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Boxing Day Test
Cricket  /  Published 25.12.21

For now, Ajinkya Rahane escapes axe

India are unlikely to take any chances and stick to the experienced pairing of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at Centurion. Unless there’s any...
By Indranil Majumdar

Sports  /  Published 17.05.21

Umesh’s mantra: You play some, miss some

For speedster Umesh Yadav, injuries have been the speed-breakers in his career, but he deals sportingly with them.  The latest instance was the Boxing Day Test last December, where Umesh had to ...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.01.21

Natarajan’s lesson in how to grab a chance

From playing tennis ball cricket in his village Chinnappampatti to graduating as a yorker specialist in the Tamil Nadu Premier League and proving himself in the IPL as well, the humble Thangarasu Nata...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.01.21

'We let India off the hook'

Josh Hazlewood feels he and the other Australian bowlers couldn’t quite build pressure on Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar after reducing India to 186 for six on Day III at the Gabba. &ldqu...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 09.01.21

Did form pack up & leave? (Smith swag)

Rohit Sharma has now hit exactly 100 sixes against Australia across all formats. He has 9 sixes in Tests, 76 in ODIs and 15 in T20Is against the Aussies. The next best is 63 by England&rsq...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

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Sports  /  Published 09.01.21

Time spent at wicket holds key for India

After two days of play, a bit of it lost due to rain on Day I, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the New Year’s Test between Australia and India failed to throw up a clear favourite with both the te...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 07.01.21

Bid for Sydney glory with Rohit at the top

Buoyant after a fabulous win that helped them level the series, India have been strengthened by the return of Rohit Sharma in their XI for the third Test in Sydney beginning on Thursday. Alongside Ro...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 03.01.21

Warner’s tip: Be brave to battle the Bumrahs

Warner was effusive in his praise for left-arm quick T. Natarajan, who stands a decent chance of making the India XI for the coming Test, but has doubts over how successful his Sunrisers Hyderabad tea...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.21

Fairy tale on field: the significance of Md Siraj

The cricket in Australia was a grace note at the end of this dirge-like year. The telecast of the Test before Christmas and the Boxing Day match soon afterwards was a window into normalcy. Even when t...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.21

Great show: India wins Boxing Day Test

Sir — After the debacle in the first Test match against Australia, Team India bounced back in style by winning the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne to level the four-match series 1-1. All eyes were ...
By The Telegraph


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