Ishant Sharma

  • Ready for IPL after thoughts of quitting ODIs: Ishant Sharma 13-04-2014 08:22 AM

    India pacer Ishant Sharma almost quit one-day cricket after the ICC World Twenty20 snub following an average show against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand - he revealed while speaking at a function organised by his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). "It was a setback for me,"...
  • Wickets should be the same in UAE, believes Ishant 11-04-2014 05:57 PM

    Hyderabad: Having missed out on the recent World T20 and Asia Cup action, lanky pacer Ishant Sharma is fit and raring to go for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the seventh edition of IPL starting April 16 in Abu Dhabi. "Obviously, you feel bad when you are not part of the T20...
  • Gautam Gambhir to lead Delhi in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 22-03-2014 08:41 PM

    New Delhi: Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir will lead a 15-member Delhi side in the North Zone league of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 domestic tournament starting on March 28. The squad also includes Virender Sehwag despite his poor show with the bat in the domestic season so far, lanky...
  • Ishant Sharma to skip Delhi's first two Vijay Hazare Trophy matches 25-02-2014 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Axed from India's limited overs squads, pace spearhead Ishant Sharma has excused himself from Delhi's first two Vijay Hazare Trophy (North Zone one-dayers) matches citing fatigue after having bowled a lot of overs during the recently concluded Test series in New Zealand. Delhi will open their campaign against...
  • India bowlers squandered winning positions in two of last four Tests 18-02-2014 05:01 PM

    India are winless in 2014, and while that remains a surprise in ODI cricket for the current World Cup-holders, on at least two occasions in the last four Tests, Indian bowling failed to respond when the batsmen had put the side in a winning position. It happened once each on...
  • Dhoni satisfied despite disastrous New Zealand tour 18-02-2014 11:45 AM

    Wellington: Despite his team overwhelmingly crushed by New Zealand during the tour, India skipper MS Dhoni on Tuesday put up a brave front, saying it was "quite a good performance" by his team in the Test matches. It turned out to be a disastrous tour for India as they remained...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 18-02-2014 02:33 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Brendon McCullum's historic triple century set India 435 to chase on Day 5, Virat Kohli struck his 6th Test hundred to earn India a draw. Day 4 round-up: Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets...
  • 2nd Test: McCullum-led NZ stun India by taking a 325-run lead on Day 4 17-02-2014 10:53 AM

    Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets to win one. India were once again taught that lesson by New Zealand on Monday when Brendon McCullum's second consecutive double century, BJ Watling's 124 and a world-record partnership of 352 for the sixth wicket between those two pushed the...
  • Team India's frustration in New Zealand caught on microphone 17-02-2014 08:05 AM

    Indian bowlers were once again put under pressure in New Zealand on Monday when a 300-plus partnership between Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling continued to pour cold water over India's hopes of winning the second Test. And the frustration of Team India was caught on microphone. New Zealand erased India's...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 17-02-2014 02:25 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum (281*) struck his second double ton of the series in a world record stand with BJ Watling (124) as India could take just one wicket on Day 4 of the 2nd Test, which ended with NZ 325...
  • Dropped catches delay India's win in New Zealand 16-02-2014 01:48 PM

    India grassed crucial chances to let the chance of winning the second Test in New Zealand on the third day slip out of their hands, though the visitors still remain the favourites to level the series at 1-1. New Zealand won their first couple of sessions in the Test when...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 16-02-2014 02:24 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a...
  • Back-in-form Ishant Sharma says he is ignored for important tours 14-02-2014 01:42 PM

    Ishant Sharma chose to learn his lessons the hard way, but the good thing is that he has started the process. And to show for it, the Delhi pacer has five-wicket hauls in back-to-back Tests in New Zealand. But hurt from being axed for the Asia Cup and World T20,...
  • You only learn from experience, says Ishant Sharma 14-02-2014 01:20 PM

    Wellington: After taking his career-best haul in Tests, Indian medium-pacer Ishant Sharma said that he has been bowling well consistently for some time but his performance was being noticed only now because he is among wickets these days. Ishant took 6 for 51 on the first day of the second...
  • 2nd Test: Indian bowlers rule New Zealand on Day 1 14-02-2014 11:20 AM

    Hurt from being axed from India's limited-overs squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a six-wicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with India just 92 runs away from NZ's score thanks to Shikhar Dhawan's 71 not...
  • India bowl NZ out on Day 1 of 2nd Test: How the wickets fell 14-02-2014 09:06 AM

    Ishant Sharma took six wickets and Mohammed Shami scalped four as India bowled out New Zealand for 192 runs in their first innings on the first day of the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday. Have a look at how the wickets tumbled: 9.3 overs: I...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 14-02-2014 02:36 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Hyderabad bag Warner, buy back Mishra, Ishant 12-02-2014 06:05 PM

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one, but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad tried their best to buy back the players from the pool who...
  • New Zealand not pressing the panic button yet: Wagner 08-02-2014 03:12 PM

    Auckland: New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner on Saturday said that the hosts will not be hitting the panic button just yet as they are confident of taking remaining Indian wickets needed for victory in the first Test, here. At stumps on day three, India still need 320 runs for a...
  • Dhawan, Pujara steady as India need 320 runs more to win first Test 08-02-2014 11:20 AM

    A remarkable fightback from Team India saw them end day three at 87 for 1, needing 320 more runs to win the first Test against New Zealand, who suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the second innings to be skittled out for 105 at Auckland on Saturday. India will have...
  • Indian bowlers finally click to keep Team India in hunt in first Test 08-02-2014 10:11 AM

    Everyone seemed to have written them off after their consistently poor performance over the past few months, but Indian bowlers finally proved their worth in the second innings of ongoing Test between New Zealand and India at Eden Park in Auckland. Indian bowlers are under scrutiny at the moment as...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 1st Test, Day 2 07-02-2014 02:45 AM

    Centuries by Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand take control on day one of the first Test against India at Auckland on Thursday. The Kiwis were 329 for 4 at stumps with McCullum unbeaten on 143 and Corey Anderson on 43. Williamson and McCullum engineered a crucial fightback...
  • India players 'happy' and 'satisfied' in a winless run overseas 06-02-2014 07:58 PM

    Wonder if it's okay for the players to comment they are 'happy' or 'satisfied' with their performances when the end result is a steady decline in the team's performance. Team India is in the exact position - winless in Tests on foreign soil since June 2011 but still players are...
  • The pitch eased out after lunch: Williamson 06-02-2014 02:15 PM

    Auckland: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson credited his team's fantastic turnaround on the opening day of the first Test against India to the pitch, saying that it eased out considerably after a "tough" opening session here on Thursday. The Kiwis recovered from 54 for 3 at lunch to be 329...
  • Ishant happy with his bowling as India end sloppy day on field 06-02-2014 02:02 PM

    Auckland: He might have been under the scanner for a while now due to poor form, but India's pacer Ishant Sharma, who reached the milestone of 150 Test wickets, said he was happy with the way he has been bowling. Ishant took two for 62 on the opening day of...
  • 1st Test: McCullum, Williamson tons take New Zealand to 329/4 on Day 1 06-02-2014 11:13 AM

    Auckland: Centuries by Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand take control on day one of the first Test against India at Auckland on Thursday. The Kiwis were 329 for 4 at stumps with McCullum unbeaten on 143 and Corey Anderson on 43. Williamson and McCullum engineered a crucial...
  • Ishant Sharma reaches 150-wicket mark in Test cricket 06-02-2014 07:50 AM

    Auckland: Pacer Ishant Sharma became the 11th Indian to take 150 Test wickets when he removed opener Hamish Rutherford on the opening day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand, here on Thursday. Ishant reached the milestone in his 54th Test. After Zaheer Khan, the lanky speedster is currently...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 5th ODI at Wellington 31-01-2014 06:12 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The ODI Champions are yet to taste a win in 2014 after two overseas series and seven games, which certainly doesn't augur well for a team that will be defending its world cup trophy in a year from now....
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 4th ODI in Hamilton 28-01-2014 05:36 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With their return to No. 1 position in the ODI rankings on the line, India need to tick every box before stepping on the field in Hamilton. By snatching a thrilling last-ball tie in Auckland, India kept New Zealand...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI 25-01-2014 06:04 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Team India need to regroup quickly and find the right combination as they go into a must-win match against a confident New Zealand in the third ODI at Auckland on Saturday. The good news for India before the encounter...