Aakash Chopra

Former India opening batter

@cricketaakash


How Ishant got his mojo working
How Ishant got his mojo working

The work he has put in on his wrist position and length has begun to pay off

Why did Rashid Khan fail in the India Test?
Why did Rashid Khan fail in the India Test?

Too many variations, poor fields, and a lack of first-class bowling experience

The pros and cons of Rishabh Pant's technique
The pros and cons of Rishabh Pant's technique

His game is brutally modern, but his style is distinctly old-fashioned

Why India will rely heavily on Jasprit Bumrah in the coming season
Why India will rely heavily on Jasprit Bumrah in the coming season

His subtle variations and lengths trouble even the batsmen who have got used to his unusual bowling action

The XIs: how the teams are likely to start the IPL
The XIs: how the teams are likely to start the IPL

A new season comes with new teams and combinations - how are they all going to shape up?

What makes legspin effective in limited-overs cricket?
What makes legspin effective in limited-overs cricket?

A look at five aspects of the craft

No, India's loss in South Africa was not the expected result
No, India's loss in South Africa was not the expected result

This team looked more competitive than any that have toured the country in the past. The defeat can't be put down to systemic problems

India have plenty of selection headaches going into the second Test
India have plenty of selection headaches going into the second Test

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

Chopra: Bumrah becoming India's most important asset in limited overs
Chopra: Bumrah becoming India's most important asset in limited overs

India have their batting top order and bowling department covered, and a solution to their middle-order muddle could put them on the way to becoming one of the best T20 sides in the world

How India got the better of Latham
How India got the better of Latham

Aakash Chopra also throws the spotlight on Colin de Grandhomme's intent against spin, and India's rolling No. 4 spot

Rohit's left-arm problem
Rohit's left-arm problem

Is Kedar Jadhav hampered by a short front-foot stride, is Virat Kohli a touch too inflexible with his bowling changes, and what makes Tom Latham so good against spin?

India's seven-batsman army didn't work
India's seven-batsman army didn't work

Aakash Chopra on the talking points from Australia's victory in the second T20 international in Guwahati

Bhuvneshwar outwits Warner, and Maxwell's legspin problem
Bhuvneshwar outwits Warner, and Maxwell's legspin problem

Aakash Chopra takes a closer look at how some of the key moments and player match-ups panned out in the first T20I in Ranchi

Why no Umesh and Shami?
Why no Umesh and Shami?

From India's team selection to Marcus Stoinis' sweeps, Aakash Chopra takes us through the Nagpur ODI

What makes Kedar Jadhav the spinner different?
What makes Kedar Jadhav the spinner different?

From subtle changes in line to aid the spinners to fields that did not help the fast bowlers, Aakash Chopra breaks down the Bengaluru ODI for us

Pandya proves his skill of building an innings
Pandya proves his skill of building an innings

Aakash Chopra dissects Aaron Finch's well-paced century, Hardik Pandya's growth as a batsman, and Australia's new-ball tactics

Kohli's trigger movement negates Australia's plans
Kohli's trigger movement negates Australia's plans

From Steven Smith's field to Bhuvneshwar Kumar's set-up, Aakash Chopra analyses play in the second ODI in Kolkata

Pandya's six-hitting ability is special
Pandya's six-hitting ability is special

Former India opener Aakash Chopra looks at five talking points from the series opener

What the series against Australia means for India
What the series against Australia means for India

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

Why has Dhoni lost his one-day mojo?
Why has Dhoni lost his one-day mojo?

His dot-ball percentage in the middle overs has gone up, and he is taking fewer singles than he used to