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
The importance of Pant
The left-hander does the incredible with ease and replacing him in the line-up will be a difficult task.
Published on Jan 06, 2023 09:06 PM IST
From soft signals to bad light: Understanding cricket’s manual overrides
Are soft signals redundant? Should floodlights get more wiggle room for Tests to survive?
Published on Jan 06, 2023 01:53 PM IST
Smith surpasses Bradman, races ahead of pack
Quickest after Sachin Tendulkar to 30 Test hundreds, Smith taking it “one tour at a time”.
Published on Jan 05, 2023 09:34 PM IST
Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran to play Ranji at the Dehradun stadium he owns
The Abhimanyu Cricket Academy Stadium, built by Easwaran’s father for his young son to train, was picked by Uttarakhand as the venue for the tie
Published on Jan 02, 2023 11:44 PM IST
BCCI directive on player fitness puts onus on NCA, IPL teams
BCCI makes its National Cricket Academy answerable for injury management while aiming to address IPL workload as well
Published on Jan 02, 2023 10:13 PM IST
In cricket’s new world order, England have the head start
Strike rates and run rates are the new Test benchmarks, and England have set them pretty high
Published on Jan 01, 2023 11:38 PM IST
The year ahead: Knock it out of the park
India are consistently missing the mark, falling short of establishing themselves as the undisputed overlords of cricket. With the World Cup set to be held here at home, this is the year for batters to step up, innovate, move with the times; do as others are doing and hit a hard reset.
Published on Dec 31, 2022 06:04 PM IST
IPL 2023 Auction: Mukesh Kumar finally makes it big
Bengal pacer picked by Delhi Capitals for ₹5.5 crore at IPL auction
Published on Dec 23, 2022 10:21 PM IST
IPL auction: Will the old guard find takers?
In a data-driven age, it remains to be seen if Kane Williamson, Ajinkya Rahane, Joe Root and Tom Latham still stoke IPL interest
Updated on Dec 21, 2022 11:03 PM IST
With Chattogram win, India tune in to Test mode
India were worried about how players would adapt but stand-in KL Rahul is pleased with the effort in the 188-run win.
Published on Dec 18, 2022 05:18 PM IST
Patel strikes thrice to give India edge despite Zakir ton
Bangladesh opener hits hundred on debut, India need four more wickets to win Chattogram Test.
Published on Dec 17, 2022 08:34 PM IST
My aim still is to win a Major: Anirban Lahiri
Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri has shifted to Dubai from the United States of America after joining LIV Golf in August
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 11:40 PM IST
Gill, Pujara crack centuries to set Bangladesh a massive target
With another transition not so far away, Shubman Gill’s maiden Test hundred bodes well for India
Published on Dec 16, 2022 11:10 PM IST
Kuldeep displays all-round might on day it mattered
Hits career-best 40 to take India past 400 with Ashwin before scalping four as Bangladesh slide to 133/8.
Published on Dec 15, 2022 10:01 PM IST
Pujara, Iyer rally before Bangladesh hit back
Two wickets in the last 10 overs helped Bangladesh recover some ground after Pujara and Iyer’s 149-run stand.
Published on Dec 14, 2022 08:42 PM IST
WTC points at stake as India take guard in Chattogram
Bangladesh have never won against India and the visitors still have the edge in the first Test despite missing Rohit, Bumrah, Shami and Jadeja
Published on Dec 13, 2022 09:47 PM IST
Ishan Kishan opens India's eyes to new age of batting
In fastest double-hundred, Kishan’s uncluttered approach underlines need of the hour
Published on Dec 11, 2022 01:07 AM IST
Chance for India to get into ODI mode with packed home season
The series defeat in Bangladesh should trigger urgent redressal in different areas for Rohit Sharma's team
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 10:22 PM IST
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
Published on Dec 07, 2022 09:55 PM IST
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
Published on Dec 06, 2022 03:00 PM IST
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
Published on Dec 05, 2022 10:04 PM IST
Miraz scripts one-wicket shock against India
Bangladesh score 51 runs for the 10th wicket in thriller to take 1-0 lead
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
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.
Published on Dec 01, 2022 11:01 PM IST
The Pant riddle for India
Runs aren’t coming but Rishabh Pant feels his numbers should be compared only after he crosses 30.
Published on Nov 30, 2022 08:42 PM IST
Messrs. Chanderpaul: Shivnarine then, Tagenarine now
Tagenarine follows in father and legend Shivnarine’s footsteps, set to make debut in Australia.
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
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.
Published on Nov 28, 2022 02:31 PM IST
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
Published on Nov 25, 2022 08:15 PM IST
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
Published on Nov 24, 2022 08:16 PM IST