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Arnab Sen is the Sports Editor of Hindustan Times Digital, leading sports coverage on the digital and online arms of Hindustan Times. He has more than 12 years of experience of working for news channels, sports broadcasters, digital media and news wires. Covered global sporting events and enjoys writing on cricket and football.

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LaLiga Genuine - A league looking to make a difference

The inaugural season started with 18 teams and that number has now doubled, with 36 participating clubs registered for 2019/20 following the arrival of Real Betis, Cádiz CF, CD Tenerife, Elche CF, Granada CF and Getafe CF.

File image of players before the start of a LaLiga Genuine league clash.(LaLiga Foundation/ Twitter)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Madrid | By

IPL Auction 2020: Planning, preparation, performance - How Rajasthan Royals build their squad

As another IPL auction looms, what are the Royals planning to achieve? They already have big names in their squad but there are gaps that need to be filled. Jake Lush McCrum, Chief Operating Officer at Rajasthan Royals, shed some light on the franchise’s strategy ahead of the big day in Kolkata on December 19.

Jofra Archer of the Rajasthan Royals celebrates the wicket in IPL(Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)
Published on Dec 19, 2019 12:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL Auction 2020: Planning, preparation, performance - How Rajasthan Royals build their squad

As another IPL auction looms, what are the Royals planning to achieve? They already have big names in their squad but there are gaps that need to be filled. Jake Lush McCrum, Chief Operating Officer at Rajasthan Royals, shed some light on the franchise’s strategy ahead of the big day in Kolkata on December 19.

Jofra Archer of the Rajasthan Royals celebrates the wicket in IPL.(Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 09:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

LaLiga’s global pitch strikes all the right chords

LaLiga enjoys superiority over other leagues in terms of the talent pool that is available in the clubs and now the league’s ambition is to initiate a compelling global narrative.

Crowd at Santiago Bernabeu before a La Liga match(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

India vs West Indies: Indian pacers break records in Antigua Test, usher in a new dawn

Ind vs WI: With Kohli looking to win matches and ready to play 5 genuine bowlers, India’s new crop of ‘express men’ finally got wings to their dreams. A rejuvenated Ishant Sharma rose from the Ashes like a phoenix and the arrival of Jasprit Bumrah on the international scene changed Indian cricket forever.

India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with team captain Virat Kohli the dismissal of West Indies' Darren Bravo during day two of the first Test cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda.(AP)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Virat Kohli equals another Sachin Tendulkar feat, powers his way towards global domination

While Gavaskar was the first to show the world that Indian batsmen could match fire with fire away from home, it was Sachin Tendulkar who symbolised the complete batsman, scoring runs against all opposition under all conditions.

File photo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 12:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Prithvi Shaw ban: WADA needs to rethink and make sports specific policies, says BCCI anti-doping manager - Exclusive

In an exclusive conversation with Hindustan Times, Dr Abhijit Salvi, BCCI’s anti-doping manager, spoke about the details of Prithvi Shaw’s case and the need for WADA to rethink its policies and make the list of prohibited substances more sports specific.

File photo of Prithvi Shaw.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 02:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

ICC World Cup Team of the Tournament: Men who ruled the roost

Here is the team of tournament according to us. It is not just the numbers but the impact that these players have had in matches their respective teams have won, that was taken into account to form the list.

Mitchell Starc and Rohit Sharma make it(AFP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 01:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs New Zealand, semi-final World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja - The love letter of a wounded heart

India vs New Zealand, semi-final World Cup 2019: Written off early on in his career as a non-specialist, Ravindra Jadeja has found ways to make a comeback again and again.

India's Ravindra Jadeja(AP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 08:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

ICC World Cup 2019 - India vs West Indies - Team India Report Card: How did Virat Kohli & Co fare?

ICC World Cup: The bowlers led by Mohammed Shami came hard at the inexperienced Windies batting and eventually helped the team win by huge margin of 125 runs at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. Here’s the performance analysis of each and every player of the team.

Indian players congratulate each other after their victory against West Indies at Manchester on Thursday.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma - Tale of three dropped catches, flying edges and an unbeaten ton

The man who benefitted the most from South Africa’s poor fielding was Indian vice-captain and opener Rohit Sharma. Unlike the flat tracks back home, on which he devours opposition bowlers, the conditions in Southampton were difficult. Rohit’s innings on Wednesday, under an overcast sky, was more akin to a Formula 1 driver getting stuck on a jam-packed Bengaluru road.

ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa v India - The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 5, 2019 India's Rohit Sharma celebrates at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 21, 2020 12:26 AM IST
Hindustant Times, New Delhi | By

ICC World Cup Flashback - 1975: Of Lloyd’s conquest & Gavaskar’s 36 not out

ICC World Cup Flashback: India’s maiden World Cup campaign was nothing short of a disaster with the team failing to come to terms with the new format. Sunil Gavaskar played 174 deliveries to stay unbeaten on 36 as India meandered to an aimless 132/3 to lose the match by 202 runs.

West Indies captain Clive Lloyd holds aloft the 1975 Prudential World Cup trophy. West Indies beat Australia in the final.(Twitter)
Updated on May 22, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

ICC World Cup 2019: India’s all-time World Cup XI - Virat Kohli misses out

As the country gets ready to cheer for the ‘Men in Blue’ in the upcoming World Cup, we bring to you India’s all-time World Cup XI, comprising players who we think have had the maximum impact in World Cup campaigns.

India players Kapil Dev (l) and Man of the Match Mohinder Armanath pictured after the 1983 Prudential World Cup Final victory against West Indies at Lords on June 23, 1983 in London, England(Getty Images)
Updated on May 21, 2019 08:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

ICC World Cup 2019: We don’t have experience but have talent to compete with the best, says Rashid Khan

Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times, the leg break bowler spoke about his and SRH’s performance this season, dependence of the team on openers David Warner & Jonny Bairstow and the big opportunity Afghanistan have at the ICC World Cup.

File image of Rashid Khan(PTI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 04:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL 2019: ‘All-time great’ MS Dhoni biggest reason behind CSK’s dominance: KKR’s Simon Katich

IPL 2019: If one looks at the performance of all the teams over the years, CSK stand out with their consistency. Katich singled out Dhoni and the senior players in the team as the reason behind CSK’s success.

Chennai: CSK skipper MS Dhoni celebrates his team's victory with teammates in the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MAC Stadium in Chennai, Monday, April 1, 2019. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) (PTI4_1_2019_000010A)(PTI)
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 09:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL 2019 | EXCLUSIVE: Owe my success to Shane Warne and Gautam Gambhir, says Kuldeep Yadav - Watch

‘It has been 6 years now that I have been with Kolkata Knight Riders and they are like family to me. Everyone supports each other in the bunch’, says Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav in action.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL 2019: Exclusive - Rajasthan Royals can win the title this season, says Jofra Archer

IPL 2019: Jofra Archer was a key figure in the Royals campaign last season, picking up 15 wickets in 10 matches last season.

Jofra Archer can be an important player for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019.(RR)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL 2019: Can MS Dhoni inspire ageing CSK to record title? - SWOT Analysis

IPL 2019: What worked for CSK last season was that they had a team which knew what had to be done and when. Players like MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Shane Watson have very well defined roles in the set-up and they will be expected to perform the same this time as well.

Chennai Super Kings players celebrate with the IPL 2018 trophy after winning the final match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Mumbai, Sunday, May 27, 2018. CSK defeated SRH by eight wickets to lift the trophy.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 10:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL Flashback - 2008: Shane Warne inspires Rajasthan Royals to surprise win

The concept was clear - slam-bang cricket coupled with a heavy dose of glamour and razzmatazz and you had a heady cocktail that had audiences hooked on to TV sets and in stadiums every evening.

Rajasthan Royals team with the IPL trophy after beating Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2008 event.(Rajasthan Royals/Facebook)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan’s return to form augurs well for India ahead of World Cup

Dhawan’s contribution in the 50-over format can be gauged from the fact that the southpaw has finished as the highest run-getter for India in all three ICC tournaments since 2013.

India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan raises his bat to acknowledge the crowd as he walks back after his dismissal during the fourth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between India and Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on March 10, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 03:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Australia: Team India series report card - Bowlers dominate as Kohli & Co win historic series

India vs Australia: Does this victory prove that this bunch is one of the finest Test teams to have left the Indian shores? Is Virat Kohli the best Indian Test captain already? Such questions need a deeper understanding of the circumstances in which this victory has come but for now Indian cricket faithfuls can rejoice and bask in the glory of a remarkable win.

India's captain Virat Kohli kisses the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they celebrate a 2-1 series victory over Australia following play being abandoned in the fourth test match between Australia and India at the SCG in Sydney, Australia, January 7, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Australia: India’s predicted XI for Boxing Day Test; expect more spin & new opening pair

India vs Australia: Expect a lot of changes in India’s playing XI for the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against Australia. We are suggesting a few bold moves. Let’s see if Virat Kohli buys into our theory or not.

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin of India during day 4 of the first test match between India and England held at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium , Rajkot on the 12th November 2016.(BCCI Photo)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 04:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

PV Sindhu opens up about handling success and unwavering belief in coach Gopichand - Exclusive interview

PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals title and the Olympic medallist will now be representing her home town Hyderabad in the upcoming season of the Premier Badminton League.

PV Sindhu poses with the trophy after the women's singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 22, 2018 10:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Australia: The quiet rise of Nathan Lyon amid the din of Ravichandran Ashwin

The moot point of this comparison is to show how Lyon has managed to hold his own across all surfaces, while Ashwin has mostly floundered when faced with tough conditions. Lyon might not have picked wickets like a machine but his ingenuity and dexterity as a spinner is second to none.

Australia's Nathan Lyon shows the ball as he leaves the field following his 6 wicket haul on day four of the first test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, December 9, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Australia: Adelaide victory a true reflection of Virat & Co’s strengths & weaknesses

India vs Australia: India’s first triumph in the opening Test of a series in Australia in the 12th attempt must have come as relief for the Kohli-Shastri combo, whose every move and statement has been scrutinised over the past year.

TOPSHOT - India's captain Virat Kohli (L) celebrates with spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (R) after beating Australia on day five of the first Test cricket match at the Adelaide Oval on December 10, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 07:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Australia - History of Test Cricket Down Under Part 3: 2003-04 to 2014-15

India vs Australia: In part three of the series, we will look at the four tours in the new millennium. A strong Indian team gave a good fight to the Aussies in their backyard in the first decade before fading away as the golden generation walked into the sunset.

Rahul Dravid celebrates after hitting the winning run to give India a four wicket victory in the 2nd Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on December 16, 2003 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Tony Lewis/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 06:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Australia - History of Test Cricket Down Under Part 2: 1980-81 to 1999-00

The Indian cricket showed grit and fight in their tours to Australia in the 1980s but the hosts were dominant in the 90s. Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev were India’s stand out players in these two decades in Tests down under.

Steve Waugh, Damien Fleming and Ricky Ponting of Australia celebrate in the rooms after the game Waugh and Ponting scored centuries while Fleming took 5 wickets in the second innings, on day five of the first test between Australia and India, at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. Australia won by 285 runs.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 08:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Australia - History of Test Cricket Down Under Part 1: 1947-48 to 1977-78

India have been on a Test tour of Australia 11 times and their record is miserable to say the least. In 44 Test matches, India have been victorious on only 5 occasions while they have lost 28 matches and 11 have been drawn.

Indian captain Lala Amarnath (left) with Australian captain Sir Donald Bradman during India’s tour of Australia in 1947-48.(Twitter/Cricketopia)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 12:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IPL player retention: Ruthless dropping of big names shows franchises mean business

Just like the cricketers, even the team owners have evolved and changed their strategy over the years. The big indication of the same has come through this season’s IPL player retention.

CSK talk tactics during day 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held at the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bangalore on the 27th January 2018.(BCCI Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 12:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Jasprit Bumrah is an asset for India; will become Virat Kohli of bowling: Mohammed Kaif

Talking about India’s chances in the upcoming tour of Australia, Kaif said that Virat Kohli and his men should do well as there will be less lateral movement off the wicket.

File image of Jasprit Bumrah (L) and Virat Kohli in action during a training session.(AP)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By
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