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Somshuvra Laha is a sports journalist with over 11 years' experience writing on cricket, football and other sports. He has covered the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, cricket tours of South Africa, West Indies and Bangladesh and the 2010 Commonwealth Games for Hindustan Times.

Articles by Somshuvra Laha

Dinesh Karthik throws his hat in the ring for T20 World Cup

Riding a scintillating strike rate of 205 this IPL for RCB, the 38-year-old says he will do everything to make the cut

Royal Challengers Bengaluru batter Dinesh Karthik plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 cricket match(PTI)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, Kolkata

IPL’s two-bouncer rule: Making an impact, in a new way

Mixing slower bouncers has allowed fast bowlers to keep the ultra-aggressive batters guessing this season

Punjab Kings' Jitesh Sharma avoids a bouncer during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match(AFP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 05:58 AM IST

Jos Buttler shows how to sculpt an improbable win

Hanging in despite a slow start, willing to take the chase down to the wire like Dhoni and Kohli, Buttler has welded caution with aggression

Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler celebrates after scoring his century and winning the match against Kolkata Knight Riders(ANI )
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 06:23 AM IST

IPL 2024: Jos Buttler steals Sunil Narine's show in Eden battle of centuries

The KKR pinch-hitter struck a 56-ball 109 and took 2 wickets, but the RR opener’s 60-ball 107* sealed a league record chase

Jos Buttler and Avesh Khan celebrate with teammates after Rajasthan won the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 cricket match against Kolkata Knight Riders,(PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 07:55 AM IST
By, Kolkata

Riyan Parag makes a case for himself in World Cup season

The explosive batter is playing important knocks for table-toppers Rajasthan Royals and wants to keep going

Rajasthan Royals' Riyan Parag plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (AFP)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:56 AM IST

IPL 2024: Mitchell Starc hitting his T20 strides, one game at a time

Getting used to the tactical side of T20, Australian fast bowler is finally flourishing for KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders' Mitchell Starc bowls during the match against Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League 2024, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
(KolkataKnightRiders Twitter)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 02:21 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Salt shows his worth with another Eden special

English opener hits unbeaten 89 as KKR race to easy win after bowlers stifle LSG

Kolkata Knight Riders' Philip Salt celebrates his half-century during the match against Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League 2024
(ANI )
Published on Apr 14, 2024 08:47 PM IST
By, Kolkata

After six years, India women cricketers again take the red-ball leap

Younger players finally got a feel of the three-day format with the inter-zonal tournament that ended in Pune this week

Deepti Sharma(BCCI)
Published on Apr 13, 2024 04:30 PM IST

GT vs RR: Make way for the real Rashid Khan in IPL 2024

Scoring the winning runs on top of returning 1/18 was exactly the kind of boost Rashid Khan needed after his back surgery.

Rashid Khan fields the ball during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans (AFP)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 05:13 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Sen goes from hero to zero in one over as GT end RR's winning streak in IPL 2024

Royals pacer takes three wickets before conceding 20 in penultimate over as Gujarat Titans pull off thrilling win in Jaipur

Gujarat Titans' Rashid Khan, left, and teammate Noor Ahmad celebrate their team's victory during the Indian Premier League cricket match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.(AP)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 12:41 AM IST

Fizz ‘cuts’ through the noise at Chepauk

CSK’s Bangladesh fast bowler is averaging more than 12 dot balls per innings in Chennai, bulk of them being his slower ‘cutters’

Chennai Super Kings Mustafizur Rahman bowls during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 cricket match (PTI)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 05:29 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Ravindra Jadeja’s top act sets up easy CSK win over KKR at IPL 2024

Takes 3/18 in unbroken spell to break KKR’s resolve after high-scoring powerplay.

Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja with Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrates after taking the wicket of Kolkata Knight Riders' Angkrish Raghuvanshi (PTI)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 11:37 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Sunrisers take the ‘slower’ route to victory

Cutters, slower bouncers proved the key to disrupting CSK’s rhythm

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Aiden Markram celebrates with his captain Pat Cummins (L)(AFP)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 03:15 PM IST

Pacers, Abhishek Sharma give SRH easy win over CSK

Fast bowlers taking pace off the ball worked as CSK could only set SRH 166 to chase

Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad's Abhishek Sharma plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 T20 cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings(PTI)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 11:19 PM IST

How impact subs are changing IPL batting

It is no longer about teams relying on a top-order batter to convert starts

Travis Head scored 18-ball fifty against Mumbai Indians.
Published on Apr 04, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Narine on fire as KKR thrash DC after posting second highest IPL total

Narine’s 39-ball 85 paves the way for Raghuvanshi, Russell and Rinku to join in on 272-run carnage in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam: Kolkata Knight Riders' batter Sunil Narine plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders, at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium,(PTI)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 04:42 AM IST

Mayank Yadav recharges India’s pace ambitions

Combining accuracy with speed isn’t easy, but the Lucknow Super Giant fast bowler has done it twice in a row

Lucknow Super Giants's Mayank Yadav appeals unsuccessfully during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 T20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Lucknow Super Giants(PTI)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 05:28 PM IST

Mayank Yadav strikes again as KL Rahul's LSG down RCB at IPL 2024

Fast bowler dismisses Patidar, Maxwell and Green after Pooran and de Kock help LSG get to 181 in the 28-run win.

Mayank Yadav celebrates a wicket during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 T20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Lucknow Super Giants(PTI)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:54 AM IST

Overlooking Rizwan, reinstating Babar, PCB continues to confound

To not allow Shaheen Shah Afridi learn on the job was hasty, but more regressive could be turning to Azam again for white-ball captaincy

PCB has reappointed Babar Azam as the white-ball captain of Pakistan team.(AFP)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 09:56 PM IST

In slam-bang IPL, slow could be the way to go

Change of pace has worked well not only as run blockers but also in effecting more dismissals in the middle overs

Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russell (R) celebrates after taking the wicket of Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Rajat Patidar (not pictured) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match(AFP)
Published on Mar 30, 2024 06:52 PM IST

IPL 2024: Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer guide KKR to easy win against RCB

The left-hander, batting at No.3, hits fifty after opener sets up the chase with 22-ball 47

Kolkata Knight Riders' Sunil Narine plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 T20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Kolkata Knight Riders, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru(PTI)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 11:58 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Shivam Dube finally stands tall to the short ball

Shivam Dube was always prolific against spin, but now the left-hander is upping his game against pacers as well in IPL 2024.

Chennai Super Kings' batter Shivam Dube plays a shot during IPL 2024 match vs Gujarat Titans, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai(PTI)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 01:41 PM IST

Rachin Ravindra, Shivam Dube muscle CSK to handsome win over GT at IPL 2024

Left-handed marauders hit strike rates of over 200 in 63-run win over Gujarat Titans.

Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni tries to run out Gujarat Titans' David Miller (ANI)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 12:04 AM IST
By, Kolkata

Short balls catch Mumbai Indians off guard in tricky chase

Titans pacers make the most of new second bouncer rule at a venue with bigger boundaries

Players exchange handshakes after the match between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 03:11 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Gujarat Titans pull off an upset against former captain Hardik's MI

Rohit and Brevis add 77 but Umesh Yadav defends nine off four after being hit for six and four

Players exchange handshakes after the match between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 12:13 AM IST
By, Kolkata

IPL: A Sunil Narine act that never goes out of fashion

The one-franchise man is into his 13th season with KKR and has even slowed down a tad, but he still leaves batters in a spin

Sunil Narine in action for KKR.(AP)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:30 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Russell trumps Klaasen in last-ball win for KKR

South African's 29-ball 63 not enough to pip Russell's 25-ball 64

Kolkata Knight Riders' Sunil Narine, centre, Andre Russell, left, celebrates the dismissal of Sunrisers Hyderabad's Rahul Tripathi.(AP)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 12:16 AM IST
By, Kolkata

IPL 2024: Shreyas Iyer ready for big season, says he has ticked all boxes

The KKR captain wants to be in the present as much as possible as he returns after missing last year's IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders player Shreyas Iyer during a training session ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 cricket tournament, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Tuesday, March 19(PTI)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 12:05 AM IST
By, Kolkata

Pat Cummins latest addition to Sunrisers Hyderabad's revolving door policy

Four different coach-captain combinations in successive years make the 2016 IPL champions appear too desperate for instant success

Leave alone an IPL team, Cummins hasn’t even led a T20 side before this.(BCCI)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 01:59 AM IST

IPL 2024: Can Gautam Gambhir help spark a KKR renaissance?

IPL 2024: No one is more qualified to mentor KKR but also crucial is the working relationship Gautam Gambhir forges with coach Chandrakant Pandit

Gautam Gambhir with KKR's two IPL trophies(KKR)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 06:06 PM IST
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