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  • Bangladesh, Zimbabwe begin Test series to avoid last rank Yesterday

    Mirpur: Nobody likes to be last. That adds extra spice to the three-Test cricket series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe beginning at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. In the 10-team Test rankings, Zimbabwe are ninth, and Bangladesh 10th. Whoever loses the series will be 10th. "The ranking issue is there but more than...
  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan 4 days ago

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift Michael...
  • Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan climb ATP singles rankings 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Riding on his maiden Challenger title win, Saketh Myneni on Monday leapfrogged 168 places to be ranked 283 in the ATP singles chart while Ramkumar Ramanathan achieved a career-best spot of 226 following his semi-final appearance at the just-concluded Indore Open. Saketh, who was ranked 451 coming into the...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings 5 days ago

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in...
  • Hudhud havoc: India miss out on top ODI spot October 13, 2014

    Dubai: Due to the cancellation of Tuesday's third ODI between India and the West Indies in Visakhapatnam, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side will not be able to leapfrog Australia - who top the Reliance ICC Team rankings following their 3-0 series victory over Pakistan - even if they win the next...
  • Australia top ODI rankings after Pakistan whitewash October 13, 2014

    Dubai: The cancellation of their third ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam due to cyclone 'hudhud' has cost India a chance to regain the number one spot even as Australia grabbed the numero uno position in the ICC rankings issued on Monday. "Australia has surged to the top of the...
  • India aim sole No.1 spot in ICC ODI rankings October 5, 2014

    Dubai: India have a chance to become the sole number one team, a position currently shared with South Africa, in the ICC ODI rankings if the hosts blank West Indies 5-0 in the series starting October 8 in Kochi. If India win all five matches of the series, they will rise...
  • ICC ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj retains top spot in batting September 21, 2014

    Dubai: India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest OneDay International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday. Mithali retained her spot with 735 points while her compatriot Harmanpreet Kaur also...
  • India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings September 18, 2014

    After not much action barring the 22 draw against Bangladesh in an international friendly in March this year, India slipped eights places to be ranked 158th in the lastest FIFA rankings headed by World Champions Germany. India though can take solace from the fact that all the other subcontinent teams are...
  • Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings September 18, 2014

    Zurich: World Cup winner Germany are still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to secondplace Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month. Colombia climb one place to No. 3 even though they lost to Brazil in a friendly, and trade places with the Netherlands which lost...
  • Demand for onerank onepension to be considered: Rajnath Singh September 11, 2014

    Bhuj: The demand for granting onerank onepension to paramilitary personnel would be considered, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. The Home Minister's assurance came during an interaction with jawans of Border Security Force during a visit to the frontier district of Kutch along the IndiaPakistan border. ...
  • Sania MirzaCara Black lying fourth in Race to Singapore standings September 11, 2014

    St. Petersburg: Sania Mirza, who will be skipping the Asian Games to focus on qualifying for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore, and Cara Black are lying fourth in the Race to Singapore standings with just over a month to go for the seasonending WTA Finals in Singapore. Meanwhile, the...
  • Virat Kohli: Patchy form but still number one T20 batsman September 10, 2014

    India's Virat Kohli has become the numberone ranked T20 batsman in the ICC Player Rankings for the first time in his career. Apart from Kohli, Suresh Raina is the only other Indian batsman in top 10. This followed his powerful performance in the oneoff T20 in Birmingham on Sunday, where...
  • US Open champion Cilic jumps to 9th place, Nishikori 8th in ATP rankings September 9, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic's first Grand Slam title moved him up to No. 9 from No. 16 in the ATP rankings on Tuesday, while runnerup Kei Nishikori rose three spots to a careerbest No. 8. Cilic beat Nishikori 63, 63, 63 in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams'...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu back in top 10 of world rankings September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Championship bronze medal winning performance has helped Indian shuttler PV Sindhu to reenter the top10 in the world. In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, the 19yearold Sindhu has jumped two places to be at No.10 while Saina Nehwal remains stagnant as the...
  • India reclaim number one position in ICC ODI rankings September 1, 2014

    Dubai: India's dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe made India the sole number one team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Monday. "World champion India have been confirmed as the numberone ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe's three wickets...
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke throws India a World Cup challenge August 31, 2014

    Next year's World Cup will decide the kings of the 50over game whatever happens in the race to top the ICC world rankings between now and then, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke. Australia top the rankings going into Sunday's triangular series match against Zimbabwe in Harare but, depending on results,...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded fivematch Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 13 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 13 demolition at the hands of England in the recentlyconcluded fivematch series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Sangakkara, Ashwin reclaim top spots in ICC Test rankings August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the numberone Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the allrounder's list. Ashwin has displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander as the...
  • India retain fourth position in Test rankings August 4, 2014

    Dubai: India have retained their fourth position in the ICC Test rankings despite a loss in the third Test against England at Southampton with the fivematch series currently locked at 11. After drawing the first Test, India posted a victory in the second match at Lord's but went down in the...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in ICC Test rankings August 1, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a couple of rungs to 10th but remained the bestplaced Indian batsman, while the offcolour Virat Kohli dropped one spot to 15th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Friday. India lost the third Test in Southampton by 266 runs, which helped England to make it...
  • Ishant, Bhuvneshwar climb up ICC rankings chart July 22, 2014

    Dubai: India's historic win at Lord's, only their second at the home of cricket in 82 years, has seen Indian players Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane make noticeable improvements in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ishant, who took a matchwinning sevenwicket haul in...
  • Mexico move to No.18 in FIFA ranking July 18, 2014

    Mexico City: Mexico climbed up two spots to No.18 in the latest world rankings released by football's world governing body, FIFA. Mexico earned a total of 930 points to rank third in the Concacaf confederation (North and Central America and the Caribbean), behind the United States, at No.15 with 989 points,...
  • FIFA rankings: Germany No.1 after World Cup triumph July 17, 2014

    Zurich: Germany have climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. The fourtime champions, who beat Argentina 10 at the Maracana on Sunday, have replaced Spain in first place as well as succeeding them as world champions. Argentina and the...
  • Budget 2014: No major boost to Defence, Jaitley allots Rs 2.29 lakh crore July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced just an additional Rs 5000 crore for the Defence Budge, taking the amount allocated to the the Indian Defence to Rs 2,29,000 crore. In the Interim Budget presented by the UPAII government, the amount was Rs 2,24,000 crore. In the Narendra Modi...
  • Saina Nehwal moves up a place to 7th in world rankings July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Following her Australian Open Super Series triumph, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal moved up a place to be in the seventh position in the latest world rankings while PV Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 after a nonetooimpressive outing in the same tournament. While India's Olympic bronze...
  • India ninth in latest world hockey rankings June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Eighttime Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among men's teams in the recentlyreleased FIH World Hockey Rankings. The Indians, with 1458 rating points, occupy the ninth spot by virtue of their disappointing ninth place finish in the World Cup held at The Hague, Netherlands earlier...
  • India women's football team grabs 50th spot in FIFA rankings June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India's women football team moved one place up to grab the 50th spot among 175 nations in the latest FIFA ranking. The team also grabbed 11th position in the AFC ranking, moving up one spot. It is the second time that the women's football team has come up in the...
  • Virat Kohli loses number one spot to AB de Villiers in ODI rankings June 20, 2014

    Dubai: India's batting sensation Virat Kohli's decision to skip the recently concluded threematch series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the number one spot to South Africa's AB de Villiers in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Friday. Kohli was leading de Villiers by nine ratings points in the batting...