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Rohit Sharma century the perfect fairytale, but can India afford it at T20 WC?

Rohit Sharma scored only his 2nd IPL century but do India really need the same approach from their captain when the T20 World Cup comes around.

Rohit Sharma scored his 1st IPL century after 12 years(PTI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 11:57 AM IST

Why Samson is at disadvantage in battle against Rishabh Pant for T20WC spot

Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant are the 2 obvious candidates, but Rahul’s pedigree and past dalliances suggest he can't be dismissed as not being in contention.

Can Sanju Samson pip Rishabh Pant in the race to make the T20 World Cup squad?
Published on Apr 14, 2024 11:30 AM IST

Forget Purple Cap and 5/21, how did Karthik hit me for a six? Bumrah the marvel

Bumrah teased RCB. He tormented them. He bowled the ball into the pitch. He took pace off. He took the surface out of the equation and zoned in on the toes.

Mumbai Indians' Jasprit Bumrah in action against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in IPL 2024(PTI)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 03:39 PM IST

Yashasvi Jaiswal's patchy IPL form gets Rohit, Agarkar on the edge before T20 WC

There is no reason to believe, yet, that Jaiswal’s place is under any immediate threat, but Rohit, Dravid, Agarkar will be keeping a keen eye on proceedings.

Rajasthan Royals' Yashasvi Jaiswal(AFP)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 05:01 PM IST

Truth behind Kohli's 67-ball century vs RR: Does RCB legend deserve criticism?

It's one of the great ironies that Virat Kohli, one of the premier batter of his generation is under the scanner after an unprecedented eighth IPL ton

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd as he walks off the field unbeaten scoring a century at the end of their innings in the Indian Premier League cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangaluru in Jaipur, India, Saturday, April 6(AP)
Published on Apr 07, 2024 01:07 PM IST

A promise kept, and other tales cricket: When Sunil Gavaskar met Geoff Boycott

Sunil Gavaskar and Geoffrey Boytcott discussed cricket, life and more…

Sunil Gavaskar and Geof Boycott
Published on Apr 06, 2024 08:40 PM IST

Mayank Yadav not in Shoaib Akhtar category. But he's nothing like India has seen

Surely, Mayank Yadav must currently be more than just an outside bet for a place in the T20 World Cup squad.

Mayank Yadav(BCCI/IPL)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 12:54 PM IST

No batting in 307 days, but 42-year-old MS Dhoni ‘still got it’

In a little over three months, MS Dhoni will turn 43. Yet, many believed 72 in 23 deliveries wasn’t beyond him.

Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni plays a shot during the match against Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (ANI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 09:37 PM IST

Hardik Pandya's captaincy baffling, long way to go from winning over MI fans

As a leader, Hardik Pandya had to win MI fans over all over again. On the evidence of the first two matches, one can safely state that he has a long way to go.

Mumbai Indians' captain Hardik Pandya(AFP)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 12:42 PM IST

GR Vishwanath recalls how Karnataka ended Bombay's hegemony in Ranji 50 yrs ago

Karnataka beat Bombay in the semi-final to end their 15-year-long streak and then went on to topple Rajasthan in the final to lift their maiden Ranji title

The 1974 Ranji Trophy-winning Karnataka team(HT photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Virat Kohli's pre-match chat with Pietersen that fuelled ‘I still got it’ truth

It’s possible that Pietersen enlightened Kohli on the spirit in which he had made on-air remarks on Sunday, during the Gujarat Titans-Mumbai Indians contest.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Virat Kohli(ANI )
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 04:56 PM IST

How Impact Player rule has lit up IPL stage

On paper, the concept looked exciting, a vast improvement on the Super Sub idea that was briefly in vogue in One-Day International cricket.

Khaleel Ahmed of Delhi Capitols celebrating the dismissal of Sam Curran ( Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times )
Published on Mar 25, 2024 05:23 PM IST

IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant the cynosure

For the first time in a long while in IPL, the cynosure will be Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant, and with good reason too.

Captains of all 10 teams pose with the IPL 2024 trophy(IPL/X)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 05:42 PM IST

Rohit Sharma vs Hardik Pandya: Getting to the bottom of the MI captaincy muddle

When MI kick off their IPL 2024 campaign, it will mark the first instance of an Indian captain (Rohit) playing under someone else (Pandya) on a designated basis

File image of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya(AFP)
Published on Mar 19, 2024 02:56 PM IST

If Virat Kohli of all 'isn't suited for slow wickets' at T20 World Cup, who is?

Making sense of whether Virat Kohli is a fit for India at T20 World Cup amid reports that he may not be part of the squad.

When it's Virat Kohli, you never know(AP)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 10:29 AM IST

Rishabh Pant back but fitness update set to spark T20 World Cup debate

Is Rishabh Pant such a non-negotiable that corners can be cut to facilitate his return to the national set-up?

Rishabh Pant has been declared fit to participate in IPL 2024
Published on Mar 12, 2024 05:51 PM IST

How Rohit Sharma, Dravid's army of young turks taught England the Bazball lesson

For India, this outcome is an affirmation of their processes and systems at the grassroots and domestic levels.

Indian cricket team captian Rohit Sharma (L) with the trohpy come to join teammates for group photo after winning the fifth Test cricket match over England, in Dharamsala, Saturday, March 9(PTI)
Published on Mar 10, 2024 05:30 PM IST

Ashwin's unheralded genius with new ball brings on England doomsday

In his first five overs on Saturday, Ravichandran Ashwin had reduced the projected England fightback into a non-starter

India's R Ashwin shows the ball as he takes a five-wicket haul during the 3rd day of the fifth Test cricket match between India and England, in Dharamsala, Satutday, March 9(PTI)
Updated on Mar 09, 2024 06:19 PM IST

Gill-led 'brat pack' solves 'Who after Kohli, Rohit' worry with Dharamsala show

In the last few years, it’s been who after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, still plying their wares, and Pujara and Rahane, no longer on the Test landscape.

India's Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma on Day 2 of the 5th Test match against England, at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, in Dharamsala on Friday.(ANI)
Published on Mar 08, 2024 07:29 PM IST

Kuldeep Yadav's Dharamsala deja vu: A story of seven years and 12 Tests

These last seven years have been ‘interesting’, the 29-year-old observed, with a wry smile. Talk about understatements.

Kuldeep Yadav shows the match ball as he completes a five-wicket haul on Day 1 of the 5th Test match against England
(ANI )
Published on Mar 07, 2024 08:44 PM IST

Ashwin vs Sachin, Gavaskar, Kapil: India spinner to outshine all 100-Test GOATS?

What are the chances of Ravichandran Ashwin having the perfect 100th Test, in comparison to how some of India's legends have fared? Let's find out.

Will Ravichandran Ashwin have the best 100th Test by an Indian? (AP)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 11:50 PM IST

Kumble's tribute to Ashwin: 'We'll probably realise his quality when he retires'

From one champion to another, Anil Kumble pays tribute to India's spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin as he gears up to play his 100th Test

interview Congratulations... and go well in your 100th, Ash (ANI )
Published on Mar 05, 2024 06:14 PM IST

Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer's road to redemption will be taxing, uncomfortable

Where does all this leave Iyer and Kishan? In a pickle, for sure. Their respective roads to redemption will be long, arduous, taxing and uncomfortable.

Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer (R)(BCCI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 01:29 PM IST

Dhruv Jurel, Shubman Gill come of age as India's young turks take charge

Dhruv Jurel and Shubman Gill batted with the kind of maturity one would associate with a 50-Test veteran.

Shubman Gill, Dhruv Jurel and a partnership both will cherish. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 01:02 AM IST

Dhruv Jurel imbibes the 'VVS Laxman' spirit to steer India's comeback in Ranchi

Dhruv Jurel produced a fine 90-run knock in India's first innings, narrowing India's deficit to just 46 runs.

India's Dhruv Jurel plays a shot during Day 3 of the 4th Test match against England(BCCI-X)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 06:12 PM IST

Shoaib Bashir outperforms R Ashwin despite fewer tricks, marathon spell

Shoaib Bashir picked four wickets during Day 2 of the fourth Test against India

England's Shoaib Bashir, right, celebrates the wicket of India's Rajat Patidar during 4th Test(AP)
Published on Feb 24, 2024 06:54 PM IST

Emotions over cricketing acumen sums up Rohit Sharma's DRS nightmare in 4th Test

India lost all of their three reviews within 61 overs of the first innings against England in Ranchi

India's captain Rohit Sharma looks on while fielding during Day 1 of the fourth Test between India and England in Ranchi(AFP)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 07:41 PM IST

Jasprit Bumrah was keen to play all 5 Tests vs England but got rested because…

Bumrah isn’t the first pacer India have rested this series. Mohammed Siraj sat out the second Test in Visakhapatnam even though the hosts trailed 0-1

India's Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the squad for the 4h Test(PTI)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 04:42 PM IST

India's annihilation of England biggest win of Rohit Sharma's captaincy career

With players injured or unavailable for selection, Rohit Sharma led India to a famous win over England in Rajkot, one that could well be the most cherished.

Rohit Sharma leads his players off the park. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 09:09 AM IST

In Ashwin’s absence, India’s next-gen steps up to bring Bazball to a halt

India maintained relentless pressure, refusing refreshingly to be sucked into England’s brand of play

India's Mohammed Siraj, right, leaves the field with Jasprit Bumrah, second right, and other teammates at the end of England's first innings in Rajkot(AP)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 06:12 PM IST
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