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Articles By Sandip G

Vijay Shankar: Nervous rookie to 3D proposition

Vijay Shankar made the cut for his three-dimensional skills.

Non-smiling assassin: Alzarri Joseph, the latest speed demon from Caribbean

IPL 2019: Playing for Mumbai Indians, West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, 22, returned the best bowling figures (6/12) in IPL history on his tournament debut.

IPL 2019, RR vs KXIP: Steve Smith’s royal road to redemption

Back after a long break, former Australia skipper and RR star player Steve Smith eyes World Cup spot in return to spotlight.

IPL 2019: T20’s base instinct

As many as 872 sixes were struck in the last edition of the IPL, ostensibly showing the inflating currency of the riskiest yet the most profitable shot in the game. With the increasing reliance on the shot, T20 cricket has begun to increasingly borrow from baseball.

India vs Australia 5th ODI: India lose grip, match, series

The home team, India, go down to Australia in the decider — a result that leaves several question marks ahead of the World Cup.

India vs Australia 5th ODI: World Cup two months away, chance to stay in the present

All the focus has been on the World Cup for months, but India can't afford to take eye off decider against Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

India vs Australia: Rise of the Big Ash from Big Bash

Ashton Turner, India's vanquisher in Mohali, has made a reputation for himself as a chasing phenom in the Big Bash League.

Minus MS Dhoni, captain Virat Kohli seems cagey and pedantic

For, Virat Kohli, at times, is reactive, his thinking linear and pedantic, whereas MS Dhoni is more spontaneous and on the ball in this format.

Explained: Why the world’s finest batsmen are uncomfortable to face Kedar Jadhav

His list of scalps is indeed flattering — among them are some of the finest destroyers of spin bowling such as Williamson, David Warner, Steve Smith, Angelo Mathews and Tamim Iqbal.

Ravindra Jadeja: Left-arm spinner turns things around

Ravindra Jadeja’s stingy bowling in Hyderabad shows he is back to his best after a prolonged spell in the wilderness.

India vs Australia 1st ODI: Seamingly unplayable Mohammed Shami

The new Shami might be angrier, even demonstrative, but his ODI craft seems to be moving closer to attaining its zen. Nothing is more revelatory than his second spells these days, when he arrives with match-swaying bursts.

India vs Australia 1st ODI: India keep calm, carry on

MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav hit unbeaten half-centuries, revive team from 99/4 as hosts India beat Australia by six wickets in first ODI in Hyderabad on Saturday.

India vs Australia: Practice session for India ahead of World Cup

Australia series gives India one final chance for minor tweaks and experimentation ahead of the World Cup in England

Age of the extremes: How cricket has become a six-hitters’ game

Months before the World Cup, days before the India-Australia five match series, cricket seems like a six-hitters’ game. A look at how the likes of Chris Gayle, Jos Buttler, Kusal Perera, Glenn Maxwell, Rohit Sharma have minimized the risk in scoring the maximum.

India vs Australia 1st T20I: Jasprit Bumrah with the ultimate penultimate over

He may not have pulled off an unlikely win for India in the first T20I against Australia, but Jasprit Bumrah gave another fascinating display of what makes him special.

Kuldeep Yadav: India’s fastest improving all-format bowler

From Shane Warne and Brad Hogg to MS Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav has had an assortment of teachers to look up to. Sandip G on the chinaman who after his fiver at Sydney is being called India's most exciting and fastest improving all-format bowler.

Rahul Dravid: The man the boys trust

Rahul Dravid is shepherding the next wave of cricketers who will form the crux of the national team. Following him like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the wards — whose life, Dravid has helped guide onto the right track — pen their testimonials.

Explained: Daryl Mitchell’s controversial LBW puts spotlight back on DRS

There seemed enough evidence for the third umpire to overturn the decision. Or so thought Mitchell. But umpire Shain Haig stood with the on-field umpire.

India’s Catch-22 situation: Hardik Pandya or Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the World Cup Playing XI?

Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar provide different skill-sets, but may be in competition for a spot in the World Cup starting line-up.

Where ‘King’ means cobra, not Kohli

Krishnagiri in Wayanad, witness to Kerala’s landmark season & which hosts Ranji semifinal, is unlike any other first-class venue in India.