Sriram Veera

Articles By Sriram Veera

Shubman Gill: From digging Virat Kohli’s scores to joining him in dressing room

Gill has got help from many — Rahul Dravid sorted out his backlift during an ‘A’ tour — and success now would perhaps depend on how the Indian team uses him.

Steve Smith: Bending cricket’s law of motion

Coaching manuals insist on economy of movement, but Smith’s technique flies in the face of convention.

From white ball to red, Ben Stokes a finisher unlike any other

World Cup hero Ben Stokes scores an unbeaten 135 as England keep their hopes alive with a dramatic one-wicket win over Australia in third Test.

Jofra Archer: The bouncer and beyond

The secret ingredients aren’t the parts but it’s the well-oiled smoothness inherent in the whole that does the trick.

In Ravi Shastri, they trust

In Shastri’s tenure as a coach, India won 11 Tests, lost 7 with three no-results. They won 45 out of 63 ODIs, with 2 ties and one no-result. In T20s, they won 25 out of 37 games with 1 no-result.

Boss has left the building

Chris Gayle signs off from international cricket with a typically aggressive 41-ball 72 against India at Port of Spain.

Reports of tiff with Rohit Sharma leave Virat Kohli ‘baffled’

‘We are feeding off lies,’ says the captain, as he takes the issue head-on during the pre-departure press conference in Mumbai.

Eoin Morgan: Irishman who turned English cricket around

A boy’s dream, a teenager’s sweat, and a man’s stubborn ambition. The Indian Express traces the story of the Irishman who turned English cricket around and won them the World Cup.

Post World Cup win: England basks in deflected glory

Perhaps, the entertaining and aggressive style that England have played in this World Cup and over the last four years — and the fact that this team is very inclusive and diverse in its cast — can make a difference.

World Cup 2019: Final retold

David Johnston, Kane Williamson’s childhood coach, recounts the tension and drama of the greatest ODI ever played.

England vs New Zealand: Greatest game ever played

Four overthrows off diving batsman’s willow, two ties in a game decided by number of boundaries — stars align to hand England maiden World title.

Tietanic: England win World Cup 2019 after match and Super Over end in ties

ICC World Cup 2019: England triumphed in the end, not because New Zealand were less talented — both teams ended up equals, not once, but twice. First, in the regular game, then in the Super Over. But England had more boundaries than New Zealand — 26 to 17 — and they won.

World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs England: Renaissance men

Williamson dragged a team out of his predecessor's image; Morgan tore the ethos of a dated cricketing establishment. Both thus charted their own contrasting paths to the cusp of immortality.

From YC (young cricketer) to WC final today, journey back to Lord’s

Cricketing dreams don’t get more romantic than that. From his hostel at Hampstead, Ross Taylor would catch bus number 46 to Lord’s, carrying his bat to develop his game.

Rolls Roy-ce: England on the verge of World Cup victory

The England opener has managed to merge talent with discipline, and now stands on the verge of a World Cup win.

Australia vs England: How the mighty have fallen

ICC World Cup 2019: Defending champions Australia get the beating of their lives as England steamroll the Old Enemy to enter World Cup final.

Needed a solid batsman in middle order: Ravi Shastri after semi-final loss

Ravi Shastri acknowledged that in the end, the absence of a “solid” specialist No. 4 batsman, which led to brittleness in the middle order, made the difference.

MS Dhoni: The un-finisher

For a while Dhoni looked like he would turn back the clock and script another great escape, but that was not to be.

Ravindra Jadeja: He lofted, drove, cut, swept, pulled… almost took India home

ICC World Cup 2019: Jadeja dashed down the track - a manic, imperious possessed run and he gave it a thunderous wallop. The crowd, who didn’t know where the next Indian run was going to come, were stunned.

Picture courtesy: New Zealand

ICC Cricket World Cup: The world found out they had read it right. One man in New Zealand wasn’t surprised. Williamson’s batting coach since the age of 10, David Johnston.