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Explained: What is The Hundred, the fourth cricket format?
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

As the name suggests, The Hundred will feature 100 balls per innings, 20 less than a traditional T20 game, with a duration of two and a half hours.

India vs Sri Lanka: Can Dravid work his magic on Kuldeep and co.?
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Much will depend on how the coach Rahul Dravid shepherds this motley bunch into maximising their potential over the course of these six games.

‘One country, two cricket teams’: The idea whose time has come, again
Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Miles away from Durham where the Virat Kohli-led Test team is camped, Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday will walk out for the Colombo ODI. This will be the first time in 23 years that India will be fielding two teams simultaneously in international cricket.

Sneh Rana overcomes personal tragedy, injury to script India’s Bristol rearguard
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Sneh Rana, during the one-off Test against England, became the first Indian woman and fourth in the history of the sport to register a half-century and prise out a four-wicket haul on Test debut.

‘Best Test team in international cricket cannot be decided over 5 days’
Fri, Jun 18, 2021

By calling the WTC final “just another game of cricket,” Kohli, who is yet to win an ICC title as skipper, was only trying to play down the hype of the duel, while at the same time attempting to re-assert the legacy of his team.

From debacle to glory: The New Zealand turnaround
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Kiwi cricket’s revival started from its darkest hour and is a result of thinking out of the box and optimising resources

Explained: Why is Ollie Robinson under fire for tweets from nine years ago?
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Screenshots containing a chain of racist and sexist tweets posted by Ollie Robinson on Twitter nine years ago began doing the rounds on several social media platforms, triggering an uproar.

Despite truncated practice and hard quarantine, Kiwis ready for Lord’s
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

They will need to play a stellar role in unison if New Zealand have to notch up their first win at Lord’s in 22 years.

Darshil Shah: Meet the brain behind the bamboo bat
Mon, May 17, 2021

Indian origin developer Dr Darshil Shah urges cricket’s lawmakers to look at sustainable alternatives beyond the English willow.

From Rohtak to conquer England, Shafali Verma raring to go
Fri, May 14, 2021

Not nervous ahead of The Hundred and England series, teenage batter just wants to make father proud

Two weeks after mother’s death, Veda Krishnamurthy loses sister to Covid
Sat, May 08, 2021

According to Veda’s childhood coach Irfan Sait, Vatsala’s demise, coming closely on the heels of her mother Cheluvamaba Devi’s death had “completely broken” the 28-year-old.

Shaw-Shikhar continue to sizzle as Capitals subdue Kings and move to top of the table
Mon, May 03, 2021

Dhawan anchors Delhi’s chase after stand-in-captain bails Punjab out of trouble

Explained: How Ravindra Jadeja has evolved as a batsman
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Some time back, Jadeja would struggle to clear long-on against pacers. He was fine hitting spinners but not against pacers, who stopped his attacking instincts by bowling short of a length. What changed?

Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round brilliance sinks RCB
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Ravindra Jadeja hands CSK momentum with the bat, then spins a web around RCB with the ball.

Punjab Kings back to winning ways as Rohit Sharma & Co falter once again
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle take Punjab Kings home after bowlers apply the choke on Mumbai Indians.

Max-imum impact: The Aussie & Harshal Patel script third RCB win in a row
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

KKR undone by RCB’s death-overs hangman, while Maxwell shows his maturity and Morgan misses a trick

RR vs DC: Protea power boosts Royals
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Proteas’ swagger and Unadkat’s clever deceptions take Royals home

Explained: Is Pakistan’s Babar Azam a Virat Kohli in the making?
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Despite the gulf in experience, Babar Azam is cut from the same cloth as Virat Kohli — adhering to the conventional modes of batsmanship rather than the slam-dunk style made popular by the advent of T20 format.

Sunrisers mess up routine chase as RCB record second win in a row
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Shahbaz Ahmed does a Rahul Chahar, while Glenn Maxwell branches out for RCB

IPL 2021: The geometry behind Andre Russell’s new bowling plan
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

What was Russell’s ploy against Mumbai Indians? Why are batsmen struggling to play Russell? How have people reacted to this latest piece of innovation from Russell?

Champions’ stuff: MI come back from the dead as KKR flounder from a winning position
Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya’s classical tunes trump Andre Russell-Pat Cummins jugalbandi

Explained: What makes Sanju Samson a dangerous T20 batsman?
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Sanju Samson is blessed with fast hands, sinewy forearms and excellent hand-eye coordination. That apart, it's also the result of the hard work during the lockdown last year.

Sanju Samson’s effort in vain after Hooda hurricane hits Wankhede
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Sanju Samson brought up his ton in just 54 deliveries, carving out a four, six and a four off consecutive deliveries from Australian pacer Jhye Richardson

IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: Hot heads, calm minds and everything in between
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

Three-time champions CSK witnessed a poor start to its IPL 2021 campaign, losing by seven wickets to Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

Only way to stop MI: Catch them on off-day, avoid mistakes, paper over cracks
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

An intimidating line-up that has Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult at its core, the champion side reaped the benefits of having the right man for the right job.

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