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.
Playing a massive role were the West Indies pacers, who diligently pegged away on a good line, registering better lengths and reaping crucial benefits. Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel lent precision and pace; Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph added movement and variation. read more
After proving shorter format credentials, KXIP captaincy gives KL Rahul a chance to enhance reputation. He will be one of India’s mainstays going into the 3rd ODI against West Indies in Cuttack on Sunday. read more
India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: His steady ascent since 2013—he became a regular opener for the first time at the ICC Champions Trophy—celebrates not just his enormous talent but also the toil that goes into making every century count. read more
The Indian vice-captain hit his 28th ODI hundred -- 159 off 138 balls -- and added 227 for the opening stand with fellow centurion Rahul (102 off 104 balls) as India put up an imposing 387 for 5 in 50 overs. read more
A penchant to carry the bat has only made him one to watch out. But it’s difficult these days to thrive purely on grit. Strike rates can be telling, but Hope doesn’t mind even if it’s the middling 60s in a one-dayer in 2019. read more