Zimbabwe

  • Business as usual for runmachine Virat Kohli July 25, 2013

    Harare: Virat Kohli marked his first full series as captain of India with a strokefilled century that helped secure a facile sixwicket win over Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday. In reaching three figures for the 15th time in ODIs, in his 109th match, Kohli drew level with...
  • Kohli, Rayudu drive India to victory over Zimbabwe July 24, 2013

    Virat Kohli made his second ODI century as captain and 15th overall to become India's thirdhighest centurymaker and Ambati Rayudu marked his international debut with a promising 63* as India completed a onesided victory over Zimbabwe in Harare to take a 10 lead in the fivematch series. Chasing...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI July 24, 2013

    Live updates from the first ODI between India and Zimbabwe being played at the Harare Sports Club. For Virat Kohli's young Indian team this fivematch series presents a chance to test the bench strength, while hosts Zimbabwe will see this as a chance to upset the reigning world champions. Zimbabwe do...
  • India out to have fun in Zimbabwe on ODI tour July 23, 2013

    Harare, Zimbabwe: India's players are seeking a more relaxing time on their fivematch ODI tour to coach Duncan Fletcher's home country of Zimbabwe following a "hectic" and successful two months. The Champions Trophy winners have been busy recently and Fletcher will use the limitedovers series against lowly ranked Zimbabwe...
  • We hope to surprise India in one of five games, says Zimbabwe coach July 23, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe managed to beat India not once but twice the last time they were here and coach Andy Waller is hoping that his wards would spring the same surprise in at least one match of the fivegame ODI series that starts here Wednesday. "All along we've prepared and hoped we...
  • 1st ODI: Zimbabwe out to upset weakened India July 23, 2013

    Harare: On Thursday, at the Harare Sports Club surrounded by jacaranda trees and with a lovely gabled pavilion, a new bilateral series will kick off in an already busy international summer. Following the Ashes and 50over contests in the West Indies and Sri Lanka, a fourth series will begin between...
  • Hosts Zimbabwe start as underdogs against India July 23, 2013

    The upcoming fivegame ODI series against India at home presents Zimbabwe with a stiff challenge, considering that they have won just five matches against any team aside from Bangladesh and Associate members in the last five years. Since July 2008, Zimbabwe have won just five ODI series two each...
  • Factfile: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs July 22, 2013

    Ahead of the fivematch ODI series starting July 24, we present a statistical overview of IndiaZimbabwe matches, including records, achievements and trivia from 19932010. Overall, India have played Zimbabwe 52 times in ODI cricket, winning 39 and losing ten matches for a winloss percentage of 3.90. The two teams have...
  • Five Indian cricketers to watch in Zimbabwe July 22, 2013

    India's previous tour to Zimbabwe, in the summer of 2010 for a triseries also featuring Sri Lanka, saw several new players make their ODI debuts. Among them were the pace bowling trio of Umesh Yadav, Ashok Dinda and R Vinay Kumar, each of whom has played for India several time...
  • India in Zimbabwe: A brief ODI history July 22, 2013

    Ahead of the fivematch ODI series starting July 24, we take a look at how India have fared in Zimbabwe down the years. Overall, India have played 20 ODIs on Zimbabwean soil since 1992, winning 12 and losing eight. 199293 India won 10 India first played an ODI in Zimbabwe on...
  • Team India departs for Zimbabwe for ODI series July 21, 2013

    Mumbai: A 15member India squad, led by Virat Kohli, left here this morning for Zimbabwe to take on the hosts in a fivegame OneDay International series commencing on July 24. The squad is without inspirational captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been given a break by the national selectors. The selectors...
  • Jadeja is the most valued cricketer at the moment: Kapil Dev July 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Legendary allrounder Kapil Dev on Saturday credited Ravindra Jadeja for the recent success of the Indian cricket team and termed the Saurashtra player the "most valued cricketer" presently. "Since he (Jadeja) came in, it made so much difference to the team. He is the most valued cricketer at the moment,"...
  • Doping in sports is unacceptable, says Kohli July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian cricket team vicecaptain Virat Kohli on Friday said doping in sport is simply not acceptable and called for the harshest possible punishment for those who bring disrepute to the game. Kohli's comments came in the wake of Delhi Ranji player and Kolkata Knight Rider's promising leftarm seamer Pradeep Sangwan...
  • Zimbabwebound Indian squad is strong, says Virat Kohli July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indian team for the upcoming ODI series in Zimbabwe is missing some key players, including inspirational captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who have been rested, but skipper for the tour Virat Kohli Friday described the squad as a strong one. "I don't think experience matters, especially in limited overs game....
  • David Warner's wobbles continue as he fails in Ashes trial July 19, 2013

    London: Disgraced batsman David Warner's hopes of playing in the third Ashes Test looked slim on Friday after he failed in both innings of Australia A's tour match against a Zimbabwe Select XI in Harare. After managing just six in his side's first innings, Warner was out for 11 on Friday...
  • Top three teams from Dublin to qualify for ICC World Twenty20 July 16, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC on Tuesday announced a revised schedule for the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dublin this year which will now see top three teams from the event advancing to next year's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh instead of one. Following an ICC Board decision during the ICC annual conference week...
  • 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 offspinner 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 oneday 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....
  • Pakborn Raza in Zimbabwe squad for India series July 7, 2013

    Harare: Pakistanborn cricketer Sikander Raza, who recently made his debut against Bangladesh in a home series, has been named in the 16member Zimbabwe squad, led by Brendon Taylor, that will take on India in a fivematch 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 triseries 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 lowprofile 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 24yearold 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 callup after his sevenwicket 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 24yearold Mohit Sharma believes that his two seasons of hardwork in the Ranji Trophy has paid dividends rather than his 20 wickets in the cashrich league. "IPL has got me recognition but my 44 wickets in 11 Ranji Trophy...