Somshuvra Laha

Somshuvra Laha is a sports journalist with over 11 years' experience writing on cricket, football and other sports. He has covered the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, cricket tours of South Africa, West Indies and Bangladesh and the 2010 Commonwealth Games for Hindustan Times.

Articles by Somshuvra Laha

Impact Player rule actually makes my job difficult: Hardik Pandya

CSK’s bowling inflexibility was glaring but Gujarat Titans captain feels rule gives skippers ‘too many options’

Sai Sudharsan was Gujarat Titans' Impact Player.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 02:02 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Titans ride Gill fifty to kick off title defence in style

Ruturaj Gaikwad hits 92 but Gill’s 63 allows Gujarat Titans to set early momentum.

Gujarat Titans' Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan, right, celebrate after their team won the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, March 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)(AP)
Published on Mar 31, 2023 11:54 PM IST
By, Kolkata

CSK, MI eye revival; GT take on title-defence challenge as IPL returns

With impact players and wider ambit of DRS, a 10-team IPL returns in the home and away format

MS Dhoni (L) with Hardik Pandya(IPL)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:13 PM IST
By, Kolkata

For CSK, Dhoni checks in again

Fifteen years of the IPL without any conceivable alternative–that’s how unique the 42-year-old continues to be for the league and CSK

File image of MS Dhoni with Stephen Fleming.(IPL/Twitter)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:20 PM IST

IPL 2023: Waiting to paint the town red

Fifteen years of not winning the IPL has tied RCB, DC and Punjab Kings in an insufferable knot

Former RCB players Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers with current team members acknowledge the crowd during RCB Unbox event at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru(PTI)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:13 PM IST
By, Kolkata

No sugarcoating India's World Cup buildup

Inability to play quality spin, lack of an anchor and suspect middle order will keep India on edge.

Chennai, Mar 22 (ANI): India's Kuldeep Yadav along with Captain Rohit Sharma and team mates celebrate the dismissal of Australia's Sean Abbott during the 3rd ODI, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 09:17 PM IST

Zampa, Agar spin India out in tricky chase

Australia win the series 2-1 and after 21-run victory in decider in Chennai are now the top ODI side

Australia's David Warner, center, gestures as he and teammates pose with the winners trophy after their win in the third and last one day international cricket match against India in Chennai, India, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Australia won the series 2-1. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)(AP)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Focus on batting as India aim to win series against Australia

Victory in Chennai could be just the high India need before IPL and World Test Championship final break

Indian captain Rohit Sharma during a practice session ahead of the 3rd ODI cricket match between India and Australia(PTI)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 09:05 PM IST
By, Kolkata

India vs Australia: One-day blues hit SKY hard

Consecutive golden ducks underline ODI slump but Rohit Sharma willing to give him time

Suryakumar Yadav(PTI)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Mitchell Starc five-for, Marsh-Head century stand blow India away

Australia put up a clinical show in their third quickest ODI victory at Visakhapatnam, set up the decider in Chennai

Mitchell Starc celebrates with teammates after the wicket of Indian batter Rohit Sharma during the second ODI cricket match between India and Australia,(PTI)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 07:27 PM IST
By, Kolkata

India find strength in the middle

KL Rahul shows he can be the anchor when India need middle and lower-order resistance, especially with the home ODI World Cup to be held in October-November

India's KL Rahul(PTI)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Kiwis steal the Test, India seal the WTC final berth

New Zealand snatch a photo finish against Sri Lanka in Christchurch and pave the way for India setting up a World Test Championship final date with Australia

Kane Williamson makes a successful run to win the first Test match against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval(AFP)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, Kolkata

‘If I fail it’s okay, I will try again’: Yashasvi Jaiswal

Two Irani Cup hundreds once again celebrate Yashasvi Jaiswal’s potential

Jaiswal hit two hundreds–213 and 144–for Rest of India at the Irani Cup in Gwalior last weekend(BCB)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 08:04 PM IST

First after Eden 2001: New Zealand pull off follow-on comeback win

New Zealand became just the second team to win a Test by one run in nerve-wracking chase by England at Basin Reserve

New Zealand's Neil Wagner (C) celebrates taking the final wicket of England's James Anderson (centre L) to win during day five of the second cricket test match between New Zealand and England at the Basin Reserve.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 08:06 PM IST
By, Kolkata

The unyielding relentlessness of Australia

If it’s a World Cup final, their men and women always turn up with unmatched ruthlessness and professionalism. Their Women’s T20 World Cup win underlines that

This was Australia’s second hattrick of Women’s T20 World Cup titles—2010, 2012 and 2014 and 2018, 2020 and 2023—in eight editions. (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 05:47 PM IST

The changing landscape of Indian cricket scouting

Once a highly subjective job, talent spotting in India is becoming scientific and empathetic.

A generic image of cricket bat and ball.(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 10:18 PM IST

Women's T20 World Cup: The reasons behind India's exit

India were in a good position to beat Australia until some familiar problems surfaced again

Australia's Alyssa Healy appeals for the wicket of India's Smriti Mandhana.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:04 PM IST

Make no mistake, this is India’s era

India-Australia is ceasing to be a fair contest because India have adapted better, home and away.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma with teammates during the first day of the 2nd Test match between India and Australia(PTI)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 09:57 PM IST
By, Kolkata

I like to play out session by session: Arpit Vasavada

The prolific Saurashtra batter credits his “tuning” with Sheldon Jackson and Chirag Jani for his stellar form in the team’s victorious Ranji Trophy campaign

Saurashtra batter Arpit Vasavada(PTI)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 07:39 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Saurashtra thrash Bengal, lift second Ranji Trophy title in three seasons

Saurashtra win by nine wickets after captain Jaydev Unadkat takes 6/85 as Bengal suffer another batting collapse

Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat lifts the trophy with teammates while celebrating after winning the Ranji Trophy final(Sudipta Banerjee)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 06:52 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Ranji Trophy Final: Anustup Majumdar, Manoj fight but Saurashtra still on top

Bengal still trail Saurashtra by 61 runs after 99-run stand between their most experienced batters

Bengal's skipper Manoj Tiwary plays a shot during the Final of Ranji Trophy 2022-23 between Bengal and Saurashtra(Bibhash Lodh)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 08:17 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Vasavada leads strong reply as Saurashtra take firm control

Four batters crossed the 50-run mark for Saurashtra as visitors take 143-run lead over Bengal in Ranji Trophy final

Saurashtra batters Arpit Vasavada and Chirag Jani return at the end of the 2nd day's play of the Ranji Trophy final cricket match between Bengal and Saurashtra(PTI)
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 10:48 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Ranji Trophy final: Unadkat, Sakariya help Saurashtra wrest early advantage

Pacers share three wickets apiece, skittling hosts for 174 before ending Day 1 on 81/2

Jaydev Unadkat appeals for a wicket during the Ranji Trophy final.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 11:32 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Test of character for Bengal in Ranji final against Unadkat led-Saurashtra

Thirty-three years after their last Ranji Trophy win, Bengal once again square off in a final at Eden Gardens. Saurashtra look for their second title in three seasons.

Saurashtra and Bengal skippers Jaydev Unadkat and Manoj Tiwary(PTI)
Published on Feb 15, 2023 10:29 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Saurashtra is where Jaydev Unadkat's heart is

Released from the India squad after a ‘mutual decision’, Unadkat is keen on extending an inspiring run in yet another Ranji Trophy final

Saurashtra and Bengal skippers Jaydev Unadkat and Manoj Tiwary during a training session on the eve of Ranji Trophy final(PTI)
Published on Feb 15, 2023 09:20 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Abhimanyu eyes glory and an India cap

The 27-year-old has ticked all the boxes en route to a Ranji Trophy final with Bengal but he is far from done.

Bengal's batter Abhimanyu Easwaran plays a shot during the Ranji Trophy quarter-final cricket match(PTI)
Published on Feb 14, 2023 09:21 PM IST
By, Kolkata

India-Pakistan, minus the drama and history

A far superior India meet Pakistan in their T20 World Cup opener, hoping to give new context to a storied rivalry

Smriti Mandhana in action for India.(AFP)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 10:18 PM IST
By, Kolkata

A T20 World Cup unlike others

With WPL auctions looming, Australia seek record sixth title and India their maiden hurray

Harmanpreet Kaur( in blue jersey)(Twitter)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 10:20 PM IST
By, Kolkata

From Eden to The five greatest India vs Australia Tests in India

Nail-biters, brain fade, some of the greatest epics; India-Australia has seen it all:

India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, and Australia's captain Pat Cummins pose with the Border–Gavaskar Trophy ahead of their first cricket test match in Nagpur, India, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (AP)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 08:11 PM IST

In Ranji semis, Minister Manoj Tiwary still living the dream

A minister of state now, Manoj Tiwary is not done with cricket yet as he leads Bengal to yet another Ranji Trophy semi-final

Manoj Tiwary plays a shot during the Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final match between Bengal and Jharkhand(PTI)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:42 PM IST
By, Kolkata
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