Nilankur Das, who heads the Delhi sports team, has reported on cricket, football and archery for 16 years.
Articles by Nilankur Das
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:26 AM IST
Simple Game Over the years, Dhoni showed a brilliant knack of breaking down the game into little fragments and mastering each bit.
By Rutvick Mehta & Nilankur Das | Mumbai/New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:03 AM IST
For some it was a welcome break, for others an avoidable speed breaker; for some it gave hope of stretching careers, for others it forced a re-evaluation. But there were also those who used the unscheduled break to get married.
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 07:15 AM IST
With lesser Tests and round-the-clock short-format cricket, active pacers may not have the legs to reach landmark
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 10:28 PM IST
IND vs NZ: India’s Test history has numerous examples of great contributions from the No. 6, which changed a match’s outcome.
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 09:30 AM IST
In the subcontinent, the moment the floodlights come on, dew becomes a factor, no matter the time of the year. It increases manifold during winters
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant and R Ashwin turned up for a nets session, trying to get their eyes adjusted to the pink ball in Indore’s floodlit twilight.
By Nilankur Das | Indore
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 08:32 AM IST
India won by an innings and 130 runs to go 1-0 up in the two-Test series, firmly on course to complete a 12th successive series win at home.
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:29 AM IST
Quietly and efficiently, Agarwal led India’s counterattack on the field after losing Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli in quick succession in the morning session.
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:33 AM IST
IND vs BAN: Mayank Agarwal scores second double century in five innings as India end Day 2 on 493/6, lead by 343.
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 07:35 AM IST
India were 86 for one at stumps after Rohit Sharma was caught behind off paceman Abu Jayed for six. Mayank Agarwal, on 37, and Cheteshwar Pujara, on 43, put on an unbeaten 72-run stand to see off the day’s play.
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 07:12 AM IST
“I have gone through a phase in my career where I had felt that it was the end of the world. I just didn’t know what to do and what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. To be honest, I couldn’t have said that I am not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game. Because you never know how that’s taken,” said Virat Kohli
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 07:35 AM IST
After thumping South Africa in the three-Test series, India will aim to maintain their supremacy in ongoing World Test Championship and extend their lead when they take on Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series beginning Thursday at the Holkar Stadium.
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 09:03 AM IST
The feedback from India players—Cheteshwar Pujara, MohammedShami, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin—who have played a pink-ball game at least once at domestic or club level, revealed a few traits.
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Nadal’s win-loss record in his last five events is now is now 27-1, with titles at the Rome Masters, the French Open, the Montreal what, and the US Open. In the last three years, despite the injuries, Nadal has won five of the 12 Grand Slams
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:25 AM IST
The DecoTurf courts at Flushing Meadows are resurfaced every year and a court generally speeds up slightly during the tournament because the top layer of acrylic paint, which contains sand, gets worn away as more and more matches are played on it
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 11:15 AM IST
And while delivering the verdict, BCCI considered Shaw’s age (19) and intent (not to enhance performance) and chose to impose a light ban, that too retrospectively.
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Keeping rain threats, curtailed overs and revised targets in mind, captains could be forced to field first, even though teams batting first have won eight (57.1%) of the 14 completed matches so far.
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 10:39 AM IST
ICC World Cup 2019: As the powerful limited overs juggernaut of India takes on a cornered South Africa, expect nothing less than yet another extraordinary encounter.
By Nilankur Das | Hindustan Times, Albany (Bahamas)
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 09:01 AM IST
Defending champion Fowler pointed out that even though Woods had lost a bit of that intimidating presence he had in the late 90s and 2000s, he still stays a cut above.
By Nilankur Das | Nassau, Bahamas
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2018 10:40 AM IST
When he played at the 2017 Hero World Challenge here at the Ernie Els-designed Albany Golf Course following a seven-month lay-off after spinal fusion surgery, he was ranked 1199 in the world.
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 05:51 PM IST
West Indies were wrapped up for 127 in their second essay giving India a meager 72 runs target with Umesh Yadav bagging his maiden 10-wicket match haul.
By Nilankur Das | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 09:30 PM IST
Prithvi Shaw, with a century and a solid 53-ball 70 in the two Tests against West Indies at home, now looks the only opener in form. Vijay and Dhawan have been dropped and KL Rahul’s form looks shaky.
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 05:48 PM IST
India had wrapped up the West indies’ innings within the first half-hour on Saturday with West Indies managing to add just 16 runs to their overnight total. Roston Chase brought up his fourth Test hundred in the first ball of the second over of the day.
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 05:05 PM IST
Roston Chase remained unbeaten on 98 with seven fours and a six while Devendra Bishoo was batting on 2 for the visitors at stumps on Day 1.
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 07:27 PM IST
Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested for the first two ODIs against West Indies. The first game will be played in Guwahati on October 21.
By Nilankur Das | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2018 05:25 PM IST
Skipper Virat Kohli is over the moon with what some of the youngsters have brought to the table and is confident that India’s next generation of cricket stars have crossed the production line.
India vs West Indies: Unfortunate Umesh missed out in SA & ENG; Siraj is a quick learner - Bharat Arun
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Umesh Yadav was picked in the XI in just one Test when Virat Kohli’s boys played three Tests in South Africa and five in England.
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 10:04 AM IST
At 86, Hardev Singh Flora is winning gold medals at the World Masters Games and his hunger is growing.
By Nilankur Das | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2017 10:41 AM IST
The roads around Albert Park in Melbourne, Singapore and Monaco are some of the famous F1 street circuits, but in an endeavour to create awareness around electronic cars, all Formula E races are held on street circuits. Delhi may host one in 2020
By Nilankur Das | Hindustan Times, Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2017 05:04 PM IST
Sam Bird of Virgin DS took the chequered flag despite a drive through penalty ahead of Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Mahindra Racing’s Nick Heidfeld in the Formula E season-opening ePrix at the Hong Kong Harboursport Street Circuit