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Sports  /  Published 08.03.21

Kevin Pietersen roots for Joe class

Despite a double century in the first Test, Joe Root looked pretty ordinary in the rest of the series against India, aggregating just 110 in the remaining three matches. He struggled against the India...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 07.03.21

Virat Kohli spells out realities

The way India bounced back in the second Test in Chennai after losing the opener “pleased” captain Virat Kohli the most, after his troops recorded an emphatic 3-1 series win versus England...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 07.03.21

Short story: Two days then, three now

England’s batting once again fell apart like a sand castle, unable to stand up to the guile of the Indian spinners. And this time, they did not even have the cushion of a debatable pitch to blam...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 06.03.21

Daring Rishabh Pant turns Test on its head

James Anderson’s second wicket of the innings (of Ajinkya Rahane) was the 900th of his international career across all formats. He became the sixth bowler to do so. He now has 901 wickets. Onl...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 06.03.21

Impact recipe: See the ball & react, respect bowlers

From cheers to jeers to cheers again, Rishabh Pant’s young career has been as interesting as his batting. The wicketkeeper-batsman has had a stunning metamorphosis in the last three-odd months,...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

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Sports  /  Published 05.03.21

Ben Stokes rues missed chance against India

Ben Stokes was probably the only player, along with Jonny Bairstow, who understood what skipper Joe Root had meant by urging England batsmen to be “brave” in their approach. Braving a sto...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 05.03.21

Eng run out of excuses as spinners make hay

⚫ Joe Root is now the 5th player to captain England in 50 or more Test matches. He joins Alastair Cook (59), Michael Atherton (54), Michael Vaughan (51) and Andrew Strauss (50). ⚫ This Test is Vi...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.03.21

Kohli’s advice: Learn to defend, don’t crib

At his aggressive best, not on the field but during India’s pre-match media conference, Virat Kohli unleashed the drives, cuts and pulls to silence all the noise surrounding turning tracks. Koh...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.03.21

Virat bats for rotation as respite from bubble

Being the only side to have been regular with the rotation policy since cricket resumed amid the pandemic, England have copped a fair share of criticism from some quarters, especially after they dropp...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.03.21

Forecast for spin, Root rallies troops

Be a little bit braver and play with more freedom: that’s the message Joe Root has for his teammates as England must win the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad in order to avoid yet another seri...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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