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September 28, 2016
Former Australian bowler Walker dies
Former Australia fast bowler Max Walker has died after a two-year battle against skin cancer, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday. He was 68.
September 27, 2016
Eden track will take time to aid spinners: Ganguly
Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) chief, Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the moisture-laden Eden track may take some time to aid the spinners during the second Test against New Zealand starting in Kolkata on Friday.
Gambhir to join squad as Indian team arrives in Kolkata
Led by skipper Virat Kohli, the Indian Test squad sans opener Lokesh Rahul and coach Anil Kumble arrived in Kolkata along with the New Zealand team ahead of second cricket Test starting on Friday.
Smith and Khawaja ease Australia to win over Ireland
A century stand from Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja propelled Australia to a nine-wicket victory over Ireland in their one-off One-Day International played at Willowmoore Park on Tuesday.
Gambhir likely to replace Rahul, Yuvi set for ODI comeback?
Veteran opener Gautam Gambhir and senior middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday appeared for a fitness test at the NCA as a part of Indian Cricket Board's plan to keep a bunch of cricketers ready keeping in mind the long home season ahead.
Why Dhoni's ex-girlfriend doesn't want to feature in his biopic
South Indian actress Laxmi Raii, who was reportedly dating India's limited overs cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is hoping that she or her relationship with Dhoni, doesn't feature in the biopic based on the cricketer's life.
BCCI has been unfair to Pak cricket, says Mudassar Nazar
Former Test player and coach Mudassar Nazar feels BCCI has been unfair to Pakistan and advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to look after its own interests where cricket ties with India are concerned.
Injured de Villiers out of action till December
South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the one-day international and Test series against Australia after failing to recover from an elbow injury.
Why BCCI boss Thakur is angry with former chief selector Patil
BCCI boss Anurag Thakur on Tuesday slammed former selection commmittee chief Sandeep Patil, saying it was "unethical" on his part to reveal certain confidential details about Sachin Tendulkar, M S Dhoni and others after his tenure ended earlier this month.
ICC Test Rankings: Can India displace Pakistan from the top spot?
A win in 2nd Test vs New Zealand in Kolkata, can help India reclaim ICC Test C'ship mace
Move over Steyn... Ashwin ready to reclaim No. 1 ranking!
Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara eye top 10 places while Ravindra Jadeja jumps to career-best third position among Test all-rounders.
MP cricketer accused of killing black buck named in Ranji squad
All-rounder Rameez Khan, who is facing charges of killing a black buck, was included in the Madhya Pradesh team for the forthcoming season of Ranji Trophy.
Injury-free Shami on his love affair with reverse swing
Underlining the significance of reverse swing, India pace spearhead Mohammed Shami has admitted that the unique art is one of his primary weapons in his bowling arsenal and insisted that he constantly strives to execute it to perfection.
Dhoni's bonding with daughter Ziva and it's melting lots of hearts...
Along with making headlines about his upcoming biopic, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is winning millions of hearts on social media with a cutesy picture of him and his adorable daughter, Ziva.
India's Smriti Mandhana signs up for Women's Big Bash League
Smriti Mandhana has confirmed that she will join the Brisbane Heat for the second season of the Women's Big Bash League, becoming the second Indian female cricketer to commit to the Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition.
Pujara's new-found form augurs well for India's bumper home season
Of all the things that went right in the Test series opener against New Zealand, Cheteshwar Pujara's transformation from an obdurate accumulator of runs to a free-scoring batsman when needed must be the most pleasing for India captain Virat Kohli.
September 26, 2016
Worrall to get Australian ODI debut
Australia fast bowler Daniel Worrall will make his One-day international debut in Tuesday's one-off match against Ireland at Willowmore Park in Benoni, South Africa, captain Steve Smith said on Monday.
Lodha Committee to highlight BCCI's impediments
Taking a tough stance on the Board of Control for Cricket in India's defiance of its recommendations, the Lodha Committee, on Monday, said it will file a status report with the Supreme Court, highlight the "impediments" in the implementation of its reform proposals to the Board.
250th home Test: Kapil to ring bell at Eden Gardens
Former captain Kapil Dev will do the honours of ringing the Lord's-like Eden Gardens bell for the first time to signal the start of the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand, in Kolkata, on Friday.
We first lost concentration then match, rues Williamson
New Zealand batsmen have the necessary skills to negotiate the Indian spinners on turning tracks but must apply themselves for longer periods, captain Kane Williamson said after his team's loss in the opening Test on Monday.
No pink-ball Test for India this home season
Pink ball will not be used in Test cricket this home season, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur said on Monday.
Will India resume bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan?
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes bilateral cricketing ties with India will resume despite the chief of the neighbouring board ruling out the possibility in the near future after the recent attack on an army camp in Kashmir.
Santner has shown New Zealand the way to be positive
On his first visit to India, Mitchell Santner has made a good impression with his all-round performance and that's a huge positive for the New Zealand side from the Kanpur Test, captain Kane Williamson said.
Kohli on Uri attack: Such acts are 'disturbing'
India cricket captain Virat Kohli offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the Uri terrorist attack, saying such cowardly acts are "disturbing" and "hurts" every citizen of the country.
Intelligent, priceless, impactful... Kohli can't praise Ashwin enough
Effusive in his praise for Ravinchandran Ashwin, Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday said the off-spinner is a "priceless" cricketer to have in the team having contributed with both bat and ball in the massive win over New Zealand in the opening Test in Kanpur.
India's lower-order 'psychologically dented' the Kiwis
'Initially we had momentum with us when we were batting but then couple of soft dismissals and we were on the back foot. But Jadeja and Ashwin batted really well in the first innings. Umesh also contributed and those 30-40 runs make a psychological difference'
PHOTOS: India thump New Zealand to celebrate 500th Test in style
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed six wickets as India crushed New Zealand by 197 runs in the first Test in Kanpur.
500th Test: Ashwin shines as India crush New Zealand
India beat New Zealand by 197 runs to win the opening Test in Kanpur and take a 1-0 in the 3-Test match series.
Injured Craig out of India series, NZ recall Patel
New Zealand's Mark Craig has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series against India because of a side strain and will be replaced in the squad by fellow off-spinner Jeetan Patel, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Monday.
September 25, 2016
Century on debut for Bavuma as SA thrash Ireland
A century on his One-day International debut from Temba Bavuma and four wickets from part-time spinner JP Duminy helped South Africa secure a one-sided 206-run victory over Ireland at Willowmore Park on Sunday.
Tomorrow is a new day for Kiwis...
New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen says partnerships will be crucial to his team's survival on the fifth and final day of the first Test against
How Ashwin reacted after reaching another milestone...
He became the second-fastest cricketer in the world to reach 200 Test wickets but Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says the thought of creating records never crossed his mind since he is 'happy competing with himself'.
Ashwin fastest Indian to claim 200 Test wickets
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, on Sunday, became the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets, reaching the milestone in his 37th Test.
Here's how Gavaskar and Kapil reacted to Lodha recommendations...
'Some of the recommendations, I feel is too much. Let us not take anything away from the BCCI.'
India close in on big win in historic 500th Test
India positioned themselves for a massive win in their 500th Test match by polishing off the New Zealand top-order after setting them a colossal 434-run target, on Day 4 in Kanpur.
PHOTOS: Record-breaking Ashwin leaves New Zealand on the brink
New Zealand spinners claimed three wickets in the morning session but India extended their advantage to a daunting 308 runs by lunch on the fourth day of the first Test at Kanpur's Green Park Stadium on Sunday.
September 24, 2016
Stats: Jadeja's bowling average best in Asia
Statistical highlights on day 3 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur on Saturday.
Lbw glut puts New Zealand on back foot in Kanpur
With six lbw dismissals cluttering up their scorecard, New Zealand clearly did not put their best foot forward in the first test against India on Saturday.
Eden gears up for tryst with India's 250th Test at home
India will play their 250th Test at home when they face New Zealand in the second five-day game of the three-match series at the iconic Eden Gardens from September 30, and the Cricket Association of Bengal has lined up a host of events to make this a special occasion.
We have a bunch of fighters, will fight it out: Watling
The chances of a fightback look bleak with New Zealand already conceding a 215-run lead to India but wicket-keeper BJ Watling on Saturday hoped that the visiting team's fighting spirit would inspire them to challenge the home side.
BCCI wants Sarandeep in DDCA panel, Mudgal says 'no change'
BCCI vice-president CK Khanna has written a letter to DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan to include newly appointed national selector Sarandeep Singh in the state selection panel, but Justice Mukul Mudgal made it clear that there was no question of any change.
Jadeja reveals how he and Kumble plotted NZ's downfall
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who tormented the New Zealand batsmen with his five-for, said it was Kane Williamson's dismissal by R Ashwin in the morning session which proved to be a game-changer for the hosts.
How Clarke is mentoring a 16-yr old Nepal spinner
One of the bright talents to emerge from the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. 16-year old leg-spinner from Nepal Sandeep Lamichhane has caught the eye of former Australian captain Michael Clarke.
Pakistan cricket community ridicules BCCI boss Thakur's statement
Pakistan cricket community has ridiculed the statement given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur, saying even when ties between the two countries were better India had avoided playing Pakistan in a bilateral series.
Jadeja and Ashwin shine as India dominate Day 3
Exploiting a turning track, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja scalped three batsmen in one over to finish with a five-wicket haul while Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets as India bundled out New Zealand for 262 on day three to take control of the first Test in Kanpur.
PHOTOS, 1st Test, Day 3: India take charge after Kiwi meltdown
Images from Day 3 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur, on Saturday
South Africa can jump to second spot in ICC Rankings
Fourth-ranked South Africa will aim to climb up to second position in the International Cricket Council One day International Team Rankings when they host world champions Australia in the five-match series from September 30.
September 23, 2016
Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny cleared to bowl
The ICC on Friday announced that following remedial work and re-assessments, the bowling actions of Bangladesh's Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed have been found to be legal, and both players can immediately resume bowling in international cricket.
Our athletes will be best if provided infrastructure: Ganguly
Indian athletes may have been a letdown in Rio Olympics but former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said they would be "world beaters" in 10 years time if they are provided the right "facilities and infrastructure".
Bishan Singh Bedi calls BCCI's selection panel 'a bunch of jokers'
Days after the BCCI appointed five-member new selection committee for the Indian cricket team, legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi has taken a dig at the Indian cricket board and the new selectors.
Pakistan sponsors terror, no cricket possible: BCCI Chief
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Friday ruled out any possibility of resumption of India-Pakistan cricketing ties after the recent Pakistan-backed terror attack on Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.
BCCI profit dips Rs 55 crore to Rs 111 crore
The BCCI made a surplus of Rs 111.83 crore in the last fiscal, a dip of over Rs 55 crore as compared to the previous one, said its Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry.
Stats: INTERESTING numbers from Kanpur Test, Day 2
Statistical highlights on day 2 of the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur on Friday.
No ex-cricketer will join BCCI if there's cooling off: Shastri
Former India Team Director Ravi Shastri on Friday voiced his concerns about the three-year 'cooling off' period proposed by Lodha Committee, stating that it would refrain former cricketers from joining BCCI Administration.
When Indian bowlers missed we jumped all over it: NZ batting coach
New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan said the key to the unbeaten partnership between Kane Williamson and Tom Latham was rotation of strike as the two batsmen frustrated the Indian bowling attack with their 117-run stand for the second wicket in Kanpur on Friday.
Intermittent breaks disturb rhythm of our bowlers: Bangar
India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Friday said that the several water breaks taken by New Zealand batsmen disturbed the rhythm of his bowlers while insisting that one breakthrough will put the hosts on top in the first cricket Test in Kanpur.
India 3rd in ICC ODI standings, Kohli 2nd in batting chart
Away from the 50-over format for a while, India were placed third while mainstay Virat Kohli held the second position in the batting chart in the latest ICC ODI rankings released in Dubai on Friday.
Mitchell Johnson was my executioner: Trott
Former England batsman Jonathan Trott has called Mitchell Johnson as his 'executioner' during England's ill-fated 2013 tour to Australia.
Bangladesh's Shakib on the verge of achieving unique record
Bangladesh's star left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan needs just two wickets for becoming the only man in world cricket to be his country's most successful bowler in all three forms of the game.
PHOTOS: Rain ends play early but New Zealand in control
Images from Day 2 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur, on Friday.
Kanpur Test: Williamson, Latham lead New Zealand's solid reply on Day 2
New Zealand made 152 for 1 in their first innings, when play was called off early because of rain, on Day 2 of the first cricket Test against India in Kanpur on Friday.
September 22, 2016
Did Rohit Sharma threw away a golden opportunity?
The ball was old, the stage set and expectations high but India's Rohit Sharma again spurned the opportunity to assert his long-form credentials in the first test against New Zealand on Thursday.
Stats: Why Ashwin is India's top batsman in 2016
Statistical highlights after opening day's play in the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur on Thursday.
ICC tweaks Code of Conduct and DRS Umpire's Call
The International Cricket Council has introduced changes to the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel and the DRS Umpire's Call interpretation on Thursday.
We are in a reasonably good position: Santner
With India claiming to be in good position after the first day's play in the opening Test, New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner reckoned that his side was not in a bad position either, considering the kind of start the home team got in Kanpur on Thursday.
A few of us got out to loose shots: Vijay
Opener Murali Vijay on Thursday admitted that Indian batsmen were guilty of playing loose shots to let go the advantage in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur but asserted that the hosts have put up a good total to make a game out of it.
If Tendulkar hadn't retired from ODIs, would've dropped him: Patil
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar would have been dropped from India's ODI team in 2012, had he not announced his retirement, former chief selector Sandeep Patil revealed in an interview ABP Majha on Wednesday.
No 'shy' Aussies in ODI squad, warns Lehmann
Australia coach Darren Lehmann predicted Wednesday that sledging is likely to be part of the mix when they confront South Africa in a five-match one-day international series.
PHOTOS: What brought Tendulkar and Azharuddin together...
It was an illustrious gathering in Kanpur on Thursday as the Board of Control for Cricket in India felicitated its former Test captains including Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni among others to celebrate India's 500th Test match.
500th Test: NZ finish strong to restrict India to 291/9 on Day 1
India frittered away a solid start as a middle-order collapse saw them reduced to 291 for 9 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand despite half-centuries from Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara in Kanpur on Thursday.
PHOTOS: Santner, Boult lead New Zealand's fightback on Day 1
Images from the opening day of the first Test match between India and New Zealand in Kanpur, on Thursday.
India has a balanced Test team: Tendulkar
'We have a fabulous combination. The best part about all these players is that they are young and they will play for a while. I see this team playing together for 8-10 years and dominating world cricket'
Celebrating 500th Test: India's most memorable wins at home
As India gets set to play its 500th Test, Rajneesh Gupta presents India's memorable Test victories at home.
September 21, 2016
England's Anderson could be rested in Bangladesh, India series
England fast bowler James Anderson may sit out some of the Test matches on their tours of Bangladesh and India, he said on Wednesday.
International cricket in Pakistan only after security improves: ICC
ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson on Wednesday made it clear that international cricket can return to Pakistan only after the security situation improves in the country.
BCCI secy Shirke can be guilty of defamation: Lodha Panel Source
A source close to Supreme Court appointed Justice R M Lodha panel on Wednesday said that BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke could be held guilty of "defamation" for circulating a letter "attributing comments that were never made".
How the new Indian selectors were selected
India's new selection committee has raised quite a few eyebrows with none of the five members having had a long career in international cricket. But to its credit BCCI followed a transparent process wherein it invited applications for the selection job for the first time and selected the best possible candidates who fitted all the criteria after a round of interview.
Dhoni did not have any say in dropping Gambhir and Yuvraj: Patil
Former chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil on Wednesday said that during his tenure there has been discussion on removing Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy but his retirement from Tests was a "shocker" for them.
BCCI members discuss Lodha Panel secretary's allegations
The members of the affiliated units of the BCCI during its AGM on Wednesday discussed Lodha panel secretary Gopal Shankarnarayan's alleged remarks on the selectors but no specific decision was taken on the matter.
Lift on life ban was like playing 100th Test: Azharuddin
In a departure from its earlier stand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has extended an invitation to Mohammed Azharuddin for the Indian cricket team's historic 500th Test match and the former captain has accepted it.
No stand-off with ICC, says BCCI secy Shirke
BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke on Wednesday admitted that there was a "difference of opinion" with the International Cricket Council (ICC) but it did not amount to "stand-off" with the world body.
Dhoni captain but no place for Kohli in Wisden's all-time India XI
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named the captain of the all-time India Test XI chosen by cricket magazine Wisden.
Ajmal declines PCB's farewell offer, says I'm not quitting
Veteran Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has declined Pakistan Cricket Board's offer of a 'fitting send-off', saying he still has a lot to contribute to the game and his country.
Why Kohli feels this season will be career-defining for players
India have the resources to become the best team in test cricket and the bumper home season would be a perfect opportunity to sow the seed of their ascendancy, captain Virat Kohli said on Wednesday.
500th Test: ICC congratulates BCCI, says India produced world-class players
ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has congratulated the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the country's 500th Test, which will be played against New Zealand in Kanpur from Thursday.
NZ captain Williamson counts on World T20 experience for series
With spin expected to have an impact on the outcome of the opening Test starting in Kanpur on Thursday, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is hoping that the lessons learnt during the World Twenty20 in India will help his side's spinners counter the hosts.
Why Kohli is unhappy with spidercams used for India-NZ Test
India's Test captain Virat Kohli says he is not averse to the idea of using Spidercam in Tests as long as it doesn't interrupt the field of play or affect the proceedings of the match.
'Ironic that journey to the number one has been made outside Pakistan'
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes international cricket will soon return to the country as he celebrated the team's climb to the top of the test rankings by being awarded the ceremonial mace to mark the achievement on Tuesday.
Shirke elected unopposed as BCCI secretary
Incumbent Ajay Shirke was on Wednesday elected unopposed as the BCCI Secretary at the Board's 87th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai.
Having belief, being fearless - ingredients to reach Test pinnacle
'We are covering all bases because if you want to be a champion side, you don't want to give the opposition any window to get into the game'
Rain looms as India readies for landmark 500th Test
A formidable Indian cricket team is likely to revel in home conditions, as they prepare to host and dominate New Zealand in the first Test in Kanpur, from Thursday, heralding the beginning of a long 13-match home season.
No comeback for Srinivasan, Thakur to represent BCCI at ICC
BCCI President Anurag Thakur will continue as India's representative in the International Cricket Council.
MSK Prasad is new chief selector
Last year, Prasad was appointed as selector in place of Roger Binny from South Zone.
September 20, 2016
Prasad, Kapoor, Maninder in fray for national selector's job
Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad, off-spinner Ashish Kapoor and left-arm spinner Maninder Singh are some of the prominent names that are doing rounds for the national selectors post after the BCCI completed its interview process on Tuesday.
Shirke set to be elected unopposed as BCCI secretary
Current secretary Ajay Shirke is all set to be elected unopposed at the 87th Annual General Meeting of the BCCI scheduled to be held on Wednesday.
No BCCI invite for Bedi, Viswanath for India's 500th Test
Former India captains Bishan Singh Bedi and Gundappa Viswanath are yet to get an invite from the BCCI for country's historic 500th Test match against the visiting New Zealand side starting September 22 in Kanpur.
We have not demanded turners, says coach Kumble
India's chief coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday asserted that the team has not asked for a rank turner for the first Test beginning on Thursday besides saying that that focus this long home season will only be on cricket irrespective of the conditions.
Ishant down with chikungunya, ruled out of Kanpur Test
India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur because he is recovering from chikungunya.
India eye top ranking as massive home season beckons
Kiwis face trial by spin as India commence run of 13 matches with Kanpur Test on Thursday
Defiant BCCI to elect secretary, new selection panel at Wednesday's AGM
With the shadow of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha panel recommendations hanging over its head, the BCCI will be conducting its 87th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday, with election of its honorary secretary being one of the priorities on the agenda.
September 19, 2016
After Southee, now Neesham ruled out of Kanpur Test
New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham on Monday was ruled out of the opening Test match against India in Kanpur due to a rib injury he suffered during the warm-up match against Mumbai.
Sri Lanka pacer Kulasekara arrested for fatal road accident
Sri Lanka police briefly detained a national cricketer after a fatal crash involving his car and a motorcycle on one of the most dangerous roads in the country.
Brett Lee's tips and his favourite Indian pacer
Former Australian fast bowling great Brett Lee is worried at the alarming trend of young quicks putting an effort on beefing up upper body which in turn is adversely affecting the quality of speed merchants.
Team lost legends but overcame it quickly, says Kapil
Former captain Kapil Dev on Monday expressed amazement at the pace at which the current Indian cricket team settled into a formidable outfit despite losing, one after another, some of the world's top players over the last few years.
This Indian Test team can be at the top for long time: Laxman
There was optimism mingled with conviction in VVS Laxman's tone and tenor as the batting great today predicted the start of an era of prolonged dominance by the current Indian Test team, akin to the great West Indian and Australian sides of the past.
Lanka 'keeper Dinesh Chandimal undergoes thumb surgery
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal has undergone surgery after injuring his thumb during a domestic match last week.
500th Test: Here's how you can vote for India's Dream Team
The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has launched a fan engagement initiative 'Dream Team' to mark the 500th Test of Team India.
Rahane expects Kanpur wicket to aid Indians
Batsman Ajinkya Rahane is expecting the Kanpur wicket to assist the Indian spinners and says the team's performance in the first Test will set the tone for a long home season, comprising 13 five-day games.
Pujara draws confidence from Duleep Trophy outing
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says runs in Duleep Trophy have given him a much-needed confidence boost ahead of the Test series against New Zealand starting on Thursday in Kanpur.
Here's what caused Starc's 'gruesome' injury
'I guess for Mitch, he's got no tendon or ligament damage so given everything goes well over the next couple of weeks, we're confident that'll he be okay for the first Test match'
Harbhajan sends out a warning...
Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels captain Virat Kohli and chief coach Anil Kumble have got a chance to usher in a new era where Indian cricket teams will not require 'rank turners' to win matches as the long-used tactic is beginning to boomerang on the side.
Kohli, Sehwag express their concern after Uri attack
The terror attack on the army base in Uri, in Kashmir, on Sunday has left the entire country in such utter despair that it prompted Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and former India opener Virat Kohli to pour out their hearts through social media.
Will you support blind women's cricket team?
They may not be able to see things, but their dreams are as high as any other individual. Giving a ray of hope and recognition to the talent of the blind women cricketers, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has launched a 41-member woman team.
The Kiwis have not won a Test in India since 1988!
Guess which Indian batsman has scored the most runs against New Zealand?
Corey Anderson earns NZ recall for ODI series
New Zealand, on Monday, recalled temperamental all-rounder Corey Anderson for the five-match ODI series against India next month and he will play as a
9 years later, relive Yuvraj's 6 sixes!
We celebrate the ninth anniversary of that amazing over, with the video!
September 18, 2016
Unlike my predecessor, I've no interest in ICC: Thakur's dig at Manohar
BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Sunday made it clear that unlike his predecessor Shashank Manohar, he is not "interested" in any ICC post and his sole focus at present is to protect the rights of Indian cricket.
New Zealand will have to play better to beat India: Ronchi
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has no qualms in saying that Mumbai, in the warm-up match, showed the visitors how to play in Indian conditions and they will have to play better to beat the hosts in the upcoming Test series.
BCCI declares open tender for IPL broadcast rights
The BCCI on Sunday announced an open tender process for allocating the cash-rich Indian Premier League's global broadcasting rights, a move that conforms to the Lodha Committee recommendations on transparency.
Ronchi makes his case as NZ-Mumbai warm-up ends in draw
Back-up opener Luke Ronchi made his case for selection in the first Test with a cracking century as New Zealand's only warm-up match of the India tour ended in a draw against Mumbai at the Feroze Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Sunday.
India 'A' lose series after washout
The fourth and final day's play between India 'A' and Australia 'A' was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain and a wet outfield as the second unofficial Test ended in a draw with the home side clinching the two-match series 1-0 in Brisbane.
PHOTOS: Kohli and his men hit the nets ahead of New Zealand series
India's Test captain Virat Kohli took the field along with team mates for a light session at Green Park, in Kanpur, on Sunday.
September 17, 2016
Captain Kohli cuts special '500th Test' cake in Kanpur
India's Test captain Virat Kohli on Saturday cut a specially customized cake kept by the hotel authorities as a part of celebration of India's upcoming historic '500th Test' against New Zealand starting at the Green Park on September 22.
It requires atleast 50 Tests to assess an all-rounder: Kapil
Former India captain Kapil Dev said that comparisons between all-rounders in international cricket can only happen when each one has played 50 Test matches in his career.
Mumbai put us under pressure, admits Bracewell
Fast bowling all-rounder Doug Bracewell on Saturday admitted that New Zealand felt the heat after Mumbai hammered 402 on day two of their only warm-up match in New Delhi on Saturday.
Rohit fails but Mumbai maul New Zealand bowlers
But it was all Mumbai after that as Yadav joined Pawar at the crease. Yadav would have gone back without scoring had Sodhi not made mess of a regulation catch off his own bowling.
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan narrowly escapes helicopter crash
Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has experienced a frightening brush with death, after the helicopter that was carrying him and his wife crashed immediately after dropping them.
India A face huge task to avoid innings defeat against Aus A
India A could not take advantage of a strong opening partnership and lost four quick wickets for an addition of just 16 runs as they ended the third day of their four-day game against Australia A at 158 for four, still needing 108 runs to avoid the innings defeat, in Brisbane on Saturday.
Stokes opens up about rivalry with West Indies' Samuels
'I do not like him one bit'
West Indies all-rounder Russell pulls out of Pakistan T20 series
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has pulled out of the upcoming three-T20I series against Pakistan citing 'personal' reasons.
Injured Southee ruled out of India Test series
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has been ruled out of the three-match Test series in India with an ankle injury and will be replaced by paceman Matt Henry.
September 16, 2016
NZ opener Latham happy with the batting practice in warm-up
Expecting the conditions in the first Test against India to be drastically different from those in the ongoing warm-up tie against Mumbai, New Zealand opener Tom Latham said it was a positive development that several batsmen of his side got to spend substantial time in the middle.
BCCI does a U-turn, invites Azharuddin for India's 500th Test
In a departure from its earlier stand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has extended an invitation to Mohammed Azharuddin for the Indian cricket team's historic 500th Test match and the former captain has accepted it.
Rahane, Rohit conferred with Arjuna Award
India cricketers Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma were, on Friday, conferred with the coveted Arjuna Award for this year and the previous year respectively by Sports Minister Vijay Goel in New Delhi.
Warm-up: New Zealand batsmen on song on Day 1 vs Mumbai
It was not an ideal preparation, but New Zealand made good use of their time in the middle against a mediocre Mumbai attack on Day 1 of their only warm-up match ahead of the three-Test series against India.
England call up teenager Hameed, Batty for Bangladesh tour
Teenaged opening batsman Haseeb Hameed was one of the three uncapped players named on Friday for England's forthcoming tour to Bangladesh.
The key to success in India? Here's advice from Aus batting coach
Newly appointed Australia batting coach Graeme Hick feels that team's premier batsmen would have to 'show more patience' and adaptability when they tour India early next year in what will be an imposing challenge.
'BCCI is keen to tap US market'
The sell-out crowd at the recently concluded two T20 International matches between India and West Indies in Florida has encouraged the BCCI to mull on
Biopic doesn't glorify me but shows my journey, says Dhoni
He wanted the biopic on him to show his journey, the inherent struggles in 'decision making processes' rather than 'glorify him' and that's precisely what Mahendra Singh Dhoni told film's director Neeraj Pandey during the conceptual phase of 'MS Dhoni-The Untold Story'.
PIX: Virat Kohli has got all angles covered!
Indian Test captain Virat Kohli's unique style makes a statement.
'The brand Kohli should endorse for next 10 years is his batting'
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly reckons that New Zealand are technically better-equipped to handle spinners than their much fancied Trans-Tasman rivals Australia.
September 15, 2016
BCCI to felicitate former India captains at '500th Test', Azhar ignored
The BCCI has decided to invite all the former India captains to celebrate the occasion of country's '500th Test match' that will be played against New Zealand in Kanpur from September 22.
Playing in India is always a challenge: Taylor
'India are just a very good team and it is hard to beat them at home'
Australia pacer Starc undergoes surgery after training mishap
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc has had an operation on his left leg after a freak training ground accident, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.
I don't play for selection: Gambhir
Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir feels spinners will decide the fate of the upcoming three-match Test series between India and New Zealand, starting in Kanpur on September 22.
Kiwis unlikely to get practice against spin in Kotla warm-up
Going by the nature of the pitch on eve of the three-day game, senior player Ross Taylor said he does not expect the ball to turn much at Kotla, but is aware it won't be the case in the three-Test series, starting in Kanpur on September 22.
Hardik Pandya leads India 'A' fightback against Aussies
Hardik Pandya stood tall amid the ruins with an unbeaten 79 as India collapsed to 169-9 on a rain-hit opening day of the second four-day Quadrangular A Series match against Australia, in Brisbane, on Thursday.
Australia's Marsh, Faulkner out of South Africa tour
Batsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder James Faulkner have been ruled out of Australia's limited overs tour of South Africa, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.
England to be without Barmy Army support
The Barmy Army has joined limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan in pulling out of the upcoming tour to Bangladesh due to prevailing security concerns.
England's Hick appointed Australia's batting coach
Former England batsman Graeme Hick has been appointed as Australia's new fulltime batting coach after initially working with the team on a temporary basis.
September 14, 2016
Gambhir not in favour of 'Pink Ball' Tests
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday called himself a "traditionalist" who loves the red ball and day game for longer format and said any experimentation should be carried out only in T20 cricket.
Good for us that 3 openers are vying for 2 slots: Dhawan
He will have to fight it out with the in-form KL Rahul and a solid Murali Vijay for one of the opening slots in the playing XI of the Test team but Shikhar Dhawan terms the competition "good for Indian cricket" and finds "nothing wrong with it".
Jadeja takes 10 wkts as Blues crush Reds by 355 runs
Ravindra Jadeja spiced up an otherwise uneventful final day with another lethal spell of left-arm spin as India Blue notched a crushing 355-run victory over India Red to win the inaugural day-night Duleep Trophy tournament, in Greater Noida, on Wednesday evening.
Virat is an inspiration for all of us, says KL Rahul
Indian cricket's latest batting sensation KL Rahul feels that the younger crop of cricketers are lucky that they don't have to look too far for inspiration with Test captain Virat Kohli being there.
Gilchrist's special tips for Aussies to win in India
Australia's legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has a special advise for the current team ahead of their next year's tour of India.
Can Pakistan's Asad Shafiq be compared with Tendulkar?
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur heaped lavish praise on his batsman Asad Shafiq and also compared him with India's legend Sachin Tendulkar.
PHOTOS: Kiwis prepare for 'turn' at Kotla
The New Zealand team management knows what lies ahead for their players during the next six weeks in India, and it was no surprise that the spin troika of leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, off-spinner Mark Craig and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner bowled a lot during a two-hour nets session at the Kotla in Delhi on Wednesday.
West Indies sack coach Simmons
West Indies sacked their head coach Phil Simmons on Tuesday, five months after the team clinched the World Twenty20 title, citing 'differences in culture and strategic approach'.
Duleep Trophy: Wet outfield mars play on Day 4
Poor drainage facilities at Shahid Vijay Singh Patheek Stadium again came to the fore as a total of four hours and 45 minutes of play was wasted during the fourth day of the Duleep Trophy final that has already turned into drudgery.
September 13, 2016
Will exposure to spin in Zimbabwe series boost Kiwi confidence?
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and coach, Mike Hesson, opined that it will be a "bit of scrap" for the batsmen to face Ravichandran Ashwin & Co. while their own spinners need to adapt quickly to the SG Test from kookaburra ball.
I'm cornered but not a coward: Gambhir's dig at Kohli?
After being snubbed by the selection committee for the upcoming home Tests series against New Zealand, veteran opener Gautam Gambhir has launched a scathing attack on Twitter.
NZ coach hints BCCI didn't want pink ball Test match
New Zealand eye reverse swing to escape India's spin trap
New Zealand will bank heavily on reverse swing to emerge from the trial by spin that awaits them in the test series in India, coach Mike Hesson said on Tuesday.
I admire Virat and learn a lot from him, says Kane Williamson
He is among the best in the world but New Zealand captain and batting mainstay Kane Williamson prefers to be modest and says he has "learnt watching Virat Kohli", terming the Indian swashbuckler a "great player".
PHOTOS: Sachin Tendulkar offers prayers at Lalbaugcha Raja
God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar offered prayers at the famous Lalbaugcha Raja on Tuesday with his wife Anjali and son Arjun. Thousands of devotees were elated to see their favourite cricketer.
Butler stands by Morgan amidst criticisms on pull out
Eoin Morgan is very much still the captain of the England one-day international cricket team says the man who stepped in to replace him for the tour of Bangladesh Jos Buttler.
Coach Kumble heaps praise on Kohli, Ashwin
After completing his first assignment as coach of the Indian team by winning the 4-match Test series 2-0 in the West Indies, Anil Kumble has a special praise for his captain Virat Kohli and ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
What Sandeep Patil's tenure did for Indian cricket
During Sandeep Patil's four-year tenure as chief selector, India continued to be dominant at home in Tests but struggled to win an away series outside Asia, except for the West Indies, as it suffered series losses in England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
September 12, 2016
Duleep Trophy: Jadeja's five-for puts Blues in winning position
Spinner Ravindra Jadeja reaped rich dividends for reading the pitch well and grabbed 5 for 95 as India Blue looked all set to win the first-ever day/night Duleep Trophy, having secured a huge 337-run first-innings lead.
ICC 'refuses' to bail out BCCI in it's struggle with Lodha reforms
In an escalation of their confrontation, the ICC on Monday disclosed that it has refused to bail out the BCCI in its tussle with the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee over implementing the reforms.
BCCI's 'be present in person' clause result of Sourav-Shastri fiasco
The BCCI's 'be present in person for interview' clause for picking selectors has been born out of a strong desire to avoid a Ravi Shastri-like fiasco in the future.
PCB wants Afridi to consider retirement
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to give flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi a chance to officially announce his retirement from international cricket during the Twenty20 series against West Indies in the UAE later this month.
It is sad that you end up losing friends as a selector: Patil
"The only sad thing about being a selector is that you end up losing some of your friends," said Sandeep Patil after the selection panel, headed by him, picked the last Indian cricket squad of its tenure in Mumbai on Monday.
Dhawan, Rohit retained for NZ Tests
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma on Monday managed to retain their places despite their below-par performances in the Test series in West Indies, which India won 2-0.
England's Morgan and Hales out of Bangladesh tour
England's one-day international captain Eoin Morgan and batsman Alex Hales will not tour Bangladesh due to security concerns, the England and Wales Cricket board (ECB) announced on Sunday.
September 11, 2016
Duleep Trophy: Pujara, Jackson plunder listless Red attack
Chesteshwar Pujara displayed his appetite for a big score with a superlative unbeaten 256 as India Blue piled up a mammoth 693 for six in their bid to outbat the Reds on the second day of the Duleep Trophy final.
As India tour beckons, Guptill keen to improve Test record
Considering Test cricket as the pinnacle for himself, New Zealand swashbuckling opener Martin Guptill has said that he is determined to improve his Test statistics rather than switching his focus on the shorter formats of the game.
Gambhir's teen fan club bat for his return to India team
Watching a domestic game at a nondescript centre in energy sapping conditions can be an ordeal but a small group of teenage girls were not going to be bogged down by weather or any other conditions.
Pacer Praveen Kumar joins Samajwadi Party
Discarded Indian pacer Praveen Kumar has joined Samajwadi Party on Sunday ahead of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
India A beaten by Australia A in 1st four-day game
Indian bowlers' efforts at making a match of it went in vain as Australia A pulled off a three-wicket win in a tight chase on the fourth and final day of the first four-day Quadrangular A series game at the AB Field in Brisbane on Sunday.
Rohit, Gambhir in focus during selection for NZ series
The below-par Test record of Rohit Sharma is expected to be the focus of discussion when the selection committee, headed by Sandeep Patil, picks the Indian cricket squad for the home Test series against New Zealand .
September 10, 2016
Duleep Trophy final: Gutsy Gambhir, Pujara power India Blue
Under pressure to retain his place in the Test XI, Cheteshwar Pujara overshadowed Rohit Sharma by scoring a solid hundred as India Blue made full use of a placid track to amass 362/3 against India Red on the first day of the Duleep Trophy final in Greater Noida.
India 'A' tour to Aus: Thrilling finish on cards
A total of 12 wickets fell on a rain-hit day as Australia 'A' found themselves 100 runs adrift of victory against India 'A' on the third day of the first unofficial four-day Test at the Allan Border Field, in Brisbane, on Saturday.
Major revamp! BCCI invites application for national selectors
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has set in place a strict qualification criteria for appointment of selectors, which requires the applicants to have international cricket experience and the Board also put in place an age cap of 60 years, ruling out the likes of former star Mohinder Amarnath.
Here is why BCCI can't help other sports...
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur, on Saturday, said that as long as the Income Tax Exemption of the Board remains withdrawn, it will be difficult to help Olympic sporting disciplines as much as they would have liked to.
Angry Dahiya turns down Delhi Under-23 coach's job
An angry Vijay Dahiya made it clear that he will not take up the job of Delhi Under-23 team's chief coach's job, a relegation from top job of the senior team that he had last year.
As BCCI president, Manohar left a sinking ship, accuses Thakur
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur, on Saturday, made a no-holds-barred attack on ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, accusing him of abandoning the Board when it needed him like the 'captain of a sinking ship'.
Just one regret for Dilshan as he heads into the sunset
Moving up to open the innings for Sri Lanka changed his career but it was a decision he should have taken two years earlier, Tillakaratne Dilshan said after retiring from international cricket following Friday's Twenty20 loss against Australia.
Australia seal T20 series in Dilshan's farewell
Glenn Maxwell equalled the fastest fifty by an Australian in Twenty20 internationals as the tourists clinched a four-wicket win against Sri Lanka on Friday that secured a 2-0 series victory.
September 09, 2016
Of Gayle's heart surgery, fun-loving nature and cricket life
Chris Gayle launched his autobiography 'Six Machine' in New Delhi on Friday.
Yuvraj Singh shares his insights on the pink ball
Veteran left-hander Yuvraj Singh feels that most of the batsmen in the ongoing Duleep Trophy have struggled to pick wrist spinners bowling with the pink ball.
Kohli's talent is unquestionable: Kirsten
Virat Kohli was the next big thing in Indian cricket when he was in-charge of the national team and Gary Kirsten is not surprised by the big strides the Delhi lad has made at the international level both as a player and leader.
ICC to present Test mace to Pakistan on September 21
Pakistan achieved the No. 1 Test ranking for the first time since the current rankings system was introduced in 2003 after it drew the series against England 2-2.
Should government enact the Sports bill and take control of BCCI?
Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi warning that the enactment of the sports bill could result in the government taking control of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Aaron, Jayant lead India 'A' fightback on Day 2
Varun Aaron and Jayant Yadav claimed three wickets apiece to help India 'A' stage a superb fightback courtesy of their bowlers and take a narrow two-run lead against Australia 'A' on day two of the first unofficial four-day Test at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane, on Friday.
Rewind: Sep 9 1994, Tendulkar's first ODI century
It took Tendulkar 78 matches to score his first hundred in ODIs as he hit a sparkling 110 against Australia during the third match of the Singer World Series to steer India to a 31-run victory.
September 08, 2016
Two-way race for Delhi Ranji coach's post
Former Delhi stalwart K Bhaskar Pillai is being considered as a front-runner for the state Ranji team chief coach's post and will face a tough fight from ex-India off-spinner Aashish Kapoor after a series of interviews were conducted by the DDCA.
Queen's Park Oval gets 'poor' rating after washed-out India Test
The pitch and outfield of Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain has been officially rated "poor" by the ICC following the recent Test between India and the West Indies, which saw more than four-and-a-half days' play being lost because of poor drainage facilities.
India-NZ ODI in Kotla postponed by a day due to 'Karva Chauth'
The match, which was scheduled to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla on October 19, will be played a day later at the same venue on October 20.
Pandey hits 77 but India 'A' fold for 230 on Day 1
Manish Pandey blasted a quickfire 76-ball 77 before Mitchell Swepson returned with a four-wicket haul to dismiss India 'A' for 230 in their first innings against Australia 'A' in the opening match of the unofficial four-day Test Series in Brisbane, on Thursday.
Why India opposed ICC's two-tier system for Test cricket
India played a key role in sinking a proposal for a two-tier structure in Tests but it should never have been up for discussion at the International Cricket Council's meeting, according to Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur.
The Mohammad brothers: Pakistan cricket's first family
Five brothers playing first class cricket, including four appearing in Test matches as well, reads like a fairy tale. But it is true.
Rohit in Mumbai squad for warm-up match against New Zealand
Rohit Sharma has been included in Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai's 15-member squad for the warm-up game against the visiting New Zealand side at New Delhi from September 16-18. Pakistan crush England in one-off Twenty20 game
Pakistan routed England by nine wickets in the one-off Twenty20 international in Manchester on Wednesday to end their tour on a high.
September 07, 2016
India Blue storm into Duleep Trophy final
India Blue reached the Duleep Trophy final on the basis of a massive first innings lead, completing a comprehensive performance against India Green even as the game ended in a draw in Greater Noida on Wednesday.
2001 tour probably most remarkable Test series: Ponting
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Wednesday said that the 2001 Test series in India, which was won by the hosts, was one of the most remarkable series that he has ever played in.
Ojha 'fine' after suffering freak head injury in Duleep tie
Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was taken to hospital for precautionary tests but escaped a serious injury after being hit on the head during the Duleep Trophy match between India Blue and India Green at Greater Noida on Wednesday.
MS Dhoni all set to break Sachin Tendulkar's record
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on the verge of breaking another record in One Day Internationals.
ICC withdraws two-tier Test proposal under pressure from BCCI
The International Cricket Council on Wednesday withdrew its contentious proposal of having a two-tier system in Test cricket following vehement opposition from the all-powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India along with support from Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
Why India may PULL OUT of ICC Champions Trophy next year
An angry BCCI has now threatened to withdraw the Indian team from the next year's Champions Trophy in England after being excluded from the ICC's finance committee meeting held a few days ago in Dubai.
September 06, 2016
Duleep Trophy: India Blue virtually through to final
After a dominant batting display, India Blue dished out a lethal bowling effort to bundle out India Green for just 237 runs and virtually secure its place in the final of the four-day Duleep Trophy cricket tournament, in Greater Noida on Tuesday.
Maxwell fires Australia to world record 263; beat SL by 85 runs
Opener Glenn Maxwell fired a blistering 145 not out as Australia posted a world record 263 against a hapless Sri Lankan attack in the first Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Tuesday.
Anjum becomes first Indian woman to get MCC Life Membership
Former Indian women's team captain Anjum Chopra has been awarded an honourary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) along with former men's team stalwarts Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag.
Ponting on Rohit's failure and Kohli's success
Ricky Ponting discusses Rohit Sharma's inability to dominate Test cricket like he does in ODIs, Virat Kohli's captaincy and the Australian team's poor showing in the Test series in Sri Lanka.
De Villiers is back to torment Australia
South Africa's talismanic captain AB de Villiers has recovered from injury and been included in the Proteas squad for the One-day series at home against Australia starting later this month.
Can Guptill transfer his limited-overs' mastery to Tests?
The faith that Martin Guptill will eventually transfer his limited-overs mastery into the Test arena has granted the embattled opener yet another reprieve but the patience of New Zealand's truest believers may finally be wearing thin.
Guess who dropped by to seek Bappa's blessings at Tendulkar's...
Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar says Lord Ganesha holds a special place in his heart and he prays to him every day.
New Zealand tour of India: Fit-again Neesham returns
All-rounder James Neesham has returned to the New Zealand Test squad for their three-Test tour of India.
I don't care who the best batsman at the moment is: Ponting
'Whoever, I guess, masters the mind games the best will be the one who ends up with the best career record'
September 05, 2016
Duleep Trophy: Pujara, Jackson smash tons as 'Blue' pile up 707
Pujara overcame ball sighting problems and hit a crisp 166 before state-mate Sheldon Jackson sent the India Green bowlers on a leather-hunt with Blue team piling up a mammoth 707 in a virtual 'semi-final' of the Duleep Trophy, in Greater Noida on Monday.
World's oldest cricketer Tuckett, dies aged 97
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has paid rich tribute to the world's oldest cricketer, Lindsay Tuckett, who passed away in Bloemfontein this morning at the age of 97.
Duleep Trophy: Pujara lists issues with pink ball after scoring 166
India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has raised a concerns like "picking the googly", "spotting the seam" while batting against the pink ball under lights during the Duleep Trophy game between India Blue and India Green.
Test door ajar for forgotten man but in-form Bailey
Nearly three years have passed since George Bailey was shut out of Test cricket after one middling series but the door has creaked ajar as Australia searches for answers to its subcontinental malaise before a daunting tour to India.
Chandimal to skipper Sri Lanka in T20 series vs Australia
Dinesh Chandimal will lead a 14-man squad in the absence of injured captain Angelo Mathews in the two-match T20 series against Australia, starting from Tuesday in Pallekele.
Australia name three uncapped pacemen for South Africa tour
Spinner Nathan Lyon, top order batsman Usman Khawaja and all-rounder Moises Henriques have been omitted after being selected in the squad that defeated Sri Lanka 4-1 away
ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli maintains status quo, Root makes top five
India's batting maestro Virat Kohli held on to the number two position in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen released on Monday, while Rohit Sharma dropped a place to seventh.
Finch, Lynn ruled out of Sri Lanka T20 series
Australia batsmen Aaron Finch and Chris Lynn have been ruled out of the two-match Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka with injuries.
Pakistan fall to lowest-ever spot in ICC ODI rankings
Pakistan's hopes of an automatic World Cup qualification got tougher after plummeted to their lowest-ever rating of 86 following their five-match ODI series loss against England.
Sarfraz, Shoaib lead Pakistan to consolation ODI win
Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik shared a fluent partnership of 163 to lead the tourists to a consolation four-wicket win over England in the fifth and final one-day international in Cardiff on Sunday.
September 04, 2016
Duleep Trophy: Mayank, Gambhir hammer Green bowlers
Opener Mayank Agarwal continued his rich vein of form with a cracking 161 as India Blue batsmen were engaged in a run-feast scoring 336 for 3 against Green on the first day of the virtual "semi-final' clash of the Duleep Trophy, in Greater Noida on Sunday.
David Warner ton secures Australia's win in final ODI
Australia's stand-in skipper David Warner led by example, hitting a brilliant century in their five-wicket win against Sri Lanka to complete a 4-1 series victory on Sunday.
Mandeep, Yuzvendra lift India 'A' to Quadrangular title
Mandeep Singh stroked a brilliant 95 while Yuzvendra Chahal claimed four wickets to help India 'A' clinch the Quadrangular one-day series, thrashing Australia 'A' by 57 runs in the final, at Harrup Park in Mackay, on Sunday.
Tanvir says inconsistent selection takes mental toll on players
Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir, who has been recalled to the national squad for the upcoming one-off T20 match against England, said that being in and out of the team on a regular basis can adversely impact the mental health of a player but added that he is determined to put his best foot forward in the next game.
September 03, 2016
Morgan-led England ODI team best ever: Nasser Hussain
England's current One-day side is the best cricket unit the country has ever produced, according to former captain Nasser Hussain.
Moeen Ali commits to Bangladesh tour despite security concerns
England's Moeen Ali has publicly committed to joining the touring party to Bangladesh should he be selected, despite security concerns ahead of the five-week tour.
Cricket South Africa announce racial quotas for national team
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have put in place racial quotas for the national team across all three formats of the game in an effort to increase the number of black players in a sport still dominated by whites.
Fellow boards recoiled at BCCI's IPL plans: De Villiers
'However, to be fair, the history books will record that it was the BCCI that got the job done and, in 2008, created the tournament that transformed the game'
Kohli likely to miss Duleep Trophy final
Besides Kohli, seam bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma could also be rested for the game, according to reports.
'Winning the series against Kiwis will set tone for rest of the season'
'Our goal is very simple -- to be the number one side in the world'
Should Australia consider George Bailey for India tour?
Former Australian cricketer Dan Marsh has called on his country's side to consider George Bailey for selection for next year's tour of India
ICC allocates $135m for Champions Trophy leave BCCI fuming
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has expressed its reservations with the International Cricket Council's decision to earmark a budget of $135 million (approx) as the organisational cost for Champions Trophy scheduled in the United Kingdom from June 1-18, next year.
September 02, 2016
Ranji Trophy to be played in neutral venues from Oct 6
All the matches in the upcoming Ranji Trophy cricket tournament will be played in neutral venues, according to the fixture of the Domestic tournaments announced by the BCCI on Friday.
Sehwag's message for wife; also calls Ishant Burj Khalifa
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag is surely having a ball on social media.
Zaheer Khan made honorary life member by MCC
Former pacer Zaheer Khan has been made an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), becoming the 24th Indian cricketer to be bestowed the honour.
'The key is to always remain three steps ahead of the opposition'
He is expected to play an important role in the upcoming 13 Tests at home, but Ajinkya Rahane doesn't want to look too far ahead, as it can clutter one's mind.
Harris joins Australia's coaching ranks on South Africa tour
Former paceman Ryan Harris has taken a major step towards achieving his ambition of becoming Australia's permanent bowling coach after the 36-year-old was handed the role for the team's limited-overs tour of South Africa.
AB's autobiography set to make a splash in India
South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers is 'incredibly humbled' by the huge response his autobiography has been getting in India even before it's launch there next week.
Australia quicks Starc, Hazlewood to miss South Africa tour
Australia fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will miss the tour of South Africa to rest ahead of a busy international programme at home, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
Stokes, Bairstow guide England to go 4-0 against Pakistan
England's Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow struck half centuries to guide the hosts to a four-wicket victory over Pakistan in the fourth one-day international in Leeds on Thursday as they went 4-0 ahead in the five-match series.
September 01, 2016
SA cricket franchises earn profits for first time in 25 years
Cricket South Africa's (CSA) franchises have experienced profits for the first time since the country was reinstated into international cricket in 1991.
Ticket rates for India-England Test at Wankhede slashed
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Thursday decided to substantially lower the ticket rates of popular stands for India's Test match against England at the Wankhede Stadium scheduled from December 8-12 as compared to the prices for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell game in 2013.
Duleep Trophy: India Red in final after 4th day gets called off
India Red entered the final of the Duleep Trophy after the rain-affected game against India Blue ended in a draw with entire fourth day's play being washed out due to inclement weather and wet outfield.
TEN Sports deal to make Sony major cricket broadcaster
The $385 million acquisition of TEN Sports is set to make Sony Pictures Networks a major cricket broadcaster in Asia as it seeks to expand its Twenty20-dominated portfolio.
Bangladesh sign up West Indies great Walsh as bowling coach
West Indies fast bowling great Courtney Walsh agreed to become Bangladesh's bowling coach and will begin his three-year role this week, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.
'The day I saw Sachin bat, I knew he was special'
Kunal Purandare recounts the first time a skinny lad named Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar met his eventual guru Ramakant Achrekar.
August 31, 2016
Mini IPL in USA plans put on hold: BCCI president
BCCI president Anurag Thakur has said the Cricket Board has put on hold plans of hosting a 'mini IPL' in the USA, with T20 Internationals being seen as the preferred platform to reach out to the American market.
Australia thump Sri Lanka in 4th ODI to claim series win
John Hastings claimed six wickets before Aaron Finch and George Bailey's attacking half-centuries powered Australia to a series clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international in Dambulla on Wednesday.
Lodha Panel to BCCI: Deadline for forming Apex Council Dec 15
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee has given the BCCI a second set of timelines besides setting a December 15 deadline for conducting AGM and forming an Apex Council.
Duleep Trophy: Karthik, Jackson add 85 as play called off
Dinesh Karthik and Sheldon Jackson added 85 runs at a fair clip in only 16.2 overs before a sharp evening downpour rendered the outfield unplayable in the rain-hit Duleep Trophy cricket match between India 'Red' and India 'Blue' in Greater Noida on Wednesday.
ICC to discuss delayed start of second T20 between India, WI
The ICC will discuss the the 40-minute delay to the start of the second Twenty20 International between India and West Indies in Lauderhill on Sunday in its annual workshop for match officials next month.
Police fire teargas at Sri Lanka cricket fans
Sri Lankan police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of fans trying to force their way into a stadium where the home team were playing their fourth one-day international against Australia in Dambulla on Wednesday.
Aussie pacer's bouncer breaks Angelo Mathews' helmet
Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews was badly shaken on Wednesday after a bouncer smashed into his helmet during a match against Australia and broke a protective strap designed to safeguard the back of his skull.
Steyn returns to the top of Test rankings, Ashwin 3rd
In terms of days, Dale Steyn has spent 2,320 days at the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, the most by any bowler since World War II.
BCCI may accept DRS but not in favour of 4-Day Tests
BCCI president Anurag Thakur made it clear that while he is ready to accept DRS without the usage of 'Hawk Eye', the world's richest cricket board is not keen on four-day Tests and a two-tier system.
Sony acquires Ten Sports from Zee for $385 million
Media Firm Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd (ZEEL) sold its sports channel Ten Sports to Sony Pictures Networks for a US$ 385-million (about Rs 2,579 crore) in an all cash deal.
Check out the highest totals in ODIs
Following is a list of the highest totals in one-day international cricket after England amassed 444 for three against Pakistan in Nottingham.
August 30, 2016
Duleep Trophy: Kuldeep Yadav lights up rain-hit day 2
In-form chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav led India Red's fightback with a four-wicket burst to reduce India Blue to 200 for five on another rain-hit day in the Duleep Trophy in Greater Noida on Tuesday.
England hit world record 444-3 to crush Pakistan
England amassed a world record One-Day International total of 444 for three as they crushed Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Jos Buttler struck the last ball of the innings for four to take Eoin Morgan's men past Sri Lanka's 443 for nine against Netherlands in July 2006.
Steyn leads South Africa to series win vs New Zealand
Dale Steyn grabbed five wickets to lead South Africa to a convincing 204 run-victory over New Zealand in the second test at Centurion on Tuesday that sealed a 1-0 win in the series.
McGrath fears Aussie debacle in India if spin woes continue
Their frailties against quality spin attack badly exposed in Sri Lanka recently, pace bowling great Glenn McGrath said that the Australians will have to quickly sort out their issues against slow bowlers if they don't want a disaster in their tour of India to play four Tests in February-March next year.
England players must trust security and tour Bangladesh: Vaughan
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has called on his country's players to go ahead with their tour of Bangladesh, saying that they should trust the security experts and ignore the political machinations.
MPCA retains old committee; Panel yet to get reply from Shirke
The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), which held its AGM on Monday, has decided that the erstwhile committee under the chairmanship of Jyotiraditya Scindia will continue to carry on its usual function in the State Association.
Rahul, Lewis make huge gains; Ashwin at 4th in T20 rankings
Rival openers Evin Lewis of the West Indies and India's Lokesh Rahul have made huge gains in the latest ICC Players Rankings for T20I Batsmen after slamming fine centuries in the recent two-match series in Lauderhill, USA, played on 27 and 28 August.
India 'A' make final despite one-run loss to Aus 'A'
Skipper Manish Pandey's valiant century was in vain as India 'A' lost to Australia 'A' by one run in a high-scoring Quadrangular cricket series thriller in Mackay, Australia, on Tuesday.
Why Shoaib Akhtar rates this batsman above Tendulkar, Lara
Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has named the best ever batsman he ever bowled in a chat show 'The Sportsman' with former captain Wasim Akram.
Bumrah breaks record for most T20 wickets in a calendar year
India's young fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has added his name to the record books after capturing the most T20 International wickets in a calendar year.
Marsh injury opens door for Khawaja
Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the Sri Lanka tour with a broken little finger.
NZ set for day-night first class games; eyes pink ball Test in 2018
New Zealand Cricket appear to be pushing ahead with plans to trial day-night first class matches as they build towards hosting their inaugural pink ball home test against England in 2018.
August 29, 2016
2nd Test: South Africa in cruise control vs New Zealand
South Africa slid to 105 for six on the third day of the second and final test against New Zealand on Monday but were still firmly in command at Centurion, holding a 372-run lead.
MP Cricket Association keeps election on hold on Lodha order
The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association on Monday held its Annual General Meeting as per schedule but did not conduct its election as per instructions from the Supreme Court appointed Justice Rajendra-Mal Lodha panel.
Duleep Trophy: Gambhir, Agarwal score 50s on curtailed Day 1
Veteran opener Gautam Gambhir and young Mayank Agarwal helped themselves to half centuries before torrential rain played spoilsport in the Duleep Trophy match between India 'Blue' and India 'Red' in Greater Noida on Monday.
Dilshan takes subtle dig at Sanga, Jayawardena & Mathews
Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan, who has just retired from ODI cricket, suggested he did not have enough support from his team-mates during his 10-month stint as captain and was "hurt" by the manner in which he was removed from the post.
Coach Jason Gillespie to leave Yorkshire
Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie will leave at the end of the season, the county said on Monday.
Why Dhoni was unhappy with West Indies after T20I washout
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite differed in their opinion about the quality of the ground at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida after the second T20 International was called off due to a wet outfield.
Australia's Coulter-Nile faces 'lengthy' recovery after back injury
Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been diagnosed with a bone stress injury in his lower back and will require a "lengthy rehabilitation period", the country's cricket board said on Monday.
Why Dhoni feels India can regain No 1 Test ranking
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that the Virat Kohli-led Test team can regain it's top ranking by the end of the home season, which India will play host to New Zealand, England, Australia and Bangladesh in 13 Tests.
Dhoni has special praise for Amit Mishra
Talking about the match, Dhoni was pleased with his bowlers' performance, especially leg-spinner Amit Mishra.
Dhoni bats for more matches in US
The world cricket can afford to have more Twenty20 matches in the Unites States of America despite a crammed international schedule since it is a good venue for the game, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni suggested.
Australia edge past Sri Lanka in Dilshan's ODI farewell
Australia edged out Sri Lanka by two wickets to spoil Tillakaratne Dilshan's one-day farewell and go 2-1 up in the five-match series on Sunday.
August 28, 2016
2nd T20 PHOTOS: Rain denies India chance to level series vs WI
Leaving behind the bashing they suffered in the opening match, Indian bowlers bowled with supreme control to bundle out West Indies for 143 in the second and final Twenty20 international in Florida on Sunday.
CAB planning Dalmiya Memorial Lecture during home season
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is planning to hold a cricket lecture in memory of late ICC and BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya during the upcoming Indian home season.
Mathews puts Dilshan in the league of Sangakkara, Jayawardena
Veteran Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan bid farewell to ODI cricket by scoring a 65-ball 42 in his final game against Australia in the third ODI in Dambulla.
Rahul hits tons in all three formats, yet disappointed
His unbeaten hundred could not help India get over the line but Indian batsman
Here's what captain Dhoni has to say about Team India's loss
They were hammered all over the park but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his bowlers were not all that bad on what was a 'batters'
Captain Dhoni on why he FAILED to finish...
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that the execution of his last ball dismissal which led to his side's one-run loss against the West Indies was wrong.
De Kock top-scores as South Africa batsmen flourish
Quinton de Kock top scored as all South Africa's batsmen got among the runs in a score of 283 for three on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand at Centurion on Saturday.
Root leads England to easy win over Pakistan
Pakistan recovered from a dreadful start, thanks to a century by Sarfraz Ahmed, to post a respectable total of 251 before Root and captain Eoin Morgan shared a third-wicket stand of 112 to lay the platform for the hosts to go 2-0 up in the series.
Rahul hits ton but Dhoni fails to finish as India lose by 1 run
Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to finish off the match and was dismissed off the final delivery with just two runs needed for victory as India went down by one run in a thrilling finish in the first T20 International against West Indies in Florida, on Saturday.
August 27, 2016
'Sledge King' Warner wants to calmly lead Australia
Australia stand-in skipper David Warner has admitted that he is usually the main 'culprit' whenever there is sledging going on but added that he understands the responsibility that comes with his new role.
Kedar, Shreyas power India 'A' to easy six-wicket win
Kedar Jadhav slams unbeaten 93, Shreyas Iyer scores half-century while Varun Aaron takes three wickets.
August 26, 2016
Here's why Dhoni feels USA is special market for cricket...
USA is a 'special' market for cricket and there is no reason why the game can't be successful here, asserted captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the eve of India's first international match on American soil.
How the Pink ball played in Duleep Trophy opener
Yuvraj Singh feels it moved a bit more than SG Test ball while Robin Uthappa's observations varied from colour change to lack of reverse swing as the first set of inputs on the much talked about 'Pink ball' Day-Night experiment in the Duleep Trophy came to the fore.
Yadav's six helps India Red crush Green in 'Pink' match
India Red predictably completed the formalities polishing off the India Green lower order early on the fourth and final day to win the inaugural Day-Night Duleep Trophy encounter by a comprehensive 219-run margin in Noida.
Will cricket break fresh ground in untapped US market?
Cricket will seek to reach out to the untapped American market when the sport's most followed practitioners, India, lock horns with the West Indies in their maiden international game in the US on Saturday.
Kumble impressed by cricketing facilities in Florida
Left impressed by the facilities at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, the only ICC certified ODI standard stadium in Florida, USA, India coach Anil Kumble says the two T20 Internationals against West Indies is the start of a "new beginning" for cricket in the US.
West Indies will pose a serious challenge to India in T20s: Kumble
Emphasizing the need for adjustment according to different conditions, Indian head coach Anil Kumble has admitted that his side are focusing on changing their mindset from the Test mode to the shortest format of the game ahead of the two-match T20 series against West Indies in Florida, USA.
England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour after security clearance
A risk assessment by the board's security team concluded the situation in the country was stable enough for the tour to go ahead.
August 25, 2016
Duleep Trophy: Kuldeep five-for takes India Red close to win
Young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav kept the opposition batsmen on tenterhooks with a maiden five wicket haul as he took India Red on the cusp of an outright victory against the Green team in the inaugural Day/Night Duleep Trophy encounter in Greater Noida on Thursday.
BCCI submits Compliance Report to Lodha Panel
The BCCI submitted the first Compliance Report to the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha Panel on Thursday in regards to the implementation of reforms as per the apex court verdict.
TN cricketers picked for Duleep Trophy can play in TNPL
The BCCI has allowed the Tamil Nadu players participating in the ongoing Duleep Trophy to play for their respective franchises in the inaugural edition of TN Premier T20 League (TNPL).
Shameful: Pak fans mock Kohli after taking No.1 Test spot
A few days after Pakistan replaced India at the No.1 spot of ICC Test rankings, some Pakistani fans have started mocking the Indian cricket team and captain Virat Kohli on social media websites.
BCCI hopes amended Sports Bill is tabled during Budget Session
Under pressure to implement Lodha Committee Reforms as per Supreme Court Directives, the BCCI is relying that the revised National Sports Bill is tabled by the Budget Session of the Parliament in 2017 which will save them from undergoing structural changes.
Pakistan, West Indies to play pink ball day-night Test in Dubai
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday released the itinerary for the home series against the West Indies in the United Arab Emirates, which will include three Tests, three One-day Internationals and as many T20 Internationals.
Sri Lanka's Perera charged, Australian Starc reprimanded
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera has been fined 15 percent of his match fee and Australian Mitchell Starc was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for their behaviour during the second one-day international in Colombo.
Pandey, Jadhav fire for India 'A' in wash-out vs South Africa 'A'
Rain played spoilsport as the One-Day match between India 'A' and South Africa 'A' was abandoned after 35 overs in the first innings, taking the Manish Pandey-led side to the top of points table in the quadrangular contest.
Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire after Australia series
Sri Lanka's senior opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is set to retire from international cricket at the end of Australia's Tour of Sri Lanka.
PIX: Ashwin, Dhawan, Bhuvi chill out with Miami Heat
Ahead of the two-match Twenty20 series against West Indies, Indian cricketers, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar today visited the home of American basketball team Miami Heats in Florida.
Warne questions Australian team selection after slump
Legendary spinner Shane Warne has expressed his displeasure over the recent performances of Australia's Test and one-day teams, and questioned why 'bits and pieces' players are being selected in the team.
England beat Pakistan in rain-curtailed first one-dayer
England beat Pakistan by 44 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis scoring method in a rain-affected first One-Day International in Southampton on Wednesday.
August 24, 2016
Lodha Panel refutes BCCI Secy's 'sexual favours' claim
The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Panel denied that it had painted cricket selectors as morally 'depraved and despicable' individuals as has been reported in a section of the media, saying that there was no attempt on its part to do so.
Duleep Trophy: Mukund, Sudeep tons put India Red in command
It was purely a 'Batsman's Evening' with Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund and talented Bengal boy Sudeep Chatterjee's twin tons took India Red to a commanding 354-run lead against India Green on the second day of the Duleep Trophy on Wednesday in Greater Noida.
Smith withdrawn from SL tour; Warner to captain
Australia captain Steve Smith is to leave the Sri Lanka series mid-way and return to Australia early and rest up for the upcoming series against South Africa, with his deputy David Warner to take over captaincy of the visitors' one-day and T20 teams for the remainder of the tour.
Present ICC ranking system is not satisfactory: Miandad
Pakistan's batting great Javed Miandad is not happy with the present ranking system of the International Cricket Council even though the team has just become the number one ranked side.
Sri Lanka level series 1-1 despite Faulkner hat-trick
All-rounder James Faulkner became the sixth Australian cricketer to claim a hat-trick in one-day internationals, achieving the feat in the second match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Lodha Panel to have emergent meeting on Sunday
The Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha Panel will meet on August 28 to discuss various issues concerning the BCCI, including the multiple complaints received against the Board.
Queen's Park Oval outfield rated poor by the match referee
The outfield of the Queen's Park Oval, the venue for the fourth Test between India and the West Indies, has been rated "poor" by the Match Referee as only 22 overs could be bowled on the opening day while unplayable conditions prevented play on four consecutive days.
Manish Pandey fined for showing dissent in 'A' series tie
India A skipper Manish Pandey has been fined 25 percent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's 86-run win over the National Performance Squad in Townhill, Queensland, Australia.
Will England's players pull out of Bangladesh tour over security concerns?
England will not force any player to tour Bangladesh, limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan said, in the wake of the July 1 attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 22 people were killed.
August 23, 2016
Preview: England may play three spinners in first ODI vs Pak
England could play three spinners in the first game of their five-match series against Pakistan in Southampton on Wednesday, said one-day captain Eoin Morgan.
Floodlight malfunction grabs more attention than Pink ball
It was an inauspicious start to the inaugural Day/Night Duleep Trophy match with a major floodlight malfunction grabbing more attention than Pink ball making its first class debut in India.
Easy money is spoiling cricketers: McGrath
Quick bucks made through popular Twenty20 leagues are spoiling fast bowlers across the world as they stop working hard after initial success, laments Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath.
BCCI for transparency in awarding IPL media rights
In a bid to maintain transparency and fairness in awarding the lucrative IPL media rights, the BCCI has told Sony Max to join the bidding process with other interested bidders.
South Africa-New Zealand first Test ends in a damp draw
The first test between South Africa and New Zealand ended in a damp draw on Tuesday without a ball bowled over the final three-and-a-half days due to a sodden outfield at Kingsmead.
Virat is still the same as he was at age 10, says coach Sharma
For Rajkumar Sharma, a coach is no different from a parent and that's why he has been "protective" about Virat Kohli, keeping a close watch on the progress of his "son" during his formative years.
India's WI Report Card: 10/10 for all-rounder Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin was India's best player in the series and he contributed with both bat and ball to emerge as the new all-round hope that India have been so desperately in the last so many years.
Elevation to No 1 completes Pakistan's return from isolation
Pakistan have long been regarded as a talented yet inconsistent side, but through a combination of sheer hard work, application and a little help from some inclement Caribbean weather, the South Asian side sit atop the test rankings for a first time.
I enjoy my five-wicket hauls more than my hundreds: Ashwin
'Being Indian cricketers, expectations are something that you always expect and I hope I can live up to the expectations'
India vs WI: Trinidad Board faces ICC action over washed out Test
The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board has launched an investigation after only 22 overs could be played over five days in the fourth and final Test between West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval due to a soggy outfield.
5 BIG gains for Captain Kohli from West Indies Tests
India skipper Virat Kohli says the much improved batting performance by the lower order batsmen, particularly wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, was the biggest gain of the West Indies series, which they won 2-0.
August 22, 2016
India win Windies series 2-0 after Day 5 washed out in Trinidad
India recorded their biggest Test series win on Caribbean soil with a 2-0 victory over West Indies following a washout in the fourth and final Test match but ended up losing the number one spot in the ICC rankings, in Port of Spain, on Monday.
Pakistan overtake India, rise to No. 1 ranking in Tests
Pakistan becomes only the fifth team after Australia, England, India and South Africa to top the ICC Test rankings since these were introduced in 2003.
BCCI AGM on Sept 21 as Board awaits Review Petition verdict
The Board of Control for Cricket in India will hold it's Annual General Meeting on September 21 as per its existing constitution and is expected to wait for the Review petition verdict before getting into the implementation phase of the Lodha Committee Reforms.
Australia beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in opening ODI
Steve Smith and Aaron Finch struck half-centuries to help Australia to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first One-day international in Colombo on Sunday. Sri Lanka, who lost the toss and were sent out to bat on a dry, turning wicket, set the visitors a target of 228, but Australia successfully chased them down with 19 balls to spare to give them the lead in the five-match series.
August 21, 2016
India set to lose No. 1 ranking after Day 4 abandoned in Trinidad
India are on the verge of losing their No. 1 ranking in Test cricket after Day 4 in the fourth and final match against West Indies was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of a wet outfield, in Port of Spain, on Sunday.
BCCI get into a huddle over Compliance Report on Lodha reforms
The Working Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India will meet in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the 'First Compliance Report' on the implementation of the various recommendations made by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee.
August 20, 2016
Rain-hit West Indies vs India Test heading for draw
After a total of 22 overs were bowled on the first two days, there was no morning play on the scheduled third day at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain.
Play washed out on Day 2 of West Indies-India Test
Wet conditions prevented any play on the second day of the fourth Test between West Indies and India in Trinidad on Friday.
August 19, 2016
India bag early wickets before rain ends play early on Day 1
India dismissed two West Indies batsmen -- Leon Johnson and Dareen Bravo -- before rain forced an early lunch break and persistent drizzle ensured there was no further play for the rest of the opening day. The hosts were 62 for two in 22 overs with Kraigg Brathwaite (32) and Marlon Samuels (4) at the crease.
August 18, 2016
To become the best team you need to play consistently: Kohli
Virat Kohli has said that his team isn't reading too much into the newly acquired number one ranking in the longest format as they prepare to take on West Indies in the fourth and final Test starting in Port of Spain on Thursday.
August 17, 2016
India eyeing 3-0 series win in West Indies to keep No. 1 ranking
On a high after sealing the series with comprehensive victories, an upbeat India will be aiming to complete a 3-0 rout in order to retain it's No 1 Test ranking, when they meet a listless West Indies in the final Test match of the series in Port of Spain on Thursday.
Pandey, Dhawal star in India A win over South Africa A
Skipper Manish Pandey led from the front with a timely century while Dhawal Kulkarni showed his all-round prowess as India A defeated South Africa A by 3-wickets in the quadrangular One-Day series in Townsville, Australia on Wednesday.
India regains No.1 ranking in Tests
Australia has conceded its number-one ranking to India after Sri Lanka made a clean sweep of the three-Test series in Colombo on Wednesday.
Herath wrecks Australia, Sri Lanka sweep series
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 163 runs in the final test in Colombo on Wednesday to complete a 3-0 sweep in the three-match series.
BCCI seeks review of Supreme Court's July 19 order, recusal of CJI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, seeking review of its July 18 verdict in which it had accepted most recommendations of the R M Lodha panel on reforms in the cricketing body, saying the bench, headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur, had "a prejudiced approach" against it and he should recuse from hearing the matter.
August 16, 2016
'Our long-term goal is to be the No. 1 Test team'
India's vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane says the team will go out to dominate the fourth Test against the West Indies, in Port of Spain, beginning on Thursday.
SSC Test: Silva ton puts Sri Lanka in charge against Australia
Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva roared back into form with a century in the final Test against Australia on Tuesday, boosting the hosts' hopes of a 3-0 sweep against the world number one team at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
Coaching India bit more complicated than I thought: Chappell
Former Australian great Greg Chappell feels that coaching Indian cricket team for two years was a "bit more complicated" than he would have apprehended as there are "so many layers to life in India".
I won't change my natural game, says Rohit Sharma
India batsman Rohit Sharma says he will never shy away from playing his natural game irrespective of the format he is playing.
August 15, 2016
Herath thwarts Aussies after Smith, Marsh tons
Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh hit centuries but Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath picked up six wickets to restrict Australia's first-innings lead to 24 runs on the third day of the third and final Test on Monday.
Ashwin on top of all-rounders' list; Rahane enters top 10
Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane jumped three places to enter the top-10 in batsman's list while Ravichandran Ashwin maintained his pole position among all-rounders in the latest Test rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
August 14, 2016
4th Test: Pakistan crush England by 10 wickets to level series
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took five wickets to help Pakistan crush England by 10 wickets in the final Test at The Oval on Sunday and level a fluctuating series 2-2.
Australia launch strong reply after Chandimal ton
Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh scored unbeaten half-centuries to launch a strong response from Australia after Dinesh Chandimal's patient hundred pushed Sri Lanka's first-innings total to 355 on the second day of the third and final Test on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma, Bravo fined for verbal volleys
India's Rohit Sharma and Darren Bravo of the West Indies have both been fined 15 per cent of their respective match fee for verbally engaging with each other in a manner that was not in keeping with the spirit of the game during the final day's play in the third Test.
ICC fines Broad for questioning umpire's decision
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for publicly criticising an umpiring decision during the ongoing fourth Test against Pakistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.
4 things Kohli said after winning series against West Indies
Ecstatic after clinching an unbeatable lead in the ongoing Test series against the West Indies, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli said his team will now play with more 'positive intent' in the fourth and final Test starting August 18.
India 'A' bowled out for 55, suffer heavy defeat against Australia 'A'
The India 'A' team suffered a humiliating eight-wicket loss to Australia after being shot out for a mere 55 runs in the opening match of a quadrangular One-Day series in Townsville, on Sunday.
We always aim to win away from India: Kohli
India crushed West Indies at the third Test in St Lucia on Saturday, clinching the series and prompting captain Virat Kohli to say his team are going from "strength to strength".
St Lucia Test: India thump West Indies by 237 runs, pocket series
India produced a splendid performance to clinically decimate West Indies by 237 runs in the third Test thereby taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
August 13, 2016
The Oval Test: Pakistan scent victory after Younis double ton
Younis Khan's superb 218 put Pakistan in a strong position before they picked up four England wickets to take complete control on the third day of the fourth and final Test at The Oval on Saturday.
De Silva leads Sri Lanka fightback with maiden hundred
Dhananjaya de Silva hit a maiden century and combined with Dinesh Chandimal to resurrect Sri Lanka's innings after a poor start against Australia on the opening day of the third and final Test on Saturday.
Star cricketer Yuvraj Singh to turn rapper
Star batsman Yuvraj Singh, known for his swashbuckling shots on the cricket field, is all set to make his singing debut with rapper Badshah.
St Lucia Test: Bhuvneshwar's five-for puts India in charge
India were 157 for three in their second innings at stumps on day four of the third Test in Gros Islet, St Lucia on Friday.
August 12, 2016
The Oval Test: Tons by Shafiq, Younus help Pakistan edge ahead
Asad Shafiq and Younus Khan made gritty centuries to lift Pakistan to 340 for six as England's bowlers toiled in perfect batting conditions on the second day of the final Test at The Oval on Friday.
Dhoni to lead full-strength India for Windies T20s in US
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead a full strength India squad for the two-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies in the United States on August 27 and 28.
West Indies vs India: Play washed out on Day Three in St Lucia
Persistent rain washed out play on the third day of the third Test between West Indies and India in St Lucia on Thursday.
August 11, 2016
Oval Test: Moeen Ali's third century leads England revival
Moeen Ali made a superb century to lift England to 328 all out after Pakistan had taken four early wickets on the first day of the final Test at The Oval on Thursday.
Duleep Trophy: Yuvraj, Gambhir, Raina named captains of teams
Senior cricketers Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina will lead India Red, India Blue and India Green teams respectively in the Duleep Trophy to be played at Greater Noida International Cricket Stadium from August 23 to September 14.
Pakistan batting great Hanif Mohammad passes away
Pakistan's legendary former captain and batsman Hanif Mohammad, who held the record for the longest innings in Test cricket, passed away on Thursday after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. A spokesman for the Aga Khan Hospital, where he was being treated, confirmed that Hanif passed away at the age of 81.
How Ashwin plans to knock off West Indies on Day 3
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that his side will be looking to continue the fightback in the remainder of the third Test after recovering from a precarious 130 for five and finishing the first innings at 353.
St Lucia Test PHOTOS: Brathwaite leads West Indies reply on Day 2
India suffered a late batting collapse, allowing the West Indies to sneak back into the contest after Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha struck fighting centuries on day two of the third Test in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
August 10, 2016
2nd Test: New Zealand thrash Zimbabwe by 254 runs
Part-time spinners Ish Sodhi and Martin Guptill bagged three wickets each as Zimbabwe folded on the final day of the second test to hand New Zealand a comprehensive 254-run victory on Wednesday.
Those 100 runs by Ashwin and Saha will help us: Rahul
KL Rahul, who is having a good run with the bat in the Test series against the West Indies, says the unbroken century partnership between R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha could prove to be crucial to the outcome of the ongoing third Test in St Lucia.
3rd Test Day 1 stats: Ashwin's record series, Rohit's overseas trouble
Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha stitched an unbeaten 108-run partnership for the sixth wicket to rescue India from a precarious start as the visitors' posted 234 for five when stumps were drawn on day 1 of the third Test at St Lucia.
Jadeja pays hefty fine for pictures with Gir lions
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja was let off by the Gujarat forest department on Tuesday after he paid a fine of Rs. 20,000 for taking a selfie with lions at the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary at Sasan in Junagadh, an act strictly prohibited by law.
Ashwin has been brilliant as India's No 6: Bangar
Indian cricket team's batting coach Sanjay Bangar praised Ravichandran Ashwin for "brilliantly" fitting in the role of a No 6 batsman in the current Test squad stating that the Tamil Nadu all-rounder has now given more option to management in terms of combination.
St Lucia Test PHOTOS: Ashwin, Saha lead India's recovery on Day I
India recovered to 234 for five at stumps on Day One of the third Test against the West Indies, courtesy an unbeaten 108-run stand between Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha.
August 09, 2016
Hayden offers worship at Madurai shrine
Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden visited the Meenakshi temple in Madurai on Tuesday.
October 15 deadline for BCCI to implement Lodha reforms
The Supreme Court appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha-panel on Tuesday categorically instructed the Board of Control for Cricket in India to implement a 15-step reform by October 15 ranging from constitutional reforms to principles of awarding various contracts, including the lucrative television rights.
Windies axe Sammy, name Brathwaite new captain for India T20 series
West Indies have axed two-time World Twenty20 winning captain Darren Sammy and put fellow all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite in charge for two matches against India this month in Florida.
Ervine's maiden Test ton sparks Zimbabwe fightback against NZ
Craig Ervine scored a maiden Test century to help Zimbabwe hold up New Zealand's victory charge on day three of the second Test and steer the home side to 305 for six in their first innings by stumps on Monday.
3rd Test: Kohli likely to persist with Rahul ahead of Vijay
India skipper Virat Kohli dropped hints that he would like to persist with K L Rahul, who seized the opportunity by scoring a hundred in the absence of the injured Murali Vijay in the second Test, in the third match of the series against the West Indies.
August 08, 2016
Anderson topples Ashwin from top spot in ICC Test rankings
England pacer James Anderson reclaimed the number-one ranking from India's Ravichandran Ashwin in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers released on Monday after the end of the Edgbaston Test.
Four South African cricketers banned for match fixing
Four South African crickets, including former test wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile, have been banned for between seven and 12 years for attempting to fix matches, Cricket South Africa announced on Monday.
3rd Test: India looking to get back to winning ways vs Windies
Stung by a remarkable fightback from West Indies on the final day of the rain-hit second Test, India will have to look at their bowling combinations and get back to winning ways when the third cricket Test begins in St. Lucia, on Tuesday.
Lodha panel rejects BCCI request of deferring key meeting
The Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha panel, on Monday, declined the request of Indian cricket board to defer the scheduled meeting on implementation of reforms within the next six months.
August 07, 2016
Third Test: England destroy Pakistan to take series lead
Superb pace bowling, immaculate catching and astute captaincy combined to forge a thrilling final-day victory for England, who dismissed Pakistan for 201 to win the third test by 141 runs and go 2-1 up in the series.
'Contempt of court if BCCI top brass doesn't appear before Lodha panel'
The BCCI top brass will be facing charges of 'Contempt of Court' if they decide not to appear in front of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Panel to discuss the implementation of the Apex Court's verdict within next six months.
Lodha reforms are illegal and unconstitutional: Justice Katju
The Supreme Court verdict on BCCI reforms came under a sharp attack from former apex court judge Markandey Katju, who termed the reforms as "unconstitutional and illegal."
August 06, 2016
3rd Test: Bairstow, Moeen put England in control vs Pak
Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali shared an unbroken partnership of 132 to lift England to 414 for five and a lead of 311 runs over Pakistan on the fourth day of the third test at Edgbaston on Saturday. Lodha reforms: Katju to hand over first interim report to BCCI
Former Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju has already prepared a first interim report on behalf of the Board of Control for Cricket in India based on the Justice Lodha panel recommendations, which is now binding after the Supreme Court verdict on July 18.
Perera spins Sri Lanka to series-clinching win against Australia
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 229 runs on day three of the second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at Galle on Saturday.
Darren Sammy sacked 'in 30-second phone call'
Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to the World Twenty 20 title in 2012 and 2016, said that he has been sacked as captain in a 30-second phone call from the head of selectors.
3rd Test nicely poised as England fight back vs Pakistan
England fought back strongly to leave the third Test against Pakistan hanging in the balance after an enthralling third day in Birmingham on Friday.
August 05, 2016
PHOTOS: Herath hat-trick wrecks Australia; Lanka sense victory
Rangana Herath claimed his maiden Test hat-trick as 21 wickets tumbled on a frantic second day with hosts Sri Lanka closing in on a series-clinching victory against Australia in the second Test in Galle on Friday.
Opener Hope replaces Chandrika for St Lucia Test
West Indies opening batsman Rajendra Chandrika has paid the price for his lack of runs in the first two Tests against India and been dropped for the third Test that starts in St. Lucia next Tuesday.
I am pretty pleased with the effort the boys put in: Kohli
India's five-pronged attack failed to grab six opposition wickets on the final day as the West Indies managed to eke out a draw in the second Test in Kingston but captain Virat Kohli defended his bowlers, saying that they had given their best under the circumstances.
August 04, 2016
Azhar Ali's hundred gives Pakistan control of third England Test
Azhar Ali's patient century lifted Pakistan to 257 for three and a dominant position on the second day of the third Test against England at Edgbaston on Thursday. Replying to the home team's 297 all out, Azhar shared a second-wicket partnership of 181 with Sami Aslam on the way to an excellent knock of 139 as England endured a frustrating day in the field.
Why India's bowlers failed to knockout West Indies on Day 5
The Indians dominated the Test match for four days at Sabina Park with both bat and ball. Yet, they fell short of the victory marker on the fifth and final day when they needed to take six wickets in 98 overs.
Australia lose openers after Mendis rallies Sri Lanka
Kusal Mendis excelled under pressure again, hitting a sparkling 86 and featuring in two important partnerships to help Sri Lanka overcome a shaky start and post 281 all out on the opening day of the second Test against Australia on Thursday.
'You can't really look at the forecast and take decisions'
Indian coach Anil Kumble praised rookie Rolston Chase's match-saving century but also lamented that losing more than 100 overs of bowling time also enabled the hosts to play out a draw in the second Test in Kingston.
Ben Stokes to miss fourth Pakistan test due to calf injury
England's Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against Pakistan at The Oval due to a calf injury but the all-rounder refused to write off his chances of playing in the subsequent limited overs matches against the same opponents.
Went with the mindset that we were at war and can't die: Chase
Man-of-the-match for his all-round show, Rolston Chase has said it felt nice to contribute in a good result.
Credit to the way West Indies played: Kohli
Virat Kohli has said he can only doff his hat to the West Indies batsmen, who produced a special batting display to save the second Test.
Chase's century helps West Indies escape with a draw
Roston Chase joined an elite group, scoring an unbeaten century as West Indies staged a great escape in the second Test against India in Jamaica on Wednesday.
Ballance, Moeen lead England fightback on Day 1
Moeen Ali's late counter-attack lifted England to 297 all out on a fluctuating first day of the third Test against Pakistan in Birmingham on Wednesday.
August 03, 2016
Italy's former cricket captain a terror suspect
Pakistan-born Aftab Farook who captained the Italian youth cricket team has been expelled from Italy for allegedly plotting an attack in the name of the Islamic State (IS) group according to media reports.
2nd Test preview: Steve Smith banking on reverse swing on Galle turner
Galle has built a reputation as a spinners' paradise but Australia captain Steve Smith hopes there will be substantial reverse swing at the venue as his top-ranked team bid for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in the second test.
India to host Bangladesh for one-off Test in Feb
India will host Bangladesh for a one-off Test in February next year, marking the neighbouring country's first official trip here since claiming Test status in the year 2000.
3rd Test Preview: Misbah tells Pak to 'go big' against England
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has urged his top order "to go big" in the third Test against England at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: India sniff victory as Windies collapse again
The weather stands in the way of India going 2-0 up in the series after rain forced an early end to play on day four with the West Indies in deep trouble at 48/4 in their second innings and 256 runs behind the visitors, in Kingston, on Tuesday.
Rain halts India's charge after West Indies collapse on Day 4
West Indies were hurtling towards another heavy defeat when they lost four quick wickets before rain ended play early on day four of the second Test against India in Jamaica on Tuesday.
BCCI appoints Markandey Katju to interact with Lodha Panel
The Board of Control for Cricket in India appointed former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju as the head of a four-member legal panel to help the BCCI understand the implications of the Justice Lodha Committee reforms, which have been made mandatory by the apex court.
August 02, 2016
India and West Indies to play T20 games in United States
India will play two Twenty20 internationals against world champions West Indies in Florida in late August, the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) said on Tuesday.
AB de Villiers ruled out of New Zealand test series
AB de Villiers has been ruled out of South Africa's two-test home series against New Zealand this month with an injured elbow and Faf du Plessis will take over the captaincy.
Finn to replace injured Stokes in third Test vs Pakistan
Fast bowler Steven Finn will replace injured all-rounder Ben Stokes in England's team for the third Test against Pakistan, starting Wednesday, captain Alastair Cook said.
BCCI will decide on Lodha panel's recommendations: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly steered clear of giving an opinion on the Lodha Committee's reforms, which have been made binding by the Supreme Court, saying it is for the Board of Control for Cricket in India to decide.
Pakistan reworking plans on Cook and Root
Pakistan have adjusted their plans for Alastair Cook and Joe Root ahead of Wednesday's third test at Edgbaston, the touring side's coach Mickey Arthur has said, adding he considers the duo as the backbone of England's batting.
Numbers Game: Rahane hits third ton in last four Test innings
Ajinkya Rahane carved out his seventh Test century and was unbeaten on 108 runs as India extended their lead over West Indies by a mammoth 304 runs to take firm control of the second Test in Kingston.
How a part-time spinner and batsman bagged 5 wickets
West Indies' off-spinner Roston Chase has expressed pleasure at his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket, terming the achievement as a great feeling.
Why England's Anderson is not worried by drop in his pace
England seamer James Anderson is confident that he has enough skill and experience to compensate for his decreased pace over the remaining years of his cricket career.
Rahane decodes his century against West Indies
Sitting comfortably with a 304-run lead, India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said the plans of batting just once during the match seems to have worked for the team.
PHOTOS: Rain gives West Indies lifeline against dominant India
The weather gods gave West Indies a lifeline in their quest to avoid defeat in the second Test against India when rain washed out the final session of day three in Kingston, Jamaica on Monday.
Rahane's century gives India big lead on rain-hit day
Ajinkya Rahane scored his seventh Test hundred to help India take a huge first innings lead before rain forced play to be called off early on day three of the second Test against the West Indies, in Jamaica, on Monday.
Can't stop state association elections, BCCI tells Lodha panel
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Ajay Shirke responded to the letters sent by Justice Lodha Committee, stating that the BCCI cannot stop state associations from holding their elections.
August 01, 2016
Lehmann extends contract as Australia coach to 2019
Darren Lehmann has extended his contact as Australia's head coach until 2019 to cover the World Cup and the Ashes series in England that year, the country's cricket board (CA) said on Monday.
Numbers Game: K L Rahul joins legends with career-best 158
Opener KL Rahul's career-best 158 has put India in the driver's seat in the second Test against West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica.
How sitting out made Rahul hungry to perform...
Going through a purple patch, centurion Lokesh Rahul said his intention to stay positive and aggressive on the second day paid off as he put India on the driver's seat in the second Test against West Indies in Kingston.
BCCI meet: WC to discuss Lodha recommendations, T20 series in USA
Even as deadline for their crucial meeting with the Justice Lodha panel is approaching, the bigwigs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India are to meet, in Mumbai, on Tuesday to discuss the Supreme Court verdict upholding most of its appointed committee's recommendations for sweeping reforms in the Board.
West Indies' coach urges batsmen to step up
Lavishing praise on his bowlers for their disciplined show on day two, West Indies' coach Phil Simmons said they would now look to get the remaining Indian wickets and urged the batsmen to step up to help them bounce back in the second cricket Test.
PHOTOS: India build big lead on Day 2 against West Indies
Opening batsman Lokesh Rahul scored a career-high 158 as India consolidated their dominance on day two of the second Test against West Indies in Jamaica on Sunday.
Rahul hits 158 to put India in command on Day 2
Opener Lokesh Rahul starred with the bat as he scored a career-best 158 to steer India to a big lead, on Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies, in Jamaica, on Sunday.
July 31, 2016
Williams century in vain as New Zealand seal innings win
Sean Williams scored a maiden Test century in vain as New Zealand clinched a comprehensive innings and 117-run victory over hosts Zimbabwe on day four of the first Test in Bulawayo, on Sunday.
Record-breaking Ashwin rules supreme yet again!
The day belonged to India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who underlined his status as the World No. 1 Test bowler as he destroyed the West Indies batting line-up, on Day 1, of the second Test at Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday.
Inconsistent Maxwell gets axe; Marsh, Henriques return for SL ODIs
Australia have dropped out-of-form limited overs specialist Glenn Maxwell from the squad for the one-day international series in Sri Lanka next month, the country's cricket board announced on Sunday.
Indian spinners' love affair with the Kingston pitch
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his 18th five-wicket haul as India dominated the first day of the second test against West Indies in Jamaica on Saturday.
R Ashwin surprised by West Indies' decision to bat
India spinner R Ashwin said he was surprised with West Indies' decision to bat first on a sticky wicket, even as he returned with a five-wicket haul on the opening day to dismiss the hosts for a paltry 196 in the second cricket Test in Kingston, Jamaica.
Five-star Ashwin helps India dominate Day 1 vs West Indies
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed five for 52 as Indian bowlers dominated the proceedings to bowl out West Indies for a meagre 196 on Day 1 of the second Test in Jamaica.
Harmanpreet first Indian to sign up for Australian Big Bash League
The 27-year-old becomes the first Indian player to join an Australian Big Bash League Club after the Board of Control for Cricket in India approved its female players participating in foreign leagues.
July 30, 2016
Taylor sparkles as New Zealand dominate against Zimbabwe
Ross Taylor and BJ Watling shared an unbeaten sixth-wicket stand of 220 as New Zealand went to tea in complete command on 543 for five and a lead of 379 on day three of the first Test against Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Sri Lanka record first Test win over Australia in 17 years
Rangana Herath picked four wickets in the second innings to spin Sri Lanka to a 106 win over Australia in the first Test in Pallekele on Saturday.
We need to improve in all aspects: Jason Holder
West Indies' skipper Jason Holder has called for his team to raise their game and close the gap with India in the second Test in Kingston, Jamaica.
Kohli backs his batsmen to come good on challenging Kingston pitch
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that his batsmen will have to take more responsibility on a "result-oriented" green wicket laid out for the second Test against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
KL Rahul to replace injured Vijay in 2nd Test
Indian opener Murali Vijay will miss the second Test against West Indies due to a thumb injury and will be replaced by Lokesh Rahul, skipper Virat Kohli said ahead of the match that begins at Kingston's Sabina Park later on Saturday.
July 29, 2016
1st Test: Latham century helps Kiwis to sizeable lead vs Zim
Tom Latham's century and 91 from Kane Williamson put New Zealand firmly in the driving seat with a 151-run lead over Zimbabwe on the second day of the first Test on Friday.
Injured Aus spinner O'Keefe to return home from Sri Lanka
Australia spinner Steve O'Keefe will return home from the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka after injuring his hamstring during the first Test in Pallekele.
Kandy Test: Sri Lanka take upper hand as Australia wobble
Sri Lanka set Australia a stiff 268-run victory target before claiming three wickets in a truncated afternoon session to take the upper hand on the penultimate day of the first Test in Pallekele on Friday.
Second Test preview: Can India counter green pitch to flatten WI?
Bolstered by the comprehensive win in the series opener, an upbeat India will look to assert their supremacy over an inexperienced West Indies with yet another commanding show in the second cricket Test, starting in Kingston on Saturday.
Watch Kohli & Co wish West Indies legend Sobers on 80th birthday
Wishing Garfield Sobers on his 80th birthday, India Test skipper Virat Kohli has expressed his desire to meet the legendary West Indies cricketer.
Here's why Pujara is not out of form...
India's middle-order mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara scored his last half-century six
July 28, 2016
'If the captain decides to enforce follow-on, we've to be ready'
India's seniormost pacer Ishant Sharma is extremely happy with the performance of the bowling unit and hopes that the team will display "positive and ruthless" intent in the next three Test matches against the West Indies.
Latest injury setback leaves England's Ben Stokes devastated
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he is "devastated" after his calf injury ruled him out of the third Test against Pakistan.
Kandy Test: Magnificent Mendis revives Sri Lanka with maiden ton
Sri Lankan Kusal Mendis struck a majestic maiden century on day three of the first Test against Australia to leave the bowler-dominated contest evenly poised at Pallekele on Thursday.
Harare Test: Wagner on song with five-wicket haul as Zimbabwe wilt
Neil Wagner claimed a five-wicket haul from a fiery spell of fast bowling as New Zealand reduced hosts Zimbabwe to 120 for eight at tea on day one of the first Test at Queen's Sports Club on Thursday.
Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra blessed with a baby girl
Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his wife Bollywood actress Geeta Basra are blessed with a baby girl.
U-19 World Cup star Alzarri Joseph to join WI squad
Uncapped teenage fast bowler Alzarri Joseph will join the 13-member West Indies squad for the second Test against India starting in Kingston, Jamaica on July 30, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said.
PICS: India gets into Jamaican groove with heavy work-out
Indian cricket team hit the nets at Sabina Park on the Wednesday morning, hours after landing in Kingston, and followed a rigorous exercise to get used to the hot and humid conditions.
My role was to create pressure and I did well: Mishra
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra may not have taken much wickets in the first Test but the leg-spinner says he played his role well by creating pressure on the West Indies batsmen from the one end.
PICS: Indian team attends a special event in Kingston
A confident Indian team arrived in Kingston, Jamaica for the second Test starting from Saturday against hosts West Indies.
PHOTOS: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3
Kusal Mendis remained unbeaten on a match-high 86 to help Sri Lanka weather a wobbly morning and reach 116 for four at lunch on the third day of the bowler-dominated first Test against Australia on Thursday.
What Windies must do to make series even
His inexperienced team might have been outclassed by India in the opening Test but West Indies chief coach Phil Simmons believes there is no need to be demoralised and urged his boys to work hard and make it even in the second match of the four-Test series.
July 27, 2016
Fast bowler Rabada snares six at South Africa's annual awards
It's less than a year since he made his debut, in the first Test against India at Mohali, but Kagiso Rabada has emerged South Africa's leading cricketer. The 21-year-old fast bowler was named South African's youngest ever Cricketer of the Year and also scooped up five other awards at a gala hosted by Cricket South Africa.
PHOTOS: Upbeat Team India in Kingston for second Test
A confident Indian cricket team arrived in Kingston for the second Test against hosts West Indies starting July 30, hoping to carry on the momentum it gained with an innings victory in the series opener in Antigua.
PHOTOS: Australia grab handy lead on rain-hit Day 2
Australia grabbed a handy 86-run lead in the first innings over Sri Lanka and dealt an early blow with the new ball before rain washed out the entire final session for the second consecutive day in the first Test at Pallekele on Wednesday.
Stokes injury leaves a hole in England team, says Bayliss
The expected loss of all-rounder Ben Stokes from the third Test against Pakistan has left "a bit of a hole" in the England team, coach Trevor Bayliss has said ahead of the match at Edgbaston, starting next Wednesday.
July 26, 2016
'Jonny be good' is motto for in-form Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow may be riding the crest of a cricketing wave but England's in-form wicketkeeper-batsman says he is only too well aware of the perils of taking things for granted.
'Virat's captaincy is a reflection of his aggressive personality'
Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop has lamented the difference in quality between the two competing teams in the current four-Test series, stating that Indian players' experience puts them miles ahead of the Caribbean outfit.
Waugh wants cricketers to prioritise Tests over T20s
Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh feels the lure of Twenty20 cricket is affecting the longest format of the game and has put the onus on senior cricketers across the globe to promote Test cricket.
South Africa to introduce racial quotas in cricket
Cricket South Africa (CSA) will formally introduce racial quotas at national team level, the board said on Tuesday.
Revealed! Warne's best batsman from each team
Australian spin legend Shane Warne named the best batsmen he bowled to from each of the nine Test playing nations he faced during his career.
India's spin ace Ashwin World No. 1 bowler, all-rounder in Tests!
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin surged to the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after a superb outing in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua which the visiting side won by an innings and 92 runs.
James Anderson breaks Glenn McGrath's record
Star England paceman James Anderson has broken Australian legend Glenn McGrath's record for number of wickets by a pacer in home conditions.
PHOTOS: SL crash for 117 before Australia lose early wickets
Images from Day 1 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, at Pallekele, on Tuesday.
A special gift for India captain Kohli from Viv Richards's son!
After West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards hailed Virat Kohli's maiden double century, his son Mali Richards joined his father in praising the Indian Test skipper and gifted him a painting that captures a moment from his record innings in the first Test match in Antigua.
July 25, 2016
2nd Test: England overpower Pakistan to win by 330 runs, level series
England beat Pakistan by 330 runs to win the 2nd Test at Old Trafford to level the four-match series 1-1 on Monday.
On the field I think like a batsman: Kohli
India's Test captain Virat Kohli says he thinks like a batsman even when he is leading the side in the field and that mindset helps him place fielders accordingly.
Root is world's best at the moment: Yousuf
Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf has declared England's Joe Root as currently the best batsman in the world.
Australia opt for two spinners against Sri Lanka
Australia will play two spinners in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Tuesday, captain Steve Smith said, as the world's top-ranked side eye a turnaround in their poor record on the slow pitches in Asia.
Sri Lanka Cricket slams Australia spin consultant Murali's behaviour
Sri Lanka Cricket has protested to the Australian cricket team management over alleged highhandedness of spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who is working with the visitors as a spin consultant for the three-Test series in island nation.
Kohli tells team: Time for learning over, start dominating Tests
India need to dominate Test matches and players cannot be content with just looking to improve, captain Virat Kohli said after the tourists thrashed West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first Test in Antigua on Saturday.
When Windies surrendered meekly against India...
West Indies' skipper Jason Holder conceded that his side were always playing 'catch-up' game throughout the first Test against India, which they surrendered meekly losing by an innings and 92 runs.
It's a winning start for Kohli-Kumble partnership
It was a winning start for new coach Anil Kumble in his current one-year team as the Indian coach.
One good habit Kohli swears by- WINNING!
Winning is 'contagious' and Indian Test captain Virat Kohli feels that it is a 'good habit' that his boys can create in order to become a formidable Test team anywhere in the world.
1st Test PHOTOS: How India thrashed West Indies
India captain Virat Kohli lauded a "complete performance" by his team after they thrashed West Indies by an innings and 92 runs inside four days in the first Test in Antigua on Sunday.
All Kohli has to say about India's BIG victory...
India skipper Virat Kohli termed his team's win over the West Indies in the first Test a 'complete performance.'
1st Test: Ashwin seals India's emphatic win against West Indies
Ravichandran Ashwin produced a bowling masterclass to grab 7 for 83 as India recorded their biggest ever win outside the subcontinent by thumping the West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first Test at Antigua to take a morale-boosting 1-0 lead in the 4-match Test series on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Ruthless England turn the screw on Pak in 2nd Test
England moved relentlessly towards a series-levelling victory over Pakistan on a rain-disrupted third day of the second test in Manchester on Sunday.
July 24, 2016
MCA accepts SC verdict, Sharad Pawar to quit president's post
Mumbai Cricket Association president Sharad Pawar will quit his position in six months' time after the state body accepted the Supreme Court verdict on sweeping reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its affiliates in toto.
A Herculean task awaits West Indies against India
West Indies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has commended the Indian bowlers for their brilliant show on a slow pitch on day three of the ongoing first Test, saying the visitors "bowled with a lot of discipline".
When Indian bowlers stuck to the plan...
Fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who took four wickets in the first innings to help
July 23, 2016
Day 3: Shami, Yadav pile on misery for West Indies
West Indies are reeling at 90 for the loss of three wickets at lunch on day 3, as India extended their advantage in the first Test at Antigua on Saturday.
Here's what Viv Richards has to say about Kohli's innings
West Indian legend Vivian Richards has heaped praise on Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli, describing his maiden double hundred on the second day of the opening Test as 'magnificent' and 'classy'.
PHOTOS: England take complete control of second Test vs Pak
Joe Root went serenely past 150 as England moved on to 427 for five at lunch on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Manchester on Saturday.
'Some Lodha panel suggestions need clarity'
Former Goa Cricket Association (GCA) president Shekhar Salkar said more clarification is needed on some of the Lodha Committee recommendations
BCCI president Thakur, Shirke to meet Lodha Panel
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke will be meeting members of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R M Lodha panel in the capital on August 9 after being compelled to bring in the reforms due to a clear directive from the apex court.
How Kohli wiped off memories of his forgettable debut tour
"Extremely satisfied" with his maiden Test double hundred, India skipper Virat Kohli says the feat has helped him wipe off the memories of his disappointing debut tour to the Caribbean in 2011 when he had struggled with the bat.
4 reasons why West Indies bowlers failed
Defending his wards after a hapless performance that saw India score 566 for eight declared in the first innings of the first Test, West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick insisted that his bowlers were still learning.
When Kohli asked Ashwin to bat at No 6...
India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed a desire to bat at number six for the team, which has been his long time goal.
PHOTOS: Kohli makes history as India take command
Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to post a Test double century overseas as the tourists played their way into a virtually unbeatable position on the second day of the first Test against West Indies in Antigua on Friday.
Day 2: India declare on 566/8 after Kohli double; WI 31/1
Virat Kohli's maiden double century was followed by Ravichandran Ashwin's third ton in Tests as India piled misery on a listless West Indies bowling attack to declare at 566 for 8 on day two of the first Test at Antigua on Friday.
2nd Test, PIX: Centurions Cook and Root keep England on top vs Pakistan
Alastair Cook and Joe Root made centuries to lift England to a commanding 314 for four at the close on the first day of the second test against Pakistan on Friday.
July 22, 2016
Kohli scripts history, first Indian captain to hit overseas double ton
Virat Kohli made history with his first double century to become the first captain from India to compile a Test double century overseas when he pulled a single to deep mid-wicket just before the lunch break, on Day 2 of the 1st Test, in North Sound in Antigua.
Day 2: Kohli strikes maiden double ton, India in cruise control vs WI
Virat Kohli cantered to his maiden double century in Tests as India cruised to 404 for 4 at lunch on day two of the series opener against the West Indies in North Sound, Antigua, on Friday.
Sachin Tendulkar to fly to Rio; meet Indian Olympic squad
Sachin Tendulkar will travel to the Rio Olympics after being invited by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach along with other eminent global personalities.
'It's a good pitch and the Indian batsmen kept relishing it'
West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has said that the pitch at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is a batting friendly where the bowlers need to be patient in order to get wickets.
How captain Kohli's backing got Dhawan back on track
Shikhar Dhawan has always had the uncanny knack of producing goods when the chips are down which he attributes to his 'big heart' and the 'backing' he has got from skipper Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble.
PHOTOS: How Kohli wrested control for India on Day 1
Captain Virat Kohli compiled an unbeaten century to put India in a commanding position on the first day of the opening Test against West Indies in Antigua on Thursday. Kohli was on 143 at the close of play, his 12th Test century, as the visitors reached 302 for four.
Kohli's 12th Test ton gives India Day 1 honours vs Windies
India's skipper Virat Kohli scored a splendid unbeaten century to guide his team to a comfortable 302 for the loss of four wickets at stumps on day one of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua on Thursday.
July 21, 2016
'It is a platform for me to give something back to the game'
India's ODI and T20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the face and brand ambassador of the Craig McDermott International Cricket Academy (CMICA), a leading state of the art private cricket and educational sports academy in Australia.
Looking forward to the long season of Test cricket: Kumble
Anil Kumble has said his team is all geared up for the 15 Tests in the upcoming season.
'Ishant Sharma has been a real workhorse for India'
It's not everyday that an Indian bowling attack is touted as favourites going into an away series but Craig McDermott feels that Ishant Sharma's "workhorse" like ability will give Virat Kohli the edge against the West Indies in an away Test series.
England drop Ball and Finn, Anderson to return at Manchester
England pacemen Jake Ball and Steve Finn have been left out of the revised squad for the second Test against Pakistan starting on Friday, captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday. Indian-origin spinner Nair in Australia's National Performance Squad
Indian origin spinner Arjun Nair has been named in Cricket Australia's 18-member National Performance Squad for the upcoming Quadrangular Winter 'A' Series, which will also feature India 'A', Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A', starting August 13.
Will big money lure foreign players to play in Pakistan?
In a bid to convince foreign players to fly down to Lahore and play in the final of the second edition of Pakistan Super League, the Pakistan Cricket Board is luring overseas recruits with extra money and better accomodation facilities at the National Cricket Academy.
Inexperienced West Indies wary of India's spin threat
West Indies skipper Jason Holder doesn't expect his young and inexperienced side to improve by leaps and bounds and said they are looking for a steady progression as they go into the four-Test series against India with confidence.
Guess who this chubby kid is!
As the Indian team gears up to take on the West Indies in the first Test in Antigua, a look at what some of the players have been up to on social media.
Windies: 'Not as strong as we faced 10 years ago'
'The batsmen need to spend a lot of time at the wicket and wait for the right opportunity to score.'
'Kumble's job easier because most of this team is young'
'Anil has been leading from the front right from the beginning and that should rub off on the team.'
West Indies vs India: How the teams stack up
Ahead of the India-West Indies Test series, Rajneesh Gupta looks at how the two teams stack up.
Captain Kohli and Team India going into 1st Test with attacking mindset
'I am always in favour of playing five bowlers, because if we play more batsmen, you can score 700 runs in a Test but that doesn't help in any way'
July 20, 2016
CAB, KSCA polls frozen following Lodha directive?
The Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha Committee, whose recommended reforms are to be implemented by the BCCI in the next six months, has directed the Indian Cricket Board to freeze all elections post Monday's verdict by the apex court.
When Pakistan's Yasir Shah was compared to a spin great
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has hailed Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah as the best the game has seen since the days of Australian great Shane Warne.
Spinners will have huge role to play in West Indies: Dhoni
India's limited-overs' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni does "miss playing Test cricket" and is keeping a keen eye on the series against the West Indies, starting Thursday. He says spinners will play a huge role in the four Tests the team led by Virat Kohli will play on the tour.
'My job is to keep runs to the minimum'
Stuart Binny says if given a chance his job will entail bowling a tight line and length and spells that will keep his Indian pace colleagues fresh in the Test series against the West Indies, starting at North Sound, Antigua, on Thursday.
Can India adapt to conditions outside the subcontinent?
A confident India, with a new coach at the helm, will seek to record a third consecutive Test series triumph on the Caribbean soil when the Virat Kohli-led side clashes with an inexperienced West Indies in the first cricket match, in Antigua, on Thursday.
Check out Kumble's plans for India's batsmen and bowlers in WI Tests
Emphasising that batting for a longer duration will be key, India's chief coach Anil Kumble says they are focussing on changing the mindset of the batsmen from shorter to longer format ahead of the Test series against West Indies.
PIX: PIX: Team India shines at WICB Players' Awards Ceremony
The West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players Association on Tuesday, July 19, honoured the best performances by West Indian players, in both regional and international cricket in Antigua.
'Virat is under less pressure than Dhoni'
'He has played enough of cricket under Dhoni to understand he has to stay calm in order to take the right decisions.'
July 19, 2016
Can Ashwin displace Pakistan's Yasir from the top?
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be gunning for the No.1 spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers as an interesting contest promises to develop with Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who wrested the top spot following a 10-wicket haul in the Lord's Test that ended on Sunday.
Finally, DDCA set to abolish proxy voting after Supreme Court order
The faction-ridden Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) will finally have to abolish their controversial proxy voting system after the landmark judgement passed by Supreme Court.
Select team: Should Rahul replace Dhawan as opener?
Help coach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohli in selecting India's best 11 for the first Test against the West Indies.
England coach hints at two spinners vs Pak in 2nd Test
Coach Trevor Bayliss hinted England might field two spinners in the second test against Pakistan as the hosts chase a series-levelling victory at old Trafford.
Steve Elworthy appointed MD of ICC World Cup 2019
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) jointly announced that Steve Elworthy had been appointed as Managing Director of the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales in 2019.
PHOTOS: When Kohli and Co met Viv Richards
Skipper Virat Kohli says he received 'words of gold' from the legendary cricketer who visited the Indian team hotel ahead of the first cricket Test in Antigua.
2nd Test: England recall Anderson, Stokes and Rashid against Pakistan
England have recalled bowler James Anderson, all-rounder Ben Stokes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid to a 14-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford starting on Friday.
It is not going to be easy to score runs for the batsmen: Rahane
Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane feels that the batsmen will have to show a lot of patience if they are to find success in the upcoming four-Test series against the West Indies.
India in the West Indies: How it all began
Ahead of the four-Test series against the West Indies, starting in Antigua, on July 21, Rajneesh Gupta sheds light on India's first tour of the Caribbean.
July 18, 2016
BCCI needs me more than MCA: Ajay Shirke
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Ajay Shirke will relinquish office as president of the Maharashtra Cricket Association since the "parent body will need him more" in a situation when it is going through major structural reforms.
'Ball in BCCI's court; all I want is transparency in sports'
The union minister for sports, Vijay Goel, on Monday made it clear that implementation of the Supreme Court verdict on Lodha Committee's recommended reforms will be purely BCCI's prerogative.
End of the road for Pawar, Srinivasan; Thakur has to quit HPCA
The Supreme Court verdict accepting the Lodha Committee's recommendations on age-cap of 70 years for office-bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India effectively means the end of the road for veteran administrators like Sharad Pawar, Narayanswami Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah, to name a few.
How SC made BCCI fall in line with Lodha panel's recommendations
A chronology of events relating to implementation of the Justice R M Lodha panel recommendations on structural reforms in the BCCI.
We respect Supreme Court's verdict: Rajeev Shukla
The Board of Control for Cricket in India respects the Supreme Court's verdict on sweeping reforms in the cricket body and it will work towards implementing the recommendations made by the Lodha panel, senior BCCI functionary and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Monday.
SC accepts Lodha proposals on administrative changes in BCCI
The Supreme Court accepted major recommendations of the Lodha Committee on reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India, including a bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 from becoming its members, but left it to Parliament to decide whether it should come under RTI and betting on the game should be legalised.
Pakistan's Lord's hero Shah becomes top-ranked Test bowler
Spinner Yasir Shah has scaled the number spot in the International Cricket Council Test rankings, becoming the first Pakistani bowler to do so since Mushtaq Ahmed achieved the feat in December 1996.
Mohammad Amir's redemption at Lord's
Mohammad Amir returned to the hallowed ground of Lord's he defiled six years ago to earn Pakistan one of their most memorable test triumphs over England on Sunday.
July 17, 2016
Appointing Kumble as India coach is a great move: Walsh
Former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh hailed the BCCI decision of appointing Anil Kumble as the chief coach terming the leg-spinner as someone who has "his heart in right place".
PHOTOS: Pakistan thrash England at Lord's; lead series 1-0
Pakistan's Rahat Ali removed England's top three batsmen as the first Test at Lord's hurtled towards an exciting climax on Sunday's fourth day.
Anil bhai has given me enough confidence, says young pacer Shardul
He may have only got a little taste of the Caribbean conditions, but young pacer Shardul Thakur says he expects slower wickets in the Test series against the West Indies beginning on July 21, much like the ones laid out for the two practice games at St. Kitts.
Ashwin, the only quality bowler as India salvage draw against WICB XI
Indian bowlers, with the exception of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, were far
July 16, 2016
PHOTOS, Lord's Test, Day 3: Pakistan take 281-run lead vs England
Pakistan finished the third day of the first Test in a strong position after Yasir Shah took six wickets as England were dismissed for 272 then the visitors reached 214 for eight in their second innings for a lead of 281.
I just wanted to keep improving at the highest level: KL Rahul
With two fifties in the two practice games, Lokesh Rahul has virtually staked claim for a Test spot when the series against the West Indies gets underway in Antigua on July 21 but the youngster says that thought has not yet struck him.
Jadeja shines with all-round show, India 364 all out on Day II
Ravindra Jadeja continued his impressive form in India's second and final tour match against West Indies Board President's XI as he followed up his three-wicket spell with a fine half-century on the second day.
'We want to talk to the experienced Kumble and learn from him'
The series against West Indies will be Anil Kumble's first assignment as the Indian coach and he has already started making an impression on the young team.
Lord's Test: Yasir takes five wickets to check England on Day 2
Pakistan's Yasir Shah claimed five wickets to put the breaks on England's scoring on Day 2 of the 1st Test at Lord's in London on Friday.
July 15, 2016
Mohammad Amir gets lukewarm reception on return to Lord's
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir got a muted reception at Lord's on the second day of the first Test on Friday as he bowled for the first time in a test since being banned for spot-fixing.
Pakistan buys bulletproof buses to woo back visiting teams
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has bought four bulletproof buses as it tries to convince other teams to shed their security apprehensions and visit the country.
England pacer Jake Ball eager to prove critics wrong
Fast bowler Jake Ball hoped that his performance on his Test debut against Pakistan would help silence those critics who questioned his inclusion in the team.
India to host England in five-Test series in November
India will host England in a five-match Test series, the first of which starting November 9, in Rajkot. The series will be followed by a three-match One-Day International series and three Twenty20 Internationals respectively.
Golf's Rio exodus may hit cricket's Olympic prospects: ICC
High-profile withdrawals of male golfers from next month's Rio Games might damage cricket's chances of becoming an Olympic sport, fears the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Challenging to face India's strong batting, spin: Brathwaite
West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite says India have a formidable batting line-up and the contest will be equally tough against the Indian spinners when the four-Test series begins at Antigua on July 21.
In T20s, batsmen have improved more than bowlers: Dravid
Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that T20 cricket has gone through a transformation over last decade with batsmen showing comparatively more signs of improvement skillwise than the bowlers.
'Need to win in overseas conditions to change fans' perception'
Just like his teammates, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja also knows that victories at home counts for little unless the team starts
'As a spin trio, we will test the West Indies' batsmen'
If Ravindra Jadeja is to be believed, as spin troika, he along with Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra have come together well.
India's Caribbean challenge... to win more than one Test!
The challenge for Virat Kohli's team is not just winning the four-Test series, but winning it handsomely.
Jadeja, Ashwin dominate as India bowl out WICB XI for 180
Indian spin troika of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra kept their stranglehold on the inexperienced West Indies Board President's XI to bowl them out for a paltry 180 on the first day of the final warm-up game in Basseterre (St Kitts).
'Size of the bats I played with are different from ones used now'
Sachin Tendulkar has admitted that the bats he played with and those he sees now are different.
West Indies' Russell to start anti-doping hearing next week
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will face a preliminary hearing before an independent anti-doping disciplinary panel next week over a whereabouts rule violation, his lawyer Patrick Foster said.
Former England batsman Carberry diagnosed with cancer
Former England batsman Michael Carberry has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour, Hampshire county cricket club said on Thursday. Misbah's historic ton puts Pakistan on top at Lord's
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest player to score a Test century for 82 years, when he scored an unbeaten 110 runs against England at Lord's on Thursday.
July 14, 2016
Dravid believes T20 format allows batsmen to experiment fearlessly
Former India captain Rahul Dravid believes that having the liberty to 'practice and experiment' risky shots in addition to the leniency shown by team managements with regards to failures are helping batsmen to improve and flourish in the T20 format.
Dhoni duped of crores by Australian sports gear company
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who remains a sought after personality in the endorsement world despite his retirement from Tests, has been duped by one of the many brands he endorses -- Spartan Sports -- of over Rs 20 crore.
Amre has conflict of interest; Vengsarkar, Shukla cleared
Former India Test batsman Praveen Amre and ex-Karnataka left-arm spinner Raghuram Bhat have been found to be in Conflict of Interest by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Ombudsman. However, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar was cleared of a similar charge.
Team India's day off... and a bonding session to remember!
Rediff.com gives you a peek into Team India's fun-filled bonding session around St Kitts.
'Kumble has provided me with a lot of confidence and responsibility'
India off-spinner R Ashwin feels head coach Anil Kumble is someone who understands the psyche of bowlers and can provide the right impetus to them during match situations.
Knock the Windies early, that's all on Ashwin's mind
India's star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that his team will look
Muralitharan roped in by Australia as spin consultant for Lanka tour
Cricket Australia has roped in Muttiah Muralitharan as spin consultant ahead of Australia's tour to Sri Lanka.
July 13, 2016
Ready for boring long spells on slow wickets: Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin said that the slowish tracks in the Caribbean will be a big challenge for the spinners and he is ready to bowl "boring lines all day" during the upcoming four-Test series against the West Indies.
Focus on India's pacers in final warm-up before Windies Tests
India will look to plug the chinks in its armoury and provide finishing touches to its preparation for the four-Test series when it takes on the West Indies Cricket Board Presidents' XI in the final warm-up match, starting in Basseterre, St Kitts, on Thursday.
Lord's Test: Pakistan's Riaz tries to get under Root's skin
England batting mainstay Joe Root has dismissed "trash talk" by Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz who claimed he has got the batsman's number going into the first Test at Lord's starting on Thursday.
Tendulkar bats for bowler-friendly wickets
Cricket pitches need to be more bowler-friendly if the rising imbalance between bat and ball is to be addressed, Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar has said.
July 12, 2016
'Kumble has a lot to share...everything he has learnt from sport'
Sachin Tendulkar has described the Indian team's newly-appointed head coach, Anil Kumble, as a "fabulous" player who will teach the players how to "win big moments".
Why the India Tests will be a tough challenge for the West Indies
West Indies captain Jason Holder believes it will be a tough challenge for his young and inexperienced team to face the quality bowling and batting attack of World No 2 India during the four-Test series starting at Antigua on July 21.
No second chances for match-fixers: KP on Amir
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has joined the chorus of players who believe tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir should be banned for life for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal. West Indies pacer Taylor announces retirement from Test cricket
West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor has bade adieu to Test cricket after a 13-year long international career but will be available for selection in the shorter format of the game.
Anderson should have been in squad for Lord's test vs Pak: Broad
England should have gambled on seamer James Anderson's fitness and included him in the squad for the first test against Pakistan at Lord's, paceman Stuart Broad has said. If fit, Starc can take 300 Test wickets...
Australia paceman Mitchell Starc can take 300 Test wickets and join the ranks of the nation's great seamers if he can stay fit for long enough, coach Darren Lehmann said.
India tour of West Indies: Ramdin dropped from squad
West Indies have replaced wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin with Shane Dowrich for the four-Test series at home to India.
I have to accept that I didn't do well in shorter formats: Ishant
India's seniormost speedster Ishant Sharma's has done an honest introspection of his bowling and has come to a conclusion that he has not been upto the mark in limited overs cricket unlike longer version where he is the pace spearhead.
July 11, 2016
BCCI must take over affairs of DDCA, make it transparent: Justice Mudgal
The Delhi High Court-appointed observer Justice Mukul Mudgal has given a scathing report on the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association's functioning during this year's Indian Premier League with strong observations against a few senior DDCA office-bearers.
Shami pockets a cool 2.2 crore for putting Team India ahead of IPL
India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been paid a compensation of over Rs 2.2 crore last month for having missed the 2015 Indian Premier League season due to a knee injury despite which he played in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Kohli has created a positive team environment, says Mishra
Amit Mishra was the only Indian bowler to make an impact on an unresponsive wicket at St Kitts in the first practice game against West Indies President's XI.
Bangladesh rule out neutral venue for England series
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has ruled out a neutral venue for their home series against England should the visiting team cancel their tour of the south Asian country after the July 1 attack at an upmarket Dhaka restaurant that left 20 dead.
When biscuits followed Gavaskar on Caribbean tour!
Sunil Gavaskar is known for his impregnable defence against the all-time-great West Indies pace battery, but the former opening batsman, who turned 67 on Sunday, had a weakness - glucose biscuits from Amchi Mumbai.
India vs WI: Mishra takes four as warm-up game ends in draw
Spinner Amit Mishra shone with four wickets but the Indian fast bowlers were far from impressive as their two-day warm-up match against West Indies Cricket Board President's XI ended in a draw at St Kitts.
July 10, 2016
"What Gavaskar did without helmet, it is difficult for players now'
As Sunil Gavaskar turned 66, Virender Sehwag paid a glowing tribute, saying what the batting legend did without wearing a helmet the best of batsmen today would not be able to do with all their equipments on.
July 08, 2016
SA's Philander continues route back from freak injury
Fast bowler Vernon Philander will return to international action for the first time in eight months after a freak injury when he plays for South Africa A against Zimbabwe A in Harare in a four-day match starting on Saturday.
Does Ashwin hold the key to India's fortunes in the West Indies?
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be the key to India's success in the Test tour of the West Indies, their first series under head coach Anil Kumble.
'Dada' turns 44. Wish him!
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly turns 44, on Friday, as wishes from the cricketing fraternity all over the world poured in on social media.
1st Windies warm-up: Speedsters, openers the key to Kohli's gameplan
India's new chief coach Anil Kumble will be keeping a keen eye on speedster Mohammed Shami's fitness along with the form of opener Shikhar Dhawan when the team begin its tour of West Indies.
Should restrictions be imposed on size of bats in Test cricket?
Australia opener David Warner says flat pitches rather than bats with thicker edges are the reason batsmen have the upper hand in Test cricket.
Sri Lanka hands Vithanage one-year ban
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have suspended Kithuruwan Vithanage from all forms of the game for one year after finding him guilty of misconduct and breaching the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct.
July 07, 2016
PICS: How the Pathan brothers celebrated Eid
Pathan brothers Irfan and Yusuf are the two most famous cricketers from Vadodara.
Not everyone understands T20 cricket: Dravid
It is often compared to fast food and criticised for being a shallow format but former Indian captain Rahul Dravid feels Twenty20 cricket has its own set of complexities and intricacies that a common fan cannot fathom.
Ballance in England squad for Pakistan Tests; injured Anderson out
England have recalled Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's next week, but paceman Jimmy Anderson misses out with a shoulder injury. Uncapped Middlesex seamer Roland-Jones Ball was named in their 12-man squad, announced on Thursday.
Paceman Hazlewood echoes Ponting concerns over bat sizes
Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has voiced his support to Ricky Ponting's suggestion that restrictions must be imposed on bat sizes in test cricket to negate an unfair advantage for the men at the crease.
Celebrate Dhoni's birthday as National Helicopter Day?
India's One-Day-International captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrates his 35th birthday, on Thursday, July 7.
PHOTOS: Team India in West Indies to play four-Test series
Indian cricket team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, on Thursday reached St Kitts to play a four-Test bilateral series against the West Indies starting with the opening match at Antigua on July 21.
July 06, 2016
Injury troubles Sachin Tendulkar after retirement
India's retired cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has undergone a knee surgery at a hospital in London.
Team India leave for West Indies
The 16-member Indian squad led by Virat Kohli left for the West Indies to engage the hosts in a four-Test rubber later this month and in August.
T20: Buttler, Morgan lead England to crushing win over Sri Lanka
A fluent unbroken third-wicket partnership of 114 between Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan carried England to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a one-off Twenty20 international on Tuesday.
July 05, 2016
Ricky Ponting calls for bat size restriction
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting wants size limits on bats because he believes batsmen are enjoying an unfair advantage, especially in Test cricket, and said he would raise his concerns at the MCC World Cricket Committee meeting on Monday.
DDCA to disburse IPL prize for best ground to its 112 staff
The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association will disburse its entire IPL prize-money of Rs 12.5 lakh among its 112 groundsmen and chief curator Ankit Datta after getting the go-ahead from Justice Mukul Mudgal, who was its observer during the cash-rich Twenty20 league last season.
Pink ball Test in India a long way off: Kumble
India's head coach Anil Kumble says a 'pink ball Test' in the country is "still a long way" off, even though he conceded that day/night Tests are the future to sustain interest in the longer format.
Windies coach apprehensive about pink ball Test vs Pakistan
West Indies coach Phil Simmons says it will be very tough for his side to perform in the day-night Test against Pakistan as the players do not have enough experience of playing with the pink ball.
Bangladesh tour a 'concern' for England
England have major concerns about the planned tour to Bangladesh later this year, the team's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has said in the wake of Friday's attack by gunmen at an upmarket Dhaka restaurant that left 20 dead.
July 04, 2016
Australia ready to share profits with other boards. Will BCCI agree?
Cricket Australia (CA) is open to parting with its multi-million-dollar television revenue from the high-profile India tours to Australia as part of a collective effort to preserve the financial health of the global game.
Dhoni tells West Indies-bound squad to enjoy, have fun!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's short yet stirring speech had a simple message for his teammates ahead of a busy season beginning with the West Indies tour: "It is important to have fun while you playing and if you back each other, success will follow you eventually".
Shami is an ideal bowler for Tests: Kohli
Virat Kohli is delighted that a skillful fast bowler like Mohammed Shami is back in the team as he has the ability to hit the "perfect Test match length", which would be necessary for the upcoming tour of West Indies.
Coming days will decide how we shape up as Test unit: Kohli
With Indian cricket team geared up for their busiest Test season comprising 17 five-day games, skipper Virat Kohli aptly stated that the coming days will be an indicator as to how they have shaped up as a Test unit.
Will never curb Virat's aggression but there's a line: Kumble
He will be the "last person to curb" skipper Virat Kohli's on-field aggression but newly appointed chief coach Anil Kumble made it clear that as "ambassadors of India" the players should also be aware that there exists a "thin line" which needs to be respected.
Will England visit Bangladesh despite Dhaka attack?
Bangladesh is hopeful England will go ahead with their planned tour of the South Asian country later this year despite Friday's attack by gunmen at an upmarket Dhaka restaurant that left 20 dead.
PICS: Kohli, Dhoni, Kumble and Dravid discuss India's roadmap
India's Test skipper Virat Kohli along with his limited-overs counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a special meeting with head coach Anil Kumble and U-19 coach Rahul Dravid in Bengaluru on Sunday.
ICC rankings: It's status quo for 3rd ranked Team India
India remained third, while star batsman Virat Kohli maintained his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday.
July 03, 2016
Team India's bonding session: Dhoni, Rahane turn percussionists
New coach Anil Kumble has brought a refreshing change in Indian cricket team camp as the members had a unique team bonding session with acclaimed actor-musician Vasundhara Das's group 'Drumjam'.
Root finds form to lead England to crushing win against Sri Lanka
Joe Root returned to form with a fluent 93 to lead England to a crushing 122-run victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth and final one-day international in Cardiff on Saturday.
ICC approves rule change to DRS
The International Cricket Council has approved change in rules in the LBW decisions of the umpires concerning the controversial Decision Review System, which is expected to benefit the bowlers, while deferring plans for a radical shake-up of international cricket, including on the proposed creation of two divisions in Test and a new one-day league.
Women's cricket at 2022 Commonwealth Games?
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will apply for the inclusion of women's cricket at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban, South Africa, the governing body has said.
PICS: Yoga for India ahead of West Indies series
The Indian team is training hard ahead of their departure for the series in the West Indies. Led by skipper Virat Kohli, India will be playing a 4-match Test series in the Caribbean.
July 02, 2016
Kumble calls for a special meeting with Dravid, Dhoni and Kohli
Newly appointed chief national coach Anil Kumble is planning to chalk up a roadmap for Indian cricket along with A team coach Rahul Dravid and limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Why India wants tail-enders to score runs, reveals Mishra
Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra said the team is emphasising on improving the batting skills of the lower-order batsmen so that they can be handy in crunch situations in the West Indies.
Along with Virat, we all are part of Kumble's plans: Dhawan
Opener Shikhar Dhawan termed new coach Anil Kumble as a "good reader of player's mind", who has kept each and every player in his scheme of things, not just skipper and team's best batsman Virat Kohli.
July 01, 2016
Dhoni congratulates Indian Air Force on induction of Tejas
India's ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Congratulated the induction of first squadron of the indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas into the Indian Air Force, on Friday.
Shastri resigns from ICC's Cricket Committee
The former India captain and Team Director said there are personal commitments and he has been there for six years.
'Cricket will be part of 2024 Olympics if Rome wins bid'
Cricket will be part of the 2024 Olympics if Rome wins the bid to host the mega event, Italian cricket board chief Simone Gambino has said.
Saha hoping to fill void left by Dhoni's retirement from Tests
India's specialist Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha said it will be difficult to fill the void created by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement from the longer version of the game as the former skipper was a proven match-winner.
'Day-night Test against Kiwis was not feasible'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, which had decided to host its first day-night Test against visiting New Zealand, has acknowledged that it could not go ahead with the plan without testing the waters in the Duleep Trophy.
How IPL is adding to player burnout...
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has urged cricket's governing body to help reduce the workload on players competing in all three forms of the game as he fears the current packed schedule is unsustainable. 'Coach Kumble empowers players to take their own decisions'
Talented Karnataka opener Lokesh Rahul is happy that new chief coach Anil Kumble has decided to empower the national team members so that they can take their
PHOTOS: Coach Kumble leads the way as Team India hits the nets
Images from Team India's four-day camp, in preparation for the upcoming Test tour of the West Indies later this month, in Bengaluru.
June 30, 2016
BCCI dismisses conflict of interest claim against VVS
The BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke on Thursday clarified that allegations of Conflict of Interest against former India batsman VVS Laxman being a shareholder in chief coach Anil Kumble's company are "erroneous".
SC reserves order on BCCI's implementation of Lodha report
The Supreme Court of India reserved its order on the Board of Control for Cricket in India's plea in the case concerning implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations. The judgment is likely in three weeks.
Cap in U-19 WC outings will help in curbing age-fudging: Dravid
India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid strongly believes that the recent decision by the BCCI working committee to put a cap on players getting only one shot at Colts World Cup will prevent age fudging by players.
We will get to learn a lot from Kumble, says 'fan' Vijay
India opening batsman Murali Vijay is a big fan of newly appointed head coach Anil Kumble and says the players have got a golden opportunity to learn from the great leg-spinner.
Tell us! Is Ravi Shastri a bad loser?
A huge row has erupted following a verbal battle between former captains Ravi Shastri and Sourav Ganguly in the wake of the national coach's appointment.
'Kumble made an impact from his first interaction'
Wednesday marked a special day for two members of the Indian cricket team who will be playing a crucial role in the upcoming series in West Indies. While it was the first day in office for legendary spinner Anil Kumble, who took charge as the head coach, it was also a moment to savour for young pacer Shardul Thakur. It was the Mumbai pacer's first outing with the Indian cricket team at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
4th ODI: Roy's superb century fires England to series win over Lanka
Jason Roy made a brilliant 162 to lead England to a crushing six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international at The Oval on Wednesday.
June 29, 2016
ICC likely to make 12-team main draw in 2018 World T20
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to add two more teams to the main draw of the reinstated World T20 in 2018, a report said.
Shastri's comments show his desperation: Gambhir
Former India international Sanjay Manjrekar and skipper Bishan Singh Bedi shared contrasting views on the raging verbal battle between former captains Ravi Shastri and Sourav Ganguly in the wake of the national coach's appointment.
Shastri is living in a fool's world: Ganguly hits back
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has hit back at Ravi Shastri saying the former team director of India has made it 'very personal' and he was hurt by Shastri's 'immature comments'.
Our bowlers must believe they are leaders: Kumble
Presenting a fair idea of his leadership style in the role of India coach, Anil Kumble said he will try to inculcate self-belief in his bowlers as he wants them to develop as leaders.
I enjoy bowling all the more when the ball starts to reverse: Shami
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami will be making a comeback after a long injury lay-off. The speedster recently featured in the first pink ball day-night game in India, which was played at Kolkata.
Dravid lone Indian in Sangakkara's XI
Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar did not find a place in Kumar Sangakkara's list of all-time XI while Rahul Dravid was the lone Indian in the team selected by the former Sri Lankan skipper.
It's not about me or Shastri, it's about the players: Kumble
Graciously skirting the controversy surrounding the snub Ravi Shastri received during his job interview, the newly-appointed Indian coach Anil Kumble on Wednesday said it's the players who are the most significant part of the system and no one else.
June 28, 2016
Test debut for Indore; Kolkata & Kanpur to hosts NZ Tests
Indore is set to host its first-ever Test during the three-match series against New Zealand in September-October as India's top cricketers, in a unique way, on Tuesday, announced the full schedule of the tour that will kick start the team's home season.
Coach Kumble wants Team India to 'win on all surfaces, in all conditions'
Newly-appointed India coach Anil Kumble dismissed reports of conflict of interest between his new job and his involvement in a sports firm as well as heading the International Cricket Council's Cricket Committee.
Shastri slams 'disrespectful' Ganguly over interview snub
A disappointed former team director Ravi Shastri on Tuesday hit out at Sourav Ganguly saying he was 'disrespectful' of the candidate he was interviewing and the job of selecting the coach he was entrusted with.
Why Virat Kohli changed his outlook towards fitness
India's Test captain Virat Kohli says his whole outlook towards fitness changed after the 2012 Indian Premier League. A healthier body has not only made him a better batsman, but an improved fielder too.
It's time to move on, says Shastri
Former India Team Director Ravi Shastri made it clear on Tuesday that he is "done" with the Indian cricket team, saying it's time to "move on".
June 27, 2016
India maintains No.3 spot in ODIs; Kohli placed second
India mantained its number three position in the recently released MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings which is being headed by world champions Australia.
Tendulkar lone Indian in McCullum's all-time Test XI
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian in former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum's all-time cricketing eleven, which is led by West Indian great Vivian Richards.
Why Australia captain Smith is unhappy with his team despite victory
Australia, the World's No. 1 One-Day International side, need to work on a number of aspects to improve ahead of next year's ICC Champions Trophy, captain Steve Smith said after they won a triangular series win in the West Indies.
Tri-nation: Australia beat West Indies to claim series
A match-winning three-wicket bowling stint by Mitchell Marsh lifted Australia to a convincing victory by 58 runs against West Indies in the final of the triangular One-day international (ODI) series in Barbados on Sunday.
England v Sri Lanka third ODI abandoned due to rain
Rain forced the abandonment of the third one-day international between England and Sri Lanka on Sunday with the hosts' hopes of taking a 2-0 lead thwarted just four overs into their run chase at Bristol.
Lalchand Rajput confirmed as Afghanistan coach
Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput has been appointed as the coach of Afghanistan cricket team. He replaces Inzamam-ul-Haq, who had stepped down in April this year and became the chief selector of Pakistan.
June 26, 2016
I had requested Dravid to coach India: Anurag Thakur
BCCI president Anurag Thakur has revealed that Anil Kumble was not the first choice to coach the Indian cricket team and the board had approached Rahul Dravid for the top job.
June 25, 2016
Sourav Ganguly was absent during my interview: Ravi Shastri
Former India team director Ravi Shastri has expressed his disappointment on losing out his job with the Indian cricket team.
Bangar, Abhay retained as assistant coaches for West Indies tour
The BCCI has retained Sanjay Bangar as the batting coach while Abhay Sharma will continue as the fielding coach of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. Kaneria returns to Pak; ends speculation of India settlement
Banned Pakistan Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has made a quiet return to Karachi, Pakistan with his family after performing religious rituals in India, bringing to an end speculation about him trying to settle down in the neighbouring country.
England's James Anderson doubtful for Pakistan Test
England fast bowler James Anderson is doubtful for the first Test against Pakistan due to a shoulder injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Saturday.
Harmanpreet not yet signed by BBL's Sydney Thunder
Reigning Women's Big Bash League champions Sydney Thunder today confirmed having interest in Harmanpreet Kaur but denied signing the India all-rounder, contrary to media reports.
Naman Ojha to lead India 'A' in Australia
Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha was named captain of the India 'A' team, which will take part in the two unofficial 'Tests' and a four-nation One-day tournament, in Australia.
PHOTOS: Candid Kohli!
Ahead of the upcoming West Indies tour, India's Test captain Virat Kohli went candid with his fans and shared his childhood experiences at an event in New Delhi.
Tri Series: Bravo carries Windies past South Africa into final
Darren Bravo scored an enterprising century as West Indies rallied from a poor start to reach the final of the triangular one-day international series with a commanding 100-run victory over South Africa in Barbados on Friday.
Hales, Roy power England to crushing win against Sri Lanka
An England record opening partnership of 256 between Alex Hales and Jason Roy led their side to a crushing 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international.
June 24, 2016
Kumble's tips will take Indian cricket forward: Rahane
Stylish batsman Ajinkya Rahane hailed BCCI's decision to appoint former skipper and spin great Anil Kumble as Team India coach saying his tips will take Indian cricket forward.
Harmanpreet Kaur to become first Indian to play in Women's Big Bash
Indian women's team vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur is set to become the first Indian to play in the Women's Big Bash League after the 27-year old all-rounder was signed by defending champions Sydney Thunder franchise.
'My job is to take burden off the captain's shoulders'
India's new chief coach Anil Kumble says he would like to "convince rather than impose his ideas" on his players.
Rahane can't wait to have a crack at the pink ball
India batsman Ajinkya Rahane is excited at the prospect of playing with pink ball in the Duleep Trophy tournament later this year.
BCCI to hold mini IPL in September overseas
The Board of Control for Cricket in India will hold a shortened version of the Indian Premier League overseas every September, starting this year.
New coach Kumble focused on making India better tourists
India's Test side have struggled away from the subcontinent in recent years and new coach Anil Kumble has put top priority on building a team that can travel with confidence.
Browne replaces Lloyd as West Indies' chairman of selectors
Former wicketkeeper-batsman Courtney Browne has replaced Clive Lloyd as West Indies' chairman of selectors with immediate effect, according to their cricket board (WICB).
'There is a lot to learn from a legend like Anilbhai'
'He is the biggest match-winner India has ever produced, not only in India, but in world cricket.'
Anil Kumble: Discipline, determination, commitment
For a leg-spinner coming from the land of Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and pilloried in initial years for not being able to turn his leg-breaks or possessing a googly, Anil Kumble ended his 18-year career with a massive haul of 619 Test and 337 ODI wickets.
June 23, 2016
Kohli looking forward towards working with 'Kumble Sir'
India's Test skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday welcomed new head coach Anil Kumble into the team saying he is looking forward towards work with the legendary leg-spinner.
Conflict of interest issue will be resolved before taking charge: Kumble
Newly-appointed coach Anil Kumble on Thursday said the issue of conflict of interest has been discussed with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and will be resolved before he officially assumes charge of the Indian cricket team.
'Kumble brings to the table determination, experience and intelligence'
Former batting ace Sunil Gavaskar welcomed the appointment of Anil Kumble as India's head coach, saying "ache din" awaits Indian cricket.
Players come first, coach stays in background: Kumble
Anil Kumble on his plans for India's cricket team after being named coach.
Why BCCI picked Kumble as India's coach
Explaining the decision to appoint Anil Kumble despite his lack of experience as an international coach, BCCI president Anurag Thakur said the former spinner's record itself is a testimony to his worthiness for the job.
IPL 9: How the players fared on and off the field
Indian Premier League 2016 gave the cricket lovers many memorable moments to cherish for long. Take a look.
What you must know about Team India's new coach
Former India captain Anil Kumble was named coach of India cricket team on Thursday. Here's all you need to know about the spin leagend from Karnataka.
Anil Kumble is Team India's new coach
Anil Kumble along with Ravi Shastri was the front runner for the coach's job, which was left vacant since Duncan Fletcher's departure after the 50-overs World Cup last year in Australia.
Coach Bangar lauds youngsters' showing on Zimbabwe tour
The short limited-overs' series against minnows Zimbabwe was far from a cakewalk, especially the Twenty20s, but India coach Sanjay Bangar was happy with the team's showing, saying the youngsters in the side made an impact.
June 22, 2016
We got more out of T20s than ODIs: Dhoni
On the captain himself not getting to bat much during the series, Dhoni said, "Difficult one, we did what was right to put in the opposition (in the ODIs). We decided to do what was the right way to play cricket."
Dhoni equals Ponting's captaincy record
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni equalled Australian great Ricky Ponting's record of leading the side in 324 international matches across all formats.
India clinch Zimbabwe T20 series with 3-run win
Kedar Jadhav's maiden Twenty20 International fifty proved decisive as India scored a nail-biting three-run victory over Zimbabwe in the final match and won the series 2-1 in Harare, on Wednesday. The Maharashtra batsman smashed 58 off 42 balls before Axar Patel came up with a late cameo, scoring 20 off 11 balls, as India posted a competitive 138 for 6.
BCCI's advisory panel to submit final report on coach on June 24
The high-profile cricket advisory committee will submit its final report on the appointment of the new coach at the Board of Control for Cricket in India's working committee meeting in Dharamsala on Friday.
Indian arrested for rape in Zimbabwe absolved of all charges
The Indian national arrested for alleged rape in Zimbabwe has been absolved of all charges and released with immediate effect by the High Court there, his company claimed on Wednesday.
Pakistan's Wahab supports 'little brother' Aamir
Mohammad Aamir is part of the Pakistan family and will always have the support of his team mates as he prepares to return to Lord's six years after the scandal that derailed his career, fast bowler Wahab Riaz has said.
'Kohli Sir told me to work harder and come back fitter'
'During the 2015 IPL, Kohli Sir greeted me with folded hands after I scored a 21-ball 45.'
Maxwell's blast powers Australia into tri-series final
Australia qualified for the final of the triangular one-day international series (ODI) with a six-wicket win over West Indies in Barbados on Tuesday.
1st ODI: Plunkett hits last-ball six as England tie with Lanka
England's Liam Plunkett smashed the last ball of the match for six to earn his team a dramatic tie with Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Nottingham on Tuesday.
June 21, 2016
I haven't received any invitation for interview: Sandeep Patil
The high-profile Cricket Advisory Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India appears to have overlooked Selection Committee chairman Sandeep Patil's candidature for the team's chief coach's job. Kumble, Amre, Rajput make presentations for India coach job
Former India cricketers Anil Kumble, Pravin Amre and Lalchand Rajput made their respective presentations as the Board of Control for Cricket in India's three-member cricket advisory committee held interviews to select a new coach at a city hotel in Kolkata on Monday.
Bagan trounce Bhowanipore in India's first Pink ball match
Mohammed Shami grabbed a match haul of seven wickets as Mohun Bagan beat Bhowanipore Club by 296 runs in India's first pink ball four-day match under lights, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on Tuesday.
Won't mess up like I did while recommending Greg Chappell: Ganguly
Entrusted the responsibility of picking India's next coach, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that he will not 'mess up' as he did once when he recommended Australian Greg Chappell's name in 2005.
PHOTOS: Harbhajan meets 'The Great Khali'
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh invited former Indian wrestler 'The Great Khali' at his residence in Jalandhar, Punjab.
Tips from Nehra, Bhuvneshwar helped: Sran
A memorable T20 debut performance in his bag, young India seamer Barinder Sran says receiving tips on the art of swing bowling from veteran Ashish Nehra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped him.
Sri Lanka bowler Eranga discharged from hospital after heart scare
Sri Lankan paceman Shaminda Eranga has been discharged from a Dublin hospital after doctors found nothing abnormal in tests conducted on the fast bowler, his team management said on Monday. One-day world league is not needed: Morgan
England one-day international captain Eoin Morgan has played down the need for a new world league in the shorter format of the game, adding that the World Cup and Champions Trophy remain appealing enough to attract audiences.
India start as favourites against battered Zimbabwe in third T20I
A rejuvenated India will start as the favourites when they lock horns with Zimbabwe, who have been left bruised and battered after a 10-wicket thrashing, in the series-deciding third and final Twenty20 International in Harare, on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Meet the first batsman to hit a 'pink ball' century in India
Mohun Bagan batsman Arindam Ghosh, who represents Railways in the Ranji Trophy, on Monday became the first player to score a century in a pink ball match in India in the Cricket Association of Bengal's four-day Super League final between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
June 20, 2016
'The bowlers started it all...and were backed by good fielding'
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was pleased with the way his bowlers performed as India decimated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the second T20 to level the three-match series in style.
Kumble, Shastri, Patil to be interviewed in Kolkata on Tuesday
Sran, Bumrah help India ease past Zimbabwe
Seamer Barinder Sran made his first outing in a Twenty20 International memorable, returning the best figures by an Indian debutant in the format as the visitors beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets, in Harare, on Monday.
Axar rises to 13th in ODI rankings, Narine still top
India's left-arm spinner Axar Patel jumped 20 places to his career-best ranking of 13 in the International Cricket Council's Rankings for ODI bowlers while Jasprit Bumrah and Dhawal Kulkarni also made progress after conclusion of the three-match series against Zimbabwe.
'You will miss Dhoni a lot, more in India, when he retires'
India's limited-overs' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may be a shadow of his old self but former Australian batsman Dean Jones feels the Jharkhand dasher will be "missed more in sub-continental conditions" once he calls time on his illustrious career.
Australia, South Africa ODI washed out
South Africa's match against Australia in the triangular one-day international series was abandoned after just one over in Barbados due to rain on Sunday.
Lankan pacer Eranga suspended for illegal bowling action
Sri Lankan fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been suspended for bowling in international cricket with immediate effect by the International Cricket Council ( ICC) after an independent assessment found his bowling action to be 'illegal'.
Amir demands life bans for match-fixers
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who is set to make his Test return after completing a five-year ban for spot-fixing last year, has agreed that match-fixers should be banned for life.
June 19, 2016
India pacer Ishant Sharma gets engaged
India fast bowler Ishant Sharma got engaged on Sunday, joining the list of cricketers to have recently exchanged rings with their lady love.
Shami, Saha give green signal to pink ball
India pacer Mohammed Shami allayed apprehensions that the experimental pink ball may not aid in getting reverse swing after he battled dehydration to grab five wickets in the CAB Super League final Super in Kolkata on Sunday.
'Totally false! No Indian cricketer arrested for rape in Zimbabwe'
India's cricket tour of Zimbabwe was on Sunday hit by a massive controversy after an official associated with one of the sponsors of the series was arrested for alleged rape even though he pleaded innocence to the charge.
Will wounded India strike back against Zimbabwe?
Handed a rude shock in the opening game, the Indian youngsters will have to raise their game in the second Twenty20 International to stay afloat in the three-match series against minnows Zimbabwe, in Harare on Monday.
June 18, 2016
Pink ball gets a thumbs up on India debut at Eden Gardens
The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday saw Indian cricket's first ever match with the pink ball during the Cricket Association of Bengal's Super League day-night final between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore.
Bangladesh cricketer Shuvo hospitalised after being hit by bouncer
Bangladesh's international cricketer Suhrawadi Shuvo was hospitalised Saturday after he was hit on the neck by a bouncer during a domestic league match.
When Dhoni 'the finisher' failed to finish!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, rated as one of the best finishers in limited overs cricket, hailed Zimbabwe pacer Neville Madziva, who bowled a superb final over to give the hosts a thrilling two-run victory in the first T20 International in Harare, on Saturday.
Chigumbura's fireworks helps Zimbabwe shock India in first T20I
Elton Chigumbura blasted a quickfire half-century as Zimbabwe shocked favourites India by two runs in a thrilling finish, in the first T20 International match in Harare, on Saturday.
BCCI suspends arrested Goa Cricket officials, issues show cause notice
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday suspended and issued show cause notices to the top Goa Cricket Association officials, who were arrested for alleged misappropriation of organisation funds, and initiated a probe of its own against them.
June 17, 2016
Shami, Saha to play in India's first 'Pink ball' test match
Mohammad Shami and Wriddhiman Saha are among the India players, who will get a first-hand experience of day/night cricket with the pink ball when local giants Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore Club meet in Cricket Association of Bengal's Super League final, starting Saturday.
'If I can't execute my plans, then I try to do it all over again'
India's in-form pacer Jasprit Bumrah says he focuses more on executing his plans than thinking too much about the batsman's mindset.
Sran attributes recent success to action tweak, IPL
India's up and coming pacer Barinder Sran attributes his good showing in the ongoing Zimbabwe series to a tweak in his bowling action and fruitful experience in this year's Indian Premier League.
Formidable India hope to continue domination against Zimbabwe in T20Is
With the One-Day International series proving to be a stroll in the park, Mahendra Singh Dhoni would look to finish the tour of Zimbabwe with another dominant performance when he leads India in the three-match Twenty20 series against the hosts, starting in Harare, on Saturday.
Jadeja faces probe over pictures with Gir lions
Ravindra Jadeja has been accused of violating wildlife rules after the Indian all-rounder clicked pictures in front of a lion pride at the Sasan Gir forest in Gujarat.
June 16, 2016
Ganguly, Jones, Laxman say pink ball is here to stay
With the Eden Gardens set to host the country's first day-night match with a pink ball in club cricket, an expert panel, comprising Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Dean Jones, strongly feel the innovation is here to stay.
'When someone says you can't do something, prove them wrong'
India opener Lokesh Rahul hit back at all those who branded him a player for the longer version, saying he has proved them wrong.
Billy Bowden dropped from NZ's international umpiring panel
New Zealand's best-known and most highly-rated umpire was axed from New Zealand Cricket's international panel after standing in 84 Tests and 200 One-day internationals during a 21-year career.
St Kitts ODI: Record-maker Tahir spins Proteas to victory over Windies
The leg-spinner is first South African to claim seven wickets in an ODI and became the fastest Proteas bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets in 58 matches -- the fourth quickest overall.
Break from cricket will help my daughter recognise me, says Dhoni
The India ODI and T20 captain will be next seen in action in October during the limited overs leg of the series against New Zealand.
June 15, 2016
Goa Cricket Association president, secretary arrested for fraud
Goa Cricket Association president Chetan Dessai, secretary Vinod Phadke and treasurer Akbar Mulla were today arrested by police for alleged misappropriation of over Rs three crore belonging to the organisation.
I knew I've the ability to do well in all formats: Rahul
The only Indian batsman to get a chance to shine in the lop-sided ODI series against Zimbabwe, opener Lokesh Rahul says he always knew he has the ability to do well in every format. The 24-year-old from Karnataka, who amassed 196 runs in the series from three innings, which included an unbeaten century and a half-century, was adjudged the player of Wednesday's the third and final and man of the series.
Kohli is a phenomenal player; beautiful to watch: Richard Hadlee
India's Test captain Virat Kohli is a 'phenomenal player and a treat to watch', feels legendary New Zealand fast bowler Sir Richard Hadlee.
Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman to select India's coach
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday announced that former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly have been entrusted with the task of selecting the next Indian coach.
India complete 3-0 sweep over Zimbabwe after 10-wkt win
In what turned out to be one of the most one-sided matches in recent times, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's young side outclassed the hosts in all departments, first bowling them out for 123, their lowest total in the series, and then romping home in 21.5 overs.
BCCI in talks with Dukes for pink balls' supply
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is in talks with British manufacturer 'Dukes' for supply of pink balls which can be tested before zeroing in on a particular brand for the proposed day-night Test matches later this year.
New milestone for Dhoni: 350 dismissals in ODIs
Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the fourth wicketkeeper in the world to effect 350 dismissals in One-day Internationals, while widening the gap further with his India predecessors.
VOTE! Who should take over as India's coach?
Will it be a foreigner from among the 57 applications received for job?
June 14, 2016
How Team India's next coach will be selected
BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke explains the process of zeroing in on the preferred candidate from the 57 applications received for the job of India coach.
PCB rubbishes Kaneria's discrimination claims
The Pakistan Cricket Board has rubbished claims by banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria that he was discriminated against by the board because he is a Hindu.
'Virat has decided to become the world's best athlete'
Virat Kohli is arguably the fittest Indian cricketer around, but that is not good enough for the champion batsman. He wants to be the best athlete in the world, says Royal Challengers Bangalore and India's fitness coach, Shanker Basu.
How Sachin Tendulkar helped a tribal village school in Bengal
To his die-hard cricket fans, Sachin Tendulkar is 'God', something a tribal village in West Bengal swears by after the Rajya Sabha MP intervened to fund
BCCI set to name new India coach on June 24
The Working Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India will meet in Dharamsala on June 24 to take stock of matters, including appointment of the Indian team's head coach.
India still to keen host day-night Test against New Zealand
Plans to host a first day-night Test in India later this year remain intact, the Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary said on Tuesday, dismissing a local media report that prospective opponents New Zealand had rejected the idea.
Alastair Cook says England ready for Pakistan
England Test skipper Alastair Cook believes his batsmen are well-prepared to deal with Pakistan's fiery attack next month after getting plenty of practice in the middle against a weakened Sri Lanka side.
Dominant India eye ODI whitewash against Zimbabwe
Having already clinched the series, India would look to hand Zimbabwe a third successive whitewash while testing more youngsters when they take on the lacklustre hosts in the third and final One-day International in Harare, on Wednesday.
Samuels powers West Indies to victory against Australia
A hard-hitting 92 by Marlon Samuels, which included three consecutive sixes in the 42nd over, helped lift West Indies to a four-wicket over Australia in the fifth game of a triangular one-day international (ODI) series in St Kitts on Monday.
June 13, 2016
Anil Kumble in race to become India's chief coach
Former captain and the country's highest wicket-taker in all forms Anil Kumble has become the biggest name to have applied for the high-profile post of Indian team's coach.
Our bowlers did a great job to restrict them: Dhoni
India are on course for an effortless ODI series whitewash over Zimbabwe but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he is concerned about the lack of opportunities for most of his batsmen in the tour so far.
India prove too strong for Zimbabwe again
India again proved too strong for Zimbabwe, winning the second One-Day International by eight wickets in Harare, on Monday. After dismissing the hosts in 34.3 overs for a paltry 126, the tourists chased down the modest target in 26.5 overs and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, having won the opening ODI by nine wickets on Saturday.
Dhoni's 'down to earth' team dinner with his young guns
A young Indian cricket team comprising of many debutantes is being led by limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the ongoing series in Zimbabwe.
Angry Sri Lanka to complain against Hales's reprieve
Sri Lanka Cricket will lodge a complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) against an 'unacceptable' reprieve for England batsman Alex Hales in the third and final Test.
In-form David Warner ruled out of tri-series
Australia vice-captain David Warner has a fractured left index finger, the team announced, on Sunday, and has been ruled out for rest of the series.
3rd Test: England's Hales misses ton as fascinating finish looms
Sri Lanka's openers confidently negotiated an awkward session at the end of a rain-interrupted fourth day at Lord's on Sunday, setting up the prospect of a fascinating finish to the third and final Test against England.
June 12, 2016
Anderson reprimanded over umpire clash
England paceman James Anderson has received an International Cricket Council code of conduct reprimand for showing disrespect to umpire S Ravi during the third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's, the global governing body said.
Check out who all have applied for India coach's post
Former Team Director Ravi Shastri and current chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil are the most notable names among the 57 applications that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has received.
'There's unfinished business...I'll come back to Pakistan cricket'
Pakistan's former head coach Waqar Younis regrets about resigning as the national team coach with "unfinished business" and misses coaching the national team.
Rampaging India look to seal series win against listless Zimbabwe
A resounding opening win setting the tone perfectly for them, the new-look Indian team will look to continue in the same vein and take another step towards a potential whitewash of Zimbabwe when the two sides clash in the second ODI in Harare on Monday.
Azhar Mahmood offered assistant coach's job
Former Pakistan Test all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has been offered the assistant coach's job with the national cricket squad, which is set to tour England this summer.
Basseterre ODI: Warner hits ton as Australia ease past South Africa
Opening batsman David Warner made his first one-day international (ODI) century outside Australia to set his team on their way to a 36-run victory over South Africa in the fourth match of a triangular ODI series.
June 11, 2016
Lokesh Rahul's dream debut in Harare...
Lokesh Rahul, who became the first Indian to score a hundred on ODI debut, said he had made up his mind to hit a six to reach the three-figure mark in the first match against Zimbabwe, in Harare, on Saturday.
Rahul hits century on debut as India crush Zim in series opener
KL Rahul became the first Indian to hit a century on his ODI debut as India crushed Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the first One-Day International in Harare, on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Woakes, Hales help England to 237 lead vs SL in third Test
England picked up three early wickets as Sri Lanka struggled to 218 for six at lunch on the third day of the third and final Test at Lord's on Saturday.
June 10, 2016
Lord's Test: Openers lead Sri Lanka fightback against England
Sri Lanka's openers shared a fluent century stand to lead their side to 162 for one in reply to England's 416 on the second day of the third and final Test at Lord's on Friday.
Coming soon... IPL-style tournament in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu cricket association conducted formal bid process to select 8 franchisee owners, raising Rs 33 cr.
Dhoni's young squad has much to prove against experienced Zimbabwe
It will be a different sort of challenge for Mahendra Singh Dhoni when he captains a new-look Indian cricket team against Zimbabwe in the first ODI of a short series starting in Harare on Saturday.
Pakistan coach Arthur vows to help Amir flourish
New Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has promised to do everything in his power to help disgraced paceman Mohammad Amir realise his full potential after the bowler was granted a visa for the team's upcoming tour of England.
New Zealand include Indian-born for Africa tour; Sodhi returns
Uncapped opening batsman Jeet Raval has been named in New Zealand's Test squad for their tour of southern Africa in August, New Zealand Cricket said on Friday.
Euro 2016: Which team is Virat Kohli supporting?
Virat Kohli is known to be an avid follower of football and the champion batsman has declared his support for world champions Germany at the upcoming Euro Championships in France.
Lord's Test: Bairstow defies Sri Lanka, helps England recover
England's Jonny Bairstow compiled his first century at Lord's -- and his second of the series -- to ensure the hosts completed a satisfactory first day of the final Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday, finishing at 279 for six.
June 09, 2016
Eden Gardens frontrunner to host India's first ever day-night Test
The iconic Eden Gardens emerged as the frontrunner to host the first ever Day-Night Test match in India against the visiting New Zealand side even as Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly said it will depend on their upcoming 'pink ball experiment' from June 18.
India to play 13 home Tests in 2016-17; Duleep Trophy under lights
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday announced five new Test venues as Rajkot, Vizag, Pune, Dharamsala, Ranchi and Indore were named as hosts for the first time, for the forthcoming season where India will be playing thirteen Test matches, eight One-Day Internationals, and three T20 Internationals.
Manish Pandey eyes regular spot in Indian team
It all started in Zimbabwe for Manish Pandey and the stylish batsman is back in the African nation with an aim to establish himself in India's limited overs set up during the ODI and T20 series starting on Saturday.
Day-night Ashes Tests: CA push for it but Smith, Cook against playing at night
Cricket Australia (CA) will push for up to two day-night Tests at next year's Ashes series despite the misgivings of captain Steven Smith and his England counterpart Alastair Cook.
Pak pacer Junaid Khan furious over rumours of England switch
Left-arm pacer Junaid Khan on Wednesday shrugged off rumours about him considering options regarding switching to England cricket team after being repeatedly ignored by Pakistan selectors.
I'm no genius like Tendulkar, says humble Cook
He might have beaten Sachin Tendulkar's record of being the youngest to 10,000 runs but England captain Alastair Cook says he is well aware that he is nothing like the 'incredibly talented genius'.
PHOTOS: Indian cricket team arrives in Zimbabwe
A 16-member Indian cricket team, led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has arrived here for a short limited-overs series beginning on Saturday.
June 08, 2016
Will Congress yield to BJP MP Thakur's demand for land in Dharamsala for NCA?
Politics is set to take centrestage in Himachal cricket yet again with the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, led by BJP MP and Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur, asking the Congress-run state government for land to set up the National Cricket Academy.
No problem playing against Amir, but fixers must be banned for life: Cook
England captain Alastair Cook said players involved in match-fixing should serve life bans although he will have no problem facing Pakistan's Mohammad Amir, who is returning to Test cricket after a five-year suspension for spot-fixing.
Zimbabwe tour ideal opportunity for young players: Bangar
Appointed coach of the national team for the tour of Zimbabwe, Sanjay Bangar says the upcoming limited overs fixtures against the minnows will be a good opportunity for India's young cricketers to prove their mettle in international cricket.
Prasad, Sandhu join race for India head coach's job
Former seam bowlers Venkatesh Prasad and Balwinder Sing
England's Root wants to convert more fifties into hundreds
England batsman Joe Root has identified the need to be more assertive to convert his half-centuries to three figure scores, starting with the third test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday.
South Africa finally give nod to playing day-night Test in Australia
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have overcome their initial hesitancy and confirmed on Wednesday that the third and final Test of the tour of Australia will be a day-night fixture at Adelaide Oval starting on November 24.
Sri Lanka's Perera eyes Lord's return after doping hell
For someone who has spent six agonising months on the sidelines battling doping allegations, Sri Lankan Kusal Perera cannot think of a better place for his return than the hallowed turf of Lord's in the third and final test against England on Thursday.
Pink ball is the future of Test cricket, says Ganguly
Former India captain and CAB president, Sourav Ganguly, is working overtime to get everything in order at Eden Gardens, which is set to host the country's first pink-ball multi-day cricket match under lights.
Bowlers lift South Africa to win over Australia
Paceman Kagiso Rabada led a brilliant South Africa bowling display that lifted the Proteas to a 47-run win over Australia in the triangular one-day international series in Guyana on Tuesday.
June 07, 2016
'The ideas and feedback from Virat, AB helped me improve'
Lokesh Rahul has said the lessons he learnt from the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore have made him a better cricketer and he would look to "express" himself in the Zimbabwe tour beginning Saturday.
Playing for the country is biggest motivation for Dhoni
As he approaches what could be possibly the last phase, or the last few years, of an illustrious career, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a month shy of his 35th birthday, stressed that maintaining his fitness level to keep up with the demands of international cricket is priority.
More than Hindi or English, our coach should understand our culture: Dhoni
India's limited-overs' captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says it is not necessary that knowledge of Hindi should be the main criteria while selecting the coach of the team.
Umpire Ravi retains place in ICC's Elite panel
Sundaram Ravi retained his place among the 'Elite', while C Shamshuddin was elevated to 'Emerging', in the ICC's panel of umpires for the coming season.
McCullum criticises ICC over leak of match-fixing evidence
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has used the Marylebone Cricket Club Spirit of Cricket lecture to criticise the sport's governing body for its handling of match-fixing evidence.
Akmal blasts Pakistan media for highlighting controversies
Pakistan middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has launched a stinging attack against his country's media for constantly highlighting negative stories about him and spoiling his name in every little situation.
Notts' Wessels-Lumb better Ganguly-Dravid WC stand in county match
The record books were rewritten twice in an astonishing run spree at Nottinghamshire's Trent Bridge ground on Monday which saw a record English one-day partnership and the most aggregate runs scored in a List A match.
June 06, 2016
I have applied for the chief coach's post: Shastri
Former Team India Director Ravi Shastri has applied for the chief coach's post of the Indian cricket team, staking strong claims of returning at the helm.
'By removing advertising from cricket, will BCCI become better?'
'This is the only country where success seems to be viewed as a bad thing.'
ODI tri-series: Lyon, Zampa spin Australia to easy win over Windies
Spinners Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa tore through the West Indies batting line-up to set up a dominant Australian victory by six wickets in the second match of a triangular one-day international series in Guyana on Sunday.
The chess champ who may be India's answer to Warne
Zimbabwe will be the second time that the leg-spinner will represent India at the international level.
June 05, 2016
Former India cricketer Karsan Ghavri suffers heart attack
Former India and Mumbai left-arm seam bowler Karsan Ghavri suffered a heart attack in the early morning on Sunday and was rushed to a local hospital.
KP rates Ahmedabad, Kanpur as worst grounds; Wankhede 4th best
Dashing England batsman Kevin Pietersen named Kanpur's Green Park and Ahmedabad's Motera among the 10 worst stadiums where he has played cricket in all these years.
Aamir named in Pakistan Test team for England
Convicted spot-fixer Muhammad Aamir was selected in the Pakistan cricket team that will tour England for a four-Test series for the first time since the spot-fixing scandal broke in 2010.
June 04, 2016
Sandeep Patil applies for national team head coach's post
Just a few days after the BCCI invited applications for the vacant post of India senior men's team head coach through its website, chief selector Sandeep Patil has thrown his hat into the ring for the high-profile job. "I have just applied (for the post)," Patil told PTI. Tri-series: Narine, Pollard in triumphant return for West Indies
Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard made triumphant returns to the West Indies team in a comfortable victory over South Africa in the opening match in a triangular one-day international series.
June 03, 2016
Wasim Akram says life 'exemplary' on his 50th birthday
Legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram marked his 50th birthday on Friday, saying life is "exemplary" and that his Australian wife told him the half-century "is the new 40".
Injured Panyangara out of India series, Cremer named captain
Medium pacer Tinashe Panyangara has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series and three T20 internationals against India with a back injury, while Graeme Cremer returned to lead the side in both forms of the game.
'Kohli does more advertisements than all Bollywood actors'
After winning the hearts of Indian cricket fans, Virat Kohli seems to be the new talking point in tinsel town as well now.
ICC's Cricket Committee 'concerned' about quality of Test pitches
The high-powered International Cricket Council's Cricket Committee, chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble, on Friday expressed concerns about the "quality of Test pitches", especially the tendency of home teams to prepare tailor-made strips that suit them.
NEEDED! Balance between bat and ball...
The International Cricket Council Cricket Committee, chaired by Anil Kumble, has suggested that Marylebone Cricket Club should 'strongly consider' limiting the dimensions of bats to restore balance in the game.
Exclusive: BCCI's Ajay Shirke on what we can expect
'The main reason for having neutral venues for the Ranji Trophy is to make it more competitive and less affected by doctoring of wickets.'
June 02, 2016
Does ICC intentionally group India, Pakistan together?
The International Cricket Council has admitted that it deliberately tries to put India and Pakistan in the same group at world events as it is hugely important for the success of tournaments.
BCCI set to allow Indian women to play overseas T20 leagues
After planning to introduce central contracts for India's women's cricketers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is all set to give green light to the likes of Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami to play in tournaments abroad like the Women's Big Bash League in Australia and the Women's Super League in England.
'Virat's self belief in his ability separates him from the rest'
Virat Kohli's transformation and the ongoing phenomenal phase owes a lot to the player's self-belief and his hunger for runs.
Be aggressive in your mind: Thomson's advice to Shardul
The key advise given by Australian pace legend Jeff Thomson to young Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur, who has been picked in the 17-man Test touring party to the West Indies, is to maintain unbridled aggression as a bowler.
ICC mulling league system for Test cricket
A two-division league system for Test cricket could be established in three years in a bid to improve standards in the longest form of the game, International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson said on Wednesday.
June 01, 2016
BCCI seeking Hindi speaking, controversy-free candidate for coach job
The BCCI finally invited applications for the head coach of the Indian cricket team, on Wednesday, with the circular comprising a nine-point criteria including one stating a 'desire' to have a Hindi speaking coach.
Virat Kohli is Most Valuable Player of IPL 9
With a MVPI of 1128 the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain has set records that even he might find hard to surpass.
Consistency, fans can help India retain Champions Trophy: Dhoni
Indian limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has identified consistency as the key to retain the ICC Champions Trophy they had won in 2013.
Kohli, Dhoni to play charity match against Bollywood stars
Virat Kohli Foundation has joined hands with Abhishek Bachchan's 'Playing for Humanity' to hold a charity football match which will also feature limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni part from the Test captain and top Bollywood actor like Ranbir Kapoor.
Kohli can break Tendulkar's record, feels childhood coach
The sheer self-belief in his ability separates Virat Kohli from the rest and he is very much capable of breaking Sachin Tendulkar's records with the way he has been batting, feels his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma.
Former Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee passes away
Prabir Mukherjee, a former chief curator of the Cricket Association of Bengal, passed away at a Kolkata hospital late Tuesday night after a prolonged illness.
India open ICC Champions Trophy title defence against Pakistan
India will launch its ICC Champions Trophy title defence against traditional rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on June 4, 2017.
Spot-fixing scandal is behind Amir, says Pak captain Azhar
Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir, who spent time in jail and served a five-year ban for spot-fixing, will be able to handle the pressure of returning to England if he is granted a visa for their upcoming tour, said team mate Azhar Ali.
Sri Lanka's Kulasekara quits Tests to focus on ODIs, T20s
Sri Lankan pace bowler Nuwan Kulasekara quit Test cricket on Wednesday in order to focus his attention on the sport's shorter formats, in which he is considered a greater threat with the ball.
Like Bhuvi, Krunal, Chahal, Fizz in your team?
Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com picks his IPL Dream Team of Season 9. Check it out!
'There's no reason why Cook can't surpass Tendulkar's run tally'
Alastair Cook has the potential to move ahead of Indian great Sachin Tendulkar as the world's all-time leading Test run-scorer, England head coach Trevor Bayliss has said.
Dizzy sends Boof reeling over Australia coaching link
Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie has made it clear that he is not interested in replacing Craig McDermott as bowling coach of the Australia Test side.
May 31, 2016
Mystery surrounds Kaneria's sudden departure from Pak to India
Mystery surrounds the sudden departure of Pakistan's banned Test leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria and his family to India although his brother claims they have gone to perform some religious rituals.
Zimbabwe axe coach Whatmore ahead of India series
Zimbabwe axed their coach Dav Whatmore and captain Hamilton Masakadza just days before the arrival of India for a five-match limited-overs tour.
Cook can challenge Tendulkar's Test run record: Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that the youngest entrant in the illustrious 10,000 Test run club, Alastair Cook can challenge batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's all-time Test run record.
'No ball' decision costs umpire his sister
Raj Kumar, a resident of Jarara town situated 20 kilometres from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, would not have thought in his dreams that his one decision of declaring a delivery 'no ball' would end up in him losing his sister.
Arjun Tendulkar's selection over record-holder Dhanawade angers fans
The selection of Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun in the West Zone U-16 side has left both social media and cricket fans angry. Fans are furious over the exclusion of Pranav Dhanawade, who became the first batsman in the game's history to score 1000 runs in an innings.
Miandad slams Inzamam's selection committee as 'one-man show'
Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has slammed the newly-appointed Inzamam-ul-Haq led national selection committee by describing it as a 'one-man show'.
Here's how Vijay Mallya enjoyed RCB's final
In a rare appearance since shifting base to the United Kingdom, troubled Indian businessman Vijay Mallya was seen having a good time in London as he watched the Indian Premier League final between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.
Shastri, Arun, Bangar set to re-apply for India coaching jobs
Former Team India Director Ravi Shastri along with his support staff which includes Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and Ramakrishnan Sridhar are all set to re-apply after the Board of Control for Cricket in India advertises for the national coaching positions in the next couple of days.
Anderson is No. 1 Test bowler, Ashwin stays 2nd
Anderson becomes number-one ranked Test bowler
Sri Lanka paceman Eranga reported for suspect action
Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been reported for a suspect action during the second Test defeat against England in Durham, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.
'Inspirational character' Warner led Sunrisers from the front'
Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman has lauded the captaincy of David Warner who led from the front to guide his team to a maiden Indian Premier League title, saying that the Australian inspired the side's youngsters.
The next innings is always the most important one: Cook
Captain Alastair Cook savoured a special moment in his glittering career after becoming the first England cricketer to reach 10,000 Test runs during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Durham.
Virat-Warner open for this IPL All-Stars XI
Even as the dust settles down on IPL 9, Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com presents his Dream XI.
May 30, 2016
Kohli special blend of consistency, power: Hayden
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden has heaped praise on Virat Kohli, saying that the current India Test skipper is a special blend of consistency and power while batting.
Kohli, Root bag top honours; Ashwin leading bowler
Star India batsman Virat Kohli was on Monday named Ceat T20 Player of the Year while former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at a glittering function attended by several past and present players in Mumbai.
Vice-captaincy will improve my performance: Rahane
Stylish batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who has been named the vice-captain for India's upcoming tour of the West Indies, said he enjoys taking responsibilities and the new role will help him to improve his performance.
Don't expect Shehzad, Akmal to be like Kohli, villiers: Afridi
Flamboyant allrounder and former captain, Shahid Afridi believes that Pakistan cricket think-tank has erred by having too many expectations from out of favor batsmen, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal.
Why Ravi Shastri feels Kohli is ready to captain in all three formats
Former Team Director of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri made it clear that had he been the chairman of selectors, he would have thought about making "Virat Kohli the captain in all three formats" and let Mahendra Singh Dhoni "enjoy his game".
Meet the youngest member of the 10,000 runs club
Factbox on England captain Alastair Cook, who became the first English batsman to score 10,000 runs in test matches in the second test against Sri Lanka on Monday. Cook breaks Tendulkar's record; youngest to score 10,000 Test runs
England captain Alastair Cook broke legendary batsman Sachin's Tendulkar's record to become the youngest batsman in the history of the game to score 10,000 Test runs.
Gavaskar picks leg-spinner Chahal as best young talent of IPL-9
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has picked young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal as the best young talent from the just-concluded IPL-9, terming the Royal Challengers Bangalore player the best in terms of talent and temperament.
IPL trophy will be at top along with World Cup wins: Yuvraj
His wait to lift an IPL crown finally over, Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Yuvraj Singh said he will place the trophy right on top in his cabinet along with the World Cup victories.
PHOTOS: Cook scripts history as England seal series vs SL
Dinesh Chandimal completed a fine century as Sri Lanka continued to hold up England's bid to clinch the series by moving on to 403 for six at lunch on the fourth day of the second test in Durham on Monday.
The numbers that shaped IPL 2016
IPL 9 was not just about unfancied Sunrisers Hyderabad's triumph, Virat Kohli's run spree or Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman's economy rate.
Has Australia found Warne's true successor in Zampa?
Australia's search for a successor to Shane Warne is yet to bear fruit nearly a decade after he retired, so Adam Zampa is naturally wary about comparisons with the leg-spinning great.
'Bhuvi is in and out of the Indian team, but is a world-class bowler'
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has said the just-concluded IPL's highest wicket taker Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a world-class bowler and he just can't wait to take on the seamer as a opposition batsman.
'David Warner is a born winner and that rubs off on others'
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has lauded David Warner for his "incredible" captaincy throughout the tournament. IPL PHOTOS: Agony for Royal Challengers, ecstasy for Sunrisers
It was a tale of contrasting emotions as curtains came down on the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.
IPL Final: The four major turning points...
Sunrisers Hyderabad won their maiden Indian Premier League trophy. Even as the team from Hyderabad celebrates their triumph, let's analyse the four major turning points of the match.
Great performance from the team...we came back strongly: Yuvraj
Having won twin world titles, it was Yuvraj Singh's first IPL triumph and he was happy.
'Had I stayed with AB a little longer, it would have been different'
Virat Kohli was dignity personified in defeat but did admit that he did not feel good finishing second best as he termed his and AB de Villiers dismissal as the "big blow" in their defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL final.
How SRH's skipper Warner plans to celebrate IPL victory...
Victorious Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner with all humility hailed Virat Kohli as a 'great leader' as he termed it a total 'team effort'.
May 29, 2016
PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad outclass RCB to win IPL 9
Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers put up an incredible performance to ruin Virat Kohli's fairytale season beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in a high-octane summit clash walking away with their maiden Indian Premier League trophy, in Bengaluru, on Sunday.
New BCCI boss Thakur and Ganguly make some tough decisions
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's technical committee, headed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly, decided to have all Ranji matches from the coming season at neutral venues while inter-zonal system of the Duleep Trophy will be replaced.
Durham Test PHOTOS: Sri Lanka's Mathews frustrate England
England moved towards victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka whose batsmen showed sufficient resolve on Sunday to push the game into a fourth day if not affect a result that still seems inevitable.
PCB confident of getting visa for Amir for England tour
Pakistan Cricket Board is confident that tainted left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir will soon be issued a visa to play in the series against England in the United Kingdom this summer.
Indo-Pak cricket ties: PCB has given up
The Pakistan government has restrained its Cricket Board from initiating any dialogue with the Board of Control for Cricket in India on the issue of a long-pending bilateral series, which has been scuttled repeatedly on account of volatile political ties between the two nations.
Saqlain Mushtaq to help England spinners tackle Pak batsmen
Former Pakistan Test cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq has agreed to a 10-day spell with England as their spin-bowling consultant for the upcoming series against Pakistan.
There is similarity of approach between me and Warner: Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is expecting an intensely-fought IPL final against Sunrisers Hyderabad since he and rival skipper David Warner are fierce competitors on the field.
May 28, 2016
Durham Test: England sense victory as Woakes and Broad strike
Potent England pace bowling after an unbeaten 155 from Moeen Ali put Alastair Cook's side in complete control on a one-sided second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Durham on Saturday.
Durham Test: Moeen Ali makes Sri Lanka pay
Moeen Ali scored a majestic century as England amassed an impressive first-innings total by lunch on Day Two of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Durham.
Loss of kin made celebrations at home low-key: Shardul Thakur
Joy knew no bounds for Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur when he was selected earlier this week for the Indian team's tour of the West Indies, although the celebrations at his home were low key due to a close relative's demise.
'Virat Kohli is world's best batsman'
Former Australia pacer Geoff Lawson has heaped praise on in-form India's Test captain Virat Kohli, saying the star batsman is "arguably the number one batsman in the world". Revealed! Mini IPL likely to be held in the U.S. in September
In their bid to cash in on the popularity of IPL among Indian diaspora, Indian Test captain Virat Kohli could be pitted against limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in exhibition matches for their respective franchises in the United States.
Getting marauding Virat, other RCB batsmen out is a task: Bhuvi
Their pace attack has been the most fearsome this IPL season but Sunrisers Hyderabad swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels it would be a tough task for his team to counter the marauding Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen when the two teams clash in the final on Sunday.
Revealed: The secrets of Virat Kohli's fitness
The secret to Virat Kohli's phenomenal success, says Dhruv Munjal, lies in his fitness and a tenacious urge to be the best.
It's Kohli vs Warner as RCB, SRH eye maiden IPL title
Virat Kohli's inspirational leadership for Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against the brute force with which David Warner has steered Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two teams, eyeing their maiden IPL title, square off in a high-intensity summit clash in Bengaluru on Sunday.
England batsmen fail to punish Sri Lanka
England's batsmen failed to take full advantage on a first day of swinging fortunes in the second Test against Sri Lanka, finishing on 310 for six after outstanding catching kept the touring side in contention on Friday.
IPL PHOTOS: Warner powers Sunrisers into maiden final
Skipper David Warner produced a majestic 93 as he single-handedly led Sunrisers Hyderabad into the IPL final after securing a four-wicket win over Gujarat Lions in the Qualifier 2 at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.
May 27, 2016
I will be worried to bowl at Kohli: Wasim Akram
Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram is also in the awe of India's run machine Virat Kohli.
Lakmal keeps Cook's 10,000 runs celebration waiting
An untidy shot prevented captain Alastair Cook from grabbing a place in cricketing history on Friday when he was caught at slip for 15 as England reached 83-2 at lunch on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
No substitute to hard work and discipline: Kohli
In the form of his life, India's star batsman Virat Kohli says the hunger to keep improving with every game keeps him motivated. I feel like I'm 20, says returning Clarke
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke said his body felt 15 years younger after a spell away from cricket as he prepared for a comeback at the Hong Kong T20 Blitz.
Tendulkar reveals the secret of Kohli's success
Sachin Tendulkar feels the secret of India's No.1 batsman Virat Kohli's success is playing with a "straight bat" and "visualising all three formats without ever compromising on his technique".
Is Bangar the right choice for India coach job?
Former Indian all-rounder Sanjay Bangar has been named head coach of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming limited-overs series against Zimbabwe.
Heath Streak to quit as Bangladesh bowling coach
Bangladesh bowling coach Heath Streak has decided to step down from his current position at the end of this month.
New Zealand gear up for first day-night Test against England
New Zealand will host their first day-night Test when England tour the country in early 2018, pending final approval from both teams.
May 26, 2016
Sanjay Bangar appointed India's head coach for Zimbabwe tour
Former India and Railways all-rounder Sanjay Bangar was on Thursday named coach for the national cricket team's upcoming tour to Zimbabwe, while there was no place for Bharat Arun and R Sridhar in the support staff. Gayle is often targeted for newspaper headlines: Sammy
West Indies' two-time World T20-winning captain Darren Sammy has defended his team-mate Chris Gayle, who has once again revived accusations of sexism against him with some lewd comments in an interview with a British daily.
'Kohli ahead of Messi and Bolt as most marketable player'
India's Test captain and numero uno batsman Virat Kohli has been named as 'Third Most Marketable Sportsperson' in the world ahead of football superstar Lionel Messi, world No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic in a latest survey published by magazine 'SportsPro'.
18 months with Team India most memorable of my life: Shastri
Ravi Shastri considers his 18-month stint as the Indian cricket team's Director the "most cherished and memorable phase" of his life but does not want to comment on whether he would seek a contract renewal.
Warner lauds bowlers, fielders after KKR demolition
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner credited his bowlers and fielders for the comfortable 22-run victory over two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL Eliminator, in Delhi, on Wednesday.
Kuldeep Yadav cherishes Yuvraj Singh's appreciation
Asked about his plan for David Warner, he said, "I was planning for him. I have seen the Delhi wicket; it was holding and keeping low. So I was trying to give him a single or two (and contain boundaries), mixing the pace and variation."
Broad 'pleased' with blooming partnership with Anderson
England paceman Stuart Broad believes his new ball partnership with James Anderson has improved a lot in the last two years with their perfect understanding of each other's role.
Australia adopt new technology is quest for more success
Australia have resorted to guided missile technology to reduce injuries to their fast bowlers as they seek to reclaim the Ashes from England next year.
IPL Qualifier 2: Will Gujarat Lions roar against Sunrisers?
Gujarat Lions will have to fight off the fiery pacers of the Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two teams clash in the Indian Premier League Qualifier 2, in New Delhi, on Friday.
Fit-again Starc ready to rip it with Saqlain's record in sight
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc expects to need a couple of games to get up to express pace but is looking forward to coming back from injury on Australia's Caribbean tour next month.
New Zealand coach Hesson extends contract until 2019
Mike Hesson has been rewarded for his successful reign as New Zealand coach with a contract extension that takes him through until after the 2019 World Cup in England.
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IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers knock KKR out, seal Qualifier 2 berth
Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a clinical performance to seal their place in the Qualifier 2 as they crushed the hopes of two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders with a comfortable 22 runs win in the IPL Eliminator.
May 25, 2016
Selectors must keep an eye on Kuldeep Yadav: Gavaskar
Impressed with Kuldeep Yadav's performance in the ongoing Indian Premier League, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar offered "honest advice" to India's selectors to keep an eye on the young left-arm spinner.
'Need to be mentally tougher for international cricket'
Rishi Dhawan has realised that international cricket demands unwavering mental toughness and he would like to believe that he has overcome the mental demons of the Australia tour ahead of a crucial trip to Zimbabwe next month.
Kohli declares AB the 'best in the world'
India's batting superstar and RCB captain was full of praise for AB de Villiers, who guided his team to a fighting victory over Gujarat Lions and advance into the final of IPL 9.
First Look: Nehra undergoes knee surgery in London
Veteran India seamer Ashish Nehra underwent a surgery to treat a 'high-grade tendon injury' he had suffered on his right knee during an Indian Premier League match earlier this month.
Why making the IPL final is 'a great honour' for AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers played a match-winning knock of 79 not out from just 47 balls against Gujarat in the Qualifier 1 match to help RCB stage one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the tournament, after the hosts were reduced to 29 for five at one stage chasing 160 for victory.
ICC chief Abbas wants BCCI to consider Pak players for IPL
International Cricket Council President Zaheer Abbas has said that he would ask the BCCI top brass to consider having Pakistani players back in the Indian Premier League when he comes to India to watch the summit clash of the lucrative league in Bangalore on Sunday.
Controversial Gayle's Big Bash League return quashed
With Chris Gayle struggling to set aside an array of controversies surrounding him, Big Bash League club Melbourne Renegades have decided to not re-sign the West Indies controversial batsman for the T20 tournament's next season.
IPL 9: Memorable moments from week 6
Virat Kohli, with the IPL final left to play, could become the first batman in the history of T20 cricket to score 1,000 runs in a single tournament.
Injured Nehra to undergo knee surgery
Veteran India seamer Ashish Nehra will soon undergo a surgery to treat a 'high-grade tendon injury' he had suffered on his right knee during an Indian Premier League match earlier this month.
May 24, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: AB de Villiers takes Royal Challengers into final
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Lions by four wickets to enter the final of the Indian Premier League.
'Very few people knew me before the IPL'
'I was a nobody two months ago. Now people want to see me play for India.'
Sri Lanka's Chameera out of England tour with injury
Sri Lankan paceman Dushmantha Chameera will return home from England with a lower back injury, his country's cricket board announced on Tuesday, compounding the team's woes on the tour.
KKR start as favourites against Sunrisers in IPL Eliminator
Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to assert their supremacy, while Sunrisers Hyderabad will have revenge on mind when the two teams clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Gayle launches scathing attack at sexism critics
West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has issued a stinging rebuke against former cricketers.
Pak players upset about PCB Chairman's education remarks
Senior Pakistani cricketers have taken great umbrage at the remarks made by PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan that the absence of educated players in the national team has led to recent poor performances.
Australia recall Henriques, Starc for Sri Lanka tour
Australia all-rounder Moises Henriques is in line for his first Test in three years after being named in the squad for their three-match tour of Sri Lanka in July and August.
'I believe the doosra can't be bowled without a bit of kink'
Rookie off-spinner Jayant Yadav, who is set for his maiden India tour of Zimbabwe next month, says he will never attempt to bowl a 'doosra' since it cannot be done without a bit of elbow kink.
May 23, 2016
Barabati stadium set to regain Test status after 21 years
Odisha Cricket Association secretary Asirbad Behera has said that the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack is all set to regain its Test status after 21 long years having hosted a five-day game way back in 1995.
'Good to see performances in domestic cricket being rewarded'
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar gave a thumbs up to the selection committee's decision to reward the domestic players while naming a new-look India squad for the upcoming limited overs series in Zimbabwe.
BCCI seeks redemption, aims to bring more transparency
Newly-elected Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Ajay Shirke has said that the Board is keen on redeeming its image and bringing more transparency in its style of functioning.
'Matured' Fazal ready to make it count after India call-up
Just like it happens with most of the seasoned domestic warhorses, 30-year-old Faiz Fazal had also stopped expecting to break through into the national squad but now that he has earned his maiden India call-up, "the world seemed like a much beautiful place" for the Vidarbha left-hander.
Dhoni to lead second-string Indian team for Zimbabwe tour
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the Indian team for the limited overs tour of Zimbabwe starting June 11, while top stars like Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have been rested.
Woakes replaces injured Stokes in England squad
Chris Woakes has replaced injured all-rounder Ben Stokes in the England squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka, the English Cricket Board said on Monday.
It is important not to get arrogant or rude, says in-form Kohli
Virat Kohli has stressed that it is pertinent to stay grounded and remain calm despite adulation and fame.
With momentum on their side, confident RCB face Gujarat for final berth
Powered by in-form, inspirational leader in Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to inch closer to a maiden Indian Premier League title triumph when they take on table-toppers Gujarat Lions in the Qualifier I, in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Why Steven Smith is wary of pink ball Test at Gabba?
Australia captain Steven Smith has no qualms about playing another day-night Test at Adelaide Oval but is wary of how the pink ball will perform in the humid conditions expected at Brisbane later this year.
How IPL has helped Quinton De Kock...
"I haven't had many opportunities in T20 to play spin but in IPL I have learnt how to play spin better."
Ganguly bats for day-night Tests
Sourav Ganguly has backed day-nights Tests and believes that they could help revive the dwindling interest in the iconic format of the game.
Check out new BCCI president Thakur's initiatives
Making India the top team in all formats of the game will be the priority for BCCI president Anurag Thakur, writes Rediff.com's Harish Kotian.
May 22, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: RCB seal second spot by crushing Delhi
Royal Challengers Bangalore grabbed an impressive second spot in the IPL Play-offs with a six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils as Virat Kohli continued with his superlative batting show by hitting a responsible 54-run knock, in Raipur on Sunday.
IPL PHOTOS: Pathan, Narine take Knight Riders into play-offs
Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav sizzled with the ball as two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders rode on its spin attack to advance into the play-offs of the ongoing Indian Premier League with a 22-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
BCCI not running away from Lodha recommendations, says chief Thakur
In his first media interaction after taking over as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Anurag Thakur on Sunday made it clear that the BCCI is not running away from implementing the recommendations suggested by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee, however, he clarified that it is not possible to implement all the changes.
Kolhi's purple patch can only benefit Indian cricket: Shastri
Showering praise on Virat Kohli, former India team director Ravi Shastri has said that the star Indian batsman's sensational form can only be beneficial to Indian cricket.
BCCI to put out advertisement for Indian team coach job: Thakur
Newly-elected Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur, on Sunday, said the Board will advertise for the post of the coach of the Indian team.
Coach appointment will take another couple of months: Ganguly
The Indian team is unlikely to get a new coach anytime soon with the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee member Sourav Ganguly today saying it will take another couple of months to find a suitable candidate for the high-profile position.
ICC rankings: Ashwin stays atop all-rounders' list
India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has managed to retain his second spot in the latest ICC player rankings for Test bowlers issued on Sunday.
'Hope Indian cricket continues to prosper under Anurag Thakur'
Congratulatory messages poured in for Anurag Thakur after he took over as the BCCI President in Mumbai on Sunday with senior players and his board colleagues expressing confidence that Indian cricket would continue to flourish in his tenure.
Anurag Thakur: An astute go-getter to lead BCCI in his unique style
The youngest president of the Indian cricket board in India in independent India, Anurag Thakur has taken over the reins of the world's richest cricketing body at a time it is fighting an existential battle against a complete restructuring recommended by the Supreme Court.
Thakur becomes second youngest BCCI President
The 41-year-old Thakur replaced Shashank Manohar who quit the position to take up the ICC chairman's job. The Maharashtra Cricket Association chief and business magnate Shirke expectedly filled in the Secretary's post which was left vacant by Thakur's resignation on Saturday.
May 21, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Gujarat Lions outclass Mumbai to qualify for play-offs
Debutants Gujarat Lions became the first team to confirm a play-off berth with a thumping six-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League in Kanpur, on Saturday.
IPL PHOTOS: Dhoni's last-over heroics helps Pune avoid last place
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni single-handedly scripted Rising Pune Supergiants' face-saving four-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab with a last-ball six to help them avoid the bottom-place finish in the Indian Premier League in Visakhapatnam, on Saturday.
New ICC chairman Manohar's stance on DRS unchanged
Shashank Manohar's view on the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) remains the same as before even after becoming the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council after stepping down as the BCCI chief earlier this month.
I'm not capable of implementing Lodha panel reforms: Manohar
Having stepped down as president of the embattled Indian Cricket Board that is facing the heat from the Supreme Court, Shashank Manohar said he quit as he was not capable of implementing the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee and see BCCI's structure collapsing.
Thakur set to become youngest BCCI President
Anurag Thakur is set to be unanimously elected as the BCCI's youngest President in the Board's Special General Meeting (SGM) in Mumbai on Sunday, replacing Shashank Manohar who quit the position to take up the ICC chief's job.
1st Test: Anderson rips through Lanka batting to seal big England win
England fast bowler James Anderson took five wickets to inspire the hosts to a crushing victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the first Test in Leeds on Saturday.
Another Kohli show on the cards as RCB clash with Delhi
Bangalore have been on a roll with skipper Virat Kohli enjoying one of the best phases of his career as he has four centuries under his belt.
KKR desperately need a win to stay afloat in IPL
Facing early elimination, two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders need to record a win to stay afloat when they take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad.
'Absence of Nehra hurt us'
Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Eoin Morgan said absence of paceman Ashish Nehra hurt them badly as they suffered a narrow defeat against Delhi Daredevils.
What IPL teams need to do to qualify for the play-offs
Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at each team's chances of making it to last four.
Another sexism scandal in store for Chris Gayle?
Chris Gayle has fanned the flames of sexism scandal again in an interview.
Thakur set to replace Manohar as BCCI president
Anurag Thakur is set to be unanimously elected the Board of Control for Cricket in India president in the Board's Special General Meeting (SGM), in Mumbai, on Sunday.
IPL PHOTOS: Nair, Brathwaite keep Delhi's play-off hopes alive
Karun Nair kept Delhi Daredevils' slender hopes of qualifying for the play-offs alive with a 59-ball unbeaten 83 that guided them to a six-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Friday's Indian Premier League match, at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh stadium in Raipur, that went down to the wire.
May 20, 2016
Gayle, Bravo, Sammy slam selectors after omission from ODI squad
Senior West Indies cricketers Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy lashed out at the country's selectors for ignoring them for the ODI tri-series involving Australia and South Africa next month.
PHOTOS: England shoot out Sri Lanka for 91 after Bairstow century
England took charge of the first Test after James Anderson and Stuart Broad took nine wickets between them in favourable conditions for seam bowling to shoot out Sri Lanka for 91 after Jonny Bairstow's excellent knock at Headingley on Friday.
MCL owners vow to pay overdue wages of retired cricket stars
The CEO of a fledgling Twenty20 cricket league for retired greats in the UAE on Friday promised its players will receive their final wages that were due more than two months ago and vowed the competition would return next year.
Mumbai, Gujarat clash in a must-win encounter
Nothing but a win will keep their play-off hopes alive as defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Gujarat Lions in a do-or-die battle, which will be their final IPL league match in Kanpur on Saturday.
When Finch asked Kohli to stop 'embarrassing' batsmen...
As Kohli continues to score loads of runs, Gujarat Lion's Aaron Finch took to Twitter and requested, "Dear Virat Kohli, can you please stop making batting look so easy, it's embarrassing for most other batters in the world."
Why Henriques is in no hurry to make Australia comeback
Australia cricketer Moises Henriques will not waste any time dreaming of a possible return to the national side as he continues to flirt with the fringes of the team and instead just concentrate on trying to improve his game.
Pune Supergiants, Kings XI fight for pride in their last IPL 9 game
Their pride bruised following disastrous campaigns, Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiants will look for a graceful exit from the ninth edition of the IPL when they square off against each other for one last time in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
Reason for Pak's poor performance: 'Absence of educated players'
The Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan says absence of educated players in the national team was one of the reasons for its recent poor performance.
Pakistan coach's mantra: Avoid too many media statements!
Two former Pakistan captains have advised the new head coach Mickey Arthur to get rid of 'selfish' players in the team and avoid too many statements in
Why Shreyas Iyer has failed to deliver...
Ahead of their must-win encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Raipur on Friday, Delhi Daredevils assistant coach Praveen Amre emphasised that the team needs to improve their batting.
May 19, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Smith, Raina take Gujarat closer to play-offs
Dwayne Smith starred with the ball before Suresh Raina struck a sublime half century to guide Gujarat Lions to a six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Kanpur, taking them closer to a spot in the play-offs of the Indian Premier League.
Pakistan must focus on quality and not quantity, says Afridi
Former Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi has said that his country are failing to produce fine cricketers while highlighting the immediate need to focus on quality rather than quantity to turn the things around for themselves.
Bravo slams West Indies board for ODI snub
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has hit out at selectors for ignoring him and several other players for the tri-series against Australia and South Africa.
Apple CEO Tim Cook enjoys IPL game in Kanpur
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook got a taste of the IPL cricket tournament during the match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders in Kanpur on Thursday.
Will Dhoni lead young Zimbabwe-bound Indian squad?
The national selection committee, under Sandeep Patil, is likely to leave it to limited-overs' captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to decide on his availability for the short tour of Zimbabwe, from June 11-20.
PHOTOS: Hales and Bairstow lead England fightback after Shanaka's triple blow
Alex Hales and Jonathan Bairstow led a fight back for England after debutant all-rounder Dasun Shanaka sparked a top-order collapse on the first day of the first Test against England at Headingley on Thursday.
Nehra out of IPL with hamstring injury, doubts on future
Sunrisers Hyderabad were dealt a huge blow as senior left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra was ruled out of ongoing the Indian Premier League after ustaining a hamstring tendon injury which also put serious a question mark on his future in competitive cricket.
Harbhajan's wish list: Dravid as India coach, Zaheer bowling coach
Senior India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday said former captain Rahul Dravid is ideal to be the next chief coach of the Indian cricket team with Zaheer Khan as the bowling coach.
'Kohli has the skills but does he have the stamina to surpass Tendulkar'
Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey feels that India's batting sensation Virat Kohli can emulate the feats of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
England will host day-night Test match, says ECB
The concept of day-night Test found a new taker in England with board chairman Colin Graves confirming the country will host a twilight Test.
IPL: Daredevils face Sunrisers in do-or-die match
Faced with a do-or-die situation, the inconsistent Delhi Daredevils will take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in their penultimate Indian Premier League match.
Pollard back in Windies squad for triangular series
Kieron Pollard was recalled to the West Indies squad announced on Wednesday for next month's triangular One-day series against Australia and South Africa.
'I am lucky that I don't have to bowl at Gayle, Virat and AB'
Royal Challengers Bangalore batting has been on fire with captain Virat Kohli leading the charge with a record-breaking spree but leggie Yuzuvendra Chahal feels his side's bowlers have also played a crucial role in the team's turnaround.
Find out who is the toughest batsman Johnson ever faced
Mitchell Johnson has revealed that South Africa's AB de Villiers was the toughest batsman he has ever had to bowl during his decorated career.
IPL PHOTOS: Kohli's fourth ton helps Bangalore move up to second
Royal Challengers Bangalore
May 18, 2016
Cook set to break Tendulkar's record in 1st Test vs Sri Lanka
England captain Alastair Cook is all set to break India's legendary batsman Sachin's Tendulkar's record by becoming the youngest batsman in the history of the game to score 10,000 Test runs.
Kohli can be better than Tendulkar: Dominic Cork
Former England fast bowler Dominic Cork has said that India's star batsman Virat Kohli is capable of matching Sachin Tendulkar's staggering records in limited overs cricket.
Kings XI's Stoinis joins growing list of Aussies returning from IPL
A day after Kings XI Punjab'sGlenn Maxwell was sent home due to a side strain, team-mate Marcus Stoinis has also joined the list of Australian players leaving the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Raina returns as Lions hope to roar against Kolkata
Suresh Raina's return could not have been better-timed as Gujarat Lions, jolted by the tournament's biggest ever defeat, seek to revive their campaign when they face off with Kolkata Knight Riders.
SC refuses to entertain stay on BCCI elections
The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking stay on the Board of Control for Cricket in India elections scheduled to take place on May 22.
Root resumes battle for No 1 batting spot with Smith
Some strong performances with the bat will help Joe Root to surge to the top and then potentially strengthen his position in the four-Test series against Pakistan, which begins on 14 July.
Felt like I got hit on the face with a truck: Bailey
Australia's George Bailey felt like he was "hit on the face with a truck" when a Nathan Coulter-Nile bouncer knocked his helmet off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
I want to be a monk living in a civil world: Kohli
India's star batsman Virat Kohli says he has not batted better than the last two months but stopped short of calling the ongoing phenomenal phase as the peak of his career.
A Young Guns XI from IPL 9
Season 9 of the IPL has seen many youngsters punch above their weight.
IPL PHOTOS: Pune dampen Delhi's hopes in rain-hit match
Adam Zampa and Ashok Dinda claimed three wickets each as Rising Pune Supergiants outclassed Delhi Daredevils by 19 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-hit match in the Indian Premier League, in Visakhapatnam, on Tuesday.
May 17, 2016
Gavaskar wants BCCI to appoint Dravid as India coach
Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar backed Rahul Dravid as the next Indian cricket team coach, saying if the Board of Control for Cricket in India is looking for a change, the former India captain is best suited for the job.
'Losing Maxwell a big blow for Kings XI Punjab'
Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar on Tuesday said losing Glenn Maxwell at the fag end of the Indian Premier League is a big blow to the team, which has already been eliminated from the play-offs.
Yuvraj is my idol, says MI all-rounder Krunal Pandya
Mumbai Indians' all-rounder Krunal Pandya is a big fan of swashbuckling cricketer Yuvraj Singh and idolises the Punjab all-rounder who is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad this IPL season.
MCA chief Pawar to miss meeting to elect new BCCI president
Mumbai Cricket Association will be represented by its joint secretary P V Shetty at the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Special General Meeting in Mumbai on May 22 to elect its new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar from the post last week.
Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan may be rested for Zimbabwe tour
Test captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are likely to be rested for India's tour of Zimbabwe, but there is no confirmation on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's availability for the short series, starting June 11. India will play three ODIs and two T20 Internationals during the series which marks the end of the season.
It took time but have adjusted well to the T20 format: Amla
Senior South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, who is finally getting to play in the Indian Premier League, feels he is now more comfortable with T20 format and there is no reason why conventional batsmen like him can't succeed in the shortest format.
PHOTOS: SRK, Parineeti watch at Eden as KKR are thrashed by RCB
Even Bollywood superstar and co-owner Shah Rukh Khan's presence could not inspire Kolkata Knight Riders, who were outclassed by Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets, in the Indian Premier League match, in Kolkata, on Monday.
'Fans can see a big one coming from Gayle'
After a string of low scores, Chris Gayle has finally found some form in the ongoing Indian Premier League. The Royal Challengers Bangalore opener smashed a commanding 49 off only 31 balls in the crucial victory against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday.
Why Shakib is disappointed with Eden pitch
Kolkata Knight Riders' left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan rued that their attack, heavily dependent on slow bowlers, is not getting enough assistance from Eden Gardens pitch.
Joe Root bags hat-trick of England cricket awards
Joe Root was named 'Test Player of the Year', 'Limited Overs Player of the Year' and Fans' 'Player of the Year' at England's annual awards ceremony on Monday.
Kohli set to play vs KXIP despite split webbing
Enjoying one of the best phases in his career so far, Royal Challengers Bangalore's inspirational leader Virat Kohli is ready to play through pain against Kings XI Punjab with multiple stitches in his split webbing in another must-win IPL encounter in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Gayle makes ultimate comparison: Virat-AB are like Batman-Superman
Simply blown away by their pyrotechnics, West Indies left-hander Chris Gayle compared Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to Marvel comics' superheroes 'Batman' and 'Superman', as the duo lit up the Indian Premier League with some dazzling display of top quality batsmanship.
IPL campaign ends for Punjab's Maxwell
The hard-hitting 27-year-old becomes the fifth Australia player to leave the Indian Twenty20 tournament early following the departures of captain Steve Smith, John Hastings and Mitchell and Shaun Marsh
Bumrah is ready to play Test cricket, says Ponting
Australia's two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting feels that young Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah is ready to play Test cricket as he possesses all the necessary skills to do well in the longest format of the game.
IPL 9: The best performances from Week 5
Harish Kotian/<em>Rediff.com</em> picks five performances that took spectators' breaths away in week 9: Five wonderful knocks and one magical spell of bowling.
IPL PHOTOS: Kohli, de Villiers shine again as RCB down KKR
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers continued their sparkling show with the bat to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a commanding nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders and keep their play-off hopes alive in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, in Kolkata, on Monday.
May 16, 2016
Dravid would make a very good coach of India: Ponting
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday backed Rahul Dravid as one of the best candidates to coach the Indian cricket team.
'Now I believe more in my ability to hit sixes'
Virat Kohli, who has scored three centuries in the ongoing ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, feels he now has more belief in his ability to hit sixes.
What is Ajinkya Rahane's batting success mantra?
The shortest format may have resulted in change of batting philosophy for many but India's star batsman Ajinkya Rahane says that he will never trade his "copybook style" for fancy shots.
IPL MVP Rankings: Will AB de Villiers catch up with Kohli?
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji analyse the players' performance inRediff.com's Most Valuable Players ratings.
West Indies-bound Aus cricketers briefed on Zika virus
Australia captain Steven Smith and his team have been warned about risks associated with the Zika virus ahead of their tour of the West Indies next month.
With playoffs spot on radar, Delhi must return to winning ways vs Pune
A determined Delhi Daredevils will make another push to stay in the hunt to make the playoffs when they take on bottom-placed Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
Rs 100 million worth IPL tickets sold in Rajkot
The Gujarat Lions-RCB game -- featuring Virat's magnificent century -- earned the highest amount.
Sri Lanka's Prasad ruled out of first Test against England
Sri Lanka fast bowler Dhammika Prasad has been ruled out of the first Test against England at Headingley starting on Thursday.
Former India cricketer Deepak Shodhan passes away
Deepak Shodhan, who was the first Indian to score a hundred on Test debut against Pakistan at Eden Gardens, has died aged 87.
I'll hit six sixes again, roars Yuvraj Singh
A cancer survivor and a World Cup hero, India batsman Yuvraj Singh gave some vital tips to 17 young kids, who fought their own battles against the dreaded disease, during an interaction in Mohali.
May 15, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Krunal Pandya keeps Mumbai alive with a huge win vs Delhi
Young batsman Krunal Pandya produced a blinder of an innings scoring 86 runs off only 37 balls as Mumbai Indians defended their massive 206-4 against Delhi Daredevils to record a convincing 80-run victory at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Sunrisers all but through, Kings XI eliminated
Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a solid batting performance to beat Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets and virtually secure their place in the play-offs of the ongoing Indian Premier League.
PHOTOS: Suresh Raina blessed with a baby girl
Suresh Raina, on Sunday, became a father after his wife Priyanka Chaudhary gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital in Amsterdam.
Here's why Fleming calls D/L method 'rubbish'
Rising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming termed the ICC approved rule for rain-truncated games as 'rubbish' stating that a change is needed at least in the shortest format.
Will KKR seal play-offs berth against mighty RCB batting?
Royal Challengers Bangalore will stand in the way of two-time former champions Kolkata Knight Riders' bid to make it to the play-offs in a mouthwatering Indian Premier League encounter.
IPL: What teams need to do to qualify for play-offs
The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League is approaching the business end. There are a lot of permutations and combinations on how the teams can make it to the last four. Rediff.com takes a look at each team's chances of making it to last four.
IPL PHOTOS: Yusuf powers KKR in rain-hit game, Pune ousted
Kolkata Knight Riders spinners dominated to reduce Rising Pune Supergiants to 103/6 in 17.4 overs before rain stopped play in the Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.
May 14, 2016
How does one bowl against Kohli and de Villiers...
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle may have flopped one more time but bowling hero Chris Jordan on Saturday said the big-hitting opener is just one good innings away from regaining his touch in the Indian Premier League.
IPL PHOTOS: Kohli, de Villiers slam centuries as RCB demolish Gujarat
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli jointly orchestrated a mayhem by scoring magnificent centuries as Royal Challengers Bangalore demolished a hapless Gujarat Lions by a record margin of 144 runs, in the Indian Premier League, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.
IPL: Sunrisers face resurgent Kings XI with eye on play-offs
Table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to quickly bounce back from the disappointing loss against Delhi Daredevils and seal their place in the play-off when they take on a resurgent Kings XI Punjab in an IPL clash in Mohali on Sunday.
I have never stood in a queue as an aspirant, says Ajay Shirke
His name may be doing the rounds for one of the top two posts in BCCI but Maharashtra Cricket Association president Ajay Shirke said that he does not believe in "standing in a queue" to get a post in the world's richest cricket board.
T20 World Cup-winning bowling coach Ambrose replaced
West Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose has been replaced by Roderick Estwick as bowling coach for next month's one-day international triangular series against Australia and South Africa.
IPL: Delhi eye play-offs as Mumbai look to salvage erratic campaign
Back in the top half of the league table after a convincing win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils will look to build on the winning momentum when they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
Here's what Gayle thinks of day-night Tests...
Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle has backed day-night Tests and believes they could make the longest form of the game more popular.
BCCI calls SGM to elect new chief on May 22
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has called for a Special General Meeting on May 22 in Mumbai to elect its new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar.
'A quality spinner does well irrespective of what the surface is'
Not in a mood to blame the surface for his spinners inability to make a mark in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has said a quality tweaker doesn't need any assistance to perform.
'The most important thing in IPL is to convert a good start'
Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket keeper-batsman Naman Ojha has said a batsman who makes some 20 runs after consuming an equal number of balls should play through the innings.
IPL PHOTOS: Clinical Punjab ease past holders Mumbai
Kings XI Punjab put the brakes on their summer of discontent as they notched up a convincing seven-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
May 13, 2016
Fleming backs under-fire Dhoni despite Pune's sorry campaign
Rising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming said several factors contributed to the team's ordinary show in the Indian Premier League but backed under-fire captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
BCCI makes Rs 2.61 crore payment to Dravid as coaching fees
Details of the Board of Control for Cricket in India payments of above Rs 25 lack during the month of April 2016.
Dravid, Jayawardene appointed to ICC Cricket Committee
Anil Kumble was re-appointed as Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee for a three-year term.
Will Dhoni's men derail KKR's campaign?
Rising Pune Supergiants will stand in the way of Kolkata Knight Riders's revival when they clash in an Indian Premier League T20 match?
IPL: Royal Challengers in a must-win situation
Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to outgun title-contenders, Gujarat Lions in a must-win Indian Premier League clash.
May 12, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Delhi ease past Hyderabad, move up to third
Delhi Daredevils produced an all-round effort and defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets to jump to the third spot in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
'Dhoni has his reasons for not making Ashwin bowl his full quota'
Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach Simon Katich feels that a hughly seasoned captain like Mahendra Singh Dhoni must have had his reasons for not giving full quota of overs to his premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in most of the recent IPL matches.
MCC releases first ever Laws of Cricket app
The Marylebone Cricket Club has released a first ever Laws of Cricket app. Free to download, 'MCC Laws of Cricket' includes easily digestible explanations of each Law, new imagery and animations and a special Laws quiz.
I wasn't abused by Preity Zinta: Sanjay Bangar
Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar dismissed reports that claimed he was abused by franchise co-owner Preity Zinta following the team's one-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Mohali, on Monday, May 9.
KKR sign Shaun Tait as Hastings's replacement
Former Australian speedster Shaun Tait is set to replace an injured John Hastings at Kolkata Knight Riders. Hastings was ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury last month.
Cricketer beaten to death with stump in Bangladesh
A teenage cricketer in Bangladesh was allegedly killed by a stump-wielding batsman after he taunted the umpire over a no-ball delivery, police said on Thursday.
Kings XI need to pull up their socks against Mumbai
Mumbai Indians seek to maintain momentum against Kings XI Punjab.
Uncapped Vince and Ball in England squad for Sri Lanka Test
Uncapped duo Jake Ball and James Vince have been named in England's squad for their home test against Sri Lanka at Headingley on May 19, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.
India in talks with Australia for day-night Test next year
India wants to host a day-night Test against Australia early next year, according to a report, as the world's richest cricket board continues its backing of the concept which seems to be taking root in the subcontinent.
India's Shashank Manohar elected as new ICC chairman
Shashank Manohar was elected by the Board unanimously and unopposed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council.
RIP Tony Cozier: Cricket fraternity mourn and pay tribute to the legend
From Michael Holding to Virender Sehwag, the cricket fraternity mourned the demise of renowned West Indies commentator Tony Cozier and paid glowing tributes to the legendary voice of the game.
Flexible batting line-up didn't work for RCB
RCB had stressed on flexible batting line-up, which did not click due to the bad start.
Why Mumbai's Krunal Pandya was left 'surprised' at the end...
Mumbai Indians' Krunal Pandya said he was surprised to have won the Man of the Match as mostly the award goes to a batsman in this slam-bang league.
Sri Lanka's Perera cleared to play after doping charges dropped
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kusal Perera has had all anti-doping charges brought against him dropped by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the Qatar-based laboratory that conducted the test withdrew its initial finding.
IPL PHOTOS: Mumbai Indians ease past RCB to stay in the hunt
Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler's late assault helped Mumbai Indians keep their hopes alive with a convincing six-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday.
May 11, 2016
Sehwag on why he rates Kohli as the 'most dangerous batsman'
Former India opener Virender Sehwag offers a straight bat on the best batsmen in contemporary cricket, IPL team Kings XI Punjab, of which he is mentor, and why he is comfortable doing cricket commentary. Harish Kotian/Rediff.com listens in.
Legendary West Indian commentator Tony Cozier dies at 75
Legendary West Indian commentator Tony Cozier has passed away at the age of 75. Cozier had been admitted in a hospital in Barbados and was said to be in a critical condition.
Azhar feels it's for Dhoni to make a call on retirement
Differing from the views expressed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly, his predecessor Mohammed Azharuddin today said Mahendra Singh Dhoni has achieved so much in his career as a cricketer and he should be allowed to take a call on his future.
Kohli should not be rushed as captain in all formats: Sunny
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels India's star batsman Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy in all three formats and be allowed to grow while leading the Test team.
Bumrah's action suits yorker, my strength is outswing: Yadav
Often criticised for not bowling consistent yorkers like his younger fast-bowling counterpart Jasprit Bumrah, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav says his action is more suited for full length outswing deliveries.
England women's captain Charlotte Edwards retires
Long-serving England women's captain Charlotte Edwards announced her retirement after a sparkling and pioneering 20-year career. Clarke to make cricket comeback in Hong Kong
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke will headline Hong Kong's Twenty20 Blitz this month as he pursues a comeback in cricket's shortest form.
A Non-Playing XI from IPL 9!
Harish Kotian/Rediff.com comes up with a pretty strong playing eleven from the long list of big names warming the benches this IPL season.
Daredevils need something special to check Sunrisers' march
Delhi Daredevils, looking to get back to winning ways after two straight defeats, face a stern test against formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad in Thursday's IPL match, in Hyderabad.
Safer helmet would not have saved Hughes, states review report
'I am of the opinion the attention received by Phillip after being struck had no role whatsoever on his subsequent demise, due to the nature and severity of his injury'
India tickled pink as Asia warms to day-night Tests
The commercial prospects of day-night Tests, however, have not been lost on the world's richest cricket board and it announced last month it would host a floodlit Test against New Zealand when the Black Caps tour later this year.
Vote! Who should take over as the next BCCI chief?
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur is the hot favourite to take over as the new BCCI chief
IPL PHOTOS: Hyderabad end Pune's knockout qualification hopes
Despite a superb six-wicket haul by leg-spinner Adam Zampa, Rising Pune Supergiants suffered a narrow four-run loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL clash to end their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage.
May 10, 2016
How Mumbai Indians bowlers plan to stop Kohli & Co.
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya said his team's focus against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match in Bengaluru on Wednesday would be bowling with discipline and avoid conceding far too many runs on a high-scoring ground.
'Srinivasan was honest enemy, Manohar is backstabber'
Aditya Verma, the petitioner in IPL spot-fixing case, has termed outgoing Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar as a "power hungry backstabber" who has failed to keep his promise of cleaning up the game.
Reforms will not pull you back: Supreme Court tells BCCI
Reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India will not pull the cash-rich body back, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday and made it clear that it does not intend to reduce the popularity of
Will be surprised if Dhoni leads India in 2019 World Cup: Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly says he will be surprised if current limited-overs' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads India in the 2019 World Cup.
BCCI president Shashank Manohar quits
The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Shashank Manohar has resigned according to reports.
PHOTOS: Preity brings hubby to stadium; Morrison gets flak
Meanwhile, commentator Danny Morrison, who wore a red turban and a fake beard ahead of the match has come under a lot of flak for his act.
IPL 9: Winners... in a lost cause!
And all these incredible performances came against one team -- the Gujarat Lions.
What new coach Arthur expects from Pak players...
Pakistan's newly-appointed head coach Mickey Arthur has issued a warning to his side, saying he will not compromise on discipline and will also be tough on fielding and fitness in order to bring the team back on track.
Why the real Azhar walked out of an interview...
Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, who is actively promoting his upcoming biopic 'Azhar', walked out of an interview recently when posed questions about the match-fixing controversy.
IPL: Can RCB make playoffs? Yes, says Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal termed his team's narrow one-run win over Kings XI Punjab as crucial.
Will Royal Challengers Bangalore keep their winning momentum?
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to take the confidence from their Monday night's nerve-wracking one-run victory when they clash with Mumbai
IPL: Hogg reprimanded for using inappropriate language
Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Brad Hogg received an official reprimand by the match referee for using inappropriate language during his side's five-wicket defeat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against Gujarat Lions at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Sunday.
IPL: RCB edge past Kings XI Punjab in thriller
Murali Vijay's captain knock went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore snatched a nerve-wracking one-run win victory over Kings XI Punjab in an enthralling Indian Premier League encounter, in Mohali, on Monday.
May 09, 2016
IPL 9: 5 memorable moments from Week 4
Featuring Yusuf Pathan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Ashish Nehra.
Father-to-be Raina finally gets a break in IPL!
Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina, the only cricketer to have played each and every game in the Indian Premier League since its inception in 2008, is all set to take a break, at least for a match, to be with his wife Priyanka, who is expecting the couple's first child.
Kohli suggests Vettori as India coach. Do you agree?
India Test captain Virat Kohli has suggested Daniel Vettori's name for the position of the coach.
IPL MVP Rankings: Kohli maintains healthy lead over Warner
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji analyse IPL performances in Rediff.com's Most Valuable Players ratings.
Dhoni's underperforming Pune face gigantic task against Sunrisers
It will be a battle for survival for struggling Rising Pune Supergiants when they lock horns with formidable title-contenders Sunrisers Hyderabad in Tuesday's Indian Premier League match in Visakhapatnam.
Shane Watson reveals toughest Test bowlers he faced
Shane Watson has rated South African paceman Dale Steynand England seamer Stuart Broad as the toughest bowlers he faced in his Test career.
Fresh wicket gave Lions the edge, says Chawla
Kolkata Knight Riders leg-spinner Piyush Chawla said Gujarat Lions got the advantage of bowling on a fresh wicket to secure a five-wicket win in the Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament in Kolkata.
Like veteran Nehra, Praveen Kumar eyes India comeback...
Gujarat Lions were pleasantly surprised to see a seaming track on offer at the Edens Gardens and made full use of the conditions to set up a five-wicket
May 08, 2016
IPL: Gujarat outclass KKR to return to winning ways
Dinesh Karthik led the way with a fluent half-century while Praveen Kumar produced a superb spell with the ball as Gujarat Lions snapped their three-match losing streak to reclaim the top spot with a comfortable five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders.
IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers thump Mumbai Indians by 85 runs to go top
Ashish Nehra produced a sensational spell of pace bowling after Shikhar Dhawan shone with the bat with a scintillating unbeaten 82 as Sunrisers Hyderabad spanked Mumbai Indians by 85 runs in a lopsided IPL match in Visakhapatnam.
Hiring Arthur not a mistake: PCB chairman
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has dismissed suggestions that it has made a mistake by hiring South African Mickey Arthur, who had levelled match-fixing allegations against Pakistani players some years back.
IPL: RCB hope Kohli continues golden run against Kings XI Punjab
Desperate to get their campaigns back on track, the two bottom placed teams in the Indian Premier League -- Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore -- lock horns in Mohali on Monday, aiming to keep their winning momentum going to stay afloat in the ninth edition of the T20 league.
IPL PHOTOS: All-round Stoinis helps Punjab shock Delhi
Kings XI Punjab bowlers displayed exceptional death bowling skills as they shocked a formidable Delhi Daredevils by 9 runs in an IPL encounter.
May 07, 2016
Kohli is playing like a machine: Adam Zampa
Rising Pune Supergiants leg-spinner Adam Zampa, on Saturday, said that Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was playing like a machine.
Why Kohli's second century is 'sweeter'
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said that his match-winning unbeaten ton in the Indian Premier League match against Rising Pune Supergiants was 'sweeter' than the first one he hammered.
Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar's record!
Virat Kohli has managed to surpass Sachin Tendulkar's record in the Indian Premier League record as captain.
Don't want to take anything lightly, says Gambhir
Last season's early elimination still fresh in his mind, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir, on Saturday, said his team would not take anything for granted.
IPL PHOTOS: Kohli's ton helps Bangalore ease past Pune
Captain Virat Kohli smashed his second century of the season in a magnificent batting display to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants in an IPL match.
'Every Sunrisers player is clear about his role in the team'
Placed reasonably well at the halfway mark of the ongoing IPL, Sunrisers Hyderbad's key pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said the key to the team's success this season has been the players' clear understanding of their role in the side.
IPL: Mumbai Indians take on formidable Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians will look to continue their rampaging run when they take on the formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad.
IPL: Knight Riders look to hunt down struggling Lions
ujarat Lions face the challenging task of gathering themselves and bounce back when they square off
Reason behind Gujarat Lions's 3 back-to-back losses...
Gujarat Lions' all-rounder Dwayne Bravo said his team has lacked in adapting to different conditions which has led to the current downward spiral.
IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers hand Lions a third straight defeat
Shikhar Dhawan struck an unbeaten 47 after a clinical display by his bowling team-mates as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by five wickets in their IPL match.
May 06, 2016
RCB looking to see Rahane's 'back as quickly as possible'
Five losses in seven matches have left his side at the bottom of the Indian Premier League table and Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Chris Jordan said that every match is now a must-win for them.
Mickey Arthur appointed Pakistan's head coach
Former South Africa and Australia coach, Mickey Arthur has been named coach of the Pakistan Cricket team. He succeeds Waqar Younis, who resigned following the team's disastrous World Twenty20 campaign.
Even to go out for a meal is like a mission: Kohli
India's Test cricket captain Virat Kohli says he appreciates all the attention and the almost god-like following he gets in India for his cricketing heroics, but admits that it has made a huge difference to his personal life.
Kohli on his late father's influence, Tendulkar and Indo-Pak cricket
India's Test captain Virat Kohli talks in depth about his introduction to cricket, his bond with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his relationship with the Pakistan cricket team in his interview on CNN's 'Talk Asia'.
Lara calls for Bravo, Pollard's inclusion in Windies ODI squad
West Indies legend Brian Lara has called for the return of stars Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo for next month's one-day international tri-series against Australia and South Africa.
Say goodbye to cricket: Qadir to Afridi
Former leg-spin great, Abdul Qadir has advised flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi to say goodbye to cricket and slammed Umar Akmal, saying he lost his place in the national team because of his own mistakes.
Delhi aim to bounce back vs struggling Kings XI
After a below-par effort against Pune Supergiants, the Delhi Darevils will be looking to hit the straps rightaway with their prime players set to comeback in the playing XI as they take on bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab in an IPL encounter at Mohali on Saturday.
Kohli's RCB & Dhoni's Pune face-off in a do-or-die battle
It will be a battle of survival for the two national captains as Virat Kohli's struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore square off against a fledgling Pune Supergiants led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in an IPL encounter for the bottom-rung teams in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Finisher Rahane hits the winning runs...
While it is generally his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has made this habit of hitting the winning runs - in some style too, Ajinkya Rahane had that honour in Rising Pune Supergiants' match against the Delhi Daredevils.
IPL 9: The captains in command
David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and Zaheer Khan have all led from the front in IPL 9.
Can't control if someone chooses to do wrong: Kohli on match-fixing
India's Test captain Virat Kohli is of the opinion that despite putting any number of checks in place to curb match-fixing it will always depend on an individual player as to what kind of choices he makes.
May 05, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Pune outclass Delhi to keep hopes alive
Ajinkya Rahane steered Rising Pune Supergiants home with an unbeaten half-century as the visitors outclassed Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets to keep their hopes alive, in the Indian Premier League in Delhi, on Thursday.
KKR rope in Boucher as wicket-keeping consultant
He will join his former Proteas team mate and close friend Jacques Kallis who is the head coach of the two-time Indian Premier League champions.
Fit-again Yuvraj set to play against Gujarat Lions
Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh has recovered from an ankle injury and is likely to play his first IPL match of the season when Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Gujarat Lions in Hyderabad, on Friday. Kohli-Tendulkar comparision unfair, says Yuvraj
Yuvraj Singh feels Virat Kohli is the best batsman of this generation, but it unfair to compare India's Test captain with Sachin Tendulkar.
BCCI should implement Lodha recommendations, Bedi and Azad tell Supreme Court
Former Indian team captain Bishan Singh Bedi and ex-cricketer Kirti Azad on Thursday batted in the Supreme Court for implementation of Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee's recommendation on structural reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
PCB rejects proposal to relax ban on tainted umpire Ghauri
The Pakistan Cricket Board rejected a proposal to grant Test umpire Nadeem Ghauri a six-month relaxation from his four-year ban and allow him to resume umpiring in domestic tournaments this season.
Kallis cautions KKR against 2015-like slip up
Kolkata Knight Riders may be having a good time in the ongoing IPL season, having registered six victories from nine matches, but head coach Jacques Kallis warned against complacency, saying the team had slipped out of contention from a similar position last season.
IPL: Will Gujarat Lions return to winning ways?
Gujarat Lions will have their task cut out when they lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Aus batting consultant Stuart Law turns down Pak coaching job offer
Pakistan's hunt for a new coach continues to face hurdles as Australian Stuart Law turned down the position, expressing his inability to join the team immediately.
Does IPL give more visibility to domestic talent than Ranji Trophy?
Kings XI Punjab spinner Axar Patel believes the IPL is a great opportunity for Indian youngsters.
Why chinaman bowlers fit the bill in IPL 9
Former India spinner Murali Kartik assesses the spinning scene in IPL9.
SPOTTED! SRK, AbRam bond over cricket...
Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan showered flying kisses to fans off the pitch as his team Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) battled it out against Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) at the Eden Gardens.
IPL: The overs that brought the downfall of Kings XI Punjab
'Russell did well in the fielding and ran me out, we lost three wickets in the last over and the match got out of our hands'
We bowled like champions, says KKR's Russell
His four-wicket haul guided Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-run win over Kings XI Punjab and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russel said they bowled like champions in their Indian Premier League match in Kolkata.
May 04, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Russell stars as Knight Riders regain top spot
Andre Russell returned with a four-wicket haul to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-run win over Kings XI Punjab and go atop the points table in their return to home in the Indian Premier League.
BCCI discharging public function, subject to rule of law, SC told
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not doing any business and is discharging a public function which makes it subject to rule of law, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday.
'There is no strategy in IPL...it is about the momentum'
Rising Pune Supergiants all-rounder Rajat Bhatia has said no side can do much if the players get injured but it gives chance to other players to showcase their talent.
Cook set to break Tendulkar's record
England captain Alastair Cook will be eyeing a place in history when his side's three-Test series with Sri Lanka begins in Leeds on May 19.
ICC Rankings: India drop to 2nd in T20s, 4th in ODIs
The Indian cricket team was dislodged as the top Twenty20 side and also dropped a rung to fourth in the ODI charts of the latest ICC rankings following the annual update.
Why Gujarat Lions coach Hodge is a worried man!
Gujarat Lions coach Brad Hodge claimed there are quite a few 'areas of concern' in his team. He was particularly miffed with the tendency of his spinners to bowl no-balls at crucial junctures and also his top order giving away wickets cheaply in the early overs.
Kohli still leads IPL's MVP rankings but Warner closing in
Although Virat has scored 47 more runs, Warner's strike rate of 168.6, which is better than Kohli's strike rate of 137, puts both batsmen almost at par.
Will Rising Pune Supergiants's bowling deliver against Daredevils?
A supremely confident Delhi Daredevils return to their den and have a struggling and injury-ravaged Rising Pune Supergiants in their firing line up next in the Indian Premier League, in New Delhi, on Thursday.
I just played my natural game, says Rishabh Pant
Delhi Daredevils batsman Rishabh Pant, who made his maiden IPL half century against Gujarat Lions in his first match as an opener, said he just looked to play his natural game.
Amla set to join Kings XI as Shaun Marsh's replacement
South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has reportedly been roped in by Kings XI Punjab to replace Shaun Marsh, who was forced to cut short his Indian Premier League season with a back injury.
PCB announces $ 2.6 million profit from PSL
The Pakistan Cricket Board announced an overall profit of 260 million rupees ($ 2.6 million) from the first edition of its Pakistan Super League held in February in the UAE.
IPL 9's Dream Team at the half-way stage
Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com picks his best eleven on performances from the first half of the tournament.
Renegades may bring back Gayle despite 'don't blush' furore
Renegades coach David Saker said that while Gayle's behaviour was wrong it would not factor into his recruiting decisions.
Australia's Stuart Law frontrunner for Pakistan head coach job
Former Australia player Stuart Law has been confirmed as the Pakistan Cricket Board's first choice for the post of national team chief coach.
May 03, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Opener Pant blasts Delhi to victory
India's Under-19 star Rishabh Pant struck a brilliant half-century to power Delhi Daredevils to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Gujarat Lions at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, on Tuesday.
Gambhir reprimanded for kicking a chair, Kohli also fined
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir was fined 15 percent of his match fees for his despicable conduct that saw him kick a chair during his team's IPL victory over RCB while rival captain Virat Kohli became poorer by Rs 24 lakh due to slow over-rate for second time.
Australia extend lead over India atop Test rankings
Australia opened up a six-point lead over India at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings following the annual update, with the results from 2012-13 no longer included in the calculations and outcomes from the 2014-15 series weighted at 50 per cent.
IPL: High-flying KKR hoping to maintain momentum against Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders are back in familiar home conditions but can ill-afford to take Kings XI Punjab lightly, who are showing signs of improvement under a newly-appointed skipper, when the two teams clash in Kolkata, on Wednesday.
India to tour Zimbabwe in June for limited-overs series
Zimbabwe will host India for three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches in June, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday.
Kohli recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Rahane for Arjuna
India's Test cricket captain Virat Kohli has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the nation's biggest sporting honour, by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Yusuf Pathan counters Gavaskar over 'Popatwadi attack' comment
He led the Kolkata Knight Riders' successful chase with his batting heroics but Yusuf Pathan refused to agree with Sunil Gavaskar's assessment of Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowling, which he had termed as 'popatwadi attack'.
IPL 9: 7 memorable moments from Week 3
Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com lists seven memorable moments from the week gone by in IPL 9.
May 02, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Yusuf, Russell muscle KKR to win against RCB
Bailey to replace Du Plessiss in Pune Supergiants' squad
Rising Pune Supergiants have roped in former Australia captain George Bailey to replace Faf du Plessis, who was forced to cut short his Indian Premier League campaign due to a finger injury.
Now, Kings XI's Shaun Marsh joins list of IPL casualties
Kings XI Punjab's bid to remain in contention for the play-off berth in the Indian Premier League received a major blow when their premier batsman Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the tournament due to a back injury.
IPL: Will Gujarat Lions end home campaign on winning note?
The shocking loss to Kings XI Punjab in their last match, notwithstanding, table-toppers Gujarat Lions will have to get their act together quickly if they wish to end their home campaign on a winning note against a formidable Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match, in Rajkot on Tuesday.
IPL: Kaushik reprises Adams's frog-in-blender action
India's Shivil Kaushik has emerged as the proud heir to the South African spinner's 'frog-in-a-blender' action.
SPOTTED! Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri at IPL match
Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, watched captain Rohit Sharma lead by example as a thoroughly professional Mumbai Indians outclassed Pune Supergiants. Australia's Voges hospitalised after being hit on head
Australia batsman Adam Voges was taken to hospital after being struck in the head by a ball while fielding during a county game in England.
Moores turns down offer to coach Pakistan
Former England coach Peter Moores has turned down an opportunity to suc'ceed Waqar Younis as the new Pakistan coach, the 53-year-old Englishman said.
Axar's performance was incredible, says Vijay
Kings XI Punjab's new captain Murli Vijay has termed left-arm spinner Axar Patel's bowling spell as 'incredible' during their stunning 23-run win over table toppers Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League match in Rajkot.
IPL: Jadeja reprimanded for showing dissent
Gujarat Lions all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been reprimanded by the match referee for showing dissent at the umpire's decision during his side Indian
Another blow for Pune, Steven Smith ruled out of IPL
Rising Pune Supergiants, who have been struggling in the Indian Premier League, on Sunday suffered another major blow as Australia captain Steven Smith was ruled out of the remainder of the league.
May 01, 2016
IPL PHOTOS: Brilliant Rohit propels Mumbai Indians to second spot
Captain Rohit Sharma continued to lead by example as a thoroughly professional Mumbai Indians outclassed Pune Supergiants by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League encounter.
Teammates Harbhajan, Rayudu involved in heated exchange of words
Mumbai Indians' match against Rising Pune Supergiants at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune saw an unprecedented incident when two MI players were involved in a heated exchange.
IPL PHOTOS: Axar takes hat-trick as Punjab stun leaders Gujarat
Axar Patel did the star turn as laggards Kings XI Punjab rode on the left-arm spinner's hat-trick to upset table toppers Gujarat Lions by 23 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match.
IPL: Will Kolkata Knight Riders move up to second spot?
Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to earn two valuable points and move up to second spot in the points-table when they take on struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore.
BCCI secretary proposes 10 years of jail term for fixers
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur, who is also a Lok Sabha MP, has introduced three private member bills including a significant 'National Sports Ethics Commission' bill which recommends '10 years of jail term' for any sportsperson indulging in match-fixing.
Australia's Marsh out of IPL with side strain
All-rounder Mitchell Marsh will return home from the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a side strain and will be assessed ahead of Australia's tour of West Indies next month, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Sunday.
We are balanced now: Warner on Sunrisers Hyderabad
All praise for both his batsmen and bowlers, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner said the side has achieved balance midway into the tournament and would look to continue being consistent in the coming matches.
RCB will bounce back, says KL Rahul
Four defeats in six games notwithstanding, Royals Challengers Bangalore batsman KL Rahul expressed confidence of his team bouncing back in the ongoing Indian Premier League, saying that it just needed to sort out a few grey areas in its bowling attack.
IPL PHOTOS: Warner powers Hyderabad to victory against RCB
David Warner slammed a whirlwind 50-ball 92 to set up a comfortable 15-run win for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match, in Hyderabad, on Saturday.
April 30, 2016
Delhi Daredevils's Amit Mishra reprimanded
Delhi Daredevils leg-spinner Amit Mishra was reprimanded by the Match Referee for using inappropriate language during their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders, in New Delhi, on Saturday.
3 top reason why KKR lost against Daredevils
Our spinners were nullified today, says Robin Uthappa.
IPL PHOTOS: Brathwaite's all-round show lifts Delhi to victory against KKR
Young batsman Karun Nair and debutant Sam Billings batted with lot of responsibility before their bowlers came good as Delhi Daredevils displaced Kolkata Knight Riders from the second spot with a comfortable 27-run win in their Indian Premier League match, in New Delhi, on Saturday.
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.