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India v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mumbai

Looking at Rahul, Rahane as opening options - Kohli

Oct 21, 2017: Both players have had stints in the middle order before, but India's team management does not want to resume those experiments

Vishal Dikshit at the Wankhede

India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Indore

Rahane working on mindset after chat with Tendulkar

Sep 23, 2017: Ajinkya Rahane believes mental preparation is the key in a team that rates versatility

Alagappan Muthu in Indore

Australia in India, 2017

What the series against Australia means for India

Sep 16, 2017: If it is to be a meaningful step in their campaign to regain the World Cup, there are a few areas they need to take a good look at

Aakash Chopra

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

India in Sri Lanka 2017

India's bid to adapt to new ODI landscape

Aug 14, 2017: The squad to tour Sri Lanka hints that the selectors have understood the importance of wristspinners and attacking middle-order batsmen

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Rahane reveals thinking behind India's quick feet

Aug 4, 2017: Dancing down the track to Rangana Herath has proved a productive tactic for India's batsmen in this series, with the knock-on effect of creating opportunities to score off the back foot as well

Sidharth Monga at the SSC

Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Indians, tour match, 2nd day, Colombo

India batsmen tune up for Galle with runs

Jul 22, 2017: Virat Kohli was the only batsmen to make fifty plus, while Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha all crossed 30 before retiring out

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Antigua

'Hungry' Rahane makes it count

Jul 1, 2017: Having warmed the bench in the Champions Trophy, Ajinkya Rahane has said he was eager to perform well in the Caribbean

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2017

Young Indian players carve new Pune identity

May 22, 2017: While Ben Stokes provided the X factor for Rising Pune Supergiant, it was the consistency shown by the likes of Rahul Tripathi and Washington Sundar that lifted them from the lows of 2016

Akshay Gopalakrishnan

India news

Rohit, Ashwin, Shami return for Champions Trophy

May 8, 2017: Mohammed Shami, who last played ODIs in the 2015 World Cup, was among the 15 men chosen to represent India in England

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tripathi, Rahane end Mumbai's six-match winning streak

Apr 25, 2017: While Rohit Sharma and Rahul Tripathi starred with the bat, Ben Stokes, with figures of 2 for 21, ensured Pune beat Mumbai for the second time this season.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Partnerships of the week - Gambhir, Lynn set the season rolling with record stand

Apr 10, 2017: Gambhir-Lynn, Smith-Rahane and Maxwell-Miller make the cut for the top partnerships of the week

Carlyle Laurie

Rahane and Smith anchor Pune win over Mumbai

Apr 7, 2017: Steven Smith thumped a 54-ball 84 that helped Pune start their 2017 campaign with a last-over win at home

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rising Pune Supergiant v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Pune

Rahane, Smith clinch thriller for Pune

Apr 6, 2017: An ice-cool unbeaten 84 from Steven Smith steered Rising Pune Supergiant to a seven-wicket win against Mumbai Indians at the MCA Stadium

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Fabulous series, but can we deal with the DRS and on-field chatter?

Apr 2, 2017: India and Australia showed what good pitches and good leaders can offer to a contest. But the misuse of the referral system grated on the nerves

Ian Chappell

How Kohli and Rahane differed as captains

Mar 30, 2017: Australia repeatedly challenged and troubled the Indian captain, and were themselves shown up by his stand-in

Brad Haddin

Countdown : 8 days to go

Plucking 'em out of thin air

Mar 28, 2017: Tight-rope walks by the boundary line, tag-team efforts and some spectacular close-catching feature in our list of IPL's most memorable catches

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Kohli credits Rahane for five-bowler strategy

Mar 28, 2017: Virat Kohli has said it was Ajinkya Rahane's decision to play five bowlers in Dharamsala; then he, Rahane and Anil Kumble decided on playing Kuldeep Yadav since he had the X-factor

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi

How Pujara and Rahane repelled Lyon

Mar 15, 2017: Both batsmen fell cheaply in the first innings in Bengaluru but after some minor technical adjustments they put on the only wicketless session of the series so far and helped India draw level in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Ranchi

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
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