ABHISHEK NAYAR

  • Deodhar Trophy: Suryakumar Yadav replaces Abhishek Nayar in West Zone squad March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Attacking middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has replaced his Mumbai teammate Abhishek Nayar in the West Zone squad for the Prof D B Deodhar Trophy tournament starting in Vishakapatnam from Sunday. The replacement was necessitated due to an injury sustained by Nayar, according to Mumbai Cricket Association Joint Secretary P V...
  • Ashwin to get Polly Umrigar Award from BCCI December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin will receive the Polly Umrigar Award from the BCCI for being India's best international cricketer of the year 201213. India's best performers in the senior and the junior level cricket in a period of 12 months from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013, will be...
  • Ranji Trophy: Wasim Jaffer to lead Mumbai in place of injured Nayar December 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran Wasim Jaffer was on Wednesday named captain of Mumbai for their fourday Ranji Trophy Group A fixture against Orissa, starting at the Wankhede Stadium on December 14, in place of the injured Abhishek Nayar who is out of the game. "Nayar suffered a hip and ankle injury in the...
  • Plan was to make Tendulkar play: Mohit Sharma October 27, 2013

    Lahli: Refusing to get swayed away by the hype after dismissing Sachin Tendulkar, Haryana's young allrounder Mohit Sharma on Sunday said the plan was to "make him play" as much as possible in his side's muchawaited opening fixture of this season's Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai here. The retiring Tendulkar was...
  • Ranji Trophy: Harbhajan takes six wickets to dismiss Odisha for 205 on Day 1 October 27, 2013

    Lahli: The hype was around Sachin Tendulkar before young Mohit Sharma cashed in on the moment with an allround effort, which, however, could not prevent Mumbai from having their nose slightly ahead at the end of the first day of their muchanticipated Ranji Trophy opener against Haryana on Sunday. At stumps,...
  • We will go for win against West Indies A, says Abhishek Nayar October 11, 2013

    Hubli: India A allrounder Abhishek Nayar on Friday expressed hope that they will be able to score a serieslevelling win against the West Indies A on Saturday even as the wicket was not helpful for the bowlers. The hosts needed seven wickets for win on the final day tomorrow as...
  • 3rd unofficial Test: Pujara, Gambhir tons put India A ahead on Day 2 October 10, 2013

    Hubli: Outoffavour opener Gautam Gambhir cracked his first century in more than two years as India A came up with a solid batting display to take firm control of the third unofficial 'Test' against the West Indies A on Thursday. Day two saw host batsmen dominating throughout as outofform skipper Cheteshwar...
  • Not giving easy boundaries helped us to restrict WI A: Abhishek Nayar October 9, 2013

    Hubli: Allrounder Abhishek Nayar, who led his team's bowling attack with a fourwicket haul, said not giving too many boundaries to the West Indies A batsmen helped India A restrict the visitors to 268 all out in their first innings of the third unofficial Test Series here Wednesday. "We had a...
  • 3rd Unofficial Test: India A bowl out West Indies A for 268 on Day 1 October 9, 2013

    Hubli: On a day of fluctuating fortunes, West Indies A batted brilliantly in first two sessions before India A bowlers fought back strongly in the last session of the first day's play to share the honours in the third unofficial Test at the KSCA Stadium on Wednesday. Put in to bat,...
  • Shimoga pitch is absolutely fine: Abhishek Nayar October 4, 2013

    Shimoga: India A topscorer Abhishek Nayar on Friday said even as they have conceded a 47run lead against West Indies A but there was nothing to worry as there were no demons in the wicket. "There is no pressure on India. Obviously they have 47 runs lead. Let's see how the...
  • As it happened: India A vs WI A, 2nd Unofficial Test, Day 3 October 4, 2013

    West Indies A 2nd innings Stumps, day 3: West Indies A made a slow starts in the second innings after taking a crucial lead in the first innings. West Indies A were 28 for 0 in 14 overs at stumps on day 3 in second innings leading India A by...
  • India Blue beat Delhi in Challenger Trophy opener September 26, 2013

    Indore: Virender Sehwag struck a fluent halfcentury in the first outing of his comeback bid into the national side but that was not good enough to prevent a formidable Delhi side from losing by 18 runs to India Blue in the opening game of NKP Salve Challenger Series here on...
  • Zol, Nayar hundreds round off India A draw August 30, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A maiden first-class century from Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol, on debut, and a stroke-filled 102* from Abhishek Nayar rounded off a rain-hit draw between India A and New Zealand A at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium on Friday. The chance of a result had been eliminated when the...
  • Nayar, Unmukt to lead India A against New Zealand August 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Unmukt Chand will lead the oneday squad and Abhishek Nayar will be the captain for the threeday and fourday games against New Zealand A as BCCI's All India Senior Selection Committee announced the two squads on Tuesday. Former Indian opener Robin Uthappa finds a place in the oneday squad but...
  • Team profile: Inexperienced Pune aim for improved showing April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: After two dubious seasons, Pune Warriors India will be led by a newly appointed captain with an eye on changing the tide in IPL 6. This will be Pune's third year in the cashrich league after finishing at the bottom of the points table in 2011 and 2012. But...
  • Abhishek Nayar to captain Mumbai in domestic T20 matches March 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Abhishek Nayar will lead a 15-member Mumbai squad in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (West Zone League), it was announced here on Thursday. The T20 tournament that will be played in Ahmedabad commences on March 17 and will conclude on March 21. Team: Abhishek Nayar (captain), Praful Waghela, Bravish Shetty,...
  • Irani Cup: Rest of India close day one on 3305 against Mumbai February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Opener Murali Vijay stroked his way to his second successive century in the Irani Cup as Rest of India dominated the opening day of their fiveday fixture against recently crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday. With good contributions from onedown batsman Manoj Tiwary (37),...
  • Nayar hopes help from Tendulkar in leading Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Handed the captaincy role after injury to Ajit Agarkar, Mumbai cricket team skipper Abhishek Nayar on Tuesday said that he would take help from senior players like Sachin Tendulkar in leading the Ranji champion side in the Irani Cup match against Rest of India which begins here on Wednesday. "It...
  • I hope to do for Pune Warriors what I did for Mumbai: Nayar February 4, 2013

    Abhishek Nayar is on a roll. He scored 966 runs in the Ranji Trophy at 96.60 and snapped up 19 wickets to guide Mumbai to their 40th title. His sparkling allround performance was lauded by Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar and former Indian cricketers. Initially, Nayar was overlooked for the India...
  • IPL 6: Millionaire Maxwell emerges the richest from auction February 3, 2013

    Chennai: The Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell emerged the biggest buy at the 2013 IPL auction in Chennai, fetching a whopping bid of $1 million from Mumbai Indians, but the biggest surprises were the lowkey pair of Chris Morris and Sachitra Senanayake bagging $625,000 each and rookie fast bowler Kane Richardson...
  • Nayar drafted into India A squad for Aus warmup January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Thursday included Mumbai allrounder Abhishek Nayar in the India A squad to take on Australia in a threeday warmup game to be played in Chennai next month. Nayar's name initially did not feature in the squad, following which he expressed his disappointment for not being...
  • Nayar, Sandeep hurt by selectors' snub January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Mumbai allrounder Abhishek Nayar and Punjab fast bowler Sandeep Sharma, two of the best performers in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy season, have been left surprised and hurt by their absence from the Rest of India, India A and Board President's XI squads named on Tuesday by...
  • Youngsters key in Mumbai's Ranji win January 28, 2013

    Mumbai thrashed Saurashtra by an innings and 125 runs to bag the Ranji Trophy title for the 40th time. ...
  • Wasim hits ton as Mum take decisive lead January 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Wasim Jaffer struck his 47th firstclass century as Mumbai strengthened their grip on the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra, reaching 287 for 6, a lead of 139, at stumps on day two at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. The 34yearold veteran, who crossed sixteen thousand firstclass runs en route to...
  • Have lot of confidence to do well for In January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Key Mumbai batting allrounder Abhishek Nayar is happy that he has been able to play a full season without suffering an injury that hampered his progress during previous seasons, and is focussed on the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra commencing here on January 26. "I am happy with the way...
  • Nayar hits unbeaten ton as Mumbai post 524/6 January 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Abhishek Nayar compounded Baroda's misery with an unbeaten century as formidable Mumbai posted a mammoth 524 for six in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match here on Monday. Nayar's 122 comes a day after Sachin Tendulkar (108) and Wasim Jaffer (150) helped the hosts to 272 for three on the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: How Mumbai made the QFs January 4, 2013

    Mumbai huffed and puffed throughout their journey, but still managed to enter the quarterfinals of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season from Group A. They played out draws in seven of their eight matches but still finished third, just above Gujarat, with 23 points. Abhishek Nayar shone with both bat and...