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  • Tri-series: India seek first win in a no-brainer at Perth 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Australia, bad form, injuries, experiments, England, bad weather. India have fought all sort of enemies for over the last two months Down Under. But what their battles are yet to yield is a win. And if that objective is achieved against England at the WACA on Friday, along will come...
  • Virat Kohli may have to 'sacrifice' No. 3 position, hints MS Dhoni 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    Ahead of India's crunch Carlton Mid tri-series ODI against England on Friday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that batsmen will have to sacrifice their batting position if that suits the team in its World Cup defence. The Indian team management's decision to ask Virat Kohli to bat a rung down...
  • Blunted bowling leaves World Cup champs India vulnerable 2 days ago

    Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India will look to chase down -- rather than defend -- the World Cup title they won four years ago. In Rohit Sharma, the only batsman with two 200s in one-day internationals, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and the...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia 3 days ago

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • MS Dhoni speaks on IPL scam, doesn't expect speculation to stop 4 days ago

    Sydney: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finally broke his silence over the IPL spot-fixing scandal on Sunday, saying that he does not expect the speculation around his name to stop anytime soon despite nothing concrete coming up against him. Dhoni, who captains Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, has...
  • Can Pakistan break the India jinx at World Cup 2015? 5 days ago

    March 4, 1992, Sydney: India beat Pakistan by 43 runs March 9, 1996, Bangalore: India beat Pakistan by 39 runs June 8, 1999, Manchester: India beat Pakistan by 47 runs March 1, 2003, Centurion: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets March 30, 2011, Chandigarh: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs It's anybody's guess what...
  • India look emotionally drained, says Danny Morrison 6 days ago

    Sydney: Disappointed with India's performance in the ongoing tour of Australia, former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morrison feels the touring side looks "emotionally drained". India lost the four-match Test series against Australia 0-2 and are yet to post a win in the ongoing ODI tri-series against hosts and England. "India look emotionally...
  • MS Dhoni in endorsement row with mobile company 6 days ago

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the manufacturer of Maxx Mobile to refrain from selling any product which contained or showed the endorsement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of the Indian national cricket team. Justice S Muralidhar said the November 17, 2014 interim order restraining Maxx from using Dhoni's...
  • Judgement Day: Srinivasan, CSK await SC verdict in IPL spot-fixing case 1 week ago

    Sports is a precarious profession, marked by competitive labour as players are quick to pounce on the limited tenure of contracts that come their way. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a prime example of one such world that exists, taking most of us by surprise as fans tend to...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today 1 week ago

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. ...
  • Team India look to sort out batting woes before Hobart game 1 week ago

    Sydney: Having tried quite a few permutations and combinations in the two losses so far, the Indian think-tank seems to have settled for Virat Kohli at the No.4 position to hit the right balance and stay alive in the ongoing tri-series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company suffered an embarrassing nine-wicket loss...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today 1 week ago

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. N.Srinivasan will be well placed on Thursday to know what the future holds in store for him as the former BCCI President is still...
  • Are India's World Cup experiments killing Virat Kohli's form? 1 week ago

    Some time back, October 2013 to be precise, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 'Vision World Cup' had Suresh Raina batting for India at No. 4. That was, in fact, part of a contingency plan - just in case Yuvraj Singh isn't there for India's title defence. Yuvraj is now actually not there,...
  • Dhoni wishes his hockey team ahead of HIL January 21, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may well be playing the tri-series Down Under, but he hasn't forgotten to wish his team, Ranchi Rays, ahead of the Hockey India League (HIL), which begins here on Thursday. Rays' captain and penalty corner specialist Ashley Jackson said on Wednesday that though he...
  • Dhoni wants India to do a Gilchrist January 21, 2015

    After eight matches since November 24 on their tour of Australia, India are still searching for their first win. With World Cup just 24 days away, it doesn't augur well for Team India. And Dhoni knows that. His suggestion: "Do a Gilchrist". India's consecutive defeats in their first two matches of...
  • India just need three good days to win the World Cup: Rahul Dravid January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that it will require "three good days" to win the coveted World Cup cricket tournament for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. "The format is such that all top teams will play in the quarter-finals. From there on, you need three good days...
  • MS Dhoni blasts batsmen after England loss January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: His decision to bat first backfired on Tuesday as India were dismissed for a paltry 153 against England and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put the blame on his batsmen for their nine-wicket loss in their second ODI of the cricket tri-series here. "I don't think we batted well, especially after...
  • Indian bowlers face burnout ahead of World Cup 2015 January 20, 2015

    Of late, Indian bowlers have had to face some stick justifiably, but more often sheer overwork for a long period of time seemed to have weariness and fatigue setting in. Let us see their workload. In 2014, India had played a diverse five-Test series against England, followed by five ODIs and a...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 3 January 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The match the Gabba will be important for both the teams to get back to winning ways and get things rolling in the points table with Australia sitting pretty at the top. England have more on the plate than India...
  • 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story' to be released on October 22, confirms Sushant Singh Rajput on Twitter January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will be seen in the title role in "MS Dhoni - The Untold Story", is excited about the film's release in October. The Neeraj Pandey-directorial is a biopic on the Indian cricket captain. "The film 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story' releases October 22nd. Fox...
  • Rohit Sharma knows how to build an innings, says MS Dhoni January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Rohit Sharma, who has been in good form in the ODI cricket for the past two years, terming him as someone, who now knows the art of "building on good starts". "If I see the performance in ODIs in the last one and a...
  • MS Dhoni attributes lacklustre new ball bowling for India's loss January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday conceded that his side lost the plot in the early overs with new ball bowlers failing to make a mark in their tense four-wicket loss against Australia in their cricket tri-series match here. "It was a good match overall and Mitchell Starc (6/43)...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish January 18, 2015

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd match, Tri-Series January 18, 2015

    (For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Playing XIs: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Aninkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav. Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Brad...