Somshuvra Laha

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

Bangladesh clinch ODI series despite late Rohit Sharma counter

Maiden ton by Mehdi Miraz helps Bangladesh reach 271 from 69/6 before India bungle the chase in a last-ball thriller

Bangladesh players celebrate after winning the 2nd ODI against India(ANI )
Published on Dec 07, 2022 09:55 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Can Ruturaj Gaikwad’s sublime form propel him into the India team?

The batter strung together some brilliant hundreds at the Vijay Hazare Trophy but the lack of India slots has slowed his career graph

Indian cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad(BCCI)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 03:00 PM IST
By, Kolkata

With Pindi thriller, England continue changing Test cricket

Not only did England score 921 runs from 821 balls, they also took 20 wickets on a featherbed to win the Rawalpindi game by 74 runs

England's players celebrate after the dismissal of Pakistan's Salman Ali Agha (not pictured) during the fifth and final day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and England
Published on Dec 05, 2022 10:04 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Miraz scripts one-wicket shock against India

Bangladesh score 51 runs for the 10th wicket in thriller to take 1-0 lead

Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan Miraz celebrates after winning the first one day international cricket match against India in Dhaka.(AP)
Published on Dec 04, 2022 08:34 PM IST

India to start World Cup build-up from Bangladesh series

The big names are back against Bangladesh, who haven’t lost a bilateral ODI series at home since October, 2016

With the return of the big names, it’s unlikely India will experiment too much(PTI)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 09:21 PM IST

Bold England sink Pakistan on record-breaking day

With four centurions, England become first side to score 500 on first day of Test.

England's Ollie Pope, left, celebrates with teammate Harry Brook after scoring century during the first day(AP)
Published on Dec 01, 2022 11:01 PM IST
By, Kolkata

The Pant riddle for India

Runs aren’t coming but Rishabh Pant feels his numbers should be compared only after he crosses 30.

Rishabh Pant of India bats during their one day cricket match at Hagley Oval(AP)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 08:42 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Messrs. Chanderpaul: Shivnarine then, Tagenarine now

Tagenarine follows in father and legend Shivnarine’s footsteps, set to make debut in Australia.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul(ICC)
Updated on Nov 30, 2022 09:50 AM IST

Seven sixes in 43-run over, Ruturaj Gaikwad creates world record

On Monday, Gaikwad finished with 16 sixes, equalling Jaskaran Malhotra, Soumya Sarkar, AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma on the list of most sixes in a List A individual innings

Maharashtra opener Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes the first batter in the history of white-ball cricket to have struck seven consecutive sixes in an over during Maharashtra's match against Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-final match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, in Ahmedabad on Monday.(Lucknow Super Giants Twitter)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 10:28 PM IST

Seven sixes in over of 43 runs, Ruturaj Gaikwad creates world record

Ruturaj Gaikwad hit a world record seven sixes in the 49th over of Maharashtra's Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh in Ahmedabad, on Monday. In the process, Gaikwad also carried the bat and finished on an unbeaten 220, also a record in List A cricket.

Ruturaj Gaikwad entered history books by smashing 43 runs in an over(Twitter)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 02:31 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Latham, Williamson make light of India’s 306 in easy chase

Barring Umran and Washington, India bowlers look lacklustre after batters fail to consolidate in the middle overs

New Zealand's Tom Latham, left, and Kane Williamson walk off after their win over India in their one day international cricket match in Auckland(AP)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 08:15 PM IST
By, Kolkata

NZ series first step towards India's World Cup preparation

In the absence of big players, onus on Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Hooda to make their presence felt

India's focus will be on sorting out the final 15 for the 2023 World Cup as they begin their buildup towards the tournament(PTI)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 08:16 PM IST

Dhawan reacts to being replaced by Rahul as India captain for Zimbabwe ODIs

Dhawan often comes into the picture only when senior players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are rested. He was chosen captain for the tour of Zimbabwe but Rahul was given charge once he was medically cleared for the series. Such decisions can be demotivating but Dhawan chooses not to read too much into it.

KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan batting together in the Zimbabwe ODIs
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 03:54 PM IST

A T20 template worth the risk

England have added method to the madness West Indies first enthralled us with, an approach India must consider.

England's captain Jos Buttler, center, holds the trophy as players spray champagne while they celebrate after defeating Pakistan in the final (AP)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 10:43 PM IST
By, Melbourne

Under Buttler, England extend their white-ball legacy

This T20 World Cup win once again underlines England’s innate ability to both enjoy and thrive in this format, something most teams are unable to do right now.

Jos Buttler(AP)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 10:44 PM IST
By, Melbourne

England ride Stokes special to lift T20 World Cup

Become first team to hold ODI and T20 World Cups at the same time after 5-wicket win over Pakistan in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

England's Ben Stokes, left, and teammate Liam Livingstone celebrate their win against Pakistan in the final(AP)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 10:28 PM IST
By, Melbourne

Pakistan, England promise an epic T20 World Cup final

Rain threatens to curtail final and could spill into reserve day but if it doesn’t, Melbourne Cricket Ground is ready to host what promises to be a thriller.

Pakistan's Babar Azam and England's Jos Buttler pose for a picture with the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 trophy on the eve of its final.(ICC Twitter)
Published on Nov 12, 2022 11:19 PM IST
By, Melbourne

The Aussie brains trust in the big England-Pakistan showdown

Matthew Mott, David Saker, Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden and Shaun Tait form the brains trust that guided England and Pakistan.

Matthew Hayden (L) during a training session(Twitter/TheRealPCB)
Published on Nov 12, 2022 09:46 PM IST
By, Melbourne

Heavy rain forecast for T20 WC final, what happens if ENG vs PAK is washed out?

As opposed to five overs in the group stages, a minimum of 10 overs per side is needed to constitute a knockout match. Officials will try to complete a shortened match on Sunday before even mulling the reserve day. If the game starts on Sunday but can't be completed then it will resume on the reserve day from the position it was halted.

File photo of groundstaff trying to cover the MCG pitch during a T20 World Cup match(AP)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 04:47 PM IST

Back from oblivion, Hales making it count

Opener strikes it hot for England after three-and-a-half years in the wilderness.

Alex Hales(AP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 10:10 PM IST
By, Melbourne

Time India get their T20 act together

Overhaul the batting, giving more responsibility to Surya, Pandya and Bumrah the right way ahead

India's Captain Rohit Sharma (L) escorts his team off the field after their loss during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2022 semi-final cricket match between England and India at The Adelaide Oval on November 10, 2022 in Adelaide. (Photo by Surjeet YADAV / AFP) / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE(AFP)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 04:16 PM IST

India err, England sweep and pull

Hales, Buttler sweep Indian spinners away as England cruise into the T20 World Cup final.

Jos Buttler (in front) with Alex Hales(PTI)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 12:09 AM IST
By, Adelaide

Difficult to let Indians play overseas leagues, says coach Dravid

Dravid felt there is no easy solution to this. “I mean, sure, there's no doubt about it the fact that England—a lot of their players have come here and played. In this tournament, it certainly showed,” he said.

India's Hardik Pandya (R) talks to the team's coach Rahul Dravid(AFP)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 11:08 PM IST

India schooled by England in semi-final

Top order’s conservative starts finally catch up with India as England win by 10 wickets.

England's Captain Jos Buttler (L) and Alex Hales celebrate their win after the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2022 semi-final cricket match between England and India at The Adelaide Oval(AFP)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 10:17 PM IST

In Adelaide, on Dravid land

2003 was unforgettable but can Rahul Dravid the coach script another epic for a different generation?

India's cricket coach Rahul Dravid gestures(AFP)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 10:13 PM IST

Oval dimensions warrant amend in approach

Having already played in Adelaide once, India know how to tackle its unique boundaries.

Adelaide Oval(Twitter/cricketcomau)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 10:08 PM IST
By, Adelaide

Time for India's process to yield results

The year-long experiments must now shape the fate of Rohit Sharma's team as they face England in T20 World Cup semi-final.

India's Captain Rohit Sharma (R) departs after his dismissal as Virat Kohli walk onto the field(AFP)
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 09:32 PM IST

Virat has earned the right to never be written off: Stokes

The England allrounder knows exactly why Kohli and India should never be taken lightly

Ben Stokes: Virat Kohli(file photo)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 08:58 PM IST

Rohit Sharma overcomes injury scare, keeps pulling

The pull shot has led to dismissals but the India captain didn’t give up on it even after getting hit.

Indian team physio Kamlesh Jain and team doctor Charles Minz attend to Indian skipper Rohit Sharma after the skipper gets hit on the forearm during a practice session ahead of the match against England in the Semifinals of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, in Adelaide(ANI)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 05:53 PM IST

Pakistan doing things only they can

They surprised themselves when nothing was going their way, again

Pakistan players gather for a huddle during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022(ANI)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 08:36 PM IST
By, Adelaide
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