Articles by Rohit Sankar
Sep 23, 2019
India vs South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma's approach against spin offer promise ahead of Test seriesBy consistently rotating strike, emphatically unleashing sweep shots and regularly putting away bad balls, De Kock and Bavuma have shown that they can challenge India's spinners.
Aug 13, 2019
West Indies vs India: With wicket-taking abilities on the rise, 2019 giving Bhuvneshwar Kumar a fresh lease of life in ODI circuitFrom being an economical pacer to a consistently wicket-taking one, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s transformation for the better has given him a consistent run in the side. Even when India are looking to test the bench strength, Bhuvi remains one of the first names in the team sheet.
Aug 10, 2019
If Virat Kohli moves to No. 4 spot, it may finally end India's long-running conundrum while opening up a slot for a youngsterIndia’s top three have been so good that most of their middle-order flaws remain enveloped in darkness until a Trent Boult or a Mohammad Amir rips through their top-order.
Aug 07, 2019
India vs West Indies: Flimsy plans and fluctuating roles for Windies batsmen call for visionary coach to harness talent, find consistencyWith players like Andre Russell and Chris Gayle skipping bilaterals to play in franchise cricket around the globe, the blending time that Brathwaite sought between youngsters and seniors is hard to find.
Jul 26, 2019
Batting mishaps and number 11 Jack Leach's grind raise questions on England's form-over-format selection policiesAfter an outlandish couple of days of red-ball cricket at Lord's against Ireland, Smith's much-acclaimed selection policy, which interrogated primitive reasoning and brought about form-over-format thinking in England cricket, has come under scrutiny.
Jul 17, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: How the tournament brought back elements of 90s matches to put up a good showThe ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in United Kingdom threw up several trends straight from the 90s cricketing journals to make for some exciting on-field action.
Jul 15, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: From Trent Boult stepping over ropes to Jos Buttler's presence of mind, five key moments from finalFrom Liam Plunkett's old ball spell to Matt Henry's new ball spell to the Ben Stokes-Jos Buttler partnership, the riveting game of cricket exhibited by the two teams had some capturing moments.
Jul 07, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: From competitiveness of sub-300 totals to impact of 'bits and pieces' players, trends from league stageWhat was an unexpected beginning to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup took mysterious twists and turns throughout the course of the league stage.
Jun 30, 2019
India vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul's leg-spin weakness should encourage hosts lay Adil Rashid trap earlyIndia have made two 300-plus scores batting first this World Cup and in both those matches, Rohit made fifty or more. When he failed — against Afghanistan and West Indies — India made 224 and 268.
Jun 23, 2019
New Zealand vs West Indies, ICC World Cup 2019: Carlos Brathwaite's calculated assault proves he is more than just a heedless sloggerAfter meandering through several below-par performances under pressure, Brathwaite was finally under no obligation to take West Indies over the line at Manchester.