Vivek Krishnan

Vivek Krishnan is a sports journalist who enjoys covering cricket and football among other disciplines. He wanted to be a cricketer himself but has gladly settled for watching and writing on different sports.

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Delhi Capitals bank on Shaw and Warner show

Pant will be missing but head coach Ponting expects others to step forward this season

Shaw had missed DC's previous match as well(PTI)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 06:44 PM IST

I would cry watching India play: Jeje

The former India striker lost his battle with a knee injury and retired at 32 last month

Jeje Lalpekhlua(ISL)
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By, , Kolkata, New Delhi

Kuldeep for Axar or Surya as extra batter?

Ahead of the Ahmedabad Test, India, 2-1 up against Australia in the series, have plenty to ponder as they need a win to be certain of playing in the World Test Championship final versus the Aussies.

Indore, Mar 02 (ANI): India's Axar Patel plays a shot during the second day of the 3rd Test match against Australia, at Holkar Cricket Stadium, in Indore on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 07:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Barking up the wrong pitch?

Skipper Rohit Sharma says these are the kind of pitches India wants to play on.

Indore, Mar 03 (ANI): India's Captain Rohit Sharma during the 3rd Test match against Australia, at Holkar Cricket Stadium, in Indore on Friday. Australia beat India by nine wickets on day three of third Test. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 08:49 PM IST
By, Indore

Australia hand India wake-up call, bounce back in Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023

The win also confirms Australia’s place in the final of the World Test Championship at the Oval in London from June 7-11.

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne in action (AP)
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 11:04 AM IST

With resistance in short supply, Pujara finds 'a way and a method'

The right-hander top-scored for India with a resolute 59 off 142 balls

If Pujara hadn’t contributed 59 and consumed 142 balls at the crease in India’s second innings, one can argue that they would have been brooding over a loss inside two days.(AP)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:05 PM IST

Australia turn in a Lyon-hearted effort

India were bowled out for 163 in their second innings with the Australian off-spinner claiming 8/64

India didn't have the answer to the stern examination that Australia put them through(ICC twitter)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:02 PM IST

Indore turner raises the question: ICC curators for Tests in WTC cycle?

After India were shot out for 109 on a rank turner on Day 1, BCCI's former chief curator agreed neutral curators would ensure a pitch better those dished out for this Australia series.

An aerial view of the stadium during the first day of third cricket Test match between India and Australia in Indore(AP)
Published on Mar 01, 2023 08:08 PM IST
By, Indore

Indore Test: Aussie spinners dismiss India for 109 on Day 1

The visitors, 0-2 down in the series, were 156/4 in reply, a lead of 47 runs; 14 wickets fell on Day 1 of the third Test, being played on a turning track of variable bounce

Matthew Kuhnemann shows the ball after grabbing a five-wicket haul on the first day of the 3rd Test match against India(ANI)
Updated on Mar 01, 2023 07:31 PM IST

The green challenge: India keep an eye on WTC final

India need to win just one of the remaining two Tests against Australia to qualify for the WTC final for the second successive time

Indian captain Rohit Sharma greets teammates Cheteshwar Pujara and Srikar Bharat after the end of the 2nd test cricket match between India and Australia.(PTI)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 08:32 PM IST
By, Indore

Shaky at the top, India stay on their toes against Australia for 3rd Test

It has taken under six days for India to take a 2-0 lead in this series but the hosts remain mindful of a collapse

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the 3rd test cricket match between India and Australia, at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 04:41 PM IST
By, Indore

Long nets for Shubman Gill hints at a recall for Indore Test

KL Rahul’s poor run has increased the clamour for the Indian team management to pick young Shubman Gill as skipper Rohit Sharma’s opening partner for the third Test

Indian cricketers Shubman Gill and KL Rahul during a practice session ahead of the 3rd test cricket match between India and Australia, at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 09:25 PM IST
By, Indore

Virat Kohli: Waiting for that Test turnaround

Fans will be delighted with his rousing batting form in white-ball cricket, but a big knock in Tests is needed for one to say with conviction that Kohli is back to his best.

Virat Kohli walks back after his dismissal during the third day of the second match between India and Australia in New Delhi(AP)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 08:52 PM IST
By, Indore

Australia batters must find the right tempo: Sriram

Any comeback in the Test series for Australia with India 2-0 up will depend on their batters finding the balance between attack and defence, says former Aussie assistant coach Sridharan Sriram.

New Delhi: Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammate Virat Kohli after the wicket of Australian batter Steve Smith during the third day of the 2nd test cricket match between India and Australia, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI02_19_2023_000032B)(PTI)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 08:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Santosh Trophy's move to Saudi Arabia should be investigated: Bhutia

Former India captain says president and secretary acted on their own to withdraw 2027 Asian Cup bid; AIFF denies charge.

Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia(Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 08:25 PM IST

Tough pitch: How India became the ultimate test for batters

Teams are scoring fewer runs and matches are getting over earlier as Test cricket takes on hugely challenging proportions

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne, left, is bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during the third day of the second cricket test match between India and Australia in New Delhi.(AP)
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 06:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Time perfect to give Shubman Gill his place at the top

Rahul not to continue as vice-captain leaves the door ajar but amidst Gill’s splendid run of form, it seems unjust he has had to sit out in the first two Tests against Australia

Shubman Gill made his international debut in January 2019(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 07:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Lower order, high returns for India

Jadeja, Axar and Ashwin have haven’t just dominated the wickets column, their batting is turning Tests around as the series against Australia has again showed

Ravichandran Ashwin, right, and Axar Patel, talk to each other during the second day of the second cricket test match between India and Australia in New Delhi.(AP)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 07:05 PM IST

Fans find voice as Delhi gets a Test after six years

Inside the stadium and outside, fans discuss animatedly as the second Test between India and Australia builds up with promise of a tight finish with three days to go

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Fans watch the action during the second day of the second test match between India and Australia, at Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 08:36 PM IST

Nathan Lyon finds redemption versus India, sees more work

The Aussie off-spinner claimed five of the first seven Indian wickets to fall on an absorbing Day 2 of the Delhi Test, but knows he will have to deliver again when the hosts chase victory

Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates a wicket with teammates during the second day of the second test match against India, at Arun Jaitley Stadium(ANI)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 08:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mohammed Shami proves pacers can battle hard on slow Indian pitches

India’s most successful bowler on Day 1 of the Kotla Test took four wickets; Australia will know on Saturday if picking a lone pacer (skipper Pat Cummins) and 3 spinners was the right ploy

India's Mohammed Shami celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Travis Head (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 09:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Australia hope Warner returns to aggressive best

The opener averages just 22.16 in India but his side need him to come good in Delhi

Australia's captain Pat Cummins (L) and his teammate David Warner take part in a practice session at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.(AFP)
Published on Feb 16, 2023 07:36 PM IST

IND vs AUS: Shreyas Iyer’s temperament earns coach Rahul Dravid’s trust

The middle-order batter is expected to walk back into the playing XI if his fitness holds

Shreyas Iyer plays a shot(AFP)
Published on Feb 15, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ashwin-Jadeja: The dream partnership

Since 2013, India have never suffered a series defeat at home and the two spinners have more than played their role.

India's Ravindra Jadeja, third right without cap, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Australia's captain Pat Cummins during the third day of the first Test match(AP)
Published on Feb 13, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Jemimah steers India to seven-wicket win over Pakistan

The No 3 batter hit an unbeaten 53 and shared in a 58–run partnership with Richa Ghosh (31*) to ace a tense chase with six balls to spare in their first game of the Women’s ICC T20 World Cup

India's Jemimah Rodrigues celebrates her 50 and the winning runs against Pakistan(AP)
Updated on Feb 12, 2023 11:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

R Ashwin and Nathan Lyon, ready to spin it up

The off-spinners, friends and rivals, are ready to dish out their craft and have a big say in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series starting in Nagpur on Thursday

R Ashwin; Nathan Lyon
Published on Feb 05, 2023 07:38 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Keeping skills, work ethic behind Bharat's rise

Having been back-up to Rishabh Pant for the past year, the 29-year-old from Andhra is ready to grab his opportunity.

KS Bharat during the training session ahead of the 1st Test match against Bangladesh(PTI)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 05:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mithali Raj to mentor Gujarat Giants in WPL

The ex-India skipper and batting stalwart will be involved in building one of the five teams that will play in the inaugural women’s T20 league in March

Mithali Raj (Getty)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 09:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Jason Gillespie interview: An ideal opportunity for Australia to win

The former Aussie pacer talks about what the Australians did right in 2004, the importance of Australia skipper Pat Cummins and why reverse swing could be a big factor

Former Australia bowler Jason Gillespie(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 10:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India keep home run intact as ODI World Cup beckons

The 2-0 lead against New Zealand achieved in Raipur on Saturday marks India’s longest winning streak on home turf.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma with his teammates (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 07:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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