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April 30, 2016
West Indies to play day-night Test against Pakistan?
PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan, on Saturday, said that the West Indies cricket board has agreed to play a day and night Test in the 'home' series planned in the UAE in September-October.
Why late BCCI boss Dalmiya's widow is 'hurt' by SC observations
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Jagmohan Dalmiya's widow Chandralekha, on Saturday, said she has been 'deeply hurt' by the Supreme Court's observations on her late husband during the hearing on Justice R M Lodha-led committee recommendations to revamp cricket.
BCCI resumes ties with West Indies Cricket Board
Claiming to have resolved all outstanding issues, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Saturday, announced the resumption of bilateral cricket ties with the West Indies starting with a four-Test series in July-August.
Kings XI axe Miller as captain, Vijay named new skipper
Struggling Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab, on Saturday, replaced out-of-form captain David Miller with Murali Vijay after losing five of their six games in the tournament so far.
IPL: Struggling Punjab face uphill task against table toppers Gujarat Lions
Punjab are lying at the bottom of the table with only one win from six matches, while the in-form Lions are the top of the IPL standings with six wins from seven matches.
IPL: Time is running out for Dhoni's Supergiants
The Pune outfit is presently languishing at the sixth spot in the eight-team standings with just four points.
PHOTOS: Lions stay on top after last-ball win over Supergiants
Openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum provided the perfect platform as Gujarat Lions chased down an imposing 196-run target to beat Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League match, at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in Pune, on Friday.
April 29, 2016
Kotla to host IPL Eliminator, second Qualifier instead of Eden
Visakhapatnam to be common main venue for Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants, while Kings XI Punjab to play all their home matches at Mohali.
'We have got ideas to stop Kohli, De Villiers'
The destructive show of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers during their first meeting of Indian Premier League 9 still fresh in his mind, Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody said he has a few ideas up his sleeve to stop the marauding
IPL 9's roll call of retired-hurt
Following Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Faf du Plessis's exit, Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com takes stock of the players forced out of the cash-rich Twenty20 extravaganza by injury.
'Kings XI Punjab not willing to play in Dharamsala'
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) said Kings XI Punjab are not willing to play in Dharamsala as they have not received any positive response from the state government.
'My role is to come at the back end and finish games'
Kieron Pollard answered his critics in style by destroying Kolkata Knight Riders bowling, hitting six towering 6s in his match-winning 51 runs off only 17 balls in IPL 9's last match at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.
IPL: Daredevils look to avenge defeat to Knight Riders
A steadily improving Delhi Daredevils look all set to challenge the might of title contenders Kolkata Knight Riders when the two teams clash for the second time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Richards slams ICC, says one rule for Windies, another for India
The legendary Viv Richards lashed out at the ICC for its official reprimand of World T20 champions the West Indies, saying it has one rule for the Darren Sammy-led outfit and another for the Indian cricket team.
Will Sunrisers Hyderabad bounce back against RCB?
Their winning momentum punctured after a loss to Rising Pune Supergiants, Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to get back to their winning ways when they take on a struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League Twenty20 match, in Hyderabad, on Saturday.
'Superb Pollard can make any opposition jittery'
Mumbai Indians assistant coach Robin Singh feels that a player like Kieron Pollard is valuable to any T20 side as he has the ability to make any opposition jittery with his big-hitting prowess.
Smith backs day-night Test, says he gave SA no negative feedback
Cricket Australia has bolstered its campaign to host a day-night Test against South Africa later this year by publishing an interview with captain Steve Smith in which he backed the proposed fixture.
April 28, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Rohit helps Mumbai do the 'double' over Kolkata
Rohit Sharma played a captain's knock and struck an unbeaten 68, while Kieron Pollard smashed 51 not out in just 17 balls to power defending champions Mumbai Indians to a comfortable six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match.
Fractured finger puts Du Plessis out of IPL, Khawaja comes in
Rising Pune Supergiants were dealt a telling blow as star batsman Faf du Plessis announced that he is out of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League due to a fractured finger, which will take six weeks to heal.
Silva recovers from head blow to earn Sri Lanka recall
Sri Lanka opener Kaushal Silva has recovered from a blow to the head he suffered while fielding last weekend to be named in the test squad for next month's tour of England.
'For me T20 is just about slamming and bashing the ball'
McCullum has brought a lot of excitement to the game and now as part of the newly formed Gujarat Lions outfit, he looks forward to helping the Suresh Raina-led team make their mark in the Indian Premier League.
Will Rising Pune Supergiants tame Gujarat Lions?
Rising Pune Supergiants now face an uphill task of taming the rampaging Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League clash, in Pune, on Friday.
The other side of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli visits old-age home in Pune.
How Chris Morris's best T20 knock was 'upsetting'
"It probably was my best innings in T20 cricket. But it was upsetting that we lost."
Waqar REVEALS! Blames Afridi for T20 debacle; wants Akmal axed
Former chief coach, Waqar Younis has urged the cricket authorities to drop Umar Akmal from the Pakistan team and blamed Shahid Afridi for the side's run of T20 defeats against England, New Zealand and in the Asia Cup and World T20.
Williamson 'honoured' to be New Zealand's 29th Test captain
'His drive to see the team succeed and his passion for the game are what you look for in a leader. He's ready for the role and will only continue to grow'
Donald 'excited about new challenge' as Australia's bowling coach
The appointment is on an interim basis
How tennis ball helped pacer Bumrah perfect art of bowling yorkers
Playing tennis-ball cricket in his formative years has helped him bowl his yorkers with good control, revealed Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
IPL PHOTOS: Gujarat survive Morris' scare to edge past Delhi
Chris Morris' brilliant unbeaten knock of 82 went in vain as Gujarat Lions held their nerves to pull off a thrilling one-run win over Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match.
April 27, 2016
Manohar to step down as BCCI President; Pawar tipped to succeed
Shashank Manohar will soon tender his resignation from the post of the BCCI President.
'Knight Riders has allowed its players to make mistakes...'
Gautam Gambhir has said Kolkata Knight Riders' trust with its players once they get picked in auction or from other means is one of the main reasons for the franchises good run in Indian Premier League (IPL) in which it has won titles in 2012 and 2014.
Would not prefer IPL being shifted from India: Kumble
Former Indian skipper Anil Kumble said that he was not in favour of shifting the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches from the country.
Why Gambhir is not thinking of India comeback
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels Gautam Gambhir looks good for a national recall after a string of good scores in the ongoing IPL but the Kolkata Knight Riders captain does not want to look too far ahead as "comebacks are only by-products" of good performances.
Meet Pune Supergiants' two Ashwins
It is a treat to watch them bowl in tandem. Ironically, they also share the same last name. Rising Pune Supergiants spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Murugan Ashwin.
IPL: Jordan replaces Starc at RCB, Taylor comes in for Malinga at MI
Mumbai Indians have called up West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor to replace the injured Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga for the remainder of the IPL 2016.
'Rusty' Nehra says he will get better as he plays more games
Having returned to the team after recovering from injury, Sunrisers Hyderabad seamer Ashish Nehra confessed that he was a bit "rusty" against Rising Pune Supergiants, but expressed confidence of getting better as he plays more games in the ongoing IPL tournament.
IPL: Unpredictable Mumbai Indians face table toppers KKR in high-profile clash
The odds are in favour of table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders as they square off against defending champions Mumbai Indians, experiencing a campaign that is oscillating between high and low, in a potentially exciting Indian Premier League contest in Mumbai, on Thursday.
No IPL matches in Maharashtra in May, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected plea of the Mumbai Cricket Association and the Maharashtra Cricket Association against the Bombay high court's order to shift the Indian Premier League matches out of drought-hit Maharashtra.
Australia's Hastings out of West Indies tour
Australia fast bowler John Hastings has been withdrawn from a one-day tri-series against West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean after undergoing surgery on his ankle.
Silva discharged from hospital after recovering from concussion
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kaushal Silva has been discharged from hospital and declared fully fit to play, two days after being hit on the head by a cricket ball.
IPL: Pune's Dinda relieved to finally end winless run
Rising Pune Supergiants' Ashok Dinda expressed relief after the team's win via the Duckworth/Lewis method against Sunrisers Hyderabad, finally bringing to an end a run of four defeats in the Indian Premier League.
Allan Donald as Australia's new bowling coach?
South Africa fast bowling great Allan Donald will join Australia as bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka this year, local media reported on Wednesday.
IPL PHOTOS: Pune begin road to recovery with win over Hyderabad
Rising Pune Supergiants brought their stuttering IPL campaign back on track with a convincing 34-run win over hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad via Duckowrth Lewis method in a rain-affected match.
April 26, 2016
'Gujarat has many match-winners, making it hard for opponents'
New outfit Gujarat Lions have witnessed a dream start to their debut Indian Premier League season and the team's head coach Brad Hodge feels they have plenty of match-winners who can help them continue in the same vein in the remainder of the tournament.
South African sports row reopens old wounds over race
Any hopes that the issue of race in South Africa's sport was fading were damaged this week when the government banned its national cricket, rugby, athletics and netball federations from bidding for international tournaments due to a failure to increase their number of black players.
Bowling is our strength, says Sunrisers' Henriques
They might have chased down some tricky targets to notch up three successive wins in IPL-9 but Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Moises Henriques feels his team's strength lies in their potent bowling attack.
When Tendulkar had no money in pocket for a cab ride home
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, among the richest sportsmen in the country, recalled a time in his life when he did not have money to hire a cab for a ride home from the railway station on his return from Pune after an under-15 cricket game.
Maxwell concedes his Kings were ordinary in bowling and fielding
Disappointed after his side's fifth defeat in six matches this IPL season, Kings XI Punjab's Australian import Glenn Maxwell said ordinary bowling and fielding has let the team down.
Chris Jordan all set to join RCB in place of Mitchell Starc
England all-rounder Chirs Jordan is set to replace the injured Mitchell Starc at Royal Challengers Bangalore for the rest of the IPL season, according to reports.
Usman Khawaja likely to replace injured KP in Pune Supergiants
Australia batsman Usman Khawaja is likely to replace injured Kevin Pietersen in the squad of Rising Pune Supergiants in season 9 of Indian Premier League.
New Zealand receptive to playing day-night Test in India
In order to raise the dwindling number of spectators in the stadium, the Board of Control for Cricket in India last week said it is all set to host its first-ever day/night cricket Test with the pink ball against New Zealand in October.
IPL 9: Delhi Daredevils host Gujarat Lions in a clash for supremacy
It will be a test of character and battle for supremacy when Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions, two of the most impressive teams of IPL 9, lock horns against each other at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Cricket Australia claims all Test nations want day-night matches
'To a person, full member countries and their CEOs stated their absolute support of Test cricket being played under lights'
Mumbai Indians want to carry the momentum forward
'All games from here are important for us'
Miller skips post-match presentation after another embarrassing loss
Kings XI Punjab skipper David Miller gave the post-match presentation ceremony a miss after his team suffered another stinging loss in the ninth edition of Indian Premier League.
April 25, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians win easy as Punjab's poor run continues
Parthiv Patel shone with a breezy 58-ball 81 and powered Mumbai Indians to a 25-run win over Kings XI Punjab whose campaign turned from bad to worse in the Indian Premier League.
Gambhir reveals secret of Kohli's magical run
'He has shown how consistent he is.'
IPL 9: 6 memorable moments from Week 2
Featuring Virat, Suryakant Yadav, Mustafizur Rehman, David Warner, AB, Krunal Pandya...
It wasn't good to put padded legs on table: Russell on Samuels
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell said it "wasn't good" on compatriot Marlon Samuels' part to address a press conference with his padded legs on the table after their World T20 triumph early this month.
Comments by Windies players inappropriate, disrespectful: ICC
The International Cricket Council said that certain comments and actions by some of the West Indies players after clinching the World T20 were "inappropriate, disrespectful and brought the event into disrepute".
Gambhir slams Salman's appointment as India's brand ambassador for Olympics
Former India batsman and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir slammed the appointment of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as the 'goodwill ambassador' for the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympic Games scheduled to be held in August.
Why Laxman won't take Dhoni's Pune lightly
Notwithstanding Rising Pune Supergiants' poor run in IPL-9, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman considers the debutante side as a formidable unit and said his team will have to put its best foot forward when they clash with them in their IPL match on Tuesday.
South Africa bans rugby, cricket from bidding for major tournaments
South Africa on Monday banned its national cricket and rugby federations from hosting or bidding for international tournaments for at least a year due to their failure to increase representation of black players.
'No one has the right to ask me about Anushka'
Virat Kohli may have patched up with girlfriend Anushka Sharma, but repeated questions from the media on their relationship certainly upset him.
Sri Lanka opener Silva airlifted to hospital after head injury
Sri Lanka's Test opener Kaushal Silva was taken to hospital on Sunday after being hit on the head by a cricket ball while fielding in a domestic match.
IPL: Marsh receives official warning
Kings XI Punjab batsman Shaun Marsh has received an official warning and reprimand for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League Code of Conduct Resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad start as favourites against Rising Pune Supergiants
On a roll after three consecutive wins, a resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad will start as overwhelming favourites against struggling Rising Pune Supergiants in an Indian Premier League match, in Hyderabad, on Tuesday. We would have chased even 200 against RCB: Smith
Gujarat Lions opening batsman Dwayne Smith says they would have faced no difficulty even chasing down a 200-plus target since the Royal Challengers Bangalore attack lacks teeth.
Dhoni's Rising Pune Supergiants 'need to move on'
'I have been in the IPL long enough to know we have to sleep on it.' 'Cricket was never a road to fame or a means to make money'
'I only played it to repay the sacrifices and hard work that both my parents had put in to make me play the sport.'
Mr and Mrs Dhoni and their love for dogs
It's not just Dhoni but his wife, Sakshi, is also an animal lover.
Why Dhoni is disappointed with his bowlers...
Pune Supergiants skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his bowlers and said there are many areas where his team needs to work before the next match. How KKR's Suryakumar gamble paid off
Gautam Gambhir said it was a big gamble to push Suryakumar Yadav up the order but he is happy it paid off.
April 24, 2016
PHOTOS: Suryakumar takes KKR over the line in thrilling win over Pune
Ajinkya Rahane cracked a superb half-century to power Rising Pune Supergiants to a competitive 160-5 against Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Sunday. BCCI didn't follow Lodha committee guidelines, says Verma
Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) Secretary, Aditya Verma has criticised BCCI for appointing a new CEO without following the guidelines prescribed by the Lodha committee.
'Was not thinking about the century, just wanted to hit good areas'
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli smashed his maiden T20 hundred in an Indian Premier League match against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on Sunday but he said he was not feeling after ending up on the losing side.
IPL PHOTOS: Lions win despite Kohli's maiden T20 ton
Star batsman Virat Kohli's maiden T20 hundred went in vain as Gujarat Lions produced a clinical batting display to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in an IPL match in Rajkot on Sunday.
IPL: Miller believes Kings XI Punjab are 100pc still in the hunt
They might be at the bottom of the heap but Kings XI Punjab skipper David Miller feels his team is still in the hunt in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Mumbai will look to end slump against laggards Kings XI Punjab
Even as they struggle to find the winning formula, laggards Kings XI Punjab will still fancy their chances when they host Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament in Mohali on Monday.
One good partnership is key in IPL: Warner
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner feels the key to winning matches in Twenty20 cricket, especially in the Indian Premier League, is one good partnership at the top.
PIX: Sachin gives cricket lessons on 43rd birthday as wishes pour in
India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 43rd birthday on Sunday by playing cricket with children from the 'Make-A-Wish India' foundation in Mumbai, even as the fraternity wished him and waxed eloquence.
Pietersen ruled out of IPL 9 due to calf injury
In a major blow to Rising Pune Supergiants' bid to salvage their campaign in IPL 9, star batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the remaining matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) due to calf injury.
April 23, 2016
PHOTOS: Warner, Mustafizur star in victory over Kings XI
David Warner played another blazing knock smashing 31-ball 59 runs to power Sunrisers Hyderabad to a convincing victory against struggling Kings XI Punjab at the Hyderabad Stadium on Saturday.
'Players have stood up and produced performances that was needed'
Delhi Daredevils defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians by 10 runs to register their third straight win in the IPL and senior batsman JP Duminy credited the Zaheer Khan-led bowling attack for playing a major role in the win.
IPL PHOTOS: Clinical Delhi ease past holders Mumbai
Delhi Daredevils defeated Mumbai
Pietersen's injury a 'blessing in disguise' for Dhoni?
Rising Pune Supergiants' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that his team-mate Kevin Pietersen's injury could turn out be a 'blessing in disguise'.
Arun Lal reveals fight with 'rare and dangerous' cancer
Arun Lal, former India opener and cricket commentator has revealed his battle with a 'rare and dangerous' jaw cancer, which was detected in January this year.
Rendezvous with batting superstars Kohli & AB
Two of the world's best batsmen- Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are on top of the run charts in IPL 9. Scoring a half-century in each of their four innings till now, Kohli and de Villiers have been in prolific form for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Dhoni's Pune eye revival at home against KKR
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be eager to break the sequence of reverses and get Rising Pune Supergiants' campaign back on track when they lock horns with in-form Kolkata Knight Riders. Will Gujarat Lions get back to winning ways against RCB?
Gujarat Lions would be looking to get back to winning ways when they lock horns with Royal
Gillespie favourite for Australia bowling coach's job?
Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has thrown his weight behind former paceman Jason Gillespie for the role of bowling coach.
IPL: RCB skipper Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining slow over rate during the team's Indian Premier League game against Rising Pune Supergiants.
Razzaq launches stinging attack on Waqar
Waqar's attitude resulted in disharmony in team, says Razzaq.
Chris Gayle not banned from Big Bash League: Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia says it will not take any steps to prevent West Indian batsman Chris Gayle playing in its Big Bash Twenty20 league next season.
Inzamam not happy with pitches, cricket in Pakistan
Pakistan's new chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is not happy with the state of pitches being used for a top ongoing domestic one-day tournament and also with the quality of cricket on display in the event.
Some people trying to destroy brand IPL, says Shukla
The Indian Premier League has emerged as a global sports brand, but some people are trying to 'destroy' the T20 league and new controversies are being created every year, forcing the Board of Control for Cricket in India to consider shifting the cash-rich tournament abroad in 2017, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said
IPL PHOTOS: Kohli, de Villiers take Bangalore past Pune
Captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers smashed brisk half centuries to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a well-deserved 13-run victory over Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League match, in Pune, on Friday.
April 22, 2016
'Dravid has done a magnificent job with youngsters throughout India'
West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard lavished praise on Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid stating that he has done "magnificent job with the youngsters throughout India".
'Mumbai Indians are a good side but the momentum is with Delhi'
Back on track with two successive wins after a poor start to the ninth season of Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils have the momentum on their side going into the match against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Saturday, said middle-order batsman Karun Nair.
MCA moves SC against shifting of IPL matches from Maharashtra
The Mumbai Cricket Association has moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay high court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside Maharashtra.
'India is committed to the idea of a 'Pink Ball' Test but...'
New Zealand Cricket's Head of Operations Lindsay Crocker said that there are a lot of modalities that needs to be taken care of before the much-awaited Day/Night Test match against India becomes a reality.
IPL: Sunrisers upbeat ahead of clash against struggling Kings XI
Back to their winning ways after sucessive victories, a rejuvenated Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to continue their good run when they take on laggards Kings XI Punjab in an IPL T20 clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium on Saturday.
I still feel I have a few more years to excel: Yuvraj
Once a limited-overs giant, Yuvraj Singh has been in and out of the Indian team in recent years but the all-rounder believes he still has enough cricket in him to look forward to the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
IPL: It was a bad day for our batsmen, concedes Gujarat's Tambe
Gujarat Lions, who enjoyed three consecutive victories in the tournament before the match, could post only 135 runs, losing eight wickets, after being invited to bat first by the opposition, who chased down the target without losing any wicket.
VOTE: Should the IPL be held outside India?
The BCCI may host next season's IPL outside India.
In-form Daredevils pose huge challenge to wayward Mumbai Indians
On a roll after a poor start, Delhi Daredevils will look to complete a hat-trick of victories on home turf when they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League encounter, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Windies board gets reprieve as BCCI waives $41.97m penalty
The Indian cricket board has decided to waive off the financial penalty of $41.97 million that was imposed on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for pulling out midway during their 2014 series against India, BCCI president Shashank Manohar stated.
PHOTOS: The IPL's most passionate fans
The IPL wouldn't have been the success it is had it not been for the fans in the stands.
RCB add 'mystery' to their bowling attack with Tabraiz Shamsi call-up
Shamsi has been roped in to replace injured Samuel Badree
April 21, 2016
Cheeky Gayle names new-born daughter 'Blush'
Now, the burly left-handed West Indian announced the arrival of his new-born daughter on his Instagram page, and matter-of-factly stated that he has named her 'Blush'.
Rohit lauds Krunal Pandya's 'impressive' showing
His own knock was crucial in Mumbai Indians chasing down a stiff 171-run target, but skipper Rohit Sharma chose to credit all-rounder Krunal Pandya for the Indian Premier League victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore, saying the youngster is proving to be a game-changer in every match.
Dravid's son Samit scores century in Under-14 match
Samit Dravid looks set to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, Rahul.
IPL PHOTOS: Bhuvneshwar, Warner help Hyderabad demolish Gujarat
David Warner's power-packed performance complemented by excellent death bowling from Bhuvneshwar Kumar enabled Sunrisers Hyderabad record an emphatic 10-wicket victory over Gujarat Lions, in a lopsided Indian Premier League encounter, in Rajkot, on Thursday.
RCB spinner Badree ruled out of IPL with injury
Royal Challengers Bangalore's West Indian recruit Samuel Badree has been ruled out of Indian Premier League after failing to recover from his injury sustained during the World T20 earlier this month.
Kings' announcement of Dharamsala as venue puzzles BCCI, HPCA
There seems to be no end to confusion with regards to shift of Kings XI Punjab's three Indian Premier League home matches after the franchise issued an official statement naming Dharamsala as their second home venue.
Don't link IPL with drought situation, says Yuvraj
India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Thurday said the Indian Premier League should not be blamed for the prevailing water crisis in the drought-hit Maharashtra and it was not right to shift the matches out of the state.
Dhoni's battle with mobile company enters final overs
The Delhi high court asked the chief of Maxx Mobile to inform it about the steps taken on the order refraining them from selling any product having the endorsement of India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Tendulkar steps in to combat drought in Marathwada
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and PepsiCo will jointly help Maharashtra government tackle the drought in Marathwada.
India's first D/N Test against NZ this year
In order to raise the ever dwindling number of spectators in the stadium, the BCCI is all set to host its first-ever Day/Night cricket Test with pink ball when New Zealand tour India later this year.
South African cricketer dies due to heart failure
A young South African cricketer has collapsed and died of suspected heart failure while training with his academy side.
BCCI considering moving next year's IPL out of India
Rohit relishes 'problem of plenty' in Mumbai Indians camp
The Mumbai Indians seem to script a similar story from the last two Indian Premier League editions, when they had recovered from poor starts.
Under-fire Windies board promises change, defends record
The West Indies' Cricket Board hit back at its detractors, insisting it is trying to find ways to keep its best players competing for the national team.
Ben 'Stokes' competitive instincts as he gets over WT20 heartbreak
Ben Stokes thrives on his battles with some of the sport's most competitive players as it tends to bring out the best in the feisty England all-rounder, who is hoping to recover quickly from his nightmare end to the World Twenty20 tournament.
Kings XI Punjab choose Dharamsala as second home venue
Kings XI Punjab has picked Dharamsala as its second home venue to host three matches next month after the games were moved out of Nagpur following a Bombay High Court order.
KSCA ushers in revolutionary technology for cricket stadiums
The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), after vigorous research and technical evaluation, decided to install the next-generation subsurface aeration and vacuum-powered drainage system from SubAir, USA at Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore) making it the first ever installation of SubAir Systems for Cricket stadiums worldwide.
Pune, RCB will be looking to outwit each other
Dhoni has to ponder over both the batting and bowling departments of his team.
April 20, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Rohit, Pollard help Mumbai ease past RCB
Rohit Sharma laid the foundation with a stylish half-century as Mumbai Indians romped home against Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in an Indian Premier League encounter.
'Shikhar's form is not a worry for Sunrisers Hyderabad'
Sunrisers Hyderabad's mentor VVS Laxman has said that opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan's form is not a matter of concern for the team and added that domestic players need to score runs.
Deported from New Zealand, Windies cricketer Rose tells his story
Former West Indies cricketer Franklyn Rose says he faced racial injustice in New Zealand and was wrongfully deported from the country he visited for a coaching assignment four years ago.
Misbah in favour of 'tainted' opener Salman Butt's Test recall
Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has opened the door to a return for disgraced opener Salman Butt, who was jailed for 30 months in 2011 for his role in a spot-fixing scandal.
Windies legends demand dissolution of 'obsolete' WICB
West Indian cricket legends, including Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Vivian Richards, have demanded the "dissolution" of the West Indies Cricket Board and formation of an interim one in place of the "obsolete" body.
Problems related to IPL affect the franchises: Preity Zinta
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta feels that every year problems related to the Indian Premier League "do affect" the franchise as a brand and its business as the cash-rich league has become some sort of a "whipping boy".
HC dismisses PIL against BCCI's revenue share
The Madras high court, on Wednesday, dismissed a PIL filed by former CBI director R K Raghavan and others to restrain the Board of Control for Cricket in India and its chairman Shashank Manohar from effecting any adverse changes which will reduce the board's share of revenue from the International Cricket Council.
Tendulkar, Anand support campaign against child labour
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Bollywood stars took to Twitter this week to support a campaign against child labour, using their fame to draw greater attention to the issue.
Hong Kong's Irfan Ahmed suspended for breaching Anti-Corruption Code
The International Cricket Council suspended Hong Kong all-rounder Irfan Ahmed for two years and six months after he admitted breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The player was charged with offences under the Code and provisionally suspended by the ICC on November 4, 2015.
BCCI appoints Rahul Johri as its Chief Executive Officer
Johri, who last served as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific's Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia, will take up his new assignment on June 1.
HC allows BCCI to hold May 1 IPL match in Pune
The Bombay high court, on Wednesday, permitted Board of Control for Cricket in India to hold the May 1 Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants, in Pune, days after it ordered shifting to other venues all post-April 30 matches planned in drought-hit Maharashtra.
Need to work more on my bowling as I get older: Steyn
He is regarded as one of the best fast bowlers of the modern era. Extreme pace with the ability to swing the ball both ways makes Dale Steyn a complete pacer.
Red-hot Gujarat Lions face Sunrisers Hyderabad
Unbeaten in all the three games they have played so far in the tournament, Gujarat Lions would look to continue with their impressive winning run when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match in Rajkot on Thursday.
VOTE: The IPL's hottest cheerleaders
You pick the cheerleaders' team you like best.
Kohli's instructions to Sarfaraz on how to bat in IPL...
Young Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Sarfaraz Khan on Tuesday revealed he has been advised to play as per the match situation by captain Virat Kohli in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Australia pencil in day-night Test after South African reticence
The reticence of South Africa's players to participate in a day-night Test has resulted in Cricket Australia unable to confirm whether a pink-ball match would go ahead against the Proteas.
Why Mumbai Indians have made such a poor start in IPL 9
'The challenge is that we start the next game well and are able to play 40 overs of good cricket. So far, we have been able to play 30 overs of good cricket and that's not enough.'
April 19, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Uthappa blasts fifty as KKR thrash Kings XI Punjab
Robin Uthappa smashed his way to a quickfire half-century as Kolkata Knight Riders notched up a comfortable six-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in Mohali, on Tuesday.
Slow footwork responsible for Dhawan's slump, says Gavaskar
Shikhar Dhawan's slump in form is primarily due to his slow footwork, says former batting icon Sunil Gavaskar, adding the Delhi left-hander's tendency to get out cheaply in consecutive matches is why his failures get highlighted.
Celebs at IPL: Delight for Bahubali star, despair for Tendulkar Jr. and Ambanis
Sunrisers Hyderabad outclassed Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to register their first win in IPL 9 courtesy captain David Warner's scintillating unbeaten knock of 90. Check out who all were there at the match.
Setback for Knight Riders as Hastings ruled out of IPL
In what may come as a major blow to Kolkata Knight Riders, all-rounder John Hastings has been ruled out of the ongoing ninth edition of the Indian Premier League ( IPL) due to an ankle injury.
Will Mumbai's batsmen come good against Bangalore?
Misfiring Mumbai Indians, struggling to get their team combination right, will take on the formidable batting might of Royal Challengers Bangalore in a potentially explosive Indian Premier League clash at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai. On Wednesday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad's Sran fined for inappropriate behaviour
Sunrisers Hyderabad left-arm pacer Barinder Sran has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for inappropriate behaviour during their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians, in Hyderabad, on Monday night.
Tim Southee's mantra for Mumbai Indians...
Leave behind past, need to focus on upcoming matches, says Tim Southee.
IPL 9: 6 memorable moments from Week 1
Featuring Watto, Wiese, Rahane, Hogg, Sarfaraz, Finch, de Kock, Tambe, Kulkarni, Maxwell...
Gayle to become first-time dad, will miss next two IPL matches
West Indian opener Chris Gayle will miss the next two matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League after flying back to Jamaica for the birth of his first child.
South Africa players reveal reservations about day-night Test
South Africa are reluctant to play a day-night Test during their tour of Australia as they have no experience with the pink ball, the Proteas' players association chief has said.
April 18, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Warner powers Sunrisers to victory over Mumbai
David Warner played a captain's knock, smashing an unbeaten 90 runs off 59 balls to power the Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 7-wicket convincing victory against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Monday.
Don't have magic wand to change Pakistan's fortunes soon: Inzamam
Newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board chief selector Inzamam-ul Haq made it clear that he does not possess a magic wand to immediately effect a course correction in the fortunes of the national cricket team.
Why Botham is disappointed with Indian cricket...
'Where is India going in Test cricket? Why is it happening to the team. Is it saturation of Twenty20?'
No loyalty to team, there's loyalty to money now: Steve Waugh
The 'loyalty to money' which Twenty20 leagues around the world are promoting has made it impossible for any country to strike the perfect balance between all three formats of cricket, says former Australian captain Steve Waugh.
Kanpur may only host Gujarat Lions-KKR match
Kanpur's Green Park stadium is likely to host just one match in the ongoing Indian Premier League due to pressing logistics issues.
Miller praises Manan Vohra; asks bowlers to step up
Kings XI Punjab captain David Miller was full of praise for young opener Manan Vohra, whom he feels has started to focus on building his innings.
When it comes to taking pressure, find out who is the best...
'When it comes to remaining cool and delivering under pressure, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the best.'
Kings XI Punjab take on formidable Knight Riders
On paper, Kolkata Knight Riders are overwhelming favourites against King's XI Punjab.
In a first, England propose points system for SL series
Confident De Kock says 192 was 'always a gettable score'
Delhi Darevils opener Quinton de Kock, who scored the first century of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League, said that 192 against RCB was always a gettable target on a good batting track like the one at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Gayle's no show not a worry for RCB captain Kohli; here's why...
'Well, we got 230 in the first match and then almost 200 in this match, without Gayle firing. Guess what would happen when he fires'
Police launch probe after shots fired in air at Jadeja's wedding
India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's marriage ceremony was packed with drama, something expected from any Indian wedding day.
April 17, 2016
IPL PIX: De Kock sizzles as Delhi Daredevils stun RCB
Quinton de Kock smashed the first century of the ongoing Indian Premier League to power Delhi Daredevils to a comprehensive seven wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians to seek replacement for Malinga
Mumbai Indians have decided to ask the Board of Control for Cricket in India for a replacement for their injured pace bowler Lasith Malinga.
Mumbai Indians opt for Jaipur as their IPL home ground
Defending champions Mumbai Indians have opted for Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh Stadium as their home ground.
Photos: Openers, Maxwell power KXIP to first win in IPL-9
Glenn Maxwell played a scintillating cameo hitting an unbeaten 32 off 14 balls under pressure to power Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants.
Sunrisers Hyderabad need a quick turnaround against Mumbai Indians
Erratic Sunrisers Hyderabad look to bounce back against inconsistent Mumbai Indians.
PIX: Ravindra Jadeja weds
The usually serious-looking Jadeja looked very cheerful, smiling and laughing at times.
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath retires from ODIs, T20s
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has retired from 50-over and Twenty20 internationals in order to carry on playing Test matches, the country's cricket board said on Sunday.
Bravo reprimanded for showing dissent
Gujarat Lions all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was reprimanded by the Match Referee for showing dissent at the umpire's decision during his team's three-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match.
Knee injury rules Malinga out of IPL, confirms SLC
Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League after his franchise, Mumbai Indians' medical team found him unifit for at least another four months because of an recurring knee injury.
4 mistakes that Mumbai Indians made against Gujarat Lions
Mumbai Indians pacer Mitchell McClenaghan was left disappointed after 'little mistakes' saw them go down to Gujarat Lions by three-wickets in a thrilling match, in Mumbai. On Saturday night.
Inzamam set to take Pakistan job?
Former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is set to be appointed as the country's chief selector after he was released from his role as Afghanistan's head coach.
IPL PHOTOS: Finch helps Gujarat win last-ball thriller
In-form Australian opener Aaron Finch battled a hamstring injury to single-handedly take Gujarat Lions to a three-wicket last ball victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians in a thrilling IPL match.
April 16, 2016
Bhajji praises Dhoni for cutting ties with builders Amrapali
'Amrapali didn't gave us villas they announced after 2011 WC win'
Hyderabad coach Moody draws inspiration from defending champs Mumbai
Expressing disappointment over his team's second consecutive loss in the Indian Premier League on Saturday, Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody said they would reflect on the performance and try to turn around the fortunes quickly.
IPL: We know how to tackle Mishra: Jadhav
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Kedar Jadhav believes there was no need to promote young Sarfaraz Khan in the batting order when they meet Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Ravindra Jadeja to wed on Sunday
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and several Indian cricketers are expected to fly to Rajkot to attend the reception.
IPL PHOTOS: Gambhir, Yadav help Kolkata ease past Hyderabad
Brilliant bowling by the pace duo of Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel, followed by skipper Gautam Gambhir's superb half-century, powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday.
Dhoni's inconsistent Pune favourites against slow starters Punjab
Getting his team composition right will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni's primary aim as Rising Pune Supergiants meet an out-of-sorts Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League cricket tournament encounter, in Mohali on Sunday.
IPL: Upbeat Daredevils take on formidable Royal Challengers
Riding high after an emphatic victory against Kings XI Punjab, a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils will aim at posing a serious challenge to a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore when the two teams square off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Bengaluru on Sunday.
It was slow wicket so it was an advantage: Amit Mishra
Having guided his team to victory with a stellar performance, leg-spinner Amit Mishra felt that it was opposition captain David Miller's wicket that became the "turning point" as the other batsmen found themselves under tremendous amount of pressure.
IPL: Punjab's Maxwell reprimanded for showing dissent
Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell was reprimanded by match referee Roshan Mahanama for showing dissent at an umpiring decision during his team's crushing eight-wicket defeat against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League cricket tournament match on Friday.
April 15, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Mishra, De Kock help Delhi thrash Punjab
Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozshah Kotla.
Mumbai Indians coach Ponting's positive energy is contagious
Mumbai's Indians' Parthiv Patel credited the team's think tank, pointing to head coach Ricky Ponting's contribution to the team's success.
Don't judge Knight Riders on the basis of one match: Gambhir
Kolkata Knights Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has expressed confidence that his side can put up an impressive performance in their IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, notwithstanding their loss to Mumbai Indians earlier. 'Kolkata is a strong team, we have to play our best to win'
Seeking to shrug off the defeat in their IPL campaign opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to put their best foot forward in their match against Kolkata Knight Riders, coach Tom Moody said.
MI unaffected by change in venue, we can play anywhere, says Parthiv
Defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians have been hit hard by the Bombay High Court decision to shift all their home games out of the Wankhede Stadium, but the side were focused only on the game, according to wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel.
Playing Narine and Hogg together will be an option: Gambhir
Kolkata Knights Riders captain Gautam Gambhir expressed confidence that his side can put up an impressive performance in their IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday, notwithstanding their loss to Mumbai Indians earlier.
Bengaluru to host IPL 9 final
Following the Bombay High Court's verdict to move the Indian Premier League games after April 30 out of drought-hit Maharashtra, the Indian Premier League, on Friday, picked Bengaluru as the venue for its season 9 finale, and offered four alternate home options to the state's affected franchises.
'I would like to step up as a leader and perform in every game'
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has said leading from the front as a captain was a big responsibility and he always cherished it.
Resurgent Mumbai look to build on momentum against leaders Gujarat
Their bid for a third title back on track after a shock defeat in the opening game, defending champions Mumbai Indians would be keen to carry on the winning momentum when they face table toppers Gujarat Lions, who have won both their matches so far, in an IPL game.
Sunrisers seek to make home advantage count against Knight Riders
Eyeing their first win of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking to put up an improved show in their home ground where they lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders, who would also be keen to get back to winning ways in the Indian Premier League.
'Warner can be Australia's best ever opener'
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden believes that David Warner has the potential to become his country's greatest ever opening batsman.
IPL: Du Plessis reckons Pune were 10 runs short of a par score
Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Faf de Plessis said his side was 10 runs of setting up a challenging target in their Indian Premier League match against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot.
Former England batsman Hick among new Australia coaches for ODI series
Western Australia bowling coach Adam Griffith and former England batsman Graham Hick will join the Australian side temporarily for their one-day triangular series in the West Indies in June, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
Limited cricket doesn't affect Test performance: Jadeja
The purists might be worried about the impact of Twenty20 on players' technique, but India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja feels that the shortest format has had no effect of the cricketers' skills as they are well-trained to shift gears whenever required.
April 14, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Finch, McCullum help Gujarat Lions ease past Pune
Gujarat Lions defeated Rising Pune
Shifting of IPL matches not much of an issue: Miller
Kings XI Punjab skipper David Miller is not too worried about the ongoing issue of moving the IPL games out of Maharashtra and said his team would look to make their home wherever they find themselves after the matter is resolved.
'Delhi Daredevils will go all out with an aggressive approach'
Notwithstanding the dismal start to their campaign in IPL-9, Delhi Daredevils leg-spinner Amit Mishra has said his team remains "positive" and will employ an "aggressive" approach when it takes on Kings XI Punjab.
Linking drought to IPL will trivialise it, says Dravid
Perplexed by the Bombay High Court's order to shift 13 IPL matches out of drought-hit Maharashtra, former India captains Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid said cricket has become a "soft target" for creating controversies.
Acting more challenging than cricket: Sachin
'For so many years, I did whatever I wanted to do and the camera captured that.'
Delhi, Cuttack ready to host IPL matches shifted out of Maharashtra
The Delhi and District Cricket Association has offered to host the two IPL play-off games scheduled in Pune after the Bombay High Court ordered for their shifting from Maharashtra owing to the water crisis in the state. Relations with Gayle has been very good so far: Watson
Shane Watson has said a couple of commercials provided an opportunity to his improving relations with Chris Gayle.
Will Zaheer inspire Delhi to bounce back against Kings XI?
Perennial under-achievers Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab will look to recover from opening losses and put their campaign back on track.
4 top reasons why KKR lost to Mumbai Indians
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Manish Pandey lamented that his side should have posted at least 200 after a rousing start given by their top-order batsmen as they lost to defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their Indian Premier League match, in Kolkata.
How Rohit Sharma had a calming effect on Jos Buttler...
'It's great to have Rohit at the other end. He's a very calm character.'
Dean Jones favourite to become Pakistan's new coach
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made up its mind to appoint former Australia batsman Dean Jones as chief coach of the Pakistan cricket team.
Guptill finally makes it to IPL, named as replacement for Simmons at MI
New Zealand's run machine Martin Guptill will finally get a chance to showcase his skills in the Indian Premier League when he was called up by defending champions Mumbai Indians as a replacement for the injured Lendl Simmons.
Rohit's 'Eden' love affair continues as Mumbai down KKR
Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a sparkling 84 not out as an inspired Mumbai Indians cruised to a six-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders to open their account in the ninth season of Indian Premier League in Kolkata, on Wednesday.
April 13, 2016
Why can't the public function of BCCI be taken up by Parliament?, asks SC
Persistent efforts by the Board of Control for Cricket in India and its full members to block implementation of some crucial recommendations of the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee on Wednesday provoked the Supreme Court to observe that public functions relating to cricket can be taken over by the government with the enactment of a law in Parliament.
IPL being targetted, won't be easy to shift matches, says BCCI
The Bombay high court asked the BCCI to shift all the IPL matches after April 30 from Maharashtra due to the acute water crisis in the state. Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur are the three venues in Maharashtra scheduled to hold the IPL matches.
Shift IPL matches after April 30 out of Maharashtra, HC tells BCCI
The Bombay high court on Tuesday allowed the Board of Control for Cricket in India to host Indian Premier League matches in Maharashtra only till April 30 after which it has asked the organisers to shift the matches outside the state.
Not feasible to shift matches out of Pune: BCCI tells HC
It will not be feasible to shift IPL matches out of Pune, the BCCI told the Bombay High Court on Wednesday, while stating that franchises of Mumbai and Pune teams are willing to contribute Rs five crore towards the Chief Minister's drought relief fund.
Bangladesh still hurting after WT20 loss to India
Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah said it was his 'senseless mistake' that led to the team's defeat in the heart-stopping game.
Captain of Chris Gayle Academy, Adrian St John, shot dead
Adrian St. John, a 22-year old budding English cricketer and the captain of Chris Gayle Academy was reportedly murdered by a gunshot during an armed robbery attempt in Trinidad.
Narine difficult to pick despite re-modelled action: Hogg
They may be fighting for a place in the Kolkata Knight Riders' team, but senior spinner Brad Hogg revealed that fellow mystery spinner Sunil Narine is now bowling within the ICC's permitted 15 degrees of flexibility.
Sarfaraz is a future star for India: VVS Laxman
He along with Sunrisers' bowling coach and spin legend Muthiah Muralitharan were seen engaging in an intense planning from the dug-out when Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were batting in full-flow at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.
McCullum names his toughest opponents to bat against
Kiwi star Brendon McCullum must have given nightmare to many bowlers around the world during his international playing days.
Dhoni's Supergiants face Raina's Lions in the battle of debutants
After making impressive debuts in their respective openers, Rising Pune Supergiants and GujaratLions will test each others' strengths when the two new entrants clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL), in Rajkot on Thursday.
IPL drought row: 'BCCI criticised despite good work'
Downplaying accusations by critics over the Indian Premier League drought row, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur, on Wednesday, said that the cricket body is being judged despite of the good work it is doing in the matter.
Meet another 'incredible young man' from RCB...
'The control over shots he has... never seen before for a young talent like him.'
Nehra out for couple of games: Warner
Sunrisers captain David Warner said his premium pacer Ashish Nehra will be out for a couple of games due to a groin injury he suffered during the
April 12, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: De Villiers, Kohli star as Bangalore thrash Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat
You don't need to motivate this Mumbai Indians side: Rohit
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has asserted that his side would bounce back from the defeat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign opener and pick up steam as the tournament progresses as they know how to "win the trophy and games".
Consider moving IPL out of Mumbai and Pune, HC tells BCCI
The Bombay High Court has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) if it could shift IPL matches out of Pune and Mumbai, and also asked it to reply by Wednesday.
Foreign cricket boards earn handsomely through IPL
The cricket boards of Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand have together earned US $10 lakh for releasing their players to play in IPL season 9, which commenced on April 9. BCCI paid Rs 50 crore as income tax last month
The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) paid a whopping Rs 50 crore as income tax for the year 2013-14, its monthly disclosure on spending has revealed.
England's James Taylor forced to retire due to 'severe heart condition'
England batsman James Taylor has been forced to retire from all forms of cricket with immediate effect after it was discovered that he has a serious heart condition.
Former West Indies pacer deported from New Zealand
Former West Indies Test cricketer Franklyn Rose was deported from New Zealand today after being held in prison five weeks for overstaying a work visa.
Lankan board reluctant to give Malinga NoC to play in IPL
Miffed with Lasith Malinga's attitude of picking and choosing tournaments, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is reluctant to give the fast bowler 'No Objection Certificate' to play for the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
IPL drought row: BCCI's last-gasp effort to save matches in Maharashtra...
In the wake of worsening drought situation in Maharashtra, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, informed the Bombay High Court that recycled sewage water will be used for maintaining pitches for the 17 Indian Premier League matches to be held in Mumbai and Pune.
'Bravo keeps getting better with age'
Gujarat Lions opener Aaron Finch was all praise for his 'Champion' West Indies team-mate Dwayne Bravo, who he feels 'keeps getting better and better with
Star-studded Mumbai Indians eye win against KKR
Mumbai Indians need to rethink their strategy; Narine boost for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Virat-Anushka relationship: They were on a break!!?
India's star cricketer Virat Kohli and NH 10 actress Anushka Sharma never fail to create a buzz when it comes to their relationship.
Jayasuriya set to return as Sri Lanka's chief selector
Former Sri Lanka captain and dashing left-hander Sanath Jayasuriya is all set to return as the chairman of the senior selection committee.
What Harsha Bhogle has to say on his IPL ouster
I remain the teller of the story, not the story itself, says Harsha Bhogle.
Shocking revelation! 'Smith is more approachable than Clarke'
Australia swashbuckling all-rounder Glenn Maxwellbelieves that the former skipper Michael Clarke didn't have 'that same personal side' as that of his successor Steve Smith.
Kohli remembers Vijay Mallya for giving him opportunity
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli remembered 'controversial' former franchise director Vijay Mallya for picking him in the team and providing an opportunity to rub shoulders with the world's best players.
April 11, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Bravo, Finch help Gujarat Lions ease past Punjab
Dwyane Bravo recorded his best IPL figures with a four-wicket haul before Aaron Finch smashed 74 runs off 47 balls as Gujarat Lions thumped hosts Kings XI Punjab by five wickets to make a winning entry into the Indian Premier League match in Mohali.
'We don't have any special plans to restrict Virat Kohli'
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has said his team has no special plans for restricting opposition captain and star player Virat Kohli when the two teams meet in the Indian Premier League.
None of us had dinner after that defeat against India: Mashrafe
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has revealed that he and his teammates skipped dinner after their gut-wrenching one-run defeat against India in the recently concluded World T20.
Kings XI Punjab considering shifting its IPL matches out of Maharashtra
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia on Monday said that the franchise is 'very seriously considering' shifting its three Indian Premier League matches from drought-hit Maharashtra to some other venue.
IPL drought row: Kohli hopes for a 'good decision' for both parties
Amid the furore over holding Indian Premier League matches in drought-hit Maharashtra, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Monday said he is awaiting the Bombay high court verdict and hopes the two contending parties find an amicable solution.
IPL faces water heat in Bengaluru, PIL filed in Karnataka HC
An environmental activist in Bengaluru on Monday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Karnataka high court seeking a direction for water audit on Karnataka State Cricket Association stadium premises to determine the amount of usage of water on a daily basis for the Indian Premier League matches.
Hope cricketers haven't complained against me: Harsha Bhogle
Noted cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle is still clueless about the reasons for his ouster from the IPL panel but hoped that players' complaint has nothing to do with his removal.
Maxwell reflects on 'homeworkgate' saga during 2013 India series
Australian power-hitter Glenn Maxwell reflected on the 'homeworkgate' saga during Australia's 2013 series of India.
Johnson feels 'fresh and charged up' for IPL
After retiring from international cricket, former Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson will be making a sort of a comeback on the big stage when he represents Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
Playing alongside Virat is a 'huge buzz' for me: Watson
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is looking forward to playing alongside Indian swashbuckler Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League and said he would be comfortable batting at any position for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
IPL: Star-studded RCB face tough opener against Sunrisers
Desperate to break their title jinx, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping for a positive start to their campaign in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.
Ageless Hogg continues fairytale run in IPL
At 45, Brad Hogg is almost an anachronism in the youthful world of Twenty20 cricket but the Australian chinaman bowler continues to prove he still has what it takes to be successful.
'We never thought victory was going to come that easy'
Kolkata Knight Riders leg-spinner Piyush Chawla says it was fun bowling in tandem with veteran Brad Hogg and the Australian's performance made life easier for him from the other end.
Zaheer positive about turning things around after opening loss
'I'm very confident our young batting side will go a long way in this tournament. I'm very happy with the way we have prepared this season. We will come good, definitely. Scores will come, I've full faith in our batters'
'Gujarat Lions has got a few players who can surprise any team'
Cricket is all about enjoying and expressing yourself, Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina has said.
April 10, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Russell, Hogg shine as Kolkata thump Delhi
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated
Whatever promised needs to be met: Dhoni on Amrapali issue
India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has offered his support to Amrapali residents protesting in wake of the company's failure to complete the project, saying that promises made to the people should be met, irrespective of the problems being faced by the real estate group.
Waqar-Afridi relationship dented post leak of World T20 report
Former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has claimed that his relationship with former skipper Shahid Afridi has been spoiled after his scathing report on the country's dismal performance in the recently-concluded World T20 was leaked.
Dale Steyn defends his record in T20 cricket
He may have been dropped by South Africa for their crucial two games of the recently held World T20 in India, but fast bowler Dale Steyn has brushed off criticisms against him with respect to T20 cricket and defending his record in the shortest format of the game.
Who said what after Harsha Bhogle's sudden exit from IPL coverage
Senior cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, who has been associated with Indian cricket since the mid-80s and who has been part of the IPL commentary team since the first season in 2008, has been removed from the panel by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 'It will take one more game for Pune to gel together as a team'
Ajinkya Rahane has said the Rising Pune Supergiants, new entrants in the Indian Premier League, needed one more game at least to cobble together as one.
England cricketer Moeen Ali detained at Birmingham airport
In a shocking incident, England cricketer Moeen Ali was on Saturday stopped at the Birmingham airport for close to 40 minutes.
'Can't explain why Mumbai Indians start the season on a poor note'
Harbhajan Singh has admitted he cannot explain the reason why Mumbai Indians start on a losing streak before turning things around as they did last season by losing the first five and then storming to the title.
Kevin Pietersen open to playing for South Africa
After being repeatedly ignored by England, controversial cricketer Kevin Pietersen is now looking towards his 'country of birth'- South Africa, to make a return to international cricket.
IPL teams in Mohali evacuated after earthquake
The tremors of an earthquake in Afghanistan has forced new Indian Premier League team Gujarat Lions to evacuate their hotel on the eve of their first match in the competition.
The work that McCullum did for NZ is incredible: Williamson
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won applauds for his innovative captaincy during the recently held World T20 in India.
Shifting IPL matches not solution to drought: Dhoni
Amid the furore over holding IPL matches in drought-hit Maharashtra, India's limited over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said shifting matches will not resolve the perennial crisis as it requires a "long-term" solution. Kings XI face stern test against Gujarat Lions
They endured a disastrous run the last time around to finish at the bottom of the heap and Kings XI Punjab would be aiming to make amends this season when they begin their campaign against newbies Gujarat Lions in their IPL opener in Mohali on Monday.
Ashwin has bailed me out in a lot of situations: Dhoni
Seeking to bury any perceived differences with his spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin, India's limited over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed the off-spinner stating that he has "bailed" the team out on numerous occasions.
April 09, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Pune thrash holders Mumbai Indians in opener
Debutants Rising Pune Supergiants, on Saturday made a splendid debut in the Indian Premier League by thrashing defending champions Mumbai Indians by nine wickets in the opening game of the season at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai.
Why Kapil didn't like Tendulkar's comparison with Kohli
'Sachin on his own is a legend. Virat Kohli is playing at an early stage.'
Narine will be more dangerous in IPL-9, warns Gambhir
Cleared by International Cricket Council of suspect bowling action West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine would be more dangerous and confident in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said, in Kolkata, on Saturday.
Why Pakistan men's team need to take inspiration from women's side
Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has called on the his side to draw inspiration from the women's side who displayed a spirited performance during the recently-concluded World Twenty20.
Will Carlos rise again as Delhi Daredevils face KKR?
Carlos Brathwaite's inclusion will lift the spirits of Delhi Daredevils.
'Maharashtra stand to lose Rs 100 crore if IPL is shifted'
'We do not have any problem, if IPL is shifted from Maharashtra this season.'
Watch out for these guys at IPL 9!
The 2016 Indian Premier League season brings with it an opportunity for both the old and new.
April 08, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Katrina, Jacqueline, Bravo set the stage on fire!
A glamour-filled opening ceremony, featuring Bollywood personalities and all-girl English pop band TBC, performed for the Season 9 of the Indian Premier League, in Mumbai, on Friday.
'IPL, BCCI are committed to farmers's welfare'
'We will do whatever is suggested to us. We will co-operate with whatever is told to us.'
PHOTOS: Kohli, Gayle unveil RCB's jersey for IPL 9
Virat Kohli, on Thursday, launched the jersey of his team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the dashing Chris Gayle.
Sachin Tendulkar's words of encouragement for Rio-bound boxer
Shiva Thapa, the only Indian boxer to have qualified for the Rio Olympics so far, got words of encouragement from none other than cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.
Mumbai Indians have adequate cover for Malinga: Bond
Although handicapped by the absence of their pace injured spearhead Lasith Malinga, who may miss the entire Indian Premier League season 9 commencing, in Mumbai, on Saturday, title holders Mumbai Indians are quite confident that there are others capable of stepping into the Sri Lankan's shoes.
Maharashtra water crisis: Will BCCI bend over backwards to please HC?
Anurag Thakur set to meet Mumbai Indians , Pune to discuss Maharashtra crisis.
Felt the world had come down on me, reveals Ben Stokes
'I thought, I've just lost the World Cup. I couldn't believe it.'
'I could never read the delivery from Murali's finger movements'
One of the most intimidating batsmen in his heydays, former Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist says he himself feared only Sri Lankan spin wizard
I don't become a villain for bowling one no-ball: Ashwin
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, on Friday, said that he should not be made a villain for bowling one of the two no-balls which proved to be a crucial factor in India's World Twenty20 semi-final loss to the West Indies.
IPL to kick off at Wankhede after HC relief
Mumbai Indians are all set to open the defense of their title against new outfit Rising Pune Supergiants.
IPL: Yuvraj ruled out for two weeks
Sunrisers Hyderabad allrounder Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of action for the first two weeks of Indian Premier League.
Bowling action of Sunil Narine found to be legal
The International Cricket Council confirmed on Friday that following remedial work and retest, the bowling action of the West Indies' Sunil Narine has been found to be legal, and the off-spinner can now resume bowling in both international cricket and domestic cricket events worldwide.
April 07, 2016
'We got abundance of potential and talent in this Sunrisers team'
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner feels he as got a balanced team to work with going into the Indian Premier League beginning on Saturday.
First Look: Captain Dhoni unveils Rising Pune Supergiants jersey for IPL 9
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Thursday, launched the jersey of his team, Rising Pune Supergiants, one of the new entrants in this year's Indian Premier League.
Narine may miss KKR's IPL opener following father's demise
The West Indies spinner, who arrived in India for the tournament last week, rushed home following the demise of his father.
Richards backs Sammy in dispute with WICB after WT20 triumph
Batting great Viv Richards has come out in support of Darren Sammy after the West Indies Twenty20 skipper criticised the country's cricket board (WICB) for lack of support during the team's triumphant campaign in the World T20 in India.
HC refuses to stay IPL opener, raps Maharashtra government over water crisis
A bench of Justices V M Kanande and M S Karnik, however, said on Thursday that it will not staying the match on April 9, but wanted to know from the state government and the municipal body whether the water supplied to the stadiums in tankers is potable or non-potable.
Shifting IPL matches not solution for drought: Laxman
Amid the furore over water being being used to maintain cricket pitches for IPL games in drought-hit Maharashtra, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman said shifting matches is not a solution for what is now a national problem.
Can't commit to Indian coach's job, open to IPL role: Gilly
Australian great Adam Gilchrist doesn't see himself being a full-time coach with the Indian team but is very much open to making an IPL comeback in whatever role possible.
Will miss Mumbai Indians-Chennai Super Kings rivalry: Rohit
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and coach Ricky Ponting discuss the team's chances in IPL Season 9. Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com listens in.
IPL a tamasha; BCCI making Indians zombies of cricket: Gill
Lashing out at the BCCI for converting Indian public to "zombies of cricket" by foisting tournaments like IPL "tamasha", former Sports Minister MS Gill asked the Board to have some sanity in its thinking and shift the matches of the lucrative T20 competition out of drought-hit Maharashtra.
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma back together?
The relationship of India's star cricketer Virat Kohli and NH 10 actress Anushka Sharma were spotted together in Mumbai and the media has gone abuzz.
FIRST LOOK: Rohit, Ponting ring the opening bell at BSE
Mumbai Indians's Rohit Sharma, Ricky Ponting and owner Nita Ambani visited the Bombay Stock Exchange.
'Stokes can recover to be among England's best ever'
Ben Stokes can recover to become one of England's best ever players after his World Twenty20 nightmare when he was hit for four sixes in the last over of the final, team mate Stuart Broad said on Wednesday.
Australia set to host second Pink ball Test
Australia is set to play two day-night Tests against South Africa and Pakistan next southern summer in a revamp of home international scheduling, according to reports.
April 06, 2016
Cricket stadium to be named after West Indies' WT20 star
Darren Sammy, who led the West Indies to their second World T20 title in India recently has been bestowed with a special honour with the cricket ground in his home country St Lucia to be renamed after him.
I am not competing with Watson for allrounder's spot: Binny
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Stuart Binny said he is not vying for the all-rounder's spot in the IPL team with Shane Watson and added that it will be the Australian veteran who will be in competition with other foreign players.
I'll miss Dhoni's leadership; there will never be a next CSK: Bravo
A vital member of Chennai Super Kings for last five years, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo called Mahendra Singh Dhoni one of the world's best captains and said he will miss playing under India's skipper in IPL-9.
Why BCCI does not give equal funds to all its members
The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said that disbursement of financial grant even in cricket's global body International Cricket Council has always been performance based where the top Test playing nations got more share compared to the associate members.
IPL-9 attractions: Bravo's champion dance, fan park in the U.S
Dynamic West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo's smash-hit rap 'Champion dance' during the opening ceremony and the use of LED light stumps are the two major attractions of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League, said tournament chairman Rajeev Shukla.
Ponting expresses wish to coach Australia in future
Batting great and current Mumbai Indians head coach Ricky Ponting has expressed his desire to be involved with the Australian national cricket team in a coaching role and hinted that he could be ready for such a job after the 2019 World Cup.
Playing for India is gold medal, playing in IPL silver: Dravid
Rahul Dravid says he has never judged players on the price they commanded at IPL auctions, as it is not always a true reflection of their abilities and skill sets.
BCCI will have to discuss if Dravid is the right man: Thakur
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said that the cricket board will have to deliberate over Rahul Dravid's candidature before taking any decision on India's next coach but assured that the right person will be selected at the appropriate time.
Bravo hits out at West Indies board, calls it 'unprofessional'
Star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has launched a scathing attack on West Indies Cricket Board, calling it as the "most unprofessional" in the world and its president Dave Cameron an "immature and small-minded arrogant" person.
Kohli inspiring the Indian team to go forward: Gilchrist
Australia great Adam Gilchrist is not only a fan of Virat Kohli's batting but also his captaincy and he sees the star player taking the Indian team forward in all three formats for a long time.
Captaincy no pressure but opportunity: KXIP skipper Miller
South Africa's explosive batsman David Miller, who will lead the Kings XI Punjab in this edition of the IPL, feels that captaincy has not brought any added pressure on him.
Sunrisers coach Moody hopes for Yuvraj's speedy recovery
The coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad Tom Moody is hoping for Yuvraj Singh's speedy recovery ahead of season nine of the Indian Premier League.
NZ radio hosts suspended for pranking Ben Stokes' mother on air
Two New Zealand radio presenters were suspended on Wednesday for bringing in Ben Stokes' mother on-air without her knowledge after England's four-wicket loss to West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 final on Sunday.
Vote: Who will win IPL 9?
The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League 2016 will feature eight teams and some of the world's best players. Two of those eight teams are new franchises, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions, both inducted following the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. So which of them will emerge triumphant this year?
Australia to tour Sri Lanka after five years
Australia will play their first Test series in Sri Lanka in more than five years, with a three-match series beginning on July 26 in Kandy.
Mumbai Indians coach Ponting wants to ignore defending champions tag
Mumbai Indians head coach Ricky Ponting believes his team must start with a fresh mindset and ignore the tag of 'reigning champions' ahead of the first game of the Indian Premier League 2016.
Is Dravid ready to take over as India's coach? Here's what he says...
Former captain Rahul Dravid on Wednesday made it clear that any decision on taking up coach's role with the senior Indian team will depend on whether he has the time and 'bandwidth' for the high-profile job.
HC raps BCCI, suggests shifting IPL out of drought-hit Maharashtra
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said ideally the Indian Premier League matches should be shifted elsewhere, where there is no water crisis.
IPL 9: Squads
Check out the squads for the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Will Test cricket vanish in ten years?
Former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg has predicted that Test cricket will be extinct in next ten years after the recently-concluded World T20 in India received huge success.
St Lucia ground to be named after West Indies captain Sammy
Darren Sammy's success in captaining the West Indies to the World Twenty20 title has been recognised by his native St Lucia after it was announced that the island's main cricket ground would be renamed in his honour.
April 05, 2016
Bayliss calls on devastated Stokes to recover from WT20 onslaught
England coach Trevor Bayliss has backed shattered Ben Stokes to bounce back from the harrowing World T20 final experience and also expressed his desire to see the all-rounder putting himself in pressure situations again.
Nehra's comeback has motivated me to do well: Zaheer
Former India fast bowling great Zaheer Khan said that seeing his bowling partner Ashish Nehra make a successful comeback in international cricket has motivated him to do well in his last season of Indian Premier League. Zaheer has high expectations from Windies hero Brathwaite
Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan is hoping that West Indies' World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite will be his usual attacking self when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL match on Sunday.
Spectators to get chance to play third umpire in IPL 9
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said that in this season of the popular T20 tournament, the viewers too would get a chance to air their views on decisions referred to the third umpire.
Axar looking to oust Jadeja, Negi with IPL success
Kings XI Punjab spinner Axar Patel knows he can be predictable after a couple of seasons at the highest level and that is why he will be seen tossing up the odd ball during the upcoming IPL and not rely only on flatter deliveries.
BCCI a mutually beneficial society, has done nothing for cricket: SC
The Supreme Court came down heavily on cash-rich BCCI on Tuesday, saying the cricket body was running like a "mutually beneficial society" and "practically corrupting" its members by not seeking any explanation on how crores of rupees allotted to them were being spent.
Shukla rules out shifting IPL matches out of Maharashtra
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla ruled out shifting the matches out of Maharashtra on account of the drought and water scarcity.
Kohli is WT20's most valuable player!
India's batting sensation Virat Kohli, named player of the tournament, is also the most valuable player of World T20 2016. With a fifty and two wickets, England's Joe Root is just behind him.
Sri Lanka's selection panel takes responsibility for poor show
Sri Lanka Cricket's selection committee chairman Aravinda de Silva stood by his panel and took full responsibility for making last-minute changes to the team for the ICC World Twenty20. Australia missed Lyon in World T20: Haddin
Former wicketkeeper Brad Haddin says Australia missed the experience and skills of senior spinner Nathan Lyon during their unsuccessful World T20 campaign in India.
Gayle lends backing to captain Sammy over Board criticism
West Indies' big hitting batsman Chris Gayle has backed his Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy after his emotion-filled speech following their World T20 title win at the EdenGardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
Did Usain Bolt actually say 'Gayle is a loser'?
Usain Bolt celebrated West Indies's World T20 win by recording DJ Bravo's famous 'The Champion' song, but it seems that he also mocked Chris Gayle in it.
Sarfraz Ahmed named Pakistan's new T20 captain
Wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed was, on Tuesday, named captain of Pakistan's Twenty20 team, replacing Shahid Afridi who resigned from the position after the side's dismal World Twenty20 campaign.
April 04, 2016
PCB disbands selection committee after World T20 debacle
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Monday, disbanded its national selection committee in the wake of the national team's debacle in the Asia Cup and the just-concluded World T20 cricket tournament.
'Hope Brathwaite's exploits bring Delhi Daredevils fans back'
Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua feels that Carlos Brathwaite's magnificent match-winning effort in ICC World T20 final will bolster the confidence of the beleaguered franchise as the dashing right-hander has the ability to bring the fans back to the stadium.
Waqar resigns as Pakistan's coach after World T20 debacle
Underfire Waqar Younis on Monday resigned as Pakistan's head coach in the wake of team's early exit from the World Twenty20 in India.
'West Indies power-hitting strongest in world'
'I don't think there's anything that we did wrong. It was just some fantastic hitting in the last over.'
A peek into Carlos Brathwaite's mind during the 'super' last over
Didn't want to leave Samuels under pressure, says Carlos Brathwaite.
Pressure of captaincy won't affect Raina in IPL, says Lions owner
Gujarat Lions owner Keshav Bansal expressed happiness that the new franchise managed to get 'experienced and talented' players for the upcoming ninth edition of the Indian Premier League and is confident that captain Suresh Raina can make a strong comeback in the IPL after a dismal showing in the just-concluded World T20.
Windies WT20 champs but India, Kohli No. 1
India's star batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his No 1 position in the ICC T20 batsmen rankings and so have India in the team charts after the conclusion of the World T20.
Kohli named captain! Check out the WT20 team of the tournament
India's batting sensation Virat Kohli was on Monday named captain of the ICC World Twenty20 team of the tournament, which also featured veteran seamer Ashish Nehra.
More teams in World T20? Probably...
International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson is satisfied with the current format of the World T20 but said he would like to see the inclusion of two more teams in the first and second rounds in future competitions.
What do Kohli, Rohit, Messi and Ronaldo have in common?
Kohli, Rohit join Messi, CR7 to release videos for 'Unscriptd'.
Nicholas regrets, apologises to Sammy for 'Short of Brains' comment
Former England cricketer Mark Nicholas, on Monday, tendered an unconditional apology to victorious West Indies captain Darren Sammy and his players for his comments that the cricketers from the Caribbean are 'short of brains'.
The West Indies Cricket Board is shameless!
The West Indies Cricket Board has slammed Darren Sammy for criticising the lack of support from the board, terming the skipper's outburst following the team's dramatic World T20 triumph as "inappropriate".
Numbers, numbers from the World T20!
The 2016 World T20 was the most exciting ever, what with that dramatic last over finish on Sunday night.
Death-over skills desert Stokes in Brathwaite assault
Ben Stokes's death-over heroics had been crucial to England's successful World Twenty20 campaign but it took just four deliveries against Carlos Brathwaite in the final on Sunday to shatter the paceman's hard-earned reputation.
Tendulkar asks Windies Cricket Board to back players
Following the smashing victory by the West Indies in the World Twenty20 in the Men's, Women's and the under-19 events, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar called on the West Indies Cricket Board to supports the team and address their concerns.
Lara, Bolt groove to the 'Champion' as they celebrate Windies' WT20 win
And while the miraculous turn-of-events was taking place at a packed EdenGardens in Kolkata, one cricketing legend was over the moon at a television studio in neighbouring Pakistan.
Victorious Windies players will share prize money: Board
West Indies players will share the entire $1.6 million in prize money for winning the men's World Twenty20 title as well as a portion of sponsorship revenue, the head of the region's cricket board told Reuters on Sunday.
Windies make strong statement to naysayers and unsupportive Board
'We were in it to win it when we left the Caribbean'
Samuels fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
West Indies' Marlon Samuels was, on Monday, fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's ICC World Tweny20 India 2016 final against England at EdenGardens on Sunday.
Cricket can be a cruel game: Morgan
'As a whole, I am very proud of my players'
I don't know why Shane Warne has a problem with me: Samuels
An irate Marlon Samuels trained his guns at Shane Warne as he dedicated his match-winning knock to the Australian spin legend, whose comments spurred him to do well.
'BCCI gives us more support than WICB'
After skipper Darren Sammy, it was the turn of premier all-rounder Dwayne Bravo to launch a tirade on his country's cricket board stating that 'even Board of Control for Cricket in India does more' for them.
April 03, 2016
Kohli named World T20 player of the tournament
The 27-year-old batted five innings in the tournament, scoring a total of 273 at an average of 136.50 with a strike-rate of just under 147.
Emotional Sammy slams West Indies Cricket Board
'People were wondering we would plays this tournament, we had issues with the board, Mark Nicholas called us players with no brain. But all of us came together.'
How 'Champions' West Indies created history at Eden
West Indies created history by becoming the first nation to win the ICC World T20 twice with a dramatic four-wicket victory against England riding on Carlos Brathwaite's magical finish at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Brathwaite, Samuels win World T20 title for Windies
Joe Root hit a fluent 54 to help England post 155 for nine wickets against West Indies in the final of the sixth World Twenty20 at Eden Gardens on Sunday.
'Maiden title should spur women's game in Caribbeans'
"We have to move on from here not just enjoy look at it stepping stone. We don't want to stuck here. We definitely need some infrastructure like in Australia and England."
Innovative strokes not enough to score runs in T20: Karthik
'In modern cricket, many batsmen play innovative strokes which I think are not enough to score runs in T20 format.'
Waqar refuses to go out as 'villain'
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis, on Sunday, refused to step down from his position despite being in the line of fire for the team's disastrous World Twenty20 campaign, saying that he will not go out as a 'villain'.
West Indies women stun Australia to win World T20 title
West Indies women outclassed Australia by eight wickets to win their maiden ICC Women's World T20 championship in Kolkata, on Sunday.
Dravid offered Team India's coaching job
According to reports, the BCCI's cricket advisory committee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, has asked Dravid about his interest in the big job.
Pakistan's Afridi gives up T20 captaincy
Shahid Afridi has stepped down as captain of the Pakistan T20 squad.
WT20: Morgan credits mindset for England turnaround
West Indies will face a completely different England side in Sunday's World Twenty20 final compared to the one they beat in the Super 10 stage match, captain Eoin Morgan said on the eve of the title clash.
April 02, 2016
Sammy hits out at Mark Nicholas for 'short of brains' remark
Bitter but not unnerved by the "lack of respect" for his team even back home, West Indies captain Darren Sammy said the side's stupendous World Twenty20 run has been possible because of the players' unity in the face of acute adversity.
World T20 final: England plot to stifle Windies power at the death
England's death bowling prowess played a crucial role in their progress to the World Twenty20 final and could be a potent weapon against the big-hitting West Indies batsmen at Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Ganguly backs under-pressure MS Dhoni
Stop boundary flow if you can, Sammy dares England
The sight of a West Indian batsman stealing a cheeky single is a rarity in international cricket but skipper Darren Sammy does not mind as long as the fours and the sixes keep flowing from their bats.
England vs West Indies: How the teams rate at WT20 final
Facts and figures for the World Twenty20 final between England and West Indies at Eden Gardens on Sunday:
Kohli jumps to top spot in MVP list
India's T20 World Cup challenge has ended. But it is likely that Virat Kohli (MVPI of 338) will go on to become the tournament's most valuable player because he enjoys a lead of 109 runs over second-placed Joe Root (229).
World T20: Rampant West Indies take on resurgent England in final
They dampened the local spirits by knocking out India but a resurrected West Indies cricket team will bring its own brand of joie-de-vivre to the ICC World Twenty20 summit clash when they take on a transformed England in what promises to be a battle of power-hitting at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
'While defending a total, Indian bowling does take a battering'
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has elaborated on the need for India to focus on their bowling.
'If there comes a chance to coach India, I will think about it'
Shane Warne has said he was not a man to say no to any proposition such as coaching the Indian team but presently his plate was full as a television broadcaster and professional poker player.
India at World T20: It was all about Virat Kohli's heroics
The legend of Virat Kohli reached gigantic proportions as the reigning superstar of Indian cricket virtually made the World Twenty20 a one-man show.
WT20 title will probably be equal to Ashes win: Root
England batsman Joe Root believes if they stay true to their character, it will not be a problem to beat West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 summit clash on Sunday.
England, West Indies eye the final flourish
A clash of contrasting styles, the ICC World T20 final in Kolkata on Sunday gives both England and the West Indies a chance to create history.
April 01, 2016
Flyover tragedy: WT20 finalist teams to wear black armbands
All the four teams in the men's and women's ICC World Twenty20 finals Sunday are expected to wear black armbands as a mark of respect to the families of the victims of the horrifying flyover tragedy that took away lives of 24 people.
Shastri's contract ends, India set to get a new coach
'Ravi Shastri's contract has ended. We are looking at a full-time coach.'
How my advise is linked to Pakitan's defeat: Imran Khan
Pakistan's cricketing icon and opposition politician Imran Khan on Friday said that it was painful that he was being linked with Pakistan's defeat against India in a World Twenty20 match.
Pakistan manager blames Afridi for WT20 debacle
The national team manager Intikhab Alam has blamed captain Shahid Afridi for Pakistan cricket team's recent poor performances, including at the World Twenty20 in India.
Ian Chappell backs under pressure Dhoni
The way Mahendra Singh Dhoni has performed in the World Twenty20, he can extend his career as India skipper, says former Australia captain Ian Chappell.
India didn't get their basics right: Shane Warne
Australia's spin legend Shane Warne blamed a lacklustre performance with the ball as the main reason for India's defeat to the West Indies in Thursday's World T20 semi-final in Mumbai.
Look who can't stop praising Dhoni...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a 'sprightly wicketkeeper batsman, a fresh captain with a remarkable fitness.'
Katrina, Jacqueline to perform at IPL 9 opening ceremony
Bollywood personalities and all-girl English pop band TBC, is in the offing for IPL season 9.
Australia's Clint Mckay announces retirement
Australian fast bowler Clint McKay has announced retirement from international and domestic cricket.
Gavaskar's honest advice to Dhoni...
'My honest advice to Dhoni after IPL is to take a break but not too much of a break.'
For a spinner to bowl a no-ball is unacceptable: Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said rather than talk about India's deficiencies, he would like to pay tribute to the West Indies, who capitalised on the chances they got in the World T20 semi-final in Mumbai.
Seems I took a bullet for my Indian colleagues: Aus scribe Ferris
Australian scribe Samuel Ferris, who was at the receiving end of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sarcasm-laden jibe for asking about his future plans in international cricket, shared his experience of being invited on the dais by the India skipper.
The golden goose cannot always lay a golden egg!
Throughout the World Twenty20 championship, he was in good flow with the bat and Kohli the bowler also resurfaced when it mattered.
New Zealand's Elliott calls time on ODI career
A year after he created what has been considered New Zealand's most memorable cricketing moment, all-rounder Grant Elliott has retired from one-day international cricket.
Tendulkar tweets support to Indian cricket team after WT20 loss
India suffered a heartbreaking exit from the World T20 after their stunning loss to the West Indies at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, but the cricketing fraternity led by Sachin Tendulkar lauded the home team for its impressive performance and asked the players not to lose heart .
Good showing earns contractual rewards for Khawaja, Burns
Batsmen Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges and Joe Burns have been rewarded for their strong form over the past 12 months by being awarded central contracts by Cricket Australia on Friday.
PHOTOS: Lucky Lendl stuns Indian cricket fans into silence
The loss left Indian cricket fans dejected as the host team's talisman thus far, Virat Kohli, was smashed for runs in the final over of the Windies innings.
Dhoni retiring? Not yet!
Was the losing semi-final the last time we will see Mahendra Singh Dhoni play for India?
'Luck is a factor, but you've to play good cricket'
'If you bowl a no ball and get a wicket off that no ball, then there is no one else to blame.'
We were inspired by the under-19 boys' World Cup win: Sammy
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has said they drew a lot of inspiration from the recent performance of their Under-19 team that won the World Cup and their women team's show at the World T20 on Thursday afternoon.
'The only thing I am really disappointed about are the two no-balls'
A distraught Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the two no-balls bowled to Lendl Simmons by Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya for India's shock defeat against the West Indies in the World T20 semi-final at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, on Thursday night.
March 31, 2016
Where India lost the plot against the Windies
Lendl Simmons was a late replacement, but he led a charmed life to blast an unbeaten 82 and carry the West Indies to a thrilling seven-wicket victory over India in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20, the Wankhede Stadiumin Mumbai, on Thursday.
Simmons, Russell lead West Indies to shock win over India
Virat Kohli produced yet another masterclass as he smashed an unbeaten 47-ball 89 to guide India to a challenging 192 for two. against West Indies in the second semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20 in Mumbai on Thursday.
West Indies women oust New Zealand to make WT20 final
The West Indies held their nerve in the death overs to beat New Zealand by six runs and enter the final of the ICC women's World T20, in Mumbai, on Thursday.
Good achievement for me to be part of WT20 side: Pandey
The man who replace injured all-rounder Yuvraj Singh at the business end of 2016 World T20 is Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey.
Underpressure Rohit wants to deliver in front of home fans
Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who is yet to make a noteworthy contribution in the ongoing World T20, wants to use the home-ground advantage in his stride and deliver in front of his home fans against the West Indies to take his side into the final. Warne spills the beans on why Australia lost...
Our selection was wrong, says Aussie spin great Shane Warne.
India or West Indies doesn't matter, warns Jason Roy
Opener Jason Roy, the hero of England's semifinal win has issued a warning to semi-finalists India and West Indies ahead of the all-important final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Bowlers beware! Jayawardene joins Gayle at Somerset
Ambitious English county Somerset snapped up formidable Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardede on Thursday to partner explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle for the domestic Twenty20 season.
Yet another semi-final exit for New Zealand. Is it a jinx?
Yet another semi-final exit from a big ICC event but New Zealand captain Kane Williamson refuses to call it a jinx, saying that the loss to England in the World Twenty20 last-four stage was just a case of going down to a better team on the given day.
Virat steps towards matching Sachin
Is Virat Kohli threatening to overhaul Sachin Tendulkar's batting records?
We were 20 to 25 runs short, says Kiwi skipper Williamson
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said his team were 20 to 25 runs short when they slipped to a seven-wicket defeat in Wednesday's World Twenty20 semi-final against England.
How England reached World T20 Final...
England simply got it right on the day, something they have struggled to do in recent years.
March 30, 2016
Aggressive brand of cricket took us to WT20 final: Morgan
England captain Eoin Morgan on Wednesday said their belief in playing "aggressive brand of cricket" has played a big role in the team's progress to the final of the ICC World Twenty20, in New Delhi.
World T20: Brilliant Roy takes England to final
England stormed into the final of the ICC World Twenty20 with a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over New Zealand, riding on opener Jason Roy's blazing 78.
Waqar slams PCB for leaking his confidential report
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has been accused of being non-serious throughout the Asia Cup and World Twenty20 in a report filed by under-fire coach Waqar Younis, who is furious about it being leaked to the media.
Rajasthan HC dismisses BCCI plea regarding jurisdiction
Rajasthan Cricket Association president Lalit Modi got a shot in the arm as the Rajasthan High Court dismissed the BCCI petition challenging the civil suit filed by the state cricket body on ground of jurisdiction.
Why Team India is doing well...
Ahead of the World T20 semi-final against the West Indies, team director Ravi Shastri reflected on India's good showing over the last 18 months. Harish Kotian/Rediff.com reports.
India face selection conundrum after Yuvraj's injury
With Yuvraj Singh's injury-forced ouster disturbing their settled line-up, India have been left with a selection dilemma to handle as they gear up to take on the flamboyant and unpredictable West Indies in what promises to be a battle of nerves in the World Twenty20 semifinal in Mumbai on Thursday.
Women's WT20: Australia beat England by five runs, enter final
Defending champions Australia made a dramatic comeback to beat old foes England by five runs and enter their fourth successive women's World Twenty20 final, in New Delhi, on Wednesday.
Make PCB accountable for Pak's poor show: Yousuf
Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf has urged the fact-finding committee of the PCB to not only blame the coach, captain and players for the national cricket team's dismal performance but also make the board officials accountable.
Who's bothered about Kohli? 'Have you ever heard of Chris Gayle?'
West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes that starting as underdogs against favourites India in the Thursday's ICC World T20 semi-final, in Mumbai, could prove to be beneficial for his team, as the hosts will be under a lot of pressure to win at all costs in front of home fans.
Virat Kohli's adorable seflie with 'baby Dhoni'
Recently, the charismatic Kohli posted a selfie with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi's daughter, Ziva.
Injured Yuvraj Singh ruled out of World T20
India suffered a major blow ahead of Thursday's ICC World T20 semi-final against West Indies, when senior all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was ruled out of the mega-event because of injury.
Now Afridi seeks forgiveness for Pakistan's dismal World T20 show
'Today, I, Shahid Afridi, seek forgiveness from the people of Pakistan for not living upto the expectations.'
World T20: Guide to India vs West Indies semi-final
Following is a factbox on the second World Twenty20 semi-final between West Indies and India to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai, on Thursday.
World T20: India bank on spin to blunt West Indian weapons
The second World Twenty20 semi-final is likely to hinge on who emerges on top in the battle between the big-hitting West Indian batsmen and India's wily spinners when the former champions clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.
Australia's pace star Mitchell Starc returns for West Indies tour
Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc will return from a broken foot during Australia's limited-overs triangular series in the West Indies in June.
World T20: When performance belied reputations
As we head to the head to the business end of the tournament, that involves three former champions, a look at the players who flattered to deceive, faltering under the weight of expectations, hurting their respective teams.
5 matches to savour from the WT20 Super 10s
Featuring India, the West Indies, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan.
Australia to switch to Dukes ball to prepare for Ashes
After 15 years of failing to win an Ashes Test series in England, Cricket Australia have decided to give players more experience with the Dukes cricket ball by using it in their domestic first class competition from next year.
After Waqar begs for forgiveness, former captains say, too little too late
Unimpressed by Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis' public apology for the team's disastrous World Twenty20 captain, former captains Ramiz Raja and Muhammad Yousuf have said it was a case of too little too late.
March 29, 2016
India to play four Tests in West Indies later this summer
India will visit the West Indies for a four-match Test series later this summer, which will revive bilateral ties between the two teams after almost a two-year hiatus.
'Watching Kohli bat and perform you can learn a lot'
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson feels that one can "learn a lot" by watching his contemporary Virat Kohli's stellar performances in the ongoing ICC World T20.
Will Yuvraj recover in time for WT20 semis vs Windies?
A call on him playing the match will be taken after he undergoes a fitness test on Wednesday.
Wankhede track will not be totally batsmen-friendly
The Wankhede Stadium track being prepared for the ICC World T20 semi final clash between India and the West Indies is unlikely to favour the batsmen to the same extent as it did in the earlier matches here, it has been learnt.
India may use Ashwin with the new ball to counter Gayle
If India can boast of Virat Kohli then the West Indies have a far more dangerous player in Chris Gayle, who has achieved a legendary status in T20 cricket with his ability to win matches on his own on a consistent basis.
Chris Gayle's fan moment with Amitabh Bachchan
Chris Gayle made a special visit to the house of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Bachchan's interest in the ongoing World T20 tournament has been enormous.
In-form New Zealand will stay grounded against England
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is too familiar with the fickleness of cricket's shortest format to take his team's red-hot form for granted going into Wednesday's World Twenty20 semi-final against England.
Waqar offers to quit as Pak coach after World T20 exit
Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has offered to resign after his team were knocked out of the World Twenty20 at the Super 10 stage, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
Virat, please don't fire, pleads Gayle
Virat Kohli's splendid match-winning knock against Australia, in Mohali on Sunday, has prompted West Indies batting star Chris Gayle to plead with him against playing another big knock when the two teams clash in Thursday's semi-final of the ICC World T20 in Mumbai.
Lendl Simmons to replace injured Fletcher in West Indies squad
Lendl Simmons will replace injured Andre Fletcher in the West Indies squad ahead of their semi-final against hosts India in Mumbai on Thursday.
WT20: England will rely on player versatility to take them through
Super Kohli leads ICC T20 rankings; India also No. 1
Powered by his marauding knocks in the World Twenty20 so far, Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday became the top-ranked batsman in the ICC rankings, while India remained static at the No.1 spot in the team list.
People trolling Anushka Sharma are frustros: Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has lambasted all those who troll Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma by linking her to Virat Kohli's on-field performance after every India match, terming them "frustros" with no love in their lives.
Top 5 bowling performances in World T20 Super 10s
Featuring Santer, Jordan, Faulkner, Morris, Zampa.
Peaking England meet soaring Kiwis in Kotla humdinger
England skipper Eoin Morgan would like to believe his team peaked at the right time at the ongoing World Twenty20 while New Zealand were slightly premature going into Wednesday's semi-final at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
World T20: Guide to England vs New Zealand semi-final
England face unbeaten New Zealand in the first semi-final of 2016 World T20 at New Delhi's Ferozshah Kotla Stadium on March 30.
Du Plessis puts into perspective Proteas' poor show at WT20
Summing up South Africa's dismal show at the World T20 Championships, captain Faf du Plessis said small mistakes like conceding loads of extras in the games against England and the West Indies made a big impact and led to his team's early exit from the mega-event.
Kohli jumps to second spot in MVP list
But where are the other Indians?
March 28, 2016
PHOTOS: Amla guides SA to consolation win over SL
A patient half-century by opening batsman Hashim Amla guided South Africa to a consolation 8-wicket victory over struggling Sri Lanka in the Group A encounter at New Delhi on Monday.
Pandey named as cover after Yuvraj injury, focus on Rahane
Yet to get a game in the tournament, Rahane could find himself playing at his home ground in Mumbai if Yuvraj doesn't recover fully in time for the last-four game on March 31.
Australian skipper Smith 'disappointed' with umpiring decision
Australian captain Steven Smith has expressed disappointment over his controversial dismissal in his side's defeat in a do-or-die game against India at Mohali on Sunday.
TOP 5 knocks from the World T20 Super 10s
Featuring Gayle, Kohli, Root, Dilshan and Butler.
When Kohli thought it was all over for India
Batting superstar Virat Kohli feared that India were virtually out of the ICC World T20 after the first 10 overs of their chase against Australia and has no idea how he and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to achieve the seemingly imposing target.
Ian Chappell blames Australia's selectors for World T20 exit
Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has slammed his country's selectors after the failure of the Australian batting line-up.
Kohli's batting draws comparisons with Lara, Sachin and Zaheer Abbas
Indian great Sachin Tendulkar remains the gold standard of batting in the post-Bradman era but Virat Kohli's latest masterclass in Sunday's World Twenty20 shootout against Australia has prompted comparisons with his famous compatriot.
Zaheer named Delhi Daredevils captain for IPL 9
Delhi Daredevils on Monday announced that Zaheer Khan has been appointed captain of the franchise for the forthcoming ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Shame on people for trolling Anushka, says angry Kohli
A day after bludgeoning the Australian bowlers in Mohali, Virat Kohli on Monday came to the defence of his ex-girlfriend Anushka Sharma, who has been subject to a lot of abuse and jokes on Twitter following their recent break-up.
'Not a stroke would have looked out of place in a Test match'
Steve Smith called it the 'Virat show' and he was right
Gavaskar joins greats in praise of Kohli
'At the moment he (Virat Kohli) is the best limited-overs batsman in the world. There is no question about it.'
Kohli on the secret of India's World T20 success
Virat Kohli has been in phenomenal form for India in the Twenty20 format and he has shown just why he is rated at the best batsman in the format.
World T20: Will India retain the same Playing XI for semis?
After a nail-biting finish to the opening stage of their World T20 campaign, and the latest injury to Yuvraj Singh, India will have to look at their team composition going into the semi-final against West Indies on Thursday.
Why Australia is unable to solve 'Kohli' riddle...
'We've tried a few different things. It hasn't really worked.'
Smith doffs hat to Kohli, refrains from making Tendulkar comparison
Australia captain Steven Smith said his team was in a winning position before an unbelievable innings from Virat Kohli took the game away from them in their must-win ICC World T20 match, in Mohali on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Kohli's heroics send Indian cricket fans into a tizzy!
Fans in Mohali witnessed a spectacle as Virat Kohli pushed the bar a notch higher and took India across the finish line against Australia, and into the World T20 semi-final on Sunday.
Tendulkar leads Twitter praise for Kohli's 'special' knock
"There are players who are in form and there is @imVkohli who wins you games again and again! Hats off you beauty."
World T20: Dhoni waxes eloquent about Kohli
'It is a good quality to be calm but at the same time, he will always be an aggressive cricketer ready to take on challenges. That is what I think is great'
Once again, Australia fail to crack 'fickle' T20 code
Australia captain Steve Smith, while tipping his hat to a brilliant innings from India's Virat Kohli, was left ruing his team's middle overs malaise after their sixth attempt to win the World Twenty20 came up short in Mohali.
Just look at Virat's records, guys!
What amazing records Virat has!
March 27, 2016
We can't keep relying on Kohli...the others have to step up: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was lavish in his praise for the brilliant Virat Kohli but had a word of caution for the other batsmen, who he thinks "need to step up" in the next two matches of the ICC World T20.
How Kohli single-handedly carried India into World T20 semis
Virat Kohli smashed a masterful 82 to guide India to a six-wicket win against Australia in their final World Twenty20 Super 10 game on Sunday and set up a semi-final against West Indies in Mumbai.
This is what you play cricket for, I am overwhelmed: Kohli
An "emotional" and "overwhelmed" Virat Kohli has termed his exceptional 82-run knock against Australia as his best in Twenty20 internationals.
World T20: India eves' pathetic campaign over after third defeat
The Indian women's cricket team has been knocked out of the World Twenty20 after suffering a narrow three-run defeat against the West Indies.
World T20: Minnows Afghanistan stun West Indies
Minnows Afghanistan scripted history as they defeated 2012 champions West Indies by six runs in their final group league encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 in Nagpur to sign off on a memorable note.
Hostile reception for Pakistan team
The Pakistan cricket team, sans captain Shahid Afridi, returned to a hostile reception in Lahore and Karachi after their disastrous World Twenty20 campaign which also included a loss to arch-foes India.
Miandad skips meeting to review Pak's early exit
Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has refused to attend meetings of the fact-finding committee of the Cricket Board to probe into the national team's poor performance in the Asia Cup and World T20.
What is MS Dhoni trying to prove, asks Yuvraj's father
Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj Singh has launched another scathing attack at India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Two England players fined ahead of semi-final
England pair Jason Roy and David Willey have been fined by the International Cricket Council following their close win over Sri Lanka on Saturday which sealed their place in the 2016 World T20 semi-final.
Mathews exits World T20 as Sri Lanka's tragic hero
Hamstrung, running out of partners and his team's title defence at stake -- the stage was set for Angelo Mathews to emerge from the Saturday night drizzle and enter Twenty20 folklore but the Sri Lankan captain fell agonisingly short. Root leads MVP standings. Guess Kohli's position...
As we write this we still await the crucial India-Australia knock-out in Mohali. But India's individual performances in the T20 World Cup so far haven't been truly impressive.
Dhoni 'wary' of dew factor, could bowl first
India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has revealed his plans ahead of the must-win clash against old foes Australia in the semi-final of 2016 World T20 at Mohali on Sunday.
Johnson takes a dig at 'missing' Kohli
Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has taken a dig at Virat Kohli ahead of his country's do-or-die clash against host India in 2016 World T20 at Mohali.
McMillan heaps praise on versatile New Zealand
New Zealand's impressive bowling and fielding in their unbeaten run at the World Twenty20 has captured the attention, yet batting coach Craig McMillan has been most impressed with his side's adaptability when building totals.
We have let down our country: Angelo Mathews
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has made no bones about the fact that the team has let the country down with their recent performances which resulted in their ouster from the ICC World T20. England's 'aggressive' cricket pleases captain Morgan
England captain Eoin Morgan has said that he did not come into the ICC World T20 with an aim of achieving a specific target but the endeavour has always been to get the best out of the available resources.
WORLD T20 PHOTOS: Kohli's brilliance carries India to semi-finals
India sealed a semi-final berth in the World Twenty20 after defeating Australia by six wickets in a do-or-die Group 2 match in Mohali.
March 26, 2016
WT20 PHOTOS: England hold nerve to beat Lanka; reach semis
England held their nerve to beat Sri Lanka by 10 runs in a thrilling World Twenty20 Group One match on Saturday, reaching the semi-finals and knocking the defending champions out of the tournament.
England survive Sri Lanka scare to reach World T20 semis; SA ousted
England edged past Sri Lanka by 10 runs to reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi, on Saturday.
Women's World T20: NZ seal semis spot with crushing win over SA
New Zealand continued their invincible run by notching up a comfortable seven-wicket win over South Africa to seal their semifinal spot at the ICC Women's World Twenty20, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.
'We're not leaving Kolkata without watching Ind-Aus tie'
'It's going to be a great game, probably the game of the tournament.'
Crestfallen Pakistan players will start returning home
"The players and officials could face an angry reception on their return home to Lahore and Karachi but I think they should be prepared for this."
'ICC should investigate India-Bangladesh match'
'The way the match ended it just does not feel right to me.'
PHOTOS: New Zealand humiliate Bangladesh in WT20
Bangladesh put in a disciplined performance in the field to restrict New Zealand to 145-8 in a World Twenty20 Super 10 stage match at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Versatile Kohli issues Australia a warning!
India's batting mainstay Virat Kohli suggested Australia will make the grave mistake of adding 'fuel to fire' if they needle him in Sunday's win-or-bust World Twenty20 contest but asserted he is good enough to excel without provocations.
Taskin's suspension sheer injustice, says Bangladesh cricket chief
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan slammed the International Cricket Council over the suspension of fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, saying it is 'sheer injustice' to ban a key player in the middle of an important tournament like the World Twenty20.
Shane Watson reveals the lowest point of his career...
Shane Watson, who will retire post the World T20, has picked the one Test match suspension on the 2013 tour of India as one of the lowest moments in what has otherwise been an illustrious career.
Beating India in India is the ultimate challenge, says Watson
Beating India in their own backyard is the ultimate challenge and the boys are up for the knockout battle against the hosts in the ICC World Twenty20, in Mohali, on Sunday, said Australian all-rounder Shane Watson.
Kohli on how India is planning to tackle Australia in do-or-die match
India's batting mainstay Virat Kohi claimed that the hosts would be looking to draw inspiration from their series triumph in Australia when the two teams clash in a do-or-die match in Mohali on Sunday, to qualify for the semi-finals of the World T20.
Another blow to Bangladesh; players fined for slow over-rate
Bangladesh have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Twenty20 Super 10 group match which they lost to hosts India by a mere one run in Bengaluru.
Who will win the knock-out berth clash? India or Australia?
A scrappy India will have to lift their game by several notches against an improving Australia when the two fierce rivals clash in a virtual quarter-final cricket match of the ICC World Twenty20, in Mohali, on Sunday.
March 25, 2016
We came here to win and qualify for semis: Sammy
West Indies captain Darren Sammy said their main objective coming into the match against South Africa was to qualify for the semifinals and he was delighted to have accomplished the task in Nagpur.
West Indies reach semis after sinking South Africa
West Indies beat South Africa by three wickets in a low-scoring thriller in their World Twenty20 Super 10 match on Friday to join New Zealand in the semi-finals.
PHOTOS: West Indies edge past South Africa to enter WT20 semis
West Indies edged out South Africa by three wickets in their World Twenty20 Super 10 thriller on Friday at Nagpur to book their spot in the semi-finals from Group One.
Kohli is playing Tendulkar's role for India now: Afridi
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has compared batting maestro Virat Kohli with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, saying he has now become the wall of the Indian cricket team, winning match after match with his bat.
WORLD T20 PHOTOS: England players visit the Taj Mahal
England cricketers Joe Root, Jos Buttler, David Willey and Liam Plunkett visited the Taj Mahal.
WORLD T20 PHOTOS: Australia knock Pakistan out
Australia knocked Pakistan out of the ICC World Twenty20 with a convincing 21-run victory, setting up a virtual quarter-final against hosts India to be played in Mohali on Sunday.
Whole team in state of sorrow after India loss: Mashrafe
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza admitted they were in a state of sorrow in the aftermath of their inexplicable one-run loss to India but hoped they would return home with their heads held high by winning against New Zealand in their concluding league fixture of ICC World Twenty20 in Kolkata on Saturday.
We have not performed at our best throughout season: Root
A win against Sri Lanka will put them firmly in contention for a semi-final berth but England's best batsman Joe Root was forthright in his assessment that his team has not been able to play "best cricket" in the tournament so far.
Have not decided on retirement: Afridi
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Friday said that he is yet make up his mind on retirement post the ongoing ICC World T20 cricket tournament.
World T20: The secret of New Zealand's success...
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has credited his side's unbeaten run in the ongoing World Twenty20 to the fun-loving approach which they have been following in the shortest format of the game.
Can't always use 'transition phase' as an excuse: Chandimal
Senior Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal admitted that his side cannot always use 'transition phase' as an excuse for the team not doing well in recent times.
Santner different from Vettori: Ish Sodhi
Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner has emerged as New Zealand's trump card in the ongoing World Twenty20 but his bowling partner Ish Sodhi said it is not fair to compare him to the talismanic Daniel Vettori as both are completely different despite similar styles.
England bank on spinners against Sri Lanka
England will be determined to get their act together against defending champions Sri Lanka.
World T20: Bangladesh seek redemption against unstoppable Kiwis
Demoralised Bangladesh will look to end their campaign on a high when they face a rampaging New Zealand.
World T20: Commanding Pakistan women beat Bangladesh
Pakistan produced a commanding performance to beat Bangladesh by nine wickets and not only register their second consecutive win.
Women's World T20: England beat Windies in nail-biting finish
England women had to rely on a bye off the last ball to beat West Indies Women in a ICC Women's T20 World Cup tie at HPCA stadium, in Dharamsala, on Thursday.
March 24, 2016
PHOTOS: Australia's Glenn Maxwell plays Holi
Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, ahead of their match against Pakistan in the ICC World Twenty20 on Friday.
Real test for South Africa as Gayle back to opening slot
Chris Gayle will return to the top of the batting order as West Indies look to continue their winning run and secure a semifinal berth when they take on South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 in Nagpur, on Friday.
The whole dressing-room felt disappointed after the loss: Bangladesh skipper
The last-ball defeat to India in the thrilling World Twenty20 encounter was nothing short of shocking, said a gutted Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who was at a loss to explain the chase that went haywire in the last three deliveries.
Shane Watson to quit international cricket after World T20
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will quit international cricket after the ongoing World Twenty20 in India, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.
All speculation of groupism basless, says Malik
'Six of us were not talking during the World T20 in 2009 but we still managed to win the title.'
World T20: Australia, Pakistan face-off in must-win game
Their path to the semi-finals looking relatively easier in comparison, Australia will fancy their chances when they lock horns with a struggling Pakistan side whose hopes hangs by a thread in the ICC World Twenty20, in Mohali, on Friday.
'This victory will not erase the pain of 2007 loss to Bangladesh'
Managing chaos in that situation was a key factor, says Dhoni.
Why Dhoni lost his cool...
'Hearing you, your tone and your question, it's clear that you aren't happy that India has won.'
'Tough day, but very good effort by the team'
The team's ability to stay calm under intense pressure and manage the "chaotic situation" with a cool head paved the way for the nerve-wracking one-run victory over Bangladesh in the ICC World Twenty20 in Bengaluru on Wednesday, says captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
'Not at all surprised by Afghanistan's fighting performance'
England captain Eoin Morgan said the 57-run eight-wicket stand between Moeen Ali and David Willey proved to be the difference in his side's win against an ever-improving Afghanistan in a group match of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Feroze Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday.
How Captain Cool Dhoni 'finished' off Bangladesh
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for young Hardik Pandya, who held his nerve during the last few moments and executed the instructions brilliantly by not bowling a yorker to Shuvagato Hom, which could have turned into a full-toss.
March 23, 2016
WT20: Record-breaking Luus sets up South Africa Women's big win
Leg-spinner Sune Luus grabbed five wickets for just eight runs in a sensational bowling spell as South Africa crushed Ireland by 67 runs in their second group match of the Women's World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Chennai on Wednesday.
WT20 PHOTOS: India scrape past Bangladesh in last-over thriller
India edged out Bangladesh by one run in a thrilling World Twenty20 match on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the semi-finals.
More problems for Afridi; now BCCI slams comment on 'Kashmir'
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur, on Wednesday, criticised embattled Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi for saying that 'a lot of people from Kashmir' had come to support his team during the World Twenty20 match against New Zealand in Mohali.
6 Reasons why Pakistan lost to Kiwis
Waqar Younis has hit out at his batsmen for failing to accelerate.
Afridi hints at retirement after World Twenty20
Shahid Afridi gave clear indications that he would retire from the shortest format.
WT20: 'This Pakistan team lacks pride and passion'
Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar says he is he is not the least bit surprised by Pakistan's poor run in the ongoing World T20 Championship.
WORLD T20 PHOTOS: England survive collapse to sink Afghanistan
England beat Afghanistan by 15 runs in a World Twenty20 Group One match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday to keep alive their semi-finals hopes.
Speculation ends! DDCA gets clearance to host World T20 semi-final
Ending a days of speculation, Delhi, on Wednesday, got the go ahead to host the World Twenty20 semi-final as scheduled on March 30 after the embattled DDCA got the requisite clearances to use the contentious R P Mehra Block at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium.
Misfiring Aussies wary of unpredictable Pakistanis
Pakistan may be down and out, but Peter Nevill, Australia's wicketkeeper, says they are a "dangerous team" and his side cannot afford to be complacent when they meet in the World T20 game in Mohali on Friday.
Big blow for Bangladesh! Taskin's suspension is upheld
Independent assessment finds that some of the Bangladesh pacer's standard deliveries exceeded the permissible level of elbow extension.
Shahid Afridi courts another controversy
Even as the dust settles over his 'we got more love in India' comment, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi raked up another controversy when he remarked that 'a lot of people are here from Kashmir' before the start of their World T20 game against New Zealand at PCA Stadium.
Nehra trolled for 'using old Nokia phone'
Indian pacer Ashish Nehra was trolled for his comments that he is still 'using his old phone' and doesn't have social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter.
March 22, 2016
WT20 PHOTOS: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs to seal semis spot
New Zealand secured their third straight win to book a spot in the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 after beating Pakistan by 22 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali in their Super 10 stage match on Tuesday.
Kohli is India's key batsman, but can't write off others: Shakib
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan picked Virat Kohli as India's key player, but asserted that his team cannot take the other batsmen lightly when the teams meet in the ICC World T20 match in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Indian eves lose to England in low-scoring thriller
India paid the price for dismal batting as they went down to England by two wickets in a thrilling group league encounter of the ICC Women's World Twenty20, in Dharamsala, on Tuesday
WT20: Duminy ruled out of game against Windies
South Africa will play Friday's vital World Twenty20 Group 1 match against West Indies without all-rounder JP Duminy who has been ruled out with a hamstring strain.
Wicket plays a big role in T20 cricket: Nehra
Ashish Nehra has contributed significantly to the Indian team's recent success in Twenty 20s, and the old warhorse says he is enjoying his role of a mentor in the fast bowling department.
Uncertainty over Kotla hosting WT20 semi-final continues
The Delhi high court has told the Delhi and District Cricket Association it "cannot control" what the International Cricket Council is saying over the issue of lack of completion certificate for the old clubhouse of the Ferozshah Kotla ground, which could lead to shifting of the World T20 semi-final from Delhi.
Australia's Zampa happy to 'get monkey off his back'
Wicket-less in the first three Twenty20 Internationals of his career, Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa is happy to get the monkey off his back after snapping three wickets against Bangladesh in the ICC World Twenty20 match in Bengaluru on Monday.
World T20: England need to fix grey areas against fighting Afghans
Their campaign back on track after a stunning victory over South Africa, a resurgent England will be looking to plug their bowling loopholes when they take on an ever-improving Afghanistan in a Super 10 Group 1 match of the ICC World Twenty20, in New Delhi, on Wednesday.
How India can close in on World T20 semis berth
India will look for another colossal victory and inch closer to the semi-finals when they square off against an embattled Bangladesh.
David Warner reaches yet another milestone
Australian explosive batsman David Warner has become the second player of his country and fourth overall to enter cricket's most exclusive 6000 runs club in Twenty20 format.
Imran Khan wants India-Pakistan bilateral series resumed
Pakistan's cricket legend, Imran Khan has said that he would like to see Pakistan and India resume bilateral series after the warm welcome given to the national team in India during the ICC World T20.
March 21, 2016
World T20: Security tightened for Pak team
Security at the PCA stadium in Mohali was tightened on Monday as the Pakistan cricket team went through the grind during a practice session ahead of Tuesday's ICC World Twenty20 match against New Zealand.
WT20 PHOTOS: Australia edge Bangladesh by three wickets
Australia survived a middle-order meltdown to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in a World Twenty20 Super 10 match on Monday to get their campaign up and running.
ICC Women's WT20: New Zealand clinical in win against Aussies
New Zealand continued their unbeaten run at the ICC Women's World Twenty20 cricket tournament by coasting to a convincing six-wicket win over Australia to register their third consecutive win in Group A, in Nagpur on Monday.
Unaffected by criticism, Afridi says he knows what's good for team
Trying to stay aloof from the scathing backlash that he has faced in the real and virtual worlds, following the World T20 loss to India on Saturday, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has said that he is not bothered by the criticism as he knows what is best from the team.
PCB chief confirms: Afridi to be sacked after WT20
Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi will be replaced as Pakistan's T20 captain after the World T20 in India, PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan announced on Monday, while hinting his days as a player were also numbered.
India women gear up for must-win tie against England
Unlucky to have lost the previous tie against Pakistan by just two runs via D/L method, the Indian women's cricket team will be fighting a survival battle when it takes on a strong England side at the ICC World Twenty20 in Dharamsala on Tuesday.
99 per cent sure India winning World T20: Sehwag
Former opener Virender Sehwag feels India remain overwhelming favourites to win the World Twenty20 title and showered praise on Virat Kohli, saying that even his kids can't move away from the TV set when the batting star is at the crease.
Ashwin fires warning, says India tough to beat in favourable conditions
India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that "under favourable conditions", the hosts will be a "hard side to beat" in the ongoing World T20.
Confidence regained, India want to continue momentum against Bangladesh
His 24-run cameo against Pakistan was worth its weight in gold and Yuvraj Singh said that his "focus was on right things" while batting in front of the vociferous capacity crowd at the Eden Gardens.
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Pakistan's unpredictability makes it challenging: NZ coach
New Zealand may be on a roll having notched up two big wins in the ICC World Twenty20 but coach Mike Hesson today sought to downplay the hype surrounding his team, saying Tuesday's match against Pakistan will be a challenge because of their unpredictability and pace attack.
Bangladesh urge ICC to lift Taskin ban
Bangladesh have appealed to cricket's world governing body to lift the suspension on paceman Taskin Ahmed, who was ruled out of the ongoing World Twenty20 in India due to an illegal action.
World T20: Pakistan in must-win game against red-hot Kiwis
Pakistan will be desperately looking to ensure the painful defeat to India becomes a distant past when they run into an in-form New Zealand in Mohali on Tuesday with an aim to bounce back into the World Twenty20 and pacify their bitter fans back home.
Imran Khan refuses to comment on controversy involving Umar Akmal
Former Pakistani cricketer and politician Imran Khan refused to comment on a controversial report involving him and Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal while speaking to reporters after a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
'Kohli reads the situation well and backs his skills'
Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik has praised India vice-captain Virat Kohli for his quality of batsmanship.
'We'll lose to Pakistan at some point...can't keep winning'
It's a record he is proud of but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the unbeaten run against Pakistan in ICC world events also adds to the pressure on his team, which is mindful of the fact that the streak is bound to end some day.
'Raina deserves that No.4 slot, he's the best option'
Indian captain MS Dhoni has backed the struggling Suresh Raina and said he deserves to be there at No.4 despite his string of poor shows.
'Kohli understands how he is supposed to bat in different wickets'
In awe of Virat Kohli's batting genius in the World Twenty20 win over arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said the elegant right-hander's willingness to take challenges head on sets him apart from others.
March 20, 2016
World T20: Sri Lanka women taste first victory
Sri Lankan women's cricket team held their nerves to register a 14-run win over Ireland in the ICC World Twenty20 group match played, in Mohali, on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Fletcher steers Windies to big win over Sri Lanka
Andre Fletcher produced a blinder of an innings, smashing 84 runs off only 64 balls, to power the West Indies to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Sunday.
World T20 security team features former hockey internationals
Once renowned stars of their own sporting arena, former India hockey players Gagan Ajit Singh and Rajpal Singh will be in incharge of security at the PCA stadium, in Mohali, during ongoing ICC World Twenty20.
Ganguly confirms: Bachchan charged nothing to sing national anthem!
Sourav Ganguly confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan charged no fee to sing the Indian national anthem at Eden Gardens.
Afghanistan players would love to play in IPL, county cricket: Shahzad
South Africa may have emerged as winners but it was Afghanistan, who won hearts, courtesy of their brave performance with the bat, in the ICC World T20 match, in Mumbai, on Sunday
Why South Africa dropped Steyn for Afghanistan match
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis tells Harish Kotian/Rediff.com why they had to take the big call of dropping the experienced Steyn against minnows Afghanistan.
Women's World T20: West Indies beat Bangladesh by 49 runs
West Indies women took a step closer towards a semi-final berth after comfortably beating Bangladesh by 49 runs to register their second win in the ICC World T20 cricket tournament, in Chennai, on Sunday.
Here's what happened in Pakistan after their team lost to India...
Former players slammed Shahid Afridi's 'tactically weak' captaincy, while irate fans smashed TV sets in disgust as Pakistan reacted angrily to the national team's defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India in the ICC World Twenty20.
Akmal complains to Imran Khan on batting slot, earns PCB wrath
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has come under fire from the team management for allegedly requesting former captain Imran Khan to put in a word to the team management about pushing him up in the batting slot.
Want Taskin's suspension to be revoked, says Mashrafe Mortaza
Such is the situation that Bangladesh may be forced to field a half-fit Mustafizur Rahaman.
Virat is a man in control of his batting: Chappell
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that Virat Kohli is a man in "control of his batting" which enables him to pull off some great run chases in pressure situations.
Afridi to be axed as Pakistan captain: PCB sources
Pakistan's World Twenty20 loss to India could spell the end of Shahid Afridi's rein as captain with the country's Cricket Board planning to sack him irrespective of the team's performance in the remainder of the tournament. PHOTOS: Kohli bows before 'God of cricket'
To win it for India in front of Sachin is emotional, says Kohli.
'You want to be the guy that makes the difference in the game'
In a low-scoring tense encounter on a difficult Eden Gardens pitch, Virat Kohli played to perfection by slamming a 37-ball 55 to guide India to a six-wicket win against arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday.
WT20 PHOTOS: Afghanistan lose to South Africa despite Shahzad's blast
AB de Villiers blasted a quickfire half-century to propel South Africa to a mammoth total against Afghanistan in the ICC World T20 Super 10 Group 2 match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Sunday. Images from the match.
Pak media criticises Afridi, Waqar for tactical errors
Scathing in its criticism after Pakistan's loss to India in a World Twenty20 match, the media here came down heavily on national coach Waqar Younis and skipper Shahid Afridi for their "faulty gameplan" and team selection.
We did not think the Eden Gardens wicket would turn so much: Dhoni
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that he did expect turn but no so much of turn from the wicket at the Eden Gardens during their World T20 win against arch rivals Pakistan.
4 reasons why Pakistan lost AGAIN against India...
Virat Kohli helped India survive a top-order collapse and beat Pakistan by six wickets in a tight game on Saturday to revive their World Twenty20 campaign and maintain their impeccable World Cup record against the arch-rivals.
'It was a challenging wicket, that's what you want as a cricketer'
Man of the match Virat Kohli has said that it is the challenge of playing on tough pitches like the one at Eden Gardens brings the best out of him.
March 19, 2016
World T20: Kohli masterclass helps India thrash Pakistan
India defeated Pakistan by six wickets in a Super 10 Group 2 match to record their first win in the ICC World Twenty20 in Kolkata on Saturday. Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 55 to guide India home in their chase of 119.
Mamata assures foolproof security for WT20 final too
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured the organisers to provide foolproof safety and security arrangements for the final match on April 3.
PHOTOS: Biggest cheer for Tendulkar as stalwarts felicitated
It was 'Yesterday Once More' for the fans as they witnessed an August gathering with legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag from India while Pakistan was represented by Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
Rain plays spoilsport as Pakistan women beat India via D/L method
Indian women's cricket team paid the price for a poor batting display against arch-rivals Pakistan, losing the crucial group league fixture by two runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the ICC World T20, in New Delhi, on Saturday.
India v Pak: Amitabh Bachchan sings national anthem at Eden Gardens
Bollywood mega superstar Amitabh Bachchan, sang the Indian national anthem at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Saturday.
We have plans for Gayle, says Lanka coach
Not too intimidated by the prospect of a Chris Gayle onslaught, Sri Lankan coach Graham Ford said his bowlers have the plans in place to neutralise the threat posed by the marauding West Indian batsman in Sunday's World Twenty20 clash.
Milestones set by England in victory over South Africa
Following are some records and milestones set during England's two-wicket victory over South Africa in the World Twenty20 Super 10 match on Friday.
Massive blow to Bangladesh! ICC suspends bowlers Taskin, Sunny
Bangladesh pace sensation Taskin Ahmed and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny were suspended, on Saturday, for bowling with an illegal action by the International Cricket Council (ICC), dealing a massive blow to the team's campaign in the ongoing World Twenty20.
We have the calibre to be destructive, Windies captain warns
West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he is not concerned as the ones who are in the side have enough calibre to be simply destructive.
Vandersay called up as Malinga's replacement in Lanka squad
Leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay will replace the injured Lasith Malinga in Sri Lanka's cricket squad for the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 in India.
Classy Root flourishes into master of all formats
There was never an iota of doubt over Joe Root's class since his 2012 Test debut against India but the 25-year-old Yorkshireman's latest heroics have left many wondering if he is England's best ever batsman across the three formats of the game.
WT20: Afghanistan face daunting task against South Africa
Advancing into the Super 10 stage for the first time in three attempts, minnows Afghanistan will face a formidable challenge when they clash with South Africa in the ICC World Twenty 20 Championship at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
'Gayle storm' alert as Windies square off against Sri Lanka
High on confidence after their emphatic victory over England, the West Indies will once again look for an explosive knock from Chris Gayle to inch closer to a semi-final berth when they take on defending champions Sri Lanka in a World Twenty20 Super 10 Group 1 match in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Now I don't see a threat to Pakistan team in India: PCB chief
'The problem of security is over and thank god that the match is taking place. I think the real issue was political and there were several threats directed towards Pakistan from India politically'
WT20 Indo-Pak tie: Rain threatens to play spoilsport at Eden Gardens
In what could come as a major disappointment for fans across the globe, awaiting the highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan at the Eden Gardens, the city of Kolkata witnessed rains and drizzle on Saturday morning.
How England drew inspiration from Gayle's innings
WT20: Duminy spells out reasons for close loss against England
All their efforts to stop a rampaging England ending in smoke, South Africa's all-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy said it was the bowlers who let them down by giving too many extras during their two-wicket loss in the ICC World Twenty20 pool match in Mumbai on Friday.
'Pak will play like Kiwis. India must plan accordingly'
The India-Pakistan clash in the ICC World T20 is a battle for redemption -- for India, a chance to get their campaign back on track; for Pakistan, an opportunity to change history, says Dhruv Munjal.
March 18, 2016
Root's 44-ball 83 helps England pull off record run chase vs SA
Joe Root blasted a 44-ball 83 to help England pull off a record run chase in a thrilling last-over finish against South Africa in the ICC World T20 Super 10 Group 1 match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Friday.
Indo-Pak players share light moments ahead of crunch Eden tie
Off-the-field camaraderie between Virat Kohli, Mohammad Aamir and Shahid Afridi grabbed attention on the eve of Saturday's much-awaited India-Pakistan contest in the ICC World T20 in Kolkata.
We were fortunate to play on two wickets so similar: Williamson
A modest New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said his team was "fortunate" to be playing on similar wickets after pulling off a dramatic victory over Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 in Dharamsala on Friday.
This is for the first time Indians are under more pressure: Waqar
History may be against them but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said the time is perfect to rewrite it given that the Indian team is under pressure after losing its opening match of the ICC World T20.
'India-Pakistan is not cricket, it is more of a border rivalry'
The enormity of the Indo-Pak rivalry is not lost on R Ashwin, who considers it bigger than the Ashes but the Indian off-spinner also feels that players will have to keep their emotions in check during Saturday's high-voltage World Twenty20 clash in Kolkata.
Sri Lanka's Malinga ruled out of World T20 due to knee injury
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 due to a knee injury, the defending champions said on Friday.
World T20: Pak envoy disappointed for colleagues over travel denial
Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Friday, expressed his disappointment after five of his colleagues were denied travel permission by New Delhi for Saturday's World Twenty20 match between the arch-rivals, in Kolkata.
World T20: New Zealand script dramatic win over Australia
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first against Australia in their World Twenty20 Super 10 match at Dharamsala on Friday.
World T20 tied match my favourite Indo-Pak moment: Sehwag
He was part of many a memorable triumphs against Pakistan but for former India opener Virender Sehwag, the most cherished moment against the arch-rivals is the 2007 World Twenty20 clash which was clinched by India after a tense bowl-out.
World T20: India in do-or-die clash with Pakistan
Jolted by the shock loss to New Zealand in the opening game, India will be fighting a survival battle quite early in the tournament when they take on arch foes Pakistan in what is being seen as the marquee clash of the ICC World Twenty20 in Kolkata on Saturday.
Waugh describes best batsmen of era, also praises Smith
Former skipper Steve Waugh has heaped praise on the current Australia captain Steven Smith, labeling him 'the gap hitter I've ever seen'.
Johnson criticises Kohli for 'putting extra pressure on India'
Former Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson has criticised Virat Kohli's comments, when he had announced that the hosts are "favourites in our (Indian players) own minds" to win the tournament ahead of their defeat to the Black Caps.
World T20: We can go a long way, says Dilshan
Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan said it would be a mistake to write off the defending champions after they returned to winning ways with a six-wicket victory over Afghanistan in their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 in Kolkata on Thursday.
I'm Afghan coach, says Inzy after refusing to comment on Ind-Pak clash
Asked to comment on India-Pakistan high voltage match, Inzamam-ul-Haq said with a smile: "I'm Afghan coach..."
Lanka captain sends out warning signal to World T20 teams...
If we click, we can do anything, says Angelo Mathews .
March 17, 2016
Dilshan's unbeaten 83 takes Sri Lanka past Afghanistan
Defending champions Sri Lanka secured a six wicket win over Afghanistan in their ICC World T20 Super 10 opener at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Sachin Tendulkar goes Karting in Mumbai
Sachin Tendulkar inaugurated a Sky Karting track in Lower Parel area of Mumbai (South).
Edwards leads England women to victory over Bangladesh
England rode on a half-century from skipper Charlotte Edwards to beat Bangladesh by 36 runs in a group match of the women's World T20, in Bengaluru, on Thursday.
Pakistan favourites vs under pressure India: Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar picked Pakistan as the favourites against India in the marquee match of the ICC World T20 to be played at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
What England must do to play well in T20s...
Jos Buttler said it is important that more English cricketers play in the Indian Premier League.
Raina-Malik camaraderie in full view during net session
They could be breathing down each others' necks in their marquee World T20 clash on Saturday, but a few of Indian and Pakistani cricketers, on Thursday, showed great camaraderie.
RCB notifies BCCI about Mallya's resignation; Adams is new boss
Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore has notified the Board of Control for Cricket in India about Vijay Mallya's resignation as Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL).
SA skipper Du Plessis banking on batting firepower
South Africa skipper Faf Du Plessis says his team's batting firepower is dangerous for the rivals at the World Twenty20 as they gear up to clash with England, in Mumbai on Friday.
Pakistan women's opener discharged after being hit by bouncer
Javeria Khan, who opens the batting for the Pakistan women's team, has been released from hospital after being hit on the jaw by a bouncer in Wednesday's World Twenty20 match against West Indies in Chennai.
WT20: Bruised England face Proteas challenge in battle of equals
Bruised and battered by Chris Gayle's mauling on Wednesday, England are faced with a must-win situation as they look for ways to contain South Africa in their ICC World Twenty20 match in Mumbai on Friday.
Australia v New Zealand: 'Incredible' Kiwis eye another upset
New Zealand will have their tails up and eye another upset when they resume the trans-Tasman rivalry with a strong Australian side.
How 'Gayle storm' uprooted England's plans
England skipper Eoin Morgan gave credit where it was due, stating that Chris Gayle's 'skill level was quite up', on the night when the burly West Indian tormented the English bowlers in their opening ICC World T20 fixture on Wednesday.
Windies coach tells Gayle: Bat 15 overs for me
Even as Chris Gayle's fastest World Twenty20 century hogged the limelight, West Indies coach Phil Simmons acknowledged Marlon Samuels's effort.
When things 'spin' out of Team India's control
'Team India's strategy -- rather the lack of it -- boomeranged in the game against New Zealand. It's because of the T20 generation's lack of patience to counter spin,' feels Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com
'Gayle is right up there with Sir Viv'
'To destroy an attack like that, the only person in my time that I would put him with is Sir Vivian, because Sir Vivian used to go out there and destroy attacks like that.'
March 16, 2016
Gayle blasts 47-ball century as Windies demolish England
Opener Chris Gayle blasted a 47-ball century as West Indies crushed England by six wickets in a Group 1 match of the Super 10 stage of the ICC World T20 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
'India has been playing good cricket...even with the last loss'
Not ready to dwell on the past, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi says the moral-boosting win over Bangladesh will hold them in good stead when they clash with arch-rivals India in their crucial ICC World Twenty20 match at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Pakistan ride on Afridi's all-round show to whip Bangladesh
Shahid Afridi gave a fitting reply to unwarranted criticism over comments he made on arrival in India with a brilliant all-round showing as Pakistan opened their ICC World T20 campaign with a 55-run victory over Bangladesh, at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Wednesday.
Playing three spinners paid off for Kiwis: Steyn
A fit again South African pacer Dale Steyn on Wednesday said that New Zealand's decision to play three spinners against India in the World Twenty20 opener paid off as the Kiwis posted a comfortable 47-run win over the hosts.
Afghan captain Stanikzai appeals for more opportunities
Growing in confidence with every opportunity that has come their way, Afghanistan cricket captain Asghar Stanikzai said his team knows how to beat the big guns of the game but the ICC has to give it enough chances.
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World T20: Mathews feels it is good to carry underdogs tag
Undergoing a transition phase, defending champions Sri Lanka may not be in their elements in the build-up to the ICC World T20 but skipper Angelo Mathews today said it is good to carry the underdogs tag as it does not put the team under pressure.
'India must be ready to take the medicine it gives others'
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels India got a taste of their own medicine in Tuesday's World Twenty20 loss to New Zealand and should be prepared to handle quality spin if they want to dish out rank turners for their opponents.
Sri Lanka unsure of Malinga's availability for opener
Hinting that their ace pacer Lasith Malinga may miss their ICC World Twenty20 Super 10 opener against Afghanistan, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Wednesday said they are yet to get a 'yes or no' about his availability.
Gavaskar criticises India's 'over-confident' approach
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar criticised India for their 'over-confident approach' during their shock defeat against New Zealand in the World T20 opener at Nagpur on Tuesday.
Pundits, media hail New Zealand's 'selection masterstroke'
The New Zealand team administration has received a pat on the back from the Kiwi media for their bold team selection in the opening match of the World T20 opening match against India on Tuesday.
World T20: Sri Lanka face Afghan challenge
Lost in transition, defending champions Sri Lanka will look to come out of the rut and start well against a spirited Afghanistan in their World Twenty20 Super 10 opener at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
'Death bowling is all about attitude'
'The biggest challenge is not to be too predictable.'
Why Indian women's cricket deserves equal support from fans
On a day (Tuesday) when India's much-followed men's team succumbed to a humiliating defeat against New Zealand, the women's team won their opening encounter of 2016 ICC World T20 by a comprehensive 76-run margin against Bangladesh.
It was selectors' decision to play three spinners, says NZ's Santner
Hero of New Zealand's thumping win over India, Mitchell Santner said they vindicated the selectors' decision to play three spinners in their World T20 opener, in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Dhoni finds his excuse: 'Challenge to score runs on such tracks'
'If you have a partnership then you can build on. I think it was the partnership which was important'
Maybe India needs this Dream XI!
So India lost its first World Twenty20 game on Tuesday night.
'We restricted New Zealand to a good total, but batting let us down'
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has blamed his side's famed batting line-up for the shocking loss to New Zealand in their opening match of the ICC World T20, saying they erred in "shot selection".
March 15, 2016
FIVE reasons why India went down to New Zealand in WT20 opener
Kane Williamson's gamble to compromise on speed and pick three specialist spinners paid off as New Zealand humbled hosts India by 47 runs in a spin-dominated Super 10 contest of the World Twenty20 in Nagpur, on Tuesday.
WORLD T20 PHOTOS: New Zealand spinners destroy India in Nagpur
Images from the ICC World T20 match between India and New Zealand in Nagpur.
Indian women rout Bangladesh in WT20 opener
India produced a clinical performance to thrash Bangladesh by 72 runs in the opening league fixture of the ICC Women's World T20, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.
'T20 has narrowed the gulf between teams'
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy made it clear that they "can't take England for granted" in the opening group league fixture of the ICC World T20 on Wednesday in Mumbai.
England rest hopes on spin duo Rashid, Ali
'As long as we execute our goals and plans like we normally do, we will be in a stable position going into any tournament, regardless of what it is'
'Indian batting is strong and capable of chasing big totals down'
Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf has picked India as the strong contender to win the ICC World Twenty20 as he feels the home team has the batting firepower.
Afridi spoke his mind, not controversial: Waqar Younis
"For me, I did not find anything controversial in it. This is something he felt. It's his emotions."
Afridi clarifies: 'I gave a diplomatic statement'
'I was merely trying to give a positive message to the rest of the world that we enjoy a lot when we play in India.'
After politics, it's cricket time for Pakistan
Their arrival itself was mired in drama and a mercurial Pakistan would look to bring the focus back on their cricket when they take on an enigmatic Bangladesh.
Ashwin, Kohli key men for India at World T20, reckons Swann
Former England spinner Graeme Swann has tipped Australia as favourites to win the World Twenty20 but believes that hosts India are the team most likely to topple the Steve Smith-led side at the mega event.
World T20: One thing Kiwis are wary of...
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has admitted he is wary of the threat Indian bowlers could pose on a spin-friendly pitch.
Malinga doubtful for Lanka's World T20 opener
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has not yet recovered fully from his left knee injury, is in doubt to play his side's opening World T20 match against Afghanistan on Thursday.
Team India... and the 'McCullum factor'
One man, who won't be there in the opening game of the ICC WorldT20, was responsible for all four Indian defeats.
March 14, 2016
Why Rohit Sharma makes Harbhajan laugh?
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh uploaded a picture of teammate Rohit Sharma wearing a fatka (turban) like him on his head.
Variation is key to my success as a death bowler: Bravo
West Indies all-rounder Dwanye Bravo on Monday said trying out different variations is key to his success as a death bowler.
The most successful team in WT20? It's all here!
As the top 10 teams prepare to battle for the World T20 crown, Rajneesh Gupta breaks down each squad's T20 performance and their showing in previous editions of the event.
Sami doubtful starter for Pakistan's opener against Bangladesh
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Sami is a doubtful starter for his side's ICC World Twenty20 opener against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday after injuring his toe during a practice session.
Gavaskar tips India to break World T20 jinx
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels the jinx that a host country has never won a World Twenty20 title may be broken this time.
World T20: Pakistan warm-up with win over Sri Lanka
Pakistan bowling came to the fore after Mohammad Hafeez's unbeaten fifty as they defeated World T20 defending champions Sri Lanka by 15 runs in their warmup match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.
Select team: Should India play 3 spinners in WT20 opener vs New Zealand?
Do you think India should go with an extra spinner in Harbhajan Singh or continue with all-rounder Hardik Pandya? Select your Indian team for their opening World T20 match against New Zealand.
Stars the World T20 will miss
Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com takes a look at some players Indian fans will miss following their exploits in the Indian Premier League.
Bumrah, Pandya bring a crucial 'X Factor' to Team India
'Rather than focussing on the strategy of other teams, we should rather focus on ourselves'
Balaji impressed with Indian pacers ahead of WT20
Former pacer Laxmipathy Balaji feels the Indian fast-bowling attack has been in impressive form in the run-up to the ICC World Twenty20 especially veteran Ashish Nehra, who has made a fine comeback into the squad.
NZ players to wear black arm bands vs India for Crowe
The New Zealand cricket team members will wear black armbands tomorrow during the World T20 game against hosts India here as a mark of respect to the departed former captain Martin Crowe.
Reaching semis consistently is a huge achievement: Tahir
South Africa might be known as perennial chokers in major ICC tournaments, but leg spinner Imran Tahir feels it's a huge achievement for them to make the semifinals of mega events consistently.
World T20: Confident India to begin title bid against New Zealand
The superb build-up run has made India the clear favourites for an unprecedented second World Twenty20 title but the in-form hosts will have to guard against complacency when they take on a spirited New Zealand in their campaign-opener in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Shame on you! Miandad lashes out at Afridi
'Shocked and hurt' by Shahid Afridi's comments that Pakistan's cricketers are loved more by Indians than the fans in their own country, former captain Javed Miandad said players making such statements should be 'ashamed' of themselves.
World T20: It is India's title to lose!
With momentum on their side, Dhoni and Co need to justify the favorites' tag and go the distance.
What it takes to make Aussie World T20 XI...
Josh Hazlewood hat-trick may not be enough to make WT20 XI.
Rohit Sharma bags a hat-trick of trophies
Rohit Sharma won the prestigious Maruti Suzuki ESPN Cricinfo award for the third year in a row.
15 years ago this day....
It is widely considered the greatest comeback in Test history.
10 all-rounders to watch out for at World T20
all-rounders who may leave a mark on the World T20.
'The ability to absorb pressure has made Dhoni a good captain'
Sachin Tendulkar says the "sound" that came off skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's bat during the recent Asia Cup was a reflection of his positive mindset and it was a good news for already "favourites" India in the World Twenty20.
World T20: Tamim leads Bangladesh to main draw with super ton
Tamim Iqbal became the first cricketer from Bangladesh to score a century in Twenty20 format as he led his side to the World T20 Super 10s with a 54-run win over Oman via Duckworth Lewis method in a rain-hit Group A match in Dharamsala.
March 13, 2016
World T20: Netherlands pip Ireland in rain-hit dead rubber
Medium pacer Paul van Meekeren bagged a career-best four wicket haul as the Netherlands picked up an entertaining 12-run win over Ireland in a rain-hit dead rubber of the ICC World T20 qualifier in Dharamsala on Sunday.
World T20: West Indies ride on Sammy's fifty to stun Aussies
A stunning hat-trick from Josh Hazlewood was not enough for Australia, as Darren Sammy led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to fashion a morale-boosting three-wicket win in a World Twenty20 warm-up match at Eden Gardens.
Stump-hoarding Dhoni eyes more memorabilia at World T20
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has grown a reputation as a notorious hoarder of souvenir stumps and considering India's imperious form going into the World Twenty20, few would be surprised if he adds one more to his formidable collection on April 3.
I Idolise Dhoni, says Pak keeper Sarfraz
He idolises Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a cricketer and Pakistani wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed on Sunday said he would love to play the role of a finisher like the celebrated Indian skipper.
World T20: Afridi banks on record at Eden Gardens against India
It has traditionally been a battle between India's batting and Pakistan's bowling whenever the arch-rivals have met on a cricket field and Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi reckons the trend will continue in their World Twenty20 contest on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Harbhajan's wife Geeta Basra celebrates birthday with Indian team
Bollywood actress and cricketer Harbhajan Singh's wife Geeta Basra celebrated her 32nd birthday with the Indian cricket team.
Rough build-up to WT20 but Pakistan are positive: Afridi
The World Twenty20 build-up has been far from ideal for Pakistan but captain Shahid Afridi said his team is in a positive frame of mind even though it needs to be more disciplined in executing strategy.
'I am hoping that India will win the World T20 Championship'
Anil Kumble has expressed hope that India would win the ICC World Twenty20 Championship.
'Underdogs tag will help Pakistan, like it did in 1992, 2009'
Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik feels the underdogs tag would help them do well in the ICC World T20, like it did when they ended up winning the 1992 World Cup and 2009 World T20.
We only get love in India, not security threat: Afridi, Malik
Floored by the warm reception in India after their arrival for the World Twenty20 Championship, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Sunday said they have never felt any security threat in the country.
World T20 venues given guidelines to prepare batting tracks
The track for the opening Super 10 Group 2 encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 here on March 15 is likely to be a batting-friendly wicket, unlike the VCA Stadium pitch that was on offer during the third India-South Africa Test match late last year.
Sri Lanka accuses ex-selection chief of hurting team moral at WT20
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) accused former selection committee chief Kapila Wijegoonawardena of hurting the morale of the national team ahead of their ICC World Twenty20 campaign by making "inaccurate and misleading" statements in the media.
PHOTOS: Afghanistan thump Zimbabwe to make main draw
Afghanistan roared into the main draw of the World Twenty20 with an emphatic 59-run victory over Zimbabwe in a first round Group B match on Saturday.
Knock against SA has made me wiser: Dhawan
His brilliant 73-run knock in the warm-up game against South Africa might have fallen just short of ensuring a win for India, but opener Shikhar Dhawan said the crucial time he had spent at the crease has made him more "wiser" ahead of their ICC World Twenty20 campaign.
March 12, 2016
WT20: Scotland beat Hong Kong by 8 wickets in rain-hit qualifier
Scotland dished out a superb all-round performance to notch up an eight-wicket win over Hong Kong via Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-affected inconsequential match of the ICC World Twenty20 in Nagpur on Saturday.
Our chances is just as good as other teams: Bravo
'Narine's absence is a big loss for us'
ICC seeks Mudgal's help for saving 2000 Old Pavilion seats at Kotla
With the Feroz Shah Kotla ground set to lose 2000 vantage seats in the Old Pavilion stand due to lack of clearance from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the ICC has appealed to justice Mukul Mudgal to let them utilise the area for spectators and branding during World T20.
India should focus of winning World T20, not on Pak: Gambhir
Playing down the hype over the potentially high-voltage India-Pakistan World T20 match to be played in Kolkata on March 19, India's World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir said that the team's focus should be on winning the title.
South Africa shock favourites India in World T20 warm-up
Half-centuries from Quinton de Kock and J P Duminy hit half-centuries before South Africa survived a late assault from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to edge past favourites India by four runs in the ICC World T20 warm-up match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Saturday.
PIX: Amid security, Pakistan cricket team arrives in Kolkata for WT20
The Pakistan men's cricket team arrived in Kolkata on Saturday evening for the ICC World Twenty20 after high drama over the last few days.
'De Villiers dangerous but variation in bowling key'
Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood feels South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers will be the toughest batsman to bowl against at the World T20, given his compact technique and ability to score with innovative strokes.
Marsh raring to answer captain's call with bat and ball
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is aware that he's no Jacques Kallis but would like to bat well and contribute to the team's win in the World Twenty20, something the legendary South African is known for.
WT20: Afghanistan make history, beat Zimbabwe to qualify for Super 10
Afghanistan scripted a new story in annuls of cricketing history after qualifying for the World T20 tournament proper on Saturday.
WT20: England warm up with easy victory over New Zealand
Opener Jason Roy hit a quickfire half-century while leg-spinner Adil Rashid claimed three wickets to lift England to a convincing six-wicket victory against England in the ICC World T20 warm-up match at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, on Saturday.
Australia a confident bunch going into WT20. Here's why...
Having arrived in India on the back of a 2-1 Twenty20I series win in South Africa, the Aussies are better prepared this time, Australian all-rounder John Hastings asserted.
Will these young guns leave a mark at WT20?
The tournament-proper of the World T20 gets underway on Tuesday, March 15, with hosts India taking on New Zealand in Nagpur.
We can give this tournament a real shake: Steven Smith
Australia skipper Steve Smith on Saturday stressed on the importance of winning the ICC World Twenty20, the one trophy missing from the glittering cabinet of the record five-time world champions who're no 1 in Test and ODI format.
Here is how you can buy India-Pakistan match tickets
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today confirmed that the online process to register for the lottery system for India-Pakistan Men's match, which has now been relocated to the Eden Gardens (Kolkata) on March 19, has started at 1200 hrs IST on Saturday for a 48-hour window.
India would definitely be in semis of World T20: Dravid
The all-round ability of the current Indian cricket team excites former captain Rahul Dravid, who feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men are a certainty for at least the semifinals of the World Twenty20 Championships.
World T20: Pietersen doesn't expect England to reach semis
Former captain Kevin Pietersen is not expecting England to reach the semi-finals at the World Twenty20 in India.
Pakistan team leaves for World T20 in India
A 27-member Pakistan cricket contingent left for India to take part in the Twenty20 World Cup, finally ending days of uncertainty over their participation in the mega event.
March 11, 2016
World T20: Ireland knocked out, Bangladesh stay in contention
The qualifying round match of World T20 between Bangladesh and Ireland was abandoned after eight overs were bowled into the game due to rains in Dharamsala on Friday.
'World T20 is the last chance for Afridi to win something big'
Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes that the World T20 Cup in India represents the last opportunity for captain Shahid Afridi to win a major title.
'Chokers' tag on South Africa is fair, concedes captain Faf du Plessis
Conceding that South Africa's teams haven't really fulfilled their potential in World Cups, captain Faf du Plessis said the Proteas need to win the upcoming ICC World T20 to shed the tag of 'chokers' which is haunting them for quite a while now.
Pakistan players were given option of pulling out of WT20
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan revealed on Friday that the members of the national team were given the option of pulling out of the tour of India for the World Twenty20 if they had security concerns.
Netherlands out of World T20 after washout
The Netherlands crashed out of the ICC World T20 after its second qualifying match against Oman was washed out in Dharamsala on Friday.
'Indian team has the best lower order and that's a big plus'
One of the most formidable batsmen of his era, Inzamam-ul-Haq has said India are way ahead of other teams in T20s due to their much-improved lower-order batting.
Why Australia can't be written off at World T20
With the batting firepower in Australia's ranks, they cannot be ruled out as contenders to grasp it at the sixth attempt.
World T20: Pacemen should be wary of flat pitches and big bats
The combination of India's flat pitches and cricket's most trigger-happy batsmen is certain to produce some torrid moments for fast bowlers during the World Twenty20.
Pakistan team gets government clearance to travel to India for WT20
The uncertainty over Pakistan's participation in the World Twenty20 finally ended on Friday after the country's cricket team received government clearance to travel to India following assurances of security from the host nation.
BCCI's Thakur tells PCB to stop searching for excuses
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday took potshots at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the delay in sending the national cricket squad for the World T20 to be held in India, saying the decision to play in multinational tournament is taken by the ICC.
WT20: Kiwis ready to take on India after beating Lanka in warm-up
'We are looking forward to the game against India, had the first warm-up game and have got a game against England in a couple of days. I guess these games care for nothing'
Is India's warm-up game against SA the real test?
India face a South Africa in their final World Twenty20 warm-up game in Mumbai, on Saturday.
5 things West Indies learned from their loss to India
West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor feels that the loss to India in their World Twenty20 warm-up fixture, in Kolkata, has given his team a reality check.
Feats that failed to inspire at World T20
Aggression. Flamboyance. Individual and team records characterise T20 games.
What Team India expects from Shami...
It's never easy for a fast bowler to make a comeback from a knee injury but Mohammed Shami is working very hard to get his rhythm back.
PHOTOS: A final goodbye to Martin Crowe...
Cricket greats honoured Martin Crowe at an emotional funeral for New Zealand's greatest batsman, on Friday, with his cousin, Hollywood star
World T20 warm-up: Smriti shines as Indian women beat Ireland
Smriti Mandhana, a 19-year-old left-hander from Mumbai, hit an unbeaten 73 off 52 balls to lift India to 147 for four after home team captain Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bat.
March 10, 2016
Munro, Anderson shine as NZ thrash Sri Lanka in WT20 warm-up
Colin Munro and Corey Anderson blasted quickfire half-centuries to power New Zealand to a convincing victory against Sri Lanka in the warm-up match of the ICC World Twenty20, at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Thursday.
World T20: India thrash West Indies by 45 runs in warm-up match
Rohit Sharma smashed a scintillating 98 not out at his favourite Eden Gardens as India scored a comprehensive 45-run win over the West Indies in their World T20 warm-up match.
WT20 qualifier: Afghanistan beat Hong Kong for second straight win
Afghanistan defeated Hong Kong by six wickets for their second straight win in the ICC World T20 qualifier in Nagpur on Thursday.
IPL has improved domestic cricket: Gavaskar
'Playing with international stalwarts in the IPL makes a big, positive, difference.'
Mumbai Indians to face Pune Supergiants in IPL opener
Mumbai Indians will open their title defence at home against new entrants Rising Pune Supergiants to kick-start the 2016 Indian Premier League on April 9. 7 batsmen you can't afford to miss in World T20
There are some batsmen reputed, respected and feared for what they are: Destructive!
WT20: Pak govt refuses to clear team departure to India for now
Pakistan's participation in the high-profile World Twenty20 cricket event continued to be shrouded in suspense with the country's government refusing to clear the team's departure unless India provides written assurance of security.
WT20: Zimbabwe beat Scotland by 11 runs to win 2nd qualifying game
Zimbabwe bowlers produced an impressive performance at the death to eke out an 11-run win over Scotland, registering their second successive victory in the qualifying round of the ICC World T20, in Zimbabwe on Thursday.
India to issue multi-city visas to Pak fans for World T20
India will issue multi-city short-term visas to Pakistani cricket fans willing to watch their team play during the forthcoming World Twenty20 tournament, including a high-voltage rescheduled match against the hosts in Kolkata.
Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny reported for suspect action
Bangladesh's World T20 campaign has plunged into a spot of bother with the bowling actions of pacer Taskin Ahmed and spinner Arafat Sunny coming under the scanner.
Rest of India chase record score vs Mumbai to win Irani Cup
Opener Faiz Fazal led Rest of India's dominating display with the bat as the visitors chased down a record target of 480 against Mumbai to win the Irani Trophy.
'An Indo-Pak match is bigger and has more following than Ashes'
Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sourav Ganguly have said that India and Pakistan must play against each other regularly.
World T20: Ireland hopeful of progressing despite Oman loss
Captain William Porterfield has refused to write off Ireland's chances of qualifying for the World Twenty20 Super 10 stage in India after Wednesday's shock loss to Oman left them needing to win both their remaining Group A games.
World T20: Chilled South Africa to cut out fancy
South Africa coach Russell Domingo has vowed his side won't play "fancy" cricket in their search for an elusive ICC trophy as they depart for the World Twenty20 in India on Thursday in confident mood.
ICC to conduct regular dope tests in World T20
The International Cricket Council will conduct random dope tests during the World Twenty20 Championship in India, which is a regular practice in all ICC events, Tournament Director M V Sridhar said on Thursday.
Why Khawaja fears he will get the axe
In-form Australia batsman Usman Khawaja expects to be squeezed out of the top order in favour of former captain Aaron Finch when they kick off their World Twenty20 campaign against New Zealand next week.
6 shots that changed cricket
Be it the Dilscoop, which Dilshan uses to perfection or Dhoni's Helicopter Shot, cricket's shortest format has seen batsmen try new things.
Composed Smith guides Australia to series win
Captain Steve Smith scored a breezy 44 to guide Australia to a six-wicket win over South Africa in the final Twenty20 International on Wednesday and a 2-1 series victory.
March 09, 2016
WT20 qualifiers: Resolute Oman stun Ireland, pull off 2-wkt win
Debutants Oman dished out a resolute batting effort to register a nerve-wracking, two-wicket win over experienced Ireland in their Group A qualifying match of the ICC World Twenty20, in Dharamsala on Wednesday.
How Dilshan's 'Dilscoop' came into existence
Tillakaratne Dilshan discusses the origin of his famous shot, the 'Dilscoop'.
In search of success, Chandimal to revert to old technique
Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal says he is set to go back to his old batting style as he aspires to do well in the ICC World T20.
WT20: Visa-seeking Pak fans could face problems over venue shift
The last-minute shifting of the India-Pakistan World T20 match to Kolkata may result in Pakistani fans having a tough time in procuring visa for the March 19 encounter.
Sad for Dharamsala, Eden Gardens ready to host Indo-Pak tie: Ganguly
'We are thankful to BCCI for awarding this match to us. Criterion was Eden Gardens. It's historical. We are one of the best grounds in the world and it's looking outstanding'
WT20: Fit-again Shami shows glimpses of yore at India nets
Indian team director Ravi Shastri also made it clear that Shami will figure in the playing XI during the two warm-up games against West Indies (in Kolkata, on Thursday) and South Africa in Mumbai on March 12 in order to assess his fitness.
Pak welcomes WT20 venue shift; team departure still on hold
PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday welcomed ICC's decision to shift the venue for the marquee Indo-Pak World T20 clash from Dharamsala to Kolkata but kept the Pakistan team's departure on hold awaiting an assurance from the Indian government.
Irani Cup: Mumbai set Rest of India big target for victory
Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai suffered a batting collapse to be shot out for a paltry 182 in their second innings but still set the Rest of India an imposing target of 480 to win the Irani Cup title in Mumbai on Thursday.
Important to maintain consistency to win World T20: Shastri
India are in the middle of a phenomenal run in the shortest format of the game, and Team Director Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said that he expects his side to maintain consistency and make winning a habit to clinch a big tournaments like the World T20.
Sri Lanka: From defending champions to strugglers
Even as Sri Lanka sweats over pacer Lasith Malinga's injury, skipper Angelo Mathews hopes to inspire his young team to defend its WT20 title.
Our first aim is to qualify for semis: Mithali Raj
Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj said their first aim is to qualify for the semifinals of the Women's Twenty20 World Cup.
England's top stars want to play the IPL
'IPL is huge; I like the money in it.'
Bumrah deserves more attention than Aamir: Rohit
Indian opener Rohit Sharma has called Pakistan's tainted speedster just a 'normal bowler', while he heralded India's young sensation Jasprit Bumrah as a 'rare talent'.
Shane Watson to retire after World T20?
Australia's premier all-rounder Shane Watson said that he will decide on his international future after the ongoing ICC World T20 held in India.
5 World T20 games you must not miss!
Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com lists five matches you can't afford to miss out at the ICC's marquee event.
World T20: Afghanistan edge Scotland in thriller
Opener Mohammad Shahzad top-scored with a sparkling 39-ball 61 as Afghanistan defeated Scotland by 14 runs in their ICC World Twenty20 qualifying game in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Will open files of Akram's role in fixing: PCB official
Irked by Wasim Akram questioning PCB's decision to form an inquiry committee on team's disastrous show in Asia Cup, influential board official Shakil Sheikh has threatened to open old files related to legendary fast bowler's alleged involvement in match-fixing.
Drama in Dharamsala: Thakur slams Himachal CM
The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur, on Wednesday, blamed the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for creating an atmosphere of doubt over the India-Pakistan clash scheduled to be held in Dharamsala on March 19.
South Africa's Phangiso cleared to bowl ahead of World T20
South Africa left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso has been cleared to play at the World Twenty20 tournament in India after an independent reassessment of his bowling action found it to be legal, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Tuesday.
Kolkata to host India-Pakistan World T20 clash
Dharamsala's loss is Kolkata's gain! The marquee India-Pakistan encounter of the International Cricket Council's World Twenty20, on March 19, will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens, in Kolkata.
Are you an MSD fan? Solve the 'Captain Cool' jigsaw puzzle!
While you wait for the cricketing extravaganza to begin, here's a fun puzzle for you to solve!
Team India, winning machine
'Mahendra Singh Dhoni has at his disposal a range of multi-skilled players who possess the ability to turn the game around at the flick of a switch.'
World T20: Pakistan team's departure to India put on hold
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said the Interior Ministry will decide on Wednesday on the team's departure for India.
March 08, 2016
'India are the favourites and that puts a lot of pressure on them'
New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott has said that hosts India are clear favourites going into the ICC World T20 but that will also put enormous pressure on the Men In Blue.
Suggested Dhoni to go up the order in Asia Cup final: Harbhajan
It was a suggestion from senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh that prompted skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to go up the order and finish the match in style during the recently concluded Asia Cup final against Bangladesh.
How New Zealand plans to counter Ashwin at Nagpur
'He is one of the premier off-spinners in the world, but at the end of the day he is another bowler.'
It's always good when there's competition in team: Rahane
His place in the side is not guaranteed, but promising India batsman Ajinkya Rahane has said that it is always good to have a healthy competition in the team and he is ready to wait for his chance.
Irani Cup: Mumbai take 297 runs lead against Rest of India
Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai decided against enforcing the follow-on after taking a huge lead of 297 runs over Rest of India on Day 3 of the five-day Irani Cup match at the Brabourne stadium, in Mumbai, on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe survive Hong Kong scare in WT20 qualifier
Zimbabwe relied on their experience in international cricket to tame a fighting Hong Kong by 14 runs in the opening match of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium, in Nagpur, on Tuesday.
Uncapped Lewis replaces injured Simmons in Windies World T20 squad
Uncapped Evin Lewis has been named to replace the injured Lendl Simmons in the West Indies squad for the World Twenty20 in India.
'I want to be Jacques Kallis of Indian cricket'
Yuvraj Singh recently compared India's newest cricketing sensation Hardik Pandya to West Indians for his on-field flair but the Baroda youngster dreams of emulating legendary South African Jacques Kallis with his all-round abilities.
Minus McCullum, Kiwis counting on Guptill at World T20
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson believes India, with several match winners in their squad and the advantage of playing in home conditions, are definitely one the favourites at the World T20.
We're in 6th gear but let's not take things for granted: Dhoni
The perfect buildup and distinct home advantage certainly gives India an edge heading into the World Twenty20 Championship but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his team cannot afford to take things for granted given the format's fickle nature.
'Virat Kohli is a special player who holds the team together'
Cricketing legends Kapil Dev, Wasim Akram and Sourav Ganguly have heaped praise on Virat Kohli with one comparing India's batting mainstay to tennis great John McEnroe and another saying that his value in the team is more than his teammates.
India-Pakistan WT20 match in Dharamsala as scheduled: BCCI
The much-anticipated World Twenty20 match between India and Pakistan will be held as scheduled in Dharamsala, Tournament Director M V Sridhar confirmed on Tuesday.
On Women's Day, Kohli apologises for the jerks, the cat-callers
Virat Kohli, like every other person took to his Twitter handle to share his thoughts on this day.
Afridi vs Waqar: Infighting in Pakistan team
After their early exit from the Asia Cup, there seems to be more bad news for Pakistan cricket fans with reports of 'infighting' within the national team.
Contract row behind, Sammy eyes WT20 title for WI fans
Sharapova's dope confession: What does it mean for Russian tennis?
Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpishchev expects Maria Sharapova to represent her country at this year's Olympics in Brazil despite being provisionally suspended from the game after testing positive for a banned substance.
Questions were asked when I took rest for SL series: Kohli
India's premier batsman Virat Kohli hit back at critics, who had questioned his decision to rest during the T20I series against Sri Lanka played in India in February.
WT20: Mathews to lead Sri Lanka; Malinga retains his place
Angelo Mathews was replaced Lasith Malinga as captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team for the International Cricket Council World Twenty20.
World T20: Afghanistan vs Scotland preview
Afghanistan has shown great promise in taking its game to the next level, as its journey from the lower divisions to competing on cricket's biggest stages testifies. Since the ICC World Cup 2015, Afghanistan has won 25 of 44 games across formats. That includes 11 Twenty20 Internationals wins in 13 matches.
WT20 kicks off, two qualifying matches to be played in Nagpur
The sixth edition of the World T20 cricket tournament is beginning in Nagpur on Tuesday with two qualifying matches being played.
Sri Lanka fire cricket selectors ahead of World T20
Sri Lanka Cricket has sacked the national cricket selection committee ahead of International Cricket Council World T20 which begins with the qualifiers, on Tuesday, in India.
March 07, 2016
'I normally don't pick favourites but India look best prepared'
Cricketing greats such as Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Wasim Akram and Inzamam ul Haq have picked India as the overwhelming favourites to win the World T20 title at home.
'We are banking on Shikhar Dhawan in the World T20'
Virat Kohli has extolled Shikhar Dhawan's performance in the Asia Cup final win against hosts Bangladesh.
ICC probes Hong Kong team, confident of clean World T20
Cricket's world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), said on Monday that its anti-corruption unit was probing the Hong Kong team but ruled out any match-fixing angle to its investigation.
Why life is easier for Dhoni heading into World T20
Former India batsman V V S Laxman says India's recent success shows a captain is as good as his team and the presence of other finishers in the team has made lifer easier for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Rest of India face uphill task after Yadav ton hoists Mumbai
Middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav joined rookie opener Jay Bista in the list of Mumbai centurions as the Ranji Trophy champions amassed an imposing first innings score of 603 against Rest of India in the Irani Cup match in Mumbai on Monday.
There are no security concerns for Pak players in India: Inzamam
Even as a security delegation arrived from Pakistan to assess the security arrangements for their team ahead of the ICC World Twenty20, former skipper Inzamam ul Haq has said they have never felt unsafe in India.
PHOTOS: India, West Indies check in for WT20 warm-up
Former champions India and West Indies cricket teams arrived in Kolkata on Monday amid tight security ahead of their World Twenty20 warm-up fixtures later this week.
MS Dhoni is the best finisher in the world: Kohli
Virat Kohli termed Mahendra Singh Dhoni the "best finisher in the world" after the India skipper made short work of Bangladesh with a flurry of sixes and boundaries in the final of the Asia Cup in Mirpur.
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Kohli is India's finisher, not Dhoni: Gambhir
Most of the cricketing world might swear by the finishing skills of Indian limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni but former opener Gautam Gambhir feels it is Virat Kohli who deserves the tag of being the side's finisher.
Dhoni should bat at No 4, continue till 2019 WC: Sehwag
Mahendra Singh Dhoni can still torment the bowlers around the world for at least two-three years and can win more matches for India if he consistently bats at No 4, former opener Virender Sehwag said.
WT20: India vs Pak will be held as planned in Dharamsala, says ICC
Unfazed by the uncertainty that looms over the World Twenty20 clash between India and Pakistan in Dharamsala, the International Cricket Council on Monday said it is confident of the marquee game going ahead as scheduled and has no plans of shifting the venue.
ICC Rankings: India march into World T20 as No 1
India sealed the numero uno spot in the International Cricket Council Twenty20 rankings after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side won the Asia Cup in Mirpur and will now enter the World T20 as the top team.
Who can stop high-flying India winning a second World T20 title?
The Asia Cup triumph, during which Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men did not lose a single match, is the latest confidence-booster that the Indians received heading into the big event following convincing victories over Australia and Sri Lanka in the run-up.
Malinga steps down as Sri Lanka captain ahead of World T20
Injury-ravaged pacer Lasith Malinga has stepped down as Sri Lanka's captain for the upcoming World Twenty20 in India following another breakdown during a disappointing Asia Cup campaign in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh captain requests fans to be patient
'We are taking a lot of positives from the tournament as we have a played the final which is a huge achievement'
T20 World Cup celebrated with a doodle!
Google has dedicated its doodle to mark the start of the 2016 edition of ICC T20 World Cup.
Why it will be difficult for Shami to find a place in WT20 team...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that it will be difficult for Mohammed Shami to either replace Jasprit Bumrah or Ashish Nehra.
Oh wow! Check out the records after Asia Cup win
En route to a record sixth Asia Cup title, Team India and Captain Dhoni set an array of records.
Dhoni hits back at his critics in style
'Freedom of Expression' in India is used liberally by people when it comes to having an opinion on cricket.
For Kohli, this period of play proved a game-changer...
It's looking very good now, we are on track for the World T20: Dhoni
As India lifted the Asia Cup without losing a single match in the tournament, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the team is well on track for the World Twenty20, beginning on March 8.
March 06, 2016
PHOTOS: Dhawan's fifty lifts India to record 6th Asia Cup triumph
India lifted the Asia Cup trophy for a record sixth time after beating Bangladesh by a comprehensive eight-wicket margin in the weather-hit final at Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.
Warner, Maxwell power Australia to series-levelling win against SA
David Warner and Glenn Maxwell shared the fourth highest partnership in the history of T20 International cricket to set Australia up for a last-ball, five-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20 International at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.
Mumbai's Dabbawalas gear up for World T20
Mumbai's Dabbawalas (lunchbox carriers) will add a flavour of cricketing love to their daily delivery of lunchboxes for their respective clientele during ICC World Twenty20 India 2016.
Pakistan should not play against India in Dharamsala: Imran Khan
Former skipper Imran Khan feels that Pakistan should not play its scheduled World T20 match against India in Dharamsala on March 19 given the "hateful statements and resistance" shown by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
World T20: Pakistan officers get visas for India visit
Visas have been issued to two Pakistani officials to visit India for assessing the security arrangements for the national team ahead of World Twenty20.
Bista, Herwadkar & Yadav power Mumbai in Irani Cup
Dropped from the Ranji Trophy squad, opener Jay Bista slammed his maiden first class ton to lead Ranji Trophy champions to a strong 386 for 3 on day one of the five-day Irani Cup game against Rest of India in Mumbai on Sunday.
Afridi not in favour of Salman Butt's return for World T20
Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi does not seem to be in favour of tainted cricketer Salman Butt making a comeback to the national team.
Inspirational: He lost both arms at 8 but now captain's a cricket team
Meet Amir Hussain Lone, who not only plays the game but is captain of the Jammu and Kashmir Para-cricket team.
How ICC used Amir to educate players on perils of 'fixing'
The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit on Monday said tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's video in which he admitted his guilt and also described the after-effect of his wrongdoing is being used to educate cricketers about the consequences of indulging in corrupt practices like spot-fixing and match-fixing.
How legalising betting in India could prevent fixing in cricket
'Where betting is legalised it is heavily regulated and they work in close conjunction with us, so it does assist us'
India captain Mithali Raj's suggestion to popularise women's cricket...
The ever-improving Indian women cricketers could get a chance to become household names, just like tennis star Sania Mirza and shuttle queen Saina Nehwal, by televising their matches, feels national team captain Mithali Raj.
March 05, 2016
PCB stops women's team from travelling to India for WT20
PCB stops women's team from travelling to India for WT20 The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stopped its national women's team from going to India until it gets written security assurances and guarantees for the World T20 in India.
Sehwag's WT20 semifinalists: India, SA, West Indies, NZ
Swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag has picked India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies as the teams which will make the semifinals of the World T20 starting in India on March 8.
Simmons ruled out of World T20 owing to back injury
West Indies have dropped batsman Lendl Simmons from their Twenty20 World Cup squad owing to a back injury, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Saturday.
Akram slams PCB for probing Pakistan's Asia Cup debacle
Former Pakistan captain and fast bowling great, Wasim Akram slammed the formation of an inquiry committee by the cricket board to probe into the team's poor show in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
Pak security team to visit India on Monday before World T20
A three-member team constituted by the Pakistan government will depart for India on Monday to assess the security arrangements for the national team for the World T20 cricket tournament beginning next week.
Goodbye, Genius
In Martin Crowe's death, cricket has lost one of its most iconic figures in recent memory, says Shakya Mitra.
Row over image of Taskin carrying Dhoni's severed head
A photograph posted by a Bangladeshi fan has gone viral and attracted massive outrage from Indian fans ahead of the Asia Cup final between India and Bangladesh on Sunday.
Shakib suffers injury but 'will play' in the final
There was some bad news in the Bangladesh camp ahead of their big Asia Cup Twenty20 final against India with vice-captain and top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan sustaining a "left hip-flex injury" in a training session.
Mind games begin: Mashrafe calls India favourites
Mind games have begun ahead of the Asia Cup final played between host Bangladesh and India at Mirpur on Sunday.
Jonty hits out at Australia for omitting Nathan Lyon
Jonty Rhodes believes Australia's omission of spinner Nathan Lyon will hurt them in the World T20.
Shastri has only one piece of advice for Team India...
The excitement of being in the Asia Cup final might be palpable in the Bangladesh camp but for India, Sunday's summit clash would be just another game in the tournament, says Team Director Ravi Shastri.
Watson to return amidst selection conundrum
National selector Mark Waugh has confirmed Shane Watson will play the final two T20 internationals against South Africa after missing the game one defeat in Durban.
Focus on Iyer as Mumbai face Rest of India in Irani Cup
The domestic season-ending five-day Irani Cup game between newly crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai and the Rest of India, commencing in Mumbai from Sunday, will provide fringe players a good opportunity to stake claims for the national team.
Tough talk from Finch: Tone down bravado while facing spinners
Australia swashbuckling batsman Aaron Finch has called on his side to play 'smarter' cricket when facing spinners, following their three-wicket loss to South Africa in the opening Twenty20 of the three-match series in Durban.
Asia Cup: Can Bangladesh stop the UNSTOPPABLE Team India?
Unstoppable so far with clinical performances, a formidable India will square off against a passionate and sprightly Bangladesh in their quest for continental supremacy in the final of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament, in Mirpur, on Sunday.
Windies' Russell set for World T20 despite doping violation
Andre Russell looks set to play in the World Twenty20 after the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said on Friday the West Indies all-rounder would not be suspended pending a hearing into his "anti-doping whereabouts" rule violation.
David Miller blasts South Africa past Australia in first T20I
David Miller smashed an unbeaten 53 as South Africa claimed a three-wicket victory over Australia in the first Twenty20 International at Kingsmead on Friday.
March 04, 2016
Pakistan trump Sri Lanka to secure third spot
Pakistan's batting finally came good as they successfully chased down a competitive total posted by Sri Lanka to win by six wickets in an inconsequential final round robin league encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament in Mirpur on Friday.
World T20: Pak security team to visit India; participation in doubt
Concerned by fresh protests, Pakistan government has decided to send a security team to assess the situation in India before taking a final call on the team's participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Petersen admits fixing approach in Ram Slam T20
Former Proteas opener Alviro Petersen revealed that he was approached to 'fix matches' in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, South Africa's domestic T20 tournament.
'I never felt like I was playing my first match'
A bundle of nerves ahead of his international debut in the ongoing Asia Cup, India all-rounder Pawan Negi said emotions were getting the better of him before senior players like skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped in with their calming words.
If we play to our potential, we can beat India: Tamim
Senior Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says his side is good enough to upstage formidable India and lift the Asia Cup trophy when the two teams clash on Sunday.
Bangladesh skipper hints at retirement
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, on Friday, hinted that he may end his international career after the 2016 season with the ICC World T20 in all likelihood his last global event.
Centre to provide paramilitary for Indo-Pak tie: Home Minister
Amidst uncertainty hanging over the India-Pakistan World Twenty20 cricket match scheduled in Dharamsala, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said central paramilitary forces will be provided to ensure security for the March 19 event.
Back in the fold, Bhuvneshwar 'working on good slower delivery'
His confidence boosted after a two-wicket haul against the United Arab Emirates in the Asia Cup, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says he is now working on a slower delivery to further polish his skills.
Martin Crowe and the catch that stamped his commitment to cricket
Kapil Dev's running catch at the boundary, to dismiss Viv Richards, is widely remembered by fans and cricketers alike, but Martin Crowe's effort to pocket a lunging catch and dismiss Zimbawe's Dave Houghton in the 1987 Reliance World Cup will always be special, reckons Siva Sankar
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We assure foolproof security but ball in PCB court: BCCI
The BCCI on Friday assured foolproof security to Pakistan for the World Twenty20 in India, a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) threatened to pull out of the mega event citing safety concerns.
World T20: Who will take home the big trophy?
With 35 matches spread over 27 days, World T20 looks set to illustrate once again just how skewed the 20-overs game is against bowlers.
Is it too late for Pakistan to make changes for T20 World Cup?
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has slammed the team's performance at the Asia Cup but admitted it was too late to make sweeping changes ahead of the World Twenty20 this month.
From top cricketer to hotelier: Ashraful is on a road to redemption
When Bangladesh take on India in the Asia Cup final, on Sunday, the immensely talented but disgraced Mohammad Ashraful will watch from the sidelines wondering why his moral compass deviated, leading to a match-fixing ban and a regret that will last a lifetime.
Can this Indian T20 team win anywhere in the world?
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the current Indian team is a "balanced" side which can "take on any team anywhere in the world" at least in the shortest format of the game after they notched up their ninth win in 10 matches.
Bangladesh's Shakib reprimanded for breaching ICC code of conduct
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's five-wicket win against Pakistan in their Asia Cup clash in Mirpur on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Robin Uthappa marries longtime girlfriend Sheethal Goutham
Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa married his longtime girlfriend and former tennis player Sheethal Goutham in a private ceremony in Bangalore on Thursday.
March 03, 2016
'We'll have to come up with another big performance in the final'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said they will have to dish out a "big performance" against Bangladesh in the summit clash of the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament if they desire to lift the trophy on Sunday.
Asia Cup: India thrash minnows UAE, end league campaign unbeaten
India maintained their all-win record by producing yet another resounding performance to thrash minnows United Arab Emirates by nine wickets in a lop-sided inconsequential round robin league match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament in Mirpur on Thursday.
Why Pakistan is again threatening to pull out of World T20...
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday threatened to pull out of the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 if they are not guaranteed foolproof security and a 'public statement' about its participation in the mega-event by the Indian government.
Ex-servicemen adamant on cancellation of India-Pakistan WT20 match in Dharamsala
Uncertainty refused to die down over the fate of the high-profile match between India and Pakistan in the upcoming World Twenty20 as the ex-servicemen league's state chief on Thursday vehemently protested against hosting of the game in Dharamsala, saying the 'matter is non-negotiable'.
Supreme Court pulls up BCCI over reluctance to accept Lodha recommendations
The BCCI submitted a 60-page affidavit to the Supreme Court in which it stated it's opposition to certain points in the Lodha Committee report including one association and one vote for each state and also the inclusion of a representative of the Comptroller and auditor general (CAG) in the Board.
Cricketers Kulkarni, Uthappa tie the knot
India pacer Dhawal Kulkarni tied the nuptial knot with Shradha Kharpude, while Robin Uthappa also tied the knot with tennis player Sheethal Goutham.
'Martin Crowe was probably the best batsman against reverse swing'
Waqar Younis, one of the greatest practitioners of reverse swing, hailed former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, who passed away today, as the "best batsman" when it came to tackling the difficult art.
Indian team, Gavaskar pay tribute to Kiwi legend Crowe
Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar hailed former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, who passed away on Thursday, as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport and a good thinker of the game.
Tough for pacers to choose between country and IPL: McGrath
Australia's pace great Glenn McGrath says it's getting increasingly difficult for present day fast bowlers to choose between representing the country or be lured by the quick buck of the Indian Premier League.
5 months after pulling out of IPL deal, Pepsi back as BCCI sponsor
Beverage major PepsiCo, which pulled out as title sponsors of BCCI's Indian Premier League in October, on Thursday entered into a four-year partnership with the apex cricket body as an associate sponsor for all its international matches at home.
World T20 to be Shastri's last assignment as team director?
The upcoming World T20 could turn out to be Ravi Shastri's last assignment as team director with the Board of Control for Cricket in India hinting that India may appoint a coach for the national team after the mega-event.
Cricketers who lost their battle to the Big C
On Thursday morning, the world woke up to the news of the death of iconic New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe. A teenage prodigy, who went on to carve an illustrious career with his superlative batting and smart captaincy, lost his three-year long battle against cancer at the age of 53.
Thakur hopeful of Indo-Pak WT20 match in Dharamsala, BCCI has no plan B
The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur on Thurday said he is hopeful of the Himachal Pradesh government giving the go ahead for the World Twenty20 match between India and Pakistan in Dharamsala following a meeting with state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
'Crowe was a deep and innovative thinker of the game'
In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said Crowe was a true legend of the game who had earned the admiration and respect of millions of cricket fans across the globe with his stylish stroke-play and strong-minded determination.
'Virat has turned into someone who reads the game very well'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said Virat Kohli's hunger to succeed is something that makes him special.
How Imran Khan reacted after Pakistan's Asia Cup exit...
Pakistan's legendary cricketer Imran Khan has stressed the need for his country's side to play ' correct combination' to succeed while maintaining that the nation has 'enough talent'.
'Pandya is the reason why our team is looking more balanced'
India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has yet again extolled in-form all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Check out Team India's new kit for World T20
The Indian men's and women's cricket teams will take the field in the upcoming World Twenty20 Championships wearing brand new kits unveiled by Nike on Thursday.
Why Steyn fears for future of fast bowlers...
In the wake of increasing dominance of batsmen in cricket, South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn believes that fast bowling would disappear if future generations focus solely on their work with the willow.
Mashrafe Mortaza: Pakistan's envy and Bangladesh's pride
Call it a compulsion, but sporting achievements are often measured by numbers in hand and that is precisely why it will be difficult to analyse Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza's influence and contribution in the country's ever-growing cricketing ambitions.
Windies all-rounder Russell faces ban for doping violation
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has committed an "anti-doping whereabouts" rule violation, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) told Reuters on Wednesday.
What Pakistan needs to do to start winning again
Saqlain Mushtaq says the cricket authorities must seek help of former greats to find solutions for the batting woes, afflicting the national team.
Martin Crowe: From self-doubting prodigy to cricket icon
New Zealand's finest batsman was defined by one innings, one tournament and one seriously damaged knee.
The legend of Martin Crowe
The cricketing life of Martin Crowe, who passed into the ages on March 3.
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe dies aged 53
Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe died after a long battle with cancer. He was 53.
March 02, 2016
'I congratulate India and Bangladesh for qualifying for the final'
Pakistan crashed out of the final of the Asia Cup cricket tournament after losing by five wickets to hosts Bangladesh here and skipper Shahid Afridi conceded that his side committed "too many mistakes" which cost them dearly.
Asia Cup: Bangladesh upset Pakistan, set up title date with India
Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by five wickets to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup.
Stalemate over Indo-Pak WT20 match in Dharamsala continues...
Uncertanity over the marque Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Dharamshala continues even after a meeting between BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
'Nehra will struggle even in 50 overs leave aside Test cricket'
Aaqib Javed has said that Ashish Nehra is a short term solution to India's fast bowling problems.
I don't see Bumrah playing 10 years of injury-free cricket: Aaqib
Former Pakistan fast bowler and current United Arab Emirates coach Aaqib Javed feels that Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah will "find it difficult" to sustain for long without injury in international cricket with his unusual action.
Laxman asked me if I would be interested in coaching India: Hussey
Michael Hussey was approached by former India batsman VVS Laxman for the job of Team India head coach, the ex-Australian cricketer has revealed in his latest book.
'The Indians have been patient with their team picked for WT20'
If veteran Sri Lankan allrounder Angelo Mathews is to believed, the key to India's success in the T20 format has been identifying the core group of players and then forming a winning combination with it.
Harbhajan, Negi may finally get a game as India face minnows UAE
Having already secured their place in the final with three back-to-back wins, India are set to field their benched players against minnows United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their final league encounter of the Asia Cup T20 tournament, in Mirpur, on Thursday.
Why Yuvraj believes he has rediscovered his golden touch
Flamboyant left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh says he felt like he rediscovered his old touch en route to a breezy 35, which played a pivotal role in India's five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup match, in Mirpur, on Tuesday.
Dhoni's take: Why the T20 format suits India best
The emergence of young Jasprit Bumrah as a potent death overs bowler has come as a huge relief for Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who complimented the Gujarat lad for being equally effective with the new ball.
Former ICC chief urges PCB to pull out of Dharamsala WT20 tie
Sources in the PCB said that alternate venues such as Mohali and Kolkata had been discussed by Manohar and Shaharyar Khan but nothing was final as yet.
Fit-again Steyn returns to boost Proteas for T20s vs Australia
An 'energised' Dale Steyn has passed his fitness tests and will play for South Africa in their three-match Twenty20 International series against Australia starting in Durban on Friday.
March 01, 2016
Number crunching: Bowlers, Kohli star in win over Lanka
Virat Kohli's unbeaten 56 off 47 balls, Yuvraj Singh's explosive 35 off 18 balls and a clinical bowling performance helped India edge out Sri Lanka by five wickets to storm into the final of Asia Cup.
Kohli enjoying taking team out of crunch situations
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was happy that the likes of Yuvraj Singh came good in the match.
Yuvraj, Kohli power India into Asia Cup final
Indian bowlers once again put up an impressive performance by restricting Sri Lanka to a modest 138 for nine in the third round robin encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament in Dhaka on Tuesday.
ED gets court nod to extradite Lalit Modi from United Kingdom
A special court on Tuesday issued an order allowing the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to begin extradition proceedings against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in connection with its money laundering probe against him and others.
Miandad questions Afridi's place in Pakistan team
Pakistan's former captain Javed Miandad has blasted the national team and made it clear that the current T20 captain Shahid Afridi didn't deserve a place in the side.
Home Ministry may play mediator on Indo-Pak WT20 match in Dharamsala
The Home Ministry may play the role of mediator between the BCCI and the Himachal Pradesh government, which expressed its inability to provide security to the India-Pakistan World Twenty20 match scheduled to be held in Dharamsala on March 19.
How Dravid plans to revive Delhi Daredevils' fortunes in IPL 9
Delhi Daredevils, one of the worst-performing franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League, have turned to former India captain and ex-Rajasthan Royals mentor Rahul Dravid to take their charge of their team in the upcoming ninth season of Twenty20 extravaganza, starting next month.
India are favourites at World Twenty20: Sehwag
India have a perfect mix of world class performers and that makes them hot favourites at the upcoming World Twenty20, former batsman Virender Sehwag has said.
Dravid to mentor Delhi Daredevils in IPL 9; Upton named coach
Dravid recently coached the Indian team at the Under-19 World Cup. He was mentor of Rajasthan Royals in the last two seasons of the IPL before the franchise was suspended from the T20 tournament for two years by the Justice Lodha Committee in the aftermath of the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the sixth edition of the T20 tournament in 2013.
South Africa's WT20-bound spinner Phangiso suspended over illegal action
South Africa left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso will miss the first two Twenty20 Internationals against Australia this week after his action was found to be illegal by the International Cricket Council's testing laboratory.
PMG sign rising India Under-19 star Rishab Pant
India's leading sports management company, Professional Management Group (PMG) has signed promising batting talent Rishabh Pant, on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Ambrose tips West Indies to win World T20
Curtly Ambrose, the West Indies pace legend and the team's bowling consultant, backed it to win the ICC World Twenty20 2016. The squad, he said, had numerous match-winners suited for the format.
McDermott to quit as Australia's bowling coach
Craig McDermott, who took 291 wickets in 71 Tests for Australia, turned down a contract extension so he could concentrate on his outside business interests
Himachal doesn't want to host India v Pak WT20 tie, BCCI in a fix
The much-awaited India-Pakistan World Twenty20 clash is in jeopardy after the Himachal Pradesh government expressed its inability to provide security for the match, leaving the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a bind with Board Secretary Anurag Thakur saying that the state should not 'play politics'.
Aussie quick Pattinson sidelined once again
Australia pace bowler James Pattinson has suffered a recurrence of shin soreness that kept him on the sidelines for much of January and been ordered to rest for the remainder of the season.
Should India play World T20 match against Pakistan in Dharamshala?
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh asserted that the much awaited World T20 match between India and Pakistan, slated to be played on March 19, should not be held in Dharamshala.
February 29, 2016
'We would have liked to play against UAE before playing India'
After surviving early jolts in the chase against UAE, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said his team must cut down on mistakes to have any chance of beating the bigger teams in the Asia Cup.
Asia Cup T20: Malik, Akmal bail out Pakistan against UAE
Pakistan survived a top-order collapse before completing a seven-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in their second round robin league match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament on Monday.
Mustafizur out of Asia Cup with side strain, Tamim called
Hosts Bangladesh were on Monday dealt a telling blow as their strike bowler Mustafizur Rahman was ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a Grade I side strain sustained during the home team's win against Sri Lanka.
'The prospect of playing India again in final will spur Pakistan'
Pakistan's chief selector Haroon Rasheed has had a pep talk with the national team members and is confident that they can still qualify for the final in the ongoing Asia Cup.
ICC, Indian govt responsible for Pak's security: PCB boss
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that it is the joint responsibility of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Indian government to ensure best security for the Pakistan team in the World T20.
BCCI media manager cleared of Conflict of Interest charge
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's ombudsman, Justice (Retd) A P Shah, has dismissed allegations of 'Conflict of Interest' against the its media manager, Nishant Arora, saying the charges levelled by independent activist Neeraj Gunde "cannot be an issue of consideration".
Team keen on rematch with India, says Malik
Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik has said that he and his teammates are keen to set up a rematch with India in the final of the Asia Cup tournament in Bangladesh.
Rohit misses practice, Shikhar rusty at training session
Nursing a toe injury, India opener Rohit Sharma on Monday skipped the team's training session and is likely to miss Tuesday's Asia Cup T20 match against Sri Lanka in Mipur.
Taylor confident of gaining full fitness for World T20
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is confident he will be back to full fitness by the start of the World T20 in India after making his comeback from injury by participating in a domestic competition in Wellington.
Why Ashwin won't complain about pitches
India's premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has no complaints about the seaming track at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur despite it not offering much assistance to the spinners. The off-spinner believes it is important to understand the different conditions and adapt accordingly.
Pakistan in good shape for World T20: Misbah
Despite losing their first Asia Cup encounter against arch-rivals India, Pakistan's former T20 captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels Shahid Afridi's boys look in good shape for the crucial World T20 to be held in India in March.
Asia Cup: Fresh injury concerns for India against depleted Sir Lanka
Injuries to key players such as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma is giving them the jitters but India would still be firm favourites when they take on a depleted and struggling Sri Lanka in their penultimate league encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament, in Mirpur, on Tuesday.
Proteas pick Pitbull's 'Fireball' as theme song in quest for WT20 glory
Cricket South Africa on Monday unveiled the Proteas T20 squad's theme song and campaign ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament which takes place in India next month.
PIX: Kohli and Raina are entertainers off the field too!
India's flamboyant batsman Virat Kohli after steering India to an emphatic win over Pakistan during the Asia Cup, took charge of the microphone and started humming some songs.
Kohli vs Aamir is as exciting as Shoaib vs Tendulkar? Tell Us!
From Eden Gardens to Centurion, Shoaib Akhtar has had many memorable on-field battles with India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and he feels that Mohammed Aamir and Virat Kohli's face-offs will also go down the cricket history as one of the epic duels.
February 28, 2016
Asia Cup: Bangladesh upset Sri Lanka; keep hopes alive
Bangladesh registered a 23-run upset victory over defending champions Sri Lanka in a round robin league encounter to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the final of Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament, in Mirpur, on Sunday.
5 Reasons why Kohli went into 'non-T20' zone against Pakistan
India's flamboyant batsman Virat Kohli has conceded that the Pakistani attack he faced in the Asia Cup T20 was one of the most challenging spells of fast bowling but nonetheless expressed delight that his side had the last laugh as he guided India to a five-wicket victory.
Why Ashwin is rated above Nathan Lyon...
Pakistan spin legend Saqlain Mushtaq has described Ravichandran Ashwin as a 'world-class bowler', insisting that the Indian star spinner is way ahead of his contemporaries.
Kohli fined for showing dissent at umpire
Virat Kohli has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire after being adjudged lbw during his side's Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan in Mirpur.
Injury scare for Rohit Sharma?
India opener Rohit Sharma underwent a precautionary x-ray, on Sunday, after being hit on the left toe in the very first ball he faced against Pakistan.
How India has turned the table on Pakistan...
Pakistan teams of the bygone era, were better while India now have a more compact side.
'What Aamir did was his fault, no one should cry'
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has termed Mohammed Aamir's performance against India as 'outstanding' but at the same time said his sufferings in the last five years after being convicted for spot-fixing has been his own fault for which no one should feel bad.
After another loss to India, Pakistani fans burn Afridi's effigies
Pakistani cricket fans and former players have reacted with disappointment and anger to the national team's defeat against arch-rivals India in their Asia Cup Twenty20 match.
'India is going to be very tough to beat in the World T20'
Australia skipper Steve Smith is determined to secure the one major international trophy his country has never won but thinks India are going to be tough to beat when they host the World Twenty20 next month.
Even if I play a defensive shot, the intent is positive: Kohli
Virat Kohli has said that he likes to counter attack.
'More than the runs scored, how many balls Yuvi faced was crucial'
Indian limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has praised Yuvraj Singh's gritty innings against Pakistan and feels more than amount of runs scored, the number of balls faced was important.
'Kohli has been consistent and ready to take extra responsibility'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has expressed happiness that Virat Kohli has time and again shouldered extra responsibility in pressure situations but refused to draw comparisons about whether the Delhi batsman was the best India has ever produced in crisis situations.
'Not sure if Asia Cup is good advertisement for T20 cricket'
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the 22-yard-strip at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium is certainly "not ideal" for the batsmen to try and practice attacking shots keeping the ICC World T20 in mind.
February 27, 2016
Dhoni takes a dig at match officials...
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not at all pleased with the use of some of the umpiring devices like ear-piece which he feels prevents the on-field official from hearing snicks and edges in a packed stadium.
Kohli explains why he bats at No 3
Counter-attacking is the game I play, that's why I bat at No 3, says Virat Kohli.
Stats Pack: Kohli is Pakistan's nemesis again
Rajneesh Gupta has some interesting numbers from the match. Check them out.
Huge demand for tickets for India-Pakistan World T20 clash at Dharamsala
The online sale of tickets for the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in the World T20 tournament in Dharamsala on March 19 has received an overwhelming 138101 registrations in just two days, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association officials said on Saturday.
Asia Cup PIX: Kohli steers India to victory after Aamir's fiery spell
Images from the Asia Cup T20 cricket match between India and Pakistan on Saturday.
Nagpur gets a glimpse of World T20 trophy
India pacer Umesh Yadav was the cynosure of all eyes at an event in Nagpur on Saturday when the ICC World T20 trophies were introduced to the Orange City as part of the tournament's host city tour.
Sri Lanka unhappy with Jayawardena's English job
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed disappointment at former captain Mahela Jayawardene taking up the role of consultant with the England team for the upcoming ICC World T20.
Kohli's Pakistani fan who hoisted tricolour granted bail
Umar Daraz, the die-hard Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli, who was arrested last month for hoisting the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house, has been granted bail by a court.
Plunkett replaces injured Finn in England World T20 squad
Fast bowler Liam Plunkett has replaced Steven Finn in England's 15-man squad for next month's World Twenty20 tournament in India.
February 26, 2016
Bangladesh open account with 51-run win over UAE
Mahmudullah Riyadh produced an all-round effort to guideBangladesh to a comprehensive 51-run win against United Arab Emirates, as the host opened their account in the Asia Cup T20 tournament in Mirpur on Friday.
Let's not get carried away with Pakistan's bowling attack: Gavaskar
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels Indian batting is equipped to handle Pakistan pacers, who will have to deal with the dashing opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan when the arch-rivals clash in Asia Cup in Mirpur, on Saturday.
MCA's Rs 2 crore bounty for its Ranji Trophy champs
The Mumbai squad led by Aditya Tare, which thrashed Saurashtra by an innings and 21 runs in the Ranji Trophy final inside three days, has earned a cash bonus of Rs 2 crore from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
Dhoni skips nets; arch-rivals don't interact
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and veteran pacer Ashish Nehra on Friday did not come for Indian team's pre-match day training after being advised rest ahead of the crucial Asia Cup T20 game against Pakistan, in Fatullah on Saturday.
'Amazing feeling', says Mumbai run machine Iyer after Ranji triumph
Batting sensation Shreyas Iyer was jubilant after finishing as the leading scorer in the Ranji Trophy this season and helping Mumbai win their 41st crown in the country's premier domestic cricket tournament.
It's my pacers against Dhoni's batsmen: Afridi
Supremely confident of his pace attack, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Friday said his fast bowlers are capable of sending the Indian top-order packing in the first six overs itself when the two teams lock horns in the Asia Cup T20 group league match, in Fatullah on Saturday.
We have a plan against all Pakistani bowlers: Rohit
Indian opener Rohit Sharma said that the team will not only be thinking of Pakistan's ace pacer Muhammed Amir, who has made a successful comeback after being suspended owing to match-fixing, but the team has a plan to counter all bowlers from the arch-rivals.
Mumbai rout Saurashtra to win 41st Ranji Trophy title
Mumbai crushed Saurashtra by an innings and 21 runs in the final to win their 41st Ranji Trophy title, in Pune, on Friday.
Indian eves demolish Sri Lanka in Ranchi T20I to complete whitewash
The Indian women's team dished out a clinical performance to thrash Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International and complete a 3-0 series whitewash, in Ranchi.
Eyes fixed on Amir as India take on Pakistan in Asia Cup
World cricket's most intriguing rivalry will once again be renewed when India take on an unpredictable Pakistan with rehabilitated pacer Mohammad Aamir being the focus of attention in a round-robin league encounter of the Asia Cup T20 tournament, in Mirpur, on Saturday.
'Whatever painkillers and injections that needs to be taken, I will take'
Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain and strike bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted that he might call time on his international career after the International Cricket Council World T20 in India as he is finding it difficult to manage a grave knee injury.
Virat Kohli tops Forbes Asia list
Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli, tennis star Sania Mirza and top-seeded badminton player Saina Nehwal lead the pack of over 50 Indians in Forbes' inaugural list of top promising young leaders and game changers under the age of 30 in Asia.
February 25, 2016
Asia Cup: Malinga slings it in Lanka's favour to end UAE's challenge
Sri Lanka compensated for their batting failure with a disciplined bowling performance to beat United Arab Emirates by 14 runs in a round robin league encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20, in Mirpur on Thursday.
No bilateral series in India until BCCI agrees to our home series: PCB
'India owes us two home series and we want them to first fulfill this obligation to us'
As Viv Richards bid fails, PCB eyes Sangakkara
PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media that negotiations with Richards were wrapped up as the two parties could not agree on financial details and the West Indian legend also had prior commitments.
Ranji final: Iyer's ton hands Mumbai slender first innings lead
Shreyas Iyer scored a fine century to enable Mumbai take the first innings lead against Saurashtra on the second day of the five-day Ranji Trophy final, in Pune, on Thursday. The 21-year-old, who registered his sixth first-class century while scoring 117 off 142 balls, that included 15 boundaries and two sixes, singlehandedly guided Mumbai to 262 for 8 off 66 overs, in reply to Saurashtra's 235 all out.
Opening the innings is an added responsibility: Rohit
The in-form Rohit Sharma says being entrusted with the task of opening the innings in limited overs cricket has put added responsibility on his shoulders.
South Africa pacer Tsotsobe probed for match-fixing
South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is reportedly under investigation in a match-fixing case that has already seen one of the country's former international players banned for 20 years.
Pakistan team gets government nod to tour India for WT20
The Pakistan government on Thursday allowed its cricket team to participate in next month's World Twenty20 in India but has requested "special security arrangements" for the side during the event.
Harbhajan not treated well by Indian cricket: Saqlain
Practitioners of the same art do have fellow feelings and no wonder pioneer of 'doosra' Saqlain Mushtaq feels sad about the manner in which the senior India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been sidelined by the team management.
Nehra has proved age is just a number: Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on veteran seamer Ashish Nehra, saying he's a crafty bowler who has proved that "age is just a number".
South Africa spinner Phangiso reported for suspect action
South Africa's Aaron Phangiso has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action just weeks before the left-arm spinner will represent the national side at the World Twenty20 in India. Siddle's career in doubt following stress fracture
Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle faces a "significant" stint on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.
Six Indians in ICC match officials' list for World T20
Six Indians, including match referee Javagal Srinath, on Thursday found a place in the ICC's 31-strong Playing Control Team for next month's World Twenty20, which will also feature women match officials for the first time.
Asia Cup stats: Rohit, Nehra set new milestones
Statistical highlights of the opening Asia Cup 2016 match between India and Bangladesh, in Mirpur, Bangladesh.
I believe I am a proper batsman, not a pinch-hitter: Pandya
Whacking the ball hard and far is his natural style but fast-rising Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya insists he is a proper batsman and not merely a pinch-hitter.
Dhoni hails Nehra's "discipline", Yuvi's "approach"
Exactly a year ago when India were playing the 50-over World Cup, it was difficult to imagine Yuvraj Singh making a comeback into the team that was brimming with youthful exuberance.
Some of the stuff was pretty derogatory and vulgar: Warner
Australia vice captain David Warner has accused New Zealand fans of going "too far" in their abuse of the tourists during the two-test series which concluded on Wednesday.
Inconsistency haunts New Zealand cricket at end of McCullum era
New Zealand's 2-0 series defeat on home pitches by Australia was a disappointing end to the Brendon McCullum era and showed the Black Caps have work to do if they hope to consistently challenge the top test nations.
'I am expected to score 25 runs in 10 balls, which is difficult'
India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says his role with bat has changed a bit in recent times as he is expected to score 20-25 runs in the 10-15 balls he normally gets to play.
'Batting is Hardik's strength but he is a useful third seamer too'
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is impressed by Hardik Pandya's cameo in India's convincing win in the Asia Cup T20 opener against Bangladesh and called the young all-rounder an "overall package" who could be promoted in the batting order in the coming days.
It's important for me to start afresh and not look back: Rohit
Rohit Sharma is going through a purple patch at the moment.
February 24, 2016
PHOTOS: Rohit shines as India crush Bangladesh in Asia Cup opener
Rohit Sharma slammed a quickfire 83 to power India to a comprehensive 45-run victory against Bangladesh in the first match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament in Dhaka, on Wednesday.
Australia regain ICC Test mace; also finish No 1-ranked ODI team
Australia regained the prestigious ICC Test mace and also won a cash award of $1million after beating New Zealand in the Christchurch Test by seven wickets and winning the series 2-0 on Wednesday. Australia finished two points ahead of India with 112 points in the final series before the April 1 cut-off date.
Ranji final: Vasavada rallies Saurashtra after Kulkarni wreaks havoc
Comeback man Dhawal Kulkarni wreaked havoc with the new ball to hand Mumbai the initial edge in their quest for 41st Ranji Trophy title by reducing Saurashtra to 192 for eight in the first innings on the opening day of the summit clash, in Pune on Wednesday.
ICC World Twenty20: Tickets to go on sale from Wednesday
The ICC has begun the sale of tickets for the World T20 in India on its website from Wednesday. The delay in sale of tickets has affected the travel plans for fans from across the world.
Steyn returns to competitive cricket with eye on World T20
South African speedster Dale Steyn, who has been marred by a string of injuries (groin and shoulder), will be returning to competitive cricket in a club game in Cape Town.
Lot of pressure on me that I shouldn't retire from T20: Afridi
He holds the record for playing most number of matches in T20Is (90). Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will be taking part in his 6th ICC World T20 event, scheduled to be held in India in March.
Virat is going to be one of best skippers: Srikkanth
Former Indian captain Kris Srikkanth feels Test skipper Virat Kohli will turn out to be one of the best leaders ever for the cricket team, given his "adaptability skills".
Indian eves beat SL in 2nd T20, clinch series
The Indian women's cricket team survived a mid-innings collapse to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the second Twenty20 International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, in Ranchi on Wednesday.
Smith wants Australia to keep enjoying life at the top
Australia have achieved what Steve Smith set out to do when he assumed the captaincy last year by climbing to the top of the test rankings after beating New Zealand on Wednesday with the batsman admitting the trick now "was to stay there".
I am looking forward to the next stage of my life: McCullum
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum expected to wake up on Thursday feeling "a bit dusty", hopefully with his cricket gear still intact rather than ceremonially burnt to a cinder and looking ahead to not doing a lot.
Smith charged with dissent, takes it on the chin after win
Steve Smith's joy at leading Australia to a Test series win over New Zealand that took them back to the top of the world rankings on Wednesday was tempered by the news he had been charged with dissent for his role in a confrontation with an umpire.
Rest was important as I was playing non-stop cricket: Kohli
Virat Kohli is happy that to have got a three-week break from the game post the Australia tour.
Smith leads Australia back to Test summit
Australia returned to the top of the Test world rankings on Wednesday after Steve Smith and Adam Voges steered the tourists to victory in the second Test against New Zealand to seal a comprehensive 2-0 series win.
February 23, 2016
First Look: 2016 Asia Cup Trophy
The trophy was displayed by the captains of the participating nations.
Dhoni skips nets session as Team India players go through the grind
Uncertain for Wednesday's Asia Cup opener against Bangladesh, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni skipped the entire training session of the Indian cricket team in Fatullah on Tuesday even though he accompanied the team to the ground.
'Changing Asia Cup format is a sensible decision'
Former India cricketers tell Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com why it makes sense to change the Asia Cup format keeping in mind upcoming world events.
Does 'opener' Parthiv fit Dhoni's No 6 slot?
'Parthiv has to bat at No. 6, and in that position it is a different ball game.'
Mighty Mumbai eye 41st Ranji title against Saurashtra
A young but mighty Mumbai have history and form firmly on their side when they chase their 41st Ranji Trophy title by locking horns with Saurashtra, who are taking a rare shot at domestic cricket's biggest prize, in the summit showdown beginning in Pune from Wednesday.
Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain faces punishment
Bangladeshi cricketer Mohammad Rubel Hossain has been temporarily excluded from the new central contract for not following injury rehabilitation guidelines.
Who the f*** is the third umpire, fumes Hazlewood
Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood pleaded guilty to a dissent charge after launching an expletive-laden tirade when a decision went against him in the second Test versus New Zealand on Tuesday.
Mustafizur spices up the game, says Kohli
Virat Kohli was all praise for Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman, the pacer who tormented the Indians during their last visit where they lost the ODI series 1-2.
Kohli can't strike big sixes and he knows it!
He is among the most dreaded batsmen in international cricket right now but Indian swashbuckler Virat Kohli says he has made peace with one short coming in his game, that he can't strike big sixes.
Kohli sees Asia Cup as whole package before WT20
Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli said the Asia Cup starting in Mirpur, on Wednesday, is a perfect platform to assess the team's strengths, weaknesses and its current standing on the global stage ahead of the big-ticket World Twenty20 next month.
Kohli happy to see tainted Aamir back in international cricket
The jury is still out on whether Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir, who returned to international cricket after serving a five-year ban for his role in spot-fixing, should have been allowed to return to cricket but Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli is 'happy' to see the talented left-arm pacer back.
Dhoni doubtful as India eye revenge against Bangladesh
For India, who are considered as title contenders, a good showing in the Asia Cup will give them the much-needed boost going into the World T20.
Australia in charge at Hagley Oval, close in on No.1 Test ranking
Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja reduced Australia's victory target to 131 runs with nine wickets in hand at the end of the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand at Hagley Oval on Tuesday.
Pakistan pick Sharjeel, Sami for Asia Cup, World T20
The Pakistan Cricket Board has included opener Sharjeel Khan and fast bowler Muhammad Sami in the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 tournaments after injuries to Babar Azam and Ruman Raees.
'My memory is not that good, I've forgotten the losses in B'desh'
The last time India visited Bangladesh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men had a forgettable outing as slumped to their first-ever ODI series loss (1-2) against the hosts. However, team director Ravi Shastri does not remember those demoralizing defeats.
England coach Bayliss urges his batsmen to improve shot execution
'In India the wickets and grounds are fairly quick so you have only got to play proper cricket shots and the ball will go for four and six'
February 22, 2016
Asia Cup: Getting off to a positive start will be key for India
Team Director Ravi Shastri expects a winning start from his Indian players in the Asia Cup, which kick-starts in Fatullah, in Bangladesh, on Wednesday.
How PCB is planning to revive international cricket in Pakistan
Pakistan's cricket authorities are making strong attempts to invite a Commonwealth XI side this year in a bid to revive international cricket in the country.
Asia Cup: Dhoni injured in training, Parthiv called in as back-up
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's participation in the Asia Cup is in doubt after he suffered an injury during a training session in Dhaka on Monday.
MCA to move SC on Lodha panel recommendations
Mumbai Cricket Association, headed by former BCCI President Sharad Pawar, would file an intervention application before the Supreme Court to highlight the difficulties in implementing Justice R M (retired) Lodha Committee's recommendations to restructure the Board.
Anuja powers India Women to 34-run win over SL
Anuja Patil produced a cameo with the bat to lift the team to 130 and then took three wickets to guide India Women to a 34-run win over Sri Lanka Women in the first Twenty20 International on Monday.
'Cricketer can earn Rs 10 crore for playing 40 days'
Former captain Kapil Dev doffed his hat at the rise of cricket as a career option for youngsters, saying that parents now encourage their children to take up the game to earn a living.
Why India needs to be wary of South Africa in upcoming World T20...
South Africa's swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers has admitted that he is not satisfied with his current T20 record despite playing a major role in his side's two-match series win against England.
3 Reasons why New Zealand can still steal victory against Australia
Kane Williamson was looming as the difference between a comfortable Australian win in the second Test against New Zealand and a match situation that could tip the scales either way, according to both sides.
Scuffed ball downplayed as Australia push for win
Both Australia and New Zealand played down any significance of the umpires warning the visitors for throwing the ball to wicketkeeper Peter Nevill on the bounce in order to aid its deterioration during the third day of the second Test on Monday.
Sheffield Shield: Indian origin teenager in NSW squad
Young off-spinner Arjun Nair, the Canberra-born son of Indian immigrants, has been included in the New South Wales (NSW) squad for their upcoming Sheffield Shield match against South Australia.
'Indian team for World T20 is a good mix of youth and experience'
Suresh Raina has no problems batting at No 4 in the Indian team despite being a No 3 batsman for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Christchurch Test: Pattinson bowls Australia into winning position
James Pattinson grabbed three wickets to brighten Australia's prospects of a comprehensive victory in the second Test against New Zealand with the hosts reeling at 121 for four by the end of the third day on Monday.
'We will try to give every player a chance in the Asia Cup'
Indian limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has indicated that the team would look to give everyone a chance in the upcoming Asia Cup so as to get their balance right ahead of the World T20.
When Sachin Tendulkar didn't play a single cover-drive...
Ricky Ponting has revealed that the Australian team at one point in time had spent hours coming up with plans for Sachin Tendulkar.
'India's looks like a very balanced squad ahead of the World T20'
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has asserted that his team is shaping up well for the upcoming big-ticket ICC World Twenty20.
February 21, 2016
2nd T20: De Villiers, Amla help Proteas tame England, win series 2-0
Openers AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla broke the backs of English bowlers, blasting a 125-run opening stand to beat England by 9 wickets in the 2nd T20 International at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.
'Scared' Russell equates playing in Pakistan to war-torn Iraq
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has expressed his willingness to play the second season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the country, but said he is too scared to travel to Pakistan amidst safety and security concerns.
Viv Richards lauds McCullum for breaking his record
West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards has lauded swashbuckling New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum for posting the fastest ton in Test cricket off just 54 balls, bidding adieu to the game on an incredible high.
How Sachin-Sourav partnership inspires openers Dhawan-Rohit
Their understanding of each other's game improving with every match, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has said that he and Rohit Sharma would look to not just emulate, but surpass the success of the legendary opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly.
Dhoni loses his cool, says same retirement question won't change answer
Exasperated by the never-ending speculation around his retirement, India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said being questioned about it at every platform will not change his plan to continue playing for a "considerable period" of time.
Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts: Nehra
Back in the national cricket team after being ignored for almost five years, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Sunday said it is tougher to make a comeback than making a debut.
New Zealand's Wagner defends bouncer after grounding Smith
New Zealand quick bowler Neil Wagner defended his use of the bouncer but admitted to feeling "shaky" when he felled Steve Smith with a blow to the head in the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday.
Mumbai gets Kulkarni boost for Ranji final against Saurashtra
Mumbai's bid to clinch their 41st Ranji Trophy crown, and the first after two seasons, got a significant boost with the availability of fit-again pacer Dhawal Kulkarni for the final against Saurashtra in Pune.
Sehwag, Vijender appeal for peace with agitating protesters
After skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan, it's former cricketer Virender Sehwag, who has now jumped into the political bandwagon.
Dhoni hails army amidst freedom of speech debate
Amid continuing uproar on the issue of freedom of expression in the country, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday called for respect to the armed forces, saying that the nation is in a position to debate because of the men in uniform.
Smith earns praise after battling head knock to hit century
Australia captain Steve Smith shook off a sickening blow to the back of his head and notched up his 14th test century, earning the praise of his team mates and New Zealand opponents at the end of the second day of the second test on Sunday.
Burns & Smith put Australia in command
Joe Burns and Steve Smith capitalised on perfect batting conditions to score centuries as Australia reduced New Zealand's lead to just seven runs at the end of day two of the second test on Sunday. Number crunching: McCullum belts fastest ever Test century
Brendon McCullum - playing his last Test match- produced a sensational display of stroke-play, blasting to the fastest hundred in Test cricket history.
February 20, 2016
Khanna kept out of all DDCA Committees for World T20
Senior Board of Control for Cricket in India vice-president and top DDCA official CK Khanna has been kept out of the two primary committees that will look into the organisation of the International Cricket Council World T20 matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
What keeps Naman Ojha motivated?
Naman Ojha may not be India's No 1 Test wicketkeeper but he has hopes of making the national team for its next assignment in the longest format.
I am happy that we have McCullum in Gujarat Lions team: Raina
On a day when Brendon McCullum broke the record for the fastest Test hundred, Suresh Raina said he couldn't be happier to have the Kiwi swashbuckler in his IPL team Gujarat Lions even though he wants an Indian to breach the milestone.
All you want to know Brendon McCullum
Factbox on New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who will retire from international cricket after the second Test against Australia, starting in Christchurch from Thursday.
'James Pattinson will come out and perform in the second innings'
James Pattinson has the full support of the Australian team in his battle against over-stepping and they expect him to come out and "blow the game apart" in New Zealand's second innings, according to off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
'Viv was my idol growing up, it's nice to be able to go past him'
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum broke the world record for the fastest Test century held jointly by his idol Viv Richards on Saturday without ever being aware he was about to make cricket history.
'Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest batsman after Don Bradman'
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has rated Sachin Tendulkar as the all-time best batsman after Sir Donald Bradman, saying the maestro truly deserves to be called "great" at a time when the word is "bandied" about often.
Christchurch Test: McCullum hits fastest ton to revive New Zealand
Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest Test century to rescue New Zealand before Australia were reduced to 57 for one by the close of day one of the second Test on Saturday.
Newlands T20: Morris repeats dose as South Africa win thriller
Chris Morris again proved the scourge of England's bowlers after smashing 14 off the final over to power South Africa to a thrilling three-wicket win in the first Twenty20 at Newlands.
McCullum hits fastest Test century in farewell match
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set a new record for the fastest Test century after lunch on the first day of the second Test against Australia on Saturday when he clouted exactly 100 runs in 54 balls.
February 19, 2016
Dhoni not retiring from international cricket anytime soon
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made it clear that he is not retiring from international cricket anytime soon.
Shami ruled out of Asia Cup, Bhuvneshwar named as replacement
Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup.Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as the replacement.
Deepti scalps 6/20, India women's whitewash Lanka
Medium-pacer Deepti Sharma grabbed six wickets before Veda Krishnamurthy scored a half-century as India women completed 3-0 clean sweep after posting a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI on Friday at Ranchi.
I was prepared to take criticism: Sachin Tendulkar
Well aware that he would not pick up the willow again, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar had discussed his last dismissal with his elder brother Ajit even after his farewell Test against the West Indies in November 2013.
Graeme Smith rules out international comeback
Former South African skipper Graeme Smith, who appeared in the recently-concluded Masters Champions League ( MCL) in Dubai, has ruled out the possibility of his comeback to the international cricket.
Yuvraj, Negi present as World T20 trophy makes its way to Delhi
Yuvraj Singh was the cynosure of all eyes when the ICC World T20 Trophy reached the capital as part of the tournament's host city tour.
BCCI asks Manohar to discuss financial restructuring of ICC
BCCI president Shashank Manohar, who is committed to ending the monopoly of India, Australia and England in the ICC, has been asked by working committee to apprised them of the steps that are being taken regarding the financial restructuring of the global cricket body.
'The last 15 or 20 Tests have been an incredible part of my life'
Brendon McCullum's singular contribution to New Zealand cricket extends far beyond the pyrotechnics with the bat which attracted a new generation to the game and helped make the 2015 World Cup such a spectacular success.
Asia Cup 2016: Asian giants eye continental supremacy
The Asia Cup to be played in Bangladesh from February 24, will be played in the T20 format for the first time in the tournament's history.
Dhawan jumps on political bandwagon: Supports hoisting national flag at universities
Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, on Friday, supported the Union Government's move to hoist national flag on the campuses of all 46 Central Universities in order to instill nationalism and pride in students.
Lodha report: BCCI to file affidavit in SC pointing out anomalies
The members approved the recommendation of the BCCI's affiliation committee to grant full member status to Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh, which will be part of Central Zone for all BCCI tournaments.
Pakistan court dismisses Kohli fan's bail plea
Notwithstanding a clean chit from the police, a Pakistani court dismissed the bail plea of a young die-hard fan of India's ace batsman Virat Kohli who was arrested on treason charges for hoisting the Indian flag atop his home.
Johnson wants DRS to be scrapped
Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has entered into the Decision Review System debate, saying that he'd be happy with the controversial review system to be scrapped altogether.
Pakistan keen to appoint Viv Richards as mentor
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is holding negotiations with legendary West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards to appoint him as mentor of the national team for the forthcoming Asia Cup and ICC World T20 in Bangladesh and India.
Will Australia ruin McCullum's farewell Test match?
New Zealand's cricket team have run a gamut of emotions this week after they slumped to a heavy first Test loss to Australia then won three awards at their country's premier sports awards on Thursday.
2nd Test: Australia's Pattinson replaces Siddle
James Pattinson has been recalled to Australia' starting side for the second Test against New Zealand on Saturday, replacing his injured Victorian team mate Peter Siddle.
February 18, 2016
Kaneria lashes out at PCB, ECB after Westfield is cleared to play
Pakistan's banned leg spinner Danish Kaneria has slammed the Pakistani and English cricket authorities after it was announced on Thursday that fast bowler Mervyn Westfield has been allowed to play lower-level cricket with one year of his spot-fixing ban remaining.
BCCI joint secretary Choudhary has conflict of interest, claims Verma
Aditya Verma, the secretary of the Cricket Assocition of Bihar (CAB), has lodged a complaint with BCCI's Ombudsman Justice Ajit Prakash Shah that the Board's joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary has conflict of interest and wants the matter to be investigated.
Tendulkar's autobiography breaks World record; goes past Dan Brown, JK Rowling
He might have bid adieu to cricket but Sachin Tendulkar continues to make records with the his autobiography Playing It My Way entering the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories.
Harbhajan seeks legal opinion regarding conflict of interest warning
Senior India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said he is seeking legal advise on the way ahead after BCCI Ombudsman Justice (Retd) AP Shah observed that the bowler should dissociate himself from sports apparel company 'Bhajji Sports', which supplies kits to domestic teams.
Asia Cup, World T20 on mind, not coaching contract: Waqar
Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis said he was focussing on preparations for the Asia Cup and World T20 events and not thinking about an extension of his coaching contract that expires in May.
Malinga returns to lead champions Sri Lanka in World T20
Also returning to the 15-man squad, which will also take part in the upcoming Asia Cup tournament before the March 8-April 3 World Twenty20, was all-rounder Angelo Mathews.
Injured Siddle ruled out of second Test vs New Zealand
Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle has been ruled out of the second Test against New Zealand due to a back injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.
Watch out, reality TV bites... Warne gets stung by anaconda
Retired Australia spin bowling great Shane Warne has suffered a snakebite after dipping his head into a box full of the reptiles for a reality show.
Action remodelled, Pakistan's Ajmal in hope of one last tango
I will leave cricket with this (new) action. If I am not effective, I will step aside and leave...
Lodha recommendations: Lots at stake for BCCI at Friday's SGM
The far-reaching effect on the implementation of the Justice Lodha Committee's recommendations and the subsequent scathing observation on the matter by the Supreme Court has left the BCCI members thoroughly shaken.
Pakistan face fine if they pull out of World T20 Championship
'All these stories about the ICC threatening us with legal action or the Prime Minister having cleared the tour are not correct'
February 17, 2016
McKenzie named South Africa's batting coach
South Africa have appointed former player Neil McKenzie as batting coach until the end of next month's World Twenty20 in India. DDCA shoots down Lodha panel recommendations
The Delhi and District Cricket Association on Wednesday refused to implement the Justice Lodha Committee's recommendations which could have direct ramifications on the functioning of BCCI's state units.
Mumbai make Ranji final despite hundreds by Ojha, Harpreet
Mumbai made it to their first Ranji Trophy final in three seasons even though they were denied an outright victory after fighting centuries from Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha and Harpreet Singh on Day5 of the semi-final in Cuttack, on Wednesday.
Eric Simons likely to join Pune Supergiants as bowling coach
Former India bowling coach Eric Simons is likely to join new IPL franchise Pune Supergiants for the upcoming season.
Indian women beat Lanka by 6 wickets, take 2-0 lead
The Indian women's cricket team took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka with a six-wicket win in the second match here on Wednesday.
The predicament of being Ajinkya Rahane
With a "no-vacancy" sign plastered on India's top order and his utility in the middle questioned by his own captain, Ajinkya Rahane suddenly finds his consistency with the bat means very little.
New Zealand pacer Bracewell out of second Australia Test
New Zealand seamer Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of this week's second Test against Australia with a shoulder injury but will not be replaced in the squad, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday.
February 16, 2016
The 3 mistakes of Virat Kohli's life
India's batting sensation Virat Kohli on Tuesday confessed he regrets crossing the line on a few occasions on the cricket field and hinted that that, in hindsight, he probably might have not done it.
Rasool, KL Rahul move to RCB from Sunrisers
Batsman Lokesh Rahul and all-rounder Parveez Rasool have joined Royal Challengers Bangalore from Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2016 Indian Premier League.
MP have uphill task after Yadav, Tare tons hoist Mumbai
Madhya Pradesh were left to chase a mammoth 571-run target after Mumbai's Suryakumar Yadav and Aditya Tare scored centuries on Day 4 of the Ranji Trophy semi-final in Cuttack on
Will NZ's Ross Taylor return in time for World Twenty20?
Injured New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor will test his fitness ahead of next month's World Twenty20 tournament in India when he plays in an 'Island of Origin' match next week.
Warne's daughter slammed over controversial 'Instagram' post
Shane Warne's daughter Brooke Warne has been criticised on social media for making light of tragic events including the Malaysia Airlines crash and the Holocaust.
Watson confident of regaining full fitness in time for World T20
The 34-year-old suffered the injury bowling for Islamabad in the T20 tournament in the UAE and immediately withdrew to fly home to Sydney for scans and an assessment
February 15, 2016
World T20: India to play warm-up games with South Africa, WI
Hosts India will play West Indies and South Africa in their two warm-up matches in the run up to the ICC World Twenty20 to be staged at eight venues starting next month.
I want to keep the batsmen guessing: Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin's career-best best spell (4-1-8-4) helped India bundle out Sri Lanka for a paltry 82 and secure a comprehensive win in the third and final T20 International in Visakhapatnam, thereby sealing a 2-1 series win.
India women thrash Sri Lanka in first ODI
Riding on half-centuries from Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur followed by Poonam Yadav's four-wicket haul, India women thrashed Sri Lanka by 107 runs in the first One-Day International of the three-match series.
Saurashtra thrash Assam to enter Ranji final, Mumbai dominate vs MP
Suryakumar Yadav and Aditya Tare hit unbeaten half-centuries to put Mumbai in a commanding position against Madhya Pradesh on day three of the Ranji Trophy semi-final in Cuttack, on Monday.
Desperate BCCI calls for Working Committee meeting ahead of SGM
The SGM has been convened to figure out a way forward after being told sternly by the country's apex court to 'fall in line' with the far-reaching consequences of the report.
'Ajinkya Rahane is someone who is very consistent'
Ahead of their Indian Premier League debut, the Rising Pune Supergiants have assembled a formidable team.
Why Dhoni chose to duck questions on Lodha panel report
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh subtly avoided commenting on the sweeping changes the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Commission has recommended on the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
West Indian batting legend Viv Richards wants to coach Pakistan
West Indian batting legend Vivian Richards is open to the idea of coaching Pakistan national cricket team though he feels that the current coach Waqar Younis is doing a 'great job'.
'I would be lying if I say I have moved on from CSK'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels 'different' about captaining a new team in the Indian Premier League for the first time in eight years and says he has not moved on from his days at the now suspended Chennai Super Kings.
The long and short of Adam Voges's Don Bradman-esque rise
The amazing high of confidence and the sober knowledge of cricket mortality have combined to inspire Australia batsman Adam Voges to the astonishing feats of his golden summer, according to his coach Justin Langer.
Dhawan to keep things simple as he eyes top form in Asia Cup, WT20
Hoping to carry his great run of form to the Asia Cup and World T20, India opener Shikhar Dhawan has said keeping things simple and "doing the basics right" has worked in his favour.
Gayle repeats infamous 'don't blush' comment
Chris Gayle has continued to poke fun at his controversial Big Bash League interview with TV reporter by repeating his infamous 'don't blush' line on former Australian player and pundit Tom Moody in the Pakistan Super League. Smith and Co eye No 1 spot in Tests
Australia's aim of regaining the top ranking in Test cricket has taken a major step forward following Monday's comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the opener of their two-match series, according to captain Steve Smith.
Chandimal rues not taking advantage of Power Play
A disappointed Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal said not playing well in the Power Play overs cost his inexperienced side the Twenty20 series against India.
India are favourites for WT20, but Dhoni acknowledges a problem...
'We will have to try and give batting to players, who have not batted so far but people who are batting close to 6, 7 or 8, they will have to play big shots because that is going to be certainly be very important for us'
1st Test, PHOTOS: Australia 'outplay' New Zealand to secure innings win
Australia can take the top Test ranking from India with a series victory
Windies players end standoff, 12 from WT20 squad sign new contracts
The threat of West Indies being forced to field a second string side at the World Twenty20 was averted on Sunday when 12 of 13 players in the original squad signed the contracts which had caused a standoff with the board.
3 Takeaway points from India's series win against Sri Lanka
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said 'consistent' performances will give his side confidence going into big ticket tournaments.
February 14, 2016
PHOTOS: Ashwin spins India to series victory against Sri Lanka
India gave themselves a boost before next month's Twenty20 World Cup at home as Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets in their series-clinching nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday.
Ashwin stars as India crush SL to win T20I series
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin weaved his magic with a career-best four-wicket haul as India thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the deciding third and final Twenty20 International, to clinch the three-match series 2-1, in Visakhapatnam, on Sunday.
De Villiers steers South Africa to ODI series win against England
Captain AB de Villiers smashed an unbeaten 101 in his 200th One-Day International to lead South Africa to a five-wicket victory over England and a 3-2 series win at Newlands on Sunday.
Ranji semis: Mumbai hold edge; Pujara slams ton
Mumbai held a slight edge reducing Madhya Pradesh to 197 for five in their Ranji Trophy cricket semi-final after being bowled out for 371 in their first innings, in Cuttack, on Sunday.
PHOTOS: West Indies crowned Under-19 World champions
West Indies rode on its fast-bowling arsenal to win the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time with a tense five-wicket victory over three-time winner India in the final in Mirpur on Sunday.
Veteran Voges thankful for second chance
Adam Voges' double-century was the second of his short international career. He has now scored 1,267 runs to average 97.46 since making his debut at the age of 35 in the Caribbean last year.
4 Reasons why India lost U-19 World Cup final
India skipper Ishan Kishan blamed poor fielding for his team's defeat in the final of the Under-19 World Cup against the West Indies.
West Indies stun India to win maiden U-19 World Cup
Keacy Carty hit an unbeaten fifty to steer the West Indies to a thrilling five-wicket victory in the ICC Under-19 World Cup final, in Mirpur, on Sunday. Chasing India's paltry total of 145, the West Indies won with three balls to spare and claimed their maiden Under-19 World title.
PHOTOS: Australia tighten grip on first Test as Kiwis crumble
Brendon McCullum's dismissal in the final over of the day put Australia firmly in control of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday, as New Zealand were reduced to 178-4, still 201 runs behind the tourists' mammoth first innings of 562.
Watson's injury clouds Australia's World T20 plans
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has suffered a suspected abdominal strain while competing in a Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates, throwing his participation in the World T20 in doubt.
February 13, 2016
Ranji semis: Iyer, Tare steady Mumbai; Assam fightback on Day 1
Shreyas Iyer struck a sublime 90 to take Mumbai to 327 for seven on day one of their semi-final against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy, in Cuttack, on Saturday.
U-19 WC: High-flying Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in thriller; clinch third place
Skipper Mehidy Hasan's all-round effort helped host Bangladesh eke out a close three-wicket win over Sri Lanka with three deliveries to spare, to finish third in the International Cricket Council Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, in Fatullah, on Saturday.
Will Pakistan ever break World Cup jinx against India?
Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis is confident that his new-look team would be able to break the jinx of not winning against India in major ICC events when they lock horns in the upcoming World T20, which begins right after the Asia Cup T20.
'PSL can't produce players like Virat, Rohit right away'
Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has cautioned his countrymen not to expect the Pakistan Super League to immediately churn out players of the class of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, like the Indian Premier League has done for the game in the neighbouring country.
U-19 World Cup: India favourites to win final against West Indies
India's amazing track record and an unbeaten run in the tournament makes coach Rahul Dravid's boys overwhelming favourites to defeat the West Indies in the final of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Mirpur on Sunday.
India eye series win in Vizag
Buoyed by an overwhelming victory in the previous game, a resilient India would look to continue the momentum and seal off their second successive T20 series win when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and final Twenty20 International, in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
Didn't know about my hat-trick: Perera
Sri Lanka's medium pace bowler Thisara Perera said he did not realise that he had taken a hat-trick till his teammates informed him about it, as his entire concentration was on bowling in the death overs during the second T20 International against India in Ranchi on Friday. ICC to review no-ball technology after Voges howler
The International Cricket Council is set to discuss the reviewing of no-balls with the controversial topic again rearing its head following Adam Voges' non-dismissal late on day one of the first Test in Wellington.
Voges breaks Sachin's record, puts Aus in command
Adam Voges continued to capitalise on an early reprieve by scoring his fifth test century as Australia eased to 463 for six by the close of the second day's play of the first match against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Saturday
Moving Yuvraj up in batting order slightly difficult: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that he is aware of the lack of batting chances for Yuvraj Singh but said bringing him up the order is "slightly difficult" given the extraordinary record of top four batsmen.
Narine, Pollard pull out of World Twenty20
West Indies' hopes of winning the World Twenty20 for the second time in four years suffered a setback on Friday when off-spinner Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard pulled out of their squad.
Morris magic helps South Africa level England ODIs series
A swashbuckling half-century by Chris Morris hauled South Africa back from the brink of defeat as they scraped past England by one wicket on Friday to level the one-day series at 2-2 with one match left.
February 12, 2016
Experimenting is a word banned from Indian cricket: Dhoni
After a series levelling win over Sri Lanka, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said the team will continue to experiment in the lead up to the World T20 to be held at home in March-April.
PHOTOS: India thrash Sri Lanka by 69 runs in Ranchi, level series
Images from the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka in Ranchi. Under-19 WC: Pakistan trounce England to finish fifth
Pakistan ended their campaign in the ICC Under-19 World Cup on a winning note, defeating England by seven wickets in Fatullah on Friday to finish fifth in the 16-nation tournament.
'Where's the evidence? BCCI or IPL is no authority to ban me'
Tainted Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf hit out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India after being handed a five-year ban for corruption, saying the Indian cricket authorities did not have any evidence to pronounce him guilty.
'In T20 cricket I give my bowlers the liberty to set the field'
Indian limited overs captain MS Dhoni has said that in T20 cricket he allows his bowlers to set the field.
'I call Hardik Pandya a West Indian guy from Baroda'
Indian pace spearhead Ashish Nehra is pleased to see the rise of Hardik Pandya and has words of praise for the youngster.
'Focus should be till the World T20, we will see after that'
Team Director Ravi Shastri has said he is focused on the World T20 and not thinking about the possibility of becoming a full time coach of the Indian team.
Team bowled out for 0 in Kent indoor game!
A cricket team was bowled out for 0 in just 20 balls in a county six-a-side indoor championships match in England.
BCCI bans umpire Asad Rauf for five years
The decision to ban Rauf was taken at the BCCI's Disciplinary Committee's meeting in Mumbai on Friday.
Meet the biggest earners in Caribbean Premier League
The 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Player Draft was held in Barbados on Thursday, with the six franchises flexed their financial muscles to rope in their desired cricketers.
1st Test, Day 1: Bracewell 'no ball' hands Voges a life at fag end
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It's now Steve Waugh's turn to hit back at Warne
Steve Waugh on Friday hit back at Shane Warne after the legendary spinner reignited a long-running feud between the two by calling the former Australia captain a selfish cricketer.
India may be faves for T20, but watch out for the Windies!
'Dhoni has got his own ways of captaining the Indian team. He might not give out details or might not explain, but in his mind he knows very well how to captain the side, which players to pick and the right combination for a particular condition.'
1st Test, Day 1 PHOTOS: Smith, Khawaja give Australia advantage
Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja hammered home the advantage their bowlers had established when they took Australia to 147-3, a deficit of just 36 runs, at the close of the opening day's play in the first Test against New Zealand on Friday.
Windies T20 row: Let's settle this, says captain Sammy
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has called for mediation to settle a contractual dispute that threatens to wreck the team's chances of winning next month's World Twenty20.
Why ex-servicemen are opposing India-Pak T20 match...
Himachal Pradesh's Ex-servicemen League has strongly opposed the hosting of Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Dharamsala on March 19 and asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to reconsider its decision, keeping in view the sentiments of families of the martyrs.
February 11, 2016
'If Indian team lacked consistency it wouldn't have become no.1'
Not too affected by India's surprise loss to Sri Lanka in the first T20, Team Director Ravi Shastri has said the "endeavour" is to try out various combinations by giving everyone opportunities ahead of the big-ticket World Twenty20 next month.
Will we see a second-string Windies side at World T20?
West Indies is likely to send a second-string side to the World T20 as the top players failed to reach an agreement in their contract impasse with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
'The wicket at Basin Reserve looks like it might do a bit'
Swing and seam friendly conditions, a lack of truly scary Australian bowlers and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's retirement are all themes that will resonate when the first Test gets underway in Wellington on Friday.
'It will be nice to tick off a series win against Australia'
As much as Brendon McCullum looks back fondly on a stellar career, more than anything he wants to sign off with a series win over Australia starting with the first Test in Wellington on Friday.
India to meet West Indies in Under-19 World Cup final
Shamar Springer's unbeaten half-century steered West Indies to a thrilling three-wicket victory against Bangladesh in the semi-finals and set up a title clash against India, in Dhaka, on Thursday.
PCB says government's decision on WT20 participation this week
The Pakistan Cricket Board says its government will decide over the national team's participation in next month's World T20, to be held in India, 'within this week'.
Can India regain winning touch in Dhoni's backyard?
Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first Twenty20 match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive.
Why Afridi is the most misunderstood cricketer...
Former Zimbabwe captain and ex-England coach Andy Flower believes that Shahid Afridi's reputation in the media is 'misleading' and described the Pakistan skipper as an excellent leader.
'Proud' McCullum set for another milestone with 100th Test
As the clock ticks down on Brendon McCullum's international career, the New Zealand captain will achieve one more milestone on Friday in the first Test against Australia at the Basin Reserve.
1st Test: All you need to know about New Zealand v Australia
Swing and seam friendly conditions, a lack of truly scary Australian bowlers and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's retirement are all themes that will resonate when the first Test gets underway in Wellington on Friday.
Selection shock! Australia's Bird given opportunity to fly
Pace bowler Jackson Bird has been recalled by Australia for the first Test against New Zealand after James Pattinson was deemed not quite ready to stand up to the rigours of a full workload, captain Steve Smith said on Thursday.
Veteran Nehra loves to do the tough job for Team India!
Veteran Ashish Nehra has had a career plagued with injuries and now he has come to a stage where he doesn't leave anything to chance, so much so that he stays from the customary game of football during the Indian team's training sessions.
5 reasons why there is 'war' between West Indies players and Board
The impasse between the West Indies squad for the World Twenty20 and the region's cricket board appeared no closer to resolution on Wednesday with both sides sticking to their positions.
Cricketers may get red cards for bad behaviour
Cricketers might get red cards for bad behaviours in future as the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is trying a new red card system in some amatuer games to reduce excessive sledging and violent behaviour by players.
Steyn in South Africa squad for World T20
South Africa have named fast bowler Dale Steyn in their 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 in India next month, but will ask him to prove his fitness following a debilitating shoulder injury.
February 10, 2016
BCCI's revenue could dip from Rs 2000 crore to 400 crore
The Board of Control for Cricket in India could suffer a financial loss to the tune of Rs 1600 crore if the Justice Lodha panel's recommendations on curtailing advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented.
Will BCCI's SGM on Feb 19 accept Lodha panel recommendations?
The far-reaching effect on the implementation of the Lodha Committee's recommendations calling for sweeping reforms in the BCCI's structure and the subsequent scathing observation on the matter by the Supreme Court which has shaken the Board members, is set to dominate the Special General Meeting.
India will be toughest team to beat in World Twenty20: Watson
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said hosts India will be the toughest team to beat in next month's World Twenty20 Championship due to their familiarity with the conditions.
Tainted fast bowler Amir in Pakistan squad for WT20
Tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir was named in Pakistan's squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and the Twenty20 World Cup even as seasoned opener Ahmed Shehzad and veteran bowler Umar Gul were shown the door.
Even Sri Lankan players surprised by India's poor batting in 1st T20I
India were dismissed for a paltry 101 in 18.5 overs by the inexperienced Lankan pace trio of debutant Kasun Rajitha (3 for 23) Dasun Shanaka (3 for 16) and Dushmantha Chameera (2 for 14).
T20 loss to Lankans good wake-up call for Team India: Gavaskar
The defeat to a depleted Sri Lanka in the first T20 International is a good wake-up call for the Indians, according to former captain Sunil Gavaskar.
Former champions Windies could pull out of World T20
A contract row threatened West Indies' participation in the upcoming World T20 in India with the head of the region's cricket board saying the players will be thrown off the squad for the big-ticket event if they do not agree to the financial terms by Sunday's deadline.
1st T20: Dhoni rues lack of partnerships in defeat to Lankans
'It's rare that in a twenty over game all wickets fall. I don't think it's a bad idea to test everyone. Because it will give us an idea about how deep is our batting'
CA toying with new idea to cut out pink ball visibility issues
Australia will trial a modified pink ball featuring a black seam in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition next week after complaints from players about visibility issues during the inaugural day-night Test last November.
Record man De Kock, Amla strike tons to help Proteas sink England
De Kock, 23, became the youngest player to record 10 ODI hundreds
Uncapped Liam Dawson in England's WT20 squad
England have named uncapped Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson in their 15-man squad for the World Twenty20, to be staged in India next month, but there was no dramatic recall for Kevin Pietersen.
'No country should feel insecure playing in India'
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said "no country should feel insecure" about playing in India amid reports that Pakistan has proposed to play its matches in the upcoming World T20 at a neutral venue citing security concerns.
February 09, 2016
It was more English wicket than Indian, Dhoni takes a dig
A livid India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday took a dig at the pitch prepared for the first T20 International terming it an "English" rather than Indian track.
Second-string Lanka bring down mighty India
Sri Lanka defeated India by five wickets in the first Twenty20 international cricket match to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, in Pune on Tuesday. World T20: DDCA notifies BCCI about provisional NOC, seeks Mudgal help
The DDCA on Tuesday notified the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar and secretary Anurag Thakur about getting the provisional No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) which will enable them to organize the World T20 matches smoothly.
DDCA given 20 days time to get Kotla ready for World T20
The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association on Tuesday withdrew its plea from Delhi high court seeking occupancy certificate from South Delhi Municipal Corporation to hold World T20 matches at the
Gujarat Lions set to appoint Zimbabwe's Streak as bowling coach for IPL 9
The former Zimbabwe pacer is currently the bowling coach of Bangladesh but he doesn't have an exclusive contract with the national team and that enables him to take up the IPL job
Injured Dhawal to miss Mumbai's Ranji semi-final vs MP
Mumbai will be without injured pace bowler Dhawal Kulkarni for their Ranji Trophy semi-final against Madhya Pradesh, starting February 13, at Cuttack.
Azad's plea for CBI probe into DDCA dismissed
The Delhi high court, on Tuesday, dismissed as "premature" the plea of former Indian cricketers Kirti Azad, Bishan Singh Bedi and others seeking a court-monitored probe by CBI or SIT into the alleged financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association.
India trounce Sri Lanka to enter Under-19 World Cup final
Three-time champions India continued their invincible run to enter the ICC Under-19 World Cup final for a fifth time after an emphatic 97-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first semi-final, in Mirpur, on Tuesday.
Pakistan may pull out of World T20; says facing threat from 'extremists in India'
PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said there have been incidents in India in recent months which pointed to Pakistan-specific threats one of them was the ICC's decision to pull out Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar midway during South Africa's tour of India last year and also the cancellations between PCB and BCCI officials in Mumbai.
Miller named Kings XI captain for IPL season 9
South African batsman David Miller has been named as the captain of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming 9th season of the Indian Premier League.
Having fit squad before World T20 crucial for India
India's One-day skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni reckons the current Indian squad is very balanced' ahead of the three-match series against Sri Lanka and insisted that maintaining fitness will be a crucial factor for his side during next month's World Twenty20.
Warne says Waugh 'most selfish cricketer I've played with'
His long-standing feud with Steve Waugh was out in the open once again when spin legend Shane Warne slammed the former Australian captain as being a 'selfish cricketer'.
Injured all-rounder Santner ruled out of first Test vs Australia
New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the first Test against Australia and replaced by spinner Mark Craig, the team said on Tuesday.
Vizag stadium set to host third India-Sri Lanka T20
Preparations are underway in Visakhapatnam for the third T20 cricket match between India and Sri Lanka on February 14 and tickets will be sold to spectators from February 11.
Finch loses captaincy, Smith to lead Australia at World T20
Aaron Finch has been dumped as Australia's captain in the shorTest form of the game and replaced by Test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty20.
February 08, 2016
Why Pakistan is not announcing squad for World T20
Pakistan national selectors have delayed announcement of the national squad for the Asia T20 and World T20 after some sterling performances in the ongoing Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
Pietersen won't be selected for World Twenty20 - Morgan
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will not be recalled for this year's World Twenty20 in India, captain Eoin Morgan was quoted on Monday as saying.
PCB takes up bilateral India series issue with ICC
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken up the issue of cancellation of bilateral series with India last December, as per an MOU signed between the two boards in 2014 to play six bilateral series, with the International Cricket Council.
Don't select players for Tests, ODIs based on IPL performance, says Dhoni
India's limited overs captain captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said that Indian Premier League should not be the yardstick to pick players for the hard grind of international cricket, particularly Tests and One-Day Internationals.
Why Dhoni doesn't want Raina to bat at Kohli's No. 3 slot?
Unwilling to tinker with the line-up in view of next month's World Twenty20, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the team will prefer Suresh Raina in the No.4 slot in the series against Sri Lanka even though vice-captain Virat Kohli's absence has opened the No.3 position.
West Indies stun Pakistan to enter Under-19 World Cup semis
Skipper Shimron Hetmyer and Tevin Imlach hit half-centuries as the West Indies upset Pakistan by five wickets to cruise into the semi-finals of the ICC Under-19World Cup in Bangladesh on Monday.
Do you know how much BCCI commentators get paid?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has paid former India captain Anil Kumble and batsman Sanjay Manjrekar approximate amounts of Rs 39 lakh and Rs 36 lakh respectively as their commentary fee for the home series against South Africa held between October to December.
Will have to bring our 'A' game against Lanka in semis: Dravid
India Under-19 cricket coach Rahul Dravid says his team will have to produce a good all-round performance to outwit Sri Lanka in Tuesday's ICC World Cup semi-final, given that both sides are well aware of what to expect from each other.
Another blow for Sri Lanka! Binura out of India series
The already depleted Sri Lanka team on Monday suffered another blow with left arm fast bowler Binura Fernando being ruled out of the T20 series against India after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Virat-Anushka end relationship?
There were speculations that India's Test captain Virat Kohli had broken up with his girlfriend and actress Anushka Sharma.
End of an era: McCullum's aggression enticed crowds back to the game
His retirement will leave a hole at the top of New Zealand's batting order in limited-overs matches, while it could also change the way they approach games in future.
Kohli-less India hope to continue T20 momentum against Sri Lanka
McCullum's ODI career ends on high after NZ claim series win over Aus
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum ended his One-Day International career with a series victory over Australia on Monday with his side sealing a 55-run win in the deciding third match at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Smith set to replace 'injured' Finch as Australia T20 skipper
Aaron Finch is to be dumped as Australia's captain in the shortest form of the game and replaced by Test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty20.
Was India-England 2014 Old Trafford Test fixed?
Former team manager Sunil Dev makes stunning claims.
Brendon McCullum scores 47 in ODI swansong
Brendon McCullum's final one-day international innings ended as spectacularly as it began when the New Zealand captain was dismissed for 47 in the series finale against Australia in Hamilton on Monday.
Why this run-machine was ignored at the IPL auction!
He was on the Marquee List. His base price was a meagre Rs 50,000. Yet batting sensation Martin Guptill failed to find a buyer at the IPL auction.
'Money doesn't matter': Pandyas after 2 cr IPL deal
'My brother is seedha saadha. He will spend the money on me only,' Hardik Pandya says about Krunal Pandya bagging a Rs 2 crore contract from the Mumbai Indians.
February 07, 2016
BCCI to convene SGM before responding to Supreme Court on Lodha report
While four weeks time was granted to the BCCI to respond to the implementation of the recommendations, the court had made it clear that there should not be any difficulty in accepting the recommendations.
Mithali powers India to consolation win over Australia
Skipper Mithali Raj led from the front with an 89-run knock to save the Indian women's cricket team from a whitewash by guiding it to a comfortable five-wicket in the third and final ODI against Australia in Hobart on Sunday.
Ranji: MP thrash Bengal by 355 runs, face Mumbai in semis
Skipper Manoj Tiwary and lower-order batsman Pankaj Shaw cracked individual hundreds but could not save Bengal from suffering a huge 355-run defeat against Madhya Pradesh in the five-day Ranji Trophy quarter-final at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Mustafizur delighted to get IPL contract
Promising Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman said that he can't wait to play in the Indian Premier League after being bought for Rs 1.4 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the players' auction.
Setback for Pakistan, Yasir Shah suspended for three months
International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday has banned Pakistan's ace leg-spinner Yasir Shah from playing any forms of cricket for three months.
Steyn's close call with deadly African snake
Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn has cautioned his social media fans after a close run-in with a deadly snake in South Africa's Kruger National Park.
Tendulkar bats for safer Indian roads
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday launched a road safety campaign saying that like batting in the middle, a partnership is needed between the vehicle drivers and pedestrians to make the dangerous Indian roads safer.
Joel Paris replaces injured Kane Richardson for Australia
Australia pace bowler Kane Richardson is to return home for further examination on a back injury and has been replaced by Joel Paris in the squad for their final one-day match against New Zealand in Hamilton on Monday.
February 06, 2016
Dilshan ruled out of first T20I against India
Sri lanka's senior batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was on Saturday ruled out of the first Twenty20 international against India with a hand injury, with wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella named as his replacement.
Irfan Pathan marries 21-year-old model Safa Baig in Jeddah
India all-rounder, Irfan Pathan got married to Safa Baig, a 21-year-old Saudi Arabian model, in a private wedding ceremony held at Jeddah on Thursday.
Hales 99, Buttler put England 2-0 up against SA
England opener Alex Hales fell one short of a second one-day International century as his team completed a comfortable five- wicket victory over South Africa on Saturday. Ranji: Bengal fighting to save outright defeat against MP
arpreet Singh Bhatia slammed his second first-class ton to lead the Madhya Pradesh run-spree in the second innings and set Bengal an improbable 788 runs for a win in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinals on Saturday.
Ranji: Mumbai thrash Jharkhand, set to meet MP in Ranji semis
Favourites Mumbai inflicted a crushing 395-run defeat on Jharkhand to enter the semi-finals of the Raji Trophy cricket tournament with left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdullah and part-time off-spinner Jay Bista helping themselves to five-wicket hauls on Saturday.
Painful to see no international cricket in Pakistan: Richards
West Indian batting great Vivian Richards says he is pained to see international cricket teams not touring Pakistan since the last seven years.
ICC U-19 World Cup: Pant, Singh take India to semi-finals
Rishabh Pant hit 111 (off 96 balls) as India demolished Namibia by 197 runs in Fatullah on Saturday to cruise into the semi-finals of the ICC U-19 World Cup. IPL schedule is not related to Lodha Panel: Shukla
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on Saturday said that the scheduling of the league has not been related to Lodha Pnael recommendations about having a 15-day gap between start of the cash-rich league and India's national calender.
'It is not that Yuvraj did not evoke interest among bidders'
Royal Challengers Bangalore Director Amrit Thomas has said the franchise team was interested in buying back Yuvraj Singh, who was eventually snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 7 crore in the IPL players' auction.
Check out the craziest acquisitions at the IPL auction
The IPL auctions are known to spring surprises with little known players hitting a jackpot to become millionaires. Here's a look at some buys that left most people surprised.
Wellington ODI: Marsh guides Australia to series-levelling win
Mitchell Marsh kept calm after New Zealand got the sniff of an unlikely victory and scored his sixth one-day international half century to guide Australia to a four-wicket win in the second match of their one-day series on Saturday.
The Indian report card: Negi gets lucky, another big deal for Yuvi
While the auction ahead of the ninth edition, starting in April, was great for Indian players in general, there were a few surprises in store. Rediff.com takes a look at the Indian players who secured themselves the best deals.
IPL auction: The onus is on the owners...of course
Rediff.com takes a look at how the owners fared this time.
Highly rated, consistent performer...and left unsold
Here's a list of few top draws who went unsold in the first round of auction ahead of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.
At 9.5 crore, Watson is top pick at IPL 9 auction
The auction ahead of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League had in store something on expected lines and some surprises.
February 05, 2016
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai poised for outright win over Jharkhand
Set a near impossible victory target of 490 on a track that is offering help for the spinners, Jharkhand were 28 for one in their second innings with two full days' play left and 462 runs to get.
Unadkat steers Saurashtra to Ranji semi-finals
Left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat took four wickets in the second innings and took his match tally to nine for 116 as Saurashtra thrashed Vidarbha by an innings and 85 runs and booked a place in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals for the first time in three seasons, in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, on Friday.
'Need to understand that the Indian conditions are very different'
Ravichandran Ashwin believes India, which has recorded a historic T20 series win in the recently-concluded tour to Australia, will need to adjust to the home conditions quickly if they desire to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup for a second time.
Madhya Pradesh sight semi-final berth after Patidar's ton
Young Rajat Patidar showed character to register his third first-class century as Madhya Pradesh tightened their grip on Bengal by the end of the third day in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final at the Brabourne Stadium, in Mumbai, on Friday.
'The BCCI is not looking for an escape route'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Friday it is "not looking for an escape route" but needs to time to implement the Lodha Committee's recommendations on reforms in cricket administration.
Is this Indian team good enough to win the World T20?
In opting for an extra spinner, says Harish Kotian/Rediff.com, India have picked a batsman less.
ICC U-19 World Cup: Mehidy, Zakir carry Bangladesh to semi-finals
Hosts Bangladesh defeated a valiant Nepal by six wickets after a tense run-chase to storm into the semi-finals of the ICC under-19 World Cup on Friday, giving the nation its maiden appearance in the last four of a world event.
Taylor ruled out, Nicholls in line for Test debut against Australia
Left-handed batsman Henry Nicholls is in line to make his Test debut against Australia next week with Ross Taylor ruled out of the side for the match at the Basin Reserve with a side strain.
India should have picked a leg-spinner in WT20 squad: Gavaskar
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels including injury-prone pacer Mohammed Shami in India's Tewnty20 World Cup squad is a bit of a risk but the team announced by the Board's selection committee, on Friday, has "terrific balance".
Australia women thump India in Hobart, seal ODI series
Smriti Mandhana's ton went in vain as Australia rode on half-centuries by Nicole Bolton (77) and skipper Meg Lanning (61) to register a comfortable six-wicket win over India in the second ODI and seal the three-match series 2-0 in Hobart.
PHOTOS: Ravindra Jadeja meets his 'match'
Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja tells Haresh Pandya what attracted him to Reeva Solanki.
Will Feroz Shah Kotla host World T20 matches?
BCCI to make Delhi T20 venue decision on Monday
Ravindra Jadeja gets engaged!
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja got engaged to a Rajkot-based mechanical engineer, Reeva Solanki, in a private ceremony on Friday.
Shami in squad for World T20, Asia Cup; Negi gets surprise call
Young all-rounder Pawan Negi was the surprise inclusion in India's squad for the World Twenty20 and Asia Cup even as the selectors reposed faith in old warhorses Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh for the two tournaments.
Australia recall Khawaja for New Zealand series
In-form batsman Usman Khawaja has been selected to play his first one-day international in three years when Australia meet New Zealand in the second match of their series in Wellington on Saturday.
February 04, 2016
Herwardkar's all-round show powers Mumbai
After a cracking century, left-handed opener Akhil Herwadkar spun web around Jharkhand batsmen with his off-breaks as heavyweights Mumbai took a step closer towards qualifying for the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy on Thursday.
Syed Mohammad, pacers put Assam on top against Punjab
Wickets fell like a deck of cards as 16 batsmen perishing on the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final between Assam and Punbal, in Valsad, on Thursday. Starting the day on 223 for eight, overnight batsman Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad (121) added 71 runs to his overnight score and hit the bulk of the runs to take Assam to a respectable score of 323.
Pacers dominate at MP take big lead over Bengal
On a day dominated by pace bowlers from both sides, Madhya Pradesh held the upper hand over Bengal by taking a handsome first innings lead of 227 runs after skittling out the latter for a paltry 121 in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final, at the Brabourne Stadium, on Thursday.
SC to BCCI: Fall in line with Lodha report and save trouble!
The Supreme Court has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India to follow the recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha Committee and "save trouble".
ICC includes Dravid to fight corruption in cricket
Batting great Rahul Dravid has been named in ICC's newly appointed Anti-Corruption Oversight Group as part of the recommendation from its Integrity Working Party of the parent body.
U-19 World Cup: Will it be an India-Pak semi-final?
Undefeated India, England, Pakistan and host Bangladesh will start as favourites when the Super League quarter-finals of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2016 are played from 5 to 8 February in Mirpur and Fatullah.
Big 3 to lose clout? ICC Board calls for 'independent' chairman
The ICC Board, at its first meeting of 2016 in Dubai on Wednesday, considered amendments made to the ICC's constitution in 2014 and agreed that, in order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest and follow best practice principles of good governance, it will seek to re-establish as quickly as possible the 'independent' position of ICC chairman.
Great if me and Shikhar can match Sachin-Sourav pair: Rohit
The comparisons with the legendary pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are certainly flattering but Rohit Sharma feels his partnership with Shikhar hawan still has a long way to go before matching up to the iconic opening combination.
Bailey hits back at non-referral finger-pointing
Australia batsman George Bailey hit back at reports he was to blame for the non-referral howler that saw David Warner's wicket thrown away and hastened his team's slide to a record 159-run defeat against New Zealand at Eden Park.
Shastri has just ONE word for Dhoni's critics...
Dhoni's contribution is second to none in Indian cricket, says Ravi Shastri.
Kohli 'wields his willow like a fencer'; Dhawan is destructive
In awe of Virat Kohli's meteoric rise, Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the swashbuckling batsman seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Viv Richards.
Fit-again Australia coach Lehmann set to join team in New Zealand
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been cleared to fly to New Zealand after recovering from deep vein thrombosis and will join the squad on Saturday ahead of their third and final one-day international against the hosts.
Who will get the selectors' nod? Rahane or Pandey?
The clean sweep in the T20 series against Australia has lessened their dilemmas but selectors will debate.
Buttler serves up thrilling ton in England win
Jos Buttler struck a rapid century as England beat South Africa by 39 runs via the Duckworth/Lewis method in a high-scoring first One-day International marred by rain on Wednesday.
Aussie female cricketer BANNED for betting on men's match
Australia has banned women's cricketer Piepa Cleary for six months, with another 18 months suspended, for placing bets on a men's test match between Australia and New Zealand in November.
February 03, 2016
IPL Auction 2016: The 10 best buys on offer
1 cricketers -- 230 Indians and 131 foreigners -- will go under the hammer in Saturday's IPL players' auction.
Ranji: Unadkat, Pujara put Saurashtra on top against Vidarbha
Saurashtra took firm control as India discard Jaydev Unadkat grabbed a five-wicket haul to skittle out Vidarbha for a paltry 151 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh.
Ranji: Kaul's four helps Punjab steal Day 1 honours
Punjab bowlers produced a disciplined performance with pacer Siddharth Kaul leading the way with a four-wicket haul as they restricted Assam to 233 for eight at stumps on the first day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, in Valsad, on Wednesday.
Herwadkar's century lifts Mumbai on Day 1 of Ranji quarters
Mumbai rode on Akhil Herwadkar's century and a quickfire fifty from Suryakumar Yadav to post a healthy 303 for six at close of play on day one of their quarter-final clash against Jharkhand in Mysore, on Wednesday.
Ranji: MP recover after Bengal strike early blows on Day 1
Madhya Pradesh recovered from the loss of two cheap wickets to a healthy 254 for four at stumps on the first day of their five-day Ranji Trophy quarter final against Bengal at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
Why Manish Pandey is not taking Sydney ton for granted?
Manish Pandey believes a coming-of-age performance in Australia has provided a boost to his international career and he hopes to build on the exploits Down Under in the upcoming three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka.
Ganguly rules out coaching Indian team
Sourav Ganguly has said that he was not in a position to take up the job of Indian cricket team's coach at present even if offered to him.
Seeing Kohli at the other end pumps me up: Rubel
Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain, who has a history of altercations with Virat Kohli said that seeing India's batting mainstay at the other end pumps him up to bowl better.
U-19 WC: Pakistan down SL to set up West Indies quarter-final
Pakistan rode on a fine all-round performance by Hasan Mohsin to defeat Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the last league match and top Group B in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Used favourite bats even if broken, wore left pad first: Sachin
India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar shared his superstition of wearing the left pad first and using his favourite bat even if it was broken by fixing it in his hotel room.
Injured Faulkner to miss remainder of New Zealand tour
Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the remaining of the one-day internationals series against New Zealand, Cricket Australia said in a statement on Wednesday.
I bowled Sachin with a teesra: Saqlain
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in the All Stars League held recently in the Unites States of America, revealed that he bowled the legendary batsman with a 'teesra' - a delivery he developed, while he was playing County Cricket in England.
REVEALED! Why Chanderpaul retired...
Stating that he was forced to retire from international cricket in order to get a NOC to play in the Masters Champions League, veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has warned that such shabby treatment by selectors is a worrying sign for future cricketers.
'Stop blaming each other after every defeat'
Pakistan veteran batsman Younis Khan has urged his side to stop blaming each other for their poor performances and called on the top management to boost their confidence.
PHOTOS: Kiwis thrash Australia by 159 runs after Henry, Guptill show
Matt Henry shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on selection for next month's World Twenty20 with a hostile spell of pace bowling that helped New Zealand ease to a 159-run win over Australia in the first one-day international on Wednesday.
India team for Asia Cup, World T20 to be picked on Friday
The Indian squads for the upcoming Asia Cup T20 tournament in Bangladesh and the subsequent International Cricket Council World Twenty20 championship in India are to be chosen on February 5 at Delhi by the national selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil.
February 02, 2016
'Because we kept trying the same bowlers, we got similar results'
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Sigh Dhoni has said that inconsistent performances will be scrutinized thoroughly in the future.
'Yuvraj can just go and express himself batting at No. 5'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to be satisfied with Yuvraj Singh's cameo in the third and final T20 against Australia in Sydney and expects that the veteran left-hander would only get better as he plays more and more matches in the lead upto the ICC World T20 starting in just over a month's time.
Australian women post 101-run win over India in Canberra ODI
Australian women's cricket team overcame the disappointment of losing the T20I series, as they thrashed India Women by 101 runs in the first One-day International in Canberra.
Did Windies steal victory from Zimbabwe in U-19 World Cup with a 'Mankad'?
West Indies registered a controversial two-run victory against Zimbabwe to enter the quarter-finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Chittagong, on Tuesday.
Why India can play 'fearless cricket' at World T20
With me, Yuvraj and Dhoni in the middle-order, we have the required experience, says Indian batsman Suresh Raina
Why Lara believes India will win World T20
West Indies batting legend Brian Lara considers hosts India the favourites in the World Twenty20 Championship but insists that the West Indians can also pose a threat if they select their best players for the March 8 to April 3 event.
In-form but unlucky Khawaja sidelined as Shaun Marsh picked for 1st ODI
Steven Smith admitted that Usman Khawaja has the right to feel aggrieved after the Australia captain confirmed the in-form batsman had been overlooked for Wednesday's opening one-dayer against New Zealand.
Hodge to coach new IPL team Gujarat Lions; Raina to lead
Former Australian batsman Brad Hodge has been appointed coach of the new Indian Premier League franchise Gujarat Lions.
4 reasons why PSL will be benificial
Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi believes that the first edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be a great event in the history of Pakistan cricket.
Ranji cricketer DROPPED for black buck killing
The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) has dropped all-rounder Rameez Khan from the Ranji trophy squad after he was arrested for allegedly killing a black buck in Sagar district in January.
February 01, 2016
'Hardik Pandya as a package is very good to have in the side'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is highly impressed with young Hardik Pandya for his effort in the T20 series Down Under.
Play selector! Pick India's 15 for the World T20
Before the selectors meet to finalise the squad, you can take on their role and pick 15 players you feel can deliver the World T20 Cup to India.
Is Nepal's U-19 captain Raju Rijal overage?
The ongoing ICC U-19 was struck by a controversy when a Mumbai cricketer accused Nepal captain Raju Rijal of being overage.
Why did Younis Khan retire from ODIs?
Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has finally broken his silence on his decision to retire abruptly from one-day international last November during the series against England.
Started playing because of Sachin: Kohli
Virat Kohli is in the form of his life with several former players like Brett Lee comparing him to India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, but the hero of India's T20 triumph in Australia was full of praise for the master blaster.
'Did not expect getting picked in a squad which has won a series'
It is difficult to expect that selectors would ring in changes when an Indian cricket team wins a series 3-0 on Australian soil which is precisely the reason why Pawan Negi is "pleasantly surprised" after knowing about his selection for the T20 series against Sri Lanka.
India face Bangladesh in Asia Cup opener, play Pak on Feb 27
India would start their campaign in the Asia Cup T20 Championship by taking on hosts Bangladesh in the tournament-opener at the Sher-E-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on February 24, according to the event schedule released on Monday.
Australia hopeful on captain Finch's return ahead of World T20
Australia are hopeful T20 captain Aaron Finch will be available for the World T20, but say it's too early to declare him fully fit for the tournament in India next month.
World T20 is a waste of time: Ryan Harris
The World Twenty20 Championships to be held next month in India are nothing but a "waste of time", feels former Australian pacer Ryan Harris.
Kohli rested for Sri Lanka T20 series, Yadav dropped
The in-form Virat Kohli was on Monday rested for the forthcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka, while Delhi's left-arm spinner Pawan Negi was a surprise inclusion for the three-match series.
U-19 World Cup: Record-breaking Pant helps India maintain winning run
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant smashed his way into the record books with a 24-ball 78 as India colts gave Nepal a rude reality check by handing them a seven-wicket hammering to finish their league engagements unbeaten in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Mirpur on Monday.
Sehwag appointed mentor of Kings XI Punjab
Former India opener Virender Sehwag has been appointed by Kings XI Punjab as the mentor for the upcoming Indian Premier League Season 9.
ICC T20 Rankings: Kohli rises to No 1
Virat Kohli was on Monday rewarded for his stupendous performance in India's clean sweep against Australia in the T20 internationals as he replaced Aaron Finch as the top-ranked batsman in the International Cricket Council list for the shortest format.
Indian conditions compel Kiwis to stock squad with spinning options
Nathan McCullum gets recall into Kiwi set-up for World T20; Nicholls gets call-up after good showing in series vs Pakistan
TOP 3 reasons why Dhoni is impressed with Bumrah
Unorthodox Jasprit Bumrah gives MS Dhoni welcome option at the death.
With World T20 in mind, injured Finch says NO to surgery
Australia's Aaron Finch will not require surgery on his injured hamstring, the country's cricket board said on Monday, raising hopes that the captain will be fit for next month's World Twenty20 in India.
Bumrah is the find of the T20 series, says Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is highly impressed with young Gujarat pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who has given the Australian batsmen hard time during the limited overs series in Australia that concluded in Sydney on Sunday.
3 reasons why India are favourites for World T20
"Conditions are different in India and they have so many world class players, especially in the batting and spin-bowling."
U-19 WC: Defending champs South Africa knocked out by Namibia
Defending champions South Africa crashed out of the ICC U19 World Cup after suffering a shock two-wicket loss against qualifier Namibia in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Sunday.
January 31, 2016
We are rewarding IPL performances: Dhoni
'The conditions from now onwards will also be similar to what we get during the IPL so we want to cash in on that aggression'
For Kohli, hostility has now turned to mutual respect
'They give you respect but they don't intrude in your private space. That's something that I adore about this country. It was tough early on when I came here. I have had confrontations but it has led to mutual respect'
Should India retain the same playing XI for World T20?
Yes, thinks former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.
T20 rankings: Clean sweep over Australia takes India to top spot
India, who are also the number one in Tests, overtook the West Indies to reach the top spot in the shortest format. India have 120 rating points, two more than the Caribbean unit.
India's reversal of fortune is surprisingly thanks to their bowlers
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited his bowling arsenal for the 3-0 Twenty20 series whitewash over Australia and cited the contributions of young Jasprit Bumrah and experienced Ashish Nehra as being crucial to India's win in the series.
India script thrilling win to whitewash Australia in T20 series
Shane Watson's unbeaten hundred could not prevent Australia falling to a seven-wicket defeat to India in the third and final Twenty20 match on Sunday as Suresh Raina hit a four on the last ball to complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the series.
PHOTOS: India beat Australia in Sydney, complete 3-0 rout
Images from the third and final T20 International between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
'Dhoni, Kohli pep talk helped women's team excel in Australia'
Ecstatic with the women's cricket team's historic series triumph over Australia, men's fielding coach R Sridhar has sought to claim a bit of credit for it, saying that pep talks from him and the likes of M S Dhoni might have contributed to the aggressive approach that Mithali Raj and Co. displayed.
India Colts eye for group toppers spot as they face Nepal
Having already assured a quarter-final berth, Indian team will be aiming to top their pool when they square off against a spirited Nepal in the final group league encounter of the ICC U-19 World Cup, on Monday.
NZ seal rain-hit thriller to win series against Pak
A record partnership by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson gave New Zealand victory with two balls to spare in a tense third one-dayer against Pakistan in Auckland on Sunday.
Series already clinched, Indian women lose to Aus in 3rd T20I
A historic series triumph already sealed, the Indian women's cricket team faltered in its quest for a clean-sweep as it went down by 15 runs to Australia in the third and final Twenty20 International following a spectacular batting collapse in Sydney on Sunday.
Clarke set to return to first class cricket, IPL on his radar
Former Australian Test captain Michael Clarke is set to return to first-class cricket six months after he announced international retirement and the lucrative India Premier League is on his radar, according to reports in the Australian media.
Australia still confident ahead of World T20
Australia remain optimistic about their Twenty20 World Cup campaign despite being shown up in all facets by India in the opening two matches of their current series.
January 30, 2016
MCL: Yet another resounding victory for Gemini Arabians
Brad Hodge and Kumar Sangakkara added 105 runs for the unbroken third wicket stand as Gemini Arabians notched up their second successive victory in the Masters Champions League T20 tournament beating Leo Lions by eight wickets, in Dubai, on Saturday.
U 19 WC Roundup: Nepal enter first-ever quarters
Nepal rode on leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane's five-wicket haul, which included the first hat-trick in the tournament, to beat Ireland by eight wickets and book their maiden berth in the Super League quarter-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, in Fatullah, on Saturday.
IPL auction: Yuvraj, Ishant among 351 players to go under the hammer
Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Kevin Pietersen will be among the eight marquee players up for grabs at the IPL 2016 Player Auction scheduled to take place, in Bengaluru, on February 6.
U-19 World Cup: Sarfaraz, Avesh sizzle; India march into quarters
India stormed into the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup quarter-finals after producing a clinical all-round performance to wallop New Zealand by 120 runs in their penultimate group D encounter, in Mirpur, on Saturday.
How India is outplaying Australia in all three departments...
He does not consider the back-to-back Twenty20 losses to India a major setback but Australia's stand-in cricket coach Michael Di Venuto concedes that his team has certainly been outplayed in all three departments of the game so far.
Sydney T20: India eye clean sweep against Australia
The series already in their pocket, India would aim for a clean sweep against the hosts and end the tour of Australia on a high when the two teams clash in the third and final Twenty20.
De Villiers named South Africa's full-time Test skipper
AB de Villiers has been appointed as the South Africa's Test captain on a permanent basis after the national selectors unanimously decided to choose the swashbuckling batsman to lead the nation through a transitional phase.
Top-ranked Windies call-up banned Narine for World T20
All-rounder Darren Sammy will lead the team, which includes 11 players from the contingent that won the last World Cup in Sri Lanka four years ago
Injured McCullum named NZ captain for his final ODI series
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been named to lead his country in his final one-day series against Australia next month, providing he can prove his fitness.
Kotla stadium could lose World T20 matches
New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground is in danger of losing its World Twenty20 fixtures after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) moved a match against Sri Lanka away from the venue due to administrative lapses.
Watson to captain Australia for final T20 v India
Finch suffered the injury while batting during the team's 27-run loss at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which saw India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
January 29, 2016
Kohli explains fiery send-off
Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli, on Friday, explained what was behind his fiery 'send-off' of Steven Smith during the first T20 International earlier this week and said that it had nothing to do with the Australian wearing a microphone.
Why Shane Watson is a worried man...
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, on Friday, rued the failure of his side to negotiate the Indian spinners when the ball was not turning much and attributed it as the reason of their 27-run loss in the second
Injured Finch to miss 3rd T20; Khawaja to replace him
Australia captain Aaron Finch will miss the third and final T20 International against India in Sydney on Sunday because of a left hamstring injury he suffered, on Friday, and he will be replaced in the squad by Usman Khawaja.
Dhoni lauds bowlers after T20 series win over Aus
Mahendra Singh Dhoni lavished praise on his bowlers after India beat Australia by 27 runs in the second Twenty20 International at the MCG on Friday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
'Kohli can bat at night without lights'
The sublime touch that he is in, Virat Kohli can bat even at midnight without switching on the lights and still score runs, Sunil Gavaskar said, on Friday, eulogising the young Indian batsman.
Fazal's century steers India 'A' to Deodhar Trophy title
Faiz Fazal hit a century to steer India 'A' to the Deodar Trophy title following a comprehensive 87-run victory against India 'B' in the final in Kanpur, on Friday.
PHOTOS: Rohit, Kohli power India to series win in Melbourne
Images from the second T20 International between Australia and India in Melbourne, on Friday.
Will DRS be used in this IPL?
A staunch and consistent opponent of the controversial Decision Review System, the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the first time ever could use the technology with some changes in this year's Indian Premier League.
India seal T20 series after big win at MCG
India turned in a fine all-round show to beat Australia by 27 runs in the second Twenty20 International and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Friday.
Will noRanchi to host India-Sri Lanka T20 after DDCA says will not
Snubbed by the Delhi high court, the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association on Friday officially intimated the Board of Control for Cricket in India that it will not be able to host the second India-Sri Lanka Twenty20 International on February 12. The BCCI named Ranchi as the new venue for the match.
SC stays criminal proceedings against MS Dhoni
In a major relief for Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the criminal proceedings against him in his case of allegedly 'denigrating' a Hindu god by posing as Lord Vishnu on the cover page of a magazine.
Graham Ford returns as Sri Lanka coach
South African Graham Ford will take over as the chief coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team for his second stint replacing Marvan Atapattu, who had stepped down five months back.
Sangakkara powers Gemini Arabians to win in MCL opener
Riding on a superb all-round show, Gemini Arabians registered a massive 78-run win over Libra Legends in the opening match of the Masters Champions League Twenty20 tournament at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
India women outclass Australia at MCG to clinch T20I series
The Indian women's cricket team produced another clinical performance to crush Australia by 10 wickets in a rain-affected T20 International match and clinch the three-match series 2-0, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Friday.
Umpires to be issued helmets for World T20
The International Cricket Council will issue all umpires with helmets in the upcoming World T20 tournament in India as part of a growing trend towards the increased safety of officials in the sport.
Mascarenhas to step down as NZ bowling coach
Dimitri Mascarenhas will step down as New Zealand bowling coach at the conclusion of next month's series against Australia to spend more time with his family, the team said on Friday. ICC crackdown 'a bit of a joke': Warner
Star Australian opener David Warner has labeled the International Cricket Council's crackdown concerning on-field player behaviour "a bit of a joke".
January 28, 2016
DDCA gets yet another extension after taking legal recourse
The faction-ridden Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), on Thursday, got a one-day extension from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Why Smith is miffed with Kohli...
Hitting back at Virat Kohli for a send-off following his dismissal during the first Twenty20, Australia batsman Steven Smith said the chatter-box gesture by 'emotional' Indian was not required at all.
Under-19 WC: Qualifier Nepal shocks New Zealand; Shadab stars for Pak
Qualifier Nepal caused the first major upset of the World Cup, shocking New Zealand by 32 runs in a Group D match in Fatullah on Thursday.
IPL GC to meet in Mumbai ahead of players' auction
The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is to meet, in Mumbai, on Friday ahead of the players' auction which is scheduled to be held on February 6.
Sri Lanka recall Dilhara Fernando India T20s
The 36-year-old Fernando, who last played for Sri Lanka way back in 2012, was included in place of T20 captain Lasith Malinga, who is recuperating from an injury.
Spidercam to be used in World T20 despite recent glitches
The controversial spidercam, which has been criticised by India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will be used during the upcoming World Twenty20 Championship but it won't disturb play, International Cricket Council's Chief Executive Dave Richardson said.
PHOTOS: Kohli, Yuvraj, Maxwell's day out at the Australian Open
Indian cricketers Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh took some time off from their busy schedule to catch the action at the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament, in Melbourne, on Thursday.
Sarfaraz, Washington fashion big win over Ireland at U-19 World Cup
Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar hit half-centuries as India scored a 79-run victory over Ireland in their opening ICC Under-19 World Cup Group D match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, in Mirpur, on Thursday.
Why Australia have struggled in T20 Internationals
Arguably the most successful cricketing nation as far as Tests and One-Day Internationals are concerned, Australia have struggled in Twenty20 and all-rounder Shane Watson feels it is because the shortest format only has 'entertainment value'.
Hardik Pandya reprimanded for celebrating excessively
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was reprimanded by the ICC for celebrating aggressively after taking a wicket during the first Twenty20 International against Australia in Adelaide, on Tuesday.
Ashwin dares Australia's batsmen to attack him
India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said he is not intimidated by the Australian batsmen's strategy of attacking him as he has the ability to handle the onslaught and pick wickets as well.
Asia Cup: India to clash with arch-rivals Pakistan on Feb 27
The Indian cricket team will start its their Asia Cup campaign against Bangladesh on February 24 before taking on arch-rivals Pakistan in what promises to be a high-voltage encounter on February 27.
India look for T20 series-clinching win in Melbourne
High on confidence after winning the first Twenty20 International, India will look to press home the advantage and seal off the three-match series when they take on Australia in the second T20 in Melbourne.
Kohli's Pakistani fan faces 10-yr jail for hoisting tri-colour
A Pakistani die-hard fan of Indian batsman Virat Kohli is facing up to 10 years imprisonment after being arrested for hoisting the Indian tri-colour atop his home in Punjab Province which he had done to show his love for the cricketer.
'Ashwin going round the wicket makes it difficult for batsmen'
After a lackluster ODI series, the Indian spinners came into their own in the opening T20 against Australia in Adelaide, with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bagging two wickets apiece.
'Virat Kohli is at the moment from a different planet'
Sunil Gavaskar has praised Virat Kohli for his stellar show Down Under.
'It's pretty evident India want to win the World T20 at home'
Former Australia paceman Damien Fleming has said addition of Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra to the side was an indication that India's preparations for the upcoming World Twenty20 are in full swing.
January 27, 2016
BCCI gives DDCA January 28 deadline
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to give a day's extension to the beleaguered Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), whose officials are set to meet LG Najeeb Jung and urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu regarding the requisite permissions for T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla on February 12.
Ganguly to miss Master Cricket League?
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly will miss the inaugural edition of the Master Cricket League after sustaining a back injury during a practice session.
Bangladesh stun defending champions South Africa in U19 WC opener
In the other match of the day, Dan Lawrence and Jack Burnham hit centuries as title contender England crushed Fiji by a massive margin of 299 runs.
U-19 World Cup: India start campaign against Ireland
A formidable India U-19 team coached by the legendary Rahul Dravid start as overwhelming favourites against minnows Ireland in their opening Group D league match of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Mirpur on Thursday.
Has technology done more harm than good to player's concentration?
Television network Channel Nine's use of on-field mike chat has come under fire following Australian batsman Steve Smith's dismissal just after a live conversation with commentators in the first cricket Twenty20 International against India.
Parthiv's ton in vain as India A beat Gujarat
Kedar Jadhav's stroke-filled 91 was the cornerstone of a collective batting performance by India A as they comfortably beat Vijay Hazare Trophy champions Gujarat by six wickets to enter the final of the Deodhar Trophy one day cricket tournament on Wednesday in Kanpur.
Warner pips Smith to win Allan Border Medal
David Warner won the 2016 Allan Border Medal- an award given to Australia's cricketer of the year.
Simply not cricket: Pakistan man faces jail for flying India flag
A Pakistani man has been arrested for hoisting the flag of arch rival India on his roof, an act police described as "anti-state" but which the accused says was a tribute to Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, officials said on Wednesday.
Ashwin remains No.1 all-rounder in Tests
India's Ravichandran Ashwin continued to hold on to the top spot in the all-rounders' table and also retained his second position in the bowling list in the latest ICC Test rankings.
Is this 22-year-old rookie India's new pace sensation?
India should invest in someone like Jasprit Bumrah, says Damien Fleming.
How Warner wants Aussie batsmen to tackle India's spinners
Holding the team's batting failure responsible for the 37-run defeat to India in the first Twenty20 International, Australian batsman David Warner on Wednesday said the hosts need to bat smartly against the Indian spinners and take full advantage of the big stadiums Down Under.
'When you look to restrict, Virat puts pressure back on the bowler'
Australia Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch has heaped praise on Virat Kohli, saying it is nearly impossible to stop the Indian batsman once he gets going.
New Zealand stadium announcer admonished for taunting Aamir
New Zealand Cricket has come down heavily on a stadium announcer for taunting tainted Pakistani fast bowler Muhammad Aamir during the third Twenty20 International.
Victorious England nowhere near the finished article, insists Cook
A trio of match winners in Stuart Broad, Joe Root and Ben Stokes offer England a bright future in Test cricket but unfortunately for Alastair Cook, there seems to be no end in sight in his long search for a worthy opening partner.
Signs of hope for South Africa even as de Villiers ponders
For the first time in a decade, South Africa have been forced to acknowledge they are on the decline following back-to-back series losses to India and England that have knocked them off the top of the Test rankings.
'India will be the team to watch out for at the World T20'
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels hosts India will start as favourites at the upcoming World Twenty20.
'Batsmen will take time to get used to Bumrah's slingy action'
If former captain Sunil Gavaskar is to be believed, Jasprit Bumrah's unconventional slingy action is what could be
'Virat did it well once he got a chance to bat up the order'
Virat Kohli has been in great touch since landing in Australia, with two hundreds and two half-centuries in the five-match ODI series, and now an unbeaten 90 in this first T20I.
Chanderpaul should have received proper send-off: Lara
Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has described Shivnarine Chanderpaul as 'one of the giants of the Caribbean cricket' and expressed that the recently retired batsman should have been given a 'proper send-off' in international cricket.
January 26, 2016
DDCA to move court for Sri Lanka T20
The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to move court to get requisite compliance certificates which are mandatory for hosting the T20 International against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla on February 12.
India ranked NUMBER ONE Test team in the world
India regained top status in Test cricket, after nearly four-and-half years, following England's 2-1 series victory over former leaders South Africa.
Adelaide T20: Kohli, Raina make it a memorable day for India
The India cricket team recorded a comprehensive 37-run win over Australia in the first T20 at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday, and take a 1-0 lead in the three match T20 series.
Gavaskar tags India favourites at World T20 after Adelaide victory
India registered a resounding victory in the T20 series-opener against Australia, and following their clinical performance Sunil Gavaskar feels the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side will start as favourites at the upcoming World Twenty20 at home.
Dhoni relieved and impressed by team effort
Debutant Hardik Pandya stellar performance in Tuesday's T20 International against Australia caught the attention of India supporters, and India's ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the youngster can lend the side some much-needed stability if he performs consistently.
Gujarat lose to India 'B' despite Gandhi's unbeaten century
Chirag Gandhi's brilliant unbeaten century went in vain as Gujarat went down to India 'B' by seven runs in a thrilling last-over finish, in the Deodhar Trophy One-Day tournament in Kanpur, on Tuesday.
Number crunching: Records galore for Kohli in 1st Twenty20I at Adelaide
Virat Kohli's elegant unbeaten 90 and some wily bowling by their spinners saw India secure a comprehensive 37-run victory over Australia in the first Twenty20 International at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Kohli, spinners secure India's T20 win against Australia
Virat Kohli's elegant unbeaten 90 and some crafty bowling by their spinners secured India's comprehensive 37-run victory over Australia in the first Twenty20 International at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
Kohli's unbeaten 90 propels India to victory in 1st T20I
Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten 90 before a collective effort by the Indian bowlers gave the visitors a resounding start in the Twenty20 series against Australia with a 37-run victory in the first match in Adelaide, on Tuesday.
Red-hot Rabada sinks England in fourth Test
Mercurial paceman Kagiso Rabada produced the second best match figures by a South African to propel his side to a consolation 280-run victory over a feeble England on the last morning of the fourth and final Test.
Ailing Australia coach Lehmann to miss ODI series in NZ
Australia coach Darren Lehmann will miss next month's One-Day International series in New Zealand as he continues his recovery from deep vein thrombosis but he plans to join the team for the subsequent Test matches.
PHOTOS: Indian women stun Australia with record chase in 1st T20I
The Indian women's cricket team produced a superb all-round performance to chase down a record total and upstage World champions Australia by five wickets in the opening Twenty20 International in Adelaide, on Tuesday.
January 25, 2016
Rabada's double strike gives South Africa sight of victory
Firebrand fast bowler Kagiso Rabada bagged two wickets as South Africa reduced England to 52 for three at the close of day four of the final Test on Monday.
DDCA on a sticky wicket again over India vs SL T20 match
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur shot off an e-mail to the faction-ridden Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) enquiring whether they can host the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in New Delhi, on February 12.
Khaleel, Sarfaraz shine as India thrash Pakistan in U-19 WC warm-up
Rahul Dravid-coached India recorded a five-wicket victory over Pakistan on the final day of the warm-up matches on Monday ahead of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which starts in Bangladesh, on Wednesday.
India vs Australia in T20I: All you need to know
India will eye revenge for their defeat in one-day series as they meet fierce rivals Australia in three Twenty20 Internationals, starting on Tuesday, January 26 at Adelaide Oval.
South Africa bans Bodi for 20 YEARS for match-fixing
Cricket South Africa on Monday imposed a ban of 20 years on Gulam Bodi after he admitted charges of contriving or attempting to fix matches in the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series.
After ODI debacle, India to play fearless cricket in T20s, says Raina
The demoralising defeat in the One-Day International series is a thing of past and the Indian team will challenge the Australians in the Twenty20 series with some fearless cricket, batsman Suresh Raina said on Monday after joining the side Down Under.
Bumrah's ODI debut -- an instance of serendipity
In a series in which, batsmen have dominated the bowlers with an unprecedented 3159 runs being scored, including 11 centuries hit by batters of both sides in the five one-day internationals.
MCA meet on Lodha recommendations put off after Pawar hospitalised
The Mumbai Cricket Association's scheduled meeting to discuss implications of the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee report was postponed on Monday due to the indisposition of MCA president Sharad Pawar.
Unmukt powers India B to victory in Deodhar Trophy
Skipper Unmukt Chand anchored the chase to perfection with an unbeaten 77 to guide India B to a five-wicket victory against India A in the opening match of the Deodhar Trophy one-day cricket tournament at Kanpur on Monday.
Recalled seniors' spot in playing XI not assured, says Shastri
India's Team Director Ravi Shastri has said that while "experience cannot be bought in super market" the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra will play only if they fit into the combination that the team is looking for, going into ICC World Twenty20.
McClenaghan to undergo surgery for a fractured eye socket
New Zealand's Mitchell McClenaghan is to undergo surgery for a fractured eye socket after suffering a nasty blow to the face in Monday's one-day international victory against Pakistan.
How Australia plan to stop Raina and Yuvraj in T20s
Upbeat after convincingly winning the One-Day International series 4-0, Australia's Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch is confident that the hosts can handle the more experienced Indian reinforcements in Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina who have joined the visitors for the three-match rubber starting in Adelaide, on Tuesday.
India eye revival, redemption in T20 series against Australia
Outplayed in the ODIs, a faltering India will look to get the balance right as they eye redemption in a three-match Twenty20 series against Australia starting in Adelaide on Tuesday which also kicks off their build-up for the World T20 Championships in March-April.
Wellington ODI: Nicholls, Boult help New Zealand thrash Pakistan
New Zealand pacemen Trent Boult and Grant Elliott shared seven wickets as the hosts bundled out Pakistan for 210 to win the first one-day international at the pacy Basin Reserve by 70 runs on Monday.
Lyon dropped, Khawaja left out of Australia's ODI squad
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been dropped from Australia's squad for the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, while in-form batsman Usman Khawaja has also been overlooked for the three-match series.
'Team India will be more worried about winning the T20 series'
Former Australia batsman-turned-commentator Dean Jones is convinced that the Indian team, during their ongoing tour Down Under, has been solely concentrating on the Twenty20 series with the World T20 just eight weeks away.
Jeff Thomson to be inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
Former tearaway fast bowler Jeff Thomson will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the Allan Border Medal dinner on Wednesday.
'We want to get a bit of momentum in the T20s against India'
Stand-in Australia coach Michael Di Venuto has hoped the revamped T20 unit under Aaron Finch's could gel together and nail a breakthrough World T20 title.
'Looking back...that century in Johannesburg was special'
Virat Kohli has put his efforts in Johannesburg, Adelaide and Wellington as his three best Test centuries.
January 24, 2016
'T20s are more important than ODIs'
India might have been thoroughly outplayed in the ODI series in Australia, but former Australia batsman Dean Jones said the visitors will do much better in the three T20 Internationals as they have a balanced side, which was missing in the One-dayers.
What makes Sachin Tendulkar's chest swell with pride...
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said that singing the national anthem in front of a packed Wankhede Stadium before the 2011 World Cup final is the 'proudest feeling' he has ever had in his life.
Rohit Sharma analyses the ODI series in Australia
Rohit Sharma is delighted to win theMan of the Series award for his whopping 441 runs in the just-concluded One-day International series against Australia but the stylish right-hander rued the fact that his team 'could not capture crucial moments', which led to their 1-4 defeat.
Centurion Park Test: Rabada puts South Africa in control
Kagiso Rabada became the youngest South Africa bowler to take seven wickets in an innings as the hosts took charge of the fourth and final Test against England on Sunday.
'Visualisation' helped Manish Pandey play match-winning knock
'Batting at No 4 is my forte'
ICC rankings: In-form Rohit jets to career-best fifth spot
India's Rohit Sharma jumped eight spots to enter the top five in the ICC batsman rankings after a stellar showing in the recently concluded series against top-ranked Australia.
Dhoni has reached his use-by-date: Chappell
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is overstaying his time as India's limited over skipper and it is having debilitating effect on the Indian team.
Warne defends his charity under probe for financial irregularities
Australian spin legend Shane Warne's charitable foundation is under the scanner of a consumer watchdog in Melbourne but the flamboyant former cricketer has insisted that the furore is a "malicious campaign" and he has "absolutely nothing to hide".
Injured Maxwell to miss T20 opener vs India
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of the first Twenty20 International against India in Adelaide on Tuesday after sustaining a hamstring injury which forced him to fly back home to Melbourne.
Highest base price for Yuvraj, KP, Marsh at IPL auction
other players have quoted the highest base price for this year's auction to be held on February 6 in Bangalore.
Dhoni, Smith think Spidercam not too friendly an interference
Mahendra Singh Dhoni knows the introduction of broadcast technology has enhanced the viewing experience for fans but the Indian skipper has called for restraint after the overhead 'Spidercam' interfered with play in Saturday's one-dayer against Australia.
January 23, 2016
Number crunching: Batsmen dismissed on 99 and more
Rajneesh Gupta has interesting numbers from the match. Check them out.
Why former Pakistan greats look worrisome...
Former Pakistan cricketers Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar have expressed dismay over the national team's meek surrender in the Twenty20 series in New Zealand and said the crisis before the ICC World T20 in India was 'worrisome'.
Want to know Dhoni's retirement plans? 'File a PIL'
It now a common thing to ask Mahendra Singh Dhoni about his retirement and the limited overs skipper's witty reply was 'file a PIL for this'.
Dhoni's take on why India need to segregate three bowling units for formats...
India's bowling woes dominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni's assessment of the ODI debacle.
U-19 WC warm-up: Kishan, Bhui slam tons as India slay Canada
Captain Ishan Kishan and Ricky Bhui smashed unbeaten centuries as three-time champion India crushed Canada by 372 runs in their warm-up match of the U-19 World Cup in Mirpur on Saturday.
'India was masterclass in chasing'
Australian skipper Steven Smith was a happy man with a dominating scoreline to the team's credit but did not forget to praise the good performance of the visitors.
Pandey capiatalised on Rahane's injury; why Rohit's 'not disappointed'
Magnificient Manish Pandey struck his maiden One-day century to secure India a pride-salvaging six-wicket victory against Australia in the fifth and final ODI in Sydney on Saturday.
Australia's Lehmann to miss T20 series against India
Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not be with the team during its three-match Twenty20 series against India after he was diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) for the second time in his life on Saturday.
3 takeaway points from India's series loss to Australia
Relieved he might be after a consolation win against the seemingly unstoppable Australians, but Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rued the fact that the ODI side lacks a settled bowling line-up.
5th ODI: Pandey's debut ton helps India avoid whitewash
Manish Pandey struck his maiden one-day century in a high-scoring thriller to secure India a pride-salvaging six-wicket victory against Australia in the fifth and final ODI in Sydney on Saturday.
Centurion Park Test: Cook steadies England after De Kock ton
Alastair Cook posted his first half-century of the series with an unbeaten 67 as England closed day two of the final Test on 138 for two, still 337 runs behind South Africa at Centurion Park on Saturday.
T20 top spot up for grabs!
India can seek motivation from the fact that they can claim the top spot in the ICC Twenty20 International rankings if they make a clean sweep in the three-match series that begins on January 26.
India T20 squad: Rishi Dhawan replaces injured Kumar
Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss India's three-match Twenty20 series in Australia with a thumb injury and will be replaced by all-rounder Rishi Dhawan.
Bowling standards at all-time low, reckons Dean Jones. Do you agree?
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones feels the standard of bowling in international cricket has touched an "all-time low", voicing his concern at a time when 300-plus totals have become the norm in One-Day Internationals.
PHOTOS: Rohit, Pandey help India win SCG ODI; Aus take series 4-1
Images from the fifth One-Day International between Australia and India in Sydney, on Saturday.
'Forever Unbeaten': A musical tribute to Phillip Hughes
A Canberra-based singer/song writer Jack Biilmann has paid a musical tribute to the late Phillip Hughes, releasing a track called 'Forever Unbeaten'.
Short boundaries: Munro gets NZ call-up; Chigumbura quits Zim captaincy
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Fixing: Did ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit shield McCullum?
The head of International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit has categorically rejected suggestions it struck a deal to protect New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum from punishment for not reporting an alleged match-fixing approach in 2008.
Chanderpaul retires from international cricket
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has officially retired from international cricket, seven months after selectors opted to discard the veteran and push for a youth-oriented policy.
January 22, 2016
Amla and Cook lead South Africa to 329-5
Stephen Cook became the 100th batsman to score a debut test century and his innings of 115 helped South Africa amass 329 for five on the first day of the final test against England on Friday in their bid to salvage pride in a lost series. Maxwell denies attacking Kohli, says Australia in awe of him
Swashbuckling Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell dismissed reports that he had criticised Virat Kohli, saying it is "completely untrue" and the Australian team is actually "in awe" of the India Test captain.
'We just have to be smarter about chasing down totals'
Unfazed despite four successive defeats, a defiant Virat Kohli insisted that the Indian cricket team is "not mentally bogged down" and would like to win the next four matches, including Saturday's fifth and final One-day international against Australia.
Are Indian batsmen 'milestone driven'?
Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell claimed Indian batsmen, including Virat Kohli, who has scored two centuries in the series so far, are 'milestone-driven'. Do you agree?
Should Kohli lead India in all three formats? Pras says so!
Spin great Erapalli Prasanna says the time has come for Virat Kohli to lead India in all three cricket formats, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is captaining the One-Day International and Twenty20 squads, can continue playing as wicketkeeper-batsman in the limited-overs' formats.
All-round Anderson powers New Zealand to T20 series win
Corey Anderson's all-round show helped New Zealand thump Pakistan by 95 runs in the deciding Twenty20 international in Wellington on Friday and bag the three-match series 2-1.
Could Sydney ODI be Dhoni's final 50-overs match?
Battered and bruised after four successive defeats, India will make a last-gasp effort to avoid the embarrassment of being whitewashed by an unrelenting Australia when the two sides clash in the fifth and final One-Day International in Sydney, on Saturday.
Dominant Australia eye ODI whitewash against India
India have not beaten Australia in any format since 2013. The tourists looked like ending that barren run when they were on 277 for one, chasing 349 for victory, only to lose their last nine wickets for 46 runs in Canberra.
ICC unhappy as current players seek retirement to play in MCL
With current players from three full member nations seeking no objection certificates to participate in the upcoming Masters Champions League (MCL), the ICC warned the boards against entertaining such demands and called it 'unacceptable'.
January 21, 2016
Faulkner misses run-out, Kohli asks why are you 'fast asleep'
The Canberra ODI saw the second part of the now famous Virat Kohli-James Faulkner good humoured banter bordering a sledge with the Indian superstar trying to upset the Australian all-rounder during another of his superlative innings.
'Team India has actually played good cricket in this series'
India has lost four matches in a row in the ongoing series Down Under but if Australian batting great Michael Hussey is to be believed, the visitors have not fared badly.
Hastings enjoying 'responsibility' after good shows
Pacer John Hastings has provided fill-up to Australia's ambitions of notching up a 5-0 whitewash in the ODI series against India, saying he is thriving on the extra responsibility following a few impressive performances.
Cricket Australia to address imbalance between bat and ball
The eight innings in the ongoing Australia versus India has produced an unprecedented 2498 runs and Cricket Australia bosses have admitted that they are trying to ring in change to make all the pitches batting friendly.
Dravid, Smith & Atherton excited about U-19 World Cup
Cricket greats Rahul Dravid, Michael Atherton and Graeme Smith are looking forward to the ICC U-19 World Cup, saying the tournament gives the young players the chance to test themselves against the best in their age group.
Not seeking BCCI's help for life ban review, says Kaneria
Banned Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria denied media reports that he is seeking the Board of Control for Cricket in India's help to take up his case with the International Cricket Council.
'I would back MS as captain... he is best suited to handle most situations'
Beleaguered Mahendra Singh Dhoni has found backing from former Australia cricketer Mike Hussey, who says the Indian captain was the most suitable to lead the team as he still has a lot of fire in his batting.
Centurion Test: Dominant England aim to complete 3-0 triumph
England, with a series win already secured, can complete South Africa's ignominious fall from the top of the rankings when the final Test of the four-match series starts at Centurion Park in Pretoria on Friday.
'India will go all the way at the World Twenty20 Championships'
Ahead of the World Twenty20 Championships in India between March and April, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has voiced his support for the winners of the inaugural edition.
Injured Maxwell doubtful for fifth ODI against India
Australia's Glenn Maxwell is a doubtful starter for the fifth and final One-Day International against India to be played in Sydney on Saturday after the middle-order batsman injured his knee while batting in the fourth ODI.
January 20, 2016
Raina powers UP to maiden Mushtaq Ali T20 title
Uttar Pradesh clinched their maiden Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy with a thumping 38-run win over two-time champions Baroda in the final under flood-lights at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.
De Kock back behind the wicket for South Africa
Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock will return for South Africa in the last Test against England after recovering from a knee strain suffered while walking his dogs, Cricket South Africa said on Wednesday. India to play three T20s against Sri Lanka in February
India will host Sri Lanka in a three-match series starting February 9 ahead of Asia Cup and World T20.
Gavaskar calls for 'harsh steps' following Canberra defeat
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday called for harsh steps in the setup of the struggling Indian cricket team in Australia, saying some of the players have not learnt from their past mistakes despite making the trip Down Under multiple times.
'Dhoni's wicket was the turning point'
Australian pacer Kane Richardson, who grabbed a five-for felt that the dismissal of Mahendra Singh Dhoni proved to be a turning point as the home team recorded a 25-run win against India.
Cricket can never be rid of corruption: Saleem Malik
Pakistan's only cricketer to get a life ban for match fixing, Saleem Malik is convinced that cricket and other sports can never be rid of corruption.
Dhoni takes responsibility for failed chase in Canberra
Taking full responsibility for the inexplicable collapse against Australia in the fourth ODI, in Canberra, on Wednesday, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he should have steered the team home after fluent centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli.
Richardson lauds Manohar's stance on conflict of interest
Lauding Shashank Manohar for his stand against conflict of interest, International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson today said the ICC Chairman, who also heads the BCCI, is a principled man and is trying to reform the governance structure in both the bodies.
Richardson demolishes India after Kohli, Dhawan tons
Paceman Kane Richardson claimed his maiden five-wicket haul to script India's spectacular collapse and bowl Australia to a 25-run victory in the high-scoring fourth one day international on Wednesday.
T20 has changed cricket big time: Tendulkar
At an event to announce ICC's partnership with MRF Tyres ahead of the World Twenty20 Championships in India between March and April, Tendulkar spoke about how the format has revolutionised the game.
Kohli has same aura as Tendulkar: Lee
Australian pace legend Brett Lee on Wednesday heaped accolades on Virat Kohli, describing the swashbuckling Indian batsman as a legend whose aura is comparable to the iconic Sachin Tendulkar. Rahane splits webbing, set to miss fifth and final ODI vs Australia
Star India batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday split the webbing of his right hand while fielding during the fourth One-Day International against Australia.
PHOTOS: India crash to defeat despite Kohli, Dhawan centuries
Images from the fourth One-Day International between Australia and India in Canberra, on Wednesday.
ICC bans Sri Lankan curator over failure to help graft probe
Sri Lankan pitch curator Jayananda Warnaweera was on Wednesday suspended by the International Cricket Council for three years after he 'failed' to cooperate in an ongoing anti-corruption investigation against him.
Australia eye No. 1 Test ranking against New Zealand
New Zealand strike bowler Tim Southee will miss the upcoming One-Day International series against Australia but Blackcaps coach Mike Hesson is optimistic the seamer would recover from a foot injury in time for the subsequent Test series.
January 19, 2016
'South Africa will play hard to salvage pride'
South Africa are fired up to perform in the dead-rubber fourth Test against England and will 'play hard' as they try to salvage battered pride, young Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada said on Tuesday. Feel privileged to get a national call-up: Tait
Veteran speedster terms his Australia T20 call-up as a 'privilege' and is not thinking in the lines of how many matches he will get to play in the series against Australia.
Lanka captain Angelo Mathews defends players after coach gets fixing ban
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews defended the team's cricketers on Tuesday after recording a statement before police in connection with a match-fixing scandal that has led to the suspension of a bowling coach.
'Representing India more important than winning U-19 World Cup'
One of the key aspects that the former India captain Rahul Dravid is focused on as the coach of the national colts squad, which is set to take part in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, is the ability to rotate the strike.
Gayle slams critics as he leaves Big Bash!
A fuming Chris Gayle blasted current and former cricketers for not standing by him when he was roundly criticised for flirting with a television presenter during an interview at the Big Bash League.
Court recalls non-bailable warrant against Dhoni
The non-bailable warrant issued against India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a case of hurting religious sentiments was withdrawn by a local court in Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.
Chandila will not challenge life ban in court
Ajit Chandila says he will appeal to the Board of Control for Cricket in India to reconsider its decision to ban him for life but will not take any legal recourse to get it revoked.
Uthappa hopes to 'get proper run' in international cricket
Karnataka opening batsman Robin Uthappa has expressed hope of getting a 'proper run' in international cricket to justify his talent.
Australia off-spinner Hauritz announces retirement
Australia off-spinner Nathan Hauritz announced his retirement from competitive cricket on Tuesday, bringing the curtain down on a 15-year career during which he represented the national side in all three formats. 'The Indian top-order is playing great cricket at the moment'
David Warner has said that the Indian top-order is in great shape, but chasing 300 hasn't been too tough so far in this series.
Battered India hoping to banish bowling woes; Ashwin set to return
India's batsmen have gone about their job efficiently, posting big totals on the board but the bowlers have been ordinary at best, allowing the hosts to chase down those tall scores in each of the first three ODIs of the five-match series.
I am very much a work in progress as a cricketer: Kohli
He surpassed legends like Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to reach 7000 runs and 24 ODI centuries but Virat Kohli has said as a cricketer he is "still very much a work in progress".
Bowl better and be consistent, Shastri sets the rules for India's bowlers
Team Director Ravi Shastri claimed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side can certainly arrest the slide in the ODI series against Australia if the inexperienced bowling line-up learns from its mistakes.
Sri Lanka bowling coach banned, skipper Mathews to meet police
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews will appear before police on Tuesday to record a statement in connection with a match-fixing scandal that has led to the suspension of a fast bowling coach.
'Tait can do damage on Indian pitches in World T20'
Backing Shaun Tait's surprise return to the Australian T20 squad for the three-match series against India, former pacer Jason Gillespie said the tearaway speedster will cause a lot of damage on Indian tracks if he makes the squad for the World T20 starting March 8.
Maxwell's mature knock a glimpse of things to come: Warner
Glenn Maxwell earned the nickname 'Big Show' for his exciting but often irresponsible shot-making and was often criticised for throwing away his wicket while going for boundaries too early in his innings.
January 18, 2016
Mushtaq Ali T20: Baroda to meet Uttar Pradesh in final
Baroda and Uttar Pradesh will square off in the final of the Mushtaq Ali T20 cricket championships after notching up contrasting wins over their respective opponents in the final Super League encounters.
Aus-bound Raina draws confidence from success in 2015 World Cup
Dropped from the ODI squad, Suresh Raina is all set to join the Indian team for the upcoming T20 series in Australia and determined show what the 'Men in blue' are missing. BCCI to discuss 'conditional use' of DRS with team
With the contentious Decision Review System in focus again following some umpiring howlers in the ongoing ODI series between India and Australia, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said "we can deliberate" on its conditional use once the team is back.
Gayle smashes 12-ball 50, equals Yuvraj Singh's World record
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle smashed fifty from 12 balls for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League on Monday to match India's Yuvraj Singh's record for the fastest half-century in Twenty20 cricket.
Kohli's 'smashed you enough' retort leaves Faulkner stumped
James Faulkner's attempt to engage India's Virat Kohli in a war of words during the third ODI in Melbourne backfired on the Australian paceman as the star batsman emphatically told him to just keep bowling as "I have smashed you enough in my life".
'Team India will get full-time coach after the World T20'
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said the Indian cricket team will have a full-time coach after the World T20 and the high-profile advisory committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly will have a say in the appointment.
Under-fire Dhoni gets BCCI's backing
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's job as India's limited-overs captain is safe despite the team's third successive one-day series defeat, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Monday.
Uncapped Bumrah to replace injured Shami in T20 squad
Gujarat medium-pacer Jasprit Bumrah was named as India's replacement for the injured Mohammad Shami in the Twenty20 series against Australia starting January 26, the Board of Control for Cricket in India wrote in a statement on Monday.
Dhoni to lead new IPL team Rising Pune Supergiants
India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named captain of new Indian Premier League franchise Rising Pune Supergiants on Monday.
NEEDED! Brave youngsters in the team
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the team needs a 'brave' bunch of youngsters going forward.
Looking forward to challenge Indian batsmen: Lyon
Back in the Australian ODI fold after more than a year, off-spinner Nathan Lyon says he cannot wait to challenge the Indian batsmen in the fourth one-dayer in Canberra, a venue he knows inside out after being a part of Manuka Oval's ground staff.
Ajit Chandila banned for life, Hiken Shah for 5 years
Ajit Chandila has been handed a life ban, while Hiken Shah has been banned for five years for their role in match-fixing during the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Monday.
3rd India-Australia T20 to go Pink for McGrath Foundation
The third and final match of the upcoming Twenty20 series between India and Australia will turn pink to support the McGrath Foundation after rain washed out a large part of the annual Pink Test in Sydney.
T20 call up a pleasant surprise: Watson
Conceding that the T20 call up against India came as a 'pleasant surprise', Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Monday said his familiarity with Indian cricket through IPL helped him in reviving his faltering international career.
Tait makes surprise return to Aus squad for India T20 series
Shane Watson also named in T20 squad to be captained by Aaron Finch
January 17, 2016
Number crunching: Kohli sparkles with ton but India humbled
Statistician Rajneesh Gupta has interesting numbers from the match. Check them out.
Dhoni at his sarcastic best!
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Sunday, made light of the criticism he is facing in the wake of continuing poor results by saying that a review of his leadership can be done only through PIL.
2 reasons why Ashwin was dropped...
India made two changes for this must-win game, with Gurkeerat Mann and Rishi Dhawan handed debuts on account of their all-round capabilities. Ravichandran Ashwin and Manish Pandey made way for them in the playing eleven.
Will India suffer another whitewash in Australia?
The One-day International series in their bag, Australian big-hitter Glenn Maxwell, on Sunday, said the hosts are 'desperate' to achieve a 5-0 whitewash against India.
After series loss, check out Dhoni's TOP excuses...
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Sunday, hit out at his fielders for conceding easy boundaries at crucial junctures as Australia took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series with a three-wicket win in Melbourne.
World T20: India play Windies, South Africa in warm-ups
The Indian cricket team will square off against South Africa and the West Indies in the warm-up matches before the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in India from March 8.
Record-breaking Williamson, Guptill sink Pakistan to level series
Skipper Kane Williamson and fellow opener Martin Guptill forged the highest partnership in Twenty20 Internationals to secure New Zealand a series-levelling 10-wicket victory against Pakistan in the second match in Hamilton on Sunday.
ICC Test Rankings: Broad soars to the top; Ashwin slips
Indian off-spinner R Ashwin on Sunday lost his top position in the International Cricket Council Test rankings, displaced by England pacer Stuart Broad, even as Ajinkya Rahane remained the country's top-ranked batsman at joint 10th in the latest list.
BCCI to decide fate of tainted Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah
The fate of tainted cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah will be decided by the BCCI's (Board of Control for Cricket in India) Disciplinary Committee, headed by president Shashank Manohar, in Mumbai, on Monday
PHOTOS: Maxwell blasts Australia to ODI series victory at MCG
Glenn Maxwell blasted a splendid 83-ball 96 to lift Australia to a three-wicket victory against India that also helped the hosts seal the five-match ODI series 3-0, in Melbourne, on Sunday.
Kohli ton in vain as Australia claim ODI series 3-0
Glen Maxwell and James Faulkner stitched up a 80-run partnership (off 63 balls) to help Australia beat India by three wickets in the 3rd ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday and clinch the series 3-0.
Dethroned South Africa seek remedy for batting woes
Unceremoniously dethroned as the world's top-ranked Test team, an embarrassed South Africa are in a race against time to find answers to their steady decline before they begin the final Test against England on Friday.
Kohli breaks De Villiers's record, fastest to 7000 ODI runs
Indian batsman Virat Kohli broke Proteas star AB de Villiers's record to become the fastest batsman to reach 7000 runs in One-Day Internationals.
How Broad demolished South Africa
Stuart Broad started the third Test against South Africa feeling unwell but finished it on an incredible high after grabbing six wickets to spur England to a series victory on Saturday.
January 16, 2016
South Africa dethroned, India regain No.1 Test ranking
The Stuart Broad show in Johannesburg not only destroyed South Africa but also dethroned the Proteas from the No.1 Test rankings.
Brilliant Broad lifts England to series win in South Africa
A venomous spell of fast bowling from Stuart Broad led England to an emphatic seven- wicket win over South Africa in the third on Saturday to clinch the series. Moeen withdraws from IPL auctions after talking to Strauss
England all-rounder Moeen Ali has withdrawn his name from next month's Indian Premier League auction after discussions with former captain and ECB's Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss.
Shami's father claims 'cow slaughter' being used to target family
India's fast bowler Mohammed Shami's family is in 'danger' according to his father Tauseef Ahmad, who has reportedly alleged that 'cow slaughter' is being used to target them.
Mushtaq Ali T20: Iyer fifty powers Mumbai past Vidarbha
Shreyas Iyer's 51-ball 86 run blitzkrieg helped Mumbai sail past a tall Vidarbha total to notch up a five-wicket win in the Super League phase of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Group A match in Mumbai.
Dhoni may make India chase in third one-dayer
Back-to-back one-day defeats in Perth and Brisbane have forced India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to rethink his strategy of opting to bat first against Australia, who have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series by chasing down 300-plus targets.
Desperate India eye survival, Australia aim hat-trick of wins
Their bowling frailties thoroughly exposed in the first two ODIs, India are left with no option but to bank heavily on their batsmen to steer the side and upstage the rampaging Australians in the must-win third one-dayer in Melbourne.
Another major reprieve for Cairns, Modi drops civil lawsuit
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has decided to drop a USD 3.3 million civil law suit against Chris Cairns in the match-fixing scandal, a major reprieve for the New Zealand all-rounder who was recently cleared of any wrongdoing in a perjury trial.
'Pakistan won't tour India, will only play if it's a home series'
Unwilling to give up on a seemingly jinxed series against India, Pakistan Cricket Board's Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi said the PCB can spare a fortnight for the matches should the Indian government give its go ahead.
January 15, 2016
Will he be the HOTTEST player to watch out for in IPL auction?
Released by Delhi Daredevils, in-form batsman from Australia, Travis Head, could emerge as one of the most coveted players at next month's Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
3rd Test PHOTOS: Root century fuels England fightback
Joe Root scored an unbeaten 106 and shared a swashbuckling partnership with Ben Stokes as England put the brakes on a hostile South African attack to reach 238 for five at the close of the second day of the third Test on Friday.
Number crunching: Yet another run-riot from Rohit
Statistician Rajneesh Gupta has interesting numbers from the second One-dayer, in Brisbane, on Friday. Check them out.
Hazlewood rested for India series, Hastings retained
Australia has rested pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood for the remainder of the home international season which includes the remaining three ODIs of the five match series and the following three T20 internationals.
Aamir booed on return to international cricket: reports
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir was Friday booed on his return to international cricket by the crowd during the first Twenty20 match against New Zealand in Auckland. 'India's pride and world's envy is struggling a bit now'
Not quite impressed with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's batting in the ongoing ODI series against Australia, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said the wicketkeeper-batsman is "struggling but shouldn't be singled out" for criticism just yet.
Finch praises Aus bowlers after another easy win over India
Australia may have made batting look easy while chasing 300-plus totals against India successfully twice, but opener Aaron Finch credited the team's inexperienced bowlers for it, pointing out that the current attack combined has played less ODIs than the now retired Mitchell Johnson.
Looking at our bowlers, we need to score 330 or more: Dhoni
Frustrated by the performance of his bowlers in the second One-Day International against Australia in Brisbane on Friday, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared that given the attack at his disposal right now even 300-plus scores are not enough against the home side.
Mushtaq Ali T20: Pandya blitz fires Baroda past Vidarbha
A summary of Friday's Super League matches in the Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
Amir bags wicket on return as Pakistan score T20 win over New Zealand
Pacer Mohammad Amir claimed a wicket on his return to international cricket following a five-year ban as Pakistan registered a 16-run victory over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 International in Auckland on Friday.
How IPL stint with Ponting, Tendulkar shaped Pandya's career
Hard-hitting Baroda all-rounder Hardik Pandya said his selection to the Indian team for the T20 series boosted his confidence and is hoping to carry his good form in domestic cricket into the upcoming three-match Twenty20 series in Australia.
India lose to Australia again despite another Rohit ton
Rohit Sharma struck his second successive hundred of the series but once again the Indians were comfortably outclassed by Australia by seven wickets, in the second One-Day International in Brisbane, on Friday.
Gabba scoreboard gives Clarke a 'come back'
Fans trouping in for the second India-Australia cricket one-dayer in Brisbabe on Friday were in for a surprise when retired former captain Michael Clarke's name showed up at the top of the home team's line-up on the Gabba's giant scoreboard.
PHOTOS: Australia take 2-0 lead after another easy win in Brisbane
Rohit Sharma's second successive century was once again overshadowed by Australia's collective batting might as the hosts continued their dominance over Indian bowlers to notch up a seven-wicket victory in the second One-Day International in Brisbane.
Lanka police meet Perera, Herath over fixing claims
Cricketers from the team of the Emirald Isle are under suspicion following their dismal performance in the recently concluded New Zealand tour
January 14, 2016
'Let's play ODI cricket with pink ball'
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar says pink ball should be used in One-day cricket to make it more competitive since white ball leaves nothing for the bowlers.
Parthiv Patel eyes re-entry into Indian team
Bidding to lead Gujarat to their second successive domestic T20 title, wicket keeper batsman Parthiv Patel has not lost focus on a re-entry into the national team, but without putting pressure on himself.
Experience in senior level will help in U-19 World Cup: Sarfaraz
Gearing up to compete in his second Under-19 World Cup, India's Sarfaraz Khan says the experience he gained through playing at senior level in domestic cricket could be beneficial to him when the junior tournament begins in Bangladesh later this month.
Former South African player Gulam Bodi charged for match-fixing
Former South Africa international Gulam Bodi has been charged with attempting to fix matches in the country's domestic Twenty20 competition, the country's cricket authorities said on Thursday. Will submit report on Delhi Test to HC on Jan 18: Mudgal
Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal, who was appointed observer for the India versus South Africa Test match at the Feroz Shah Kotla last month, will be submitting his detailed report to the court on January 18.
3rd Test PHOTOS: England peg SA back on opening day
Ben Stokes claimed a wicket for England in the first session of the third cricket test at the Wanderers on Thursday, but South Africa dealt with the early swing from the bowlers and advanced to 73 for one at lunch.
Border, Haddin question Marsh rest
Australia great Allan Bordrer was baffled by Cricket Australia's decision to rest all-rounder Mitchell Marsh from the squad for the second one-day international against India here.
Lankan players accused of 'drunken behaviour'; Mathews pledges 'no mercy'
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has promised `no mercy` for any teammate found guilty of misconduct after the country's Sports Minister raised allegations of drunken behaviour during New Zealand tour. Proteas in mad dash for wicket-keeper to play in Port Elizabeth Test
Wicketkeeper Dane Vilas was forced to make a desperate dash to the Wanderers on Thursday after being called up as a late replacement for the injured Quinton de Kock in South Africa's team for the third Test against England.
David Warner blessed with a baby girl
Dashing Australian opener David Warner took to instagram to announce the birth of his second child, a daughter with wife Candice.
With similar pitch conditions at Brisbane, Aus likely to go in with same attack
Aus all-rounder James Faulkner says that the new Powerplay rule crucial to team's total
India look to bounce back with improved bowling effort
tung by the defeat in the series opener despite putting up a big score, India will have to plug their bowling loopholes when they take on Australia in the second One-Day International on Friday, fully aware that any slip-up will make their task of bouncing back difficult.
We need to learn to take wickets in middle overs: Rohit
Rohit Sharma's brilliant hundred was certainly one of the positives in India's five wicket defeat in the first ODI against Australia but one of the worrying factor according to the in-form opener is not picking up wickets in the middle overs.
January 13, 2016
The new kid on the block needs to work on specific areas...
Indian cricket team's new kid on the block Barinder Sran admitted that his debut has allowed some 'pressure to be released' but at the same time he needs to work on some specific areas including bowling effective 'slow bumpers'.
Dear ICC, please protect Tests
Test cricket must adapt to survive in the face of the ever-tightening squeeze from shorter, more lucrative, forms of the game, both England and South Africa's captains said on Wednesday.
Gabba in line for Pink Ball Test?
If crowds flock to the India ODI on Friday, the Gabba could host a day-night Test.
Don't ban Gayle, say Mandira, Archana
'A little bit of banter is okay, because at the end of the day, especially with the T20 format, it is also entertainment.'
Why Pak cricketers are retiring in large numbers
'If they want us to announce our retirements we will do it, but we can't waste an opportunity to earn good money.'
Anderson ready to shun IPL's riches to play Test cricket for England
England pace spearhead James Anderson is not keen to participate in domestic Twenty20 leagues like the Indian Premier League, saying that whatever he has left in his career is dedicated to playing Test cricket for his country.
Watch out! England aim to wrap up series
'It's an exciting time to play,' says Alistair Cook.
The Pawar factor: Why MCA opposes Lodha plans
Recommendations would force Sharad Pawar out as MCA chief.
IPL 9 will be 'bigger and better'
'Fans' comfort should be top most in franchises' mind.'
AB de Villiers considering retirement?
New South African captain AB de Villiers said he is still motivated to perform in all forms of international cricket and hopes the responsibility of being appointed South Africa Test captain will improve his performances. But confirmed there was 'a bit of truth' in rumours he was considering retirement.
India Under-19 captain Kishan involved in road accident in Patna
India's Under-19 cricket captain Ishan Kishan found himself embroiled in a controversy after a car, in which he was travelling, hit an autorickshaw in Patna.
'How many runs you score doesn't matter if team doesn't win'
His last three international hundreds having ended up in a losing cause, Rohit Sharma feels that even the best of knocks do not give a player satisfaction if the team ends up on a losing note.
Select team: Should Dhawan replace Jadeja for 2nd ODI?
Do you feel Dhoni should bring in all-rounder Dhawan for Jadeja, or strengthen the pace attack by playing Ishant? Select your Indian team for the second match against Australia, in Brisbane, on Friday, January 15.
'The kind of bowling India has, Australia can chase even 350'
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has pointed out that the Indian bowling is simply not good enough for the Australian conditions.
For optimistic Nehra 'age is just a number'
The left-arm pacer, who was sidelined for five years, will make a return to the India squad for the Twenty20s against Australia. He also urges BCCI to nurture and look after bright fast bowling prospects
'When you compete against Australia, you gain more experience'
India's limited overs captain MS Dhoni is satisfied that India will play three T20 Internationals Down Under.
Bacher urges talented black cricketers to get out of townships
Former South Africa skipper Bacher Ali believes that young black players cannot make it to the country's cricket if they continue to stay in the township culture.
Dhoni 'still not convinced' about DRS
But the ODI captain was critical of spinners for their failure to come good in the first ODI against Australia on Tuesday
January 12, 2016
We did not want to risk Ishant's finger injury: Dhoni
After Mohammed Shami's hamstring injury that ruled him out of the limited overs series, India's most experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma got an injury scare having sustained a blow on his finger, which was the reason team management did not risk playing him in the first ODI.
No Indo-Pak series scheduled in 2016: BCCI secretary
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of an Indo-Pak bilateral series stating that no such series is scheduled in Futures Tours & Programme (FTP) calender.
Khwaja in, Warner goes on paternity leave
Top-order batsman Usman Khawaja has been drafted into the Australia squad for the ongoing ODI series against India in place of opener David Warner whose wife is expecting the couple's second child.
Dhoni 'may agree' that India is suffering for not using DRS
Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained his stoic stance regarding India's aversion for contentious Decision Review System (DRS) but said that he 'may agree' with the notion that his team is suffering for non-usage of technology. India needs to find a way to dismiss Smith: Gavaskar
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar says if India wants to win the ongoing five-match ODI series in Australia they need to find a way to dismiss home team skipper Steven Smith early.
Ganguly to captain Libra Legends in MCL
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Tuesday named captain and ambassador of Libra Legends in the upcoming Masters Champions League to be played in Dubai and Sharjah from January 28 to February 13.
Was Bailey out first ball? Batsman says DRS would have been interesting!
Australia batsman George Bailey said the presence of the Decision Review System could have made the half-hearted, first ball appeal against him in the first ODI against India in Perth on Tuesday "interesting".
Never thought spinners will have a bad day: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he never thought his spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will have such a 'bad day' but also praised Australian skipper Steve Smith and George Bailey for playing exceptionally well in the middle overs. 'Surprising that Rohit does not turn these performances in Tests'
Showering praise on Rohit Sharma, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said the opener is as good as anybody in the world but wondered why he was not able to translate his limited overs performances in Test cricket.
Was Bailey's reprieve the turning point in the Perth ODI?
India's reluctance to accept the Decision Review System in its current form has cost them what would have been a crucial, match-changing wicket in their loss to Australia at the WACA Ground on Tuesday.
Mushtaq Ali T20: Holders Gujarat in Group B, Mumbai & Baroda in Group A
Defending champions Gujarat and former winners Baroda are placed in different groups for the final stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship, which will be held at two venues in Mumbai from January 15-20.
'We're feeling good considering the amount of bowling in Cape Town'
The England bowlers have had time to recover after a marathon stint in Cape Town and are ready for the third Test against South Africa, record wicket-taker James Anderson said on Tuesday.
Wanderers Test: South Africa determined to overcome bowling woes
Handicapped by the absence of key strike bowler Dale Steyn, South Africa will need to dig deep into their reserves if they are to beat England in the third Test and bring parity to the series.
Now, Gayle under fire for Big Bash no-run!
The West Indies batting ace, who made headlines after attempting to flirt with Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin during a live interview, was savaged by commentators for refusing to take what appeared to be an easy single for his Melbourne Renegades team against Sydney Thunder late Monday.
PHOTOS: Rohit's ton in vain as Smith, Bailey seal Australia win
Images from the opening ODI between Australia and India at the WACA, Perth, on Tuesday.
Perth ODI: Smith, Bailey tons steer Australia past India
Steve Smith and George Bailey's brilliant knocks overshadowed Rohit Sharma's magnificent 171 as Australia beat India by five wickets in the first ODI of the five-match series in Perth on Tuesday.
When a fan paid for Afridi's meal...
Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi was saved of much embarrassment when a fan stepped in to pay for his meal at a fast food joint in Auckland, after the flamboyant cricketer realised that he was not carrying local currency.
ICC charges and suspends Hong Kong cricketer over fixing
Hong Kong international Irfan Ahmed has been charged and provisionally suspended for failing to report an alleged fixing approach, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Tuesday.
January 11, 2016
India must cash in on inexperienced Aussie attack: Gavaskar
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar says the Indian team has an advantage in the upcoming five-match ODI series against Australia as the home team's bowling attack looks thin in the absence of the 'Two Mitchells' -- Johnson and Starc.
'I foresee that AB is going to be successful as Test captain'
Newly-appointed Test skipper AB de Villiers has it in him to become one of South Africa's greatest captains, says Cricket South Africa (CSA) supremo Ali Bacher.
Croft jumps to England's rescue
England will draft in former international off-spinner Robert Croft to assist their slow bowlers during the five-match One-Day International series in South Africa starting on February 3.
WACA ODI: 2 new pacemen for India opener
Uncapped pacemen Joel Paris and Scott Boland will make their international debuts for Australia in the first one-day match against India in Perth on Tuesday.
This is the most bizarre run out ever!
Somebody needs to tell Adam Zampa that cricket is not a contact sport as the Melbourne Stars bowler was lucky not to lose a few teeth during Saturday's Big Bash clash against Melbourne Renegades.
Tainted Butt hits century on domestic comeback after ban
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt hit a century as he and fast bowler Mohammad Asif returned to competitive cricket on Sunday after serving five-year bans for spot-fixing.
India-Australia ODIs: The record so far
This is the first time India will play a bilateral series on Australian soil.
MCA to oppose most recommendations of Lodha panel
The Mumbai Cricket Association headed by Sharad Pawar, is set to oppose most of the recommendations of the Justice Lodha committee submitted in its report to the Supreme Court last week.
Steyn ruled out of third Test against England
Fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of this week's third test against England in a major blow to South Africa's bid to get back into the four-match series. Perth ODI: Sans seam all-rounder, India opt for '3-2 bowling combination'
Claiming to be short of a seamer all-rounder, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he has no option but field three fast bowlers and two spinners in a five-pronged attack for India's first ODI of the five-match series against Australia, in Perth, on Tuesday. Stephen Fleming named coach of Pune IPL team
Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming was on Monday named chief coach of the new Pune franchise of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament.
Why Zaheer picks India to win World T20
Zaheer Khan discusses India's chances in the upcoming World T20 in March-April. Harish Kotian/Rediff.com listens in.
Watch out for rookie seamer Sran, Smith tells Aussie mates
Australian captain Steve Smith says rookie pacer Barinder Sran has impressive variations in his armoury and was discussed in the dressing room.
'It's a challenge to play against Australia but we want to win'
Ajinkya Rahane has said it is always a challenge to play against Australia.
'The 2015 World Cup was a very good tournament for India...'
Ahead of their first ODI against Australia in Perth, Indian limited overs captain MS Dhoni has recalled his team's good show Down Under at last year's World Cup.
January 10, 2016
BCCI clears Rs 58.12 lakh for balls used for World T20
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Delhi, Jharkhand, Vidarbha seal knockout spots in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Results from final league games of Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament
Butt, Asif beg for second chance after domestic return
Pakistan cricket's tainted duo Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif started their journey on the road to redemption with both the convicted spot-fixers making a successful return to competitive cricket during the National One-Day Competition, in Hyderabad (Sind).
Ajmal accused of fraud, asked to vacate land for academy
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been accused of fraud and misuse of facilities by the administration of the University of Agriculture in his hometown Faisalabad.
Beating Australia is a big deal for India: Bailey
Australia batsman George Bailey says his team is looking forward to renew a "fierce" rivalry with India in the upcoming five-match ODI series and feels it will be a big deal for the visitors to beat them in their backyard.
India must win one match against Australia to retain 2nd spot
India will need to win at least a game in the upcoming one-dayer series against Australia to retain their current second position in the ICC ODI Team Championships, even as second-placed Virat Kohli looks to close in on AB de Villiers in the batting chart.
'India will make it a tougher contest of white-ball cricket'
Not impressed by Australia's dominance in the summer of 2015 with Test wins against New Zealand and a lackluster West Indies, former pacer Geoff Lawson believes that India will make "tougher opponents" in the upcoming ODI series starting January 12.
'Indian team has to adjust to extra bounce at the WACA'
Looking to exploit the fast and bouncy conditions at the WACA, Australian opener Aaron Finch has said his team would look to corner the Indians early on in the opening ODI on January 12.
Akmal violates ICC dress code, banned from first T20 against NZ
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal will miss the first Twenty20 against New Zealand on January 15 after being slapped with a one-match ban for violating the ICC's dress code during a domestic game.
Joel Paris set to wear retired McGrath's No.11 jersey
Australia's rookie pacer Joel Paris is set to don Glenn McGrath's No.11 jersey when he makes his likely international debut in the first cricket ODI against India on January 12.
Auckland T20: Record breakers Guptill, Munro lead NZ sweep
Colin Munro blasted New Zealand's fastest Twenty20 half century to surpass a mark set by Martin Guptill earlier in the innings as the hosts swept their two-match series against Sri Lanka with a nine-wicket win in Auckland on Sunday.
January 09, 2016
Check out who gives Team India an 'added advantage' in Australia!
India's bowling coach Bharat Arun said rookie Barinder Sran, being a left-armer, gives the team 'added advantage', indicating that the youngster may be blooded into the side for opening ODI against Australia.
Mushtaq Ali: Samson upstages Yuvraj to steer Kerala into quarters
Sanju Samson smashed 72 off 56 balls as Kerala completed a five wicket win over Punjab to cruise into the quarterfinals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, in Kochi, on Saturday.
ODI warm-up: Rohit, Pandey star in India's win at WACA
Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey sparkled with half-centuries but rest of India's batsmen put up a lackluster performance before the bowlers came good to hand the team a 64-run win over a second string Western Australia XI in the warm-up one-day cricket match at the WACA, in Perth, on Saturday.
No contract for T20 skipper Darren Sammy
West Indies T20 skipper Darren Sammy has excluded from the list of central contract for the 2015-16 international cricket season.
Pacer Shami ruled out of Australia tour with injury
India suffered a big setback ahead of the forthcoming One-Day International series against Australia as pacer Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the tour with an injury.
Australia's pacers hoping to use 'bounce' to counter India in Perth ODI
More excited than nervous at the prospect of squaring off against the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Australia's uncapped pacer Joel Paris on Saturday said his team's bowlers only need to focus on accuracy to tame India's 'world-class' batters in the One-Day International series starting on January 12.
I don't see India beating World champions Australia in ODI series: Ian Chappell
Former captain Ian Chappell feels the Indian team will be quite a handful for World champions Australia in the upcoming One-Day International series but the hosts will still be the favourites to win the five-game series as the visitors are short of one specialist batsman.
January 08, 2016
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Mumbai, UP and Karnataka post victories
A summary of the day's matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament.
Ganguly hits out at detractors in Cricket Association of Bengal
Cricket Association on Bengal president Sourav Ganguly's differences with some of the other office-bearers came out in the open when the former India captain spoke how misinformation was being spread by a section about Eden Gardens' branding coming under the ambit of ambush marketing.
Kumble backs Lodha Panel's recommendations
Former captain Anil Kumble said that many of the recommendations of the Lodha Committee report would be good for Indian cricket if they are implemented.
WI management knew of Gayle's 'bare act' last year: report
Even as Chris Gayle filed a defamation case against a media house for allegations that he indecently exposed himself to a lady last year, an email has emerged hinting the West Indies team management knew of misbehaviour by players towards a woman during the 2015 World Cup here. 'Sran looks a good prospect for India'
Opener Shikhar Dhawan was all praise for rookie pacer Barinder Sran after his impressive showing in India's easy victory in the opening T20 warm-up game against Western Australia on Friday, saying the left-arm speedster looks a "good prospect for India".
We'll be fighting fire with fire Down Under, says Rohit
India batsman Rohit Sharma expects the upcoming limited-overs series Down Under to be highly-charged up.
Sran impresses as India open Aus tour with easy warm-up win
India started their limited-overs tour of Australia on a positive note, comprehensively beating a second-string Western Australia XI by 74 runs in a Twenty20 warm-up game on Friday with Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan striking fluent half-centuries.
Gayle's behaviour fairly expected: Watson
Veteran Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has said he was not surprised by Chris Gayle's behaviour, adding that the controversial remarks made by the Jamaican during an interview with a female presenter were 'fairly expected'.
South Africa unchanged for final two England Tests
South Africa have named an unchanged squad for the remaining two Tests against England as AB de Villiers prepares to lead the five-day team for the first time in Johannesburg on Thursday.
'Bavuma's ton opened door for black cricketers'
Former South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has lavished praise on Temba Bavuma after he became the first black African batsman to score a century for his side, saying that he has opened the door for rest of black batsmen.
Court order against Dhoni erroneous, claims lawyer
Mahendra Singh Dhoni hasn't received any summons from a local court in Andhra Pradesh that he has been accused of ignoring, his lawyer Rajneesh Chopra said on Friday, insisting that the non-bailable warrant issued against India's cricket team captain is "erroneous".
World champions Australia eye good start against 'aggressive' India
Australia coach Darren Lehmann expects the upcoming limited-overs series against India to be an exciting one given the 'aggressive' brand of cricket that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have been playing of late.
Wordwide ban on Chris Gayle? Tell Us!
Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell has called for a worldwide ban on Chris Gayle.
Trending! #StandByGayle hashtag
The controversial West Indies star opener Chris Gayle has found his support through a hashtag campaign.
Will England's out of favour Buttler rise in IPL?
England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler is being encouraged by coach Trevor Bayliss to play in this year's Indian Premier League to hone his limited overs skills.
January 07, 2016
Warner may play only two games against India
Australia opener David Warner is likely to miss a few matches in the upcoming limited overs series against India as his wife is due with the couple's second child.
PHOTOS: Team India gets cracking Down Under
The Indian team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni got down to business with their first training session in Perth, ahead of the upcoming ODI series.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Irfan powers Baroda, UP downs Mumbai
Irfan's all-round show helps Baroda trounce MP by 53 runs; UP humbles Mumbai and Bengal lose to Vidarbha
Tendulkar gifts his bat to Dhanawade
Pranav Dhanawade had another moment to cherish after scoring a record breaking 1009 when Sachin Tenduklar gifted the Mumbai schoolboy his autographed bat.
India to play two warm-up matches at Perth
The Indian cricket team would get into the groove for the short limited-overs series against Australia with a couple of warm-up games against a Western Australia XI at the WACA ground on Friday and Saturday.
Sydney Test: Smith's offer for declaration rejected by Windies
The weather-ravaged, dead rubber third Test between Australia and the West Indies petered out in a draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday.
BCCI asks state associations to discuss Lodha panel report
Rattled by the recommended sweeping reforms to its structure by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee, the Cricket Board has advised its affiliated state units to convene a meeting of its managing committee before this month end to discuss its implications.
Afghan fans celebrate cricket team's win in 'fiery' fashion
With only three balls remaining, Gulbadin Naib hit a six to clinch a narrow win and prompt delirious scenes in the Afghan capital, where heavily-armed cricket fans fired automatic rifles into the air.
Warner adds spark to SCG draw
Australia's David Warner breathed life into the rain-ruined final Test with a pulsating ton as the match meandered to a draw against the West Indies on Thursday.
Chris Gayle to take legal action over reports of indecent exposure
Under-fire Chris Gayle has sought the services of a leading Australian lawyer to start defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media over allegations that the West Indian cricketer indecently exposed himself to a woman in Sydney during the World Cup last year. Mt. Maunganui T20: Boult bowls New Zealand to win over Sri Lanka
Trent Boult produced an economical spell of bowling to take three wickets and help New Zealand to a tense three-run win over Sri Lanka in their first Twenty20 international on Thursday.
Granted visa, Amir to resume international career in New Zealand
Tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir will resume his international cricket career in New Zealand as immigration officials granted him a visa following a five-year ban and jail time for indulging in spot-fixing during the 2010 tour of England.
'Attitude and confidence should be high when you play Australia'
Umesh Yadav has stressed on "confidence" and "attitude" when taking on the Australians.
Wanderers Test: Steyn's participation uncertain, Philander out
South African strike bowler Dale Steyn could miss next week's third Test against England as he has yet to recover from a shoulder problem while fellow paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the series, Cricket South Africa said.
'The Test captaincy has come at short notice but is an honour'
AB de Villiers described his appointment as captain of South Africa's Test team as the fulfilment of a life-long dream but it will raise further questions about the burden on the team's outstanding player.
Gayle could be banned from playing future BBL tournaments
Big-hitting West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is set to be banned from future Big Bash League tournaments as a fallout of his controversial TV interview with Channel 10 journalist Mel McLaughlin.
January 06, 2016
Lodha Report: BCCI may have to tweak IPL schedule
If the Supreme Court makes Justice RM Lodha committee's recommendations on BCCI reforms final and binding, the parent cricket body might have to alter the date of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League, scheduled to start on April 9, this year.
South Africa's Amla steps down from Test captaincy
Hashim Amla said on Wednesday he was stepping aside as South Africa's cricket Test captain with immediate effect, a day after a double century rescued his country from possible defeat in the second Test against England.
When Afridi abandoned press conference in a huff!
A miffed Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi abandoned a press conference midway in Lahore on Wednesday after he had a verbal spat with a reporter leading to a partial protest by the media demanding an apology from the flamboyant all-rounder.
Mushtaq Ali T20: Irfan, Parthiv steal the limelight
A summary of the day's matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament.
ICC penalises Stuart Broad for kicking pitch
Stuart Broad has been fined for showing dissent at the on-field umpire during the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
2nd Test PIX: Bad light, England lower order ensure match ends in draw
Off-spinner Dane Piedt raised hopes of an unlikely South African victory as he grabbed three wickets on Wednesday to leave England on 155 for six at tea on the final day of the high-scoring second Test.
MCA to give wonder boy Dhanawade Rs 10,000 per month for 5 yrs
Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade was awarded a monthly scholarship for five years from the Mumbai Cricket Association, a day after becoming the first batsman in the world to notch a four-figure innings.
I always think about my pace, not about the line and length: Yadav
Umesh Yadav belongs to the rare breed of Indian bowlers who can bowl consistently quick and the 28-year-old is not ready to sacrifice pace to gain more control on his line and length.
Australia's Starc writes off World Twenty20 chances
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc has all but written off his chances of making a faster-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery and playing a part in Australia's bid for a first World Twenty20 title.
I would love to be a coach, mentor or batting consultant: Sehwag
Former India opener Virender Sehwag says he would love to be a mentor or a batting consultant for any IPL team which will give him a chance to share his knowledge with youngsters.
Adelaide 2014: When Kohli played like he was 'possessed'...
Virat Kohli has said that the greatest moment of his career so far is the Test series in Australia, which India lost 0-2, but not before giving a tough fight to the hosts.
Sydney Test: Rain washes out play for second successive day
Heavy rain washed out play in the third Test between Australia and West Indies for the second successive day on Wednesday, further reducing the already slim chance of a result in the dead rubber match.
Meet the hardest working cricketers in the world!
Players with the maximum work load in 2015.
Aamir's attitude and behaviour will be monitored: PCB
His career handed a fresh lease of life, tainted Pakistan pacer Muhammad Aamir's attitude and behaviour would be as much under scrutiny as his on-field performances when he makes an international comeback, the PCB has asserted.
Chris Gayle in hot water again!
A woman who was working around the West Indies cricket team accused Gayle of exposing himself to her.
January 05, 2016
England sledging pushes tiny Bavuma to smash maiden Test ton
Tiny Temba Bavuma scored his maiden Test century for South Africa on Tuesday and suggested English sledging helped him reaching the landmark.
BCCI Awards: Big honours for Kohli, veteran 'keeper Kirmani
Former stumper Syed Kirmani was bestowed with the prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian cricket, while Test captain Virat Kohli bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards night in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Fit-again Shami hoping to repeat World Cup showing in Australia
During the ICC Cricket World Cup that was played Down Under, last year, Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers.
'I spend extra hours driving an auto to buy cricket gear for my son'
Prashant Dhanawade was lost for words initially when asked about his son Pranav's record-breaking cricketing feat.
Dhoni non-committal about future in international cricket
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was non-committal when quizzed on his future in international cricket, saying he is not looking beyond the World T20 in March-April.
Oz ODIs: In Raina's absence Dhoni in dilemma over his batting slot
India's One-Day International captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Tuesday, lamented the absence of a good attacking batsman lower down the order for the forthcoming tour of Australia for a One-day series, starting on January 12.
'Madness' tour to India reason for Proteas' struggle, says Bacher
Former South Africa skipper and administrator Ali Bacher believes that the side's recently-concluded tour against India has played a part in the team's current struggle.
PHOTOS: Bavuma becomes first SA black man to hit Test ton
South Africa's Temba Bavuma struck his maiden Test century in quick time (102 off 148), and in so doing, became the first black South African to crack a Test ton.
Can MIT make DRS foolproof?
In an effort to bring all Test nations on board, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has sought the services of a leading technology institute -- the MIT -- to 'achieve' a uniform Decision Review System (DRS), an innovation which India has been opposing for long.
Tendulkar, Harbhajan applaud 1000-runs lad Dhanawade
Immediately after entering the record books Dhanawade's heroics were lauded by none other than batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar.
Davis Cup at Wankhede or hockey matches at Eden Gardens?
If the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decides to follow the recommendations on reforms suggested by the Justice RM Lodha committee, one could soon find stadiums in Pune, Nagpur, and Rajkot hosting Indian hockey team's 'Test' matches or tennis team's Davis Cup games.
Security concerns force Australia to withdraw from u-19 World Cup
Australia have withdrawn from the under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh later this month because of concerns over the 'safety and security' of the squad, Cricket Australia said.
BCCI mulls Day-Night cricket in Duleep Trophy
Taking a cue from the success of the first Day-Night Test in Adelaide last year, the Tour and Program Fixtures Committee has recommended to the BCCI Technical panel to consider organising the Duleep Trophy matches with pink ball.
Pranav Dhanawade makes history; scores 1009 runs in an innings
Pranav Dhanawade, a school cricketer from Kalyan - on the outskirts of Mumbai, has scripted history by becoming the first batsman to score more than 1,000 runs in an innings.
Pakistan to appeal against suspension of Yasir Shah
The Pakistan Cricket Board is set to appeal against the ICC-imposed provisional suspension of leg-spinner Yasir Shah for failing a dope test last November in the series against England.
Mount Maunganui ODI: Henry takes five as NZ complete series win
Matt Henry took the second five-wicket haul of his career to bowl New Zealand to a 36-run victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international and seal a 3-1 series victory at Bay Oval in Mt. Maunganui on Tuesday.
Sydney Test: Rain washes out the whole of third day
Rain washed out the whole of the third day of the third Test between Australia and West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
Gayle fined, defends 'inappropriate' comments to reporter as joke
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has said he was joking when he asked an Australian reporter out during a live TV broadcast and said he was sorry if she was offended by the widely condemned remarks.
A wish-list for Indian cricket in 2016
More runs from Virat Kohli. India winning the World T20 at home. A controversy-free IPL and more is what Harish Kotian/Rediff.com wants this year.
Australia to pursue day-night Ashes Test
Cricket Australia wants to establish the tradition of hosting a day-night Test every year, including during the Ashes series against England in 2017-18, chief executive James Sutherland said on Tuesday.
January 04, 2016
Mumbai school cricketer hits record unbeaten 652 runs in a single day!
Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade etched his name in the annuls of local cricketing history when he scored a staggering unbeaten 652 runs from just 199 balls in an inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association on Monday.
Determined Amla returns to form as England made to toil
Captain Hashim Amla emerged from a year of poor form with a dogged century to lead a South Africa fight back in the second Test against England on Monday.
Dravid enjoys mentoring youngsters to help fulfill their dreams
Batting legend Rahul Dravid has termed his current stint as coach of India Under-19 and India 'A' cricket teams, as well as his mentorship of young athletes in Olympic sports as "exciting" and "fun".
Chris Gayle slammed over sexist remarks to TV interviewer
West Indian batting star Chris Gayle has courted fresh controversy when he made 'inappropriate' remarks to a female television presenter live on air after a Big Bash League cricket match. Cautious BCCI to summon SGM to discuss Lodha Panel Recommendations
Shaken by Justice RM Lodha committee's recommended reforms of its governance structure, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to call a Special General Meeting (SGM) within the next two weeks to discuss the implications of the report.
Mushtaq Ali T20: Tare shines as Mumbai thrash Services
A summary of the day's matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
Bedi hails Lodha recommendations, says attempts will be made to find loopholes
Lodha panel's recommendations: The possible implications
A look at what can happen if the Supreme Court decides to implement the reforms the Justice Lodha panel recommended for the BCCI.
IPL scandal: BCCI to decide fate of Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah
The BCCI's three-member Disciplinary Committee, headed by President Shashank Manohar, is set to decide on the fate of tainted cricketers, Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah on Tuesday.
3rd Test: Windies' Brathwaite cameo a bright spot in washout at SCG
Carlos Brathwaite shone briefly for West Indies but the rain was the only real winner on Monday as wet weather washed away all but 11.2 overs of play on the second day of the third Test against Australia.
Laxman's 281 voted the best Test knock of last half century
Eclipsing several other great individual knocks, VVS Laxman's masterly innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been rated as the greatest Test performance of the last 50 years.
'I appreciate having been given a clean chit by Lodha Committee'
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee gave a clean chit to former IPL COO Sundar Raman in connection with the 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal, citing lack of evidence against him. The Lodha report in a nutshell
The Justice RM Lodha Committee on Monday submitted its report suggesting reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the Supreme Court.
Lodha panel suggests bar on ministers in BCCI, legalising betting
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee on Monday recommended sweeping reforms for the controversy-ridden Board of Control for Cricket in India, suggesting a bar on ministers from occupying positions, putting a cap on the age and tenure of the office-bearers and legalising betting.
'The anticipation is that there will be one day-night Ashes Test'
England's next Ashes series in Australia may have a day-night Test match, Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said on Monday.
'See ball and hit it...is the only way to describe this approach'
Ben Stokes' reaction to his record-breaking day with the bat was almost as nonchalant as his approach in scoring 258 to help England to a stunning 629 for six declared in the second Test against South Africa.
'There's no doubt Dhoni will be available till 2019 World Cup'
The Indian T20 squad is an indication that selectors are looking at a specific short-term goal of winning the World T20 in March while the ODI squad is an indicator towards the core of the 2019 World Cup and Mahendra Singh Dhoni being a part of that side.
Shane Watson left out of Australia squad for India series
Shane Watson's international future looked bleak on Monday after the all-rounder was left out of Australia's 13-man squad for this month's one-day series against India on Monday.
January 03, 2016
Bowling great Andy Roberts's honest thoughts about Windies' cricket
Dejected by the shambolic state of the West Indies cricket team, legendary pacer Sir Andy Roberts feels the side is not even competing anymore and players cannot escape the blame by continuously citing their dispute with the country's Board.
2nd Test: Stokes strikes double ton on record-breaking day
Stokes now holds the record score for an England number six, beating Graham Hick's 187 against India in 1993, and became the first English centurion at Newlands for 50 years.
BCCI on tenterhooks as Lodha Panel to submit Reforms report
Trying to rebuild its tattered image after a spate of controversies, the BCCI is waiting anxiously for the Justice Lodha Committee's report which is set to recommend a host of reforms for the cricket body on Monday.
Mushtaq Ali T20: Binny stars in Karnataka's thrilling win over Mumbai
A round-up of results from the matches played at the Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 cricket tournament across the country.
Waqar not expecting immediate Amir impact
Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has admitted that he is impressed by Mohammad Amir in training but expressed that he doesn't expect the tainted fast bowler, who has been named in the national squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour, to make an immediate impact.
Ashwin does not have to do anything different: Raju
Praising Ravichandran Ashwin for becoming the No. 1 Test bowler in the ICC rankings, former spinner Venkatapathi Raju says his wicket-taking ability is amazing and he does not have to do anything different to remain a match-winner.
Sydney Test: Lyon spins Australia into strong position over Windies
At the close, after 75 overs were squeezed in around two lengthy rain interruptions, the West Indies were 207 for six with Denesh Ramdin on 23 and Carlos Brathwaite not out 35 after winning the toss.
McCullum backs Amir's return to Pakistan squad
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Amir should be given 'the benefit of the doubt' and allowed to play for
January 02, 2016
Cape Town Test: Late Stokes burst gives England the edge on Day I
Ben Stokes struck a sparkling unbeaten 74 to help England finish the opening day of the second Test against South Africa on a healthy 317 for five at Newlands on Saturday.
Something has to be done for Test cricket to survive: Pietersen
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen feels ICC needs to lure cricketers to longer version of the game by creating Test wages that trump what T20 leagues such as IPL and BBL offer to the players.
'It is going to be a big challenge getting back into cricket'
Keen to put the past behind him after being included in the Pakistan limited-overs squad, left-arm pacer Muhammad Aamir has said he is physically and mentally ready for a comeback to international cricket.
New Zealand keen to host South Africa in pink ball 'extravaganza'
New Zealand are keen to build on the momentum of the inaugural day-night Test with their own 'pink ball' match, possibly against the touring South Africans, next season.
'Being no.1 in all formats is a huge motivation for Australia'
After picking up pretty much every individual honour on offer in a spectacular 2015, Australia captain Steve Smith has a more collective goal in his sights this year -- restoring his country to the top of the Test rankings.
Nelson ODI: Rain forces NZ versus Sri Lanka game to be abandoned
The fourth one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was abandoned after just nine overs of the hosts' innings after rain intervened for the final time at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Saturday.
January 01, 2016
Find out who is the highest-paid cricketer in IPL...
India Test skipper Virat Kohli was among the few cricketers who received a higher actual salary according to the salary details of the retained Indian Premier League players listed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday.
Pakistan pick tainted paceman Amir for New Zealand tour
Fast bowler Mohammad Amir was named in the Pakistan squads on Friday for the limited over New Zealand tour, marking a return to the national team after serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing.
Graeme Smith comes to rescue of South Africa
South Africa are still reeling after the first Test setback against England and have drafted in former captain Graeme Smith to assist the side with ideas and their psychological approach.
Rabada to replace injured Steyn for South Africa
South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will miss the second Test against England, which starts at Newlands on Saturday, after failing to recover from a shoulder injury, captain Hashim Amla said.
December 31, 2015
Will the India-Pakistan cricket series finally happen in 2016?
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hopeful that following the thaw in India and Pakistan relations a breakthrough will come soon in the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with a short series in England likely to open doors in 2016.
Yuvraj, Ishant, Steyn off-loaded by IPL franchises
Sunrisers Hyderabad surprised quite a few by opting to release the fast bowling duo of Ishant Sharma and Dale Steyn, while they also let go of England discard Kevin Pietersen.
Kedar Jadhav joins Royal Challengers Bangalore
Batsman Kedar Jadhav has joined Royal Challengers Bangalore from Delhi Daredevils ahead of the 2016 Indian Premier League season.
Test captain Kohli named BCCI's Cricketer of the Year
Under Kohli, the Indian team ended a 22-year wait for a series win on Sri Lankan soil before battering World No.1 South Africa 3-0 to hand the Proteas their first overseas loss in nine years.
Will it be a happier new year for South Africa?
South Africa will hope the new year brings about a change in luck as they seek to put behind them a disappointing 2015 and get back to winning ways against England in the second Test at Newlands starting on Saturday.
Ashwin ends 2015 as No 1 Test bowler and all-rounder
Riding on his stupendous performance in the series against South Africa, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, on Thursday, rose to a career-high first in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings for bowlers.
Mitchell Marsh: From scratching 'pad rash' itch to helping Aussies win
Having spent much of the home summer suffering 'pad rash' from waiting to bat, Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has put the pent-up energy to good use when thrown the ball.
Don't think the doosra can be bowled without bending your arm: Ashwin
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is adding a surprise leg-break to his already formidable bag of tricks but is convinced that the controversial 'doosra' cannot be bowled with a straight arm.
Sri Lanka stay alive in NZ series
Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 47th one-day half century to anchor a much-improved Sri Lanka to a morale-boosting eight-wicket victory on Thursday that kept their one-day series against New Zealand alive.
After SA's India tour, Amla's performance has only gone downhill...
South African captain Hashim Amla has singled out his horrible performance in the recently concluded Test series in India, especially the Delhi Test as one of lowest points of the year 2015.
How cricket blurred the borders
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is enjoying the experience of working with former India seamer Manoj Prabhakar.
December 30, 2015
'Got to know from newspapers that I was dropped...and it hurt'
Virender Sehwag has admitted that he was "hurt" after being dropped in the middle of the 2013 Test series against Australia without any "communication from team management or selectors."
South Africa struggling to shake off crisis of confidence
Captain Hashim Amla has said South Africa were suffering a crisis of confidence following a woeful 2015 which culminated with a 241-run defeat to England in the first Test.
'Potentially this England team can do some really good things'
England have the makings of a strong future test team, captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday after a comprehensive 241-run win over South Africa in the first Test at Kingsmead.
Durban Test: England beat South Africa by 241 runs
Moeen Ali took three wickets on Wednesday as England made quick work of securing victory in the first Test by bundling out South Africa for 174 before lunch and ensure a 241-run victory on the last day at Kingsmead.
Ashes loss only blip in an otherwise perfect year for WC winners Australia
Coach Darren Lehmann gave Australia a mark of '7.5' out of 10 for a year in which they won the World Cup but lost the Ashes, the series most prized by home fans.
How Kirmani faced discrimination at the hands of his team mates
The former India wicketkeeper said he was picked for the national team despite coming up with 'stellar performances' in domestic arena from 1986 to 1993.
Kiwi skipper McCullum doubtful for third ODI vs SL
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is 'unlikely' to play in the third One-day match against Sri Lanka on Thursday as he recovers from a back injury, coach Mike Hesson has said.
December 29, 2015
Durban Test: Finn's triple strikes helps England close on victory
England's Steven Finn took three wickets as South Africa, chasing an unlikely 416 for victory, struggled to 136 for four on the fourth day of the first Test.
Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka in T20s against New Zealand
Dinesh Chandimal will captain Sri Lanka in the T20 series against New Zealand in place of regular captain Lasith Malinga who has been forced out due to an injury, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday.
Pak court rejects petition, clears last hurdle to Amir's comeback
In a massive relief for Mohammad Amir, a Pakistan court rejected a petition against the inclusion of convicted spot-fixer in the national team.
Australia skipper Smith seeks explanation after DRS failure
Australia captain Steve Smith will seek an explanation from match referee Chris Broad over a Decision Review System malfunction during his team's march to victory over West Indies in the second Test on Tuesday.
Yousuf in war of words with Raja during TV show on Amir
Former Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Yousuf and Ramiz Raja were involved in an ugly war of words during a live debate on a news channel when both were called upon to give their views on return of tainted Mohammad Amir.
How Axar plans to spin out batsmen on the Australia tour
In-form Axar Patel believes he is fully ready for his second tour of Australia and is not losing sleep over the close competition between him and Ravindra Jadeja for the number one left-arm spinner's role in the five One-Day Internationals Down Under.
Azhar Ali resigns over Aamir's inclusion, PCB convinces him to stay
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali tendered his resignation over presence of tainted paceman Mohammed Aamir in the national training camp but agreed to continue after PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan's intervention.
'We showed signs that we can compete, we just need that belief'
Deflated West Indies captain Jason Holder has demanded his players find the belief to win after their improved performance in Melbourne still ended in a draining 177-run loss in the second Test and a 2-0 defeat in the series.
Huge blow for SA as Steyn will not bowl for rest of Test
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn will not bowl again in the opening Test against England at Kingsmead after his shoulder spasm failed to clear up overnight, officials said on Tuesday.
World Test C'ship could revive dwindling format, sadly it's scrapped!
Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara believes that the revival of the abandoned World Test Championship can address some of the problems facing the iconic longer format of the game.
Kirmani says nothing wrong in playing Pakistan
India and Pakistan were supposed to play a bilateral series this month but the planned rubber did not go ahead after the Indian government withheld permission for the same.
PHOTOS: Aus decimate Windies to claim Boxing Day Test and series
Australia defeated West Indies by a massive 177 runs to win the second Test match in Melbourne and claim the series 2-0.
December 28, 2015
Durban Test: Root among runs again as England take command
An unbeaten half century from Joe Root helped England into a commanding position on the third day of the first Test as they opened up a 261-run lead over South Africa on Monday.
'It's important to look at my schedule and have a bit of rest'
Talismanic South African cricketer AB de Villiers wants to reduce his workload to keep himself fresh after several years of fulfilling a punishing international schedule.
Steyn to have scan on shoulder injury
South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will have a scan on a shoulder injury after he twice pulled up in the middle of an over and left the field on the third day of the opening Test against England on Monday.
Parthiv Patel leads Gujarat to maiden Vijay Hazare title
Captain Parthiv Patel's polished 105 helped Gujarat hammer former champions Delhi by 139 runs and capture their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy.
'Everyone wants India-Pakistan series to resume'
The proposed India-Pakistan series may not have taken place but there has been been no end to calls for resumption of cricketing ties between the two neighbors.
It would have been ideal to tour Australia: Mohit Sharma
Injured pacer Mohit Sharma is disappointed at missing India's limited-overs tour of Australia ahead of the more significant World T20 and says he will take at least a month to recover from a stress on his left ankle.
Carlos Brathwaite a new star in the making?
A thick gloom that has pervaded the West Indies lifted briefly on Monday as paceman Carlos Brathwaite struck a defiant half-century on debut and celebrated wildly upon taking his first wicket during the second Test against Australia.
Windies' 'laid back' approach not what it seems
While the Carribs have been panned even by coach Phil Simmons for 'poor body language', former West Indies captain Richie Richardson reckons that the Windies Cricket Board needs to be united in order to improve the scenario.
Is Langer's stint as Aus coach for Windies tour a test run?
Australia coach Darren Lehmann will step aside to allow Justin Langer to guide the team during a one-day tournament in the Caribbean next year.
2nd Test, Day 3, PHOTOS: Smith, Khawaja shine after WI mini-resistance
West Indies were bowled out for 271 in their first innings after Australia pacer James Pattison ended Darren Bravo's stubborn resistance at tea on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday.
Guptill misses ODI record as Kiwis thrash sorry Sri Lanka
Martin Guptill flirted with a world record then had to settle for a New Zealand one as he demolished Sri Lanka's bowling to guide his side to a comprehensive 10-wicket victory in the second One-Day International in Christchurch on Monday.
December 27, 2015
1st Test: Elgar digs in for South Africa after Broad shines
Opener Dean Elgar provided stubborn resistance as South Africa finished the second day of the first Test on 137 for four in reply to England's 303 at Kingsmead on Sunday.
'Good news soon' for Indo-Pak cricket series?
PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has again raised hopes of an Indo-Pak bilateral series saying in the aftermath of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit there could be 'good news soon', evoking sharp criticism in Karachi for continuing to pursue the issue.
After tearful apology, Pakistan players accept Amir
Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir broke down during the national conditioning camp and offered to leave the game before being accepted by protesting players, who had reservations training with him.
ICC suspends Pakistan's Yasir for failed dope test
Pakistan rising leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Sunday was handed a provisional suspension by the International Cricket Council after being charged with an anti-doping rule violation.
Adam Voges wastes no time in joining Australian greats
Voges wastes no time in joining Australian greats
Boxing Day Test: Windies batting crumble against rampant Australia
The West Indies batsmen crumbled late on Sunday to leave their team teetering at 91-6 and staring at another humiliating defeat at the close of day two of the second Test against Australia.
December 26, 2015
Taylor and Compton rally England after Steyn strikes early
James Taylor and Nick Compton compiled gritty half-centuries to lead England to 179 for four on a rain-disrupted first day of the opening Test against South Africa at Kingsmead in Durban, on Saturday.
Vijay Hazare: Axar's six guides Gujarat into final; Delhi down HP
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel on Saturday wreaked havoc recording a career-best List A figures of six for 43 as Gujarat beat Tamil Nadu by 31 runs to set up a title clash with Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy One-Day tournament.
Hafeez, Ali agree to train with tainted Amir after PCB intervenes
Following 48 hours of suspense, the two players met with the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan in Lahore after which the latter announced the two have agreed to join the camp.
2015 Rewind: Kohli leads new dawn of Indian cricket
Indian cricket's fortunes ebbed and flowed in 2015 with Virat Kohli successfully leading the national side in Tests and Mahendra Singh Dhoni appearing to be losing his midas touch, while in off the field drama Shashank Manohar returned as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Burns, Khawaja pummel Windies on Boxing Day
Having recovered from a hamstring strain, Usman Khawaja celebrated his recall with a glittering 144, with Queensland team mate Joe Burns making 128 in front of a festive Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd to drive Australia to 345-3 at stumps.
Run machine Guptill guides Kiwis past Sri Lanka in first ODI
Martin Guptill became the highest run scorer in One-Day International cricket this year as he guided New Zealand to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first game of their five match series in Christchurch, on Saturday.
December 25, 2015
Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera faces four-year doping ban
Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera faces a four-year ban after the country's sports minister said the wicketkeeper-batsman's 'B' sample has also tested positive for a prohibited substance.
PHOTOS: Merry Christmas, say the Australian cricketers
The Australian Test squad had a Christmas Day Luncheon at Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne. Here's a look at a few moments from the event
Shaun Marsh dropped after scoring 182 in Hobart Test
Top-order batsman Shaun Marsh has been dropped from Australia's side for their second Test against West Indies, despite scoring 182 in the comprehensive first Test victory in Hobart.
South African bowlers glad to be back on friendly wickets
A change from spin-friendly wickets in India to ones favouring seamers means South Africa's pace attack are keenly looking forward to the Test series against England, which starts on Saturday.
December 24, 2015
DDCA mulls disciplinary action against Azad, Bedi for targeting Jaitley
The executive committee of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) is mulluing various disciplinary measures, including issuing show cause notice to former India cricketers Kirti Azad and Bishan Singh Bedi, for making corruption allegations against its former president Arun Jaitley.
Will Anderson's absence affect England in Durban Test?
There is sufficient depth in England's bowling department to make up for the absence of their record wicket taker James Anderson in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, Stuart Broad said.
South Africa vs England Test series too close to call, says Pietersen
The former England captain said that both sides must address the fragility in their batting orders, with England too dependent on captain Alastair Cook and Joe Root and the hosts relying on Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers.
'I have worked really hard in the last 2-3 years since my recovery'
Yuvraj Singh's dreadful innings of 11 from 21 balls in the World T20 final against Sri Lanka in Mirpur last year led to his exclusion and the stylish left-hander admits that it 'always remained' at the back of his mind during the past year and half.
India to tour West Indies in 2016 after BCCI-WICB impasse ends
India are scheduled to play four Test matches in the Caribbean in July-August next year.
Pakistan players leave camp after tainted Amir's presence
One-Day International captain Azhar Ali and opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez reported for the national conditioning camp in Lahore in the morning session but did not return back for the second session, protesting against the presence of tainted left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir.
Hazare Trophy: Gujarat, TN meet in semis after close wins
Skipper Parthiv Patel struck an exemplary fifty, while Axar Patel chipped in with an unbeaten 36, after picking two crucial wickets, as Gujarat edged out Vidarbha by two wickets and advanced to the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy One-day tournament, in Alur, Karnataka, on Thursday.
IPL fixing: Chandila, Shah to learn fate next month
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's disciplinary committee deferred a decision on the tainted duo of Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah till January 5, giving them time till January 4 to file a written response to the charges of spot-fixing against them.
C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award for Kirmani
Former wicketkeeper-batsman Syed Kirmani was nominated for this year's Col. C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award, which comprises a trophy, citation and cheque for Rs 25 lakh.
Look who is supporting the out of favour Kirti Azad...
Clean Sports (CSI), a movement for corruption-free sports, on Thursday offered its support to cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad who has been suspended by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for leading a campaign against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on alleged corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
South Africa v England: Anderson ruled out of first Test
England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the first Test against South Africa with a calf injury, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.
Boxing Day Test: Windies bid to avoid knockout blow
Under fire from all quarters after an abysmal start to their tour, West Indies have pledged to be more competitive at the traditional Boxing Day Test but will struggle to prevent hosts Australia from taking an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
England tour and Barmy Army's big income boost for South Africa
The Barmy Army are bringing much more than just their thirst and their songs to the Test cricket arena in South Africa over the next month - an expected 10,000 visitors also provide a marked income boost for the sport, says South African cricket supremo Haroon Lorgat.
West Indies eye completion of 2014 abandoned tour of India
Keen to complete the controversially-abandoned 2014 tour of India, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said it would host the Indians in 2016 if its players' association agrees to a commitment on the series.
'Pleased to see Ishant as the leader of India's pace attack'
Virat Kohli has singled out Ishant Sharma for his efforts in the just-concluded Test series against South Africa, one that the home team won comprehensively.
'If India play to their potential, they will beat Australia'
If VVS Laxman is to be believed MS Dhoni and Co have a great chance of causing an upset in their upcoming tour Down Under.
England aim to dethrone Test kings South Africa
South Africa's status as the top-ranked Test-playing nation has been dented after their crushing defeat in India last month and is in danger of being eroded completely by England over the next month or two.
December 23, 2015
PCB clears tainted Amir's return to Pakistan cricket team
Spot-fixing-tainted pacer Mohammad Amir is eligible for national team selection though it's up to the selectors to pick him or not, the Pakistan Cricket Board said.
Finally, PCB gives up hopes on India-Pakistan cricket series
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan finally gave up hope of organising the proposed India-Pakistan cricket series in the near future but has set sights for next year for the resumption of bilateral cricketing ties between the two countries.
Former players Hirwani, Raman, Sekar named NCA coaches
Former Test cricketers W V Raman, Narendra Hirwani and T A Sekar have been appointed on the coaching panel of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Wednesday.
Poor rating for Nagpur pitch a subjective decision by Crowe: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar on Wednesday said that the BCCI will abide by the International Cricket Council's decision of rating Nagpur pitch as 'poor' but at the same time termed the inference on the nature of the wicket being a 'subjective decision' by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe.
Hazare Trophy: Dhoni's 70 in vain as Delhi thrash Jharkhand
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's unbeaten half-century was in vain as Delhi scored a 99-run victory over Jharkhand in a lop-sided second quarter-final in the Vijay Hazare trophy, One-day tournament, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, on Wednesday. Raina needs a lot of clarity while playing short balls, says Laxman
Former India batsman V V S Laxman, who always reserved his best for the mighty Australia, feels that Suresh Raina 'needs a lot of clarity' as to how he would find a solution against short-pitched bowling.
'Yuvraj is a crowdpuller like McEnroe, Maradona'
Former India captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday lauded Yuvraj Singh's inclusion in the Indian T20 team terming him as a 'crowdpuller like John McEnroe'.
Pak legend Imran Khan returns to cricket as mentor in PSL
World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan has been named mentor of Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi. The former pace ace, who is now chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a political party, returns to cricket after a break of over two decades.
Axar determined to prove Gavaskar wrong in Australia
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has taken Sunil Gavaskar's stinging criticism in his stride and says he is determined to prove the former India captain wrong with consistent performances, starting with the five-match ODI series in Australia next month.
Marsh waiting for moment to shine at crease vs WI
Mitchell Marsh's spot in a rebuilding Australia side is assured for at least the Boxing Day Test against West Indies but the all-rounder is feeling some heat to score runs to shore up his place.
Steve Smith voted ICC Cricketer of the Year
Indian players failed to make a mark as Australians and South Africans swept the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Annual Awards with Steve Smith clinching the coveted trophies of Cricketer of the Year and the Test Cricketer of the Year.
England sweat on Anderson's fitness for Boxing Day Test
England are to wait until Thursday before making a decision on whether James Anderson can lead the attack in the first Test against South Africa after the fast bowler had a scan on his calf on Tuesday.
'Post India tour debacle, South Africa needs to go back to basics'
South Africa will need to go back to basics if they want to rediscover their form against England in the four-Test series, which starts on Boxing Day, coach Russell Domingo said.
'Dhoni has cricket left in him, can still represent India'
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has praised the India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, stating that he still has a lot of cricket left in him.
'The India-SA series wasn't a good advertisement for Test cricket'
Saying the Indian pitches in the recently-concluded series against South Africa was not good advertisement for Test cricket, former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has urged the ICC to ensure uniformity of tracks in the longest format across the world.
December 22, 2015
Performance not age should be the criteria for selection, says Harbhajan
He has nothing more to prove to anyone after haunting batsmen for more than 15 years in international cricket and Harbhajan Singh believes that his 'tried and tested' strengths are the ones he will rely on as he prepares to lay his hands on a record third world title.
After Dhoni, another Jharkhand keeper to lead India
Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan was named captain of the Indian team for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in Bangladesh from January 27 to February 14 next year.
'There's something romantic about finishing career in New Zealand'
The romance of finishing his career by leading New Zealand into one last battle against Australia on home soil persuaded Brendon McCullum to bow out of international cricket before next year's World Twenty20.
FACTBOX: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum
Factbox on New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who on Tuesday announced his decision to retire from all forms of international cricket in February.
'Today I am in front of you not as a cricketer, but as a fan'
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni launched the ticket sales for the inaugural edition of Masters Champions League (MCL), as the brand ambassador of the tournament, with a special video message.
Kane... and able!
With an impeccable tally of 2,633 runs across formats this year, Kane Williamson, says Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com, is right up there among the pantheon of modern great greats.
New Zealand captain McCullum to retire from internationals
Brendon McCullum, who led New Zealand through an exhilarating two years of success, will retire from international cricket in February after the two-Test series against Australia, the 34-year-old batsman said on Tuesday.
December 21, 2015
Pakistan Super League: Younis unsold; Misbah for Islamabad
Pakistan's Test stalwart Younis Khan, who led the national team to its only World T20 title in 2009, remained unsold while captain Misbah-ul Haq was snapped up by the Islamabad franchise on the first day of the Players' Draft for the Pakistan Super League, on Monday.
Sehwag's Arabians face Ganguly's Legends to kick-start MCL
The tournament is set to be played in Dubai and also at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
Nagpur pitch receives official warning
The International Cricket Council announced on Monday that Jamtha Stadium, Nagpur, has been given an official warning under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process following the third Test between India and South Africa.
BCCI to decide on quantum of punishment to Chandila this week
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's three-member disciplinary panel, headed by president Shashank Manohar, will meet this week to decide the fate of Ajit Chandilla and Hiken Shah who have been accused of trying to fix games in the 2013 and la