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Friday, January 24, 2020

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‘Let me just end my life’: Praveen Kumar on struggle with mental ailments
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Richard Hadlee talked about it, Virat Kohli briefly mentioned it. Now, Praveen Kumar breaks his silence about his fight against depression, and his search for a way back to the game.

Aaron Finch: Laid-back but lethal
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Aussie skipper Aaron Finch's mild persona hides a competitive streak and a cricketing brain that keeps ticking overtime.

INDvAUS 1st ODI: David Warner & Aaron Finch make mockery of chase
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Australia expose failings in Indian batting before Warner & Finch make mockery of chase with 10-wicket win.

South Africa Vs England: What if this was a four-day Test?
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

One could argue — and not without merit — that the game wouldn’t have gone on in the similar vein if it was played with the knowledge that it was going to be a four-day affair.

Cricket, wife and notes: What dominated Virat Kohli’s timeline in 2019
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

The cricket captain couldn't stop gushing about his lady love, promoting vegetarianism and his cover drive therapy.

Wristory: Evolution of the shot from Gundappa Viswanath to Virat Kohli
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

Is it possible to place Kohli’s swat-flick in the lineage of the shot and try trace its evolution? And then understand why his version is at the zenith of that evolution in the mayhem it unleashes.

INDvWI T20I series final: Three Musketeers & a change of script
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

India's top three blast off from the start to orchestrate a gargantuan score, which turns out to be insurmountable for the Windies.

India vs West Indies 3rd T20: Time to knock cover off the ball
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

India's top batsmen have not embraced power-hitting and this could hurt them when setting a target.

Signature move: Kohli’s payback to Williams in Hyderabad has spiced up the series
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Kohli’s payback to Williams in Hyderabad has spiced up the series. What will the pacer do when they face-off in Thiruvananthapuram today?

Cheteshwar Pujara interview: Visibility can be a problem with Pink ball during second/ third session
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Cheteshwar Pujara, India’s batting mainstay, speaks to The Indian Express about the change of approach needed to counter the pink ball.

Naseem Shah: Fast forward
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Pakistan’s latest pace sensation, 16-year-old Naseem Shah, has impressed even the great Andy Roberts.

Buzz in India camp: Pink ball will kill spin and reverse swing
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The pink balls that will be used in Kolkata have been manufactured by SG, an Indian company. And as of now, the team will keep an “open mind” and “wait and watch” how the ball behaves in Indian conditions. However, “some issues” have already popped up in the few days of practice.

Virat Kohli’s dream pace pack keeps getting wilier and craftier
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

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
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

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
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

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
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

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’
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

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’
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

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
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

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
Tue, Oct 08, 2019

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.