Prabuddha Ghosh

Truly deserving or bad investments? Here's how some of the IPL's costliest buys have performed

Aggressive bidding among teams has become a common sight since 2008, resulting in the cost of some key cricketers surpassing their base price by leaps and bounds.

20 Feb 2021

Kohli vs Anderson, Root's rampaging form: Key talking points ahead of India-England Tests

Entering the series on the back of a historic 2-1 win in Australia, Team India will be overwhelming favourites due to their unbeaten home run in the last nine years

04 Feb 2021

Two slots, four teams: Race to ICC World Test Championship final looks tight and here's why

The race towards the final at Lords' (June 18-22 this year) becomes even more tighter, with India, New Zeland, Australia and England vying for the top two slots in the tournament rankings.

28 Jan 2021

India's depleting pace resources, Australia's opening conundrum: Talking points ahead of SCG clash

After suffering another injury blow with the loss of Umesh Yadav, India got a much-needed boost as Rohit Sharma, who had been serving a two-week isolation, joined the squad at Melbourne

04 Jan 2021

Icy cool leader Rahane, successful debutants: Top takeaways from India's Melbourne fightback

The only thing that went right for Australia was the toss, which Tim Paine won. India then dominated proceedings for the next three-and-a-half days and inflicted an eight-wicket loss on the hosts.

01 Jan 2021

After Adelaide horror, India grapples with multiple conundrums ahead of Boxing Day Test

With India needing a reality check on their blueprint against the Aussies, there are more questions around the team combination than answers ahead of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG from Saturday

23 Dec 2020

Outclassed in ODIs, brilliant in T20s: Tale of India's mixed white-ball campaign in Australia

A look at the failures that stopped Virat Kohli from becoming the first Indian skipper to register back-to-back ODI series wins on Aussie soil and the T20 series salvation win.

12 Dec 2020

Batting collapses, needless chopping and changing: How KKR botched up their IPL 2020 campaign

Frequent chopping and changing, a possibly needless captaincy change, a spent Narine - a look back at another season to forget for KKR. What are the problem areas they need to address? Find out.

11 Nov 2020

Poor captaincy, ineffective bowlers: Tale of Rajasthan Royals' forgettable IPL 2020

The franchise, which started with back-to-back batting blitzkriegs against CSK and Kings XI Punjab in the opening week, went on to have their worst IPL season after that. What went wrong?

06 Nov 2020

From title favourites to IPL's whipping boys: The unravelling of CSK in 2020

Silver linings like posting the tournament's highest opening partnership in the match against Kings XI Punjab at Dubai were few and far between.

03 Nov 2020

IPL 2020 SWOT analysis: Will change of country bring change of luck for Kohli's RCB?

While the team's official slogan is 'Play Bold', they could only manage runners-up status thrice in 2009, 2011 and 2016.

20 Sep 2020

IPL 2020 SWOT analysis: New-look Kolkata Knight Riders a serious contender?

KKR will be up against the demon named 'inconsistency', which cost them a playoff spot last year despite them winning the first four of their five games.

16 Sep 2020

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: Top 5 Test Knocks of the Batting Maestro

As Indian Batting Legend Rahul Dravid becomes 47 today, let's revisit some of the best knocks played by him in test matches.

11 Jan 2020

From Balakot to Mahabalipuram via Houston: India's foreign policy report card for 2019

Through the 'Howdy Modi' event in the US and the historic informal summit with China back home, India took a few more strides in its journey towards becoming an influential player in world politics.

05 Jan 2020

From Jet Airways closure to Air India crisis: How India's aviation sector stalled in 2019

The sector started the year with the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the country after the deaths of over 300 people in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airways crashes.

30 Dec 2019

Imran’s Kashmir card an attempt to gain diplomatic cover ahead of another Pulwama?

Imran Khan can’t have enough of Kashmir. On October 18, his Pakistan government even observed a Kashmir Day.

19 Oct 2019

Imran Khan may have cried himself hoarse on Kashmir, but is anyone listening?

With Imran Khan's cash-strapped nation facing the prospect of being put on the FATF blacklist, will the adventurism at various UN bodies bear any fruit for the cricketer-turned-politician?

04 Sep 2019

All you need to know about FATF, Pakistan's latest headache

The FATF on June 22 decided to keep Pakistan on its 'Grey' list for failing to curb the funnelling of funds to terror outfits like LeT, JeM and others.

03 Jul 2019

Back to the drawing board: Can Rahul Gandhi and the Congress rise from the depths?

Since it looks unlikely that the party will agree to the Gandhi scion quitting the party chief's post, Rahul needs to embrace the Gandhi-Nehru family legacy.

19 Jun 2019

IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore - Strengths, question marks and best XI

The Bengaluru side, despite maintaining a good mix of overseas and Indian names, hasn't been able to achieve IPL success though it has reached the finals three times.

22 Mar 2019

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