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 final over but was not […]

Kohli inspiration behind career revival for England’s Hameed

Haseeb Hameed paid tribute to India captain Virat Kohli for inspiring a revival that the England top-order batsman hopes will see him regain his Test place. Hameed signed a new contract with English county side Nottinghamshire on Thursday (3) that is set to keep him with the Midlands club until the end of the 2022 […]

Indian board to discuss adding two new teams to IPL

India’s cricket board will consider adding two new teams to the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise-based tournament, according to the agenda of the governing body’s annual general meeting scheduled to be held later this month. The IPL, which has an estimated brand value of $6.8 billion, drew record television and digital viewership during its […]

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 do in the 50-over format […]

Kohli becomes fastest cricketer to score 12,000 ODI runs, beats Tendulkar’s record

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday (2) became the fastest cricketer to score 12,000 ODI runs, breaking a record held by legendary compatriot Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli reached the milestone during the third and final match against Australia in Canberra. Kohli, who needed 23 runs for the landmark coming into the match, touched the figure in […]

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 fours and one six and […]

Babar Azam aiming to be the best batsman in the world

Comparison with modern-day greats like Virat Kohli makes Babar Azam proud but young Pakistan skipper aspires to be on a pedestal from where comparisons are drawn with him. “I feel proud to be compared to these top batsmen and to be ranked in the top five of the world. But my dream is that one […]

Shah Rukh Khan’s IPL team buys into US Major League Cricket

The Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders, co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, have become a key partner in the bid to launch Major League Cricket in the United States, the team said on Tuesday (1). The two-time IPL champions have signed on for a “long-term strategic partnership (that) will include financial investment and […]

Another Smith ton as Kohli misses out and Australia take ODI series

Another pulsating Steve Smith century and two flying outfield catches clinched the one-day international series for Australia with a 51-run victory over India in Sydney on Sunday. Smith tormented India with his second blistering hundred in as many matches as Australia posted another huge target, reaching 389-4 off 50 overs. The Australians then restricted India […]

Injured Warner a doubt for India Tests, Short called up for T20s

Star opening batsman David Warner faces a battle to be fit for the India Test series after Cricket Australia said Monday he will miss the last one-day international and the three-match Twenty20 series next month. Warner limped out of Sunday’s one-day international against India after straining his groin while fielding as Australia secured the series […]

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