North Zone

  • 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 post-lunch inspection...
  • North Zone in final after spin of coin decides rain-marred semi-final October 14, 2013

    Kochi: A spin of coin sent the Harbhajan Singh-led North Zone into the Duleep trophy final after their semi-final 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...
  • Ton-up 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 semi-final against East Zone here Friday. While the 20-year-old 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 rain-curtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final 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 semi-final, 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 first-class career as Central Zone made it to the Duleep Trophy final for the second successive year as they beat North Zone by virtue of 18-run first innings lead. Central Zone scored 469 in reply to North's 451 riding on an astonishing 127-run...
  • Central and North battle for first-innings 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 all-important lead against North Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final here on Tuesday. After North scored a commendable 451, the Central Zone riding...
  • Yuvraj pleased as punch after double ton October 16, 2012

    Yuvraj Singh scored a double hundred for North Zone against Central Zone in the ongoing Duleep Trophy semi-final 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 well-deserved double century to put North in a comfortable position at stumps on the second day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone here on Monday. Undefeated on 133 overnight, Yuvraj scored a magnificent 208...
  • Double-centurion 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 first-class return October 15, 2012

    Uppal: Yuvraj Singh marked his return to first-class cricket by converting his first-day 133 into a double-century on day two of the Duleep Trophy semi-final between North and Central Zone at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. In his first four-day 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 first-class arena as he smashed an unbeaten century for North Zone against Central on the first day of a semi-final 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 semi-final here on Sunday. The match is of greater significance as the four-day 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...
  • North Zone virtually in Duleep Trophy semi-final October 8, 2012

    Chennai: Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra grabbed three wickets each as North Zone shot out West Zone for a mere 164 in their first innings on the third and penultimate day to virtually seal a semi-final berth in the Duleep Trophy here on Monday. Ishant (4 for 29), who had dismissed...
  • North in driver's seat in Duleep Trophy October 8, 2012

    Chennai: Paras Dogra struck a strokeful half-century as North Zone piled on a big total of 484 in their first innings to place themselves in a commanding position on the second day of the four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final match against West Zone here on Sunday. Dogra's 77 pushed North's overnight score...
  • Duleep Trophy: North Zone reach 251/3 on Day 1 October 6, 2012

    Chennai: Captain Shikhar Dhawan scored a superb 101 to help North Zone reach 251 for 3 against West Zone on the opening day of the four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final cricket match here on Saturday. On all counts the day belonged to a depleted North Zone, who are playing without the services...
  • Sehwag to lead North Zone in Duleep trophy September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian opener Virender Sehwag will lead the 15-member North Zone team in their Duleep Trophy match against West Zone scheduled to be held early next month at Chennai, the selectors said on Monday. The decision was taken in the zonal selection meeting which was held at the DDCA. Beside...
  • Amarnath's post as North Zone selector in trouble? June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Mohinder Amarnath, who has been the North Zone selector for the past 12 months, has apparently run into rough weather. According to reports in a newspaper, several North Zone state associations are miffed with the fact that Amarnath does not devote enough time scouring for talent in the...
  • Vijay Hazare: Bhajji goes wicketless but Punjab win February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: For the third match in a row, Harbhajan Singh went wicketless but his team were back to winning ways as they beat Jammu and Kashmir by 19 runs to register their second win in the North Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare trophy. It wasn't one of the...
  • East Zone reaches Duleep Trophy final February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Anushtup Majumdar and Manish Vardhan sent the North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt as East Zone completed the formalities on an inconsequential final day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final against North Zone, advancing to the summit clash by virtue of first-innings lead. East Zone, who have last played a...