Articles by Vedam Jaishankar
Jul 08, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India's transformation from bunch of laggards to fittest unit puts them ahead of the restThe present batch of Indian players’ fitness in terms of strength, speed, agility, mobility and recovery is a far cry from a dozen years ago when some cricketing legends were actually found wanting in most of these parameters.
Jul 02, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mayank Agarwal's inclusion could positively impact India’s fortunes going forwardThe inclusion of Agarwal and Pant in the playing eleven should considerably lift the quality of India’s batting. Who knows it might well allow the others to bat with a freedom that seemed to be lacking of late.
Jul 01, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Things were stacked against India at Edgbaston on flat surface and short boundaryIndia were up against multiple challeges on Sunday: England, flat surface and a short boundary that just about ahdered to rules of international cricket.
Jun 27, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Batting skills, not hitting prowess, is defining outcome of matches at mega eventBabar and Haris on Wednesday and Finch-Warner on Tuesday stood up to be counted even as things went awry simply because they backed their batting skills to the hilt.
Jun 24, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: NRR's dependence on pitch conditions make it uncertain criterion to determine teams' progressThe problem arises when Net Run Rate is identified as a criterion. In the current scenario, at the end of the Pakistan vs South Africa league game, England (+1.457) have the best NRR. India (0.809) with as many wins and no losses are trailing far behind while Australia (0.849) with one win more than England are also trailing the host country. Surely, this is not a coincidence.
Jun 20, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant's inclusion in playing XI set to add variety to middle-order, bolster attacking prowessPant’s bat speed is commendable, thanks to his fast hands and low centre of gravity. This would come in handy in a quest for quick runs. Importantly he has scored big runs and knows the importance of strike rotation and the advantage accrued from staying at the wicket.
Jun 19, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: At halfway stage, India unbeaten with only concerns over injuries, rainIndia have for the most part faced the toughest teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in the first half and have come out unscathed. The concerns, however, will be injuries and unruly weather.
Jun 17, 2019
India vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: With stars shining and youngsters absorbing pressure, Indian cricket breathes easyThe win, while it was fashioned by super stars Sharma and Kohli, was certainly set up by the young brigade of Rahul, Kuldeep, Pandya and Shankar
Jun 14, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Poor scheduling, primitive facilities expose global body's indifference to tournamentIt is unimaginable that the ICC planned a World Cup event involving 10 countries without providing for rain and such interruptions which are pretty normal in England at this time of the year. And that is the most vexing part of the whole botched-up scheduling.
Jun 13, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan's stop-start campaign notwithstanding, Mohammad Amir and Co will test India's battingPakistan will depend excessively on their varied pace attack to try and make inroads into the Indian line-up where, in the absence of the injured Shikhar Dhawan, the others would need to dig deep to ensure that they are the ones who play better on the day.