Articles by Gaurav Joshi
Sep 09, 2019
Ashes 2019: Australia end 18-year England drought riding on exemplary dressing room unityAmidst the heartbreak of Headingley, the vociferous English crowds, and the pressure of not winning the Ashes in England since 2001 – the Australian dressing room exemplified true unity.
Sep 01, 2019
India vs West Indies: Jasprit Bumrah's hat-trick attests his mastery over Dukes ball and intellectual thrill he brings to the tableBumrah now faces a healthy conundrum — does he execute an outswinger or the inswinger? He can now accomplish both by a slight manipulation of his wrists. But perhaps above all, it is the intellectual thrill in watching Bumrah unleashing his weapons that makes him far superior to anyone in the world.
Aug 23, 2019
Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer's Headingley heroics prove there's mature head on shoulders of tearaway pacerIn space of two weeks, Jofra Archer has displayed his maturity and ability to adjust. At Lord's, Archer had to contend with slope across the pitch, at Leeds, he had to overcome the uphill approach to stumps.
Aug 06, 2019
Ashes 2019: How Justin Langer's meticulous planning and horses for courses approach helped Australia topple England at Edgbaston fortressLanger has instilled all the qualities from his playing days into the setup. Even the great Steve Waugh was roped into the camp. Before the first ball had been bowled, Australia had ticked all the boxes and it was now about execution.
Aug 05, 2019
Ashes 2019: Matthew Wade basks in hard-earned sunshine after coming back from brink of wildernessAfter repeated rejections and setbacks, Matthew Wade made his chance count with a ton in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. His comeback was built on old-fashioned grit and a single-minded determination to play Test cricket for Australia.
Aug 02, 2019
Ashes 2019: Steve Smith is a perfectionist and it was there for everyone to witness on Day 1 at EdgbastonSteve Smith went from nervous moments at 104/4 in Australia's inning to giving the bowlers something to bowl at following his 144 run knock in first Ashes Test in Birmingham.
Jul 15, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes buries ghosts of Eden Gardens with superhuman effort at Lord's to win England their maiden titleOn Sunday evening at Lord's, on the grandest of occasions, Stokes overcame all the nerves and anxiety as he propelled England to World Cup glory.
Jul 14, 2019
New Zealand vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: With astute mind, Kane Willamson makes use of limited resources to lead Kiwis to brink gloryCome Sunday at Lords, Kane Williamson will be constantly under the spotlight, but it is highly unlikely that you will ever see him panic.
Jul 12, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Australia review: Over-reliance on same set of players root cause of Aaron Finch and Co's semi-final lossAustralia had steamrolled to the semi-finals on the back of a few extraordinary performances, but once the team was out of the comfort zone they simple had no support from their tier-two guys.
Jul 11, 2019
Australia vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia have history on their side, but it is hosts' semi-final to loseThough pre-tournament parity has been restored, this is all too familiar territory for Australia. They have been in a World Cup semi-final seven times and never lost. England haven't been in a semi-final for 27 years and though Australia know exactly how to win from here, it is still England's game to lose.