articles by Ankur Dhawan


Budget 2018: Opportunity for Narendra Modi govt to fulfill housing expectations of millions

Rental housing is an important part of the housing industry as it provides a roof to people who cannot afford their own houses.

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India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Misfiring Kedar Jadhav must adapt to unfamiliar role as India tweak squad ahead of 2019

Keeping in mind India's journey to the 2019 World Cup, the focus has shifted to Kedar Jadhav, whose last four innings have fetched just 15 runs.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Could Axar Patel's baffling selection spoil Kuldeep Yadav's party?

Barring uncertainty over Kuldeep’s selection that should really have been automatic (may well be so), the merit in Axar’s inclusion is cringe-worthy.


IPL 2017 auction: From Trent Boult to Ishank Jaggi, 10 players who could prove to be smart picks

We pick out the top 10 smart buys from the 2017 Indian Premier League auction, which saw a total of 66 players sold.

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IPL 2017 auction: From Prithvi Shaw to Tymal Mills, five players who might punch above their weight

With 351 players to go under the hammer at the 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, Firstpost excavates a list of five who can attract more than you would expect.

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India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co are battle-hardened after tough English examination

While it might be impossible to replicate the aforementioned feats, Kohli's team, much like Ganguly's and later MS Dhoni's, is regularly beginning to snatch victories from the clutches of defeat, thereby laying the cornerstone for a future we can all be proud of.

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Irani Cup: Wriddhiman Saha’s match-winning double ton gives keeper edge over Parthiv Patel

Paradoxically, it was Wriddhiman Saha's batting; supposedly his weaker suit, that bailed him out of a tricky come back match in the Irani Cup.

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India vs England: Hosts' all-round strength reminiscent of South African side of 1990s

While India have not found all-rounder of the calibre of Ben Stokes or Jacques Kallis, the triumvirate of Pandya, Jadeja and Ashwin are proving themselves collectively just as proficient.

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Ranji Trophy: How Gujarat and Parthiv Patel exorcised ghosts of the past to beat Mumbai in final

Parthiv Patel and Gujarat stood unruffled, as they had through most of their triumphs and near misses, to exorcise the ghosts of the past and beat 41 times champions Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final.

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India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane's ODI approach harks back to openers from pre-Twenty20 era

Ajinkya Rahane's innings construction can often mirror the narrative of a mystery novel, that ceases to reach a crescendo.

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India A vs England: Shikhar Dhawan the opener, Hardik Pandya’s spell and other big takeaways

After MS Dhoni’s blockbuster, England’s extraordinary batting depth saw them home at a canter. However, there were a few takeaways for India, especially those vying for a spot in the XI.

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Ranji Trophy: Prithvi Shaw's timely emergence completes the picture for Mumbai

With Prithvi Shaw's dramatic emergence, at a highly opportune hour, the final piece of the jigsaw seems to have fallen in place for Mumbai.

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Ranji Trophy semi-final: Jasprit Bumrah's 6-for proves he is more than a limited-overs specialist

The man of the moment, inevitably also the Man of the Match, Bumrah, labelled it Gujarat's 'best' win of the season, considering how tantalisingly poised the match was, going into the final innings.