MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI

  • World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni's ability to read the game is exceptional 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Melbourne: And thus, the Indian dream run ended. Anti-climactic and without drama, the result a foregone conclusion long before Mitchell Starc cleaned up Umesh Yadav. India didn't entirely turn up at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday (March 26), and were promptly punished by an Australian side that rode on...
  • World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar advises India to bat first and post a big total Yesterday

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar tipped Australia as favourites to win thursday's high-voltage cricket World Cup semi-final against India but said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can beat the hosts if they bat first and put up a big total. "Australia are favourites because they have psychological advantage of having beaten India in...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Australia are likely contenders to meet New Zealand in the World Cup final Yesterday

    The India and Australia semi-final is going to be a close game. SCG is a great batting wicket. The team who wins toss should bat first. But chasing isn't a bad option either. Gone are the days when we used to go with the notion that in a big match...
  • World Cup: Australia look visibly frazzled before the semi-final against India Yesterday

    Australia have not announced their playing eleven much before the match, which they usually do and look a side visibly frazzled leading upto the semi-finals against India. ...
  • World Cup: This Indian team has been outstanding, says Chris Harris Yesterday

    This is the biggest of all games and India are playing their best cricket at the moment, says former New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris. ...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni, Glenn Maxwell most searched players ahead of the semi-final Yesterday

    Guwahati: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Glenn Maxwell have emerged as the two most searched players of India and Australia ahead of their most-awaited semi-final clash tomorrow in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. According to study by global IT giant Google, the Indian skipper is leading the chart of most searches...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni's calmness will take India to the final, says best-friend Yesterday

    Wishing all the success to Team India ahead of the World Cup semi-final, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's best friend Amir Hashmi, who also plays in the domestic fold, thinks his playmate will add another silverware in India's cabinet for the second time. "I am very happy the way India have played in...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia will win against India, says Brett Lee 2 days ago

    India have a great chance of winning but having played for my country for such a long time, it is only fair for me to support Australia, says former Aussie speedster Brett Lee. ...
  • Dhoni's World Cup-winning bat on display 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Days before India play Australia in a World Cup semi-final at Sydney, the iconic bat of Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with which he hit the winning six in the 2011 World Cup final has been put on display at Bengali Market here. The bat entered the Guinness World...
  • World Cup: Dhoni's bowling changes have been spot-on, says Javagal Srinath 4 days ago

    Sydney: Not since 2003, when Zaheer Khan, Javagal Srinath and Ashish Nehra joined hands to scythe through the field and take the team to the final, has an India pace trio taken a global event by storm like Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma have this time around. Zaheer was...
  • World Cup: India hoping 'big' player Virat Kohli to deliver against Australia 4 days ago

    By his own lofty standards, Virat Kohli has had a modest World Cup so far. But his Indian team-mates all think the elegant stroke-maker will live up to his reputation as a big-match player when it matters. And few games matter more than Thursday's semi-final against Australia. For Kohli, it's a golden...
  • 'Hunted' become 'hunters': Indian pacers use short ball effectively in World Cup 5 days ago

    Sydney: Delivering one blockbuster performance after another, the usually under-rated Indian pacers have turned a corner and changed a few perceptions in the ongoing World Cup by accounting for 43 of the 70 opposition wickets so far. Since India landed in Australia, the common refrain has been how batsmen would be...
  • World Cup 2015: Virat Kohli is a big occasion player, says MS Dhoni 6 days ago

    Sydney: It has been a lull after storm for Virat Kohli in the ongoing ICC World Cup but his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stood firmly behind his deputy expressing confidence that he will come good on a big day as he is a "big occasion player". Kohli, who had four...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Against Bangladesh, put all your money on India March 18, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) India should play like India - this is what I want to tell them ahead of their...
  • ICC World Cup: Turn MCG into a sea of Tricolour, Dhoni urges fans March 18, 2015

    India's World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni has called on Indian fans to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday for the quarter-final clash against Bangladesh. "The crowds in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 have been outstanding and very supportive, and we look forward to similar encouragement when the...
  • World Cup: Given a choice India would have loved to play Bangladesh March 18, 2015

    They say fortune favours the brave, and I must say that fortune has favoured this Indian team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 because they have played brave cricket. If India had been given a choice of which team they would like to have played in the quarterfinal, it would...
  • World Cup: Kapil's Devils of 1983 and Dhoni's Dabanggs of 2011 March 17, 2015

    When Kapil Dev led his team out at the 1983 World Cup in England, satellite television wasn't even a figment of the imagination in India. The Berlin Wall continued to stand between the Germanys, few outside of the Germanys had heard of Boris Becker, Michael Jackson was yet to burst...
  • World Cup: Dhoni privileged to have world class batsmen, says Mushtaq Muhammad March 16, 2015

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and coach Mushtaq Muhammad believes that Indian captain Mahendera Singh Dhoni is privileged to have a world class batting line up at his disposal in the ongoing cricket World Cup. "I don't want to take anything away from Dhoni because I rate him highly but it is...
  • Yuvraj Singh confident of India retaining World Cup March 16, 2015

    Gwalior: Praising Mahendra Singh Dhoni's efficient leadership, out-of-favour Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said that the team's spectacular showing in this edition so far makes him believe that the Men in Blue can retain the trophy. "The way the Indian cricket is performing under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the...
  • World Cup: Mahendra Singh Dhoni rises to No.8 in batting rankings March 16, 2015

    Melbourne: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has risen two places to World No.8 in the latest One-Day International (ODI) batting rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday, following the completion of the pool phase of the World Cup. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is still India's highest ranked batsman at...
  • New field restriction rules affected Yuvraj's bowling: MS Dhoni March 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Yuvraj Singh's 15 wickets in the 2011 World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted trophy but the Indian captain says last edition's 'Player of The Tournament' is no longer as effective as he used to be in the current...
  • Dhoni's team betters Lloyd's outfit with 10th straight World Cup win March 14, 2015

    Auckland: With 10 successive World Cup wins under their belt, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India on Saturday bettered Clive Lloyd's fearsome outfit of the late 1970' and 80' in terms of consecutive victories in the quadrennial extravaganza. Lloyd's team, which triumphed in the inaugural 1995 and 1979 World Cups, had nine wins...
  • World Cup: Raina's century packs up Zimbabwe, India meet Bangladesh in QF March 14, 2015

    The pieces are fitting nicely in place for India to launch a fresh attack in the knockouts. Batsmen getting runs, bowlers bowling oppositions out and a 100 percent win record. And any leftover boxes were ticked with precision by Suresh Raina's century and MS Dhoni's signature finishing in a six-wicket...
  • As it happened: India vs Zimbabwe, World Cup, Match 39 March 14, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Top spot sealed, quarter-final opponents 99 percent confirmed and title defence well on - India's World Cup has gone like a breeze so far, and while it's expected to flow the same way at Eden Park against Zimbabwe on Saturday, the real...
  • World Cup: I like the way Dhoni handles me as a bowler, says Shami March 13, 2015

    Auckland: India's pace spearhead Mohammed Shami feels a certain degree of comfort playing under Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the Indian captain has never been "demanding" and his backing has made the Bengal seamer's transformation from domestic to international cricket pretty smooth. Shami is India's highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 12...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: The road ahead for India March 11, 2015

    Team India has entered the quarter-finals of the World Cup handsomely leading its pool having won all matches so far. A team that was tottering before World Cup began has reinvented itself mid-stream into a giant after being out on a disastrous tour Down Under. The fact this was done...
  • Dhoni now only behind Ponting with most consecutive World Cup wins March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: With nine straight World Cup wins under their belt, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India stand only second to Ricky Ponting's Australian side that registered 24 consecutive victories in the showpiece event. India now stand second alongside Clive Lloyd's West Indies in terms of consecutive victories in World Cup. The eight-wicket...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Bowlers doing a good job, says MS Dhoni March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday heaped praise on his bowlers for bundling out every team that India have played so far in the ongoing cricket World Cup, saying they have stepped up to the challenge nicely and are doing a "really good job". India beat Ireland by eight wickets...
  • As it happened: India vs Ireland, World Cup, Match 34, Pool B March 10, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Defying all odds, trash talks and pre-tournament predictions, defending champions India are cruising in their bid to retain the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Very few would have predicted such a smooth sail for India, and rightly so, given their...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian bowlers have shown great control, says Michael Holding March 9, 2015

    Hamilton: Impressed with the "control" of the Indian bowlers, pace legend Michael Holding said that Mohammed Shami and company have stuck to a consistent line and length to outwit the opposition batsmen in the cricket World Cup so far. India, who registered their fourth consecutive win in pool B after beating...