Articles by Siddhartha Sharma
Left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra has claimed a bucketful of wickets in Delhi’s progress to the Ranji Trophy final after 10 years.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s magnificent spell against Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens in conditions that offer some movement is a warning for South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand as the Indian cricket team prepare for their real Test in overseas tours in 2018.
Yuzvendra Chahal, the Indian cricket team legspinner, has proved a roaring success in limited-overs cricket and attributes it to skipper Virat Kohli’s licence -- attack and take wickets, in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times.
Renowned for their brilliant fielding and catching, New Zealand paid the price for poor catching in the first T20 at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan slammed 80s to help India reach 202/3. Then Indian bowlers restricted New Zealand to 149/8 as the hosts won their first-ever T20 match against the Kiwis. Ashish Nehra thus signed off his international career on a high.
The dew is all set to play a major role in Wednesday’s T20 encounter between India and New Zealand in New Delhi.
The first T20 International between India and New Zealand in New Delhi is set to be veteran seamer Ashish Nehra’s last game in competitive cricket.
In the age where wrist spinners are reaping most of the rewards, Mitchell Santner’s ‘finger tweaking’ style of bowling has produced great results for him against India.
India opener Rohit Sharma scored his 15th ODI century against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.
With Delhi and District Cricket Association not allowed to use diesel-powered generators in the first India vs New Zealand T20I, the state body will have to seek extra power from the state power distribution company.
Updated on Oct 27, 2017 10:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJoydeep Thakur/Siddhartha Sharma
Gautam Gambhir, who led Delhi in the Ranji Trophy for the past four seasons, expressed his desire to continue only as a player. Ishant Sharma is his replacement as captain.
A list of 40 probables for Delhi’s Ranji Trophy team will attend the fitness camp, with DDCA keen on keeping unfit players out
With a century and four half-centuries in the last seven innings starting with the ICC Champions Trophy, Shikhar Dhawan surely seems to know what works for him.
England’s Mark Wood and Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain seem to be defying the age-old technique of gradual increase in speed in the run-ups. That was the feature of former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and a method followed by Mohammed Shami to great effect.
With batsmen having less time to settle in T20, a rising delivery on the off-stump, which was earlier defended back to the bowler, is now being steered for a single to third man. The number of singles scored in this region could just be in double digits, but it plays a significant role in adding to the total.
Spinners have a restricted role in English conditions where the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is being played, but even their small contributions can have an impact. That means his job is to not just restrict, but take wickets too.
Hashim Amla seems to have used the Indian Premier League (IPL) -- where he scored two centuries -- and the ongoing South Africa cricket team vs England cricket team ODI series (where he scored 73 & 24 in the first two matches) to get himself into peak form for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Since making his debut in 2008, Manoj Tiwary has played just 12 ODIs and 3 T20Is due to injuries and unending wait on the bench. With some brilliant performances for Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017, he hopes to return to international arena soon.
Simi Singh is part of Ireland squad in the Tri-series against New Zealand and Bangladesh. He started his cricket career in Punjab and then took Ireland’s citizenship.
Mumbai Indians became the first team of IPL 2017 to qualify for the playoffs after thrashing Delhi Daredevils by a record margin of 146 runs in New Delhi on Saturday night.
Getting bowling tactics right has been vital in IPL 2017 and Mumbai Indians have hugely benefited from left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya’s contribution. Delhi Daredevils can take a leaf out of Rohit Sharma’s team when they meet on Saturday.
Manish Pandey hit a crucial six in the final over to guide former champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a four-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in their IPL 2017 clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi
Pat Cummins has conceded less than 30 runs and picked wickets at important junctures in each of the three games he has played so far in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL)
Delhi Daredevils have controlled matches in the final overs, but will face a challenge against a balanced Kolkata Knight Riders in Monday’s Indian Premier League tie at Ferozeshah Kotla.
Afghanistan’s teenaged leggie, Rashid Khan, has been an instant hit in 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL), and these are the factors that have made him a potent threat to batsmen in the slam-bang format.
Zaheer Khan, who has not played any competitive game since the 2016 IPL, is excited to return for Delhi Daredevils in the 10th edition of the tournament.
Umesh Yadav was a constant in the Indian Test side, even as Mohammed Shami broke down, Ishant Sharma was inconsistent and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was used sparingly. Delhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan sees it as a sign of a fast bowler being in good rhythm
Even with a star-studded line-up with the likes of AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Shane Watson, Royal Challengers Bangalore have failed to win the trophy in nine seasons
Virat Kohli’s aggressive ways finds support from Michael Clarke who feels the India captain is doing everything possible to find success.
Sumit Narwal backed Gautam Gambhir’s harsh criticism of Delhi coach KP Bhaskar, said he sowed seeds of discord and practised nepotism. It’s a sad state of affairs in Virat Kohli’s state cricket team