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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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The 700 club: Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to join Sunil Gavaskar in elite group

Sunil Gavaskar made more than 700 runs in a series twice and to this day he remains the only Indian to have achieved the feat

Yashasvi Jaiswal has been in tremendous form in the ongoing series against England
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 06:26 AM IST

India vs England: Rising Kuldeep Yadav returns to the scene of his Test debut

Though the left-arm wrist spinner had a good debut in 2017 at Dharamsala, his Test career seemed to wane – until England came visiting.

India's Kuldeep Yadav prepares to bowl (AP)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 06:38 AM IST

From Rinku Singh to Dhruv Jurel, players from the heartland are on the UP

Cricketers from Uttar Pradesh are showing the skill and hunger to succeed at the highest level.

India's Dhruv Jurel plays a shot(AP)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 06:43 AM IST

The Root cause: England need their best batter to come to the party

With the series on the line, the visitors need their best and most experienced batter to show what he is all about

England's Joe Root during the fourth day of the third Test match between India and England in Rajkot (AFP)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 06:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

The constant evolution that has driven Ravichandran Ashwin to greatness

His creativity is viewed by some as a double-edged sword but he has really made it work for himself.

India's Ravichandran Ashwin walks back to the pavilion at the end of the second day (AP)
Published on Feb 16, 2024 10:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

From Uday Saharan to Kwena Maphaka: Five U19 World Cup stars for the future

While recent editions have told us that expectations from these players need to be realistic, hopefully few can make a breakthrough at the senior level soon

Uday Saharan and Sachin Dhas stitched a memorable stand of 171 in the semifinal match against South Africa(Getty)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 09:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

U-19 World Cup: Uday Saharan's India come up short against Australia in final

Australia notch up a record total for the final in tournament history and Indian batters then struggle to lose by 79 runs at Benoni, South Africa.

Australia's U19's Mahli Beardman, left, celebrates the wicket of India's Uday Pratap Saharan (AP)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 11:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

U19 World Cup final: Defending champions India look to rein in Australia again

India seniors lost to Australia in the 2023 World Test Championship and ODI World Cup finals, but the juniors hold a 2-0 edge in title battles

In Sunday's final, India's success is likely to come down to how their batters tackle Australia’s pacers.
Published on Feb 10, 2024 09:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Muttiah Muralitharan: In a league of his own

Anderson and Ashwin are approaching celebrated landmarks but the Sri Lankan remains a virtually unscalable peak.

The magnitude of Muralitharan's feat has perhaps not been celebrated as much as it ought to be(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 06:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sachin Dhas - short batting stints, short-ball barrage, no problem

Handed the role of a finisher, Dhas was stabiliser too against South Africa's incisive pacers as he helped steer India into the U-19 World Cup final.

Uday Saharan (81) and Sachin Dhas (96) added 171 runs for the fifth wicket(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 08:46 PM IST

U-19 World Cup: Dhas, Saharan lead India to thrilling win over SA and into final

Dhas hit 96 and raised a record 171-run stand with his skipper, who made 81, to pull the holders out of trouble for a 2-wicket win in the semi-final.

Saharan exuded calm even as he played second fiddle(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 06, 2024 11:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

U19 World Cup semi-final: Unbeaten India take on South Africa

While most indicators point to India building on their proud record and bidding for a 6th title, the hosts will hope to spring a surprise in familiar conditions

Unbeaten India reach the 2024 U19 World Cup semifinal
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 11:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Foolish for every team to try and play like England: Lance Klusener

In an interview, the former SA allrounder spoke about the Test versus T20 conundrum, what he thinks of Bazball and more.

interview File photo of Lance Klusener.(PTI)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 04:30 PM IST

Can India’s next rank of spinners step up in Tests?

The inclusion of Saurabh and Washington is an appropriate reason for us to look ahead.

India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja during the third day of first Test match between India and England at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium(PTI)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 10:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Brothers' day out: Sarfaraz, Musheer bond over centuries

They chose to showcase their talent with two centuries. One in Ahmedabad and another in Bloemfontein.

Mumbai player Sarfaraz Khan celebrates his century (PTI)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 10:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Saumy Pandey gathers strength as a rising left-arm spin talent

From weak child to India U-19 World Cup team vice-captain, he made a big first impression in South Africa with a match-winning haul versus Bangladesh

Vice-captain of the team, Pandey, 19, has had a strong beginning to the tournament in South Africa(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 08:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

New Ranji schedule runs into a fog problem

The country's premier first-class tournament kicked off on January 5 and 12 of 32 games, most of them held in north India, have been impacted.

The country's premier first-class tournament kicked off on Jan
Published on Jan 18, 2024 10:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Kulkarni, a Kallis fan, hopes to make all-round impact

He is already garnering eyeballs because he promises to be a precious commodity in Indian cricket.

Kulkarni, 18, met Kallis a couple of days ago(Arshin Kulkarni- X/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 11:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Will Steve Smith's opening gambit pay off?

With Warner retiring, Smith is Australia's new opening batter in Tests despite a hugely successful record at No. 4

Steve Smith walks off the field after his dismissal (AFP)
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:39 PM IST

Quick off the blocks: Yashasvi Jaiswal finds the right tempo

His 34-ball 68 against Afghanistan in Indore on Sunday again embodied his uncompromisingly attacking outlook

It all began for Jaiswal with a 625-run IPL season for Rajasthan Royals that saw him finish fifth in the list of highest run-getters(BCCI-X)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 09:03 PM IST

Jaiswal, Dube grab centrestage to steer India to 2nd T20 win over Afghanistan

The hosts took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series riding on the young batters' fifties after Rohit Sharma (0) and Virat Kohli (29) fell in Indore

Jaiswal's show should surely settle the debate on at least one opening slot for India at this year’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and United States.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma the focus in second Afghanistan T20I tie

Their approach to batting in Sunday's game at Indore will dictate discussion on the squad India should pick as they build-up to the T20 World Cup

India's captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the second T20I cricket match between India and Afghanistan, at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore(PTI)
Published on Jan 13, 2024 10:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Beckenbauer: A giant who made Germany great

Franz Beckenbauer won the World Cup and also finished runner-up as a player before going on to do the same as a manager

FILE - West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer stops an attack during the Football World Cup match(AP)
Published on Jan 09, 2024 01:53 PM IST

'Rohit Sharma is the Don Bradman of turning pitches': Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar, one half of England's spin attack that inflicted India's last home Test series defeat in 2012-13, previews the upcoming series

Cape Town: India�s batter Rohit Sharma celebrates after India won the second Test match against South Africa, at the Newlands Cricket Ground, in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI01_04_2024_000239A)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 09, 2024 04:51 PM IST

Yash Dhull removed as Delhi captain

The victorious India U-19 team skipper has been relieved of the responsibility to focus on his batting

Yash Dhull in action.(Twitter/MishiAmit)
Updated on Jan 09, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India's batters face their toughest Test

The tough conditions have seen India’s top seven average just 31.5 in South Africa – their lowest in all the Test-playing nations

India's captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, in Bengaluru. The BCCI on Wednesday extended the contract of Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid in order to maintain continuity following the senior side's stupendous performance in the ODI World Cup where it won 10 games in a row before losing the final(PTI)
Published on Dec 22, 2023 03:24 PM IST

Aussies rule as Cummins, Starc breach 20cr mark

The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction saw two record-breaking signings as Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins were bought for ₹24.75 crore and ₹20.5 crore respectively.

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Updated on Dec 20, 2023 05:28 AM IST
ByVivek Krishnan, New Delhi

IPL auction: How teams look out for the next big thing

While the top international stars are known about and will invariably fetch big bucks, it’s the domestic picks that can often help a franchise steal a march

As the IPL has evolved into a more mature product, teams have realised the need to scout the lesser-known domestic players going into an auction
Updated on Dec 19, 2023 05:22 PM IST

Arshdeep five-for in India's easy win in opening SA ODI

Shreyas Iyer and debutant Sai Sudharsan then hit fifties as India chase 117 to win by eight wickets at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

India's bowler Arshdeep Singh, centre, celebrates a wicket with teammates.(AP)
Published on Dec 17, 2023 10:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India seek benefits in an inconsequential South Africa ODI series

KL Rahul can warm-up for the likely role as Test 'keeper and Mukesh Kumar as third seamer after the injured Shami was ruled out

KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Kuldeep Yadav are the only members of the World Cup squad who have been picked for this series.
Published on Dec 16, 2023 10:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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