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India in Sri Lanka 2017

Pandya in squad for SL Tests, Rahul back

Jul 9, 2017: Allrounder Hardik Pandya has been selected for the three-Test series in Sri Lanka, which begins on July 26 in Galle

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

KL Rahul set to miss Champions Trophy

Apr 21, 2017: India opener KL Rahul, who is sitting out the IPL with a shoulder injury, has revealed he is unlikely to regain full fitness in time for the Champions Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

India home season review

Jadeja voted best player of India's home season

Apr 3, 2017: In ESPNCricinfo's poll on India's 13-Test-long home season, the readers agreed with an expert panel on five of seven questions

ESPNcricinfo staff

How significant are India's gains this season?

Apr 2, 2017: They have greater depth in their bowling now, and a few of their batsmen have made large strides

Sanjay Manjrekar

IPL 2017

Shoulder injury sidelines Rahul from IPL

Mar 31, 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman KL Rahul is expected to have surgery to his left shoulder and will miss the 10th edition of the IPL due to begin on April 5

Arun Venugopal

Australia in India 2016-17

Relentless Jadeja, patient Pujara, versatile Umesh

Mar 29, 2017: On pitches changing with every venue, India's players adapted nicely to fight back from 0-1 for a series win. ESPNcricinfo rates them out of 10

Karthik Krishnaswamy

India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 4th day

How hard hands loosened Australia's grip

Mar 28, 2017: In both Ranchi and Dharamsala, Australia fell short of posting truly daunting first-innings totals despite hundreds from Steven Smith. It was the lack of big scores from their openers that made it tougher for the middle and lower order

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 2nd day

Toughest session I've faced in Test cricket - Rahul

Mar 26, 2017: KL Rahul scored his fifth half-century of the series and said after the second day that he was a little disappointed about not converting any of the starts into big scores

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 2nd day

Lyon leads Australia's comeback on see-saw day

Mar 26, 2017: Nathan Lyon took four wickets after tea to prevent India from setting up a substantial first-innings lead, as the hosts finished the second day 52 runs behind with four wickets in hand

The Report by Daniel Brettig

It's 4am, do you know where your Test cricket is?

Mar 9, 2017: Tuning in to a cracker of a Test in a time zone more than five hours ahead of yours is quite the tonic

Mark Nicholas

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, 1st day

The two phases of Rahul's innings

Mar 4, 2017: KL Rahul stood out for India on the first day of the Bengaluru Test, and he showed how he could change gears against spinners, especially with wickets falling around him

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Bengaluru

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, 1st day

Lyon eight-for bundles India out for 189

Mar 4, 2017: Remarkable control from the Australian bowlers resulted in massive pressure being built up which led to a steady supply of wickets as India folded for 189 on the first day

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Australia in India 2016-17

Rahul's altering approach to different pitches

Mar 2, 2017: KL Rahul is probably the only batsman in India's top five who can play the lofted shots as well as the sweeps and reverse sweeps and is unlikely to tone his game down on raging turners

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Bengaluru

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 2nd day

O'Keefe and Smith put Australia in dominant position

Feb 24, 2017: Steve O'Keefe and Steven Smith put Australia in a powerful position at stumps on day two against India in Pune

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Mr Inconsistents

Feb 24, 2017: There is no doubting the batting talent of Shaun Marsh and KL Rahul, but both have been plagued by inconsistency in their Test careers so far

S Rajesh

Why today's Test opener isn't a Sehwag

Feb 13, 2017: Test teams are looking for solidity at the top, and batsmen are comfortable specialising in the format that suits their style

Karthik Krishnaswamy

England in India 2016-17

Back-ups for Dhoni, and India's spin puzzle

Jan 6, 2017: Yuvraj Singh's return to international cricket will understandably be the talking point from the India selection for the limited-overs series against England, but here are the other - smaller - talking points

Sidharth Monga


The golden boys

Dec 29, 2016: Just about everything came up roses for India in 2016

Sidharth Monga

A horsey delivery, and doubles in double-quick time

Dec 20, 2016: Also: batsmen out on 199, keepers who opened after a long stint on the field, and the highest score by an England No. 8 on debut

Steven Lynch

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 3rd day

A remarkable end to a 9 to 5 job

Dec 18, 2016: KL Rahul might have missed out on a double hundred but his efficiency repelled not just England's attack but his potential rivals at the top of India's order

Sidharth Monga in Chennai
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