• Manoj Narayan

    Manoj Narayan was Senior Staff Writer at Wisden India. He tweets @ojerson8.
2016 in Review: Of Chest Rolls, Kohli, Mannequins and Brexit

2016 in Review: Of Chest Rolls, Kohli, Mannequins and Brexit

Social media was cricket’s historian in 2016, a year that produced many forgettable memories off the field but countless memorable ones on it. read more

359 reasons to celebrate Samit Gohel

From unheralded to world record-holder, the 26-year-od from Gujarat has come a long way; read more

Affiliation by generation, and the Kohli exception

In Bangalore’s Literary Fest, Ramachandra Guha lists out his five forms of cricketing partisanship read more

Lifetime achievement honour for BS Chandrasekhar at SWAB awards

KL Rahul wins male sportsperson of the year after his breakthrough season across formats read more

2002 to 2016: Parthiv, and the story of the missing years

The Gujarat man returns to Test cricket in a changed world, with most of his one-time colleagues and opponents having settled into retirement

Burning eyes, toxic haze raise questions on Ranji’s Delhi schedule

Two matches had to be abandoned, but the city isn’t fit to host any sport, with dangerous levels of pollution in the air

Bengal-Gujarat match called off

Unprecedented decision follows dangerous levels of smog-fuelled pollution as BCCI heed players’ safety

Ranji-trotting with a yellow notebook – Chismon’s patient journey

From selling guns to Pataudi to visiting over 200 first-class venues around the world, the ex-armyman from Ipswich is a treasure trove of cricket tales

Delhi’s deadly smog makes play impossible

No rain or damp outfield, but the air around ensures not a single ball bowled in Gujarat-Bengal clash; Hyderabad-Tripura match suffers same fate

Presence of Axar, Bumrah gives Gujarat a slight edge over Bengal

With Parthiv Patel’s team ahead of Manoj Tiwary’s only by a better net run-rate, the Group A top-of-the-table clash should make for a keen contest

Ranji Trophy Memories: KN Ananthapadmanabhan

Milestone victory over Tamil Nadu, operating in Kumble’s giant shadow, a career in umpiring – Kerala leggie rolls the years back

Group A preview: No longer just Mumbai and the rest

The defending champions will again be the team to look out for, but there are plenty of obstacles lurking

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