Articles by G Rajaraman
Dec 15, 2018
IPL auction 2019: Delhi Capitals could target Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel to revive fortunes; Sunrisers Hyderabad to focus on squad backupsFirstpost takes a look at how IPL sides Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals fared in the trading window, what they lack in their squad and what they need to hit the ground running when the T20 league begins.
Dec 12, 2018
India vs Australia: Why Virat Kohli and Co should persist with Rohit Sharma for Perth Test despite Adelaide failureRohit Sharma always has the time to play his shots and on a track that is expected to be a bit faster and bouncier, it is this quality that should make Virat Kohli and Co retain their faith in the Mumbai batsman.
Dec 07, 2018
India vs Australia: R Ashwin's ability to adjust to team needs apart from taking crucial wickets makes him indispensableDay 2 of Adelaide Test could well be the day when it was very obvious that R Ashwin could toggle between his roles in the bowling unit. Changing roles from strike bowler to stock bowler, he did not relent either his consistency or his accuracy.
Dec 06, 2018
India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara embraced old-fashioned Test batting to save visitors and show the way to his teammatesHow much confidence and learning Cheteshwar Pujara's teammates take from watching him at the crease on Thursday may well determine how they fare in the rest of the series.
Dec 05, 2018
Sunil Gavaskar and 'anti-Mumbai bias': Indian cricket would be well-served if its strongest voices aren't laced with regional overtonesJust when Indian cricket seemed to have got past the baggage that decades of parochialism brought along, we have been reminded that even the most powerful influences can be susceptible to such thinking.
Nov 27, 2018
Asking Harmanpreet Kaur, Ramesh Powar to justify exclusion of Mithali Raj from playing XI in World T20 semi-final is preposterousFans and connoisseurs alike can criticise the decision to drop an iconic player from the XI in a big game but there should be no doubt that they have the right to make such a decision, even if it means they put their necks on the chopping block.
Nov 25, 2018
Mary Kom's sixth World Championships gold shows fire to excel still rages in her belly despite multiple setbacksIn the 17 years since that maiden medal in Scranton, United States, Mary claimed her sixth gold medal and increased the distance between herself and the rest of the boxing universe.
Nov 08, 2018
Virat Kohli's 'Leave India' comment irresponsible for a player of his stature, leaves skipper with lot of work to doCricketers have an immense responsibility to their fans and must be extremely careful in what content reaches social media. Suffice to say, this video has left Virat Kohli with a lot of work to do.
Nov 05, 2018
India vs West Indies: At 33, Ambati Rayudu's decision to focus solely on white ball cricket stands him and India in good steadThere is a fair indication that Ambati Rayudu has spent time mulling the decision to quit First-Class cricket. It will not only work in his favour but also benefit the Indian ODI squad and the Hyderabad Ranji Trophy team.
Nov 02, 2018
India vs West Indies: ODI series loss another reminder for Windies that nostalgia of glorious past will not win them gamesIt is obvious after the one-day international series in India that West Indies needs someone to marshal the diminishing resources and make its team competitive again.