Articles by Turja Sen
Dec 02, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Sarfraz Ahmed and Co hold edge in series decider as spin king Yasir Shah eyes historyPakistan will be once again banking on leg spinner Yasir Shah to deal the knockout punch. The hero of many of Pakistan’s desert conquests in the past, was simply unplayable, especially in the first innings in Dubai where he bagged eight wickets.
Dec 01, 2018
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu back on track chasing her Olympic dreams after recovering from career-threatening injuryMirabai Chanu had a disappointing outing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, after triumphing at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, she's gunning for gold at the Tokyo Olympics
Nov 23, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Visitors target rare Test series win as Sarfraz Ahmed and Co look to bounce backNew Zealand's only away series win against Pakistan came in 1969 when Graham Dowling's team emerged victorious in Lahore and drew matches in Karachi and Dhaka. With Pakistan feeling the heat after their defeat in Abu Dhabi, Kane Willilamson and his men have a golden chance to emulate this rare feat.
Nov 20, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Late bloomer Ajaz Patel's good show revives Black Caps' hopes of winning Test seriesAjaz Patel has been a late bloomer but has been in reckoning with his impressive performances in the domestic circuit.
Nov 15, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Hosts rely on current form, home advantage in Test series; Black Caps bank on pace arsenalThough the spoils were shared in the one-dayers with the Black Caps, Pakistan hold an edge over New Zealand in the three-match Test series, going by their current form and their familiarity with the conditions.
Nov 14, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli fan, Azhar Ali hopes to get his mojo back in Tests after quitting ODIsAzhar Ali made his Test debut in 2010 and has amassed over 5,000 Test runs with an impressive average of over 44. But in 2018, he has been battling a lean patch with just two scores of over 50 in his last 10 innings.
Oct 29, 2018
World Weightlifting Championship 2018: Bereft of star power, India's young guns hope for productive campaign in AshgabatAfter a fairytale run in the Commonwealth Games, where India's lifters won five gold medals, they returned empty-handed from the Asian Games. Hopefully, the youngsters will lift the gloom with some good performance in the world championship.
Sep 30, 2018
World Cup Final: Compound archer Abhishek Verma ‘earns his stripes’ by signing off season with twin medalsCapping off a memorable year with multiple medals in World Cups, the World Cup Final and the Asiad, Abhishek Verma is now bracing himself for a tougher assignment: convincing the government to fund his training for next year.
Sep 14, 2018
Wrestling World Championships: Sushil Kumar’s pullout puts spotlight on unheralded Jitender KumarThe towering presence of Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav in his weight category meant despite his impressive frame of over six feet, Jitender Kumar was always overshadowed.
Sep 09, 2018
ISSF World Championships: Ankur Mittal trains his guns on success in trap shooting after signing off double trap career on a highFor Ankur Mittal, the victory at Changwon in South Korea, is tinged with sadness as the former world number one will be saying goodbye to his double trap career after this competition