Anand Vasu is a cricket journalist with nearly two decades of experience.
Covering Indian cricket, arguably the most difficult beat in the business, has been Anand’s speciality, but he has written about teams and players from around the world. He has followed India around the world and covered multiple global events including the World Cup, the Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20.
Anand has worked full time for Cricinfo, The Hindustan Times, Sports Illustrated and Wisden India. His work has appeared in several continents in publications as diverse as The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Independent, The Wisden Almanack, Wisden Cricket Monthly, The Wisden Cricketer, Al Jazeera English, The ECB-Channel4 Cricket Programme, The Trinidad Express, India Today, Tehelka, Oryx (Qatar), Outlook, India Se (Singapore), ESPN, Africa News Network 7, British Broadcasting Corporation and Star Sports.
While Anand loves writing, he has also appeared on several television networks as a cricket expert and has enjoyed the occasional commentary stint in Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies.
Anand’s work has won four national awards, including the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism.
When India won the World Cup at home in 2011, Anand was the only Indian on the International Cricket Council’s jury that chose the Player of the Tournament and the Team of the Tournament. The other members on the expert panel were David Richardson (ICC General Manager – Cricket), Aleem Dar (Umpire of the Year 2009 and 2010), Ranjan Madugalle (Chief Match Referee and former Sri Lanka batsman) and Christopher Martin-Jenkins (journalist and broadcaster).