CHALLENGER TROPHY

  • Yuvraj Singhled India Blue beat Delhi to win Challenger Trophy September 29, 2013

    Indore: Paceman Bhuvaneshwar Kumar followed up his team's superb collective batting effort with a fourwicket haul as India Blue lifted the NKP Salve Challenger Series Trophy with a convincing 50run victory over Delhi on Sunday. After electing to bat, India Blue scored a challenging 274 for nine as almost all the...
  • Yuvraj Singh puts selectors on notice with another blast September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The cliche "performance should be the sole criterion for selection" fits the bill for Yuvraj Singh's walk back into India's limitedovers team when the selectors meet to pick the squad that will face the touring Aussies in a sevenmatch ODI series. Yuvraj Singh's last five limitedovers innings 84,...
  • Virender Sehwag returns to middle order with quickfire fifty September 27, 2013

    There was no sign of Virender Sehwag when the Delhi openers came out to open the innings against India Blue in the NKP Salve Challengers Trophy. A wicket went down early, and Virat Kohli stepped out. Still no sign of Sehwag. Kohli went as quickly as he strode in. The...
  • Sibsankar Roy replaces injured Mandeep in India Blue September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Sibsankar Roy on Monday replaced allrounder Mandeep Singh in the India Blue Squad for the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy after the latter was ruled out for three weeks due to a finger injury. "Mandeep Singh has sustained a finger injury, and has been ruled out of action for three...
  • Injury rules Irfan Pathan out of Challengers Trophy September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Allrounder Irfan Pathan was on Tuesday ruled out of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, starting later this month, due to an injury. Irfan has been replaced by Kerala medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier in the India Red squad to be led by his brother Yusuf Pathan. "Irfan Pathan has been ruled...
  • Sehwag, Gambhir, Kohli in Delhi probables list for Challengers Trophy September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi team's probables list bore a star-studded look with all the senior and U-19 national team players included in the 28-member list for the upcoming NKP Salve Challenger Series starting in Indore on September 26. The list includes Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, the two out-of-favour seniors Gautam Gambhir...
  • Ishank Jaggi replaces injured Saurabh Tiwary in India Red squad September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after naming Saurabh Tiwary in the India Red squad for this month's NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, the BCCI tweeted that the Jharkhand batsman was recovering from surgery. Tiwary has been replaced by his state mate Ishank Jaggi, a young right-handed batsman. "Ishank Jaggi will replace Sourabh...
  • Challenger Trophy to kick off 201314 domestic season July 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The threeteam NKP Salve Challenger Trophy 50over tournament will kick off the upcoming domestic season on September 26 with domestic oneday champions Delhi taking on India A. The final of the tournament, in which India B is the third competing team, is scheduled for September 29 at a venue which...
  • Vijay stars with big ton as India B emerge champions October 2, 2012

    Rajkot: Murali Vijay (155) scored a superb hundred and shared a 192run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara (79) as India B walloped India A by 139 runs to emerge champions in the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy tournament, here on Tuesday. Electing to bat, India B scored a mammoth 356 for six and...
  • India 'B' defeat Bengal by 21run October 1, 2012

    Rajkot: Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara struck his second unbeaten century in as many days while Praveen Kumar blasted his way to a 26ball 53 as India 'B' posted a 21run win over Bengal to set up a title clash with India 'A' in the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy on Monday. Pujara remained...
  • Interview: Ishant Sharma riding on confidence October 1, 2012

    Fresh from a fourwicket haul against Bengal in the ongoing Challenger Trophy which set up an eightwicket win for India A in Rajkot, Ishant Sharma has expressed confidence at his form ahead of the domestic season starting November 2. I trained hard and the results are showing, and I...
  • Dhawan powers India A to Challenger Trophy final September 30, 2012

    Rajkot: A stunning late assault from Cheteswar Pujara (158 not out) went in vain as India A rode on a fine century from opener Shikhar Dhawan (152) to beat India B by a narrow four runs and book a berth for the final of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy here...
  • Winning start for India A in Challenger trophy September 29, 2012

    Rajkot: Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 99 after Ishant Sharma returned a fourwicket haul as India A thrashed Bengal by eight wickets in the opening cricket match of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, here on Sunday. It was all round performance by India A as they bundled out Bengal to a...
  • Praveen frustrated at lack of opportunities September 14, 2012

    India medium pacer Praveen Kumar is not a happy man after being snubbed by the national selectors, first for the New Zealand series and then for the Irani Cup. In an interview to the Indian Express, the 25yearold vented his angst. "I was hoping to get a call for the New...
  • Indian domestic season to start September 21 July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The 201213 domestic season will start from September 21 with the Irani Cup in Jaipur, pitting Ranji Trophy winners Rajasthan against Rest of India. The fourday fixture at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium will be followed by the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy and the Duleep Trophy in October. As per...