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Rohit Sharma and the art of pacing an ODI innings

Dec 15, 2017: Rohit Sharma's third ODI double-century highlights his exceptional ability to drastically switch gears after reaching his hundred, and do so in a relatively risk-free manner

S Rajesh

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mohali

Rohit rewarded for sticking to 'set template'

Dec 13, 2017: Doing it once is hard enough, but to accelerate so crazily to get three double-hundreds after a sedate beginning is a perfect combination of skill, fitness and the right mental approach to ODI batting

Sidharth Monga

'What an innings, hitman!'

Dec 13, 2017: Rohit Sharma now has three ODI double centuries. If the reactions to his superlative knock are anything to go by, a triple hundred is not out of his reach.

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India v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mohali

Rohit's rampaging double-ton levels series

Dec 13, 2017: Rohit Sharma razed his way to an unbeaten 208, his third ODI double-ton, to thrust India to a series-levelling win in Mohali

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dharamsala

'It is an eye-opener, we will learn from it' - Rohit

Dec 10, 2017: The stand-in India captain also spoke about why Ajinkya Rahane was left out, and what MS Dhoni's innings meant

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India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dharamsala

'I do understand team's strengths and weaknesses' - Rohit

Dec 9, 2017: Rohit, who has led Mumbai Indians to three titles in the IPL, will lead India for the first time in the ODI series opener against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala

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Sri Lanka in India 2017

Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs; Rohit to lead

Nov 27, 2017: Virat Kohli has been rested from the ODI series against Sri Lanka, which follows the third Test in Delhi from December 2. Rohit Sharma will lead the ODI side in Kohli's absence

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India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 4th day

'Lost a lot of focus worrying about Tests' - Rohit

Nov 27, 2017: Having scored his third Test century in Nagpur, Rohit Sharma admitted he had been prone to putting too much pressure on himself early in his Test career, and was now far more relaxed

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 3rd day

Kohli, Rohit bat Sri Lanka out of Nagpur Test

Nov 26, 2017: India continued to reap a rich harvest for all the hard work done sowing the crop on day two

The Report by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand in India 2017

Chopra: Bumrah becoming India's most important asset in limited overs

Nov 8, 2017: India have their batting top order and bowling department covered, and a solution to their middle-order muddle could put them on the way to becoming one of the best T20 sides in the world

Aakash Chopra

ICC rankings

Kohli reclaims No. 1 ODI batting ranking; Bumrah third in bowling rankings

Oct 30, 2017: Virat Kohli's 889 rating points is the best ever for an India batsman in the ICC ODI rankings

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India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Kanpur

Sustained pressure helps India break pattern

Oct 30, 2017: India's tendency to lose while defending big totals in good batting conditions was halted in Kanpur because of small changes at crucial junctures

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Kanpur

Kohli, Rohit and record double century stands

Oct 29, 2017: Individually and as a pair, Kohli and Rohit continue to rack up astonishing numbers

Bharath Seervi

India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Kanpur

Bumrah, Kohli, Rohit keep India's streak going

Oct 29, 2017: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli's second-wicket stand of 230 led India to a total of 337, and New Zealand fell narrowly short of chasing it down despite the heroic efforts of Colin Munro and Tom Latham

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mumbai

Rohit wary of Boult challenge ahead of series opener

Oct 20, 2017: Left-arm pacers like Jason Behrendorff, Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Amir have troubled India's batsmen in the recent past. Come the New Zealand ODIs, they will have to face some more of the same

Vishal Dikshit at the Wankhede

India v Australia, 5th ODI, Nagpur

Bowlers' attacking mindset the difference - Rohit

Oct 1, 2017: Being on the lookout for wickets even when Australia tried to dominate helped India's bowlers make significant contribution towards series win, says India vice-captain

Alagappan Muthu in Nagpur

India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Indore

Rohit's Superman-like, six-hitting transformation

Sep 24, 2017: No other batsman has come close to the rate at which Rohit Sharma has cleared the boundary over the last four years. On Sunday, his stand-and-deliver style helped him dominate Australia

Alagappan Muthu in Indore

India v Australia, 1st ODI, Chennai

Rahane, Rahul, and the batting puzzle

Sep 15, 2017: Virat Kohli's challenge is to find a role for Ajinkya Rahane, who might have little to do when the regular openers are back, and ensure that KL Rahul doesn't feel shortchanged in the middle order

Arun Venugopal in Chennai

Will Rohit Sharma dominate his favourite opponents again?

Sep 15, 2017: He has been on an incredible run spree against Australia in recent years, and his superb numbers of late suggest he will have another fine series against them

S Rajesh

Australia in India 2017-18

'No excuses of burnout or being on tight schedule' - Rohit

Sep 14, 2017: India's ODI vice-captain said that while rotation kept the players fully fit, he would not like to take a break since he has only recently returned from an injury layoff

Arun Venugopal in Chennai
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