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Playing XI: More potent than WI attack, Pak bowlers to test Root & Co
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Pakistan are banking on their two leg-spinners — Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan — to make inroads into England's batting on what Pakistan's head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq described would be a dry and abrasive track in Manchester.

Explained: Why Virat Kohli & Co. will travel to Melbourne via Motera
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

India vs Australia tour: The finer details are still being worked out. But as things stand, two-week quarantine followed by periodic testing of players will be the way forward.

New look England: Joe Root returns, Jofra Archer dropped for breach of bio-secure protocols
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Joe Root's return will bolster the home team's wafer-thin batting resources. Not surprisingly, it will once again boil down to how England's batsmen cope up with the potent West Indies pace attack.

Explained: West Indies have won the first pandemic Test. But here’s a note of caution in the celebrations
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

What West Indies managed to achieve in Southampton is significant, and a testimony to their skill and commitment.

Explained: Why is Sachin Tendulkar opposed to the Decision Review System?
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

'Umpire's Call' is used when the DRS essentially gives the 'benefit of the doubt' to the on-field decision in case of inconclusive technological evidence.

England vs West Indies: Three Lions pay for leaving out Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

England took a huge leap of faith by including Archer and Wood. Broad, England’s second-highest wicket-taker of all time with 485 scalps, sits out of a home Test for the first time in eight years.

England vs West Indies: Jason Holder leads from the front, with ball and DRS
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

West Indies captain Jason Holder, who finished with a career-best haul of 6/42, led from the front to ensure England never made much headway

England vs West Indies: Inexperienced batting vs fiery pace
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

Blessed with fiery pace attacks, the two teams have evenly matched bowling attacks. In contrast, the inexperienced batting could be the key element that determines which side emerges on top.

England vs West Indies Test Series: In new beginning, Jason Holder seeks old dominance
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

As Test cricket returns, West Indies target first series win in England in 32 years

Sanjay Dobal, popular member of Delhi cricket family, falls prey to pandemic
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Sanjay Dobal, 53, is survived by his wife and two sons – Siddanth, who plays first-class cricket for Rajasthan, and Ekansh, who made his debut for Delhi’s U-23 team last year.

Not allowed in stadium, so Barmy Army wants to be heard
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

As international cricket returns with England-West Indies Test match in July, iconic fan club wants its chants on PA system.

Help pours in but teen cyclist is happy to return to school
Fri, May 29, 2020

The story of the 15-year-old’s decision to buy a second-hand cycle and pedal from Gurgaon to Bihar’s Darbhanga, has touched many — from politicians to bureaucrats, business tycoons to NRIs.

Girl cycles father 1,200 km to Bihar — and hope follows
Sat, May 23, 2020

A fortnight after they set off on “desperate” migrant journey on the national highway when Jyoti pedalled close to 1,200 km across eight days with her father sitting behind, she has got unexpected fame — and the promise of a sporting career.

Fast bowler Navdeep Saini reflects on life during lockdown, says misses being in action
Fri, May 15, 2020

Navdeep Saini has been confined to his duplex home in Taraori in Haryana's Karnal district since the second week of March, with parents and nonagenarian grandfather for company.

Four balls and a career: Chetan Sharma
Thu, May 14, 2020

Chetan Sharma always gave his all for the team, but will forever be remembered for two matches – Sharjah 1986 & Nagpur 1987.

Vidarbha colts make up for Ranji disappointment with U23 CK Nayudu title
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Vidarbha's Ranji Trophy team failed to make it a hat-trick of titles, so, a lot was riding for them in the CK Nayudu Trophy, and they registered eight outright wins and three draws from 11 matches.

All eyes on Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar as South Africa ODI series begins
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Pandya's sharp, incisive medium pacers give Kohli the cushion to play five genuine bowlers, and his big-hitting prowess the flexibility to utilise him either as a finisher in big chases, or prop him up the order to boost the run rate while setting targets.

Shining with saliva: We will follow doctors’ instructions, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

"We have thought about this issue (of not using saliva) but I can't comment right now because if we don't use saliva, then we will get hit and you guys will say that India are not bowling well."

To keep rains away in Dharamsala, HPCA officials pray to Snake God
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Refusing to take any chances with the weather this time around after it played spoilsport in September last year, HPCA officials offered their prayers at the Indru Nag temple last week.

Hoardings, masks & scanners for cricket in time of coronavirus
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Dharamasala is going all out to ensure that the coronavirus shadow does not fall on the HPCA Stadium for the first ODI between India and South Africa on Thursday.

From Kaurs to Vermas to Rodrigues: Meet the parents of India’s T20 World Cup heroes
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Standing resolutely by the Indian team's side on Sunday at MCG will be the parents — some boarding a plane for the first time, others putting together a surprise to watch the young women take flight.

Australia far from perfect, look to ‘Ice Woman’ Meg Lanning
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Fighting a spate of injury concerns throughout the tournament, Australia will be without their talismanic all-rounder Ellyse Perry in the final but will have Sophie Molineux and Megan Schutt to bank on.

WT20 World Cup Semis: England worry about Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav and rains
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

England will know that they cannot afford to take one false step because this is a different Indian team from the one they played at Lord's, with proven match-winners in Shafali Verma and Poonam Yadav.

16-year-old Shafali Verma storms T20 World Cup: ‘She reminds me of Sehwag’
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

On Thursday in Melbourne, Shafali won her second Player of the Match award in three games at the women’s T20 World Cup. Her 34-ball 46 against New Zealand took India to their third win in three games — and the semi-final.

Reason for India’s big loss: Inability to dismiss lower-order batsmen
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

From the tepid displays of his batsmen to the manner in which the two premier fast bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were rendered ineffective, India captain Virat Kohli will have a lot to ponder about when his sits down to introspect this capitulation.

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