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

Pujara, Pant give India 257-run lead

  • India build on a 132-run first innings lead on Day 3 of the fifth and final Test against England at Edgbaston. India lead 2-1 in the series and need only a draw to seal their first win in England since 2007.
Cheteshwar Pujara; Rishabh Pant(AP)
Cheteshwar Pujara; Rishabh Pant(AP)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 11:58 PM IST
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By, Kolkata

Poked by Kohli, Bairstow thrills with hundred

  • Words exchanged between the former India skipper and the in-form England batter only saw the latter step it up, hitting a rapid century for the third Test in a row.
Jonny Bairstow with Virat Kohli(AP)
Jonny Bairstow with Virat Kohli(AP)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 10:33 PM IST
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Bumrah runs a parallel show as India earn advantage

  • After Ravindra Jadeja century, Bumrah smashes a Test record 29 runs off a Broad over that went for 35 and then takes three wickets to put India on top at the Edgbaston Test.
India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of England's Ollie Pope(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of England's Ollie Pope(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 12:04 AM IST
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Rishabh Pant mantra: ‘If I think I can hit the ball, I hit it’

  • The India stumper, whose brilliant 146 rescued India on Day 1 of the Edgbaston Test against England, shows absolute clarity in his approach to batting even when the conditions favour the seamers and the team is under pressure.
Rishabh Pant celebrates reaching his century against England.(Action Images via Reuters)
Rishabh Pant celebrates reaching his century against England.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 12:56 PM IST
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Just another Pant masterclass

  • Pant's 111-ball 146 helped India fightback from a precarious position of Day 1 against England.
India's Rishabh Pant celebrates reaching his century with Ravindra Jadeja(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Rishabh Pant celebrates reaching his century with Ravindra Jadeja(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 12:02 AM IST
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IND vs ENG: Jasprit Bumrah, the captain, steps up to fill the breach

With Rohit Sharma ruled out, he will become the first fast bowler to become India captain since Kapil Dev in 1987
Jasprit Bumrah (right) and coach Rahul Dravid inspect the pitch during a training session ahead of the 5th Test against England at Edgbaston(AP)
Jasprit Bumrah (right) and coach Rahul Dravid inspect the pitch during a training session ahead of the 5th Test against England at Edgbaston(AP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 12:18 AM IST
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In Bairstow, England flaunt a batting outlier

  • With a record-breaking run against New Zealand, Jonny Bairstow shows white-ball ways can deliver the goods in Tests.
England's Jonny Bairstow during nets(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Jonny Bairstow during nets(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 08:57 PM IST
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By, Kolkata

'Rohit Sharma not ruled out yet, we still have 36 hours to go': Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid and Co will wait as long as possible before naming the playing XI for the Edgbaston Test.
Coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma(BCCI)
Coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma(BCCI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 12:31 AM IST
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Centurion Deepak Hooda stakes claim in World Cup audition

  • Deepak Hooda caps breakout season with record 176-run stand in series-sealing win for India
India thus have another T20 World Cup squad claimant in Hooda(Getty Images)
India thus have another T20 World Cup squad claimant in Hooda(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 02:58 PM IST
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Eoin Morgan calls time on glittering England career

  • Inspirational skipper of the 2019 World Cup triumph at home, Morgan steps down as England’s leading run-scorer and most-capped player in white-ball cricket
Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan
Published on Jun 29, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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In Malahide, Bhuvneshwar Kumar brews an Irish spell

The India swing bowler was masterful in helpful conditions that proved too tough for Ireland to handle in the rain-hit first T20 on Sunday
India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (ANI/File Photo)
India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (ANI/File Photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 08:49 PM IST
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Bhuvi, Chahal and Hooda fashion big win in rain-hit Ireland T20I

  • Yuzvendra Chahal wore three sweaters to ward off the cold in a three-over spell of 1/11 after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya knocked off Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling in the first two overs.
Deepak Hooda and Dinesh Karthik(Getty Images)
Deepak Hooda and Dinesh Karthik(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 10:44 AM IST
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Fourth innings Test chases no longer a drab affair

  • With the Test Championship points system in place since 2019 and rewarding wins, teams are looking to bat more positively in chases
Stokes and Bairstow during England's 2nd Test against New Zealand. (Action Images via Reuters)
Stokes and Bairstow during England's 2nd Test against New Zealand. (Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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Ranji Trophy: For the record, some intriguing feats

  • First-class cricket has served up new records this season, but there are some marks that may never be matched
Bengal broke a 129-year old first class record in their match against Jharkhand(Cricket Association of Bengal)
Bengal broke a 129-year old first class record in their match against Jharkhand(Cricket Association of Bengal)
Published on Jun 21, 2022 11:50 PM IST
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T20 World Cup: Time India roll out the best eleven

  • India fielded the same side in the home T20 series versus South Africa, but Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are yet to play together
Virat Kohli has played just two out of the 14 matches India have played since their 2021 T20 World Cup ouster(BCCI)
Virat Kohli has played just two out of the 14 matches India have played since their 2021 T20 World Cup ouster(BCCI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2022 09:57 PM IST
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Ruturaj Gaikwad shows why India team management has backed him

  • The opener hit a 35-ball 57 to help India beat South Africa in the third T20 in Visakhapatnam, translating his IPL form into an important performance for the country in the World Cup year.
Ruturaj Gaikwad celebrates his maiden fifty for India. (BCCI)
Ruturaj Gaikwad celebrates his maiden fifty for India. (BCCI)
Published on Jun 15, 2022 08:10 PM IST
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Harshal leads bowling show as India win 3rd T20

  • India openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan hit half-centuries before solid bowling led by Harshal Patel’s 4/25 helped claim a 48-run victory in Visakhapatnam
Harshal Patel celebrates the wicket of South Africa's batsman David Miller, during the 3rd T20(PTI)
Harshal Patel celebrates the wicket of South Africa's batsman David Miller, during the 3rd T20(PTI)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 11:07 PM IST
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Will keep attacking even if we lose wickets: Iyer

  • Trailing 0-2 in the five-match series against South Africa, India may look in urgent need of a batting anchor in the third T20I here on Tuesday but Iyer feels they need not change their approach.
Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer plays a shot during the 2nd T20 cricket match between India and South Africa(PTI)
Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer plays a shot during the 2nd T20 cricket match between India and South Africa(PTI)
Published on Jun 13, 2022 08:53 PM IST
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Heinrich Klaasen carries SA to 2-0 series lead despite Bhuvneshwar’s haul

  • Indian batting never really took off and Klaasen’s 81 steered the visitors to a four-wicket win in the second T20 game at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium on Sunday.
Heinrich Klaasen and Hardik Pandya during the 2nd T20I match between India and South Africa(ANI)
Heinrich Klaasen and Hardik Pandya during the 2nd T20I match between India and South Africa(ANI)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 11:10 PM IST
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar calm chasing the old zing

  • The seasoned swing bowler is searching for his best form to land a T20 World Cup berth as India go into the second game of the series against South Africa in Cuttack.
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a delivery during the first Twenty20 cricket match between India and South Africa in New Delhi, India(AP)
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a delivery during the first Twenty20 cricket match between India and South Africa in New Delhi, India(AP)
Published on Jun 11, 2022 10:33 PM IST
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IPL: Batters who were quickest off the blocks

  • Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw aced the strike-rate game among Indian top-order batters while some others took their time before accelerating in this IPL season
No one attacked like Sanju Samson did at No 3.(PTI)
No one attacked like Sanju Samson did at No 3.(PTI)
Published on May 31, 2022 08:25 PM IST
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With Hardik Pandya, nothing is impossible

  • Batter, bowler and leader Hardik Pandya was everything winners Gujarat Titans could have asked for in a sensational first IPL season.
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya
Published on May 30, 2022 08:48 PM IST
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The slow burn of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul

  • Slow starts seem impractical in a format where teams have plenty of batting power to spare in 20 overs.
Rohit Sharma, captain of Mumbai Indians(PTI)
Rohit Sharma, captain of Mumbai Indians(PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2022 05:26 PM IST
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The ‘tranquil’ boy who took Eden by storm

With a century laced with 12 boundaries and seven over-boundaries, Rajat Patidar underscored the advantage of a clear mind and a straight bat flow
Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore raises his bat after scoring a century against Lucknow Super Giants(IPL)
Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore raises his bat after scoring a century against Lucknow Super Giants(IPL)
Published on May 26, 2022 06:42 PM IST
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Rajat Patidar ton sets up RCB win over LSG in IPL 2022 Eliminator

  • Rajat Patidar's 54-ball 112 not out propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore to 207/4 before Josh Hazlewood's double strike in the 19th over restricted newcomers Lucknow Super Giants to at the Eden Gardens.
Patidar and Dinesh Karthik put on 92 runs in just 6.5 overs(BCCI)
Patidar and Dinesh Karthik put on 92 runs in just 6.5 overs(BCCI)
Updated on May 26, 2022 07:42 AM IST
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This is Gujarat Titans’ IPL, even if they don’t win it

  • A bit of data and a lot of support is how captain Hardik Pandya explains the rise of the newcomers with every player adapting and growing into his role
Miller and Pandya of Gujarat Titans hug each other after winning the Qualifier 1 against Rajasthan Royals(PTI)
Miller and Pandya of Gujarat Titans hug each other after winning the Qualifier 1 against Rajasthan Royals(PTI)
Published on May 25, 2022 06:38 PM IST
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IPL 2022: Rashid Khan and the art of applying the brakes

  • Six seasons on, the leg-spinner is still a largely unknown quantity in IPL; On Tuesday, he gave just 15 runs in Gujarat Titans’ Qualifier 1 win over Rajasthan Royals.
Rashid Khan is hard to get away with. (PTI)
Rashid Khan is hard to get away with. (PTI)
Published on May 25, 2022 04:58 PM IST
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David Miller finishes off Rajasthan Royals, sends Gujarat Titans into IPL final

  • David Miller hits a 38-ball 68 not out as newcomers Gujarat Titans clinch a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 to seal their spot in the title clash
Gujarat Titans pulled off a come-from-behind win despite setbacks.(BCCI)
Gujarat Titans pulled off a come-from-behind win despite setbacks.(BCCI)
Updated on May 25, 2022 08:00 AM IST
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Onus on RCB to exploit LSG’s predictability

  • Lucknow Super Giants being too reliant on openers gives Royal Challengers Bangalore a wide scope to negate them in the Eliminator
KL Rahul and Faf du Plessis
KL Rahul and Faf du Plessis
Published on May 24, 2022 07:26 PM IST
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Bossing IPL's end game: Dinesh Karthik and India's top T20 finishers

  • IPL 2022: Indian team has plenty of options for the top and middle-order slots, but it will be interesting who they shortlist alongside Dinesh Karthik, who has revelled for RCB.
Dinesh Karthik's fireworks have earned him a place back in India's T20I team. (PTI)
Dinesh Karthik's fireworks have earned him a place back in India's T20I team. (PTI)
Published on May 23, 2022 05:28 PM IST
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