VIRAT KOHLI

  • 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...
  • Bowlers, Dhawan under the scanner as India battle England January 19, 2015

    India, with all the trash talk that is going around about their bowling, did reasonably well at the fag end of the match, taking it to the second last over when the match should have been over well before that, considering the start they got. But given our track record...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket January 15, 2015

    A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man-of-the-Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in...
  • Snapshot: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma spotted together in Sydney January 15, 2015

    So what if Virat Kohli is in Sydney for the Tri-Series between India, England and Australia? When it comes to being with his special someone he does everything to take time out of his busy schedule. Virat was spotted with Anushka in Australia recently. Take a look. ...
  • Virat Kohli must have say in new coach selection: Dean Jones January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones believes Test skipper Virat Kohli must have a say in the selection of the new India coach which will be decided after the cricket World Cup starting next month. Incumbent India coach Duncan Fletcher's contract with the BCCI expires after the World Cup that will...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting legend Rahul Dravid had backed Virat Kohli to lead the Indian cricket team on a long- term basis, describing him as the ideal leader around whom the country can plan its Test future. Kohli led the Indian side in two matches in the just-concluded Test series in Australia,...
  • Virat Kohli meets Roger Federer, expresses awe January 12, 2015

    Sydney: His idol Sachin Tendulkar has often got clicked with Roger Federer during Wimbledon and on Monday it was the turn of Indian cricket team's batting maestro Virat Kohli to meet the Swiss tennis legend. "A Day i'll never forget. Greatness on and off the court. @rogerfederer Absolute legend," Kohli tweeted after...
  • Sourav Ganguly puts his faith in Virat Kohli as Test captain January 11, 2015

    The comparisons will be inevitable but former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said it is unfair to equate the leadership skills of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and newly-appointed Test captain Virat Kohli, who will only become better with experience. "There will be a strong urge to compare Kohli and Dhoni. I...
  • India in Australia: Consistent Kohli's inconsistent India falters again January 11, 2015

    A Test series win in Australia still remains a pipe dream for India as once again a tour Down Under has gone by where the visitors were caught napping, crouching and fighting for their survival on an occasion which was apt to take home the Border-Gavaskar trophy with the opposition...
  • Steve Smith, Virat Kohli: New captains breaking records January 10, 2015

    Sydney: India may have hung on to claim a draw against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, limiting the series defeat to 2-0, but the four-Test series will be remembered more for the performances of opposing young captains Virat Kohli of India and Australia's Steve Smith. Kohli scored four...
  • Need to improve bowling big time: Virat Kohli January 10, 2015

    Sydney: He is quite proud of the "character and composure" that the Indian cricket team showed in the lost Test series against Australia but skipper Virat Kohli on Friday made it clear that fighting spirit alone cannot make up for the side's poor bowling, which needs to improve "big time". The...
  • We have given a tough fight to Australia: Virat Kohli January 10, 2015

    Sydney: He "hates" defeats but Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday said that he was not too disappointed by the Test series loss to Australia as his team put up a tough fight, displaying "intent and character" all through. The Indians lost 0-2 after drawing the last two matches and Kohli,...
  • 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...
  • 4th Test: India manage a nervous draw, Australia win series 2-0 January 10, 2015

    It seemed the Adelaide nightmare will return to haunt India in the final session of the Sydney Test as well, but some sensible batting by Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed the hosts to overcome a five-wicket loss post tea to secure a nervous draw but lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 5 at the SCG January 10, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front...
  • Virat Kohli best-placed Indian at No.2 in ICC ODI ranking January 9, 2015

    Dubai: Prolific batsman Virat Kohli is the best-placed Indian at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking list, which also has out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the top 10. Kohli, who is currently leading India against Australia in the fourth and final Test in...
  • 4th Test: Australia take control on Day 4, lead India by 348 January 9, 2015

    Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front on the fourth day of the Sydney Test - putting an Indian win...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 January 9, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 9, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • 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...
  • 4th Test: Kohli, Rahul tons lead India's fightback, still trail by 230 on Day 3 January 8, 2015

    KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were still trailing by 230 runs with Kohli (140) and Wriddhiman Saha (14)...
  • KL Rahul overcomes debut jitters with maiden ton at SCG January 8, 2015

    Young Karnataka opener KL Rahul announced his arrival to Test cricket with a maiden century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test against Australia. After being promoted as an opener, the 22-year-old batsman looked solid in his approach, ripping apart the Australian attack with...