Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.
Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal
I felt completely happy in my own cocoon: Ashwin
The off-spinner's 6-91 kept India in the game after the Khawaja-Green stand had pushed them into a corner
Published on Mar 10, 2023 10:04 PM IST
Australia get the rub of Green
The big allrounder missed the first two Tests but his return to fitness has helped the visitors find the right balance
Published on Mar 10, 2023 09:08 PM IST
Pressure on Axar the bowler to come good
The spinner was India's go-to bowler the last time he played in Ahmedabad but has struggled to pick up wickets in this series.
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 10:39 PM IST
With measured grace, Khawaja shines bright
The left-hander spent his first two tours of India carrying drinks but is now showing Australia the way.
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 09:23 PM IST
Stand-in skipper Smith steps up to make amends
It is no coincidence that Nathan Lyon came into his own in the third Test as Steve Smith stepped in to captain filling in for Pat Cummins.
Published on Mar 08, 2023 10:29 PM IST
Stage set for a fascinating finale
On a more even pitch in Ahmedabad, the final Test promises a fierce battle between India, coming off a rare home defeat, and rejuvenated Australia.
Published on Mar 08, 2023 10:08 PM IST
Rahul Dravid blames turning tracks on rush to reach WTC final
India's coach says teams are desperate to win at home because it fetches 12 points while a draw means only 4 points in the race to the World Test Championship final
Updated on Mar 07, 2023 11:07 PM IST
Ravindra Jadeja: Driven by unshakeable belief
Jadeja trusts himself to shine when the team needs him to and that is a huge part of his success story.
Published on Mar 07, 2023 09:39 PM IST
How Lyon put India on the back foot
The off-spinner's match-winning display at Indore means the hosts no longer hold all the aces.
Published on Mar 06, 2023 09:51 PM IST
Smriti Mandhana hopes WPL does for women’s cricket what IPL did for men
“Women’s cricket is at the stage where people can connect more with us because we are still growing; we want to grow to a level where everyone knows us,” says RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana ahead of their first WPL game.
Published on Mar 04, 2023 09:56 PM IST
IPL 2023: Abdul Samad hopes to find finishing form again
The gifted stroke maker was let down by his shot selection last season but hopes to make amends this time around
Published on Feb 27, 2023 05:55 PM IST
Brad Hogg on why Ashwin, Jadeja have Australia in a spin
The key to the series was always going be how Smith and Labuschagne, Australia’s two most accomplished batters, would counter the spin threat.
Published on Feb 24, 2023 09:24 PM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara interview: 'Your reaction to setbacks defines you as a person'
As Pujara gets set to play the 100th Test of his career, he speaks about the journey and what he has learned along the way
Published on Feb 14, 2023 08:30 PM IST
Indian women’s cricket steps out of the crease
Regionally, the Karnataka State Cricket Association and Baroda Cricket Association have a good set-up for women’s cricket. But, if you happen to be a young girl aspiring to make a mark in cricket, Mumbai is the place to be. Two tournaments have already been conducted in the city this season and a couple of others are to follow
Published on Feb 12, 2023 12:29 AM IST
BySanjjeev K Samyal
Can't just play for survival on turning tracks: Dilip Vengsarkar
The former India captain offered insight on the current way to bat on ‘dustbowls’.
Published on Feb 09, 2023 10:31 PM IST
Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Can Virat Kohli, Steve Smith rule again?
The two top batters of their generation have shown encouraging signs of regaining form -- Kohli with a calm mindset and Smith with a tweak in his technique
Published on Feb 06, 2023 08:35 PM IST
In the fitness of things
Skill is a pre-requisite in sports but in the current era, that may not be enough
Published on Feb 02, 2023 09:20 PM IST
Ranji Trophy: Kedar Jadhav gives a reminder of his class
His superb 128 at the Brabourne Stadium against Mumbai helped Maharashtra finish Day 1 on 314/6
Published on Jan 24, 2023 09:37 PM IST
Sarwate’s six-for helps Vidarbha script historic win
Gujarat get bundled out for 54 while chasing 73, the lowest target successfully defended in first-class cricket in India
Published on Jan 19, 2023 10:34 PM IST
From Shubman Gill to Mohammed Siraj: Top ODI contenders are making their move
There are openings in the Indian team and the top contenders are making their move
Published on Jan 16, 2023 11:01 PM IST
BySanjjeev K Samyal, Thiruvananthapuram
Virat Kohli masterclass versus Sri Lanka in India’s record ODI win
His sizzling 166* and opener Shubman Gill’s 117 set up an ODI record 317-run win in the third ODI against hapless Sri Lanka for a 3-0 series sweep
Published on Jan 15, 2023 10:52 PM IST
India finally getting the bowling attack right
After the T20 World Cup and Asia Cup setbacks, picking the right set of bowlers is paying off as this Sri Lanka white-ball series is showing
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 09:27 PM IST
Just decided I don’t have any problem against the short ball: Shreyas
The India batter talks about overcoming challenges for a solid 2022 and looks forward to a big year with the Australia Tests and ODI World Cup.
Published on Jan 05, 2023 01:04 AM IST
India pacers Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik set up two-run win over Sri Lanka
Defending a modest total, spinner Axar Patel held his nerves in the final over to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the three-match series
Published on Jan 03, 2023 11:26 PM IST
Mission T20 revamp for India under Hardik Pandya vs Sri Lanka
After the T20 World Cup and Asia Cup debacles, a young side under Hardik Pandya will aim to impose itself against the strong islanders
Published on Jan 02, 2023 08:52 PM IST
For Suryakumar Yadav, T20 vice-captaincy is reward for batting impact
The blazing batter from Mumbai hit another fine knock in Ranji Trophy against Saurashtra, missing a century but raising hopes of a Test spot
Updated on Feb 11, 2023 03:47 PM IST
Rahul, Kohli failures in India’s top order flop
Despite the 2-0 Test series win in Bangladesh, Indian shaky batters have plenty to ponder as the mega home series versus Australia approaches
Published on Dec 25, 2022 09:41 PM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin, Shreyas Iyer steer nervy India home in Mirpur Test
Their unbroken 71-run eighth wicket stand dragged India across the line with the three-wicket win helping seal the series versus Bangladesh 2-0
Updated on Dec 25, 2022 08:31 PM IST
Cliffhanger in store as India top-order stumbles in chase of 145
Mehidy Hasan Miraz takes three wickets in the final session as India need another 100 for victory with six wickets in hand
Published on Dec 24, 2022 08:28 PM IST
IND vs BAN: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer save the day for India
The visitors were struggling at 94/4 before the 159-run stand between the duo got them back in the game
Published on Dec 23, 2022 11:10 PM IST