The Times Of India Sports
Never play for turn on turning pitches, rotate strike: Gaekwad
Former India batsman Anshuman Gaekwad was considered a 'wall' during his playing days for his ability to bat with patience and determination, be at Sabina Park in Jamaica against a furious West Indies pace attack, or against Pakistan on a Jallandhar pitch where batting was difficult.
Fading art of playing spin: Missing the Gavaskar template of 1987
Lalit Modi wouldn't agree if someone pointed out that lately, and specifically since 2008, the year he launched the path-breaking T20 Indian Premier League (IPL), batsmen have forgotten the art of playing spin adroitly.
If it's same pitch, red ball may be easier to play: Zak Crawley
If India do dish out a similar raging turner as was on show for the third Test against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in the fourth and Test that kicks off on Thursday, the million-dollar question is: Will the traditional red ball be slightly easier for the batsmen?
1st Test: Muzarabani, Williams shine as Zimbabwe lead Afghanistan
Paceman Blessing Muzarabani took four wickets while skipper Sean Williams hit an unbeaten half-century to help Zimbabwe take lead on the opening day of the first Test against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
World TT Contender: Manika, Sreeja make it to final round of qualifiers
Young Indian paddler Sreeja Akula surprised her higher ranked opponent to progress into the final round of the women's singles qualifiers with Commonwealth Games gold medalist Manika Batra at the WTT Contender Doha on Tuesday.
IPL gave us the platform to express: Rahane rubbishes Steyn's comments
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has not only provided uncapped Indian players an opportunity to showcase their talent against the best in the business, but also given overseas players a chance to make an impression.
The 4th Test pitch will be similar to last two Tests, says Rahane
India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday said there is no need to take criticism of the spin-friendly pitches in the country "seriously" as not a word is spoken about the "damp" tracks elsewhere and England can expect another turner in the fourth Test. "I think the wicket will be similar to the second Test match in Chennai, spinning track," Rahane said during a virtual media conference.
Michael Vaughan takes a dig at the pitch ahead of fourth Test
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Tuesday, once again, took a dig at the wickets that have been prepared in the ongoing Test series between India and England. Vaughan has been quite vocal in his criticism of the pitches used in the series and went a step further and asked for the ICC to look into the wickets prepared after the third game ended in two days.
'Indo-Pak Express' to be back on Tour, albeit for just Mexico event as of now
The much-popular Indo-Pak pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi will be back after six years when it competes at the Acapulco ATP 500 event in Mexico from March 15. It will be the first time that Bopanna and Aisam, known as 'Indo-Pak Express' will play together since they last competed at the ATP 250 event in Shenzhen in 2014.
India vs England: Team India shifts focus to fielding ahead of fourth Test
A day after training in the nets, the Indian cricket team on Tuesday shifted focus to fielding to ensure utmost sharpness in the upcoming fourth and final Test against England, having taken a 2-1 lead in the series.
'Paralympic-bound javelin thrower Sandeep misses out-of-competition dope test'
World champion and Tokyo Paralympics-bound javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary allegedly went missing before an out-of-competition dope test at his training base here, officials of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) have said.
India firm favourites to win fourth Test, it will be India vs NZ in WTC final: Compton
Brimming with confidence, after winning back-to-back Test matches, Team India will aim for another superb show when they take on a beleaguered England in the fourth and last Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The third and penultimate Test of the series was also played at the same venue and ran for just two days, the shortest completed Test match since World War II.