India vs England: Batsmen were prime culprits in series debacle; Some seniors don’t deserve to play Tests ever again
India’s batsmen were the prime culprits in the 4-1 series defeat against England. Of course there were other minor reasons, like poor slip catching, wrong choice of players or unfathomable captaincy. But on the whole, it was the batsmen and their inability to put shoulder to the wheel that led to the debacle.
India vs England: In lost cause, young Rishabh Pant gives the perfect demonstration of his abilities
With Saha still recovering from his injury, this was the perfect audition from the twenty-year-old Pant to force the selectors into pushing him above other contenders like Karthik and Parthiv for the wicketkeeper's slot.
India vs England: KL Rahul’s numbers suggest he only produces his best when it matters least for the country
With 29 Tests under the belt, it is time for KL Rahul to assume extra responsibility and start scoring the daddy hundreds in matches that still have an impact on the series.
India vs England: Ineptitude of visiting team’s batsmen severely impacted potency of their bowling unit in fifth Test
The consequences of the batsmen’s flop show on a flat Oval pitch were terrible for India. Their inability to occupy the crease for a substantial period of time even on the best batting pitch of the series ensured that their own bowlers would not be accorded ample time to rest and recuperate.
Highlights, India vs England, 5th Test at The Oval, Day 3, Full cricket score: England 114/2 at Stumps, lead by 154 runs
Five innocuous deliveries followed by a peach. Bowls it quicker through the air and it zips away off the deck. Root tries to cut it on his back foot but misses it because of the extra bounce. Pant also doesn't collect it cleanly...
India vs England: The tactical side of Virat Kohli's captaincy on Day 2 of Oval Test left plenty to be desired
The horse has well and truly bolted. Kohli the aggressor, the antagonist, the provoker looked clueless. The tactical side of captaincy has left plenty to be desired.
India vs England: Alastair Cook walks away from the game with his status as a true legend of Test cricket cemented
With over 12,000 Test runs, Alastair Cook will walk away as one of the true legends of Test cricket.
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India vs England: Beleaguered Virat Kohli and Co look to Jasprit Bumrah to turn around team's fortunes at Trent Bridge
Bumrah too will enjoy bowling here — pushing the Dukes ball onto the deck, especially with its pronounced seam. Can he be India’s saviour in a game they cannot afford to lose? That is anybody’s guess, and a tall order indeed.
India vs England: Virat Kohli’s individual choices can be justified, but his selection policy as a whole is flawed
Kohli hasn’t played an unchanged XI for two consecutive Tests in his 37 games as captain. With three matches left in the ongoing series, the item on top of my personal wishlist is to see if Kohli can play the same team for all three Tests irrespective or a win or a loss.
India are no stranger to defeats, especially on overseas soil. But this is the first time under skipper Virat Kohli that the team has looked so lost, overrun and crushed.
India vs England: James Anderson, Stuart Broad outsmart Virat Kohli and Co again to plot hosts' victory at Lord's
England are not only 2-0 ahead in the series, but when it comes to staying ahead of the game, Broad and Anderson are also two lengths ahead of all the Indian batsmen.
India vs England: Simple and unassuming, Chris Woakes shows he is hosts’ crisis man with performance at Lord’s
Even as Woakes reached his maiden Test hundred, his celebrations told the tale of a man who is uncomplicated, dedicated and the master of simplicity.
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co have Lady Luck to blame for the dire straits they find themselves in at Lord's
England, with a 250-run lead and counting, are in the driver’s seat. India will need pluck, luck and skill over the remaining two days to escape from this.
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co will need to counter the Lord’s slope in order to mount comeback in series
Many overseas batsmen and bowlers have arrived at Lord’s and struggled to combat the slight tilt in the pitch. It can be deceiving and affect a batsman’s visualisation, while the bowlers can be affected in their run-up and the follow through.
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Joe Root's men will be looking to re-enact Edgbaston spectacle at Lord's
Four more Tests, back-to-back, starting with the second one at Lord’s on Thursday — just how will India and England live up to that fabulous contest at Edgbaston?
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co require support, not nit-picking over taking a break on a tough, long tour
The Indian team cricketers play around 275 days of cricket a year. This workload is far too high for an international sportsman. Injury and burn rates are naturally high. A little time off would truly do a world of good for many of them. So why grudge that?
India vs England: What Virat Kohli’s teammates need to learn from him in order to counter the swinging ball
An in-depth look at why Virat Kohli succeeded against the swinging ball at Edgbaston while his compatriots struggled.
India vs England: Hosts will by buoyed with win despite poor batting, abysmal fielding and failure to contain Virat Kohli
England have prevailed despite batting poorly, fielding abysmally and confronting a belligerent Kohli. It was a Test match that will give them immense confidence.
India vs England: Barring Virat Kohli, India’s top-order batsmen displayed complete lack of situational awareness in 1st Test
There are no two opinions that Rahul, Rahane, Dhawan, Karthik and Vijay let the team down very badly. Their understanding of the situation and ability to rise to the occasion was zilch.