R Kaushik
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Rohit vs Hardik vs Surya captaincy saga intensifies ahead of T20 World Cup

With the T20 World Cup just six months away, India need to stop experimenting with captaincy and identify the man that will lead them in the West Indies and USA

Rohit vs Hardik vs Surya in a three-way captaincy showdown for India's T20 World Cup(Getty)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 06:03 PM IST

T20 World Cup nearing, but Rohit and Kohli must choose their battles wisely

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not played a T20I since the World Cup in 2022.

Rohit Sharma (L) and Virat Kohli during the T20 World Cup 2022(ANI)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 08:49 AM IST

T20 World Cup in sight, India's unstoppable pool of talent shines in full glory

Under Suryakumar Yadav, India, despite missing World Cup heroes, stood strong against Australia, displaying characteristic formidability and resilience.

Is this the Team India of future?(AFP)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 01:28 PM IST

Ben Stokes' CSK release the latest saga in England's love-hate relation with IPL

For some reason, the equation between IPL and English players has always been topsy-turvy.

Ben Stokes played just 2 games for CSK in their title winning campaign in IPL 2023(BCCI/IPL)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 01:07 PM IST

Dravid, World Cup's backstage hero, has unfinished business with Indian cricket

While Rohit and the rest of the squad vented their emotions in the dressing room, Dravid arrived for the post-match press do, one of the toughest assignments.

Ahmedabad: India's head coach Rahul Dravid with skipper Rohit Sharma after the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 finals(PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 11:40 AM IST

Transitional shift or persist with old guard? What next for IND cricket post WC?

Rohit and Kohli won’t be around not for the next ODI World Cup. Who after them from this squad will assume the senior statesmen role, apart from Pandya?

India's Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma look dejected after losing the ICC Cricket World Cup final (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 21, 2023 10:07 AM IST

Against all odds, Rohit's India crash and burn on the biggest stage

Weeks of hard work and gruelling efforts was undone as India lost to Australia in the World Cup final.

India captain Rohit Sharma walks off.(PTI)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 08:48 AM IST

Decoding the method to Rohit Sharma's powerplay madness in World Cup 2023

Rohit is the classic case of restricting one’s aggression to cricket alone.

India's captain Rohit Sharma watches the ball after playing a shot (AFP)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 04:51 AM IST

What are the chances of Kohli beating Tendulkar's 100 century record?

Virat Kohli scored his 50th ODI century, which takes his 100 count to 80 in international cricket, but already 35, are 20 more tons a bridge too far to cross?

Will Virat Kohli equal, let alone beat the great man Sachin Tendulkar's record of 100 centuries?(ANI)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 01:53 PM IST

In a tale of two halves, Shami lifts up Wankhede to deliver perfect finish

For large periods of the 25 overs when Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell were leading a spirited Kiwi revival, the crowd had lost its voice.

India's captain Rohit Sharma lifts Mohammed Shami after he took the last wicket and overall seven wickets to beat New Zealand by 70 runs during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup first semifinal match in Mumbai(AP)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 07:06 AM IST

Breaking the hoodoo: India well-placed to end World Cup jinx against bogey team

India vs New Zealand World Cup: This is Team India's best chance to end years of misery against a team that has constantly troubled them at ICC tournaments.

There can't be a better opportunity for India to end their years of anguish(AFP)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 04:52 PM IST

Return of the 'wrong-footed menace': Virat Kohli's three overs of pure joy

The Bengaluru crowd enjoyed seeing their favourite Virat Kohli first notch up a fifty and then bowling three overs of pure entertainment.

Virat Kohli was over the moon on picking up his first wicket in 9 years(ANI )
Updated on Nov 13, 2023 10:55 AM IST

Netherlands' spirited show in World Cup 2023 a wake-up call for ICC

Netherlands' promising performance at the World Cup should pave the way for more exposure by the ICC.

It's time the ICC gives teams like Netherlands more exposure.(PTI)
Published on Nov 12, 2023 10:24 AM IST

India's WC 2023 bowlers best ever? Get your jaws off the floor before debating

Whether Shami, Bumrah, Siraj, Kuldeep, Jadeja are India’s all-time best or not, this quintet is certainly the best bowling unit at the World Cup 2023.

India's Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami during their match against South Africa in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.(Sudipta Banerjee)
Published on Nov 07, 2023 08:59 AM IST

Virat Kohli's legacy so alike yet so different to Sachin Tendulkar's

Sachin Tendulkar found privacy on the field, while Virat Kohli embraces the spotlight, making both instrumental in elevating Indian cricket.

Virat Kohli has reached a stage where he invokes a Sachin Tendulkar-esque reaction from the public.( BCCI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 02:50 PM IST

As Hardik Pandya's World Cup ends, trial by fire looms for India's pace trinity

It’s Pandya’s bowling and energy, more than his multi-hued batting, that India will miss, transferring onus on the pace trio of Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Shami

Team physio attends to India's Hardik Pandya, second left, after sustaining an injury during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh in Pune(AP)
Published on Nov 04, 2023 12:48 PM IST

Shreyas Iyer bursts short-ball bubble, ends India No. 4 debate once and for all

Shreyas Iyer gave a resounding answer to his critics, scoring best of the three Indian half-centuries against Sri Lanka yesterday at the World Cup.

CRUNCHED! Shreyas Iyer launches one into the stands.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 10:20 AM IST

Tendulkar stands tall again: Mumbai's befitting tribute to its favourite son

Sachin Tendulkar's statue was unveiled at the Wankhede, marking a deep tribute to his iconic cricket career and emotional connection to Mumbai and India.

Sachin Tendulkar got all nostalgic up unveiling his 22-feet-long statue(Getty/AFP)
Published on Nov 02, 2023 06:38 AM IST

Twinning at the World Cup: If Bumrah doesn't get you, Shami will

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah operating in tandem is a throwback to the pairing of Walsh-Ambrose, Wasim-Waqar, McGrath-Lee, Srinath-Zaheer.

There may not be a better fast-bowling pair in world cricket than Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. (AP)
Updated on Oct 30, 2023 11:49 AM IST

England crash and burn in World Cup title defence with no quick fix in sight

England's title defence could well be the worst ever by a reigning World Cup winner in history

England's captain Jos Buttler has been left overwhelmed.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2023 02:26 PM IST

Afghanistan bite and sting their way to heavyweight schooling; ENG, PAK cornered

Afghanistan are finally punching above their weight at the World Cup 2023, which has caused some serious distress in the England and Pakistan camps.

Afghanistan have arrived and what a stage than the World Cup to do so.(Afghanistan Cricket Board-X)
Published on Oct 27, 2023 10:42 AM IST

RIP Bishan Singh Bedi: A master who symbolised India's tryst with spin

Once the ball arced out of Bishan Singh Bedi's left hand, it was as if it had a life of its own.

Variously described as poetry in motion and the smiling assassin, Bedi was an amalgam of grace and cunning, of guile and intelligence.(ICC Twitter)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 02:03 PM IST

Chasing in the mountains no sweat as India's calm prevails

Mohammed Shami led an incredible comeback from the Indian bowlers but New Zealand's 273 was the most hosts have chased in this World Cup.

There was no panic, no hare-brained running, no outlandish shot-selection, no unseemly hurry to hurtle home(PTI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2023 10:21 PM IST

India minus Pandya won’t be the same force at World Cup

Hardik Pandya travelled to Bengaluru and the National Cricket Academy, where he will rehab for the next few days before reuniting with the squad.

Hardik Pandya reacts after he suffered an injury during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match between India and Bangladesh(PTI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2023 02:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Virat Kohli: From chase master to chase monster, and world champion again

Virat Kohli broke his 8-year-long century drought in World Cups and is making run chases look like a piece of cake.

Virat Kohli is redefining greatness.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 04:27 PM IST

Move over IND-PAK, India vs Bangladesh is the rivalry World Cup is waiting for

India bring the best and worst out of Bangladesh and their World Cup match promises to be more pulsating than India vs Pakistan.

Shubman Gill scored a century against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup but ended up on the losing side.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 12:29 PM IST

Familiar feeling of upswing in Pakistan's World Cup run despite India pounding

The one-sided defeat to India may has taken attention away from the fact that Pakistan are still well-placed on the points table and have 7 more matches to go.

If you're a Pakistan fan, it's too early to press the panic button.(AFP)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Man-possessed Rohit Sharma won't stop until he finishes his World Cup story

Rohit Sharma is making up for his lost 2011 World Cup glory and he will pull out all the stops to have his moment by lifting the Cup this time around.

India's captain Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring a rampant half-century against Pakistan.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 15, 2023 11:28 AM IST

Daggers drawn or arms on shoulders? The India-Pakistan frenemy always makes news

Just because political ties between India and Pakistan are always fraught with tension and mistrust doesn’t mean the players should be daggers drawn.

India captain Rohit Sharma and Pakistan captain Babar Azam
Published on Oct 13, 2023 10:59 AM IST

Crushing, stomping, steamrolling: Ruthless India send ominous World Cup warning

With one dominant victory after another, India are hitting the strides. Oppositions, watch out

Team India is unstoppable.(Getty)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 12:50 PM IST
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