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India in West Indies, 2016

Is India's need for speed too costly?

Aug 17, 2016: Under Virat Kohli, India have tended to go for quick-scoring batsmen at the expense of solid players. Is it an error in judgement or a larger sign of flexible thinking and practices?

Nagraj Gollapudi

West Indies v India, 3rd Test, Gros Islet, 1st day

Vijay and Pujara conspicuous by their absence

Aug 10, 2016: By leaving out M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara, India have compromised the solidity of their top order and perhaps affected the mindset of the omitted batsmen

Karthik Krishnaswamy in St Lucia

West Indies v India, 3rd Test, St Lucia

India's St Lucia Test batting selection riddle

Aug 8, 2016: M Vijay missed the second Test but is back to full fitness after his injury replacement KL Rahul scored 158 in Jamaica. Will Vijay come back into the XI at the expense of Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara... or not at all?

Karthik Krishnaswamy in St Lucia

What's eating Cheteshwar Pujara?

Aug 8, 2016: India's solid No. 3 has been looking out of sorts lately. The problem seems more mental than anything else

Aakash Chopra

West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Jamaica, 2nd day

Pujara's malaise, Rahul's ton puts India in awkward spot

Aug 1, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara's curious loss of form and KL Rahul's impressive conversion rate leaves India in a top-order selection conundrum when M Vijay returns to full fitness

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kingston

West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston

Pujara unconcerned by squandered starts

Jul 29, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara is not unduly worried by his recent inability to convert starts to big scores, pointing out that some of those starts were important contributions to the team's cause

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kingston

Assam v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2015-16, semi-final, 2nd day

Once I get into my rhythm, no one can stop me - Pujara

Feb 14, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara said his experience and understanding of his game helped him switch plans with ease during the semi-final against Assam

Arun Venugopal in Vadodara

Assam v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2015-16, semi-final, 2nd day

Pujara ton takes Saurashtra into the lead

Feb 14, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara dipped into an imprint that has defined his standing as a Test batsman, and provided the critical nudge that advanced Saurashtra's position in the Ranji Trophy semi-final in Vadodara

Arun Venugopal in Vadodara

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16

Pujara's 55-ball 81 crushes J&K

Jan 4, 2016: A round-up of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches on January 4, 2016

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16, Group D

Chawla, Chaubey topple Saurashtra

Dec 16, 2015: A round-up of all the Group D matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on December 16, 2015

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16, Group D

Naman Ojha century flattens Uttar Pradesh

Dec 14, 2015: Round-up of all the Group D matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on December 14, 2015

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

It will be like a festival in Rajkot - Pujara

Dec 8, 2015: When mobile manufacturer Intex opted for Rajkot as their home for the next two years, it became the first instance of an IPL franchise setting up a base at a smaller centre

Arun Venugopal

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Bangalore

Sound judgment key to tackle spin - Pujara

Nov 12, 2015: Cheteshwar Pujara's ability to tackle spin on rank turners has come in for a lot of praise. The No. 3 batsman says his success stems from the confidence of scoring big runs in domestic cricket

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Bangalore

India v SA, 1st Test, Mohali, 2nd day

India lead by 142 after Ashwin's five-for

Nov 6, 2015: R Ashwin took his 13th five-wicket haul, and his 150th Test wicket as well, as South Africa were bowled out for 184 and India built their lead to 142 by the end of the day with Cheteshwar Pujara's half-century

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

South Africa in India 2015-16

Manjrekar: We will see a more mature Kohli

Nov 1, 2015: Sanjay Manjrekar looks ahead to two key aspects for India in the forthcoming Tests against South Africa - Virat Kohli's leadership style, and Cheteshwar Pujara's role

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sanjay Bangar

Most India batsmen have done justice to their talent - Bangar

Sep 6, 2015: A year into his role as India batting coach, Sanjay Bangar talks about his overall experience, what the India batsmen have been working on, the Rohit v Pujara debate and Virat Kohli's technical adjustments

Amol Karhadkar

India news

Critics need to be less harsh on Rohit - Bangar

Sep 6, 2015: Sanjay Bangar, the India batting coach, has hit back at Rohit Sharma's critics, saying that the batsman has "definitely contributed to the team's cause"

Amol Karhadkar

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

Aug 31, 2015: He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

Mukul Kesavan

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Resolute Pujara shines in stop-gap role

Aug 29, 2015: Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball

Sharda Ugra at SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Pujara's Asia average, and Prasad's home run

Aug 29, 2015: Stats highlights from an engrossing day at the SSC

S Rajesh
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