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  • CLT20 Live Score: Punjab opt to field against Barbados Tridents 20-09-2014 07:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After launching their campaign on a winning note, IPL finalists Kings XI Punjab will look to dish out another dominating performance when they face the formidable Barbados Tridents. The Kings XI came into the tournament on the back of...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Dolphins opt to bat against Scorchers 20-09-2014 03:15 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) For the Scorchers, a lot will depend on Adam Voges and the top order batsman will look to come good on the Mohali track. Mitchell Marsh has the ability to tear apart the rival bowling attack. On the other...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Cape Cobras opt to field against Northern Knights 19-09-2014 07:23 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Spirited New Zealand side Northern Knights, who upstaged a star-studded Mumbai Indians in the qualifiers, will come face to face with one of the favourites to lift the title, South Africa's Cape Cobras, in their opening Group B tie....
  • CLT20 Live Score: Kings XI Punjab opt to field against Hobart Hurricanes 18-09-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday....
  • CLT20 Live Score: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle 17-09-2014 07:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Champions League...
  • Chennai Super Kings chase second CLT20 title 12-09-2014 08:26 AM

    Two-time IPL champions and one-time winners of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), Chennai Super Kings are one of the best teams in the business. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that they are a nightmare for their opponents with two IPL titles in seven seasons, and the only team...
  • CLT20: Debutants Kings XI Punjab optimistic after an impressive IPL 11-09-2014 07:53 AM

    Kings XI Punjab looked a completely different side in season seven of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where they stormed into the final of the tournament and were the most consistent performers of the 2014 edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 league. Sanjay Bangar's incisive behind-the-scenes management helped Punjab pick some...
  • CLT20 on KKR's wish list to complete a double 10-09-2014 08:01 AM

    They have won the Indian Premier League (IPL) twice, but when it comes to locking horns with the world's best clubs in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) haven't tasted success anyway near to what they have in the IPL. And the Shah Rukh Khan-owned club will...
  • CLT20: Potential title contenders Mumbai Indians face qualifying hurdle 09-09-2014 08:35 AM

    Defending champions Mumbai Indians should consider themselves lucky to be competing in the sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) after they picked up their performance in the later half of IPL 7 to finish fourth and get an entry into the CLT20 qualifying round. Mumbai, in order to...
  • Live Score, Only T20: England bat; debuts for Karn, Roy 07-09-2014 06:17 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international...
  • India's World Cup preps underway with series win in England 06-09-2014 09:24 AM

    India will return home from England with the ODI trophy, though the more desired one slipped badly out of their hands in the Test series. But given the World Cup is less than six months away, it's a consolation that should do the much-needed good to the flagging spirits of...
  • Rahane, Dhawan made England look like minnows 03-09-2014 07:34 AM

    If the bowlers were clinical with their performance, openers Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan were equally calculative in planning India's run-chase of 207 runs. Coming out of a shoddy Test series, India are a different team in coloured clothing and the results are there for everyone to see. Birmingham pitch...
  • Live Score: India move in for the kill at Birmingham 02-09-2014 02:00 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Match Preview: Two back-to-back wins has brought the cheer back in the Indian camp, and if the visitors manage to clinch the ODI series against England at Birmingham, their World Cup preparations will be on track and the hosts'...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series 02-09-2014 12:46 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: South Africa won the toss and opted to field. Team News: Australia have made three changes. Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson and Kane Richardson are back for them. Michael Clarke has been ruled out while Ben Cutting and James...
  • 4th ODI: India move in for the kill at Birmingham 02-09-2014 08:20 AM

    Two back-to-back wins has brought the cheer back in the Indian camp, and if the visitors manage to clinch the ODI series against England at Birmingham, their World Cup preparations will be on track and the hosts' in disarray. What England must be most hurt about is the lopsided nature...
  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal 28-08-2014 02:48 PM

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide...
  • Suresh Raina provides India the perfect 'ton'ic 28-08-2014 11:36 AM

    Bereft of an inspiring performance since Ishant Sharma's seven-wicket burst at Lord's, Team India received the perfect tonic on Wednesday - provided by its limited-overs specialist Suresh Raina. Off-field disagreements had taken precedence and Raina's century in a winning cause in the Cardiff ODI played the right notes to lift...
  • Will reinforcements help India challenge England better in ODIs? 23-08-2014 08:29 AM

    After yet another spineless display overseas, the Indian team is under immense scrutiny, and rightly so. MS Dhoni & Co's recent humiliation in losing the five-match Test series to England has brought back the haunting memories of the 2011 whitewash. Although this time there were many new faces, with majority...
  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement 19-08-2014 08:25 AM

    You change a captain on performance grounds in two cases: (a) if he continues to fail as a skipper after his appointment or (b) when a proven leader hits a downward slide, fails to lift the team out of the hole and there's someone capable waiting in the wings to...
  • IPL main cause of India's disgusting show: Bishen Singh Bedi 18-08-2014 03:52 PM

    Baffled by the meek surrender in England, former India skipper and left-arm spinner Bishen Singh Bedi says the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the main culprit behind the Test embarrassment India have suffered. A fierce critic of the IPL, spin-bowling great Bedi minced no words summarising India's shameful performance, saying...
  • India's selection woes worsen ahead of must-win Test 13-08-2014 08:33 AM

    India completely lost the plot and momentum after winning the second Test at Lord's and now find themselves in a do-or-die situation to draw the five-match Test series. It is hard to believe but the past can't be undone now, and India have to move forward. Going into the third...
  • Indians best players of spin - is that only a myth now? 12-08-2014 08:29 AM

    Nineteen wickets for a part-time offspinner selected primarily to bat in the middle order is nothing short of a slap on India's face. It's like England saying: "We don't need a Graeme Swann to handle you, Moeen Ali is more than enough." The bearded Englishman is smiling slyly at No....
  • How India can right their wrongs to save England series 11-08-2014 08:29 AM

    "A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life." The plot for India to salvage lost pride in England is not as serious as the 2000 flick 'Gone in 60 seconds', but the...
  • Indian batsmen cut a sorry figure in Manchester 08-08-2014 08:17 AM

    One of the Twitter trends on Thursday afternoon read 'India 8/4'. While that indicated Test cricket was alive and kicking on social media, the word 'India' upset a lot of fans in the subcontinent who anticipated a fitting reply to the Englishmen but were served a meek surrender by the...
  • Live Score, 4th Test: India bat; Ashwin, Gambhir, Aaron in playing XI 07-08-2014 02:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) England face the welcome problem of dealing with the consequences of winning ahead of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford. Victory by the huge margin of 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton last week saw...
  • Big challenge for Virat Kohli to bounce back 06-08-2014 11:52 AM

    It has happened to every great batsman who has played the game - slump in form. Presently, Virat Kohli is going through a bad patch but you can't exactly say that seeing the way he is timing the ball, which means his problem area borders around lack of judgement. The...
  • Rishi Dhawan looks back at his IPL-7 experience 04-08-2014 01:56 PM

    Pacer Rishi Dhawan contributed to Kings XI Punjab's success in season seven of the Indian Premier League 2014, where the Punjab franchise made it to the finals before losing to champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Though Dhawan - who represented Mumbai Indians last season - claimed only 13 wickets in 13...
  • India's worries before the 4th Test: injuries, selection, form 03-08-2014 08:05 AM

    The five-Test series, as was feared, has started taking its toll on India in England. It was the first time India were playing 25 days of Test cricket on a single tour for over a decade. And after three Tests, the injury list has been released. Ishant Sharma's ankle gave...
  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save follow-on 29-07-2014 10:59 PM

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya...
  • Live Score: England bat, Ishant out injured, debut for Pankaj 27-07-2014 02:26 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The...