Rohit Sharma

  • I would have picked Rohit Sharma instead of Stuart Binny: VVS Laxman 6 days ago

    London: Raising concerns over India's selected XI for the all-important fifth and final Test against England, veteran batsman VVS Laxman said that he would have opted for Rohit Sharma instead of Stuart Binny in the crucial game. "Little surprised at Binny's inclusion. The reason given for his inclusion is that he...
  • India's selection woes worsen ahead of must-win Test August 13, 2014

    India completely lost the plot and momentum after winning the second Test at Lord's and now find themselves in a do-or-die situation to draw the five-match Test series. It is hard to believe but the past can't be undone now, and India have to move forward. Going into the third Test...
  • We'll have to rethink our four-bowler strategy: MS Dhoni July 31, 2014

    Southampton: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday blamed his batsmen for the "soft dismissals" which saw them suffer an embarrassing 266-run defeat in the third cricket Test and said they would need to discuss their four-bowler strategy ahead of the fourth rubber. Asked about the decision to go with four...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 July 28, 2014

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • Rohit Sharma may sneak into the playing XI at Southampton July 26, 2014

    India's net sessions ahead of the third Test against England at Southampton have given indications that the visitors might go in with seven batsmen and four specialist bowlers, ESPNCricinfo has reported. Rohit's inclusion would mean that the slot of the bowling allrounder filled by Stuart Binny has to be vacated to...
  • I am ready for England series, says Rohit Sharma June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With some fine performances in all three formats of the game, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma says he has answered most of his critics quite emphatically in the past one year but cannot really do much about those who keep thinking about him like obsessive lovers. "Even after a good...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Eliminator May 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: After scripting a miraculous finish in their last group stage game to earn a place in the play-offs, title holders Mumbai Indians will now face an uphill task against two-time champions Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai, who sealed a last four...
  • IPL 7, Eliminator: Form guide of Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings May 28, 2014

    Title holders Mumbai Indians sealed a last four berth by virtue of a better net run rate after winning an improbable run-chase against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday and would be eager to continue in the same vein but they face a stern test against the formidable Chennai Super Kings on...
  • IPL 7 Eliminator: Mumbai Indians face formidable Chennai Super Kings May 28, 2014

    After scripting a miraculous finish in their last group stage game to earn a place in the play-offs, title holders Mumbai Indians will now face an uphill task against two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the IPL eliminator at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. The resurgent Mumbai, who sealed...
  • IPL 7: Rohit Sharma dedicates 'unbelievable' win to Mumbai fans May 26, 2014

    Such was the impact of the mind-boggling hitting from Corey Anderson that Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma could not believe that they have pulled off one of the most dramatic wins in this IPL. Anderson smashed six sixes and nine fours in his unbeaten 95-run knock that enabled Mumbai Indians chase...
  • As it happened: Mumbai vs Rajasthan, IPL 7, Match 56 May 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Mumbai Indians, who are still in with a chance to make it to the playoffs, will take on Rajasthan Royals in the final league game of IPL 7 on Sunday. But if Rajasthan win, they will quietly move...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai, Rajasthan battle for fourth playoff spot May 25, 2014

    Title-holders Mumbai Indians, who are still in with a chance to make it to the playoffs, will take on Rajasthan Royals in the final league game of IPL 7 on Sunday. But if Rajasthan win, they will quietly move into the top-four, putting MI out of the tournament. Rajasthan are the...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai Indians face sluggish Delhi Daredevils in do-or-die clash May 23, 2014

    Keeping themselves technically alive for the playoffs after a superb victory against table-toppers Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians will take on the struggling Delhi Daredevils in another must-win encounter on Friday. Mumbai, playing without their key bowlers Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh, registered a magnificent seven-wicket victory against Punjab in...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Match 48 May 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) IPL-7 will make its debut at Kings XI Punjab's home ground Mohali on Wednesday where, after sealing a playoff berth for themselves, the home team will look to dominate the defending champions Mumbai Indians and end their struggling title defence...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Match 44 May 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mumbai bowlers never allowed Rajasthan to get going in chase of 179, and MI eventually won the match relatively easily by 25 runs. Pre-match: With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals'...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai look to upset Rajasthan's playoff equation May 19, 2014

    With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals' playoff calculations as the hosts look to strengthen their position in the top four when the two teams clash in Ahmedabad on Monday. Mumbai this year have hardly played like the title-holders and...
  • IPL-7 Scenarios: Defending champions Mumbai hanging by a thread May 13, 2014

    The race to the playoffs in the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) enters its final lap today with each team having played nine matches and left with five to play. While the top two positions on the leaderboard seem more or less set to be decided between Kings...
  • It's our most clinical performance: Rohit Sharma May 13, 2014

    Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma described their comprehensive seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad as their most clinical performance of IPL-7. "It was a perfect game, most clinical performance put by us. This is our capability and we always expect this performance. We bowled well to restrict them and to chase...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 36 May 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mumbai Indians' title-defence slipped further after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings, and now, with just 2 wins in 8 matches, the defending champions find themselves in must-win territory against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai registered comprehensive successive wins over Kings XI Punjab...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai must beat Hyderabad to stay alive for playoffs May 12, 2014

    Mumbai Indians' title-defence slipped further after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings, and now, with just 2 wins in 8 matches, the defending champions find themselves in must-win territory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 36 of IPL 7 at Hyderabad on Monday. Mumbai registered comprehensive successive...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad beat Delhi by 8 wickets in a rain-interrupted tie May 10, 2014

    The hide and seek played by rain at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday saw Sunrisers Hyderabad sneak home with crucial points against Delhi Daredevils, who now have only a mathematical chance of reaching the playoffs after the 8-wicket defeat. Rain stopped play four times in Match 32 of IPL 7...
  • As it happened: Mumbai vs Chennai, IPL 7, Match 33 May 10, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. With their campaign back on track after plunging to five straight defeats back in the UAE, defending champions Mumbai Indians will now face two-time title winners Chennai Super Kings in a potentially explosive encounter at the Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai's comprehensive back-to-back...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai up for Chennai test at Wankhede May 10, 2014

    With their campaign back on track after plunging to five straight defeats back in the UAE, defending champions Mumbai Indians will now face two-time title winners Chennai Super Kings in a potentially explosive encounter at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Both the teams are expected to put up a spectacle...
  • IPL 7: Rohit Sharma satisfied with Mumbai Indians' win over RCB May 7, 2014

    Mumbai: After leading by example with a match-winning knock, Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma said that the 19-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday was "by far the best game" for the defending champions in Indian Premier League 2014. "Absolutely, by far the best game. This is what...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai Indians beat RCB as sparks fly at Wankhede May 7, 2014

    Sparks flew at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday where Mumbai Indians' second win of IPL-7 over Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs was marred by an ugly exchange beween Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc. MI allrounder Pollard and RCB's Australian bowler Starc almost came to blows during the Mumbai innings before...