Rasesh Mandani loves a straight drive. He has been covering cricket, the governance and business side of sport for close to two decades. He writes and video blogs for HT.
Articles by Rasesh Mandani
If the Nagpur pitch spins big, it will pose an equal challenge to the Indian batters but Gavaskar isn't worried
India appear keen to exploit Australia’s unidimensional batting order through their spinners with help from the Nagpur pitch in the first Test
Before the first Test begins, teams had a chance to try out a few things and some langurs came to watch the party as well
A final decision on Asia Cup venue will be taken in March when Asian Cricket Council reconvenes in Dubai
With Starc and Hazlewood set to miss the first Test in Nagpur, Australia’s choice of spin twin to Nathan Lyon becomes crucial
With the trend of curated net sessions becoming common, the romance of tour matches, which were an event before the big event, is fading away
The Reliance-backed broadcaster says its target audience is not just those who can afford smart TV’s but anyone and everyone who has a smartphone.
His unbeaten 126 was followed by New Zealand’s capitulation for 66, handing the hosts a 168-run victory, their biggest in T20Is in terms of runs.
India's new-look top order was caught out by Mitchell Santner and Co.
Delhi Capitals CEO and IPL’s first tournament director Dhiraj Malhotra dissects the heavy interest in buying WPL teams.
The five winning franchisees -- who will own the teams for 10 years — trumped 11 other bidders in a closed tender process, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced
The Ahmedabad-based conglomerate had twice failed in bids to bag IPL teams; its ₹1,289 crore WPL bid turned out to be the highest.
Prospective franchises other than existing IPL owners may have to bid big on Wednesday, which could boost team valuation of the upcoming league
Indian cricket’s highly-marketable status can prove to be a double-edged sword with premium bilateral and IPL sponsorship slots up for sale.
The Kiwis were shot out for 108 before India eased to an eight-wicket win, sealing an unassailable 2-0 win in the three-game series
Viacom 18 bid assures ₹7.09 crore per match and takes valuation for the WIPL, to be launched in March, past all men’s T20 leagues other than IPL
The much-awaited Women’s IPL will kick off in March with the media rights tender to be opened on Monday in Mumbai
Yadav’s T20 brilliance being rewarded with a berth in the squad for the Australia Tests and Prithvi Shaw’s T20I return after a Ranji triple ton show that performances, regardless of format, are now acknowledged
The Indian captain recently made it clear he wants to continue playing all formats.
From Chetan Sharma’s WC hat-trick to Salil Ankola’s debut Test which became fabled, a look back at playing days of India’s new selectors
After cutting down on its Test calendar and having risked ODI World Cup qualification, Cricket South Africa knows it can’t afford to fail with the league starting on Tuesday.
Only four of the five named to the panel have played for India while only chief selector Chetan Sharma has been retained from the previous committee
Suryakumar’s effort is the second fastest century by an Indian, only behind Rohit Sharma’s 35-ball knock, which is joint fastest in T20Is.
Capped players will be given the option to pick a base price of ₹50 lakh, 40 lakh or 30 lakh in the auction to be held in February
War of words between Indian and Pakistan cricket board officials continues even as Asia Cup 2023 is set to be moved to a neutral venue.
The all-rounder’s six-hitting innings at Pune and the lack of Pandya back-ups show why spin allrounders are the way forward.
South African power-hitter David Miller looks to draw inspiration from his Gujarat Titans experience while leading in the SA20 league.
The duo shared a 40-ball 91-run partnership but the rest of India's batting line-up never found their hitting range.
India kicked off their international cricket schedule in 2023 with a money-spinning T2O International. BCCI’s cash register will ring thanks to the broadcast deal, but the Sri Lanka tie didn't fill the stands.
The former India pacer is expected to be retained in his post after being asked to re-apply by the BCCI bosses