Test Cricket

  • Sachin's feats incredible, but Lara best: Kallis 03-03-2014 07:08 PM

    Cape Town: Retired South African allrounder Jacques Kallis would not rate Sachin Tendulkar as the best batsman he has played against but said the Indian legend has "tremendously" helped in taking the game forward by playing with the right spirit throughout his illustrious career. "He (Tendulkar) has done a tremendous...
  • Cricket going to have 11th Test nation? 31-01-2014 07:28 AM

    The ICC Board has floated the idea of adding another Test nation to the existing ten during its two-day meeting in Dubai, ESPNCricinfo has reported. According to the report, the Associate nation winning ICC's Intercontinental Cup would play the lowest-ranked Test nation on a home-and-away basis. A win for the...
  • India, Australia, England bid to re-shape world cricket 25-01-2014 09:00 AM

    London: Cricket's power-brokers meet next week amid an apparent threat from India to withdraw from major global events unless there is radical reform of the International Cricket Council. The draft proposal to be discussed at a two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai on January 28 and 29 calls for more...
  • I want to hit a 100 in every innings I play: Cheteshwar Pujara 15-10-2013 10:49 AM

    New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara is touted as the heir to the throne left vacant by Rahul Dravid at No. 3 in Test cricket. His three triple centuries and eight 200-plus scores in first-class cricket testify that, and Pujara doesn't want that run to cease, hoping to scale greater heights on...
  • Bangladesh need discipline in batting against New Zealand

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    Three years ago, a strong New Zealand team came to Bangladesh to play an ODI series. During that time, the New Zealand Cricket Board asked...

  • Sachin Tendulkar will be asked to quit after 200th Test: report 30-09-2013 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: Since Sachin Tendulkar has given no indications of retiring after playing his 200th Test, the BCCI has made up it's mind to ask India's greatest cricketer to retire following his landmark test, the Mumbai Mirror reported on Monday. Tendulkar will make his 200th appearance in Test cricket in...
  • I love T20, but respect my Test success too: Chris Gayle 22-08-2013 05:57 PM

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has expressed dismay at the perception that he gives his best for Twenty20 as a freelancer across the globe and is referred to as a "mercenary" against the backdrop of a surge in cash-rich T20 league even as the primacy of...
  • New Zealand appeal for more Tests 22-08-2013 09:38 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill on Thursday joined calls for more international matches for the Black Caps as they struggle to lift their profile. Guptill, who has been in impressive form in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), said New Zealand would struggle to improve on its eighth-placed Test ranking...
  • Dravid wants open approach towards day-night Tests 20-08-2013 03:07 PM

    London: Former India captain Rahul Dravid wants cricket administrators to approach the introduction of day-night Tests with an open mind to bolster the dwindling popularity of the longer format among spectators. The idea of floodlit Test cricket, possibly played with a pink, orange or yellow ball, in more spectator-friendly hours...
  • Comparison with Dravid is a morale-booster for me: Pujara 02-07-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: Known for his sound technique and insatiable appetite for runs, Cheteshwar Pujara believes he has it in himself to succeed Rahul Dravid at the crucial number three position in the Test side and says comparison with his childhood idol acts as a "morale-booster". "It's a big compliment for...
  • ICC cricket committee recommends legitimising switch-hit 29-05-2013 11:40 PM

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Committee (ICC) on Wednesday took a couple of key decisions while concluding the two-day meeting of its cricket committee in London, including setting a marker for Test playing nations to keep their Test status intact. In an attempt to ensure that Test cricket was protected,...
  • What Is Virat Kohli thinking?

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Virat Kohli, as a cricketer, makes you think. When he led India to the 2008 Under-19 World Cup triumph, he made those watching think of...

  • Stagnating Indian cricket must turn to youth

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Where do India go from here? Even in the days when they were lambs abroad, they were usually tigers at home. Now they are pussycats,...

  • Suresh Raina eyes India Test spot 13-11-2012 05:00 PM

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  • Raina keen to cement Test berth 01-09-2012 07:31 PM

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  • Dhoni's tactics killing Test cricket 31-08-2012 03:27 PM

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  • Cook surprised by speed of Test ascent 31-08-2012 09:53 AM

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  • A knock at cricket's administrative door

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    The other day my son was learning how to cycle - to put it right, the act of balancing. "If you don't pay attention, the...

  • Adios Laxman, for right or wrong

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    A very, very special career innings has come to an end. VVS Laxman, the backbone of the Indian middle order for the past decade, has...