TEST SERIES

  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni 4 days ago

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't come...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready December 21, 2014

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia, says Mark Taylor December 14, 2014

    Adelaide: Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor has come out and praised Virat Kohli for the way he marshalled the Indian team in the first Test, saying the young batsman knows how to play cricket Down Under. The match ended in the hosts' favour by 48 runs and gave them a...
  • No budging on DRS for stand-in India captain Virat Kohli December 8, 2014

    Stand-in India captain Virat Kohli has stuck to the party line on cricket's decision review system (DRS), saying his team would only endorse its use if it were 100 percent accurate. India's four-Test series against Australia will go ahead without the use of the sometimes controversial DRS, with the tourists rejecting...
  • Injured Dhoni ruled out of 1st Test, Kohli to lead India in Adelaide December 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, after regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out with a thumb injury. Dhoni was initially slated to sit out the opening Test of the series to rest an injured thumb but after the rescheduling in the wake...
  • Clarke to play 1st Test against India, Hughes named 13th man December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke will play in what is expected to be an emotion-charged first Test against India after overcoming a hamstring injury to take his place in the Adelaide Oval match. Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says Clarke is "100 percent fit" and will lead a team Tuesday that includes...
  • Happy on being selected for Australia tour, says KL Rahul December 6, 2014

    Rahul, the 22-year-old batsman from Karnataka, made it to India's 19-member Test squad for the tour of Australia. ...
  • Australia face biggest mental battle in first Test, says Ricky Ponting December 6, 2014

    An Australia team still mourning the tragic death of Phillip Hughes face the biggest mental battle of their careers in playing the first Test against India next week, according to former captain Ricky Ponting. Australia host the first match of the four-Test series in Adelaide from Tuesday, less than a week...
  • Chris Gayle 'injured' for SA tour, but fit to play T20s December 4, 2014

    Cape Town: West Indies opener Chris Gayle will continue to play for South African franchise Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League, despite pulling out of the Test tour starting later this month. Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana confirmed that Gayle would suit up for Sunday's semi-final against Knights, and if...
  • 3rd Test: McCullum, Williamson put NZ on driver's seat at stumps on Day 3 November 29, 2014

    Sharjah: Brendon McCullum smashed a double-hundred but Kane Williamson missed his by eight runs as New Zealand posted their highest total against Pakistan in the third Test in Sharjah on Saturday. McCullum hit 202 while Williamson made 192 as New Zealand closed the third day at 637-8 with a world...
  • Australia-India first Test postponed, new date yet to be announced November 29, 2014

    The first Test match between Australia and India in Brisbane will not start on December 4 as scheduled, Cricket Australia announced on Saturday. The statement is made by the cricket board following the tragic death of Australian opening batsman Phillip Hughes from a bouncer during a domestic match. Details about the Test...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • Australia-India Test still in limbo after Phillip Hughes' death November 28, 2014

    Emotions were still too raw in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes to make a decision on whether to go ahead with next week's first Test against India, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday. Indian cricket officials were being kept closely informed, Sutherland added, and had...
  • Couple of two-day matches not sufficient to open Australia tour, says Ganguly November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough. India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and play two practice...
  • Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq hail exciting Dubai Test November 22, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand and Pakistan captains Brendon McCullum and Misbah-ul Haq hailed the riveting Test between their countries which ended in an exciting draw on Friday. Pakistan, set to chase 261 in a possible 72 overs, finished 65 runs short at 196 for 5. Both teams could have won though. The result...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni goes hunting for bats ahead of Australia tour November 19, 2014

    Meerut: Recuperating from his thumb injury, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is making himself battle-ready for the upcoming tour of Australia and the Indian skipper was seen spending long hours selecting bats. Dhoni, who missed the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka has also been ruled out of the first Test in Brisbane...
  • When Rahul Dravid's two-minute pep talk changed KL Rahul's life November 19, 2014

    It was an Under-13 tournament when a skinny Lokesh Rahul came across his childhood hero Rahul Dravid whose tips changed the Karnataka batsman's life, recollects the youngster's coach Samuel Jayaraj. Karnataka State Cricket Association coach Jayaraj saw an 11-year-old Rahul bat for the first time at the cricket academy in Mangalore....
  • Peter Siddle warns India's stand-in Test skipper Virat Kohli November 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia paceman Peter Siddle has wasted little time throwing a psychological dagger at India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, saying the batsman could expect a harsh reception from players and fans on tour Down Under. Fans at Brisbane's Gabba gave England paceman Stuart Broad a welcome he would never forget in...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq proud as Pakistan's best Test captain November 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Misbah-ul Haq said he felt proud to become his country's most successful captain, four years after he was handed the job in the post spot-fixing scandal which left Pakistan cricket in tatters. The 40-year-old achieved his 15th Test win when Pakistan routed New Zealand by 248 runs in Abu...
  • Chris Gayle returns for West Indies tour of South Africa November 13, 2014

    Hard-hitting left-hander Chris Gayle will return to the West Indies squad for their tour of South Africa after recovering from a back injury. Gayle was not involved in the ill-fated trip to India last month during which a dispute between players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) led to the...
  • Tests not a priority for India: Stuart Clark November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australian Test seamer Stuart Clark Tuesday said the decision to rest skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the first Test against Australia shows that India place greater emphasis on the 2015 World Cup rather than the upcoming series, both to be played Down Under. India are scheduled to play four...
  • Will work on bat speed to prepare for bouncy tracks: KL Rahul November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It was during a drinks break of the Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Monday that KL Rahul got the news of his selection in the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia but he said he was only concerned about winning the...
  • Indian hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh achieves 100 international caps November 8, 2014

    Perth: Defender Rupinder Pal Singh on Saturday achieved a memorable milestone in his hockey career by appearing in his 100th international match while leading the Indian team against Australia in the third Test on Saturday. Rupinder led India to 1-0 win in Sardar Singh's absence. Playing as a fullback, Rupinder is considered...
  • Test matches will always be on top, says Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that Test cricket will remain supreme despite the rising popularity of Twenty20, even as he acknowledged that the shortest format has helped players to innovate in their techniques. Speaking to reporters at the launch of his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' at Lord's Cricket Ground,...
  • Mark Craig ready for spin challenge against Pakistan November 7, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: New Zealand's off-spinner Mark Craig on Friday admitted facing Pakistan in the three-Test series will be a big challenge but his team-mates were ready for it. The 27-year-old, who made a remarkable debut with eight wickets against the West Indies in June this year, will supplement the slow bowling...
  • India stun world champions Australia 2-1 to level hockey series November 5, 2014

    Perth: The Indian men's hockey team bounced back in style against Australia, beating the World Champions 2-1 to level the four-match test series at 1-1 here on Wednesday. India started aggressively and kept the opponents' defence busy in the first two quarters. They managed to sneak into Australian defence-line and...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar attributes three Ds for Australia success November 4, 2014

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis said on Tuesday that determination, dedication and discipline had been the keys to his team's first series win over Australia in 20 years. Pakistan annihilated Australia by 356 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday to win the two-match series 2-0, their first...
  • India face Australia in first hockey Test November 3, 2014

    Perth: A well-prepared India will take on World Champions Australia in the first of the four-match Test series at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Tuesday. As part of their preparation for the upcoming Champions Trophy, India are set to take up the challenge of facing the strong Australian team. "It's exciting times...
  • Coach Darren Lehmann admits Australia failed to adapt October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's cricket coach Darren Lehmann Monday refused to blame the Dubai pitch and instead admitted his team didn't play well during their 221-run defeat against Pakistan in the first Test. Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series on the back of a maiden five wicket haul (5 for...
  • Mohammad Hafeez recovers from hand injury October 16, 2014

    Islamabad: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has fully recovered from a hand injury and is fit for next week's first Test against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, Hafeez missed the one-off Twenty20 and the three one-day internationals against Australia after injuring his left hand during a practice match at...