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How does anyone, let alone Rohit's Team India, fill a Kohli-sized hole in Tests?

Virat Kohli’s unavailability for the first two matches against England is a massive setback for a team determined to extend its dominance at home.

India's captain Rohit Sharma will be without Virat Kohli in the first two Tests against England(PTI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Under-19 World Cup: The hunt begins for India's next Virat Kohli

Can the India Under-19 batch of 2024 join the prestigious class of 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018 and 2022?

Uday Saharan (L) and Arshin Kulkarni (R) have the potential to be India's next big thing (Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 11:57 PM IST

Rampaging Rohit Sharma the right man after all to lead India at T20 Word Cup

With his 121-run blitzkrieg, India captain Rohit Sharma pretty much booked his T20 World Cup ticket.

Rohit Sharma was in full flow in Bengaluru racing to a record 5th T20I century(PTI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 06:18 PM IST

Shivam Dube could be India's missing link but must avoid the Vijay Shankar route

Shivam Dube, who has impressed with back-to-back half-centuries, could be the solution to India's middle order in T20Is.

Shivam Dube celebrates after completing a second consecutive half-century(AP)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 03:25 PM IST

No Kishan but 3 keepers in Test team: Unraveling Rahul vs Bharat vs Jurel puzzle

KL Rahul, KS Bharat and Dhruv Jurel will fight for the keeper's spot in the first India vs England Test in Hyderabad.

KL Rahul, KS Bharat and Dhruv Jurel will fight for the keeper's spot
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 10:58 PM IST

Mohali chill gives thrills but should matches be played in such brrr-utal cold?

Players were in for a rough evening, feeling every sting on their fingers fielding at a temperature of 9 degrees in Mohali.

Is 9 degrees not cold enough? (AFP)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 03:45 PM IST

Kohli, Rohit return a huge step back, raises more questions than answers

Is Indian cricket moving in the right direction by bringing Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli back in its T20I set-up? Not really

Are the returning Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli the answer to India's T20I cricket?(PTI)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 10:20 AM IST

Ghosts of 66 and 81 linger, yet India's Cape Town conquest is a win to savour

Rohit Sharma is right. India's win over South Africa in Cape Town is as big as their victory at Gabba 2021, if not bigger.

Rohit Sharma is elated as Shreyas Iyer hits the winning runs to give India their first-ever Test win in Cape Town.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2024 03:28 PM IST

Are 642 balls enough? Cape Town pitch presses Test cricket's fast-forward button

Notorious Newlands: Will pitch controversy lead to a shake-up in Test cricket?

India attempt to flatten out a problem area on the pitch during Day 2 of the Cape Town Test(AP)
Published on Jan 04, 2024 08:15 PM IST

Why Siraj is unstoppable, unplayable and the deadliest pacer when on a roll

At Newlands on Wednesday, Siraj, the ‘roll bowler’ was at it again, translating his white-ball heroics to the traditional, more celebrated five-day version

India's Mohammed Siraj throws a ball on the 2nd Test Day 1 vs South Africa(BCCI Twitter)
Updated on Jan 04, 2024 08:41 AM IST

Prasidh no Shami, Avesh can't be Ishant: How India can still win in Cape Town

Much must go right for India to earn their first victory at Newlands in Cape Town. For starters, it is getting the playing XI right.

India's skipper Rohit Sharma with KL Rahul(PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:00 AM IST

From IPL newbie to Test stalwart: David Warner bows out after writing his legend

It all began with Virender Sehwag telling David Warner, who was yet to play a first-class game at the time, that he would be better at Test cricket than in T20s

Warner will bow out as the fifth highest run-scorer for his country in Tests(AFP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 07:46 AM IST

Tendulkar from a different planet. Kohli best batter in world today: Ali Bacher

As Bacher sits down for a chat in the President’s Box at SuperSport Park, it’s clear that the passage of time has done little to whet his appetite for the sport

Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Virat Kohli during the 2023 World Cup(ANI)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 06:15 AM IST

India's abject SA surrender a new low, evokes memories of horror 1990s slaughter

India, the No. 1 Test side in the world, received a proper shellacking at SuperSport Park in Centurion in the first Test.

South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (L) celebrates after the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma (C) during the third day of the first cricket Test match between South Africa and India at SuperSport Park in Centurion(AFP)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 11:18 AM IST

India's pace bowling future cause of worry as Prasidh, Shardul endure poor show

SA piled up 256 runs in 66 overs in pace-friendly conditions. Should India start worrying about the state of fast bowling beyond Bumrah, Siraj and Shami?

Centurion: India's captain Rohit Sharma with bowler Prasidh Krishna during the second day of the first Test cricket match between India and South Africa, at SuperSport Park Stadium(PTI)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 08:10 AM IST

KL Rahul finds calling at no.6 as India star readies for second wind in Tests

On Tuesday, Rahul was assigned a new responsibility, one that has triggered a heated debate in Indian cricket circles.

Centurion: India's batter KL Rahul plays a shot during the first day of the first Test cricket match between India and South Africa, at SuperSport Park Stadium, in Centurion, Tuesday(PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 11:10 AM IST

KL Rahul's Test career poised for another twist in South Africa series

It's also a welcome development from the think-tank’s perspective, given the lack of experience of South African conditions of the India batting group.

Indian players Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Yashasvi Jaiswal during a practice session ahead of the first Test cricket match between India and South Africa(PTI)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 07:28 PM IST

Tendulkar's tryst with history in SA: How Sachin achieved mega milestone

Dhoni was typically belligerent, smacking boundaries for fun, while Tendulkar wasn’t as indulgent, one eye perhaps on the milestone.

Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat at Centurion(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 08:45 AM IST

When Tendulkar and Azhar brutalised SA bowlers with memorable 222 stand

In the first hour after lunch alone, more than 100 runs flowed unchecked; Tendulkar and Azhar matched each other stroke for stroke adopting contrasting methods.

The partnership ended at 222 in the only way it could have – Azhar was run out – and it needed a spectacular catch from Bacher to dismiss Tendulkar(Reuters)
Published on Dec 24, 2023 08:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bullring tamed: Looking back at India's historic 2006 triumph at the Wanderers

A difficult year in Test cricket for India was turned around with Sourav Ganguly returning emphatically from the abyss and S Sreesanth showing his mettle.

Zaheer was already a star by then, but it was Sreesanth who truly stood out.
Published on Dec 23, 2023 04:48 PM IST

One ton, many questions: What Samson's century means for his selection script

Sanju Samson did everything right against South Africa, but will it be enough for the batter to seal a berth in India's Playing XI.

It took him 8 years but Sanju Samson finally has an international century for India(Getty)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 05:11 PM IST

Arshdeep Singh goes from shadows to substance with wicket-taking feast for India

Arshdeep Singh has finally arrived in ODIs, but can he sustain it?

Arshdeep Singh's five-wicket-haul could prove to be a huge turning point in his ODI career(AP)
Published on Dec 19, 2023 08:12 AM IST

Rohit Sharma: Captaincy royalty and mastermind behind MI's phoenix-like rise

Reflecting on Rohit’s legacy as the most successful skipper of cricket’s most high-profile franchise tournament.

Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians(PTI)
Published on Dec 16, 2023 07:36 AM IST

Surya's beastly sky is higher than Rohit, Maxwell, Gayle and other T20 stalwarts

It's no secret that Suryakumar Yadav is a beast in T20Is, but SKY could very well be on his way to establishing himself as the ultimate T20 GOAT.

Captaincy has brought out a whole new range in Suryakumar Yadav's batting(AP)
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 04:05 PM IST

No Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli is the ideal recipe for India's success at T20 WC

It appears as one of those great paradoxes that India haven’t won T20 World Cup since the inception of IPL, the most effervescent 20-over league in the world

India's skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not played a T20I game since November 2022
(ANI )
Updated on Dec 12, 2023 06:38 AM IST

Why Ravi Bishnoi could be India's trump card at next year's T20 World Cup

Ravi Bishnoi could be the trump card for India at next year's T20 World Cup.

Ravi Bishnoi could be India's need of the hour ahead of the 2024 T20 World Cup(BCCI-X)
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 05:48 PM IST

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
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