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Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.

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Ranji Trophy: Mumbai, Tamil Nadu set for a heavyweight clash

Both teams have most of their best players back for the Ranji Trophy semi-final

Mumbai's line-up boasts of Ajinkya Rahane, Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw and rising star Musheer Khan (PTI)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 10:29 PM IST

The RR template that helped Yashasvi Jaiswal and Dhruv Jurel reach next level

Good things are happening at the Royals' High Performance Center in Talegaon and the results are already showing

India's Yashasvi Jaiswal, left and Dhruv Jurel(AP)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 07:21 PM IST

Mumbai reach Ranji Trophy semis on basis of first-innings lead over Baroda

Tanush Kotian, Tushar Deshpande hit centuries in a rare effort as Mumbai edge out Baroda on first-innings lead and enter semis.

Tanush Kotian and Tushar Deshpande hit centuries
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:36 PM IST

Ranji Trophy: Baroda skipper Solanki shows his fight against Mumbai

The domestic stalwart top-scored with 136, and with fellow centurion Shashwat Rawat let Mumbai take only a 36-run first innings lead on Day 3 of the quarters

Baroda resumed their overnight score from 90/3. Well-settled batters, P Rana and Ansh Gosai, made a partnership of 154 and took the score to 197. (HT File)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 10:30 PM IST

Musheer Khan's double ton helps Mumbai to 384

The U-19 World Cup batter and younger brother of Sarfaraz Khan hit 203 to boost Mumbai on Day 2 in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Baroda

Mumbai batter Musheer Khan got his maiden first-class double ton.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 09:09 PM IST

Ranji Trophy: Musheer Khan's gritty 128 helps Mumbai recover

The 41-times Ranji champs were tottering at 90/4 before the younger Khan showed what he is all about

Mumbai: Mumbai batter Musheer Khan celebrates his century during a Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Baroda(PTI)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 09:15 PM IST

Ranji Trophy: Some tantalising match-ups in the KO rounds

Mumbai hasn’t put a foot wrong in the league stage but their first five-day game of the season could test them in a different way

Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot during the third day of the Ranji Trophy cricket match between Saurashtra and Vidarbha(PTI)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 10:02 PM IST

Tushar Deshpande, Mumbai's tireless pacer with MS Dhoni's helping hand

His showing for India A, Mumbai -- in their run to the Ranji Trophy quarters -- and CSK keeps him on course for future India selection

Chennai Super Kings' Tushar Deshpande(Chennai Super Kings Twitter)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 12:12 AM IST
By, Mumbai

India vs England: The father-son dream that came true in Rajkot

Naushad Khan was emotional on Thursday seeing his son, Sarfaraz, make his Test debut and score 62 against England

Naushad has invested so much in Sarfaraz that the latter knew he simply couldn’t fail. (PTI)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 09:30 PM IST

Rajkot pointers: India, England will need to be brave

The pitch at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is usually good for batting and that will mean that the teams will have their work cut out

India's captain Rohit Sharma (L) and India's Jasprit Bumrah (R) congratulate Kuldeep Yadav (2nd R) after he took the wicket of England's Zak Crawley during the fourth day of the second Test (AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 10:55 PM IST

India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson have lit up Test series

The first Indian pacer to become the No.1 ICC Test bowler and his rivalry with England's all-time great is adding spice to a Test series that stands at 1-1.

India’s Jasprit Bumrah celebrates the wicket of England's Ben Foakes (ANI)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 10:21 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Tom Hartley: The latest rookie to give India a headache

Son of Bill Hartley, who won 4 x 400m European Championship gold in 1974, the tall 24-year-old player from Lancashire hasn't found immediate success in cricket

England's Tom Hartley, who took 7 wickets in the second innings, celebrates after winning the first Test cricket match vs India.(PTI)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 10:04 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

Time for Shubman Gill to step up after timid show in Hyderabad

His struggle against left-arm spin continues after being dismissed by England debutant Tom Hartley in both innings in the Hyderabad Test

India's Shubman Gill, in the foreground, walks back to the pavilion as England players celebrate his dismissal during the second day of their first cricket test in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Jan. 26(AP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 09:58 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

Rahul Dravid says Indian batters didn't cash in when set

Jaiswal, Rahul and Jadeja were out in the 80s while Pope amassed 196 to turn the first Test around for England, who won by 28 runs in Hyderabad

India's head coach Rahul Dravid during a practice session ahead of the first cricket test match between India and England at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad(PTI)
Published on Jan 28, 2024 11:00 PM IST
By, Mumbai

England debutant Hartley sends India spinning to defeat in Hyderabad Test

Pope's epic 196 sets up a tough fourth innings target and India fall to the left-arm spinner (7/62), losing by 28 runs chasing 231 in the Hyderabad Test

England's captain Ben Stokes (C) and his teammates celebrate after winning the first Test cricket match between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad(AFP)
Published on Jan 28, 2024 09:40 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

Bumrah produces a reverse swing masterclass

With India forced to fall back on pace on a turning track, the spearhead produced a sizzling spell post lunch on Day 3 of the first Test against England.

India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates a wicket.(ANI)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 11:07 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

Ollie Pope sweeps to epic hundred, leads England fightback in 1st Test vs India

His unbeaten 148 sticking to the visitors' game plan of attacking India's spinners on Day 3 is likely to leave the hosts chasing a tricky target in the 1st Test

England's Ollie Pope celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the third day of the first Test cricket match between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on January 27(AFP)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 09:40 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

Rookie errors plague England's attack

Hartley and Ahmed failed to extract much purchase out of the spin-friendly surface and lacked the consistency to trouble the India batters

England's Tom Hartley in action (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 09:03 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

IND vs ENG 1st Test: Sublime KL Rahul steps up, Ravindra Jadeja extends agony

Thanks to their efforts, India ended Day 2 of the Hyderabad Test against England with a healthy lead of 175 runs

India’s Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul during Day 2 of 1st Test match against England, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday(ANI )
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 08:37 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Ben Stokes' counterattack keeps England in 1st Test against Team India

Almost every time, England are in crisis, the skipper steps up.

England's skipper Ben Stokes plays a shot(ANI )
Published on Jan 25, 2024 10:04 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

India's bowlers blunt England's Bazball instinct

The visitors made a quick start but were quickly brought back to the ground by the spinners.

India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of England's Ben Duckett (BCCI-X)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 08:43 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

The Ashwin, Jadeja double act awaits England in Hyderabad

The spinners have dominated the opposition with the ball while their batting too can frustrate England in the five-Test series.

Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin(PTI)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 09:12 PM IST

The Rohit template for young India batters, ultra-aggressive England

The India skipper dominated the England bowlers at home in 2021, which holds lessons for others looking to make a mark on turning tracks.

India's captain Rohit Sharma with teammate Mohammed Siraj during a practice session (PTI)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 08:47 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

IND vs ENG, 1st Test: McCullum prepares England for Bazball party

The Hyderabad wicket looks like it will assist spinners but count on the tourists to play their shots.

England's coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes during a practice session (PTI)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 10:38 PM IST

India grapple with transition question during the England series

With no Kohli for the first two Tests, focus is on a batting unit that is largely inexperienced in facing an international bowling attack on home turners

India's Axar Patel, KS Bharat, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Mukesh Kumar during a practice session (PTI)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 07:34 PM IST
By, Hyderabad

India begin U-19 World Cup defence with tough opener

Focus once again on the future as India face Bangladesh in Bloemfontein

Bangladesh captain Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby and India skipper Uday Saharan pose with the Under-19 World Cup(ICC)
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 10:30 PM IST

U-19 World Cup: Musheer Khan looks to emulate brother Sarfaraz Khan

Sarfaraz led the batting for 2016 runners-up India; all-rounder Musheer is ready for the South Africa edition starting on Friday.

Mumbai player Sarfaraz Khan celebrates his century on the first day of the Ranji Trophy cricket match against Delhi(PTI)
Published on Jan 17, 2024 08:11 PM IST
By, Mumbai

I thrive on competition: Shreyas Iyer

The batter sees any jockeying for an India middle-order slot positively, on turning tracks expected for the England Tests starting on January 25.

Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer during a practice session (PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 11:20 PM IST

Mulani happy to spin it for Mumbai

The amount of bowling I've done in the past two years shows I am fit enough to give those hard yards: Shams Mulani

Mulani helped bundle out Andhra for 184 runs with splendid figures of 24-5-65-6(MCA)
Published on Jan 14, 2024 11:10 PM IST

Hanuma Vihari quits Andhra captaincy, wants to fully focus on batting

The 30-year-old hasn't played for India since July 2022.

Hanuma Vihari wants to move on from captaincy(Getty)
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 10:16 PM IST
By, Mumbai
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