Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India batsman; commentator


No batsman has shown the consistency and ability to be a clear pick for Nos. 4 and 5 for India
No batsman has shown the consistency and ability to be a clear pick for Nos. 4 and 5 for India

Vijay Shankar? Ambati Rayudu? Kedar Jadhav? Rishabh Pant? Who will make it?

An outsider asks: what's going on with English cricket?
An outsider asks: what's going on with English cricket?

Their selection policies in recent times have betrayed conservative, clouded thinking

How Kohli has changed India's attitude
How Kohli has changed India's attitude

His passion and intensity convey themselves to his team-mates and inspire them

Should Agarwal open at the MCG? Or Vihari?
Should Agarwal open at the MCG? Or Vihari?

What can India do to go up 2-1? First, they need to pick an XI that makes sense

How has Pujara overcome his weaknesses overseas?
How has Pujara overcome his weaknesses overseas?

A lot of it has to do with his character and temperament

Why women's cricket appeals to all cricket watchers now
Why women's cricket appeals to all cricket watchers now

The increases in power and fitness in recent years mean it's no longer a niche sport, watched only by supporters of the women's game

Who are India's World Cup seamers going to be?
Who are India's World Cup seamers going to be?

Apart from Bumrah there aren't too many options - though hopefully Khaleel Ahmed can change that

What's wrong with Rahul and Rahane?
What's wrong with Rahul and Rahane?

Their problems seem to be bigger than one or two good innings can dispel

India could have rested Cheteshwar Pujara for the West Indies series
India could have rested Cheteshwar Pujara for the West Indies series

If they had looked at this home series as preparation for the Australian tour, they could have tried another new batsman instead

Will India find their ideal Nos. 4 and 5 before the World Cup?
Will India find their ideal Nos. 4 and 5 before the World Cup?

They don't have a whole lot else to do before the tournament

If India want to win overseas, they need to not care too much about winning at home
If India want to win overseas, they need to not care too much about winning at home

Why picking your teams based on the need to succeed abroad is the way to go

India have one problem to sort out
India have one problem to sort out

Unlike on past overseas tours, where many flaws came to light, now it is only their batting technique that needs work

What India's batsmen need to do at Trent Bridge
What India's batsmen need to do at Trent Bridge

A checklist for the top five (barring Kohli)

Why has the quality of Test batsmanship deteriorated?
Why has the quality of Test batsmanship deteriorated?

India have struggled in England, but the batsmen of just about every team do so away from home these days

Don't rule India out; they handle pressure better than England
Don't rule India out; they handle pressure better than England

They start on the back foot, without their first-choice XI, but if it gets tight, the money's on Kohli's team

IPL 2018: Competitive? Yes. High-quality? No
IPL 2018: Competitive? Yes. High-quality? No

Also, this season was perhaps the one where Indian players truly came into their own

Why Dinesh Karthik shouldn't be batting higher up the order
Why Dinesh Karthik shouldn't be batting higher up the order

After his stunning innings in the Nidahas final, there has been talk about how he has been wronged. Here's why those saying so aren't quite justified

Can we turn the stump mics down, please?
Can we turn the stump mics down, please?

Why all the talk about bad language on the field is overblown

Let's not be too harsh on Virat and Co
Let's not be too harsh on Virat and Co

To play well, India need to plan well

India's batsmen need to develop South African instincts
India's batsmen need to develop South African instincts

They've not had much time to adjust yet, but they need to swap their Indian mindsets for local ones