Cricket

  • Out-of-form Virat Kohli gets advice from childhood coach 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Coach advises Virat Kohli not to play square off the wicket Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang. "Virat has six Test...
  • ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games 5 hours 35 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event. South Africa won the gold medal when cricket, in its 50-over format, made its only appearance at...
  • Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni planning to quit Test cricket? 9 hours 41 minutes ago

    Amid the euphoria of India's elusive win at Lord's in the second Test against England, a statement from skipper MS Dhoni got lost under a stockpile of statistics and Ishant Sharma carols. Dhoni, who once again masterminded a piece of history for India with a Test win at Lord's after 28...
  • Jonathan Trott hits first century since illness break 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to top-level cricket after a stress-related illness during Warwickshire's County Championship game against Sussex on Wednesday. The 33-year-old right-hander, who scored 138 in a reserve game last month, reached 106 in the Division One match at Horsham before being caught...
  • Pakistan unveils new domestic league 21 hours 36 minutes ago

    Pakistan's cricket administration on Wednesday unveiled a new domestic league revamp, though demands to remove commercial and government department teams from the competition were ignored. Pakistan has long suffered from a below-par domestic structure. Many of its cricket heroes, such as Javed Miandad, honed their skills in street games rather than...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career on home ground 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese...
  • Sri Lanka to hunt for national coaching staff 22 hours 2 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will soon begin its hunt for a brand new team of coaching staff, including head coach, fielding coach and trainer. SLC will soon advertise calling for applications to appoint a brand new team of coaching staff. The SLC had appointed former captain and batting coach Marvan Atapattu...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test 23 hours 25 minutes ago

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Dhoni a far better keeper than he showed at Lord's, says Farokh Engineer 23 hours 37 minutes ago

    London: Former Indian wicket-keeping great Farokh Engineer has questioned skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ploy to stand back against spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the second Test at Lord's. India won by 95 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series against England. "Standing back to Ravindra Jadeja didn't make sense...
  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. "One innings that changed...
  • Niroshan Dickwella included in Sri Lanka squad for 2nd Test against SA Yesterday

    Colombo: Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against South Africa which starts at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Thursday. "At a selection meeting, it was decided to include Niroshan Dickwella in the Sri Lanka national squad for the...
  • Lahiru Thirimanna to lead Sri Lanka team at Asian Games Yesterday

    Colombo: Left handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanna will skipper the Sri Lanka cricket team at the Asian Games to be held at Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4. The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named a 15-member squad for the 17th Asiad with Thirimanna as the captain and...
  • Ashwin should be part of playing XI: Bishen Singh Bedi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. "Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it's not Stuart Binny's fault that he's been thrust...
  • Sharapova's comment was not disrespectful, she doesn't watch cricket: Sachin Yesterday

    Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that tennis star Maria Sharapova's is not to be blamed for not knowing him. Tendulkar was quoted by television channels as saying that her "Comment was not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow Cricket." Recently, when the French Open champion was asked if she knew Sachin...
  • Sri Lanka pacer Eranga ruled out of second Test against South Africa Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga was Tuesday ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts. Eranga, 28, tore the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his right hand while fielding on day...
  • Ishant, Bhuvneshwar climb up ICC rankings chart Yesterday

    Dubai: India's historic win at Lord's, only their second at the home of cricket in 82 years, has seen Indian players Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane make noticeable improvements in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ishant, who took a match-winning seven-wicket haul in...
  • Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey script 70-run win for India A Yesterday

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary and Manish Pandey missed out on three-figure marks but their contrasting innings were enough to guide India 'A' to a comprehensive 70-run win over South Africa 'A' in the second match of the quadrangular series on Tuesday. Tiwary blazed his way to a 73-ball 93 while Manish Pandey...
  • Ajinkya Rahane the stand-out player at Lord's: Graeme Swann 2 days ago

    London: Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India's historic win at Lord's. "Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second...
  • Hearing on Anderson-Jadeja spat fixed for August 1 2 days ago

    London: The ICC-appointed Judicial Commissioner to investigate the altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday fixed August 1 as the date for conducting a detailed hearing within 48 hours of which he would announce his decision on the incident. "At the end of the hearing on 1 August, the...
  • Bob Willis calls England 'happy hookers' after Lord's surrender 2 days ago

    London: Former England captain Bob Willis took potshots at the national cricket team after they slid to a 95-run defeat to India at Lord's, calling them "happy hookers" for their meek surrender against short-pitched bowling and compared them with the ones who used to frequent a posh nightclub once famous...
  • Alastair Cook has nowhere left to hide following Dhoni schooling 2 days ago

    England skipper Alastair Cook is running out of time, excuses and places to hide after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India became the latest side to expose his weaknesses with a thumping victory at Lord's to open a 1-0 lead in their five-match series. His bright start to life as England captain at...
  • Kevin Pietersen willing to play for struggling England again 2 days ago

    London: The bitter circumstances in which his England career was cut short notwithstanding, Kevin Pietersen has still not given up hopes of playing for the national team insisting that he can revive the beleaguered side. England lost by 95 runs to India in the second Test at Lord's, adding to...
  • No one appreciates my efforts other than team-mates: Ishant Sharma 2 days ago

    London: Cynosure of all eyes after his fiery spell earned India first Test victory at the iconic Lord's in 28 years, fast bowler Ishant Sharma feels his efforts are never appreciated by people other than his team-mates. "Sometimes, I feel like my efforts are never appreciated by people other than my...
  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win 2 days ago

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant Sharma's...
  • Darren Sammy to play for Tasmania in Big Bash League 2 days ago

    Tasmania: West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes. "With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already," CMC quoted Sammy as...
  • Pakistan's Supreme court orders elections for new cricket chief 2 days ago

    LAHORE: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered cricket authorities to hold fresh elections within a week to end a 14-month administrative crisis that has sparked international ridicule. The saga began in May last year when the then-chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf, was suspended for holding dubious elections. Since...
  • Alastair Cook will never improve, says Ricky Ponting 2 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday made it 10 successive Test matches...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years Yesterday

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • India beat England at Lord's, make history 2 days ago

    CNN-IBN's panelists discuss India's historic 95-run victory over England at Lord's that gave them a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. ...
  • Team India ends away-day blues, England winless in 10 Tests 2 days ago

    London: India finally won their first away Test in more than three years as they defeated England by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday. Victory ended India's run of 15 successive Tests without an away win. This success, in the second Test of a five-match campaign, also put India 1-0 up in...