australia and required injections to manage the problem.

Ranji Trophy: With old grip, Jay Bista takes back control, hits ton

On Saturday, things clicked for Jay Bista. His 127 off 150 balls not only gave Mumbai an aggressive start but the fact that he went for a big score laid the foundation to pile a big score.

Ranji Trophy: Another Jadeja in Saurashtra’s spin bowling department – Dharmendrasinh Jadeja

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja used to while his time as a medium pacer in tennis ball cricket before his father, a farmer, told his son to try his luck in proper cricket.

WV Raman appointed India women’s cricket team coach; CoA at war again

Member of the Court appointed Committee of Administrators Diana Edulji has called appointment of former India opener WV Raman, as women’s team coach, ‘unconstitutional’.

IPL 2019 Auction: Rs 1 crore per six for uncapped Shivam Dube

The day after Shivam Dube hit headlines for his five successive sixes in a Ranji Trophy game, the Mumbai all-rounder was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 5 crores in the IPL auction.