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  • MS Dhoni and Sahara buy Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League 15 hours 45 minutes ago

    India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited are co-owners of the new Ranchi franchise of the Hockey Indian League (HIL), Ranchi Rays, which was unveiled on Saturday. Ranchi Rhinos, the inaugural champions of HIL, were scrapped following distrust between owners (Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group) and Hockey...
  • Dhoni doing a good job but my favourite captain is Ganguly: Yuvraj Singh 20 hours 36 minutes ago

    Out of form and striving for a comeback to India's ODI set-up, Yuvraj Singh says he 'flourished' the most under Sourav Ganguly who is also his favourite among the captain's he played under. Talking to The Indian Express at the Idea Exchange event, Yuvraj touched subjects on and off the field,...
  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence Yesterday

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • Dhoni rested; Ashwin, Aaron return for Sri Lanka ODIs 4 days ago

    After coming down hard on the West Indies with a decision to sue the WICB over withdrawing midway through its tour of India, the BCCI announced the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match home series with Sri Lanka, resting regular skipper MS Dhoni and giving the...
  • Is MS Dhoni troubled by captaincy in all three formats? 6 days ago

    Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy. "Probably it is because...
  • Taking 20 wickets will be key to success in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India's success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar. India, who have been juggling with their team set-up for quite some time now, will take on Australia in a three-Test series in December before competing in...
  • People expect runs from me everytime, says Virat Kohli 1 week ago

    Dharamsala: Back in business after a belligerent century in India's thumping win against West Indies in the fourth ODI, Virat Kohli said he is getting used to the burden of expectations from people all around. Kohli, who followed up his 62-run performance in the Delhi ODI with a 114-ball 127 to...
  • 4th ODI: India pocket series 2-1 after West Indies abandon tour October 17, 2014

    Virat Kohli struck a magnificent 127 as India cruised to a 59-run win over the West Indies in Dharamsala on Friday and sealed the ODI series 2-1 after the visitors dramatically pulled out of the remainder of the tour due to an ongoing payment dispute between the WICB (West Indies...
  • West Indies pullout was unfortunate, says Sourav Ganguly October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday termed the West Indies pull out as unfortunate and unprecedented as the visitors cancelled the ongoing series. Shocked and surprised at WICB's decision to cancel the ongoing tour of India, Ganguly said "I have never seen such a thing in my life, it's...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 4th ODI October 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Sulieman Benn, Jerome Taylor India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk),...
  • Pace and bounce await India, West Indies at Dharamsala October 17, 2014

    After having bounced back in fantastic fashion to level the series 1-1 in the second ODI in Delhi, India will look to go ahead of the West Indies in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Friday. Both the teams are coming back...
  • Virat Kohli sounds warning bell for West Indies ahead of 4th ODI October 16, 2014

    Dharamsala: Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli said his fighting half-century last week in the 2nd ODI in Delhi was the kind of knock he needed to overcome the first lean patch of his otherwise prolific career. Kohli has endured a prolonged slump in form since the England tour, where he failed...
  • Hope ISL team owners Dhoni and Kohli focused only on cricket World Cup October 16, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is adept at the balancing acts. Outside cricket, he has unmatched passion for guns and motorbikes but hardly ever has that affected his game or leadership on the field. However, the serious business of investing in the world's most followed game may demand a different,...
  • 4th ODI: Well-rested India, WI resume series after washout October 16, 2014

    Dharamshala: Bolstered by their dramatic come-from-behind win in the last game, India will look to keep the winning momentum going when they meet West Indies in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Friday on what is expected to be a pacy track. The series is locked at 1-1 and the picturesque...
  • Hudhud havoc: India miss out on top ODI spot October 13, 2014

    Dubai: Due to the cancellation of Tuesday's third ODI between India and the West Indies in Visakhapatnam, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side will not be able to leapfrog Australia - who top the Reliance ICC Team rankings following their 3-0 series victory over Pakistan - even if they win the next...
  • Third ODI between India and WI in Vizag called off due to cyclone October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The third One-Day International between India and the West Indies, scheduled in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, has been called off after the cyclone Hudhud hit the port city, disrupting normal life and leaving the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium in completely unplayable condition. Indian team's media manager Dr RN Baba told PTI,"There...
  • Change in slot helped Virat Kohli and team: MS Dhoni October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Lauding Virat Kohli for agreeing to drop a rung in the batting order for the team's sake, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the strategy used in the second ODI against the West Indies here could be continued as the batsman adjusted well to the change. Kohli (62), who...
  • India and Virat Kohli hit back October 12, 2014

    The struggle and turmoil of Virat Kohli seems to have abated after his 78-ball 62 against West Indies in the second one-dayer on Saturday at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Kohli has been struggling for form since the last tour of England, but at his home turf he stayed patient and was...
  • We didn't play to our potential, says MS Dhoni October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite staging a remarkable recovery act to level the series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not at all satisfied with his team's effort as he feels that there are "few things missing" in their game and the boys need to "pull up their socks". "We have not played...
  • 2nd ODI: All-round India beat West Indies by 48 runs to level series 1-1 October 11, 2014

    After an embarrassing defeat in Kochi, India were once again on the verge of losing when the bowlers came to rescue and India registered an impressive 48-run win over West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi on Saturday. West Indies were once cruising at 170/3 in 35.4 overs...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI October 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After an embarrassing defeat in the first ODI at Kochi, India will look to hit the West Indies back hard at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday to draw level in the five-match series. India looked complacent and surprised at...
  • 2nd ODI: Hurt India look to hit West Indies back at Kotla October 11, 2014

    After an embarrassing defeat in the first ODI at Kochi, India will look to hit the West Indies back hard at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday to draw level in the five-match series. India looked complacent and surprised at Kochi, where the visitors put up a spirited all-round display...
  • Saw both success and failure in last one year: Dhawan October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After a dream Test debut, Shikhar Dhawan has seen tougher side of international cricket and the opening batsman says he has learnt to value failure as much as success in the last one year, having experienced both ups and downs in his career. Insisting that failures in England would...
  • 2nd ODI: India can't afford complacency against hungry West Indies October 10, 2014

    Still licking their wounds after a sound thrashing in the lung opener, India will have to regroup quickly and plug the loopholes when they take on a determined West Indies in the second cricket one-dayer in New Delhi on Saturday. Starting the series as overwhelming favourites, India's inept batting in the...
  • India took 'beating West Indies' as a given October 9, 2014

    The normally 'sorted at home' India were found in all sorts of tangles against the West Indies on Wednesday, when the celebrated hosts and world champions were tamed by their visitors in a fashion that shouldn't please Ravi Shastri, MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher - in that order. The sting...
  • MS Dhoni backs his mediocre bowlers, says they did a decent job October 9, 2014

    Kochi: Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar all the Indian bowlers leaked runs in the first ODI against West Indies, but home team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has backed his underfire bowling attack despite crashing to an embarrassing 124-run loss in the series opener. India paid the price for some mediocre bowling as the...
  • MS Dhoni sole Indian on Forbes' most valuable athlete brand list October 9, 2014

    New York: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the sole Indian sportsman to figure on Forbes' list of the world's most valuable athlete brands, a list that has been topped by American basketball player LeBron James and includes golfer Tiger Woods and tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Dhoni...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener October 8, 2014

    The five-match ODI series against West Indies before its start was considered as India's first step towards World Cup preparation, but the humiliating defeat of 124 runs in the Kochi opener is a wake-up call for the hosts. After putting West Indies in to bat, India did well till the middle...
  • Dhoni rues batting failure on good pitch, says 322-run target was gettable October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday rued his team's batting failure on a good wicket to lose the first one-dayer against the West Indies by 124 runs but said that the visiting side were a tough team to beat. Dhoni said that a target of 322 for a win...
  • Focussing on batting to return to Indian team: Dinesh Karthik October 8, 2014

    With a new domestic season just round the corner, out-of-favour wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik is planning to work on his batting to return to the Indian team as a specialist batsman. Karthik said on Wednesday that with Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the side, he can only be a reserve keeper, so he...