Articles by Vedam Jaishankar
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.
Jun 12, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan's injury could hamper India's title challenge but team has room to manoeuvre withShikhar Dhawan's injury scare has exposed the fragility of players and the team which depends on specific stars to pilot its course.
Jun 10, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Australia's regimented approach to steep run-chase at odds with changing dynamics of ODI cricketAustralia’s failure to even get close to the Indian total should serve as a lesson for other teams. While preserving wickets in early overs is important, the realisation that there is more to a run chase than just stonewalling would have come as a real eye-opener.
Jun 08, 2019
India vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India's top-order need to bat with caution to counter defending champions' fast-bowling threatIndia’s top four batsmen, Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, and KL Rahul need to bat as long as possible while picking up singles and twos regularly. Extravagant strokeplay, as exhibited on Indian pitches during IPL, would be at a premium, given the vastness of outfields and the evidence of juice in the pitch.
Jun 07, 2019
Mauritius eye massive tourism boom on back of pristine golf courses and stunning viewsMauritius, in their bid to popularise their country as a golfing destination, organised the mother of all amateur club golf championships last month. Three hundred golfers from three major cities of India — Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bengaluru — battled it out on three golf courses.
May 27, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: With huge totals expected in tournament, teams must focus on winning middle-overs battleIndia skipper Virat Kohli has said that England could be the first team to breach the 500-run mark in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
May 06, 2019
IPL 2019, RCB season review: Poor death overs bowling, indifferent catching once again lead to Bangalore's undoing in 12th editionThe real culprit was undoubtedly RCB’s pace bowling unit where Siraj and Yadav collapsed under pressure while the others were only marginally better
Apr 29, 2019
IPL 2019, DC vs RCB: Umesh Yadav's horror season continues to hurt Bangalore's campaignAt no time in RCB's campaign has Yadav looked like he is going to take ownership of the bowling attack and guide young pacers. If anything, it has looked like he needs more help than, say, Navdeep Saini.
Apr 25, 2019
IPL 2019 RCB vs KXIP: A night that was all about the genius of Abraham Benjamin de VilliersWednesday night was all about the genius of ABD. His three brilliant catches supplemented his magnificent batting to ensure that RCB’s cup of joy overflowed long into the night.
Apr 22, 2019
IPL 2019, RCB vs CSK: Dale Steyn's matured brilliance puts life back in Bangalore's flagging pace attackThe Steyn of these days bowls in the 130s and occasionally cranks it up to the mid-140 kmph. But what he has lost in pace, he makes up with late swing, deception, experience, and accuracy. He has also learned to get into the minds of batsmen and make it count.