Zimbabwe

  • Rohit Sharma enjoying his 'best and most satisfying phase' July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Rohit Sharma's success in the role of an opener has given a new lease of life to his international career and the promising batsman believes that the current run of form has been "the best and most satisfying phase" since he donned India colours. "From the point of view...
  • DDCA's Jain appointed team manager for Zimbabwe tour July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) joint secretary Ravi Jain has been appointed manager of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, where it will play five ODIs between July 24 and August 3. "It is a matter of great honour for Delhi & District Cricket...
  • Rasool arrives at NCA, works on his fitness with trainers July 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Parvez Rasool, who became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to be included in the Indian team, spent his first day at the National Cricket Academy preparing for the upcoming tour to Zimbabwe beginning July 24. Hailing from Beijbehara, a small town in Kashmir, the off-spinner arrived at the...
  • Three dropped from Zimbabwe squad for India ODI series July 8, 2013

    Zimbabwe dropped three players as they named a slimmed down squad for the one-day international series against India starting later this month. Seamers Shingi Masakadza and Tinashe Panyangara and wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva were left out after playing in May's home series win over Bangladesh, the country's cricket union said on Sunday....
  • Pak-born Raza in Zimbabwe squad for India series July 7, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan-born cricketer Sikander Raza, who recently made his debut against Bangladesh in a home series, has been named in the 16-member Zimbabwe squad, led by Brendon Taylor, that will take on India in a five-match ODI series starting July 24, here. Born in Sialkot in the northeast of Pakistan, Raza...
  • End of the road for Sehwag, Gambhir and Yuvraj? July 6, 2013

    India's ICC Champions Trophy squad was a blueprint of the 2015 World Cup and the young Indian team did exceedingly well. Excluding seniors like Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan for the Champions Trophy and the subsequent tri-series in the West Indies hinted at the dawn of...
  • Jammu and Kashmir rejoices Rasool's inclusion into Indian team July 6, 2013

    Jammu: With young Parvez Rasool etching his name into record books after being named in the Indian squad for the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe, JKCA and former cricketers on Friday termed his selection as a historic day for the state and said his elevation will open up doors for...
  • Virat Kohli named India captain for Zimbabwe tour July 5, 2013

    Keeping the low-profile five ODI series against Zimbabwe in mind, the national selectors have picked up a squad comprising of new faces to be led by Virat Kohli. ...
  • J&K star Parvez Rasool in team India July 5, 2013

    The 24-year-old Parvez Rasool is the first player from Jammu and Kashmir to be named in the Indian side. ...
  • My hardwork has been rewarded, says Parvez Rasool July 5, 2013

    Srinagar: Parvez Rasool was modest yet honest in his admission that he did expect a national call-up after his seven-wicket haul against the mighty Australians earlier this year. "I am very happy that my name has been included in the Indian team. I did a lot of hard work this season,...
  • Zaheer Khan played a big role in my improvement, says Jaydev Unadkat July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Jaydev Unadkat, who has earned a recall into the Indian squad for the tour of Zimbabwe, is thankful to Zaheer Khan for helping him improve as a cricketer during his stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the sixth edition of IPL. "Zak (Zaheer) had a big role to...
  • Ranji Trophy performance helped my selection: Mohit Sharma July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: He was touted as the 'find of IPL 6' but 24-year-old Mohit Sharma believes that his two seasons of hardwork in the Ranji Trophy has paid dividends rather than his 20 wickets in the cash-rich league. "IPL has got me recognition but my 44 wickets in 11 Ranji Trophy...
  • Rasool should play his natural game: Bedi July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Bishan Singh Bedi, who has been instrumental in shaping young Parveez Rasool's career, feels the Jammu and Kashmir cricketer should play his natural game and not think about competing with a seasoned pro like Ravichandran Ashwin. "Rasool deserved this call-up and he should utilize this opportunity to the fullest....
  • Parvez Rasool: First from J&K to play for Team India July 5, 2013

    When the BCCI tweeted the list of names on India's ODI squad for Zimbabwe on Friday, there was one name that caught the eye instantaneously - Parvez Rasool. After years of hard work under testing conditions in the tense Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) valley, the allrounder has become the first...
  • Kohli to lead India as Dhoni rested for Zimbabwe tour July 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Keeping the low-profile five one-day series against Zimbabwe in mind, the national selectors have picked up a squad comprising of new faces here on Friday to be led by Virat Kohli. MS Dhoni has been rested due to the hamstring injury he incurred during the ongoing tri-series in the West...
  • Selectors to pick squad for Zim tour with focus on 2015 WC July 4, 2013

    Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Indian selectors may recall some axed seniors to keep them in the mix for 2015 World Cup. ...
  • Selectors to take decisive call on seniors for Zimbabwe tour July 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian selectors will deliberate if injured skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with some other seniors should be rested when they pick squad on Friday for the upcoming five-match ODI series in Zimbabwe. The selectors had retained the victorious Champions Trophy squad for the tri-nation series but Indian players have played...
  • India squad for Zimbabwe tour to be picked on Friday July 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the five-match ODI bilateral series in Zimbabwe commencing later this month will be picked here on Friday. "The selection committee will meet in Mumbai on July 5 to choose the team," BCCI source told PTI. It remains to be seen whether injured skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni...
  • Harare, Bulawayo to host India-Zimbabwe ODIs June 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Harare and Bulawayo will host the five ODIs of India's tour of Zimbabwe, between July 24 and August 3, the BCCI confirmed on Thursday. The first three ODIs will be played at the Harare Sports Club on July 24, 26 and 28. Bulawayo's Queens Sports Club will host the...
  • BCCI to select second-string India side for Zimbabwe tour June 20, 2013

    Mumbai: The BCCI is set to field a second-string team for India's tour of Zimbabwe in July-August, according to a leading Indian daily. India are scheduled to play five ODIs from July 24 to August 3. According to sources in the BCCI, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin,...
  • India to play five one-dayers in Zimbabwe June 20, 2013

    Cape Town: India are to play five one-day internationals in Zimbabwe in July and August. "The only issue that's left is the confirmation of the schedule which should be released as soon as the two boards have agreed on the dates," Zimbabwe Cricket's communications manager Lovemore Banda said on Tuesday. Three one-dayers...
  • Egypt close in on WC birth; Cameroon slip up June 10, 2013

    Egypt are a win away from a place in Africa's final playoffs for the World Cup after beating Zimbabwe 4-2 on Sunday to maintain their perfect record in qualifying. Bob Bradley's team can win their group with victory over Mozambique next weekend, setting up a final two-legged tie to progress to...
  • Ivory Coast close in on WC; SA, Ghana in danger June 9, 2013

    Ivory Coast beat Gambia 3-0 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Ethiopia and Zambia gained crucial victories that put South Africa and Ghana at risk of missing out on football's top tournament. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored in Gambia for the Ivorians, keeping Africa's top-ranked team in...
  • ICC Champions Trophy: A brief history May 31, 2013

    After nearly two months of crash-bang IPL, cricket will return to its international colours with the ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England from June 6-23. Once touted as the 'mini World Cup' and a brainchild of then ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya, the tournament's main aim was the development...
  • India's tour of Zimbabwe put on hold due to fatigue factor May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cricket team's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, earlier scheduled to be held in July, has been put "on hold" due to "fatigue factor". The tour was supposed to follow the Champions Trophy in England and a tri-series in the West Indies from June 28 to July 11. The tour...
  • Shakib Al Hasan shines as Bangladesh share T20 series with Zimbabwe May 12, 2013

    Bulawayo: Shakib Al Hasan performed with bat and ball to hand Bangladesh a comfortable 34 run win over Zimbabwe and ensure a drawn Twenty 20 series in Bulawayo on Sunday. Bangladesh's victory in the second international levelled the series at 1-1 after Zimbabwe had won the opening match by six runs...
  • Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh in 1st T20 international May 11, 2013

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe held on to beat Bangladesh by six runs in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at Queens Sports Club on Saturday. Tinashe Panyangara took two wickets in the last over as Bangladesh fell short after needing 10 off the final six balls for victory. Shamsur Rahman and Shakib Al...
  • 1st T20: Zimbabwe register narrow win over Bangladesh May 11, 2013

    Bangladesh innings: End of over No. 20: 162 for 8 Zimbabwe held their nerve to register a six-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Twenty20. Needing ten runs in the last over, Bangladesh could only make three, losing the wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim, who went after playing a cameo (28 off...
  • 1st T20I: Upbeat Zimbabwe look to upset rattled Bangladesh May 10, 2013

    With cricket world busy watching Indian Premier League, Bangladesh landed in Zimbabwe for a full fledged bilateral series hoping to dispatch the hosts' challenge but they were greeted by a resilient Zimbabwe who did well to draw the Tests series 1-1 and went on to win the ODI series 2-1....
  • Mushfiqur Rahim to step down as Bangladesh captain May 9, 2013

    Bulawayo: Mushfiqur Rahim will quit as captain of Bangladesh after two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe this weekend. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur made the announcement after Bangladesh lost the third one-day international by seven wickets on Wednesday, conceding a one-day series to Zimbabwe despite beating them by a record margin in the first...