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  • Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on "unrest" remark 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation. Dhoni made the comment in...
  • Boxing Day Test to pause to remember tsunami victims 47 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The roar of a Boxing Day Test crowd will be momentarily hushed on Friday in a mark of respect and to remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami. About 65,000 Australian fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the Aussies attempt to seal the series...
  • Hazlewood asks Burns to keep things simple at MCG 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Fresh from his impressive debut at the Gabba in the second cricket match against India, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has advised young Joe Burns, who is set to play his first Test at the MCG on Boxing Day, to keep things simple. The 25-year-old Queensland batsman has come into the...
  • DDCA official accussed of stealing peanuts from dressing room 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    The world is a strange place and if it involves the Delhi and District Cricket Association also known as DDCA, then it is stranger than fiction as anything and everything is possible in the association, most of which is not possible in the world we live in. The association which...
  • If you know Australians we tend to like verbal banter: Michael Bevan 4 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India did try to turn the sledge handle towards Australia at the Gabba but the tactic probably backfired and Mitchell Johnson, who was at the receiving end while batting, came up trumps. Michael Bevan said that Australian's relish the verbal banter and opposition teams should never use it...
  • Sri Lanka better travellers then before: Brendon McCullum 4 hours 46 minutes ago

    Christchurch: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Sri Lanka have improved their away form by several notches and are a formidable side anywhere in the world now. Hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here Friday in the first of a two-match Test series, followed by seven One-Day Internationals. "There's challenges in...
  • Brad Haddin will emerge from poor batting form: Adam Gilchrist 5 hours 10 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has praised wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's glovework and insisted his poor batting form hasn't put his Test career in jeopardy. Australia coach Darren Lehmann this week said Haddin's poor batting form was an issue. But Gilchrist backed the 37-year-old to emerge from his slump, despite scoring just...
  • We're close, we can turn it around: MS Dhoni 5 hours 33 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India might be 0-2 behind in the series but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost belief that his team can turn the tables on Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "It is possible to turn things around. We have been competitive in the series so...
  • Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in Windies ODI squad 8 hours 16 minutes ago

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Allrounder Darren Sammy has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies' 15-member One-Day International (ODI) squad to face South Africa next month, in another twist in the ongoing selection saga. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the move on Wednesday, even as allegations of victimisation regarding Sammy and...
  • India sweat on Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Boxing Day Test 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    India may have to wait a little longer to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action in Australia as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated the seamer's injured ankle could keep him out of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Friday. The 24-year-old was the most impressive player in India's...
  • Malcolm Waller's bowling action found to be illegal 9 hours 44 minutes ago

    Dubai: Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller, on Thursday, was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal following an analysis by the International Cricket Council (ICC). "The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller to be illegal...
  • Afghanistan women's cricket crushed by threats, bombs and tradition 10 hours 43 minutes ago

    The story of Afghan cricket is a rare bright spot in the troubled country's recent past, full of unlikely successes and glory that have helped unify a divided nation. Unless you're a woman player. A national women's cricket team formed in 2010 with some fanfare was quietly dissolved this year amid...
  • Debutant Joe Burns to bat at six, Ryan Harris to play for Australia 11 hours 43 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Debutant Joe Burns will bat at number six and paceman Ryan Harris returns for Australia in the third Boxing Day Test against India, skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday. Smith, who won his first Test as captain as a replacement for the injured Michael Clarke at the Gabba last weekend,...
  • India's best chance is at MCG: Ricky Ponting 22 hours 26 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday. Trailing the four-match series 0-2, India lost a...
  • Pakistan plan to organise tri-series with SA, SL in UAE Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan cricket authorities have stepped up their efforts to revive international series for its upcoming players and plan to organize a tri-series with South Africa and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates next year. "South Africa initiated the idea of having a 50-overs tri-series between the A teams...
  • Inspired by Shane Warne, Yasir Shah hopeful of World Cup place Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne. "I started playing cricket because I idolised Shane Warne. He has been my role model and I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
  • Stiff competition among New Zealand pacers: Craig McMillan Yesterday

    Christchurch: New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan has said there is intense competition among the quick bowlers in the squad for a place in the final 11 and whoever misses out playing the first Test against Sri Lanka here will be unlucky. New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in the first...
  • Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller suspended from bowling Yesterday

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller to be illegal and the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that all of his off-spin deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of...
  • Shaun Marsh in latest injury scare for Australia Yesterday

    The Australian team received a fresh injury scare when middle-order batsman Shaun Marsh was struck on the hand at a practice session on Wednesday. This was the second injury scenario for the home team ahead of the commencement of third Test on Boxing Day against India after all-rounder Shane Watson was...
  • Phillip Hughes' tragic passing still haunts David Warner Yesterday

    Australian opening batsman David Warner says the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes still haunts him every time he sees a batsman struck on the head by a cricket ball. Warner was standing at gully when Hughes was felled by a bouncer at the SCG in a Sheffield Shield match last month,...
  • Team India face uphill task against Australia in Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says his team's refusal to be intimidated by India's verbal sledges and physical play during the second Test will give them an advantage when the teams meet again on Friday in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India greeted Australia fast bowler Mitchell...
  • N Srinivasan to Rohit Sharma - the different hues of Indian cricket in 2014 Yesterday

    Very rarely the world will come across a sport as complicated as cricket in regards to its longevity and rules of the game which gives rise to too many heated arguments and debates as in a country like India where everybody is an expert of the game which is followed...
  • David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Australia vs India Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Opener David Warner and allrounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India. The pair returned to the fray during a Christmas Eve session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Warner, batting for the first time since...
  • Axar Patel excited to play in Australia but likely to miss Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    Promising allrounder Axar Patel on Wednesday expressed happiness over his selection in the Indian squad for the next two Test matches against Australia after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the series due to an injury. "I am very happy being selected for the Indian team for the next two Test...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 4 Yesterday

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Unmukt Chand hit his fifth first-class century (146 runs) and half-centuries from Mithun Manhas (53) and Sumit Narwal (59) helped Delhi declare their innings at 380 for six, building up a first-innings lead of 239 before reducing Rajasthan to 78 for...
  • Team India's pride at stake against Australia in Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on the Australian soil this week. The defeat in the first two Tests in Australia...
  • Robin Uthappa hopes he has done enough for World Cup selection Yesterday

    New Delhi: Robin Uthappa has carried his rich vein of form into the Ranji Trophy, something he hopes will be enough to land him a spot in India's 15-member Cricket World Cup squad. With the deadline of submitting the shortlisted squad to the ICC set for January 7, the fate of...
  • Australia should stick with Shane Watson at No.3: Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    Melbourne: Joining the debate over Shane Watson's batting position in the upcoming Boxing Day Test, former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting has backed the under-fire batsman to deliver in his favourite number-three position against India. Two years after Ponting's retirement, the Australian team management has failed to fill the No.3 spot...
  • Hughes death still in the back of people's minds: Cummins Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Pat Cummins says the death of Phil Hughes following a freak head injury last month, is still playing on the minds of the country's fast bowlers as they look to bowl the short-pitched stuff. A former team-mate of Hughes, who died aged 25 after being hit on the...
  • Zimbabwe allrounder Malcolm Waller banned from bowling 2 days ago

    Zimbabwe allrounder Malcolm Waller has been suspended from bowling just seven weeks out from the World Cup, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday. The off-spinner was reported after the second Test against Bangladesh in Khulna last month and analysis performed by the ICC's accredited team of Human Movement Specialists at...