Rahul Dravid predicts India series win in England

Batting great Rahul Dravid reckons India will prevail over England 3-2 in this summer’s away Test series and calls it the visitors’ “best chance” to win in the UK since 2007. Dravid was the last Indian captain to win a Test series in England. “I really do think India have a very good chance this […]

England won’t ‘force’ quarantining IPL stars back for New Zealand series

Team director Ashley Giles says England have no plans to “rush” their Indian Premier League stars back for next month’s Test series against New Zealand and could introduce new faces to cope with a packed schedule. The suspension of the IPL because of the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India has left England with a potentially […]

Babar looks to West Indies after Pakistan’s latest series success

Pakistan captain Babar Azam lauded his players after they completed a successful southern Africa tour with a second straight innings victory over Zimbabwe on Monday –- then looked ahead to his team’s planned tour of the West Indies in July. It took Pakistan five overs to take the remaining Zimbabwe wicket to seal a win […]

Remaining IPL games can’t happen in India, says BCCI chief Ganguly

THE remainder of the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) season will have to be played outside the country, the Indian cricket board said, though it is unclear whether a window can be found to play the remaining 31 games. IPL was suspended indefinitely last week after several players and support staff tested positive for Covid-19. […]

IPL’s Australian players exit India for Maldives

THE Indian Premier League’s Australian cohort is headed for the Maldives after the tournament’s abrupt suspension over the coronavirus crisis in the south Asian nation, said Sourav Ganguly, the chief of the Indian cricket board. International cricketers started heading home on Wednesday (5) after the previous day’s halt of the Twenty20 competition, as India grapples […]

England players lead IPL exodus, Australians to wait in Maldives or Sri Lanka

SEVERAL foreign players started heading home on Wednesday (5) after the suspension of the Indian Premier League (IPL), with tournament organisers planning an airlift to Maldives or Sri Lanka for the stranded Australian cohort. Hours after the IPL was suspended on Tuesday (4) because of India’s coronavirus crisis, the English members of the Delhi Capitals […]

Tendulkar donates 10 million rupees to help India battle COVID-19 surge

India batting great Sachin Tendulkar has donated 10 million rupees (approximately $135,000) to a fundraising campaign that is helping hospitals treating COVID-19 patients procure oxygen concentrators. Mission Oxygen, which describes itself as a non-for-profit, charitable initiative, said it has placed an order for 1,365 concentrators from China and thanked Tendulkar for his donation. “His donation […]

Pandemic-hit India says UAE is Plan B for T20 World Cup

This year’s Twenty20 World Cup could be moved to the United Arab Emirates if the COVID-19 crisis does not subside in India, the country’s cricket board said. Six months before the showpiece’s scheduled start, India reported a record 386,452 new cases on Friday, though medical experts believe actual numbers may be five to 10 times […]

IPL 2021: Prithvi Shaw’s blitz flatten Knight Riders

OPENER Prithvi Shaw blasted six boundaries in the first over during his breezy knock of 82 as Delhi Capitals thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in an IPL 2021 match on Thursday (29). Coming out for the run-chase of 155 runs, Shaw scored six fours off Shivam Mavi’s first over, who started the proceedings […]

IPL 2021: De Kock steers Mumbai Indians back on track

OPENER Quinton de Kock bounced back to form and so did Mumbai Indians as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in an IPL 2021 match on Thursday (29). Put in to bat, powered by skipper Sanju Samson’s 42 and Jos Buttler’s 41, Rajasthan scored a competitive 171 for 4. But de Kock’s fluent 50-ball […]

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