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Patel announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.(PTI)

‘You have to be equally good keeper and batsman’: Parthiv Patel picks India’s wicket-keeper for Australia Tests

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India have similar problems. They have make the difficult choice between Saha and Pant for the first Test starting on December 17.
Batsmen have dominated India vs Australia matches(Getty Images)
Batsmen have dominated India vs Australia matches(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Bossing batsmen, beleaguered bowlers: Numbers reveal stunning trend in Ind vs Aus ODIs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Since 2013, India and Australia have played each other 28 times. Across these matches, there have been 25 instances when scores have screamed past 300 (14 by Australia and 11 by India).
Ashwin mankaded Buttler in IPL(AFP)
Ashwin mankaded Buttler in IPL(AFP)

‘Anyone that goes out of the crease’: R Ashwin on mankading batsmen in IPL

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 10:09 AM IST
What does the law say: “If the non-striker is outside the crease at the point the bowler would normally be expected to release the ball, then it is within the rules to run him out.”
Steve Smith was involved in a heated spat with Nigel Llong(Twitter/Fox Cricket)
Steve Smith was involved in a heated spat with Nigel Llong(Twitter/Fox Cricket)

‘Steve Smith’s livid and rightly so’: Australian batsman involved in heated spat with umpire Nigel Llong

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 08:35 AM IST
The left-armer came around the wicket and was aiming the body of Smith with aggressive short-pitched stuff. He hit Smith twice on the body as the batsman did not offer any stroke.
Virat Kohli (L) with teammate Rohit Sharma(PTI)
Virat Kohli (L) with teammate Rohit Sharma(PTI)

David Warner names Indian batsman who can break Brian Lara’s score of 400

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Warner, who scored his maiden triple ton (335) in five-day cricket during the ongoing second Test against Pakistan here, was just 65 runs shy of breaking Lara’s record when skipper Tim Paine decided to declare the innings.
India's Ravindra Jadeja swings his bat to celebrate scoring fifty(AP)
India's Ravindra Jadeja swings his bat to celebrate scoring fifty(AP)

India vs Bangladesh: Adapt, adjust, attack - How Ravindra Jadeja, the batsman, is having a stunning impact

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 03:10 PM IST
Ravindra Jadeja has been bumped up the order to number 6 ahead of Wriddhiman Saha and the wild slogger of the years gone by has shown tremendous application and has put a price tag on his wicket
A file photo of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)

Shoaib Akhtar picks India stalwart as toughest batsman to bowl to in modern era

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 08:20 AM IST
Shoaib Akhtar was having a question and answer session with his fans and when one of the users asked him the question, he was quick to take Virat Kohli’s name.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli(PTI)
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli(PTI)

Mission mount 60: Virat Kohli’s next target - 6 batsmen who already average more than 60 in Test matches

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 05:11 PM IST
Kohli is driven to keep churning out scores for his country and as such, his next target could be to breach the average of 60 in Test cricket.
Ashwin was on the money(BCCI Twitter)
Ashwin was on the money(BCCI Twitter)

India vs South Africa: How does R Ashwin prepare for a Test? Off-spinner reveals elaborate process

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 12:45 PM IST
He confessed that he makes it a point to study the strengths and weaknesses of a particular batsman well before the match.
File image of Justin Langer(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Justin Langer(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Australia coach Justin Langer wants struggling batsmen to step up

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2019 03:03 PM IST
Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Harris, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner have all been posted missing, with experienced opening batsman Warner the worst of the lot with an average of 9.87.
West Indies Evin Lewis, left, knocks his glove with batting partner Nicholas Pooran(AP)
West Indies Evin Lewis, left, knocks his glove with batting partner Nicholas Pooran(AP)

India vs West Indies: Windies coach asks batsmen to show more grit and stomach to fight

Port-of-Spain | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:57 PM IST
Opener Evin Lewis (65) and Nicholas Pooran (42) had kept West Indies in the hunt but the loss of wickets at regular interval turned the match in India’s favour.
MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant during the ICC World Cup 2019 match between India and Bangladesh.(AP)
MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant during the ICC World Cup 2019 match between India and Bangladesh.(AP)

India vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup 2019: Yuvraj Singh identifies India’s No. 4 batsman for the future

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 08:22 AM IST
India vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant was added in the World Cup squad after opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out due to injury and he has performed quite well in the middle order.
Mumbai: Veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with gymnast Dipa Karmakar during the book launch of 'Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder', in Mumbai, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.(PTI)
Mumbai: Veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with gymnast Dipa Karmakar during the book launch of 'Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder', in Mumbai, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.(PTI)

ICC World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar picks best non-Indian batsman, surprises with his choice of bowler

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 12:45 AM IST
During the mid-match show, Tendulkar was asked to pick a non-Indian batsman and bowler each he thinks would go on to rule the World Cup and surprisingly, the Master Blaster shed the diplomat tag and gave straight answers.
India's Virat Kohli reacts(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Virat Kohli reacts(Action Images via Reuters)

ICC World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli identifies batsman for number 4 spot after India crush Bangladesh in warm-up clash

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Rahul was at his absolute best, he took on the bowlers, got going with a wide range of strokes and looked secured right through his innings.
Tharoor, who is eyeing a third straight win from Thiruvananthapuram, was leading by 48,731 votes over his nearest rival of the BJP.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
Tharoor, who is eyeing a third straight win from Thiruvananthapuram, was leading by 48,731 votes over his nearest rival of the BJP.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

‘Like a batsman who has scored century but his team lost’: Shashi Tharoor

PTI | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Tharoor’s remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards what looks set to be a resounding victory for a second term in office.
File image of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan(AP)
File image of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: What makes Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni such devastating batsmen in one-day cricket

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 06:35 AM IST
The plan to pair Sharma and Dhawan at the top came up first at the 2013 Champions Trophy. They struck an instant understanding, with the left-right combination unsettling most opposition.
RCB batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru(PTI)
RCB batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru(PTI)

IPL 2019, RCB vs MI: Virat Kohli scripts history, becomes 2nd batsman to score 5000 runs in IPL

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Virat needed 46 runs to achieve the feat and he was a man who looked in control from the word go. He went after Jasprit Bumrah and smoked him for 3 successive boundaries to kickstart the innings
Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Butler reacts after being 'Mankaded' by Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin during the Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019) cricket match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, in Jaipur, Monday, March 25, 2019(PTI)
Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Butler reacts after being 'Mankaded' by Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin during the Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019) cricket match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, in Jaipur, Monday, March 25, 2019(PTI)

Had decided in presence of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni not to ‘Mankad’ batsman in IPL - Chairman Rajeev Shukla

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 07:38 AM IST
Ashwin was in his final over when he decided to pause before delivering the fifth ball, Jos Buttler was looking at the batsman’s end and dragged his bat out of the crease, following which the bowler whipped off the bails.
File image of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli(AFP)
File image of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli(AFP)

Sanjay Manjrekar names his number 4 and 5 batsman in Virat Kohli’s World Cup side

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 10:04 AM IST
That Kohli’s side has not been able to pick a solid number 4 despite giving chances to as many as 11 players speaks volumes about the uncertainty over the position and this where Manjrekar believes lies the vulnerability.
File Image of Sourav Ganguly(PTI)
File Image of Sourav Ganguly(PTI)

Sourav Ganguly picks his number 4 batsman in Virat Kohli’s WC team

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 02:41 AM IST
India have tried as many as seven to eight options for the number 4 slot, but there is no clarity about which batsman could walk out to face South Africa in India’s first clash at the World Cup.
File image Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli (R).(AFP)
File image Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli (R).(AFP)

India vs Australia: Aus coach Justin Langer names the most destructive batsman in the world

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Finch had a torrid time in the recently-concluded T20I series where he ended up with scores of 0 & 8 in Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru respectively.
File picture of MS Dhoni(Getty Images)
File picture of MS Dhoni(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: MS Dhoni performing gives calmness to other batsmen - Shikhar Dhawan

Melbourne | By ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 01:12 PM IST
Ind vs Aus: Dhawan admitted that if they won, it would be a good achievement for the team adding that they are looking forward to the match.
Australia's batsman Usman Khawaja(AFP)
Australia's batsman Usman Khawaja(AFP)

Australian batsmen were needlessly aggressive against patient Indian attack: Simon Katich

Sydney | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Attention now turns towards the three-ODI series starting in Sydney on Saturday. Katich said that Australian batsmen must grab opportunities before the return of banned David Warner and Steve Smith.
File picture of Virat Kohli(AFP)
File picture of Virat Kohli(AFP)

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli is the best batsman, need to get under his skin - Former Australian captain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 05:32 PM IST
Kohli has been in tremendous form this year with the bat and his record in Australia - 992 runs including 5 hundreds in 8 Tests is an indication of his domination in the country.
Virat Kohli was the lone batsman to score runs consistently during the five-match series against England.(AFP)
Virat Kohli was the lone batsman to score runs consistently during the five-match series against England.(AFP)

Virat Kohli wants batsmen to make it count in Australia

Hyderabad | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 11:17 AM IST
While the bowlers have done the job for India, both home and away of late, batsmen have let the team down time and again on foreign soil.
Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad celebrates scoring a century during the one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between India and Afghanistan(AP)
Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad celebrates scoring a century during the one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between India and Afghanistan(AP)

India vs Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad joins elite list of batsmen to have destroyed India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 03:30 PM IST
The plucky batsman completed his 5th ODI century and became only the second batsman from Afghanistan after Rahmat Shah to score a ton this year.
Rishabh Pant celebrates his century during the fifth Test match between India and England.(REUTERS)
Rishabh Pant celebrates his century during the fifth Test match between India and England.(REUTERS)

Rishabh Pant is fine batsman but needs to do better job with gloves: MSK Prasad

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 11:13 PM IST
Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a hundred in England during the Oval Test but was shoddy behind the stumps in the three Tests he played.
File picture of Axar Patel(AP)
File picture of Axar Patel(AP)

Watch - Axar Patel dismisses batsman in the most bizarre manner

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Away from the limelight, Axar has been putting in consistent performances for Durham and has found a place in India’s Asia Cup squad.
File picture of Mohammad Ashraful(AFP/Getty Images)
File picture of Mohammad Ashraful(AFP/Getty Images)

September 8 2001: Mohammad Ashraful becomes youngest batsman to score a Test century

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 03:49 PM IST
Ashraful broke the record of former Pakistan batsman Mushtaq Mohammad by 17 days having scored the century at the age of 17 years 61 days.
Virat Kohli (R) and Joe Root are the best batsmen in the world, according to Brian Lara.(AP)
Virat Kohli (R) and Joe Root are the best batsmen in the world, according to Brian Lara.(AP)

Virat Kohli, Joe Root best batsmen in the world right now - Brian Lara

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 12:11 PM IST
While taking in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, Brian Lara said that Virat Kohli and Joe Root as the best batsmen in the world right now.
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