Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India batsman; commentator


Immy's crowd
Immy's crowd

Sanjay Manjrekar looks back at his encounters with Imran Khan and the side he led, and the Sharjah matches of the '90s

Why Shami and Yadav need to change their line
Why Shami and Yadav need to change their line

They have pace, and while that's refreshing for Indian bowlers, it does not lead automatically to wickets

We need to talk about our icons
We need to talk about our icons

Why are the likes of Dhoni and Tendulkar considered off limits when it comes to discussing selection?

How significant are India's gains this season?
How significant are India's gains this season?

They have greater depth in their bowling now, and a few of their batsmen have made large strides

The problem with England's fondness for allrounders
The problem with England's fondness for allrounders

When you pick players for reasonable ability in two disciplines, that affects your ability to win Test matches

Should Dhoni be batting at No. 4 in ODIs?
Should Dhoni be batting at No. 4 in ODIs?

And other thoughts and reflections on the India-New Zealand one-day series

New Zealand had the tactics but not the technique
New Zealand had the tactics but not the technique

Their batsmen haven't quite been reading the length well, or reacting to make late adjustments when needed

A series that tells us what's wrong with Test cricket today
A series that tells us what's wrong with Test cricket today

West Indies v India was not a good advertisement for the format for a number of reasons

What makes Kohli, Warner and AB special
What makes Kohli, Warner and AB special

The three most prolific batsmen of this IPL are extraordinary in distinct ways

Afghanistan have what it takes
Afghanistan have what it takes

They have the potential to become a quality international limited-overs team, and to do it quicker than Bangladesh did

Notes on Amir, Ashwin and Kohli
Notes on Amir, Ashwin and Kohli

Watching them at the Asia Cup was to revel in high-quality bowling and batting

Chinks in India's T20 batting, not bowling
Chinks in India's T20 batting, not bowling

For a change, it is the bowling line-up that gives cause for optimism

Why the good-length ball has lost its sting
Why the good-length ball has lost its sting

The old precept of bowling on a good length doesn't work when pitches are flat and batsmen fearless

India have a flat-pitch problem
India have a flat-pitch problem

When faced with batting-friendly tracks in recent times, their bowlers have just not been equal to the task

How India's overseas record takes the sheen off their home performances
How India's overseas record takes the sheen off their home performances

The fans of today have got used to India winning at home; they want to see them beat the world's best abroad - which they hardly ever get to see

Cricket needs to put fans first, not players
Cricket needs to put fans first, not players

Day-night Tests are a good idea because they are aimed at addressing falling viewership figures

Why Ashwin could be exceptional for India
Why Ashwin could be exceptional for India

He is unlike his spin predecessors in a few ways, and though he hasn't impressed overseas, that seems likely to change

Does Dhoni care about winning now?
Does Dhoni care about winning now?

He seems to have let the pursuit of results change his captaincy

Bhuvneshwar needs to stick to swing
Bhuvneshwar needs to stick to swing

It looks like he has lost his main weapon in an attempt to get his bowling speeds up

Why Rahane shouldn't be batting at No. 3
Why Rahane shouldn't be batting at No. 3

His game is built around good hands, ball sense, and not much foot movement. His rightful position is at No. 5, where he has done well