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L -R: Editor-in-chief of ESPNcricinfo Sambit Bal, ex-cricketers Rahul Dravid, Sanjay Manjrekar and IIT Madras Prof Raghunathan Rengaswamy | By special arrangement

A new era begins for cricket stats, where quality of opposition & pressure will count

ESPNCricinfo and IIT-Madras have developed Superstats, a new set of AI-based metrics that will add match context and luck to cricket statistics.
Gautam Gambhir

Left-hander turns right: Gautam Gambhir pads up for BJP weeks before Lok Sabha elections

From joining the war cry against Pakistan to attacking Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Gautam Gambhir had long made known which way the wind was blowing.
Gautam Gambhir

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP and is likely to contest Lok Sabha elections

Gambhir who joined the party in the presence of union minister Arun Jaitley may be fielded from the New Delhi constituency, currently represented by Meenakshi Lekhi.
Virat Kohli

India’s World Cup trial formula could cost the team its next Dhoni

The endless audition the selection committee has conducted for World Cup spots leaves Team India with several questions.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Big Fun: The bubble gum whose claim to fame was its freebie cricket cards

Big Fun’s promotional strategy of giving sports cards with each bubble gum became an instant hit in the 1980s.
Former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth at Supreme Court | PTI

Mercurial cricketer and entertainer Sreesanth is back in the spotlight this week

The Supreme Court has set aside a life ban imposed on the cricketer by the BCCI.

SC sets aside BCCI’s life ban on former cricketer Sreesanth in IPL spot-fixing case

A two-judge bench said BCCI's disciplinary committee may reconsider within three months the quantum of punishment to be given to S Sreesanth.
Nari Contractor

Nari Contractor, the India captain who almost made a comeback after near-fatal injury

On his 85th birthday, ThePrint recalls the story of the former Test captain who led India to its first series victory against England.
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Narendra Modi’s winning performance and Imran Khan’s rush to take action

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Farokh Engineer, India’s swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman who was also ‘Brylcreem Boy’

On his 81st birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers the exploits of former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman during the sixties and seventies.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.