Aritra Mukherjee, who happens to be a journalist, is in an eternal relationship with food and sleep. He can, however, sacrifice both or at least the latter for his love-affair with cricket. 'He said,' 'he added,' 'he signed off' are some of his favourite phrases. When not juggling between food, sleep and cricket, he wastes time by surfing OTT platforms.
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Indian vice-captain KL Rahul refused to term the death bowling a concern and said the bowlers had won India the last match in Thiruvananthapuram.
Harshal Patel's reward for risk bowling has unfortunately not worked at the international level consistently yet.
India head coach Rahul Dravid has said that as things stand, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been officially ruled out of only their ongoing series against South Africa.
South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell had no qualms in admitting that Suryakumar Yadav is currently one of the best T20 batters going around in the world.
Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are now busy in their world. If there can be a batters' club, a fast bowlers' gang, a spinners' group, why can't there be one for the keepers?
With a spot potentially up for grabs in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj came out all guns blazing in India's optional net session leading up to their second T20I against South Africa.
Hindustan Times caught up with Lance Klusener, who is currently the batting coach of Zimbabwe, on the sidelines of Legends League Cricket. The former all-rounder talked about Hardik Pandya's progress as an all-rounder, his thoughts on current India vs South Africa T20I series and the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Indian Premier League (IPL) and all premier domestic cricket tournaments including the Ranji Trophy will return to the home-away format from the next season, confirmed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in a letter addressed to the state associations.
Despite Harshal and Bhuvneshwar's Kumar's below-par show - they conceded 101 runs in their 8 overs - Bumrah is set to replace Umesh Yadav in the second match in Nagpur. Umesh brought India back in the game with a double-wicket over but he is not in India's World Cup squad and was also selected for these three matches as Mohammed Shami's back-up.
The Indian opener scored at a strike-rate of 157 on Tuesday in the powerplay - his highest in the last two years and had a dot ball percentage of 35 - his second lowest during this period to get India off to a great start.
Both Harbhajan and Yuvraj have been stalwarts of Indian cricket. They were the members of India's two World Cup winning teams - the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup.
He will turn 34 this November but his body doesn't know that. His fitness levels are still of a 25-year-old. Otherwise, how would you explain a batter of Kohli's calibre bowling for nearly 30 minutes in the nets after smashing pretty much every Indian frontline bowler for about an hour.
Finch and Smith take a couple of deliveries, assess the condition and then start scoring in the usual areas. This, however, might see a slight change from the India series and has a good chance of carrying on till the World Cup.
Just like Sunday, Kohli had a gala time in the nets on Monday. He was severe against Chahal and also handled the pace of Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh quite well.
While addressing the press on the eve of the first T20I against Australia in Mohali on Tuesday, India vice-captain KL Rahul revealed that he is working on various aspects of his game and the strike rate game is definitely one of them.
Ahead of India vs Australia T20I series, Aaron Finch lavished praise on Virat Kohli and called him ‘one of the greatest players of all time’.
His bowling skills are well known while his batting has steadily improved. His T20 World Cup selection with the senior spin-bowling all-rounder injured is a big chance to cement his spot.
Lovedeep's immediate goal is to break into the Punjab team and he said Sunday's experience will help him put his best foot forward in the domestic season.
India captain Rohit Sharma gave an elaborate answer behind the thought process of bringing Umesh back, who landed in Chandigarh on Sunday morning.
The India captain said Kohli's innings against Afghanistan proved that he is ready to bat in any situation but that doesn't mean the Indian think tank will disregard the truckload of runs KL Rahul has scored over the years while opening the batting.
Cummins, who will lead the Australian attack in the three-match T20I series starting Tuesday in Mohali, said he didn't follow the Asia Cup at all but he definitely knew that Virat Kohli had scored a hundred.
Umesh Yadav was drafted into the Indian T20I side in dramatic fashion after Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the three-match T20I series against Australia due to Covid-19.
Ahead of Legends League Cricket, Asghar Afghan, in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, expressed his views on LLC, Afghanistan's performance in the Asia Cup, their issues in domestic cricket, the greatness of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and much more.
The dream to play against an MS Dhoni-led Indian outfit remained unfulfilled for Ryan Burl but the left-handed attacking middle-order batter, who also bowls handy leg-spin, will be one of Zimbabwe's main hopes in their upcoming three-match ODI series against India starting Thursday at his home ground in Harare.
Former India cricketer Maninder Singh feels one needs to back the thought process India head coach Rahul Dravid, captain Rohit Sharma and the selectors have for Dinesh Karthik.
Graeme Swann said current England captain Ben Stokes wouldn't mind if Kohli leads India in Birmingham as it would provide him the ideal scenario to compare his leadership with that of Joe Root who was the skipper of England when India toured here last year.
The India batter is seen as weaker facing the short ball, but coaches point out his numbers as well as the work he has done to iron out issue
Ishan Kishan slammed a brilliant 76 off 48 balls in the first T20I against South Africa but the visitors secured a seven-wicket win in Delhi.
Deepak Hooda was being prepped for the bouncer barrage he might receive against Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, and Anrich Nortje in the T20I series against South Africa on June 9.
It was after arriving at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi for India's practice session on Wednesday that Rishabh Pant first come to know that he would get to lead India for the first time and that too on his home ground.