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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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Bellingham, Kane help England beat Slovakia

A goal deep in injury time helped Gareth Southgate’s team draw level before they found the winner in extra time

England midfielder Jude Bellingham celebrates his goal with Harry Kane on Sunday. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 12:28 AM IST
ByVivek Krishnan

The Rohit-Rahul legacy is of a different kind

They may have different character traits, but there was rapport and harmony towards the common objective of driving Indian cricket forward

Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid worked together for the last three years. (PTI)
Published on Jun 30, 2024 08:09 PM IST
ByVivek Krishnan

T20 World Cup: India ride on anchor Kohli, Pandya and a Surya stunner

Rohit Sharma’s team make a thrilling comeback in the final to beat South Africa by seven runs in the Barbados final

India's Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya celebrate after winning the T20 World Cup. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 30, 2024 06:34 AM IST

T20 World Cup: For Rohit Sharma, a legacy-defining moment

The Indian skipper has led from the front but he’d like nothing more than to finish with the trophy in hand

India captain Rohit Sharma played a crucial innings against England in the semi-final. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 10:33 PM IST
ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi

Rohit's Team India thrashes England by 68 runs to enter T20 World Cup final

Rohit and Suryakumar set it up with a 73-run stand before India's bowlers come to the party on a helpful surface

India's captain Rohit Sharma, right, celebrates the run-out of England's Adil Rashid(PTI)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 08:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

T20 World Cup: Rohit’s batting mantra faces the big England test

India’s skipper has been steadfast in pushing for tempo batting and its success will be the key in the semis in Guyana

India's Yuzvendra Chahal (R) and India's captain Rohit Sharma (L) practice prior the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight cricket match between Australia and India at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia on June 24, 2024. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (AFP)
Updated on Jun 27, 2024 05:08 AM IST
ByVivek Krishnan

South Africa edge West Indies in Super 8 thriller to reach T20 World Cup semis

Knock West Indies out of T20 World Cup in rain-reduced chase

South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi celebrates with teammate Aiden Markram after taking the wicket West Indies' Sherfane Rutherford during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match between the West Indies and South Africa at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Sunday, June 23, 2024. AP/PTI(AP06_24_2024_000010A)(AP)
Updated on Jun 24, 2024 12:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Euro 2024: Niclas Fullkrug heads Germany out of trouble

Added time equaliser keeps Germany atop Group A after Ndoye put the Swiss in front

Germany's Niclas Fullkrug scores their first goal (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 11:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

T20 World Cup: Hardik Pandya finds old spark as India beat Bangladesh

Rohit Sharma's team ease to their second win in Super Eights Group 1, led by Hardik's 50* and Kuldeep Yadav's 3/19 in Antigua

India's Hardik Pandya plays a shot during the Super 8 Group 1 match against Bangladesh in the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2024, at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday.
Published on Jun 22, 2024 11:48 PM IST

Suryakumar Yadav rises above setbacks to underline T20 supremacy

Doubts may persist about his credentials in 50-over cricket, but there’s no disputing his status as the top T20 batter in the world

India's Suryakumar Yadav celebrates his half-century during the Super 8 Group 1 match against Afghanistan in the ICC Mens T20 World Cup (Surjeet Yadav)
Published on Jun 21, 2024 07:53 PM IST

Suryakumar special takes Rohit Sharma's India to big win against Afghanistan

The batter smashes a 28-ball 53 before Bumrah shines with three wickets to set up a comfortable victory in Barbados.

India's Suryakumar Yadav celebrates his half-century (ANI)
Published on Jun 21, 2024 12:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

T20 World Cup: India gear up for Afghanistan test at Caribbean cricket’s home

The first Super Eights game for Rohit Sharma’s team will be against a team that is very much capable of matching them.

India's Virat Kohli and Yashasvi Jaiswal during a practice session (BCCI-X)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 06:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Fazalhaq Farooqi: Getting into the swing of things

Rashid Khan has helped Afghanistan raise a host of spinners but now the pacers are coming through as well

Afghanistan's Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2024 group C cricket match between the West Indies and Afghanistan at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground (AFP)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 05:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India hope to see the Rohit-Virat show in Super Eights

They haven't quite set the World Cup on fire but they could have well been waiting for the bigger stage

India's openers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli during the Group A match against Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024
(ICC - X)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 06:20 AM IST

T20 WC is now in make-or-break stage for India

India progresses to the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup, facing Afghanistan, Australia, and Bangladesh/Netherlands.

For Rohit Sharma and his India teammates, this is where the action really begins. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 05:12 AM IST
ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi

T20 World Cup: Soggy ground and drop-in pitch let down the US leg

The ICC too must take blame for the abandoned matches and a surface that didn't let T20s live up to its image as a batting spectacle

Fans fill the stands at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match between United States and India(AP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 08:50 AM IST

T20 World Cup: So far so good, but India’s real test begins now

India can put aside Saturday’s Group A washout against Canada and focus on the tough Super Eight Stage

Brilliance in bilateral matches and group phases of marquee tournaments shouldn’t be taken for granted. (ANI)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 11:37 PM IST

Florida weather may thwart India's batting plans

Batting wasn't easy in New York but with the tournament heading into the Super Eight stage, Rohit would want his batters to get going

Groundsmen pull the covers off the field at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill(AP)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 07:52 PM IST

Time for 'six-hitter' Shivam Dube to start making it count at T20 World Cup

The two-paced drop-in pitches at Nassau haven’t helped Dube but he hopes for a better showing as the matches shift out of New York.

India's Shivam Dube plays a shot during the Group A match against USA(BCCI-X)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 06:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

T20 World Cup: Arshdeep, Surya steer India to win over USA, into Super 8

The pacer’s 4/9 followed by the batter’s 50 not out gave India their third successive win in New York on another tricky pitch

India's Arshdeep Singh, right, celebrates with teammate Suryakumar Yadav after the dismissal of United States' Shayan Jahangir during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup(AP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 05:01 AM IST

T20 World Cup: Australia thriving on the Zampa factor

The leggie, key to the 2023 ODI World Cup triumph, is flummoxing batters at the T20 World Cup too, reaching 100 T20I scalps

Australia's Adam Zampa tosses a ball while bowling against Namibia during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium(PTI)
Published on Jun 12, 2024 05:20 PM IST

T20 World Cup: India look to bring giantkillers USA down to earth

A third straight win in Group A, over a home side full of expatriates, at New York will seal India’s Super 8 berth

India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with teammate Rohit Sharma after Pakistan's Azam Khan was dismissed during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2024 group A cricket match between India and Pakistan(AFP)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 06:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Jasprit Bumrah leads India's band of bowlers to greater heights

They didn’t produce any magic balls but their discipline in ensuring that Pakistan never ran away with the chase was pivotal.

Jasprit Bumrah produced an incredible spell against Pakistan.(AFP)
Published on Jun 10, 2024 08:36 PM IST

T20 World Cup: India edge Pakistan in low-scoring thriller

India bowlers defend 119, pulling off a six-run win in the key Group A clash in New York

India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan's captain Babar Azam during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan(AP)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:14 AM IST

T20 World Cup: India and Pakistan revive rivalry in the US, on an uneven pitch

India made a winning start and their rivals suffered a Super Over stumble; it will add spice to Sunday’s clash

Rohit Sharma of India looks on during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 (Getty Images via AFP)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 06:19 AM IST

Against India, Pakistan will look to pick up the pieces

A win could get them some breathing space after a suffocating result against the United States.

Pakistan need to beat India to have breathing space(AP)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 09:32 PM IST

T20 World Cup: A 'pitched battle' of a different kind

Expanding the game to unexplored territories is alright, but ensuring a tightly-contested competition is also imperative for the health of the game

India's Rishabh Pant plays a reverse shot for six runs to seal the victory by 8 wickets against Ireland during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup(PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 07:19 AM IST

T20 WC: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah seal India's comfortable win over Ireland

On a wicket that had something for the pacers, Pandya and Co ran through the Irish in quick time.

India's Jasprit Bumrah and teammates celebrate the dismissal of Ireland' Harry Tector
(ICC- X)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 11:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

T20 World Cup: Jasprit Bumrah remains India's cheat code

T20 batting is being redefined with big scores and bigger sixes but the bowlers are the ones who win the big games.

Jasprit Bumrah bowls during a practice session ahead of India's ICC T20 World Cup opener against Ireland, in New York on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 12:21 AM IST

T20 World Cup: Familiar rivals chase trophy dream in new frontier

Cricket bids to establish itself in baseball-mad USA and cause fresh buzz in the Caribbean through the 27-day tournament

New York, May 29 (ANI): Team India's Rishabh Pant and teammates during a training session ahead of their ICC T20 World Cup opening match against Ireland on June 5(ANI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 08:27 PM IST
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