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Sanjjeev K Samyal

Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.

Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal

IPL on mind, Stern wants to popularise NBA in India

In sports administration, David Stern is a colossal figure, for few can boast of wielding the power successfully and for so long, managing one of the world's most high profile ventures as he has done being at the helm of the National Basketball Association for three decades. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Feb 15, 2013 11:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Houston

No big names, it was all about 'X' factor at this year's IPL auction

Most of the IPL team owners have endless coffers. But, interestingly, with every season they have become increasingly judicious in their spending. Sanjjeev K Samyal & Sahan Bidappa report.

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Updated on Feb 05, 2013 02:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Sahan Bidappa, Mumbai

Sorry Saurashtra ruin Ranji final

A measure of how much Indian cricket has to improve, to become a force in all seasons and against all oppositions, was on display in the Ranji Trophy final. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jan 29, 2013 02:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai in command as Jaffer scales Mt Ranji

Given his talent, an aggregate of 1944 runs in 31 Tests is a case of unfulfilled potential. However, no one complains about how Wasim Jaffer has gone about his job in Ranji Trophy.

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Updated on Jan 28, 2013 01:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Starless Saurashtra no match for Dhaval's class

It was supposed to be the biggest day in the careers of the Saurashtra players, but it turned out to be a forgettable one. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jan 27, 2013 01:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Saurashtra eye maiden title but Mumbai in way

The Mumbai cricket fraternity is aware of the extraordinary batting ability of Cheteshwar Pujara. And, no one knows it better than the Mumbai coach, Sulakshan Kulkarni. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jan 26, 2013 02:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Ranji final hit by scheduling woes

Sachin Tendulkar's participation in any event means the profile of the match goes up a notch, but still one has been left to rue of what could have been. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jan 25, 2013 12:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Ranchi soaks in excitement as favourite son comes to play

Even before he became an international star, grounds in Ranchi used to fill up or empty out, depending on whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni was batting.

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Updated on Jan 17, 2013 01:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Can't afford to drop the guard this time

They are dazzling when they connect their strokes but when the equation changes a bit and they are needed to negotiate a period relying on their defensive game, the same India batsmen suddenly look like cats on a hot tin roof. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Jan 09, 2013 02:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

No game plan, cricket the loser

When Ian Bell took a single off R Ashwin at the Eden Gardens on Sunday he not only put MS Dhoni and his men but also millions of cricket-crazed Indians out of misery. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Flunking the test

Updated on Dec 10, 2012 01:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Zak’s exit adds to pressure

As the spearhead of the attack, the body language was strangely subdued. Zaheer Khan has looked a shadow of his former self in this series and on Sunday became the biggest casualty of India's stunning debacle against England at home. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. They Say

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Updated on Dec 10, 2012 01:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

I am not getting runs, now it's your call: Sachin to selectors

The master blaster, 8 short of becoming the first cricketer to play 200 Tests, hasn't scored a ton since the Cape Town match in Jan 2011. Since then, he has gone 15 Tests, and 28 innings, without reaching triple figures. Sanjjeev K Samyal & Firoz Mirza report. Sachin since his last ton

Updated on Nov 28, 2012 07:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Firoz Mirza, Mumbai

Home pitch, tame show

This India team has got accustomed to shellacking after eight straight Test defeats in England and Australia, but this loss will be the hardest to take. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Day 4 | What they say | Skipper says | Scorecard

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Updated on Nov 27, 2012 02:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

India fall prey to own design

After Cook and Pietersen hit centuries, India batsmen cave in against Panesar and Co to leave visitors on the verge of victory. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Day 3 | Scorecard

Updated on Nov 26, 2012 02:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

This Cookie doesn’t crumble

Neither team can claim to have taken control, but England would be happy with the position they are in, especially considering their issues against spin. A clearer picture of a momentum shift will emerge in the opening session today, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 25, 2012 01:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Defiant Pujara saves India from the full Monty

No matter the reputation one carries, there’s a certain innings in every successful cricketer’s career which becomes his defining moment -- and Cheteshwar Pujara had his at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Marathon man

Updated on Nov 24, 2012 01:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

India looking to tweak the screws further

England are braced for another ordeal against the hosts’ spin attack, in-form Virender Sehwag and Pujara. It's also an important game for Dhoni. If India win, he will equal Sourav Ganguly's record of 21 wins, the most by an India captain, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Wankhede dossier

Updated on Nov 23, 2012 01:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Three not a crowd in Mumbai Test

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav is doubtful for the second Test against England starting on Friday due to a lower back problem. He underwent a scan on Wednesday and didn’t turn up for the optional practice session held in the afternoon at the Wankhede Stadium, Sanjjeev K Samyal & Anand Sachar report. Sachin show hits the home stretch

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Updated on Nov 22, 2012 02:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Anand Sachar, Mumbai

India win by 9 wickets, take 1-0 lead over England

The first act of revenge for the 4-0 humiliation was carried out on Monday as India romped to a nine-wicket victory over England in the first Test at the Sardar Patel Stadium. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Numbers game | Ind vs Eng

Updated on Nov 20, 2012 10:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Captain Cook dishes out a delicacy

So many times he has been part of India teams that have been ground out by left-handers. On Sunday, it was Alastair Cook who meted out the torture. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

Updated on Nov 19, 2012 11:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Pragyan Ojha spins England into same old trap

Captain Cook leads visitors' fightback in the second innings after India's spin twins, R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha, force them to follow on, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scoreboard

Updated on Nov 18, 2012 10:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad

His strength lies in his mind, says Pujara senior

Like with most classical stuff, the beauty of the art was so captivating that it lingered on in the mind of all those who were privileged to watch Cheteshwar Pujara's double hundred today. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Nov 17, 2012 02:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Pujara double spells trouble for England

After Sehwag's heroics on Day One, the young No 3 batsman lights up Motera; triple strike by spinners helps hosts tighten their grip on the first Test. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Purring Pujara

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Updated on Nov 17, 2012 01:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Pujara takes on Swann, looks good for more

The locals called it Diwali bonus as Cheteshwar Pujara joined in the festivities which Virender Sehwag started with his exhilarating hundred at the Sardar Patel Stadium. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 16, 2012 02:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Viru’s ton with difference sets the tone for series

Virender Sehwag can be moody at times, when he appears completely disinterested in the proceedings, like it happened during the World T20. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Sehwag swings into form | Numbers that stand out | Sehwag hits the ton mode

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Updated on Nov 16, 2012 10:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Looking to break it their way

How Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar would have relished captaining in the current India set-up! They could plead or threaten local cricket officials but there would be no guarantee that they could save the team's interest at all the venues. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Their corner | Match reckoner | Revenge and redemption?

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Updated on Nov 15, 2012 02:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Yuvraj gets ready for ‘Test’ of character

Yuvraj Singh couldn't have imagined a better comeback script considering how he returned from cancer treatment into the India team for the World Twenty20. However, the moment the player would have most keenly awaited will arrive on Thursday at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 15, 2012 01:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Zaheer gets down to business

Ahead of the Test series against England, India's pace spearhead is working hard at rediscovering his wicket-taking form. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Nov 11, 2012 10:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Zak, Sehwag allay injury fears

Zaheer Khan cleared a fitness test and Virender Sehwag smashed a hundred to win their places in the squad for the first two Tests against England as the new selectors stuck to the tried and tested in their first selection meeting, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. They are back

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Updated on Nov 06, 2012 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Another break point

The Ranji matches were to serve as an ideal preparation for the England series, but it seems the ploy has backfired, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 05, 2012 02:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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