Sandip G

Articles By Sandip G

Liam Plunkett: Uncelebrated bowler’s unsung ball

ICC World Cup 2019: While their batting bravado garnered all the attention, the bowlers were quietly plugging away to add more skills and craft to their bowling. They knew mere pace, swing and seam would win games, they needed more new-age, cutting edge weapons.

Art of thrift: Good length, corridor of uncertainty and sharp turn

From the 19th over to the 26th, Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal applied the squeeze in so ruthless a manner that New Zealand's best batsmen of this era could only dawdle 16 runs in this span.

Where to bowl to Kane Williamson, and why: Back of length, width, cutters, left-arm spin

ICC World Cup 2019: As invulnerable as he has seemed, Kane Williamson's not beyond flaws and faults, which the razor-sharp Indian bowling could look to probe.

Steve Smith: Ex-captain, batting colossus, occasional leggie, now a promising off-spinner

During his time away from the game, Smith was diligently working on his bowling. Like for instance, he brooded over an action-tweak.

Sanjay Manjrekar on the receiving end, this time Ravindra Jadeja takes exception

This World Cup season, former Test cricketer-turned- commentator Sanjay Manjrekar finds himself in a social media storm.

World Cup 2019: How England nullified the threat posed by Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal

Against India at Edgbaston, the Englishmen demonstrated quick footwork, quick thinking, exceptional reaction speed and single-minded steel to not only rein in the wrist-spin torment but also dominate them.

Yorker from hell: How Mitchell Starc’s blinding pace, devious swerve and laser-guided precision deceived Ben Stokes

ICC World Cup 2019: Mitchell Starc’s yorker could easily go down as the ball of the 2019 World Cup.

World Cup 2019: Impatient Rashid Khan faces toughest test

Nothing has gone right for him — concussed by New Zealand tearaway Lockie Ferguson, battered by Eoin Morgan, ridiculed by ruthless Twitter handles, alleged of feuding with skipper Gulbadin Naib, Rashid has been severely knackered.

World Cup 2019: How little Liton Das stood up to the relentless Caribbean chin music

Liton's 94 not out and his 189 runs stand with Shakib-al-Hasan resulted in Bangladesh becoming the first team in this World Cup to chase down a 300 plus target.

World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan’s hitting arc — From long-off to square-leg

World Cup 2019: In a matter of 71 balls, Morgan obliterated the tally, pummelling 17 on the day, one off almost every four balls. He didn’t spare the dangerous Rashid Khan either, caning him for 58 runs off 20 balls.

IND vs PAK: Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar answer Virat Kohli’s SOS

A bowler short after Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered a hamstring strain, all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar filled in emphatically.

India vs Pakistan: A hostile jugalbandi

In Amir, Riaz & Afridi, Pakistan have three left-arm seamers who can make India’s batsmen dance to their sinister tunes

Memorable strokes, not numbers define Yuvraj’s legacy

The famous bat-swing, the emphatic front-foot thrust, the arms flowing into the lofted off-drive and the final flourish that finished in a near-perfect arc. Frozen in this frame is the quintessence Yuvraj Singh.

World Cup 2019: In ICC events, Shikhar Dhawan again shows he’s the one for India

ICC World Cup 2019: Today, after his 117 at Oval, Shikhar Dhawan’s average leaped from 66.50 to 82 in England.

Drift, dip and drop: Yuzvendra Chahal the 3D leggie

ICC World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal picked up four wickets in match against South Africa.

World Cup 2019, Australia vs West Indies: Bounce-ball game

Both Australia and West Indies have bowlers with pace, precision and persistence to pursue the short-ball strategy.

India vs South Africa: Why Imran Tahir may not open bowling today

Imran Tahir has dismissed Virat Kohli twice in international cricket – at the 2015 World Cup, and the second innings of the Nagpur Test later that year.

Reliving the dramatic semi-final against Pakistan before India’s 2011 World Cup victory

After the madness of an India-Pakistan semi-final, the bigger triumph.

World Cup 2019, West Indies vs Pakistan Preview: Maximum contrast

Two opposite batting styles clash at Trent Bridge today. Pakistan hit a six every 89 balls, Windies do it once every 36 deliveries.

Pulling punches: How Rohit Sharma executes those without violence

Remarkably, it's just one of a repertoire of pull shots at his disposal, which Sharma picks and chooses depending on a variety of factors, from the nature of the surface to the length.