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)
Hindustan Times, Birmingham | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:52 AM IST
World Cup, India vs England: India register first defeat of their campaign as an inspired England put up dominating performance.
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Shami is often animated and forever genuine and only he can effortlessly explain his state-of-mind or even break down his technique with clarity.
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 07:57 AM IST
Mohammed Shami and his bowling colleagues then returned to skittle out West Indies for 143 in 34.2 over as India jumped to second place in the standings
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:07 AM IST
With West Indies on the brink of elimination, Gayle was being posed plenty of his favourite kind of questions—on being Chris Gayle.
Hindustan Times, Chester | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Cheshire versus Wiltshire, a fixture in England’s Minor Counties Championships—a tournament that is played under the shadow of County cricket, which itself is ongoing in this country in the margins of the ICC World Cup.
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 01:06 PM IST
After having played just five matches in the space of 28 days, Virat Kohli’s side will have now have to contest in six matches over the next 18 days, presuming their campaign is still alive on the morning of July 14th.
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 10:35 PM IST
In the middle of all the chaos and blood churn of India and Afghanistan thriller, Mohammad Nabi wore an aura of insouciance.
India vs Afghanistan, ICC World Cup 2019: Brilliant Bumrah, Shami hat-trick seals thriller for India against Afghanistan
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Finally, India were involved in a contest at this World Cup, but it came against a side they would rather have not been challenged by in the first place, let alone this well.
Southampton | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 08:07 AM IST
India will face off against a struggling Afghanistan side in their fifth encounter at the 2019 World Cup on Saturday.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:01 AM IST
Rishabh Pant has been called to India’s World Cup squad with Shikhar Dhawan getting injured.
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Mohammed Shami’s injury concerns are well behind him, confirms India’s fitness and conditioning coach Shankar Basu
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 08:04 AM IST
Four balls into Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s third over, India’s opening bowler strained his hamstring in his delivery stride and limped off. Towards the very hazardous crease that felled Kumar, Shankar ran in. And first ball, he had trapped Imam-ul-Haq.
Hindustan Times | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 10:10 AM IST
Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of Team India’s ICC World Cup campaign due to the thumb injury sustained during the match against Australia and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been named as his replacement in the squad.
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 04:07 PM IST
A video of three cricketers puffing away at Three Sixty has gone viral on Pakistani social media and this predominantly Pakistani neighbourhood is not happy about it.
India vs Pakistan, ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma ton, Kuldeep Yadav magic delivery inspire India’s commanding win over Pakistan
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 06:11 AM IST
Virat Kohli’s side were ruthless on the day as they flexed their batting muscle and then sealed the deal with an absolutely professional display on the field with the ball.
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 08:49 AM IST
Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win of 2017 remained something of a theme in both press conferences on Saturday, possibly because it was Pakistan’s most significant win over India in one-day cricket in the last decade.
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 11:51 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019: For perhaps the first time in the lead-up to a World Cup game against Pakistan, the unnecessary pressures have been self-inflicted.
Hindustan Times, Nottingham | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 08:00 AM IST
India and New Zealand continue to remain the tournament’s two unbeaten teams after three and four matches respectively, Kane Williamson’s side topping the table with 7 points.
Nottingham | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 07:57 AM IST
Sources say that Rishabh Pant will be flown in on the earliest possible flight to England as a cover for Shikhar Dhawan, but won’t yet be named as a replacement.
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Virat Kohli said he apologised to Steve Smith on behalf of the fans after the former Australian skipper Steve Smith coped another round of “unacceptable” booing in the ongoing World Cup.
ICC World Cup 2019, India vs Australia: India flex batting muscle, breeze past Australia in high-scoring encounter
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 04:56 PM IST
India convincingly ended Australia’s 10-match winning streak and underlined their ICC World Cup 2019 title ambitions in a 36-run victory at the Oval.
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 11:45 AM IST
Referring to this performance of Australia’s at the press conference here at the Oval on Saturday, India’s vice captain Rohit Sharma said he always takes a match against Australia very seriously.
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:33 PM IST
On the day of India’s opening game of the World Cup, Chahal’s brain coached Chahal’s wrist to bend, fold, flip and turn the ball in mesmeric ways.
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 10:55 PM IST
Rohit Sharma curbed his natural flair for greater good as his gritty hundred complemented a superb bowling effort in India’s resounding six-wicket victory over a hapless South Africa in their World Cup opener here Wednesday.
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 09:21 AM IST
For a genuine six-hitter (fact: he has already hit 23 more sixes than Sachin Tendulkar ever did in ODIs, and 102 more than Virat Kohli), Rohit’s strokes are shorn of violence. Delicate yet dangerous, like a jellyfish.
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 10:57 AM IST
In the IPL season that finished last month, Kuldeep took just four wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders, 13 less than the previous season, where he was the team’s highest wicket-taker.
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 03:32 PM IST
Cricket was once that common link between the many nationalities in the West Indies. I ask him if he is a fan of the other Jamaican, Chris Gayle, who, as we speak, is fielding for the West Indies against Pakistan in Nottingham.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 02:19 PM IST
On Thursday, that surprise was Imran Tahir. When du Plessis tossed the ball in his leg spinner’s direction, a few audible oohs and aahs went off in the stadium’s terraces. Never before, in eleven previous editions of the quadrennial, had a spinner bowled the opening over of the first World Cup match.
Hindustan Times, Cardiff | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 09:05 AM IST
That assuredness, in mind and hands, solved India’s No.4 problem at the eleventh hour. It also produced 108 runs of the highest quality.
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 10:12 PM IST
Bumrah, the 25-year-old boy with this peculiar, disjointed action and one who is yet to play in a 50-over World Cup, is already counted among the best fast bowlers India has ever produced.