Harit Joshi

Harit Joshi

Harit Joshi writes on cricket and Olympic sports.

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Mitchell McClenaghan of Mumbai Indians celebrates the wicket of Sanju Samson of Delhi Daredevil during their 2017 Indian Premier League match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.(BCCI)
Mitchell McClenaghan of Mumbai Indians celebrates the wicket of Sanju Samson of Delhi Daredevil during their 2017 Indian Premier League match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.(BCCI)

IPL 2017: Mitch McClenaghan rallies Mumbai Indians to win over Delhi Daredevils

Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2017 01:10 AM IST
MItch McClenaghan took 3/24 as Mumbai Indians overcame stiff resistance from Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris to win their Indian Premier League 2017 match by 14 runs.
Delhi Daredevils have four points from five match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(BCCI)
Delhi Daredevils have four points from five match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(BCCI)

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils are on the verge of winning games -Angelo Mathews

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2017 01:27 AM IST
Delhi Daredevils have lost their last two matches and are in desperate need of a win that will help them break away from the cluster of teams locked on four points in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.
Karun Nair hasn’t been able to play a knock of substance yet for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League 2017.(PTI)
Karun Nair hasn’t been able to play a knock of substance yet for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League 2017.(PTI)

IPL 2017: Karun Nair’s failures pulling down Delhi Daredevils batting

Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2017 07:46 PM IST
Karun Nair was the toast of Indian cricket after becoming only the second player from the country to score a Test triple century after Virender Sehwag but he is now struggling to put together a sound knock for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians have won their last five matches in the 2017 Indian Premier League and Delhi Daredevils will have a task at hand to stop them at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.(AP)
Mumbai Indians have won their last five matches in the 2017 Indian Premier League and Delhi Daredevils will have a task at hand to stop them at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.(AP)

IPL 2017: Chase masters Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Daredevils at home

Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Mumbai Indians have a 6-1 win record at home against Delhi Daredevils and the Rohit Sharma-led team would be looking to exploit their chasing ability once again to extend their five-match winning streak against Zaheer Khan’s boys.
Basil Thampi of the Gujarat Lions (GL) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday.(BCCI/Sportzpics)
Basil Thampi of the Gujarat Lions (GL) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday.(BCCI/Sportzpics)

Basil Thampi, the bright spot for Gujarat Lions in loss vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Hindustan Times, Rajkot | By Harit Joshi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2017 11:55 AM IST
Basil Thampi, the pacer from Kerala, was the most economical Gujarat Lions bowler against Royal Challengers Bangalore with figures of 4-0-31-1. Thampi also scalped his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) wicket, a big one that too, of Chris Gayle
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli with teammate Chris Gayle during the IPL 2017 T20 match against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on Tuesday.(PTI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli with teammate Chris Gayle during the IPL 2017 T20 match against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on Tuesday.(PTI)

Chris Gayle’s return to form good news for Royal Challengers Bangalore: Vettori

Hindustan Times, Rajkot | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 07:22 PM IST
Chris Gayle powered Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 21-run IPL 2017 win against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot. Gayle also became the first man to score 10,000 T20 runs
Brendon McCullum enroute to his half-century for Gujarat Lions in a 2017 Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.(BCCI)
Brendon McCullum enroute to his half-century for Gujarat Lions in a 2017 Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.(BCCI)

IPL 2017: Brendon McCullum on fire for GL, scores 13th half-century

Hindustan Times, Rajkot | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 01:52 AM IST
Brendon McCullum scored 72 off 44 balls, with the help of seven sixes and two fours, for Gujarat Lions against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle during their 2017 Indian Premier League match against Gujarat Lions.(BCCI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle during their 2017 Indian Premier League match against Gujarat Lions.(BCCI)

IPL 2017: Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal power RCB to 21-run win vs Gujarat Lions

Rajkot | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 12:35 AM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle slammed half-centuries to help their team score 213/2. In reply, Gujarat Lions could score 192/7, with Yuzvendra Chahal taking 3/31, in the Indian Premier League clash.
Jaydev Shah (L) poses with Gujarat Lions teammates Munaf Patel (C) and Praveen Kumar (R) during training in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.(Gujarat Lions/Twitter)
Jaydev Shah (L) poses with Gujarat Lions teammates Munaf Patel (C) and Praveen Kumar (R) during training in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.(Gujarat Lions/Twitter)

Gujarat Lions’ Jaydev Shah denies dad Niranjan Shah’s hand in IPL selection

Rajkot | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2017 07:58 PM IST
Gujarat Lions player Jaydev Shah, son of former BCCI and Saurashtra Cricket Association secretary, Niranjan Shah, has managed an IPL contract each season, but has never featured in a game
Gujarat Lions have struggled in the 2017 Indian Premier League campaign so far, winning just one out of four matches.(BCCI)
Gujarat Lions have struggled in the 2017 Indian Premier League campaign so far, winning just one out of four matches.(BCCI)

Gujarat Lions move to new den in search of meat and peace in IPL Twenty20

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2017 03:42 PM IST
The Indian Premier League season is taxing for the players, mentally and physically, and teams look for ways to keep members of the side fresh for the campaign lasting almost two months.
Andrew Tye took 5/17, including a hat-trick, for Gujarat Lions against Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match.(IPL)
Andrew Tye took 5/17, including a hat-trick, for Gujarat Lions against Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match.(IPL)

Andrew Tye, Samuel Badree script unique day in Indian Premier League history

Hindustan Times, Rajkot | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2017 12:04 PM IST
Andrew Tye of Gujarat Lions and Samuel Badree of Royal Challengers Bangalore were part of a unique feat in the Indian Premier League as they registered a hat-trick on the same day in their respective matches on Friday.
Andrew Tye’s hattrick helped Gujarat Lions beat Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets to register their first win in 2017 Indian Premier League.(BCCI)
Andrew Tye’s hattrick helped Gujarat Lions beat Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets to register their first win in 2017 Indian Premier League.(BCCI)

IPL: Andrew Tye hattrick powers Gujarat Lions to big win v Rising Pune Supergiant

Rajkot | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2017 12:27 AM IST
Andrew Tye’s brilliant spell of 5/17, including a hattrick, guided Gujarat Lions to a seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 Indian Premier League. This was GL’s first win this season
Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene wasn’t pleased by some of the decisions against his side during the IPL 2017 T20 clash against Kolkata Knight Riders.(PTI)
Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene wasn’t pleased by some of the decisions against his side during the IPL 2017 T20 clash against Kolkata Knight Riders.(PTI)

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene takes dig at IPL 2017 umpires

Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2017 12:02 AM IST
Mumbai Indians were once again victims of umpiring howlers during their thrilling win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Sunday’s IPL 2017 T20 clash, and coach Mahela Jayawardene didn’t seem pleased by some of the decisions
Hardik Pandya of the Mumbai Indians celebrates after hitting the winning runs against Kolkata Knight Riders in their 2017 Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.(BCCI)
Hardik Pandya of the Mumbai Indians celebrates after hitting the winning runs against Kolkata Knight Riders in their 2017 Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.(BCCI)

IPL 2017: Pandya brothers steal Manish Pandey’s show in MI vs KKR thriller

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2017 12:55 AM IST
Hardik Pandya hit an 11-ball 29 to guide Mumbai Indians to a thrilling victory in their 2017 Indian Premier League encounter on Sunday. Earlier, Krunal Pandya’s 3/24 stemmed Kolkata Knight Riders’ quick start but they reached 178/7 thanks to Manish Pandey’s aggressive 81*.
Steven Smith and MS Dhoni shaking hands after Rising Pune Supergiants defeated Mumbai Indians in their first Indian Premier League 2017 T20 match in Pune on Thursday.(BCCI)
Steven Smith and MS Dhoni shaking hands after Rising Pune Supergiants defeated Mumbai Indians in their first Indian Premier League 2017 T20 match in Pune on Thursday.(BCCI)

‘Steve Smith is captain but MS Dhoni is Rising Pune Supergiants IPL 2017 boss’

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 11:39 AM IST
Steve Smith is leading Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017 but the presence of former skipper MS Dhoni is simply too overwhelming, said Ajinkya Rahane after Thursday’s T20 win vs Mumbai Indians
Steve Smith’s unbeaten 84-run knock guided Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) to a 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in their opening encounter of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL).(BCCI)
Steve Smith’s unbeaten 84-run knock guided Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) to a 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in their opening encounter of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL).(BCCI)

IPL 2017 T20: Steve Smith, Imran Tahir guide RPS to 7-wicket win over MI

Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 01:17 AM IST
Steve Smith’s unbeaten 84 and Imran Tahir’s 3/28 guided Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) to a 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the second game of 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Mumbai Indians' coach Mahela Jayawardene and captain Rohit Sharma during a press conference in Mumbai on Sunday.(PTI)
Mumbai Indians' coach Mahela Jayawardene and captain Rohit Sharma during a press conference in Mumbai on Sunday.(PTI)

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians look to avoid opening blues vs Rising Pune Supergiant

Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 12:51 AM IST
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma will be determined to end their opening-game blues as they take on Rising Pune Supergiant on Thursday
Ajinkya Rahane (centre) became India’s 33rd Test captain during the fourth match against Australia in Dharamsala.(BCCI)
Ajinkya Rahane (centre) became India’s 33rd Test captain during the fourth match against Australia in Dharamsala.(BCCI)

Captain Ajinkya Rahane faces tough task in India vs Australia Dharamsala Test

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2017 01:12 PM IST
Ajinkya Rahane, who has been battling inconsistent form, was named India captain against Australia in the Dharamasala Test. Can the added responsibility bring the best out of him?
Shreyas Iyer has been called up as a backup for injured Virat Kohli for the fourth and final India vs Australia Test in Dharamsala from Saturday.(PTI)
Shreyas Iyer has been called up as a backup for injured Virat Kohli for the fourth and final India vs Australia Test in Dharamsala from Saturday.(PTI)

Shreyas Iyer, Indian cricket’s new kid on the block

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2017 11:56 AM IST
Shreyas Iyer’s batting form in domestic cricket and his ability to explode in the shorter versions of the game make him a hot property in Indian cricket.
Steve Smith’s Australia were written off by several pundits before they arrived in India for the four-Test series. However, the visitors have given a tough time to Virat Kohli’s india in the first three Tests.(PTI)
Steve Smith’s Australia were written off by several pundits before they arrived in India for the four-Test series. However, the visitors have given a tough time to Virat Kohli’s india in the first three Tests.(PTI)

Why Australia are under pressure to win 4th Test vs India at Dharamsala

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2017 08:41 PM IST
Australia need at least a draw in the fourth Test against India to maintain their second rank on the ICC table, while South Africa can finish second only if Australia lose in Dharamsala Test vs India
Mumbai Cricket Association will no longer be a Full Member of the BCCI as per the new constitution of the Board. The cricketing fraternity has expressed its displeasure about the development as part of administrative reforms in the cricket body.(MCA)
Mumbai Cricket Association will no longer be a Full Member of the BCCI as per the new constitution of the Board. The cricketing fraternity has expressed its displeasure about the development as part of administrative reforms in the cricket body.(MCA)

‘Mumbai’s influence in BCCI will take a hit’ after losing Full Member status

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2017 11:22 PM IST
Mumbai cricket association has lost its Full Membership status with the BCCI following the new constitution of the Board. Maharashtra and Gujarat will be the worst affected by the one-state, one-vote policy that was prescribed by the Lodha Panel.
Shreyas Iyer blasted 202*, his highest first-class score as India A put on a good fight against Australia in the final day of the warm-up game at the Brabourne stadium.(AP)
Shreyas Iyer blasted 202*, his highest first-class score as India A put on a good fight against Australia in the final day of the warm-up game at the Brabourne stadium.(AP)

Shreyas Iyer double ton helps India A draw warm-up match against Australia

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2017 04:34 PM IST
Shreyas Iyer notched up 202*, his highest score in first-class cricket as India A drew the warm-up match in Mumbai against Australia.
India A’s Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 85 in the warm-up match against Australia in Mumbai on Saturday.(AP)
India A’s Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 85 in the warm-up match against Australia in Mumbai on Saturday.(AP)

Mitchell Marsh weighs in before Shreyas Iyer dominates Aussies in warm-up tie

Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2017 07:31 PM IST
Mitchell Marsh scores 75 to stake a claim in the middle order as Australia declare on 469/7; Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten 85 helps India A pick up after slow start to finish Day 2 on 176/4.
Australia cricket team skipper Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh (not in pic) scored centuries after openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw fell to Navdeep Saini early on Day 1 of the warm-up match vs India A t Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Catch live cricket score from Day 1 of the India A vs Australia warm-up game here.(Getty Images)
Australia cricket team skipper Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh (not in pic) scored centuries after openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw fell to Navdeep Saini early on Day 1 of the warm-up match vs India A t Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Catch live cricket score from Day 1 of the India A vs Australia warm-up game here.(Getty Images)

India A vs Australia, Day 1 highlights: Smith, Shaun Marsh hit tons, AUS 327/3

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2017 04:50 PM IST
Australia cricket were 327/3 at stumps after Hardik Pandya-led India A won toss and put Steve Smith and Co. to bat on Day 1 of the three-day warm-up match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Navdeep Saini took two wickets for India A after which Smith and Shaun Marsh took charge. Catch live cricket score and updates from Day 1 of India A vs Australia warm-up game here.
England's Joe Root plays a shot during the second T20 international vs India in Nagpur on Sunday.(REUTERS)
England's Joe Root plays a shot during the second T20 international vs India in Nagpur on Sunday.(REUTERS)

Frustrated England to complain against umpiring blunders in Nagpur T20 vs India

By Harit Joshi, Nagpur
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2017 07:37 PM IST
Chasing 145 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, England needed eight runs from the last over but India won by five runs to level the three-match series 1-1 at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. Joe Root, though, was unlucky to be given out LBW on the first ball of the eventful final over with replays suggesting an inside edge.
Jess Cameron hit 12 off two deliveries to give Melbourne Stars a thrilling win over Hobart Hurricanes in a Women’s Big Bash League match.(Getty Images)
Jess Cameron hit 12 off two deliveries to give Melbourne Stars a thrilling win over Hobart Hurricanes in a Women’s Big Bash League match.(Getty Images)

Jess Cameron does a Mahendra Singh Dhoni, clinches thriller in freak manner

By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2017 05:14 PM IST
Melbourne Stars’ Jess Cameron hammers 12 runs off two balls in an unbelievable fashion to help her team steal an unlikely win against Hobart Hurricanes in Women’s Big Bash
Mahendra Singh Dhoni raises his bat after completing his half century as Yuvraj Singh looks on during the second One Day International between India and England at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday.(AFP)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni raises his bat after completing his half century as Yuvraj Singh looks on during the second One Day International between India and England at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday.(AFP)

‘Sheron ka zamana’ - SRK’s Raees tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh

By Harit Joshi, Mumbai:
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2017 07:37 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh’s centuries in 2nd India vs England ODI in Cuttack prompts Shah Rukh Khan to twist popular dialogue from Raees to praise them
Babar Azam bats during the third one-day international cricket match between Pakistan and Australia in Perth on Thursday. Babar Azam has joined a unique club that includes Viv Richards and Kevin Pietersen(AFP)
Babar Azam bats during the third one-day international cricket match between Pakistan and Australia in Perth on Thursday. Babar Azam has joined a unique club that includes Viv Richards and Kevin Pietersen(AFP)

Babar Azam joins Viv Richards, Pakistan batsman joint fastest to 1,000 ODI runs

By Harit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2017 02:59 PM IST
Babar Azam scored 84 off 100 balls in the third ODI between Australia and Pakistan in Perth on Thursday. He is now in a big league with West Indies legend Viv Richards
Virat Kohli has said MS Dhoni’s inputs will be crucial when DRS is being taken in the India vs England series.(Photo by: Deepak Malik/ BCCI/ SPORTZPICS)
Virat Kohli has said MS Dhoni’s inputs will be crucial when DRS is being taken in the India vs England series.(Photo by: Deepak Malik/ BCCI/ SPORTZPICS)

India vs England: Why is MS Dhoni indispensable to Virat Kohli in ODI series

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2017 10:20 PM IST
Virat Kohli has said MS Dhoni’s inputs on DRS will be taken into consideration while opting for the review in the India vs England series
India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, in his first interaction with the media as ODI captain, said MS Dhoni’s views will be priceless but he will do his own preparations for the match.(AFP)
India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, in his first interaction with the media as ODI captain, said MS Dhoni’s views will be priceless but he will do his own preparations for the match.(AFP)

Virat Kohli: MS Dhoni will play priceless role in my team, will trust his word

Hindustan Times | By Harit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2017 02:43 PM IST
On Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s new role in the India cricket team, captain Virat Kohli said the roles and responsibilities between him and the former skipper were crystal clear and understood by all. The Indian team skipper feels the experienced Dhoni’s presence is vital for the team’s future.
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