Chaitan Papnai

ICC World Twenty20: MS Dhoni’s stamp was all over Team India’s squad

MS Dhoni’s penchant for all-rounders in T20 format is not new. That’s the reason selectors opted for Hardik Pandya and Negi, while a specialist batsman in Manish Pandey.

Feb 13, 2016, 16:41 PM IST

Ajinkya Rahane: An unmeasured assassin of Team India

In the last five years, many young and talented cricketers have joined the Indian cricket team, who carry a different character and approach towards the way they play the game.

Jan 10, 2016, 17:11 PM IST

I learnt a lot from All England Championship final loss: Saina Nehwal

With her outstanding performances over the years Saina Nehwal has certainly revived badminton in India.

Jul 31, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

Five unexpected highlights of IPL 2015

Before the start of eighth edition of the Indian Premier League, fans of slam-bang version across the globe expected batsmen to dictate terms.

May 21, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Players to watch out for in knockout stages

Though cricket is a team sport, ahead of the knockout stages of the ICC's marquee event, starting from March 18, we are picking up one player from each (quarter-finalist) team, who can play a cruci

Mar 17, 2015, 19:12 PM IST

Five reasons why Misbah-ul-Haq is the best man to lead Pakistan

He doesn’t have the aura of legendary Imran Khan. He doesn’t have the spark of Javed Miandad. He is not even a dynamic all-rounder like Wasim Akram.

Mar 15, 2015, 18:28 PM IST

World Cup 2015: Injuries, lower middle order still areas of concern for Team India

Even the most ardent supporters of Team India would not have expected such an incredible performance from them in their first two matches of the ongoing World Cup against high-profile teams like Pa

Mar 03, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Difficult times ahead for Dhoni & Co as Mitchell Johnson regains form

Ahead of India’s tour of Australia, the biggest threat for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team was none other than the meanest in-form speedster Mitchell Johnson.

Dec 24, 2014, 18:59 PM IST

Advantage England as India throw away momentum

India gifted the momentum to England after a historic win at Lord`s.

Aug 06, 2014, 18:21 PM IST

Can India rub salt into England’s misery?

After a gap of three years, India are all set to bury the ghosts when they play a five-match Test series once again in England, starting from July 9 at Nottingham.

Jun 29, 2014, 23:52 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2014: Tiki-taka - a form that needs upgrading

Tiki-taka has been Barcelona’s, or for that matter, Spain’s major weapon, which helped them immensely to set new benchmarks in last half a decade or so.

Jun 24, 2014, 14:24 PM IST

IPL 7: Crowds have hardly missed Gayle with Maxwell around

Glenn Maxwell has been the highlight of IPL 7.

Apr 25, 2014, 18:20 PM IST

Suresh Raina is down but not out

There is every chance that Raina will bounce back.

Feb 17, 2014, 18:29 PM IST

Was Pietersen made a scapegoat for England`s Ashes debacle?

KP possibly had to face the wrath of the selectors for Ashes humiliation.

Feb 08, 2014, 21:54 PM IST

Cheteshwar Pujara is the need of the hour in ODIs

Pujara could solve India`s batting woes in ODIs.

Jan 30, 2014, 19:10 PM IST

Kiwi tour takes MS Dhoni a step closer to 2015 World Cup

The most prestigious ICC event -- ODI World Cup – scheduled to take place in Trans-Tasman nations is just a year away. So, it’s time for all the teams to start focusing solely on it. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Team India lifted the coveted trophy in 2011, after beating another sub-continent side Sri Lanka in the finals, to become the first country in the history of the game to win the title while hosting the event. It also helped India join the elite club of countries who had won the coveted Cup m

Jan 17, 2014, 14:15 PM IST

Australian Open: Can Rafa get second time lucky?

It would be interesting to see whether Nole will continue his domination at Australian Open, or Nadal manages to justify his top billing, with a second Australian Open title.

Jan 10, 2014, 13:04 PM IST

Batsmen’s ultimate nightmare – Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn

In contemporary cricket, Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn have given sleepless nights to many top class batsmen in the world.

Dec 30, 2013, 17:04 PM IST

Kohli, Pujara pass first test in post-Tendulkar era

Two outstanding centuries scored by Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the first Test against one of the most fearsome fast bowling attacks in the world, has set the tone for Team India, who have plenty of away series’ lined up in the near future where the conditions would be no different.

Dec 24, 2013, 17:57 PM IST

Mitchell Johnson – still a force to reckon with

Johnson used his rich experience of playing against India in India and so far this ageing bowler has exploited it wonderfully in the series.

Oct 26, 2013, 20:05 PM IST