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England in India 2016-17

Batman Kohli has all the gadgets

Nov 30, 2016: India have had a good two years in Test cricket. A lot of that comes down to having a squad that offers options, and a captain who knows how to maximise his players' threat

Alagappan Muthu

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 4th day

Parthiv could be retained as batsman

Nov 29, 2016: Virat Kohli praised Parthiv Patel's contribution with the bat after the wicketkeeper, playing his first Test in eight years, made scores of 42 and 67 not out opening the innings in Mohali

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 4th day

Kohli's India leave pitches debate in past

Nov 29, 2016: Virat Kohli was pleased with the commitment and skill shown by India to come back and win convincingly despite losing the toss in Mohali

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

England suffer friction burns as contest gets heated

Nov 28, 2016: England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 2nd day

Ashwin's late rally counters England's fielding-led fightback

Nov 27, 2016: Fightback followed fightback during an absorbing final session on the second day in Mohali.

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali

Horses-for-courses approach conscious decision - Kohli

Nov 25, 2016: In what will be his 20th Test match as captain, Virat Kohli is yet to field the same XI in consecutive games

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali

Ball-tampering

Why Kohli and Warner weren't charged

Nov 22, 2016: Footage of Virat Kohli and David Warner allegedly using artificial substances to shine the ball did not come under the ICC's consideration since the accusation was not brought to the match referee's notice within five days of the incident

Sidharth Monga

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 5th day

Kohli surprised by England's defensive tactics

Nov 21, 2016: Virat Kohli said that England's decision to stonewall in the second innings played into India's hands after they secured a 246-run victory in Visakhapatnam

Alagappan Muthu

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 4th day

A batting automaton

Nov 20, 2016: The tiring Vizag pitch threw up wild variations in bounce and confounded other batsmen, but not the Indian captain

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 4th day

India strike late after Cook and Hameed show defiance

Nov 20, 2016: Ravi Jadeja struck with the final ball of the fourth day - trapping Alastair Cook lbw for a 188-ball 54 -to leave England 87 for 2 as they attempted to save the second Test

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 1st day

Pujara, Kohli swap roles to dominate England

Nov 17, 2016: In a commanding stand of 226 runs, Virat Kohli appeared careful and solid like Cheteshwar Pujara, who was free-flowing and entertaining like Kohli

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 1st day

'Expect more turn than in Rajkot' - Pujara

Nov 17, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara has said he and Virat Kohli improved their understanding between the wickets after having a chat at lunch

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 1st day

Kohli and Pujara put England on back foot

Nov 17, 2016: Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara added 226 for the third wicket, both scoring centuries, to put India in control on the opening day in Vizag

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam

Momentum, 'schmomentum' in Visakhapatnam

Nov 16, 2016: England were the better team in the drawn Rajkot Test, but the series is still 0-0 and India are still playing at home, on a Visakhapatnam pitch that looks likely to favour their strengths

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam

Kohli finds batting 'revelation' in first Test

Nov 16, 2016: Put in a precarious situation on the final day of the first Test, Virat Kohli succeeded in balancing his natural game with batting for survival and called it a "revelation"

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

Learnt valuable lesson in how to draw a Test, says Kohli

Nov 13, 2016: With just two defeats in 18 Tests under Virat Kohli's leadership, India have rarely been faced with the challenge of saving a game, especially not on home soil. In the circumstances, the captain felt they had adapted well and learnt new skills

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot

Kohli transformed since failure in England

Nov 8, 2016: Virat Kohli has said he was "thankful" for India's tour of England in 2014, when he totalled 135 runs in five Tests, because it has led to his becoming a "really improved cricketer"

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

New Zealand in India 2016-17

Are India too reliant on Kohli in ODIs?

Oct 28, 2016: Not yet, as numbers and Dhoni will tell you, but they need more from the lower middle order to squash that notion

Arun Venugopal and Shiva Jayaraman

India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Mohali

Kohli's chases, Dhoni's sixes

Oct 23, 2016: Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni dominate the stats highlights from the Mohali ODI

S Rajesh

New Zealand had the tactics but not the technique

Oct 14, 2016: Their batsmen haven't quite been reading the length well, or reacting to make late adjustments when needed

Sanjay Manjrekar
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