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  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 22-11-2014 06:27 PM

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England,...
  • No need to be intimidated by Australia: Ravi Shastri 22-11-2014 01:01 PM

    BCCI's Director of Cricket, Ravi Shastri, has said if the team fights it out in the middle with heart and enjoys the tour Down Under, then there is no reason why it can't perform on the tough tour of Australia. "We have got an exciting bunch of young players but...
  • Australia should be prepared to face aggressive India: Virat Kohli 22-11-2014 12:39 PM

    For the first time in 22 years, the Indian team is embarking on a Test tour of Australia without greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag but unperturbed by that, star batsman and captain for the first Test Virat Kohli said they...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI 21-11-2014 12:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to field against Bangladesh. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor,...
  • Watch: Virat Kohli turns into Superhero 'Virat' for Australia series 21-11-2014 12:27 PM

    India's most prolific batsman of late and captain for the first Test on the coming tour of Australia, Kohli gets into the avatar of a Superhero in the animated series 'Virat'. ...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 21-11-2014 10:40 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd...
  • I'm living my most cherished dream, says KL Rahul 21-11-2014 08:17 AM

    Elated after being selected in the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia, Karnataka's in-form opener KL Rahul said he is eager to play alongside captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The 22-year-old had an amazing domestic season that paved way for his entry into the national team...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI 21-11-2014 08:08 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat. Australia lead the five match ODI series 2-1. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat...
  • Glenn McGrath predicts another India whitewash in Australia 20-11-2014 02:38 PM

    Glenn McGrath has no hesitation in declaring that India's tour of Australia is going to end in another "rabble" , saying that the tourists' hopes will meet the same fate as the last tour - a 4-0 Test series whitewash. "I have no issues with saying, I think it'll be...
  • I make sure my ruthless nature rubs onto the team: Virat Kohli 20-11-2014 08:57 AM

    India's ace batsman Virat Kohli feels that his endeavour always is to lead a young Indian side by example and wants the team to make winning a habit and not give an inch to the opposition. Kohli, who was the stand-in skipper in the recently concluded home series against Sri...
  • IPL petitioner Aditya Verma sends Mudgal report to ICC 19-11-2014 11:56 PM

    IPL petitioner and Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma has sent the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel's report on IPL spot-fixing and betting to the ICC, requesting them to act against N Srinivasan and remove him from the post of chairman of the world cricketing body. Verma had earlier made...
  • The Indian cricket fan has been let down 19-11-2014 10:28 AM

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties but unfortunately, going by the current crop of off-field events, it has become a game of inglorious certainties; and the Indian cricket fan is once again shown a photo-shopped image of the game in the country. The much-awaited Mudgal report had a lot...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3 19-11-2014 10:25 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 19-11-2014 08:22 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat against South Africa in the third ODI. Five match series is levelled at 1-1. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c),...
  • Srinivasan clean, Meiyappan and Kundra should fight their own case in SC: BCCI 18-11-2014 06:13 PM

    The BCCI emergent committee meeting which ended on Tuesday came to a conclusion that there is no taint on the conduct of N Srinivasan and the allegations levelled against him by unscrupulous elements were baseless and were aimed at de-stabilising the BCCI. BCCI secreatry Sanjay Patel said that Rajasthan Royals...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2 18-11-2014 10:49 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: New Zealand's opening batsman Tom Latham completed back to back Test centuries as he anchored New Zealand's total of 243 for 3 on the first day. Latham, 22, scored a career-best unbeaten 137 to follow...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Mudgal report gives clean chit to Srinivasan, Meiyappan on match-fixing 17-11-2014 02:37 PM

    Huge relief came N Srinivasan's way on Monday when findings of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee's report on IPL spot-fixing confirmed that he and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were not involved in match-fixing; however, Srinivasan was aware of corruption in the IPL and Meiyappan did place bets. Findings of the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tweets the best gift he received on completing a year as an ex-cricketer 17-11-2014 12:04 PM

    You can take a sportsperson out of sports but you can't take sports out of a sportsperson. And India's greatest ever cricketer is no exception. Sachin Tendulkar completed his first year away from cricket on Sunday, having retired on November 16, 2013, in what was a fortnight-long celebration ending in...
  • Stat Attack: Another world record for Virat Kohli, Axar Patel on top 17-11-2014 11:18 AM

    Team India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the cricket field by completing an overwhelming 5-0 ODI series win over the visitors on Sunday, which is also their sixth consecutive bilateral series win against the neighbours. Besides, the series also possibly opened the gates to World Cup for left-arm...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 17-11-2014 10:58 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: Pakistan: Shan Masood, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson,...
  • 13 points Sachin Tendulkar jotted down for his farewell speech 16-11-2014 05:00 PM

    The batting institution called Sachin Tendulkar, also probably the greatest gentleman this game has ever seen, bid adieu to cricket on November 16, 2013. And a year on from the day every Sachin fan had a tear rolling down his cheek, let's hear it from the master himself how he...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI 16-11-2014 01:04 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: INDIA: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's gut-wrenching farewell speech 16-11-2014 10:19 AM

    Vacations, family time, social work, buying football and tennis teams and writing autobiography kept India's most celebrated cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, in the news since he hung his bat exactly a year ago on November 16. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw curtains coming down...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 5 16-11-2014 08:58 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh are on course for a 3-0 series sweep after setting Zimbabwe a winning target of 449 runs on the fourth day of the third Test on Saturday. Zimbabwe reached 71 for 1 at stumps. Sikandar Raza is on...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd ODI 16-11-2014 08:42 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wK), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven...
  • Sachin Tendulkar - a year since the legend retired 16-11-2014 08:29 AM

    This day a year ago, a batting legend - with records inscribed in almost every history book of the gentlemen's game - hung up his cricket gear after giving close to 25 years of his life to cricket and serving his country like very few sportspersons have done. Sachin Ramesh...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh 15-11-2014 07:29 PM

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope...
  • Virat Kohli can be the best player in the world, says Adam Gilchrist 15-11-2014 02:50 PM

    MS Dhoni won't be there to lead India in the first Test on the tour of Australia, giving Virat Kohli the chance to captain his country for the first time in Test cricket. And Kohli has the backing of the legendary Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. "He may well thrive with...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 4 15-11-2014 08:55 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Bangladesh reached 23 for 0...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Has endgame Srinivasan, CSK begun? 14-11-2014 07:48 PM

    Is it the end of the road for N Srinivasan as a cricket administrator in India? Is Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on its way out of the IPL? And most importantly, is India finally saying "enough's enough, let's clear all the muck in our cricket"? All hell broke lose in...