VARUN AARON

  • Dhoni rested; Ashwin, Aaron return for Sri Lanka ODIs 2 days ago

    After coming down hard on the West Indies with a decision to sue the WICB over withdrawing midway through its tour of India, the BCCI announced the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match home series with Sri Lanka, resting regular skipper MS Dhoni and giving the...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Aaron September 17, 2014

    London: Cheteshwar Pujara made his first significant contribution in the 'English Summer' as his attractive unbeaten 90 helped Derbyshire overpower Surrey by eight wickets in a Division Two of County Championships here on Wednesday. However his India teammate Varun Aaron's had a quiet start to his county career for Durham as...
  • Shami, Umesh, Aaron key to India's WC chances: Shoaib Akhtar September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once a nemesis of many a top Indian batsman, is now ready to offer advice to his archrivals saying that Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron will be key to India's 2015 World Cup defence. "Shami, Umesh (Yadav) and (Varun) Aaron are the ones....
  • Varun Aaron to train under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tieup between the BCCI and company. The BCCI, in a strategic tieup with MRF, has announced a 10day camp for some of the talented...
  • Pacer Varun Aaron eyes County stint August 25, 2014

    London: Keen to follow in teammate Cheteshwar Pujara's footsteps, Indian pacer Varun Aaron has expressed a desire to play County cricket in the near future. Aaron, who impressed one and all by his consistent pace during the Test series, wants to improve his bowling skills and said that there is...
  • BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: Former India physio August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) must take special care of injuryprone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster. Gloster, who had worked with the Indian team from 20052008, feels that "maintaining proper workload is an...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237run lead August 16, 2014

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with notable...
  • Injured Stuart Broad may play fifth Test with face mask August 11, 2014

    England pacer Stuart Broad, who was hit on the nose by a bouncer from the Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, hinted that he may play the fifth and final Test against India with a face mask. Broad, in the first over after lunch...
  • England upbeat over Broad despite broken nose August 10, 2014

    Manchester: England expect Stuart Broad will be fit to play in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval next week despite confirming the paceman had suffered a broken nose in their fourth Test win at Old Trafford. "Xrays confirm a fractured nose," an England and Wales Cricket Board...
  • Stuart Broad suffers nose blow from Varun Aaron bouncer August 9, 2014

    Manchester: England's Stuart Broad was retired hurt after being struck on the nose by a bouncer from India fast bowler Varun Aaron on the third day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. Broad, in the first over after lunch, had just hooked a couple of Aaron bouncers for...
  • Aaron vows to bowl quick after impressive return August 9, 2014

    Manchester: After making an impressive return to the Indian fold, fast bowler Varun Aaron says he won't cut down on his pace despite having a history of suffering stress fractures. Aaron has so far dismissed three batsmen in England's first innings, pegging them back with two blows on day one and...
  • 4th Test: England take 85run lead over India on rainmarred Day 2 August 8, 2014

    Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in hand at stumps on day two. India struck thrice on the second morning but...
  • 4th Test: Irked India out to prove a point to England August 7, 2014

    England face the welcome problem of dealing with the consequences of winning ahead of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford starting on Thursday. Victory by the huge margin of 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton last week saw England level the fivematch series at 11. It also ended...
  • 4th Test: Sourav Ganguly questions Varun Aaron's exclusion August 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly called for inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron keeping in mind the fast nature of the pitch in Manchester the venue for the fourth Test versus England starting August 7. "Manchester track is the fastest wicket in England. I think Varun Aaron should get a...
  • Varun Aaron should get a chance in the 4th Test, says Sourav Ganguly August 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly called for inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron keeping in mind the fast nature of the pitch in Manchester the venue for the fourth Test versus England starting August 7. "Manchester track is the fastest wicket in England. I think Varun Aaron should get a...
  • Ishant Sharma: Leader of the attack or a worry? July 2, 2014

    Taking 20 wickets is often set as a marker to win Test matches, and a decent pace attack is expected to do that in helpful English conditions. That's precisely what could decide India's fortunes in the Test series against England, beginning July 9. Most of the preseries buildup has...
  • India's unripe pace attack can leave England wounded July 1, 2014

    Put Ishant Sharma aside, and India's pace attack in England may appear wet behind the ears. But it will be indiscreet for England batsmen to consider it insipid on three grounds: a) unpredictability, b) helpful conditions and c) their own form. The tourists' stretched 18member squad is carrying six specialist...
  • Our bowlers failed to bowl yorkers in the end: Virat Kohli May 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli cut a sorry figure after his team's fivewicket defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals, stating that his pacers couldn't hit the blockhole at the death. "We were just not able to hit the yorkers in the end," a dejected Kohli said at the...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders clinch thriller, beat Bangalore by 2 runs April 24, 2014

    Defending a moderate score of 150, Kolkata Knight Riders bowled superbly to leave Royal Challengers Bangalore stranded at 148 for 5 in 20 overs after one of the greatest catch taken so far in IPL 7 and brilliant death bowling helped Kolkata to stage a dramatic fightback to pull off...
  • I will never cut down on pace, says Varun Aaron April 18, 2014

    Indian fast bowlers have a history of cutting down on pace to focus on line and length but Varun Aaron, despite coming off five stress fractures, says he will never compromise when it comes to speed. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 24-year-old Aaron picked up a wicket with his...
  • Pujara and Aaron slog ahead of marquee match against Pakistan March 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who is yet to play a match in the Asia Cup, on Saturday practiced hard along with pacer Varun Aaron ahead of the must-win clash against Pakistan even as the other members of the team remained in the team hotel. Bowling coach Joe Dawes was there...
  • Varun Aaron looking forward to IPL return February 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Fresh from his return to the Indian team during the just concluded oneday international series in New Zealand, pace bowler Varun Aaron has set his sights on the upcoming Indian Premier League season. The young quickie from Jharkhand was among the wickets in each of the three matches that he...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 4th ODI in Hamilton January 28, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With their return to No. 1 position in the ODI rankings on the line, India need to tick every box before stepping on the field in Hamilton. By snatching a thrilling lastball tie in Auckland, India kept New Zealand from...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI January 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Team India need to regroup quickly and find the right combination as they go into a mustwin match against a confident New Zealand in the third ODI at Auckland on Saturday. The good news for India before the encounter is that...
  • Interview: I'm ready for the New Zealand challenge, says Varun Aaron January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Elated after his callup to the ODI Indian squad for New Zealand tour, pacer Varun Aaron credited his hard work for the recall. Aaron has represented India in four oneday internationals and has bagged six wickets. Two years ago, Aaron made his debut against England at Wankhede Stadium...
  • Yuvraj out of NZ ODIs; Ishwar Pandey gets maiden Test and ODI callup December 31, 2013

    BCCI selectors on Tuesday dropped Yuvraj Singh from the ODI squad for the fivematch series on the tour of New Zealand, starting January 19 at Napier, but rewarded Madhya Pradesh pacer Ishwar Pandey with a maiden callup to both ODI and Test squads. Also Karnataka allrounder Stuart Binny has...
  • Fitagain Varun Aaron all set for comeback December 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Young speedster Varun Aaron, who has been out of action for nearly two years because of a recurring back problem that needed surgery, on Thursday said he hasn't lost even a small amount of pace post his operation. "I don't think so (lost pace). I haven't measured my speed, but...
  • Varun Aaron returns fit and prepares for Ranji match October 21, 2013

    Jamshedpur: Young speedster Varun Aaron, who was out of action for 16 months because of a back injury which needed surgery, is now fit and raring to go against Delhi in the Ranji trophy opener commencing here from October 27. "I am completely fit and will put up my best against...