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Of his 391 career wickets in the format, 51.2 per cent are

IND vs ENG | Valentine's Special: R Ashwin and his love for lefties

Cricket | Feb 15, 2021, 07:40 AM IST

With the dismissal of Broad, Ashwin became the only bowler in Test cricket history to have dismissed 200 left-handed batsmen, a milestone he reached only a month after surpassing Muttiah Muralitharan to take the top spot on the elusive list.

Rishabh Pant in action against India during day 3 of 1st

With history stacked against India, Kohli and Co. aim to do a Gabba in Chennai on final day

Cricket | Feb 08, 2021, 08:19 PM IST

he odds, like in Gabba a few weeks back, are stacked against the Indian team, who unlike the previous Test, have their first-choice team available to aim for rewriting history.

Jasprit Bumrah

IND vs ENG | Homecoming beckons for fit-again Jasprit Bumrah in Chennai

Cricket | Feb 04, 2021, 09:10 PM IST

After 17 Test appearances since his debut, on January 5, 2018, all of which were away from home, Bumrah on Friday will make his home Test debut, a record in itself.

Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha

India's selection dilemmas for Chennai opener: Axar Patel to debut? Pant, Saha both in XI?

Cricket | Feb 02, 2021, 06:15 PM IST

India have a few selection headaches to take care of ahead of their four-match Test series against England, starting from February 5 in Chennai.

Dom Sibley has been dismissed by a left-arm spinner five

IND vs ENG | How India can exploit England's vulnerability against left-arm spin

Cricket | Feb 02, 2021, 11:54 AM IST

England wrapped up a 2-0 cleansweep over a beleaguered Sri Lankan side in Galle with Root returning to his ominous best, but the victory failed to overshadowed the follies called out in the England batting lineup by the Sri Lankan spinners, primarily their vulnerability against left-arm spin.

India vs England 2021 Test series

IND vs ENG Test series, Stats Preview: Dominant home record makes Team India outright favorites

Cricket | Feb 01, 2021, 10:36 AM IST

The recent win does make India the outright favourites, but England too are heading into the contest on the back of a 2-0 cleansweep in Sri Lanka with their skipper Joe Root in destructive form.

England cricket team

England achieve a first in 107 years with clean sweep over Sri Lanka - In Numbers

Cricket | Jan 25, 2021, 07:08 PM IST

With the 2-0 win, England are now the most successful visiting team in Sri Lanka and have equalled India's tally for most matches won by a visiting team in Sri Lanka. 

Ajinkya Rahane of India (L) speaks with India head coach

The tactical genius: Ravi Shastri's masterstroke behind India's successful coup Down Under

Cricket | Jan 23, 2021, 10:44 AM IST

Be it the leg-side ploy or the introducing as many left-handed batsmen in the lineup, it was Shastri's tactical decisions that helped India bounce back from 36 all-out to the Border-Gavaskar series win in Australia.

Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris

IPL 2021 Retention list analysis: How each team stack up ahead of auction

Cricket | Jan 22, 2021, 09:46 AM IST

Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, expected to be held next month, we take a look at how each team stacks ups and what variety of players will each franchise look for.

AUS vs IND | Team India defies history to breach fortress

AUS vs IND | Team India defies history to breach fortress Gabba - In Numbers

Cricket | Jan 19, 2021, 05:18 PM IST

History and conditions stood against the third-string Indian side, who awaited to face one of the most menacing bowling attacks in Test history. But Indian defied all obstacles to script a three-wicket win in Brisbane

India's Mohammed Siraj, centre, is congratulated by

Resilient India look to defy odds, history as Border-Gavaskar series reaches heady climax at Gabba

Cricket | Jan 18, 2021, 10:38 PM IST

324 might look colossal given the menacing pitch, but like SCG, India would approach it session by session and probably at Tea decide on chasing for a win or salvaging a win.

India's Rohit Sharma bats during play on day two of the

AUS vs IND | Why Rohit Sharma is right in not showing 'regret' on his Gabba dismissal

Cricket | Jan 16, 2021, 08:39 PM IST

Rohit had actually played a similar shot against Lyon in Sydney as well, albeit successfully to complete his maiden half-century on overseas soil as an opener.

India's Hanuma Vihari receives treatment to a leg injury

AUS vs IND | With injury list growing, do India have an XI to field at Gabba for 4th Test?

Cricket | Jan 13, 2021, 07:54 AM IST

If all eight injured players are ruled out, one thing for sure, the management, probably for the first time in the series, will have no headache over the selection matter for the next Test. But will India have an XI to field at the Gabba?

Indian batsman Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari, blue

Sydney Test | Team India's show of grit, resilience and perseverance - In Numbers

Cricket | Jan 11, 2021, 06:08 PM IST

India never gave up hope, even against one of the most menacing and relentless attacks in Test cricket, batting against the odds, to pull off another comeback for ages and hence draw the game at the SCG.

India's Cheteshwar Pujara walks from the field after he was

Sydney Test: Leave Cheteshwar Pujara alone

Cricket | Jan 09, 2021, 07:01 PM IST

Pujara scored a half-century off 176 balls, the slowest in his Test career, during which India went from 70 to 195. But questions have been raised on his "intent" yet again.

Rohit Sharma

India's XI for Sydney Test: Where will Rohit bat? Saini or Shardul in Umesh's spot?

Cricket | Jan 05, 2021, 06:36 PM IST

It is likely that India will have the remaining of the full squad to choose their XI for the Sydney Test which pertains to only two spots in the lineup - of that of Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav.

Team India

AUS vs IND | MCG win hands India chance to reclaim top spot in ICC World Test Championship

Cricket | Jan 03, 2021, 12:51 PM IST

If India can continue with their momentum and stun the Aussies at the Sydney Cricket Ground, they can finish with 420 points after the third Test with a PCT of 0.736.

Ajinkya Rahane and Tim Paine

Australia, India enter three-way battle with New Zealand for No.1 Test ranking

Cricket | Jan 02, 2021, 07:19 PM IST

New Zealand will have to win the series against Pakistan and expect a tie in the Border-Gavaskar series to retain their No.1 ranking.

MS Dhoni and Lionel Messi

Just 2020 things! From CSK's play-off miss to Barcelona going trophyless

Other Sports | Dec 30, 2020, 04:53 PM IST

Sports, which resumed in the latter half of this year, witnessed quite a few of its usage across various activities and we have enlisted a few.

India defeated Australia by eight wickets at the MCG in the

From Adelaide annihilation to MCG classic: How Team India scripted an epic comeback Down Under

Cricket | Dec 29, 2020, 02:09 PM IST

It took less than an entire four days for the same Indian team, who were without four of their main players - Kohli, Shami, Ishant Sharma and injured Umesh Yadav - to wrap up an epic comeback, one to be part of India's cricket folklore for ages to come.