The beauty of a fast-bowling all rounder
One of cricket's highest impact players is the all rounder who bowls wickedly fast and bats like a dream.
But Bumrah had other plans
Jasprit Bumrah, an extraordinary death bowler, made it possible for India to win & stay alive in the series.
5 batsmen to watch in 2017
Not the best of the best, but these batters show great potential.
Well done, Parvez Rasool
Breaking into the Indian team is no easy task.
5 Mini battles in the Ind vs Eng T20Is
Five player versus player duels we look forward to in the T20 series between India and England.
Are we ready for a pitch of two halves?
The best way to make Test cricket more interesting: each team has half the pitch made to order.
Leadership is much more than winning matches
Why MS Dhoni gave up his ODI/T20 captaincy may not be clear, but part of his legacy is the growth of Virat Kohli.
Yuvraj Singh’s selection and what it means for India
India v England ODI and T20 series is probably the last chance for Yuvraj to seal his place in the side.
The Fantastic Five
5 players to watch out for in the India-England ODI & T20 series.
Preview of the 1st India vs England ODI
The hosts have the slightest upper hand, but the visitors are a formidable, world-beating unit.
A match-winner first, friend second
Yuvraj Singh was selected due to his ability to change the momentum of a match, not because Kohli likes him.
The missing voice
Harsha Bhogle's knowledge, insight and warmth is sorely missed in the commentary box.
Dravid - The Dark Knight
A birthday tribute to India's Wall, Rahul Dravid.
Test Cricket: 2016 in review
A look at how each team performed in the longest format of the game this past year.
An Open Letter To MS Dhoni
Dhoni's die hard fan writes to him.
Less charismatic, more enigmatic
MS Dhoni stepping down from ODI & T20 captaincy is not the first time he's surprised us.
Dhoni's ODI career: What lies ahead
MS Dhoni is expected to take a call on his ODI career after the 2017 Champions trophy in England. He needs to make this call quickly.
Heavy price for the lawless BCCI
The Supreme Court has snuffed out the dictatorship of the BCCI. Will Indian cricket, or its image, change for the better?
Curtains for some
It’s very difficult for the selectors to pick the best 11 as they have to replace a stopgap who has given an outstanding performance.
A Test team for all seasons
A team of possibly the best players ever to play Test cricket for India.
Cricket's Christmas XI
Here’s a team of eleven first-class cricketers whose names have a Christmas connection.
Some positives for England
Despite issues as a team, England's tour of India saw plenty of good individual performances.
Take a bow, Karun Nair
Karun Nair’s 303* against England at Chennai made him the 2nd Indian to score a triple century after Sehwag.
199 - Sorry, try again
KL Rahul is the latest player to end an innings one run short of a double century.
Jimmy's got a gun, and it misfired
James Anderson's comments about Virat Kohli seem like a frustrated reflection of his lack of wickets.
Will Chennai bring down the curtain on Cook’s captaincy?
A question mark has been left over the future of England’s captain. With the vultures circling Cook’s captaincy, Root is likely to be his successor.
Great numbers don’t always mean that you’re the greatest. Every game & country has their own set of great players.
Can England learn a lesson from Hameed?
With 219 runs at the age of 19, Haseeb Hameed has raised the bar of excellence for his teammates.
Jennings' ton reignites transformation blame game
Keaton Jennings is the latest player who was born in South Africa but is playing for England.
Keaton Jennings is ready to show his worth to England
Haseeb Hameed's replacement was the top scorer in Division One of England's 2016 County Championship.
A mature wine in a new bottle
Parthiv Patel is no longer a baby-faced teenager, but a seasoned campaigner making a compelling case.
England need to learn from their mistakes
England wasted many chances in Mohali, more of which they cannot afford if they want to tie the series.
The Arrival of Jayant Yadav
Drafted as a replacement for fellow Haryana spinner Amit Mishra, Jayant has made his case and place in the team.
Virat Kohli's enormous influence on the Indian team
The new Team India is a reflection of Captain Kohli's mindset.
Is Gautam Gambhir's time up?
Once a regular of the Indian team, the clock seems to have caught up with Gauti's international career.
Starting trouble for India
Despite India's success under Kohli, the quest for a solid opening partnership continues.
The rise of Ashwin the Batsman
Already an established bowler, R Ashwin has earned a new role thanks to his batting exploits.
Virat Kohli 2.0
The new Indian captain has gone from strength to strength and has showed he can improve.
Cheteshwar Pujara knows what he is doing
Despite complaints about his strike rate, Pujara has proven himself as a Test number 3.
Moeen Ali: The fulcrum of England's transformation
The Man of the Match of the Rajkot Test is a core part of the English team.
Is Hameed the perfect sous-chef for Cook?
The precocious Haseeb Hameed is a rare talent and is destined for greater things.
A very English improvement
Advantage and momentum are both in England's favour going into the 2nd Test.
A fascinating start
England outplayed India at every point in their first Test, showing great promise.
Team India needs to reflect Kohli's attitude
Until the rest of the team adopts Virat Kohli's urge to win, they won't be a world class side.
Round 1 at Rajkot
England made the moves and India responded: an engrossing start with more interesting battles to come.
Root of the English tree
Joe Root is the future of English cricket, and may become one of England's all-time best batsmen.
The perennial search for the Indian all-rounder
Ever since Kapil Dev and Jacques Kallis, India have been searching for a pace-bowling all-rounder.
Cook and Rashid key to England’s chances in India
While Cook's presence is reassuring, Adil Rashid needs to perform for England to have a shot.
Can England finally solve their opening batsman conundrum?
Despite the renaissance English cricket has undergone since 2015, one problem still remains for them.
India: 5 - England: 0
An inexperienced English squad lacking quality spin will crumble against an in-form India.
England in a spin
England need to gear up for the spin test in their upcoming tour of India.
Can Gambhir make his third chance count?
Gautam Gambhir needs to score big against England to be more than a backup or stopgap opener.
India (T20I) : Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wk), KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, R Ashwin (rested), Ravindra Jadeja (rested)
England (T20I) : Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Alex Hales (ruled out with an injury after 2nd ODI)
India (ODI) : Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
England (ODI) : Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Alex Hales (ruled out with an injury after 2nd ODI)
India (last three Tests) : Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami (doubtful for 4th Test), Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur (replaces Shami), Parthiv Patel (replaces Saha), Manish Pandey (replaces Rahane), Wriddhiman Saha (ruled out with an injury), Hardik Pandya (ruled out with an injury), Ajinkya Rahane (will miss 4th and 5th Test due to injury)
India (1st and 2nd Test) : Virat Kohli (Captain), R Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Mohammad Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Karun Nair, M Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Jayant Yadav, KL Rahul (added after 1st Test)
England (Test) : Alastair Cook (Captain), Moeen Ali, Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Keaton Jennings (replaces Hameed), Haseeb Hameed (ruled out with an injury after 3rd Test)