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January 17, 2017
Will dew be a factor during second ODI in Cuttack?
If the dew sets in, the toss may play a determining role in favour of the side batting second during the second India vs England ODI in Cuttack on Thursday.
Players give thumbs down to neutral venues in Ranji Trophy
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's move to have Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues failed miserably in its first attempt, according to leading domestic players who say the idea did not work due to apathy of the host associations and poor planning.
My main aim is to get to that 2019 World Cup: AB de Villiers
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has ruled himself out of the team's three-Test series in New Zealand in March, but insists he is not retiring from the longest format of the game.
How tennis ball cricket benefitted Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav, who became an overnight star with a match winning hundred in the first One-Day International against England in Pune on Sunday, says he got the benefit of batting alongside Virat Kohli, who is usually the prime target of the opposition bowlers.
Why England's batting star Root won't play in IPL this year
England batsman Joe Root will not be available to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) this year as he is eager to spend time at home with his newborn son.
Sridharan to coach Australia's spinners during India Test tour
Cricket Australia on Tuesday confirmed former India One-Day International player Sriram Sridharan will join the coaching staff for the forthcoming Test tour of India as a spin consultant.
January 16, 2017
Lodha reforms: Changes in Andhra, Gujarat cricket associations
In the wake of the Supreme Court order on reforms in the Indian Cricket Board, former BCCI vice-president Gokaraju Gangaraju quit as secretary of Andhra Cricket Association while GVK Ranga Raju has taken over as the head of the state unit.
Move over, MCG! Ahmedabad to build world's biggest cricket stadium
The new stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad, which will be completed in two years, will become the biggest cricket stadium in the world with seating capacity of 1.10 lakh.
How this veteran pacer played a role in Gujarat's Ranji triumph
India and Gujarat left-arm spinner Axar Patel acknowledged RP Singh that veteran pacer Singh's presence in the Gujarat dressing room for the past two years played a big role in the team's development.
Kohli on what went wrong in England in 2014 and changes since then...
India captain Virat Kohli feels that chinks in his technique apart from utter desperation to succeed in England led to a disastrous tour of 2014 post which, he not only worked on his mindset but also on his batting.
Master huntsman 'Kohli is from another planet'
Virat Kohli appears able to produce miracles with his bat and the India captain masterminded yet another successful chase in Sunday's run-feast against England to enhance his reputation as the second innings king of one-day cricket.
Super-chaser Virat Kohli matches Tendulkar!
Since Virat Kohli's ODI debut, India have successfully chased a total of 300-plus eight times, with Kohli scoring hundreds in six matches.
The Virat-Kedar show: Counterattacking that blew England away
'It's one of the best partnerships I have been part of. We have chased 350 before but not from 63/4'
Williamson ton leads Kiwis to unlikely victory over Bangladesh
Kane Williamson seized New Zealand's run chase by the scruff of the neck to lead his side to an improbable seven-wicket victory against Bangladesh on the final day of the first Test at the Basin Reserve on Monday.
How India chased down mammoth total in 1st ODI
'This win is going to take a while to sink in'
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur 'fine' after hit on head
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was taken to hospital on Monday after being hit on the head by a bouncer from New Zealand's Tim Southee but was reported to be doing "fine".
Things will move fast at BCCI under SC-appointed adminstrators: Lodha
Former Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha, who recommended overhaul of the cricket governance in India, said things would move fast in the Board of Control for Cricket in India after the newly-appointed administrators take charge of the Cricket Board after January 19.
The secrets of Kohli's success
I never put any limitations on what I want to do in life
January 15, 2017
Kohli, Jadhav hit centuries to power India to victory
Skipper Virat Kohli smashed a majestic 122 while Kedar Jadhav conjured up a career-best 120 before India's lower middle-order held nerves to pull off an incredible three-wicket victory over England in the first One-day International.
New Zealand eye unlikely win after Bangladesh's late collapse
The visitors were 66 for three in their second innings at the end of the fourth day's play, with an overall lead of 122 runs.
Stand-in captain Hafeez leads Pakistan to victory at MCG
Pakistan's stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez hit a fighting fifty to set up a comprehensive six-wicket victory against Australia in the second one-day international on Sunday that levelled the five-match series.
India-Bangladesh Test pushed back by a day to attract more fans
The Board of Control for Cricket in India believes that the overall crowd attendance over five days will be better with the game beginning on a Thursday and stretching into the weekend.
Why Sharad Pawar resigned as MCA chief
'Sikkim, with a population of 1.6 million, now has a cricket association.'
Australia pick spin-heavy squad for India Tests
Uncapped leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson , 23, joins lead spinner Nathan Lyon and left-arm orthodox Ashton Agar and Steve O'Keefe.
January 14, 2017
PHOTOS: Clinical South Africa thrash Sri Lanka to sweep series
South Africa took 16 Sri Lanka wickets in a little over two sessions to secure a ruthless victory by an innings and 118 runs in the third and final Test at the Wanderers on Saturday.
9 out of 16 DDCA directors sign in favour of new committee
Former DDCA president Sneh Bansal had written a letter to the Lodha Panel secretary Gopal Shankarnarayan, claiming that all 24 directors of DDCA are ineligible as per Supreme Court ruling on January 2, but treasurer Ravinder Manchanda claimed otherwise.
Saha set for return as Pujara to lead RoI in Irani Cup
A fit again Wriddhiman Saha was named in the Rest of India squad that will take on first-time Ranji Trophy champions in the Irani Cup to be held in Mumbai from January 20-24.
Scrap international T20s to save one-dayers: Arthur
'I do think, though, that Twenty20 cricket should become franchise dominated'
'Confident' England will look to negotiate conditions in OD series
England skipper Eion Morgan is confident going into the opening match of the 3-match ODI series starting in Pune on Sunday.
Rayudu's loss is Yuvi's gain: Kohli says why the veteran was recalled
The seasoned Yuvraj Singh was recalled to India's limited overs teams to lend solidity to an inexperience middle-order and ease the burden on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain Virat Kohli said in Pune on Saturday.
Parthiv Patel leads Gujarat to maiden Ranji Trophy title
Mumbai ended runner-up for the 5th time -- they last lost to Haryana in 1990/91
'Unburdened' Kohli could use Dhoni's 'priceless views' as Plan B
'Everything is the same; that I have been made the captain is the only change, but my mindset hasn't changed at all'
Dhoni's successful appeal-rate holds Virat in good stead
With the Decision Review System (DRS) set to be used for the first time in a bilateral One-day series in India, captain Virat Kohli says Mahendra Singh Dhoni's inputs from behind the stumps would be invaluable in taking a call in the series.
New era in Indian cricket as Kohli takes charge of ODI team
Skipper Virat Kohli will usher in a new era in Indian cricket when he leads the side in the ODI series-opener against England in Pune on Sunday in place of the iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who recently relinquished the captaincy in the limited over formats.
Azharuddin's nomination for HCA president's post rejected
The former India captain's application was rejected by returning officer K Rajiv Reddy who was not sure whether the Board of Control for Cricket in India has lifted the ban on him for alleged match-fixing.
January 13, 2017
Australia's Wade hits maiden ODI ton in Brisbane romp
Australia's Matthew Wade struck his maiden one-day century to help secure a comprehensive 92-run victory over a disjointed Pakistan in the first one-day international in Brisbane on Friday.
Request Lodha Panel to review clarifications: UN Banerjee
Questioning Lodha Committee's fresh clarifications, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) legal advisor Ushanath Banerjee pleaded for a review saying it made a clear departure from the earlier stand and misconstrued the order.
Ranji final: Nayar to Mumbai's rescue, Gujarat need 265 on last day
Abhishek Nayar once again proved his value for the Mumbai Ranji team as his gutsy 91 enabled the defending champions set Gujarat a stiff target of 312 in the final of the Ranji Trophy in Indore on Friday.
Lyon believes young Australia can climb 'cricket's biggest mountain'
'We may have to play ugly to score runs and take wickets. Captain Steve Smith talked about adapting to the conditions'
Shakib slams double ton as Bangladesh take Day 2 honours vs New Zealand
Shakib Al Hasan stroked the highest individual score for Bangladesh and combined with Mushfiqur Rahim in a record partnership on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Friday.
Split captaincy does not work in Indian cricket: Dhoni
He also backs the Indian team to taste more success under Virat Kohli's leadership
Team India's ideal batting combination is a conundrum
Coach Anil Kumble posed with a problem of plenty: 'I don't think it is the right for me to discuss the team combination. It is a good choice that we have in the squad with Yuvi coming back into the team. We all know what he is capable of. Having said that, both Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav, have done well in that slot'
January 12, 2017
'Grateful' Amla bags century in 100th Test as S Africa take control
He joins an elite group of players who have made a century in their 100th Test -- the others being Colin Cowdrey, Javed Miandad, Gordon Greenidge, Alec Stewart, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Ricky Ponting (both innings) and Graeme Smith.
Have not resigned from CAB: Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said that he has not thought about his future plan as yet after the Lodha Panel made it clear that he will have to serve a compulsory 'cooling off' period of three years after June if he wants to become an office bearer of the BCCI or the state units.
Bairstow not concerned about England's crumbling middle-order
England batsman Jonny Bairstow conceded that facing up to the twin threat from India's spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja would continue to pose a big challenge to his side in the One-Day International series starting at Pune on January 15.
Shelar named MCA's interim president
Almost a month after Sharad Pawar stepped down as its president, the Mumbai Cricket Association, on Thursday, nominated its vice president Ashish Shelar as its interim chief.
Kumble waxes lyrical about 'leader' MS Dhoni
'It is not easy coming into the team as captain and having so many senior players. He managed them really well'
Ranji Trophy final: Mumbai stay in contest after Iyer's 82
Iyer made 82 off 137 deliveries with the help of nine boundaries and two sixes as Mumbai reached 208 for three in their second innings to take a handy lead of 108 runs at stumps on day three of the five-day encounter.
In-form Pant dazzles as Rahane-led India 'A' thrash England
Chasing a target of 283, India 'A' knocked off the runs in 39.4 overs.
Lodha FAQs: Cooling off period for Ganguly, Shirke can't attend BCCI meet
Come June 2017, Sourav Ganguly will have to go for a compulsory 'Cooling off' of three years having completed three years at the state association as secretary and president.
Former BCCI secretary Shirke tried to sabotage England series?
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Ajay Shirke could find himself in trouble over reports that he tried to sabotage the forthcoming limited overs series between England India, starting in Pune on Sunday.
January 11, 2017
Sachin Tendulkar-inspired digital cricket game launched
JetSynthesys, a digital and technology company, launched a game on cricket under its gaming arm, Playizzon, naming it 'Sachin Saga Warm Up'.
Responsibility of captaincy makes me a better cricketer: Kohli
Newly appointed India's ODI skipper Virat Kohli said captaining in all three formats of the game is quite "surreal".
Lodha panel demands state associations support BCCI CEO
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri will need to get assurances from all the state associations that there will be no disruption in organisation of cricket matches under aegis of the board, the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee said on Wednesday.
For Ashwin, Mahi is still boss. Here's why...
Ashwin said after consistently playing the Test series against many teams, adjusting to the short format is a bit of a challenge.
Ranji Trophy final: Patel, Juneja play part in Gujarat's handy lead
Parthiv Patel led from the front and got good support from Manprit Juneja to help Gujarat take a handy 63-run lead over defending champions Mumbai at stumps on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy final in Indore on Wednesday.
Pakistan in danger of missing spot for 2019 World Cup
Languishing at the bottom of ICC ODI team ranking, Pakistan have set sight on direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup when they take on the in-form reigning world champions and number-one ranked Australia in a five-ODI series starting in Brisbane on Friday.
How Dhoni's one decision changed Indian cricket forever
Rohit Sharma feels that outgoing captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to make him open the batting in the 50-overs format was a 'career-changing move'.
Dravid gets birthday wishes from Kohli, Sehwag
Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, turned 44 on Wednesday and warm birthday wishes poured in from the cricket fraternity.
Pant vs Kishan: Focus on Dhoni's successor in second warm-up match
The mountain of runs that he has plundered so far in first-class cricket has ensured that the focus will be firmly on Delhi youngster Rishabh Pant as India 'A' take on the visiting England XI, in the second and final warm-up match in Mumbai, on Thursday.
How Dravid helped this England batsman improve against spin
England batsman Sam Billings says working with Rahul Dravid during his six-week stint for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League last year helped him improve his footwork against spin bowling.
If they bowl in my areas, I would look to hit sixes, says Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni offered words of comfort to his die-hard fans, still coming to terms with his decision to sign off as India captain, with an assurance that he would continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket.
Buzz of Puma signing up Kohli gets louder
Cricketer parted ways with Adidas in November.
Lodha's 'Captain D' and Dhoni's resignation
A potential conflict of interest situation could have played in Dhoni's mind when he decided to quit, report Sai Manish and N Sundaresha Subramanian.
January 10, 2017
'Lara, Jayasuriya can vouch for security of cricketers in Pak'
PCB lashes out at FICA for terming Pakistan unsafe
Ranji Trophy final: Gujarat bowl out Mumbai for 228 despite Shaw's 71
Gujarat batsmen have hogged the limelight for the entire season but their unheralded bowling line-up, sans India stars Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah, came to the party by dismissing defending champions Mumbai for a paltry 228 on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final, in Indore on Tuesday.
1st Warm-up: Dhoni's final match as captain ends in defeat
England gave themselves a much-needed boost by beating Dhoni's India A side in their first warm-up match ahead of the limited overs series.
Fans throng Brabourne to see Captain Dhoni one last time
It was the final time that India's most successful skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen leading the national side although it is an 'A' team.
Azharuddin files nomination for Hyderabad Cricket president's post
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for Hyderabad Cricket Association president's post after incumbent Arshad Ayub quit office following the Supreme Court verdict on Lodha committee reforms.
January 09, 2017
Dhoni's captaincy swansong; Yuvraj, Nehra in focus in warm-up tie
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have captain written against his name one last time when the talismanic wicketkeeper-batsman leads out India 'A' against England in the first practice match, in Mumbai, on Tuesday.
We have enough funds, Hyderabad will host Bangladesh Test: HCA
Hyderabad Cricket Association secretary John Manoj on Monday rubbished rumours that his association will not host the one-off Test match between India and Bangladesh scheduled in Hyderabad, from February 13.
How Australia is getting this spinner ready for India Tests
Steve O'Keefe's hopes of joining the Australian slow-bowling attack in the four-Test series in India from next month have been boosted after the left-arm spinner was withdrawn from the remainder of the Big Bash League to prepare for the tour.
'Dhoni has a lot to offer'
'A lot will depend on how he performs in the next few months, but he is not a liability.'
Former India captain Ganguly receives death threat
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday revealed that he has received 'death threat' warning him against attending an inter-college cricket meet in Midnapore on January 19.
Test defeat won't affect England in ODIs, says Morgan
England's limited overs captain Eoin Morgan sees the upcoming three-match ODI series against India as a formidable challenge and expressed happiness at the quality of the teams his side will face in the two warm-up games in Mumbai, on Tuesday, and on January 12.
Why Hussey feels this Australian spinner is similar to Kumble
Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey feels Adam Zampa's approach to bowling reminds him of the great Anil Kumble, even as the young leg-spinner made a strong case for his selection for the upcoming Test tour of India with some impressive performance in the sub-continent last year.
Dhoni took a very good decision in stepping down: Yuvraj
Yuvraj Singh on Monday hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to quit limited-overs captaincy as he feels that they can now conjure up the magic of good old days and enthrall the fans with their 'fearless brand of cricket'.
Dhoni forced to step down as captain?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was forced to step down as India's limited overs captain following his state team Jharkhand's defeat in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals, it was reported on Monday.
Gujarat chasing history against mighty Mumbai in Ranji final
While 41 times champions Mumbai are expected to last the distance, it will be a stern test of character for Gujarat who are in their first final in 66 years with the baggage of never winning the prestigious domestic trophy.
Move Bangladesh Test to Mumbai if Hyderabad declines: Vengsarkar
Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar wants Mumbai as the reserve venue if Hyderabad Cricket Association is unable to hold the one-off India-Bangladesh Test match, starting on February 13, for any reason.
January 08, 2017
England looking forward to ODI challenge vs India
'It is only a short series, but we think we can learn a lot from it'
What Australia need to do to be successful on India tour
Australia thrashed Pakistan 3-0 at home but the Aussies know what to expect from their tour to India.
'Australia will have to adapt to Indian conditions straight away'
The Australians may be in high spirits having won last three Tests against Pakistan to win three-match series 3-0, but will head to India next month having lost nine consecutive Tests in Asia and with just one series win in the subcontinent since the late 1960s.
Anderson smashes New Zealand to 3-0 T20 sweep vs Bangladesh
Corey Anderson smashed 10 sixes in his unbeaten 94 as New Zealand completed a 3-0 sweep of their Twenty20 series against Bangladesh with a 27-run win in the final match at Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
Australia's Hazlewood rested for opening Pakistan ODI; Hafeez recalled
Pace bowler Billy , who stands 2.04 metres tall and has been in fine form in the Big Bash League (BBL) for the Adelaide Strikers, is likely to make his debut if Australia opt to play three pacemen at the Gabba.
ICC Test Rankings: Ashwin, Jadeja maintain top slots, Virat stays 2nd
India's spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin (887 points) and Ravindra Jadeja (879 points) held onto the top two slots in the latest ICC's Test ranking for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli was a rung behind Steve Smith in the batsmen's list.
January 07, 2017
21 units accept Lodha Reforms as Srini-Thakur join hands
With Supreme Court verdict virtually putting a full stop to their administrative career in BCCI, former presidents N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur joined forces at an informal meeting in Bangalore on Saturday.
Paranjpe, Khoda to be removed from India selection panel
Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda are set to be removed from the BCCI senior selection panel after the Board was clearly told to trim to the panel to three members in place of five, as recommended by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee.
'To captain India in World Cup would be biggest achievement of my life'
'Responsibility makes me better player, better person, makes my understand the game much more. I think I would be able to execute the plans with much more conviction than the time I started off with Test captaincy'
After Pak sweep, Aus under no illusions about challenges on India tour
Australia captain Steve Smith was delighted with the way his side rebounded from a series defeat to South Africa to sweep Pakistan 3-0 on Saturday but warned their next Test campaign in India would present a challenge on a whole different level.
How Dhoni saved Kohli's career
Not just a leader, Mahendra Singh Dhoni also played saviour to his successor Virat Kohli.
PHOTOS: Australia romp to emphatic win for series sweep
Pakistan, who briefly topped the Test rankings last year, have now lost six straight Tests, one to West Indies in Sharjah, two in New Zealand and three in Australia.
January 06, 2017
'No ego problem, Kohli can learn a lot from Dhoni'
Former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani on Friday said the change of guard in the Indian cricket team, as Virat Kohli takes over the captaincy in limited overs format after Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as skipper, reflects no ego problem in the team and added the newly appointed captain can learn a lot from 'captain cool's' experience in handling pressure situations.
Kohli natural choice to succeed Dhoni: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that Virat Kohli's elevation to captaincy across all formats will bring success to the team in equal measure.
My best is yet to come, says R Ashwin
Sounding a warning to rival teams, India's key strike bowler R Ashwin said he was bowling in one of his best phases, recalling his mother's words to perform or perish when he was undergoing a lean phase a year ago.
With India call-up, Pant hopes to learn from Dhoni
Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who got his maiden India call as a member of the squad for T20 International matches against England, today expressed hope that he will learn some tricks about keeping from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Kohli in the right phase to take over from Dhoni: Ashwin
India's ace bowler Ravichandran Ashwin hailed M S Dhoni as an illustrious leader and said a lot of leadership lessons can be learnt from him.
India limited overs squad: Who is in and who lost out
Indian cricket ushered in a new era as Virat Kohli was officially anointed captain for all three formats as he took over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India's limited overs captain from the series against England, starting on January 15.
Dhoni, Nehra, Rahane to get match time in warm-ups
Short of match practice, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ashish Nehra and Ajinkya Rahane will captain the India A team for two warm-up matches against England at CCI, Mumbai next week.
Yuvraj makes comeback, Pant gets T20 nod
Veteran Yuvraj Singh made a comeback to the Indian team, while Virat Kohli took over the captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for the forthcoming three-match ODI and T20I series against England, starting in Pune, on January 15.
Kohli named India's ODI and T20I captain
Star batsman Virat Kohli was on Friday named as India's captain in the limited overs format, replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who gave up the role earlier this week. Lodha Panel gives 'go ahead' after BCCI delays team selection
The BCCI continued to show defiance despite a clear verdict from the Supreme Court and needed a written directive from the Lodha Panel to go ahead with its selection committee meeting, which was delayed by three hours on technical grounds.
Tendulkar pays homage to 'versatile' Om Puri
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid his tribute to Bollywood actor Om Puri, who died this morning after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 66.
Kohli voices his anger over Bengaluru mass molestation
'I think as a society, the fact that these things are in certain people's heads, acceptable to a certain degree, it's disturbing and it's shocking and I'm ashamed to be a part of that society. I think we need to change our thinking, we need to treat men and women in the same way, be respectful and treat women with some compassion'
Munro blasts ton as NZ crush Bangladesh to seal T20 series
Colin Munro became the third New Zealand player to score a Twenty20 international century as his side secured a 47-run victory and wrapped up their three-match series against Bangladesh with a game to spare on Friday.
Dhoni now will be judged on how he performs: Dravid
Former India captain and current India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni got his timing of quitting captaincy right if he doesn't see himself continuing in the team going into the 2019 World Cup.
PHOTOS: Wrecking ball Warner fires Australia towards another win
Images from Day 4 of the third Test between Australia and Pakistan in Sydney, on Friday.
You'll always be my captain Dhoni Bhai: Kohli
India's star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday paid tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who quit as India's captain in the limited overs formats earlier this week, saying he was the perfect leader for any young player coming into the team.
Will ICC introduce concussion substitute after Renshaw incident?
The opener was struck twice on the helmet, once while batting on day one and then again while fielding at short leg on day three, when he was taken from the field.
What next for Brand Dhoni?
Without the captaincy, can the cricketer keep his place at the endorsement table?
January 05, 2017
Perfect timing by Dhoni as Kohli is ready, says chief selector Prasad
The chairman of national selection committee MSK Prasad on Thursday hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sense of 'perfect timing' to quit as captain of limited overs formats and hinted at the mantle going to Virat Kohli.
Rabada runs riot as South Africa thrash Sri Lanka
Kagiso Rabada claimed a six-wicket haul on Thursday as South Africa bowled Sri Lanka out for 224 in their second innings to win the second Test by 282 runs with a day and a half to spare and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Younis becomes first batsman to hit Test tons in all 11 nations
Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Thursday became the first cricketer in Test history to score centuries in 11 countries, including the United Arab Emirates.
Teenager Shaw hits century on debut as Mumbai storm into Ranji final
Prithvi Shaw hit a century on debut as Mumbai crushed Tamil Nadu by six wickets to storm into the final of the Ranji Trophy, in Rajkot, on Thursday.
PHOTOS: Younis shines but Australia in charge in Sydney
Australia broke Pakistan's dangerous third-wicket partnership to reduce the tourists to 177 for three, still 361 runs in arrears, at tea on a rain-disrupted third day of the third and final Test on Thursday.
Ross Taylor returns to NZ side after eye surgery
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has returned to side after recovering from eye surgery in late November and will rejoin the Test team for their two-match series against Bangladesh.
'Dhoni inspired many to dream more, do more and become more'
From Michael Clarke to Rohit Sharma, the global cricket fraternity on Thursday woke up singing paeans to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, hours after India's most successful skipper sprang a surprise by stepping down from limited overs captaincy.
Abbott quits internationals to play in English county cricket
The South Africa fast bowler said he had made the difficult decision to sign a four-year contract with Hampshire to ensure his financial security.
BCCI CEO to look after board until appointment of new officials
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) administrative staff, under the supervision of chief executive officer (CEO) Rahul Johri, has taken over the day-to-day functioning of the board, two days after the removal of its president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke by the Supreme Court.
Would have staged dharna if Dhoni had quit playing: Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar is glad that M S Dhoni has only quit limited overs captaincy and not retired as he feels the poster boy of Jharkhand still has a lot to offer to the Indian team.
M S Dhoni: Master of his fate, Captain of his soul
Gut feeling and a sense of timing has always marked Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision making process in his illustrious captaincy stint and he once again showed that when he 'stumped' one and all with his decision to step down as skipper of India's limited overs team.
Kohli to be named limited overs captain to usher in new era
India's limited overs cricket will usher in a new era with the national selectors expected to name Virat Kohli as the captain when they pick the squad for three ODIs and three T20 Internationals against England in Mumbai on Thursday.
Jimmy Adams set to take over as West Indies cricket director
Former West Indian skipper Jimmy Adams is in line to become the director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as he has been offered the role by the cricket body.
'MS Dhoni has taken a brave decision'
Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal, on Thursday, calling the decision taken by Mahendra Singh Dhoni to step down as captain from limited overs format as brave, saying that it has been taken keeping the 2019 ODI World Cup in mind.
Will BCCI appoint C.K. Khanna as its next president?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly considering to appoint C.K. Khanna as its new president.
'Dhoni's move to step down as skipper selfless'
Expressing his disappointment over the resignation of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of the Indian cricket team, renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has described the move by the former as `selfless` before applauding his magnificent contribution to the country.
January 04, 2017
Will Dhoni continue as a player till 2019 World Cup?
While he continues to be available as a wicketkeeper-batsman in ODIs and T20Is, the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June could be an indicator whether he would continue as a player till the 2019 World Cup.
South Africa need six wickets for victory vs Sri Lanka
South Africa need six more wickets with two days still to play to win the second Test against Sri Lanka, who closed the third day at Newlands on Wednesday on 130 for four, still 377 runs behind the mammoth target set them.
Dhoni steps down as India's limited-overs captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game, a press release from the BCCI stated.
'Dhoni thought this was the right time to step aside'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday surprised the cricketing world by stepping down from India's limited overs captaincy but it was a well thought out decision, said his close friend and confidante Arun Pandey.
Tendulkar on Dhoni's 'wonderful career as a captain'
Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni's contribution after he stepped down as India's ODI and T20I captain.
Former captain Vengsarkar resigns as MCA vice president
Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar has submitted his resignation as vice president of the Mumbai Cricket Association following the Supreme Court order of January 2.
Selectors to pick team for England series despite crisis
The selection committee meeting to pick the Indian team for the one-day series against England will go ahead on Friday despite the BCCI being hit by administrative crisis following the latest Supreme Court order.
BCCI in turmoil: Names of office-bearers wiped off website
Summing up the state of affairs in turmoil-hit BCCI, names of office-bearers have been wiped off the cricketing body's official website.
Pujara, Hardik shine on 1st day of 13th DY Patil T20 Cup
India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara started off the 13th edition of DY Patil T20 Cup with an uncharacteristic century to guide Indian Oil to an emphatic 10-wicket win over Air India.
Ranji: Gujarat enter final; Mumbai and TN in tense battle
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah produced his career-best spell in first-class cricket as Gujarat staged a sensational comeback to beat Jharkhand by 123 runs and reach their second ever final of the Ranji Trophy cricket Tournament.
Bedi and Azad backed by Olympians to oversee BCCI reforms
Hailing the decision of the Supreme Court to appoint a two-member committee to oversee reforms in the Cricket Board after the removal of two top BCCI officials, some Olympians and Arjuna Awardees from other disciplines backed ex-cricketers Bishen Bedi and Kirti Azad to undertake the task.
Afghanistan's Nawroz Mangal retires
Former Afghanistan skipper Nawroz Mangal, under whose leadership his side secured an ODI status in the 2009 World Cup Qualifiers and then qualified for the 2010 World T20 event, has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect in order to take up a role of the national chief selector.
SA and Australia to clash in rare four-Test series
South Africa and Australia will contest a four-Test series for the first time in almost 50 years when they clash in March and April 2018, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Wednesday.
I am out, there is no need to resign: Niranjan Shah
Veteran administrator Niranjan Shah, who has ruled Saurashtra cricket for over four decades, says he is as good as out of the state body post the Supreme Court's latest order on the implementation of Lodha reforms in Indian cricket.
Every time I score runs, it's for Hughes: Warner
Australia's explosive opening batsman David Warner, who was there on the field when Phillip Hughes was struck on that fateful day back in late 2014, has insisted that every time he scores runs, it's for the late Australian left hander.
'Unorthodox' Handscomb sets sight on India after dream start
The 25-year-old middle-order batsman's fine form means he is almost a certainty to be part of the squad that heads to India in February for four Tests, a series that will test his reputation for being able to play spin.
Desperate DDCA writes to BCCI to release funds
The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association has requested Board of Control for Cricket in India CEO Rahul Johri through observer Justice Mukul Mudgal to release Rs 2 crore on ad-hoc basis for hosting the ODI against New Zealand in October last year.
PHOTOS: Azhar, Younus rally Pakistan after Australia post huge score
Pakistan's Azhar Ali and Younus Khan forged a 120-run partnership to stall a rampant Australia on day two of the third and final Test in Sydney on Wednesday after a Peter Handscomb century had helped drive the hosts to 538 for eight declared.
Brijesh Patel resigns as KSCA falls in line with Lodha reforms
Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary Brijesh Patel tendered his resignation along with president Ashok Anand and treasurer Dayanand Pai to fall in line with the reforms of the Justice Lodha panel.
Gavaskar wants Ganguly to take over as interim BCCI president
Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar backed former India captain Sourav Ganguly to take over as interim president of Board of Control for Cricket in India following the sacking of Anurag Thakur from the top post by the Supreme Court.
I don't qualify for BCCI president's post: Ganguly
Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly denied he is a frontrunner to become the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Philander, Rabada rip through Sri Lanka
Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada claimed four wickets each as South Africa ripped out Sri Lanka for 110 on the second day of the second Test.
January 03, 2017
Balaji returns to KKR as bowling coach
Kolkata Knight Riders today named former India pacer Laxmipathy Balaji as their bowling coach ahead of the 2017 Indian Premier League.
Mithali to lead India in ICC Women's WC qualifiers
Mithali Raj will lead the 14-member Indian squad in the next month's ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers which brings together 10 sides in their quest to claim the remaining four places in the main event to be held in June next year.
Ranji: Mumbai on top vs Tamil Nadu
Aditya Tare played a captain's knock while Abhishek Nayar and Shardul Thakur complemented their fine bowling effort with half-centuries to help Mumbai take the all-important first innings lead over Tamil Nadu in the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament in Rajkot.
New Zealand beats Bangladesh by 6 wickets in 1st T20
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson struck a quick-fire half-century as his team registered a comfortable six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first T20 of the three-match series at the McLean Park here on Tuesday.
My statement on retirement was more in anger
Former Pakistan cricketer and ex-national team selector Mohsin Khan believes Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has made the right decision by postponing his retirement and focussing on the third and the final match against Australia in Sydney.
Will drought of international cricket in Pakistan come to an end?
It seems that Pakistan's long-standing wait to end their drought of international cricket at home is finally coming to an end as West Indies are mulling to tour the country for the two-match T20 series in March this year, subject to an agreement from the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) and security clearance.
PHOTOS: Warner sparks fireworks in record time
'It's an honour and privilege to be amongst the greats of the game. It wasn't something in the back of my mind to go out and score a 100 in a session. It was about going out there with intent and batting positive'
Time up for Khoda and Paranjpe as selectors?
BCCI's national selection panel is set to shrink in the wake of Supreme Court's order to implement the Lodha Committee reforms and both Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjpe will have to leave as they don't conform to the set norms.
Ton before lunch: Warner emulates Bradman and other greats
Australia's David Warner cracked a quick-fire century - his fastest at the Sydney Cricket Ground - against Pakistan, on Day 1 of the 3rd Test on Monday.
BCCI reforms: Supreme Court replaces Nariman with Divan
The Supreme Court on Tuesday replaced noted jurist Fali Nariman with senior lawyer Anil Divan after he expressed his inability to assist the court in suggesting names for administrators for the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
PHOTOS: Australia run rampant at SCG after Warner's record ton
David Warner hit a record century inside one session and his fellow opener Matt Renshaw a maiden hundred over three as Australia reached 365 for three at close of play on the opening day of the third Test against Pakistan on Tuesday.
January 02, 2017
Elgar century leads South Africa fight back
Dean Elgar's century and a quick-fire unbeaten 68 from Quinton de Kock lifted South Africa to 297 for six on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Newlands on Monday.
Ranji Trophy semis: RP's late strike helps Gujarat take control
A round-up of the Ranji Trophy semi-final matches played on Monday
Supreme Court's decision is what it is, says Sports Minister Goel
'The Sports Ministry is not between Supreme Court, BCCI and Anurag Thakur. Directly Sports Ministry has nothing to do either with Lodha Committee or BCCI and with their decisions'
Who will be BCCI's acting chief?
As of now, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, along with GM MV Sridhar, is likely to look after the day-to-day functioning of the board.
Slighted Thakur takes dig at SC decision
A miffed Anurag Thakur, who was sacked as BCCI president for obstructing Lodha panel reforms on Monday, took a subtle dig at the Supreme Court's order to axe Thakur and BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke, after the board failed to comply with a July 18, 2015 verdict making the Lodha recommendations mandatory.
With focus on sweeping Pakistan, Aus captain not thinking of India yet
The recall of Steve O'Keefe for a twin-spin attack and inclusion of debutant batting all-rounder Hilton Cartwright gives Australia the look of a team getting an early start on preparations for a tour of the sub-continent.
Will implement Lodha reforms right away: Andhra Cricket chief Gangaraju
BCCI senior vice president Gokaraju Gangaraju made it clear that his association Andhra Cricket Association will implement the Lodha reforms with immediate effect.
My role in BCCI is over, says Shirke after sacking
Sacked Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Ajay Shirke on Monday said he is 'absolutely fine' with the Supreme Court order asking him to leave office but hopes that the BCCI does not lose its international standing owing to the administrative upheaval.
Supreme Court removes BCCI chief Thakur, secretary Shirke
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday removed Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur, while secretary Ajay Shirke was also removed from his post.
With an eye on India, Australia include two spinners for Sydney
All-rounder Hilton Cartwright will make his debut for Australia in the dead rubber third Test against Pakistan in Sydney on Tuesday, with left-armer Steve O'Keefe returning to the side as a second spinner alongside Nathan Lyon.
It's for the benefit of the game and the game will flourish: Lodha
Board of Control for Cricket(BCCI) president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke were removed by the Supreme Court on Monday for not complying with its order to implement administrative reforms within the body.
Lodha reforms: SC likely to give final order on BCCI, Thakur
The Supreme Court on Monday is likely to give the final order on the implementations of Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha Committee's recommendation in the Board of Control for Cricket in India including removal of the current office bearers, while the perjury charges against BCCI chief Anurag Thakur could also come up for hearing.
Misbah to lead Pakistan in Sydney Test
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who had hinted at calling it quits after his side's crushing defeat by an innings and 18 runs in the second Test against Australia in Melbourne, will play in the third and final Test in Sydney and will lead the team, an official confirmed on Sunday.
January 01, 2017
Ranji: Mumbai fight back; Priyank props up Gujarat
Mumbai picked up four wickets after a third-wicket stand of 110 to keep Tamil Nadu to 261 for six on Day one of their Ranji Trophy semi-final, in Rajkot, on Sunday
Here's why Kohli wants to emulate Real Madrid star Ronaldo
Virat Kohli takes inspiration from Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, whose work ethic is something that he wants to emulate.
Kaif hits back at trolls for performing Surya Namaskar
Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif found himself at the centre of a social media controversy after uploading pictures of him performing Surya Namaskar.
Former captain Ponting joins Australia's interim coaching team
Former captain Ricky Ponting has become the third ex-international to take on an interim coaching role with the Australian Twenty20 team next month.
December 31, 2016
Pakistan's oldest living Test player passes away
Pakistan cricket, on Saturday, lost its oldest living Test player Imtiaz Ahmed after he passed away in Lahore following a protracted illness.
NZ T20 squad: Broom replaces injured Guptill
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill will miss the Twenty20 series against Bangladesh with a hamstring injury and will be replaced by in-form batsman Neil Broom, the country's cricket board said on Saturday.
Top ranked-Ashwin, Jadeja cap Team India's Test dominance in 2016
India end 2016 atop ICC Test Team rankings
Broom, Williamson guide Kiwis to series sweep vs Bangladesh
Captain Kane Williamson and Neil Broom both flirted with centuries as New Zealand cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in their third one-day international to complete a 3-0 series sweep at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Saturday.
December 30, 2016
PCB gets green light for legal action against BCCI
The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday gave approval for adopting legal recourse against the Board of Control for Cricket in India for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two boards in 2014 to play bilateral series.
Saha ready to fight for his place if dropped from Test side
Wriddhiman Saha, who appeared to be doing well in Tests before his untimely injury during the England series, hopes to make a comeback on the strength of a good domestic performance, even if he is dropped for the time being.
Ranji Trophy: 'Mentor' Dhoni set to boost Jharkhand in semis
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is the unofficial mentor to the Jharkhand cricket team, is set to watch his state side take on Gujarat in its first ever Ranji Trophy semi-final, starting in Nagpur on Sunday.
Dominant South Africa crush Sri Lanka in opener
South Africa's bowlers needed a little more than an hour of the final day's play to dismiss Sri Lanka for 281 in their second innings and claim a 206-run victory in the first Test in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
The secret of wicketkeeper Parthiv's successful comeback...
His batting and wicketkeeping shone through in equal measure during the recent home Test series against England and Parthiv Patel attributes the success to segregating his twin skills during training sessions.
Will Pakistan captain Misbah step down after series loss?
Pakistan have lost the series after falling 2-0 down with a match to play and Misbah was disappointed with his contribution after managing just 11 runs in total across two innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Boxing Day Test: Starc stars as Australia thrash Pakistan to win series
Mitchell Starc shone with bat and ball as Australia dismissed Pakistan for 163 to secure an innings and 18 run victory in the second Test on Friday, the win giving the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Kohli on engagement rumours with Anushka
With the media going all out with 'news' about Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma's impending engagement, the India Test captain decided to himself put a stop to the rumours.
BJP leader brings up Kambli's Dalit status again
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Thursday said that former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli had disclosed to him that he faced discrimination many times but now he shies away as his Dalit status might oust him from the Page 3 circuit.
Kohli, Ashwin rule supreme as India pass the Test in 2016
Off the field the Board of Control for Cricket in India looks set for a complete overhaul with Supreme Court's stinging observations tightening the noose around the mandarins of the richest sports body.
December 29, 2016
Sri Lanka's batsmen keep hopes alive on Day 4
South Africa need five wickets on Friday to secure victory in the first Test after Sri Lanka provided dogged resistance and were 240 for five at stumps on the fourth day at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.
Will Saha make a comeback to India's Test team?
Ruling out competition with Parthiv Patel, India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Thursday said the Test series against Australia next year will be easier than the recently-concluded one against England, which the hosts won 4-0.
Check out spin great Prasanna's advice for Ashwin
India's spin great Erapalli Prasanna rates Ravichandran Ashwin as the best spinner in the world currently but urged the off-spinner to give the ball more air.
2nd ODI: Kiwi Broom sweeps Bangladesh aside to complete series win
Recalled batsman Neil Broom scored his maiden one-day century and took two crucial catches as New Zealand completed a 67-run victory over Bangladesh in the second one-day international at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday.
PHOTOS: Smith hits century on another rain-shortened day
Captain Steve Smith raised a composed century to push Australia to a 22-run first innings lead in the second Test against Pakistan but the home side's hopes of pushing their advantage were washed away by rain on day four on Thursday.
Gillespie named Australia T20 assistant coach
Former Test fast bowler Jason Gillespie was, on Thursday, appointed as Australia assistant coach for the three Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka in February.
'Dravid, Laxman were the best batsmen I bowled to'
Pakistan's tainted pace bowler Mohammad Asif described former India stars Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman as technically the best batsmen he bowled to in his roller-coaster career.
Cook's century powers South Africa to huge lead
Opener Stephen Cook scored a career-high century to help South Africa build a massive 432-run lead over Sri Lanka despite rain delays on the third day of the first Test at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.
December 28, 2016
17-year-old Prithvi Shaw gets Mumbai call up for Ranji semis vs TN
Reigning champions Mumbai, gunning for their 42st Ranji Trophy title, on Wednesday inducted uncapped teenage batsman Prithvi Shaw into their squad for the semi-finals against two-time champions Tamil Nadu to be played at Rajkot from January 1 to 5.
'Chautala was never IOA president so can how he be made Life President?'
A day after Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala were named Life Presidents of the Indian Olympic Association, a top official of the IOA on Wednesday questioned the move, pointing out that it violated the Constitution of the top sports body.
'Never seen any discrimination in selection'
'The players who performed were selected.'
Women's BBL star Dottin suffers multiple cheekbone fractures
West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin has suffered multiple cheekbone fractures after an on-field head clash during the Women's Big Bash League (BBL) match between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars.
PIX: Warner, Khawaja script Aus fight back after Azhar double-ton
A rampaging David Warner smashed a run-a-ball century to fire Australia to 278 for two and wrest back the momentum from Pakistan after Azhar Ali's unbeaten double-century buoyed the touring side on day three of the second Test on Wednesday.
Commentator Mark Nicholas hospitalised again
The 59-year-old Englishman was taken to hospital on Monday after suffering abdominal pains but discharged after tests, with his employer Channel Nine reporting that he was in "good spirits".
Bangladesh stumper Rahim misses remaining ODIs in New Zealand
Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim will miss the remaining two one-day internationals against New Zealand with a hamstring injury.
December 27, 2016
Advantage South Africa after Sri Lanka lose 7 wickets
Dhananjaya de Silva enhanced his rapidly-growing reputation with an unbeaten 43 as he kept South Africa's strike bowlers at bay to see Sri Lanka to 181 for seven in their first innings at the end of the second day of the first Test on Tuesday.
'Azhar one of the best batsmen Pakistan ever had'
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has heaped praise on Boxing Day Test centurion Azhar Ali, saying the opener is `one of the greatest batsmen` the country has ever produced.
Gujarat's Gohel breaks 117-yr-old record, looks for Govt job
Gujarat's 26-year-old opening batsman Samit Gohel on Tuesday broke a 117-year-old record in first-class cricket by notching up the highest score while carrying his bat through the innings of 359 not out during his team's Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Odisha.
Surprise picks in Cricket Australia's ODI Team of the Year
Kohli pips Smith as Cricket Australia's 'ODI Captain of Year'
Nayar saves Mumbai the blushes as they enter Ranji semis
Mumbai's 'Man of all Seasons' Abhishek Nayar once again brought his best out in pressure situation to guide the defending champions to the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy beating Hyderabad by 30 runs in a closely-contested last-eight encounter on Tuesday.
Women's BBL star Dottin hospitalised after on-field head clash
West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin was rushed to the hospital after suffering a suspected concussion during the Women's Big Bash League (BBL) clash on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Azhar shines with century on rain-hit day in Melbourne
Photos from Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test match between Australia and Pakistan, played at the MCG on Tuesday
Big Bash League: Why Russell's black bat ban was revoked
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was given the all-clear to use his black bat in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League on Tuesday after it was initially banned for leaving marks on the ball.
India's 5 STARS in 2016
Rajneesh Gupta presents the top 5 players who helped India perform superbly in Tests in 2016.
December 26, 2016
Lakmal's four wickets leads SL's fightback vs SA
JP Duminy and Stephen Cook scored half centuries but four wickets for Suranga Lakmal and two for Rangana Herath restricted South Africa to 267 for six on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Monday.
'Misbah, Younis have earned right to decide when to leave'
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has insisted that veteran cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan have earned the right to decide when they want to draw curtains on their international careers.
Former cricketers come to Shami's defense over trolls on wife
Former cricketers have come to defense of ace Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who came under sharp criticism of Muslim fanatics for posting his wife Hasin Jahan's pictures on social media.
Will Maninder become first Sikh player to represent Pakistan?
Mahinder Pal Singh has become the first Sikh cricketer to be selected in Pakistan's National Cricket Academy after he was picked for a fast bowlers' camp, being organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Ranji: Mumbai, Gujarat on top; Jharkhand advance
Left-arm spinner Vijay Gohil registered his best first-class bowling figures to put defending champions Mumbai in firm control against Hyderabad in the quarterfinal of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament in Raipur on Monday.
'Jalteee rahooooo': Mohd Shami hits back at trolls
A day after his wife came under attack on social media over her outfit, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Monday lashed out at the trolls, calling them 'jealous' of his success.
PHOTOS: Australia hold edge after rain dampens Boxing Day cheer
Pakistan reached 142 for four wickets before play was abandoned due to rain after tea on day one of the second Test against Australia in Melbourne on Monday.
December 25, 2016
Bengal batsman smashes 413 not out in club league
Bengal middle-order batsman Pankaj Shaw made it truly a Merry Christmas amassing a record 413 not out in the three-day Cricket Association of Bengal First Division tournament in Kolkata on Sunday.
Ranji: Mumbai, Gujarat and Jharkhand in a commanding position
A clinical display by the bowlers gave Mumbai a crucial first innings lead before captain Aditya Tare's fine show with the bat helped them reach to a commanding position on the third day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Hyderabad.
Pakistan confident after pushing Australia close: Misbah
A strong fourth innings fightback that had nearly clinched a remarkable record run chase in the first Test loss to Australia in Brisbane had given Pakistan the confidence they needed for the rest of the series, captain Misbah-ul-haq has said.
Not dependent on farewell match, not retiring yet: Afridi
Amid speculation that he has sought a farewell match, Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that he is too experienced and seasoned a cricketer to make such a demand and ruled out calling it quits anytime soon.
Karun, Jayant success is created by Virat, Anil: Dravid
He is the prime force behind the feeder-line created for the senior national cricket team and India A and U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday lauded Test captain Virat Kohli and chief coach Anil Kumble for creating an environment where youngsters are feeling comfortable.
December 24, 2016
Ranji round up: TN oust Karnataka, champions Mumbai in trouble
Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem claimed seven for 79 to put Jharkhand in control against Haryana on the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final match, on Saturday.
Criticism of team, captain Smith just 'bizarre', says Warner
Australia vice-captain David Warner found it "bizarre" that pundits and fans continue to criticise the team despite winning their last two Test matches after a run of five losses.
December 23, 2016
India beat Sri Lanka by 34 runs to lift U-19 Asia Cup title
India dished out a clinical performance to beat hosts Sri Lanka by 34 runs and lift the Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup title, in Colombo on Friday.
Current situation not in best interest of cricketers: BCCI chief
Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur conceded that the current crisis facing the BCCI is not in the best interest of cricketers but the Board will have to keep everything on hold till Supreme Court gives it's verdict on January 3.
Boxing Day Test: Cricket Australia assures fans over security fears
Cricket Australia assured fans over security arrangements for the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan on Friday after police foiled a plot to attack prominent sites in Melbourne with a series of bombs on Christmas Day.
Of Brathwaite WT20 heroics and Kohli's magical run in 2016
The prolific Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson all enhanced their burgeoning reputations in 2016 but, aided by the screams of commentator Ian Bishop to "remember the name", the year will forever belong to Carlos Brathwaite.
December 22, 2016
Revealed! Why Kohli was ignored from ICC 2016 Test Team
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Thursday informed that star Test skipper Virat Kohli failed to make it to the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Team because voting happened in September and he made all the runs after that month.
'Ashwin truly deserved ICC Player of the Year award'
Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal on Thursday congratulated Ravichandran Ashwin for being named as ICC Cricketer of the Year, saying the ace off-spinner truly deserves the award.
Ashwin, ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016
The World No 1 bowler is also the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.
ICC Teams: Ashwin lone Indian in Test team, Kohli ODI skipper
He is on an 18-match unbeaten streak as India's Test captain, but Virat Kohli was left out of the ICC Test Team of the Year.
Cook has team backing, asserts England assistant coach
Even as Alastair Cook ponders about his future as Test captain after the 4-0 series drubbing in India, England's assistant coach Paul Farbrace said the entire team is behind the lanky opener.
December 21, 2016
Former SA batsman Alviro Petersen banned for two years
Former South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has been banned from cricket for two years after admitting sitting in on meetings where plans were hatched to fix matches in the domestic Twenty20 competition.
No performance incentive for Team India due to SC order
The BCCI has always announced handsome performance incentives over the year whenever the senior or U-19 teams have done well in bilateral series or limited overs tournament but in current scenario, the richest cricket board's hands are tied as per Supreme Court order.
Politics and sports should be kept apart: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is keen to revive a strong Asian bloc in world cricket but believes strained cricket relations with India are a hurdle in the way.
Perfect 10 for Kohli, Ashwin, Jadeja
A near-perfect series for Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
Du Plessis loses appeal against ball-tampering conviction
The chair of the ICC's Code of Conduct Commission, The Hon Michael Beloff QC has dismissed Faf du Plessis's appeal after the South African captain was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 during second Test against Australia in Hobart.
Kohli's spirited leadership key to India's success: Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka legend Sanath Jayasuriya said that Virat Kohli's spirited leadership has enabled Indian team to find the perfect rhythm against England.
India series defeat exposes England's spin woes
England's humiliating series defeat in India painfully exposed an alarming paucity in the side's slow bowling options and drove home the fact they will continue to struggle in South Asia until they unearth some world class spinners.
Batting strength in depth a good problem for India
The emergence of youngsters Lokesh Rahul and Karun Nair will increase the pressure on India's established batsmen to be more consistent as the world's top-ranked Test side look to dominate next year.
Lodha committee not giving BCCI time for the last two months: Thakur
'The members do not agree to implement three-four recommendations as they are not practical'
Irfan Pathan and wife blessed with baby boy
Former India pacer Irfan Pathan and his wife Safa Baig have been blessed with a baby boy and the cricketer shared his unbound joy with the world through social media.
'Lethal India deserve to be No.1'
After India clinched the five-match series against England 4-0, veteran batsman Gautam Gambhir praised the Virat Kohli-led side for their ruthless and lethal performance.
Andre Russell banned from using black bat in BBL
West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell has been banned by Cricket Australia (CA) to use his black bat in the Big Bash League.
Fit Team India ready to shed 'poor travellers' tag: Jadeja
Signing off on a positive note, in what has been an exceptional year for the Indian cricket team, star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja promised that they will try to shed the "poor travelers" tag in 2017.
ICC rankings: Ashwin, Jadeja emulate India greats Bedi, Chandrashekar
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's maiden 10-wicket match haul against England in Chennai has propelled him to second position behind teammate and India's star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the ICC Test bowler rankings released on Wednesday.
Vaughan suggests England need Cook's batsmanship more than captaincy
'He has to sit down and ask himself is he the man to energise this England side for seven Test matches in the summer'
December 20, 2016
'Blood, sweat, tears went into this tour but we weren't good enough'
'It's been a tough tour. When you lose games of cricket it becomes very hard and it can be quite a lonely place. You've got to give credit to India'
Kohli applauds foundation laid for bigger things in Indian cricket
'We understand where we want to go and hopefully the guys can keep putting this kind of effort and take the team where it belongs'
Cook yet to decide on England captaincy
'It's been a series of missed opportunities, in terms of catches that cost us'
How India dented England psychologically to win in Chennai
'We understood that once we get a couple of wickets, it's gonna be a downslide pretty quick'
Ruthless India thrash England to wrap up series in style
India pulled the curtains down on England's winter of discontent, in a manner befitting their dominance, as the hosts clinched the five-match series 4-0 with an innings and 75-run victory in the fifth and final cricket Test in Chennai on Tuesday.
India ends 2016 as World No. 1 Test team
India ended 2016 as the number-one ranked Test side on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings after registering a 4-0 victory over England in the five-match series which culminated with an innings and 75 runs win for the home side in Chennai on Tuesday.
Taimur Pataudi's glorious cricket heritage
His great grandfather played Test cricket for both England and India.
PHOTOS: Jadeja sends England crashing as India win series 4-0
Ravindra Jadeja ripped the heart out of England's batting order to bowl India to a thumping innings and 75-run victory in the fifth and final Test in Chennai on Tuesday.
December 19, 2016
England's security plans found on hotel computer
The ECB will take up the matter with the BCCI as well as the local authorities.
Gavaskar likens Nair, Rahul to Vishwanath and Dravid
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar said Karun Nair and K L Rahul's knocks in the ongoing Test against England reminded him of their illustrious predecessors from Karnataka -- Gundappa Vishwanathan and Rahul Dravid.
Dravid credited for nurturing Karun Nair's talent
Congratulating 25-year-old middle order batsman Karun Nair for scoring his maiden triple century, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Monday credited Rahul Dravid, India's Under-19 coach, for nurturing and 'well grooming' the youngsters through his valuable tips and vast cricketing experience.
We just weren't in the game today, concedes England coach
England coach Trevor Bayliss conceded that his team's fielding has been below par and last three dropped catches in the ongoing Test against India cost them 500 runs.
After cheating death, survivor Nair rides luck again in epic innings
India batsman Karun Nair reflected on his brush with death this year after scoring a brilliant triple century against England in the fifth Test on Monday.
Feels like we are in heaven, say Karun Nair's 'proud' parents
Karun Nair's parents are ecstatic with their son's historic performance after he became the second Indian batsman to score a triple hundred in Test cricket.
Karun Nair hits 303 not out to give England a day to survive
Young Karun Nair on Monday announced his arrival at the world stage with an unforgettable triple ton (303 not out) as India broke a deluge of records en route their highest ever Test total of 759 for 7 against England on the penultimate day of the fifth and final match in Chennai.
PM Modi congratulates Karun Nair on triple ton
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Karun Nair on a splendid triple-century against England in Chennai on Monday.
The elite club: India's triple centurions
Indian rookie Karun Nair has joined the legendary opener Virender Sehwag to become only the second Indian batsman to score a triple century in Tests.
Welcome to the club, Sehwag tells triple-centurion Nair
Karun Nair became only the second Indian to hit a triple century in Test cricket, when he smashed 303 not out on Day 4 of the fifth Test against England in Chennai on Monday.
Ishant, KP, Steyn among big names released ahead of IPL 10
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, English batting star Kevin Pietersen and South African speedster Dale Steyn were among the biggest names to be released by their respective franchises ahead of the Indian Premier League's 10th edition next year.
Smith 'lost all his fingernails' in Gabba Test
After escaping a 39-run victory over Pakistan in the Gabba Test, Australian skipper Steve Smith on Monday said the "game was a bit close for his liking".
PHOTOS: Nair's triple century propels India to record total
Karun Nair became the second Indian batsman to score a test triple hundred and his 303 not out helped the hosts post a massive 759 for seven before skipper Virat Kohli declared.
Australia unchanged for Boxing Day Test vs Pak
Australia have named the unchanged 12-man squad for the second Test of the three-match series against Pakistan beginning at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Boxing Day.
Salman Butt deserves a recall, believes Waqar Younis
Former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes that tainted left-handed batsman Salman Butt, who served a five-year ban for his involvement in 2010 spot-fixing scandal, should be recalled to the national team on the basis of his current form.
Australia survive Pakistan scare to win day-night Test
A relieved Australia captured Pakistan's last two wickets to win a captivating first day-night Test in Brisbane by 39 runs on Monday but the touring side won huge admiration for their dogged fourth innings resistance.
December 18, 2016
Wonder cricketer Dhanawade behind bars for arguing with cops
Pranav Dhanawade, the 16-year-old wonder boy, who became the first batsman in the world to score 1000 runs in one innings, has once again made it to the headlines after being detained for a slight delay in vacating the ground he had been practicing on for years.
Australia two wickets from victory over plucky Pakistan
Australia were two wickets from victory at the end of day four of the first day-night test against Pakistan on Sunday, but the tourists were buoyed by a feisty fourth innings chase and a brilliant unbeaten century from Asad Shafiq.
Rahul-Parthiv script opening partnership record vs England
Here are the statistical highlights from the third day's play of the fifth and final cricket Test between India and England in Chennai.
Here's what Stokes thinks of India's batting line-up
'I think that's probably been the most surprising thing. We have kept the ball in really, really good condition but it really gets soft easily here compared to the Kookaburra we used in Bangladesh, where we managed to get (reverse swing) quite a lot'
Gutted to have missed out on a double century: Rahul
'I am very happy at the end of the day. 199 runs is not easy to get but yeah missing out on a double hundred obviously hurts. But I will go back home happy that I got a 199 crucial runs for my team'
Chennai Test: Rahul's 199 leads India's strong reply
Talented opener K L Rahul displayed superb temperament but missed out on a well-deserved double century as he helped put India in a commanding position at 391 for 4 on the third day of the fifth cricket Test against England in Chennai on Sunday.
Will Ashwin, Vijay play Ranji quarter-final?
Former BCCI president and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association supremo N Srinivasan has made it clear that he would like star players Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay to play for the state during their upcoming Ranji Trophy quarter-final tie against Karnataka from December 23.
Daredevils release Pawan Negi, Imran Tahir
Pawan Negi, who became a household name for his whopping Rs 8.5 crore ($1.25 million) bid, has been released by Delhi Daredevils along with five other players for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
PHOTOS: Brilliant KL Rahul steals show on Day 3
India opener Lokesh Rahul fell agonisingly short of his maiden Test double century as he helped his team to 391 for four in a robust reply to England's first innings total of 477 in the fifth and final Test in Chennai on Sunday.
December 17, 2016
Stats: Rashid posts highest Test score vs India
Openers KL Rahul and Parthiv Patel produced a calm and composed performance as India reached 60 for no loss at stumps on the second day of the fifth and final dead-rubber Test against England at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. Jharkhand crush Odisha to top group B
Jharkhand claimed the pole position in group B with an emphatic innings and 93 run win over eastern neighbours Odisha in a final group B league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Saturday.
India lost momentum because wicket offered no assistance: Umesh
'I think it is very difficult to bowl on this track'
'Excited' debutant Dawson wants England to finish on a high
He might have scored an impressive half-century on debut but a month ago when he was plying his trade at the Bangladesh Premier League, playing Test cricket for England never even crossed his mind, revealed Liam Dawson, who led a lower-order resistance with an unbeaten 66 on Saturday.
Adhering to Lodha recommendations, MCA president Sharad Pawar resigns
'While taking the decision regarding cricket, the Supreme Court has said that the officials should not be above 70 years of age and they have described these positions as "lucrative" which made me very sad and that's why I don't have any wish to work any more'
India openers make steady reply after England tail wags
England's lower-order gave India a taste of their own medicine on a benign Chepauk track racking up a commendable 477 in their first innings on the second day of the fifth and final cricket Test in Chennai.
Kapil backs Dhoni to continue as limited overs captain
'I think it is very difficult to compare (M S Dhoni and Virat Kohli) because both have different teams and different attitude'
Australia cricket board under fire for sexist clause
Australia's Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating the national cricket board's controversial pregnancy clause in contracts offered to elite women players.
PHOTOS: India off to good start after England pile up 477
India made a strong reply to England's first-innings total of 477 after half-centuries by debutant Liam Dawson and number nine Adil Rashid underlined the tourists' batting depth in the fifth and final Test on Saturday. Cricket can never be free of corruption: Salman Butt
Tainted former Pakistan captain Salman Butt does not believe cricket can ever be completely free of corruption but has praised the mechanism put into place by the ICC and member boards to safeguard players from corrupt elements in the game.
December 16, 2016
Cook youngest batsman to get to 11k runs in Test cricket
Rajneesh Gupta presents some interesting numbers from Day 1 of the Chennai Test
Root unhappy with his dismissal, expects Moeen to go on
England batsman Joe Root urged centurion Moeen Ali to capitalise on the strong start and put India under pressure in the fifth and final Test in Chennai.
Fielding woes for near-perfect Team India
India have been a far superior side to England in the ongoing five-match Test series but an area where the home team should have done better was close-in catching, feels fielding coach R Sridhar.
Chennai Test: Ali, Root guide England to 284/4 on Day 1
PHOTOS: Moeen Ali's unbeaten ton keeps England afloat
Moeen Ali capitalised on an early reprieve to score his fifth Test century and steer England to 284 for four on the opening day of the fifth and final Test against India on Friday.
PHOTOS: Australia seamers put Pakistan on the ropes
Photos from Day 2 of the 1st Day-Night Test played between Australia and Pakistan in Chennai on Friday at The Gabba.
Johnson slams day-night Ashes Test
Former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has slammed the decision to play a day-night Ashes match next year, saying the pink ball Test is a "totally different" game.
December 15, 2016
Jharkhand gain upper-hand, bowl out Odisha for 152
Spinners Shahbaz Nadeem (4/31) and Sunny Gupta (3/56) wreaked havoc as Jharkhand bundled out Odisha for 152 on the first day of the last group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy in Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram, on Thursday.
Sports Minister keeps mum on SC's criticism of BCCI chief Thakur
Sports Minister Vijay Goel has refused to comment on the possibility of Supreme Court initiating contempt proceedings against BCCI President Anurag Thakur, saying that his ministry has nothing to do with the matter.
Jr Asia Cup: India colts thrash Malaysia by 235 runs in opener
Talented Mumbai boy Prithvi Shaw hit 89 while skipper Abhishek Sharma produced an all-round performance as India U-19 trounced minnows Malaysia counterparts by 235 runs in the opening group league encounter of the Junior Asia Cup tournament in Colombo.
Kohli backs Root to take over from Cook as England Test captain
Incumbent Alastair Cook has admitted to having 'questions' about his role as Test captain following England's series loss in India with a match to spare and batting mainstay Root is perceived as a natural heir to the job.
Looking around is a reminder of how lucky we are: Cook
'I think it is my 140th game, and I have never played in a game where we haven't had nets but sometimes you have to remember what happened in the cyclone -- people lost their lives'
Cook on what went wrong for England in India
Beleaguered England captain Alastair Cook on Thursday conceded that they may have gone wrong with some of the tactics they employed in what has been a disastrous Test series against India but insisted that there was no lack of effort.
BCCI chief may have committed perjury, observes SC
The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman Anurag Thakur prima facie appears to have committed matter of perjury in relation to demanding an intervention via a letter from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in order to sidestep the implementation of the Justice (Retd.) R M Lodha-led committee recommendations.
Captain Kohli wants India to leave a mark on world cricket
The Indian captain insists his side will have to keep winning consistently for the next seven to eight years to leave a mark on the world stage.
England's Anderson out of Chennai Test with injury
England will be without their leading wicket-taker James Anderson in the fifth and final Test against India, captain Alastair Cook confirmed.
Why Kohli wants to play county cricket in England
The forgettable tour of England two years ago still fresh in his mind, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said he would love to play country cricket before the team tours England in 2018.
High-flying India aim to continue unbeaten run in Chennai
India are leading the five-match series 3-0 and should they taste success in the final Test, it will be their biggest against England, the previous being the 3-0 whitewash in 1992-93 under Mohammed Azharuddin's captaincy.
PHOTOS: Dog lover Kohli comes to the fore in Chennai
Animal lover Virat Kohi on Thursday took some time off to mingle with the security dogs at the M A Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Thursday on the eve of the fifth and final Test against England.
PHOTOS: Smith lights up day-night Test at the Gabba
Images from Day 1 of the first Test between Australia and Pakistan, in Brisbane, on Thursday.
December 14, 2016
Virat two-times more aggressive than me: Ganguly
Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said current India skipper Virat Kohli's aggression on and off the pitch was two times more his own aggression when he led the national cricket team.
I don't think we are begging India to play with us: PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday said that the BCCI was willing to play a bilateral series with Pakistan but it was the Indian government which has refused to clear such a contest.
Spotlight on Pant as India A set to tour SA in June '17
When India played their last time, the two four day games were played at Rustenberg and Pretoria while the tri-series was entirely played in Pretoria. The 'Test' series was drawn 1-1 while List A tri-series was won by India.
Pakistan's Yasir, Wahab come to blows during training
Pakistani pace spearhead Wahab Riaz and leg-spinner Yasir Shah have been reported to be involved in a scuffle during a practice session in Brisbane on Wednesday following which the team management is likely to take action against the duo.
Groundsmen use burning coal to dry match strip for 5th Test
The groundstaff at the Chepauk were on Wednesday seen using burning coal to dry the pitch set to be used for the fifth and final cricket Test between India and England starting December 16.
Steyn rules himself out of next year's IPL
South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn will not be playing next year's Indian Premier League (IPL).
Watson opposes MCC's proposed restriction on bat sizes
Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has firmly put his front foot forward in opposing the latest proposed restriction on bat sizes by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
'Cook should step down if he's taking captaincy for granted'
Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has called on Alastair Cook to step down and hand over captaincy to Joe Root if the left-handed opener feels he's taking the job for granted.
Uncapped De Bruyn in Du Plessis-led SA squad for SL Tests
South Africa have named uncapped batsman Theunis de Bruyn in their injury-hit squad for the three-match home Test series against Sri Lanka that starts on December 26.
Can Ashwin continue his golden run away from home?
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is going through a purple patch but only time will tell whether he is able to replicate his stupendous home success when the team travels overseas, says former India spinner Murali Kartik.
Australia series no revenge mission for Pakistan coach Arthur
Mickey Arthur feels his reputation took a big hit when he was sacked as head coach of Australia three years ago but the Pakistan mentor says he is not on a "revenge mission" as he prepares to take on his former charges.
Australia to use pace to torment Pakistan at Gabba
Australia may unleash an all-pace attack against Pakistan for the series-opening day-night Test in Brisbane, home captain Steve Smith said.
December 13, 2016
SC dismisses BCCI review plea against Lodha panel reforms
Supreme Court has dismissed the BCCI's plea seeking a review of its July 18 verdict directing it to implement the recommendations of Justice R M Lodha panel on massive structural reforms in the cricket body.
'Difficult for Windies to regain glory days in Tests'
West Indies are two-time World T20 champions but the flamboyant Chris Gayle feels "it will be difficult" for the Caribbean islands to regain their glory days in Test cricket in the near future.
Kapil takes jibe at Anderson, says Kohli will score everywhere
Taking a dig at James Anderson for his controversial comments on Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev has come out in strong support of India's Test captain, saying he has not seen a cricketer like him and the star batsman can score in all conditions.
Ashwin, Kohli achieve personal bests in ICC Test rankings
India's star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin consolidated his position at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after his match haul of 12 for 167 in the fourth Test against England.
Pitch, outfield not affected by cyclone; Chennai Test on: TNCA
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association said the fifth and final Test match between India and England will start as per schedule in Chennai on December 16 at the Chepauk stadium despite the severe cyclone Vardah that lashed the Tamil Nadu capital on Monday evening.
Inzamam slams Anderson over comments on Kohli
Pakistan's chief selector Inzamam-ul Haq criticised James Anderson for his uncharitable comments about Virat Kohli's technique, saying that the England pacer should first take wickets in India before questioning the Indian skipper's capabilities.
India's T20 star Harmanpreet making waves in Australian WBBL
The Indian T20 captain produced a superb all-round performance to help her team Sydney Thunders outclass Melbourne Stars by eight wickets, in Albury, on Tuesday.
Magnificent Kohli follows in Tendulkar's footsteps
Not since Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013 has an Indian cricketer commanded the adulation that Virat Kohli is currently enjoying, and few would argue that he is not deserving of it.
Falling in love with AB, all over again
AB is a cricketer like none other, says Dhruv Munjal, adored by Indian fans just as they did Sachin Tendulkar.
First day-night Ashes Test confirmed for 2017
Australia and England will play the first day-night Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval in December next year, adding a bold new ingredient to one of cricket's oldest and fiercest rivalries.
De Villiers quits as South Africa Test captain
AB de Villiers has resigned as South Africa's Test captain, opening the way for childhood friend Faf du Plessis to take over on a permanent basis.
December 12, 2016
Kohli's coach questions Anderson's performance in India
Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma on Monday questioned England pace spearhead James Anderson's performance on Indian wicket after the latter stated that the home pitches hide the Indian Test skipper's flaws.
Stats: India's longest unbeaten run and captain Kohli's record
Ace off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday wrecked havoc and clinched yet another five-wicket haul as India defeated England by an innings and 36 runs on the final day of the Mumbai Test at the Wankhede Stadium.
When Gavaskar saved a family from a mob during the Bombay riots
Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, who was known to take on the pace-battery of West Indies bowlers during his playing days with aplomb, also showed "courage" to save a family during the 1993 Bombay riots.
Gayle not surprised by Kohli's spectacular form
Having watched Virat Kohli's on-ield exploits from 22 yards, dashing Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle is not at all surprised with his Royal Challengers Bangalore captain's current form.
Chennai may be Cook's last as Test captain
'I think Joe Root is ready to captain England'
'Moeen and Rashid not in league of Swann, Panesar'
Vanquished England skipper Alastair Cook blamed missed chances and lack of spin-bowling options for losing the fourth Test by an innings and 36 runs and with that the five-match series, in Mumbai on Monday.
Tendulkar's advice, captaincy crafted Kohli's Test batting
Why Virat Kohli puts his 141 at Adelaide ahead of the 235 in Mumbai.
Kohli plays mediator as Ashwin goes after Anderson
Upset by Jimmy Anderson's comments about Virat Kohli, the usually calm Ravi Ashwin gives the English bowler a piece of his mind.
'Luv positive, aggressive approach of Team India'
Congratulatory messages poured in for the Virat Kohli-led Team India following their clinical win over England in the 4th Test in Mumbai on Monday.
Ashwin's magic: English all out in 32 minutes!
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wreaked havoc as India defeated England by an innings and 36 runs.
Kohli, a flat-track bully: James Anderson
Jimmy Anderson doesn't think the Indian skipper's batting feats are a big deal.
PHOTOS: India destroy England at Wankhede to clinch series 3-0
Ashwin takes 6 wickets to clinch an innings victory.
December 11, 2016
No chance of Indo-Pak bilateral series next year: PCB
A top official of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) says he does not see any Indo-Pak bilateral series taking place next year owing to the strained relations between the two countries.
England will not bat out to draw Mumbai Test: Anderson
England will not look to play for a draw on the final day of the fourth test against India but would rather try to score quickly to set the hosts a target and keep alive the series, fast bowler James Anderson said on Sunday.
Why Yadav wants to continue to bat at No. 9
For anyone, who has followed Jayant Yadav over the years, his maiden Test century won't come as a surprise.
Spinners put India on verge of victory after 'Kohli Show'
India put themselves on the cusp of completing a comprehensive series victory with England caught in a spin web following skipper Virat Kohli's career-best 235 at the end of the fourth day of the fourth cricket Test.
Stats: King Kohli's plethora of records in Mumbai
Skipper Virat Kohli slammed his third double century of the year as his magnificent 235 powered India to a mammoth 631 runs, a lead of 231 runs, in their first innings on the fourth day of the fourth and penultimate Test against England on Sunday.
Shami, Saha ruled out of Chennai Test
India's injured fast bowler Mohammed Shami and first-choice wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha were on Sunday ruled out of the fifth and final Test against England, to be held in Chennai from December 16 to 20.
PHOTOS: India close in on victory after Kohli's third double ton
India captain Virat Kohli struck a sublime double century before his bowlers picked up six England wickets to put the hosts on course for a series-clinching victory in the fourth and penultimate Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on Sunday.
December 10, 2016
Ranji round-up: Tamil Nadu, Gujarat qualify for quarter-finals
A round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches played on Saturday
Number crunching: Check out Virat Kohli's super stats
Virat Kohli continued in his good run of form, hitting his 15th Test century on Day 3 of the 4th Test against England at the Wankhede.
Run-machine Kohli matches Gavaskar, Dravid in record books
India captain Virat Kohli struck his 15th Test century while opener Murali Vijay hit form and compiled a ton of his own to help India wrest control on Day 3 of the 4th Test in Mumbai on Saturday.
'Clearer mindset' helps Vijay get back among the runs!
Since starting the series with a century (126) in the first Test in Rajkot, Vijay failed to live up to expectations in the next five innings.
How 'ambitious' Kohli inspires Root
The ongoing India vs England series is turning out to be a battle within a battle with both Virat Kohli and Joe Root vying for the title of the best batsman in world cricket.
Mumbai Test: Skipper Kohli puts India in 'Virat' position
Kohli's 147 -- his 15th Test hundred -- and an equally confident 136 by Murali Vijay enabled India to extend their first-innings lead to 51 runs in reply to England's 400.
Kohli retains second spot in ICC ODI batsmen rankings
On the ICC ODI Team Rankings, No.1 ranked Australia has moved up from 118 points to 120 points, while New Zealand has dropped behind India in fourth position. New Zealand had started the series on 112 points, but the 3-0 defeat has meant it has dropped to 109 points.
PHOTOS: Sublime Kohli, Vijay put India ahead on Day 3
India captain Virat Kohli maintained his red-hot form as he and Murali Vijay struck fine centuries to help the hosts overtake England on day three of the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on Saturday.
KKR bowling coach Akram to skip IPL next year
Pakistan's legendary pacer Wasim Akram, who has been the bowling coach and mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, will miss the 2017 edition of the T20 tournament due to 'professional commitments and time constraints'.
December 09, 2016
Ranji round-up: Bengal set for first-innings lead against MP
A round-up of Ranji matches played on Friday
Allan Lamb: 'Kohli looks absolutely brilliant'
'If he carries on playing and if he stays fit, he will go past Tendulkar.'
Parthiv reckons India has better spinners than England
Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel insisted that the quality of India's bowlers is "far better" than that of the England cricket team.
400 is a good score on the board: Buttler
The dry Wankhede Stadium pitch on which Indian spinners claimed all the 10 wickets in England first innings in the fourth cricket Test, was still good enough to bat on after two days of play, said England's Joss Buttler.
India gain upperhand after Vijay, Ashwin shine
India made a strong reply with the bat after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up yet another five-wicket haul as the hosts reached 146 for one on the second day of the fourth Test against England in Mumbai, on Friday.
'Reverend' Warner hits another ton to sweep New Zealand in ODIs
Opener David Warner smashed his seventh one-day international century for the year to fire Australia to a resounding 117-run win and a 3-0 series sweep of New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
BCCI vs Lodha panel: SC adjourns hearing till December 14
The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing regarding the Justice (Retd.) R.M Lodha-led committee's recommendations and the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) constant reluctance to accept all recommendations till December 14.
Umpire Reiffel to miss rest of Mumbai Test
Australian umpire Paul Reiffel will not officiate in the remainder of the ongoing fourth Test between India and England after suffering concussion following a blow to the back of his head on Thursday.
PHOTOS: India make strong start in reply to England's 400
Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara shared a century stand as India made a strong start in their reply to England's total of 400 on the second day of the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
Langer to take temporary charge of Australia T20 team
The 46-year-old will run the T20 side for three games against Sri Lanka while head coach Darren Lehmann is in India preparing for a four-match Test series.
December 08, 2016
ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit GM YP Singh resigns
International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit GM Yogendra Pal Singh better known as YP Singh has tendered his resignation.
Ranji: Delhi, Bengal on top; Mumbai in trouble
Shreevats Goswami finally came out of Wriddhiman Saha's shadow to hit a career best 225 which enabled Bengal post a commendable 475 for 9 on the second day of the Group A league encounter against Madhya Pradesh.
Stats behind Jennings' sensational debut and more
Statistical highlights from day one of the fourth cricket Test between India and England in Mumbai on Thursday.
A top Test nation likely to visit Pakistan soon: PCB
A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has indicated that it is close to signing a deal with a leading international team to tour the country, which has not hosted a Test nation since 2009.
Why debutant Jennings had a sleepless night
For debutant Keaton Jennings, it was a dream come true just to turn out for England in a Test match and then to follow it up with a century on his debut was even more 'surreal' for the young left-hander.
India definitely missed Shami, says Ashwin
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was instrumental in keeping England under check after Keaton Jennings hit a century on debut for the visitors on Day 1, on the fourth Test match, at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
Pakistan mulls ban on sports teams' participation in India
Pakistan's sports minister Riaz Pirzada has said that consultations would be held with the relevant government ministries to consider imposing a complete ban on sports team from the country taking part in any event on Indian soil.
Ashwin leads India's fightback after Jennings debut ton
Keaton Jennings impressed on his debut for England with a century but off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin brought India back with a late three-wicket burst on the opening day of the fourth cricket Test in Mumbai on Thursday.
Umpire Reiffel leaves the field after being hit by ball
On-field umpire Paul Reiffel was forced to leave the field on Thursday for medical attention after being hit on the back of the head by a throw from fielder Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the post lunch session on Day 1 of the Mumbai Test.
PHOTOS: Jennings steals the show on Day 1 with debut ton
England opener Keaton Jennings struck a century on debut before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led an Indian fightback with late wickets to leave the visitors 288 for five on the first day of the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on Thursday.
First time no Mumbai player in a home Test match!
Since 1933 when the Bombay Gymkhana, also in South Mumbai, played host to the first Test not only in this city but in the entire country, no Indian team has been without a Mumbai player in the eleven.
December 07, 2016
When Sehwag's advice got Tendulkar dismissed
The former India opener talks about tweeting, his batting and more...
Ranji round-up: Easwaran, Shreevats take Bengal to 185/4
Abhimanyu Easwaran dropped anchor at one end as his 97-run stand with Shreevats Goswami enabled Bengal to reach 185 for four against Madhya Pradesh on the first day of their final group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy, in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Rohit hoping for successful IPL season next year
Indian cricketer and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, on Wednesday, said he enjoys challenges and responsibilities and is hopeful that the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be successful for the franchise.
Watch out for more intent, aggression from England in Mumbai
Down 0-2 in the five-Test series against India, England captain Alastair Cook feels his team needs to go back to the first match at Rajkot and pick a few pointers from that match.
Cricket bats set to get smaller and thinner...
The modern day cricket has 'tilted too far in the batsman's favour' according to the Marylebone Cricket Club's World Cricket Committee and its no surprise that they have come down hard on limiting the sizes and edges of cricket bats.
Jennings to be Cook's latest opening partner for England
Keaton Jennings will make his England debut as captain Alastair Cook's latest opening partner in the fourth and penultimate test against India at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.
Here's why MCC dismissed Tendulkar's two pitch theory...
The Marylebone Cricket Club's World Cricket Committee said they are not in favour of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's suggestion of experimenting with two pitches in domestic cricket to aid in preparing the Indian team for overseas Test matches.
Now, Cricket set to introduce red cards!
In order to bring about a balance between bat and ball, the game's lawmakers - Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) - has recommended limiting bat size edges and depths.
Pandey replaces injured Rahane; Shardul as cover for Shami
India's injury woes continued as batting mainstay Ajinkya Rahane was ruled out of the remaining two Tests against England due to injury.
Bayliss expects Cook to lead England till 2017 Ashes
England head coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook, who has captained his country more times than anyone else, to lead them into next winter's Ashes.
Why Kohli is unhappy with England tour schedule
'Make sure when we go there we also have 8 days gap after the 3 Tests and a 25-day gap between ODIs and Tests.'
Shami doubtful for Mumbai Test; Rahul fit
Pace bowler Mohammed Shami complained of soreness in his knee after the third Test.
BCCI moves SC seeking disbursal of fund for remaining Tests
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking disbursal of an amount of approximately Rs 1.33 crores for the remaining two Tests between India and England to be held in Mumbai and Chennai.
Dominant India ready to wrap up series against England
A dominant India will be eyeing to clinch the five-Test series against England with yet another comprehensive victory when the two teams square off in the fourth match of the series starting from Thursday.
December 06, 2016
Jennings hopes England can 'throw some punches back' in Mumbai Test
Uncapped opener Keaton Jennings conceded that England is under pressure after being 0-2 down in the five-Test series against India but said he is hopeful that his side will bounce back in the fourth Test starting at the Wankhede in Mumbai on Thursday.
'If you want to stay No, 1, every player must contribute'
'It is not just about one skill anymore, so everyone needs to contribute with whatever they can.'
MCA forces BCCI to change Ranji schedule; match in TN rescheduled
A Group B Ranji Trophy match between Odisha and Jharkhand, which was scheduled to be played in Dindigul, in Tamil Nadu, from December 7, will be rescheduled.
PIX: Warner nears Sachin, Sourav record as Aus down Kiwis to win series
Only Indians Sachin Tendulkar (nine in 1998) and Sourav Ganguly (seven in 2000) have hit more centuries in one year.
BCCI yet to decide on fate of India-England Chennai Test
India's cricket board (BCCI) has not made a decision on the fate of the final Test match against England next week, but is monitoring the situation in Chennai following the death of the politician J Jayalalithaa on Monday.
India's injury niggles worry Kumble
'The fitness parameters of the current Indian team are the best that it has ever been,' says the coach.
Will Dhoni play India A warm-up games vs England?
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will likely get a chance to play at least a couple of warm-up matches before the England ODI series starting in Pune on January 15, next year.
England's spin consultant Saqlain eager to assist Pak spinners
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will continue to help the touring English spinners in the upcoming ODI series in India.
Morgan returns to lead England in one-day series for India tour
England have won nine of their last 12 ODIs and head coach Trevor Bayliss said there was never any doubt Morgan and Hales would return despite deciding not to go to Bangladesh.
With Saha still down, Parthiv to play Mumbai Test
Patel, who impressed with scores of 42 and 67 in the two innings at Mohali on his comeback into the side after eight years, has got another chance to impress the team management.
December 05, 2016
Will BCCI pay heed to Ganguly's request?
The Sourav Ganguly-led Cricket Association of Bengal wrote a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India requesting not to review the decision of rescheduling the Bengal versus Gujarat Ranji match at its tournament committee meeting on Tuesday.
'Wankhede pitch will be a slower turner, will spin from Day 3'
The MCA sources dismissed reports that instructions have been received from the Indian team management with regards to the preparation of the pitch.
Dean Jones backs Maxwell to tour India, says he needs mentor
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones believes mercurial all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who recently drew flak from his teammates and management for his 'disappointing' comments about wicketkeeper-batsman Mathew Wade, needs to find a mentor in order to make better decisions about what he says and also how he bats.
Head focussing on making most of chances in Maxwell's absence
'The competition for spots is always on. And when you're in the side, it's equally as hard to stay in it. You have to be performing, but I am definitely not feeling comfortable'
'Mr. Cricket' Hussey tipped for Australia T20 coach job
If reports are to be believed, former Australian batsman could be team's stand-in coach for their three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, scheduled to be played in February.
Why is BCCI opposing Lodha committee reforms, asks Azad
'All members of the then 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council are equally responsible for the mess created in the league and singling out Lalit Modi is improper'
How Smith got lucky in match-winning innings in 1st ODI
The decision not to review a leg before wicket appeal on Australia's captain Steve Smith was the right one at the time as there was significant doubt from even people off the field, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said.
December 04, 2016
Why Dhoni is not playing Ranji Trophy...
The Jharkhand team has qualified for the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy but till date Dhoni has not given any indication that he would like to play.
PHOTOS: Smith's record knock powers Australia to victory
Captain Steve Smith blasted a career best 164, the highest one-day international innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground, to power Australia to a crushing 68-run victory against New Zealand in the first ODI.
Indian women down Pakistan to complete Asia Cup 'double hat-trick'
Indian women maintained their supremacy in the Asia Cup, beating arch-rivals Pakistan by 17 runs for their sixth title in as many editions.
December 03, 2016
PCB won't follow PHF, against boycotting cricket ties with India
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan has refused to follow in the footsteps of Pakistan Hockey Federation which announced this week that it would boycott future international events in India.
BCCI has done a lot for game in country: Tendulkar
Having made it clear that it would be "unwise" to comment on Lodha Committee recommendation as the Supreme Court verdict is still pending, Sachin Tendulkar came out in support of BCCI stating that the parent body has "done a lot for the game in the country".
'This Test team reminds me of our times between 2000-2011'
Tendulkar suggests 'radical changes in Ranji Trophy cricket and suggests home and away series to determine fair result
Australia's Maxwell fined over row with teammate Wade
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been hit with a team fine for criticising Matt Wade over his decisions as captain of the Victoria state side, skipper Steve Smith said on Saturday.
December 02, 2016
Students to get free entry for 4th Test in Mumbai
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is to provide free passes for school and college students to watch the fourth and penultimate Test match between India and England to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from December 8-12.
Ranji Trophy round-up: Mumbai take 3 points from draw vs Bengal
A round-up of the Ranji matches played on Friday
Lodha recommendations: BCCI to wait for Supreme Court verdict
The BCCI has maintained its opposition to some of the reforms recommended by the Lodha committee and will wait for the Supreme Court's verdict on the matter come December 5.
Kohli's team has bowling attack to win overseas: Sehwag
Former India opener Virender Sehwag is confident that the current Test team under Virat Kohli has the quality in its pace attack to win outside the sub-continent just like Sourav Ganguly's team did during 2000-2004.
Women's T20 Asia Cup: India thrash Nepal by 99 runs
A flawless performance with the ball saw the Indian women's cricket team register a crushing 99-run win over Nepal in the inconsequential clash of the Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Friday.
Dravid reveals the greatest pacer he has faced
Some of his best centuries have come against the mighty Australian attack which comprised a battery of fearsome pacers, but batting legend Rahul Dravid admitted that the greatest fast bowler he had faced was Aussie Glenn McGrath.
England's trio of allrounders eye history
Only 15 men in Test history have achieved the double of 500 runs and 40 wickets in a calendar year but England look set to add three players to that exclusive list on their tour of India, and could reasonably lay claim to fielding one of the most versatile teams ever assembled in the game's oldest format.
Australia coach Lehmann looks to defuse Maxwell-Wade row
Australia coach Darren Lehmann is to hold clear-the-air talks ahead of the one-day series against New Zealand after recalled all-rounder Glenn Maxwell criticised wicketkeeper Matt Wade.
Root backs Cook to continue as England captain
Joe Root expects Alastair Cook to continue to lead England for "a few years to come" amid rising speculation on the future of the 31-year-old as test captain.
December 01, 2016
Batting great Dravid on Kohli, Pujara and Rahane...
Former captain Rahul Dravid believes a settled middle order can ensure Indian Test team's success abroad.
Ranji round up: Captains Tiwary, Raina lead from the front
Manoj Tiwary and Sudip Chatterjee scored centuries to lead Bengal's spirited comeback against Mumbai, while Gujarat put themselves in line for full seven points after enforcing the follow-on against Punjab. A round up of Day 3 of the Ranji Trophy matches.
Will Woods make a winning comeback at Hero World Challenge?
The 14-times major winner has not competed since finishing 10th at the Wyndham Championship in August 2015, after which he had two operations on his back.
Why Kerala youngster Sanju Samson is in trouble
Kerala batsman Sanju Samson, who has played one Twenty20 match for India, is facing disciplinary action from the state cricket association for allegedly violating the code of conduct during the team's recent Ranji Trophy match against Goa.
We aren't begging but will push for series against India: PCB
Pakistan aren't exactly 'begging' India to play against them but Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said they are well within their rights to 'push' the Board of Control for Cricket in India into honouring the Memorandum of Understanding for six bilateral series between the two countries.
Misbah quashes retirement talk, insists 'he's still fit to play'
Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has brushed aside the impression that he will take retirement from international cricket after the upcoming Australia tour, saying he is still fit and will continue to play for the country until his side needs him.
Maxwell back on the big stage to push credentials for India
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell was disappointed not to get an Australia Test recall during the recent overhaul of the squad but wants to use the one-day series against New Zealand to press his claims for next February's tour of India.
Test woes irrelevant to Australia ODI side: NZ coach
The troubles plaguing the Australian Test team will have little bearing on their one-day side's performance in the three-match series against New Zealand starting on Sunday, according to Black Caps coach Mike Hesson.
England agree to first day-night Ashes Test
Discussions over whether Australia will host England in a first day-night Ashes cricket Test next year are taking place but nothing has been decided yet, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.
November 30, 2016
Ranji: Gujarat's Panchal hits triple ton; Mumbai, Delhi on top
Skipper Manoj Tiwary showed the way as Bengal produced a much improved batting performance in the second innings against Mumbai in a group A encounter in Nagpur.
Pics from Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech's big day
Flamboyant Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday got married to actress Hazel Keech in a low profile ceremony at Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara in Chandigarh.
Babar Azam as good as Kohli, says Pakistan coach
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has heaped praise on right-handed batsman Babar Azam, saying he is as good as swashbuckling Indian batsman Virat Kohli.
Jennings, Dawson added to England squad as replacements
England have added opening batsman Keaton Jennings and spinner Liam Dawson to their squad for the final two Tests in India as replacements for the injured Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari.
Making a comeback is very hard, admits Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, who was recalled into the Test side after a gap of eight years in the Mohali game against England, made a mark before the selectors and scored in both the innings.
Kohli surges to career-best third in ICC Test rankings
The 28-year-old Kohli scored 62 and six not out to move to 833 points, within 14 points of England's Joe Root in a list led by Australia captain Steve Smith.
Sting in India's tail hurting England
Ravichandran Ashwin, who has scored four Test centuries, has hit a fifty in each of the three Tests against England while Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav have also proved they are no dud with the bat.
PHOTOS: Team India party at Yuvraj's 'sangeet'
The victorious Indian team celebrated their victory against England in style as they partied with Yuvraj Singh at his sangeet ceremony in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
November 29, 2016
Ranji round-up: Karnataka bowled out for 200 by Saurashtra on Day 1
Table toppers Karnataka suffered a batting collapse as they were bowled out for 200 by Saurashtra on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match in Patiala on Tuesday.
Inexperience taking its toll on England
Only Alistair Cook and Joe Root from the present English side played the 2012 series which England beat India.
Cook, Kohli applaud brave Hameed
England opener Haseeb Hameed will miss the rest of the series against India due to a hand injury after making an impressive start to his Test career.
'We have enough skill to play good cricket and win without turners'
India captain Virat Kohli has said that he is happy that in a space of 12 months the questions about why the team is opting to win on "unfair tracks" have turned into how it is winning on "good wickets".
Parthiv is a good headache to have: Kohli
Parthiv Patel's positive batting with scores of 42 and 67 (not out) have impressed skipper Virat Kohli so much that he did not rule out a possibility that along with second wicketkeeeper's slot, the Gujarat stumper could also be an option as back-up opener.
England's Haseeb Hameed to miss last two Tests
England's opening batsman Haseeb Hameed will miss the last two Tests against India after sustaining a hand injury during the third Test.
Lower-order contribution is a proud achievement: Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli revealed that his team got the extra motivation for winning the third Test after he lost the toss and therefore the opportunity to bat first on a good wicket.
Kapil Dev backs demonetisation, terms it 'bold step'
Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev has strongly come out in support of demonetisation, saying it is a bold step in the interest of the nation.
India outplay England in Mohali to take 2-0 lead in series
India spinners once again held centre-stage as the hosts produced a clinical performance to cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory on the fourth day of the third cricket Test and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
India overcome Pakistan in final-over thriller
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur led from the front with an all-round show as India outplayed arch-rivals Pakistan by five wickets to remain the sole unbeaten team in the Women's Asia Cup T20 tournament in Bangkok.
Pandya out for 6 weeks, may miss England ODIs
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of competitive cricket for a minimum of six weeks after the shoulder injury he sustained during the net-session in Mohali turned out to be a hairline fracture.
PHOTOS: Dominant India take unassailable 2-0 lead
Joe Root's determination and Haseeb Hameed's grit were not enough for England as India won the third Test by 8 wickets.
Pakistan slips to fourth in ICC Test rankings after loss vs NZ
Pakistan has slipped from second to fourth position in the ICC Test Team Rankings after its 2-0 loss to New Zealand in their two-match series which culminated with a 138-run verdict in Hamilton on Tuesday.
New Zealand rip through Pakistan to clinch series 2-0
Gavaskar disappointed by Kohli's send-off to Stokes
Expressing his displeasure over Virat Kohli's behaviour, legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has slammed the Indian skipper for engaging in war of words with Ben Stokes after the England all-rounder's dismissal on Day One of the ongoing third Test in Mohali.
November 28, 2016
Kohli-Stokes friction spicing up Mohali Test
With ICC sanctions firmly in place, cricket has been losing character due to fear of penalty but there are still a few who can engage the crowd with their on-field skirmishes.
Has Ashwin got an upper hand over England?
Ravichandran Ashwin may have had a huge role in instilling self doubt in the England batsmen but his spin partner Ravindra Jadeja reckons that is has also got a lot to do with which team is dominating the proceedings.
BCCI to hold SGM on December 2 to discuss Status Report
The under-fire Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) will hold its Special General Meeting on December 2 in New Delhi to discuss the Status Report filed by the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha Committee.
'Rajput' Jadeja talks bat-brandishing, takes sly dig at Moeen Ali
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja got another opportunity to perform his traditional celebration of bat brandishing during his career-best knock of 90 runs during the ongoing third Test of the five-match series against England at the Punjab Cricket Stadium (PCA) in Mohali on Monday.
When focus in the nets brought best out of 'batsman' Jadeja
'It's not that I consider myself as a batsman, I am a batsman'
Ashwin's all-round show puts India in control
It was the first time in the history of Indian cricket that three players -- Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant -- batting at No 7 or below have scored a half-century each in the same innings.
Du Plessis is South Africa's hero, Australia's villain
Standing in as skipper for the injured AB de Villiers and without pace spearhead Dale Steyn for all but a day and a half of the campaign, the 32-year-old batsman delivered a 2-1 series triumph that sent Australia plummeting into crisis.
PHOTOS: Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant leave England reeling
Ravindra Jadeja struck a career-best 70 not out as he and his lower order colleagues earned India a substantial 71-run first innings lead by lunch on the third day of the third Test against England on Monday.
Ross Taylor ton puts NZ on verge of series win vs Pak
Ross Taylor ended a poor run of form to score his 16th test century and bat New Zealand into a potentially series-winning position at the end of the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Monday.
November 27, 2016
Uber cool Rashid spells out his mantra for success
'I just keep my head down and concentrate in the nets and work hard'
When below-par Rahane became victim of Rashid's gut feeling
One of India's most dependable batsman outside the sub-continent has hit a rough patch but Ajinkya Rahane found support from teammate Cheteshwar Pujara, who backed him to come good in the coming matches.
Pujara reveals Team India's game-plan for Day 3
Cheteshwar Pujara said that although England bowled a "negative" line during his partnership with skipper Virat Kohli, his team showed a lot of character and would be looking to take 75-100 runs lead in the first innings of the third Test in Mohali.
Calm Kohli, Ashwin steady shaky India on Day 2
Indian batsmen, including flamboyant and in-form skipper Virat Kohli, were made to toil hard before Ravichandran Ashwin's counter-attacking 57 enabled the hosts to reach 271/6 at stumps on the second day of the third cricket Test against England on Sunday.
Smith hails new recruits after Australia win at last
Australia captain Steve Smith said the players drafted in for the third-Test victory over South Africa had energised the team and contributed to a "good start" to the new era of Test cricket in the country.
Australia earn a consolation win in Adelaide
Australia cruised to a seven-wicket consolation victory in the day-night third Test on Sunday after dismissing South Africa for 250 and knocking off the 127 runs for victory for the loss of three wickets before dinner on day four.
Injured Pandya released, Rahul likely to be fit for Mumbai Test
India team continued to be dogged by injuries as young all-rounder Hardik Pandya was Sunday released from the Test squad due to a blow on the shoulder, sustained during a training session.
PHOTOS: Ashwin, Jadeja lead India's fightback
Half-centuries by Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin kept India on course for a first innings lead after England made a spirited comeback on day two of the third Test on Sunday.
November 26, 2016
Let fast bowlers show raw emotion on field: Akhtar to ICC
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would kill off cricket by trying to stifle fast bowlers with rules and regulations.
Bairstow douses fire 'Stoked' by Virat's send-off
The British media's 'no love lost' attitude towards Virat Kohli was evident once again as they questioned the Indian captain's exchange of words with Ben Stokes after the latter's dismissal but performer of the day Jonny Bairstow was in no mood to fan the fire.
Stats: Bairstow is highest run-scorer in Tests this calendar year
Jonny Bairstow saved England the blushes after his half-century helped the team amass 268 for 8 after an early flurry of wickets.
Stokes reprimanded for inappropriate comments
England all-rounder Ben Stokes was reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct after he was charged for making inappropriate comments during the opening day's play in the third cricket Test against India in Mohali on Saturday.
Quadrangular cricket series involving India-Pak on cards?
Pakistani and Indian cricket officials will get another opportunity on December 17 to sit across the table and discuss the strained and suspended bilateral cricket ties between the two nations.
Promoted Bairstow repays England's faith
Circumstances conspired to push Jonny Bairstow up England's batting order in the third Test against India and the 27-year-old believes he repaid the faith with a composed knock of 89 to rescue his team after a poor start on Saturday.
Mohali Test: How belief 'swung' things India's way on Day 1
Speedster Umesh Yadav feels that England could have scored more than 268 for eight as the wicket did not change much and it was "easy to play spinners" with not much turn on offer.
Rahul sidelined by injury, Dhawan back in contention for next Test
The Indian cricket team's poor fitness record in the ongoing home season continued as opener KL Rahul was ruled out of the third Test on Friday due to a forearm injury sustained during the second match.
Day night Test, PHOTOS: Australia take control in Adelaide
Australia took firm control of the day-night third Test on Saturday when they reduced South Africa to 194 for six at the close on day three, only 70 runs ahead of their hosts.
Mohali Test: Bairstow's defiance takes sloppy England to 268 for 8
India bowled with a lot of perseverance to restrict England to 268 for 8 despite a defiant 89 from Jonny Bairstow on Day 1 of the third cricket Test in Mohali on Saturday.
Indian eves trounce Bangladesh in T20 Asia Cup opener
Mithali Raj produced a brilliant batting performance before Poonam Yadav bagged a three-wicket haul to help the Indian women's cricket team register a crushing 64-run win over Bangladesh in the opening match of Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Saturday.
Saqlain eyeing full-time spin coach role with England
Former Pakistan Test cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq has called on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to appoint a full-time spin bowling coach before expressing his desire to fill in the position.
Southee, Wagner leave Pakistan reeling in Hamilton Test
New Zealand pacers Tim Southee and Neil Wagner wrecked havoc to leave Pakistan reeling at the end of Day Two of the second Test here at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Bowlers give India edge despite Bairstow's 89
Jonny Bairstow's composed 89 helped England survive some atrocious top order shot-making and reach 268 for eight at close of play on the first day of the third Test against India on Saturday.
November 25, 2016
Tournament pitting IPL franchises against PSL teams in the pipeline?
'Such events will help promote peace between the two countries' Zimbabwe edge out West Indies to reach tri-series final
Zimbabwe beat the West Indies by five runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in Bulawayo on Friday to book a place in Sunday's final of the triangular one-day international tournament against Sri Lanka.
BCCI's creates anti-doping helpline for domestic cricketers
The doping menace in India's Olympic sport has always left the establishment embarrassed and the BCCI in a marked departure has set up an anti-doping helpline so that its domestic cricketers (men and women) are aware of the medicines and supplements they are consuming.
After Kohli ball-shining row, Cook seeks clarity from ICC on practice
The age-old practice of shining the cricket ball has become a "grey area" and the game's governing body must provide clarity to end the prevailing confusion, England captain Alastair Cook said on Friday.
Pakistan Cricket Board ready to take legal recourse against BCCI
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said it is ready to take legal recourse and seek compensation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India after the ICC ruled in Pakistan's favour in a dispute over the women's series which was not held in September-October in Dubai.
Kohli wants Parthiv to make full use of opportunity
India captain Virat Kohli says comeback man Parthiv Patel 'respects' the fact that he is a stopgap keeper but expects him to make full use of the opportunity so that he can grab the second wicketkeeper's slot, especially when India plays away from home.
Buttler replaces Duckett as England make changes for Mohali Test
Limited overs specialist Jos Buttler will replace the struggling Ben Duckett in a rejigged England batting line-up, skipper Alastair Cook confirmed ahead of his team's third Test against India beginning on Saturday.
Captain Kohli 'happy' with umpire's call in DRS
The umpire's call criteria in the Decision Review System for some close LBW decisions has been a topic of discussion for some time but India captain Virat Kohli is happy with the technology in its current form.
If I did something, ICC would have spoken to me: Kohli
India Test captain Virat Kohli termed the ball-tampering allegations against him as a ploy to 'shift focus from the series' and he pointed out that the International Cricket Council would have spoken to him had there been any iota of truth in the matter.
England set for another Indian spin test in Mohali
Hosts India would look to do an encore by putting England through another rigorous spin test when the two teams square off in the third Test starting in Mohali, on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Khawaja's unbeaten century gives Australia the lead
Usman Khawaja hit Australia's first century of the series and Peter Handscomb scored a half-century on debut as the hosts reached 307 for six with a lead of 48 at end of the second day of the day-night third Test against South Africa in Adelaide.
DRS controversy clouds rain-affected Day 1 of NZ vs Pak Test
New Zealand, put into bat on a green wicket by Pakistan's stand-in skipper Azhar Ali, were 77 for two when the umpires ended the day's play just before 4:30 p.m. local time after light rain had forced the players off before lunch.
Comeback man Parthiv creates a new record
Rajneesh Gupta tells us why the wicket-keeper's return is special.
ICC disappointed at Du Plessis ball-tampering appeal
The International Cricket Council (ICC) expressed disappointment at South Africa captain Faf du Plessis's decision to lodge an appeal after he was found guilty of a ball-tampering in the second Test against Australia.
November 24, 2016
Ball tampering saga: Faf appeals against ICC's decision
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis, has appealed the decision of the ICC Match Referee which found him guilty of a breach of Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
Ranji: Delhi beat Rajasthan; draw for Mumbai and Karnataka
Delhi survived a mighty scare before their lower order, led by Nitish Rana and Sumit Narwal, saved the day with some gritty batting as they beat Rajasthan by two wickets in their Group B Ranji Trophy match in Wayanad on Thursday.
Ashwin exceptional, Jayant has shown maturity: Kumble
It is a delight for a coach when a blend of youth and experience works in tandem to create magic for the team and Anil Kumble isn't complaining either.
Coach Kumble reveals why Parthiv was chosen over Pant
Rishabh Pant may be the flavour this domestic cricket season but chief coach Anil Kumble feels that Parthiv Patel's experience as well as better "keeping skills" have enabled him to make a comeback into Indian Test side after eight long years.
Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Kohli
India coach Anil Kumble categorically dismissed allegations of ball tampering levelled against skipper Virat Kohli by the British media, stating that he does not believe in "giving wind to such stories".
England's only focus in Mohali is KOHLI...
England's bowlers are wary of Indian skipper Virat Kohli's recent good form and are looking to come up with plans to get him out early.
Will Indian women's team play against Pakistan in Asia Cup T20?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday confirmed that the Indian women's team will take part in the Asia Cup, beginning in Bangkok on Saturday, but uncertainty remains over the side playing arch-rivals Pakistan in the continental competition.
PHOTOS: Du Plessis hits defiant ton to silence Adelaide boos
South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis silenced the boos of the Adelaide crowd with a defiant century before declaring on 259 for nine and giving his bowlers a crack at Australia in the final hour of the opening day of the day-night third Test on Thursday.
Taylor recognises risk of playing with eye condition
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is aware that another cheap dismissal in the second Test against Pakistan could give rise to questions about his eye condition and whether it has affected his performance.
November 23, 2016
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 1 run to enter final
Sri Lanka took three wickets in the last three overs to snatch a thrilling one-run victory over West Indies in the triangular one-day series on Wednesday.
Ranji: Shreyas keeps Mumbai afloat; Delhi in trouble
Shreyas Iyer was the lone ranger as his unbeaten 191 helped Mumbai to 328/6 in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Gujarat in Hubballi on Wednesday.
Ranji cricketer hospitalised after being hit on head
Hyderabad opener Tanmay Agarwal was taken to hospital after being hit on the head while fielding in his team's Ranji Trophy Group C match against Chhattisgarh.
BCCI never responded to ICC mails on Indo-Pak women's matches
The ICC's decision to award six points to Pakistan after the Indian women's team was deemed to have forfeited each of the three matches of the ICC Women's Championship was a result of non-communication from the BCCI about the team's participation.
'Hopefully I will get a chance with Rohit injured'
Mandeep Singh's confidence is on a high after an enlightening A tour to Australia where he spoke at length on his batting with the legendary Rahul Dravid.
Former Pakistan cricketers ask ICC to ban Kohli
Despite the International Cricket Council's (ICC) clause nullifying the ball-tampering allegation against Virat Kohli, former Pakistan cricketers have demanded the world's cricketing governing body to penalise the Indian Test skipper in the incident which relates to the drawn Rajkot Test against England.
Former SA captain Botha becomes Australian citizen
Four years after moving from South Africa, former Proteas all-rounder Johan Botha is now officially an Australian citizen.
BCCI furious as ICC penalises women's team for not playing Pakistan
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's relations with the International Cricket Council, headed by former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar, hit a new low after the Indian women's cricket team was docked six points for not playing bilateral series with Pakistan between August 1 to October 31 as per agreement.
Bird is the word for new-look Australia in Adelaide
Opener Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddinson will all play their first Tests at Adelaide Oval after selectors wielded the axe following the Hobart humiliation, which gave South Africa an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
India's women team to forfeit matches vs Pakistan
India have forfeited three matches of the International Cricket Council Women's Championship for failing to play scheduled fixtures against Pakistan amid ongoing political tension between the South Asian rivals.
Ponting interested in chairman of selectors role
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says he would consider the role of chairman of selectors if offered the job and is also open to discussions on a coaching position with the team.
Parthiv to replace injured Saha for Mohali Test
Wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel made a comeback to the Indian Test team after a long gap as he was drafted into the team as a replacement for the injured Wriddhiman Saha for the third Test against England, starting in Mohali, on Saturday.
Du Plessis denies cheating, says made 'scapegoat' by ICC
South Africa cricket captain Faf du Plessis expressed disappointment on Wednesday that his sanction for ball-tampering had taken the "shine" off the Proteas' series-winning triumph in Australia and denied he had intended to cheat.
November 22, 2016
Ranji round-up: 40 wickets fall inside 2 days as Baroda beat Bengal
It was another Ranji Trophy match at Bansi Lal Stadium that turned out to be farcical contest as Baroda beat Bengal by 21 runs with 40 wickets falling well inside two days.
Claims of Kohli participating in ball tampering nullified
Allegations of ball tampering levelled against Indian Test captain Virat Kohli by a British tabloid do not hold ground as per the specific clauses in the ICC's Rules and Regulations about playing conditions.
Here's what made Kohli a fitness freak
The stories on how Virat Kohli attained supreme fitness are well documented but not many know of his candid chat with former India coach Duncan Fletcher before he went on to become one of the fittest cricketers in the world.
Women's T20I West Indies complete series clean sweep vs India
Harmanpreet Kaur's half-century went in vain as West Indies women eked out a 15-run victory over India to complete a 3-0 sweep of the T20I series in Malapadu, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
Ashwin's 'bunny' Duckett may be left out of Mohali Test
England are set to recall Jos Buttler as a specialist batsman in their team for the third Test against India in Mohali with Ben Duckett facing the axe after his struggles against off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the first two matches.
Bhuvneshwar back in Indian Test squad, Gambhir dropped
Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir was dropped while India's medium pacer Bhuvaneswar was recalled to the 16-man squad for the next three Tests against England.
Sri Lanka's Lakmal fined half match-fee for misconduct
Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal has been fined half of his match fee for throwing the ball dangerously at Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during their abandoned one-day international in Bulawayo on Monday.
Kohli rises to career-high fourth in ICC Test rankings
India captain Virat Kohli shot up 10 slots to reach a career-high fourth position in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after producing a man of the match performance in the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam.
Pakistan captain Misbah banned due to slow over rate
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been banned for one Test and his team fined for their slow over rate during the first match against New Zealand in Christchurch.
Can Aussies salvage pride in Adelaide?
Going into the final Test against South Africa, Australia are staring at the lowest ebb in their 140-year cricketing history.
Du Plessis guilty of ball-tampering, cleared to play
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was cleared to play the third and final Test against Australia after a hearing by the International Cricket Council in Adelaide, on Tuesday.
Kohli pleased to have 'dangerous' Shami back
India captain Virat Kohli lauded his bowlers, saying that they strike as a unit and none of them are hungry for any personal milestone.
November 21, 2016
Ashwin enjoys a cup of coffee with naval officials following Vizag win
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin shared a cup of coffee with Indian Naval sailors and officers after the team clinched a massive 245-run victory over England in the second Test at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Monday.
Nearly 100 tenders pending as BCCI top brass under fire
With the Lodha Committee seeking direction from the Supreme Court on appointment of former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai as observer to "guide" BCCI, the top brass of the board are unaware as to how the process of awarding nearly 100 pending tenders will be carried out.
Bad weather forces Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka ODI to be abandoned
Lightning and heavy rain caused Monday's one-day international between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka be abandoned after 13 overs.
Ranji round-up: 23 wickets fall as Bengal, Baroda struggle in Lahli
A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Monday
Lodha panel moves SC to appoint G K Pillai as BCCI observer
The apex court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to appoint former home secretary G K Pillai as an observer to guide' the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the administrative works including award of contracts, transparency norms and holding of future domestic, international and Indian Premier League matches.
Captain Cook defends England's defensive tactics
England's defensive batting approach against India was a conscious decision to save the second Test on a wearing track, the touring side's captain Alastair Cook said after the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the series in Visakhapatnam on Monday.
Kohli enjoys leading team, to assess 'load of captaincy' after 3 years
'Maybe in three-four years time I can analyse how much load I am feeling but at the moment it's coming along nicely'
Why England lost the 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam
England openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed made India's bowlers toil without success for 50 overs on Sunday but their lack of intent to score runs made the team's survival even more difficult, the hosts' captain Virat Kohli said.
Find out Kohli's success mantra in Test cricket
The India captain's formula of getting runs consistently is just to go out there and live in the situation rather than thinking of runs as his ultimate goal.
Kohli praises debutant Jayant Yadav's character
Indian captain Virat Kohli heaped praise on his bowlers, especially debutant Jayant Yadav, for their contribution in the 246-run win over England in the second cricket Test in Visakhapatnam on Monday.
SA security shoves journo trying to interview Du Plessis
South Africa have accused an Australian TV station of harassing captain Faf du Plessis after a reporter was involved in a physical confrontation with a team security guard at Adelaide Airport on Monday.
PHOTOS: India trounce England by 246 runs to take 1-0 lead
India spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav claimed three wickets apiece in the second innings to lead the hosts to a comfortable 246-run win in the second Test against England on Monday and a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Spinners lift India to big win in Vizag
India's spinners wreaked havoc on Day 5 as England were bowled out for a paltry 158 to go down by a huge margin of 246 runs in the second Test in Visakhapatnam.
November 20, 2016
How Broad and Anderson learned to bowl in India from Zaheer
England seamer Stuart Board said he has learned a few tricks from former India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan on how to excel on the sub-continent pitches.
Gambhir, Dhawan to open for Delhi in Ranji Trophy
Veteran opener Gautam Gambhir and fit-again Shikhar Dhawan are set to open the innings for a bolstered Delhi side that is desperate to log home six points against Team Rajasthan in their sixth round Ranji Trophy group B encounter, in Wayanad, on Monday.
Indian eves go down to WI in 2nd T20I, lose series
Indian women suffered a batting collapse to lose the second T20 International by 31 runs and help West Indies women take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Injured Broad set to miss Mohali Test
England pacer Stuart Broad said he needs time to recover from his damaged tendon on the right foot, indicating that he is all set to miss the third Test against India in Mohali starting on Saturday.
Won't be easy to bat on Day 5, Pujara warns England
Captain Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed may have frustrated the Indians with their dogged defence on Day 4 but Cheteshwar Pujara says it will be extremely tough for England to bat through the fifth and final of the second Test in Visakhapatnam.
India stay on top after Cook's late dismissal
India's spinners were thwarted by a splendid display of ultra-defensive batting by England before the hosts took control dismissing rival skipper Alastair Cook on an engrossing fourth day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam.
Ross Taylor suffering from vision problems, confirms NZ coach
New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson has confirmed that senior batsman Ross Taylor has vision problems and will be soon seeing an eye specialist before the second Test of the ongoing two-match series against Pakistan.
PHOTOS: Ashwin, Jadeja strike late to put India in control
England claimed seven Indian wickets in an extended morning session on the fourth day on Sunday to bowl out the hosts for 204 but will need to pull off a stiff 405-run chase on a fast-deteriorating wicket to win the second Test in Visakhapatnam.
Australia make drastic changes to avoid whitewash
Australia's selectors have responded to the threat of a first ever Test series sweep on home soil by dropping five players from their squad for the third match against South Africa, which begins in Adelaide on Thursday.
1st Test: Williamson guides NZ to win over Pakistan
Kane Williamson, leading New Zealand in a Test for the first time at home, scored his 24th half century to guide the hosts to an eight-wicket victory in the first test against Pakistan in Christchurch on Sunday.
November 19, 2016
Tri-series: Tiripano heroics earn Zimbabwe tie with West Indies
Zimbabwe seamer Donald Tiripano bowled a superb final over to help his side earn a dramatic tie in their Tri-Series one-day international against West Indies in Bulawayo on Saturday.
England confident of countering Ashwin challenge in fourth innings
'In that first Test we played him nicely. He did bowl nicely, we know going into the fourth innings we can play Ashwin well'
Rookie Jayant credits Ashwin for his rise
Ravichandran Ashwin has played a big role in grooming Jayant Yadav and the debutant profusely thanked India's star spinner for his impressive debut in the second Cricket Test against England on Visakhapatnam.
Broad suffers tendon strain but will continue to bowl
England fast bowler Stuart Broad suffered a tendon strain on day three of the second Test but he will continue to bowl in India's second innings.
Is a CA job awaiting Ponting?
With Mahela Jayawardene named coach of Mumbai Indians on Friday, speculation is rife that former Australia skipper and the IPL franchise coach Ricky Ponting may be in contention for a big role in a revamped Australian cricket.
Five-star Ashwin puts India in control on Day 3
Ravichandran Ashwin was back in his elements with yet another five-wicket haul, setting up a perfect launch pad for skipper Virat Kohli to extend India's lead to 298 runs against England on the third day of the second cricket Test in Visakhapatnam.
Steyn takes a dig at Aussies over ball tampering charge
South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn has not allowed a series-ending injury to prevent him from backing his captain Faf du Plessis over allegations of ball tampering, suggesting Australia are using the incident as an excuse for losing.
PHOTOS: Kohli, Ashwin give India total control of 2nd Test
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow hit half-centuries and combined in a sixth-wicket stand of 110 to launch England's fightback against India in the second Test on Saturday.
Akhtar likely to be appointed as Pakistan's bowling consultant
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling over approaching former speedster Shoaib Akhtar for the bowling consultant role as it continues its search for big names to mentor cricketers at the National Cricket Academy (NCA)
New Zealand take control of 1st Test against Pakistan
Pakistan's seam attack dragged their side back into the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday by capturing seven wickets before lunch, bowling the hosts out for 200 on the third day.
November 18, 2016
Indian eves suffer six-wicket defeat to Windies in opening T20I
The Indian women's cricket team slumped to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in the opening Twenty20 international of the three-match series at the Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Mulapadu, Vijaywada, on Friday.
Debutant Yadav 'can't wait to start doing this again tomorrow'
'Since the time I remember, since I have started playing serious cricket, not in the streets but in an academy, I have dreamt of this day'
England need to show guts and application to get back into game
With England gasping for breath after losing half their side on day two, assistant coach Paul Farbrace said he was not surprised by how the day panned out at Visakhapatnam on Friday.
Ashwin 'carries a psychological advantage' over England
A livid Ravichandran Ashwin asked the media to stop criticising the slow and spin-suited Indian pitches, saying he is fed up answering the oft-repeated queries.
Jayawardene replaces Ponting as Mumbai Indians coach
Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the new head coach of Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians for the 2017 season.
India spin a web around England batsmen to take massive lead on Day 2
India spinners roared back to form and leave England reeling at 103 for five in their first innings as the hosts strengthened their position on Day 2 of the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Friday.
PHOTOS: Ashwin's all-round show puts India in control
England off-spinner Moeen Ali claimed three quick wickets to help restrict India to 415 for seven on the second morning of the second test on Friday.
South Africa captain du Plessis charged with ball tampering
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been charged with ball tampering, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.
I admire how Kohli constructs his innings: Root
England batsman Joe Root is all praise for Virat Kohli, saying he admires the way the swashbuckling Indian batsman constructs his innings and make big contributions across all the three formats of the game.
NZ hold advantage vs Pakistan after debutants shine
All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme took six for 41 in the best haul for a New Zealand cricketer on debut as the hosts dismissed Pakistan for 133 before tea on the second day of the first test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Friday.
November 17, 2016
Uneven Vizag pitch leaves England worried after Day 1
Pace spearhead James Anderson said the visitors will have to bowl and bat out of their skins to dig themselves out of trouble in the second Test.
Out of favour Gambhir set to be released for Ranji Trophy
Veteran batsman Gautam Gambhir is all set to be released by the Indian team management as the Delhi and District Cricket Association's selection committee has named him in the 16-member Delhi squad for the upcoming Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan.
How Kumble's advice turned things around for Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara, who is in the form of his life, says he has not made any change in his technique but the intent has surely changed on the advice of head coach Anil Kumble.
Kohli leads the way as India dominate Day 1 of Vizag Test
Skipper Virat Kohli batted like a man possessed, slamming an unbeaten 151 in company of another centurion Cheteshwar Pujara to steer India to a commendable 317 for four against England on Day 1 of the second Test in Visakhapatnam.
Cook to remain England Test captain, says Strauss
Director of England cricket Andrew Strauss expects Alastair Cook to carry on as the test captain well into the summer of 2017, saying the 31-year-old is comfortable with the responsibility.
Trevor Hohns, Greg Chappell join Australia's selection panel
Trevor Hohns has been named Australia's interim chairman of selector following Rod Marsh's resignation from the role, with former Test great Greg Chappell also joining the national panel on interim basis to rescue the team from current crisis situation.
PHOTOS: Kohli, Pujara punish England on day 1
Captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara made centuries and shared a stand of 226 to put India on course for a big first-innings total against England on the first day of the second Test on Thursday.
Bowlers deliver bonus-point win for WI vs SL
Limited overs specialist Jonathan Carter and debutant Rovman Powell both hit lusty knocks to carry West Indies to a 62-run run victory over Sri Lanka in their triangular series match on Wednesday.
Australian batsman Voges struck on helmet by bouncer
Australia batsman Adam Voges has copped a sickening blow to the head while batting for Western Australian on Thursday in the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania.
BCCI allows India women's team to play against Pakistan?
India has agreed to play against Pakistan in the women's Asia Twenty 20 Cup in Thailand, PCB sources have claimed.
NZ vs Pak, 1st Test: Rain washes out first day's play
Persistent rain forced the abandonment of the first day's play of the first cricket Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday.
November 16, 2016
Ranji round-up: Captain Vinay stars as Karnataka thump Rajasthan
A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Wednesday
Indian women complete series sweep against WI women
Veda Krishnamurthy hit a strokeful fifty before left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad returned with impressive figures of 4-34 as Indian women defeated West Indies women by 15 runs in the third ODI to complete a 3-0 series whitewash, in Mulapadu, Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday.
Sachin visits adopted village, calls for clean, healthy India
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has called for making the country 'Swachh' and 'Swasth' Bharat (clean and healthy India), while encouraging children to be more active in sports.
Wicked Vizag wicket has Cook prepared for whatever is dished out
'People will have to step up and be prepared to put the hard yards in. Everyone starts on nought now'
ICC reviewing Du Plessis lollypop footage for ball tampering
'A day after South Africa took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series in Australia by winning in Hobart, footage emerged showing Du Plessis with a white lolly in his mouth, licking his finger before shining the ball'
Fit Anderson puts England in bowling dilemma for Vizag Test
England Test skipper Alastair Cook has said that his side will make a late call if they would stick with the same playing XI that played in Rajkot Test or would rest seamer Chris Woakes for the second match of the five-match series against India beginning on Thursday in Visakhapatnam.
Consultant Saqlain keeps things simple: Ansari
England's young left-arm spin bowler Zafar Ansari says he closely followed Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha's action and tried to learn from Murali Kartik during their county stints at Surrey.
Catches win matches, captain Kohli reminds India's fielders
India captain Virat Kohli has demanded better catching from his fielders after they let England off the hook on the opening morning of the drawn series opener in Rajkot.
Focus on spinners as India eye improved showing in Vizag
Under fire after a below-par show on a good batting strip, the Indian spinners will aim for an improved show on a comparatively more helpful track as they take on a gritty England in the second Test, starting in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
KL Rahul is our No.1 choice, we are going to start with him: Kohli
India Test captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday declared fit-again K L Rahul as the team's No.1 choice opener, ruling out veteran Gautam Gambhir's chances of playing in the second Test against England, starting in Visakhapatnam, from Thursday.
Kohli on demonetisation: 'Greatest move in the history of Indian politics'
India's Test skipper Virat Kohli described Modi government's demonetisation move as the greatest in the country's political history.
Marsh steps down as Australia's chairman of selectors
Rod Marsh resigned as Australia's chairman of selectors in the wake of the Test team's 2-0 series loss to South Africa.
'Disgrace to the baggy green': Aus media slam team
Australia's hapless performances in the 2-0 series loss to South Africa came in for huge criticism from the country's local media on Wednesday, with demands for heads to roll in both the dressing room and the corridors of power at Cricket Australia.
What is wrong with the Australian cricket team?
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland rejected clarion calls for a formal review and said the game is in "good shape" despite the Test team's fifth successive defeat.
Should India retain Mishra for the Vizag Test?
Should India should include an extra batsman in Karun Nair? Or should all-rounder Hardik Pandya be added to give the team more balance?
November 15, 2016
Ranji round-up: Suryakumar stars for Mumbai, UP need 252 more to win
A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Tuesday
Kumble confirms: Rahul to be included in Team India's starting XI
India's chief coach Anil Kumble has made it amply clear that opener KL Rahul would be making a comeback into the playing XI against England in the second Test starting on Thursday.
Kumble not concerned about 'important' Anderson's impending return
India's head coach Anil Kumble has admitted that James Anderson, who is available for selection for the second Test starting on Thursday in Visakhapatnam, would definitely make England strong if included in the playing XI.
Fit-again Dhawan set to play for Delhi in Ranji Trophy
Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan is all set to be back in action having recovered from a fractured left-thumb sustained during the second Test match against New Zealand at Kolkata in September.
KL Rahul added to India squad for second Test in Vizag
Karnataka opening batsman KL Rahul, who scored a century in the Ranji Trophy, has been added to the Indian squad for the second Test against England, starting in Visakhapatnam, on Thursday.
I'm embarrassed to be sitting here in this position: Aus captain Smith
Australia captain Steven Smith said he was embarrassed by his team's performance against South Africa and accused his players of lacking pride in their wickets after another batting collapse paved the way to a crushing 2-0 series defeat.
Du Plessis lauds 'relentless' South Africa pace attack
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis lauded his "relentless" bowlers for their match-winning performance against Australia in Hobart on Tuesday and dedicated the series win to absent Proteas Dale Steyn and AB De Villiers.
DRS should be standardised everywhere in the world: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar said the BCCI can adopt it on a permanent basis if they are convinced with the modified review system and called for the technology to be standardised across the world. PHOTOS: South Africa humiliate Australia in Hobart to seal series
Replacement paceman Kyle Abbott took 6-77 as South Africa completed an innings and 80-run humiliation of Australia the second Test in Hobart on Tuesday to seal the three-match series with a game to spare.
November 14, 2016
Ranji round-up: Bowlers give Mumbai slender first innings lead over UP
A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Monday
ODI Tri-series: Hasty Sri Lanka thump Zimbabwe by 8 wickets
Opener Dhananjaya de Silva struck an unbeaten 78 to help Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets on Monday in the opening match of the triangular one-day tournament that also features West Indies.
ICC Test rankings: Root closes in on top spot, Pujara up to 11th
England batsman Joe Root and Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath have moved up to second positions in their respective ICC Test player rankings but failed to displace top-ranked batsman Steve Smith and bowler Ravichandran Ashwin.
De Kock and the Gilchrist parallels
Playing down comparisons drawn with Australian wicket-keeping great Adam Gilchrist, South Africa batting mainstay Quinton de Kock has insisted that he just focuses on playing his own game.
When KP was mistaken for alleged match-fixer Alviro Petersen
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed unhappiness after his photograph was attached to a newspaper article regarding the sensational match-fixing news about Alviro Petersen.
Will the pitch assist spinners in 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam?
The notorious wicket has previously led to teams being bowled out for low scores in ODIs and Ranji Trophy
Ranji match-officiating Aussie umpire hospitalised
Australian umpire Sam Nogajski was forced to discontinue officiating a Ranji Trophy match between Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai on Monday, as he was hospitalized for dehydration with his Indian counterpart Virender Sharma doing duty from both ends.
England's best performance in my tenure: Coach Bayliss
England coach Trevor Bayliss has dubbed his team's performance in the drawn first Test against India as "the best since he had been with the Alastair Cook-led team".
Cricket Australia defends under-fire captain Smith
Cricket Australia (CA) has come in defence of skipper Steve Smith who has been under fire post the series whitewash in Sri Lanka, followed by defeat against South Africa in the opening Test in Perth, going 0-1 in the three-match series.
Tendulkar's special Children's Day celebration
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Monday celebrated Children's Day in a special way by playing street cricket with school children from the 'Make-A-Wish India' foundation at the M.I.G. Cricket Club in Mumbai.
Should India retain Amit Mishra for second Test?
Much was expected from the Indian spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test of the five-match series against England. But the batting paradise at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Rajkot turned out to be difficult one for the bowlers with the match ending in a tense draw on Sunday.
First Pakistan Test still on after New Zealand earthquake
The first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan is scheduled to go head this week after engineers checked the safety of the Christchurch cricket venue following a massive earthquake that rattled the centre of the country early on Monday.
Which Indian has the best average in the 4th innings?
Rajneesh Gupta presents all the numbers from the first Test in Rajkot.
Batting in the top-order 'feels good', says all-rounder Deepti Sharma
Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who was promoted in the first two ODIs against West Indies, has admitted that batting at the top of the order makes her "feel good" and gives a different kind of confidence altogether.
Ex-Proteas opener Alviro Petersen denies match-fixing charges
Former South Africa opener Alviro Petersen has rejected a Cricket South Africa (CSA) charge that he fixed matches in the national Twenty20 franchise championship last season.
Australia fight, but SA still in command of 2nd Test
Quinton de Kock shone on a gloomy day in Hobart with a sparkling century that propelled South Africa to a commanding 203-run lead over Australia at lunch on day three of the second Test on Monday.
November 13, 2016
Ranji round-up: KL Rahul makes fluent return; Bengal crawl to 190/3
A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Sunday
We had all our bases covered: Kohli
India skipper Virat Kohli said critics cannot now question his team's ability to force a draw from tough situations as he dug his heels and led the side to a draw in the series-opener, in Rajkot on Sunday.
Cook full of praise for his team of 'world class players'
'We did a lot of very good things. Just couldn't quite get over the line'
India women steamroll West Indies to wrap up series
The Indian women's cricket team took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against the West Indies with an emphatic five-wicket win in the second ODI in Mulapudu, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday.
Important to play against momentum sometimes: Kohli
'England are a quality side, their bowlers put constant pressure. We need to accept what happened'
Captain Kohli helps India escape with a draw in Rajkot
India survived a scare before managing to draw the first Test against England, who gained the psychological advantage after enjoying the upper-hand for the better part of the five days, in Rajkot, on Sunday.
Steyn out for six months after shoulder surgery
The 33-year-old Steyn returned home for the operation in Cape Town, which was performed on Thursday, and had a screw inserted in his right shoulder blade.
PHOTOS: England frustrated as India hold out to draw Rajkot Test
India captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 49 to deny England victory in an intriguing final session of the opening Test of the five-match series in Rajkot on Sunday.
Bravo dropped from West Indies squad for 'idiot' tweet
Batsman Darren Bravo has been dropped from the West Indies squad in Zimbabwe for a triangular one-day international series because of "unacceptable behaviour", the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Saturday.
Rain washes out day two of Australia vs SA Test
Rain washed out day two of the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Hobart on Sunday.
November 12, 2016
Dinda, Ojha in ugly feud ahead of Bengal's Ranji tie
Former India players Pragyan Ojha and Ashok Dinda were on Saturday involved in an ugly feud ahead of Bengal's Ranji Trophy group league encounter against Tamil Nadu in Rajkot and both nearly came to exchanging blows during the training session.
Stats: Kohli's unique dismissal, Cook's dominance in India
Statistical highlights of the fourth day's play of the first cricket Test between India and England in Rajkot on Saturday.
'Calm' Hameed may be answer to England opening conundrum
England's protracted search for a long-term opening partner for captain Alastair Cook could be over after teenager Haseeb Hameed showed great skill and maturity to score his maiden test fifty on debut against India on Saturday.
Former SA batsman Alviro Petersen charged with match fixing
Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Saturday they have charged former batsman Alviro Petersen with match fixing following a lengthy and ongoing investigation.
All three results are still possible: Adil Rashid
A draw may seem the most likely outcome but England leg-spinner Adil Rashid did not rule out the possibility of a result in the opening cricket Test against India in Rajkot on Saturday.
Rajkot Test: Why Vijay feels India still have the edge
They might have been disappointing so far but Indian opener Murali Vijay is still hopeful that the Indian spinners will utilise the spin-friendly conditions on the final day.
Australia's batting in crisis, admits coach Lehmann
Coach Darren Lehmann voiced concern about Australia's batting lineup after a catastrophic display in which the hosts were bowled out for 85 by South Africa on the first day of the second Test in Hobart on Saturday.
Indian spinners struggle again as England build lead
The Indian spin troika's inability to get breakthroughs on a good batting track was exposed once again as the first cricket Test against England meandered towards a draw after a solid century stand by the visiting team's openers here on the penultimate day.
How note ban has impacted India-England Test in Rajkot
The SCA Stadium has seen largely empty stands on the first three days of the opening match of a five-Test series between India and England and local organisers blame it on the cash crunch.
PHOTOS: Rashid, Hameed give England the upperhand
Debutant Haseeb Hameed struck his maiden fifty and shared an unbroken century partnership with captain Alastair Cook to push England's lead over India to 163 runs on day four of the first Test in Rajkot, on Saturday.
PHOTOS: South Africa in control after Australia crash for 85
South Africa routed Australia for 85 and then weathered a batting crisis of their own before pushing to a lead of 86 runs after a bowler-dominated opening day of the second Test in Hobart on Saturday.
November 11, 2016
Rohit 'can't wait to return' following surgery
The surgery, conducted on his right upper quadriceps tendon, was necessitated after picking up an injury during the fifth and final ODI at Visakhapatnam on October 29.
Stats: Vijay-Pujara partnership crosses 2000-run mark!
It was a day full of runs for Team India on a placid track as local boy Cheteshwar Pujara and opening batsman Murali Vijay struck impressive centuries on Friday, to push India's first innings tally to 319 for 45 in response to England's mammoth 537.
When England's patience and perseverance paid off
'We bowled to two outstanding batsmen in good conditions, a very good cricket pitch. But to be able to pick up two wickets at the end certainly has given our dressing room a huge lift tonight'
We want to bat well tomorrow and press for a win: Pujara
'It's the communication, both of us have been playing Test cricket for a long time. Especially me and him -- we are playing (only) this format particularly and we have spent a lot time not just on field by talking about this format'
Vijay, Pujara lead India's fightback with tons
Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara led India's determined response to England's mammoth first innings total of 537 as they struck dogged hundreds to guide the hosts to 319 for four on the third day of the first Test in Rajkot, on Friday.
England cricketers pay respects to Armed Forces on Armistice Day
The visiting England cricket team paid tribute to their nation's war dead on Armistice Day, wearing the red flower symbol 'poppy' and observing a minute's silence before the start of the third day's play in the first Test against India in Rajkot on Friday.
Do-or-die for struggling Australians at Hobart
A mis-firing Australia head into the second Test against South Africa in Hobart under pressure to save the series and avert a full-blown crisis which would almost certainly be triggered by a fifth consecutive Test defeat.
PHOTOS: India dominate before late wickets boost England
Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara hit centuries and shared a stand of 209 to lead India to 319-4 in their first innings on the third day of the opening Test in Rajkot, on Friday, trailing England by 218 runs.
November 10, 2016
Herath runs through Zimbabwe as Sri Lanka sweep series
Rangana Herath grabbed Zimbabwe's final three wickets to return figures of 8-63 as Sri Lanka wasted little time in finishing off the hosts on the final morning of the second test at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday.
Don't expect Ashwin to pick 5-wicket hauls regularly: Ganguly
Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels that India's pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have to lift their game as one can't expect Ravichandran Ashwin or a Ravindra Jadeja to pick fifers consistently on good pitches against quality opposition.
Stats: Only the 10th instance of three visiting centurions
# England (537) have recorded their third highest total vs India in Tests in India - the top two being 652 for seven wickets declared at Chennai in January 1985 and 559 for eight wickets declared at Kanpur in February 1964.
Rajkot Test: Moeen Ali's warning to India
India's batsmen would have to watch out for variable bounce more than prodigious turn on a Rajkot wicket which was at its best for batting on the first two days, England centurion Moeen Ali said on Thursday.
Dropped chances by India set the tone: Moeen Ali
If England have reached a commanding position in the first Test, the dropped catches have contributed immensely, said England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who himself struck a century.
It's not only Ashwin's responsibility to get wickets: Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday stood firmly behind under-fire spinner Ravichandran Ashwin stating that it's not the responsibility alone of the Tamil Nadu tweaker to get England to get all the wickets.
Indian eves secure six-wicket win over Windies in first ODI
Veda Krishnamurthy struck a blistering half-century as the Indian women cricket team clinched a comprehensive six-wicket win over West Indies in the first ODI of three-match series at the Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Mulapadu, Vijayawada on Thursday.
India make cautious start after England pile up 537
Indian spinners were taken to the cleaners by the English batsmen as the visitors posted a mammoth 537 on the second day of the opening cricket Test in Rajkot on Thursday.
Actual fun is when you bowl on challenging tracks: Harbhajan
Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that the "actual fun is when one bowls on challenging tracks", which can't exactly be called rank turners.
Aussies need to identify big moments in Tests: Gilchrist
In February next year, Australia are scheduled to travel to India for a four-Test series and former captain Adam Gilchrist said going by their recent outing the Aussies need to work hard on identifying big moments where they lack consistency.
PHOTOS: Stokes punishes India as England amass huge total
All-rounder Ben Stokes lived a charmed life to register his fourth century as England punished a sloppy India to post a huge first innings total on the second day of the opening Test in Rajkot, on Thursday.
Anderson likely to play second Test against India
England pace spearhead James Anderson says he is hopeful of being declared match fit to play in the second Test against India starting on November 17 in the port city of Visakhapatnam.
New Zealand axe Guptill for Pakistan Tests
New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill has been dropped for the Test series against Pakistan and the uncapped Jeet Raval is poised to make his debut.
5 memorable Indian wins against England at home
Starring Mankad, Bedi, Siva, Azhar and Sachin.
November 09, 2016
When DRS grabbed the spotlight at Rajkot
The Decision Review System has for a long time been a subject of controversy in Indian cricket, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India being averse to the technology.
Hafeez to appear for bowling assessment on Nov 17
Pakistan's seasoned all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez's international career now depends solely on him clearing a bowling assessment test of the International Cricket Council to be held on November 17 in Brisbane.
Herath spins Sri Lanka to the brink of victory against Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath took five wickets for the second time in the match as they moved to the brink of victory on the fourth day of the second and final test against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
Ambassador Dravid salutes Blind T20 WC cricketers
'The growth of blind cricket adds to the opportunity that exists for them to able to showcase what they are doing and it is up to the cricketers and people to recognise the great work being done'
We were pretty comfortable against the spinners, says confident Root
'Hopefully, tomorrow Moeen and Stokesy (Ben Stokes) can go on and make a really big score, big partnership and take us into a really good position going into the second innings'
Bangar rues dropped catches as England's Root gets stuck in
Putting down catches of England captain Alastair Cook and debutant opener Haseeb Hameed in the first hour of play spoiled India's chances of getting an early crack at the visiting team's middle-order, conceded India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar after the first day's play of the Rajkot Test on Wednesday.
'If India doesn't want to play us in ICC events, we should get points'
'I told the ICC members that we had been suffering huge losses since the last nine years cause India was just not ready to play with us as per the bilateral calendar'
SA's Robin Peterson bids adieu to cricket
Former South African all-rounder Robin Peterson has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect, saying that he is looking forward to pursuing other interests and spending time with his family.
Root puts England in command as India toil in Rajkot
Indian bowlers were made to toil as England began their campaign on a promising note, riding on star batsman Joe Root's 11th century to finish the opening day of the first cricket Test at a solid 311/4 in Rajkot on Wednesday.
Warne offers himself up for Australia T20 coaching gig
Legendary spinner Shane Warne has expressed his desire to coach the Australian cricket team in the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka to be held in February next year.
PHOTOS: Root and Moeen put England on top on Day 1
Images from Day 1 of the opening Test between India and England in Rajkot on Wednesday.
Saurashtra's cricketing heroes: From Durani to Jadeja
It took 84 long years for Test cricket to come to the land of Ranjitsinhji, the man after whom India's premier domestic cricket tournament 'Ranji Trophy' is named.
India should either play with us or compensate for damages: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has demanded monetary compensation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) for damages after India's refusal to play the scheduled series.
Herath puts Zimbabwe in a spin as SL extend lead
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed five wickets as Sri Lanka took control of the second and final test against Zimbabwe on day three on Tuesday.
November 08, 2016
BCCI top brass happy after SC gives green light to Rajkot Test
The BCCI top brass is relieved that the Test series between England and India is starting at Rajkot on Wednesday as per schedule.
Pakistan's Amir to join English county Essex in 2017
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who spent time in jail and served a five-year ban for spot-fixing, will play for English county Essex next season, the club said on Tuesday.
How Dhoni feels India can win Olympic medals
India limited overs cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that Olympic medals will remain elusive for the the country until the couch loving youth turn to outdoor sport.
International cricket can come back to Pakistan: Zaheer Abbas
Former ICC president and Test captain Zaheer Abbas believes Pakistan will eventually revive international cricket in the country.
IPL 10 may start from April 5, auctions on Feb 4: Shukla
The 10th edition of Indian Premier League may begin from April 5 next year, less than a week after the Test series against Australia ends on March 29, while the players' auction will be held in Bengaluru on February 4.
Ranji: Mumbai, Punjab secure big wins; Pant's record ton
Riding on Tushar Deshpande's five-wicket haul, defending champions Mumbai registered a comfortable 10-wicket win over Railways and grabbed six points in their Ranji Trophy Group A match in Mysore on Tuesday.
IPL 10 players auction to be held in Bengaluru next month
The Indian Premier League players' auction for season 10, which will be the final edition under the existing 10-year contract, will be held in Bengaluru next month.
SC allows BCCI to release funds for Rajkot Test
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to disburse Rs.56 lakhs for the opening Test of the five-match series against England, starting from Wednesday in Rajkot.
'England tour made me realise what I need to improve'
Virat Kohli is aware of his rather modest batting record against England but the India captain is not putting himself under any pressure against them in the five-Test series beginning at Rajkot on Wednesday.
DRS is no rocket science: Captain Kohli
The Indian cricket team is not losing sleep over the introduction of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the five-Test series against England commencing in Rajkot on Wednesday with captain Virat Kohli saying the referral process is not rocket science.
Cook slams speculations over captaincy
England captain Alastair Cook played down speculation that the upcoming Test series against India could be his last as skipper.
Ashwin still leads Test rankings while Rabada, De Kock leap
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock have achieved career-high positions in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings after firing South Africa to an emphatic 177-run victory over Australia in the opening Test of the three-match series in Perth on Monday.
Delhi's Rishabh Pant creates Indian cricket history
Delhi's young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant batted himself into the record books as he struck the fastest ever hundred by an Indian in a first-class game by hitting a 48-ball ton against Jharkhand in a Ranji Trophy encounter in Thumba, Kerala, on Tuesday.
Record-nearing captain Cook may step down after India series
England opener Alastair Cook has hinted that the upcoming five-match Test series against India could be his last one as captain.
Fact check: History apart, Kohli-Kumble leadership could demolish Eng
With only a day to go for the start of the much-anticipated five-match Test series between India and England, all eyes would be on aggressive skipper Virat Kohli as he readies to motivate his boys and avenge the 2012 home series loss against Alastair Cook's men.
India aim to consolidate number one Test ranking
Top ranked Indian cricket team will be aiming to, at least, draw the five-Test series against England, starting in Rajkot on Wednesday, to ensure that it seals the number one Test spot at the end of the year.
Aus paceman Siddle ruled out of second Test vs SA
Australia paceman Peter Siddle has been ruled out of the second test against South Africa in Hobart with a lower back injury, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.
CA bring Harris, Haddin on board as coaching staff
Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and fast bowler Ryan Harris will join the team's coaching staff for the tour of New Zealand in January, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday.
'India must take a 1-0 lead from Rajkot'
Arvind Pujara, who usually does not go to watch any Test in which his son Cheteshwar plays, says he is "very keen" to be at the SCA Stadium from Day One.
BCCI moves SC seeking funds for Rajkot Test
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Tuesday, moved the Supreme Court seeking disbursal of funds for conducting Rajkot Test that starts on Wednesday.
Did Chappell make a racist comment against SA pacer Rabada?
Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has come under fire for his comment on Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada made during the first Test at the WACA in Perth, which offended the South African fans.
Can depleted England repeat 2012 magic in India?
Alastair Cook's England seem to have neither the form nor the resources to repeat their 2012 heroics against an Indian team determined to cement their top Test rankings in a five-match series starting at Rajkot on Wednesday.
November 07, 2016
Sri Lanka take command of second Test vs Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe lost two early wickets but recovered to finish 126 for two at the close on the second day of the second Test on Monday in reply to Sri Lanka's first-innings total of 504.
IPL Governing Council Meeting on Tuesday
The IPL governing council will be meeting in the capital on Tuesday to discuss about the operational issues pertaining to the 10th season of the cash-rich league.
MCA finds One-State One Vote unacceptable, SGM adjourned
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Monday adjourned its Special General Meeting which was convened to discuss the implementation of the Lodha panel reforms where one of the key point of reform 'One State One Vote' has been unanimously rejected by the members.
Ranji: Karnataka, TN secure big wins; Mumbai in command
Punjab looked on course for a crushing victory after bundling out Uttar Pradesh for a paltry 95 in their second innings, on the third day of the Ranji Trophy Group A match in Hyderabad, on Monday.
Hardik can open with Shami, Mishra 3rd spinner: Laxman
Former India star batsman VVS Laxman prefers all-rounder Hardik Pandya over Karun Nair in the playing XI for the first Test match against England, considering his all-round skill sets.
Delhi HC raps DDCA for sacking three selectors
The Delhi High Court on Monday suspended the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA)'s decision to remove three selectors appointed by Justice Mukul Mudgal.
Ishant needs to develop the wicket-taking ball: Kapil
Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that despite all his talent, speedster Ishant Sharma lacks the ability to bowl "wicket-taking deliveries" more consistently.
'No bigger occasion than starting a series in India'
England are quite familiar with the Decision Review System (DRS) but they have to be very cautious while opting for referrals in the upcoming series against India due to different conditions here, Stuart Broad said.
Kohli is leading from the front for all of us: Rahane
The Decision Review System will be in focus when India take on England in the upcoming five-Test series and the home team's vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said the side has made some plans on how to approach the controversial technology.
Du Plessis praises 'phenomenal' Rabada after SA victory
South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis described Kagiso Rabada's performance as "phenomenal" after the young paceman helped turn a parlous situation on day two of the first Test against Australia into a thumping 177-run victory on Monday.
'Uncapped' Pretorius replaces Steyn for rest of Australia tour
Uncapped all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been named in the South Africa's squad as a replacement for injured Dale Steyn for the remaining Tests of the three-match series against Australia.
Should India play 3 spinners in the Rajkot Test?
What should India's playing 11 be for the 1st Test against England?
Furious Mitchell Johnson labels DRS a 'failure'
Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has labelled the Decision Review System (DRS) as a `failure` after all-rounder Mitchell Marsh's controversial leg before dismissal during the opening Test of the three-match series against South Africa at the WACA Ground in Perth.
Aus captain Smith on what triggered Perth Test loss
Australia are perhaps fortunate that there is such a short gap between Tests given the navel-gazing that is likely to follow their first defeat in the opening test of a home Summer for 28 years.
Australian opener Marsh ruled out of second Test
Australia will need a new opening partnership when they look to turn around their fortunes in the second Test against South Africa after Shaun Marsh was ruled out with a broken finger on Monday.
Vote: Did Australia's sparing use of Lyon cost them Perth Test?
Legendary Australian leg spinner Shane Warne has accused skipper Steve Smith of 'bad captaincy' for his handling of off-spinner Nathan Lyon during the team's first Test against South Africa at the WACA in Perth.
Proteas batting legend slams ball tampering rule
Former South African batting legend Barry Richards has slammed the 'ball tampering' rule, saying "ban on use of things like bottle-tops scratching the ball" can be understood but "using the ground is a different issue."
PHOTOS: South Africa crush Australia in first Test
Kagiso Rabada claimed five wickets as South Africa crushed Australia by a huge margin of 177 runs, to win the first Test against Australia, on Day 5 in Perth, on Monday.
'How can I stay home when Test cricket is at my doorstep?'
'I would have loved to see Dhoni play the first ever Test in Rajkot.'
November 06, 2016
BCCI president Thakur ready to meet Lodha Panel after Nov 9
BCCI president Anurag Thakur has written a letter to the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha panel, intimating them that he is ready to meet the members any day after November 9.
Ranji: Mumbai's edge vs Railways; Pant leads Delhi fightback
Mumbai held a slight advantage against Railways at stumps on day two after a gritty 110 from Suryakumar Yadav in the Ranji Trophy Group A match in Mysore on Sunday.
1st Test: Rabada fires as SA close on victory vs Australia
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who took three wickets to take apart the Australian top order, has put South Africa in the driver's seat at the end of Day Four of the first Test here at the WACA on Sunday.
Revealed: Kumble's new protocol for the Indian team
Chief coach Anil Kumble has laid down a "protocol" that a player recuperating from injury needs to play "domestic cricket" in order to be considered for a comeback in the national team.
Ranji game cancelled due to Delhi air pollution
The severity of air pollution and dense Smog cover in the capital on Sunday led to the cancellation of the Ranji Trophy encounter between Bengal (rpt Bengal) and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on the second day itself.
India vs England: Kumble backs Pandya and Nair ahead of 1st Test
Anil Kumble is facing a selection conundrum as he needs to choose either "fifth bowler" Hardik Pandya or "sixth batsman" Karun Nair for the series-opener against England but India's chief coach did not reveal much on his preference, praising talent of both the players.
Petitioner dares BCCI to publish Deloitte report
Aditya Verma, the main petitioner in Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) case which paved the way for Justice R.M. Lodha panel's formation, on Sunday dared the Indian cricket board to make the Deloitte report public and accused it of "threatening" the state cricket associations not to implement the reforms recommended by the panel.
Dravid has made me mentally stronger: Hardik Pandya
Ecstatic after his maiden call-up into the Indian cricket team, all-rounder Hardik Pandya said that India A coach Rahul Dravid's guidance during the Australia tour has made him "mentally stronger".
November 05, 2016
DDCA Sports Comm removes selectors appointed by Mudgal panel
The DDCA's Sports Committee, on Saturday, decided to sack former India players Atul Wassan and Nikhil Chopra from the state's senior selection panel while removing Maninder Singh from the junior selection panel.
Thakur files affidavit, cites hurdles in implementing Lodha reforms
BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke, on Saturday, filed their respective affidavits to the Justice RM Lodha Committee as per the directive of the Supreme Court issued on October 21.
Ranji: Delhi made to chase leather as Ishan ton takes Jharkhand to 359/6
A round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches played across the country on Saturday
'Underdogs' England ready for India challenge, says Cook
He has no qualms in conceding that England will be underdogs in the upcoming Test series against India but captain Alastair Cook feels that status itself will take a the pressure off his side and make it more competitive in the five-match rubber, starting in Rajkot on November 9.
Anderson cleared to join England squad for India series
James Anderson will join England's Test squad in India next week, and is increasingly hopeful of playing a significant part in the five-match series after making encouraging progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury.
Champagne on ice, Steyn faces six months on sidelines
Former captain Shaun Pollock thinks Dale Steyn will be remembered as the best Test bowler South Africa has produced even if he never gets back on to the pitch to claim the record as the country's most prolific wicket-taker.
PHOTOS: Duminy, Elgar hit centuries as SA dominate Day 3
Images from Day 3 of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth on Saturday.
Tight security at stadium, hotels in Rajkot
The two hotels have been turned into virtual fortresses with policemen and other security personnel outside and inside.
November 04, 2016
No threat to India-England series: ECB
The upcoming Test series between India and England, starting next week, is very much on and there was no threat to the contest due to any financial constraints of the BCCI, an ECB spokesman assured on Thursday.
England need to dig deep to challenge India, says coach Bayliss
England have to dig deep to challenge India in their own backyard says head coach Trevor Bayliss but he also reposed confidence in his side's ability to counter the hosts.
I can't be successful bowling only yorkers: Bumrah
India's limited overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah is aware that bowling effective yorkers can't remain his only weapon at the highest level.
Surgery could lead to three-month layoff: Rohit
Ruled out of the Test series against England, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Friday said he could be out for as long as three months if the doctors decide to operate on his injured thigh.
Injured SA paceman Steyn ruled out of Australia series
South Africa paceman Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the test series against Australia with a shoulder injury.
Rhodes on why England's cricketers will struggle in India
DRS set for busy baptism on India's turning pitches
Ahead of the system's debut in a test in India next week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said referrals are always more likely on spinning tracks and that is why the review system is an essential tool for umpires.
Rajkot set to be first Test centre in India to implement DRS
Rajkot will not only make it's Test debut next week but will also become the first Test centre in India to implement the Decision Review System.
PHOTOS: Philander leads South Africa's comeback after Steyn blow
Images from Day 2 of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth, on Friday.
Death of Australian batsman Hughes ruled 'tragic accident'
After reviewing the circumstances surrounding the incident to determine whether the 25-year-old's death could have been avoided, NSW State Coroner Michael Barnes said he could find no evidence to support the view of Hughes' family that he had died in a "very unsafe workplace".
November 03, 2016
England tour being put in jeopardy by Thakur, Shirke: Lodha
Obstinate attitude by BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke is putting the entire "England series in jeopardy" said a source close to the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha panel.
Tickets worth Rs 52.36 lakh went unsold for Delhi ODI: BCCI VP
BCCI vice-president C K Khanna on Thursday claimed that tickets worth Rs 52.36 lakh for the recent ODI match between India and New Zealand went "unsold".
Hafeez denies he failed bowling assessment test in Pakistan
Experienced batsman Muhammad Hafeez has dismissed reports that he had failed a bowling assessment test at the Pakistan Cricket Board's biomechanics laboratory in a university in Lahore.
Unfair to compare Root with 'phenomenal' Kohli: Pietersen
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen feels that it's an unfair comparison between Joe Root and Virat Kohli since the statistically the Indian Test captain is way ahead of the Yorkshire lad.
India extend lead over Pakistan in ICC Test rankings
India have extended their lead at the top of ICC Test rankings courtesy to second-placed Pakistan's defeat in the third and final Test against West Indies on Thursday.
Lodha Panel to BCCI: File report on four state units by Nov 8
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Panel, on Thursday, instructed the BCCI to furnish the reports by accounting firm Deloitte on four state units before deciding on disbursal of funds for their players' payments, allowances and other expenditures.
Ishant Sharma to wed fiance Pratima Singh on Dec 9
The couple was engaged on June 19.
Kumble's support for DRS was instrumental: ICC
ICC's General Manager of cricket affairs Geoff Allardice on Thursday termed India coach Anil Kumble's role as "instrumental" in assessing the upgraded Decision Review System and his support proved to be pivotal in using the technology in the upcoming England series.
Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid not worried about security in India
England's security advisor Reg Dickason has played down speculations that his side's Muslim players, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have any concerns about touring India for the five-match Test series, starting from November 9 in Gujarat.
Lodha Panel to BCCI: England tour not our mandate, need payment details
The Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee has told the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) that the "proposed MoU" between England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the BCCI "is not a part of the mandate" and no directions can be issued on payments unless details are furnished.
Brilliant Brathwaite stars as WI beat Pakistan to end winless streak
Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich struck unbeaten half-centuries to guide West Indies to a first Test victory in 14 matches as the Caribbean side beat Pakistan by five wickets on the final morning of the third Test in Sharjah on Thursday.
PHOTOS: Australia take opening day honours in Perth
Australia ripped through South Africa's top order in the first hour, dismissed the tourists for 242 by tea and reached 105 without loss at close on the back of some Dave Warner fireworks on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday.
India ready with spin trap for England
India's spinners have been a handful at home in recent years.
November 02, 2016
Sri Lanka thrash Zimbabwe by 225 runs in first Test
Sri Lanka ended Zimbabwe's day-long resistance seven overs from the end of play to grab victory by 225 runs on the final day of the first Test at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
West Indies on brink of consolation victory vs Pakistan
West Indies reached 114-5 against Pakistan with inspirational opener Kraigg Brathwaite still at the crease after a tense fourth day ended early due to bad light as they chased a victory target of 153 in the third test in Sharjah on Wednesday.
Revealed: How Hardik Pandya became a match-winner
'As a cricketer I don't believe that anyone is a specific player for T20s, ODIs or Test cricket.'
'BCCI has written to Test staging associations as precaution'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has written to the five associations who are to stage Test matches between India and England whether they will be able to undertake the expenses of hosting them "as a precautionary measure," BCCI sources said on Wednesday.
England team arrives for Test series against India
The England cricket team led by Alastair Cook arrived in Mumbai from Bangladesh to engage hosts India in a five-Test series commencing at Rajkot on November 9.
Need one last chance to prove myself, says Saeed Ajmal
Despite being left out of the central contracts of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB),`out-of-favour` off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is hoping to revive his international career through 'one last chance' to prove his worth.
Best Diwali gift ever: Hardik Pandya's dad
'When Hardik was dropped from the Zimbabwe tour, coach Sanjay Bangar called, telling him to work hard and not lose focus.'
India-New Zealand MVPI: Kohli, Mishra reign supreme
It was India's players all the way, with batting sensation Virat Kohli emerging the most valuable, ahead of senior spinner Amit Mishra.
Gambhir retained, Pandya surprise inclusion for England Tests
Veteran opener Gautam Gambhir kept his place, while all-rounder Hardik Pandya was the surprise inclusion in the 15-member Indian squad for the first two matches of the five-match Test series against England, starting in Rajkot, on November 9.
Now, Taylor makes suggestion to revive Test cricket
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has pitched in to the debate on how to revive spectator interest in Test cricket, calling for the game's longest format to be shortened by a day to encourage more attacking intent.
Fit-again Siddle's experience will count in 1st Test vs Proteas
Australia have chosen the experience of Peter Siddle over the potential of the uncapped Joe Mennie as their third seamer for the opening Test against South Africa, which starts on Thursday.
Justice Mudgal has not taken fee for WT20, IPL and India-NZ ODI
The Delhi High Court-appointed observer Justice Mukul Mudgal has not taken a single penny from the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) for his services during the ICC World T20, the Indian Premier League and the subsequent India vs New Zealand ODI.
November 01, 2016
Karunaratne century gives Sri Lanka huge lead
Dimuth Karunaratne scored a century as Sri Lanka extended their lead over Zimbabwe to 411 runs before rain and bad light ended play on the fourth day of the first Test in Harare on Tuesday.
Why South Africa start as the favourites against Australia
Former opener Gary Kirsten says South Africa know how to beat Australia in their own backyard in the upcoming three-match Test series Down Under.
Replace Dhoni as ODI skipper at your own peril, warns Gary Kirsten
India will make a huge mistake by removing Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the ODI captain, feels former World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten.
Australia out for revenge against confident Proteas
South Africa's success in Australia is often put down to their comfort on the hard local tracks, which can be similar to those at home, but they could face some unfamiliar conditions this year.
Batting a major worry for England ahead of India series
England coach Trevor Bayliss knows there is no quick fix to his side's batting problems against spin but hopes that their recent exposure to conditions in Bangladesh will help them in a five-Test series against India, starting next week.
Will Gambhir retain his place for England series?
It would be interesting to see whether the selectors repose faith in veteran Gautam Gambhir, who made a half-century in the second innings of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Indore, if KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are both passed fit to play.
October 31, 2016
Eng cricketer completes fielding despite losing prosthetic limb
It often happens in the game of cricket that when a cricketer is sent to the deep, he/she complains about the same citing lack of interaction with play and the long chases around the boundary as the reason.
Cremer rises to the top to rally Zimbabwe against Lanka
Captain Graeme Cremer scored his maiden Test century on Monday to help Zimbabwe avoid the follow-on as they scored 373 in reply to Sri Lanka's 537 in the first Test.
Dogged Brathwaite leads West Indies fightback vs Pakistan
Kraigg Brathwaite made a patient unbeaten 95 to lead West Indies to 244 for six at the close on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Monday.
Mishra happy to play mentor to young spinners
'As a senior bowler, I had the opportunity to talk to the youngsters in the side and share my knowledge'
It's status quo as Team India, R Ashwin continue to rule Test rankings
Bangladesh teenage spin sensation Mehedi Hasan rocketed into the 33rd position in the rankings for Test bowlers after bowling Bangladesh to their first-ever victory over England on Sunday
Warne believes Test cricket is becoming boring for fans. Do you agree?
Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne believes that Test cricket, the game's traditional format, is "becoming boring for the fans."
Underdogs England have a mountain to climb on India tour
If England's struggles in Bangladesh are anything to go by, they could be in for an even rougher ride in India over the next couple of months when they take on the world's number one side in a five-match series in similar spin-friendly conditions.
A warning for England: 'India are incredibly tough to beat at home'
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has criticised his players' decision-making in India after the one-day side were thrashed in the final match of the tour.
October 30, 2016
Bangladesh erupts in joy after historic England win
Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across Bangladesh as the perennial under-achievers beat England by 108 runs on Sunday to post one of their most momentous cricketing victories.
Cook reveals reason behind England's defeat vs Bangladesh
England captain Alastair Cook said a lack of experience on the subcontinent cost his team dearly as they fell to a first-ever test defeat by Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday.
Historic: Bangladesh beat England to level Test series
Teenage sensation Mehedi Hasan took six wickets as Bangladesh secured their first ever test win over England with an 108-run victory on Sunday.
Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj slams double ton; Bengal & Karnataka win
Bengal's most potent match winner Ashok Dinda rose to the occasion when it mattered the most as his five-wicket burst ensured a 43-run win against Railways in a Ranji Trophy Group A league encounter in Dharamsala on Sunday.
NZ captain Williamson accepts India were a 'better side'
Bruised and battered by India after being bundled out for a meagre 79 while chasing 270 in the series-deciding fifth and final ODI here, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson termed the performance of his batting department as "frustrating".
Stats: Records broken by India, Mishra and Kohli vs NZ
Statistical highlights of the fifth and final ODI between India and New Zealand.
October 29, 2016
Mishra says Kumble's support kept him going during tough times
It's not easy if one is not an automatic choice in the playing eleven but if there is a coach like Anil Kumble to fall back on during the lean phase life becomes much easier, claims Amit Mishra.
PHOTOS: Mourinho sent off as Man United draw; Arsenal cruise
Manchester United stretched their winless Premier League streak to four games after their manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Ander Herrera were sent off in a 0-0 home draw with Burnley on Saturday.
Dhoni hails 'exceptional performance' by bowlers after series triumph
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his bowlers for the resounding series-clinching win over New Zealand in the fifth and final ODI in Visakhapatnam, describing it as "one of the best performances by the bowlers".
Ranji round-up: Binny hits ton as Karnataka take big lead
Stuart Binny, who has lost his place in the Indian Test and ODI teams, struck his ninth first class hundred -- a blistering 156 -- as Karnataka grabbed a huge first innings lead over Assam on day three of their Group B Ranji Trophy match on Saturday.
PHOTOS: India demolish New Zealand to clinch ODI series
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra picked up his second five-wicket haul in one-day internationals as India skittled New Zealand for 79 to win the final match by 190 runs in Visakhapatnam on Saturday for a 3-2 series victory.
Mishra spins web as India crush NZ to win ODI series
Amit Mishra produced a magical spell to send New Zealand crashing for a lowly 79 as India won by a massive margin of 190 runs to clinch the five-match series 3-2, in the fifth and final One-Day International in Visakhapatnam, on Saturday.
Kayes hits unbeaten fifty to put Bangladesh on top
Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes hit an unbeaten half-century as the hosts took a lead of 128 with seven second-innings wickets remaining against England on the second day of the second and final Test in Dhaka, on Saturday.
Why MCA has no choice but to implement Lodha reforms
The Sharad Pawar-headed Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has no alternative but to implement in totality the Supreme Court order, based on the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations on sweeping reforms in cricket governance, feels its former managing Committee member Ravi Mandrekar.
PHOTOS: Devaki, Saroj, Sujata in India's playing XI in Vizag
It was an interesting sight in Visakhapatnam on Saturday as the Indian cricket team turned out for the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand with jerseys sporting their mother's names.
October 28, 2016
Dhoni, Bumrah spend quality time in the nets
A fit-again pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who missed the last One-Dayer in Ranchi, bowled with vigour as eight Indian players turned up for the optional practice session on the eve of the series-deciding fifth and final game against New Zealand in Vishakapatnam on Saturday.
Which batting position brings the best out of Dhoni?
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's batting position has become the talking point in the on-going series against New Zealand.
Ranji round-up: Karnataka's Uthappa, Nair slam unbeaten tons
A round-up of Ranji matches played on Friday
Kiwis looking to make history on Indian soil
Dhaka Test: Bangladesh collapse after Tamim century
Bangladesh lost their last nine wickets for 49 runs as England hit back from a slow start on the first day of the second and final Test in Dhaka.
We're not overdependent on Kohli: Kedar Jadhav
From a specialist batsman to someone whose off-breaks are proving to be more than handy, Kedar Jadhav believes that the key to his transformation is accepting challenges and knowing how to overcome it.
Johnson slams 'toxic' culture under Michael Clarke
Retired pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has slammed the Australian team culture under former captain Michael Clarke and coach Mickey Arthur as fractured and "toxic", saying the dynamics changed when Ricky Ponting retired.
Can captain Dhoni avoid another series defeat?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership as well as finishing skills will be put through a stern test when an inconsistent India take on a rejuvenated New Zealand in the series-deciding fifth and final cricket ODI in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
Mennie bolts into Australia Test squad for SA
Australia's selectors sprung a major surprise on Friday by naming uncapped fast bowler Joe Mennie in a 12-man squad for the first two matches of a three-test series against South Africa beginning in Perth next week.
Kiwis hoping to head home on a high with series win
Eyeing a historic bilateral One-Day International cricket series win in India, New Zealand senior batsman Ross Taylor said the Kiwis are hungry for victory.
October 27, 2016
Fresh battle brewing between BCCI and DDCA officials
BCCI vice-president CK Khanna, who is also a senior vice-president of the DDCA, was engaged in an ugly war of words with treasurer Ravinder Manchanda regarding procurement of the association's balance sheet for the last financial year (2015-16).
Women's Asia Cup T20: Uncertainty over Indo-Pak clash
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday announced a 15-member women's squad for a series in New Zealand and the Asia T20 Cup in Thailand but with uncertainty still prevailing over whether India would play Pakistan in the regional event.
Afridi's future bleak after being delisted from central contract
Yasir Shah promoted, Shoaib Malik retained in top category
Ranji round-up: Verma, Aravind steal honours on day one
Two seasoned, left-handed Bengaluru-born players -- Amit Verma and Sreenath Aravind -- representing rival teams, stole the honours on day one of a Group B Ranji Trophy match between Assam and Karnataka in Mumbai on Thursday.
With Eng set for India next month, Ansari gets look in for Dhaka Test
Spinner Zafar Ansari will make his England Test debut in the second and final match against Bangladesh while Stuart Broad is rested as Alastair Cook rotates his side ahead of the tour to India.
Ganguly says Dhoni should bat at No. 4. Do you agree?
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly insisted that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should stick to batting at No. 4 which will enable him and Virat Kohli to play the finishers' role.
When Kohli fails, India fails too...
India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the job of a finisher is one of the toughest and it is difficult to find a 'complete' player who is adept at batting in lower order and take the team through when the chips are down.
Confident Guptill eyeing another big knock in series decider
After his half-century helped New Zealand register a series-levelling 19-run victory over India opener Martin Guptill said the conditions were tough for batting once the ball lost it's shine.
October 26, 2016
Give youngsters more time, says defensive Dhoni
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended the inexperienced batting line-up terming it as a "learning curve" which will make them better players in the future.
India falter in chase to hand NZ series-levelling win
New Zealand beat India by 19 runs in the fourth one-day international to level the five-match series at 2-2 as the hosts suffered a mid-innings collapse at Ranchi on Wednesday.
Why Shoaib Akhtar warns Pakistan not to invite foreign teams
Pakistan's former fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has cautioned against inviting any foreign teams to Pakistan in the prevailing security situation in the country.
PHOTOS: NZ crush India in Ranchi to set up series decider
India paid the price for some poor shot selection as New Zealand clinched the fourth cricket ODI by 19 runs to level five-match series 2-2 in Ranchi on Wednesday.
Team India, Ashwin stay top of ICC Test rankings
The Indian cricket team and its premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin held on to their numero uno status in the latest ICC Test rankings for teams and bowlers respectively.
Pakistan cricketers barred from celebrating with push ups
A ruling party lawmaker on Wednesday criticised Pakistan cricketers for promoting a negative image of the country by celebrating with push-ups on the field after winning a match, prompting the Pakistan Cricket Board to discontinue the practice.
Modi, Key draw from cricket to highlight India-NZ ties
Cricket became an analogy to highlight the warm ties between India and New Zealand as Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and John Key drew references from the game to stress on the progress made in their bilateral equation.
'Stokes can be one of all-time great all-rounders'
England's Ben Stokes could mature into one of the greatest ever all-rounders, coach Trevor Bayliss said after the 25-year-old's match-winning performance in the opening Test against Bangladesh.
12 state bodies won't use funds till further orders: BCCI tells SC
The Board of Control for Cricket in India informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that 12 of its member associations have kept the funds received by the cricket body in term deposit and they will not utilise them until further orders of the apex court.
'Big Show' turns no-show as Maxwell dropped from state side
The shock omission for the match against Tasmania at the Melbourne Cricket Ground this week follows his exclusion from the one-day international team for tours of Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Injured Anderson misses out as England unchanged for India tour
England have named an unchanged squad for their tour of India with their all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson not included in the initial 16-man list for the five-Test series, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday.
October 25, 2016
Can Dhoni turn on the style on home turf?
Come Thursday, Dhoni could possibly be his swansong on home turf and a big score to add to his legacy could be the fans' expectations.
It will take a 'perfect performance' from Kiwis to win Ranchi ODI
Tom Latham has been New Zealand's best batsman on the on-going tour of India, having struck five half centuries. But he knows the biggest responsibility is to help the visitors win and for that he looking to take a cue from Virat Kohli's batting.
Yasir Shah spins Pakistan to series win against West Indies
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took six second-innings wickets in Pakistan's crushing 133-run second Test win over West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as they took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Latham backs Ross Taylor after McCullum attack
New Zealand opener Tom Latham on Tuesday backed underfire batsman Ross Taylor, who is battling poor form in the ongoing tour of India and and has also faced criticism from former captain Brendon McCullum.
Michael Vaughan warns England ahead of India series
England will suffer a series whitewash against India unless their batting improves dramatically from the first test win over Bangladesh, former captain Michael Vaughan has said.
I am inspired by Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, says Hardik Pandya
He believes that his game thrives well in pressure situations and Hardik Pandya does not have to look too far as he has both Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli for "inspiration."
Former Pak spinner Saqlain to help England for India tour
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin consultant to the national cricket team for its upcoming tour of India.
Stokes brings the 'X factor', says England captain Cook
England cricket captain Alastair Cook says all-rounder Ben Stokes gives England the "X factor" and put his improvement down to the work he has done to play against spin.
Australia coach Lehmann plays down Khawaja criticism
Australia coach Darren Lehmann will have a 'private chat' with Usman Khawaja after the top order batsman publicly criticised selectors for dropping him during the Sri Lanka tour.
Rejuvenated Dhoni eyes series-clinching win on home ground
Rediscovering himself in the twilight of his career, a rejuvenated Mahendra Singh Dhoni would look to continue his regained form and guide India to a series-clinching win when the hosts take on New Zealand in the fourth One-Day International, in Ranchi, on Wednesday.
Question marks remain over Australia ahead of SA Tests
Australia captain Steven Smith has shrugged off his team's lamentable form on tour and is adamant his side will lift for the Test series against South Africa.
October 24, 2016
BCCI defers media rights tender process indefinitely
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Monday, decided to indefinitely defer the awarding of its global media rights -- broadcast and digital -- which was scheduled for Tuesday as the Justice RM Lodha Committee is yet to appoint an independent auditor to oversee the entire process.
Fit-again Hafeez ready for ICC's action correction test
Pakistan's experienced all-rounder, Muhammad Hafeez has informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he is ready to undergo a bowling assessment test from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Pakistan close-in on series-clinching win vs Windies
West Indies face a fight for survival against Pakistan's spinners on the final day of the second Test after reaching 171 for four in their second innings in Abu Dhabi, still 285 runs short of an improbable victory.
Check out India's plans to win more medals at next 3 Olympics
Aiming to improve its standing as a sporting nation globally, India is trying to adopt the models followed by Australia and United Kingdom.
When best buddies Johnson and Watson nearly came to blows!
Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has revealed how his long-standing friendship with Shane Watson got off to a rocky start back in 2000, when the former all-rounder stuck his head in the toilet at the Australia's Cricket Academy in Adelaide.
No IPL media rights deal till BCCI accepts reforms, says Lodha panel
The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha panel asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to accept its reforms before proceeding ahead with the process of awarding the Indian Premier League media rights from 2018 onwards.
Raina ruled out as India retain squad for last 2 ODIs vs NZ
Suresh Raina was on Monday ruled out of the remaining two ODIs against New Zealand after failing to recover from viral fever as India decided not to make any change to the squad that has taken a 2-1 lead in the ongoing five-ODI series.
Bangladesh hope Chittagong marks a Test turning point
While their limited-overs side have already savoured victories over the world's top sides, Bangladesh cricket hopes their narrow defeat to England over five days in Chittagong will be a watershed moment for the Test team.
'Virat Kohli took the game away from us'
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham feels his team was simply outdone by the brilliance of Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the third One-day International in Mohali.
Australia go Dukes balls for Shield to end away Ashes misery
Cricket Australia has confirmed it will use Dukes balls, which are used in England, instead of the locally produced Kookaburra brand for the second half of the domestic Sheffield Shield in a bid to better prepare for the away Ashes series next year.
1st Test: Stokes seals tense England win over Bangladesh
Paceman Ben Stokes picked up the two remaining wickets in three balls as England won the thrilling first Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong by 22 runs on the final morning to keep their perfect record against the Asian side intact.
Kohli is miles ahead of others: Ganguly
Virat Kohli once again proved why he is regarded as the king of run chases as his unbeaten 154 powered India to an easy seven-wicket victory in the third ODI against New Zealand, in Mohali, on Sunday.
Stats: Kohli equals Tendulkar's record, Dhoni's sixes
# Dhoni has registered 196 sixes in ODIs, setting an Indian record, bettering the 195 by Sachin Tendulkar.
Why Dhoni has given up the finisher's role and is batting up the order
He may have silenced his detractors with a fine knock in Mohali but India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, assessing his batting in recent times, on Sunday said "I am losing an ability to freely rotate in the middle".
Kohli is certainly amongst the best: Dhoni
Calling Virat Kohli one of the best in the world, India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni tonight said the Delhi dazzler's biggest advantage is that he has the ability to maintain a good strike rate without taking risks.
October 23, 2016
Kohli masterclass sinks Kiwis to take 2-1 lead
Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 154 to make short work of a seemingly steep target as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Mohali to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series on Sunday.
IPL broadcast rights bidding may be deferred
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, eagerly awaiting a response from the Justice Rajendra-Mal Lodha panel on the appointment of an independent auditor, may not get one by October 25 as the three-member committee is not likely to meet on Monday.
Ranji round-up: Bengal thrash Punjab; Mohit stars for Haryana
A round-up of the Ranji matches played across India on Sunday
Dhoni fifth Indian to complete 9000 ODI runs
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became only the fifth Indian batsman and third wicket-keeper to complete 9000 One-Day International runs when he surpassed the milestone during the 3rd ODI vs New Zealand in Mohali on Sunday.
Bangladesh-England Test poised for a thrilling finish on Day 5
England need two more wickets on the final day to keep their all-winning record in Tests against Bangladesh intact with the hosts 33 runs away from a famous victory in the closely-contested opening match at Chittagong.
PHOTOS: Kohli's unbeaten century lifts India to victory
Virat Kohli produced another breathtaking effort as his superbly crafted unbeaten 154 enabled India to cruise to an easy seven-wicket victory in the third ODI against New Zealand, in Mohali, on Sunday.
Mohali ODI: Raina ruled out; Rohit spends considerable time at nets
Suresh Raina is still not available for selection for India's third ODI against New Zealand as "he has not yet fully recovered from viral fever" but Rohit Sharma spent a considerable time at the nets.
October 22, 2016
Ranji Roundup: Karnataka rout Delhi; Saurashtra eye bonus-point
A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Saturday.
Pakistan take control of second Test v West Indies
Pakistan piled up 452 runs and reduced West Indies to 106 for four to take control of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on the second day on Saturday.
Fired-up Stokes puts England in command
An inspired Ben Stokes revived England with ball and bat on the third day against Bangladesh on Saturday to put the visitors firmly in control of the opening Test in Chittagong.
After surprising India, Kiwis still have 'feet firmly on ground'
Having surprised India in the second One-day International, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee, on Saturday, said the strength of the side lies in the fact that they don't get 'too far ahead of ourselves' nor 'too down of ourselves' when the results are not going in their favour.
BCCI writes to Lodha panel seeking clarifications on IPL rights tender process
Following the Supreme Court on Friday, the Board of Control of Cricket in India secretary Ajay Shirke has written a letter to Justice Lodha Panel asking for clarification in the issues related to broadcast rights for the Indian Premier League. Anil Kumble helps me a lot, says legspinner Amit Mishra
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra may not be a regular in India's limited overs set-up but he is relishing the role of a senior spinner in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand, in the absence of the rested Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni past his prime?
Stung by an improved New Zealand the other night, a wary India would like to quickly get their house in order when they square off with Kane Williamson's boys in the third ODI in Mohali on Sunday.
October 21, 2016
Younus returns with century as Pakistan dominate West Indies
Veteran Younus Khan's majestic century helped Pakistan dominate the opening day of the second Test against West Indies on Friday, the hosts reaching on 304-4 on a punishing day for the bowlers in Abu Dhabi.
Ranji Roundup: Karnataka in driver's seat; MP amass 445
A round-up of Ranji matches played across India on Friday.
Tamim leads Bangladesh recovery after Moeen strikes for England
Opener Tamim Iqbal led Bangladesh's fightback with a dogged 78 after the hosts had got off to a wobbly start in reply to England's first innings 293 on the second day of the opening Test on Friday.
State associations will have to implement Lodha reforms: Thakur
Its funds choked by the Supreme
We had invited Anurag Thakur on Aug 9 but he didn't come: Lodha
Supreme Court has done its best to have the BCCI implement the Lodha panel's sweeping reforms, said the committee's Chairman Justice (Retd) R M Lodha after the apex court asked the Cricket Board to not disburse funds to its state until they abide by the recommendations.
McCullum can never forgive Cairns over match-fixing saga
Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has insisted that he can never forgive his ex-team-mate Chris Cairns after the latter effectively lobbied to destroy his credibility over match-fixing allegations.
BCCI to include DRS for India-England series
The Board of Control for Cricket in India will deploy the Decision Review System on a trial basis in the forthcoming series between India and England starting from the 9th of Nov 2016 to evaluate the improvements made to the system, over a period of time, the board confirmed in a press release on Friday.
'Hope someone, someday will invest in my biopic also'
During his playing days, he was one of the most aggressive batsmen in world cricket and now Virender Sehwag is entertaining fans with his witty comments on Twitter and other social media platforms.
SC curbs BCCI's financial powers, auditor to scrutinise accounts
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) not to release funds until the state associations file an affidavit implementing recommendations of Justice (Retd.) RM Lodha-led- panel.
'India-Pakistan should forget everything and play cricket'
After former India captain Sourav Ganguly and senior batsman Gautam Gambhir called for freezing ties with the arch-rivals Pakistan till the time cross-border terrorism does not end, veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has made it clear that he wants to play cricket with India.
Australia to play four-match Test series in India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) announced the schedule for the forthcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy during the months of February-March 2017.
Steve Waugh rates this player above Sachin, Lara and Kallis
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has overlooked legends Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne to select Adam Gilchrist as the greatest player of the 21st century.
October 20, 2016
Here's Dhoni's excuse after losing to Kiwis
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said 'losing wickets against the run of play' while chasing a tricky target led to the home team's defeat against New Zealand in the second ODI, in New Delhi, on Thursday.
Great survivor Moeen helps England overcome spin woes
Moeen Ali survived five reviews in his charmed innings as he and Jonny Bairstow helped England overcome their spin discomfort and post 258 for seven in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong, on Thursday.
Ranji Roundup: Erratic Delhi bowled out, Karnataka in command
A round-up of Ranji matches played across India on Thursday.
2nd ODI PHOTOS: Williamson ends New Zealand's winless run
IMAGES from the second One-Day International between India and New Zealand in New Delhi, on Thursday.
Williamson hits century as New Zealand edge past India`
Captain Kane Williamson led from the front with a superb century before his bowlers held their nerves in a close finish to help New Zealand edge past India by six runs in the second One-Day International in New Delhi, on Thursday.
Australia quick Starc fit and ready to take on South Africa
Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc is confident he will be fit to take on South Africa in next month's first test after declaring himself available for a domestic Sheffield Shield match on Thursday.
Ganguly seconds Gambhir on cutting sporting ties with Pakistan
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has backed former teammate Gautam Gambhir's comments on snapping sporting ties with Pakistan.
October 19, 2016
We play Tests so quickly that I could break Tendulkar's record: Cook
England skipper Alastair Cook, who will make his 134th Test appearance in Chittagong against Bangladesh on Thursday, would reach yet another landmark in his illustrious career which has been continuously rewriting the record books.
BCCI president Thakur confirms improvement in DRS
BCCI president Anurag Thakur and coach Anil Kumble on Wednesday attended a meeting with ICC and Hawk Eye representatives, who made a detailed presentation of the upgraded version of Decision Review System (DRS).
How Rohit, Rahane motivated army jawans
BCCI president Anurag Thakur and India players Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey visited the 124 Sikh Battalion Territorial Army headquarter in New Delhi.
Revealed! How Sehwag first heard of Kohli
For Virat Kohli, loyalty is paramount in relationships and that is why he believes that his bond with childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma and his IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore is forever.
Lankan great Sanath Jayasuriya praises Team India and Virat Kohli
The Indian team has drawn praise from former cricket greats after regaining the No.1 ranking in Tests following a thumping 3-0 victory in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand.
2nd ODI preview: India eye another big win vs NZ
Limited over captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be eager to regain his golden touch even as Virat Kohli eyes another smashing knock at his home ground when favourites India lock horns with New Zealand in the second ODI in New Delhi on Thursday.
PM Modi invited for first India-England Test at Rajkot
The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first-ever cricket Test match to be hosted by the ground in Rajkot.
Jadhav's journey from a keeper-batsman to part-time spinner
Kedar Jadhav has played as a wicket-keeper batsman in 23 of his 51 IPL matches. The 31-year old attacking batsman donned a different role in India's victory in the first ODI against New Zealand in Dharamsala.
MCA writes to BCCI on difficulties in implementing Lodha reforms
Spelling out practical problems it has encountered in implementing the Justice Lodha committee's reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India and its affiliates in totality, Mumbai Cricket Association said it already has in place measures that, by and large, jell well with the reform process.
Why Boult feels McCullum was better as captain than Williamson
New Zealand seamer Trent Boult on Wednesday said that it will be difficult to find a charismatic leader like Brendon McCullum, while admitting that current skipper Kane Williamson is going "through pretty tough time" as a captain.
Will Manish Pandey bat No 4?
India coach Anil Kumble has hinted that the number four spot in the batting line-up could go to Manish Pandey, who has performed really well with the bat in recent times.
Pandya brings right balance to the team: Kumble
'The moment you start putting pressure, it doesn't work that way. So, even with his batting, he (Pandya) has all the freedom, doesn't really matter what the situation is'
Huge demand for India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy match
There was large demand for India vs Pakistan, England vs Australia and the final, all of which were oversubscribed at every price band.
England pacer Anderson to miss first Test against India
England captain Alastair Cook confirmed that Anderson is yet to resume bowling and might not even be in India at the start of the first match.
Clarke makes big revelations about Ponting's career
'Ponting would have been dropped had he not retired in 2012'
Khawaja may open against South Africa, says Lehmann
Australia batsman Usman Khawaja could find himself opening against South Africa's formidable pace attack in the first Test in Perth on November 3, just months after being dropped during a poor tour of Sri Lanka.
Is it time for Kohli to replace Dhoni as ODI captain?
At the face of it, there is apparently no danger to Dhoni's captaincy since the team is still winning matches. But if one digs deeper, Kohli has slowly and surely been the man everyone is looking forward to as the leader, across all formats for India.
'Kohli's captaincy can help us win abroad'
Cricket legend Ajit Wadekar reflects on cricket's journey.
October 18, 2016
Fit-again Ishant to play for Delhi before England series
Delhi team will be bolstered by the presence of India internationals Ishant Sharma and veteran Gautam Gambhir against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy match starting Thursday at Eden Gardens.
Twitter, Facebook purchase tenders for IPL media rights
The rights on offer are Indian Sub-continent Television Rights from 2018 to 2027 (10 IPL seasons), Indian sub-continent Digital Rights from 2018 to 2022 (5 IPL seasons) and Rest of the World Media Rights from 2018 to 2022 (5 IPL seasons).
Team India looking to 'develop multi specialist fielders'
Umesh Yadav took a blinder of a catch to dismiss Corey Anderson in the first One-Day International against New Zealand in Dharamsala and fielding coach R Sridhar feels that the Vidarbha fast bowler has "created new benchmark" for the speedsters.
I and Kohli are good friends on and off the field: Gambhir
Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said both he and current India Test captain Virat Kohli are aggressive individuals who are passionate about cricket.
Raina ruled out as India train for 2nd ODI
It will be a selection dilemma for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Anil Kumble as a fit-again Suresh Raina is back in the nets having recovered from a bout of viral fever that kept him out of first ODI in Dharamsala.
Cut all ties with Pakistan till terrorism ends: Gambhir
India opener Gautam Gambhir called for a complete freeze on ties with Pakistan till the time cross-border terrorism does not end, saying that 'Indian lives are more important than sports'.
England take on Bangladesh with an eye on India tour
Alastair Cook's side next travel to India, the world's top-ranked team, before hosting South Africa and West Indies in 2017 ahead of their ultimate challenge in a tour of Australia.
Tendulkar only Indian in Clarke's best Test XI
Legendary spinner Shane Warne and South Africa's Dale Steyn have been named alongside one another by former Australian skipper Michael Clarke in his best ever Test side.
SC defers hearing on BCCI's review plea against Lodha reforms
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the Board of Control for Cricket in India's petition seeking review of the court verdict validating Lodha Panel recommendations.
Clarke complains of having lost power to coach, team management
Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke believes the coach and the team management have too much say and authority in Australian cricket.
How BCCI chief Thakur was pushed on the backfoot by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud warned if there is a false statement given by BCCI office bearers on affidavit, then perjury or contempt proceedings could be initiated.
Waugh, Gillespie throw hats in ring for Aus chief selector role
Former Australia cricket captain Steve Waugh and paceman Jason Gillespie have both expressed an interest in succeeding Rodney Marsh as the country's chairman of selectors.
This is why Lodha panel is wrong as per BCCI...
The Board of Control for Cricket in India alleged in the Supreme Court that the Justice Rajendra-Mal Lodha committee is trying to "run cricket" in the country by giving directions regarding match
Of Kohli's gratitude-filled gesture and that funny nickname
A new book on Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli, chronicles his life and relationships with his coach and teammates
Day-night Test: Bravo's heroics in vain as Pakistan win
A heroic and historic century from Darren Bravo put West Indies in sight of the unlikeliest win in the first Test in Dubai on Monday before Pakistan finally prevailed by 56 runs on an absorbing final day of the day-night contest.
October 17, 2016
Why BCCI can't escape from implementing Lodha recommendations...
"The BCCI might think that they have escaped from implementing the recommendations but they are completely wrong."
BCCI shift focus on state associations over Lodha reforms
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur, on Monday, asserted that the Indian cricket board is ready to implement the Lodha Panel recommendations but added that the state cricket associations are still confused over the reforms.
Will Ashwin reach 300 Test wickets in 10 home matches?
India's premier strike bowler Ravichandran Ashwin does not want to put extra pressure on himself thinking about the coveted milestone of reaching 300 Test wickets in remaining 10 home matches this season as these aspects can rob a player's enjoyment derived from his game.
Match-fixing was at its worst in Pakistan in 1996: Akhtar
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Monday claimed that match-fixing was at its peak in 1996 and said the environment in the dressing room was far from conducive.
SC reserves order as BCCI seeks more time, clarity on Lodha reforms
Drawing continuous flak from the Supreme Court for not implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations, Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur on Monday said the state units are currently confused about some of the suggestions and need more clarity before complying.
Harbhajan has been an inspiration: Ashwin
Harbhajan Singh's tweet about 'spin-friendly' pitches in India lead to a controversy with many perceiving the senior spinner was taking a dig at India's spin king Ravinchandran Ashwin.
Lodha reforms: BCCI chief Thakur denies asking ICC to interfere
IMAGE: BCCI president Anurag Thakur, right, with ICC CEO Shashank Manohar. Photograph: PTI
Australia scarred after ODI hammering: Du Plessis
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis believes Australia will head into next month's test series against his team mentally scarred following their one-day whitewash by the Proteas.
It was definitely a dream debut: Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya had a dream debut picking three crucial wickets in the first ODI against New Zealand in Dharamsala on Sunday.
Did Dawood Ibrahim threaten Afridi over Miandad spat?
Former Pakistan captains' Shahid Afridi and Javed Miandad may have resolved their differences after an ugly spat, but now reports reveal that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim threatened Afridi to call truce with Miandad.
Will former Pakistan captain Afridi tell all in his autobiography?
Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi will come out next year with his autobiography in which he opens up about his "rivalries and alliances", particularly those with India, as well as his infatuation with the military and his take on politics.
Clarke reveals he said 'Watson part of group that are like a tumour'
In a televised interview, the former Australian captain also spoke of his dressing room bust-up with Simon Katich among other controversial topics
AB de Villiers reveals the worst sledging he's ever witnessed
AB de Villiers reveals the worst sledging he's ever witnessed
Pak spinner Yasir Shah wishes for a face-off with India's R Ashwin
The BCCI president Anurag Thakur may have taken a tough stand against the resumption of India-Pakistan cricket ties, but Pakistan's premier spinner Yasir Shah is keen on having a face-off with India's spin magician Ravichandran Ashwin.
Do you agree with Waqar's All-Time Pakistan Test XI?
A month back, there was huge buzz over India's 500th Test and many former greats had come up with their own all-time XI of India.
Is split captaincy way forward for India? Here are Dhoni's thoughts...
Asserting that Indian cricket is different from that of other teams, limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has asserted that instead of following the West, emphasis should be put on what is good for the team and how it could be turned into a successful one.
BCCI vs Lodha panel: Supreme Court likely to pass order today
The Supreme Court is likely to pass direction, on Monday, over Justice Lodha committee plea alleging that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is violating the apex court order and committee directions regarding the BCCI reforms.
Bishoo's career-best figures give Windies faint hope vs Pak
An eight-wicket haul from West Indies' Devendra Bishoo breathed fresh life into the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday, leaving his side with a faint chance of pulling off the unlikeliest of wins in the day-night contest.
October 16, 2016
Ranji Roundup: Yuvraj leads from front; Pant hits triple ton
Heres a roundup of all the Ranji Trophy action from across India.
4 reasons why Dhoni is happy with his bowlers
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Sunday, heaped praise on his bowlers for their superb show.
Dhoni all praise for Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya stole the limelight on his ODI debut with the new ball in hand, on Sunday and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni backs the all-rounder to be one of his premier fast bowlers for next year's Champions Trophy in England.
Ind vs NZ PHOTOS: Classy Kohli secures easy win
India's Virat Kohli continued to torment New Zealand with the bat, hitting an unbeaten 85 to secure a six-wicket victory with nearly 17 overs to spare in the first One-day International at Dharamsala on Sunday.
'We are open to DRS, IF...' : BCCI
The International Cricket Council General Manager Geoff Allardice all set to submit a presentation on upgraded Decision Review System before the Board of Control for Cricket in India in New Delhi on October 20 in presence of president Anurag Thakur.
1st ODI: Kohli stars in India's six-wicket win vs NZ
Virat Kohli held centrestage with a delightful unbeaten 85 after a collective bowling effort as India cruised to an easy six-wicket victory over New Zealand taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series in Dharamsala on Sunday.
Pak strike back as West Indies trail by 264
Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo frustrated Pakistan's bowlers with a defensive and patient batting display on a slow pitch but West Indies still trailed by 264 runs at the end of the third day of the first day-night Test in Dubai on Saturday.
Ranji Roundup: Devdhar keeps Baroda in fray vs Mumbai
Opener Kedar Devdhar hit a stroke-filled 145 as Baroda took a sizeable lead of 303 runs, despite narrowly falling short of Mumbai's first innings total, on the third day of their Ranji Trophy Group A match.
October 15, 2016
BCCI vs Lodha: Who will blink first?
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Noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy
Rajneesh Gupta gives us a list of noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy
How playing IPL could help the Kiwis in the ODI series
'These days you don't really go into a series not knowing anything about a player'
Stat attack: Figure out India and New Zealand's ODI career records
A stat pack of India and New Zealand's ODI careers...
'Evolving' Dhoni plays mentor, guide to youngsters
'You have extra responsibility on you. You have to talk to the youngsters, you have to guide them'
History shows how India has consistently annihilated the Kiwis
Going into the One-day series, India will start overwhelming favourites with the statistics stacked against the visitors.
India will look to carry winning momentum into ODIs
Brimming with confidence after a clean-sweep in the Test series, India will look to carry on their dominance over New Zealand when the two teams lock horns in the first cricket One-day International of the five-match series, in Dharamsala on Sunday.
Record-breaking Maharashtra batsmen have one regret...
Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawane, the Maharashtra batting duo, who stitched together a record partnership of 594 runs in the Ranji Trophy match against Delhi, on Friday, regretted when informed that they were 30 runs short of breaking the world record 624-run partnership held by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
Azhar's historic triple century puts Pakistan in control vs Windies
Azhar Ali tormented West Indian bowlers for 11 hours as he struck 302 not out to put Pakistan firmly in control of the first day-night Test in Dubai on Friday.
October 14, 2016
BCCI boss part of ICC committee
The International Cricket Council seemed to have mend fences with the Board of Control for Cricket in India as president Anurag Thakur is now officially a part of the powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs after completion of its board meeting, in Cape Town, on Friday.
ICC allocates special assistance fund to broke PCB
The International Cricket Council, on Friday, decided to allocate some special assistance fund to Pakistan Cricket Board considering the financial issues that the board is facing in absence of international cricket in the country.
Aggressive India issue warning to New Zealand...
'Aggressive intent' was the key behind India's overwhelming success against New Zealand in the Test series and the hosts aim to continue playing the same brand of cricket in the upcoming five-match ODI series, middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane said, in Dharamsala, on Friday.
PCB to intervene as Afridi-Miandad spat heats up
Disappointed by the ugly tiff between Shahid Afridi and Javed Miandad, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to take measures to stop former cricketers from levelling match-fixing allegations against each other to settle `personal scores`.
Maharashtra's Gugane-Bawane break Ranji Trophy record
Maharashtra's Swapnil Gugale slammed a triple century while Ankit Bawane hit a double hundred as the duo registered the highest-partnership in the history of the Ranji Trophy, against Delhi, in the Ranji Trophy Group B match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Friday.
Will DRS become reality during India-England series?
In what could be termed as a marked departure from its earlier stance, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is seriously contemplating using Decision Review System (DRS) during India's upcoming home series against England.
Aussie clean sweep takes Proteas to No. 2 in ODIs
South Africa have moved up to the second spot in the latest ICC ODI Rankings following their clean sweep in the five-match series against Australia.
Focus on Thakur's affidavit ahead of BCCI SGM
Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur's affidavit, to be submitted in the Supreme Court, will be the focal point of discussions when the BCCI's affiliated units meet for a Special General Meeting (SGM) in New Delhi on Saturday to deliberate upon implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms.
Morgan to 'definitely' captain England for India series
Batsman Eoin Morgan will be England's limited-overs captain during the three-match one-day international series against India in January despite missing the tour of Bangladesh over security concerns, assistant coach Paul Farbrace said.
Angered family walks out on final day of Phil Hughes inquest
The family of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes walked out of an inquest into his death on Friday after a submission from the lawyer for Cricket Australia that the coroner should not rule on claims the batsman been subject to threatening language.
Can New Zealand surprise India in the ODIs?
After hammering the Kiwis 3-0 in the Tests, the focus now shifts to white-ball cricket .
Azhar makes fine century as Pakistan dominate Windies
Azhar Ali's superb unbeaten 146 led Pakistan to a commanding 279 for one on the first day of the first test against West Indies in Dubai on Thursday.
October 13, 2016
Proteas penalised for slow over-rate in Cape Town ODI
South Africa were fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 31-run win in the fifth and final ODI against Australia in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Ranji round-up: Yuvraj hits solid ton as Punjab post record Day 1 score
A round-up of Ranji matches played on Thursday...
Tahir fined over spat with Warner during Cape Town ODI
South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the side's 31-run win in the fifth and final ODI against Australia in Cape Town last evening.
ICC rankings: How India can be among top-3 in ODIs
Fourth-ranked India will have to win the upcoming One-Day International series against New Zealand by at least a 4-1 margin to move up a position in the ICC team rankings.
Warner leaps to third spot in ICC ODI rankings
Australian opener David Warner has surged to a career-best third in the ICC ODI Players Rankings for batsmen after accumulating 386 runs at an impeccable average of 77.20 in the recently concluded five-match series against South Africa.
After Bangladesh triumph, England eye top ranking in ODIs
England will climb to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) world rankings if they can maintain their fine form in the format, all-rounder Ben Stokes said after the side completed a series victory in Bangladesh.
Raina to miss first ODI vs NZ due to viral fever
India's middle order batsman Suresh Raina has been ruled out of the first ODI against New Zealand to be played in Dharamsala on Sunday because of viral fever. Marsh to stand down as Australia's chief selector
Australia will have a new chairman of selectors before the next Ashes series after Cricket Australia said on Thursday that Rodney Marsh would not be seeking to stay on in the role when his contract expires next year.
Warner heroics in vain as South Africa whitewash Australia
David Warner's brilliant 173 was not enough to save Australia from a 32-run defeat by South Africa in the fifth and final One-Day International at Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday.
October 12, 2016
England win ODI series to end Bangladesh's home run
England's Chris Woakes hit a six off Shafiul Islam to seal a series-clinching four-wicket victory in the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Saha to rest for two Ranji matches on Kumble's advice
India's chief coach Anil Kumble has advised Test specialist Wriddhiman Saha to take complete rest for two weeks which will mean that the wicket-keeper batsman will be missing Bengal's first two Ranji Trophy games against Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
The Indore Test and more in numbers
Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers from the Indore Test.
FIR against MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi in multi-crore fraud case
An FIR has been lodged against Sakshi Dhoni, wife of India's limited overs cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and three others under Section 420 of the IPC.
When Sehwag and Ashwin were bowled by their wives
India's ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is having a dream run taking 27 wickets in the recently concluded three-match Test series against New Zealand.
Ashwin stands tall in total Indian domination vs NZ
It wasn't for anything that Virat Kohli termed New Zealand's 3-0 rout as a "proper team series win" and a simple piece of statistic will reveal why his observation seems to be so apt in the bigger context.
Hughes death inquest: Abbot was confused, dazed after incident
New South Wales pacer Sean Abbott has recalled how he tried to comfort Phillip Hughes in the moments immediately after the South Australian batsman was fatally injured by his bouncer during the Sheffield Shield match.
Spin King Ashwin is World No. 1 bowler in Tests
The India off-spinner joins a select band to have touched a rating of 900 points since 2000, the others being Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and Shaun Pollock.
October 11, 2016
Double centurion Kohli has gratitude for batting coach Bangar
India's Test skipper Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score a century in the three-match series when he stroked his way to a career-best 211 on Day of the 3rd Test in Indore on Wednesday.
Mindset important for success: Virat
India captain Virat Kohli has backed his spinners and credited their success to hard work, focus and having a winning mentality.
'India showed class to null any pressure we were able to put on them'
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said that his team did not have a mental block while facing Ravichandran Ashwin but crumbled under off-spinner's quality bowling during 0-3 Test series whitewash against India.
'We believe in our skill, not in creating conditions that may suit us'
'This was a situation where we batted them out of the game'
Ashwin key to India's stay at the top
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's form in a long home season will be key to how long India can stay at the top of the ICC Testrankings, captain Virat Kohli said on Tuesday.
Offie Ashwin keeps his best for last!
'I have been bowling really well and my confidence is sky high'
Kohli acknowledges 'team effort' in series sweep
Skipper Virat Kohli termed New Zealand's 3-0 rout as a proper team effort as a number of individuals contributed in one of the most emphatic series wins recorded by India in recent times.
India thrash Kiwis by 321 runs to complete series clean sweep
Ravichandran Ashwin out-spun the New Zealand batsmen with another magical spell of spin bowling as India completed a 3-0 whitewash by winning the third and final Test by a whopping 321 runs in Indore on Tuesday.
South Africa are yet to complete the job against Aussies
Despite clinching the five-match ODI series against Australia 4-0, South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi said his side are not yet finished with their job and will look forward to continue their winning habit in the fifth and final match to claim a series whitewash.
Paceman Heath Streak named Zimbabwe head coach
Streak will continue in the capacity of bowling coach of IPL franchise Gujarat Lions
PCB ready to give BCCI stern reply over boycott at ICC meet
Disappointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) decision to boycott Pakistan on the international stage, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to give a stern reply to their Indian counterpart in the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting to be held in Dubai on Tuesday.
India captain Kohli presented with ICC Test Championship mace
India captain Virat Kohli was on Tuesday presented with the prestigious International Cricket Council's Test Championship mace for leading his team to the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings.
PHOTOS: Sensational Ashwin spins India to series whitewash
Ravichandran Ashwin claimed career-best figures of seven for 59 as India thrashed New Zealand by 321 runs in the third and final Test to complete a 3-0 sweep in the series at Indore's Holkar Stadium on Tuesday.
October 10, 2016
Ashwin REVEALS his strategy against the Kiwis
Asked about the strategy when the New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham put on a century stand, Ashwin said it was to contain the run-flow first and create pressure.
Why Ashwin believes he can 'beat any batsman'...
Ravichandran Ashwin has been having a remarkable series against New Zealand with 20 wickets so far but India's off-spinner says he has struggled to get into rhythm at the start of his spells. Ashwin spins India closer to series whitewash
A splendid six-wicket effort from premier strike bowler Ravichandran Ashwin saw India maintain their stranglehold on New Zealand and remain firmly on course for a 3-0 series whitewash at the end of third day's play in the final Test match in Indore.
Bangladesh's Mortaza, Sabbir fined over Buttler spat
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza and batsman Sabbir Rahman have been fined 20 percent of their match fees following an angry exchange with England skipper Jos Buttler during the second one-day international on Sunday.
Shamsi, Maharaj called up to SA's Test squad for Australia
Uncapped spinners Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi were named in South Africa's squad for next month's three-match test series in Australia on Monday as the Proteas seek to exploit a perceived weaknesses in their hosts' batting.
Former Pakistan captains Afridi, Miandad in ugly war of words
Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has hit back over legendary batsman Javed Miandad's recent comments that the former T20 skipper "wanted the farewell game only for money".
PHOTOS: Ashwin's six gives India a huge lead
New Zealand failed to make the most of a strong start as they were dismissed for 299 to concede a 258-run first innings deficit to India on the third evening of the third and final Test in Indore, on Monday.
Ravindra Jadeja fined and also receives three demerit points
Ravindra Jadeja of India has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee and has also received three demerit points for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day's play in the third and final cricket Test against New Zealand in Indore on Sunday.
Inquest into death of batsman Hughes opens in Sydney
A coroner's inquest into the death of Phillip Hughes opened on Monday, almost two years after the Australian cricketer died when he was struck by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
'Fawad Khan never played Virat Kohli in Dhoni's biopic'
Reacting to reports that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan played the crucial character of Virat Kohli in the biopic made on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's life, the makers of 'M S Dhoni: The Untold Story' dismissed reports that his role was chopped off from the biopic.
October 09, 2016
Bangladesh humble England to level ODI series
Bangladesh thumped England in a bowler-dominated contest after home skipper Mashrafe Mortaza's all-round brilliance secured their series-levelling 34-run victory in the second One-day International on Sunday.
Ranji Roundup: Punjab concede three points; Delhi crush Assam
A round-up of Ranji matches played across India on Sunday.
ODI: South Africa clinch 4th straight win over Australia
South Africa secured a fourth successive One-day International victory over Australia as captain Faf du Plessis top scored with 69 runs in a six-wicket win on Sunday.
After Lodha, BCCI is set for a showdown with ICC boss Manohar
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur is set for a showdown with current International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar during the ICC Board meet in Cape Town, where the richest cricket board will specifically push for a three-point agenda that includes bringing back the 'Big Three' module.
How Kohli 'softly killed' the Kiwis
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said Virat Kohli 'softly killed' them as the Indian captain combined with Ajinkya Rahane to torment the Kiwis bowlers in
Why the ton against Kiwis will be in Rahane's memory for long
Ajinkya Rahane termed his knock of 188 as a 'special one' which will be etched in his memory for a long time to come.
England's Wood set to miss India tour
England bowler Mark Wood will have ankle surgery and is set to miss the tour of India that starts next month, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday.
Kohli's 211 and Rahane's 188 propels India to a huge total
Indian skipper Virat Kohli hammered a listless New Zealand attack with a superlative double hundred as the hosts piled up a mammoth 557 for five on the second day of the third Test in Indore, on Sunday.
Why India were handed a five-run penalty on Day 2
In an unusual occurrence, India were handed a five-run penalty after Ravindra Jadeja got a second warning for running on the pitch on day two of the third Test against New Zealand in Indore, on Sunday.
Tendulkar's 14-a-side concept for school cricket gets MCA nod
India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's idea of 14-a-side teams at the school level has got the green signal from the sport's governing body in Mumbai.
PHOTOS: Supreme Kohli, composed Rahane punish New Zealand
Images from Day 2 of the third and final Test between India and New Zealand in Indore on Sunday.
Stats highlights: Kohli's average highest among Indian captains!
Captain Virat Kohli scored the first century of the series against New Zealand to steer India to 267 for three on the opening day of the third and final Test in Indore, on Saturday. Check out the stats highlights.
Pakistan can get back No. 1 Test spot from India: Inzamam
Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is 'disappointed' at Pakistan not playing India in Test matches but he believes that his country can snatch back the number one ranking from the Indians by doing well against other countries.
October 08, 2016
Ranji round-up: Mumbai edge TN in just over two days
A round-up of Ranji matches played across India on Saturday
Quick wickets tomorrow will get us back in the game: Neesham
India might have taken an upper hand after the first day's play in the third Test, but New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham feels that his team can bounce back by grabbing some quick wickets on Sunday.
Pujara defends personal batting approach
Brushing aside the criticism for not scoring quickly enough, Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said positive intent and not strike rate is what all that matters in Test cricket.
Kohli's century puts India in control on Day 1
Virat Kohli roared back to form with a superbly crafted century on a tricky pitch to take India to a comfortable 267 for three against New Zealand on Day 1 of the third and final Test match at the Holkar stadium in Indore, on Saturday.
Will continue to take Test cricket to smaller cities: BCCI
Calling the India-New Zealand Test match at Indore a good experiment, Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur on Saturday said they will continue to take Test matches to smaller cities.
PHOTOS: Careful Kohli hits first century of series as India dominate
Images from Day 1 of the third and final Test between India and New Zealand in Indore on Saturday.
October 07, 2016
Debutant Ball and Rashid bowl England to thrilling win
Jake Ball made a memorable One-day debut as he combined with Adil Rashid to derail Bangladesh's chase and bowl England to a thrilling 21-run victory in the first match of the series, in Mirpur, on Friday.
Ranji Roundup: Yuvraj fails; Rana, Pant propel Delhi
Captain Yuvraj Singh fell cheaply in his Ranji Trophy season opener before Uday Kaul and Gurkeerat Singh led Punjab's recovery against Railways on day two of the Group A match, in New Delhi, on Friday.
How Dravid turned Sanju Samson into a 'better cricketer'
Regarded as an utility player, young Kerala wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson credits Rahul Dravid for his growth, and said the former captain played a
'Kept staring at the bowler despite being hit on ribs'
His more than two decades long career is a stuff of legends and handing out tips on chasing success, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said one should be smart enough to hide weaknesses against rival bowlers.
Kohli lauds 'outstanding' Shami
While praising Mohammed Shami's stunning comeback from injury, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli on Friday admitted the former is a very important bowler for the team who makes it count every time he comes on the field.
Supreme Court bars BCCI from releasing funds, postpones hearing
Stating that the Lodha Committee recommendations matter, the Supreme Court, on Friday, postponed the hearing in the Board of Control for Cricket in India vs Lodha Commission case to October 17.
Williamson optimistic of playing in third Test vs India
Hoping to be fully fit for the series-ending third and final Test against India, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Friday said that although the conditions have been tough his team should have put up a better show.
Skipper of a World No 1 team, Kohli on learning hard captaincy lessons
Still on a learning curve as India's Test skipper, Virat Kohli has divulged crucial captaincy lessons learnt in his tenure so far.
Timeline: Lodha Panel formation and its recommendations
Following is the chronology of events relating to implementation of Justice R M Lodha panel recommendations on structural reforms in BCCI.
Lalit Modi goes after Thakur, Shukla in Twitter tirade
Disgraced former Indian Premier League Chairman Lalit Modi took to social media to slam BCCI bigwigs Anurag Thakur and Rajiv Shukla for not implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations.
Gambhir set for action as India eye third clean sweep in 4 years
The series already in their pocket and the number one ranking cemented, a dominant India go into the third Test against New Zealand in Indore on Saturday, aiming yet another clean sweep of a Test rubber at home.
BCCI still defiant, stiff Supreme Court orders likely today
The Supreme Court will today (Friday) pronounce its order on the apex court-appointed Justice R.M. Lodha Committee's plea, seeking to replace the current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) brass for impeding the panel's work to usher in transparency and accountability in Indian cricket administration.
England to host their first day/night Test vs WI
England will become the third country to host a day-night Test match when they meet West Indies in Birmingham next August.
Even I am captain of Supreme Court cricket team: CJI to BCCI
"Even I am the captain of the Supreme Court cricket team," Chief Justice TS Thakur on Thursday observed after BCCI defended its president Anurag Thakur's qualification to be a office bearer of the cash-rich body.
October 06, 2016
Did J & K have enough time to prepare for Ranji?
The prevailing tense situation between India and Pakistan might have affected the preparation of the Jammu and Kashmir for the Ranji Trophy but skipper Pravez Rasool exuded confidence that his team has enough time to make up for the loss.
BCCI boss plays an emotional card
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur, on Thursday, wrote an emotional letter to all state association stating that "in light of recent comments made against Indian Premier League, all members need to collectively decide, whether to stop this 'extravaganza'."
Will BCCI discontinue Ranji Trophy?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India may discontinue India's premier domestic tournament Ranji Trophy from Saturday, the third day of the first round, as current set of officials may be superseded as per Lodha Committee's recommendations.
Ranji Roundup: Mumbai in strong position; Waghmode, Shah slam tons
Medium pacers Dhawal Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande wrecked havoc by grabbing four wickets apiece as Mumbai put themselves in the drivers seat by dismissing Tamil Nadu for a paltry 87 on the opening day in their Ranji Trophy Group A match, in Lahli, on Thursday.
Raina returns, no place for Yuvi in ODI series vs New Zealand
Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina made a comeback to the team fold after the newly appointed senior selection committee announced their India squad for the five-match ODI series against New Zealand, in New Delhi, on Thursday.
Will Kiwis captain Williamson come back for 3rd Test?
New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, on Thursday, hinted that skipper and prolific batsman Kane Williamson will play the third Test.
'With long season ahead, Gambhir becomes important at top of the order'
Injuries to KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan have brought Gautam Gambhir back into the picture, and batting coach Sanjay Bangar says the Delhi batsman will be a vital cog in the Indian Test team in the long home season.
Du Plessis speechless after stunning run-chase in Durban ODI
'Never would have thought 3-0 would have been possible against this Australian side'
SC warns BCCI, gives a day to comply with Lodha directions
The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the Board of Control for Cricket in India over not completely complying with the recommendations of the Lodha Panel.
Steve Waugh's son scores brilliant ton to help team win national title
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh's son Austin is following in his father's footsteps.
BCCI rejects allegations of non-compliance with Lodha panel
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in its response in the Supreme Court, has refuted allegations of non-compliance with Justice RM Lodha-led panel's recommendations, saying that "records of 40 mails" exchanged with Justice Lodha will be submitted before the apex court.
Learnt a lot from Dhoni seeing the way he made decisions: Kohli
Virat Kohli, who turns 28 next month, is already one of India's most accomplished Test captains.
Why Dhoni's bro doesn't find mention in the biopic
'I may be non-existent in the movie because I don't have much contribution in Mahi's life.'
Babar Azam in history books as Pakistan whitewash West Indies
Rising star Babar Azam hit his third successive hundred to anchor Pakistan's 3-0 clean-sweep of the West Indies with a comfortable 136-run win in the third and final one-dayer on Wednesday.
Miller century clinches ODI series for South Africa
David Miller blasted an unbeaten century as South Africa chased down a massive target of 372 in the third One-Day International against Australia at Kingsmead in Durban on Wednesday to clinch the series.
October 05, 2016
Shardul to replace injured Bhuvneshwar for Indore Test
India suffered another injury blow ahead of the third and final Test against New Zealand, starting in Kolkata on Saturday, after pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out with injury.
Will Yuvraj, Raina make a comeback to ODI squad for NZ series?
It remains to be seen whether veteran Gautam Gambhir can make a comeback to the Indian ODI team after being recently called up to the Test squad to replace the injured KL Rahul.
Lodha effect: BCCI still 'confused' over payments issue
Why Justice Mudgal issued a warning to Delhi cricket officials
The Delhi high court-appointed observer Justice Mukul Mudgal on Wednesday issued a stern warning to the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), stating that 'any hindrance caused by any official in preparation of the matches (domestic and international), the blame of the failure will be entirely on the DDCA officials'.
Bindra slams fellow shooters, coaches in Rio review report
Unsparing on the under-performing shooters but equally scathing on coaches and the national federation, the Abhinav Bindra-led National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) review committee hardly minced words as it chastised the Rio Olympics flop show while recommending a systematic overhaul.
Kohli's nemesis Anderson eyes return in India Tests
England seamer James Anderson is confident he will be fit to play some part in the team's Test tour of India starting in November after sitting out this month's two-match series in Bangladesh with a shoulder injury.
Domestic Diary: Curious case of Ranji's journeymen coaches
One of Australia's finest ever captain Ian Chappell never ever believed that a professional cricket team needs a specialist coach.
Shah Rukh Khan wins Wankhede brawl case, cops say he was not drunk
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is also the co-owner of Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders was given a clean chit by Mumbai police on Tuesday in connection with a brawl at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai after an IPL match in 2012.
Broad targets England ODI return for 2019 World Cup
Fast bowler Stuart Broad has fallen out of contention for a regular starting place in England's one-day international side but the test stalwart is "desperate" to represent his country at the 2019 World Cup on home soil.
Ehsan Mani wants Pakistan to boycott India in ICC meet
Former International Cricket Council president Ehsan Mani has criticised BCCI chief Anurag Thakur for his "inflammatory" comments on Pakistan and asked the PCB to push for India to be stripped off hosting ICC events.
How Tendulkar fulfilled 'Lala' Sehwag's wish
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag is surely having a ball on social media. His tweets and comments on other social networking sites have been widely followed and liked by fans from the country.
Pathans are guarding our borders: Afridi warns Indian Army
After appealing for peace between India and Pakistan, former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has now taken an aggressive stance with respect to strained relations between the two neighbouring countries.
October 04, 2016
DDCA secy wants BCCI to expel of Pro-Lodha officials in unit
In an explicable move, two joint secretaries of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) have a written a letter to BCCI president Anurag Thakur seeking "expulsion of seven directors" including former Test opener Chetan Chauhan for supporting Lodha Panel reforms.
Don't use subsidies disbursed by BCCI: Lodha to state bodies
The Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha panel, in an e-mail communication to all state association, has strictly instructed them not to "transfer or disturb" the recent funds disbursed as infrastructural subsidy.
Rohit, Saha take big leaps in Test rankings; Ashwin still in top 3
India's wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma have made significant gains and climbed up latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen.
MPCA going ahead with preparation for third India-NZ Test
The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) is going ahead with preparations for the third and final Test between India and New Zealand, scheduled to be held at the Holkar Stadium in Indore from October 8-12, a top official of the state body said on Tuesday.
BCCI misleading people on several key issues: Lodha panel
Taking strong exception to the Board of Control for Cricket in India 'misleading' everyone on key issues such as disbursement of large amount of funds to state associations, the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha-panel on Tuesday said it is unfortunate that their directions have been 'misinterpreted'.
Thakur casts doubt over NZ series, says 'can't run game without money'
BCCI President Anurag Thakur has refused to speculate the fate of the ongoing Test series with New Zealand, but has categorically stated that the game cannot be run without money even as the Lodha Panel clarified it did not direct the banks to freeze cricket Board's accounts.
Don't think Pakistan are India's yardstick at the moment: Ganguly
A day after India dethroned arch-rivals Pakistan to become the No.1 Test team in the world, former captain Saurav Ganguly said that Kohli's team was far better than Misbah's men and he was surprised to see Pakistan taking the top spot.
Miandad has not recovered from shock over Pak's defeat: Thakur
Reacting to Javed Miandad's tirade against India, BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said the former captain was still in a state of shock over Pakistan's win-less record in both the battlefield and cricket field.
Kohli equals Tiger & Sunny's records
Rajneesh Gupta's fascinating figures from the Kolkata Test.
Accounts freeze ruined BCCI reputation, says president Thakur
The reputation of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has been ruined by the freezing of its bank accounts, its president Anurag Thakur said on Tuesday, after a Supreme Court-appointed panel blocked it from making two payments to its state units.
SC reserves order on plea against CSK's ban from IPL
Subramanian Swamy, in his plea, has alleged that there are no allegations against either Narayanswami Srinivasan or against any members of CSK and hence the ban imposed by the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha panel is "illegal, arbitrary and unreasonable".
The tragic story of a friend who taught Dhoni 'Helicopter Shot'
India's limited overs cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for his huge sixes and his innovative 'helicopter shot'.
Miandad says Indians are cowards, Modi a 'rotten egg', calls for war
In an interview to Pakistani channel Samaa TV, Miandad said every Pakistani was ready for martyrdom in the war against India, and also made some rather unpleasant comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
BCCI's accounts not frozen, NZ series should go on: Justice Lodha
With the BCCI threatening to call off the ongoing series between India and New Zealand, the Justice R M Lodha led panel on Tuesday clarified that they didn't direct the banks to freeze the accounts of the Board and it should carry on with its routine expenses.
NZ says business as usual despite tour cancellation report
New Zealand are preparing for the third test against India as scheduled despite a local media report that the remainder of the tour has been cancelled by the Indian cricket board due to financial problems.
Ashwin: On his way to becoming the greatest
What makes Ravichandran Ashwin the world's premier Test spinner?
We don't go out there to prove anything to anyone: Kohli
Reclaiming the No. 1 spot has not satiated Virat Kohli's hunger for success and the Indian captain said the team will at no point 'take the foot off the pedal' as he set his sights on holding on to the No. 1 ranking for a prolonged period.
BCCI cancels ongoing New Zealand series: Reports
According to a report in the Indian Express newspaper, the decision to call off the tour was taken following Justice L M Lodha committee's direction to banks to freeze the accounts of the BCCI.
October 03, 2016
What are India's biggest gains from the series thus far?
After leading his side to No.1 Test ranking, captain Virat Kohli said that Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha were the 'biggest gains' for his side in Kanpur and Kolkata.
Saha's fifties put us on the back foot: Taylor
'376 was always tough (to chase) but the bowlers fought throughout and that's something we can take to Indore. Hopefully, we can play some fear-free cricket to put India under pressure'
'Nothing more pleasing than to see Team India take the No.1 spot'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday congratulated the Indian cricket team for reclaiming the No. 1 spot in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings, saying it reflects the side's performance overseas beginning with the historic series win in Sri Lanka.
Injured Dhawan ruled out of third Test; Karun named replacement
India opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the third and final Test against New Zealand, starting in Indore on Saturday, with a minor fracture on his left thumb.
Why Kohli believes India can hold on to No. 1 ranking
Having reclaimed the World No 1 spot in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings, a beaming Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday said the team has a good chance of holding on to the No. 1 position given the long home season.
India dislodge Pakistan from perch, take No.1 spot in ICC Test rankings
India dislodged arch-rivals Pakistan to claim the top spot in the ICC Test rankings following their series-clinching comprehensive 178-run win over New Zealand in the second cricket Test in Kolkata on Monday.
India thrash Kiwis to seal series, reclaim top spot in Test rankings
India pulled off a brilliant all-round performance to trounce New Zealand by 178 runs in the second Test and clinch the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead, a win that propelled the team to the top of the ICC rankings, dethroning arch-rivals Pakistan.
BIG jolt for BCCI as Lodha panel asks banks to halt disbursements
Fuming at the defiance of its recommendations, the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel directed banks, where the Board of Control for Cricket in India holds accounts, not to disburse any funds for the financial decisions taken by the Board at its Special General Meeting in Mumbai on September 30.
BCCI open to DRS only if it's close to perfection: Thakur
Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Anurag Thakur on Monday indicated that the Board is open to implementing the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) provided the technology reaches close to the level of perfection.
No IPL in 2017?
India may have to pull out of next year's Champions Trophy in England if the Board of Control for Cricket in India implements Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations in toto, Board president Anurag Thakur warned on Monday.
BCCI could incur huge losses if Lodha reforms implemented
The BCCI will have to face financial losses to the tune of crores if the Supreme Court-appointed RM Lodha Committee recommendations on Indian Premier League are to be implemented, President Anurag Thakur said on Sunday.
Babar Azam stars in Pakistan's ODI series win over West Indies
Babar Azam scored a second successive hundred to guide Pakistan to a dominant 59-run win over the West Indies in the second One-day International in Sharjah.
PHOTOS: India crush New Zealand to reclaim top ranking
India crushed New Zealand by 178 runs in the second Test on Monday to clinch the three-match series and reclaim top spot in the world rankings from Pakistan.
October 02, 2016
ODI: Proteas script big win over Aus after Du Plessis ton
A century from stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis lifted South Africa to a huge 142-run win over Australia and a 2-0 lead in the five-match One-day International series at The Wanderers on Sunday.
Boult expects Kiwi batsmen to look at Patel for inspiration
The energy-sapping weather in Kolkata has severely tested the New Zealanders with paceman Trent Boult saying that he has never played in such hot and humid conditions.
Kohli, Thakur participate in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
India's Test captain Virat Kohli and BCCI President Anurag Thakur swept the stands at the EdenGardens as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Sunday.
Rohit shoots down 'media claims' of him being under pressure
Middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, who top-scored for India in the second innings, said the re-laid EdenGardens wicket kept the Indian batsmen on their toes right throughout the match.
Dhawan undergoes X-ray on left thumb
India opener Shikhar Dhawan was, on Sunday, taken to a city hospital for scans on his left thumb, after being hit twice by New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult in the ongoing second cricket Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Day 3: Rohit shines as NZ pushed on back foot
Riding on Rohit Sharma's fluent 82, India emerged stronger in the battle of attrition against a gritty New Zealand to take complete control of the second cricket Test by grabbing a 339-run lead, on day three of the second Test at Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2nd Test PHOTOS: Rohit special puts India in command against NZ
India were 227 for eight in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand at the Edens Garden on Kolkata on Sunday.
Indian players to get Rs 15 lakh per Test
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a big stride towards ending the pay disparity between Test and Indian Player League players.
October 01, 2016
It's upto members to accept or reject recommendations, says BCCI boss
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur, on Saturday, sought to justify its rejection of some of the major recommendations of Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee, saying that "it is upto the members of the Board to accept or reject them".
BCCI defies SC, rejects contentious Lodha reforms
In a complete defiance of the Supremer Court, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Saturday, rejected key recommendations of the Lodha Committee, like one-state one-vote, age limit of 70 years and cooling-off period of three years, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with the apex court.
Pujara down with flu but will bat at his usual position
India's top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is down with flu and did not come out to field on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand, in Kolkata, on Saturday.
Saha spills the beans on Bhuvi's surprise inclusion
India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha said Bhuvneshwar Kumar's surprise inclusion was done keeping in mind the grassy Eden Gardens wicket as the seamer scalped a five-for to tightened the noose around New Zealand in the second cricket Test, in Kolkata, on Saturday.
Bhuvneshwar wrecks Kiwis with fifer, India in control on Day 2
Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's devastating five-wicket haul after a late batting blitzkrieg put India firmly in command as they reduced a hapless New
VCA adopts resolution on Lodha recommendations
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) has adopted a resolution to consider and approve its proposed new constitution as per the recommendations of the Lodha Committee.
Will India forfeit 2017 Champions Trophy match against Pakistan?
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refused to officially comment on reports that Board of Control for Cricket in India president will write to the International Cricket Council to not place Pakistan with India in the group stages of any ICC event.
2nd Test PHOTOS: Five-star Bhuvneshwar floors NZ
Wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha's battling half-century helped India reach 316 before the hosts were dismissed in their first innings against New Zealand on the second morning of the second test at Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Don't put India, Pakistan in same group: BCCI to ICC
Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Friday has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to not place the two neighbouring countries in the same group during upcoming international events.
De Kock's stunning 178 gives South Africa massive win vs Australia
South Africa opener Quinton de Kock hit a masterful 178 runs in a comfortable six-wicket victory over top-ranked Australia on Friday in the first one-day international of the five-match series.
Azam, Nawaz star as Pakistan thrash West Indies
Babar Azam hit his maiden century while spinner Mohammad Nawaz grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrashed the West Indies by 111 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first day-night international on Friday.
September 30, 2016
It's Henry who is New Zealand's wrecker-in-chief vs India
India's batting line-up failed to recover from the early blows dealt by New Zealand's concerted bowling effort and wobbled to 239 for seven on day one of the second Test.
Lodha effect? BCCI staring at leadership crisis
In the wake of the Lodha Committee recommendations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is staring at a leadership crisis as 95 per cent of the top brass will be wiped out if the report is implemented with retrospective effect.
Rahane thinks it was not a typical Kolkata wicket...
Batting was a challenge on an atypical Eden Garden wicket said Ajinkya Rahane but also conceded that he and Cheteshwar Pujara were guilty of not
2002 Test win in England was a defining moment for Indian cricket: Kumble
From bowling mainstay to national coach now, it has been a roller-coaster ride for Anil Kumble in Indian cricket and the celebrated leg-spinner picked the 2002 win over England in the Headgingley Test as the "defining moment" of his career.
V V S Laxman on the Magic of Cricket
'If fame, money and comfort are the only factors that drive us, then we are playing cricket for entirely the wrong reasons.'
Say No to war, pleads Afridi
Amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan, the former cricket captain of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi has asked both the neighbouring countries to show some restraint towards each other and pleaded for peace in the region.
BCCI misses first deadline to implement Lodha reforms
The under-fire Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday adjourned its crucial Special General Meeting, called to consider the sweeping reforms suggested by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee, on technical grounds.
Pujara, Rahane hit fifties before NZ fight back on Day 1
New Zealand's bowlers kept chipping away at the wickets to reduce India to 239 for seven on Day 1 of the second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on Friday.
2nd Test PHOTOS: Pujara, Rahane lift India after poor start
Images from Day 1 of the second Test between India and New Zealand in Kolkata, on Friday.
How Dhoni was discovered: The untold story
'Dhoni's skills are unbelievable and also his mindset, the way he thinks about the game.'
September 29, 2016
Laxman reveals his thoughts on pink ball, DRS
When former cricketer VVS Laxman was asked about his views about cricket under lights with pink ball, he said, "It's a work in progress".
Here's why Laxman rates Ashwin as one of the best!
VVS Laxman praised off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who became the fastest Indian to scalp 200 Test wickets.
3 reasons why Laxman feels Kohli is a complete batsman
VVS Laxman heaped praise on current Test skipper Virat Kohli, saying the Delhi batsman possessed strong basics and is a complete batsman in all formats of the game.
Ganguly survives a scare at Eden Gardens
Sourav Ganguly survived a scare at his very own Eden Gardens when the club house lift of more than 29 years old malfunctioned.
Troubled Kiwis take tips from Ganguly
Troubled by the subcontinent conditions, the spin-wary New Zealanders, on Thursday, took tips from former India captain Sourav Ganguly who gladly offered his know-how, demonstrating a few drives near the centre wicket on the eve of the second Test.
BCCI refunds Royals, CSK 30 percent of franchise fees
BCCI has refunded 30 percent of franchise fees paid for IPL 2016 by suspended franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
2nd Test: India aim for No 1 spot at Eden Gardens
India's marauding cricket team will be aiming to reclaim the No 1 spot in ICC rankings when it takes on an unsettled New Zealand in the second Test starting, in Kolkata, on Friday.
Williamson laid low by bug, could be fit in time for 2nd Test
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was on Thursday hit by a bug, compounding the visiting team's misery, but opener Tom Latham sounded optimistic about the batsman's availability in the second Test against India beginning in Kolkata on Friday.
PHOTOS: Kohli, Gambhir bury hatchet; shares laugh during practice
India skipper Virat Kohli and comeback man Gautam Gambhir seem to have moved on from their bitter Indian Premier League spat as the Delhi duo was seen sharing a few light moments on the eve of the second cricket Test against New Zealand.
BCCI to hold SGM on Friday, discuss compliance with Lodha reform
Pushed into a corner by the Supreme Court after failing to comply with the Justice R M Lodha Panel recommendations, the beleaguered Board of Control for Cricket in India appears to have been left with no option but to adopt them in totality at its Special General Meeting in Mumbai on Friday.
India set to embrace DRS? Check out captain Kohli's views...
Test captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said the Indian team has discussed the contentious Decision Review System (DRS) and they look forward to embracing the technology in the future.
Injured Anderson to miss Bangladesh tour
England pace bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of the team's Test series in Bangladesh next month after the 34-year-old failed to recover fully from a shoulder injury.
'BCCI must not think it is above the law'
The fact remains that there is a judgement of the court and the judgement has to be implemented by the BCCI, says Congress leader Manish Tewari.
Select Team: Should India play 3 spinners in the Kolkata Test?
Should India drop Rohit Sharma and bring in an extra spinner? Or should fast bowler Umesh Yadav make way for Amit Mishra?
September 28, 2016
Eden Gardens gets its bell before second Test
Ahead of India's second cricket Test against New Zealand starting Friday, the much-awaited bell was finally installed at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Indians toil hard in optional practice session
Only four India regulars - Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha -- turned up for optional practice session.
No pressure on Pujara; he is an important cog in our plans: Kumble
Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara may have drawn criticism for his slow strike rate during the tour of West Indies but India coach Anil Kumble on Wednesday threw his weight behind the batsman saying he is a vital cog in the team's scheme of things and no one has put pressure on him to score quickly.
BCCI's Selection Panel: Khoda, Paranjpe likely to face the axe
Under fire due to a stinging status report filed by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha Committee, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is likely to remove senior national selectors Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjpe when the members meet for SGM this Friday.
Problems aplenty for Kiwis ahead of Kolkata Test
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham will miss the second Test against India in Kolkata due to the rib injury that kept him out of the first match in Kanpur, coach Mike Hesson said on Wednesday.
BCCI got full opportunity to argue recommendations: Justice Lodha
Justice Lodha said the verdict of the Supreme Court is supreme, after the panel filed its status report which has called for the removal of BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke for non-compliance of the apex court's orders.
Lodha panel moves SC seeking BCCI chief Thakur's removal
The Justice Lodha Committee on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking the removal of Board of Control for Cricket in India's top brass including President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke for non-compliance of orders.
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 ne