India squad for Sri Lanka tour: Five first-timers, a giant auditioning pool and a glaring miss
India will travel to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs tour next month and the BCCI announced a 20-man squad for the tour, packed with youngsters, including six uncapped players.
IPL 2021: Halfway through, is gulf between top and bottom halves wider than ever?
Unless there is a drastic change for the lower half of the table – be it in their form, and/or fortune, and fickle-mindedness – this could be a rather long second half for RR, PBKS, KKR, and SRH.
IPL 2021: Creeping concerns, panic kings — old story, new chapter for PBKS
When Punjab lose, they change everything: their players and their roles every other game, their captains and coaches every other season, and, by the looks of it, their name every 13 years.
IPL 2021: Chahar’s clinical effort, Moeen’s method, Punjab's precarious position – takeaways from CSK's win over PBKS
Following are the major talking points from match number eight of IPL 2021:
IPL 2021: Unadkat, Morris, Miller in tales of redemption as RR finally get one over DC
Morris formed one-third of the framework behind the RR win, alongside Jaydev Unadkat and David Miller – three players who had a redemption story each of their own to tell.
IPL 2021: Of meltdowns, unlearned lessons, and inspired captaincy - talking points from RCB's win over SRH
In a game eerily similar to their opening clash at IPL 2020 – SRH, needing 43 from 32 balls, lost eight wickets for 32 to lose by 10 runs – SRH, just like KKR 24 hours earlier, snatched defeat from inside the gut of victory (no, this wasn’t just the jaws of victory) to hand RCB two points in a second slow-burner in as many nights at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
IPL 2021: It's been said before, felt before but is this, finally, the year of Sanju Samson?
Samson is also infamous, till date, for following up his big scores with periods of absence; the Sharjah start last year was the first instance of Samson posting back-to-back 50+ scores in the same IPL season.
IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan's match-ups masterclass, gems that will be forgotten and other talking points from SRH vs KKR
Despite the presence of several heavyweights, it was the domestic duo of Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi who led KKR to 187/5, sharing a 93-run second-wicket partnership in just 8.2 overs.
IPL 2021: Bowling woes, CSK's new ways, Shaw-Dhawan' redemption road, talking points from CSK vs DC
We take a look at the major talking points from CSK-DC clash at the Wankhede Stadium where Delhi won by 7 wickets in IPL 2021
India vs England: A series low on context, but high on lessons to take India’s ODI game forward
For the best-performing team not to win a trophy in the last eight years, any and all lessons are loaded with value.
India vs England: A collision of Yin and Yang as two top ODI teams set up decider in Pune
A lineup that reads Rohit (Sharma), (Shikhar) Dhawan, Kohli, (KL) Rahul, (Rishabh) Pant and Hardik possesses, on potential and performance, a possible ceiling to perhaps even meet the celestial standards of England from recent times. So why ‘settle’?
India vs England: Two dreamy debuts, two seismic shifts define ODI series-opener
Thoughts and takeaways from the opening game of the three-match series in Pune, which will mark the conclusion of England’s tour of India.
India vs England: Remarkable Rohit Sharma, Pant-astic Rishabh, incredible R Ashwin and other takeaways from Test series
Here's what we learned from the four-match contest between India and England, the first international cricket series in India since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
India vs England: From sizzle to fizzle, how hosts clipped Joe Root and Co's flight of fancy
Maybe India would have eked out their results anyway, but England will move on knowing that they could – should – have pushed India a lot closer than they did in losing the last three games by 317 runs, 10 wickets, and an innings, respectively.
India vs England: Audacious Rishabh Pant gallops further towards realising his generational promise
This year – all of 64 days in – feels like it already belongs to Pant. Think about it? 97 at Sydney. 89 not out at Brisbane. 91 at Chennai. And now 101 in Ahmedabad.
India vs England: Even in the best conditions, England's worst conditioning weaknesses come to the fore on Day 1
Takeaways from Day 1 of the fourth Test between India and England, another one belonging firmly to India:
India vs England: Inadequate surface meets incompetent batting in inconceivable two-day finish at Motera
Make no bones about it, this was an inadequate pitch. But for most of the 140 overs it lasted, it witnessed incompetent batting by two top Test teams. And that’s what gave us this inconceivable two-day finish at Motera.
India vs England: Motera pitch a mere accomplice as Axar Patel leaves English minds spinning
On Day 1 of the 3rd Test, Axar Patel didn’t prey as much on the Motera pitch as he played with the minds of the visiting batsmen.
India vs England: Suryakumar Yadav's inclusion, Rishabh Pant's recall — key takeaways from hosts' T20I squad selection
The key takeaways from India’s 19-man squad for the T20Is against England – a five-match rubber to be held at the newly-built Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, starting 12 March.
IPL Auction 2021: CSK leave 'intent' largely unaddressed; RCB go big, but are they better?
Over 80 percent of RCB’s available purse at the auction was shelled out in acquiring Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell.