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  • India and Virat Kohli hit back October 12, 2014

    The struggle and turmoil of Virat Kohli seems to have abated after his 78-ball 62 against West Indies in the second one-dayer on Saturday at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Kohli has been struggling for form since the last tour of England, but at his home turf he stayed patient and was...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener October 8, 2014

    The five-match ODI series against West Indies before its start was considered as India's first step towards World Cup preparation, but the humiliating defeat of 124 runs in the Kochi opener is a wake-up call for the hosts. After putting West Indies in to bat, India did well till the middle...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • I want Raina back in Test fold, ready for Kuldeep gamble: Ravi Shastri October 6, 2014

    Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri, who is currently the national team director, on Monday said it would be his endeavour to get left-handed batsman Suresh Raina back in the Test side. Raina once again gave ample display of his talent by smashing a strokeful century in Chennai Super Kings' triumph in...
  • CLT20: Learnt from Virat on how to build an innings, says Suresh Raina October 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, Suresh Raina said that he has matured as a player taking cues from his contemporaries including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundred in ODI cricket. "I have learnt a lot in these seven years. In the earlier years,...
  • Suresh Raina's Twenty20 consistency delivers another cup for CSK October 4, 2014

    Suresh Raina on Saturday hit a blistering century pulverising Kolkata Knight Riders into submission as Chennai Super Kings got a sweet revenge clinching the Champions League T20 in style with an eighth-wicket victory. It was a Raina masterclass as he gave the Kolkata bowlers no room for error in his...
  • Suresh Raina's ton seals CSK's second CLT20 title October 4, 2014

    Suresh Raina's unbeaten 109 off 62 balls powered Chennai Super Kings to their second Champions League T20 (CLT20) on Saturday as they thumped the Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the final at Bangalore. Chennai chased down 181-run target with nine balls to spare. Chasing a...
  • As it happened: KXIP vs CSK, CLT20 2nd semi-final October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to bowl. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while Super Kings had to depend on other teams' showing top make the last four stage....
  • As it happened: CSK vs Lahore Lions September 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Riding high on a comfortable win over Dolphins in their last encounter, Chennai Super Kings will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with Lahore Lions. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would like to see the in-form Suresh Raina,...
  • CLT20: Chennai look to continue winning run against Lahore September 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Riding high on a comfortable win over Dolphins in their last encounter, Chennai Super Kings will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with Lahore Lions in the Champions League T20 here on Thursday. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would like to see the in-form Suresh Raina, who...
  • Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings light up Champions League Twenty20 September 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light of the poor turnout of fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Monday, with awesome batting display against Dolphins of South Africa in the Group A league tie of the Champions League T20 (CLT20). Though CSK came into the game after losing...
  • CLT20: Bowlers need to come up with better performances, says MS Dhoni September 23, 2014

    Bangalore: His team might have registered a crushing 54run win over Dolphins but Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday indicated that it would need to improve its bowling to win the Champions League Twenty20. "If you want to win tournaments you have to come up with better performances,...
  • CLT20: Clinical Chennai bounce back with big win over Dolphins September 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Suresh Raina on Monday blazed his way to a 43ball 90 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable 54run win over Dolphins, keeping the Indian outfit's semifinal prospects alive in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20. The Super Kings notched up an imposing 242 for six and then saw off...
  • CLT20, CSK vs Dolphins: as it happened September 22, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match. Chennai had lost their opening encounter against Kolkata...
  • CLT20: Chennai Super Kings seek turnaround against Dolphins September 22, 2014

    Bangalore: After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of the Champions League T20 on Monday. Chennai had lost their opening encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • CLT20: Doeschate, Russell take Kolkata to a threewicket win over Chennai September 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a threewicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Wednesday. Chasing a competitive 158 for win, KKR...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title September 15, 2014

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the fivemonth countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • CLT20: Star IPL players to watch out for September 14, 2014

    With the Champions League Twenty20 kicking off and that to happening in India, the IPL teams and their players will be keenly followed. Moreover, in the five editions of the CLT20, IPL teams have always started as favourites. Let's have a look at the star players from the IPL teams to...
  • Chennai Super Kings chase second CLT20 title September 12, 2014

    Twotime IPL champions and onetime winners of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), Chennai Super Kings are one of the best teams in the business. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that they are a nightmare for their opponents with two IPL titles in seven seasons, and the only...
  • 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...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs September 7, 2014

    Virat Kohli's first halfcentury of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close threerun win in the oneoff Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31ball 71 and India's...
  • As it happened: England vs India, Only T20 at Edgbaston September 7, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against...
  • Dhoni wants bowling attack to sharpen up for World Cup September 6, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side's pacemen would need to hone their bowling skills in the 'slogovers' if the world champions were to defend their title in Australia and New Zealand early next year. Dhoni's men suffered a 41run defeat by England in the fifth and final...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th ODI September 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket onedayer on Friday. In a remarkable turnaround...
  • Suresh Raina's attacking cricket inspires England's Moeen Ali September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Moeen Ali said watching India's Suresh Raina had encouraged him to maintain an attacking approach to batting in oneday internationals. Ali's 67 his team's first fifty of the series was the lone highlight for England in their ninewicket thrashing by world champions India in Birmingham on...
  • Practicing on hockey turf mantra behind Suresh Raina's success September 3, 2014

    Lucknow: Suresh Raina, whose century in the second ODI helped India regain their confidence back after successive defeats in Tests against England, has extensively worked hard on tackling short pitch deliveries in the hockey turf at Guru Govind Singh Sports College here, his coach Deepak Sharma said. Sharma said before leaving...