MS DHONI

  • Virat Kohli will bring purpose to Indian captaincy: Kim Hughes 11 hours 27 minutes ago

    Perth: Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership style and feels that Virat Kohli's elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top job. "Much as I admire Dhoni as...
  • World Cup: Is Dhoni right in saying India can't play Associates more? 12 hours 4 minutes ago

    When Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an impassioned plea for India to not be made to play against associate nations beyond the ambit of ICC-conducted tournaments, you went, 'Come on'. Literally seconds earlier, the Indian captain had spoken at length about nurturing cricket in the smaller nations, and taking the sport...
  • A hat-trick of wins and India's best ever World Cup start 15 hours 48 minutes ago

    Never before have India started a World Cup in such rip-roaring fashion. Not when they crashed into the final in South Africa in 2003. Not even when they conquered the world on their way to title triumphs in England in 1983 and in their own backyard four years ago. For the...
  • World Cup 2015: India go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mumbai: It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India's particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have taken bold steps towards altering that reputation at the World Cup. Too often in the past, India's fast bowlers have been liabilities in the field, while during...
  • ICC World Cup: Please, no more ODIs for India, says MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Perth: It is not often that Mahendra Singh Dhoni sticks his neck out on even the most mundane of issues. There is some sort of valve within him, some kind of auto, that takes over during press conferences in particular, and you can predict with almost 100 per cent accuracy...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates Yesterday

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India inch closer to the quater-finals Yesterday

    R Ashwin picked up his career best ODI figures of 4 for 25 as India thrashed UAE by 9 wickets to register their third big win of the tournament. ...
  • India jump to second in the list of most ODI wins Yesterday

    The victory over UAE in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Saturday was India's 440th ODI win, pushing them up to the second spot in the list of teams with most ODI wins. The defending champions routed the UAE by nine wickets, which was India's third straight win as MS...
  • ICC World Cup: India make important gains in lopsided contest Yesterday

    They may not have got the batting practice they were looking for against the UAE, but defending champions India made gains that should strengthen their title defence in Australia and New Zealand. Mohammed Shami was ruled out a day before the match due to a left knee injury, which allowed MS...
  • India roll over UAE to secure entry to World Cup quarter-finals Yesterday

    The pacy WACA track turned out to be a spin nightmare for the UAE who received a nine-wicket hammering at the hand of defending champions India who secured their third consecutive win and entry into the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals. Understandably, MS Dhoni wanted to bat to avoid exactly...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against...
  • World Cup 2015: Should India experiment with their team against UAE? 2 days ago

    India will face minnows United Arab Emirates in their third group league match of the cricket World Cup at the WACA on Saturday. ...
  • World Cup: Injury scare for India skipper MS Dhoni ahead of UAE clash 2 days ago

    Perth: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Friday hurt while batting in the nets at the WACA ahead of India's cricket World Cup league match against the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. It happened while Dhoni was facing a net bowler whose delivery kicked up suddenly and brushed his forearm. Dhoni was...
  • Focus is firmly on the present: Dinesh Karthik 2 days ago

    At one point in his career, Dinesh Karthik was India's replacement man. He was a bit like the emergency button installed in elevators - pressed into service when there's a snag - always on SOS. Injuries to openers or middle-order batsmen, and Karthik was the first to be summoned. It was...
  • World Cup: We will treat India match like any other game, says UAE captain 2 days ago

    Perth: Refusing to be intimidated by the star-studded Indian cricket team, United Arab Emirates skipper Mohammad Tauqir said his side will treat the World Cup clash against the defending champions as "just another game". "We know they are big stars, but we will take this game like the last previous two...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India shouldn't let intensity drop against UAE 2 days ago

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, 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) After winning two matches of the World Cup against top teams back to back, India...
  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash 3 days ago

    Team India had lots of laughter and tomfoolery during the training session at WACA, Perth. ...
  • World Cup: India drawing plans for death-over batting 3 days ago

    Perth: It has been a near-flawless performance by the Indian cricket team in the ongoing ICC World Cup but there is one grey area that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the team management would quickly like to address before the side gets ready for the all-important knock-out stage of the...
  • ICC World Cup: Six interests in India vs UAE mismatch 3 days ago

    India's first encounter with minnows this World Cup will come at the back of two huge kills made by MS Dhoni's team. First they ensured Pakistan's jinx remained intact and then ended their own against South Africa. Next, it's the UAE. While India may yawn, swap TV channels and not...
  • World Cup: At MCG, India showed they can blow away any side, says Morkel 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Out of favour South African all-rounder Albie Morkel says India's hammering of the Proteas at the MCG demonstrated that the defending champions are capable of blowing any team away in the World Cup and big-ticket ICC events bring out the best in them. Morkel, holidaying after getting done with...
  • World Cup: Well begun, Team India youngsters need to keep going 4 days ago

    Opinions flew thick and fast when India's chances at the 2015 World Cup were discussed before the tournament kicked off, with a large percentage suggesting that their traditional frailties in conditions in Australia and New Zealand would hamper their progress. To make matters a little more complicated, India don't have enough...
  • World Cup: India have brought their A-game to the table, says Rohan Gavaskar 5 days ago

    Rohan Gavaskar feels Team India were not switched on during the tri-series and thinks the team is back to their best. ...
  • World Cup 2015: India's stars signing autographs, taking selfies with fans 5 days ago

    Team India took some time out from practice and brought smiles to faces of fans by signing autographs and taking selfies with them. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Meet MS Dhoni's special fan 5 days ago

    CNN-IBN talks with an Australian girl who has been chasing Indian skipper for last 8 years and have a special bonding with MS Dhoni. ...
  • World Cup: Dhoni kept the fire burning, and it's showing 5 days ago

    Within minutes of India quelling Pakistan's feeble challenge in their World Cup opener in Adelaide more than a week back, a senior journalist asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in all seriousness, where India's skipper hid his magic wand, a wand he has waved with stunning effect on the big stage. "That magic...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India favourites, Pakistan so far hopeless, says Zaheer Abbas 5 days ago

    (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) While there are a lot of similarities between India and Pakistan, cricket has always been one of...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Flexibility is Rahane's key strength, says MS Dhoni 6 days ago

    Perth: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that talented Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane is one player who has improved by leaps and bounds in recent times and is ready to don any hat for the team's cause. His 60-ball-79 against South Africa was equally important in the final context of...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Teams will now take India's bowling seriously 6 days ago

    Two clinical but extremely convincing wins has set the ball rolling in the right direction for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. The much assailed Indian bowling line-up would undoubtedly be the most discussed topic hereon in the team meetings of most countries in the tournament. More than the talent that the...
  • India end World Cup jinx against South Africa 1 week ago

    This was India's maiden World Cup win against South Africa after having lost in 1992, 1999 and 2011. ...
  • India have thrown a World Cup dare by hammering South Africa 1 week ago

    There is a reason most of us compare cricket with life that is a great leveller, one of it being the great unpredictability that the sport offers in a matter of couple of hours where the fortunes of a side change at the drop of a hat. Never in the wildest...