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  • Sania Mirza equals career-best fifth in WTA rankings January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza took a step forward in her quest to become world number one as the Indian equalled her career-best doubles rank of five on Sunday, following her stupendous title win at the WTA Apia International with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in Sydney. Sania earned 470 points, which pushed the Indian...
  • Race for ODI top spot heats up with Tri-Series and World Cup January 14, 2015

    Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday. Friday's opening clash at the SCG will see Australia host England with Michael Clarke's men...
  • India slip to seventh in Test rankings January 11, 2015

    Dubai: India have slipped a place to be seventh in the latest ICC Test rankings after losing the four-match away series against Australia 0-2. India's slide in the rankings come after the two fighting draws which were not enough to prevent another series loss overseas. India captain Virat Kohli however has gained...
  • Virat Kohli best-placed Indian at No.2 in ICC ODI ranking January 9, 2015

    Dubai: Prolific batsman Virat Kohli is the best-placed Indian at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking list, which also has out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the top 10. Kohli, who is currently leading India against Australia in the fourth and final Test in...
  • South Africa retain top Test team status January 6, 2015

    Dubai: South Africa have retained their ICC top ranking in Tests following their 2-0 series win over the West Indies. The win helped South Africa retain the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Championship mace and pocket a cash award of $500,000, an ICC statement said Tuesday. "The series win means irrespective...
  • Virat Kohli jumps four places to 15th in ICC Test rankings December 31, 2014

    Indian batsman Virat Kohli jumped four places to 15th in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings released here Wednesday. The 26-year-old Kohli rode on scores of 169 and 54 in the third Test against Australia. Another batsman who has benefited most from the drawn Test at the Melbourne Cricket...
  • 'One-rank one-pension' scheme before next budget: Manohar Parrikar December 26, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that 'one-rank one-pension' policy would be implemented in the defence forces before the next budget. "One-man one-pension policy will be implemented. We are right now working on its detailing," Parrikar said. The implementation has lot of financial implications which are being worked out,...
  • Kidambi Srikanth is World No. 4 in BWF ranking December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top-five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year. The 21-year-old Indian, who clinched the...
  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • Team India aim to grab top 3 spot in ICC Test rankings December 7, 2014

    Dubai: India would look to grab the number three position in the ICC Test Team Rankings as they take on Australia in a four-Test series which gets underway with the opening match in Adelaide on December 9. Currently placed sixth in the ranking, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men will have a chance...
  • MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar slip a place in ICC rankings December 2, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli remains second in the latest ICC ODI batsmen rankings while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has slipped a place to be ninth as India maintain second spot in the team standings. Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dropped a place to be eighth in the bowlers' rankings while left-arm spinner...
  • India remain sixth in ICC Test rankings November 30, 2014

    Dubai: India remained sixth while Pakistan dropped a place to fourth after their heavy innings defeat against New Zealand, in the latest Test rankings released by the ICC on Sunday. The win meant that New Zealand has gained one rankings point and now lies two points adrift of sixth placed India,...
  • Germany lead FIFA rankings as minnows move up November 27, 2014

    Zurich: Germany still lead the FIFA rankings, while two of Europe's smallest nations made big gains after upset results. World Cup winner Germany stayed ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands in an unchanged top five. Further down, the Faeroe Islands climbed 82 places to No. 105 after beating Greece 1-0...
  • Kohli remains No. 2 ODI batsman, Bhuvneshwar moves up to seventh November 24, 2014

    Dubai: Top India batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his second position in the latest ICC batsmen rankings while medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up a place to be seventh in the bowlers' standings. AB de Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of...
  • Australia displace India as top ODI team November 23, 2014

    Four-time World Champion Australia on Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release. Australia started the series in third position on 114 ratings points but equalled India's 117...
  • Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers advance in rankings November 22, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers progressed in the Test rankings following their drawn second Test, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) release on Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmed jumped to a career-best ranking of 18 in the Test batting rankings following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against...
  • India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2 November 20, 2014

    Dubai: India retained the numero uno spot in the latest Reliance ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released. Meanwhile, following Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra in which Australia defeated South Africa by...
  • Virat Kohli rises to No.2 in ICC ODI rankings November 17, 2014

    Dubai: India's hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli rose a place to be ranked second in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen following India's 5-0 series victory over Sri Lanka. Team-mate Rohit Sharma has vaulted to 15th as the reigning World Cup champions continue their preparations for...
  • India consolidate their No 1 ICC ODI rankings November 16, 2014

    Dubai: World champions India have consolidated their top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the series against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi on Sunday. India had started the series at the third position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points, two ratings points...
  • Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan in top-five of ICC ODI batsmen's rankings November 12, 2014

    Dubai: Two Indian batsmen are now in the top five of the ICC ODI rankings, with Virat Kohli remaining at number three and opener Shikhar Dhawan climbing up the ladder to fifth after earning four places in the latest list issued on Wednesday. However, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is...
  • India deserve No. 1 ODI ranking, says Sourav Ganguly November 11, 2014

    With three back-to-back series wins, India deserved to be the number one side in the ICC ODI rankings, said former captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday. "They have been playing well in the last three series. They beat England in England, won against the West Indies and now here too they have clinched...
  • Pakistan aim to consolidate third position in Test rankings November 8, 2014

    Dubai: Third-ranked Pakistan have a chance to reduce the gap further on second-ranked Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face New Zealand in the three-Test series that starts at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi Sunday. A 3-0 series win over New Zealand will earn Misbah-ul-Haq's side...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin continues to be top Test allrounder November 4, 2014

    Dubai: Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone Indian to feature in the top 10 of the latest ICC Test Player Rankings as he continues to lead the way in the allrounders list. South Africa's Vernon Philander is second in the ICC Test Player Rankings for All-rounders behind Ashwin, while Bangaldesh's Shakib Al...
  • Pakistan jump to third position in Test rankings November 3, 2014

    Pakistan have vaulted into third position in the ICC Test Team Rankings, their best Test ranking in seven years, following the conclusion of their series against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Pakistan, who defeated Australia for their first series win in 20 years, have leapfrogged England, Sri Lanka and India...
  • Chance for both India, Sri Lanka to claim No. 1 ODI ranking November 1, 2014

    Dubai: Currently placed at number three behind South Africa and Australia, India have an opportunity to jump to the top in the ICC ODI team rankings if they win the upcoming five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka 4-1 or better. A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South...
  • Virat Kohli slips to No. 3 in ODI batsmen's rankings October 28, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli has slipped a rung but is still the best-placed Indian batsman at third position in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings list released on Tuesday. Kohli, who has lost a place following South African Hashim Amla's upward movement, will have a chance to climb up the ladder once...
  • South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory October 28, 2014

    South Africa have moved to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for the first time in five years, the Proteas climbing above Australia following their 2-0 series win in New Zealand. The last time South Africa headed the ODI rankings was in September 2009 but they slipped...
  • David Warner, Younis Khan move up in ICC Test rankings for batsmen October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Hundreds in both innings during Pakistan's win over Australia in the first Test helped former captain Younis Khan jump four places to seventh while Aussie opener David Warner moved up to a career-high fourth position in the latest ICC batting and bowling rankings released on Monday. Pakistan blitzed Australia by...
  • South Africa eye Australia in bid to top ODI rankings October 27, 2014

    Hamilton: South Africa's attempt to top the one-day cricket rankings before next year's World Cup will depend on a showdown with Australia next month after rain dashed their hopes in New Zealand on Monday. South Africa needed to complete a three-match clean sweep against New Zealand to overtake the current number-one...
  • India drop, Pakistan rise in ICC Test rankings October 27, 2014

    Dubai: India are all set to drop a rung to sixth in the ICC Test rankings, replaced by arch-rivals Pakistan in the fifth position after Misbah-ul-Haq's men took a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series against Australia. "Pakistan's victory in the Dubai Test has not only ensured that it will move...