Cold, slow pitches, beanies, hand-warmers: Ireland coach lists out what awaits India

Heinrich Malan began his cricketing journey in South Africa, making 10 first class and nine List-A appearances for the Northerns cricket team between 2005 to 2009. He then moved to New Zealand, switching from playing to coaching as he managed the Central Stags and later , the Auckland Aces. During this time, he was also … Read more

Faster, Sharper, Better – the all new Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back with a bang

At the Indian Premier League 2022 auction, only four of the ten franchises bid for India’s premier swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. His old franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, which hadn’t retained him ahead of the auction, was able to buy him back for Rs 4.2 crore, at less than half of his retention price of Rs 8.5 … Read more

‘You deserve to be here. Just keep doing what you have done in the past’: Kohli to RCB pacer Akash Deep

Ask any kid in Sasaram about Sher Shah Suri’s tomb and there will be one generic answer: “Humare yahaan ke raja ne Mughalon ko haraya tha aur duniya ki sabse badi sadak banayi thi (Our king had defeated the Mughals and built the longest road in the world). 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium … Read more

Bhuvneshwar’s solo act not enough in Cuttack, as India fall two down

When Bhuvneshwar Kumar scythed the open match with a probing exhibition of swing and seam bowling in the Power-play, the game seemed like a low-scoring thriller in the making. Indian hopes lingered after his three-wicket burst had South Africa on the knees in pursuit of a modest score of 148. But they soon went up … Read more

India vs South Africa: Team India one win away from most consecutive victories in T20Is

Since losing to New Zealand in the T20 World Cup, Team India had registered 12 consecutive victories in the shortest format and had equalled Afghanistan’s record for the most consecutive T20I wins by a Test-playing nation. On Thursday, KL Rahul-led team will have a chance to create history if they win the opening T20I of … Read more

How Kuldeep Yadav got back his fizz, smile, and love for wrist spin

“Agar aise daalna hai tho, main nahi dalwata hu tere se” (if you are going to bowl like this, then I am not going to bowl you), Rohit Sharma spat out from the slips this February. The new captain wasn’t too pleased that Kuldeep Yadav had resorted to firing his deliveries. That one moment, even … Read more

England vs New Zealand: Debutant fast bowler Matthew Potts is un-English in many ways

Aaqib Javed, former Pakistan bowler and the coach of the PSL team Lahore Qalandars, was surprised when the word came through the manager that Matthew Potts, the new back-up fast bowler they had signed for just couple of weeks and who didn’t play a game, had a strange request. “Would you allow me to stay … Read more

Sourav Ganguly’s teaser tweet: Shouldn’t a BCCI president be ending speculations, rather than fueling them?

Sourav Ganguly’s Twitter biodata is a disclaimer of sorts. “My official Twitter handle, managed by me and my team,” it says. So, it’s tough to say who should get credit for the tantalisingly vague, pregnant with possibilities, craftily camouflaged viral tweet that surfaced on his timeline the other day. Ganguly’s legions of die-hards would never … Read more

Hard life of the ever-smiling cricketer Rinku Singh, KKR’s rising star

The trophy shelf in Rinku Singh’s room is out of space. The latest addition to the collection is his Man of the Match award for an enterprising cameo against Rajasthan Royals. “It was my first Man of the Match award, so it is special,” the Kolkata Knight Riders’ batter says. There’s another trophy that dates … Read more

County runs get Cheteshwar Pujara country recall

The IPL snub proved to be a blessing for Cheteshwar Pujara. While the world was busy watching the world’s most popular T20 tournament, Pujara, in his Sussex whites, was entertaining the English county faithfuls. In those idyllic surroundings, he has scored a couple of double tons and two hundreds – 170*, 203, 109, 201* – … Read more