articles by Jigar Mehta

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal interview — ‘My fight against Ma Long will make every Indian kid believe they can also do it’

After a satisfying campaign, Sharath Kamal spoke to Firstpost about that match against Ma Long which won a lot of hearts as well as India's table tennis campaign in Tokyo, where he stands right now in his career and way forward for the sport in India.

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India vs England: Clarity of mind, approach and combination in focus as Kohli and Co look to end 14-year drought

Clarity of mind, approach and combination will be the key as India look to end their 14-year series-win drought on English shores

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India vs Sri Lanka ODI series takeaways: Suryakumar's brilliance to hosts' struggle with dot balls

It was an impressive performance from a side that had a good mix of youth and experience. There was flair, flamboyance, guile, steely nerves on display as the series showcased the strength in depth of Indian cricket. We take a look at the key takeaways from the ODI series.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Opportunity to learn, redeem and reinvigorate as exuberant visitors take on struggling hosts

While the senior and first-team players are busy preparing for the England Test series, it will be an opportunity for the players in Sri Lanka to learn, redeem and resurrect their careers.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Inconsistent or unlucky? The curious case of Manish Pandey

Pandey has been the big-game player. The pressure-man of the various teams he's played for. He's been presented with another pressure situation in his career and he will need to ace this one as well to keep himself afloat amid the storm.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Prithvi or Padikkal? Chahal or Chahar? A look at selection dilemmas plaguing Rahul Dravid and Co

The Indian squad in Sri Lanka is brimming with talent and the team management faces a major selection dilemma as they head into the ODI series.

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World Test Championship: Absorbing, exhilarating, fascinating — the ‘ultimate Test’ was indeed a great advert for Test cricket

It was intriguing, exhilarating, absorbing and fascinating. At the Ageas Bowl, Test cricket had finally reached its pinnacle.

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World Test Championship Final: Smarts, discipline, adjustment — how Mohammed Shami breathed life into the match

How Mohammed Shami added smarts, discipline and adjustment to his skills to breathe life into the World Test Championship final.

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World Test Championship Final: Batting holds key as India, New Zealand vie for Test supremacy

If there is one key factor that might decide which way the balance swings, it's how the two teams bat. Both teams possess quality bowling attacks with a lot of variety and are primed to do well. It will all come down to who bats well.

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World Test Championship: Did you know?

We take a look at some of the most interesting stats and facts from the first edition of the WTC so far.

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Thirush Kamini interview: 'Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami's experience will be key in Bristol Test'

After a gap of almost seven years, the Indian women's team will play a Test match, against England in Bristol. Thirush Kamini who played India's last Test, against South Africa in 2014 reckons that Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami's experience will hold India in a good stead.

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'I will always be ready to play' : Avesh Khan on upcoming England tour and IPL 2021 performance

It's an exciting as well as crucial time for Avesh Khan as after an impressive performance in the IPL, he will be flying to England after being picked as one of the three standby quicks for the England tour. Avesh is ready for his chance if and when it arrives and is prepared for the red-ball challenge as well.

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IPL 2021: With no glaring weakness, Mumbai Indians favourites for unprecedented hattrick

Mumbai Indians have a powerful squad. An even stronger core and no glaring weaknesses. An unprecedented hattrick of titles is a strong possibility as they head into the 14th edition of the league.

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IPL 2021: With runs under his belt, reinvigorated Prithvi Shaw has a shot at redemption

Still in the dawn of his career, Shaw has been through more tribulations than players ten years his senior. With a clear head, honed body, cleansed technique and that stash of Vijay Hazare runs, the IPL stage is set for him to reclaim his status as prodigy rather than problem.

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India vs England: Debutants impress, spinners struggle, Shardul presses his case and other takeaways from T20I series

There were plenty of positives for India from the England series while some questions remained unanswered. Here are the takeaways for India from the T20I series.

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India vs England: Newcomers, comeback men, unbeaten series runs in spotlight as teams inch closer to T20 WC

Newcomers and comeback men will be in focus as India face a stern challenge against No 1 T20 side England in another step towards T20 World Cup.

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India vs England: Motera pitch, English spin test in focus again as hosts look to seal WTC final berth

Will India spin their way to the WTC final? Or will England turnaround their fortunes against spin? Well, It seems a gargantuan task for England to stop this ruthless Indian side but if they manage to draw the series, it will still be a fantastic achievement.

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India vs England: Walking down the nostalgia lane — How Alastair Cook's men scripted an epic series win in 2012

Pace in spin, aggression, skill, perseverance, grit : The story of how England achieved a famous win in India after 28 years.