articles by Chetan Narula

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With T20 World Cup title win, England exhibit they are the perfect white-ball machine

There is only one conclusion to be had herein. England, in the Jos Buttler era, are now a white-ball giant, and there are more trophies coming their way.

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T20 World Cup Final: It’s England batters versus Pakistan bowlers in explosive final at the MCG

Pakistan vs England, T20 World Cup Final: In a tournament that has been dictated by the equitable battle of bat and ball, it now comes down to Shaheen Afridi versus Buttler-Hales.

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India vs England: Time for Men in Blue to make tough decisions for T20Is after semi-final embarrassment

India’s refusal to budge on pre-planned strategies and bring about a chance in execution cost another ICC trophy.

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India vs England, T20 World Cup: Time for Indian batters to make it count

There is no doubt the India batters will have to come to the party for Men in Blue to beat England in the T20 World Cup semi-final.

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T20 World Cup: Pakistan turn the clock year back to stun New Zealand in semi-final

In a game of déjà vu, Finn Allen recalled Brandon McCullum of the 2015 World Cup, while Babar and Rizwan mesmerised their precarious 2021 self.

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T20 World Cup: Is it getting to a point of now or never for New Zealand?

Contrary to their T20 World Cup semi-final opponents Pakistan, New Zealand are calculated and set in their plans -- and it has worked so far.

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T20 World Cup: Pakistan writing their own maverick script all over again!

Is too much being made of Pakistan’s run to T20 World Cup semi-finals? Was it really miraculous survival or a jailbreak card instead?

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T20 World Cup: India’s Super 12 campaign reflects an uptick in performance, but will it be enough in semis?

India's revised blueprint in the past 12 months, and now into the T20 World Cup, has brought up an uptick in performance and results.

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India vs Zimbabwe, T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma focussed on regaining touch ahead of semi-finals

India captain Rohit Sharma has scored 74 runs in four innings thus far in T20 World Cup, with 52 as his highest against the Netherlands and at a strike-rate 108.82.

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T20 World Cup: Disjointed Australia searching for answers in home tournament

How has it come to this for Australia - looking like a rag-tag bunch in their home T20 World Cup? That they are dependent on Sri Lanka beating England to rectify their mistakes

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India vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup: With Virat Kohli’s help, KL Rahul heals India’s major headache

India's KL Rahul roared back to form with a fifty against Bangladesh in the Super 12 T20 World Cup match in Adelaide.

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India vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup: How long can India deny Rishabh Pant a starting spot?

On the one hand, it makes for an awe-inspiring visual that India can afford to keep someone of Rishabh Pant’s calibre on the bench during a T20 World Cup.

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India vs South Africa, T20 World Cup: Men in Blue didn’t do much wrong in Perth, Proteas were simply better

South Africa pacers unleashed the most concentrated attack on the Indian top order, and the better team won this match-deciding contest.

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India vs South Africa, T20 World Cup: A proper test of Men in Blue's title credentials

India now come face to face with an emotionless opponent in South Africa that is properly established in 2022 T20 World Cup conditions.

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India vs Netherlands: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and the necessity of ugly runs!

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are afflicted of the new ball issue, and for the first time on this trip, they came face-to-face with a batter friendly, almost-dry wicket vs Netherlands

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India vs Netherlands preview: India’s spin options in focus as T20 World Cup takes a pace turn

Axar Patel's bowling strengths rendered him ineffective in Australia's pace-friendly conditions against Pakistan as he proved costly with the solitary over he bowled at the MCG.

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T20 World Cup: It was Virat Kohli’s night, but Hardik Pandya’s all-round hand shouldn’t go unnoticed

Virat Kohli finished the game for India and won the plaudits. But it wouldn’t have been possible without Hardik Pandya’s support role.

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India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup: Time for India’s proverbial batting strength to make it count

India enters this World Cup with much the same batting line-up it fielded 12 months ago.

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Batting momentum is India’s big positive going into the T20 World Cup

Going into the World Cup, amidst worries regarding bowling, batting remains the key strength for the Men in Blue.

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Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul give Indian batting fresh food for thought

India's batting blitzkrieg in Guawahat T20I suggests that Rohit Sharma and Co could try and bat first at the T20 World Cup, thus asserting themselves on the opposition and tying up its death bowling weakness.