articles by Piyush Pal

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India vs South Africa: Murali Vijay will look to put his name among visitors' best-ever openers with another strong showing

The upcoming tour of the Rainbow nation presents Vijay a chance to stake a claim for being one of India's best Test openers of the modern era.

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India vs South Africa: Bhuvneshwar Kumar looks to push case for sustained run in Tests

Alongside Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar has become India's premier limited-overs fast bowler over the past 12 months. The South African tour presents him with the prospect of doing something similar in white clothing.

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India vs South Africa: KL Rahul has golden chance to make opener's slot his own once and for all

The upcoming series in South Africa presents Rahul with a golden opportunity to make the opener's position his own in Test cricket.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors being ridiculed over their reaction to New Delhi air pollution is absurd

It is alright to question Sri Lanka over its dismal show in the series so far, but ridiculing the cricketers for airing concerns about the pollution, it’s just not done.

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India vs New Zealand: As Ashish Nehra retires from cricket, here's a look back at his career in charts

Here's a look at the international career of Ashish Nehra in charts, as the left-arm pacer retired from the game after the first T20I against New Zealand.

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India vs New Zealand: How fans in stadium reacted to Pune pitch controversy during second ODI

Although the Pandurang Salgaoncar sting operation threatened the start of the match, fans at the stadium appeared to be unaware of the fiasco.

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India vs New Zealand 2017: Hosts desperate to avoid rare home series loss as Pune promises 'sporting wicket'

After their surprise loss in the opening ODI at Wankhede, Virat Kohli's men aim to avoid their first home series loss since 2015 in Pune

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Bangladesh, West Indies wins not enough to revive flagging state of Test cricket

As it stands, while the two wins by the minnows, Bangladesh and West Indies, are surely historic, there is no change in the existing state of affairs when it comes to Test cricket.

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India vs Sri Lanka: What does Yuvraj Singh's absence from limited overs squad tell us?

It’s clear that although Yuvraj has made the right noises since his return, his scores, barring one or two occasions, have failed to justify the management’s faith in him.

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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Asela Gunaratne's injury shows exactly why substitutions must be allowed in cricket

There’s no reason a cricket team should endure the double whammy of first losing a player, and then not even being able to seek a replacement for him.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Nine years since inception, is controversial Decision Review System in need of a review?

There have been many instances in the last few years, which suggest that DRS is not the panacea for all the problems.

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Indian women's cricket needs more international games to mature; merely an IPL is not the answer

IPL could be the answer to make the women cricketers more secure financially, to take the game to the public and a lot more. But it isn’t the answer to the team’s ability to handle pressure.

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ICC Women's World Cup final 2017, India vs England: Jhulan Goswami's 3/23 restricts hosts to 228/7

India's lead pacer Jhulan Goswami ensured England were restricted to a total of 228 in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 final being played at Lord's

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ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Can Mithali Raj bury ghosts of 2005 by beating England in final?

Having burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old in 1999, Mithali has virtually played a single hand ever since that hundred on debut against Ireland.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Sachin Tendulkar urges Indians to support football extravaganza

Speaking on the U-17 World Cup, a first event of its kind being held in India, Tendulkar added that 17 is not that a young an age as it is generally considered.

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England vs South Africa: Hashim Amla shows he is hungry as ever just when you thought he was done

Hashim Amla has made a career out of silencing critics and doubters ever since bursting onto the international stage.

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AB de Villiers must make a firm decision on his future to aid South Africa's 2019 World Cup bid

Therefore, its time de Villiers looks in the mirror and reassesses what all he wants on his plate — because clearly he isn’t enjoying all of it.

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India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli vs Junaid Khan and other key battles of Champions Trophy 2017 final

Here are some of the key encounters involving players from India and Pakistan that would determine who would have the final laugh in the final of Champions Trophy 2017.