Sriram Veera

Articles By Sriram Veera

Virat Kohli’s dream pace pack keeps getting wilier and craftier

Mohammed Shami bagged a total of seven wickets, while Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma chipped in with four and three wickets to complete the demolition over Bangladesh in just three days.

Mayank Agarwal 2.00

A few years ago, Agarwal changed his approach from compulsive shot-making to batting time, it's paid rich dividends

Re-run of play: Demolition job, frame by frame

There is more than one way to prise out a wicket, as the Indian bowlers — and fielders — showed on the opening day.

Spiker, soldier and bowler: Ebadot Hossain hopes to rev it up against India

Hossain had played tennis-ball cricket as a teenager and was a sought-after player in the villages and district-level amateur cricket in the Moulavi Bazaar district in northeastern Bangladesh, that borders Assam and Tripura.

Virat Kohli on depression: ‘Had a phase, thought it was end of the world’

Kohli was speaking to reporters on the eve of the Test against Bangladesh in Indore — and days after Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell’s decision to take a break from the game, a day after he had scored an international hundred, to handle depression.

Spot-fixing scandal: ‘It’s easy to say that the players are greedy, but definitely higher-ups are also involved’

CM Gautam is easily the biggest name to have emerged in the police investigations into KPL. His breakthrough season was 2012-13 when he made 943 runs at an average of 118 with couple of double hundreds.

Ice baths, fresh shirts kept Mohammad Shami going during his hot streak on Day 5

Everything was ready in the change room. The bucket of ice bath, fresh T-shirt, already soaked in ice water and dried up on a chair (he went through at least four-to-five changes through the day).

INDvSA 2nd Test Forecast: Rain on Championship parade

With Pune expecting thunderstorms in the coming days, India and South Africa can fall back in the race to the 2021 final at Lord’s.

Mohammed Shami: A second-innings wrecking ball

The pacer, who took zero wickets in the first innings, characteristically produced his best in the second essay, taking 5/35 to bring South Africa to their knees.

When Cheteshwar Pujara improvised to outscore Rohit Sharma

Pujara loves to use his feet to spinners and many a time, he can use it even as a defensive ploy, especially on turners.

In Rohit Sharma’s shots, shades of Sachin Tendulkar

Rohit Sharma takes a leaf out of Tendulkar’s book, employs a variety of sweep shots en route to his second ton in the opening Test.

Back in XI, back among wickets, R Ashwin rediscovers love for the game

“Every time I watched the game on TV, I felt like I wanted to play the game and that I was missing out. It’s very natural, everybody goes through it,” Ashwin said.

Dean’s school of batting: Skill and a lot of heart

Arguably the most bloody-minded batsman in world cricket today, Elgar puts his head down to defy Indian spinners on Day 3 in Vizag, hits a magnificent 160

Old story with the new ball: Irresistible Ashwin prises open top order

He jumps at the batsmen from the start and, if anything, is at his orthodox best with the new ball. He knows it suits him — the bounce, the seam, and the great benefit in bowling to top-order batsmen before they get set.

Making of The Mayank Agarwal

As the Bangalore batsman’s maiden double ton flattens SA, those close to him recall how he bounced back from self-doubt, slump to become India’s Test opener.

Rohit Sharma: A ton worth the wait

Rohit’s unbeaten hundred on opening debut in Vizag looked all too easy, but it included subtle adjustments and great context,

India vs South Africa, 1st Test preview: Team to beat vs team in transition

India's battles with South Africa have been overshadowed by those with Australia and England but the cricket has been riveting.

Rohit Sharma: An opening… or a dead end

Given the team management’s trigger-happy ways, Rohit, treading the best phase of his career, needs to make an instant impact.

S Sreesanth: Prisoner of his past

With the life ban on playing cricket now set aside, and a web-series and autobiography in the works, S Sreesanth is focused on acting, politics... and a final crack at cricket. The Indian Express speaks with the bowler.

Belagavi Panthers boss Thara had stake in a T10 team, organised tournament in Sri Lanka

Thara also was the main organiser of the International Cricket Premier League (ICPL) that was held in Sri Lanka, a tournament launched in 2016 and organised by his travel company.