Women's World T20 2018: Aggressive India hope to continue dream run as they face English challenge in semi-final
Knockout games are about handling pressure, and so far, India have blown away their oppositions regularly. Will their inexperience finally tell, or will the Indian juggernaut roll on?
India's burgeoning injury-list calls for pragmatic relook at relentless scheduling; must serve wake-up call to BCCI
Indian cricket has suffered excessively owing to injuries these last two to three years. However, the really important year lies ahead when the World Cup in England starts late May.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels batsmen need to be better prepared when they visit England next time
"The next time we go there, we have to be better prepared for these kind of conditions and try and replicate conditions as best as we possibly we can," Dravid said.
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.
Highlights, India vs England, 5th Test at The Oval, Day 5, Full Cricket Score: England win by 118 runs, clinch series 4-1
Anderson continues. Bowling pretty well. Inside edge on the penultimate ball of the over fetches four. Jadeja takes a single to keep the strike. 15 overs left in the day.
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 4, Full Cricket Score: England need seven wickets to win
India end the day on a better note than it was expected after the three wickets fell. Five fielders were put around Rahane for the last two balls but Rahane was able to counter it well. The day belonged to England and Alastair Cook. He will come back again tomorrow in Test whites, and try to win this Test for his country. A long day awaits tomorrow for Rahane, Rahul and the others to follow.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 38: Djokovic, Osaka run US Open show; Arpinder Singh wins bronze at IAAF Continental Cup and more on daily podcast
In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka's wins at US Open, Serena Williams meltdown, jumper Arpinder Singh's bronze at the IAAF Continental Cup and England's strong start in the second innings of The Oval Test.
India vs England: Rejuvenated Ravindra Jadeja wields his sword with elan to prove he is the all-rounder visitors need
For a batsman that loves to feel the ball on the willow, Jadeja curbed his natural instincts and overpowered his mind when his team needed him the most.
India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah feels an extra bowler would have allowed rest of the bowlers to recuperate on Day 2
An extra bowler would have allowed the rest of the attack more time to recuperate, feels Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who conceded they failed to execute their plans against England's tailenders on the second day of the final Test.
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: Jos Buttler says hosts are in charge of final Test after reducing visitors to 174-6 at stumps
England batsman Jos Buttler said that the hosts are in the driver's seat in the fifth and final Test after reducing India to 174-6 at stumps on day two at the Oval.
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.
Highlights, India vs England, 5th Test at The Oval, Day 2, Full Cricket Score: India 174/6 at stumps, trail by 158 runs
Bad day for India, in total. But who is to be blamed? They themselves. Gave too many runs away in the morning session. They have made things worse for themselves. Although there were some close chances which did not go in their way. Made England form partnership. They themselves were not able to manufacture any concrete ones today. This is a very ordinary performance which does not reflect the position this team has granted in the world rankings.
India vs England: Moeen Ali calls for change in team's mentality after suffering yet another batting collapse in Test series
Moeen, who scored a watchful 50 in 170 balls before he was caught behind off the bowling of Ishant Sharma, admitted that England had issues to sort out beyond replacing Cook.
Highlights, India vs England, 5th Test at The Oval, Day 1, Full cricket score: England 198/7 at Stumps
Stumps, Day 1: On a pitch that had just a little bit of movement, England have performed poorly. They will be the first ones to admit that. But it's not been their fault. India have been brilliant and disciplined at the same time. When wickets weren't coming their way, they ensured - of course Moeen and Cook helped - that the run rate stays under control. It was a collective bowling effort and the fifth bowler was used only to exchange ends. With Buttler at the crease, there's still a scope for late revival but England would know they could do better. Much better.
"Now it’s about us as a team giving him (Alastair Cook) an opportunity to go out in the best way possible," England skipper Joe Root told reporters at The Oval.
Jonny Bairstow will keep wicket for England in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval, the ECB announced.