ROHIT SHARMA

  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates 3 days ago

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India inch closer to the quater-finals 3 days ago

    R Ashwin picked up his career best ODI figures of 4 for 25 as India thrashed UAE by 9 wickets to register their third big win of the tournament. ...
  • World Cup: Top-order batsmen need to fire against Proteas, says Kapil Dev February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev feels that India's top-order batsmen need to take more responsibility for the team to win against South Africa, who have a potent bowling attack led by the dangerous Dale Steyn. India have been bogged down by losing wickets in a cluster as they lost...
  • World Cup 2015: India have lot of match-winners, says Ganguly February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian batting line-up may seem to be heavily reliant on Virat Kohli, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the team has more than one player to depend on as far as one-day cricket is concerned. "In one-day Internationals, there are a lot of match winners. Rohit...
  • World Cup 2015: Can Suresh Raina be India's Yuvraj of 2011? February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Rohit Sharma recently called him one of two or three best finishers of a One-Day International innings. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said no one was better equipped in the Indian line-up than him to take on the bowling from ball one. They were both referring to Suresh Raina, limited-overs...
  • World Cup: India have good chance of defending cup, says Gary Kirsten February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India coach Gary Kirsten exuded confidence in the defending champions, asserting that they have what it takes to retain the cricket World Cup crown. "They can retain the title. Absolutely! Everyone seems to write off India but that is a very dangerous thing to do because they know...
  • India can match the likes of Australia and South Africa: Sachin Tendulkar February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday said India can match title contenders Australia and South Africa and advised the defending champions to take it "step by step" in the ongoing ICC World Cup. India kicked off their title defence in style, beating Pakistan by 76 runs on Sunday to...
  • World Cup 2015: India return to practice after a day's break February 12, 2015

    Adelaide: India's location for the practice session here on a sunny Thursday morning was nothing short of scenic. The team took full advantage and went about their regular routine with the normal stretches and warm-ups before they walked out to the nets to prepare for the all-important World Cup tie...
  • World Cup 2015: India move towards a settled XI after win against Afghanistan February 12, 2015

    Adelaide: It may only have been a warm-up match against Afghanistan, the World Cup debutants, but after more than two months of tasting no success on the field, there was no mistaking the seriousness with which India went about business. Hamid Hassan and Dawlat Zadran tested the batsmen early on,...
  • World Cup warm-up: Rohit, Rahane lead India to first win Down Under February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: India crushed minnows Afghanistan by 153 runs in their second and last warm-up fixture at the Adelaide Oval here Tuesday, ahead of the World Cup which starts on February 14. Opting to bat, India piled on 364 for 5 in their 50 overs backed by opener Rohit Sharma's 150. In...
  • Rohit Sharma among ICC's World Cup top 10 debutants February 10, 2015

    Dubai: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been picked by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as one of the debutants to watch out for in the 2015 World Cup that starts in Australia and New Zealand from February 14. Some of these players are spring chickens while others have been playing at...
  • World Cup warm-up: Spotlight on fitness as India take on Australia February 7, 2015

    Adelaide: India will have to recover quickly from the blow of losing pace spearhead Ishant Sharma even as the fitness of Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will be under spotlight as they take on hosts Australia in the opening warm-up game of the ICC World Cup. The defending champions...
  • Wearing the Indian jersey a huge motivation: Rohit Sharma February 7, 2015

    Having missed the 2011 edition of the World Cup, India's right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma on Saturday sounded motivated and confident ahead of a warm-up clash against hosts Australia and for the quadrennial event starting Feb 14. "Once you wear the Indian jersey, it is motivation enough to go and perform on...
  • Yuvraj Singh's World Cup 2015 dream still alive? February 3, 2015

    Yuvraj Singh may become the classic example of 'someone's loss is someone's gain' if India's fitness worries around their four recuperating players don't settle down by February 7 - the day Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar go through a fitness test in Australia. The #LoutegaYuvraj trend may...
  • Ishant, Rohit, Bhuvneshwar, Jadeja to undergo fitness test before WC February 2, 2015

    Adelaide: The fate of India's injured World Cup quartet of Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be decided on February 7 when they undergo a rigorous fitness test ahead of the team's first warm-up game against Australia the very next day. "There will be a two-part fitness...
  • India's five worries ahead of England shootout January 28, 2015

    It's a no-brainer for India and England. A simple equation. Win and go through to play Australia in the final. The two teams, however, took opposite routes to set up a straight shootout. England beat India fair and square in their first meeting, while India, having lost two games in...
  • Injured Rohit Sharma unlikely to play before India's WC warm-ups January 27, 2015

    Perth: The Indian team management has decided not to risk injured opener Rohit Sharma for India's do-or-die cricket tri-series game against England on January 30 and also for the finals in case India happen to win their last round robin encounter in the tournament. Rohit suffered from hamstring injury during the...
  • Blunted bowling leaves World Cup champs India vulnerable January 27, 2015

    Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India will look to chase down -- rather than defend -- the World Cup title they won four years ago. In Rohit Sharma, the only batsman with two 200s in one-day internationals, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and the...
  • Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup, says Ian Chappell January 26, 2015

    Sydney: Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here. "India's World Cup defence is looking as...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI January 25, 2015

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant Sharma...
  • Rohit-Dhawan need to do a Sachin-Ganguly at World Cup January 23, 2015

    Presently, two of the thinking tanks would no doubt be planning, discussing, re-planning strategies to ensure India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the World Cup again making it the third time in 32 years. They have been given a team to execute the job with no ifs and buts. They cannot...
  • Sledging was worse two decades ago: Andrew Flintoff January 22, 2015

    London: The ICC's recently-promised crackdown on sledging might make it seem that players are behaving badly more often right now but former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff feels the on-field altercations were 10 times worse a couple of decades ago. The ICC has warned of strict action, including bans, if players cross...
  • Spats look uglier on TV than on the field: Ricky Ponting January 21, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting opines that the on-field spats look "uglier" on TV than they actually are and the fine imposed on David Warner after his altercation with India's Rohit Sharma was more a result of camera footage than the "real picture". Warner, whose on-field behaviour has been under...
  • I would not like to see kids sledging on field: Glenn McGrath January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says playing with a passion was a must for cricketers but he would not appreciate if kids are involved in fiery on-field spats. In the ongoing India's tour of Australia, six separate incidents have been reported for poor player behaviour with David Warner being...
  • Indian media slams David Warner's sledging antics January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian media on Tuesday lashed out at David Warner over his repeated verbal clashes with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's touring team, demanding the aggressive Australian opener be reined in. "Brakes on motormouth Warner" and "Talkative Warner crosses the line" read two headlines in Indian newspapers after Warner was fined 50...
  • David Warner warned by Cricket Australia to mend ways January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Volatile Australian batsman David Warner was on Monday warned by his cricket Board boss to "stop looking for trouble" after he engaged in verbal spat with Indian opener Rohit Sharma during the tri-series match between their sides on Sunday. Warner was fined 50 per cent of his match fee from...
  • David Warner's 'thuggish' behaviour has gone too far: Martin Crowe January 19, 2015

    Brisbane: Slamming Australian opener David Warner for his 'thuggish' behaviour in recent times, former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said that it's time cricket takes a cue from football and introduces yellow and red cards for on-field misconduct. "Watching from the luxury of my couch and after hearing numerous accounts...
  • Don't cross the line in aggression, Darren Lehmann tells Aussies January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann on Monday warned his wards against "crossing the line" in on-field aggression but conceded that the side would always "teeter pretty close" to the edge. The verbal spat between David Warner and Rohit Sharma during the tri-series cricket match yesterday, which Australia won by four...