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India in South Africa 2017-18

India yearn for a less slippery cordon

Jan 3, 2018: Since India's last tour of South Africa, their slip and gully fielders have dropped more often than they have caught. Whether it's an issue of technique or temperament, they will have to sort it out quickly if they hope to win matches on pitches with pace

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

India in South Africa 2017-18

A batting order with clear roles to fulfil in hostile conditions

Dec 31, 2017: If M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara protect Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane from the new ball, India know they can score plenty of runs in the quick-scoring grounds of South Africa

Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka

When runs disappear

Dec 5, 2017: The five worst series for batsmen since 2000, including Ajinkya Rahane's stinker against Sri Lanka

Karthik Krishnaswamy

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

Rahane won't be a wrong 'un in South Africa

Dec 2, 2017: Ajinkya Rahane's troubles deepened in Delhi but as Sanjay Bangar was quick to point out, his overseas record is "phenomenal"

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi

Must-win scenario beckons battle-weary Sri Lanka

Dec 1, 2017: They do not have a Test win in India and they must find one in Delhi to level the series

The Preview by Alagappan Muthu

Can the away Rahane come home please?

Nov 24, 2017: He has been outstanding on tours, but his average at home has dropped to less than 37; the difference between the two is among the highest in Test history

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Rahane keen to 'evolve' by adding more shots to his game

Nov 14, 2017: The middle-order batsman was seen trying a few reverse-sweeps and reverse-laps against spinners ahead of the first Test in Kolkata

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

Ranji Trophy 2017-18, 5th round, 4th day

Vijay, Pujara warm up for SL Tests with tons

Nov 12, 2017: KL Rahul stroked 92 off 109 balls in Karnataka's second innings while Ajinkya Rahane's stickability contributed to Mumbai denying Baroda

Sruthi Ravindranath

Mumbai v Baroda, Ranji Trophy 2017-18, 5th Round, 3rd day

Swapnil ton puts Baroda in sight of massive innings-win

Nov 11, 2017: Ajinkya Rahane at crease for Mumbai, but hosts face a deficit of 302 with only six wickets in hand on the final day

The Report by Annesha Ghosh in Mumbai

Mumbai v Baroda, Ranji Trophy, Group C, Mumbai, 1st day

Mumbai stumble in historic 500th match

Nov 9, 2017: Unheralded duo of Atit Sheth, Lukman Meriwala pick five wickets apiece to shoot hosts out inside two sessions

The Report by Annesha Ghosh in Mumbai

Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Rahane, Thakur return to Mumbai squad

Oct 31, 2017: A round-up of the latest Ranji Trophy news ahead of the fourth round of matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mumbai

Looking at Rahul, Rahane as opening options - Kohli

Oct 21, 2017: Both players have had stints in the middle order before, but India's team management does not want to resume those experiments

Vishal Dikshit at the Wankhede

India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Indore

Rahane working on mindset after chat with Tendulkar

Sep 23, 2017: Ajinkya Rahane believes mental preparation is the key in a team that rates versatility

Alagappan Muthu in Indore

Australia in India, 2017

What the series against Australia means for India

Sep 16, 2017: If it is to be a meaningful step in their campaign to regain the World Cup, there are a few areas they need to take a good look at

Aakash Chopra

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

India in Sri Lanka 2017

India's bid to adapt to new ODI landscape

Aug 14, 2017: The squad to tour Sri Lanka hints that the selectors have understood the importance of wristspinners and attacking middle-order batsmen

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Rahane reveals thinking behind India's quick feet

Aug 4, 2017: Dancing down the track to Rangana Herath has proved a productive tactic for India's batsmen in this series, with the knock-on effect of creating opportunities to score off the back foot as well

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Indians, tour match, 2nd day, Colombo

India batsmen tune up for Galle with runs

Jul 22, 2017: Virat Kohli was the only batsmen to make fifty plus, while Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha all crossed 30 before retiring out

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Antigua

'Hungry' Rahane makes it count

Jul 1, 2017: Having warmed the bench in the Champions Trophy, Ajinkya Rahane has said he was eager to perform well in the Caribbean

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2017

Young Indian players carve new Pune identity

May 22, 2017: While Ben Stokes provided the X factor for Rising Pune Supergiant, it was the consistency shown by the likes of Rahul Tripathi and Washington Sundar that lifted them from the lows of 2016

Akshay Gopalakrishnan
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