articles by PN Vishnu

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Women's World Cup 2022: Fate in own hands as India face Bangladesh in must-win encounter

India face Bangladesh on Tuesday, and should they win that one, fate will remain in their own hands heading to the last round-robin game against South Africa.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Chance for middle-order batters to impress as Rohit Sharma and Co start favourites in T20Is

With Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant given an ample amount of rest for the T20Is, there will eventually be two middle-order batting slots to fill in.

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India vs South Africa: On cusp of historic series win, Virat Kohli and Co face middle-order selection headache

Despite all the dominance in Test cricket, Kohli and Dravid will have a few questions lingering in their mind, especially those that concern the team’s middle-order.

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Former pacer Jahid Khan accuses Essex of racism, sponsor pulls out

Jahid is the third player from Essex to accuse it of racism that has rocked English cricket in the wake of the Yorkshire-Azeem Rafiq episode.

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India vs England: Joe Root looking at 'substantial' partnerships in bid to bounce back after Lord's defeat

Root, who is the leading run-scorer of the series so far with 386 runs, has been involved in six fifty-plus partnerships this series, with four of them coming in the second Test.

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India vs England: Bizarre tactics, over-reliance on Joe Root — where hosts lost the plot at Lord's

For England, the Lord's Test match had problems aplenty, and even raised a few concerns in certain areas—top-order batting, the bowlers’ approach against Indian lower-order, and so on.

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India vs England: 'Why not KL Rahul?,' Ashish Nehra backs Karnataka batsman to open with Rohit Sharma in first Test

While Shubman Gill returned home on 21 July after being ruled out, Mayank Agarwal, too, was eventually ruled out of the first Test at Trent Bridge, with a concussion test pending. This adds to the dilemma of who could open with Rohit Sharma in the series-opener.

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Sushila Devi interview: MC Mary Kom has been a great motivation for me, says Olympic-bound judoka

Sushila, who takes part in the 48kg category, recently qualified for her maiden Games at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Japan via a continental quota despite losing in the first round of the World Championships held in Budapest in June.

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Euro 2020: After years of near-misses and frustration, Finland find themselves on cusp of new dawn

The road ahead will be tough, with Finland set to compete against the likes of the De Bruynes and Eriksens within the group, but Finland’s aim, much like Iceland’s five years back, will be to give it their best and make this opportunity count.

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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Credit to Igor Stimac for grooming young players, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das

Kushal Das credited the coach for believing in the next generation of footballers and providing them with the opportunity they deserve.

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Coach Igor Stimac was happy with youngsters but disappointed with result against UAE, says Anirudh Thapa

Ahead of the remaining World Cup qualifiers matches, Thapa mentioned that Stimac wanted to assess the new players’ performances in the friendlies against Oman and UAE to see who all were geared up for big games in the future.

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Dangmei Grace interview: 'Number of matches should be increased in IWL, more clubs should be approached', says winger

While Grace admitted that Indian Women's League matches are becoming more competitive, the footballer from Manipur added that she hopes to see more women taking up football in India with the introduction of the AFC Women’s Club Championship.

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IPL 2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview: Glenn Maxwell could prove 'X-factor' as Virat Kohli and Co aim to end trophy drought

RCB have assembled star-studded lineups over the years, and for most part, they begin almost every season with a bang, only to falter in the end.

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ISL 2020-21: Missed chances hurt Robbie Fowler's East Bengal as ATK Mohun Bagan claim bragging rights in Kolkata Derby

Here are the talking points from ISL 2020-21's maiden Kolkata Derby played between ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal 

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India vs Australia: From Marcus Stoinis to Adam Zampa, Aussie players to watch out for in limited-overs series

Ahead of the highly-anticipated limited-overs series between the two cricketing heavyweights, we take a look at Australia’s players to watch out for

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ISL 2020-21, Kerala Blasters FC preview: Revamped Blasters aim to regain lost form under new coach Kibu Vicuna

Ahead of the upcoming ISL 2020-21 season, we take an overall look at Kerala Blasters.

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ISL 2020-21, Chennaiyin FC preview: Defence an area of concern as Csaba Laszlo’s new-look side eyes third title

Ahead of the 2020-21 ISL season, we take a look at Chennaiyin FC's prospects, and where they could end up.

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IPL 2020, MI vs DC: Bumrah vs Stoinis, Boult vs Dhawan and other key battles that may decide final

Ahead of the IPL final between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, here are five player battles that could determine this season's champions.

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IPL 2020, DC vs SRH: Kagiso Rabada vs Kane Williamson and other player battles to watch out for in Qualifier 2

Here are the key battles that could decide the outcome of the IPL 2020 Qualifier 2 contest between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.