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Suryakumar Yadav named new captain of India’s T20 team

Suryakumar Yadav has been appointed as India's T20 captain, the country's cricket board announced Thursday. Rohit Sharma stepped down from the role following last month's World Cup win. Suryakumar, 33, will lead a 15-member T20 squad for a tour of Sri Lanka, with three internationals starting on July 27 in…

India erupts with joy as Rohit-led team clinch T20 World…

FANS in blue India jerseys shed tears of joy and danced on tabletops at a sports bar in New Delhi on Saturday (29) as Rohit Sharma's team edged South Africa to win the T20 World Cup and end a global title drought. India won a thrilling final by seven runs…

Undefeated India, South Africa clash in T20 World Cup final

India will aim to end their global title drought, while South Africa seeks to shed their 'chokers' tag at Kensington Oval on Saturday in the T20 World Cup final. Both teams have had flawless campaigns and secured comprehensive victories in the semi-finals, ensuring that the tournament's best two sides have…

T20 World Cup 2024: India to face South Africa in…

UNBEATEN throughout almost a month of cricket across the USA and the Caribbean, India and South Africa will face off at the Kensington Oval on Saturday (29) in the T20 World Cup final both looking to end long waits for glory. A tournament which has been a mixed bag in…

India eye revenge against England in T20 WC semis

India, with a new aggressive batting approach, aim to overcome their decade-long knockout stage jitters as they face defending champions England in the T20 World Cup semi-finals on Thursday. The last encounter between these teams at this stage saw England dominate India in the 2022 edition's semi-final. Since that heavy…

T20 WC: India eye top spot, Australia need win in…

India aim to disrupt Australia's T20 World Cup campaign when they face off in their final Super Eight game on Monday. A third consecutive win for India will make them group toppers and secure their spot in the semifinals, while significantly threatening Australia's chances following their unexpected loss to Afghanistan…

India crush Bangladesh by 50 runs, close in on T20…

Leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav took three crucial wickets while Hardik Pandya hit an unbeaten half-century as India moved closer to the T20 World Cup semi-finals with a 50-run win over Bangladesh on Saturday. Chasing a target of 197, Bangladesh lost three of their top five batsmen to Kuldeep, who dismissed Tanzid…

T20 WC: Suryakumar, Bumrah lead India to victory over Afghanistan

Suryakumar Yadav hit a half-century, and India's bowlers limited Afghanistan's batsmen, securing a 47-run victory in the T20 World Cup on Thursday. Suryakumar's 53, his 19th fifty in the format, helped India post 181-8 in their second-round Super Eight opener. Jasprit Bumrah, along with spinners Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and…

T20 WC: India take on ‘dangerous’ Afghanistan in Super Eight…

India coach Rahul Dravid emphasised the importance of not underestimating Afghanistan as India prepares for their second-round opener in the T20 World Cup in Barbados on Thursday. India advanced to the Super Eight, remaining unbeaten in the initial pool phase. Afghanistan also showcased their potential as semi-finalists. Despite a heavy…

T20 World Cup: India take on Canada amid rain threat

India will play against Canada in their final group match of the T20 World Cup on Saturday. There is concern about Virat Kohli's recent low scores as the team hopes for clear skies despite heavy rain in parts of Florida. India, with three consecutive wins, have already advanced to the…

India reach T20 World Cup Super Eight with seven-wicket win…

Suryakumar Yadav hit an unbeaten half-century and left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh claimed a career-best 4-9 as India defeated the United States by seven wickets to reach the T20 World Cup second round on Wednesday. Chasing 111 to win the Group A clash, India were at 15-2 and then 44-3 before…

T20 World Cup: Rohit and team look to improve batting…

India's top batsmen will look to perform more freely against an impressive but inexperienced USA team in their T20 World Cup group game on Wednesday. India, already classified as A1 regardless of points, need one more win to secure their Super Eight spot. They will aim to avoid a repeat…

Cricket: Bumrah shines as India beat Pakistan in T20 thriller

Jasprit Bumrah played a key role as India defeated Pakistan by six runs in a low-scoring T20 World Cup match in New York on Sunday. India were bowled out by Pakistan for 119 in 19 overs. Mohammad Rizwan scored 31 for Pakistan, but Bumrah's 3-14 in four overs proved decisive…

India aim to exploit Pakistan’s woes on tricky NY pitch

The much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup is set to unfold at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Sunday. While Pakistan are coming from a shock defeat against hosts USA, India will be confident after a thumping eight-wicket win over Ireland.…

Rohit injury scare as India crush Ireland in T20 World…

India captain Rohit Sharma eased concerns about an arm injury after scoring 52 and retiring hurt as India defeated Ireland by eight wickets in their T20 World Cup opener in New York on Wednesday. India needed only 97 runs to win following a strong performance by their bowlers. Left-arm quick…

Stubbs powers Delhi to crucial win against Lucknow

Tristan Stubbs' unbeaten fifty, alongside Abishek Porel's solid knock, propelled Delhi Capitals to a crucial victory over Lucknow Super Giants in their last league match of the IPL. Despite the win, Delhi's playoff hopes hang by a thread due to their negative run-rate. Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant expressed optimism about…

Rishabh Pant makes India return at T20 World Cup, KL…

Rishabh Pant is set to make his comeback to international cricket as he was named in India's squad for the T20 World Cup in June, marking his return after a car crash 16 months ago. The 26-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, who has shown impressive form in the Indian Premier League this year,…

Phil Salt, Varun Chakravarthy power Kolkata to seven-wicket win over…

In an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at Kolkata's Eden Gardens, the Kolkata Knight Riders emerged victorious by seven wickets against the Delhi Capitals. Phil Salt's aggressive batting, coupled with Varun Chakravarthy's exceptional bowling, set the stage for Kolkata's triumph. Salt's innings of 68 runs proved instrumental, while Chakravarthy's spell,…

Delhi down Mumbai, Rajasthan near play-offs

AUSTRALIA's Jake Fraser-McGurk smashed 84 off 27 deliveries to fire Delhi Capitals to 257-4 and a 10-run win over Mumbai Indians in another IPL high-scorer on Saturday (27). In the second match of the day, skipper Sanju Samson hit an unbeaten 71 as Rajasthan Royals all but confirmed their play-off…

Rishabh Pant powers Delhi to four-run win over Gujarat

Rishabh Pant's unbeaten 88 led Delhi Capitals to a narrow India Premier League (IPL) victory over Gujarat Titans on Wednesday, bolstering his bid for a spot in India's T20 World Cup squad. Delhi struggled early, slipping to 44-3 in the first six overs at Arun Jaitley Stadium. However, a resilient…

Travis Head’s 32-ball 89 takes Hyderabad to 67-run win over…

Travis Head's stunning knock of 89 runs off just 32 balls propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad to a massive total of 266-7 against Delhi Capitals, securing a commanding 67-run victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Saturday. Hyderabad, known for their explosive batting this season, showcased their dominance once again,…

Rishabh Pant leads Delhi to six-wicket win over Gujarat

Delhi Capitals, guided by Rishabh Pant's leadership and sharp wicketkeeping, secured a decisive six-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans, who were restricted to their IPL season-low score of 89 on Wednesday. In the match held in Ahmedabad, Delhi's medium-pacer Mukesh Kumar delivered an outstanding performance, claiming 3-14, and playing a pivotal…

IPL debutant Fraser-McGurk powers Delhi to 6-wicket win over Lucknow

Jake Fraser-McGurk marked his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut with a striking half-century, propelling the Delhi Capitals to a six-wicket victory over the Lucknow Super Giants on Friday. The win rekindled Delhi's prospects in the tournament. Fraser-McGurk, who turned 22 the day before the match, partnered with team captain Rishabh…

Sunil Narine’s 39-ball 85 takes Kolkata Knight Riders top of…

If you thought 200 runs in a T20 game was a big deal, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) batting performance on Wednesday will make you rethink about the format, especially in the Indian Premier League (IPL). West Indies' Sunil Narine scored a smashing 39-ball 85 to lead KKR to the second-best…

Pant’s 50 helps Delhi overcome Chennai

Rishabh Pant led from the front with his first IPL fifty since his comeback from a horror car crash as Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 20 runs on Sunday. Captain Pant hit 51 off 32 balls after fellow left-hander David Warner smashed 52 and helped Delhi to 191-5…

Parag’s knock helps Rajasthan beat Delhi

Riyan Parag's unbeaten 45-ball 84 propelled Rajasthan Royals to 185-5 and sealed a 12-run win over the Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League in Jaipur on Thursday. Rishabh Pant-led Delhi won the toss and chose to field first and maintained a stranglehold over the game until the second half of…

IPL 2024: Dhoni relinquishes captaincy of Chennai Super Kings

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS are set to commence their Indian Premier League title defense against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, marking a potentially pivotal season for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who resigned as captain on Thursday (21). Dhoni played his last international in 2019 but remains one of the country's most popular players, and…

IPL 2024: Kohli, Pant in spotlight

VIRAT KOHLI and Rishabh Pant will be under scrutiny on their return to action as the Indian Premier League begins on Friday (22), with the T20 World Cup hot on its heels. The 17th edition of the world's richest cricket league is expected to end close to the June 1…

Indian cricket board drops Iyer and Kishan from annual contracts…

SHREYAS IYER and Ishan Kishan were not considered for annual contracts for the 2023-24 season, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said last Wednesday (28). Iyer was on a Grade B contract last year while Kishan had a Grade C contract. But despite playing in the 50-over…

Gary Kirsten tries to transform one of the biggest slums…

NOTORIOUS for drugs and crime and afflicted by large-scale poverty, the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town is better known for being one of the biggest slums on the planet. But World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten is attempting to change the image for good through cricket. The idea struck him when…

Rishabh Pant feared for his cricket career after bad accident

INDIA wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant revealed he feared the amputation of his right leg after being involved in a horrific car crash 13 months ago. Pant was driving from Delhi to his hometown of Roorkee, in north India, to meet his family when his car crashed into the median divider on…

Injury lay-offs a worry for India ahead of World Cup

SHREYAS IYER'S lower back injury has left India without a settled number four batter in the one-day squad ahead of this year's home World Cup, skipper Rohit Sharma said. Since all-rounder Yuvraj Singh's retirement in 2017, India have tried a dozen players at that spot with only Iyer and stumper-batsman…

India need an all-rounder like Stokes, Green: Nasser Hussain

INDIA lacking a seam bowler who can also bat is the crucial ingredient missing on the team’s overseas assignments, feels former England captain Nasser Hussain. He added that someone like Ben Stokes or Cameron Green can be the winning formula for the side on foreign tours. India lost its second…

Jasprit Bumrah back in full tilt after back injury

FAST bowler Jasprit Bumrah, recuperating from a back injury, is bowling with full intensity in the nets, India’s cricket board said last Friday (21), boosting his chances of playing in the ODI World Cup. Bumrah, 29, has been out of action since September and had surgery in New Zealand in…

WTC Final: Indian batting takes on Australian pace for test…

A duel between India's formidable top order and Australia's fiery pace attack could determine who comes out on top when the World Test Championship (WTC) final gets underway at the Oval on Wednesday (7). India have dominated, both home and away, the recent duels between the test heavyweights, who claimed…

India recall Ajinkya Rahane for World Test final

Ajinkya Rahane earned a recall on Tuesday (25) to India's squad for the World Test Championship final against Australia in June. Indian selectors named a 15-man squad led by skipper Rohit Sharma for the title clash at The Oval on June 7-11. Batsman Rahane, who last played a Test in…

Gujarat Titans face Chennai Super Kings in IPL opener

Gujarat Titans will commence the defence of their Indian Premier League (IPL) title against four-times champions Chennai Super Kings on Friday (31). The tournament will return to its original home-and-away format after a four-year hiatus. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition and the second half of the 2021…

IPL returns as Mumbai eye sixth title

MUMBAI INDIANS, armed with big-money signing Cameron Green, will bid for a record-extending sixth title when the Indian Premier League (IPL) starts on Friday (30), in what could be Chennai veteran MS Dhoni's swansong. The 16th edition also returns to its pre-Covid glory days, with 74 matches scheduled at 12…

IPL: David Warner to lead Delhi in Rishabh Pant’s absence

Australia's David Warner will captain Delhi Capitals in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) as Rishabh Pant continues his recovery from a car accident, the team said on Thursday (16). Pant underwent surgery in January after suffering multiple injuries in a horrific December 30 crash in which his car hit…

The first priority is to get 100 percent fit: Jadeja

Star India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is making a return to competitive cricket after close to six months, on Monday said his first priority is to get "100 percent" match fit ahead of the crucial Test series against Australia. "I am feeling good to be back on the field. Very…

‘He is a fighter’: Shah Rukh Khan wishes Rishabh Pant…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, on Wednesday, sent good wishes to cricketer Rishabh Pant for his speedy recovery. During an #AskSRK session on Twitter, a user asked the 'Chak De India' actor," Please send good wishes to Rishabh pant for his speedy recovery." To which he replied, "Inshaallah he will…

Rishabh Pant airlifted to Mumbai, set to undergo surgery: BCCI

Star India batter Rishabh Pant is all set to "undergo surgery for ligament tears", the BCCI stated on Wednesday, effectively ruling him out of competitive cricket for an indefinite period. Pant has been airlifted from a Dehradun hospital to Mumbai where he will undergo extensive treatment for ligament injuries in…

Cricketer Rishabh Pant’s condition improves, shifted from ICU to private…

Cricketer Rishabh Pant has been shifted from the ICU to the private ward of the Max Hospital in Dehradun, the capital of India's northern state of Uttarakhand, following an improvement in his condition. He was shifted to the private ward on Sunday evening as his condition improved but the pain…

Praying for your speedy recovery: Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan to Rishabh…

Star Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan extended his wishes and prayers to Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who met with a car accident on Friday. Pant escaped the near-fatal accident on Friday with burn injuries among others that will require plastic surgeries and he could be airlifted to Delhi if required. He…

Rishabh Pant car accident: Cricketer dozed off while driving, says…

India cricketer Rishabh Pant fell asleep while driving from Delhi to Roorkee that caused his car to collide with a divider on the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal in northern state of Uttarakhand, police said. The cricketer has been admitted to a hospital in Dehradun with injuries on…

What have India done since winning 50-Over World Cup? asks…

India has achieved absolutely "nothing" since winning the World Cup on home soil in 2011 and has been the most under-performing white-ball team in the history, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said on Friday (11). Vaughan blamed team's dated approach in white ball games for lack of performance following team's…

Many seniors Indian players will not play T20 format next…

India's T20 squad will undergo a major transition in the next 24 months because senior players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravichandran Ashwin will be gradually eased out, BCCI sources said on Thursday. While it appears that Ashwin and Dinesh Karthik have played their last games in the…

Experts slam India’s ‘timid’ Power-play approach after embarrassing semifinal defeat

Former cricketers Shane Watson and Nasser Hussain slammed India's 'timid' batting approach following team's embarrassing exit from the T20 World Cup, here on Thursday. England hammered India by 10 wickets with Alex Hales and Jos Buttler striking powerful half-centuries. As it was the case in the Group stage, India played…

‘Speedy recovery to our speedster,’ BCCI wishes Jasprit Bumrah ruled…

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished India's ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah a speedy recovery on Tuesday after the bowler expressed his disappointment after he was ruled out from the T20 World Cup due to an injury. Sharing the message via its Twitter handle, BCCI said, "Speedy…

India vs Pakistan: Focus on top-order approach, Avesh Khan

The famed top-order would be desperate for a course correction while India vs Pakistan: Focus on top-order approach, Avesh Khanhe bowling attack could be rejigged as India aim for a 'Sunday Encore' against Pakistan in an Asia Cup 'Super 4s' clash. If top-order's Powerplay philosophy is a problem, the inexperience…

With one eye on T20 World Cup, sub-continental giants resume…

The unpredictability of the T20 format and the growth of the game in the region could make the 2022 Asia Cup, beginning Saturday, the most closely fought edition ever. Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has already predicted the six-team tournament as having the potential to showcase the quality that has never…

‘Bumrah, Harshal not playing Asia Cup 2022 is a relief…

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan said on Sunday that pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel not playing in Asia Cup 2022 will be a matter of relief for other teams. The star pacer of India Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not available for selection in Asia Cup 2022 owing…

‘Class is permanent and form is temporary’ Jayawardene backs Kohli…

Star India batter Virat Kohli is a quality player and has all the tools needed to come out of his prolonged dip in form, said former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene. Kohli and a fit-again KL Rahul on Monday returned to a 15-member Indian squad for the Asia Cup scheduled…

ICC Men’s T20 Rankings: Suryakumar Yadav achieves career-best second position

After an astonishing knock in the third T20I match against West Indies, Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav achieved his career-best ranking of the second spot in ICC T20I men's player rankings. India batter Suryakumar Yadav and South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi have made remarkable gains in the ICC Men's T20I Player…

Need to focus on present and not on past: Rohit…

Indian captain Rohit Sharma said on Thursday that the team needs to focus on the present and not on what happened in the past. Indian captain Rohit Sharma rested in the ODI series against West Indies but will be returning to the squad for the five-match T20I series starting from…

If I had about 20 minutes with him, it might…

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels he can help the out-of-form Virat Kohli regain touch by sorting his batting woes, especially his weakness outside off stump. Kohli is enduring a wretched run with the bat and has failed to score a century since November 2019. He could manage just 76 runs…

You were fantastic throughout, what a player: Indian cricket fraternity…

Following wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant’s match-winning knock, many Indian cricketers took to social media to heap praises on the heroics of the star batter in Manchester. Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 125* and his 133-run partnership with Hardik Pandya helped India chase down 260 in the final ODI of three-match series at Manchester.…

3rd ODI: India need to change batting approach in series…

Jolted by a thumping defeat in its last game, the Indian team is expected to tweak its batting template from cautious to a more fearless one in the series-deciding third ODI against England here on Sunday. The team under Rohit Sharma did put up an ultra-aggressive batting show with a…

ENG vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan likely to play his 150th…

SHIKHAR DHAWAN is likely to play the 150th one-day-international (ODI) match of his career on Tuesday (12) against England at The Oval in Kennington. With this, he will become the 21st player to represent Team India in 150 ODIs or more. Sachin Tendulkar (463), MS Dhoni (347), Rahul Dravid (340),…

Time will tell whether loss at Edgbaston will have an…

India are defeated and deflated now. But skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said only "time will tell" how the crushing loss at Edgbaston impacts the side in the long run India let slip a golden opportunity to record their first series win in England since 2007 as the hosts, in…

We could not maintain intensity with bowling, could not bat…

Following his side's seven-wicket defeat to England in the fifth Test, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid admitted that the team could not seize its opportunities fully and maintain intensity in bowling. He also said the team could not bat well in the second innings. A 269-run partnership between Joe Root…

Jasprit Bumrah holds new wicket record for India against England…

India stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah created a new record for the most wickets taken by an India bowler during a Test series in England. The pacer achieved this feat in the ongoing fifth Test against England, where he scalped three wickets and conceded 68 runs. His three-wicket haul took his…

‘Easily the best WK batter in Tests right now’: Former…

Flamboyant India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant's sublime counter-attacking ton on the opening day of the rescheduled fifth Test against England earned praise from the cricket fraternity, which described the knock as "a special one under pressure". India was staring down the barrel at 98 for 5 before Pant (146 off 111…

Mitchell Marsh keeps Delhi’s IPL play-off hopes alive

Australia's Mitchell Marsh smashed 89 after striking twice with the ball as Delhi Capitals stayed in the IPL play-off hunt with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. Chasing a tricky 161 for victory, a 144-run second-wicket partnership between David Warner (52 not out) and Marsh helped Delhi…

Returning Dhoni downplays influence as Chennai win in IPL

Chennai Super Kings veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni has downplayed his return as captain and the team's comfortable IPL victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad as a mere "coincidence". Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (99) and Devon Conway (85 not out) put on this season's best stand of 182 to guide Chennai to 202-2, a…

Kuldeep and Powell guide Delhi to victory over Kolkata in…

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav took four wickets and Rovman Powell then hit 33 not out as Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in the Indian Premier League on Thursday. Opener David Warner struck 42 before the middle order wobbled as the Capitals chased 147. Powell's unbeaten knock off…

Buttler smashes 116 as Delhi tempers boil over in IPL

Jos Buttler hit 116 as Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Capitals by 15 runs in a stormy IPL match on Friday which saw tempers boil over in the final over. England's Buttler hit nine fours and nine sixes in his 65-ball innings to set Delhi a steep 223-run winning target. It…

Covid-hit Delhi kept focus, says Pant after big IPL win

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant on Wednesday said they overcame "nervousness" after a Covid outbreak in the camp to keep their focus and hammer Punjab Kings by nine wickets in the IPL. Delhi's New Zealand import Tim Seifert tested positive for Covid-19 just hours before the start of the match…

Warner stars as Covid-hit Delhi crush Punjab in IPL

Australia's David Warner smashed an unbeaten 60 to lead the Covid-affected Delhi Capitals to a thumping nine-wicket victory over Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. Delhi's New Zealand import Tim Seifert tested positive for Covid-19 just hours before the start of the match at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium.…

‘Bigger goals’ as IPL star Karthik targets India return

Dinesh Karthik said he is eyeing an India comeback after his unbeaten 66 off 34 balls powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 16-run win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday. The in-form Karthik steered Bangalore to 189 for five after Glenn Maxwell's breezy 55 in the second match of the day…

Warner, Shaw help Delhi thrash Kolkata in IPL

David Warner and Prithvi Shaw hit attacking half-centuries to set up a convincing 44-run win for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. The left-right opening pair of Warner (61) and Shaw (51) put on 93 runs to lay the foundation for Delhi's…

South African de Kock seals Lucknow’s win over Delhi

Krunal Pandya's unbeaten cameo of 19 and Quinton de Kock's 80 off 52 balls gave Lucknow Super Giants a six-wicket win for over Delhi Capitals on Thursday in the Indian Premier League. Rishabh Pant-led Delhi set a target of 150 after Lucknow skipper KL Rahul won the toss and decided…

Ferguson, Gill power Gujarat to second IPL win

Lockie Ferguson claimed four wickets and Shubman Gill hit 84 to help newcomers Gujarat Titans remain unbeaten in two IPL matches after a 14-run win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Ferguson returned figures of 4-28 with his express pace in Pune to keep Delhi down to 157 for nine while…

Ponting sees ‘outstanding’ Pant as potential India skipper

Australia great Ricky Ponting on Saturday said India's Rishabh Pant has the makings of a successful leader as the wicketkeeper-batter begins another IPL season as Delhi Capitals captain. Pant's Delhi will start their Indian Premier League campaign against five-time champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday in an expanded 10-team Twenty20 tournament.…

Indian Premier League season 15: the teams, top players

The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 extravaganza begins on Saturday when holders Chennai Super Kings face Kolkata Knight Riders. Eastern Eye guides you through the 10 teams, including two new franchises, who will compete in the world's richest cricket championship. Mumbai Indians Key Indian players: Rohit Sharma…

Shane Watson to help coach IPL’s Delhi Capitals

Former all-rounder Shane Watson will join the coaching staff of the Indian Premier League's Delhi Capitals under the leadership of fellow Australian Ricky Ponting, the franchise announced Tuesday. Watson, who played with two separate championship teams in the Twenty20 competition, joins Delhi as assistant coach ahead of the tournament's return…

India thrash Sri Lanka in pink ball Test to sweep…

A bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah helped India thrash Sri Lanka by 238 runs inside three days at Bangalore's pink ball Test to sweep the series 2-0 on Monday. Chasing 447 for victory, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 208 in the second session after skipper Dimuth Karunaratne's valiant…

Jadeja hailed as great all-rounder after Test-winning exploits

Ravindra Jadeja was hailed Monday as one of the world's best all-rounders after his swashbuckling unbeaten 175 with the bat and nine-wicket haul with the ball propelled India to a first Test victory over Sri Lanka inside three days. The left-hander's match-defining knock in Mohali, his best in Tests, and…

India declare on 574-8 against Sri Lanka; Jadeja hits 175

LEFT-HANDER Ravindra Jadeja hit an unbeaten 175 as India declared their innings on 574 for eight against Sri Lanka on day two of the opening Test on Saturday (5). Jadeja pulverised the Sri Lankan bowling in Mohali to amass his Test-best total in superstar cricketer Virat Kohli's 100th five-day match.…

Kohli falls for 45 in 100th Test as Sri Lanka…

INDIA's cricketing hero Virat Kohli fell for 45 in his 100th Test as Sri Lankan bowlers rattled the hosts' top-order in the opening match on Friday (4). India reached 199 for four at tea after new captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat at the start of…

Shreyas Iyer stars as India record 12th straight T20I win

SHREYAS IYER hit an unbeaten 73 to lead India to a record-equalling 12th successive Twenty20 international victory as they whitewashed Sri Lanka in the three-match series on Sunday (27). Chasing 147 for victory, India romped home with 19 balls to spare propelled by Iyer's third successive unbeaten half-century. They won…

New captain Rohit happy to groom India’s future leaders

Rohit Sharma said Wednesday he was happy to help train possible successors following his recent appointment as India's cricket captain across all formats in place of Virat Kohli. The star batsman was named Test captain on Saturday -- he was already white-ball skipper -- but since he will turn 35…

Dravid says Saha deserved honesty and clarity

INDIA'S head coach Rahul Dravid is not "hurt" by Wriddhiman Saha revealing the "difficult" conversation that the two had about his future as he firmly believes that the veteran keeper-batter "deserved the honesty and clarity" which was provided to him. Saha, whose India career has come to a halt, recently…

Rohit named India’s Test captain

OPENER Rohit Sharma was named India's Test captain on Saturday (19), succeeding Virat Kohli as the team's leader in all three formats ahead of the home series against Sri Lanka. Kohli, India's most successful Test captain, resigned from the role in a shock move last month after seven years in…

India secure win in T20 series opener to keep Windies…

INDIA overcame a mid-innings blip to beat West Indies by six wickets in the first Twenty20 International on Wednesday to stretch the tourists' winless streak. Chasing 158 for victory, the hosts, who swept the preceding one-day series 3-0, got off to a flying start before West Indies made a brief…

India beat West Indies by 6 wickets in landmark 1,000th…

SPINNERS Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar set up India's comfortable six-wicket victory over the West Indies for the hosts' landmark 1,000th one-day international on Sunday (6). Rohit Sharma took to the field as India's new full-time ODI captain and his decision to bowl was vindicated by the two spinners as…

India captain Rohit back for white-ball series against Windies

Rohit Sharma will return to lead India in the upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies after recovering from his hamstring injury, as the country's cricket board named the squad on Wednesday. Rohit, who was recently appointed white-ball captain, missed the team's tour of South Africa and KL Rahul stood in…

Malan leads South Africa to ODI series win over India

OPENER Janneman Malan scored 91 as South Africa chased down a victory target of 288 for a comfortable seven-wicket win over India and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after the second One-Day International at Boland Park on Friday (21). India chose to bat in sweltering conditions, with…

Bavuma, Van der Dussen tons help South Africa beat India…

CAPTAIN Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen scored centuries and shared a partnership of 204 as hosts South Africa beat India by 31 runs in the first one-day international on Wednesday (19). The home side elected to bat and posted 296 for four in their 50 overs, with Bavuma’s…

Kohli will have to give up his ego, says Kapil…

VIRAT KOHLI needs to shed his ego to play under a new leader after giving up the Test captaincy, cricket icon Kapil Dev said as uncertainty swirled about the future of the national team. Kohli, 33, announced his surprise departure late on Saturday (15) having already quit as T20 captain…

Deposed captains Kohli, De Kock gear up for one-day series

TWO deposed captains, Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock, could play significant roles in a three-match one-day international series between South Africa and India, starting at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday (19). Both former skippers have the potential to be the leading batters for their respective sides. For Kohli,…

India eyes next Test captain as Kohli era ends

AFTER Virat Kohli's sudden resignation the spotlight turned to his likely successor as India Test captain on Sunday (16), with white-ball skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul favourites to take over the high-pressure job. Kohli, 33, shocked the cricket-crazy nation on Saturday (15) by stepping down following the team's 2-1…

Kohli and India angry over candid camera in third Test

INDIA'S cricketers reacted with dismay and anger when a decision against South African captain Dean Elgar was overturned on review at a crucial stage on the third day of the third Test at Newlands on Thursday (13). Television viewers heard several players complaining within range of the stump microphone after…

Kohli returns as India look to hit back against South…

INDIA will be looking to Virat Kohli to provide inspiration and runs as they seek to bounce back in the decisive third Test against South Africa starting at Newlands on Tuesday (11). Kohli is expected to return as captain and key batsman after missing India's defeat in the second Test…

Elgar takes the blows to inspire South African win over…

South African captain Dean Elgar said there was a double significance to the bruises inflicted by India's fast bowlers during his match-winning 96 not out on the fourth day of the second Test at the Wanderers Stadium. South Africa won by seven wickets to set up a series decider in…

Jansen stars for South Africa to dismiss India

ROOKIE BOWLER Marco Jansen took four wickets as South Africa bowled India out for 202 in their first innings on the opening day of the second Test at the Wanderers on Monday (3). The 21-year-old Jansen, playing in only his second Test, returned impressive figures of 4 for 31 in…

KL Rahul to lead India in South Africa ODI series

INDIA opener KL Rahul has been named captain for the three-match one-day international (ODI) series in South Africa with newly appointed skipper Rohit Sharma still unavailable due to injury, the Indian board's (BCCI) selectors said on Friday (31). Rohit, who replaced Virat Kohli as India's white-ball skipper earlier this month,…

Rohit out of South Africa Tests due to injury

INDIA batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled of the three Tests in South Africa due to a hamstring injury he suffered while training, the country's cricket board said on Monday (13). Rohit, who has replaced Virat Kohli as the national limited-overs skipper, was earlier named vice-captain of the Test squad…

Kohli loses ODI captaincy, Rohit named India’s white-ball skipper

Opener Rohit Sharma replaced Virat Kohli as India's one-day captain on Wednesday, thus taking charge of both the white-ball squads ahead of their tour of South Africa later this month. Kohli led India in all three formats until the Twenty20 World Cup last month, after which he relinquished 20-overs captaincy…

Stokes, Archer released from IPL’s Royals ahead of auction

ENGLAND stars Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer have been released by their IPL team Rajasthan Royals ahead of the auction as franchises on Tuesday (30) announced names of retained players. England's Eoin Morgan and David Warner of Australia also parted ways with Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively, with…

Can’t take India lightly in home conditions, says Williamson

New Zealand will not start as favourites despite facing an Indian team missing several key players, skipper Kane Williamson said Wednesday, as the world's two top-ranked teams geared up for a spin battle in their first Test. Hosts India have rested skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah…

India hammer New Zealand to clinch T20 series

INDIA openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scored half-centuries as the hosts romped home by seven wickets against New Zealand in Ranchi on Friday (19) to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 series. Chasing 154, India made light work of the target as a 117-run stand between…

Kohli to skip first match, Rohit rested for New Zealand…

INDIA'S regular captain Virat Kohli will skip the opening Test against New Zealand this month as the hosts named a depleted side for the two-match series on Friday. The team will be led by Ajinkya Rahane in the Nov. 25-29 Test in Kanpur with Kohli returning at the helm for…

Sharma keeps India alive at T20 World Cup

Opening batsman Rohit Sharma hit a blistering 74 to set up India's first win at the Twenty20 World Cup with a 66-run drubbing of Afghanistan on Wednesday as Virat Kohli's team avoided a shock early exit. The Indian batting finally fired with Sharma and KL Rahul, who made 69, putting…

Babar, Rizwan star as Pakistan break India jinx with 10-wicket…

CAPTAIN Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan smashed unbeaten half-centuries as Pakistan crushed India by 10 wickets to register their first win over their arch-rivals in a Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday (24). Chasing 152 for victory, Babar (68) and Rizwan (79) took apart the Indian bowling as they steered their…

Kohli gets a last shot at World Cup glory as…

Virat Kohli will be looking for a fairytale ending to his leadership of India's Twenty20 team as he chases an elusive first major title at the World Cup. The 32-year-old Kohli will step down as T20 skipper after the 16-nation tournament in the United Arab Emirates and Oman that starts…

Dhoni cameo helps Chennai down Delhi to reach ninth IPL…

RUTURAJ Gaikwad's 70 and an unbeaten cameo from skipper MS Dhoni helped Chennai Super Kings reach a ninth Indian Premier League (IPL) final with a four-wicket win over Delhi Capitals on Sunday (10). Chasing 173 for victory, Chennai rode on a 110-run second-wicket partnership between Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa (63)…

Hetmyer steers Delhi Capitals to top of IPL table

WEST INDIES batsman Shimron Hetmyer produced a match-winning cameo as Delhi Capitals edged out Chennai Super Kings by three wickets to go top of the Indian Premier League table on Monday (4). Chasing 137 for victory, Delhi depended on a brisk 39 by Shikhar Dhawan and Hetmyer's 18-ball 28 to…

Feisty India star Ashwin a divisive figure with rare talent

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of cricket's leading spin bowlers and a superstar in India, but more than once he has been accused of flouting the spirit of the sport. The 35-year-old all-rounder, who is not short of confidence or afraid to say what's on his mind, was again at the…

Ashwin hits back in ‘disgraceful’ run controversy at IPL

Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday (31) lambasted England captain Eoin Morgan and New Zealand's Tim Southee after their acerbic confrontation over a controversial run in an IPL match. Ashwin, no stranger to "spirit of cricket" disputes was labelled as "disgraceful" by Australian legend Shane Warne for running a single after a…

IPL’s Delhi back Ashwin after Warne’s ‘disgraceful’ jibe

Delhi Capitals leapt to Ravichandran Ashwin's defence after Australian spin legend Shane Warne slammed the star all-rounder's "disgraceful" single in a feisty Indian Premier League encounter. Ashwin had a verbal exchange with Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan and Tim Southee after he grabbed an extra run following a throw…

India-England fifth Test cancelled due to Covid concerns

THE fifth and deciding Test between England and India was cancelled on Friday (10) just hours before the scheduled start over Covid-19 concerns in the tourists' camp. The England and Wales Cricket Board said fears over the coronavirus, related to an outbreak among backroom staff, had left India unable to…

T20 World Cup: Ashwin returns, Dhoni named mentor

INDIA on Wednesday (8) called in national legend MS Dhoni to act as team mentor for the Twenty20 World Cup starting next month. The 40-year-old, who retired from international cricket last year, is India's most successful captain having won the World Cup, the inaugural T20 World Cup and the Champions…

Hameed, Burns give England steady start to daunting chase

ENGLAND made a strong start to their pursuit of a daunting 368-run victory target against India in the fourth Test, which appeared delicately poised heading into the final day at the Oval on Monday (6). Openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns guided England to 77 for no loss at stumps…

India fight back with Root wicket after 191 all out

ENGLAND bowled out India for 191 before suffering a top-order collapse of their own on a bowler-dominated opening day of the fourth Test at The Oval on Thursday (2). The hosts lost their talismanic captain Joe Root in the penultimate over of the day to concede some of their advantage…

Kohli vows India won’t be ‘demoralised’ by England hammering

India captain Virat Kohli insisted his side would not be "demoralised" by a resounding innings-and 76-run defeat in the third Test at Headingley on Saturday that saw England level the five-match series at 1-1. The tourists' fate in Leeds was effectively sealed when they were dismissed for just 78 by…

Root hits hundred, England stamp domination at Headingley

ENGLAND captain Joe Root smashed his third hundred in three Tests, putting his team in pole position for a series-levelling victory in the third match against India on Thursday (26). Root's majestic 121 headlined a strong top-order performance by the hosts, who had bundled out India for 78 to seize…

‘Absolutely nailed it,’ says Anderson after India all out for…

James Anderson said England "absolutely nailed it" after they dismissed India for just 78 on the opening day of the third Test at Headingley on Wednesday (25) before surging into a first-innings lead without losing a wicket. India captain Virat Kohli won the toss only for Anderson to remove a…

England in charge at Headingley after India collapse for 78

ENGLAND shot out India for a paltry 78 and cruised to 120 for no loss in their robust reply to take early control of the third Test at Headingley on Wednesday (25). Complementing the bowlers' effort, Haseeb Hamid and Rory Burns batted through rest of the opening day forging England's…

Anderson sparks India collapse to 78 all out in third…

England great James Anderson ripped through the top order as India collapsed to 78 all out on the first day of the third Test at Headingley on Wednesday. Anderson took 3-6 in eight overs, including the prize wicket of India captain Virat Kohli, who won the toss. Both Sam Curran…

Bowlers shine as India thrash England to take series lead

India's pacemen produced a terrific display of swing bowling to crush England by 151 runs in the second test at Lord's on Monday (16), taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. England were bowled out for 120 in pursuit of a target of 272 on the final day, succumbing…

India sense victory after Shami and Bumrah heroics

England were set a target of 272 in a minimum of 60 overs to win the second Test at Lord's on Monday after India declared their second innings on 298-8 shortly after lunch on the final day. Mohammed Shami, with 56 not out and Jasprit Bumrah, 34 not out, both…

Moeen says new ball the key to second Test against…

Moeen Ali forecast the new ball would prove decisive in settling the second Test between England and India after Sunday's see-saw fourth day at Lord's left the match intriguingly poised. India were 181-6 in their second innings, a lead of 154 runs, when bad light forced an early close to…

England in control despite Pujara-Rahane defensive masterclass

AJINKYA RAHANE and Cheteshwar Pujara produced a defensive masterclass to keep India alive but England looked in charge of the second Test after an enthralling fourth day's play at Lord's on Sunday (15). India were 181 for 6, a lead of 154, when bad light stopped play with Rishabh Pant,…

Rahul and Jadeja repel England before rain arrives

KL RAHUL, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah took a toll of England's attack in contrasting fashions to leave India well-placed in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Friday (6) before rain brought about a premature end to the third day's play. Opening batsman Rahul, in his first Test for…

Anderson strikes leave India wobbling on day two

INDIA captain Virat Kohli was out for nought first ball in the first Test amid a collapse that saw England great James Anderson take two wickets with successive deliveries on Thursday's (5) second day at Trent Bridge. Kohli was caught behind off Anderson by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler one ball after…

Gavaskar says team can look for someone else if they…

FORMER batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has backed the under-pressure Cheteshwar Pujara and said the Indian team management can explore "someone else" if it feels his method is not working anymore. Known for his rock-solid defence and textbook batting technique, Pujara received a lot of flak for not being able to…

EXCLUSIVE: Morgan bats for Hundred’s success

THE Indian Premier League (IPL) has proved to be a launching pad for talented young Indian cricketers, and Eoin Morgan believes The Hundred could play a similar role for English cricket. The Hundred, a franchise-based tournament involving eight men’s and women’s teams, kicks off on Wednesday (21). “I think the…

India wicketkeeper Pant on ‘way to recovery’ after positive Covid…

India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is "on his way to recovery" after testing positive for Covid-19 as the squad prepares for a Test series in England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Thursday. India's players, led by captain Virat Kohli, are currently in London but will enter a…

Vaughan fears Covid could wreck England-India series

FORMER England captain Michael Vaughan on Thursday (15) raised concerns over the upcoming five-Test series between India and England, saying change to Covid-19 related isolation laws is the need of the hour. Vaughan's comments came after reports emerged that India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant had tested positive for the coronavirus and…

Pant, one support staff member test positive for Covid on…

WICKETKEEPER-BATSMAN Rishabh Pant and throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani have tested positive for Covid-19, while three others have been placed in precautionary isolation as the virus hit the Indian cricket team ahead of next month's Test series against host England. Bowling coach Bharath Arun, reserve wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha were put in…

Indian ‘B team’ tour undermines Sri Lanka’s dignity: Ranatunga

SRI Lanka's World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday (2) slammed the island's sports leaders for agreeing to a tour by a "second-level" India side. Ranatunga, 57, said the tour undermined the country's "dignity" as he attacked sports minister Namal Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka Cricket. India's team led by Shikhar…

New Zealand triumph over India in World Test final

NEW ZEALAND enjoyed the greatest triumph in their cricket history as they beat India by eight wickets in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton on Wednesday (23). Two years on from their agonising Super Over loss to England in the 50-over World Cup final at Lord's, New Zealand's…

New Zealand’s Jamieson takes five before openers frustrate India in…

New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson dismissed Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant in quick succession on his way to a superb five-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 217 in their first innings of the World Test Championship final at Southampton on Sunday. Towering paceman Jamieson finished with miserly figures of…

WTC final: Ashwin and Jadeja named in India’s 15, Thakur…

RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN and Ravindra Jadeja were both named in India's 15-man squad for the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, which begins in Southampton on Friday (18). Jadeja, along with Mohammed Shami, Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav, all of whom sustained injuries during the tour of Australia…

IPL 2021: Pant, Hetmyer knocks in vain as Bangalore seal…

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE are again back on top of the table with a thrilling one-run win over Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2021 match on Tuesday (27). AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 42-ball 75 to power Bangalore to 171 for 5 before their bowlers - Harshal Patel (2 for…

IPL 2021: Miller, Morris seal tense chase for Rajasthan

DAVID MILLER and Chris Morris combined well to effectively power Rajasthan Royals to a tense three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2021 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday (15). For Rajasthan, Miller (62 off 43 balls), Morris (36 not out) and Jaydev Unadkat (3 for 15) played…

From King Kohli to Universe Boss: five to watch in…

Top players from around the world have gathered for the 14th Indian Premier League, which starts on Friday for a 52-day Twenty20 extravaganza played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, we highlight five stars who could be key in stopping Mumbai Indians winning for a third straight…

Azharuddin backs Pant as future India captain

Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin feels swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will be a frontrunner to lead his country in future, having established himself across formats in the past few months. The highly-rated Pant is set to lead the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League this season in the absence…

India edge England in ODI decider despite Curran heroics

India beat England by seven runs on Sunday to clinch the one-day international series 2-1 despite a courageous unbeaten 95 from Sam Curran. England, who had already lost the Test and Twenty20 series, bowled out India for 329 with 10 balls to spare in Pune. England looked on the ropes…

Roy, Archer star as England trounce India by eight wickets…

Jason Roy and Jofra Archer played the lead roles as England thrashed India by eight wickets in the opening Twenty20 international on Friday. Chasing a modest 125, Roy hit a confident 49 as England romped home in 15.3 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series at the…

Kohli sets sights on ‘one big game’ to win World…

Skipper Virat Kohli said India were "relieved" to make the inaugural World Test Championship final and would now focus on that "one big game" against New Zealand in June after seeing off England. India crushed Joe Root's side inside three days in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad on Saturday to…

India thump England in three days for 3-1 series victory

INDIA thumped England by an innings and 25 runs inside three days in the fourth and final test to complete a 3-1 series victory in Ahmedabad on Saturday (6). India's 13th consecutive test series victory at home also secured their place in the June final of the World Test Championship…

Pant’s flamboyant ton puts India on top against England

RISHABH PANT launched a spectacular late assault in his flamboyant 101 to put India in charge of the fourth and final test against England in Ahmedabad on Friday (5). Ben Stokes led England's lion-hearted bowling effort in the first two sessions but Pant's century-plus partnership with Washington Sundar tilted the…

India bring in rising IPL stars for T20s against England

India have brought rising IPL stars Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tewatia, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav into their squad for the Twenty20 series against England next month. But India will rest star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for the five-match series to be played in Ahamedabad from March 12. Chakravarthy has had…

India sense win after Ashwin century flattens England

India continued their march towards a series-levelling victory after Ravichandran Ashwin's scintillating century on a turning track flattened England in the second test on Monday. Chasing a record 482 for an improbable victory, England endured a top order collapse to finish day three on 53-3, still 429 behind at Chennai's…

India seek revenge against England as crowds return for second…

Stung by their crushing defeat in the opening match, India and captain Virat Kohli are looking to get their revenge on England in the second Test starting Saturday as crowds return to cheer on the hosts. England, led by Joe Root, outplayed India to win by 227 runs on Tuesday…

Root celebrates milestone with century as England punish India

ENGLAND's Joe Root celebrated his 100th test with an unbeaten 128 against India as he and opener Dom Sibley put the tourists in a commanding position in the opening match on Friday(5). The England captain had demanded a big first-innings total from his team after electing to bat at Chennai's…

India skipper Kohli hails relationship with vice-captain Rahane

India skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday his relationship with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, hero of India's landmark win over Australia last month, is based on "trust" and key to the team's Test success. Kohli, who missed most of the Australia tour on paternity leave and had faced calls to give…

Kohli’s India face England with Lord’s Test final at stake

New dad Virat Kohli returns to captain a buoyant India against England as they aim to build on their crushing win over Australia by sealing a place in the World Test Championship final. Kohli, who welcomed a baby daughter last month, missed most of the Australia series on paternity leave…

India coach Shastri hails ‘one of the greatest series ever’

An injury-ravaged India's 2-1 triumph in Australia under a stand-in captain will go down as one of the greatest series ever played, coach Ravi Shastri said on Tuesday. India were bundled down for a record low of 36 in Adelaide and regular skipper Virat Kohli left a demoralised team behind…

Tendulkar leads tributes to ‘stellar’ Indian cricketers

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli led tributes Tuesday to India's cricketers after their stunning fourth Test and away series win over Australia. Tendulkar described it as "one of the greatest series wins" after a fearless Rishabh Pant helped the injury-plagued visitors hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane's…

Depleted India secure astonishing series win in Australia

Rishabh Pant unleashed a Twenty20-style batting assault to blast India to an incredible three-wicket win in the fourth test decider on Tuesday (19) as Ajinkya Rahane's injury-ravaged tourists humbled Australia with a 2-1 series triumph. Wicketkeeper-batsman Pant timed his innings to perfection in a 138-ball 89 as India galloped to…

Decisive Test in balance as rain clouds Australia’s victory push

Mohammed Siraj took his first five-wicket haul in just his third Test as India bowled Australia out for 294 to set up an enthralling final day of the four-match series in Brisbane on Monday (18). With the series locked at 1-1, India need 328 runs for victory or to bat…

Unlikely heroes Sundar, Thakur drag India back into fourth Test

A pair of unlikely third-day batting heroes on Sunday gave India a fighting chance of securing the draw they need in the fourth Test against Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur, in just his second Test, put on 123 runs for the seventh wicket --…

Depleted India out to breach Australia’s Gabba fortress

Injury-hit India head to Australia's Gabba fortress for Friday's (13) final Test with high hopes of retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy after securing an epic draw in Sydney to leave the series locked at 1-1. The visitors only need to avoid defeat in Brisbane after their heroics in Sydney, when they…

India skipper Rahane says battling draw ‘as good as winning’

India skipper Ajinkya Rahane hailed his team's characte Monday after they clung on for an unlikely draw in the third Test against Australia, saying the result felt like a win. Few gave India much chance when they began the day at 98-2, having lost openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma…

Defiant India earn dramatic draw in Sydney test

A battered and bruised India team batted resiliently through the final day to snatch a remarkable draw in the third test against Australia on Monday, leaving an engrossing series tied at 1-1 heading into the final match in Brisbane. A hobbling Hanuma Vihari combined with Ravichandran Ashwin to defy Australia's…

India battle to save Sydney Test marred by crowd abuse…

India were battling to avoid defeat against Australia after losing two wickets before the close of play on Sunday in a third Test marred by allegations of racist abuse from the Sydney crowd. The hosts declared their second innings at tea on day four at 312 for six, leaving India…

Pucovski, Labuschagne 50s put Australia on top in third Test

Debutant Will Pucovski and Marnus Labuschagne smacked half-centuries as Australia recovered from an early setback to build a promising first innings in the rain-hit third Test against India Thursday. Following David Warner's departure for five, the hosts recovered to 166 for two at stumps after more than three hours' play…

India cricketers test negative after bubble ‘breach’

India's team and support staff all tested negative to Covid-19 after five players apparently breached their bio-security bubble, officials said Monday, as capacity at the Sydney Cricket Ground was slashed over coronavirus concerns. The quintet -- Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini -- were filmed…

India turn tables on Australia in Melbourne to level series

A rejuvenated India short of Virat Kohli turned the tables on Australia to claim the second test within four days in Melbourne on Tuesday(29), a rousing eight-wicket victory that breathed life into the series. Needing only 70 runs for victory after bowling Australia out for 200 by lunch, opener Shubman…

India rip through Australian batting to eye series-levelling win

A depleted Indian attack ripped through Australia's top order to leave the world's number one team with a slender two-run lead and in deep trouble on Monday after day three of the second Test. At stumps in Melbourne, Australia were 133 for six with Cameron Green on 17 and Pat…

Gutsy Rahane century puts India in driving seat against Australia

Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane rode his luck to hit a gritty unbeaten century as India built an ominous 82-run lead over Australia on day two to take a stranglehold on the second Test in Melbourne on Sunday. It was a determined and crucial knock against a world-class attack by the…

Paine wary as India make four changes for Melbourne

Skipper Tim Paine on Friday called India a proud nation that won't roll over in the Boxing Day Test, and Australia must be "bang on the mark" to inflict more misery after their Adelaide collapse. Australia head into the second Test in Melbourne full of confidence after thumping the visitors…

India stick with Shaw to open batting; Saha to keep…

India have kept faith with opener Prithvi Shaw while opting for Wriddhiman Saha ahead of Rishabh Pant as wicketkeeper for the opening day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide starting on Thursday (17). Selectors also confirmed Umesh Yadav as the third seamer alongside Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the absence…

Laxman and ‘Monkeygate’: five classic Australia v India clashes

Australia and India have been playing Test cricket against each other since 1947 and they renew their rivalry in Adelaide on Thursday. Some of the most competitive clashes have come since they began contesting the Border-Gavaskar Trophy -- named after the first two batsmen to pass 10,000 runs -- in…

‘Bring it on’ – Australia plot India’s downfall under Adelaide…

Top-ranked Australia are plotting revenge in their first day-night Test against fellow powerhouse India on Thursday, as both teams grapple with injuries and selection dilemmas. Virat Kohli's men clinched their maiden series in Australia in 2018-19, triumphing 2-1, but the hosts were without leading batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner…

India ready for ‘hard, aggressive’ cricket as Aussie series begins

India are promising to play "hard, aggressive" cricket when they emerge from coronavirus quarantine to face Australia in a blockbuster limited-over series beginning in Sydney on Friday. The first of three ODIs, followed by three Twenty20s next week, comes after the visitors had to endure wrangling over quarantine requirements and…

IPL final four: Mumbai again, or can Kohli cause an…

The Indian Premier League playoffs begin on Thursday in the UAE with last year's champions Mumbai as favourites and Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore among the teams looking to cause an upset. Surprise package the Delhi Capitals, who like Bangalore are aiming for a first title, will take on the…

Injured Rohit Sharma, Ishant left out of India squad for…

India's injured opening batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Ishant Sharma have not been named for the upcoming Australia tour after the country's cricket board (BCCI) announced the test and limited overs squads on Monday. India are scheduled to play four test matches for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy along with three…

De Kock, Yadav help Mumbai reclaim top IPL spot

Fifties from Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav set up Mumbai Indians' comfortable five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals on Sunday and took them back to the top of the Indian Premier League. South African wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock and in-form Yadav, who hit his second successive half-century, both scored 53 as…

Fast bowlers will have to be more careful on resumption:…

Former India pacer Irfan Pathan feels the fast bowlers will take at least four to six weeks to get back into rhythm when they return to action after the coronavirus hiatus. Most of the cricketers in India haven't been able to practise since March due to the countrywide lockdown imposed…

Don’t write off Dhoni, he still has plenty to offer:…

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has backed veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni to make an international comeback despite growing uncertainty over the start of the Indian Premier League. The 38-year-old Dhoni has not appeared for club or country since playing for India in last year's 50-over World Cup and the nationwide…

Rishabh Pant will be back in Indian playing XI soon,…

Ricky Ponting has full faith in Rishabh Pant's match-winning abilities and is hopeful that the talented wicket-keeper batsman will back in the Indian playing XI during the ongoing series against New Zealand. Pant, who suffered from concussion during India's first home series ODI against Australia in Mumbai, is now fit…

India to persist with Rahul as wicketkeeper, says Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli said on Sunday that he will persist with KL Rahul as wicketkeeper to lend balance to his side's batting as they head for a tour of New Zealand. India charged to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in Bangalore to clinch the three-match one-day international series 2-1.…

‘No panic’ as India power to series-levelling win over Australia

Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and captain Virat Kohli hit swashbuckling half-centuries as India powered to a 36-run victory over Australia to level their one-day series on Friday. Thrashed by 10 wickets in the first match, Dhawan made 96, Rahul, described as a "revelation" by his skipper, hit 80, while Kohli…

Will he, won’t he? Guessing game on Dhoni’s cricket future

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's illustrious career is nearing its end, but his cryptic comments and long absences from the pitch have kept fans guessing how he plans to walk away. The 38-year-old warhorse serves as an honorary lieutenant colonel in his army reserve regiment and spent part of…

Warner, Finch tons help Australia pummel India by 10 wickets

Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch struck dominant centuries in a record partnership to power Australia to a crushing 10-wicket win over India in the first one-day international on Tuesday. Warner blasted 128 while captain Finch made 110 as Australia chased down their target of 256 in just 37.4 overs…

Sharma 159 helps India draw level with West Indies

Opener Rohit Sharma smashed 159 in a power packed batting show to set up India's 107-run series-levelling win over West Indies in the second one-day international on Wednesday. Sharma put on 227 runs with opening partner KL Rahul, who made 102, as India amassed 387 for five while batting first…

Hetmyer, Hope power West Indies to huge ODI win over…

Centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope powered West Indies to an eight-wicket win over India after chasing down a target of 288 in the first one-day international on Sunday. Hetmyer, who hit a career-best 139, and Hope, unbeaten on 102, put on a key 218-run second-wicket partnership as West…

Sixes galore as India clinch T20 series win over Windies

Skipper Virat Kohli led the sixes charge with seven hits over the fence to set up India's series-clinching 67-run win over the West Indies in the third Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Kohli, who smashed an unbeaten 70 off 29 balls, combined to hit 16 sixes…

Simmons powers West Indies to series-levelling T20 win in India

Opener Lendl Simmons struck an attacking 67 to lead the West Indies to a series-levelling eight-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 international on Sunday. Simmons put on crucial partnerships including a 73-run opening stand with Evin Lewis, who made 40, as West Indies chased down 171 in 18.3…

Kohli appeals for ‘space’ for struggling Pant

India captain Virat Kohli has come to the defence of under-fire wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant as he seeks a settled team to fight for the T20 World Cup in less than a year. Pant had been seen as the successor to M.S. Dhoni, now established as one of the country's all-time…

‘Dhoni will decide future after IPL next year’

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take a call on his future after next year's Indian Premier League (IPL), a source close to the star cricketer said on Tuesday, seeking to quash the endless speculation surrounding his career. Dhoni has been on a sabbatical since India's semifinal exit from…

India look to consolidate top Test spot against Bangladesh

Virat Kohli's India will be aiming to strengthen their number one position in the world Test championship when they start a two-match series against Bangladesh on Thursday. India start as favourites to pick up 120 points from the two games against a Bangladesh side missing key players. The hosts have…

Iyer, Rahul help India to 174-5 in T20 series decider

Attacking half-centuries from KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer helped India reach 174 for five in the third and deciding Twenty20 international against Bangladesh on Sunday. Iyer and Rahul put on a crucial 59-run stand for the third wicket to give the hosts a challenging total in their 20 overs after…

Sharma blitz flattens Bangladesh as India draw level

Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed 85 in his 100th Twenty20 international to power India to an eight-wicket series-levelling win over Bangladesh on Thursday. Sharma put on 118 runs with opening partner Shikhar Dhawan as the hosts achieved their target of 154 in only 15.4 overs in Rajkot to make the three-match…

Yuvraj Singh says ‘definite need’ for better national selectors

Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday slammed the M.S.K. Prasad-led national selection panel, saying there is a definite need for having better selectors as the current committee's "thinking in terms of modern-day cricket" is not up to the mark. "We do need better selectors, for sure. Selectors' job is…

India ‘moving on’ from Dhoni, says chief selector

India's chief selector has strongly hinted that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's illustrious international career is over, saying on Thursday (25) they were "moving on" and giving opportunities to youngsters. Ex-skipper and one-day stalwart Dhoni has not played for India since the World Cup in July, triggering speculation that the 38-year-old warhorse…

India’s Bumrah out of South Africa Tests with back injury

India's premier paceman Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against South Africa with a stress fracture in his lower back, the country's cricket board said Tuesday. Umesh Yadav will replace Bumrah, who tops the bowling chart in one-day rankings and is placed third in Tests,…

De Kock, Beuran star as South Africa draw T20 series…

An unbeaten half-century by skipper Quinton de Kock and paceman Beuran Hendrick's strong performance with the ball helped South Africa thrash India by nine wickets to draw their Twenty20 series 1-1 on Sunday. Beuran returned figures of 2-14 to restrict India to 134 for nine after skipper Virat Kohli's surprising…

Kohli, bowlers star in India’s T20 win over S. Africa

An unbeaten half-century from skipper Virat Kohli and disciplined bowling helped India beat South Africa by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Kohli made 72 off 52 balls as India chased down their target of 150 in 19 overs in Chandigarh to lead the three-match series 1-0…

‘Fearless’ Pant cannot be ‘careless’, says India coach

India's new batting coach Vikram Rathour warned Rishabh Pant and other rising stars on Tuesday not to turn from "fearless" to "careless" as the national team prepare for next year's Twenty20 World Cup. The 21-year-old Pant, who is being groomed to take over from MS Dhoni as first-choice wicketkeeper, has…

India pick uncapped Gill, axe Rahul for South Africa Test

Uncapped opener Shubman Gill was named on Thursday (12) in the Indian Test squad to face South Africa as the selectors axed out of form KL Rahul. The 20-year-old has been rewarded for his prolific run-scoring in the India A team during the tour of the West Indies, where he…

Dhoni absent from India’s T20 squad, Pandya returns

Former captain MS Dhoni was left out of India's Twenty20 squad announced on Thursday (28) for three matches against South Africa. The 38-year-old Dhoni, who skipped the team's ongoing tour of the West Indies due to military duty, is not part of the 15-man squad for the games starting September…

Bumrah leads India to 318-run rout of West Indies in…

Jasprit Bumrah led a devastating fast bowling assault in routing the West Indies for 100 to earn India a crushing 318-run victory in the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday. Set an improbable target of 419 after Virat Kohli declared the tourists' second innings…

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to have Virat Kohli stand soon

In recognition of Virat Kohli's phenomenal success in international cricket, the DDCA has decided to name one stand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium after the India captain. Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath are the two other Delhi players who have stands after their names but the honour came their…

King Kohli leads India to victory and overshadows Gayle swansong

Classy Virat Kohli upstaged rampant Chris Gayle as India defeated the West Indies by six wickets in the rain-affected third and final One-Day International of their series at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Wednesday. Set a revised target of 255 based on the DLS scoring method after Gayle…

‘Lethal’ Deepak Chahar sets up India clean sweep in West…

Half-centuries by captain Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant paced India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the final fixture of the three-match T20 International series at the Guyana National Stadium on Tuesday. Responding to the West Indies total of 146 for six, Pant top scored…

Sharma stars as India beat Windies in rain-hit Florida T20

Rohit Sharma led from the front as India defeated the West Indies in a rain-affected second fixture of the three-match T20 International series at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Sunday. Opening batsman Sharma blazed 67 off 51 balls, with three sixes and six fours embellishing his entertaining innings,…

Kohli hails Saini as ‘rarity’ in T20 triumph over Windies

Fast bowler Navdeep Saini was described as "a rarity" after starring on his senior international debut as India defeated the West Indies by four wickets in a low-scoring T20 clash at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Saturday. On a pitch where all batsmen struggled to play their shots,…

Unsettled India start rebuilding in Florida

India head into their all-format tour of the West Indies this weekend with more on their mind than simply winning a couple of T20s. For Virat Kohli's side -- and indeed for the West Indies -- it is a chance to pick up the pieces after a disappointing one-day international…

India’s Dhoni to carry out army duty in Kashmir conflict

India cricket legend M.S. Dhoni is to go on a tour of duty in Indian Kashmir after skipping a tour of the West Indies with the national team to join his regiment, a military source said. The 38-year-old Dhoni, an honorary lieutenant colonel in a reserve force, will go on…

Line of duty: Dhoni to serve with Army instead of…

Former India captain MS Dhoni is to skip his country's tour of West Indies to spend two months in the Army but is not planning retirement, reports said. The 38-year-old Dhoni, a national hero having led India to their 2011 World Cup triumph, is an honorary lieutenant colonel in a…

Middle-order overhaul on cards; could be end of road for…

A complete revamp of the brittle Indian middle-order is expected with stop-gap solutions like Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav gone for good in the upcoming Indian squads as focus will firmly shift from ODIs to the shortest format, keeping next year's World T20 in mind. The policy from the time…

New Zealand stun India by 18 runs to reach World…

New Zealand reached their second World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Black Caps will play hosts England or holders Australia in Sunday's title match at Lord's after pulling off a remarkable triumph against two-time champions India. New Zealand, beaten…

Rishabh Pant Showing His Potential at World Cup After Call…

When the 33-year-old Shikhar Dhawan injured his hand during India’s victory against Australia at the World Cup, it wasn’t long before Rishabh Pant was called up to the squad as his replacement. The 21-year-old is noted for being a flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman and had already shown his worth with an unbeaten 159…

EXCLUSIVE: India need to stick with MS Dhoni, says Monty…

MS DHONI needs to bat and stay in the Indian team. His experience as an former captain is vital for India to win the World Cup. He can play at various gears, can bat from cold and hit boundaries, and also at a slower pace and do well. Fifty per…

England end India’s unbeaten run to revive semi-final hopes

A spirited England ended India's unbeaten run in the Cricket World Cup with a 31-run victory in a high-scoring group match to boost their semi-final prospects on Sunday. Jonny Bairstow smashed a belligerent 111, Jason Roy returned from a hamstring injury to make 66 and Ben Stokes (79) provided the…

Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup

Injured India opener Shikhar Dhawan was on Wednesday ruled out of the rest of the World Cup, with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant approved as a replacement. The in-form batsman suffered a fractured finger while facing Australia's Pat Cummins in India's second match of the tournament at the Oval on June 9.…

India call up Rishabh Pant as cover for injured Dhawan…

Rishabh Pant has been called up as cover for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India's World Cup squad, team chiefs confirmed on Wednesday. Dhawan injured his hand during the team's 36-run victory against Australia on Sunday and remains a doubt for the rest of the 50-over tournament. The left-handed opener…

Dhawan injury in focus ahead of India’s New Zealand clash

India on Tuesday put Shikhar Dhawan under observation over a hand injury that could sideline the batsman for at least two weeks at the World Cup. Dhawan led India to their second win of the 50-over tournament with his 117 against holders Australia on Sunday, but the opener took a…

Kohli defends leaving out new star Pant for World Cup

India picked veteran Dinesh Karthik over rising talent Rishabh Pant for the World Cup because of his composure under pressure, captain Virat Kohli said in an interview released on Wednesday (15). The selection of the 33-year-old Karthik in the 15-member squad was sharply criticised by some former cricketers who felt…

Workload Management: Most World Cup bound India players feature in…

'Workload management' of the World Cup bound India players was paramount for captain Virat Kohli before the start of the IPL but most of them have ended up playing almost all the matches in the cash-rich league. With good three weeks left before India start their World Cup campaign, the…

Du Plessis, Watson lead Chennai into record eighth IPL final

Gritty fifties from Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson helped Chennai Super Kings outplay Delhi Capitals by six wickets to enter their record eighth Indian Premier League final on Friday. Chasing 148 for victory, Chennai rode on a 81-run opening stand between Du Plessis and Watson to achieve their target…

Shaw, Pant help Delhi edge out Hyderabad in IPL eliminator

Blazing knocks by Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant helped Delhi Capitals knock Sunrisers Hyderabad out of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday (9) and move one step from the final with a tense two-wicket victory. Shaw hit a quickfire 56 while Pant smashed 49 off 21 balls as Delhi chased…

Pant fires Delhi Capitals to six-wicket win over Rajasthan, top…

Rajasthan Royals did not know what to bowl, where to bowl at Rishabh Pant, whose blistering 78 gave Delhi Capitals a six-wicket win and pole position in the IPL, in Jaipur on Monday. While striking six fours and four sixes during his 36-ball furious gallop, Pant showed why his World…

Rahane’s century in vain as Delhi beat Rajasthan to top…

Days after being relieved of the team's captaincy, Rajasthan Royals' Ajinkya Rahane hit a blistering 105 not out off 63 balls against Delhi Capitals in a losing cause in the Indian Premier League on Monday. Rahane was replaced as Rajasthan's captain by Australian batsman Steve Smith over the weekend after…

Delhi Capitals exact revenge with five-wicket win over Kings XI…

Delhi Capitals avenged their shocking first-leg defeat with a five-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab, brightening their prospects of making the play-offs of the Indian Premier League in New Delhi on Saturday. Chasing 164 for a win, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation with a fluent 56 of 41…

Kohli defends Dhoni, says loyalty matters most

India's Virat Kohli has gone to bat for his former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying it was unfortunate to see so many people going after the veteran player. Dhoni, 37, led India to World Cup victory at home in 2011 but his patchy form in recent times has led critics…

Ponting hopes Pant’s India snub will benefit Delhi in IPL

Rishabh Pant's exclusion from India's World Cup squad could prove to be a big gain for Delhi Capitals in the ongoing Indian Premier League, the franchise's head coach Ricky Ponting has said. Dinesh Karthik pipped young Pant to the second wicketkeeper's spot in India's World Cup squad, which was announced…

Katich: It’s time for Karthik to lift IPL

A WORLD Cup spot sealed, it is time for Dinesh Karthik to achieve his "goal" of lifting the IPL title, Kolkata Knight Riders batting coach Simon Katich said on Tuesday (16). KKR captain Karthik, who was ignored for the five-match ODI home series against Australia, was picked in India's World…

Gambhir: Rayudu’s omission should be debated more than Pant’s

Ambati Rayudu's omission from India's World Cup squad after just three failures is "heartbreaking" but there should be no debate on Rishabh Pant's exclusion as he didn't grab his chances, feels former India opener Gautam Gambhir. Veteran Dinesh Karthik being favoured over Pant has been roundly criticised with Sunil Gavaskar…

Rabada, Morris lead Delhi Capitals to 39-run win over SRH

Speedster Kagiso Rabada led a clinical bowling display with a four-wicket haul as Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs under dramatic conditions in their IPL match in Hyderabad on Sunday. Pacer Keemo Paul (3/17) ran through the Sunrisers top-order before his pace colleagues Rabada (4/22) and Chris Morris…

India go for ‘big match’ experience in World Cup picks

INDIA on Monday (15) named a tried and tested squad for the World Cup led by Virat Kohli with selectors going for experience in all the slots for the marquee 50-over event. Dinesh Karthik, 33, was given the second wicketkeeper's slot over rising 21-year-old star Rishabh Pant, ending days of…

Sunrisers beat Delhi by five wickets to register hat-trick of…

Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi played a pivotal role as Sunrisers Hyderabad dished out an all-round effort to record a five-wicket win over hosts Delhi Capitals and register their third consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League in New Delhi on Thursday. Nabi (2-21) took two wickets with the ball and also…

Curran, Shami script incredible win for Kings XI Punjab against…

Kings XI Punjab's costliest buy Sam Curran proved his worth with an incredible spell at the back end as the home team pulled off a miraculous 14-run victory against Delhi Capitals left stunned by an inexplicable batting collapse in Monday's IPL encounter. KXIP's 'million dollar man' Curran picked up 4…

Chennai Super Kings leave it late against Delhi Capitals

Shane Watson and Suresh Raina made batting look easy on a lifeless track as Chennai Super Kings coasted to a six-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals in an Indian Premier League encounter on Tuesday. Shikhar Dhawan's painstaking half-century was the only silver lining in Delhi Capitals' sub-par total of 147 for…

Ponting lauds Warner’s IPL knock, says great signs for Australia

Former captain Ricky Ponting Monday lauded David Warner's impressive batting on return to the Indian Premier League, terming the knock a "great sign for Australia" ahead of the World Cup. Warner hit 85 off 53 deliveries on his IPL comeback on Sunday after missing the previous edition of the Twenty20…

Dhoni’s acumen versus Pant’s power as CSK face Capital test

The shrewd tactician in Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be plotting a rampaging Rishabh Pant's downfall when Chennai Super Kings face Delhi Capitals in an Indian Premier League encounter on Tuesday. It will be a battle where experience will be pitted against youth and astuteness will square off against flamboyance when…

Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in IPL

Rishabh Pant's blazing half-century guided Delhi Capitals to a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League opener here Sunday. Sent into bat, Delhi were helped by Colin Ingram's 32-ball 47 and Shikhar Dhawan's 43 at the Wankhede Stadium, before Pant smashed the Mumbai bowlers for seven sixes…

IPL 12: Cricket’s mega stars get ready for annual carnival

MS Dhoni's tactic against Jasprit Bumrah's yorkers, Virat Kohli's strategy to counter Kuldeep Yadav's googlies, Steve Smith's desperation to show his footwork, the 12th edition of Indian Premier League will be all these and much more. The annual cricket carnival like every other edition will also throw up a few…

I don’t react to criticism as I live in my…

Shikhar Dhawan has the knack of bouncing back just when his detractors write him off and the Indian batsman says he manages to stay afloat in the toughest of times by shutting out the criticism that comes with lean patches. Without an international hundred for the past six months, Dhawan…

Handscomb, Turner help Australia chase record 359 in 4th ODI

Peter Handscomb's maiden century and a blistering 84 from Ashton Turner helped Australia chase down a record 359 against India to level the series at 2-2 in the fourth one-day international on Sunday. Turner's 43-ball blitz in Mohali gave Australia the win by four wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Maxwell ton fires Australia to T20 series sweep

Glenn Maxwell hit a breathtaking century to single-handedly lead Australia to a 2-0 series sweep over India with their seven-wicket win in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Maxwell smashed 113 off 55 balls as the tourists chased down their target of 191 with two balls to spare at Bangalore's…

‘Healthy headache’ Pant in India’s World Cup reckoning

Rishabh Pant's form is a "healthy headache" for India who are contemplating playing the 21-year-old wicketkeeper as a specialist batsman at this year's World Cup, chief selector M.S.K. Prasad has said. The Twenty20 series in New Zealand illustrated India's problem of plenty behind the stumps with Mahendra Singh Dhoni keeping…

New Zealand survive tight close to claim India T20 series…

Colin Munro's explosive 72 set up a four-run win for New Zealand over India in a cliff-hanger finish to Sunday's (10) Twenty20 match in Hamilton, handing the hosts a 2-1 series victory. India looked to be on the ropes when they needed 47 off the last three overs. But Dinesh…

Rohit Sharma claims T20 run record in New Zealand

ROHIT Sharma became the highest run scorer in Twenty20 international history Friday as India romped to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second T20 in Auckland. Sharma top-scored for the tourists with 50 as India chased down New Zealand's modest 159-run target in 18.5 overs, levelling the three-match series at 1-1. Sharma's…

Vicky Kaushal, Rishab Pant and others who made their romance…

Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal took the next step in his relationship this week by taking to photo-sharing app Instagram to make his romance with Harleen Sethi official. Sethi, a television actor, also took to Instagram to share a picture of the couple taken during the success part of Uri: The…

‘Australia win is as big as World Cup win if…

India coach Ravi Shastri equated India's maiden Test series win on Australia soil with the historic 1983 World Cup triumph terming it "as big if not bigger". India beat Australia 2-1 to win their first Test series in Australia in 71 years and Shastri wasn't short of praise for his…

India claim historic maiden Test series win in Australia

Virat Kohli's dominant India reinforced their status as the world's number one team by winning a historic first-ever series in Australia on Monday (7) after play in the final Sydney Test was abandoned due to rain. Australia were still 316 in arrears when the match was called off as a…

Pujara, Pant centuries put India in command of Sydney Test

A marathon century by Cheteshwar Pujara and a swashbuckling ton from Rishabh Pant all but ended Australia's hopes of saving the series Friday as India built a massive 622 for seven declared in the final Sydney Test. India began the second day at 303 for four and proceeded to twist the knife against…

India in charge but devastating Cummins gives Australia hope

A clinical India had Australia on the ropes on Friday (28) and staring at defeat in the third Test after skittling them for 151 before a devastating spell by Pat Cummins sparked the game back into life. At stumps, the visitors had a formidable 346 cushion with five wickets left and two…

Australia openers survive after Kohli, Pujara heroics post huge total

A 170-run stand between century-maker Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli put India in a dominant position in the third Test Thursday as Australia's openers survived half a dozen nervy overs before the close. Dogged Pujara stroked 106 and Kohli 82 before they both fell soon after lunch on what until then…

India axe openers, Australia recall Marsh for 3rd Test

India axed both openers Tuesday while Australia recalled allrounder Mitchell Marsh at the expense of struggling batsman Peter Handscomb for the high-stakes third Test. With the four-Test series tied 1-1, much is riding on the Boxing Day showdown at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where up to 90,000 fans are expected,…

Dhoni keeps place in India squad for Australia, New Zealand…

India on Monday announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming one-day series against Australia and New Zealand as it tries out candidates for the World Cup next year. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni retained his place in the squad despite a disappointing year which saw him average 25 from 13 innings…

India succumb in Perth as Australia tie series

Australia cleaned up India's lower order with a barrage of hostile bowling before lunch on the fifth day to secure a series-levelling, confidence-boosting 146-run victory in the second test on Tuesday (18). Having set India a daunting 287 runs to win on a menacing Perth Stadium pitch, Australia dismissed the tourists for 140…

Five-down India heading for defeat in Perth

Spinner Nathan Lyon claimed the prized wicket of Indian captain Virat Kohli as Australia closed in on victory in the second Test in Perth on Monday (17). Set 287 to win on an unpredictable pitch, India were reduced to 112 for five at stumps on the fourth day. Hanuma Vihari was 24…

Australia happy after day one in Perth despite India fightback

Australia were pleased with their overall position at the end of the first day of the second Test against India on Friday, despite several top order batsmen failing to capitalise on promising starts in Perth. A century opening partnership after captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat appeared to…

Kohli remains confident of victory despite absence of Ashwin and…

India skipper Virat Kohli was undaunted on Thursday (13) despite losing prolific spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma to injury as he looks to twist the knife in the second Test against Australia. The visitors went 1-0 in the four-Test series after a tense, 31-run win in Adelaide earlier this…

Legends Tendulkar, Laxman heap praise on victorious India team

Indian cricket legends including VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar hailed the current Test team on Monday (10) after they ended a 10-year victory drought in Australia with a thrilling win in Adelaide. Virat Kohli's team won by 31 runs on day five, prompting praise and celebrations as India clinched only their sixth…

Kohli revels in India’s first win in Australia for a…

Virat Kohli said on Monday (10) it was "very special" to captain India to their first Test win in Australia for a decade and gave his side crucial momentum in their bid for a maiden series victory. The visitors won a tightly-contested opening Test in Adelaide by 31 runs on the fifth…

India hold nerve to claim brilliant win over Australia

India won their first Test on Australian soil in a decade Monday, bowling out the home side in a nail-biting finale to clinch the opening match and raise hopes of their first ever series victory Down Under. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant pouched a world record-equalling 11 catches for the match as India, after…

India six wickets away from win over Australia

Australia were staring at defeat in the first Test Sunday after losing four wickets in their record run chase at the Adelaide Oval after being set a target 323 to win by India. At stumps Australia were 104 for 4, needing another 219 for an unlikely victory with their fate resting…

India on top despite unbeaten Travis Head half-century

Travis Head hit a stubborn half-century to keep Australia in the hunt Friday after their top order slumped under sustained pressure from India's bowlers, leaving the first Test in Adelaide finely poised. Batting on his home ground, Head kept his cool in the humid conditions to be 61 not out at…

India saved by Pujara hundred in opening Australia Test

Cheteshwar Pujara scored a gritty 123 in punishing conditions to claw India back into the opening Test in Adelaide Thursday after Australia seized early control with some blistering bowling. Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc all grabbed two wickets as temperatures topped 36 Celsius (96.8 Fahrenheit) and the tourists…

Kohli feels Australia still have capability to ‘dominate’ despite key…

Superstar skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday played down suggestions Australia are vulnerable after the ball-tampering scandal, as his India side try to win a series Down Under for the first time. Australia begin the opening Test in a scorching Adelaide on Thursday on a run of poor form and without batting powerhouses…

IPL 2019: Delhi Daredevils is now Delhi Capitals

The Indian Premier League team known as Delhi Daredevils has been renamed Delhi Capitals. The team has never won the IPL and the new name may bring a change in fortunes for the 2019 edition of the game. They have retained their old red and blue colours but added three…

Dhawan hits 92 as India sweep T20 series

Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed 92 as India completed a six-wicket Twenty20 international win on the last ball against West Indies on Sunday to sweep the three-match series. Dhawan put on a crucial 130-run third wicket stand with Rishabh Pant, who hit 58, to bring India close to their target of 182 before West Indies…

Dropped Dhoni remains ‘integral’ part of India side, says Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli has said Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to play a key role in their limited-overs team despite the wicketkeeper-batsman being omitted for upcoming Twenty20 matches against West Indies and Australia. India's chief selector MSK Prasad said Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik had been drafted in for six…

Dhoni’s absence is opportunity for Rishabh: Rohit

India captain Rohit Sharma is confident that young Rishabh Pant will use the upcoming T20 series against West Indies as an "opportunity to express himself" in the absence of the talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni, whose batting form has been on the wane, is not a part of the shortest…

Dhoni dropped from T20 series against W. Indies, Australia

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been dropped from India's Twenty20 teams for the home series against West Indies and the tour of Australia, it was announced after selectors revealed the squads Friday. The 37-year-old Dhoni has been the team's mainstay after making his mark as a wicketkeeper-batsman and later as leader in…

India’s Yadav helps seal 2-0 West Indies series sweep

Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed a match haul of 10 wickets to lead India to a series sweep against the West Indies with a win inside three days in the second Test on Sunday. The hosts chased down their 72-run target in just 16.1 overs in an extended final session to win by 10…

Dhawan left out of India’s Test squad for West Indies…

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been dropped from India's Test squad for the upcoming West Indies series, the country's cricket board announced on Saturday. Dhawan had a forgettable England tour with the left-handed opener managing just 162 runs in eight innings as top-ranked India lost the Test series 1-4. Uncapped batsman Mayank Agarwal…

Oval’s Massacre Monday: India’s Much-hyped Cricket Team Let Their Supporters…

By Amit Roy Seen from the viewpoint of Indian cricket fans and those who fail the Tebbit test, the fourth day of the fifth and final Test match between England and India at the Oval last week turned out to be Massacre Monday. I won’t delve too deeply into the…

Ton-up Cook enjoys ‘dream’ finish before Anderson rocks India

Alastair Cook marked his final England innings with a "dream come true" hundred before James Anderson became the joint most successful fast bowler in Test history by sparking an India collapse at the Oval on Monday. Cook made 147 and Joe Root, his successor as England captain, 125 as the hosts piled…

Birthday boy Buttler puts England in command of India finale

Jos Buttler celebrated his 28th birthday with an innings of 89 that left England on top in the fifth Test against India at the Oval on Saturday. England, who had already won this five-match series at 3-1 up, started the second day in danger of being dismissed for under 200 at 198…

Cook exit in final Test sparks England collapse

Alastair Cook marked his final Test appearance with a fifty before India's Jasprit Bumrah sparked an England collapse at the Oval on Friday. England only lost one wicket before tea and were making steady, if slow, progress at 131 for one on the first day of the fifth Test. But Cook's…

Curran revives England against India after familiar collapse

Sam Curran marked his England return with a Test-best 78 as the hosts fought back on the first day of the fourth Test against India at Southampton on Thursday. It was a familiar story when Curran, primarily a left-arm swing bowler and playing just his fourth Test, came into bat with England…

India on brink of third test triumph against England

India need one more wicket to thrash England in the third test at Trent Bridge after the hosts ended the fourth day on 311 for nine, 210 runs short of their target. Defeat on Wednesday (22) will see England's lead in the five test series cut to 2-1, setting up…

Pandya sparks England collapse as India take control of third…

Hardik Pandya took five wickets and debutant wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant claimed five catches before India's batsmen piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge. India were 124 for two in their second innings at stumps on Sunday's second day, an already commanding lead of 292 runs in…

Titleholders Mumbai Indians crash out of IPL

Defending champions Mumbai Indians Sunday failed to make the playoffs of the Indian Premier League after Rishabh Pant's blazing half-century set up a 11-run consolation win for the Delhi Daredevils. Chasing 175 for victory, the Mumbai batting faltered against the Delhi spinners to be bowled out for 163 in their…

Nitish Rana: Love playing under pressure

Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana, who bagged the Man of the Match award in their 71-run win over Delhi Daredevils last night, said he relishes the challenge of playing under pressure. "It was an important game for us since we had lost the last two. My performance is better…

Roy takes Daredevils home in last-ball thriller against Mumbai Indians

Jason Roy smashed an unbeaten 91 as Delhi Daredevils defeated hosts Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in a last-ball thriller in the Indian Premier League on Saturday. Opener Roy made a mockery of a listless Mumbai Indians bowling attack as he hammered six fours and as many sixes in his…

Rajasthan overcome Delhi to make winning return to ‘fortress’

Rajasthan Royals’ celebrated their return to the ‘fortress’ with a 10-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the rain-hit Indian Premier League contest in Jaipur. Rajasthan Royals overcame a shaky start and were on course to post a competitive total before heavy rain lashed the Sawai Mansingh Stadium with Royals reaching…

Rahul blitzkrieg blows away Delhi Daredevils

Opener KL Rahul blasted his way to a fastest ever half-century in Indian Premier League as a new look Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) started their campaign on a resounding note defeating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets, in Mohali on Sunday. Ravichandran Ashwin marshalled his resources admirably restricting Daredevils to a…

Cash-rich IPL gambles on return to ‘spirit of cricket’

The billionaire Indian Premier League starts Saturday aiming to prove that it is about the "spirit of cricket" rather than success at all costs, after the banning of Steve Smith and David Warner over a Test cheating storm. The lucrative but scandal-tainted Twenty20 tournament has spent the last few years…

Cash-rich IPL gambles on return to ‘spirit of cricket’

The billionaire Indian Premier League starts on Saturday (7) aiming to prove that it is about the "spirit of cricket" rather than success at all costs, after the banning of Steve Smith and David Warner over a Test cheating storm. The lucrative but scandal-tainted Twenty20 tournament has spent the last…

New-look India target T20 success in Sri Lanka tri-series

India's rising talent will be put to the test in this week's tri-nation Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka in the absence of some established stars. Rohit Sharma-led India enter the tournament against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as favourites, but must cope without big-hitters Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Selectors opted to…

Yuvraj Singh dropped from India’s ODI squad

Veteran left-hander Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday (13) dropped from the Indian squad for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka in what could possibly signal an end to his illustrious international career. A two-time World Cup winner and one of India's finest limited overs exponent, the 35 year old…

It’s either Jayant or Axar as Kuldeep’s cover for 3rd…

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel or off-spinner Jayant Yadav could be summoned as the 15th member of the Indian team due to Ravindra Jadeja's suspension from the third Test against Sri Lanka, starting August 12. While Kuldeep is a certainty in the playing XI for the final Test match, the team…

Lewis ton carries Windies to thumping win over India

Evin Lewis blazed his second hundred against India to lead the West Indies to a rampaging nine-wicket victory in the one-off T20 international at Sabina Park on Sunday. Replying to the tourists' challenging total of 190 for six, Lewis stole the spotlight from returning local hero Chris Gayle with a blistering unbeaten…

No surprises in India’s belated Champions Trophy squad

India recalled fit-again opener Rohit Sharma and spin trump card Ravichandran Ashwin as the holders finally named their squad for next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales on Monday (8). Unhappy with cricket's new revenue model, which considerably slashes their share from global events in the 2015-23 cycle, India…

Pandey and Pathan guide KKR to thrilling four wicket win…

Half centuries by Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey enabled Kolkata Knight Riders overcome early jitters en route a thrilling four-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League Match here today. It was a team effort by KKR, who first rode on Sunil Narine and Nathan Coulter-Nile controlled bowling…

Kohli takes over as India limited-overs captain

Virat Kohli has taken over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s limited-overs captain, becoming his country’s skipper in all three formats of the game, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Friday (6). Kohli’s first assignment as captain of the limited-overs squads will be three one-dayers and…