Aakash Chopra

Former India opening batter

@cricketaakash


What India need to do against West Indies' key players
What India need to do against West Indies' key players

How they face up to Gayle, Hope, Cottrell and Thomas will be crucial

What India need to do against Afghanistan's key players
What India need to do against Afghanistan's key players

How they face up to Nabi, Rashid and Mujeeb will be crucial

What India need to do against Pakistan's key players
What India need to do against Pakistan's key players

How they face up to Fakhar, Babar, Hasan and Amir will be crucial

What India need to do against New Zealand's key players
What India need to do against New Zealand's key players

How they face up to Williamson, Taylor, Boult and Henry will be crucial

What India need to do against Australia's key players
What India need to do against Australia's key players

How they face up to Warner, Smith, Cummins and Starc will be crucial

What India need to do against South Africa's key players
What India need to do against South Africa's key players

How they deal with de Kock, du Plessis, Rabada and Tahir will be crucial

Stop comparing Rishabh Pant to MS Dhoni
Stop comparing Rishabh Pant to MS Dhoni

The young keeper-batsman has only got chances as a replacement, so the comparison isn't fair

What does India's World Cup line-up look like?
What does India's World Cup line-up look like?

There are questions over a few spots, but most places look to be taken

How Kuldeep and Chahal have contained the New Zealand batsmen
How Kuldeep and Chahal have contained the New Zealand batsmen

By bowling slow, using subtle variations and the wind to good effect, the Indian spinners have done what most spinners have struggled with in New Zealand conditions

How Mohammed Shami flipped the switch on his bowling
How Mohammed Shami flipped the switch on his bowling

He always had a world-class bowling action, but it took him some time to figure out his own bowling and how to take wickets

What is Dhoni's role in India's ODI side?
What is Dhoni's role in India's ODI side?

He isn't the dominant player he used to be, but he still offers the team plenty of value

Why Bumrah is hard to face
Why Bumrah is hard to face

A look at the factors that make him a challenge for batsmen

Is KL Rahul's problem technical or mental?
Is KL Rahul's problem technical or mental?

He has given the impression of having a solid game for all formats. What has gone wrong in Australia?

Five things India's batsmen need to keep in mind in Australia
Five things India's batsmen need to keep in mind in Australia

Length is vital. The sooner you pick it and play accordingly, the more successful you will be

The difference the IPL makes for India's young internationals
The difference the IPL makes for India's young internationals

Playing in the league prepares them for the pressures of the world game - to the point that they're ready for just about anything that is thrown at them

India need to use the West Indies series to figure out their World Cup line-up
India need to use the West Indies series to figure out their World Cup line-up

If it means losing a game or two - or even the whole series against West Indies - so be it

Will we see Pant in the World Cup and Kuldeep as second spinner in Australia?
Will we see Pant in the World Cup and Kuldeep as second spinner in Australia?

The two young Indian players are exciting talents, but they have to work on certain areas of their game to become serious threats to the opposition

How Afghanistan's spinners keep winning them games
How Afghanistan's spinners keep winning them games

A look at the spinners' actions and how they trouble batsmen

What should India's Asia Cup line-up be?
What should India's Asia Cup line-up be?

The absence of Kohli has thrown up some room for experimentation with an eye on the World Cup

For the first time, India have a well-rounded pace attack
For the first time, India have a well-rounded pace attack

For the first time in their history, India have four bowlers of high ability, making for a formidable quick-bowling unit