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.

Articles by Vivek Krishnan

Can IPL familiarity breed World Cup success?

India is no longer alien, be it cricket or culture, for the 9 teams that will compete for the ICC trophy with India thanks to the premier T20 league

India captain Rohit Sharma and teammate Virat Kohli as they walk back after Sri Lanka's innings in the Asia Cup 2023 final match, at R.Premadasa Stadium(BCCI Twitter)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 07:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Will India's death bowling come good under pressure?

With the match on the line, the slightest error in execution carries dire consequences. Are Bumrah and Co up for it?

Jasprit Bumrah and teammates celebrate the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera in the Asia Cup 2023 final match(ANI)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 10:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ashwin recalled for ODIs versus Australia

With Axar Patel's availability for the ODI World Cup in doubt, the series against Australia may shape up as an audition between Ashwin and Washington Sundar

India's Ravichandran Ashwin has played just two ODIs, against South Africa in January 2022, since the 2017 Champions Trophy(AFP)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 11:38 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asia Cup: India seek a perfect World Cup warm-up with final victory

They face Sri Lanka in Sunday’s final, a perfect opportunity to win a multi-team tournament going into the premier championship at home.

Rohit Sharma and Dasun Shanaka at the toss for the Super Fours match between India and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023(ANI )
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 07:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Asian Games: Chess hopes to make some golden moves

India will have their best chance in the men's team event but there could be a few other surprises in store as well

Grandmaster D Gukesh (L) and R Praggnanandhaa (R) play chess (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 03:31 PM IST

Praggnanandhaa’s ready to do the star turn for India

He's had a dream run of late and the 18-year-old will look to give his country a boost at the Asian Games.

Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa(Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 02:56 PM IST

Kuldeep Yadav flying high, on tweaked technique and confidence

The left-arm wrist spinner's 5/25 in the 228-run thrashing of Pakistan in the Asia Cup in Colombo will boost India as they prepare for the ODI World Cup at home

India's Kuldeep Yadav in action
(ANI )
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 03:37 PM IST

Asia Cup: India face Pakistan with Rahul, Bumrah, weather on the agenda

The keeper-batter's return after a long injury layoff and the pace spearhead's first spell in an ODI for 14 months will be India's big focus.

India's KL Rahul attends a practice session(AFP)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 07:03 PM IST

World Cup: Axar likely to play only if India need a third spinner

National selectors see Kuldeep and Jadeja as the main tweakers while Ashwin may still come in if there is need for an injury replacement

India's Axar Patel, second from left, during the T20 series against West Indies(AP)
Published on Sep 06, 2023 09:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Shubman Gill searches for fluency at the top

The opener's innings against Pakistan illustrated a recent lack of rhythm, especially on pitches with variable bounce

India's Shubman Gill gets bowled by Pakistan's Haris Rauf during their match in the Asia Cup 2023, at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, in Kandy on Saturday(ANI )
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 07:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Time for India vs Pakistan but all eyes on Bumrah and Shaheen

There is a certain X-factor that bowlers of their calibre bring to the field

Jasprit Bumrah (L) will make a return to Indian ODI team after over a year; Shaheen Afridi in action(PTI/AFP)
Published on Sep 01, 2023 04:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asia Cup: Sri Lanka search for their lost spark

If they could fight for the title again this year, it would ensure that the oddity of the Asia Cup never having an India-Pakistan final continues

If Sri Lanka could fight for the title again this year, it would ensure that the oddity of the Asia Cup never having an India-Pakistan final continues.
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 08:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India count on Axar in quest for batting depth

With teams gravitating towards longer batting line-ups, and the subsequent freedom to attack derived from that depth, India are perhaps wary of lagging behind

India's Axar Patel plays a shot against West Indies(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 08:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India, finally at full strength

Between workload management and juggling formats, skipper Rohit Sharma has rarely ever had access to a first-choice squad.

Rohit Sharma will have the liberty of leading a first-choice Indian squad at the Asia Cup.(Getty)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 10:11 PM IST

Carlsen is great, but losing in the quarters was painful: Gukesh

India’s top-ranked chess player at 17, the chess grandmaster talks about his run to the quarter-final at the FIDE World Cup and his career targets

D Gukesh(Twitter/DGukesh)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 08:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Promoted Punjab FC ready for patient growth in ISL

Punjab team owner Sunny Singh expects the I-League champion team to go through a bit of churn before settling down in the top tier of Indian football

Punjab FC during a training session.
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On comeback trail, Jasprit Bumrah will need to keep it slow and steady

The pacer will be rusty and with the World Cup looming, India can't afford another false dawn.

India's Jasprit Bumrah(AFP)
Published on Aug 15, 2023 04:52 PM IST

Big signings key as new Premier League season begins

In total, over a billion pounds has been spent by Premier League clubs so far, with £203.5m of that being splurged by Arsenal.

Josko Gvardiol
Published on Aug 08, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Hardik Pandya the bowler hits his stride, delivery by delivery

The all-rounder is gradually building up his bowling, which will be key for India in the ODI World Cup they host in October-November

India's captain Hardik Pandya bowls against West Indies during their second T20 cricket match at Providence Stadium in Georgetown, Guyana(AP)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 07:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Tilak Varma continues to rise up the ranks

The promising left-hander had a fine outing against the West Indies in the first T20I

That the dismissal of a debutant may have proved to be the turning point of the run chase is indicative of Varma’s contribution.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 07:49 PM IST

Will go to Asian Games, but really looking forward to being a father: Chhetri

India skipper will request to be left out of the King’s Cup squad

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri(PTI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, , Kolkata/new Delhi

Suryakumar Yadav, a T20 hit yet to find his feet in ODIs

Arguably the best batter in the shortest version of the game, he fell after getting set in the first two ODIs against West Indies

Suryakumar Yadav plays a shot in the second ODI at Kensington Oval(AP)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 07:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India in a bit of a spin

Jadeja is a sure pick for India's World Cup squad but picking the second and third spinner is a complicated task

India's Kuldeep Yadav during the 1st ODI match against West Indies
(BCCI Twitter)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 07:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Early stumbles come back to haunt England

They have played the better cricket in the last two Tests but they started the series on the wrong foot and they only have themselves to blame

England's Stuart Broad, left and Ben Stokes look out from the players balcony after play was abandoned(AP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 07:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Rain ruins England's victory hopes as Aussies retain Ashes

The fourth Test was drawn after Day 5 was washed out. England, down 1-2 in the series, were left frustrated while the visitors could rejoice at the escape

England's captain Ben Stokes shelters under an umbrella after the game is abandoned (AFP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Marnus hits ton, England seek weather for breakthrough

Australia trail England by 61 runs but more rain is forecast for Sunday's final day, which will frustrate the hosts as they bid to win the fourth Test

Marnus Labuschagne celebrates after reaching 11th Test century(Cricket Australia)
Published on Jul 23, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Captain Cummins under fire as Aussies wilt under pressure

The Aussie skipper looked bereft of clear ideas and inspiration in England’s first innings at Old Trafford

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne (R) shouts to his partner while batting on day three of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 08:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Crawley blitz puts England in command

The opener hammered 189 off 182 balls to spearhead the home team's response to Australia's first-innings total of 317

England's Zak Crawley celebrates after reaching his century.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 08:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Tireless Stuart Broad scales another peak against Australia in 4th Ashes Test

On Day 1 at Old Trafford, the England bowler became only the second pacer to claim 600 Test wickets

England's Stuart Broad, right, celebrates the dismissal of Australia's Travis Head (AP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 07:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Anderson looks to make mark in Ashes

The 40-year-old is expected to play the fourth Test and he'll want to show the Aussies what he is all about

England's James Anderson during practice(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 07:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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