India Tour

  • I am very much eyeing the England tour: Parvinder Awana 27-05-2014 03:44 PM

    Kings XI Punjab pacer Parvinder Awana has set his sights on the upcoming tour of England to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team. The 27-year-old Awana, who has played for India in two T20s, has impressed KXIP bowling coach Joe Dawes, who is hoping that the bowler gets...
  • Virat, Pujara will be key for India in England, says Kevin Pietersen 04-05-2014 05:30 PM

    Kevin Pietersen said the performance of Indian batsmen, especially Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, will be critical to the side's chances during its lengthy tour of England, come this summer. Pietersen played a key role during the last series in 2011 when he set the tone for England's 4-0 whitewash...
  • India will have a tough time touring Australia: Shane Watson 16-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Mumbai: Australia were blanked 0-4 by India in their away tour last year, but their allrounder Shane Watson on Wednesday said that his side would be hard to beat when the same opponents tour Down Under for a four-match Test series later this year. Watson's optimism stems from the fact...
  • Won't do Team India any favours with pitch preparation: NZ coach Hesson 24-12-2013 09:53 AM

    New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson has called on the country's curators to serve up green pitches when India tour for their two-Test series in February. New Zealand were belted 2-0 on India's dry wickets last year and Hesson said it was only fair to prepare bouncy tracks for the...
  • Have South Africa scarred Indian batsmen? 13-12-2013 11:53 AM

    In their two completed games so far in South Africa, Indian batting line-up failed to last the distance. The first ODI saw them getting bowled out in 41 overs, while in the second the 10 wickets lasted just 35.1 overs. On the back of that debacle, Indian batsmen may carry...
  • Tests are a different ball game: AB de Villiers 12-12-2013 12:23 PM

    Centurion: South African skipper AB de Villiers said his team is proud of beating the world number one ODI side 2-0 in the just-concluded series but should not rest on its laurels as the upcoming Tests will be a "different ball game" altogether. South Africa beat India by 141 runs...
  • Test series will see a different India in SA, suggests Dhoni 12-12-2013 09:11 AM

    Centurion: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday sought to take the positives from India's 0-2 ODI series loss against South Africa, saying that playing limited-overs format first would help his side do better in dealing with pace and bounce in the Test series starting December 18. "Playing the ODIs before...
  • What's wrong with including Pujara in ODI set-up 10-12-2013 11:59 AM

    If he is currently India's most technically equipped batsman, then what stops the BCCI from bringing Cheteshwar Pujara into India's ODI set-up? The ODI squad in South Africa is at sea against pace, bounce and movement. World's most prolific batsmen of 2013 are struggling to get bat to ball. A...
  • Sourav Ganguly's mantra for SA tour: Kohli at No. 4, Rohit No. 5 03-12-2013 09:03 AM

    New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly is always credited for instilling the killer instinct in Team India and he has an advice for the team that is starting life post the Sachin Tendulkar era on a testing tour of South Africa. Sachin's retirement opened up the No. 4 slot in Test cricket....
  • On MS Dhoni's request, Zaheer Khan to double up as bowling mentor 30-11-2013 09:33 AM

    Veteran fast bowler Zaheer Khan will perform a dual role on India's tour of South Africa, travelling as a bowling mentor as well as a Test bowler, Indian Express reported on Saturday. The report said that MS Dhoni had requested the BCCI to allow Zaheer to fly early to help...
  • India lick their lips after Pakistan's win over South Africa 29-11-2013 02:25 PM

    Pakistan have undoubtedly dented South Africa's pysche with a historic ODI series win in the Proteas own den and in achieving that feat may have done a favour to their estranged neighbours India, who are next in line to tour the rainbow nation. The hastily arranged limited-overs series - after...
  • Why Gautam Gambhir missed the South African safari 26-11-2013 10:39 AM

    Gautam Gambhir's Monday blues continued as the BCCI selectors once again cold-shouldered his comeback request, opting to take only two specialist openers on a curtailed Test tour of South Africa. Sandeep Patil & Co picked a 17-member party for the South African safari, but there was no room for the...
  • India ready to pick first Test squad post Tendulkar era 25-11-2013 08:21 AM

    A nervous Monday awaits Gautam Gambhir, who will hope it ends his selection blues with a recall to the Test squad for India's tour of South Africa. Out of the Test squad for almost a year now, Gambhir will hope that his 153 runs against Haryana on Saturday carry him...
  • 'India scared of losing to South Africa' 01-11-2013 11:35 AM

    Former South Africa pacer Fanie de Villiers has added fuel to fire in India's controversy-ridden tour of South Africa, saying that India are scared of playing a longer Test series due to fear of losing. "Indian cricket is scared of playing four Tests against us," De Villiers told Mumbai Mirror...
  • BCCI formally invites CSA president for discussions on SA tour 08-10-2013 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: The decks for India's tour of South Africa may get cleared by the third week of this month as BCCI has invited Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Chris Nenzani for discussions on the proposed bilateral series. Interestingly, CSA's chief executive Haroon Lorgat has not been invited for the...
  • South Africa tour will set the standards for this Indian team: Kohli 01-10-2013 07:11 PM

    New Delhi: Amid the cloud of uncertainty that hovers over India's tour of South Africa, batting mainstay Virat Kohli on Tuesday said the upcoming rubber is important as it will "set the standards for this young" national cricket team. BCCI and Cricket South Africa have been at loggerheads since the...
  • SACA pleads for early end to India tour speculation 30-09-2013 06:25 PM

    Johannesburg: The South African Cricketers Association has called on the BCCI and the CSA to urgently work out the itinerary for the upcoming tour by India, saying that the continuing delay is "worrying and frustrating" for the players. SACA CEO Tony Irish said the series is the highlight of the...
  • I had no discussions with Haroon Lorgat on South Africa tour: Patel 18-09-2013 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Wednesday termed his meeting with Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat as a "cordial one" but at the same time said that there were "no discussions" about India's tour to South Africa at the end of the year. "I had a...
  • Lorgat-Patel meeting fails to break impasse on India's SA tour 17-09-2013 09:00 PM

    Dubai: The uncertainty over India's proposed cricket tour of South Africa persisted and a final decision in this regard will only be taken after the BCCI's AGM in Chennai on September 29. The BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel and Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat had a meeting yesterday on the...
  • Rohit Sharma confident of Test recall 12-09-2013 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: He has often been painted as a batsman who has failed to realise his potential but Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is not bothered about the criticism, instead he is eagerly waiting to make his Test debut. After being promoted to the opening slot by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni,...
  • Windies wicketkeeper Walton aiming for consistency on India tour 10-09-2013 03:04 PM

    Bridgetown: Jamaican wicketkeeper batsman Chadwick Walton says he is aiming to achieve consistency in India in an effort to regain his place in the West Indies senior team. Walton, who has played most of his regional cricket for the Combined Campuses and Colleges, will be playing on the sub-continent for...
  • India's tour of New Zealand to start in Napier 10-09-2013 11:57 AM

    Wellington: India's tour of New Zealand in early 2014 will start at Napier's McLean Park and conclude with the second Test at Auckland. New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday announced the venues for the five ODIs and two Tests the hosts will play against MS Dhoni's team. Hamilton will host two...
  • No deadlock with CSA, says Dalmiya 06-09-2013 11:03 PM

    Kolkata: BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday reiterated that there was no deadlock with Cricket South Africa over India's year end tour to South Africa. "The tour was never off and there was no issue or deadlock (with the CSA). We have a couple of home series (vs Australia...
  • BCCI and CSA officials to meet in Dubai on Sept 16-17 06-09-2013 05:41 PM

    Cape Town: Officials from both the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) will meet in Dubai during the upcoming ICC Chief Executive Committee meeting on September 16 and 17 as the uncertainty over India's tour of South Africa thickens. Sanjay Patel, the BCCI's...
  • India's tour of South Africa in doubt? 03-09-2013 09:55 AM

    BCCI earlier asked Cricket South Africa to curtail the tour after it appointed Haroon Lorgat as its CEO, which irked the Indian board. ...
  • India's tour of South Africa uncertain 01-09-2013 11:37 PM

    The forthcoming India's tour of South Africa in November has come under speculation after BCCI on Sunday announced a home two-match Test series against West Indies. After the working committee meeting there was never a mention about the series, but as reported by ESPNCricinfo BCCI is likely to give a...
  • Is India's tour of South Africa on hold? 01-09-2013 07:24 PM

    According to BCCI sources, India's tour of South Africa in December this year can be put on hold. ...
  • Jacques Kallis to return to ODIs against India 20-08-2013 07:00 PM

    Cape Town: Veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis has reiterated his future as an ODI cricketer while pledging his allegiance to his team in one final bid to win an ICC World Cup. Kallis, who will turn 38 on October 16, has not played an ODI since February 2012 and...