Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.
Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal
Holding the domestic 50-over event before the World Cup would have been great for the build-up, says Pravin Amre
Barely four days after the final heartbreak, depleted India face Aussie players who have had to postpone victory celebrations
His form at No.4 -- a vital slot that gave India headache in the 2019 edition – is a big boost ahead of Sunday’s final versus Australia
On a pitch where all the other pacers struggled, the right-arm pacer produced a performance for the ages
It boiled down to Mohammed Shami’s superb effort of 7/57 to extinguish the New Zealand fightback in their gallant chase of India’s total of 397/4.
The pacer captured 7/57 after Kohli’s record 50th ODI century as India won the semis by 70 runs despite Daryl Mitchell’s 134
The young batter’s heroics at this World Cup has installed him as the story of this World Cup after being promoted to open.
Rohit and Co will aim to make amends for the 2019 World Cup semi-final exit at the Wankhede though the hosts are wary of how the Kiwis can surprise in knockouts
The Kiwi speedster says reading the Wankhede pitch and adjusting, be it batting or bowling, will influence their semi-final performance
Chief coach Rahul Dravid, bowling coach Paras Mhambrey and batting coach Vikram Rathour also spoke to the Wankhede groundstaff.
The bowlers are doing the job on the field but the tactical inputs provided behind the scenes are making a crucial difference
The Hyderabad pacer had struggled for a couple of games but roared back into form against Sri Lanka.
India become first team to qualify for the semi-finals after crushing Sri Lanka by 302 runs at the Wankhede Stadium.
The remarkable thing about Rohit’s school, Swami Vivekanand International, is that the success has been achieved without a full-fledged cricket field
In 2011, the hosts overcame the islanders in the final to win the World Cup. This time, the focus will be more to finetune their side against a reeling side
As Rohit walks out to bat at the Wankhede on Thursday, he will rekindle the memories among all those who have seen him grow and become this mega cricket star
The former SA captain says the match between World Cup's top teams will be an occasion to remember for SA players
Not batting full 50 overs in four of their six matches has hurt Pakistan with even skipper Babar Azam frittering away starts
SA held their nerve while Pakistan lost theirs in a match that had everyone on the edge of their seats
They line up as leg-break bowlers but their googlies are doing more than a fair share of damage.
The SA opener’s third century of the ODI World Cup, 140-ball 174, saw the team amass 382 before completing a 149-run victory at the Wankhede Stadium.
There’s no South African in the list of top five batters or bowlers but collectively, they have been unstoppable.
The match against Bangladesh, on Thursday, saw the home team put up another inspired effort with Jadeja's catch stealing the show
The allrounder provides a crucial balance and skipper Rohit will hope he is back in action soon
The defeat against India would hit Babar's team hard but they can still get their campaign back on track.
When the two sides had clashed the last few times, the batter had seemed hesitant but the injury break helped him turn over a new leaf
After Rohit & Co's superb win over Pakistan at Ahmedabad, Men In Blue will hope they too go all the way and emulate the batch of 2011.
No Kane Williamson, no problem. No Tim Southee, no problem. The Kiwis have motored on in this ODI World Cup in their latest show of resilience
Published on Oct 16, 2023 12:19 AM IST
BySanjjeev K Samyal, Mumbai
The left-arm paceman has honed his skills on subcontinent pitches, remaining an IPL regular as well.