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Ex-New Zealand all-rounder Cairns faces 'long road to recovery'

Ex-New Zealand all-rounder Cairns faces 'long road to recovery'

Rediff.com17 hours ago

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns on Sunday said the spinal stroke he suffered following a life-saving heart surgery last month will provide him 'with possibly the greatest challenge I have ever faced in rehab going forward'.

Former players back Rohit to replace Kohli as India's T20 captain

Former players back Rohit to replace Kohli as India's T20 captain

Rediff.com2 days ago

Opener Rohit Sharma has demonstrated his leadership qualities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is an obvious choice to succeed Virat Kohli as India's Twenty20 captain, according to several former players.

Vihari returns to Hyderabad after five years

Vihari returns to Hyderabad after five years

Rediff.com4 days ago

India's Test specialist Hanuma Vihari, who had left Hyderabad to play for Andhra to further his international prospects, is back 'home' after five seasons for the upcoming domestic season.

Teams may refuse to play Afghanistan at T20 World Cup: Paine

Teams may refuse to play Afghanistan at T20 World Cup: Paine

Rediff.com6 days ago

Australia captain Tim Paine said the chances of their first ever test against Afghanistan going ahead are "not looking good" with the Taliban unwilling to let women play cricket and questioned why the game's governing body had remained quiet on the issue.

Delhi Capitals name Dwarshuis as Woakes replacement

Delhi Capitals name Dwarshuis as Woakes replacement

Rediff.com6 days ago

Uncapped Australian fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis was on Monday named as Chris Woakes' replacement in the Delhi Capitals squad for the second leg of IPL, to be held in UAE from September 19.

All about US Open champion Daniil Medvedev

All about US Open champion Daniil Medvedev

Rediff.com7 days ago

Factbox on Daniil Medvedev, who defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open final on Sunday to win his first Grand Slam title.

Is IPL the Saviour of Test cricket?

Is IPL the Saviour of Test cricket?

Rediff.com11 Sep 2021

The IPL, by giving a large pool of Indian talent the opportunity to compete with the best international players, has also come to be seen as the cauldron that spews out the most exciting talent for not only the shortest format but also the longest and the one in between, says Suveen Sinha.

India to tour South Africa for all-format series in December-January

India to tour South Africa for all-format series in December-January

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

India will tour South Africa for an all-format series in December-January, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Thursday. According to the itinerary announced by CSA, India is set to play three Test matches, as many ODIs and four T20Is during the tour.

Australia optimistic on crowds, schedule for Ashes amid Covid

Australia optimistic on crowds, schedule for Ashes amid Covid

Rediff.com8 Sep 2021

Chief executive Nick Hockley told local media on Wednesday that rising vaccination rates in Australia gave him "a degree of optimism" that the lucrative series against England would go ahead as planned, starting in Brisbane on December 8.

WC qualifiers: 10 wins on trot for Aus; South Korea down Lebanon

WC qualifiers: 10 wins on trot for Aus; South Korea down Lebanon

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

The South Koreans, meanwhile, secured their first win in Group B as Paulo Bento's side saw off Lebanon in Suwon.

Day 3 Belonged to The Hitman

Day 3 Belonged to The Hitman

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Rajneesh Gupta lists all the important numbers from day three of the Oval Test.

India women's team gets cracking for ODI WC with Aus tour

India women's team gets cracking for ODI WC with Aus tour

Rediff.com28 Aug 2021

The team leaves for Australia on Wednesday to play three ODIs, a day-night Test and three T20Is.

Former NZ all-rounder Chris Cairns suffers paralysis in legs

Former NZ all-rounder Chris Cairns suffers paralysis in legs

Rediff.com27 Aug 2021

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has suffered paralysis in his legs after the stroke in his spine during a life-saving heart surgery in Australia, according to reports.

3rd Test: Crowd at it again as bottle thrown at Siraj

3rd Test: Crowd at it again as bottle thrown at Siraj

Rediff.com26 Aug 2021

At stumps, England were on 120/0 and the hosts have extended their lead to 42 runs with Burns (52*) and Hameed (60*) currently unbeaten at the crease.

Is Leeds 2002 India's Most Important Test Win?

Is Leeds 2002 India's Most Important Test Win?

Rediff.com23 Aug 2021

The Headlingley triumph marked the start of a new and important chapter in Indian cricket, with the Indians winning consistently away from home from that point onwards.

Athletics: Thompson-Herah posts second-fastest 100m ever

Athletics: Thompson-Herah posts second-fastest 100m ever

Rediff.com22 Aug 2021

Periault and Duffy were running shoulder to shoulder but the Frenchwoman pulled away from the Bermudan on the third lap of the run.

Cairns off life support after heart surgery

Cairns off life support after heart surgery

Rediff.com20 Aug 2021

New Zealand media reported Cairns had suffered an aortic dissection -- a tear in the body's main artery.

How father's death toughened India's pace sensation Siraj

How father's death toughened India's pace sensation Siraj

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

Mohammed Siraj is a beautiful story that can always invoke an entire gamut of emotions -- sadness for the tragedies he has endured, thrill for the way he is attaining mastery over his craft and joy for his success at the highest level.

Aus player's unhappy with coach Langer?

Aus player's unhappy with coach Langer?

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

While ODI captain Aaron Finch said the team backed Justin Langer "100%", reports of players being put off by the coach's "grumpy" temperament have continued to surface.

Aus women Jonassen, Schutt out of India series

Aus women Jonassen, Schutt out of India series

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

Top-order batter Georgia Redmayne and fast bowler Stella Campbell received their maiden call-ups.

Pujara, Rahane break 62-year record

Pujara, Rahane break 62-year record

Rediff.com16 Aug 2021

Rajneesh Gupta presents all the interesting numbers from Day 4 of the India-England Test at Lord's.

Bottle cork hurled at Rahul, 'India fan' enters field

Bottle cork hurled at Rahul, 'India fan' enters field

Rediff.com14 Aug 2021

A bottle cork was hurled at India's first-innings centurion K L Rahul from the spectators stand during the pre-lunch session while an English fan, dressed in India colours, entered the field before tea, in two separate incidents on the third day of the second Test, at Lord's, on Saturday.

Sara Ali Khan's AMAZING travel diaries!

Sara Ali Khan's AMAZING travel diaries!

Rediff.com12 Aug 2021

As the actress celebrates her 26th birthday on August 12, Namrata Thakker looks at her beautiful travel pictures from her Instagram feed.

Langer's heated outburst over B'desh celebration video

Langer's heated outburst over B'desh celebration video

Rediff.com12 Aug 2021

The matter was initially raised by Dovey with the Cricket Australia digital staffer but when the latter stood his ground, the matter escalated and Langer subsequently confronted the staff member shortly afterwards.

When Mirabai Met Sachin

When Mirabai Met Sachin

Rediff.com11 Aug 2021

The Olympic silver medallist said she was 'really inspired' after meeting Tendulkar on Wednesday.

Chris Cairns in intensive care after heart surgery

Chris Cairns in intensive care after heart surgery

Rediff.com11 Aug 2021

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns is in an intensive care unit at a Sydney hospital after undergoing cardiovascular surgery following a major heart incident in Canberra last week.

Former NZ captain Chris Cairns on life support

Former NZ captain Chris Cairns on life support

Rediff.com10 Aug 2021

Cairns was one of the best all-rounders of his era, especially in the shorter formats. His father Lance also represented New Zealand in cricket.

Tokyo Olympics: All the interesting numbers

Tokyo Olympics: All the interesting numbers

Rediff.com9 Aug 2021

A summary of major figures and facts at the Tokyo Games.

Bulgaria win group gold in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Bulgaria win group gold in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

Rhythmic gymnastics sees athletes perform exquisite contortions and manoeuvres to music while using hoops, balls, clubs or ribbons.

Tokyo Games: HURLING For GOLD

Tokyo Games: HURLING For GOLD

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

Dramatic scenes from Track and Field at the Tokyo Olympics.

PICS: Neeraj, Hassan leave their mark at Tokyo Games

PICS: Neeraj, Hassan leave their mark at Tokyo Games

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

A summary of Saturday's Track and Field action at the Tokyo Olympics.

Why Jadeja Rocks

Why Jadeja Rocks

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

Ravindra Jadeja's batting average of 41.90 in away Tests in the last three years is the highest by an Indian batsman having played 10 innings or more. Rajneesh Gupta presents all the interesting numbers from Day 3 of the India-England Test at Trent Bridge.

Day 2: Rahul Shines on Dull Day

Day 2: Rahul Shines on Dull Day

Rediff.com6 Aug 2021

All the interesting numbers from Day 2 of the India-England Test at Trent Bridge.

Athletics PIX: De Grasse, McLaughlin scorch the track

Athletics PIX: De Grasse, McLaughlin scorch the track

Rediff.com4 Aug 2021

The 21-year-old stuttered on the penultimate barrier but surged down the home stretch to power across the line and beat her previous record of 51.90 set at the U.S. trials in June.

Olympics: Australians damage rooms, create ruckus on flight home

Olympics: Australians damage rooms, create ruckus on flight home

Rediff.com3 Aug 2021

Australian Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll said he had received reports from the CEOs of rugby and football, investigating reports of rowdy behaviour on a flight into Sydney last Friday.

Equestrian Mirza finishes 23rd in individual eventing

Equestrian Mirza finishes 23rd in individual eventing

Rediff.com2 Aug 2021

In the final, Mirza incurred 12.40 penalty points for an overall 59.60 that included the points from the three rounds of qualifying events -- dressage, cross country and jumping.

'India is so proud of you, Sindhu!'

'India is so proud of you, Sindhu!'

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

Congratulatory messages pour in for badminton superstar PV Sindhu on winning her second Olympic medal on Sunday.

Olympics Soccer: Japan, Spain, Brazil, Mexico in semis

Olympics Soccer: Japan, Spain, Brazil, Mexico in semis

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

Japan are the only team to maintain a perfect record in the group stage and are now just one win away from securing a first medal in men's soccer since claiming bronze at the 1968 Games.

Djokovic inconsolable after Golden Slam dream ends

Djokovic inconsolable after Golden Slam dream ends

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

Novak Djokovic was unexpectedly beaten by fifth-ranked Alexander Zverev, quashing his hopes of winning an Olympic singles gold medal, the only major honour missing from his long list of accolades.

Djokovic's Golden Slam dream dashed by Zverev

Djokovic's Golden Slam dream dashed by Zverev

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

The Serbian's 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 defeat also ended his dream of winning an Olympic singles gold medal, the only major honour missing from his long list of accolades.

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