Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
Aditya Iyer is Chief Cricket Writer, Hindustan Times. He has covered cricket World Cups, football World Cups and all four Grand Slams in tennis.
Articles by Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:52 PM IST
India vs Australia: During that Ashes, Labuschagne’s first, the South African-born Queenslander went from packing Smith’s kit bag to replacing him as the game’s first concussion substitute in the Lord’s Test.
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:44 AM IST
India vs Australia: Between Melbourne 2018 and Melbourne 2020, Mayank Agarwal is one of only three Indian players, along with Rahane and the erstwhile stand-in vice-captain Cheteshwar Pujara, to have played each of India’s last 13 Tests.
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:35 PM IST
The icy calm strategist took over a weakened squad, just after they’d set a record for worst-ever Indian innings. And he’s managed to put the shards together to make a winning whole.
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin has never bowled in tandem with a frontline spinner in Australia. Could a case be made for Ravindra Jadeja’s inclusion in Mohammed Shami’s absence?
Adelaide | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:06 AM IST
India vs Australia: Off-spinner’s 4 for 55 in a terrific bowling show gives India 53-run first innings lead.
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:43 PM IST
India vs Australia: Advantage Australia after skipper Kohli, Rahane and Vihari in space of 18 runs.
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:28 AM IST
India vs Australia: Skipper Kohli’s “new India”, back to where they scripted history two years ago, kick off another series in Australia with a tough pink-ball Test in Adelaide.
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:52 AM IST
India vs Australia: It was in Australia six years ago that KL Rahul arrived on the international scene with a century in just his second Test at Sydney. Can he stand up and deliver this time around as India look to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy?
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Samson’s career is just seven T20Is old, and a talent as precocious as his is perhaps just one big knock away from blossoming. But the question remains if India’s selectors will remain patient with him in a T20 World Cup year that is 2021.
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:48 AM IST
Hardik Pandya didn’t add to his tally of fifties by the time the game in Sydney ended; but he certainly added to his mushrooming stature of being the gold standard in the format. To boot, he notched his career-best 42 not out, runs studded with breath-taking hits that helped India chase down 194 from a situation that was fast becoming improbable.
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:24 AM IST
The Indian team doctor deemed that Jadeja had suffered a concussion and informed the match-referee, David Boon, that India would require a concussion-substitute in Chahal and Boon approved the request. This did not go down well with the Australian camp.
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 08:06 AM IST
India vs Australia: Because the three-digit score remained elusive, 2020 and 2008 now bracket a most incredible spell of consecutive years in which Kohli often seemed to be notching ODI hundreds for fun.
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The cameras caught him in all avatars between saint and sinner, in all ages between old and young, in all sizes between fat and fit and in all emotions between darling and deplorable. But one trait remained a constant for the gaze of the ever-present lens in his life – his loneliness.
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Calaway, who recently announced his retirement (not for the first time but quite possibly the last), speaks in a thick Texan accent, of life in disguise, walking away from the ring, and still missing Yokozuna.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:42 AM IST
From on-field flare-ups, highs and lows to the historic series win in 2018-19, India’s tours of Australia have been among cricket’s most fierce contests. In this series, we explore some of the highlights from past tours. Today we look at Sourav Ganguly, whose Brisbane ton set the tone for India showing verve on tours to come.
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Dominic Thiem lost the last match of the year, but in 2020 the Austrian lived up to his promise.
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:51 PM IST
IPL 2020: This, Mumbai achieved by humiliating the best of the rest, Delhi Capitals, for the fourth time this season. Sharma led that charge from start to finish, first with his captaincy and then with 68 devastating runs.
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 08:09 PM IST
IPL 2020: Iyer may be the captain on the field, but watch any of Delhi’s dressing-room videos that has flooded the internet this season. It’s evident that he is just one of the boys as Ponting hands out badges to the top performers.
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:50 PM IST
IPL 2020: The second consecutive defeat for Kings XI Punjab meant that they were knocked out of the tournament, having finished at 12 points in 14 games.
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 12:08 AM IST
IPL 2020: Chris Gayle’s 99 went in vain as Rajasthan Royals halted Kings XI Punjab’s five-match winning streak with a seven-wicket win in Abu Dhabi.
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Mandeep made amends with his first fifty of the season (66*), aided by a terrific display of pulls and heaves that he targeted over the midwicket boundary. It would’ve been the talking point of the night, if Gayle hadn’t blazed his way to his thirtieth IPL fifty.
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 11:36 PM IST
IPL 2020: IPL’s first Indian centurion scored an unbeaten 83, running out of chase-runs to become IPL’s latest Indian centurion. For that too, Pandey has Shankar’s drop from earlier in the evening to blame.
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:56 PM IST
IPL 2020: Mohammed Siraj picked up 3 for 8 as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in Abu Dhabi. Batting first, KKR posted a mere 84/8 and in reply, RCB chased it down in 13.3 overs.
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 09:14 AM IST
The uncertain times for Oman cricket ended when they reached Dharamsala. They beat Ireland (a team that would soon play Test cricket) for the first-ever time in their history and would possibly have made it to the big-boys round had bad weather not followed them and Netherlands to their game, a washout.
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:19 PM IST
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets to reclaim the top spot. Batting first, KKR posted 148 for 8. In reply, Quinton de Kock slammed an unbeaten 78 as MI chased down the target in 16.5 overs.
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 11:29 PM IST
The win was wrapped up by debutant pacer Tushar Deshpande, who held his nerve and the night’s storyline.
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Thirteen titles at a single Slam is an outlandish number. How many more Majors can Rafael Nadal win on Parisian clay?
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 12:18 PM IST
For a decade and a half, Nadal has turned winning at Roland Garros into a repetitive– even ordinary!– act. But even for Nadal, everything about Sunday was extraordinary: from his straight sets decimation of the world No. 1 (including a first set bagel), to recording his 100th win in this tournament to winning a 13th French Open title.
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:33 PM IST
But for nearly an hour and a half before that and on the grandest stage of her young life, the 19-year-old from Poland couldn’t put a foot wrong even if she tried.
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:39 PM IST
IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs in an Indian Premier League match in Dubai. Batting first, SRH posted 201 for 6 riding on fifties from David Warner (52) and Jonny Bairstow (97). In reply, XKIP were bowled out for 132 in 16.5 overs as Rashi Khad picked up 3 for 12.