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T20I bowling nominees

Short format, big returns

Jan 20, 2018: Between them, our T20I bowling nominees took 36 wickets for 201 in their nominated spells

Nikhil Kalro

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

A start-stop final session stalls India's momentum

Jan 15, 2018: In 5.1 overs, the visitors went from not wanting to take the field because of a wet outfield to wanting to stay on after seeing the ball swing around

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli, Bumrah lead India's fight but South Africa still ahead

Jan 15, 2018: Virat Kohli's 21st Test hundred and two early wickets from Jasprit Bumrah kept India's bid for a series-levelling win alive, but AB de Villiers' skill and enterprise ensured South Africa remained in control of the Centurion Test

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India in South Africa 2018

'Confidence doesn't dent after one match' - Bumrah

Jan 11, 2018: The India quick admitted to bowling an "Indian length" on the opening day of the Cape Town Test, a tactic that hurt the visitors

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

India's surprise moves turn into damp squib

Jan 5, 2018: Can surprising selection choices, unsuitable lines and lengths, and the dropped catch witnessed on the opening day justify the visitors' pre-series claims of preparedness?

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

India in South Africa 2017-18

Bumrah earns maiden Test call-up for SA tour

Dec 4, 2017: India's chairman of selectors MSK Prasad said it was hard to look beyond Bumrah for the fifth fast bowler's slot given his "phenomenal" form

Nagraj Gollapudi

India news

Bumrah, third spinner on selectors' agenda for South Africa

Dec 4, 2017: The selectors are set to pick the Test squad for South Africa on Monday evening after the third day's play in Delhi

Nagraj Gollapudi

New Zealand in India 2016-17

How India's attack thrives under pressure

Nov 8, 2017: The skill of the bowlers and the faith imposed in them has allowed India to defend totals against strong batting line-ups and fight back from some losing positions

Vishal Dikshit

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

India v New Zealand, 3rd T20I, Thiruvananthapuram

The incredible rise of Jasprit Bumrah

Nov 6, 2017: Less than two years into his international career, he has grown into a leadership role in India's limited-overs bowling attack, and generated numbers that put him up there with the best in the world

Vishal Dikshit in Thiruvananthapuram

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

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

Which is India's best fast-bowling pair in ODIs?

Oct 26, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have formed a successful fast-bowling partnership in international cricket, spearheading India's ODI success in recent times. Where do they rank among the best duos in Indian cricket history?

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in India 2017-18

Rotation deepening India's bowling pool

Oct 24, 2017: India's policy of resting and rotating their bowlers over the last few months has helped them build a broad collection of quicks and spinners for different formats, keeping them match-fit while ensuring no one has been overburdened

Vishal Dikshit

India v Australia, 1st T20I, Ranchi

Focus more on improvement, not results' - Bumrah

Oct 6, 2017: The 23-year old has made strong strides towards becoming a rounded bowler and has lately proven to be proficient at picking wickets with length deliveries

Arun Venugopal in Ranchi

Australia in India 2017

Missing pieces gradually fall into place for India

Oct 2, 2017: A finisher, two wristspinners and four quality seamers are filling the gaps in India's ODI resources, allowing the team greater flexibility in strategy and more belief in their depth

Alagappan Muthu

India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Indore

How India tamed the Maxwell monster

Sep 25, 2017: Over the course of the first three ODIs, Glenn Maxwell has managed only 58 runs while falling three times to the same bowler, Yuzvendra Chahal. What are the cunning plans behind India's success against him?

Alagappan Muthu and Gaurav Sundararaman

ICC news

Bumrah vaults to fourth in ODI bowling rankings

Sep 4, 2017: India's captain Virat Kohli has equalled the highest ODI rating points (887) by a India batsman, achieved by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 5th ODI, Colombo

Kohli credits Bumrah, spinners for series sweep

Sep 4, 2017: India's captain was also pleased with his batsmen and said the next step was to introduce some flexibility

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo
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