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  • 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...
  • Bowlers made good use of the conditions, says Broad August 8, 2014

    Manchester: England allrounder Stuart Broad has said that their bowling attack made good use of the conditions after losing the toss and they now need to bat India out of the game. The visitors were bowled out for 152 runs on day one and England reached 113 for 3 in reply...
  • 4th Test: Bowlers must step up on Day 2, says Ashwin August 8, 2014

    Manchester: Indian offspinner R Ashwin has expressed hope that one of their bowlers will step up on second day to prevent England from running away with the fourth Test and also expressed his disappointment as he got out after getting set. India were bowled out for a paltry 152 in...
  • 4th Test: India's surrender for 152 gives England control on day one August 7, 2014

    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 Dhoni's decision to bat despite overcast conditions, which delayed start by 30 minutes due...
  • Using Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler is disastrous: Erapalli Prasanna August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary offspinner Erapalli Prasanna questioned India's logic behind ignoring Ravichandran Ashwin and termed team management's move to play Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler a "disastrous" one. "Ravindra Jadeja should play in all Tests but only as a stock bowler. He is not a wickettaker. Jadeja's capability as a...
  • Ashwin should be part of playing XI: Bishen Singh Bedi July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. "Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it's not Stuart Binny's fault that he's been thrust...
  • With flexibility, Ashwin can be a hit abroad: Graeme Swann July 19, 2014

    London: R Ashwin has it in him to be India's top spinner on foreign tracks provided he becomes a little more flexible and curbs his aggressive instincts when the situation demands, feels former England offspinner Graeme Swann. Ashwin is currently warming the bench after failing to find a place in the...
  • Dhoni needs to pick between Ashwin and Jadeja for Nottingham Test July 8, 2014

    India will begin their gruelling twomonth tour of England with the first of the five Tests starting at Trent Bridge on July 9 as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be desperate to reclaim the lost glory after being routed 04 on the 2011 tour. In warmup for the big Test, the...
  • Taking cue from Lanka spinners in England: Ashwin June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: As a means to gear up for the upcoming Test battle in England, offspinner R Ashwin on Tuesday said he has been following the ongoing series between Sri Lanka and the hosts and is trying to take a cue from the visiting team's slow bowlers. "I have been watching the...
  • Ashwin stays on 8th spot in Test bowlers chart June 13, 2014

    Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but offspinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn. Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19 Tests,...