Zimbabwe

  • Report card: Mohit, Unadkat the pick of India's rookies in Zimbabwe August 4, 2013

    Following the 5-0 sweep, Cricketnext rates the performances of the four players who earned ODI caps in Zimbabwe. Mohit Sharma Mohit, who made his Ranji Trophy debut for Haryana in the 2011-12 season, was called up into India's ODI squad with key pacers Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • Kohli credits his success as India captain to Dhoni August 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: Virat Kohli, who led India to an emphatic 5-0 series whitewash over Zimbabwe, on Saturday credited his success as captain to MS Dhoni and said he is learning the tricks of the trade "from the big man himself". Under Kohli's leadership, India on Saturday created history by recording their first-ever...
  • Record-setting Amit Mishra makes Zimbabwe dance to his tune August 4, 2013

    Bulawayo: Amit Mishra on Saturday had a ball at the Queens Sports Club as India completed a 5-0 sweep of the hosts, claiming the best bowling figures by an Indian against Zimbabwe in ODIs and equalling the record for most wickets in a bilateral series. The 30-year-old legspinner took a...
  • 5th ODI: Amit Mishra's six spin India to 5-0 over Zimbabwe August 3, 2013

    Amit Mishra proved too hot for Zimbabwe on a chilly morning at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, claiming a national record 6 for 48 as India bowled the hosts out for 163 in 39.5 overs en route to a 5-0 sweep - just the fourth time in their history...
  • Mishra equals world record for most wickets in ODI series August 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: Indian legspinner Amit Mishra on Saturday equalled the world record for most wickets in a bilateral ODI series after grabbing a career-best six-wicket haul in the fifth and final one-dayer against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Mishra's personal best of 6 for 48 in 8.5 overs on Saturday took his series tally...
  • Omar Abdullah irked at Rasool's continued omission August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian team in Zimbabwe once again overlooked Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) allrounder Parvez Rasool for an international debut by not including him in the inconsequential fifth ODI despite a request from the state's chief minister Omar Abdullah. As a result, the minister is annoyed. Soon after Virat Kohli...
  • India vs Zimbabwe 2013, 5th ODI: As it happened August 3, 2013

    TOSS: India win the toss and have decided to field. If India win today, it will be their first ever clean sweep overseas after the three previous ones all coming at home. For the hosts, it represents another chance to turn around their short-term fortunes, yet the poor form of their seniors...
  • Give Parvez Rasool a chance to prove himself: Omar Abdullah to BCCI August 3, 2013

    Srinagar: Disappointed at Parvez Rasool's non-inclusion in the playing XI of Indian cricket team in the ongoing Zimbabwe tour, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said BCCI should give him a chance to prove himself. "Come on BCCI give the young man [Rasool] a chance to prove himself,"...
  • India primed for fourth 5-0 ODI sweep August 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: With a facile nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club, the Indian cricket team has a chance to attain their fourth 5-0 series margin in the final match here on Saturday. India have in the past only thrice swept five-match ODI series - all within the last...
  • Lack of application has been a problem: Chigumbura August 2, 2013

    Bulawayo: His batting is the lone positive for Zimbabwe in what has been a thoroughly disappointing ODI series against India and allrounder Elton Chigumbura feels the lack of application on part of the batsmen has played a part in his side's dismal outing. The allrounder, who was unbeaten on 50 as...
  • 5th ODI: Zimbabwe aim to restore pride, India at 5-0 August 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: India will be eyeing just their fourth 5-0 series sweep ever as one-sided series comes to a close with the final ODI at the Queens Sports Club on Saturday. The dead rubber represents another chance for Zimbabwe to turn around their short-term fortunes, yet the poor form of...
  • It feels like a dream: Mohit Sharma August 2, 2013

    Bulawayo: Only the second Indian cricketer to be adjudged Man of the Match on ODI debut, pacer Mohit Sharma said it all felt like a dream even though he was preparing for this moment for a long time. Mohit's 2 for 26 in 10 overs, including three maidens, in the fourth...
  • Mohit Sharma cashes in on his ODI opportunity August 2, 2013

    Bulawayo: After Ambati Rayudu in the first ODI and Jaydev Unadkat in the second, it was Mohit Sharma's turn to impress as India's second-string side produced another stirring debutant. On ODI debut against a weak Zimbabwe side, Mohit turned in a solid performance: 10-3-26-2 to stymie Zimbabwe's batsmen and help...
  • India a very good ODI team: Jonty Rhodes August 1, 2013

    Rhodes, who is in India for a promotional event, praised the way India have been playing in the ODIs lately. ...
  • Kohli eyes Zimbabwe whitewash after 4th consecutive win August 1, 2013

    Bulawayo: After hammering minnows Zimbabwe yet again, India skipper Virat Kohli now has his eyes trained on a 5-0 clean sweep of the hosts in the ODI series. India on Thursday thrashed Zimbabwe by nine wickets for a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. "Definitely (that's the aim). We want to...
  • Mohit Sharma becomes 2nd Indian to win MOM award on ODI debut August 1, 2013

    Bulawayo: On Thursday at the Queens Sports Club, India's Mohit Sharma was named the Man of the Match for his figures of 2 for 26 which helped set up India's nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe. It marked only the second instance that an Indian cricketer had won the match award on...
  • 4th ODI: Bowlers, Rohit and Raina thrive as India keep winning August 1, 2013

    The stage changed but the script was much the same, with India's bowlers continuing to play the lead role and Zimbabwe's assembly of understudies remaining overwhelmed. After three wins in Harare, India went up 4-0 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on the back of another fine bowling performance...
  • After 13 Tests, Cheteshwar Pujara makes his ODI debut August 1, 2013

    Bulawayo: After 13 Test matches, from which he has scored two double-centuries, talented Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was on Thursday handed his first ODI cap. Pujara was chosen to open the innings with Rohit Sharma in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, thus becoming the 198th Indian to receive an ODI...
  • As it happened: India vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI August 1, 2013

    TOSS: India win the toss and will field. TEAM NEWS: Shikhar Dhawan has been rested while Vinay Kumar is out with a niggle. Zimbabwe remain unchanged. India lead the series 3-0. For India, the last two games in Bulawayo present the opportunity to test their bench strength further; for hosts Zimbabwe,...
  • As Zimbabwe counts ballots, police warn against leaked election results August 1, 2013

    Zimbabwe police vowed to crack down on any attempts to leak early results from Tuesday's vote, complicating plans by some civic groups to pre-empt official announcements by the country's election commission. The move means it could be hours before the first officially collated results trickle in from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission,...
  • India, Zimbabwe likely to make changes for 4th ODI August 1, 2013

    Bulawayo: India have remained tight-lipped about their intentions but Zimbabwe expect to face a changed team when the two sides meet in the fourth one-day international in Bulawayo on Thursday. The Indians have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, having shown a strong desire to win by...
  • We can still beat India: Zim assistant coach July 31, 2013

    Bulawayo: They might have already lost the five-match ODI series after conceding an unassailable 0-3 lead to India, but Zimbabwe still feel that they can spring a surprise in the remaining two games, beginning here on Thursday. Zimbabwe assistant coach Stephen Mangongo said despite trailing 0-3 in the series, his men...
  • Zimbabweans cast votes as presidential polls begin July 31, 2013

    Zimbabweans voted on Wednesday in a fiercely contested election pitting President Robert Mugabe against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who has vowed to push Africa's oldest leader into retirement after 33 years in power. With no reliable opinion polls, it is hard to say whether the 61-year-old Tsvangirai will succeed in his...
  • 4th ODI: Dead rubber but live issues for India, Zimbabwe July 31, 2013

    Bulawayo: India have already wrapped up the series but the fourth ODI at the Queens Sports Club on Thursday persons them an opportunity to test our their bench strength and extend their authority. For hosts Zimbabwe, who have struggled to compete on the same level as their opponents in all...
  • Dalmiya hails India's hat-trick of triumphs July 29, 2013

    Kolkata: BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on Monday congratulated Team India for sealing the ODI series in Zimbabwe. Terming it a hattrick of triumphs, Dalmiya said in a statement, "I congratulate the Indian cricket team for yet another series victory abroad." "The fact that they are putting up a good show...
  • Kohli needs to tone down his aggression: Azharuddin July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Former skipper Mohammad Azharuddin considers Virat Kohli as the future captain of India but said the young cricketer needs to tone down his aggression and behave like a leader. "He has to tone down. You cannot be like that always. I know he is very good player. He has...
  • Zimbabwe's Ray Price retires from international cricket July 29, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwean left-arm spinner Ray Price, part of the team for the ongoing ODIs against India, has decided to call it quits from international cricket in the middle of the five-match series after failing to get a single game so far. The 37-year-old will not travel with the team for the...