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What India's batsmen need to do at Trent Bridge

Aug 17, 2018: A checklist for the top five (barring Kohli)

Sanjay Manjrekar

India in England 2018

India's batting struggles down to extreme conditions

Aug 16, 2018: This is an era of exaggerated home advantage and overseas records of a number of fine batsmen are simply collateral damage

Karthik Krishnaswamy

India in England 2018

Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

Aug 13, 2018: A lower-back injury might leave India without their captain at Trent Bridge. If that comes to pass, how will their beleaguered batting cope?

Nagraj Gollapudi

India in England, 2018

India's away woes: Kohli alone averaging more than 20

Aug 13, 2018: On their 2017-18 tours of South Africa and England, India's top-order batsmen, apart from the captain, have put up some forgettable numbers

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 1st Test, 4th day, Edgbaston

Virat Kohli let down by his own men

Aug 4, 2018: The first Test was a contest between England and Kohli, and he lost not because he failed, but because all his specialist batsmen failed

Nagraj Gollapudi in Birmingham

India in England 2018

India seek M Vijay's calming influence in times of uncertainty

Jul 30, 2018: The last time India toured England, Vijay was the only batsman from either side to face more than 1000 balls in the series. Four years on, with the identity of his partner still unclear, he remains their No. 1 opener

Nagraj Gollapudi

IPL 2018 news

Fantastic opportunity to be back with CSK - M Vijay

Mar 22, 2018: The India opener is looking forward to playing at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, his home ground, in the forthcoming IPL season

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan bag million-dollar BCCI contracts

Mar 7, 2018: India's much-awaited new annual contracts are a departure from last year's attempts to keep Test specialists in the top category

Sidharth Monga

India domestic news

Vijay 'hurt' by Tamil Nadu snub

Feb 22, 2018: The opener was left out of the Tamil Nadu side after he supposedly - contrary to the coach's words - failed to report for a Vijay Hazare Trophy match

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2017-18

TN coach admits to being aware of Vijay injury

Feb 10, 2018: Hrishikesh Kanitkar has said he was aware of Vijay's injury that kept him out of the Vijay Hazare fixture on Thursday. Meanwhile, captain Vijay Shankar and R Ashwin are set to miss the next game

Arun Venugopal

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018

No-show Vijay left out of Tamil Nadu squad

Feb 9, 2018: The opener was dropped after the selection committee said they were unaware of the "shoulder pain" due to which he had failed to report to the ground for the game against Mumbai on Thursday

Arun Venugopal

India in South Africa 2017-18

India need their old Vijay back

Jan 20, 2018: The India opener was a defensive rock on India's previous cycle of away tours, but he has been uncharacteristically loose outside off stump on this trip to South Africa

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

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

India in South Africa 2017-18

Philander not convinced yet that Kohli's India travel better

Jan 3, 2018: Asked about the general reputation this India team seems to carry - of being better travellers than the earlier teams - the South Africa quick said he wasn't impressed just yet

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

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

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

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

Vijay's sweet release after an eight-month wait

Nov 25, 2017: Injury had deprived him from his fans, but on Saturday, those familiar wristy flicks were back. So were the deft glides behind point. For a moment, it seemed like he'd never even left

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

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

Vijay-Pujara's outstanding home record

Nov 25, 2017: The pair average 89.09 per completed partnership in home Tests and have put together three double century stands so far

S Rajesh

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur

SL's chance to shift India's focus from South Africa

Nov 23, 2017: Sri Lanka need drastic improvement in every facet of their game to compete with India, who are yet to lose a bilateral series under Virat Kohli

The Preview by Sidharth Monga

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
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