Arnab Sen

Arnab Sen

Arnab Sen is the Sports Editor of Hindustan Times Digital, leading sports coverage on the digital and online arms of Hindustan Times. He has more than 12 years of experience of working for news channels, sports broadcasters, digital media and news wires. Covered global sporting events and enjoys writing on cricket and football.

Articles by Arnab Sen
Jofra Archer of the Rajasthan Royals celebrates the wicket in IPL.(Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)
Jofra Archer of the Rajasthan Royals celebrates the wicket in IPL.(Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

IPL Auction 2020: Planning, preparation, performance - How Rajasthan Royals build their squad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 09:46 AM IST
As another IPL auction looms, what are the Royals planning to achieve? They already have big names in their squad but there are gaps that need to be filled. Jake Lush McCrum, Chief Operating Officer at Rajasthan Royals, shed some light on the franchise’s strategy ahead of the big day in Kolkata on December 19.
Crowd at Santiago Bernabeu before a La Liga match(Getty Images)
Crowd at Santiago Bernabeu before a La Liga match(Getty Images)

LaLiga’s global pitch strikes all the right chords

Hindustan Times | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 09:41 AM IST
LaLiga enjoys superiority over other leagues in terms of the talent pool that is available in the clubs and now the league’s ambition is to initiate a compelling global narrative.
India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with team captain Virat Kohli the dismissal of West Indies' Darren Bravo during day two of the first Test cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda.(AP)
India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with team captain Virat Kohli the dismissal of West Indies' Darren Bravo during day two of the first Test cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda.(AP)

India vs West Indies: Indian pacers break records in Antigua Test, usher in a new dawn

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Ind vs WI: With Kohli looking to win matches and ready to play 5 genuine bowlers, India’s new crop of ‘express men’ finally got wings to their dreams. A rejuvenated Ishant Sharma rose from the Ashes like a phoenix and the arrival of Jasprit Bumrah on the international scene changed Indian cricket forever.
File photo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.(HT Photo)
File photo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.(HT Photo)

Virat Kohli equals another Sachin Tendulkar feat, powers his way towards global domination

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:06 PM IST
While Gavaskar was the first to show the world that Indian batsmen could match fire with fire away from home, it was Sachin Tendulkar who symbolised the complete batsman, scoring runs against all opposition under all conditions.
File photo of Prithvi Shaw.(Getty Images)
File photo of Prithvi Shaw.(Getty Images)

Prithvi Shaw ban: WADA needs to rethink and make sports specific policies, says BCCI anti-doping manager - Exclusive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 02:29 AM IST
In an exclusive conversation with Hindustan Times, Dr Abhijit Salvi, BCCI’s anti-doping manager, spoke about the details of Prithvi Shaw’s case and the need for WADA to rethink its policies and make the list of prohibited substances more sports specific.
Mitchell Starc and Rohit Sharma make it(AFP)
Mitchell Starc and Rohit Sharma make it(AFP)

ICC World Cup Team of the Tournament: Men who ruled the roost

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 01:26 PM IST
Here is the team of tournament according to us. It is not just the numbers but the impact that these players have had in matches their respective teams have won, that was taken into account to form the list.
India's Ravindra Jadeja(AP)
India's Ravindra Jadeja(AP)

India vs New Zealand, semi-final World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja - The love letter of a wounded heart

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 08:39 AM IST
India vs New Zealand, semi-final World Cup 2019: Written off early on in his career as a non-specialist, Ravindra Jadeja has found ways to make a comeback again and again.
Indian players congratulate each other after their victory against West Indies at Manchester on Thursday.(AFP)
Indian players congratulate each other after their victory against West Indies at Manchester on Thursday.(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019 - India vs West Indies - Team India Report Card: How did Virat Kohli & Co fare?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 03:00 PM IST
ICC World Cup: The bowlers led by Mohammed Shami came hard at the inexperienced Windies batting and eventually helped the team win by huge margin of 125 runs at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. Here’s the performance analysis of each and every player of the team.
ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa v India - The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 5, 2019 India's Rohit Sharma celebrates at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs(Action Images via Reuters)
ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa v India - The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 5, 2019 India's Rohit Sharma celebrates at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs(Action Images via Reuters)

ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma - Tale of three dropped catches, flying edges and an unbeaten ton

Hindustant Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 12:26 AM IST
The man who benefitted the most from South Africa’s poor fielding was Indian vice-captain and opener Rohit Sharma. Unlike the flat tracks back home, on which he devours opposition bowlers, the conditions in Southampton were difficult. Rohit’s innings on Wednesday, under an overcast sky, was more akin to a Formula 1 driver getting stuck on a jam-packed Bengaluru road.
West Indies captain Clive Lloyd holds aloft the 1975 Prudential World Cup trophy. West Indies beat Australia in the final.(Twitter)
West Indies captain Clive Lloyd holds aloft the 1975 Prudential World Cup trophy. West Indies beat Australia in the final.(Twitter)

ICC World Cup Flashback - 1975: Of Lloyd’s conquest & Gavaskar’s 36 not out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 08:37 AM IST
ICC World Cup Flashback: India’s maiden World Cup campaign was nothing short of a disaster with the team failing to come to terms with the new format. Sunil Gavaskar played 174 deliveries to stay unbeaten on 36 as India meandered to an aimless 132/3 to lose the match by 202 runs.
India players Kapil Dev (l) and Man of the Match Mohinder Armanath pictured after the 1983 Prudential World Cup Final victory against West Indies at Lords on June 23, 1983 in London, England(Getty Images)
India players Kapil Dev (l) and Man of the Match Mohinder Armanath pictured after the 1983 Prudential World Cup Final victory against West Indies at Lords on June 23, 1983 in London, England(Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019: India’s all-time World Cup XI - Virat Kohli misses out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 08:33 AM IST
As the country gets ready to cheer for the ‘Men in Blue’ in the upcoming World Cup, we bring to you India’s all-time World Cup XI, comprising players who we think have had the maximum impact in World Cup campaigns.
File image of Rashid Khan(PTI)
File image of Rashid Khan(PTI)

ICC World Cup 2019: We don’t have experience but have talent to compete with the best, says Rashid Khan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 04:46 PM IST
Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times, the leg break bowler spoke about his and SRH’s performance this season, dependence of the team on openers David Warner & Jonny Bairstow and the big opportunity Afghanistan have at the ICC World Cup.
Chennai: CSK skipper MS Dhoni celebrates his team's victory with teammates in the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MAC Stadium in Chennai, Monday, April 1, 2019. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) (PTI4_1_2019_000010A)(PTI)
Chennai: CSK skipper MS Dhoni celebrates his team's victory with teammates in the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MAC Stadium in Chennai, Monday, April 1, 2019. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) (PTI4_1_2019_000010A)(PTI)

IPL 2019: ‘All-time great’ MS Dhoni biggest reason behind CSK’s dominance: KKR’s Simon Katich

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 09:33 PM IST
IPL 2019: If one looks at the performance of all the teams over the years, CSK stand out with their consistency. Katich singled out Dhoni and the senior players in the team as the reason behind CSK’s success.
Kuldeep Yadav in action.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Kuldeep Yadav in action.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

IPL 2019 | EXCLUSIVE: Owe my success to Shane Warne and Gautam Gambhir, says Kuldeep Yadav - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 06:24 PM IST
‘It has been 6 years now that I have been with Kolkata Knight Riders and they are like family to me. Everyone supports each other in the bunch’, says Kuldeep Yadav
Jofra Archer can be an important player for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019.(RR)
Jofra Archer can be an important player for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019.(RR)

IPL 2019: Exclusive - Rajasthan Royals can win the title this season, says Jofra Archer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 06:47 PM IST
IPL 2019: Jofra Archer was a key figure in the Royals campaign last season, picking up 15 wickets in 10 matches last season.
Chennai Super Kings players celebrate with the IPL 2018 trophy after winning the final match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Mumbai, Sunday, May 27, 2018. CSK defeated SRH by eight wickets to lift the trophy.(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings players celebrate with the IPL 2018 trophy after winning the final match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Mumbai, Sunday, May 27, 2018. CSK defeated SRH by eight wickets to lift the trophy.(PTI)

IPL 2019: Can MS Dhoni inspire ageing CSK to record title? - SWOT Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 10:24 PM IST
IPL 2019: What worked for CSK last season was that they had a team which knew what had to be done and when. Players like MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Shane Watson have very well defined roles in the set-up and they will be expected to perform the same this time as well.
Rajasthan Royals team with the IPL trophy after beating Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2008 event.(Rajasthan Royals/Facebook)
Rajasthan Royals team with the IPL trophy after beating Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2008 event.(Rajasthan Royals/Facebook)

IPL Flashback - 2008: Shane Warne inspires Rajasthan Royals to surprise win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 03:15 PM IST
The concept was clear - slam-bang cricket coupled with a heavy dose of glamour and razzmatazz and you had a heady cocktail that had audiences hooked on to TV sets and in stadiums every evening.
India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan raises his bat to acknowledge the crowd as he walks back after his dismissal during the fourth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between India and Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on March 10, 2019.(AFP)
India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan raises his bat to acknowledge the crowd as he walks back after his dismissal during the fourth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between India and Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on March 10, 2019.(AFP)

India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan’s return to form augurs well for India ahead of World Cup

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 03:33 PM IST
Dhawan’s contribution in the 50-over format can be gauged from the fact that the southpaw has finished as the highest run-getter for India in all three ICC tournaments since 2013.
India's captain Virat Kohli kisses the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they celebrate a 2-1 series victory over Australia following play being abandoned in the fourth test match between Australia and India at the SCG in Sydney, Australia, January 7, 2019.(REUTERS)
India's captain Virat Kohli kisses the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they celebrate a 2-1 series victory over Australia following play being abandoned in the fourth test match between Australia and India at the SCG in Sydney, Australia, January 7, 2019.(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: Team India series report card - Bowlers dominate as Kohli & Co win historic series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 11:00 PM IST
India vs Australia: Does this victory prove that this bunch is one of the finest Test teams to have left the Indian shores? Is Virat Kohli the best Indian Test captain already? Such questions need a deeper understanding of the circumstances in which this victory has come but for now Indian cricket faithfuls can rejoice and bask in the glory of a remarkable win.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin of India during day 4 of the first test match between India and England held at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium , Rajkot on the 12th November 2016.(BCCI Photo)
Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin of India during day 4 of the first test match between India and England held at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium , Rajkot on the 12th November 2016.(BCCI Photo)

India vs Australia: India’s predicted XI for Boxing Day Test; expect more spin & new opening pair

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 04:30 PM IST
India vs Australia: Expect a lot of changes in India’s playing XI for the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against Australia. We are suggesting a few bold moves. Let’s see if Virat Kohli buys into our theory or not.
PV Sindhu poses with the trophy after the women's singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition.(AFP)
PV Sindhu poses with the trophy after the women's singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition.(AFP)

PV Sindhu opens up about handling success and unwavering belief in coach Gopichand - Exclusive interview

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 10:27 AM IST
PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals title and the Olympic medallist will now be representing her home town Hyderabad in the upcoming season of the Premier Badminton League.
Australia's Nathan Lyon shows the ball as he leaves the field following his 6 wicket haul on day four of the first test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, December 9, 2018.(REUTERS)
Australia's Nathan Lyon shows the ball as he leaves the field following his 6 wicket haul on day four of the first test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, December 9, 2018.(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: The quiet rise of Nathan Lyon amid the din of Ravichandran Ashwin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 05:34 PM IST
The moot point of this comparison is to show how Lyon has managed to hold his own across all surfaces, while Ashwin has mostly floundered when faced with tough conditions. Lyon might not have picked wickets like a machine but his ingenuity and dexterity as a spinner is second to none.
TOPSHOT - India's captain Virat Kohli (L) celebrates with spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (R) after beating Australia on day five of the first Test cricket match at the Adelaide Oval on December 10, 2018.(AFP)
TOPSHOT - India's captain Virat Kohli (L) celebrates with spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (R) after beating Australia on day five of the first Test cricket match at the Adelaide Oval on December 10, 2018.(AFP)

India vs Australia: Adelaide victory a true reflection of Virat & Co’s strengths & weaknesses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 07:17 AM IST
India vs Australia: India’s first triumph in the opening Test of a series in Australia in the 12th attempt must have come as relief for the Kohli-Shastri combo, whose every move and statement has been scrutinised over the past year.
Rahul Dravid celebrates after hitting the winning run to give India a four wicket victory in the 2nd Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on December 16, 2003 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Tony Lewis/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Rahul Dravid celebrates after hitting the winning run to give India a four wicket victory in the 2nd Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on December 16, 2003 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Tony Lewis/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

India vs Australia - History of Test Cricket Down Under Part 3: 2003-04 to 2014-15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 06:18 PM IST
India vs Australia: In part three of the series, we will look at the four tours in the new millennium. A strong Indian team gave a good fight to the Aussies in their backyard in the first decade before fading away as the golden generation walked into the sunset.
Steve Waugh, Damien Fleming and Ricky Ponting of Australia celebrate in the rooms after the game Waugh and Ponting scored centuries while Fleming took 5 wickets in the second innings, on day five of the first test between Australia and India, at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. Australia won by 285 runs.(Getty Images)
Steve Waugh, Damien Fleming and Ricky Ponting of Australia celebrate in the rooms after the game Waugh and Ponting scored centuries while Fleming took 5 wickets in the second innings, on day five of the first test between Australia and India, at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. Australia won by 285 runs.(Getty Images)

India vs Australia - History of Test Cricket Down Under Part 2: 1980-81 to 1999-00

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 08:36 AM IST
The Indian cricket showed grit and fight in their tours to Australia in the 1980s but the hosts were dominant in the 90s. Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev were India’s stand out players in these two decades in Tests down under.
Indian captain Lala Amarnath (left) with Australian captain Sir Donald Bradman during India’s tour of Australia in 1947-48.(Twitter/Cricketopia)
Indian captain Lala Amarnath (left) with Australian captain Sir Donald Bradman during India’s tour of Australia in 1947-48.(Twitter/Cricketopia)

India vs Australia - History of Test Cricket Down Under Part 1: 1947-48 to 1977-78

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 12:15 PM IST
India have been on a Test tour of Australia 11 times and their record is miserable to say the least. In 44 Test matches, India have been victorious on only 5 occasions while they have lost 28 matches and 11 have been drawn.
CSK talk tactics during day 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held at the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bangalore on the 27th January 2018.(BCCI Photo)
CSK talk tactics during day 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held at the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bangalore on the 27th January 2018.(BCCI Photo)

IPL player retention: Ruthless dropping of big names shows franchises mean business

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 12:26 PM IST
Just like the cricketers, even the team owners have evolved and changed their strategy over the years. The big indication of the same has come through this season’s IPL player retention.
File image of Jasprit Bumrah (L) and Virat Kohli in action during a training session.(AP)
File image of Jasprit Bumrah (L) and Virat Kohli in action during a training session.(AP)

Jasprit Bumrah is an asset for India; will become Virat Kohli of bowling: Mohammed Kaif

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 06:25 PM IST
Talking about India’s chances in the upcoming tour of Australia, Kaif said that Virat Kohli and his men should do well as there will be less lateral movement off the wicket.
File image of former Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice speaking during a press conference.(Getty Images)
File image of former Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice speaking during a press conference.(Getty Images)

Exclusive - Biggest thing lacking in India is good swimming coaches, says former Olympic champion Stephanie Rice

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 03:33 PM IST
Stephanie Rice also spoke at length about Australia’s swimming culture and who according to her is the best Olympian of all time.
Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar before the 4th ODI cricket match between India and West Indies at Brabourne Stadium.(AP)
Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar before the 4th ODI cricket match between India and West Indies at Brabourne Stadium.(AP)

EXCLUSIVE - Virat Kohli more versatile and tougher than Sachin Tendulkar: Jeff Thomson

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 12:43 PM IST
Jeff Thomson said that Sachin Tendulkar was extremely good but Virat Kohli is just tougher than the Indian cricket team legend.
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