Rohit Sankar

How much more can Quinton de Kock take before a blowout?  

Twice in three games, Quinton de Kock is left befuddled by Mitchell Starc. The left-arm Aussie seamer lands the ball on a length and swings it away at Wanderers as de...

Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi at the forefront of South Africa’s non-fragrant T20 bowling potpourri 

In an ideal world, they are the Rolls Royce and Ferrari of modern day fast bowling. One is fluid, lanky, sinewy and runs in with an eerie silence, engine revving at full...

NZ v IND, 1st Test, Day 1: Kyle Jamieson, the man who goes the extra yard 

Sprawling across the green outfield, 6″8′ Kyle Jamieson reached the ball and pulled off a neat, low catch, cool-headed, and barely blinking an eye as New...

EXCLUSIVE! Shikha Pandey: “Whatever happens, I am going to enjoy the sport I loved as a five-year old kid”

India Women’s team take on Australia Women in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup opener at Sydney. The focus for India in their bowling attack has remained on the...

SA v ENG: Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma – The tick and tonk Lilliputians who stand tall as South Africa rebuild

Temba Bavuma has played only three ODIs to-date and has shared a century partnership with Quinton de Kock – 159 (opening wicket) vs Ireland, 119 (opening wicket)...

Sly Kane Williamson goes one better and executes Kevin Pietersen’s blueprint against Jasprit Bumrah to perfection

It’s a complete mis-match on paper. A sophisticated, punctilious Test match batsman known for his defensive push against the unmilled, rugged T20 perfectionist in...

When reality unfolded before despondent South Africa on a forgettable day  

It’s the post-lunch session in Port Elizabeth on day two. 30-year old Dane Paterson from South Africa, on his Test debut, denied a wicket by DRS on day one, has...

SA v ENG: The average Joe who isn’t actually average

  Don’t tell me Joe Denly is not a Test cricketer.  Have you seen the gorgeously timed drive off Pat Cummins to bring up his fifty at Manchester in just...

In stats: Where’s the Faf du Plessis we knew?

Remember a dejected Faf du Plessis turning back to the dressing room to offer a wry smile in India after losing the toss? The jawline cut straight out of a Hollywood...

IND v SL, 1st T20I: Game Plan: Sri Lanka should take cues from the Australian way of handling Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah has gone from a T20 beast to a red-ball genius – a rapid metamorphosis from chalk to cheese – in the last couple of years so much so that in...