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Ranji Trophy: Nitish Rana summons his white-ball prowess, takes Delhi home before dusk
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

On Wednesday his enterprise was the tonic behind Delhi’s unprecedented six-wicket heist over champions Vidarbha.

In search of retribution, Ganesh Satish lights up Kotla
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Every hundred is a retribution for Satish, for he was blamed throughout his career for not converting starts to hundreds, hundreds to daddy hundreds.

Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha pacer Aditya Thakare keeps Delhi on a string
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Vidarbha 22-year-old’s virtues of control and precision shone through as he acheived a career-best 7/55 against Delhi.

U-19 World Cup: Late entrant Siddhesh Veer’s all-round show helps Colts win opener
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

He wasn't expecting a call-up either because he hadn't played for the country since March last year, after failing to follow-up his 81 against Afghanistan U-19 in the quadrangular U-19 series.

Ranji Trophy: Wasim Jaffer is batting like a dream
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Wasim Jaffer’s wristy grace and composure under pressure keeps Delhi attack at bay on a low-scoring Day One at Kotla.

ICC U-19 World Cup: Meet the boys who could be household names soon
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Fuelled by their blazing ambition, 15 youngsters travel to South Africa, braced to defend the U-19 World Cup crown. The Indian Express pens the brief profiles of these talented young cricketers from diverse backgrounds and geographical divide. Meet the boys who could be household names soon.

Under-representation of non-white players in South African team triggers debate
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Non-white players were under-represented in the SA team for the first two Tests against England, reopening merit vs quota discourse.

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Navdeep Saini makes a quick impression
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Back-up fast bowler impresses with raw pace as he teams up with Thakur to leave SL in tatters.

Four or five-day Tests? The arguments for and against shrinking cricket’s longest format
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Pragmatists and romantics get locked in an intense debate as cricket officials get serious about shrinking Tests.

Captain Tanmay Agarwal digs in, Hyderabad fight to take match to fourth day
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

Hyderabad bounced back from 97 for 6 in the morning when an innings defeat was looking a mere eventuality.

Yearend Ranji sale: Dozen wickets for 89 runs
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

Simarjeet Singh and Ishant Sharma roll out Hyderabad for 69 in the first innings, visitors lose two more after following on.

Ranji Trophy: Not just another Shikhar Dhawan hundred
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

As Kotla toggled between bursts of sunshine and gloom, it was engrossing to watch Dhawan curb his natural instinct while scoring his 25th first-class hundred, his first in 18 months. His unbeaten 137, in Delhi's total of 269/6, was the only narrative on Day 1 at Kotla.

Phew! Jasprit Bumrah is back after three months
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

Sorely missed by skipper Virat Kohli, India’s Most Valuable Player returns for series against Sri Lanka and Australia.

India vs West Indies: Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer switch to retro mode, prosper
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant engineered a remarkable rescue mission, battling their instincts and cravings, fighting their inner demons and demonstrating an unseemly composure, thus furnishing hope of ending India’s anxious quest of middle-order stability.

India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Hetty hits, Hope soars
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

India vs West Indies: Often rebuked for his uncontrolled aggression, Hetmeyer silences critics with a coming-of-age ton.

Rishabh Pant: In the shadow of a great
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

At Chepauk Stadium, MS Dhoni's spiritual home, Pant will have nowhere to hide if he has a bad game

INDvWI: An ODI storm in a T(20) cup
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Next week’s IPL auction and next year’s World T20 lend context to the India-West Indies fifty-overs series

KL Rahul, a true blue batsman
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Test match struggles a thing of past as opener hits undroppable form in shorter version .

Ranji Trophy: Greeting season for Chandigarh
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Chandigarh, a union territory with a rich heritage of being home to some of the country’s greatest cricketers and a hub supplying players to Haryana and Punjab, will make a giant stride when it makes its Ranji Trophy debut this season. Along with the Union Territory Cricket Association, a number of players across teams too will embrace new beginnings.

Kieron Pollard-led West Indies: From out in the cold to back in cauldron
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Old guards Pollard, Simmons and Ramdin — once resigned to the inevitability of not representing West Indies — return for India tour

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