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  • 'Showdown with Pakistan is most exciting in World Cup' 5 days ago

    When I first started playing first-class cricket, the greatest incentive was to break into the Indian team and get the opportunity to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia and New Zealand. But at no stage did I actually think that I would on the plane to...
  • Junaid Khan's absence from training raises speculation of injury January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Left-arm pacer Junaid Khan on Thursday caused a scare in the ongoing conditioning camp of the Pakistan World Cup squad in Lahore when he did not train due to a fitness issue. Although team officials were quick to insist his fitness issue was not a major problem and he would...
  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Younis Khan January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan feels that this year's ODI World Cup will provide the country's cricketers another opportunity to break the jinx of having never beaten India in the quadrennial event. "History is there to be changed and my feeling is this time we can change it and win...
  • India, Pakistan will be under less pressure playing early in World Cup January 15, 2015

    No cricketing contest can ever match the thrill and excitement of what a Pakistan versus India contest offers. It is the mother of all matches. Whether it's a one-sided game or a nail-biting finish, people from both countries get involved so much that sometimes it is just not cricket! Whenever or...
  • India vs Pakistan: Adelaide Oval's spectator 'code of conduct' for World Cup January 15, 2015

    Just on its second day, the 2015 ICC World Cup will host the most high-profile clash of the event between India and Pakistan, but with the excitement, cricket's biggest rivalry also brings with it a headache for the organisers as emotions threaten to take over both on the field and...
  • Umar Akmal confident of Pakistan's World Cup win over India January 14, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal on Wednesday said all the players have high hopes about the performance in their World Cup opener against India Feb 15 in Adelaide. "We will try to perform our best against India. If we continue with the same form we are sure to emerge victorious," Umar...
  • India vs Pakistan World Cup clash to be most watched match in history January 12, 2015

    Melbourne: The marquee cricket World Cup match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15 will be the most watched in the history of the game as it is expected to attract more than a billion viewers, according to a report. The Group B clash will eclipse the 988...
  • If you know Australians we tend to like verbal banter: Michael Bevan December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India did try to turn the sledge handle towards Australia at the Gabba but the tactic probably backfired and Mitchell Johnson, who was at the receiving end while batting, came up trumps. Michael Bevan said that Australian's relish the verbal banter and opposition teams should never use it...
  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni December 25, 2014

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't come...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost December 21, 2014

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...
  • Virat Kohli has entered the big league December 14, 2014

    Virat Kohli, on his debut as Test captain, has led the side from the front. His brilliant batsmanship backed his leadership qualities to join Greg Chappell, from Adelaide's affluent southern Unley suburb , as the only other player to score hundreds in each innings of his debut Test as captain. Never...
  • Murali Vijay's dismissal was turning point, says Virat Kohli December 13, 2014

    Adelaide: India captain Virat Kohli was graceful in defeat admitting that Murali Vijay's dismissal might have just been the turning point in their 48-run defeat against Australia in the first cricket Test on Saturday. Asked if Vijay's dismissal when he was batting 99 became the turning point, Kohli replied,"Could be. If...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India December 13, 2014

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the star of the show for a majority of the final day but was ultimately upstaged by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who spun his team to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test at Adelaide. Kohli, captaining the Indian Test team for the first...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 5 December 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 4 Round-up: David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith...
  • Verbal spat, belligerent Warner and gyrate Lyon spice up Adelaide Test December 12, 2014

    The Indian batting led by Virat Kohli was good enough to save the follow-on but just when a lot of Indian fans were queuing up to watch a "Rohit Sharma Special", as most us would like from him, India succumbed to a total well short of Australia on Day 4...
  • 1st Test: David Warner ton puts Australia in control on Day 4 December 12, 2014

    David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith and Brad Haddin were batting on 52 and 14 respectively when stumps...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 4 December 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round-up: Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5 at...
  • 1st Test: Smith, Clarke put Team India on the ropes on rain-hit day December 10, 2014

    Skipper Michael Clarke played through pain and recorded his 28th Test century and Steven Smith smashed 21 boundaries for his unbeaten 162 to take Australia to a strong 517 for 7 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day against India at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. It was a frustrating day...
  • Warner pays tribute to 'friend' Hughes with a classy ton in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    David Warner paid tribute to his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes, by scoring a scintillating century against India in the first Test in Adelaide. Warner blasted a quickfire century off 106 balls, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Hughes. Warner, who was present when Hughes was...
  • Adelaide celebrates life of Phil Hughes, '13th man' of Australia squad December 9, 2014

    In the minds of the cricket lovers, Phillip Hughes will remain '63 Not Out Forever', but on Tuesday the departed cricketer was named his national team's "13th man" as the first cricket Test between India and Australia started here on an emotional note. As Australia named their playing XI for the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 1 in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia opted to bat against India India, after a calamitous week ahead of the Test match, would look to improve their overseas record with Virat Kohli at the helm of affairs. Australia, on the other hand, would look to give...
  • Expect the unexpected in Australia: Virat Kohli December 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli is determined to make his mark as captain of India, if only for one Test as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni recovers from a thumb injury on the sidelines. Kohli, long regarded heir apparent to 33-year-old Dhoni, confirmed he would lead India into the first Test against Australia in...
  • Test cricket back on after Phillip Hughes' death December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: The emotional road back to competition begins Tuesday for Australia's Test cricketers following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes. The Adelaide Oval match against India will serve as yet another tribute to the fallen Australian player. Cricket Australia said Sunday that spectators will be asked to stand for 63 seconds of...