Articles by Snehal Pradhan
Jul 21, 2018
More matches, better structured pools and heftier pay, but women’s cricket in India is still undernourishedBCCI women’s domestic schedule for 2018-19 season has more matches, better structured pools, more high level tournaments and better pay for India’s female cricketers in the coming season. But conditions apply.
Jul 15, 2018
Wimbledon 2018: Former India cricketer Snehal Pradhan on her first visit to All England ClubJournalist and former India cricketer vlogs about her experiences at Wimbledon.
Jul 13, 2018
Tushar Arothe's ouster presents BCCI opportunity to pick coaching staff that could bring culture shift in India women's teamIf the last time a male coach was requested, the time may be right for a proven foreign coach, or a senior Indian coach with the heft and the heart to shape this team.
Jul 03, 2018
Rahul Dravid's Hall of Fame inclusion ahead of his celebrated peers is just recognition for his service to cricketRahul Dravid eventually became one of cricket’s best, but never truly the cine-star in the way that his peers did. That is a wrong his Hall of Fame inclusion corrects: the honour comes to him before his more feted batting compatriots (Tendulkar is still not eligible).
Jul 01, 2018
From three T20I tons till 2017 to a sudden surge in big scores, here's how power-hitting evolved in women's cricketAfter three hundreds in its first 13 years, there are now nine centuries in women’s T20Is, six of which have come in the last nine months. Here's how it all evolved.
Jun 24, 2018
What's wrong with white balls in ODIs? Here's a handy reckonerBarring white balls, every other piece of cricket equipment, especially the bat, has evolved considerably in the last decade.
Jun 23, 2018
World Test Championship is confusing, albeit well-meaning attempt to add context to bilateral cricketIf Test cricket did not hold the title of the ‘world’s most complicated game’ before, it surely does now. No matter how many explainers you might have read, the nWorld Test Championship is a mental mouthful.
Jun 17, 2018
Sleepless nights, slipshod travel, relentless fandom, a day in the life of Ram Babu, MS Dhoni's super fanTurpentine eventually removes the paint, but the obsession, the mania, the junoon is etched, as permanent as the five Dhoni-themed tattoos on his body, meet MS Dhoni's Super fan – Ram Babu
Jun 15, 2018
India's Smriti Mandhana keen to master swinging ball in England as she readies for maiden Kia Super League appearanceFor Mandhana, it will very much be one ball at a time. But given that the KSL is played in the Indian off-season, while the WBBL clashes with India’s domestic cricket, there is a strong case for her to make trips to England in July a regular affair.
Jun 13, 2018
India vs Afghanistan: Change in dynamics between two nations shows just how far the other 'Men in Blue' have comeThe surge of Afghanistan into the 2015 World Cup, coupled with a change in regime at the BCCI, meant that the two boards started to view each other more equitably in recent years.