Calendar in tatters, market forces worried

There is no live sport. Young men and women are furious at not being able to switch on TV to watch their favourite cricket and soccer, more so when schools and colleges are closed.

20 Mar 2020

After dilly-dallying, BCCI forced to fall in line with global sport

Five days ago, when India played the Women’s World T20 final, there was no hint that coronavirus would be classified as global pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

14 Mar 2020

Conditions got the better  of Kohli & Co in New Zealand

After India got whitewashed for the first time in eight series under his captaincy, Virat Kohli gave full credit to New Zealand without making any excuses.

05 Mar 2020

Indian bowlers must deliver in Christchurch

Performance of the bowlers gave India a big heart in Australia and they won a series there for the first time.

27 Feb 2020

Of ground realities & batting dynamics

Combination more or less settled, Indian bowlers need to alter line & length in smaller venues of New Zealand if team has to stay alive in ODI series.

07 Feb 2020

Of workload management, injury woes and wicketkeeper debate

These days, India are billed favourites wherever they play, in any format. They won every series at home before flying out to New Zealand to play five T20s, three ODIs and two Tests.

24 Jan 2020

One defeat and a new set of headaches for India

India performed a similar act in Australia last January, winning the series after losing the first match in Sydney and winning handsomely in Adelaide and Melbourne.

17 Jan 2020

Tests need even contests more than tinkering

From time to time, someone will trigger a discussion on the future of Test cricket, or how T20 is going to be the sport. Now there is talk of Ten10.

11 Jan 2020

Promises made, now it’s time for Rijiju to deliver on them

Union Spots Minister Kiran Rijiju is the busiest minister in the Narendra Modi Government.

05 Jan 2020

After decade to remember, Indian cricket now on right track

India will end the second decade of the millennium as arguably the most dominant side in cricket.

28 Dec 2019

Australian spunk and West Indian pizzazz highlights of auction

At the mini-auction, team owners knew how much money both Pat Cummins and fellow Australian Glenn  Maxwell had and whom they actually wanted.

21 Dec 2019

Of retirement dilemma and the angst of Rayudu and Vijay

Talk to any sportsperson and he or she will tell you how difficult it is to call it a day. More so for the successful.

15 Dec 2019

Sourav Ganguly shouldn’t be new face of old board values

BCCI president should set right examples and make sure he is not controlled by the philosophy that characterised the group of officials he has succeeded.

10 Dec 2019

Valiant effort in semifinal testament to Jadeja’s temperament

Pre-tournament wagers were on an England-India final as the two sides remained very much on course, with South Africa making sure that the two did not play in the semifinals.

13 Jul 2019

Of life beyond India and Pakistan

Most of the players of the Indian team who featured in their long tour of England are now away in the Gulf for Asia Cup, where everyone wants to see an India-Pakistan final.

20 Sep 2018