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  • Batsmen will score big on Day 3, says Ravichandran Ashwin Yesterday

    Melbourne: Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin said on Saturday that the tourists will pile up their own share on Sunday in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now. India had pushed Australia on the...
  • Indian spinners not too impressive: Brad Hogg 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels that the absence of an attacking spin bowler in the Indian side is hurting the visiting team's chances in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia. Hogg said lack of quality in India's spin department is probably one of the key reasons why Australia have...
  • Rajnikanth to become a grandfather again; daughter Soundarya pregnant December 19, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Soundarya Rajnikanth is expecting her first child with industrialist husband Ashwin Ramkumar. The 'Kochadaiiyaan: The Legend' helmer, who is the younger daughter of Rajinikanth and Latha, took to Twitter to express her excitement. Soundarya and Ashwin tied the knot in 2010 in Chennai. ...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • India are ahead in the game, says R Ashwin December 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Indian off-spinner R Ashwin believes his side is currently ahead in the second Test against Australia and said they would look to get some quick wickets in the morning session on Friday. Australia on Thursday finished the day at 221 for 4 in reply to India's total of 408 runs....
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 December 18, 2014

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • We will continue to be aggressive: MS Dhoni December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared on Tuesday as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins on Wednesday. Led by stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli, India made a bold attempt to chase a huge 364-run target...
  • MS Dhoni has no fears for India on pacy Gabba pitch December 16, 2014

    Dhoni said on Tuesday that he is unconcerned by India's losing record at the Gabba and backed his team to do well on fast wickets in the second Test against Australia. Wicketkeeper Dhoni, who will return from injury to lead the tourists in Wednesday's Brisbane Test after recovering from a fractured...
  • Karn Sharma has justified his selection: Stuart MacGill December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Australia leg-spinner Stuart MacGill said on Tuesday that even though Ravichandran Ashwin is India's premier spinner, Karn Sharma's inclusion in the playing XI for the first Test against Australia is justified. "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Ashwin has got a tremendous record in the...
  • India in Australia 2014: Analysis of Team India December 7, 2014

    Analysis of India squad before the four-Test series against Australia, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday: TOP ORDER India will have the flamboyant Shikhar Dhawan and the relatively calm Murali Vijay to see off the new ball against Australia's fiery pace attack. Dhawan failed to score a 50 in six innings in England...
  • Tests not a priority for India: Stuart Clark November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australian Test seamer Stuart Clark Tuesday said the decision to rest skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the first Test against Australia shows that India place greater emphasis on the 2015 World Cup rather than the upcoming series, both to be played Down Under. India are scheduled to play four...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Team India to lift 2015 World Cup November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Former captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that Team India are one of the strong contenders for the 2015 World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand as the team has the "advantage of playing five bowlers" in a match. "India are one of the strong contenders for...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin continues to be top Test allrounder November 4, 2014

    Dubai: Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone Indian to feature in the top 10 of the latest ICC Test Player Rankings as he continues to lead the way in the allrounders list. South Africa's Vernon Philander is second in the ICC Test Player Rankings for All-rounders behind Ashwin, while Bangaldesh's Shakib Al...
  • Wriddhiman Saha almost certain for first ODI against Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    Cuttack: Uncertainty over the availability of Wriddhiman Saha, who had a split webbing in his right hand, for the first ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka seems to be over as the wicket-keeper batsman looked fit ahead of the opener on Sunday. The Bengal wicket-keeper, who impressed during this...
  • Ashwin rested, Kuldeep Yadav in for West Indies ODIs October 4, 2014

    Rookie spinner Kuldeep Yadav earned his maiden call-up to India's ODI squad on Saturday as the BCCI selection panel announced a 14-man squad, minus rested offspinner R Ashwin, for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against the West Indies. Yadav, who is yet to make his first-class debut, made...
  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Thursday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a good...
  • CLT20: CSK need to adapt and assess conditions better, says Dhoni September 28, 2014

    Bangalore: After their 13-run win over Perth Scorchers in the Champions League T20 here on Saturday, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his team will need to adapt and assess the conditions better in the coming games. Invited to bat, the Super Kings rode on Ravindra Jadeja's 28-ball unbeaten...
  • CLT20: CSK's semi-final hopes brighten with win over Perth September 27, 2014

    A disciplined Chennai Super Kings produced an all-round effort to defeat Perth Scorchers by 13 runs and brighten their hopes of earning a semi-final berth in the Champions League Twenty20. Invited to bat, the Super Kings rode on Ravindra Jadeja's 28-ball unbeaten 44 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 16-ball 35 to post...
  • CLT20: Chennai look to shut out Scorchers for semifinal spot September 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Left disappointed after their Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 was washed off without a single ball being bowled against Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings would be looking to shut out Perth Scorchers on Saturday to book their last-four spot. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team stays on second...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in highpressure matches, will begin the competition as pretournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • I have tried to sort out my action for better results: Ashwin September 1, 2014

    Birmingham: Ravichandran Ashwin's performance in the shorter versions has been comparatively better than Test cricket which the Tamil Nadu spinner attributes to the time spent at the nets with his personal coach sorting out his bowling action. "I have put considerable amount of work into it, a good 5560 days of...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded fivematch Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 13 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • Don't rule out Indian batsmen, says Ashwin August 17, 2014

    London: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday conceded that India had a bad day in the office but expressed confidence that his team's batsmen would do a better job in the second innings of the fifth and final Test against England here. On day two, the hosts finished at 385 for 7...
  • Is a fiveTest series beyond today's Indian cricketers? August 17, 2014

    India's campaign in the current series can, without fear of contradiction, be summarised as the tourists losing their way after the second Test, especially after the third. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) needs to seriously ponder: why? Was a fiveTest series beyond the mental and physical faculties...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237run lead August 16, 2014

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with notable...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin nominated for 2014 Arjuna Award August 12, 2014

    Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been nominated for the 2014 Arjuna Award for his performances as India's leading spinner. The Tamil Nadu player, who made his Test debut in 2011, was part of India's World Cup victory that year and recently became the number one allrounder in the ICC rankings. In the...
  • Sangakkara, Ashwin reclaim top spots in ICC Test rankings August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the numberone Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the allrounder's list. Ashwin has displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander as the...
  • Do India need sweeping changes for the fifth Test? August 10, 2014

    Manchester: After India's abysmal defeat in the fourth Test in less than two and a half days by virtue of which they now trail 12 in the series Indian cricket need sweeping changes. It is all the more ironical that this should be the case for the Board of...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 at Old Trafford August 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 4th Test, Day 2 at Old Trafford August 8, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Stuart Broad's sixwicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester. MS...