No more saliva shine in cricket: What it means, what it changes and what are the alternatives in the 'new normal'
If it turns out that the lack of saliva endangers reverse swing, then artificial substances should be considered. It will be just another sign of our ‘new normal’.
Sana Mir retires: A legend of game who blazed a memorable trail
Mir finishes as ODI cricket’s fifth-highest wicket-taker, and she is in the top-10 in T20Is too.
ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma highlight India's four-star teenage presence in squad
Watch out for Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Shafali Verma at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, and also in the future. With ICC planning to launch an U-19 World Cup for women in 2021, the future looks bright for the Indian team
Smriti Mandhana's comments on pay gap throws a realistic perspective on economics of gender equality
Mandhana wants the women representing this country to be the architects of their own destiny, to raise the level of their achievements to the point where they too contribute to the balance sheet.
West Indies prove to be perfect opponents for India as hosts learn lessons in beating opponents at their own game
With their eyes on the T20 World Cup next year, India can take many takeaways from West Indies series, most importantly the need to be prepared to beat different kind of opponents. Sometimes at their own game.
ICC Women’s Championship: BCCI can help India women control their destiny with neutral venue solution for Pakistan conundrum
Currently, India Women cricket team is in the situation every team dreads, where their fate in ICC Women’s Championship depends on other results. Even worse, those results will come off the field.
Live streaming is the new normal, women’s cricket needs third umpires there too
So much has changed for women’s cricket in the last two years. Then why, in 2019, is there no third umpire for a women’s international between two top-eight sides? Despite the availability of live stream replays?
India women vs South Africa women: Mignon du Preez’s newfound six-hitting ability shows it’s never too late to learn
Mignon du Preez talks about her change in mindest and approach behind her newly-added six-hitting dimension to her repertoire.
Sarah Taylor retires: A lightning-quick wicket-keeper and crafty batter who put down anxiety to become cricketing giant
Sarah Taylor will leave international cricket having ticked every box there is to tick: ODI World Cup winner twice over (2009 and 2017), T20 World Cup winner (2009), triple Ashes winner, four time ICC Cricketer of Year.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: When Trafalgar Square finally saw England win a World Cup final
England fans had repeatedly witnessed their teams reach latter stages of tournaments and not cross the finishing line - most recently at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. That changed against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: At the conclusion of the league stage, which team has provided the best World Cup story?
Stories will fuel the growth of cricket in most places (not the subcontinent; here it is stars). So after the World Cup league stage, which team has had the best story?
India vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Hardik Pandya's emergence as reliable fifth bowler makes him India's MVP
Pandya, the bowler, hasn’t disappointed this World Cup. In fact, he’s exceeded expectations. He has bowled 59 overs so far of a possible 70, with eight wickets and a perfectly acceptable economy rate of 5.79.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Inside all-rounder Vijay Shankar's head, some insecurity and whole lot of promise
To many, Vijay Shankar is the weak link that could break India's campaign. For now, let's put our opinions aside for a minute, and think what must it be like inside the head of the most hotly debated cricketer this morning.
India vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Injury replacement Mohammed Shami proves there is no respite from this Indian team
When the tournament began, Mohammed Shami was a third seamer, who might play if ‘the pitch has to offer a lot’. On a slow surface that suited the spinners, he showed he was more than a windmill bowling action and dead-steady seam position. He was skillful, disciplined and hungry.
India vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli's men produce perfect result from imperfect game
It is a sign of how good India have become that even on a less than ideal day they could still beat Pakistan by 89 runs. And while everyone correctly mentions the gap that now exists between these two teams, Pakistan remain the only side in the competition to have beaten tournament favourites England.
India vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's splendid performance ends debate on his place in playing XI
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is in the race with Mohammed Shami for a place in playing XI, starred with three wickets for just 50 runs to play a stellar role in India's 36-run win over Australia on Sunday. With this performance, he may well have settled that debate.
India vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma consolidates his ODI legend with century in Test match conditions
Rohit Sharma scored his 23rd ODI ton on a day when mid-off was optional, and sightings of third slips and short legs were reported. It was a surface that divided captains, excited fast bowlers, and despite no visible streaks of green, it saw spinners be the most successful.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ravi Shastri's dragon-slaying tactics, the power of five and other reasons for India's fashionably late entry
India’s opponents in their first game, South Africa, are already two games (and two bowlers) down. But the Indians are busy grinding it out in the nets. And no one knows quite why? Here are some likely reasons.
England vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Menacing Jofra Archer's X-factor lies in his novelty
Archer is economical, building from a jog into a dash, but never sprinting, mostly silent. His action seems less a menacing trebuchet, ready to tear down your walls, and more like a friendly rubber band stretched across your thumb.
Women's T20 Challenge 2019: Supernovas' title win in low-scoring thriller caps off pulsating series with vibrant promises
The crowd may not have paid a paisa to enter, but it was a paisa vasool night as Supernovas trumped Velocity in a memorable final.