Abhishek Nandwani

  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 8, Match 2 09-04-2015 06:41 PM

    For Live updates, scroll down to bottom of the page The most consistent team across all seasons of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings would look to put behind the off-field distractions and do what they are best at when they take on previous edition's bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in their opening...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 1 08-04-2015 07:13 PM

    For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL opener at the Eden Gardens. A team which has gone on to win two...
  • Indian footballers should get best training facilities to improve: Robin Singh 01-04-2015 01:06 PM

    Robin Singh is one of the regular starters for the Indian national team and serves as the strike partner for Sunil Chhetri in both club and national colours. Though Robin has never turned into a prolific striker but the forward at times has impressed with his physical presence in the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to replace Duncan Fletcher as Team India's coach 01-04-2015 11:02 AM

    Update: This was an April Fools' prank that was posted on April 1 and should be taken in that spirit. Former Indian cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar is all set to replace Duncan Fletcher as Team India's coach. Ending weeks of speculation over who would succeed Fletcher after World...
  • Rohit no ball to Kohli's anger: controversies that marred World Cup 2015 31-03-2015 11:08 AM

    The ICC World Cup 2015 came to a close with Australia thumping co-hosts New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. While the eleventh edition of cricketing extravaganza was a successful one but on the other end it had its own share of...
  • World Cup 2015: Bowlers who made a difference in the tournament 30-03-2015 03:03 PM

    The 2015 World Cup has come to an end with Australia victorious over New Zealand in the final for their fifth title. It was an easy win for the co-hosts by seven wickets as they looked relatively untroubled in chasing 184 to win, having been dominant with the ball earlier....
  • World Cup 2015: Five batsmen who made a mark in the tournament 30-03-2015 02:05 PM

    After six weeks, the 2015 ICC World Cup came to an end with Australia being crowned the champions for the fifth time. New Zealand's eight-match unbeaten run came to an end in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when Australia trounced them by...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 28-03-2015 02:01 PM

    Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • World Cup 2015: Team India's studs and duds of the tournament 27-03-2015 10:56 AM

    MS Dhoni's men were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 by Australia in the semi-final on Thursday following a 95-run defeat. Despite the loss, India can hold their heads high after a spirited showing in the campaign. Before the World Cup began, everyone had written India off. Even a...
  • Virat Kohli needs to walk the talk after failing in the World Cup 26-03-2015 06:22 PM

    "We are going to go all out and there is no doubt about that. We are not going to leave anything in the tank in these games," a confident Virat Kohli had said before India's semi-final against Australia at Sydney, which was certainly the most important game of the World...
  • World Cup 2015: Why India can beat Australia in the semi-finals 25-03-2015 08:03 AM

    Defending champions India are high on confidence ahead of their semi-final clash against co-host Australia. With seven back-to-back wins in World Cup 2015 so far the momentum is surely with the Men in Blue and MS Dhoni's men will be going into the match with aim of taming Australia in...
  • World Cup: Guptill schools West Indies with 237 not out off 163 balls 21-03-2015 11:12 AM

    New Zealand opener Martin Guptill joined an elite list on a Super Saturday in Wellington, becoming the first Kiwi and only the fifth batsman ever to score a score an ODI double hundred. And doing that in a knockout match made it even more special. The right-hander smashed West Indies...
  • ICC World Cup: The men who mattered in the pool stage 17-03-2015 09:48 AM

    The pool stage of the ICC World Cup 2015 came to an end on Sunday. It provided a feast of big hitting and some exceptional bowling performances. There have been players who turned out to be one-match wonder but on the other end there have been stars who have performed...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: The studs who proved duds in pool stage 16-03-2015 02:06 PM

    The ongoing World Cup has thrown many surprises in the pool stage with players from Afghanistan, Ireland and UAE proving their merit at the world stage. Among the big guns, while the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Gayle and David Warner have performed brilliantly to...
  • No Glory left at Manchester United, Van Gaal must go

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    One thing is sure after Manchester United's defeat to rivals Arsenal in FA Cup quarters, that the Glory is all gone from Old Trafford and...

  • Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 lights up the World Cup 24-02-2015 01:52 PM

    On Monday at the Manuka Oval, Chris Gayle held a placard - cliched but very true: Form is temporary, class is permanent. The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into an overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking in style. You can tweet your love to...
  • Jadeja, not Ashwin, completes India's best XI for World Cup 2015 11-02-2015 04:01 PM

    Team India would have certainly expected a better show in the build-up to the World Cup but unfortunately their performance Down Under has been far from ideal. The tour of Australia, which was widely observed as a mock test for the World Cup, ended up being a nightmare for the...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Australia look good to complete a five-for 07-02-2015 09:06 AM

    In 1992 they were not as confident, but 23 years later, as the Cup returns to their home soil, Australia are the closest they have been to their best since the wholesale exodus of legends in quick succession. Back in control at top of the ICC ODI rankings, Australia enter...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Pakistan remain dangerous as ever 05-02-2015 01:54 PM

    It was 1992 in Australia. After six consecutive defeats in warm-up, Pakistan team and fans had given up most hope for a maiden World Cup win, for which Imran Khan shunned retirement to have another crack. It was up and down in the group stage, but Pakistan made it to...
  • World Cup 2015: The bowlers who can run amok 01-02-2015 08:05 AM

    We are just days away from the biggest extravaganza of cricket - the World Cup. The mega event, to be played in Australia and New Zealand , should give bowlers a lot of hope on friendly tracks, something they - especially the pacers, sorely missed during the 2011 edition hosted...
  • AB de Villiers smashes fastest ODI fifty and hundred 18-01-2015 05:36 PM

    South African skipper AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ever one-day international century in 31 balls in the second ODI against the West Indies at The Wanderers on Sunday. After coming to the wicket following a massive 247-run opening stand between Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw, De Villiers compounded the...
  • Sorry Louis van Gaal, you are no better than 'sacked' David Moyes 12-01-2015 11:03 AM

    In their first home defeat since the opening day of the season, Manchester United failed to register a single shot on target against Southampton, who snatched a victory thanks to substitute Dusan Tadic's second half goal. The result saw the Saints leapfrog Van Gaal's men to reach the third place...
  • Leaving Bravo, Pollard out of World Cup squad is ridiculous: Chris Gayle 12-01-2015 09:05 AM

    Chris Gayle launched a scathing attack on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel for dropping the senior pair of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the World Cup squad. Gayle, talking at the post-match conference after his match winning performance over South Africa in...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata humble FC Goa to book a spot in final 17-12-2014 10:06 PM

    There was penalty heartbreak in the inaugural season of Indian Super League on Wednesday night in which Atletico de Kolkata pipped FC Goa 4-2 in the penalty shootout to book their place in the finals of the Indian Super League. Wednesday's semi-final at the second leg between FC Goa and...
  • ISL 2014: Fans slept outside Goa stadium for semi-final tickets 17-12-2014 04:18 PM

    Margao: The craze for tickets to attend the much awaited semi-final clash between FC Goa and Atletico de Kolkata at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here has hit a new high - something you associated with only fans in Europe. According to the sources, Goa FC media manager and team manger...
  • Playing away, but we can beat Goa for a place in the final: Luis Garcia 17-12-2014 10:07 AM

    Margao: Atletico de Kolkata's marquee player and star midfielder Luis Garcia is confident that they can beat FC Goa in Goa on Wednesday and reach the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) season. The first leg between two sides ended in a goalless draw and a win for...
  • ISL 2014: Zico confident of Goa's place in the final 17-12-2014 09:41 AM

    Margao: FC Goa's coach and Brazilian legend Zico is expecting another close contest with Atletico de Kolkata in the second leg of their Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final here at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Wednesday. Goa started the first leg strongly against Kolkata but the match ended goalless with...
  • ISL: FC Goa, Atletico de Kolkata battle to earn a shot at the title 17-12-2014 09:08 AM

    Margao: After a goalless first-leg in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at home, title favourites Atletico de Kolkata travel to FC Goa on Wednesday for a do-or-die encounter. The winner will earn a shot at the title against Kerala Blasters, who edged out Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday evening to...
  • ISL 2014: The hits and misses as race to semis hots up 05-12-2014 09:44 AM

    The Indian Super League's (ISL) round-robin stage is in its last lap and as the bell rings, every point is important for teams to make it to the last four and a step closer to lifting the coveted trophy on December 20. With big names on the roster and who's...
  • ISL 2014: Hosts Delhi Dynamos FC thrash Mumbai City FC 4-1 28-11-2014 09:20 PM

    Delhi Dynamos kept their hopes alive of making it to the top four in the inaugural season of Indian Super League (ISL) as they outclassed Mumbai City FC 4-1 on Friday at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi to move up to fifth spot on the points table, just...