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Let's not be too harsh on Virat and Co

Jan 19, 2018: To play well, India need to plan well

Sanjay Manjrekar

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

Pandya's brilliance, fine. Then what?

Jan 13, 2018: It shouldn't always take pieces of magic for India to create the best chance to win a Test in South Africa. There are still 14 wickets to be taken, and India cannot afford to rely on magic for them

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

India have plenty of selection headaches going into the second Test

Jan 10, 2018: Should Rahane play? How about opening with Parthiv? Is it fair to drop either or both Dhawan and Rohit?

Aakash Chopra

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, Capet Town, 2nd day

A day when Pandya talked, and walked it too

Jan 6, 2018: The impact of the 24-year-old allrounder's 93 runs and two wickets in this Test will be seen soon, but there is a larger impact of this effort that merits commendation

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Pandya - 93 (95), other India batsmen - 102 (347)

Jan 6, 2018: Statistical highlights from Hardik Pandya's rapid knock at Newlands, including his share out of India's total, his scoring against South Africa's quicks and where his average stands now

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

South Africa ahead despite Pandya's all-round heroics

Jan 6, 2018: A Hardik Pandya counterattack came at just the right time for India as the Newlands Test continued to surprise

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

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

Six, seven, eight could decide India's fate

Jan 2, 2018: The pre-series spotlight might be on India's top five and their three quicks, but the three players in between might just end up deciding Tests if they are closely contested

Sidharth Monga

India in South Africa 2017-18

Same old attack, all-new challenge

Jan 1, 2018: India have the same set of bowlers that toured South Africa in 2013-14. They have become fitter after the home stretch, but are they equipped to handle pressure of doing everything in tough conditions?

Sidharth Monga

India news

'I asked for the rest' - Hardik Pandya

Nov 14, 2017: The India allrounder felt he needed time off to manage a few niggles and get "super fit" for the South Africa tour in January 2018

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Hardik Pandya rested for Sri Lanka Tests

Nov 10, 2017: Selectors take call in consultation with team management to manage allrounder's workload and lessen his chances of injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in India 2017-18

Rotation deepening India's bowling pool

Oct 24, 2017: India's policy of resting and rotating their bowlers over the last few months has helped them build a broad collection of quicks and spinners for different formats, keeping them match-fit while ensuring no one has been overburdened

Vishal Dikshit

'I asked for help and didn't get it'

Oct 24, 2017: Irfan Pathan looks back at the years when he was India's all-round sensation, and where things went wrong

Gaurav Kalra

Hardik Pandya could become the match-turning allrounder India have been looking for

Oct 15, 2017: He has shown the impact he can have on ODIs. Now we wait to see if he can be just as effective in Tests

Ian Chappell

Australia in India 2017

Missing pieces gradually fall into place for India

Oct 2, 2017: A finisher, two wristspinners and four quality seamers are filling the gaps in India's ODI resources, allowing the team greater flexibility in strategy and more belief in their depth

Alagappan Muthu

India v Australia, 4th ODI, Bengaluru

Zampa wins the latest battle against Pandya

Sep 28, 2017: The Australian legspinner successfully figured out how to counter the Indian big-hitter after he had smashed him around earlier in the series

Alagappan Muthu

India news

'Hardik has turned his career around' - Dravid

Sep 25, 2017: The India A coach, who worked with the allrounder during a tour of Australia last year, says Hardik Pandya is now capable of tailoring his game to different situations, and is on his way to becoming an 'all-weather player'

Shashank Kishore in Vijayawada

India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Kolkata

The Pandya incident - caught and run-out, but not out

Sep 21, 2017: Hardik Pandya thought he was caught, the Australians thought he was definitely run-out, but it turned out that neither of those dismissals applied to the delivery

Alagappan Muthu at Eden Gardens

India v Australia, 1st ODI, Chennai

Pandya's six-hitting ability is special

Sep 18, 2017: Former India opener Aakash Chopra looks at five talking points from the series opener

Aakash Chopra
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