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India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 4th day

Rahul and Dhawan carry India into lead with ease

Nov 19, 2017: Both openers capitalised on vastly improved batting conditions, both overhead and underfoot, to lead India's recovery on the fourth day in Kolkata

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day

A case for India to pick their openers based on conditions?

Nov 16, 2017: Shikhar Dhawan's aggressive style works very well for a team looking for to force a result in good batting conditions, but surely they have two more solid options than him on seaming tracks

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

Unmukt Chand's quest for 1000

Nov 16, 2017: Once a bright young wunderkind, he now finds himself having to prove the doubters wrong and make his mark again with big runs in domestic cricket

Varun Shetty

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata

India's opening conundrum: Who will miss out?

Nov 15, 2017: With fully-fit openers Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay and KL Rahul in the squad, the question of which combination is likely to feature in the playing XI looms ahead of the first Test

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

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, 1st T20I, Delhi

Rohit, Dhawan break both records and New Zealand

Nov 1, 2017: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma hit 80 apiece, putting on the highest opening partnership for India in T20Is, to carry the hosts to 202, a score they defended by 53 runs to register their first T20I win against New Zealand

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

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

Australia in India 2017-18

Dhawan sidelined from first three ODIs against Australia

Sep 14, 2017: The India opener has asked for leave to look after his wife, who is unwell

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 5th ODI, Colombo

India eye series whitewash, Dhawan to miss final match

Sep 2, 2017: A 5-0 result seems likely given India's dominance in the series but Sri Lanka will hope Upul Tharanga's return can spur them to a solitary victory

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Dhawan leads brutal rout of Sri Lanka

Aug 20, 2017: After India's spinners dismissed the hosts for 216, Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 of 90 balls to finish the chase in 28.5 overs

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

ICC news

Rahul breaks into top ten for Test batsmen

Aug 15, 2017: In the allrounder rankings, Ravindra Jadeja was displaced from the top spot - after missing the Pallekele Test - by Shakib Al Hasan

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

India get away with batting errors

Aug 12, 2017: At another time, India might have been pushed into a corner after going for shots and losing 6 for 141 but insurance in the form of the lower order and a strong bowling attack could remedy the batting slump

Sidharth Monga in Pallekele

Tonking it before tea, and double-barrelled exploits

Aug 1, 2017: Also, who has the most Test scores between 80 and 99?

Steven Lynch

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Fortunate Dhawan directs his sail

Jul 26, 2017: A player making a comeback could easily have been content with hundred more routine than 190 off 168 balls, but that's where Shikhar Dhawan did more

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Smashing it after late call-ups

Jul 26, 2017: A look at a few famous instances of players making a splash after being summoned late

Srinath Sripath

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Dhawan thrashes 126 runs in a session

Jul 26, 2017: The India opener now has the record for the most runs by an Indian between lunch and tea of a Test match

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Dhawan, Pujara tons put India in control

Jul 26, 2017: Shikhar Dhawan's career-best 190 and a chanceless, unbeaten 144 led India to a commanding position on day one of the Galle Test

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Dhawan to replace injured Vijay for Sri Lanka

Jul 17, 2017: An injury in the right wrist has ruled M Vijay out of the upcoming Sri Lanka Tests

ESPNcricinfo staff

Let's all have a bowl

Jul 4, 2017: How many times have all 11 players bowled in a Test innings?

Steven Lynch

Eliminating extras, and the funniest sledge

Jun 20, 2017: And which players have scored most runs and taken most wickets in the history of the Champions Trophy?

Steven Lynch
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