NORTH ZONE

  • Sehwag, Gambhir tell NZ selection committee not to consider them 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Veterans Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's prospects of making an India comeback are all but over as the celebrated opening duo stayed away from selection in the 15-member North Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy. The team will be led by senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. The North Zone selection committee,...
  • Duleep Trophy: Central Zone set up final against South October 25, 2014

    Mohali: Central Zone proceeded to the Duleep Trophy final with a first innings lead over North Zone as the four-day semi-final ended in a draw at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Central will now face South Zone, who defeated East Zone Friday, in the five-day final beginning Oct 29...
  • Duleep Trophy: Gambhir hits ton, North Zone short of Central's first innings score October 24, 2014

    Mohali: Skipper Gautam Gambhir's 37th first-class century might have made his case stronger for an India comeback but his knock could not help North Zone overhaul Central Zone's imposing first innings score on Day 3 of the four-day Duleep Trophy semi-final on Friday. Responding to Central's first innings score of 538,...
  • Central Zone reign supreme after Naman Ojha double ton in Duleep Trophy semis October 24, 2014

    Mohali: Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha continued from where he left on the opening day to notch up his second double ton in first-class cricket this year to help Central Zone amass 538 on Day 2 of the four-day Duleep Trophy semi-final match against North Zone on Thursday. In reply, North ended Thursday...
  • Duleep Trophy: Saxena, Naman sent North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt October 22, 2014

    Mohali: Central Zone's MP duo of Jalaj Saxena and wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha took full advantage of dropped catches sending an inexperienced North Zone attack to the cleaners as they posted 344 for three at stumps, on the first day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final, here on Wednesday. Opener Jalaj struck...
  • Harbhajan to miss Duleep Trophy semi-final, Gambhir to captain North October 21, 2014

    Mohali: In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here on Wednesday. Out-of-favour Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan, is heartbroken to sit out...
  • Harbhajan Singh to lead North Zone team for the Duleep Trophy October 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Saturday named captain of North Zone team while dashing left-hander Gautam Gambhir will be the side's vice-captain for the Duleep Trophy campaign starting from October 22. The decision was taken at a meeting of North Zone Selection Committee held at PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, under...
  • Harbhajan to lead North in Deodhar Trophy March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Out-of-favour India spinner Harbhajan Singh will captain the North Zone team in the Deodhar Trophy to be played at Visakhapatnam from March 23. Another player trying to make a comeback to the Indian team, Gautam Gambhir has been named vice captain. North Zone will meet South Zone in a semi-final...
  • Ishant Sharma to skip Delhi's first two Vijay Hazare Trophy matches February 25, 2014

    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 Jammu...
  • Duleep Trophy: North and South declared joint winners October 21, 2013

    Kochi: With unrelenting bad weather playing spoilsport, North Zone and South Zone were declared joint winners of the Duleep Trophy this year after the fifth day's play of the final match was also called off without a ball being bowled on Monday. Only 10 overs on the second day on...
  • Duleep Trophy final: Fourth day's play called off due to wet outfield October 20, 2013

    Kochi: Rain continued to play spoilsport in the Duleep Trophy final between North Zone and South Zone with the fourth and the regulation final day's play also called off due to a wet ground on Sunday. Umpires Sanjay Hazare and Suresh Shastri inspected the ground this morning and decided that it...
  • North Zone reduce South to 33 for 2 on a curtailed day two October 18, 2013

    Kochi: Only ten overs of play was possible on the second day of the Duleep Trophy final as North Zone enjoyed the upper hand reducing South Zone to 33 for two in the brief session post tea. South Zone opted to bat while North received a setback when India discard Gautam...
  • First day's play in Duleep Trophy final called off due to wet outfield October 17, 2013

    Kochi: The first day's proceedings of the Duleep Trophy final between North Zone and South Zone was called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy outfield which was not conducive for competitive cricket. Umpires Suresh Shastri and Sanjay Hazare decided to call off day's play after their postlunch inspection...
  • North Zone in final after spin of coin decides rainmarred semifinal October 14, 2013

    Kochi: A spin of coin sent the Harbhajan Singhled North Zone into the Duleep trophy final after their semifinal match against East Zone ended in a draw due to bad weather and soggy field conditions on the fifth and reserve day on Monday. With no first innings lead to look at...
  • East Zone lose early wicket after North Zone post a massive 591 on Day 3 October 12, 2013

    Kochi: Ian Dev Singh posted a scintillating 145, while Rajat Paliwal and Nitin Saini also scored unbeaten centuries as North Zone amassed a mammoth 591 for 8 declared in their first innings against East Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy on Saturday. Dev, who came at the fall...
  • Tonup Unmukt Chand, Ian Dev shine for North Zone October 11, 2013

    Kochi: Young opener Unmukt Chand led the way with a patient century as North Zone posted a formidable 329 for two in their Duleep Trophy semifinal against East Zone here Friday. While the 20yearold Chand made 116 off 230 balls, Ian Dev Singh was unfortunate to have missed his century...
  • Duleep Trophy semis: North Zone make cautious start against East October 11, 2013

    Kochi: North Zone openers Jiwanjot Singh and Unmukt Chand made a cautious start as they reached 33 for no loss against East Zone with only 17 overs of play possible on a raincurtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semifinal here on Thursday. North Zone skipper Harbhajan Singh opted to bat...
  • Harbhajan gears up for 'long spell' against East Zone in Duleep semis October 9, 2013

    Kochi: Fresh from his exploits that helped Mumbai Indians clinch the Champions League Twenty20, Harbhajan Singh is confident of carrying his good form into the longer format as he leads North Zone against defending champions East Zone in Duleep Trophy semifinal, starting here Thursday. "Obviously, you need to make some adjustments...
  • Rayudu leads West Zone to Deodhar Trophy title March 13, 2013

    Guwahati: A professional batting performance by West Zone helped them clinch the Deodhar Trophy as they cruised to a comfortable five-wicket victory over North Zone in the final here on Wednesday. Put into bat, North Zone made a commendable 289 for 8 in 50 overs courtesy Unmukt Chand's scratchy 88...
  • Yuvraj, Unmukt propel North Zone to Deodhar Trophy final March 11, 2013

    Guwahati: Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday. North will meet the winner of the second semi-final between South Zone and West Zone scheduled to...
  • Unmukt drafted in North Zone squad for Deodhar Trophy March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi's opening batsman Unmukt Chand has been drafted in as the 16th member of the North Zone side for the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal limited overs tournament. The U-19 World Cup winning captain wasn't a part of the original 15-member squad led by Gautam Gambhir, but his match-winning century in...
  • Bhuvneshwar's ton takes Central to Duleep final October 17, 2012

    Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar played the innings of his firstclass career as Central Zone made it to the Duleep Trophy final for the second successive year as they beat North Zone by virtue of 18run first innings lead. Central Zone scored 469 in reply to North's 451 riding on an astonishing 127run...
  • Central and North battle for firstinnings lead October 16, 2012

    Hyderabad: Uttar Pradesh allrounder Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's gutsy century helped him script an unbelievable comeback for his side Central Zone as they are 10 runs shy of taking an allimportant lead against North Zone in the Duleep Trophy semifinal here on Tuesday. After North scored a commendable 451, the Central Zone riding...
  • Yuvraj pleased as punch after double ton October 15, 2012

    Yuvraj Singh scored a double hundred for North Zone against Central Zone in the ongoing Duleep Trophy semifinal on Monday. ...
  • Yuvraj double hundred puts North Zone in command October 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: Yuvraj Singh carried on from where he left on Sunday as he completed a welldeserved double century to put North in a comfortable position at stumps on the second day of their Duleep Trophy semifinal against Central Zone here on Monday. Undefeated on 133 overnight, Yuvraj scored a magnificent 208...
  • Doublecenturion Yuvraj 'just wanted to have fun' October 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: A lot of experts including former India captain Sourav Ganguly had questioned his early return to national team but Yuvraj Singh maintains that his double century in the Duleep Trophy match against Central Zone was not an answer to his critics. "I was not trying to prove any point to...
  • Yuvraj Singh hits 208 on firstclass return October 15, 2012

    Uppal: Yuvraj Singh marked his return to firstclass cricket by converting his firstday 133 into a doublecentury on day two of the Duleep Trophy semifinal between North and Central Zone at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. In his first fourday outing since recovering from cancer, Yuvraj batted 241 deliveries...
  • Duleep Trophy: Yuvraj slams century against Central October 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: Yuvraj Singh made a brilliant comeback into firstclass arena as he smashed an unbeaten century for North Zone against Central on the first day of a semifinal match in the Duleep Trophy here. At stumps, North were in commanding position having scored 346 for 4, riding on Yuvraj's superb unbeaten...
  • All eyes on Yuvraj as North take on Central in Duleep semis October 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: After an inspirational comeback into international cricket since recovering from rare germ cell cancer, Yuvraj Singh will now be back in white flannels as North Zone take on Central Zone in a Duleep Trophy semifinal here on Sunday. The match is of greater significance as the fourday contest will provide...
  • North Zone in Duleep Trophy semi-finals October 9, 2012

    Chennai: North Zone on Tuesday advanced to the semi-finals of the Duleep Trophy tournament by virtue of their 320-run first innings lead as the inconsequential fourth and final day's play ended with West Zone losing two wickets in their second essay here. North's qualification to the last-four stage was virtually sealed...