Articles by R Kaushik
Where does all this leave Iyer and Kishan? In a pickle, for sure. Their respective roads to redemption will be long, arduous, taxing and uncomfortable.
Dhruv Jurel and Shubman Gill batted with the kind of maturity one would associate with a 50-Test veteran.
Dhruv Jurel produced a fine 90-run knock in India's first innings, narrowing India's deficit to just 46 runs.
Shoaib Bashir picked four wickets during Day 2 of the fourth Test against India
India lost all of their three reviews within 61 overs of the first innings against England in Ranchi
Bumrah isn’t the first pacer India have rested this series. Mohammed Siraj sat out the second Test in Visakhapatnam even though the hosts trailed 0-1
With players injured or unavailable for selection, Rohit Sharma led India to a famous win over England in Rajkot, one that could well be the most cherished.
India maintained relentless pressure, refusing refreshingly to be sucked into England’s brand of play
Ravichandran Ashwin's legacy continue to grow as India's champion spinner scaled Mount 500.
Sarfaraz Khan produced one of the most entertaining fifties on debut by an Indian batter in recent memory.
Seldom has a more inexperienced Indian Test batting line-up taken the field in recent times.
Three straight ICC finals, three defeats. Australia have had the wood over India and here's why.
One suspects the pitch in Rajkot will have some bearing on who of Bharat or Jurel gets the nod, but you still can’t help but wonder: Where is Ishan Kishan?
It’s also up to Virat Kohli whether he chooses to explain or not because, truth to tell, he really doesn’t owe any explanation to anyone.
Shreyas Iyer is walking on a tightrope. He needs to score runs quickly before the team management decides enough is enough.
The numbers may not be a criteria; but the impact, the beauty, the craftsmanship make you wonder how between Jasprit Bumrah and Kapil Dev is the real GOAT.
Shubman Gill showed what he is capable as the India youngster struck a timely century against England on Day 3 of the Visakhapatnam Test.
In India, in six Test matches, Jasprit Bumrah averages a ridiculous 12.80. Just take a pause, and let that sink. 12.80.
In Shubman Gill’s case, there is also a pattern to the dismissals, especially against the faster bowlers.
Rajat Patidar or Sarfaraz Khan? Take your pick for the second Test; the Indian think-tank already has but isn’t talking.
Rohit's captaincy has been compared unfavourably with Kohli’s; whether Rohit is aware of that or not, that’s unfair on a usually strong tactician.
India’s rejigged squad includes three potential ‘replacements’ – Kuldeep Yadav, the out-and-out specialist wrist-spinner, Washington Sundar and Saurabh Kumar.
The Indian think-tank must come up with concrete plans to keep England’s attack-minded batters quiet and to negotiate the visitors' spin threat.
There was a time when India would have knocked off 231 against an attack of this nature without batting an eyelid. Let’s clarify ‘an attack of this nature’.
Few have played reverse sweep as often, and with as much authority, as Ollie Pope did in front of 30,000 mesmerised fans in Hyderabad.
How would India’s middle order shape up in Kohli’s absence? Would that massive absence prove decisive? Quite nicely, thank you. And definitely not.
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored rapidly without indulging in the unconventional that England have made their calling card.
England have dropped James Anderson and picked three spinners; India are likely to pick Axar over Kuldeep but which XI is better balanced to win the first Test?
Ben Stokes, England’s captain acknowledged that India were the ‘absolute best in home conditions, there’s no doubt about that. We understand and respect that.’
The forgotten India star takes pride in the fact that the 3-0 sweep of England was a seminal moment in Indian cricket