Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India batsman; commentator


What's eating Ishant Sharma?
What's eating Ishant Sharma?

His misplaced aggression in Sri Lanka, and the fact that he offended more than once, is a poor reflection on India

Whatever happened to Indian batsmen's ability against spin?
Whatever happened to Indian batsmen's ability against spin?

They seem to have lost the skill to get well forward or right back against the turning ball

Endless summer
Endless summer

India's 1991-92 tour of Australia spanned four months, but for the youngsters, the thrill of touring and being seen on TV kept homesickness at bay

'Expect Kohli to get at least three hundreds'
'Expect Kohli to get at least three hundreds'

Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the strengths and weaknesses of India's middle-order contenders touring England

'They know how to work around techniques not suited to English conditions'
'They know how to work around techniques not suited to English conditions'

Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the strengths and weaknesses of India's top-order contenders touring England

Enough with the bowling variations
Enough with the bowling variations

In T20 cricket, using slower balls and other variations has become an invitation to get hit into the stands

Can we do something about monster bats?
Can we do something about monster bats?

Modern bats are getting chunkier by the day, while not getting much more heavy. This gives batsmen an unfair advantage

The difference the threat of injury makes
The difference the threat of injury makes

Mitchell Johnson has brought the forgotten art of bowling to intimidate back into focus

Go forward, not back
Go forward, not back

Why an initial back-foot trigger movement may not be a great idea

A touch of Viv
A touch of Viv

In his youth, Tendulkar was the kind of attacking batsman who would have set T20 ablaze, had the format existed

How about Sehwag in the middle order?
How about Sehwag in the middle order?

He has always talked about how he would like to bat lower down. Perhaps he should be granted that wish now

Day-night Tests? Bring them on
Day-night Tests? Bring them on

We need to stop being as precious as we are about the game's traditions if Test cricket is to sustain itself

The ball's swinging again
The ball's swinging again

Seam bowlers have once again begun to pitch it up to the batsman and rely on swing. How will batsmen respond to the challenge?

More power to youth
More power to youth

India won the Champions Trophy in unfamiliar conditions and without many of their experienced players. What they had were free-spirited cricket and good fielding

Look to women's cricket for the game's lost pleasures
Look to women's cricket for the game's lost pleasures

If you're a fan of spin and swing, you could do worse than become a fan of women's cricket

Swing to win, India
Swing to win, India

Bowlers who can make the ball talk are what India should be looking to unearth

How Ashwin can turn his class to world-class
How Ashwin can turn his class to world-class

He has a terrific temperament for spin bowling and doesn't alter his plans just because he gets hit for a six. All he needs to do now is work on his fitness

Over to Patil
Over to Patil

India's new selectors have to turn their backs on popular expectation and make bold picks

Tendulkar not finished yet
Tendulkar not finished yet

He may have a problem with the full-length delivery but he's still valuable to India's Test side

Blood them young, but be careful
Blood them young, but be careful

India Under-19s may have won the World Cup, but if the selectors wish to pick some of them for the national team, they must make sure MS Dhoni backs their picks