Rahul Ravikumar

Wait-listed Iyer deserves a break

The 23-year-old hasn’t really been putting a foot wrong of late.

10 Nov 2018

India's 3-1 series victory against Windies should not be yardstick ahead of World Cup: Former cricketers

It ended the way everyone expected it to, a small twist here and there notwithstanding.

03 Nov 2018

Making most of what you have, the Windies mantra

West Indies did spiral to their second-worst defeat in ODIs at Brabourne Stadium, but not before they inflicted two big upsets on India, a tie in Visakhapatnam and a 43-run loss in Pune. 

31 Oct 2018

Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu shine as India embarrass West Indies by registering 224 run-win in fourth ODI, take 2-1 lead in series 

Chasing 378, West Indies simply caved in against India's clinical bowling attack on what was a batting-friendly wicket to be bundled out for a paltry 153 in 36.2 overs.

30 Oct 2018

With World Cup few months away, India's middle order problems continue

The heads of Men in Blue’s fans may already be crammed with stats on how their team’s middle-order has been as solid as a soggy paper bag, but here’s one more to drive home that point.

29 Oct 2018

Windies in their sail, MS Dhoni fails again

But by the time India crashed to a 43-run defeat, MS Dhoni was also smack bang in the centre of India’s middle-order muddle, courtesy what has been a protracted lull for his once-mighty blade.

28 Oct 2018

Seeing red with white: Is Shami right fit for WC?

This blip can perhaps be attributed to the speedster’s rustiness with the white ball.

23 Oct 2018

Vijay Hazare Trophy: A lot on plate for Assam, Jammu and Kashmir as Rajasthan breathe easy

Going by Parag’s words, that session with psychologist Keerthana Swaminathan and their first win seem to have buoyed his team’s morale.

10 Oct 2018

India vs West Indies Test series: Time for Plan B?

After India’s biggest Test win had been ratcheted up, the match had truly lived up to its billing of a one-team show.

08 Oct 2018

TN hopeful of last-eight berth

That Tamil Nadu is the only team with two men — Indrajith and Abhinav Mukund — inside the top-10 run-scorers of this edition serves as enough proof.

07 Oct 2018

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Priyank Panchal intent on keeping supply of backup openers going

Not keeping track of personal milestones is one trait that prolific run-scorers embody.

01 Oct 2018

Not so rosy for these U19 champs

Rana isn’t the only U-19 World Cup winner intent on not slipping through the cracks, a career pattern that many a previous India colt has been through.

29 Sep 2018

Goods for Services: Scouts and officers keep show running

Much like their home ground — Palam A Stadium is quite far from the heart of New Delhi — Services’ presence in domestic cricket has been peripheral.

25 Sep 2018

Asia Cup 2018: Hit or miss, the Rohit Sharma dichotomy

Even as India’s top-order cut through Hong Kong like a hot knife through a brick of butter on Tuesday, the one stutter they suffered set the Twitterati tongues wagging.

19 Sep 2018

Mystery Varun excited before maiden outing in big league

I had complained once before.

15 Sep 2018