Vivek Krishnan

Vivek Krishnan is a sports journalist who enjoys covering cricket and football among other disciplines. He wanted to be a cricketer himself but has gladly settled for watching and writing on different sports.

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Batter, bowler or both: What is the way forward for Washington?

Injuries have derailed the career of the 23-year-old but he is just starting to get back to his best.

Washington Sundar of India bats during the one day cricket international between India and New Zealand at Hagley Oval (AP)
Washington Sundar of India bats during the one day cricket international between India and New Zealand at Hagley Oval (AP)
Published on Dec 01, 2022 10:42 PM IST

Iran leave it late against 10-man Wales

Substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi and right-back Ramin Rezaeian scored the goals in their FIFA World Cup Group B clash at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan on Friday

Iran's Rouzbeh Cheshmi, not seen, celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during the World Cup group B soccer match between Wales and Iran, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.(AP)
Iran's Rouzbeh Cheshmi, not seen, celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during the World Cup group B soccer match between Wales and Iran, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.(AP)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 08:49 PM IST

Suryakumar Yadav stirs a T20 awakening among domestic batters

The 360-degree batter is an inspiration as the explosive recent knocks by N Jagadeesan and Samarth Vyas promise more will rise to answer India’s demand for explosive hitters

Having excelled in the World Cup, Suryakumar carried that form into the T20 series in New Zealand, hitting an unbeaten 111 off 51 balls in the second game(AP)
Having excelled in the World Cup, Suryakumar carried that form into the T20 series in New Zealand, hitting an unbeaten 111 off 51 balls in the second game(AP)
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 08:57 AM IST

Arshdeep Singh's rise augurs well for India

In the absence of Bumrah, the left-armer stepped up in fine style at the World Cup.

India's Arshdeep Singh(BCCI Twitter)
India's Arshdeep Singh(BCCI Twitter)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 06:54 PM IST

Unsteady France look to buck the trend

The last four World Cup winners from Europe have all failed to progress past the group stage in the following tournament

France's national football team forward Karim Benzema (front L) and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (front R) attend a training session at the team's training camp in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, south of Paris, on November 14, 2022, six days ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)(Getty Images)
France's national football team forward Karim Benzema (front L) and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (front R) attend a training session at the team's training camp in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, south of Paris, on November 14, 2022, six days ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)(Getty Images)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 05:04 PM IST

The rise of India’s new chess generation

In the span of eight months, the number of Indians who have defeated the world’s best chess player, Magnus Carlsen, has swelled from two to five. Before 2022, only Viswanathan Anand and P Harikrishna had achieved the task of outwitting the reigning five-time world champion. Now, the teen trio of R Praggnanandhaa, Arjun Erigaisi and D Gukesh can also lay claim to that feat.

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Updated on Nov 12, 2022 12:17 AM IST

Twenty20 vision: India needs a new mindset and specialisation

The next T20 World Cup is in June 2024 in the Caribbean but the BCCI needs to start planning now.

England's skipper Jos Buttler shakes hands with Virat Kohli after beating India by 10 wickets during the Semi-Final match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.(ANI)
England's skipper Jos Buttler shakes hands with Virat Kohli after beating India by 10 wickets during the Semi-Final match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.(ANI)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 09:28 PM IST

Hilly Himachal climbing up domestic cricket peaks

Once the outliers, HP are national 50-over champions and finished Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 runners-up at the weekend, making improving facilities count

Himachal Pradesh team(Twitter/@BCCIDomestic)
Himachal Pradesh team(Twitter/@BCCIDomestic)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 08:02 PM IST

Pakistan beat South Africa to keep semi-final hopes alive

Shadab Khan turned in a superb allround performance to help the struggling team get a big win.

Shadab starred with both bat and ball. (Pakistan Cricket Twitter)
Shadab starred with both bat and ball. (Pakistan Cricket Twitter)
Updated on Nov 03, 2022 08:13 PM IST

T20 World Cup: The main takeaways so far

Ireland have embodied this aspect of T20 cricket in the World Cup so far. In the qualifying stages, they pulled off a massive nine-wicket upset against West Indies at Hobart. Then, on Wednesday, Ireland managed an even bigger surprise when they narrowly beat England in a rain-hit match.

At the heart of it, the appeal of T20 cricket lies in its capacity to lend itself to surprises and upsets.
At the heart of it, the appeal of T20 cricket lies in its capacity to lend itself to surprises and upsets.
Updated on Oct 29, 2022 02:14 AM IST

What India need to know about playing in Australia

Australia is hosting the T20 World Cup for the first time this year

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Published on Oct 21, 2022 11:21 PM IST

I want to do things differently, play aggressively,win: Captain Harmanpreet Kaur

The 33-year-old power hitter takes over as head of the women’s cricket team at a time of increased scrutiny. ‘We enjoy the pressure,’ she says. It means that people are watching.

 (Photo: Matt King / ICC via Getty Images)
(Photo: Matt King / ICC via Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 21, 2022 02:07 PM IST

Now, Arjun Erigaisi gets a win against Magnus Carlsen

The teenager beat the Norwegian five-time reigning world champion in the Aimchess Rapid online tournament on Saturday

Arjun Erigaisi(Facebook)
Arjun Erigaisi(Facebook)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 09:27 PM IST

Kuldeep claims four as India rout SA, clinch ODI series

India pacers and spinners cashed in on a helpful pitch and shaky batting to dismiss South Africa for 99 before the hosts completed a seven-wicket win, claiming the series 2-1.

Indian players Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer being greeted by South African players after winning the 3rd and final ODI cricket match of the series(PTI)
Indian players Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer being greeted by South African players after winning the 3rd and final ODI cricket match of the series(PTI)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 07:32 PM IST

The chasing pack: Where do Kishan, Iyer and Samson fit in?

The talented trio hasn't made it to India's T20 World Cup squad but the path to the ODI team won't be easy either.

Indian batter Ishan Kishan celebrates after scoring a half century (PTI)
Indian batter Ishan Kishan celebrates after scoring a half century (PTI)
Updated on Oct 10, 2022 11:00 PM IST

India’s priority: Embracing the Aussie way

Batter Suryakumar Yadav admits that Rohit Sharma and Co must use the training sessions and warm-up ties to get familiar with the conditions before their T20 World Cup campaign starts

India's Suryakumar Yadav during a practice session(BCCI Twitter)
India's Suryakumar Yadav during a practice session(BCCI Twitter)
Published on Oct 09, 2022 09:21 PM IST

Adapt and execute: Dravid's mantra for success in Australia

A big challenge for India will be adapting to the Australian conditions as quickly as possible

Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid(ANI)
Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid(ANI)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 07:59 PM IST

IND vs SA 3rd T20I: Death over meltdown continues for India

With Bumrah missing, there are clearly no easy answers to how India can fill the gaping void at the T20 World Cup

Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Siraj during the 3rd T20I match between India and South Africa(ANI)
Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Siraj during the 3rd T20I match between India and South Africa(ANI)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 11:32 PM IST

Rahul steps it up as India find higher batting gear

India found the batting level THEY are targetting for the T20 World Cup in the Guwahati T20I win over SA

KL Rahul watches the ball after playing a shot during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and South Africa at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Guwahati.(AFP)
KL Rahul watches the ball after playing a shot during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and South Africa at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Guwahati.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 12:54 PM IST

Surya show again as India seal series

India’s top-order batters hammer South Africa quicks to set up a 16-run win in the second T20 international to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

Suryakumar Yadav celebrates with Virat Kohli during the second T20I between India and South Africa in Guwahati(AP)
Suryakumar Yadav celebrates with Virat Kohli during the second T20I between India and South Africa in Guwahati(AP)
Published on Oct 02, 2022 11:55 PM IST

Patidar, Mukesh, Shahbaz and Tripathi in ODI squad for SA series

Patidar has been rewarded for the Madhya Pradesh batter's excellent season across formats while Mukesh Kumar rocked Saurashtra on Day 1 of the Irani Cup.

Rajat Patidar (PTI)
Rajat Patidar (PTI)
Published on Oct 02, 2022 09:33 PM IST

T20 World Cup: Dravid hasn’t given up on Bumrah

The India coach is awaiting official confirmation on the extent of the pace spearhead’s back injury, but is confident of squad picked for the premier tournament in Australia.

Jasprit Bumrah(Action Images via Reuters)
Jasprit Bumrah(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 11:14 PM IST

India's road to World Cup has been lined with chaos

The build-up has been anything but what Dravid and Sharma would have wanted.

Rohit Sharma(AP)
Rohit Sharma(AP)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 08:47 PM IST

Filling the Bumrah void: What next for India?

If Bumrah misses the T20 World Cup, Rohit and Co will have to rejig many of their well-laid plans.

Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah (PTI)
Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah (PTI)
Published on Sep 29, 2022 08:45 PM IST

Arshdeep swings it as it is India all the way

The hosts win the first T20 by eight wickets after Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar rock South Africa and Suryakumar Yadav stamps authority with a fifty.

Indian bowler Arshdeep Singh celebrates with teammates the wicket of South African batter Rilee Rossouw during the 1st T20 cricket match between India and South Africa, at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)
Indian bowler Arshdeep Singh celebrates with teammates the wicket of South African batter Rilee Rossouw during the 1st T20 cricket match between India and South Africa, at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:50 PM IST

Is cricket taking root in the NorthEast?

One-sided encounters are likely to prompt you to think that the teams from the NorthEast are weakening the first-class circuit but all they need is time.

Nagaland players during Ranji Trophy(Twitter)
Nagaland players during Ranji Trophy(Twitter)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 08:30 PM IST

Axar's rising up to the challenge

Replacing Jadeja was never going to be easy but so far the all-rounder is showing he is up to the task.

All smiles, is Axar Patel.(BCCI/TWITTER)
All smiles, is Axar Patel.(BCCI/TWITTER)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 09:44 PM IST

Run out at non-striker's end: Rule change fails to bury 'unfair play' debate

Despite the boos the Indian team received from a section of the Lord’s crowd and the controversy whipped on social media mostly by former and current England players, Sharma was playing only by the rulebook.

India's Deepti Sharma runs out England's Charlie Dean to win the third women's one-day international(AP)
India's Deepti Sharma runs out England's Charlie Dean to win the third women's one-day international(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:41 AM IST

T20 freelancer Tim David set for Australia debut

The Singapore-born now settled in Perth is a leading light among those aspiring to go from one franchise T20 league to another through the season. Australia will hope he replicates his skills for country.

Australian cricketer Tim David during a practice session in Mohali(PTI)
Australian cricketer Tim David during a practice session in Mohali(PTI)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 09:42 PM IST

India U-19 Cup-winning skipper Yash Dhull makes a splash in first-class cricket

The young Delhi batter hit his fourth triple figure score in four first-class games, his 193 versus East Zone helping North Zone qualify for the Duleep Trophy semi-finals

Yash Dhull scored 193 off just 243 balls in Duleep Trophy debut(Twitter/MishiAmit)
Yash Dhull scored 193 off just 243 balls in Duleep Trophy debut(Twitter/MishiAmit)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 07:07 PM IST
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