FIH Pro League 2020: India's defensive lapses overpower their attacking intent as hosts go down to world champions Belgium
India had 12 shots on goal to Belgium’s 9; they had 28 circle penetrations to Belgium’s 19 and 3 PCs to their opponents' 1. In the end, Belgium’s better use of opportunities and some clear thinking gave them the edge.
Mayank Agarwal hits fifty on debut as India reach 215/2 at stumps on Day 1 of Boxing Day Test at MCG
Here are some memorable moments from Day 1 of the third India vs Australia Test being played at MCG.
India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli says 3-week break for wedding did not affect his preparations for testing tour
Kohli will face a tough tour in South Africa where India play three Tests starting 5 January. The Tests will be followed by six ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals.
India’s victories over Sri Lanka could lure them into false feeling of superiority ahead of testing South Africa tour
India's win on Friday was not just a one-sided result. It was an indictment of the sort of opponents lined up for the Indian team prior to its challenging tour of South Africa.
India vs Sri Lanka, Indore T20I: Rohit Sharma unleashed a more lethal version of his batting in decimation of visitors
Rohit Sharma unleashed a different approach at Indore in the second T20I against Sri Lanka as he made the joint fastest T20I hundred.
India vs Sri Lanka: How hosts, sans Virat Kohli, came apart at Dharamsala to get bundled out for 112
A look at how India unravelled at Dharamsala to be bundled out for just 112 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
India vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Karthik needs to grab his chance and solve Men in Blue’s No 4 problem in ODIs
In the end then, it only remains to be seen if Karthik can deliver on that long-pending promise and become a pivotal cog for the Men in Blue.
India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts nearing victory, but need to send back Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews early on Day 5
Jadeja and Ashwin can be relied upon to wheel away with unerring accuracy, and in all probability, India should end their home season with another win. Stranger things, however have happened on the cricket field, and India will be mindful of that.
Ruthless Virat Kohli is not just scaling peaks with his batting, but also imbibing India with killer instinct
Kohli’s current achievements must, therefore, be recognised not just for the tons of runs he is scoring but also for the ruthless instinct he has imbibed in the Indian team.
India vs Sri Lanka: Sunday’s play descended into a farce due to visitors’ shenanigans not air quality
Out of his 243 runs, India skipper Kohli scored 100 in boundaries, thus running the remainder 143 runs. Did his lungs not breathe the same air or were they made of plastic?
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli-Murali Vijay partnership showed how runs at top of order could spur a team
Partnerships like the ones between India's Vijay and Kohli work wonders for the mental state of the team. It gives the team a sense of comfort and well-being.
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli is justified in asking for preparation time for testing South Africa tour
It is common knowledge that bounce is the key in South Africa, more than say, seam movement. Indian batsmen, including Kohli, would need to adapt to that extra bounce as quickly as possible.