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South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead

Feb 18, 2018: Shikhar Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls led India to a total of 203, which they defended comfortably thanks to a five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Awesome in ODIs, poor in Tests

Feb 16, 2018: Shikhar Dhawan's ODI record outside Asia is superb but his Test stats are quite patchy, and some of it has to do with how he fares against the short ball in the two formats

S Rajesh

South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Dhawan, the most prolific India batsman after 100 ODIs

Feb 10, 2018: A look at all the statistical highlights from Shikhar Dhawan's smashing century in his 100th ODI

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Miller, Klaasen hammer spinners to keep series alive

Feb 10, 2018: South Africa had to win Saturday's game to keep the series alive, and they did so in emphatic style, hitting Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal for 119 runs in 11.3 overs

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

Dhawan confident that India have 'all bases covered'

Feb 6, 2018: The India opener also defended Rohit Sharma's batting form, saying the India vice-captain required 'just one innings' to get back in form

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

India should rue fatal first day

Jan 8, 2018: It's easy to fall for recency bias and blame a fourth-innings collapse for losing a winnable contest, but India know their bowlers and batsmen really let the Newlands Test slip in the first innings

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Rohit, Dhawan and the limits of 'current form'

Jan 8, 2018: Runs against Sri Lanka earned Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan their places in India's XI for Cape Town, ahead of Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul respectively, but neither justified his selection

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

India's surprise moves turn into damp squib

Jan 5, 2018: Can surprising selection choices, unsuitable lines and lengths, and the dropped catch witnessed on the opening day justify the visitors' pre-series claims of preparedness?

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

India in South Africa 2017-18

Ravindra Jadeja down with 'viral illness'

Jan 3, 2018: The left-arm spinner will be taken to hospital for treatment, and is expected to recover in 48 hours, which probably means the team management will only be able to decide on his availability for the first Test in Cape Town on the morning of the match

ESPNcricinfo staff

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 v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 4th day

SL's struggles with Delhi air may be genuine - Dhawan

Dec 5, 2017: After having seen his team-mate Shami vomit on the field, the India opener was more understanding of the visitors' discomfort, but he only went as far as giving them a benefit of doubt

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Monga: India's three openers have each others' backs

Dec 1, 2017: The competition between M Vijay, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan may continue to get fiercer, but Vijay says it's the trio's friendship off the field that keeps confusion and mistrust at bay

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan released from India Test squad

Nov 20, 2017: While Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss the remainder of the Test series, Shikhar Dhawan will be available for the third Test. The selectors have picked Vijay Shankar as Bhuvneshwar's replacement

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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