ESSENTIALS

Matters and words are never minced, whether it’s 90 minutes, 50 overs, 5 sets or 3 days.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 23rd June 2021

EURO 2020- ENGLAND VS CZECH REPUBLIC: 3 THINGS WE LEARNED

Srinivas Sadhanand talks about the 3 things we learned from England vs Czech Republic. after Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish inspired the Three Lions to victory.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 19th June 2021

EURO 2020- ENGLAND VS SCOTLAND: 3 TALKING POINTS

As England vs Scotland ended as a 0-0 draw with so much to discuss, here are Srinivas Sadhanand’s 3 talking points as the two rivals met once again in Euro 2020.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND AND HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE \\ 16th June 2021

EURO 2020- FRANCE VS GERMANY: 4 THINGS WE LEARNED

After what was a Paul Pogba masterclass, France edged a 1-0 win against Germany in Euro 2020’s biggest game yet. Srinivas Sadhanand and Harshavardhan Ghadge on the 4 things they learned from the big game.

 SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 14th June 2021

THE 4 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE NETHERLANDS’ WIN VS UKRAINE

Denzel Dumfries’ last-gasp winner was enough for the Netherlands to get over the line against Ukraine in a breathless encounter. Srinivas Sadhanand sums up his 4 takeaways from the Oranje display.

SOORAJ SURESH, AMOGH PANSE AND SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 13th June 2021

ENGLAND VS CROATIA: 3 THINGS WE LEARNED

England kicked their Euro 2020 campaign off with a 1-0 win against Croatia, courtesy of a Raheem Sterling winner. Sooraj Suresh, Amogh Panse and Srinivas Sadhanand analyse the 3 things we learned from the clash.

AKASH ANURAG \\ 10th June 2021

LES BLEUS: EVERYONE’S BEST BET TO WIN EURO 2020

France are the outright favorites, going into Euro 2020 but are things too good to be true or are they the real deal? Akash Anurag explains why Les Bleus are once again top dogs.

KABIR ALI \\ 8th June 2021

CAN PORTUGAL GO BACK-TO-BACK IN 2021?

Defending champions Portugal are everyone’s Euro 2020 favourites, fronted by Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes. What should we expect of the 2016 European champions? Kabir Ali gets things underway.

HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE \\ 5th June 2021

ANALYSING GERMANY: SUPERSTARS GALORE BUT NOBODY’S EURO 2020 FAVORITES

Germany have an array of elite players but they’re nobody’s favorites, going into Euro 2020. Harshavardhan Ghadge analyses the Die Mannschaft squad and has his say.

AKASH ANURAG \\ 2nd June 2021

THE MTAG WRITERS PICK THEIR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNER

What’s to expect from a Virgil van Dijk-less Netherlands side at Euro 2020? Akash Anurag reviews the Oranje squad and tells you exactly what to look out for.

THE WRITER’S ROOM \\ 28th May 2021

THE MTAG WRITERS PICK THEIR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNER

The UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea kicks off tomorrow and the MTAG writers have predicted their winner.

S. SOORAJ \\ 27th May 2021

RANKING EVERY IPL FINAL FROM WORST TO BEST

S. Sooraj ranks every IPL final from worst to best in our latest offering.

THE WRITER’S ROOM \\ 25th May 2021

THE MTAG END OF SEASON AWARDS

In our edition of the MTAG End of Season awards, our writers pick the Premier League’s biggest winners in a host of different categories.

S. SOORAJ \\ 9th May 2021

THE MTAG IPL 2021 TEAM OF THE SEASON SO FAR

IPL 2021 has been suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India but in the meantime, S. Sooraj decided to pick our MTAG IPL Team of the Season so far.

ROHAN KAPOOR AND HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE \\ 6th May 2021

3 REASONS WHY MADRID LOST TO CHELSEA

Barcelona are in the worst state they’ve ever been. Can they rely on the youth to make them a force to be reckoned with again? Here’s the 5 youngsters that are ready and mean business.

S. SOORAJ \\ 2nd May 2021

WHY KIERON POLLARD GAVE US THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON

Kieron Pollard made the impossible happen against the Chennai Super Kings, spearheading the IPL’s 2nd most successful ever chase, S. Sooraj makes a case for why Pollard gave us the performance of the season.

AMOGH PANSE AND ROHAN KAPOOR \\ 28th April 2021

REAL MADRID VS CHELSEA: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED

An N’Golo Kante masterclass grabs the headlines as Chelsea bag a crucial away goal against Real Madrid in the 1st leg of the Champions League. Here are the 5 things we learned from the contest.

S. SOORAJ \\ 26th April 2021

RELIVING JADEJA’S PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME

Ravindra Jadeja proved why he’s the best all-rounder in the world. Harshal Patel can attest to this and so can, S. Sooraj who helps us relive one of the greatest ever IPL performances ever.

S. SOORAJ \\ 25st April 2021

CHRIS MORRIS: AN UNLIKELY JOFRA ARCHER REPLACEMENT?

Rajasthan Royals lost Jofra Archer to injury for the entirety of IPL 2021 but is Chris Morris emerging as an able replacement? S. Sooraj thinks so and he explains why.

S. SOORAJ \\ 21st April 2021

AMIT MISHRA SPUN A WEB AROUND THE MUMBAI INDIANS

An Amit Mishra masterclass was on show against the Mumbai Indians. S.Sooraj writes a piece on what made his performance special against Rohit Sharma and Co.

S. SOORAJ \\ 19th April 2021

GLENN MAXWELL HAS FINALLY CRACKED THE IPL CODE

Glenn Maxwell has been absolutely brilliant in IPL 2021 and looks finally settled in the competition after years. S. Sooraj analyses the Aussie’s upturn in form.

S. SOORAJ \\ 18th April 2021

SRH’S DICEY MIDDLE ORDER LEAVE THEM ROCK BOTTOM

In game 9 of IPL 2021 between MI and SRH, David Warner and Co’s middle order is bombing. S. Sooraj analyses their struggles and the solution.

S. SOORAJ \\ 17th April 2021

DEEPAK CHAHAR’S SWING BOWLING HEROICS ARE A REMINDER OF HOW GOOD HE IS

Deepak Chahar was simply brilliant, taking 4/13 against Punjab Kings. S. Sooraj analyses how the CSK pacer showed how he’s back to his very best.

HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE AND SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\  12th April 2021

SPURS VS MANCHESTER UNITED: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED

As Manchester United destroyed Spurs 3-1, here are the 5 things we learned, from Cavani stepping up to Pogba’s heroics and more.

ROHAN KAPOOR \\  5th April 2021

DOES LOSING RAMOS MEAN LOSING TO LIVERPOOL FOR MADRID?

With Sergio Ramos out injured against Liverpool in both legs of the crucial Champions League quarter-final, can Real Madrid hack it?

MANISH SHARMA \\  29th March 2021

BAHRAIN GP: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED

As Lewis Hamilton won his 95th career race, we review the Bahrain GP and the 5 things we learned from the race.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 26th March 2021

ENGLAND VS SAN MARINO: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED

As Gareth Southgate’s England strolled to a 5-0 win against San Marino, here are the 5 things we learned from the contest.

KABIR ALI \\ 16th March 2021

RANKING THE 10 BEST LIVERIES FOR THE 2021 F1 SEASON FROM WORST TO BEST

In our latest piece, we rank the 10 best liveries for the upcoming F1 2021 season from worst to best.

ADITYA GOKHALE \\ 3rd March 2021

2021 F1 SEASON: THE TOP 5 THINGS TO BE EXCITED ABOUT

As the 2021 F1 season is on the horizon, we look at the top 5 things to look forward to.

ADITYA GOKHALE \\ 2nd February 2021

5 OF BARCELONA’S BEST YOUNG PLAYERS RIGHT NOW

Barcelona are in the worst state they’ve ever been. Can they rely on the youth to make them a force to be reckoned with again? Here’s the 5 youngsters that are ready and mean business.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND AND ADITYA GOKHALE \\ 9th December 2020

BARCELONA VS JUVENTUS: Ws AND Ls

From Ronaldo’s heroics to Messi suffering once again due to a poor support case, here’s our Ws and Ls from Juventus’ 3-0 drubbing of Barcelona.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 8th December 2020

AUSTRALIA VS INDIA, 3RD T20I: HITS AND MISSES

From Swepson shining to Samson dissapointing, here are our hits and misses from Australia’s win over India in the 3rd and final T20I of the series.

KUSHAGR DIXIT AND SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 7th December 2020

NORTH LONDON DERBY: Ws AND Ls

From Kane and Son doing what they do best to another defeat for Arteta, here are the Ws and Ls from the North London Derby.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 6th December 2020

AUSTRALIA VS INDIA, 2ND T20I: HITS AND MISSES

From Hardik Pandya’s heroics to Wade’s brilliant knock, here are the hits and misses from India’s victory over Australia.

HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE AND SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 3rd December 2020

5 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM MANCHESTER UNITED VS PSG

As India finally salvaged some pride to beat the mighty Australians, here’s our hits and misses from the contest, from a Pandya-Jadeja masterclass to a poor outing for Sean Abbott.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 2nd December 2020

AUSTRALIA VS INDIA, 3rd ODI: HITS AND MISSES

As India finally salvaged some pride to beat the mighty Australians, here’s our hits and misses from the contest, from a Pandya-Jadeja masterclass to a poor outing for Sean Abbott.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 27th November 2020

AUSTRALIA VS INDIA: HITS AND MISSES

As India squared off against their arch rivals in Australia to kick off a much awaited series, the hosts blew the visitors out of the water. From Finch and Smith going berserk to India’s bowling disasterclass, here are our hits and misses.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 19th November 2020

5 TAKEAWAYS FROM ENGLAND VS ICELAND

As the Three Lions roared their way to a 4-0 win against Iceland, we discuss the takeaways, from Phil Foden starring to Grealish and Mount shining together and more.

ADITYA GOKHALE AND SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 16th November 2020

BELGIUM VS ENGLAND: Ws AND Ls

It wasn’t a classic but Belgium huffed and passed passed England to a 2-0 win, courtesy of Tielemans and a terrific free-kick from Mertens. From Southgate’s tactics to Grealish, here’s our Ws and Ls from the contest.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA AND MANISH SHARMA \\ 11th November 2020

IPL FINAL: WHERE THE GAME WAS WON AND LOST

Despite the hype building up to the game, the Mumbai Indians made light work of the Delhi Capitals and cruised to a fifth IPL trophy. From Boult bossing it to the de Kock-Sharma Show, here’s where the game was won and lost.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND AND JAI SINGH \\ 9th November 2020

MANCHESTER CITY VS LIVERPOOL: Ws AND Ls

As things ended one apiece between English football’s finest in Manchester City and Liverpool, here’s our Ws and Ls from the game, from Henderson bossing things to the shocking KDB penalty miss and more.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 7th October 2020

ELIMINATOR, ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE VS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: HITS AND MISSES

The Eliminator between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad didn’t disappoint. In a game that went down to the wire, here’s our hits and misses, from Jason Holder’s all-round heroics to Virat Kohli going missing.

MANISH SHARMA \\ 6th October 2020

PLAYOFF 1, MUMBAI INDIANS VS DELHI CAPITALS: HITS AND MISSES

The first playoff saw the Mumbai Indians thrash Delhi Capitals as they reached yet another final. From the Bumrah masterclass to another Shaw howler, here are our hits and misses from the clash.

JAI SINGH \\ 4th October 2020

SCOUTING THE TOP 5 CBS THAT COULD REPLACE VVD

Losing Virgil van Dijk for the entire season was as big a blow as it can get for Liverpool. But how do you replace the best centre-back in the world? Here’s our latest article that explains how by scouting 5 defenders that could potentially.

ANIRUDH SOMAN AND C. C. CHENGAPPA \\ 2nd November 2020

MANCHESTER UNITED VS ARSENAL: Ws AND Ls

This was Arsenal’s first win at Old Trafford in 14 years and it was a deserved one as they grafted their way past a shoddy Man United side. Here’s our Ws and Ls from the contest.

THE WRITERS ROOM \\ 26th October 2020

IS LEWIS HAMILTON THE GOAT?

As Lewis Hamilton overtook Michael Schumacher to reach his 92nd career win, the question that springs to mind is whether he is the GOAT? The MTAG writers chipped with their takes on whether F1’s biggest superstar is the sport’s greatest.

THE WRITERS ROOM \\ 22nd October 2020

TUANZEBE POCKETS MBAPPÉ, MADRID CHOKE AND MORE: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND-UP

From Marcus Rashford showing history repeats itself in Paris, Shakhtar doing one on Real Madrid to Bayern demolishing Atleti, Europe’s most elusive competition is back and we’re here for it. Here’s our Champions League round-up where we touch on the things you need to pay close attention to.

MANISH SHARMA \\ 19th October 2020 

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS VS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: HITS AND MISSES

In a crazy day of IPL of 3 Super Overs, KKR and SRH saw the first one as a Lockie Ferguson masterclass sealed a brilliant victory. From Ferguson’s heroics to Warner’s blitz, here are our hits and misses from an incredible game of cricket.

 ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 13th October 2020

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE VS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: HITS AND MISSES

An AB de Villiers masterclass sent KKR packing as the Royal Challengers sent a statement with their dominant 82-run victory. Here are our hits and misses from the contest.

KUSHAGR DIXIT AND ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 6th October 2020

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE VS DELHI CAPITALS: HITS AND MISSES

The Delhi Capitals were at their dominant best as they made lightwork of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. From the Stoinis show to RCB’s dreadful bowling, here are our hits and misses from the game.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA AND MANISH SHARMA \\ 28th September 2020

KINGS XI PUNJAB vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS: HITS AND MISSES

If the KL Rahul-Mayank Agarwal masterclass wasn’t enough, Rahul Tewatia decided to put on a gem of a knock to cap an IPL classic. There’s so much to talk about from the contest between KXIP and RR and here we are with our hits and misses from the clash.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 25th September 2020

KINGS XI PUNJAB vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE: HITS AND MISSES

While RCB faltered yet again, Kings XI were at their best, led by KL Rahul who stormed his way to an incredible 132. We touch upon the hits and misses from yet another unreal game from IPL 2020.

KUSHAGR DIXIT, ATUL KUMAR MAURYA AND MANISH SHARMA \\ 19th September 2020

DHONI OUT, KL RAHUL IN AND MORE: THE MTAG WRITERS PICK THEIR IPL 13 COMBINED XI

The IPL is back and the MTAG writers decided to pick their combined XI’s ahead of the new season.

THE WRITERS ROOM \\ 11th September 2020

PREMIER LEAGUE PREDICTIONS: MTAG WRITERS EDITION

The Premier League is back after the shortest of breaks and the MTAG writers decided to try their hands at predicting the various possibilities from another season of thrills, spills and everything else.

AVICHAL GUPTA, ATUL KUMAR MAURYA AND KUSHAGR DIXIT \\ 10th September 2020

THE MTAG WRITERS PREVIEW AND PREDICT THE US OPEN SEMI-FINALS

The semi-finals of the US Open upon us and the MTAG writers decided to preview and predict the biggest games and what to expect.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 7th September 2020

THE RETURN OF IMOLA- AND THE MEMORIES WITH IT

Revisiting the memories of Imola and what it brings to the 2020 F1 calendar.

THE WRITERS ROOM \\ 22nd August 2020

The MTAG Writers Predict The Champions League Final

The Champions League final between Bayern Munich and PSG promises to be a blockbuster clash. More Than A Game’s writers have teamed heads to predict the biggest game of the season.

MANISH SHARMA \\ 20th August 2020

INTRODUCING KOSTAS TSIMIKAS

Kostas Tsimikas has put pen to paper for Liverpool but who is the Premier League champions’ new signing? Here’s an introduction to the Greek left-back and what to expect from him next season as he joins England’s finest.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND AND HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE \\ 8th August 2020

MANCHESTER CITY VS REAL MADRID: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED

Manchester City sent Madrid packing with a tactical and footballing masterclass as Gabriel Jesus starred and Raphaël Varane flopped, booking a place in the quarters.

JAI SINGH \\ 6th August 2020

ATALANTA TO SHOCK PSG, MADRID GO OUT AND MORE: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PREDICTIONS

The Champions League is back as we predict who triumphs in the Round of 16, the winners of the quarter-finals and more.

SAM BROOKES \\ 15th July 2020

ASSESSING ENGLAND’S FAST BOWLING DILEMMA

With Stuart Broad’s surprise exclusion grabbing the headlines and the Jofra Archer-Mark Wood duo being very hit-and-miss as West Indies soared to a cracking win, we assess England’s fast bowling dilemma.

ADITYA GOKHALE \\ 2nd July 2020

215 DAYS OF WAIT FINALLY ENDS: THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

After a grueling 215-day wait for F1, the Austrian Grand Prix is back as we preview just about everything to expect from the competition.

ADITYA GOKHALE \\ 16th June 2020

BARÇA AND REAL RACE TO THE TOP, ATLETI STRUGGLE AND MORE: THE LA LIGA ROUND-UP

The LaLiga is back as we look into Barcelona and Madrid’s battle at the top continues while Atleti faltering once again and more in our round-up from the weekend’s fixtures.

KUSHAGR DIXIT AND SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 27th May 2020

BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS BAYERN MUNICH: PLAYER RATINGS

In a Der Klassiker that was billed as a title decider, Bayern came out on top against Dortmund as per and the race for the Bundesliga crown is all but done and dusted. Here are the player ratings from German football’s greatest battle.

JAI SINGH AND KUSHAGR DIXIT \\ 24th May 2020

HAVERTZ HEROICS, RELENTLESS BAYERN AND MORE: THE BUNDESLIGA ROUND-UP

In our Bundesliga round-up, we recap on Kai Havertz running the show, full-backs setting the standards and more.

MAX LOMBARDIA \\ 20th May 2020

BREAKING DOWN THE MALDINI-RANGNICK WAR OF WORDS

After Ralf Rangnick spoke openly about his potential move to Milan in the press, a certain Paulo Maldini had some choice words about the German’s comments. We break down the mess of a situation that has Milanistas with their heads in their hands.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 18th May 2020

UNION BERLIN VS BAYERN MUNICH: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED

Bayern huffed and puffed their way back to winning ways against a Union Berlin side that refused to budge. Here’s the 5 things we learned from the contest between 1st and 12th place.

KUSHAGR DIXIT \\ 17th May 2020

BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS SCHALKE: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED

Football is back and so are Borussia Dortmund as they made light work of a Schalke side that were still reeling from the effects of the lockdown. Here’s the 5 things we learned from the first behind-closed-doors Revierderby.

M. RAYYAN JEHANGIR RAJA  \\ 9thth May 2020

ANALYSING ARTHUR: A XAVI SUCCESSOR OR JUST NOT WORTH THE HASSLE?

Arthur’s ability can never be questioned, but his fitness and off the pitch controversies can. With reports of an exit from Barça constantly doing the rounds, we assess the Arthur rollercoaster since his arrival at the Camp Nou.

THE WRITERS’ ROOM  \\ 30th April 2020

AND THE MTAG PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IS…

Our writers have their say on who their picks are for the Premier League Player of The Year.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 9th March 2020

ICC WOMEN’S T20 WORLD CUP FINAL: A BILLION INDIAN HEARTS BREAK AS THE ASSERTIVE AUSSIES SAVE THEIR BEST FOR LAST

Breaking down an impeccable performance from the Aussies as they went on to win the ICC T20 World Cup on home soil as the Indians faltered on the biggest stage and paid for it.

MAX LOMBARDIA \\ 6th March 2020

RALF RANGNICK-THE ANSWER TO ALL OF MILAN’S QUESTIONS?

Ralf Rangnick is perhaps one of football’s most brilliant minds and the prospect of bringing a man of his caliber through the door guarantees a bright future and a shot at redemption for a wounded Milan side.

HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE \\ 27th February 2020

REAL MADRID VS MANCHESTER CITY: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED AS CITY TURNED THE BERNABÉU BLUE

Manchester City answered their doubters in emphatic fashion, courtesy of a tactical lesson from Pep Guardiola as they staged a superb comeback victory at the Santiago Bernabéu. Here are the 5 things we learned from a tie that lived up to its billing.

SRINIVAS SADHANAND \\ 26th February 2020

CHELSEA VS BAYERN MUNICH: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED AS THE BAVARIANS BURNT THE BRIDGE

Bayern meant business at Stamford Bridge as they battered Chelsea 3-0, thanks to a Serge Gnabry masterclass. Here are the 5
things we learned from an unforgettable 90 minutes.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 24th February 2020

RESCUING SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET: IS THE PROTEA FIRE STILL ALIVE?

As much as the cricketing fraternity wants the South African side to return to their pinnacle, it is only up to them and the management to rebuild the side from scratch. In these tough times, Quinton de Kock will have to step up as the leader and rally his troops to keep the Protea fire burning.

TANAY VARDHAN \\ 18th February 2020

No Questions Asked: Hakim Ziyech Is All Set To Keep The Blue Flag Flying High

The first signing of the Lampard era promises to bring a balance of experience and verve to a largely youth-centric Chelsea project, and if Ziyech can continue to exhibit what the Blues’ fans saw of him at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, he could potentially be the signing of the summer. And that too in February. Let that sink in.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 15th February 2020

FROM UNTAPPED POTENTIAL TO INDIA’S RENAISSANCE MAN- THE KL RAHUL TURNAROUND

It’s safe to say that KL Rahul was once counted out. Those days are long gone now as the man can do it all- whether that’s with the bat or the gloves. Here’s tapping into Rahul’s redemption story.

AVICHAL GUPTA \\ 3rd February 2020

FLAWED, FIERCE AND BREATHLESS: REFLECTING ON THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN MEN’S FINAL

Djokovic held strong and sealed his record 8th Australian Open triumph and 17th Grand Slam triumph at the Rod Laver Arena. With an emphatic service game to defeat an incredible Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 in one of the most fiercely contested finals of the Serb’s career, this was a contest well worth writing home about.

KUSHAGR DIXIT \\ 1st February 2020

WHAT WERE THE MAJOR TAKEAWAYS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN MEN’S SEMI-FINALS?

The semi-finals of the Australian Open gave tennis fans a host of talking points. From the usual suspects making it to the second weekend to the new upstarts trying to take their own position at the top of men’s rankings, we take a look at some of the central takeaways from the two semi-finals and see as to what can be expected in the final.

HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE \\ 31st January 2020

ENTER BRUNO FERNANDES: THE MAGICIAN TO BREAK UNITED’S MIDFIELD MONOTONY?

The United faithful fancy a talented young gun from Sporting Lisbon, since a certain Cristiano Ronaldo dared to dream in the Theatre of Dreams. If Bruno Fernandes can even match half of what the Portuguese superstar is, it’s going to be all smiles at Carrington for years to come.

ABHISHEK DASH \\ 27th January 2020

DECISIONS, DECISIONS: WHO IS ON MANCHESTER UNITED’S RADAR IN THE JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW?

Manchester United will have to fix this leak, and fast; the January transfer window would certainly be a good time to start. The Premier League moves at a pace which would give light a run for its money and it would suffice to say that without a long hard look at all the cogs in this giant machinery of a club, things look very grim here on out.

ABHISHEK DASH \\ 23rd January 2020

NO KANE, NO PROBLEM: SOUTHGATE HAS OPTIONS GALORE TO MAKE THE THREE LIONS ROAR AT EURO 2020

Losing Harry Kane for Euro 2020 is bound to be a big miss for Gareth Southgate, but with the emergence of ferocious forwards like Tammy Abraham and Danny Ings, along with options spread across the frontline, the Three Lions could do some serious damage when the time arrives.

ADITYA GOKHALE \\ 15th January 2020

A MATCH MADE IN HELL: BREAKING DOWN VALVERDE AND BARCELONA’S UGLY DIVORCE

With Quique Setién entering the Catalan shores, expectations remain high as the Camp Nou faithful hope to see their club recover from the regime of Ernesto Valverde who was simply never meant to bring back the glory days in a relationship that is as chalk and cheese as it could possibly get from its very outset.

HARRY EBBRELL\\ 23rd November 2019

SERVUS MAURICIO: IT’S TIME FOR BAYERN TO POACH POCH

As Mauricio Pochettino’s and Tottenham’s love affair came to a bitter end following the Argentine’s sacking, he still remains on the radar of the top clubs in the world. With Bayern needing a permanent man at the helm and Poch getting dethroned, we reckon this might just be a match made in heaven.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 14th November 2019

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW: 4 THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR AT INTERLAGOS

With the Brazilian Grand Prix about to kick into gear, here are the 4 biggest things to look out for from the race.

ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 13th November 2019

5 QUESTIONS THAT WILL DEFINE PSG’S SEASON

Dominating Ligue 1 and setting the Champions League on fire, PSG have looked like the team to watch out for this season. Here are the 5 questions that will ultimately decide the course of the French champions’ encouraging start to the campaign.

HARRY EBBRELL \\ 9th November 2019

IT’S TIME FOR HIT-AND-MISS CITY TO RIGHT THEIR WRONGS AGAINST THE RAMPANT REDS

With injuries galore and a 6-point gap to cut down, can City be at their vintage best and topple Klopp’s Liverpool to stay alive in their fight for the crown?
KABIR ALI \\ 8th November 2019

NOT JUST ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: CAN LIVERPOOL DETHRONE THE SKY BLUE JUGGERNAUT?

6 points to the good and back for the title dogfight ,Liverpool look ready to grind till the last breath yet again this season. With their clash against Manchester City shaping up to be a potential title decider, could the Reds become the new kings of England on Sunday?
ABHISHEK DASH \\ 6th November 2019

ÇAĞLAR SÖYÜNCÜ- LEICESTER’S TURKISH DELIGHT

Çağlar Söyüncü has been far and away one of the Premier League’s standout centre-backs. Filling in the Harry Maguire-sized boots with aplomb, the only way is up for the Turkish international.
KABIR ALI \\ 26th October 2019

4 THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN THE MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

With the Mexican Grand Prix about to kick into gear from tomorrow, here are the 4 biggest things to look out for in the race.
HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE AND MANISH SHARMA \\ 21st October 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED VS LIVERPOOL: PLAYER RATINGS

VAR controversy, late winners and clashes, Manchester United and Liverpool had it all. Here are our player ratings from the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
ADITYA GOKHALE \\ 16th October 2019

2019 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX: DRIVER RATINGS

As the Japanese Grand Prix comes to a close, we look at how every driver fared at the race.
ANANYA CHANDRA \\ 8th October 2019

THE ATP POINTS SYSTEM AND THE RACE FOR THE YEAR-END NO.1

How do tennis players gather ATP points? Why do some players lose points while others gain them despite exiting at the same round of a tournament? Learn how the ATP points system works in context with the gripping race to the year-end No.1 between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 4th October 2019

A RAY OF HOPE STRIKES FOR PAKISTANI CRICKET AFTER A DOMINANT HOME SERIES WIN OVER SRI LANKA

With hosting duties finally returning to Pakistani cricket, they did the honors by going face-to-face with Sri Lanka. What followed was a smashing return to glory after clearly outplaying the Lankans in a 2-0 series victory.
KUSHAGR DIXIT \\ 1st October 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED VS ARSENAL: HIGHS AND LOWS

After Manchester United and Arsenal’s drab 1-1 affair, here are the highs and lows from the contest.
MANISH SHARMA \\ 30th September 2019

OVERCOMING MISERY AND MISFORTUNE-SEBASTIAN VETTEL

With Sebastian Vettel stealing all the headlines after his brilliant Singapore Grand Prix victory, here’s a look at the moments of utter agony and defeat that have led the German to getting on top of the roster once again.
HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE \\ 20th September 2019

SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX: LIGHTS OUT, FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS

With the Singapore Grand Prix on the horizon, here’s a preview of what to expect at the spectacle.
ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 18th September 2019

ASHES 2019 COMBINED XI: WHO MADE THE CUT?

With Steve Smith’s Bradmanesque displays and “that Ben Stokes innings” stealing the headlines, the question is which players would stake a claim in a combined XI in the Ashes that left fans across the world on the edge of their seats.
ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \\ 16th September 2019

Bianca Andreescu: Against All Odds

The rise to prominence of Bianca Andreescu, a promising young Canadian talent who defeated the mighty Serena Williams to win the US open.
ADITYA GOKHALE \\ 16th September 2019

Delving Into The F1 2020 Transfer Market

Analyzing the biggest ins and outs of the F1 2020 transfer market.