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Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
N Ananthanarayanan

N Ananthanarayanan


N Ananthanarayanan has spent almost three decades with news agencies and newspapers, reporting domestic and international sport. He has a passion for writing on cricket and athletics.

articles by N Ananthanarayanan (723 results)
Dec 31, 2019 18:23
If 2018 was about India establishing themselves as a pace powerhouse - Jasprit Bumrah’s Test debut heralding their arrival - 2019 was about answering questions of its versatility and depth all over again. read more
Dec 24, 2019 12:52
2019 review: India wrapped up a historic first Test series win in Australia in a year of highs marred only by the heartbreak of a World Cup semi-final loss read more
Nov 01, 2019 08:30
India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma says former India opener Virender Sehwag in different league but if he can do as his team wants, it would solve a lot of problems. read more
Oct 08, 2019 09:23
What it underlined was how Shami simply took out the pitch out of the equation in dismantling the Proteas batsmen. That he did with no help from the fielders, getting four of his victims bowled, adds lustre to his performance. read more
Oct 07, 2019 08:16
The seven-wicket haul in the South Africa first innings thus was vindication of his skill on a slow pitch where the rest of the bowlers found the going not so easy. read more
Oct 01, 2019 19:48
IND vs SA 1st Test: Unlike Virender Sehwag, some years his senior, Rohit Sharma hasn’t been able to shake off the shackles of being a limited-overs specialist. read more
Sep 30, 2019 08:42
A rare genuine quick India has produced, Umesh Yadav has struggled to find a regular berth in the Test side. He will hope the South Africa series marks a turnaround. read more
Sep 19, 2019 09:04
Old captain, batting mainstay not too long ago and now the chief selector and head coach rolled into one, Misbah-ul-Haq has delivered his first edict. And it is causing lot of rumbling, one is sure at least in the stomach. read more
Sep 10, 2019 09:54
Among batsmen to score 600 plus in an Ashes series in England, Steve Smith is only behind the Don, who amassed 974 runs at an average of 139.14 from seven innings with four 100-plus knocks in the 1930 series in England read more
Sep 08, 2019 09:01
Malinga’s mastery makes him a sight to behold on the cricket pitch. On Friday, he warmed up by bowling opener Colin Munro, becoming the first bowler ever to take 100 wickets in T20 internationals. read more
Aug 13, 2019 08:58
The century came as a relief for Kohli, and the 125-run partnership with Iyer sent India on the way to take control of the match. read more
Aug 05, 2019 12:22
Steve Smith’s average in the 60s is Test stratosphere; the rate at which he churns centuries has left even his closest contemporaries behind read more
Jul 23, 2019 08:33
Lowry’s triumph wiped out past frustration, especially a meltdown in the 2016 US Open after going into the final round four shots ahead. read more
Jul 06, 2019 23:40
All three of India’s pacers are express quick, if hitting the 90 mph or 145 kph mark is what separates the quick and the rest. read more
Jul 02, 2019 22:09
The Kiwis will seal a semi-final berth if they beat England on Wednesday, but may not upstage a home team rejuvenated by their win over India unless the ice-cool Kane Williamson steps up again. read more