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  • MS Dhoni blasts batsmen after England loss January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: His decision to bat first backfired on Tuesday as India were dismissed for a paltry 153 against England and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put the blame on his batsmen for their nine-wicket loss in their second ODI of the cricket tri-series here. "I don't think we batted well, especially after...
  • Indian bowlers face burnout ahead of World Cup 2015 January 20, 2015

    Of late, Indian bowlers have had to face some stick justifiably, but more often sheer overwork for a long period of time seemed to have weariness and fatigue setting in. Let us see their workload. In 2014, India had played a diverse five-Test series against England, followed by five ODIs and a...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 3 January 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The match the Gabba will be important for both the teams to get back to winning ways and get things rolling in the points table with Australia sitting pretty at the top. England have more on the plate than India...
  • 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story' to be released on October 22, confirms Sushant Singh Rajput on Twitter January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will be seen in the title role in "MS Dhoni - The Untold Story", is excited about the film's release in October. The Neeraj Pandey-directorial is a biopic on the Indian cricket captain. "The film 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story' releases October 22nd. Fox...
  • Rohit Sharma knows how to build an innings, says MS Dhoni January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Rohit Sharma, who has been in good form in the ODI cricket for the past two years, terming him as someone, who now knows the art of "building on good starts". "If I see the performance in ODIs in the last one and a...
  • MS Dhoni attributes lacklustre new ball bowling for India's loss January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday conceded that his side lost the plot in the early overs with new ball bowlers failing to make a mark in their tense four-wicket loss against Australia in their cricket tri-series match here. "It was a good match overall and Mitchell Starc (6/43)...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish January 18, 2015

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd match, Tri-Series January 18, 2015

    (For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Playing XIs: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Aninkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav. Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Brad...
  • Stuart Binny is the best seam allrounder in India: MS Dhoni January 17, 2015

    Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has thrown his weight behind allrounder Stuart Binny's selection in India's World Cup squad. "Irrespective of all the debate, the best seam allrounder in India has been picked," Dhoni said ahead of India's Carlton Mid ODI Tri-series opener against Australia on Sunday. Binny's inclusion, ahead of Yuvraj...
  • Worried Dhoni confirms Ishant, Jadeja unavailable for tri-series opener January 17, 2015

    India will be without the services of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja for their opening tri-series game against hosts Australia on Sunday, confirmed Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The niggles being nursed by quite a few players in India's tri-series and World Cup squad have left the skipper worried and...
  • India's World Cup plans set for dry run in tri-series January 17, 2015

    There's not much left to harp on. The final 15s have been announced and teams are now in calculation phase to arrive at a formula that will work best for them in the World Cup. Defending ODI champions, India, enter that phase on Sunday when they take on their Carlton...
  • India firm favourites to defend World Cup title: Sourav Ganguly January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said India would be firm favourites to defend their World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand next month. "India have a very good chance of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying this just because there's media. I think whenever you play one-day...
  • MS Dhoni in focus as India return to ODI grind January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: After a fielding-only drill, the Indian cricket team returned to the grind on Friday with an intense net session here, continuing their build-up towards the ODI-leg of their Australian tour. The Men in Blue will take on the hosts in their first match of the tri-series on Sunday and ahead...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on shock Test retirement January 15, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not elaborate on Thursday about his sudden retirement from Test cricket, ahead of leading India in the one-day international tri-series against Australia and England. The 33-year-old stunned the cricket world - and a completely unaware India team - when he announced his immediate Test retirement after the...
  • We hope to play the World Cup final: MS Dhoni January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Back at the helm after retiring from Tests, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday that his team will look for an encore when they start their title defence at the World Cup beginning next month. "We would definitely like to repeat our performance from 2011. But the change...
  • Will India win the tri-series in Australia? Stats say 'No' January 15, 2015

    With all the stats that go on to support India and their performance in the shorter format of the game, the following - across the multi-team ODI series they have played in Australia - will definitely not put the team in good light as the Men in Blue gear up...
  • Snapshot: BCCI unveils new Team India jersey ahead of World Cup January 15, 2015

    The BCCI has unveiled the all new official Team India jersey in Melbourne ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The uniform is a striking contemporary blue, with a textured, premium finish designed to enhance the modern requirements of the game and its players....
  • Race for ODI top spot heats up with Tri-Series and World Cup January 14, 2015

    Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday. Friday's opening clash at the SCG will see Australia host England with Michael Clarke's men...
  • My heart says India will retain the World Cup: Anil Kumble January 10, 2015

    Former India captain Anil Kumble is optimistic about India retaining the World Cup they won at home four years ago, saying the team's success rests on "holding the nerves" in crunch situations. "If things go well and we qualify for the knockouts, then it's a matter of holding your nerve and...
  • Virat Kohli breaks Test captaincy world record January 8, 2015

    Virat Kohli marked his elevation to India's Test captaincy by smashing his fourth century of the series on day three of the fourth Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third Test, produced a sparkling 140 with 20...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Final squads of all 14 teams January 7, 2015

    Australia and West Indies named their final 15 on Sunday, which rounded off the squad announcements from all 14 participating teams. India: MS Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Stuart Binny,...
  • Dhoni's World Cup push for CSK team-mates turned down by selectors: report January 7, 2015

    India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined the BCCI selectors via video conference from Australia, but some of the names suggested by him were turned down by the selectors - according to a report in the Hindustan Times. The BCCI trimmed down the list of 30 World Cup probables to final...
  • India's squad for Tri-series: Mohit, Dhawal part of 17-man squad January 6, 2015

    Along with the much-awaited World Cup squad, the BCCI selectors on Tuesday also named the touring party for the Carlton Mid Tri-series in Australia, with fast bowlers Mohit Sharma and Dhawal Kulkarni being the only two players in the squad that will not be part of the World Cup. Injured...
  • India's World Cup Squad: No Yuvraj; Jadeja, Axar, Binny make the cut January 6, 2015

    Axar Patel's World Cup dream came true on Tuesday as he was named in India's 15-man squad for their title defence in Australia and New Zealand in February-March this year, while Yuvraj Singh was overlooked and Ravindra Jadeja was selected pending fitness from his shoulder injury. Yuvraj, who was considered to...
  • Who will be in, who out as selectors meet to pick India's World Cup squad January 6, 2015

    A race is not for the swift and a battle is not for the strong, yet time and chance happens to them all. Fate's hand falls suddenly; who knows when it falls? That's probably an apt phrase for Yuvraj Singh at the moment as we are never short of drama when...
  • Dhoni's retirement decision was pretty shocking, says Kohli January 5, 2015

    New India skipper Virat Kohli says he will encourage his team to play positively and not back down against Australia in the final Test in Sydney, which begins on Tuesday. Kohli has been thrust into the captaincy following the shock Test retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni following last week's drawn third...
  • Kohli promises analytical, positive approach for SCG Test January 5, 2015

    Thrust back into the India captaincy after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's shock decision to retire from Tests last week, Virat Kohli hopes to put right some of the mistakes he made in his first match in charge against Australia. The aggressive right-handed batsman had deputised in the injured Dhoni's absence in the...
  • India in Australia: Virat Kohli's Aggression adds spice to final Test January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Virat Kohli's pressing task as the new Test skipper is to arrest India's woeful away record, starting with Tuesday's final Test against Australia in Sydney. Kohli assumed the mantle as India's new captain following the sudden Test retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni after last week's Melbourne Test, opening debate on...