June 30, 2011
Rejuvenated Gambhir ready for England
India's star opener Gautam Gambhir on Thursday declared himself fully fit for the upcoming cricket tour of England for which he has devised a specific batting strategy to counter the seaming conditions there. Chanderpaul-Samuels partnership is crucial: Gibson
Head coach Ottis Gibson believes that the West Indies batsmen can accomplish the mission of beating India and staying in contention for the series during the Second Test. Dhoni's dismissal came off wrong replay
The controversy over poor umpiring in the ongoing Test series between India and the West Indies has taken a new twist as it has now emerged that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was given out off a no-ball on the first day of the second match in Bridgetown, Barbados.
June 29, 2011
Rampaul admits WI batsmen are low on confidence
More often than not, West Indian batsmen have failed to complement their bowlers in the ongoing Test series against India and pacer Ravi Rampaul conceded that his team's willow-wielders are running short of confidence right now. Feels bad to miss 100 after the hard work: Laxman
VVS Laxman was a disappointed man despite playing a crucial role in India's recovery in the second Test against West Indies as a hundred had eluded him once again after all the hard work. Laxman, who played a precious 85-run knock in India's total of 201 on Tuesday.
June 28, 2011
Ian Bishop: Mishra must be mentally strong
Former West Indies bowling ace says the key to India leg-spinner Amit Mishra's success is confidence and self-belief. By arrangement with Quba Media Works. Indian players satisfied with modified DRS
The Indian cricket team has given a thumbs up to the Decision Review System (DRS) in its revised form which makes the ball-tracker technology optional in bilateral series.
June 27, 2011
2nd Test: Team India aim to break Kensington jinx
An unbeatable series lead on their mind, a confident India take on a demoralized West Indies in the second cricket Test in Bridgetown, Barbados, hoping to break a 58-year winless streak at the Kensington Oval. Pacers will have to adjust on this wicket: Dhoni
Indian skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni said that Indian bowlers will have to adjust their line and length on a bouncy Kensington Oval pitch for the second Test against West Indies, in Bridgetown, Barbados.
June 26, 2011
I have regained my bowling rhythm: Irfan
India discard all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Sunday said he has rediscovered his bowling rhythm and wants to retain the form to get back into the national side. Gayle sidelined, Edwards replaces Nash in 2nd Test
Chris Gayle remained a pariah while vice-captain Brendan Nash was dropped from the West Indies squad for the second cricket Test against India starting on Tuesday at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
June 25, 2011
Praveen Kumar, a man of few words
He had a haul of six wickets on his Test debut but Indian medium pacer Praveen Kumar remained a man of few words -- neither launching a tirade against critics nor blowing his own trumpet. Ian Bishop: Praveen could be a handful in England
Former West Indies bowling ace says India has a genuine bowling option in Praveen Kumar as they look towards the England tour. By arrangement with Quba Media Works. I am more mature, wiser now: Yuvraj
Flamboyant batsman Yuvraj Singh reckons that the rough patch in his career has made him a 'more matured and wiser' cricketer, and he is now looking to cement his place in the Test squad.
June 24, 2011
Ian Bishop: Who says spinners can't excel v India?
India, says former West Indies bowling ace Ian Bishop, will need their spinners to bowl better, else they will be destined to repeat the mistakes on the last South African tour, of being caught cold early. By arrangement with Quba Media Works. Umpire Harper faces Team India's ire
Umpire Daryl Harper came in for some scathing criticism from the Indian cricket team, for his poor decisions during the first cricket Test against the West Indies. We need Sobers, Viv back in team, sarcastic Sammy
The very mention of Chris Gayle irritated a normally soft-spoken West Indies skipper Darren Sammy who couldn't hide being sarcastic remarks when asked whether he is missing the prolific opener considering the state of his batting line-up. Dhoni lauds Dravid, Praveen following Kingston win
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Rahul Dravid and Praveen Kumar for their significant contribution in India's 63-run win over West Indies in the first Test in Kingston on Thursday.
June 23, 2011
Geoffrey Boycott: Outvote India on DRS
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott feels cricket-playing countries should unite to outvote the Board of Control for Cricket in India's opposition to the Decision Review System in the ICC even though most of them are 'frightened to death of India's financial power'. 32nd Test ton physically tough, says Dravid
Drained after hitting another one of his typically resolute hundreds, veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid said it was tough adjusting to the
June 22, 2011
I'm 100 per cent fit for England tour: Yuvraj
Yuvraj Singh has recovered from the chest infection that laid him low after the cricket World Cup and is gearing for next month's England tour. The middle-order batsman, who was ruled out of India's ongoing West Indies tour because of the infection, said he is available for selection for the full tour of England, beginning July 15. Just-retired Afridi talks about comeback
Just weeks after announcing his retirement from international cricket, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi says he will try making a comeback as soon as 'conditions improve in the team management and administration'. Jaidev Unadkat: I want to play for India again
Out of Team India reckoning, Saurashtra bowler Jaidev Unadkat tells Haresh Pandya he is not unnecessarily disappointed by the turn of events in his still budding career.
June 21, 2011
My plan was to play patiently: Raina
Long considered suspect against short-pitched deliveries, Indian batsman Suresh Raina says he no longer has trouble facing bouncers and he credits this to suggestions received from seniors like Rahul Dravid.
June 20, 2011
Ian Bishop: India face Test of pace at Sabina
India's real test in the Test series will be how their batsman cope with the extra pace and bounce anticipated at Sabina Park, says former West Indies bowling ace . By arrangement with Quba Media Works. Videos: Pace, bounce awaits India at Sabina Park
Video footage from the Indian cricket team's tour of the West Indies. Vijay fit for first WI Test, Munaf doubtful
The injury-hit Indian cricket team heaved a sigh of relief after opener Murali Vijay was declared fit for the opening Test against the West Indies, starting in Jamaica, on Monday.
June 19, 2011
India take on pace-packed Windies in Test opener
Beset with injury worries but bolstered by the return of talismanic skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, World No 1 India take on the West Indies in the first cricket Test of a three-match series, starting in Kingston, Jamaica on Monday. Sachin has been a source of motivation: Dravid
He has spent 15 years in International cricket but senior India batsman Rahul Dravid says he continues to be inspired by Sachin Tendulkar, with whom he has starred in 19 Test century stands.
June 18, 2011
'Tremlett has shades of Garner'
New fast bowling find Chris Tremlett was likened to West Indies great Joel Garner by England's bowling coach on Friday. Munaf rests as Team India trains ahead of 1st Test
Uncertainty continues to reign over medium-pacer Munaf Patel's availability for the first Test against West Indies at Sabina Park starting on Monday.
June 17, 2011
Could be time up for Ponting as well: Warne
Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne feels Ricky Ponting was lucky to survive the axe despite average batting, as the selectors chose to drop an 'easy' prey in Simon Katich. Fletcher eager to work with India seniors
The younger lot impressed him in the ODI series and now new India coach Duncan Fletcher says he can't wait to work with the seniors in the Tests against West Indies as more than the players, it is he who would learn from the experience. I needed to spend some time in the middle: Raina
India's stand-in skipper Suresh Raina is so disappointed with his shot-selection in the last two one-dayers against the West Indies that he plans to work hard on his batting in the nets to improve himself before the Tests starting Monday. Famous five: India's success stories in the ODIs
India's bench strength survived a few anxious moments to pocket the one-day series against West indies. Senior Associate Editor analyses the success stories for Team India in the series.
June 16, 2011
Afridi fined Rs 4.5m, but can play abroad
Sacked Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was slapped a hefty fine of 4.5 million rupees by the Pakistan Cricket Board's disciplinary committee after he pleaded guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct at a hearing in Lahore on Thursday. Cricket Videos: Viv Richards, Andy Roberts
Video footage from India's tour of the West Indies. Former India coach Gary Kirsten bats for DRS
Former India coach Gary Kirsten says the decision review system has increased the consistency of umpiring. 'T20 cricket is a great domestic product'
Twenty20 cricket should be played less at international level to stop it diluting Test and one-day matches and more in domestic leagues to increase attendances, World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten has said. 'WI cricket not making any progress whatsoever'
In a candid chat with , West Indies legend Andy Roberts talks about the current state of Caribbean cricket, what the future holds and what makes the present Indian team so successful.
June 15, 2011
Afridi to get NOC for Hampshire stint
The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to allow sacked One-day captain Shahid Afridi to play for English county side Hampshire after he agreed to withdraw his case against the PCB in the Sindh high court. Videos: Raina on the 103-run loss to the Windies
Video footage from India's tour of the West Indies. Preview: India aim to sign off ODIs on a high
Jolted by the massive loss in the fourth ODI, India would aim to get the crucial psychological edge over the West Indies before the Test series when they take on the hosts in the fifth and final one-dayer in Kingston on Thursday. Bowling will determine India's Test future: Dravid
Rahul Dravid discusses India's rise to number one in Tests and why he believes bowling will hold the key to India's Test future in an in-depth interview with Senior Associate Editor . England face selection poser for final Test
England face a tricky selection dilemma ahead of Thursday's third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl.
June 14, 2011
'What's India's problem with DRS?'
England pacer Chris Tremlett is bewildered by India's staunch opposition to the Decision Review System as he feels the innovation is "very accurate and fair" and should have been used in next month's Test series between the two sides. Time under Chappell worst of my career: Zaheer
Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan considers the two years with Greg Chappell as national coach the worst of his decade-long career. He says the controversial Australian made him feel unwanted in the team. Blame it on the shots we played: Raina
Indian skipper Suresh Raina blamed his batsmen's poor shot selection and failure to build partnerships for the massive 103-run loss to the West Indies in the fourth one-dayer. A summer of contentment for Rohit in the Caribbean
Even as Indian cricket coach Duncan Fletcher joins the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in heaping praise on Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, the purists only hope that it's not just a case of false dawn once again. 'Hopefully someday I will wear that India jersey'
In a freewheeling interview with Special Correspondent , Iqbal Abdulla speaks about his IPL journey and aspirations.
June 13, 2011
Cricket Videos: Rohit, Richie, Curtley enthrall
Video footage from the Indian cricket team's tour of the West Indies. 'India can dominate cricket for next decade'
Impressed with the young side that has dominated West Indies in the ongoing ODI series, India's new coach Duncan Fletcher declared that given the talent, his wards can dominate world cricket for the next 5-10 years. De Villiers relishing captaincy challenge
AB de Villiers may at first seem an odd choice to lead South Africa's limited-overs sides since his only previous experience as a captain was at school and even then he did not enjoy it.
June 12, 2011
India eye clean sweep, Windies to play for pride
An unbeatable 3-0 lead in hand, India will now aim for a cleansweep while trying out new players when they take on a demoralised West Indies in the inconsequential fourth game of their five-match one-day international series to be played in Antigua on Monday. I had to take a break to regain focus: Bravo
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who had himself rested from the ongoing ODI series against India after playing just two matches, says he needs the break to regain his lost focus ahead of the Test series later this month. We have gelled well as a team: Raina
Stand-in captain Suresh Raina is happy that the new-look Indian team that got very little time to prepare for the West Indies series have produced results.
June 11, 2011
'Don't belittle our wins by calling WI weak'
A second-string India's dominance in the ODI series against the West Indies has raised questions about the quality of the host team, leaving visiting skipper Suresh Raina livid as he feels this amounts to belittling his young side's good show.
June 10, 2011
Inspired India look to wrap up series in 3rd ODI
A formidable lead in hand, an inspired Team India will be aiming to seal the series when they take on a depleted and low-on-confidence West Indies in the third cricket ODI of the five-match series, in Antigua on Saturday. Gayle ignored; Bravo, Rampaul rested for 3rd ODI
Down 0-2 in the ODI series against India but the West Indies continue to ignore Chris Gayle and have left out the explosive batsman from the squad for the third one-dayer, to be played in Antigua on Saturday. Katich vents spleen over 'unfair' Australia axing
Furious Test opener Simon Katich believes he was unfairly treated by Australia's selectors when he was omitted from the list of 25 contracted players for next season. Cricket videos: Virat, Rohit in the Caribbean
Video footage from the Indian cricket team's tour of the West Indies.
June 09, 2011
Recalled Jayasuriya to retire after England tour
Veteran Sri Lanka opener Sanath Jayasuriya, who returned to the one-day and Twenty20 team after more than a year on Thursday, will draw curtains on his over two-decade career after the upcoming series against England. Youngsters want to handle pressure: Kohli
After guiding India to a seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second One-Day with his match winning 81-run knock, Virat Kohli said the pressure situations bring the best out of the current bunch of Indian players. Jayasuriya eyeing return in England ODIs
Sri Lanka all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya says he is still fit to play international cricket and waiting for an opportunity to play in the ODI series against England later this month. Former Aussie stars slam Hilditch for Katich axe
Cricket Australia's move to exclude Simon Katich from its list of 25 contracted players did not go down well with former Aussie greats, with Michael Slater terming the decision ludicrous. We didn't capitalise on a good start: Sammy
After succumbing to a seven-wicket defeat against India in the second ODI, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy blamed his batsmen for failing to
June 08, 2011
Nice feeling that I'm not forgotten: Durrani
Former India swashbuckling batsman Salim Durrani goes down memory lane in an exclusive conversation with Haresh Pandya. Kallis named South African Cricketer of the Year
All-rounder Jacques Kallis dominated the South African Cricket Awards, winning three honours, including the prestigious Cricketer of the Year. 'Dhoni had a point to prove in the WC final'
After failing to score big in the run-up to the World Cup summit clash against Sri Lanka, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni resembled a "bomb about to explode" ahead of the final, teammate and Man of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh said.
June 07, 2011
Will be very special to get 100 at Lord's: Laxman
Stylish middle-order batsman VVS Laxman says his dream is to score a century at Lord's and help India win the match during the team's upcoming tour of England. Team India look to tighten grip on ODI series
It was not the most comprehensive of wins but having taken a morale-boosting 1-0 lead in the series, India would look to press home the advantage against a nervy West Indies in the second one-dayer, in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday. We miss Gayle's presence: Sarwan
Disappointed with West Indies' poor batting during the four-wicket loss to India in the first one-dayer, Ramnaresh Sarwan bemoaned the absence of the explosive Chris Gayle in the hosts' line-up. I now understand my game well: Rohit Sharma
The middle-order mainstay of a second-string Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma says he has a career to make and a reputation to defend in the ongoing ODI series against the West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Sammy slams batsmen for poor show in 1st ODI
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy blamed the inability of his batsmen to put up enough runs on the board as the reason for his side's four-wicket defeat against India in the first One-Day International of the five-match series in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
June 06, 2011
Honour to coach the Proteas: Kirsten
Gary Kirsten, who guided India to World Cup glory and pinnacle of Test cricket, was on Monday appointed as South Africa coach for a term of two years. Afridi may not attend PCB disciplinary hearing
Pakistan's sacked captain Shahid Afridi is not likely not attend the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) disciplinary hearing on charges of violating the code of conduct, his lawyer said on Monday. Proteas ready to challenge India for No1 Test spot
Upstaging India from the top of Test rankings would be South Africa's top priority this season, captain Graeme Smith said on Sunday. It's up to Boards to decide on UDRS: Lorgat
The ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has admitted that the availability of technology has been an issue in the controversial Umpire Decision Review System and it is up to the Boards to decide on its use in the series among themselves. Playing for India has been my motivation: Parthiv
Parthiv Patel is resigned to the fact that he will only be India's second best wicketkeeper as long as Mahendra Singh Dhoni is around but far from being frustrated, he considers it a motivation to continue working hard. Would love to play IPL for few more years: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said he wants to play in the Indian Premier League for a few more years before looking at other cricketing assignments. 'De Silva, Jayasuriya were into match-fixing'
Ex-Sri Lanka captain Hashan Thilekaratne has reportedly alleged that two former senior Lankan cricketers -- Aravinda de Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya -- and former Sri Lanka Cricket Board President Thilanga Sumathipala were involved in fixing international matches.
June 05, 2011
I've adjusted to pace of T20: Badrinath
By his own admission, S Badrinath takes time to settle when he comes in to bat but the star of India's Twenty20 win over the West Indies says he has also learnt to pace up for cricket's shortest format.
June 04, 2011
Kirsten all set to become new SA coach
Former India coach Gary Kirsten is all set to take over the reigns of the South African cricket team with his ex-teammate Allan Donald assisting him, a media report said. Photos: England rally after top order collapse
England fought back after losing their first three wickets in the space of half an hour to reach 342 for six on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Friday.
June 03, 2011
Life without cricket is unthinkable: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar has almost every batting record that is there to be made under his belt, but the iconic Indian cricketer says he is still not satisfied with his career. He considers satisfaction the beginning of stagnation. 'It will be tough for India to win England series'
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly
June 02, 2011
Non-India cricketers feel BCCI dominates ICC
More than two-thirds of international players, in a recent survey conducted by FICA, believe that the Board of Control for Cricket in India exerts unfair influence on the International Cricket Council's decision-making, but 40 per cent of them said they are willing to skip national duty to play in the cash-rich IPL, run by the Indian board. Towering trio threaten Sri Lanka at Lord's
England are poised to field the tallest ever pace trio in the second test against Sri Lanka at Lord's starting on Friday against a side who showed a woeful inability to deal with the short-pitched ball in Cardiff. IPL: Different strokes from Season 4
's impressions of the just-concluded T20 extravaganza.
June 01, 2011
ICC under BCCI's thumb: Ranatunga
In a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India, former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the Indian board's financial might has turned the ICC into a 'toothless tiger' and called the IPL a 'monster' that will destroy international cricket. Sachin Tendulkar honoured, WC team felicitated
Sachin Tendulkar and former all-rounder Salim Durrani bagged top honours, while the World Cup winning Indian team led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was felicitated by the Cricket Board at it annual awards. I'm confident of making a comeback: Pujara
Recuperating at his home in Rajkot, Pujara talks to Haresh Pandya about his time with the Test team in South Africa, the sadness of missing out on the West Indies tour because of injury and MS Dhoni's leadership, among other cricket matters. IPL4: The Numbers Game
The Indian Premier League was full for surprises, lots of twists and turns and, eventually, as the drama ended, it was Chennai Super Kings who emerged triumphant, beating Royal Challenger Bangalore in what tourned out to be a lopsided final. Rajneesh Gupta figures out all that went into the fourth edition of the IPL.
May 31, 2011
'Chance for youngsters to step up and perform'
Stand-in India captain Suresh Raina feels that the absence of senior cricketers during the One-day International series in the Caribbean will be an ideal opportunity for those who did well in domestic cricket to show their performance at the international level. Strauss upbeat about England's winning habit
Andrew Strauss praised his England team's ruthless winning mentality after they turned what seemed like a certain draw in the first Test against Sri Lanka on Monday into a remarkable victory. Similarities abound in Chennai Super Kings, Man U
After defending their Indian Premier League crown Chennai Super Kings is being compared with one of the best teams in modern sport. Bikash Mohapatra analyses the analogy. PCB administrators are disgraceful people: Afridi
Flamboyant Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi has announced to quit international cricket in protest of his removal from the captaincy of the national one-day team and said he will not consider to return till the present board under the chairmanship of Ijaz Butt is in place.
May 30, 2011
T20 success notwithstanding, Vijay prefers Tests
Despite of his recent success in the T20 version, it is Test cricket that remains Murali Vijay first preference, writes Bikash Mohapatra. 'WI tour is a good opportunity for youngsters'
Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan has said the upcoming tour to West Indies would be a good opportunity for the youngsters to cement their place in the national squad. Rohit Sharma looks forward to meeting expectations
Rohit Sharma has been labeled the next best thing in Indian cricket ever since he made his international debut in 2007. However, it is only now that he is starting to fulfil his promise, writes .
May 29, 2011
Images: Chennai outplay RCB to retain IPL title
Chennai Super Kings retained the Indian Premier League title after crushing Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in a thoroughly one-sided final in Chennai on Saturday.
May 28, 2011
Images: Gayle storm strikes as RCB reach IPL final
Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on champions Chennai Super Kings in Saturday's Indian Premier League final after in-form Chris Gayle blasted 89 to lift them to a 43-run victory over Mumbai Indians on Friday at the M A Chidambaram Stadium.
May 27, 2011
Raina, Dhoni lead second strings to West Indies
In giving another validation to the club-versus-country debate, India is virtually sending a second string squad to the West Indies. 'MI players have not played through injuries'
Mumbai Indians players have not played through injuries in the Indian Premier League, coach Robin Singh said in a thinly-veiled reference to the Gautam Gambhir injury controversy. BCCI's itinerary is inhuman: Akram
In the wake of Gautam Gambhir's injury controversy, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram termed the itinerary chalked out by Board of Control for Cricket in India for Team India as "inhuman".
May 26, 2011
Gambhir's injury ignites club vs country row
The IPL has made Indian cricketers millionaires overnight. But it is worth risking them at the cost of playing for the national side. Rajasthan Royals lament abdication of King Warne
Shane Warne could not replicate the fairytale success of 2008 in his final season with the Rajasthan Royals but the flamboyant Australian walked away from the Indian Premier League (IPL) last week with his aura as a brilliant leader firmly intact. Images: Mumbai send Knights packing
Mumbai Indians registered a tense four-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders to advance to the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Wednesday.
May 25, 2011
Images: Chennai down RCB to enter IPL final
Images from the Indian Premier League Qualifier match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai, on Tuesday. Virat Kohli defends Bangalore bowlers
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Virat Kohli has said it was disappointing to see his team lose the IPL playoff-qualifier match against Chennai Super Kings, especially when he had made an important contribution. Shane Warne's mentor Terry Jenner passes away
Former Australia Test cricketer Terry Jenner, who mentored spin-bowling great Shane Warne, died at the age of 66 on Wednesday. My objective is winning back the India cap: Tiwary
In a freewheeling interview, Manoj Tiwary discusses with Senior Associate Editor Harish Kotian his recent good run in the IPL and how he plans to comeback to the Indian team.
May 24, 2011
Boon to replace Hurst as ICC Match Referee
Former Australia batsman David Boon will quit his job as Australian national selector to replace retiring compatriot Alan Hurst on the ICC Emirates Elite Panel of Match Referees in July.
May 23, 2011
IPL: Meet the one-man armies
With the league phase over, Bikash Mohapatra takes a look at one-man shows that handed the opposition a big blow in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. Who will succeed Shane Warne as Rajasthan captain?
With the Australian legend calling it a day the search has begun for his successor and there are four candidates in the fray, writes .
May 22, 2011
I felt disconnected with IPL: Oram
Back from the Indian Premier League after playing just two matches, New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram says he felt disconnected with the event as the "after-match parties, Bollywood stars and fashion parades" seemed far removed from reality.
May 21, 2011
Images: A winning farewell for Warne
Captain Warne signed off his professional cricket career with a thumping win as the Rajasthan Royals routed Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets at the Wankhede stadium. Am surprised at how well I bowled: Warne
On Friday, Warne's second innings came to an end. A comprehensive 10-wicket win over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede may have been too little, too late to prop Rajasthan Royals' fortunes in the fourth edition of the IPL. However, it was enough to ensure Warne's impressive IPL career ended on a winning note. Rahul Sharma a bright candidate for ODIs: Yuvraj
Debutants Pune Warriors India is already knocked out of this year's Indian Premier League, skipper Yuvraj Sigh is optimistic of a strong comeback by the team in the next edition of the Twenty20 tournament.
May 20, 2011
Saluting Rajasthan's one-man army Shane Warne
As Shane Warne says a final goodbye to cricket, Manu Shankar salutes the Australian spin legend. Warne, Hurley and Spinners bowl over Mumbai
Spinners by Shane Warne, the lifestyle collection of menswear, boyswear, innerwear, socks and sports performance wear designed by the cricketing legend, was launched by the Australian spin legend in Mumbai, on Thursday.
May 19, 2011
If Ganguly can, so can I: Martin Crowe
Inspired by former India captain Sourav Ganguly and Australia spin legend Shane Warne, 48-year-old Martin Crowe on Thursday announced his return to first-class cricket in a bid to score the 320 runs he needs to touch a tally of 20,000. Video: Tried to hit Gayle, but couldn't: Shah Rukh
Bollywood superstar and principal owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan is hopeful of his team making it to the play-offs in the ongoing fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. Floodlit Tests move one step closer
Only one final obstacle now prevents the International Cricket Council (ICC) introducing floodlit day-night Test matches as it confronts dwindling support for the five-day game. Cricket videos: Warne fined; faces-off with Sachin
Video footage from around the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League.
May 18, 2011
Four years on, lustre fades from IPL
India's glamour-packed cricket league is having difficulty sustaining momentum four years after it burst forth with a TV-friendly format, cheerleaders and big salaries. 'Hope we will do better in West Indies this time'
Former captain Rahul Dravid is hopeful about the Indian cricket team improving upon its 2006 performance in the upcoming tour of the West Indies. Cricket videos: Sehwag, Shah Rukh, Warne...
Video footage from around the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League.
May 17, 2011
'Honour to be spoken of alongside Bhajji, Warne'
Young leg-spinner Rahul Sharma tells our correspondent Manu Shankar that he is proud of his achievements in the IPL so far.
May 13, 2011
Tendulkar gifts 2003 WC jersey to Narendra Modi
Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar has donated his 2003 Cricket World Cup jersey to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, which will be auctioned to raise funds for the state's 'Save Girl Child' programme. Rayudu lost out to Rohit, Badrinath's reliability
It was a case of talent over flamboyance as India's selectors picked a virtually second-string side for the ODI series in the West Indies. Coaching India a challenge for me: Fletcher
Newly-appointed India cricket coach Duncan Fletcher ruled out adopting a dictatorial style of functioning when he commences his assignment with the World champion team, saying he will spend some time with the players before deciding if any changes are required. Badri, Saha in Gambhir-led ODI squad for WI
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar were rested and Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath and Bengal wicketkeeper Wriddhimaan Saha recalled to India's 16-member ODI squad for the tour of the West Indies. Fletcher will offer value to Team India: Kirsten
Duncan Fletcher's appointment as coach of the Indian cricket team is a positive change, as the Zimbabwean brings a wealth of experience to the table, feels former coach Gary Kirsten. I am going to miss the IPL, that's for sure: Warne
Former Australia spin ace Shane Warne talks about his IPL journey and experience as captain of Rajasthan Royals.
May 12, 2011
Decision Review System recommended for all Tests
The International Cricket Council's rule-making committee recommended unanimously on Wednesday the adoption of the Decision Review System (DRS) in all international matches. Selection: Rayudu's keeping makes his case strong
Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath and pacer Praveen Kumar are expected to get call-ups when the national selectors meet in Chennai on Friday to pick India's ODI squad for the tour of the West Indies amid indications that a few seniors will be rested.
May 11, 2011
Gayle, Hussey give big returns on small investment
With a bulk of the matches in the fourth edition of the IPL over, takes a look at a few players who were bought compratively cheap but have proved priceless for their teams.
May 09, 2011
IPL's million dollar men: Many hits, a few misses
With a bulk of the matches over, takes a look at how the most expensive players have performed in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League.
May 08, 2011
Clinical Mumbai beat Delhi by 32 runs
Dishing out another superlative all-round performance, Mumbai Indians crushed Delhi Daredevils by 32 runs to virtually qualify for the play-offs of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Saturday.
May 04, 2011
'I'd love to see myself in India colours again'
Pune Warriors India's Robin Uthappa tells how IPL has helped him understand his game better.
May 02, 2011
Selectors asked me to retire after WC: Chanderpaul
Senior West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has alleged that the national selectors had asked him to retire after the World Cup and was dropped from the squad for the ongoing home series against Pakistan when he refused to comply with it. 'ICC needs to find new ways to curb match-fixing'
Pakistan's former cricket captain Imran Khan believes the ICC will have to adopt new ways to curb the menace of match-fixing as it is very difficult to detect and prove.
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