articles by Devdutt Kshirsagar

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India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah's evolution from 'one-dimensional' bowler to multi-faceted leader of pace attack

Before he made his mark in Test cricket, Jasprit Bumrah was a limited-overs specialist. However, his state team Gujarat had already seen the potential and knew where he belonged.

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India vs England: Can Virat Kohli and Co's woes in overseas conditions be down to a bad team culture?

Former India mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton highlights the importance of team culture, the role a captain and coach in the mental game of players and more.

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India vs England: KL Rahul has the potential to be next Sachin Tendulkar or Sunil Gavaskar, says Farokh Engineer

KL Rahul has the potential to be the 'next Sachin Tendulkar or Sunil Gavaskar' and will play a very important role in India's upcoming series against England, former player India Farokh Engineer has stated.

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Graeme Smith urges ICC to come up with solution to deal with early retirements after AB de Villiers' shock decision

In the wake of AB de Villiers' shock retirement, Graeme Smith has said that players hanging up their boots early to play in attractive T20 leagues will become common and called upon the ICC to come up with a solution for this predicament.

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IPL 2018: Rohit Sharma's inconsistent form, last-over losses hurt Mumbai Indians' title defence hopes

If there was one game which Mumbai Indians had no business losing was the home fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad. To not being able to chase down 119 was nothing but a shambolic performance.

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IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians' misfiring middle-order leaves team in tight spot as playoff hopes fade

Courtesy this crushing Mumbai received from Rajasthan Royals, now they would have to win their remaining fixtures and hope the other results to go their way. And they only have themselves their middle order to blame for this predicament.

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IPL 2018: Ishan Kishan's return to form is a result of Mumbai Indians' culture of trusting youngsters

In a competition like IPL, where chances are rare and the pressure is extremely high, Mumbai have time and again showed trust in the players like Ishan Kishan, and that surely is one of the reasons why they are the most successful IPL sides ever.

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IPL 2018: How Jasprit Bumrah set up a six-wicket victory for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab

Suryakumar, a batsman, was adjudged the Man of the Match. But Mumbai would know Jasprit Bumrah won them this match.

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IPL 2018: From Mitchell McClenaghan's poor last over to Kieron Pollard's brain fade, turning points in MI's loss against RCB

After making no significant contribution for six consecutive matches, Pollard was dropped for the Chennai Super Kings fixture. An injury to Evin Lewis allowed him another chance but he didn't cash in on the opportunity.

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IPL 2018: Rohit Sharma's calmness under pressure reason behind Mumbai Indians' win over Chennai Super Kings

The circumstances were tailor-made. Mixing caution with aggression, Mumbai Indian captain Rohit Sharma kickstarted his innings typically. He consumed a few dots before taking the attack to Shane Watson in the 14th over

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IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians have dug themselves a hole after five losses; chances of 2015 season repeat negligible

It's always difficult to define such performances but Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene summed it up in five words in the post-match presser, "We didn't use our heads."

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IPL 2018: Over-reliance on skipper Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard's poor run continue to hurt Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians' only win of the season came when Rohit top-scored. This reliability is hurting them.

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IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians find blueprint for middle overs in Mayank Markande and Krunal Pandya

Mumbai have found a blueprint in the middle overs and Rohit Sharma now has to ensure that they follow it in the rest of the season.

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IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma should change safety-first approach to end losing streak

Mumbai's tendency of putting safety first is not helping Mumbai's cause at all. They have the ammunition to go all out and now that their season has started with a three-match losing streak, they should certainly look to change this approach.

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IPL 2018: Leg-spinner by chance, Mayank Markande proved he can well be Mumbai Indians' find of the season

Markande still has a long way to go, but he has effectively put the doubts surrounding Mumbai Indians' spin department to rest.

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IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians, with their core team intact, look strong enough to defend title

Mumbai Indians have the required ammunition in their arsenal this season, now it all comes down to producing that magic on the field... again.

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Dinesh Karthik's quest to become a 'better player' helped him fashion his latest comeback to the Indian team

Dinesh Karthik has been a victim of the cycle of making comeback to the Indian team via domestic cricket quite a few times in his career. But a small tweak in his attitude before making his latest comeback has benefited him a lot.

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Nidahas Trophy 2018: Uncapped Deepak Hooda focused on making most of an opportunity in Indian colours

The year 2018 has begun on a good note for Deepak Hooda and his career is on the right path. He might be a shy and reserved person but his focus remains immaculate and he is ready to give his '100 percent if given an opportunity.'

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India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: Virat Kohli and Co eye perfect ending in Newlands' mouth-watering 'final'

India are riding high on confidence since the victory in the third Test and must be keen on ending the 'Rainbow Nation' with two trophies.

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India vs South Africa: Proteas look to AB de Villiers to spark turnaround; visitors eye historic series win in Johannesburg

India will start as favourites in the fourth ODI but AB de Villiers' return to the South African team will also boost their morale and chances as they look to bounce back.