Ranji Trophy

  • Ranji semi-finals offer interesting match-ups

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    With the Ranji Trophy semi-finals slated to begin on January 16, the excitement for the teams preparing for the same has begun. Indian domestic giants...

  • The factors that lead to a cricketer's retirement

    Buddha Speaks |  Sanjay Bangar
    It was indeed a difficult decision to announce my retirement from first-class cricket, which I did a few days ago. It's too early to assess...

  • Spin bowling in India is a dying art

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    Traditionally, in India, with the pitches taking turn it's always been up to the spinners to take wickets. For the Indian teams over the years...

  • Railways won't be overawed by Tendulkar's Mumbai

    Buddha Speaks |  Sanjay Bangar
    The Railways team which is used to starting its cricket season on placid tracks of Karnail Singh stadium in front of hardly any spectators is...

  • Domestic revamp shows the BCCI is trying

    Buddha Speaks |  Sanjay Bangar
    As the BCCI is on the anvil of making yet another alteration to the domestic structure, it is interesting to look back upon the various...

  • There's nothing like winning the Ranji Trophy

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    They say one should dream with their eyes open. Every cricketer worth his salt playing first-class cricket in India dreams of winning a Ranji Trophy....

  • Ranji reforms - a step in the right direction

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The lack of awareness on social media when the Ranji Trophy recommendations were first announced was baffling. '27 teams now in Ranji' was the call...

  • Selectors cannot ignore Ranji performances

    Offside and Onside |  Sattwik Biswal
    After being down and out in the recently concluded Test series in Australia, one thing is clear for Indian cricket: change is imminent, sooner than...

  • BCCI should get its act together

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    How can we expect the Virat Kohlis, Suresh Rainas and Rohit Sharmas, who have been fed on ODI and T20 staple diet, to come good...