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  • World Cup 2015: Why India can beat Australia in the semi-finals March 25, 2015

    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...
  • 'Yevade Subramanyam' review: The film is a journey of self discovery with earnest performance by Nani March 24, 2015

    Film: Yevade Subramanyam Cast: Nani, Malavika Nair, Vijay Devarakonda, Ritu Varma, Sowcar Janaki, Krishnam Raju, Prathap Pothen. Director: Nag Ashwin Perhaps no possible answer can explain "Who you are". Nag Ashwin in his 'Yevade Subramanyam' tries to take us through the journey of self-discovery. In his own way, he sketches a...
  • India vs Australia World Cup semi finals - SWOT at a glance March 24, 2015

    India vs. Australia Semi finals - SWOT at a glance It is going to be a thriller at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26. Both India and Australia have played exceptional cricket in the World Cup. It is going to be a big game between both the teams. Defending champions...
  • World Cup: Ashwin can be a game changer, says worried Stuart Clark March 23, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australia pacer Stuart Clark feels the advantage India have going into Thursday's semi-final is that they have "world class" off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in their ranks with the Michael Clarke-led side lacking a quality spinner. "I think one place where India has advantage over Australia in this game is presence...
  • World Cup: Spinner Ashwin content playing second fiddle to pace March 23, 2015

    Ravichandran Ashwin may not be India's highest wicket-taker in the World Cup but the lanky off-spinner is not complaining. Fast bowlers Mohammad Shami (17) and Umesh Yadav (14) have taken more wickets than Ashwin as holders India, traditional spin powerhouses, have focused their attack on pace. In five of their six group...
  • Will bowling win the World Cup for India? March 13, 2015

    India sailed into the quarter-finals with five wins on the trot, including convincing victories against Pakistan and South Africa. ...
  • Ashwin is a statistically motivated cricket tragic: Stephen Fleming March 11, 2015

    Auckland: He has worked with Ravichandran Ashwin for six years as the coach of the Chennai Super Kings and former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming dubbed the Tamil Nadu tweaker as someone who is "statistically motivated" and bit of a "cricket tragic" due to his work ethic and sincerity. Ashwin has...
  • World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin varied his pace well, says William Porterfield March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Ireland captain William Porterfield was all praise for Ravichandran Ashwin, saying the Indian off-spinner varied his pace well which eventually proved to be decisive in restricting his side to 259 in the World Cup match on Tuesday. Ashwin in his first spell of eight overs gave away only 19 runs,...
  • Indian bowlers complete half-century at World Cup with 50/50 wickets March 10, 2015

    When Mohammed Shami dismissed Alex Cusack on Tuesday, Indian bowlers achieved a rarest of rare feats - one which none envisioned before the start of ongoing Cricket World Cup. For the first time in history, India have bowled out oppositions in five consecutive ODIs. The Indian bowling unit has answered criticism...
  • World Cup 2015: India have pleasantly surprised with 40/40 wickets March 8, 2015

    Had anyone said before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 started that the Indians would win their first four matches, it would have been met with far less incredulity than had that someone said the Indians would bowl their opponents out each game. Really, who would have thought this possible,...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Good to see no complacency in India's game March 8, 2015

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The India vs West Indies match was totally dominated by bowlers. I didn't expect the...
  • ICC World Cup: A Dhoni special and India sail into the quarters March 6, 2015

    He delivers when the team needs him the most. We saw it in the 2011 World Cup final and we saw it today. MS Dhoni may not have an ODI century out of the subcontinent but if his 30s and 40s can contribute to the team retaining the Cup, no...
  • Kings of Cricket: India beat WI, enter World Cup quarters March 6, 2015

    A superlative bowling performance and a cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni eventually helped India muster a four-wicket win against the West Indies to notch their fourth consecutive 2015 World Cup win. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Dhoni credits bowlers in low-scoring win over WI March 6, 2015

    Perth: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for his bowlers after the Men in Blue earned a hard-fought win against the West Indies to move into the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup, here on Friday. Table-toppers India managed a four-wicket win at the WACA to keep a clean...
  • ICC World Cup: Bowlers, gutsy Dhoni edge West Indies; India in quarters March 6, 2015

    India, after bowling out the opposition for 182, needed a good batting performance to back up the bowlers but failed to do so on a lively WACA pitch. The ball moved around a bit more under lights, making life difficult for the Indian batsmen, and it was left to the...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian bowling's renaissance vindicated at Perth March 6, 2015

    This was a good one month back. "No chance, they don't have the bowling to defend," said a boy tapping at his smartphone, leaning dejectedly on the glass that supports the corner seats in Delhi Metro. Chins turned towards him, searching if he had a companion. Finding none but the...
  • World Cup: R Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Kohli episode March 5, 2015

    Perth: Amid the fur ore generated by Virat Kohli's abusive behavior with an Indian journalist, offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday tried to diffuse the tension by lauding the fourth estate for its support and for "taking cricket back" to the country. Although Ashwin refrained from making any comments on the 'Virat...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Stay positive, be aggressive, play your game March 4, 2015

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The start to our World Cup defence has been just brilliant. We are not...
  • ICC World Cup: Will Dhoni throw the Ashwin challenge at Gayle? March 3, 2015

    The media may be peeved at MS Dhoni the late-comer, but he's making all the right moves on the turf that matters. Three wins in three matches, and India's World Cup defence well on its way. India stayed in Perth after having UAE for an evening snack, awaiting West Indies, who...
  • Kohli, Dhoni slide down; Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings March 2, 2015

    Brisbane: Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released on Monday. In the ODI bowlers' chart, however, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and Ravichandaran Ashwin made upward movements. While...
  • World Cup 2015: India relishing in the success of Jadeja, Ashwin March 2, 2015

    It's been just over 28 months since the One-Day International rules were tweaked, again. One new ball per end, no more than four fielders outside the 30-yard circle at any stage of the innings, only a five-over Batting Power Play block after the mandatory Power Play in the first 10...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir February 28, 2015

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin February 28, 2015

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • World Cup: Well begun, Team India youngsters need to keep going February 25, 2015

    Opinions flew thick and fast when India's chances at the 2015 World Cup were discussed before the tournament kicked off, with a large percentage suggesting that their traditional frailties in conditions in Australia and New Zealand would hamper their progress. To make matters a little more complicated, India don't have enough...
  • World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja have proved critics wrong, says Virat Kohli February 24, 2015

    Perth: Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but "spin twins" Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have "proved their critics wrong" with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli. With convincing wins over Pakistan and South Africa...
  • ICC World Cup: India rout South Africa, title defence on February 22, 2015

    If there were any doubts still lingering over India's World Cup defence, they can be kissed a good bye as 90,000 people present at the MCG on Sunday saw India play like champions and hammer South Africa by 140 runs. The heroes of India's second win on the trot were Shikhar...
  • I see a lot of me in Ashwin: Anil Kumble February 21, 2015

    Melbourne: It may not quite be in the same league as Sir Donald Bradman saying Sachin Tendulkar reminded him of his own batting, but Anil Kumble paid R Ashwin the biggest compliment of the offspinner's cricketing life at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Much like his bowling, Kumble's choice of...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar fit to face South Africa February 19, 2015

    India have dismissed reports questioning the fitness of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin and said both are "very much available" for their second World Cup match against South Africa in Melbourne on Sunday. Seamer Kumar was reported to be a doubt after a lacklustre training session in Melbourne on Wednesday, while...