Uniting players coming from diverse backgrounds is as crucial as chalking out specific plans. Coaches have to blend various cultures in a dressing room, Anand Sachar
The Indian T20 League has suddenly made millionaires out of young men who come from backgrounds where they were unable to afford more than one pair of cricket shoes, writes Sahan Bidappa
Some professions are linked with numbers. But, is there any job that is more associated with numbers than professional sports? No number defines sportsmen more than the one on the back of their jerseys, Rohit Bhaskar reports. Numbers game
For most international cricketers, past and present, India, during this domestic T20 competition, is a whirligig of stadia, airports and hotels. For Jonty Rhodes, it is also an opportunity to hit the road. Dhiman Sarkar
There's one man sitting miles away who cannot get enough of the Indian domestic T20 league, especially when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take centrestage, reports Shail Desai.
Harbhajan Singh says the rigours of top-level cricket have taught him to “value relationships” above everything else.
Cricketing lore is rife with rags-to-riches tales. Javed Khan could be the latest Cinderella story. A week and a half back the strapping pacer was a net bowler who had never played any age-group cricket. Khurram Habib
Just when things seemed particularly bad for the men in blue, a new crop of players have emerged on the scene and changed the game. Meet Indian cricket’s future. Pradeep Magazine
Keshavan, the athlete, recounts how he almost did not qualify for the Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, next year. Robin Bose writes.
The timing of launch of Yuvraj's memoirs 'The Test of my Life', released in New Delhi, couldn't be more apt especially after a day after Team India took a big step towards fading the public's memory. The book claims to chronicle his cricket career, the Cup and cancer. Kaushik Chatterji
Sachin Tendulkar today said that he was scared of breaking down in front of Yuvraj Singh when he met the left-handed batsman in London after his treatment in the US for a rare germ cell cancer.
As Australia skipper, Allan Border was Mr Grumpy personified. The cares of leading a side in transition must have weighed on him.
In 1952, his cousin gifted him Indian Cricket, a magazine featuring stories and statistics on Indian sports. PR Man Singh, who was in his teens then, became so passionate about cricket after reading the magazine that he went on a book-buying spree.
Some years are just vintage, and we're not talking wines here. Think 1969 and the mind immediately draws up images as varying as Woodstock and the Vietnam War. Rohit Bhaskar reports.
They come by the droves now for the IPL, but for a long time India was the last place Australian cricketers wanted to tour. Rohit Bhaskar writes.