Sriram Veera

Articles By Sriram Veera

MI vs RCB, IPL 2019: RCB shoot themselves in the foot at the death at Wankhede

IPL 2019: Despite high-risk options, Bangalore couldn’t reach a formidable total and didn't have the bowling smarts to stop Mumbai.

India World Cup 2019 squad: Balanced on paper, fragile on field

Over-dependence on a few individual players and the lack of credible back-up options could hurt India’s World Cup campaign

India World Cup squad announcement: Different options, same dilemma

There are several choices for the Number 4 slot in the World Cup-bound squad, but none seems to marry solidity with aggression.

IPL 2019, MI vs RR: Jos Buttler’s knock help Rajasthan overpower Mumbai

Opener Jos Buttler’s 43-ball 89 help Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets

IPL 2019: MI lord it over Kings

Kieron Pollard cuts loose as the home team (Mumbai Indians), needing 133 runs in the last 10 overs, upstage Kings XI Punjab in a thriller.

Explained: Is it over for Royal Challengers Bangalore? At least not mathematically

The straightforward solution is to win all of their remaining eight games, which would mean they will end up with 16 points, the knockout marker in nine out of the 11 previous editions.

IPL 2019: Captain of the sinking ship that is RCB, Virat Kohli faces the heat

Gautam Gambhir had fired the first salvo when he said Kohli has been lucky to have captained so long in the IPL. “I don’t see him as a shrewd captain, I don’t see him a tactful captain (tactician).”

IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya blitzkrieg comes down on CSK at Wankhede Stadium

Hardik Pandya revives Mumbai Indians' flagging innings, takes three wickets to hand Chennai Super Kings their first defeat of IPL 2019

Too much on umpire’s plate to spot front foot no balls

Technology needs to divest on-field officials of responsibility to make split-second, front-foot no-ball calls.

‘Mankading’ episode: The Buttler did it or was it Ashwin?

Ashwin’s Mankading of Buttler quickly became a talking point across the cricketing world but it is a debate that has raged on since the original incident in 1947.

Christchurch terror attack: ‘There was fear and panic. Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim were shouting, don’t run, stay inside the bus’

Bangladesh's Indian performance analyst, Shrinivas Chandrasekharan, recollects how the team escaped Christchurch mosque shooting which claimed lives of 50 people.

Standardisation of the red ball: It’s just not Test cricket

One of the foremost critics of the Kookaburra ball has been Wasim Akram, who has constantly advocated against its use in Pakistan and India as the seam goes flat and it doesn’t help reverse swing.

Cut to the chase: How the last three overs played out in Nagpur against Australia

In the end, Kohli’s decision to give the last over to Shankar stood vindicated while Stoinis’s ploy to play out an entire Bumrah over backfired.

How Kuldeep Yadav’s top-spinner can get the new-improved Glenn Maxwell

It would be fascinating to see what Yadav does against Maxwell in Hyderabad. Last year, during an ODI, MS Dhoni had revealed the blueprint for Indian spinners against Maxwell.

Explained: From pinch hitters to new-age marauders

Those pinch hitters have now morphed into a new species who are placed with crazy demands: they have to last long, make relentless hitting seem almost risk-free and also finish the game.

India vs Australia 1st T20: Australia bad, India worse in Vizag

Visitors Australia just about limp over the finish line after the home team put up a forgettable batting performance in the first T20I.

Yuzvendra Chahal’s fascinating journey, replete with twists and turns

From rustic Jind, Yuzvendra Chahal’s flight began on the 64-square black and white board, before it drifted to the canvas of 22 yards and turned sharply to bowl the cricketing fraternity over. His fascinating journey is replete with twists, turns, flight and fizz.

India vs Australia: Filling in the ranks for the World Cup

For a team that hasn't lost an ODI series since 2015, there is a general consensus on the playing XI for the World Cup's opening game.

Wasim Jaffer: India’s Mr Cricket and king of the domestic 22 yards

For 22 years now, Wasim Jaffer has virtually owned domestic cricket’s 22-yards. His Test career, though, was short and underwhelming. The Indian Express caught up with the batsman after Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy-winning campaign and found a man at peace with himself.

India vs New Zealand: How Trent Boult got his swing back

Rohit Sharma, debutant Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya would not have seen those seven kinks on Thursday as they have been long buried by Trent Boult.