Monday, Oct 14, 2019 | Last Update : 09:32 AM IST

Ayaz Memon

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

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

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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

Batting coach Sanjay Bangar’s ouster is baffling

Bangar had been widely lauded for his expertise by all and sundry in the country’s cricket establishment till not too long back.

25 Aug 2019 2:47 AM

The coach must be captain’s biggest ally

The prestige, power and money that come with the coach’s post today also makes it highly competitive.

18 Aug 2019 3:57 AM

The Prithvi Shaw case is the clincher for ministry

Sentiment had been building up in the ministry against the BCCI’s refusal to be compliant like every other sports federation.

11 Aug 2019 3:48 AM

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma face twin tests

Results of the ODIs and T20Is will either quash or feed speculation whether the Indian captaincy should be divided.

04 Aug 2019 5:34 AM

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No doubting Virat Kohli’s acumen

Both had a modest World Cup by their high standards and this has obviously prompted the speculation.

21 Jul 2019 3:55 AM

Review of India’s show, specially of semis, is warranted

A review of India’s campaign, with particular emphasis on the semi-final, however, is obviously warranted and should be asked for.

14 Jul 2019 3:35 AM

With upsets midway, CWC19 set for exciting finish

Pakistan, not unsurprisingly for most aficionados, were mercurial and tempestuous – brilliant one day, thoroughly mediocre the next.

07 Jul 2019 7:46 AM

Despite hitting rough patch, England still a threat for India

The team would obviously like Dhoni in good rhythm, but I wouldn’t be unduly worried about his batting form.

30 Jun 2019 8:10 AM

England’s loss to Lanka made World Cup come alive

England have been explosive and irrepressible when batting first, but not second when the run chase has to be planned.

23 Jun 2019 7:07 AM

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Washouts are badly affecting box office appeal of World Cup

The ICC is not god, and can’t dictate weather patterns in a country of fickle weather like England where even met departments are often proved wrong.

16 Jun 2019 3:45 AM

‘Dhoni Gloves’ issue is blown out of proportion

True, unlike in Moeen’s case, the insignia worn by Dhoni does not carry any overt political, religious or racial message.

09 Jun 2019 2:53 AM

No ‘big bang’ start to World Cup as forcasted

The margins of victory in the first two matches not only show the one-sidedness of the contests, but cast a shadow on the remaining too.

02 Jun 2019 2:33 AM

Team India still to work out No 4 spot, use of spinners

In contrast, K L Rahul showed excellent form and increased his chances of occupying that vital position.

26 May 2019 3:45 AM

Flat tracks suggest runfeast in World Cup, 500 totals under threat

While mildly amusing, this development is also telling about where ODI cricket is headed as far as batting is concerned.

19 May 2019 5:25 AM

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