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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…

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…

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.…

Fifth straight win keeps Bengaluru’s playoff hopes alive

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) clinched their fifth consecutive victory to bolster their Indian Premier League (IPL) playoff aspirations by defeating Delhi Capitals by 47 runs on Sunday. Posting 187-9, Bengaluru's Cameron Green's unbeaten 24-ball 32 proved crucial. In response, Delhi Capitals were dismissed for 140 in 19.1 overs at the…

Gill, Sudarshan tons power Gujarat to 35-run win over Chennai

In the Indian Premier League match in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Titans secured a 35-run victory over Chennai Super Kings, thanks to a record-equalling 210-run opening partnership between Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan. Chennai, opting to field after winning the toss, couldn't contain Gujarat as they posted 231-3. Despite efforts, Chennai could…

USA spinner Nisarg Patel eager to face Indian stars at…

Ahmedabad-born USA left-arm spinner Nisarg Patel can't wait to pick brains of his much experienced India counterpart Ravindra Jadeja and "run machine" Virat Kohli on the sidelines of their T20 World Cup fixture in New York on June 12. Nisarg, who attended school in India before leaving for the US…

Narine powers Kolkata to top, Chennai beat Punjab

Sunil Narine's blistering knock of 81 runs off just 39 balls powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a resounding 98-run win over Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday, taking them to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) standings. Opting to bat first in Lucknow's final home encounter, Kolkata stamped their…

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,…

Rahul shines as Lucknow beat Chennai

K L RAHIL's solid 82 runs off 53 balls helped Lucknow Super Giants comfortably beat Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets in the IPL on Friday (19). Rahul's time at the crease, which saw him smash nine fours and three sixes, played a key role in pushing Lucknow past Chennai's…

Jadeja, Gaikwad power Chennai to 7-wicket win over Kolkata

Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's performances helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven wickets on Monday and get back to winning ways in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Ravindra Jadeja returned bowling figures of 3-18 while Gaikwad made an unbeaten 67 as…

Markram, Abhishek Sharma lead Hyderabad to 6-wicket win over Chennai

Chennai Super Kings' slow batting on a sluggish Hyderabad pitch cost them dearly as they suffered a six-wicket loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday. Aiden Markram scored a half-century while Abhishek Sharma made a quick-fire 37-ball 12 as Hyderabad chased down the 166-run target with 11 balls to spare at…

Mustafizur’s brilliance propels Chennai Super Kings to victory

BANGLADESH's Mustafizur Rahman returned figures of 4-29 to set up a six-wicket win for defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the IPL opener against Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Friday (22). Hosts Chennai kept Bengaluru down to 173-6, a total their batsmen overhauled in 18.4 overs at the M A Chidambaram…

Kuldeep routs England, openers put India in charge

India bowled England out for a below-par 218 and cruised to 135-1 in their robust reply to seize early control of the fifth and final test on Thursday. Kuldeep Yadav wrecked England's top order and fellow spinner Ravichandran Ashwin polished off the tail to bundle out England in just over…

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…

India’s Bumrah back for fifth England Test

INDIA's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah will return for the final Test against England after missing the team's series-clinching win in the fourth match, the country's cricket board said Thursday (29). Bumrah was rested in the previous Test, which India won by five wickets in Ranchi to take an unassailable 3-1…

India beat England by five wickets to clinch Test series

India accomplished a nervy chase to secure a five-wicket victory against England in the fourth test in Ranchi on Monday and claim an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. Chasing a modest 192 for victory, India cruised to 84 for no loss with openers Rohit Sharma (55) and Yashasvi…

Shoaib Bashir triple strikes reduce India to 131-4

SPINNER Shoaib Bashir claimed three wickets in the post-lunch session to reduce India to 131-4 replying to England's first innings total of 353 on day two of the fourth test on Saturday (24). Joe Root led England's remarkable turnaround from a precarious 112-5 with an unbeaten 122 before the tourists…

Root leads England fightback in fourth Test

JOE ROOT hit an unbeaten 67 to rebuild the England innings after Indian debutant Akash Deep took three wickets to put the tourists in early trouble in the fourth Test on Friday (23). England, who are fighting to stay alive in the five-match series at 2-1 down, battled to 198-5…

Bumrah rested for fourth test against England

INDIA seamer Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the fourth test against England, while wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul remains out due to fitness issues, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. The 30-year-old right-arm fast bowler, the leading wicket-taker of the five-match series with 17 wickets in six…

India crush England to lead Test series 2-1

YASHASVI JAISWAL's unbeaten double century and five wickets by Ravindra Jadeja helped India crush England by a record 434 runs in the third Test Sunday (18) to lead the series 2-1. Chasing 557 for victory, England batting fell like a pack of cards to lose eight wickets in the final…

India’s Ashwin joins exclusive club with 500 Test wickets milestone

INDIAN off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday (16) entered an elite club of bowlers to take 500 Test wickets in a stellar cricketing career that includes a World Cup triumph. India's go-to bowler for more than a decade, Ashwin took his 500th wicket in the third Test in Rajkot by dismissing…

England 31-0 after bowling out India for 445 in third…

ENGLAND reached tea unscathed at 31-0 after bowling out India for 445 on Friday (16) with fast bowler Mark Wood taking four wickets in the third Test at Rajkot. Zak Crawley, on six, and Ben Duckett, on 19, were batting at the break after surviving a hostile opening spell shared…

Rohit and Jadeja steady India after top order wobble

INDIA captain Rohit Sharma combined with Ravindra Jadeja in a 152-run stand for the unbroken fourth wicket on Thursday (15) to help the hosts weather a top-order wobble and reach 185 for three at tea on the opening day of the third test. Rohit suffered a blow to his helmet,…

Depleted India out to gatecrash Stokes’s 100th test party

A severely depleted India will do everything they can to try and deny England captain Ben Stokes a victory in his 100th test when the teams clash in the third match of the five-test series in Rajkot on Thursday (15). India have not lost a test series on home soil…

India’s Virat Kohli to miss remaining three England Tests

Star batsman Virat Kohli's absence from the India squad for undisclosed "personal reasons" will extend to the remaining three Tests against England, the country's cricket board said Saturday. The series is level at 1-1 after two matches that Kohli also missed, and will resume without him in Rajkot for the…

Bumrah becomes first Indian pacer to top ICC Test rankings

INDIA's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday (7) rose to the top of the International Cricket Council's Test bowling rankings, becoming the first-ever fast bowler from the country to achieve the feat. The 30-year-old played a key role in India's series-equalling victory over England last week, with a match haul…

Big Jaiswal hundred steers India to 336-6 against England

OPENER Yashasvi Jaiswal produced a gladiatorial 179 not out to steer India to a commanding 336 for six on day one of the second test against England in Visakhapatnam on Friday (2). The 22-year-old smacked five sixes and 17 fours in his career-best knock, seemingly unfazed by his batting partners'…

India look for new ways to tackle England’s bazball attack

Facing pressure and limited resources, India must devise innovative strategies to challenge England's bold 'Bazballers' in the upcoming second Test, beginning in Visakhapatnam, on Friday (2). India is seldom stretched at home but following a dramatic loss in Hyderabad, they have plenty to ponder and the absence of injured Ravindra…

England’s Bashir to debut in second India Test

SHOAIB BASHIR will make his delayed test debut against India on Friday (2), while veteran James Anderson will replace Mark Wood as England's lone fast bowler in the second match of the series in Visakhapatnam, touring captain Ben Stokes said. Off-spinner Bashir missed the opening test in Hyderabad - where…

England Test victory ‘a wake-up call for India’

ENGLAND’S attacking “Bazball” style of play trumped India at home in the first Test, but pundits and cricketers on Monday (29) said the hosts remain favourites in the fivematch series. Rohit Sharma’s India lost the nailbiting opener by 28 runs in Hyderabad last Sunday (28) on day four of the…

India sense victory against England

OLLIE POPE led England's battle to save the opening test with a fighting fifty but hosts India looked on course for a comprehensive victory on day three of the contest at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Saturday (27). India, who have not lost a test series on home soil since…

Rahul, Jadeja power India’s lead in first England Test

KL RAHUL hit 86 and Ravindra Jadeja closed in on a half-century Friday (26) to push India's lead to 63 runs on day two of the opening Test against England. India were 309-5 at tea with Jadeja on 45 and wicketkeeper-batsman K S Bharat on nine at tea in Hyderabad.…

India bowl out England for 246 in first Test

ENGLAND captain Ben Stokes hit a defiant 70 to round out an attacking innings, with India's spinners holding the tourists to 246 on day one of the opening Test on Thursday (25). Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets apiece after England elected to bat first at the start…

England’s ‘Bazball’ faces toughest task yet in India series

ENGLAND's "Bazball" style of attacking cricket faces its biggest challenge yet when they play an India side who have not lost a home Test series in more than a decade. The five-Test series begins Thursday (25) in Hyderabad, and although India will be without Virat Kohli for the first two…

India ‘not good enough to win’

INDIA skipper Rohit Sharma had no qualms about admitting that his team was simply not good enough to challenge South Africa, putting the blame for the embarrassing innings and 32-run loss in the first Test on the lack of collective effort. However, he fended off home criticism by pointing out…

Indian players shine in World Cup team of the tournament

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced its World Cup team of the tournament on Monday (20), including six players from finalists India and two from the champion team, Australia. Leading run scorer Virat Kohli — who was named player of the tournament — captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja,…

Starc predicts ‘spectacle of cricket’ in World Cup final against…

AUSTRALIA's Mitchell Starc believes Sunday's (19) World Cup final against India at Ahmedabad's 130,000-capacity stadium will be "loud and a spectacle of cricket". Five-time champions Australia edged out South Africa by three wickets in a tense chase of 213 in Kolkata on Thursday (16) to make their eighth World Cup…

ICC wants India in the final, alleges Vaughan amid ‘pitch…

FORMER England captain Michael Vaughan has alleged that the International Cricket Council (ICC) wanted India in the final of the Cricket World Cup. He claimed that this motivation led to the team being allowed to play on a used pitch. The World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand in…

India win toss, bat first against New Zealand in semi-final

INDIA captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat in the first World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday (15). The venue, where India won their last 50-overs World Cup title, has hosted four day-night contests so far at this tournament with three…

Australia invite India to bat first in World Cup final

AUSTRALIA captain Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to field against India in the final of the 50-overs World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday (19). Two-time champions India have been the form team winning all 10 games to make the final against five-time winners Australia in…

India braced for ‘pressure’ semi-final against New Zealand

INDIA may be the outstanding team at the Cricket World Cup but New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has insisted both sides will "start from zero again" when they meet in Wednesday's (15) semi-final in Mumbai. Tournament hosts India head into the knockout match having won all nine of their…

Kohli’s ton equals Tendulkar record as India crush South Africa

VIRAT KOHLI marked his 35th birthday with his second century of the World Cup and Ravindra Jadeja claimed five wickets as India thumped South Africa by 243 runs in a contest featuring the top two teams in the tournament at the Eden Gardens. South Africa's chase of 327 began shakily…

England opt to bowl against India in must-win game

ENGLAND skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to bowl first against unbeaten India on Sunday (29) in a must-win match of their faltering World Cup campaign. The defending champions have lost four of their five matches and come in unchanged at Lucknow's Ekana Stadium in hunt of victory…

Kohli hits 95 as unbeaten India down New Zealand

VIRAT KOHLI hit 95 to lead India to a four-wicket victory over New Zealand and a fifth win in five matches at the World Cup on Sunday (22) although the superstar batsman just missed equalling Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 one-day international centuries. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami returned figures of…

India ask New Zealand to bat first as unbeaten sides…

INDIA captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field against New Zealand in a mouth-watering clash between the two unbeaten teams in the ongoing 50-overs World Cup in Dharamsala on Sunday (22). Twice champions India left out an injured Hardik Pandya and fellow all-rounder Shardul Thakur bringing in…

Skipper Rohit shines as India beat Pakistan in eighth straight…

Captain Rohit Sharma's 86 and an inspired bowling display helped India hammer Pakistan by seven wickets in their high-profile World Cup clash at the 132,000-capacity Ahmedabad stadium on Saturday. India bowled out Pakistan for 191 after their rivals collapsed from 155-2. They overhauled the total with 117 balls to spare…

Anushka, Arijit, Sachin arrive for Cricket World Cup match against…

Ahead of the most awaited match of the ODI World Cup 2023 between India and Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday, actor Anushka Sharma-the wife of Indian cricket star Virat Kohli, Singer Arijit Singh, cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Dinesh Karthik arrived in Ahmedabad to cheer India…

India opt to bowl against Pakistan in key World Cup…

INDIA skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday (14) won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan in a blockbuster World Cup match expected to be attended by 120,000 fans. Opening batsman Shubman Gill returns to the team and takes the place of Ishan Kishan after recovering from dengue fever…

Kohli, Rahul lead India out of peril to beat Australia

VIRAT KOHLI and KL Rahul hit defiant knocks to lift India from a perilous three down for two runs to a six-wicket win over Australia in their opening Cricket World Cup match on Sunday (8). Chasing a tricky target of 200, India lost three batsmen, who all failed to score,…

Jadeja helps India dismiss Australia for 199

RAVINDRA JADEJA led India's spin charge with figures of 3-28 to bowl out Australia for 199 in a key clash of the ODI World Cup on Sunday (8). Five-time champions Australia won the toss and elected to bat first at Chennai's M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in the 150th ODI meeting between…

Iyer, Gill help India crush Australia to clinch ODI series

SHREYAS Iyer and Shubman Gill hit attacking centuries to help India thrash Australia by 99 runs in a rain-hit one-day international on Sunday (24) to clinch the series 2-0. Iyer (105) and Gill (104) put on a dominant second-wicket stand of 200 to lay the foundations for India's 399-5 after…

India’s triumph over Australia propels them to top ranking

INDIA's young openers ensured an easy five-wicket win over Australia after pacer Mohammed Shami took five wickets to restrict visitors at 276 in the first one-day international in Mohali on Friday (22). Stand-in skipper KL Rahul, who won the toss and chose to field first, hit an unbeaten half-century, and…

ICC World Cup 2023: Official anthem ‘Dil Jashn Bole’ featuring…

The official anthem of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 featuring actor Ranveer Singh is finally here. Titled ‘Dil Jashn Bole’ the anthem is composed by music composed Pritam. Taking to Instagram, ICC shared the anthem and captioned it, “DIL JASHN BOLE! #CWC23 Official Anthem arriving now on platform…

Wellalage effort in vain as India beat Sri Lanka to…

KULDEEP Yadav starred as India overcame a brilliant all-round effort from Sri Lanka's Dunith Wellalage to win a tense Asia Cup clash by 41 runs on Tuesday (12) and book a place in the final. Kuldeep took four wickets including the final two as India defended 213, bowling out Sri…

ICC World Cup India squad: KL Rahul included, Ashwin out

India has chosen to recall the now-fit KL Rahul for their upcoming home World Cup later this year. However, the 15-man squad does not include off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Rahul, a wicketkeeper-batsman, had been sidelined due to a thigh injury and has not participated in competitive matches since May. Nevertheless, he…

India thrash Nepal to reach Super Fours

SKIPPER Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill remained unbeaten as India hammered Nepal by 10 wickets in a rain-hit match to reach the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup on Monday (4). Chasing a DLS revised target of 145 in 23 overs after a rain interruption, India eased home with…

India v Pakistan blockbuster ends in washout

THE much-anticipated Asia Cup clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan was abandoned on Saturday (2) as rain played spoilsport in the Group A contest between the heavyweights in Pallekele. Pakistan bowled out India for 266 in 48.5 overs to nose ahead in the contest but their chase never began as…

Ravindra Jadeja: India will be at their best in decider

INDIA all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has shrugged off Saturday's defeat by West Indies in the second one-day international and promised they would give their best to win the decider on Tuesday (1). India have treated the three-match ODI series as the buildup for their campaigns in the Asia Cup, beginning later…

Yadav, Jadeja lead India to five-wicket win over West Indies

LEFT-ARM spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja masterminded the rout of an abject West Indies team as India romped to a five-wicket victory with more than 27 overs to spare in the opening One-Day International of a three-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Thursday (27). Beaten 1-0 in…

West Indies grind through turgid day against India

A DAY of turgid, rain-interrupted cricket saw the West Indies grinding their way to 229 for five in reply to India's first innings total of 438 at stumps on the third day of the second and final Test at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Saturday (22). In adding 143…

Kohli equals Bradman’s record of 29 hundreds; West Indies fight…

VIRAT KOHLI's 29th Test century highlighted a solid batting effort by India in getting to 438 batting first against the West Indies on the second day of the second and final Test at in Trinidad on Friday (21). In response, on a Queen's Park Oval pitch offering little assistance for…

India vs West Indies: Kohli keeps visitors on course for…

VIRAT Kohli forged a century partnership with Ravindra Jadeja for the unbroken fifth wicket to steer India to 288-4 on the opening day of the second test against the West Indies in Port of Spain on Thursday (20). An opening stand of 139 between skipper Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal…

India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma rules out major changes…

INDIA captain Rohit Sharma is not sure what to expect from the pitch and conditions at Queen's Park Oval this week but ruled out any major changes to his side for the second test against the West Indies beginning on Thursday (20). A day before the first test in Roseau,…

West Indies call up uncapped Sinclair in spin boost against…

WEST INDIES reinforced their spin department by bringing in uncapped all-rounder Kevin Sinclair in place of Raymon Reifer for the second and final test against India beginning in Port of Spain on Thursday (20). The hosts rolled out a turning track for the opening test in Roseau, which backfired as…

Ashwin shines as India crush Windies inside three days

OFF-SPINNER Ravichandran Ashwin finished with a 12-wicket match haul as India handed the West Indies a crushing innings and 141 run defeat inside three days of the first test at Windsor Park in Roseau on Friday (15). Ashwin had claimed 5-60 to help skittle out West Indies for 150 in…

Ravichandran Ashwin stars as India take command against West Indies

RAVICHANDRAN Ashwin's five-wicket haul highlighted a dominant day for India as the visitors reached 80 without loss at stumps after bundling out the West Indies for 150 on the first day of the opening Test in Dominica on Wednesday (12). Omitted for the World Test Championship final against Australia a…

World Test Championship: Australia crush India to win trophy

A FIRED-UP Australia wasted little time in pulverising Indian hopes of staging a fifth-day miracle as they romped to a 209-run victory in the World Test Championship (WTC) final on Sunday (11). Needing to score 280 runs on the final day to overhaul the mammoth 444 victory target set by…

World Test Championship: Australia close in on title after setting…

AUSTRALIA were within touching distance of capturing the World Test Championship title as India's hopes of chasing down a monumental 444-run victory target appeared to be slipping away after they ended day four on 164-3 on Saturday (10). When Australia captain Pat Cummins declared their second innings on 270-8, the…

World Test Championship final: India’s top order melts down

AUSTRALIA racked up 469 in their first innings and then reduced India to 151-5 to put themselves in the box seat in the World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Oval on Thursday (8). Having bled 327 runs on the opening day with only three wickets to show for, India…

WTC Final: David Warner misses out on fifty, Australia at…

David Warner led a rebuilding job but was denied a half-century as Australia reached 73 for two at lunch on the opening day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at The Oval on Wednesday (7). After Usman Khawaja fell for a duck, Warner shared a 69-run stand…

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…

IPL 2023: Chennai clinch fifth title in last-ball thriller

Ravindra Jadeja hit a six and four off the last two balls as Chennai Super Kings edged out Gujarat Titans to win a record-equalling fifth IPL title and send superstar MS Dhoni out with a bang in his likely swansong. Chennai chased down their revised target of 171 in 15…

IPL 2023: Chennai opt to bowl against Gujarat in delayed…

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first against holders Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League final on Monday (29). Play was washed out on Sunday (28) without a ball being bowled after rain and thunderstorms hit the western city of Ahmedabad, disappointing…

IPL 2023: Ravindra Jadeja leads Chennai Super Kings to final

Ravindra Jadeja starred with bat and ball as Chennai Super Kings beat holders Gujarat Titans by 15 runs on Tuesday (23) to enter the IPL final that could be skipper MS Dhoni's farewell. Four-time winners Chennai posted 172-7, a total their bowlers defended as they bowled out Gujarat for 157…

IPL 2023: ‘Don’t make me run,’ says 41-year-old Dhoni as…

A late cameo by skipper MS Dhoni and disciplined bowling helped Chennai Super Kings edge closer to an IPL play-off berth with a 27-run win over Delhi Capitals on Wednesday (10). Dhoni, who hit a nine-ball 20, put on a key seventh-wicket stand of 38 with Ravindra Jadeja, who hit…

IPL 2023: Rajasthan Royals top in point table again

Yashasvi Jaiswal blasted Rajasthan Royals back to winning ways over Chennai Super Kings on Thursday (27) to leapfrog MS Dhoni's men at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League. Jaiswal blasted 77 off 43 balls to give the men in pink an impressive total of 202-5 and…

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…

IPL 2023: Jadeja spin seals Chennai win over Hyderabad

RAVINDRA JADEJA's 3-22 led Chennai's dominance in spin-friendly conditions at home for a smooth seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League Friday (21). The visitors managed just 134-7 after being sent in to bat and Jadeja's four-over spell for the Super Kings choked their innings before it…

IPL 2023: Moeen Ali happy to be Dhoni’s selective spin…

Moeen Ali said he has no issues with his spin being used sparingly by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni after the Chennai Super Kings all-rounder helped his team to victory over Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League The 35-year-old did not bowl against champions Gujarat Titans, who won by…

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…

Australia beat India for 21 runs in third ODI, clinch…

Australian spinners Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar turned the match to hand India their first one-day international series defeat at home since 2019 in a thrilling third and final match in Chennai on Wednesday. Left-arm spinner Agar removed in-form Virat Kohli (54) and the world's top-rated Twenty20 batter Suryakumar Yadav…

Australia choose to bat in deciding ODI against India

Australia's stand-in-skipper Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bat first in their series decider against India for Wednesday's (22) third one-day international in Chennai. The visitors made two changes to the side that routed their hosts in Sunday's last match at Visakhapatnam. Opener David Warner returns from his…

Starc haul and Marsh blitz help Australia hammer India

MITCHELL STARC'S 5-53 and a blazing 66 by Mitchell Marsh helped Australia demolish India by 10 wickets in the second one-day international to level the series at 1-1 on Sunday (19). Starc, a left-arm quick, rattled the Indian batting with his pace and swing to bundle out the opposition for…

Shami, Rahul fire India to victory against Australia in first…

Mohammad Shami's bowling figures of 3-17 and an unbeaten 75 by KL Rahul helped India beat Australia by five wickets in the first one-day international on Friday (17). Australia were bowled out for 188 in 35.4 overs after a dramatic collapse following opener Mitchell Marsh's 65-ball 81 at the Wankhede…

India win Test series against Australia, qualify for WTC final

India clinched their fourth consecutive series victory over Australia, with the fourth and final Test, headlined by an impressive 186-run performance by Virat Kohli, ending in a draw. The Rohit Sharma-led team reached the ICC World Test Championship decider after New Zealand secured a thrilling last-ball win over Sri Lanka…

Kohli ton helps India dominate Australia

VIRAT KOHLI hit his first Test century in more than three years with a towering 186 as India batted themselves out of danger of a series-levelling defeat to Australia in the fourth Test on Sunday (12). The hosts finished their first innings on 571 to overhaul Australia's 480 and get…

Ashwin sets new records with 5-wicket haul in fourth Test…

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked his 32nd five-wicket haul in Test cricket on the second day of the 4th and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia on Friday (10). Ashwin bowled 47 overs and got six Australian batsmen out in the first innings - Travis Head, Cameron Green,…

Khawaja’s century powers Australia to 255-4 against India

USMAN KHAWAJA smashed the first century by an Australia batter in the current series against India to steer the tourists to 255 for four after the opening day of the fourth and final test on Thursday (9). The opener forged 50-plus partnerships with Travis Head, Steve Smith and Cameron Green…

Kuhnemann, Khawaja put Australia on top after spin mayhem

AUSTRALIA bundled out India for 109 and batted resolutely to reach 156 for four in reply, giving the home side a taste of their own medicine on a raging turner in Indore on Wednesday (1). On a track where the ball spun viciously from the first session, Matt Kuhnemann (5-16)…

Labourer’s daughter, 15, scores India cricket payday

CRICKETER Sonam Yadav could not afford sports shoes when she was younger but now the 15-year-old is set to play in India's Women's Premier League and says the money will transform life for her family. Sonam was the youngest player drafted for the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 tournament when…

Depleted Australia look to stand-in skipper Steve Smith to salvage…

A depleted Australia will look to stand-in captain Steve Smith for inspiration after two demoralising Test defeats in India as they try to salvage the series when the third match begins in Indore Wednesday (1). Captain Pat Cummins flew home to be with his seriously ill mother after Australia's second…

Jadeja stars as India hammer Australia to take 2-0 Test…

INDIA spinner Ravindra Jadeja returned his career-best figures of 7-42 to lead Australia's hammering by six wickets inside three days on Sunday (19) to bring the hosts to a 2-0 Test series lead. Jadeja, a left-arm orthodox, teamed up with fellow spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to dismiss Australia for 113 in…

Jadeja was fined 25% of the match fee for applying…

Ravindra Jadeja was fined 25% of his match fee on Saturday for breaching the ICC's code of conduct in India's first test win over Australia after he was seen applying a soothing cream to his finger without seeking permission from the on-field umpires. The ICC said in a statement that…

Australia suffers humiliating defeat in first Test as India win…

India thrashed Australia by innings and 132 runs inside three days in the opening Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series here on Saturday. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (5/37) returned with a five-wicket haul as India shot off Australia for 91 in 32.3 overs in their second innings…

Ind vs Aus: ‘Ravindra Jadeja used pain-relief cream on finger,’…

The Indian team management has informed ICC match referee Andy Pycroft that star spinner Ravindra Jadeja was using pain-relieving cream on the finger of his bowling hand in the video recordings that were widely shared on social media on the first day of the Nagpur Test against Australia, as ESPNcricinfo…

Nagpur pitch isn’t a rank turner, needed to use crease…

Ravindra Jadeja used the crease intelligently to create a variety of angles which confused the Australian batters, and clearly showed his exploits on Thursday were not the result of so-called "rank turner" as is being bandied around by some. Jadeja took 5 for 47 on his international comeback with the…

Ravichandran Ashwin becomes second fastest bowler to take 450 Test…

India's star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday scripted his name in the record books during the ongoing first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. Ashwin became the second fastest bowler to take 450 Test wickets in terms of Tests played, after Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan who achieved…

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…

Cricket-BCCI to increase focus on player fitness ahead of ODI…

India's cricket board (BCCI) will increase its focus on player fitness and consider who has played a substantial domestic season when making selections for the national team, it said on Sunday following a review meeting ahead of the 2023 World Cup. The board said that the National Cricket Academy will…

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…

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…

Viral Video: Afghanistan cricket fan kisses Hardik Pandya on TV…

The crucial partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya helped India defeat arch-rivals Pakistan in a thrilling clash by five wickets in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022 here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. As soon as the match gets over, a young excited fan is…

Hardik felt a sense of achievement after life came full…

Stretchered off the field due to a career-threatening back injury against the same opponents at the same venue four years back, Hardik Pandya feels a “sense of achievement” after guiding India to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in their Asia Cup opener here. Hardik dished out an all-round effort, first…

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…

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…

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: India target clean sweep,…

A ruthless Indian team is unlikely to take its foot off the pedal as it aims to top up a world-record winning feat with another clean sweep against the West Indies on Wednesday India created a world record on Sunday by sealing their 12th consecutive series win in the ODI…

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),…

Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes first bowler in T20I history to bowl…

INDIA star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar wreaked havoc on the England batting lineup as he went on to become the first Indian bowler to bowl 500 dot balls in the T20s powerplays with his stunning spell. Bhuvneshwar gave India a perfect start defending 171 as the 32-year-old senior pacer removed English…

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…

‘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…

Kohli jinx to Indian talent: Five things we learned from…

AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the 15th edition of the Twenty20 tournament, which was expanded to 10 teams this year. Kohli's jinx Former India captain Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore's wait for their first IPL title dragged on after they went down to Rajasthan in…

Bangalore beat Dhoni’s Chennai to end three-game IPL losing streak

Royal Challengers Bangalore ended a three-match losing streak in the Indian Premier League as Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel inspired them to a 13-run win over Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday. Bangalore scored 173-8 after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai won the toss and chose to field first. CSK slipped away…

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…

Dhawan hits 88 as Punjab prevail in tense IPL finish

Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 88 for Punjab Kings who withstood a batting blitz from Chennai Super Kings' Ambati Rayudu to seal an 11-run victory in a hard-fought IPL match on Monday. Dhawan, playing his 200th match in the Indian Premier League, smashed nine fours and two sixes in his…

Vintage Dhoni condemns Mumbai to seventh IPL loss

Mahendra Singh Dhoni rolled back the years on Thursday with 16 runs off the last four balls of Chennai Super Kings' successful chase over Mumbai Indians who are languishing at the bottom of IPL league. Dhoni remained unbeaten with 28 off 13 balls, with three fours and a six, against…

Miller and ‘nightmare’ Malik shine in IPL Sunday blockbuster

South Africa's David Miller on Sunday said coming in to bat early made him "shine" as his unbeaten 94 led Gujarat Titans to a thrilling three-wicket IPL victory over holders Chennai Super Kings. Chasing 170 for victory, Gujarat slipped to 48-4. But Miller put on an attacking 70-run sixth wicket…

Dube, Uthappa fire IPL holders Chennai to first win

Shivam Dube and Robin Uthappa smashed 17 sixes between them to help holders Chennai Super Kings register their first win of the Indian Premier League season against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday. Dube struck an unbeaten 95 and Uthappa hit 88 as the pair built a third-wicket partnership of 165…

‘Not close to winning’: IPL giants Chennai and Mumbai slump…

IPL big guns Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings fell to their fourth loss of the season on Saturday to raise fears of an early exit from the Twenty20 tournament. Holders Chennai and Mumbai have nine IPL title between them but reputation took a beating when they were outplayed by…

Jadeja waiting for it to ‘click’ after dismal IPL start

Ravindra Jadeja is refusing to panic after his captaincy of Indian Premier League titleholders Chennai Super Kings got off to the worst possible start with three straight losses. The four-time IPL champions went down to Punjab Kings by 54 runs on Sunday to drop to ninth in the 10-team tournament's…

Big-money Livingstone helps Punjab thrash Chennai in IPL

England's Liam Livingstone smashed 60 and took two wickets to lead Punjab Kings to an emphatic 54-run win over Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Livingstone, who became the most expensive overseas player in this season's IPL auction when Punjab bought the batting all-rounder for $1.52…

Lewis stars as Lucknow down IPL champions Chennai

Evin Lewis hit an unbeaten 55 off 23 balls to star in Lucknow Super Giants' six-wicket win over reigning IPL champions Chennai Super Kings who scored 210-7 after they were asked to bat Thursday. It was the first victory for KL Rahul-led Lucknow who lost their opening match to Gujarat…

Moeen Ali gets India visa, to be available from second…

Chennai Super Kings' star all-rounder Moeen Ali has secured his India visa and will be available for selection from the second game of the upcoming IPL, the franchise's CEO Kasi Viswanathan said. Though the England player arrived in Mumbai on Thursday, the defending champions will missed the services of Moeen…

Chennai lose to Kolkata in IPL opener

M S DHONI rolled back the years with an unbeaten 38-ball 50 but his team Chennai Super Kings went down to Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in the IPL opener.  The 40-year-old Dhoni, who passed on the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday, lifted holders Chennai from a precarious…

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…

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.…

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…

Kishan’s 89 helps India thrash Sri Lanka in first T20

Opener Ishan Kishan hit an explosive 89 to set up a thumping 62-run victory for India in the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka on Thursday. The left-handed Kishan put on an opening stand of 111 with skipper Rohit Sharma, who hit 44, to guide India to 199 for two…

India’s Suryakumar, Chahar out of Sri Lanka T20s

BATSMAN Suryakumar Yadav and fast bowler Deepak Chahar were on Wednesday (23) ruled out of India's three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka because of injuries. India, led by new all-format skipper Rohit Sharma, will play the opening Twenty20 international in Lucknow on Thursday (24) followed by two matches in Dharamsala.…

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 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…

Kohli ‘at peace’ with form as India gear up for…

Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday brushed aside concerns about his form as he looked ahead to the decisive third Test against South Africa starting at Newlands on Tuesday. Without a century in his past 14 Tests, Kohli said he believed he was still making important contributions to the team.…

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,…

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…

Ton-up Agarwal helps India to 221-4 after Patel’s four wickets

Mayank Agarwal hit an unbeaten 120 to lead India's fightback on the opening day of the second Test after Mumbai-born New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel took all four wickets to fall. India reached 221 for four at stumps with Agarwal and wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, on 25, in the middle after…

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…

Ravindra helps New Zealand pull off dramatic draw in first…

DEBUTANT Rachin Ravindra worked with New Zealand's lower order to pull off a dramatic draw against India after they ended day five on 165-9 while chasing 284 in the first Test on Monday (29). New Zealand faltered after overnight batsman Tom Latham, who made 52, and later Kane Williamson, who…

Iyer, Saha fifties set New Zealand 284 target

INDIA'S Shreyas Iyer once again dazzled on his debut Test, hitting his second 50-plus score of the match to put his team in charge of the opening Test against New Zealand on Sunday (28). New Zealand claimed four wickets in the morning session to nose ahead on the penultimate day…

Iyer hits ton on debut, New Zealand mount strong reply

INDIA'S Shreyas Iyer smashed a century on his Test debut but Tim Southee's lion-hearted bowling and New Zealand's top-order left the opening Test between the teams evenly poised on Friday (26). Southee claimed 5-69, on a track that had prompted both sides to pack three spinners into their respective teams,…

Debutant Iyer, Gill shine for India against New Zealand

DEBUTANT Shreyas Iyer and recalled opener Shubman Gill struck half-centuries to help India overcome Kyle Jamieson's terrific display of seam bowling and post 258-4 in the opening Test against New Zealand in Kanpur on Thursday (25). If Gill's 52 helped India overcome the early loss of opener Mayank Agarwal, Iyer's…

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…

Rohit Sharma named new India T20 captain

ROHIT SHARMA has been named the new captain of India's T20 side, replacing Virat Kohli, the cricket board said Tuesday (9) after the side were dumped out of the World Cup. The Board of Cricket Control of India tweeted that the 34-year-old opening batsman was "named the T20I Captain for…

T20 World Cup: India blitz Scotland to keep alive slender…

FORMER Twenty20 World Cup champions India kept alive their slim chances of making the semifinals with an eight-wicket rout of Scotland in their Super 12 Group II match on Friday (5). Virat Kohli elected to field after winning his first toss of the tournament and the 2007 title holders bundled…

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…

Kohli admits India ‘not brave enough’ as World Cup hopes…

India captain Virat Kohli admitted his team was "not brave enough" after an eight-wicket rout by New Zealand left their Twenty20 World Cup hopes hanging by a thread on Sunday. Fast bowler Trent Boult and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi shared five wickets to restrict India to 110 for seven after being…

Boult stars as New Zealand thrash India in T20 World…

Trent Boult led an inspired bowling attack as New Zealand thrashed Twenty20 World Cup favourites India by eight wickets on Sunday to leave Virat Kohli's men facing a desperate struggle to reach the semi-finals. Boult and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi shared five wickets between them to restrict India to 110 for…

Rashid Khan eyes World Cup glory not wedding bells

Rashid Khan insists his mind is occupied by the World Cup and not wedding bells as the leg-spin wizard looks to inspire Afghanistan at the Twenty20 global showpiece. Still only 23, Rashid is key to his nation's hopes of a first world title and a potential triumph which would deliver…

Chennai down Kolkata to win fourth IPL title

FAF du Plessis smashed an attacking half-century to help Chennai Super Kings thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs and clinch their fourth Indian Premier League (IP) title on Friday (15). Du Plessis' 86 off 59 balls guided Chennai to 192-3, a total their bowlers defended by restricting Kolkata to…

IPL 2021: Chennai inflict new defeat on Kohli’s Bangalore

MS DHONI'S Chennai Super Kings inflicted new pain on Virat Kohli on Friday (24), beating his Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in the Indian Premier League. Chennai, bolstered by 38 from opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, overcame Bangalore's 156 for six with 11 balls to spare as Dhoni won the latest…

Gaikwad stars as Chennai wins opener of revived IPL 2021

RUTURAJ GAIKWAD smashed an unbeaten 88 as Chennai Super Kings beat holders Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the first match of the revived Indian Premier League on Sunday (19). The 14th edition of the Covid-hit Twenty20 tournament resumed in the United Arab Emirates with limited spectators back in the…

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…

Kohli hails Indian bowlers, Root wants England to be ‘ruthless’

INDIA skipper Virat Kohli lavished praise on his bowlers on Monday (7), hailing their exploits in The Oval Test against England as one of the top three bowling performances under his captaincy. The touring side set England a massive victory target of 368 and shot them out for 210 in…

India go 2-1 up after Bumrah, Umesh bowling show

SPINNER Ravindra Jadeja combined with his seam bowling teammates to bowl India to an emphatic 157-run victory over England in the fourth Test on Monday (6) and put the touring side 2-1 up in the series. Chasing a record victory target of 368, England started strongly but suffered a spectacular…

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…

Pope and Woakes edge England ahead of India in fourth…

Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes both scored valuable fifties on their return to Test cricket as England recovered from a top-order collapse to build a lead over India at the Oval on Friday. Pope made 81 on his Surrey home ground and all-rounder Woakes exactly 50 before England were dismissed…

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…

England are ‘wary of Ashwin’s abilities’ – India bowling coach

India bowling coach Bharat Arun said it was possible Ravichandran Ashwin could feature in the fourth Test at the Oval starting Thursday as the "Englishmen are wary of his abilities". Although off-spinner Ashwin has 413 Test wickets and five hundreds to his credit, he has yet to feature so far…

Root urges England to be ‘ruthless’ against India in fourth…

England captain Joe Root has urged his team to produce a "ruthless" display in the fourth Test against India at the Oval starting on Thursday (2). England's innings and 76-run victory at Headingley last week has left the five-match series all square at 1-1. But with wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler absent…

India collapse as England level series with crushing win

ENGLAND'S Ollie Robinson struck four times with the second new ball as the hosts thrashed India by an innings and 76 runs to level the series on day four of the third Test at Headingley on Saturday (28). Resuming on an overnight score of 215 for 2, the visitors crashed…

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…

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…

India tempted to play Ashwin in Headingley Test

INDIA captain Virat Kohli said that he didn't want to break up a winning team but is tempted by the look of the Headingley pitch to play offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the third Test against England starting on Wednesday (25). Recognising the limited role of a spinner in a seam-dominated…

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,…

Kohli says India to blame for ‘crucial’ over-rate points penalty

India captain Virat Kohli said his team had no one to blame but themselves after both they and England were docked two World Test Championship points each for maintaining a slow over-rate in their rain-marred drawn series opener at Nottingham last week. Both teams were also fined 40 per cent…

England consider Moeen as they ponder Test changes against India

ENGLAND could recall Moeen Ali in one of several changes for the second Test against India at Lord's starting on Thursday (12) after escaping with a draw in the series opener. The tourists had the better of a rain-affected first Test at Trent Bridge, with a hundred from home captain…

Kohli confident of India ‘template’ in ‘blockbuster’ England series

India captain Virat Kohli said his side had the "right template" for the remainder of their "blockbuster" series against England after enjoying the better of a rain-marred draw in the first Test. The tourists were frustrated in their bid to go 1-0 up in a five-match contest when rain washed…

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…

Bumrah strikes as India dominate first day of England series

India's Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets as England suffered their latest batting collapse in slumping to 183 all out on the opening day of the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. Bumrah, who struck with the fifth ball of the match to remove Rory Burns for one of four…

Kohli defends team combination after WTC final defeat

Skipper Virat Kohli defended India's bowling combination for the World Test Championship final, saying going in with a four-pronged pace attack was possible only with a fast-bowling all-rounder. India fielded both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja along with pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami. Kohli asserted…

World Test Championship final: Southee’s strikes open up result possibility

TIM SOUTHEE removed both India openers late on Tuesday (22) to give New Zealand hope of an unlikely victory in the World Test Championship final as the showpiece match headed into the reserve sixth day. India were 64 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on the fifth day…

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…

Kohli leads India revival in World Test final

SKIPPER Virat Kohli led India's revival and steered his team to 146-3 against New Zealand before bad light stopped play in the weather-marred World Test Championship (WTC) final on Saturday (19). Kohli was 44 not out, with the star batsman having hit just one boundary in 124 balls faced. After…

New Zealand’s Latham thankful for extra day after India final…

New Zealand's Tom Latham was thankful for the possibility of extra time after the opening day's play in the inaugural World Test Championship final against India at Southampton on Friday was washed out without a ball being bowled. While a standard Test lasts a maximum of five days, this fixture…

World Test Championship final: Rain washes out opening day play…

THE opening day of the inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand was washed out due to persistent rain in Southampton on Friday (18). The toss should have taken place at 10:00 am local time (0900 GMT), but could not happen due to heavy overnight and early…

Rain delays start of World Test Championship final

Rain delayed the scheduled start of the inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at Southampton on Friday, with no play before lunch on the opening day. The toss should have taken place at 10:00 am local time (0900 GMT), with the match getting underway 30 minutes…

WTC final: Gavaskar says India would be hungry to get…

IT is India's batting depth that helps them bounce back from pressure situations, Sunil Gavaskar said ahead of India's World Test Championship final against New Zealand on Friday (18). Apart from batting stars Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane making the top order, the likes of Ravichandran…

World Test Championship: India and New Zealand get ready for…

INDIA face New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship final at the Hampshire Bowl on Friday (18), a clash that have a potential to impact cricket's popularity globally. New Zealand are battle-hardened thanks to a 1-0 series win against England completed on Sunday with a dominant eight-wicket win at…

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…

Pollard steers Mumbai to last-gasp IPL win over Chennai

Kieron Pollard hit an unbeaten 87 off 34 balls to power Mumbai Indians to a thrilling four-wicket Indian Premier League win over old rivals Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. Chennai seemed to be coasting to victory when the West Indies star came in, with Mumbai needing 138 from 10 overs…

IPL 2021: Chennai reclaims top spot after easy win over…

RUTURAJ GAIKWAD and Faf du Plessis batted brilliantly and helped Chennai Super Kings reclaim the top spot with seven wickets win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL 2021 match on Wednesday (28). The target of 172 set by Hyderabad was walloped on a canter with openers Gaikwad scoring 75 off…

IPL 2021: Jadeja, Moeen set up Chennai’s second consecutive win

RAVINDRA JADEJA and Moeen Ali spun Chennai Super Kings to their second successive win as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs in an IPL 2021 match on Monday (19). Put in to bat, Chennai posted 188 for nine, with the help of handy knocks by Faf du Plessis (33…

IPL 2021: Chahar spells magic in Chennai’s win over Punjab

DEEPAK CHAHAR starred with the ball by bowling a brilliant opening spell as Chennai Super Kings beat Punjab Kings by six wickets to register their first win in IPL 2021 on Friday (16). Chahar's four for 13 helped Chennai restrict Punjab to 106 for 8 as Moeen Ali (46 off…

Bigger pandemic squads helped boost new Indian cricket talent: Shastri

India's new Test cricket heroes have pandemic-induced squad regulations to thank for getting their shot in the Australia and England series, coach Ravi Shastri said Sunday. Given the added risk of fatigue and injuries in the "bio-bubbles" needed to stage international games during the coronavirus crisis, teams have been allowed…

Kohli hails India’s new ‘lethal’ spin king Patel

India unveiled the latest spin hero from its production line when Axar Patel claimed 11 wickets in the lightning fast two-day Test win over England. The 27-year-old started off his cricket life as a fast bowler and only got his place in this crucial series because of an injury to…

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…

Langer suggests IPL to blame for injury-wracked Test series

Australia coach Justin Langer suggested on Wednesday (13) the delayed Indian Premier League was to blame for so many injuries marring Australia's blockbuster series' with India. The short-form extravaganza normally begins in March, but along with other major international sporting events was postponed as countries went into coronavirus lockdowns. It…

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…

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…

Resurgent Smith smacks century as India trail Australia by 242

Australia snapped up two wickets in the final session Friday to leave India with work to do in the third Test as they chase the hosts' 338 following Steve Smith's first century in more than a year. Pace spearheads Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins got the breakthroughs, dismissing openers Rohit…

India coach Ravi Shastri hails ‘one of the great comebacks…

India coach Ravi Shastri hailed his team's eight-wicket win over Australia on Tuesday (29) as one of the great comebacks of all time, praising their character after a crushing loss in the first Test last week. Despite missing superstar Virat Kohli, the Indians outplayed the hosts in Melbourne to silence…

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…

‘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…

Jadeja injured as concussion substitute Chahal fires India to win

Concussion substitute Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets as India beat Australia by 11 runs in the first Twenty20 match in Canberra on Friday but the win was soured by an apparent hamstring injury to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. In a contest laced with controversy, Jadeja top-edged into his helmet in the…

Well-rounded India to pose tougher challenge to Australia in T20s

Short of resources in ODIs, India will have enough options to choose from to pose a stiffer challenge to Australia when the two sides clash in a three-match T20 series beginning in Canberra on Friday (4). The 2-1 ODI series loss reaffirmed that India have a lot of work to…

Pandya heroics help India to beat Australia by 13 runs

INDIA all-rounder Hardik Pandya scored his highest one-day international score of 92 to set up a thrilling 13-run win for his team against Australia in the third match at the Manuka Oval on Wednesday(2) and avoid a clean sweep in the series. Pandya's unbeaten knock in 76 deliveries featured seven…

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…

Jadeja’s final fireworks help Chennai to thrilling IPL win

Ravindra Jadeja hit the last two balls for six to secure a tense morale-boosting win for Chennai Super Kings over Kolkata Knight Riders that only helped their old rivals Mumbai Indians. The six-wicket victory for Chennai, who have failed to qualify for the IPL playoffs for the first time, meant…

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…

Chennai Super Kings: Top-four contenders despite missing Suresh Raina

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's return to competitive cricket would be the more keenly-watched sub-plot of the Chennai Super Kings' IPL campaign, which hit a rough patch quite early thanks to a couple of major pullouts and COVID-19 cases in the contingent. The playoff regulars will open the tournament with what is…

New Zealand bowling ‘pack’ leave Kohli’s India reeling at 90-6

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult said his side's "pack" mentality had left India reeling a day two of the second Test on which 16 wickets fell including another cheap dismissal for Virat Kohli in Christchurch on Sunday. At stumps India led by just 97 lead with only four wickets…

India insist ‘no panic’ ahead of must-win New Zealand Test

India said there was no need to panic on Friday ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, insisting this week's 10-wicket defeat had helped them open a "closed mindset". New Zealand quick Trent Boult indicated the odds are stacked against India at Hagley Park in Christchurch, rating it as…

India outplay Australia to clinch ODI series

A sparkling century by Rohit Sharma and some inspired bowling helped India to a series-clinching seven-wicket win over Australia in the third one-day international on Sunday. Sharma made 119 and put on a key 137-run second-wicket stand with skipper Virat Kohli, who made 89, as India chased down their target…

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…

Kohli stars as India hold nerve to win ODI series

Skipper Virat Kohli smashed 85 to help India pull off a nervous chase of 316 to win the third one-day international by four wickets against West Indies and clinch the series on Sunday. India relied on a key 58-run sixth-wicket stand between Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, unbeaten on 39 off…

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…

‘Never seen that before’: Angry Kohli slams late umpire call…

India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday (15) slammed a controversial on-field decision to rule Ravindra Jadeja run out after a belated TV referral in the opening one-day international against the West Indies. Shimron Hetmyer hit a career-best 139 to lead West Indies to an eight-wicket win but the match saw…

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…

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…

Red-hot Agarwal delighted to cash in on strong form

India's Mayank Agarwal said getting big scores when in form is key after his double century guided the hosts to a giant first-innings lead over Bangladesh in the first Test on Friday. The 28-year-old opener, who has hit three tons including two double hundreds in his last five Test innings,…

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…

Sharma rates double ton as ‘most challenging’ Test knock

Rohit Sharma on Sunday (20) described his maiden Test double century as "most challenging" after he lifted India out of early trouble and put the hosts in command of the third match against South Africa. Sharma made 212 as India declared their innings on 497 for nine on a weather-interrupted…

Sharma hits double ton as India pummel South Africa

Rohit Sharma struck his maiden double century in Test cricket to put India on course for a big total against South Africa on day two of the third match on Sunday. The in-form opener reached the milestone with a six off paceman Lungi Ngidi in the third over after lunch…

Kohli lauds India’s ‘hunger’ after record 11th-straight Test series win

India skipper Virat Kohli said Sunday the team's "hunger" to keep improving has led to their record 11th-straight Test series win at home after outplaying South Africa by an innings and 137 runs. South Africa were dismissed for 189 after following-on in the final session of day four in Pune,…

Shami, Jadeja help India go 1-0 up in S. Africa…

Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja took nine wickets between them as India outplayed South Africa, winning by 203 runs on the final day of the first Test on Sunday. Set a daunting target of 395, the tourists were bundled out for 191 in the second session in Visakhapatnam, giving India…

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,…

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…

India sweep series with big win over Windies

India completed an emphatic 2-0 series sweep against West Indies when they won the second test by 257 runs in Jamaica on Monday (2) after the hosts' batsman Darren Bravo was replaced by a concussion substitute after retiring hurt. Bravo was struck on the helmet by a short delivery from…

Roach excellence gives West Indies encouragement

Kemar Roach spearheaded an excellent West Indies effort to limit India’s progress after lunch following captain Virat Kohli’s decision not to enforce the follow-on on the third day of the second and final Test against at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday. With a formidable 299-run first innings lead as…

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…

Kohli, Rahane stretch India lead as Cummins crawls to 95-minute…

An unbroken century stand between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane put India in a dominant position at 185 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 260 runs, at stumps on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium…

Rahane half-century anchors India revival in first Test

Ajinkya Rahane's 18th half-century anchored India's revival to 203 for six on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Reduced to 25 for three by opening bowlers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel after they were put…

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,…

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…

Selectors should be consistent, Shubman should have been in team:…

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday questioned the omission of veteran Ajinkya Rahane and young Shubman Gill from the ODI squad for the tour of West Indies, urging the selection committee to be consistent with their policies. An inconsistent Kedar Jadhav has been retained while Gill, who has been…

Kohli, Bumrah retain lead in ICC ODI rankings

India skipper Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah on Monday retained their number one position in the ICC batsmen and bowlers' rankings, respectively, following the conclusion of the World Cup. India had lost to New Zealand in the semifinals of the World Cup. Players from England and New Zealand, champions and…

India’s World Cup exit ‘breaks a billion hearts’

Indians reacted with shock and dismay on Wednesday after their stunning World Cup exit, with prime minister Narendra Modi hailing the team's "fighting spirit" and his main rival saying a billion hearts were broken. Near the end of the semi-final against New Zealand, with India still in with a chance,…

Williamson hails pace attack as Kiwis stun India

Captain Kane Williamson hailed his pace attack after a devastating opening 10 overs sent New Zealand into their second straight World Cup final with a surprise 18-run win over India at Old Trafford on Wednesday. After New Zealand set them a modest target of 240 to win, India were reduced…

‘Forty-five minutes of bad cricket put us out’ says Kohli…

Virat Kohli admitted India had paid the price for "45 minutes of bad cricket" as the heart-broken skipper surveyed the wreckage of his side's stunning World Cup exit. Kohli's team crashed to an unexpected 18-run defeat against New Zealand in the semi-finals at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Needing just 240…

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…

India dominate NZ before rain forces reserve day in Manchester

India's disciplined bowling attack dominated New Zealand before intermittent rain washed out the rest of Tuesday's play in the first Cricket World Cup semi-final which will continue on Wednesday. The 2015 finalists were 211-5 in 46.1 overs when rain forced the players off the field and match officials waited for…

Rohit, Rahul hit centuries as India crush Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma became the first player to make five centuries in a single World Cup match and his opening partner KL Rahul also struck a fluent century as India crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their final group match at Headingley on Saturday. India had already qualified for the…

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…

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…

India: Skipper Kohli ready to rotate bowlers

India captain Virat Kohli is prepared to vary his World Cup attack by adopting a 'horses for courses' strategy that seeks to make the most of the different conditions on offer during the one-day tournament in England and Wales. India, the world's number-two ranked team and one of the favourites…

No ‘panic’ for Tendulkar as India slump before World Cup

India must not press the panic button despite losing badly to New Zealand in their first warm-up game for the World Cup, the country's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar said. New Zealand thrashed India, one of the World Cup favourites, by six wickets at the Oval on Sunday with only Ravindra…

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…

Mumbai Indians outwit CSK to enter their fifth final

Suryakumar Yadav played one of his finest knocks on a challenging track as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the first Qualifier, entering IPL final for the fifth time on Tuesday. On a sluggish pitch, which offered considerable turn and odd bounce, Suryakumar batted in a…

‘Genius’ Dhoni sees Chennai to victory in top of table…

MS Dhoni scored quickfire runs and claimed crucial stumpings to guide defending champions Chennai Super Kings to victory in their top of the table IPL clash with with Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. The former India skipper hit 44 off 22 balls and Ravindra Jadeja smashed 25 off 10 balls as…

Sharma stars as Mumbai hand Dhoni-less Chennai rare home loss

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma hit his first IPL half century of the season Friday as his side inflicted a rare home defeat on champions Chennai Super Kings. Without inspirational captain M.S. Dhoni and key all rounder Ravindra Jadeja missing through illness, the Super Kings were never in the chase…

Kuldeep’s loss of form worrying for India before World Cup

Kuldeep Yadav is expected to lead India's slow-bowling attack in the World Cup but his poor form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could become a headache for Virat Kohli's men with just over a month left before the 50-over tournament. The left-arm wristspinner sits at seventh in the…

RCB pull off 1-run win over CSK in last-ball thriller

Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the umpteenth time was in line to pull off another incredible chase, but finally ran out of luck as Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to beat CSK by one run in another last-ball IPL thriller on Sunday. Chasing a target of 162, CSK needed a near-impossible 26…

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…

Tahir, Raina ensure easy win for Chennai Super Kings over…

Imran Tahir spun a web before Suresh Raina found his mojo back with a half century as Chennai Super Kings inched closer towards another Play off qualification with a five-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match on Sunday. After Tahir's career-best 4 for 27 restricted KKR to…

Dhoni loses cool but claims record 100th IPL win as…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni notched his 100th win as a captain in the Indian Premier League on Thursday after helping Chennai Super Kings pull off a thrilling chase amid dramatic scenes in the final over. Dhoni top-scored with 58 off 43 deliveries as Chennai chased down their target of 152 with…

CSK maintain unbeaten run at home with emphatic win over…

A clinical Chennai Super Kings maintained their unbeaten run at home with a seven-wicket thrashing of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. The hosts put up a top-class bowling effort yet again after winning the toss, limiting KKR to 108 for nine despite an unbeaten 50…

Dhoni’s intelligent batting in tough conditions leads CSK to third…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's well-calculated half-century in challenging conditions turned out to be game-changer as Chennai Super Kings won their third match of the season with a eight-run defeat of Rajasthan Royals, in Chennai on Sunday (31). The pitch used in the previous match was a rank turner today it turned…

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…

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…

Singh leads Chennai demolition of Bangalore in IPL opener

India's Harbhajan Singh led an inspired spin attack to help Chennai Super Kings open the 2019 Indian Premier League season with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday. Singh and South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir claimed three wickets each to dismiss Royal Challengers for a paltry 70,…

India pull off narrow win in thrilling Australia ODI

India pulled off an eight-run victory in a low-scoring thriller after all-rounder Vijay Shankar picked two wickets in the final over of the second one-day international against Australia on Tuesday. The Australians needed 11 runs from the last over with two wickets in hand but Shankar, playing only his sixth…

Harbhajan: Finger spinners need to reinvent to remain relevant in…

Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels Ravindra Jadeja is still in with a chance to make India's World Cup squad on the back of his all-round skills but to survive purely as a finger spinner, he will have to improvise. Wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have become India's preferred…

Kohli hits century as India level up Australia series

Virat Kohli smashed his 39th one-day international century as India claimed a dramatic six-wicket victory over Australia at a sweltering Adelaide Oval on Tuesday (15) to level up the three-match series at 1-1. Skipper Kohli contributed of 104 of his side's runs as they successfully chased down their victory target…

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…

‘Obsessed’ India mop up Australia tail, take 2-1 Test series…

A clinical and "obsessed" India mopped up Australia's tail to win the third Test in Melbourne on Sunday by 137 runs and take an unassailable 2-1 lead into the final clash at Sydney. The home team resumed at 258 for eight after the morning session was wiped out by rain in their…

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…

Mitchell Johnson rips into Virat Kohli over Perth antics

Indian captain Virat Kohli faced stiff criticism both Down Under and at home on Wednesday (19) after his side's crushing loss to Australia in the second Test. Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson called Kohli "disrespectful" and "silly" over his heated exchanges with fellow skipper Tim Paine during the Perth Test.…

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…

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…

India’s Kohli pulls in the ad dollars despite verbal slips

BEING the highest-profile athlete in the world's second most populous country, India cricket captain Virat Kohli has built such a formidable brand across the spectrum that even his occasional brash and indiscreet comments fail to tarnish it. Watches, cars, sports shoes, motorbikes, clothes, ride services, tires, snacks, health foods, headphones - even…

Jadeja spins India to series-clinching win against West Indies

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja led India's brilliant bowling performance in a lopsided nine-wicket win against West Indies to wrap up a 3-1 series victory in the final one-day international. Jadeja, who turns 30 next month, picked up 4-34 as the West Indies batting line-up capitulated for 104 inside 32 overs…

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…

Kuldeep five-for gives India record Test win against West Indies

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav starred in India's biggest-ever Test triumph as they thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs inside three days in the opening match on Saturday. The tourists were dismissed for 196 early in the final session while following on, to trail the two-match series 1-0. They…

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…

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…

Farbrace: Jadeja is exceptional, we’re happy he played just last…

India's Ravindra Jadeja is an exceptional cricketer and England are happy that he featured only in the fifth and final Test, said the home team's assistant coach Paul Farbrace. Coming into bat at number 8, Jadeja scored his ninth Test half-century to rescue India from 160-6 to 292 in the…

Cook holds firm in farewell to strengthen England’s grip on…

Alastair Cook's typically grinding effort of 46 not out in his final Test innings before international retirement left England in a strong position in the fifth Test against Indiaat the Oval on Sunday. England were 114 for two in their second innings at stumps on the third day, a lead of…

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…

Kohli ranked number one Test batsman in the world after…

Virat Kohli broke new ground by topping the International Cricket Council Test batting rankings for the first time in his career when the latest edition was published Sunday. The India captain, already at the head of the equivalent one-day international batting chart, found himself at the summit of these standings after scoring…

Twitterati troll Uday Chopra and calls him Rahul Gandhi of…

Bollywood actor and producer Uday Chopra found himself being mercilessly being trolled online after he tweeted about Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's political affiliation. Sharing a link to Vala's Wikipedia page, Chopra referred to him as the "BJP-RSS Guy." Vala is the former Gujarat BJP leader who once vacated his seat for…

Billings stars in Chennai Super Kings’ thrilling victory against KKR

Sam Billings played a little gem as Chennai Super Kings once again pulled off a thrilling chase beating Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in an IPL encounter. Chasing a stiff target of 203, CSK won the match with a ball to spare as Ravindra Jadeja deposited military medium stuff…

Dwayne Bravo leads Chennai Super Kings to one-wicket victory over…

Dwayne Bravo batted like a 'champion' as Chennai Super Kings made a dream comeback in the Indian Premier League with a thrilling one-wicket victory against defending champions Mumbai Indians tonight. Needing seven off the last over, an injured Kedar Jadhav (24 no) unable to run due to hamstring problem played…

Resurrected Chennai Super Kings Face Holders Mumbai Indians in Season…

Returning to the fray after serving out a two-year suspension, two-time winners Chennai Super Kings will take on reigning champions Mumbai Indians in the lung-opener of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Saturday. The needle clash, expected to be watched by a capacity crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, looks…

Raina returns to India’s T20 squad for South Africa

India on Sunday recalled veteran batsman Suresh Raina to their Twenty20 squad for a three-match series in South Africa next month. The 31-year-old left-hander, who last played a T20 against England in February last year, was included in the 16-member squad led by Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket board said Sunday.…

India win ninth Test series in a row after Sri…

India won a record ninth Test series in succession Wednesday after drawing the pollution-tainted third and final Test with Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Top-ranked India won the series 1-0 to equal Australia's record of nine successive Test series victories, between 2005-2008. The first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata had ended in…

India close in on win as SL totter at 31/3…

India hurtled towards their ninth successive series victory as they left Sri Lanka precariously placed at 31 for three and staring at another humiliation in the third and final Test here on Tuesday. The visiting Lankans were set an improbable victory target of 410 to level the three-match series. It…

Kohli moves up to 5th in ICC Test rankings

India captain Virat Kohli has moved up a spot to be fifth in th latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen while teammate Ravindra Jadeja has slipped a place to be third in the bowlers’ standings. Kohli has edged Warner to take fifth position after completing his 50th international century in…

Kohli urges high-flying India to be ‘ruthless’

Captain Virat Kohli has called on his players to be "ruthless" after the crushing one-day series win over Australia took India top of the world one-day rankings to add to their number one Test status. A five-wicket win in the third game of the five-match series on Sunday (24) gave…

I don’t see Kuldeep being replaced anytime soon says Harbhajan

Harbhajan Singh was overcome by a sense of deja vu while watching Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick and feels that the feat will make the youngster an indispensable part of the Team India set-up just like him after that epic 2001 series. "Wahi opposition, wahi lamha, wahi ground aur ek spinner jiska…

I feel I can get Warner out anytime, says confident…

Young wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav feels that he can dismiss David Warner "anytime" as the Australian vice-captain seems "under pressure" while facing him. The 22-year-old Kuldeep had dismissed Warner during his debut Test match in Dharamshala earlier this year and also foxed him during the first ODI in Chennai few…

Jadeja replaces Patel for India’s upcoming ODI’s against Australia

Ravindra Jadeja has earned a recall to India's one-day squad after replacing injured spinner Axar Patel for the first three matches against Australia, the country's cricket board said Saturday (16). Left-arm spinner Patel sprained his ankle while training for the first of the five ODIs in Chennai on Sunday (17), making…

Cricketers can’t complain of burnouts, says Rohit

Flamboyant India batsman Rohit Sharma feels cricketers have a short shelf life and they shouldn't complain about burnouts. Stating that he doesn't believe in taking a break citing tight schedule as excuse, Rohit said: "Cricketers have limited careers, we cannot play till the (age of) 60, 70. We have to…

India name squad for Australia ODIs

India on Sunday (10) recalled paceman Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav to the squad for the first three one-day internationals against Australia in the upcoming limited-over home series. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja continued to be rested as the selectors announced a 16-member squad for the series starting September 17.…

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…

Sri Lanka cricket captain eyes win over India in Jadeja’s…

The absence of world number one all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja from India's team has given Sri Lanka hope that they can avoid a series whitewash in the third and final Test starting Saturday (12), home skipper Dinesh Chandimal said. Left-arm spinner Jadeja was banned for one match for dangerous play in India's second…

No problems playing Sri Lanka ODIs, says Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli today (11) made it clear that he has no problems playing the upcoming limited overs series against Sri Lanka amid speculation that he may be rested keeping in mind a long season ahead. "Who said I am not playing? I don't know where this came from,…

While speaking about Jadeja’s suspension, Kohli said he wants consistency…

Missing the services of premier spinner Ravindra Jadeja due to a suspension, Indian captain Virat Kohli today (11) urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be more consistent in implementing rules pertaining to the players' code of conduct. "I think players have to be much more aware going ahead and…

Kapil Dev raves about India’s fast bowling reserves

Former captain Kapil Dev says India finally possess a bunch of world class pace bowlers and the team could rely on them besides the spinners. India fast bowlers have strongly aided the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. They have played a key role in the Test team's undefeated…

Ashwin and Jadeja likely to be rested for the limited…

Fully aware of spinners' heavy workload during the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, the team management and national selectors may rest Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the limited overs matches, starting August 20. It is expected that pace bowler Mohammed Shami will also be rested from the ODI…

Filling in for Jadeja exciting and nerve-racking says Yadav

India's Kuldeep Yadav said Wednesday (9) he felt both excited and nervous before the final Test against Sri Lanka as the left-arm wrist spinner prepared to fill in for suspended star bowler Ravindra Jadeja. Yadav is expected to make the starting XI in the Test at Pallekele starting Saturday (12)…

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…

Batting debacle in first innings cost us heavily says Chandimal

An upset Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on Sunday (6) admitted that his side was completely outplayed by India in the second Test, primarily due to their "disappointing" batting effort in the first innings. India on Sunday secured an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after having thrashed Sri…

Kohli praises Pujara, calling him one of the best Test…

Cheteshwar Pujara is one of the best Test batsmen in the side and his hunger and mental strength has helped him to evolve massively as a cricketer, India skipper Virat Kohli said today (6). Pujara (133) and Ajinkya Rahane (132) added 217 runs to guide India to 622-9 declared in…

ICC suspends Jadeja from 3rd SL Test after breach of…

India spinner Ravindra Jadeja was suspended on Sunday (6) for the third Test against Sri Lanka as his accumulated demerit points reached six within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. Jadeja threw the cricket ball at opener Dimuth Karunaratne off his own bowling…

Jadeja second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets

Ravindra Jadeja today (5) became the second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets, behind teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, when he bowled Dhananjay de Silva during the second Test against Sri Lanka. Jadeja achieved the feat while bowling in Sri Lanka's first innings on day three of the second Test. Ashwin…

Batsmen put India in the driver’s seat on day two

India virtually batted Sri Lanka out of the second Test by crossing the 600-run mark for the second game in a row, setting themselves up for another big win on a pitch that is offering plenty to the spinners. India, resuming the day at 344 for three, went on to…

Kohli faces opening conundrum as India look to seal series

Skipper Virat Kohli is faced with a problem of plenty in the opening slot but that is unlikely to come in the way of India's rampaging run when they attempt to seal the series against Sri Lanka in the second Test starting here on Thursday (3). India were without the…

India face selection ‘dilemma’ after massive Sri Lanka win

India's thrashing of Sri Lanka in the first Test has left captain Virat Kohli with a "massive" yet welcome headache as he ponders his team selection for the next match. India dominated the first Test from the outset to win by 304 runs with a day to spare in Galle. The…

India thrash Sri Lanka in 1st Test

India captain Virat Kohli completed his 17th Test ton on Saturday (29) and then let his bowlers demolish injury-hit Sri Lanka to claim a 304-run victory inside four days in the first Test. It was India's biggest winning margin in Sri Lanka and showed just why they are the top-ranked Test side…

Shastri on mission to keep India at number one

New India coach Ravi Shastri will Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world's best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches. Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble's acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue the "fearless brand of cricket"…

Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal to miss India Test

Rangana Herath will lead Sri Lanka in the first Test against India after Dinesh Chandimal was admitted to hospital Friday(21) with pneumonia, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said. "He (Chandimal) was down with flu, but today it got worse and he was taken to hospital," Jayasuriya said. "He is down with pneumonia and will…

India recall Sharma for Sri Lanka tests, uncapped Pandya included

Indian recalled batsman Rohit Sharma and included uncapped all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the squad to face Sri Lanka in a three-test series starting this month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday. Sharma last played in the five-day format against New Zealand in October, 2016 before he…

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…

India will learn from final loss, says Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli was brutally honest in assessing his team's below-par performance in a chastening 180-run loss to arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday. India, strong favourites to retain the title, were outplayed in every aspect of the game by a revitalised Pakistan side who they…

Fakhar and Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India to win…

Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir shone as Pakistan defied the odds to overwhelm arch-rivals India by 180 runs and pull off a major upset in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday (18). Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to…

India cruise past Bangladesh to set up final with Pakistan

India put on a display of composed and confident batting as they cruised into the final of the Champions Trophy with a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh on Thursday, setting up a clash with old rivals Pakistan on Sunday (18). A masterful unbeaten 123 from Rohit Sharma at Edgbaston steered the…

Yuvraj @300: Decoding one of India’s greatest ever ODI players

He was a storehouse of talent at the onset, a rare blend of grace and power, but for the better part of his 17-year-career, Yuvraj Singh has been an enigma as well as a paradox in Indian cricket. Standing on the cusp of his 300th One-day International, it still remains…

Sri Lanka’s epic run chase stuns India

Sri Lanka staged a superb run chase to stun India and keep alive their Champions Trophy challenge as Kusal Mendis inspired a famous seven-wicket victory over the holders on Thursday (8). Needing 322 to avoid a second successive Group B defeat, Sri Lanka powered to a memorable triumph at The…

India’s Champions Trophy hopes not solely dependent on Kohli, says…

Virat Kohli's form is not a cause of concern as India's fortune at the upcoming Champions Trophy doesn't depend solely on the Indian skipper, according to 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev. Kohli has not been amongst the runs in the ongoing IPL, ahead of the Champions Trophy beginning in…

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…

Stokes’ fiery century blows away Lions

Ben Stokes hammered an unbeaten 103 under pressure to lead Rising Pune Supergiant to a five-wicket win over Gujarat Lions that consolidated their fourth position in IPL. Chasing a modest 162 to win, the hosts were reeling at 42 for four when the England batsman came out firing on all…

Amla guides Kings XI Punjab to victory over Gujarat

Kings XI Punjab produced an all- round performance to finally arrest their slide, beating Gujarat Lions by 26 runs in a one-sided Indian Premier League encounter today. Courtesy Hashim Amla's 65 and Axar Patel 34, Kings XI Punjab notched up 188 for seven after being invited to bat. The much-criticised…

Afridi thanks Kohli and Co. for farewell gift

Retired Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has thanked Virat Kohli and Co. after Team India gifted him a signed Kohli jersey in a show of sportsmanship and camaraderie. The Indian cricket team gifted him the jersey following Afridi's retirement from all forms of cricket. "Thank you to you and the entire…

Afridi gets special retirement gift from Indian cricket team

In a heartwarming show of sportsmanship and camaraderie, the Indian cricket team sent a special retirement gift to Shahid Afridi by presenting him a Virat Kohli shirt signed by all the players. A Pakistani journalist uploaded the shirt on which Kohli wrote: "Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing…

Gayle and Chahal guide RCB to 21-run win over Gujarat

Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle smashed a blistering half-century before Yuzvendra Chahal returned with a three-wicket haul as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in their IPL encounter on Tuesday (18). Gayle slammed a 38-ball 77-run innings, while skipper Virat Kohli produced a superb 50-ball 64…

Injury-hit IPL gets underway with England gloss

Despite being around for a decade and dragged through a fixing controversy in 2013, the Indian Premier League (IPL) seems to have lost none of its lustre, as the 10th edition of the tournament gets underway on Wednesday. Top cricketers from across the globe will share the limelight for the…

Ashwin and Vijay to miss IPL, Kohli out for part…

India's bumper 13-test home season has taken a big toll on its players with a host of them set to miss at least part of the Indian Premier League with injuries. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be without captain Virat Kohli for at least the initial phase of the Twenty20 tournament…

Aussies no longer friends, says Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli said he no longer considered Australian cricketers as friends after winning a tense Test series marked by bad blood in Dharamsala on Tuesday (28). Kohli, who remarked before the series that he was "really good friends" with some Australian players, said things had changed during the…

India close in on victory as Jadeja shines

Ravindra Jadeja shone with bat and ball to putIndia in a commanding position to secure a series-clinching victory over Australia in the fourth and final test on Monday. After two days of fluctuating fortunes at the end of a tight series which is level at 1-1, Indiamoved ahead in the…

India frustrated as Lyon bites back for Australia

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed four wickets in the final session to halt India's progress and help restrict the hosts to 248 for six on the second day of the fourth and final test on Sunday. At 157 for two, and with the dependable Cheteshwar Pujara and stand-in skipper Ajinkya…

Dhawan, Kohli guide India to sixth Asia Cup title

INDIAN opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a swashbuckling fifty to help his side crush Bangladesh by eight wickets and clinch the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket title on Sunday (March 6). Dhawan, who made just 19 in his previous three innings, smashed 60 off 44 balls guiding India to 122-2 in 13.5…

Kohli laments ‘soft ball’ in drawn third test

India captain Virat Kohli said his spinners could have been more effective in the drawn third test against Australia but for the softness of the ball used in the contest. Having reduced Australia to 63-4 in the final morning after taking a 152-run first inning lead,India looked in a great position to…

Let down by team mates, Kohli’s golden World T20 run…

AS THE full toss left Andre Russell’s blade and settled deep into the stands, dropping a deathly silence across the Wankhede Stadium, Virat Kohli stood dazed, gazing at the trajectory of the ball and perhaps wondering what else he could have done. For the umpteenth time in the World Twenty20,…

Kumble pleased with Pujara’s batting

NEW Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham will miss the second Test against India in Kolkata due to the rib injury that kept him out of the first match in Kanpur, coach Mike Hesson said on September 28. Meanwhile off-spinner Jeetan Patel’s flight from England was cancelled which means he will land…

India thump New Zealand in memorable 500th Test

India celebrated their 500th Test in style when they overcame New Zealand’s final dogged resistance with mesmeric spin and masterful swing to claim the series opener by 197 runs on Monday (September 26). New Zealand were always going to do well to manage anything more than delaying the Indian celebrations…

Strong New Zealand reply in second day of first Test…

CAPTAIN Kane Williamson and opener Tom Latham led a strong New Zealand reply with unbeaten half-centuries before rain washed out the final session of the second day of the first Test against India on Friday (September 23). The pair shared an unbroken 117-run stand to take New Zealand to 152…

New Zealand fightback tests India

NEW Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner and paceman Trent Boult combined to lead a fightback and restrict India to 291 for nine on the opening day of the two teams’ first Test on Thursday (September 22). At 154 for one, India were set for a big first innings total but, after…

India keep Rohit and Dhawan for New Zealand series

INDIA retained opener Shikhar Dhawan and middle order batsman Rohit Sharma on Monday (September 12) for their three-Test home series against New Zealand beginning in Kanpur later this month. The selection committee reposed faith in 15 of the 17 players picked for the tour of West Indies with all-rounder Stuart…

India crush England after Root, Hameed defiance

JOE Root’s determination and Haseem Hameed’s grit were not enough for England as India won the third Test by eight wickets inside four days to go 2-0 up in the five-match series today. Playing his first test in eight years, Parthiv Patel smashed an unbeaten 67 off 54 balls and…

Ashwin’s triple strike leaves England reeling in third Test

RAVICHANDRAN Ashwin’s fine all-round performance put India firmly in control of the third Test today, as he followed up a dominant innings of 72 with three wickets to leave England reeling on 78 for four. The visitors, who conceded a 134-run first-innings lead, trailed their hosts by 56 runs with…

Jadeja misses ton but India in charge at Mohali

RAVINDRA Jadeja fell agonisingly short of his maiden test century but India’s strong lower-order batting display gave the hosts a healthy advantage midway through the third test against England this morning. Jadeja made a fluent 90 and forged two 75-plus partnerships with Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav before India were…

India set for first innings lead after England fightback

HALF-CENTURIES by Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin kept India on course for a first innings lead after England made a spirited comeback on day two of the third test today. Having bowled out England for 283 earlier in the morning, India looked in charge at 148-2 at tea…

Bairstow helps England rally after top order fail
 in third…

JONNY Bairstow’s composed 89 helped England survive some poor top order shot-making and reach 268 for eight at the close on the first day of the third Test against India today. Alastair Cook won an important toss but the tourists conceded much of the advantage and would have been in…

Ashwin six-for puts India in firm control

Wily off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin backed himself on Monday (10) to outfox any batsman in the world after his six wickets in the third and final Test against New Zealand put India in pole position to complete a whitewash. Ashwin, who is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 20 dismissals,…

Ravindra Jadeja fined for causing harm to pitch

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Sunday (October 9) fined 50 per cent of his match fee for causing harm to the protected area of the pitch during the third Test against New Zealand, the ICC said. The incident happened during India’s first innings in the final session of the…

Rejuvenated Ashwin spins India back to the top

For those who feared for the future of finger-spin bowling, Ravichandran Ashwin’s stupendous success over the last 16 months has come as a mighty relief. While the art of off-spin has grappled with the menace of chucking, the 30-year-old Indian has risen to the top of the ICC test bowling…

India recall Raina for New Zealand ODIs

India’s national selectors on Thursday (October 6) recalled veteran batsman Suresh Raina in a 15-member squad for the first three one-day internationals against New Zealand beginning later this month. Raina, 29, who last played in October 2015, was overlooked for India’s one-day series against Australia at the start of the…

India spinners wrap up win over England in 2nd Test

Ravichandran Ashwin finished with a match haul of eight wickets as England collapsed on the last day of the second Test to hand India a thumping 246-run win and a series lead on Monday (November 21). Chasing an unlikely 405 for victory, England were bowled out 20 minutes after lunch…

India stay on top after late Cook dismissal

ALASTAIR Cook led England’s dogged resistance with a diligent 50 before falling to the final delivery of the day as Indiastayed on course for victory in the second Test today (November 20). Trapped in front by a Ravindra Jadeja delivery, Cook reviewed but could not get the lbw decision overturned…

India in control after England collapse

ENGLAND were left with a mountain to climb after India made 455 in their first innings before returning to blow away the tourists’ top order on a spin-dominated second day of the second test today (November 18). England reached 103 for five, trailing India by 352 runs, at stumps with…

India beat New Zealand to win series and reclaim top…

INDIA crushed New Zealand by 178 runs in the second Test on October 3 to clinch the three-match series and reclaim top spot in the world rankings from Pakistan.Chasing 376 for victory, the touring side were bundled out for 197 in fading light on the fourth day at Eden Gardens…

Super India crush England by innings and 75 runs to…

Ravindra Jadeja ripped the heart out of England’s batting order to bowl India to a thumping innings and 75-run victory in the fifth and final test on Tuesday (20). The left-arm spinner claimed seven of the 10 English wickets that tumbled in the final two sessions as India completed an…

Ben Stokes punishes sloppy India as England amass 537 runs

All-rounder Ben Stokes lived a charmed life to register his fourth century as England punished a sloppy India to post a huge first innings total on the second day of the opening Test on Thursday (November 10). After winning the toss and asking the hosts to bowl on a docile…

Joe Root and Moeen Ali frustrate India in first Test

Joe Root said England played fantastic cricket on Wednesday (November 9) after his sparkling century helped the tourists reach 311 for four at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India. The 25-year-old put on 179 with Moeen Ali, who reached the close one run shy of…

Kohli turns peacemaker to douse Ashwin-Anderson fire

Virat Kohli adopted an uncharacteristic role as peacemaker on Monday (December 12) when the India captain acted to pacify an angry exchange between off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and England paceman James Anderson on the final day of the fourth Test. The incident occurred when England number 11 Anderson walked out to…

Ashwin fights back for India after Jennings’ debut ton

England opener Keaton Jennings struck a century on debut before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led an Indian fightback with late wickets to leave the visitors 288 for five on the first day of the fourth test at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday (8). The touring side, trailing 2-0 in the five-match…

Rohit Sharma out of England Tests

India will be without three of their first-choice batsmen in the first two Tests against England after openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma were ruled out due to injuries. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma returned to the 15-man squad after missing the Test series against New…

O’Keefe’s dozen helps Australia humiliate India

Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe picked up 12 wickets to guide Australia to a first win in India since 2004, the 333-run thrashing in the opening test also bringing the home side’s 19-match unbeaten streak to a juddering halt on Saturday. The 32-year-old, who returned matching career-best figures of 6-35 in…

O’Keefe’s six puts Australia in command against India

Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe picked up a career-best six for 35 to help Australia take command of the first test against India after 15 wickets fell on a bowler-dominated second day of the contest on Friday (24). Playing only his fifth test and first in India, O’Keefe took all his…

India keen to take down Australia for perfect end to…

The Indian test juggernaut, with Virat Kohli at the wheel, has crushed almost everything in its path over the last 18 months and Australia will have to conjure up something special if they are to upset the hosts in their four-match series. With the opening test between the world’s top…

India unchanged for first two Australia tests

India have kept faith with the 16-man squad that cruised to victory in the one-off test against Bangladesh for the first two matches of the home series against Australia starting next week. The world’s top-ranked test side are unbeaten in their last 19 contests and completed a comprehensive 208-run win…

Stokes dominates as England beat India in 3rd ODI

England all-rounder Ben Stokes put in a dominant performance with the bat and ball to help England pull off a five-run consolation win against India in the third one-day international in Kolkata on Sunday (22). Seam bowler Stokes claimed three wickets to help restrict India, who were chasing 322 for…

Ashwin and Jadeja spin India to win over Bangladesh

Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets apiece to lead India to a comprehensive 208-run win over Bangladesh on the fifth day of their one-off test at Hyderabad on Monday (13). Bangladesh, chasing an improbable victory target of 459 in their second innings, were dismissed for 250…

India eye whitewash against hapless England

The series in their grasp along with a distinct psychological edge, India will be aiming for a clean-sweep to dent England’s confidence a bit more in their final ODI outing before the Champions Trophy in less than five months. England have been winless in the disastrous tour so far, having…

India need seven wickets for victory on final day

India’s spinners sent back the top three Bangladesh batsmen in the second innings of the one-off test at Hyderabad on Sunday (12) to keep the hosts on course for victory. Chasing an improbable target of 459 in four sessions for a win, Bangladesh reached 103-3 at stumps on the fourth…

Kohli double ton leads India’s Hyderabad run feast

Virat Kohli smashed his fourth double century, and Wriddhiman Saha struck his second test ton to help India tighten their grip on the game in a one-off test against Bangladesh on Friday (10). Bangladesh finished day two on 41 for one in reply to India’s huge first innings total of…

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…

India and Bangladesh announce squads for historic Test

Opener Abhinav Mukund was recalled to India’s Test squad for next week’s one-off match against Bangladesh, more than five years after his last match for the side. The 27-year-old left-hander played the last of his five Tests for India against England in 2011 and has been rewarded for scoring heavily…

India need seven wickets for victory on final day

India’s spinners sent back the top three Bangladesh batsmen in the second innings of the one-off test at Hyderabad on Sunday (12) to keep the hosts on course for victory. Chasing an improbable target of 459 in four sessions for a win, Bangladesh reached 103-3 at stumps on the fourth…

Stokes dominates as England beat India in 3rd ODI

England all-rounder Ben Stokes put in a dominant performance with the bat and ball to help England pull off a five-run consolation win against India in the third one-day international in Kolkata on Sunday (22). Seam bowler Stokes claimed three wickets to help restrict India, who were chasing 322 for…