Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.
Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal
Both teams have most of their best players back for the Ranji Trophy semi-final
Good things are happening at the Royals' High Performance Center in Talegaon and the results are already showing
Tanush Kotian, Tushar Deshpande hit centuries in a rare effort as Mumbai edge out Baroda on first-innings lead and enter semis.
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
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
The 41-times Ranji champs were tottering at 90/4 before the younger Khan showed what he is all about
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
His showing for India A, Mumbai -- in their run to the Ranji Trophy quarters -- and CSK keeps him on course for future India selection
Naushad Khan was emotional on Thursday seeing his son, Sarfaraz, make his Test debut and score 62 against England
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
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.
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
His struggle against left-arm spin continues after being dismissed by England debutant Tom Hartley in both innings in the Hyderabad Test
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
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
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.
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
Hartley and Ahmed failed to extract much purchase out of the spin-friendly surface and lacked the consistency to trouble the India batters
Thanks to their efforts, India ended Day 2 of the Hyderabad Test against England with a healthy lead of 175 runs
Almost every time, England are in crisis, the skipper steps up.
The visitors made a quick start but were quickly brought back to the ground by the spinners.
The spinners have dominated the opposition with the ball while their batting too can frustrate England in the five-Test series.
The India skipper dominated the England bowlers at home in 2021, which holds lessons for others looking to make a mark on turning tracks.
The Hyderabad wicket looks like it will assist spinners but count on the tourists to play their shots.
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
Focus once again on the future as India face Bangladesh in Bloemfontein
Sarfaraz led the batting for 2016 runners-up India; all-rounder Musheer is ready for the South Africa edition starting on Friday.
The batter sees any jockeying for an India middle-order slot positively, on turning tracks expected for the England Tests starting on January 25.
The amount of bowling I've done in the past two years shows I am fit enough to give those hard yards: Shams Mulani
The 30-year-old hasn't played for India since July 2022.