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  • I will be soon playing for Team India, says Irfan Pathan 3 days ago

    Out-of-favour Indian pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of making a "comeback" to the national fold and said that he would focus on the Ranji Trophy matches to make his presence felt. "I will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the...
  • BCCI awards Micromax 2014-15 title sponsorship for Rs 18 crore 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Marketing Committee of the BCCI on Thursday awarded the Title Sponsorship for the International Series and Domestic Tournaments to be played in India during the 2014-15 season to Micromax Informatics Limited for an approximate fee of Rs 18 crore. According to a BCCI release, "The winning bid for...
  • Eager to find out what went wrong with Team India: Ravi Shastri August 20, 2014

    The newly-appointed Team India Director, Ravi Shastri, is on a mission to find out what actually went wrong with a team that created history at Lord's but turned into pushovers in the last three Tests of the series against England. BCCI on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to India's support staff, appointing...
  • Manchester loss raises doubt over India's ability to fight back August 12, 2014

    Manchester: India's abject surrender in the fourth cricket Test against England has come under attack from former cricketers, some of whom have raised serious questions marks over the team's ability to stage a fightback in the final match of the series, starting August 15 at The Oval. With the five-match series...
  • Indian cricket team tours Manchester United football club August 6, 2014

    Manchester: As it prepares to lock horns with England in the fourth cricket Test here, the Indian team took a tour of 'Theatre of Dreams', home of Manchester United football club, learning about one of the greatest sporting legacies. A bus carrying team India arrived in the premises of the Old...
  • India to play three ODIs in Bangladesh before touring England May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: India's Cricket Board has finalised a short three-match ODI series in Bangladesh next month before the Indian team embarks on its lengthy tour of England lasting for over two months. "We want to give some practice to our players (who are now playing only IPL games--T20 matches), as the England...
  • World T20: Everything working for Team India so far March 31, 2014

    India have been the form team of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 thus far and the only unbeaten side in the tournament. Having already secured their semi-final berth, India cemented their place atop Group 2 of the Super 10 phase on Sunday by crushing Australia by 73 runs at the...
  • India: Batting solid, bowling iffy, World T20 record lopsided March 20, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back at the helm, but fans will hope he has left his denial mode back in Ranchi, and India recognise the need to resurrect their World Twenty20 record in the fifth edition in Bangladesh. India are undoubtedly carrying the best assembly of T20 bats to reclaim the...
  • BCCI has no plans to remove Fletcher as of now: Patel March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday made it clear that under-fire coach of the Indian team Duncan Fletcher has its "full backing and support" and there was no immediate plans to remove him despite calls for his ouster from batting icon like Sunil Gavaskar. Fletcher was summoned by the BCCI chief...
  • Time has come for Duncan Fletcher to go, says Sunil Gavaskar March 10, 2014

    After disaster tours of South Africa, New Zealand and early exit from Asia Cup pressure is piling up on India's coach Duncan Fletcher. Former captain and India's legend Sunil Gavaskar feels that a younger coach can help Team India. "It (Indian cricket) seems to be in a freefall that looks...
  • Has Team India's touring think-tank defied national selectors? March 6, 2014

    More than two months into 2014 and less than a year from their World Cup title defence, India have beaten just Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The fact that they have conceded the No. 1 ODI rank and No. 2 Test rank to Australia adds insult to injury. But the team isn't...
  • Brijesh Patel named team manager for World T20 March 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Former India Test player and Karnataka State Cricket Association Secretary Brijesh Patel has been named manager of Indian cricket team for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6, KSCA said in a release. Patel had worked as chairman of the national selection...
  • How Team India can return to winning ways March 4, 2014

    Sixty-three days have passed in 2014 and the only team India have been able to beat so far is Bangladesh and will likely add Afghanistan to that list in another day's time. If quality players line up as bricks in a team's rebuilding phase, winning culture provides the cement to hold...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams Team India for 'abysmal' work ethics March 4, 2014

    New Delhi:The Indian cricket team's run of poor form has prompted former captain Sunil Gavaskar to come down heavily on the beleaguered players, questioning their "abysmal work ethic" following the side's defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup. India suffered a nerve-wracking one-wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan...
  • Harbhajan can make a comeback to Team India : Sourav Ganguly February 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Out of favour he might be right now but former Indian captain former captain Sourav Ganguly feels seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh can make a comeback if the selectors look beyond those favoured by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "I think Bhajji can make a comeback to the national side in both...
  • BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher? February 21, 2014

    Questions have been raised over Team India's performance after failing to win even a single match across all formats on their last two tours of South Africa and New Zealand, prompting the BCCI to mull over sacking coach Duncan Fletcher. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the board is...
  • Former Team India manager Amitabh Choudhary to contest LS polls January 30, 2014

    Former Team India Manager Amitabh Choudhary on Thursday said he will contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Ranchi Lok Sabha Constituency. "I will contest from Ranchi Lok Sabha constituency," Jharkhand State Cricket Association president, said in Ranchi on Thursday, but did not say if he would join a political party to...
  • Unidentified people pelt stones at MS Dhoni's house in Ranchi October 24, 2013

    Ranchi: Unidentified people attacked Mahendra Singh Dhoni's residence as he played Australia in the city on Wednesday. They allegedly pelted stones at the house but no one was hurt. The incident took place in the backdrop of the fourth India-Australia ODI match, which had to be abandoned because of rains....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 30, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • How India have fared when MS Dhoni has been rested July 19, 2013

    The upcoming tour of Zimbabwe will be the fifth that India will play without MS Dhoni since he took over as full-time captain in all three formats in 2008. India's packed schedule in recent years, with the IPL thrown in, has compelled Dhoni to prioritise and take adequate rest before...
  • I will strive hard to bounce back: Harbhajan July 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: Shocked at constantly being ignored by the selectors, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday said he would make every bit of effort in the next few months to make a comeback into the national side. "I will strive hard in the next 2-3 months and do every bit to bounce back...
  • Indian selectors' foresight brought the Champions Trophy home June 26, 2013

    When MS Dhoni and his boys - clad in white ICC jackets - held the Champions Trophy aloft, a certain five men did their own set of high-fives for taking decisions in the best interest of Indian cricket. The Indian selectors deserve a fair share of the applause Team India...
  • Team India will be under strict watch during Champions Trophy: reports May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: As BCCI President N Srinivasan refuses to step aside over the IPL scandal, the board seems to be in damage control mode. Reports say that strict measures are being taken for the Champions Trophy. Reports say that Team India manager Ranjib Biswal has been asked not to permit...
  • Watch: Mixed reactions of fans on Dhoni's silence on IPL scandal May 29, 2013

    While some fans say Team India and Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is justified in not commenting on the IPL fixing scandal, many say he should hold a separate press conference to speak out on the row. ...
  • Indian players self-involved, not focused: Kapil January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and some other players have lost their focus after winning the 2011 World Cup and the players are putting their self-interest ahead of the team. "After the World Cup win, I feel they [Dhoni and other players] have lost...
  • Karthikeyan, Chandhok excited ahead of Race of Champions November 8, 2012

    Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok are ready to represent Team India at the Race of Champions slated for December 14-16 in Bangkok. ...
  • I'm much stronger now, says Ishant Sharma October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Describing the time away from cricket as the "worst phase of my life", pacer Ishant Sharma says he is now mentally stronger to make a comeback into the Indian team. "I think I am mentally and physically much stronger now after having gone through the worst phase of...
  • Dhoni more confused than aggressive of late October 4, 2012

    MS Dhoni asks a left-arm spinner to open the bowling in a Test. Some may term that aggressive, but when Dhoni does not give the bowler a silly point (to right-hander, of course) you can only call it absurd. In a Twenty20 international, Dhoni gives his fast bowler two slips....
  • 'Superstitious' India drop new T20 jersey September 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Team India will not be wearing their new T20 jersey, which was unveiled with much fanfare recently by Nike, at the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka due to a 'superstition', DNA reported on Saturday. When MS Dhoni's men played the second T20 international against New Zealand at Vizag...
  • Senior India team lauds U-19 World Champions August 26, 2012

    Hyderabad: Members of the senior India team complimented their Under-19 counterparts for winning the World Cup in Australia after their own victory in the first Test against New Zealand here Sunday. Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said: "We were watching and following what was going on in the final in our dressing...