Sandip G

Articles By Sandip G

India vs Australia 3rd ODI: History chapter 2; after Test series win, One-Day wonder Down Under

Choosing to bowl first, India restricted Australia to a middling 230 before chasing down the target with four balls to spare. And again, like the Test series, a lot of variables fell into place in this ODI, lessening Kohli’s headaches.

Ranji Trophy: Kerala take expressway to semifinals against Gujarat

Fast bowlers Basil Thampi and Sandeep Warrier combine to dismiss Gujarat for just 81 as team makes it to last four for first time.

India vs Australia 1st ODI: In ’90s mode, India flounder

Chasing 289, the Aussie trio of Jhye Richardson, debutant Jason Behrendorf and Peter Siddle orchestrated a vintage show to rattle the top-order, from which India never really recovered.

India vs Australia 1st ODI: At SCG, Hardik Pandya minus the swagger

Without the all-rounder, India will miss an able batsman who also provides balance to the team as a seamer during the ODI series.

Passage To India: Indophile Clark takes the road less travelled after his playing days

The reason he sought alternative career routes: “To get away from sport and know how the rest of the world works.” But in the end, he realised one thing: “I love all these very much, but love cricket more.” And it was cricket that gave him the passage to India.

MS Dhoni: Raging against the dying light

His match-defining pyrotechniques rare, but Dhoni is trying hard to find any vestiges of the old magic.

Australia fast-track batting prodigy Will Pucovski included in Test squad for Sri Lanka series

Will Pucovski, 20, has been compared to Ricky Ponting but has already had to take a break from the game because of mental-health issues.

India tour of Australia: How Cheteshwar Pujra quelled Nathan Lyon’s threat

Cheteshwar Pujara’s most trusted method to counter Nathan Lyon was to shimmy down the track and reach to the pitch of the ball.

Cheteshwar Pujara: A different ball game

Cheteshwar Pujara made the archaic fashionable as he blocked his way into the record books and proved to be the difference between the sides.

After 71 years, 11 tours, India breach Aussie frontier, say bigger than World Cup win

Over those 71 years, most of the teams returned with egos hurt and belief shattered. It took India 30 years to win their first Test ever here, 41 years before they won a series. Between 1981 and 2004, they didn’t win a single Test.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli is the ‘Boss’ in Oz

A calm and mellow Virat Kohli underscores a metamorphosis that has resulted in India’s first series win Down Under in 12 attempts spread over 71 years.

David Warner shines bright in the darkest hour

David Warner has largely maintained a stoic silence, unlike Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith. The former had subtly accused Warner of pushing him into the mess.

India vs Australia 4th Test: All over, bar the crowning

Visitors stay on course for historic series win despite curtailed Day Four of the final Test.

India vs Australia: Kuldeep Yadav, India’s chinaman of many parts

Kuldeep Yadav's flight, drift, turn and dip proved to be too much to handle for Australian batsmen on the third day of the fourth Test.

The Million Dollar Arm of Jasprit Bumrah

India's eternal wait for a match-winning fast bowler ends at the skidding step of Jasprit Bumrah. Lighting up the Australian summer, winning over the barrackers from Down Under as India chase a historic series win, the always-mature pacer is at the centre of all happy tidings in Indian cricket.

India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant, a happy-go-plucky wicket-keeper

Free spirit Rishabh Pant shows he isn’t a one-dimensional batsman, takes calculated risks to score an unbeaten 159 in Sydney.

India vs Australia: When the going gets tough… Aussie bowlers throw in the towel

No one embodied the ordinariness of Australian bowling as Mitchell Starc, the pre-series bowling chief, who has looked terribly out-of-depths.

India vs Australia: Who wouldn’t name their kid ‘Cheteshwar’?

A few days after Aussie broadcaster Kerry O’Keeffe poked fun at his name, Cheteshwar Pujara, with his third hundred of the series, etches it on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

India vs Australia 4th Test: Tim Paine feels the pain of misfiring Aussie batting line-up

In a sense, Finch embodies all that’s flawed with Australian batting —a converted opener tied in knots against the new ball, confused and contriving to get out in different fashions.

India vs Australia 4th Test: Virat Kohli, unburdened

MCG win has left the Indian skipper in a lighter mood as he portrays a sagely, philosophical demeanour.