Articles by Vedam Jaishankar
Mar 17, 2019
MCC's attempt to standardise ball could steal away Test cricket's beauty and potentially cause impregnable damage to sportICC cannot thrust a particular brand of ball on international sides and expect them to perform at peak levels. Any brand of ball has to be extensively used in various levels of domestic cricket.
Mar 16, 2019
In pursuit of an ideal no. 4, team India find resounding success in another key departmentIndia's three fast bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar – at their prime and peaking at the right time must be viewed as the biggest gain of the past few months.
Mar 14, 2019
India vs Australia: Pressure gets to Virat Kohli's men as fearless visitors thrive in deciderWinning is not only a habit, but it also inculcates a mindset that cannot be got by losing series. Guess India lost that lesson somewhere along the way in this ODI series.
Mar 13, 2019
India vs Australia: BCCI should have advanced the timings of ODIs in north to tackle dew factorBogged down thoroughly by late evening heavy dew at Mohali that made the ball as wet and soggy as a bar of lathered soap, India's champion spinners were made to look inept as they struggled to get a grip on the ball.
Mar 09, 2019
Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal not figuring in plans, Rohit Sharma making A+ grade, BCCI's player contracts reveal lack of logicThe clamour for getting into the contract system is that contracted players not only get better endorsements, but importantly get access to the best medical attention, wherever it is available, in case of injuries.
Feb 28, 2019
India vs Australia: Mohali, Delhi ODIs face possibility of being relocated in light of rising tensions with PakistanThe first casualty of the India-Pakistan imbroglio will not be the World Cup cricket encounter, but rather the India-Australia fourth ODI in Mohali on 10 March and the one following that in Delhi.
Feb 24, 2019
India vs Australia: As KSCA gears up to test new technology in Bengaluru T20I, Indian grounds may never be the same againThe India-Australia T20I at Bengaluru on Wednesday would be the big cricket test for the product that KSCA are about to test. Indian grounds in late winter or summer may never be the same again.
Feb 07, 2019
India must manage workload of their key fast bowlers with intelligence and foresight as World Cup beckonsEven as the fitness of India’s main fast bowlers is a worry, the presence of worthwhile substitutes should make these next three months a riveting one.
Feb 03, 2019
CoA completes two years: Indian cricket and BCCI in crisis owing to chaos, controversies and mismanagementCoA chief Vinod Rai, who had stated that he would complete his job of getting the BCCI and its affiliated units to accept the Lodha panel reforms and implement them by October 2017 has been found wanting.
Jan 15, 2019
India vs Australia: MS Dhoni revels under pressure at Adelaide Oval, silences his critics once againFor the league of extraordinary cricketers like MS Dhoni, pressure is an ally and something to embrace and revel in. He did it again in Adelaide and he's been doing it consistently for years. Nothing flusters him, not even the critics.