An ode to sparkling serenity of Rohit Sharma’s batting stillness

An ode to sparkling serenity of Rohit Sharma’s batting stillness

Rohit Sharma’s batting traps us inside an awed headspace. Watching him watch the bowler run in is a minimalistic marvel. A stillness has descended in recent years. Almost Jacques Kallis-ish compact serenity in the wait. The classicism in Rohit Sharma the Test opener seems so effortlessly natural and the aural and visual aesthetic of his … Read more

Rohit Sharma’s coach wants him to shed high-risk game

Rohit Sharma’s coach Dinesh Lad is not impressed with the way the Indian captain has been getting out of late, saying he must resort to playing the anchor’s role instead of a “high-risk” game. Lad wants his ward to spend more time on the wicket. The Indian skipper got out for four runs against Pakistan … Read more

Giant Pakistani who troubled Smith impresses Kohli, Rohit

Mohammed Irfan Jr. was a bit disappointed after India’s two-hour net session at the Sydney Cricket Ground. “Virat Kohli chaale gayein? Rohit bhai ke saath selfie le liya, Kohli ka ek mil jaata,” the six feet six inch right arm pacer’s sadness was palpable while speaking to PTI. The Pakistan-born pacer, who has made Sydney … Read more

India vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score, T20 World Cup 2022: Pakistan go five down, Arshdeep & Pandya grab two each

Shaheen Shah Afridi in T20 World Cup 2021. (AP) Since Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled KL Rahul, trapped Rohit Sharma in front and finished off the job when he had captain Virat Kohli miscue a bouncer to the keeper last October in a Group game of the T20 World Cup, a lot has changed in Indian … Read more

Bowlers beware! High totals loom in T20 World Cup

If the bigger boundaries at most grounds have lifted the spirits of bowlers converging on Australia for the T20 World Cup, they do well to temper their optimism with a flood of runs predicted by some from the tournament’s Super 12 stage. Cricket’s shortest format is unapologetically batter-biased and bowlers, often cast as cannon-fodder, derive … Read more

No bilateral cricket series against Pak in 2023-27 FTP

India won’t be playing Pakistan in any bilateral series in the 2023-2027 cycle. In the Future Tours Programme (FTP) sent to all state associations, the board has kept the columns for games against Pakistan ‘blank’. Besides, multi-nation tournaments, the Indian men’s team will play 38 Tests (20 home and 18 away), 42 ODIs (21 each … Read more

Suryakumar, Rohit rise in ICC T20I Player rankings

India batter Suryakumar Yadav jumped a place to reach a career-best-equaling second position in the latest ICC men’s T20I Player rankings issued on Wednesday. Suryakumar now has 801 rating points after smashing a match-winning 69 off 36 deliveries in the third match against Australia in Hyderabad on Sunday that helped India clinch the series 2-1. … Read more