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104th Day Of Lockdown

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Ayaz Memon

Task cut out in Kiwi land

Two days into the warm-up match against New Zealand XI showed that the task ahead in the Test series could be tough for India.

16 Feb 2020 4:28 AM

The absence of Rohit had a big impact

They were unwilling to accept defeat and played with great purpose to take India so close as to leave the Kiwis nervous.

09 Feb 2020 1:13 AM

India’s Super Over wins suggest admirable never-say-die attitude

To win from very comfortable positions is important too, but hardly noteworthy.

03 Feb 2020 6:05 AM

Either accept workload or perish

That Indian players, often charged with being prima donnas, have been uncomplaining is impressive.

26 Jan 2020 2:57 AM

It’s no more than a storm in a teacup

A minimum level of participation (in number of matches) is pertinent criteria for getting a contract.

19 Jan 2020 7:05 AM

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Aussies will pose tougher challenge to India

After a second ball duck in his debut Test innings, Labuschagne has scored 1459 runs in just 14 Tests.

12 Jan 2020 2:09 AM

Booster shot for Aussies

In less than six months, Labuschagne’s batting has taken on a trajectory that can only be described as extraordinary.

05 Jan 2020 2:40 AM

Defensive play is anathema to T20 and dot balls a crime

Unlike many of them, however, Kohli’s ambition comes without disguise.

08 Dec 2019 3:03 AM

Tim Paine’s declaration is an intriguing decision

Pakistan’s batting in the series till then had been so dismal that there seemed enough time and more to bowl them out twice.

01 Dec 2019 4:48 AM

D/N Test cannot be long-term panacea

Day night cricket, played with a pink ball, is essentially a ruse to seduce fans — old and specially new — to savour the magic of the five-day format.

24 Nov 2019 8:20 AM

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Class and consistency come together in Mayank Agarwal batting

The pitch played true, the weather was excellent, and above all, we are now in the throes of the inaugural Test World Championship.

17 Nov 2019 2:51 AM

Keeper’s slot is most problematic

At that time, chief selector MSK Prasad had said that Pant was their first choice wicket-keeper across formats.

11 Nov 2019 2:59 AM

Shakib Al Hasan got away quite lightly

Shakib is now ineligible to play against India, which could affect Bangladesh seriously in the T20 as well as Test series’s.

03 Nov 2019 1:26 AM

It’s puerile to keep harping on MSD to announce retirement

Traditionally, the selection committee has the independence to pick players it deems worthy.

27 Oct 2019 2:52 AM

Rohit Sharma’s sublime form has long-term implications

Any skepticism about his ability to excel in the five-day format stands comprehensively quashed.

06 Oct 2019 5:07 AM

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R Ashwin has a point to prove in South Africa Test series

Bumrah will be missed for sure. High quality bowlers put opponents on the defensive even on plumb pitches.

29 Sep 2019 1:43 AM

What does Rishabh Pant do from here?

Shastri warned Pant he would get a ‘rap on the knuckles’ if he doesn’t cut out the flagrancy in his approach to batting.

22 Sep 2019 2:27 AM

Biggest challenge for Rohit Sharma will be mental adjustment

Rohit Sharma, who’s usually batted in the middle order in his struggling career yet in this format, will have to open the innings.

15 Sep 2019 1:37 AM

He was a maestro, he was magical

In a tweeted tribute to Abdul Qadir, former captain (and currently Pakistan Prime Minister) Imran Khan called the late leg-spinner a ‘genius’.

08 Sep 2019 2:50 AM

India attack now essentially relies on pace

Umesh Yadav and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar are seasoned campaigners who can step in easily if the top trio is unwell, injured or out of form.

01 Sep 2019 3:40 AM

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