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'Kohli is the best player in the world'

Feb 20, 2018: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith talks about India's captain, and tries to put his finger on where it went wrong for the home side in the one-day series

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Statsguru awards, 2017

Kohli, Smith and Rabada take top honours

Feb 19, 2018: Virat Kohli was superb in all three formats, Steven Smith had an unbelievable year in Tests, while Kagiso Rabada showed once again that he is the real deal

S Rajesh

South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion

Freed-up Kohli shows what he is truly capable of

Feb 17, 2018: Earlier in the one-day series, the India captain batted according to the match situation, did just what his team needed. Now, with the result of the game holding little value, he had the licence to let himself go, and boy did he put on a show

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

India tour of South Africa 2018

Kohli and wristspinners hit the right note

Feb 16, 2018: What the numbers tell us about this combination that helped India win the ODI series in South Africa

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion

Kohli's 35th ODI ton helps India wallop South Africa 5-1

Feb 16, 2018: Shardul Thakur dominated with the ball, Virat Kohli with the bat and India cruised to an eight-wicket win in Centurion, taking the six-match series 5-1

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

What the ice-cricket tournament tells us about India-Pakistan cricket relations

Feb 13, 2018: The bonhomie between former players from the two countries in St Moritz underlines how it is a pity the two sides don't meet on the field

Danyal Rasool

South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

Kohli's run addiction brings another high

Feb 8, 2018: There was pace and bounce to contend with as well as a bout of cramps, and wickets kept falling around him, but India's captain, as always, found a way to score runs

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

Kuldeep, Chahal could be 'a massive X-factor' at World Cup - Kohli

Feb 8, 2018: 'Every over they might pick up two wickets, that is the kind of belief they have in their abilities. The team has a belief in them, the team is backing them'

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

Kohli runs his way to a hundred

Feb 7, 2018: Virat Kohli, once again, broke many records while completing his 34th ODI hundred in Cape Town

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

Kohli, wristspinners trample South Africa again

Feb 7, 2018: After the India captain smashed an unbeaten 160, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal shared eight wickets between them to put their side 3-0 up

The Report by Firdose Moonda

For good Test pitches, leave the curators alone

Feb 4, 2018: When captains interfere and ask for custom-made tracks, it leads to situations like the one at the Wanderers

Ian Chappell

South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban

Kohli completes a unique set of centuries

Feb 1, 2018: Kohli's 189-run third-wicket stand with Ajnikya Rahane was also the third-highest ODI stand for any wicket against South Africa

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban

Kohli 112 bests du Plessis 120 as India go 1-0 up

Feb 1, 2018: A difficult chase of 270 ended up being straightforward thanks to a mighty Virat Kohli century and solid contribution from Ajinkya Rahane at No. 4

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

The briefing

What the hell is going on with India?

Feb 1, 2018: Disturbing behaviour was exhibited by many in cricket in January. Except Pakistan, who were just their usual weird selves

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

This win will be remembered for a long time - Kohli

Jan 27, 2018: India's captain felt vindicated in his assessment that India came close to winning in the first two Tests of this series after a "sweet" win in Johannesburg that he compared with Lord's 2014

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

India show courage and conviction on tricky surface

Jan 27, 2018: On a highly uncertain third-day surface, India's batsmen stared the devil in the eye and bore everything it threw at them

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

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

Let's not belittle the art of pitch-making

Jan 25, 2018: If South Africa manage to come out victorious on this pitch, you can imagine that India might ask for the wrestling pits of Haryana to be turned rectangular for cricket on their next tour

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Kohli's fire and Pujara's ice do the trick for India

Jan 24, 2018: On a pitch with copious amounts of seam movement, two very different batsmen did in large parts what comes naturally to them to lay a platform for India

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

South Africa ahead after 11-wicket day

Jan 24, 2018: Virat Kohli attacked with luck, Cheteshwar Pujara defended and defended solidly, both got fifties in tough batting conditions, but a lower-order collapse gave South Africa the upper hand as India went from 144 for 4 to 187 all out

The Report by Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

'Wanderers has been a special venue for us' - Kohli

Jan 23, 2018: India's captain hopes his team can take inspiration from past deeds at the Bullring, particularly the Test match they dominated for large periods on their 2013-14 tour of South Africa

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg
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