articles by Vaibhav Shah

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South Africa vs England: Newlands witnesses, highlights the possibilities and impossibilities of Test cricket on Day 5

South Africa versus England, second Test at Newlands, Cape Town: When fifth day of Test cricket once again became ingenious.

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Podcast; Yorked Episode 6: The significance of India 'A' women's maiden tour to Australia

In this episode of Yorked, former India cricketer Snehal Pradhan and Network18 Group editor (sports) Gaurav Kalra, talk about the upcoming India women's first ever A tour to Australia, the gravity of such tours and more

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Podcast; Yorked Episode 5: Sachin Tendulkar ignited hope in a world where there was little

In special edition of Yorked, Gaurav Kalra and Devendra Prabudesai, reflect on the middling time that India went through as a nation towards the end of 1980s and how Sachin Tendulkar emerged as a beacon of excellence for their generation.

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Shubman Gill admits scoring runs in senior-level won't be as easy as U-19, says breaking into Test squad a 'huge achievement'

Shubman Gill said, "You have to first accept that scoring runs in international cricket will not be as easy as in Under-19 cricket and then learn how to set yourself as a batsmen, how to build and pace your innings.

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FIFA's Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman hopes to expand youth World Cups, wants dedicated resources in India

Sarai Bareman, FIFA's Chief Women's Football Officer, said. "Next year is start of the four year cycle for the competition calendar. I would like to see within this next cycle we look to expand our youth World Cups."

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Podcast; Yorked episode 4: As retirement talk over MS Dhoni looms, what makes decision to quit international sport so vexing?

MS Dhoni's retirement has been one of the most divisive topics off late, to understand What makes it so hard for an international sportsperson to walk away from sport? What triggers the thought of retirement and more noted journos Ayaz Memon and Gaurav Kalra join us on Yorked.

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India vs Bangladesh: MSK Prasad says 'we are moving on' from MS Dhoni, backing Rishabh Pant to establish himself in team

Kohli rested for T20Is, Shivam Dube gets maiden India call-up. Dhoni or Pant as first-choice wicket-keeper gains clarity as MSK Prasad announces squad for upcoming series against Bangladesh.

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Podcast; Yorked episode 3: After West Indies of 1980s, Australia of 2000s, are India on the brink of world cricket domination?

After witnessing two eras cricketing domination from close quarters, journalists Ayaz Memon and Gaurav Kalra, discuss whether team India are on the brink of a third one.

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Podcast; Yorked episode 2: Sourav Ganguly in line to become BCCI president, faced with task of embellishing board's public image

Is Sourav Ganguly the answer to BCCI's woes? Can the former India captain regain BCCI's lost identity in recent times? Also can Ganguly find a solution to the long-standing conflict of interest issue? Senior journalist Ayaz Memon and Gaurav Kalra discuss in the second episode.

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Podcast; Yorked episode 1: From Friendship to Freedom, stories of India and South Africa's cricketing ties

Tune into Yorked where there are anecdotes galore, alongside some uninhibited conversations from the world of cricket.

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India vs South Africa Preview: Hosts look to extend home hegemony, new era looms for Proteas cricket

In India's last home season of this decade, Virat Kohli's men will look to extend their domination against a new-look South African side trying to usher in a new dawn in their cricketing landscape.

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India women vs South Africa women Preview: Shafali Verma primed for T20I debut as hosts begin preparations for T20 World Cup

With less than five months left for the T20 World Cup, both teams will be eager to blood in youngsters, identify talent to form a competitive bunch of players and start preparations at full steam.

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Jasprit Bumrah's unflinching self-belief a by-product of time spent in Ranji Trophy post his knee surgery

He might be hailed as the yorker king. He might get a batsman concussed with a mean bouncer. He might deceive many a batsman with his pace or lack of it but it is his unyielding self-belief that enables Bumrah to pull all of that and more with utmost precision

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Mithali Raj interview: 'I didn't want any ill feelings lingering within me before announcing T20I retirement'

After announcing her T20I retirement, Mithali Raj reflects on her 13-year career: 'I have had a decent career in T20. I had some amazing wins. My T20 career progressed parallel with the team's journey in T20 cricket.'

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India vs West Indies: 'Men in Blue' eye another series win as Windies look to supersede batting woes to spring surprise

With the series yet to be won, India are unlikely to shuffle their XI and with significant amount of rain around it makes a tricky proposition for Kohli and Holder, who will require a solid plan B to fall back on.

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Mike Gatting goes down memory lane in lauding Bishan Singh Bedi's guile with a smile in celebration of India's famed spin quartet

Bishan Singh Bedi, like he had many a batsmen before Mike Gatting, lured him to his doom with his enviable flight, but what stood out for the Englishman was that the left-arm spinner did it with a smile.

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Ashes 2019: From Andrew Flintoff's invincibility at Edgbaston to Mitchell Johnson's hostility in Adelaide, top 10 Ashes spells this century

From Warne's wizardry in Adelaide to Broad's beguiling spell at Trent Bridge, we pick top 10 bowling spells of the Ashes after the turn of the century

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Yuvraj Singh: The warrior-artist who painted the cricketing world with a spear

In the regal surroundings of the Queen's necklace, the Prince, Yuvraj Singh, stands on the top of the world all by himself, after making peace with both the artist and the warrior as he draws curtains on his career.

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World Cup Quiz: Walsh’s benevolence, Gilchrist’s walk and Flintoff’s pedalo, test your knowledge ahead of 2019 tournament

Here's a set of 20 compelling questions looking back at various moments from the 1975 World Cup to the 2015 tournament. If you think you know your Waughs from Warnes, Koertzens from Kirstens and Holdings from Holders then now is the time to prove it.

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World Cup Memories: Yuvraj Singh recalls playing 2011 edition for 'special' Sachin Tendulkar, stress of facing Pakistan in 2003

Yuvraj Singh revisits India's most successful World Cup campaigns of the 21st century – the 2003 and 2011 editions.