articles by Rohit Sankar

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Cricket in post-coronavirus world: More specialists, format based contracts and multiple national teams

With the world in lockdown and the immediate future of cricket appearing bleak, the sport is looking to take a left-turn few anticipated would arrive this early.

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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Australia show why they are the numero uno side with fifth title triumph

Australia's exceptional win and their domination of the women's game is a testimony to the kind of talent at their disposal and the supreme skill levels of their players.

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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: From Pujara vs Porel to Unadkat vs Easwaran, battles which can define the final

In what is expected to be a closely fought Ranji Trophy final, the individual player battles could play a defining role and we identify a few of them that could hog headlines over the next few days.

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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Smriti Mandhana vs Megan Schutt and other player battles ahead of India-Australia final

Ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 final between India and Australia, we take a look at some key player battles which could spice up this contest

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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: India aim to topple Australia with Poonam Yadav factor; hosts will bank on quick top-order runs in final

As India gear up to play their maiden ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final against Australia, we take a glance at what each side's pin-up board might look like ahead of the championship clash.

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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Time to focus on Jaydev Unadkat's under-appreciated red-ball prowess as he leads Saurashtra to another final

At 28, Unadkat's career is peaking and his red-ball numbers pack quite a punch. Given his unreal form and inspirational leadership, Saurashtra will fancy their chances against Bengal in the final.

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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Jammu and Kashmir’s rise, Mumbai’s fall, points system and other takeaways from group stages

The Ranji Trophy group stages threw up some interesting trends with big teams failing and some underrated sides punching above their weight. From stunning individual performances to exciting matches, the Ranji Trophy was a spectacle this season.

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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: From Annabel Sutherland to Richa Ghosh, five World Cup debutants to watch out for

As the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 is about to commence, we profile some of the exciting cricketers who'll be making their world cup debuts

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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: From Smriti Mandhana to Ellyse Perry, players to watch out for in showpiece event

As the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 gets underway in Australia, we profile some key players in each of the participating teams and what they could bring to the table to help their team win the trophy

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From India's talent depth to rise of Bangladesh and Afghanistan, things we learnt from tournament

As the 2020 edition of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup wraps up, we look at some of the trends which emerged from the marquee tournament

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: Disciplined Bangladesh show value of preparation and execution in maiden title win

What stood out in Bangladesh's triumph was their exceptional work in the lead up to the World Cup. Two years ago, Bangladesh set the groundwork for their triumph in this tournament.

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Rakibul Hasan to Towhid Hridoy against Ravi Bishnoi, player battles to watch out for in Final

Check out some of the decisive individual player battles that are likely to decide the fate of final result for as four-time champions India take on new finalists Bangladesh in ICC U19 World Cup 2020 Final

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: Contrasting, yet very similar captains Priyam Garg and Akbar Ali go head-to-head in India vs Bangladesh final

Priyam Garg and Akbar Ali have bigger players in their teams, but if a crisis situation crops up in the final, be rest assured that these captains will be the first to put their hand up and ride their team through the rocky waters.

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: Talented Pakistan mirror senior side’s woes against India in crushing defeat

The general notion that India have perennially held the wood over Pakistan stems from the incredible 7-0 record the senior side holds over their arch-rivals in ICC ODI World Cups

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: Battle of pace in the offing as India aim to outmuscle Pakistan at their own strength

This semi-final, unlike those iconic India-Pakistan clashes of the past, will not be a battle between bat and ball. Instead, it'll be a competition between two outrageously talented pace bowling teams

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: India's Kartik Tyagi to Australia's Sam Fanning, a look at potential future stars

As the semi-finals beckon, it's time to look back at the tournament with another eye on the future of these prodigiously talented under-19 cricketers. As is often the case with these tournaments, the focus is also on which of these young players would go on to make the step up to national colours.

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ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020: SWOT analysis of quarter-finalists and players who could make an impact

We take a look at the eight Super League quarter-finalists for the U19 World Cup to analyse what the team needs to progress further in the tournament

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Hamish Bennett interview: I am sure Virat Kohli will be determined to pay back for 2014 tour of New Zealand

With Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson ruled out of the upcoming five-match T20I series against India, Bennett will be expected to pair up with Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme and Blair Tickner or Scott Kuggeleijn.

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020, Tournament Preview: Defending champions India start favourites; underdogs Bangladesh likely to spring a surprise

India have won the Youth World Cup four times with Australia a close second having won the title thrice. Pakistan (twice), England, West Indies, and South Africa are the others to win the title over the years.

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From 'consistent' Priyam Garg to 'exciting' Towhid Hridoy, 10 talents to keep an eye on at showpiece tournament

With the World Cup less than 10 days away, we take a glance at some of the key players, some of whom already boast of recognition and fame, for the upcoming World Cup