Articles by Snehal Pradhan
May 16, 2018
IPL 2018: SRH undone yet again as bowlers prefer yorkers at the death rather than slower balls against CSKThe successful use of the knuckle ball has been one of the secrets behind the SRH's extraordinary defensive skills. But in the last three games now, their fast bowlers have preferred yorkers to slower balls at the death. In one of those games, it paid off magnificently, but in the last two, it has proven costly.
May 10, 2018
Ex-West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop tells Firstpost how he became one of the most sought-after commentatorsBishop said: "Like a player you have to be at your best all the time. It’s easier when you're playing because the statistics will speak for themselves. Here, there are certain commentators who I know are bringing their A game."
Apr 30, 2018
IPL 2018: Basil Thampi's pace, ability to bowl yorkers crucial factors behind Sunrisers Hyderabad's success so farAfter an impressive IPL debut season last year, Basil Thampi already has five wickets in three matches in this edition for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Apr 15, 2018
Mark Robinson interview: England women's coach on problems besetting India, instilling fearlessness among players and moreMark Robinson said: "You can’t just right the wrongs of lack of investment, lack of opportunity for so many years just like that. Suddenly you’re getting paid, but it doesn’t allow you to hit the ball better."
Apr 14, 2018
New-ball bowler, powerful all-rounder: Pooja 'Chota Hardik' Vastrakar has the potential to emulate her illustrious namesakePooja Vastrakar has shown the talent to be a top player for India, if the team is careful how they use her. Vastrakar needs to be given every possible opportunity, like batting up the order and a rope longer than her hair
Apr 13, 2018
India Women vs England Women: Below-par hosts have themselves to blame for broadcaster losing interestThe India women team’s popularity in the World Cup had less to do with the TV coverage and more to do with the fact that the team did well.
Apr 10, 2018
India Women vs England Women: Selection blunders, Harmanpreet Kaur's wretched form big bane for hosts in 2nd ODIHarmanpreet is mistiming full tosses, and Veda Krishnamurthy has shown the kind of consistency that earned her the nickname (from this very author) ‘Dearth Veda’. The pair have now gone a total of 10 games without scoring a fifty.
Apr 07, 2018
India Women vs England Women: Smriti Mandhana's masterpiece saves hosts in 1st ODI, but tough questions persistWhen the Indian middle order was under pressure, the intent to score deserted them, trapping them further in the slow nature of the wicket.
Apr 01, 2018
Women's T20I Tri-series: Australia's depth and versatility helped them to title victory and dominance over England, IndiaThe Australian women’s team showed that ruthless wins can be achieved without a “pack of dogs” mentality, against two teams they had scores to settle with.
Mar 30, 2018
Women's T20I Tri-series: Smriti Mandhana stands out in India's batting unit; improved bowlers lacked consistencyWhile Smriti Mandhana dazzled with the bat, neither Mithali Raj nor Harmanpreet Kaur were at their best in the T20I tri-series that saw India get knocked out before the final.