Virat Kohli

  • Live Score: England bat, Ishant out injured, debut for Pankaj 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The victory...
  • Out-of-form Virat Kohli gets advice from childhood coach 4 days ago

    Coach advises Virat Kohli not to play square off the wicket Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang. "Virat has six Test...
  • We need wickets in the first session: Plunkett July 20, 2014

    London: England pacer Liam Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket. "The match is quite balanced at the moment. It is very even between both sides," said Plunkett after the day's play. "In the morning, if we can pick a couple of wickets...
  • Ajinkya Rahane saves India the blushes with a century at Lord's July 18, 2014

    "I always said that when you come to a country, you want to play on a wicket that is the speciality of that country" - MS Dhoni's words reminded England what India dish out when they travel to the subcontinent. So the Home of Cricket, Lord's, didn't take time to...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's July 18, 2014

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for...
  • Dhoni right man to lead India, Virat's time will come: Dravid July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid said that there is no need to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as suggested by former Australian skipper Ian Chappell because the team has "progressed" well under the able leadership of the Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman. "Dhoni is the right man to take India forward as we...
  • Five things to know about England-India second Test at Lord's July 16, 2014

    London: A lifeless pitch at Trent Bridge ensured the first Test between England and India was drawn, despite some remarkable individual performances. To end their first streak in 21 years of nine straight Tests without a win, England have recalled left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, less than a year after a...
  • Kohli should replace Dhoni as Test captain: Chappell July 15, 2014

    Former Australia captain Ian Chappell does not find Mahendra Singh Dhoni good enough to be India's Test captain, saying he was past his prime as far as leading the side and it was right time to hand the reins of the team to Virat Kohli. "I think it time for Dhoni...
  • Virat Kohli stays second in ICC ODI batting chart July 13, 2014

    Dubai: India's Virat Kohli may have flopped in the two innings of the first Test against England but the star batsman has held on to his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday. Kohli though has company in South Africa's Hashim Amla, who jumped two places to...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely July 13, 2014

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman Root...
  • Revenge and redemption embody India's England tour opener July 9, 2014

    There was brouhaha about India's last England tour. The 2000th Test coincided with the 100th between the two nations, hence the commotion. At the end of that tour in 2011, there was stillness in the Indian camp - the visitors stood immobile, heads hanging. On the other side of the...
  • We would love to get back to winning ways: Alastair Cook July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: England skipper Alastair Cook has admitted that it has been long since his side won a Test match and said they would desperately look to change that when the five-match series against India gets underway, here on Wednesday. "We haven't won a Test in a while and we would love...
  • Five things to know as India begin grudge series against England July 8, 2014

    London: After being beaten by Sri Lanka in a Test series on home soil for the first time, England will look to recover their reputation with five matches against India. It's the first five-Test series in 55 years between the two countries. They will be played quickly, across 42 days,...
  • England toughest venue for sub-continental players, says Kohli July 7, 2014

    Nottingham: Virat Kohli has described England as 'one of the toughest venues for sub-continental teams' but said they are focused on putting up a strong performance in the five-Test series to start the transition of the young Indian team to a good quality side. The opening Test begins on Wednesday here,...
  • India in with chance to rise in ICC Test rankings July 7, 2014

    Dubai: The Indian cricket team has a chance to go up a rung and be third in the ICC rankings if it beats England in the upcoming five-Test series starting July 9. As things stand at present, India occupy fourth position with 102 ratings points, while England are a spot behind...
  • India in England: Will Rahul Dravid's words do the magic? July 7, 2014

    Many have carried cricket's hallowed 'gentleman' tag with grace but very few come close to the sanctity Rahul Dravid maintained in his distinguished career. Dravid embodies 'team before self', and though the testimony to that (declaring with Tendulkar not out on 194) isn't acknowledged in most aficionado courtrooms, there can't...
  • Kohli, Pujara hold key to India's success in England July 6, 2014

    Nottingham: With a relatively inexperienced bowling attack at their disposal, India will be banking on their batsmen to get the team in position of strengths and the spotlight especially will be on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the forthcoming Test series against England. The preparations have already begun in earnest...
  • Virat Kohli can take total control in England July 4, 2014

    In 2014, gazing back at run-filled recent past of Virat Kohli, it seems almost a surprise to be reminded that India's new run-machine spent two Tests on the bench on the disastrous 2011 tour of England where he joined the squad to replace the injured Yuvraj Singh. While it's true,...
  • It's not important to prove anything to others, says Virat Kohli June 30, 2014

    London: He has seen success across all three formats during the last few years which elevated him to the status of team's 'Numero Uno' batsman but Virat Kohli feels that there comes a point in someone's career when one doesn't feel an urge "to prove anything to others". "Initially, you try...
  • Indian top-order gets quality batting practice on opening day June 26, 2014

    Leicester: The Indian top-order batsmen got much needed batting practice against a below-par Leicestershire attack as they finished the first day of their opening tour match at a comfortable 333 for four here on Thursday. As many as three batsmen went on to complete their half-centuries with comeback man Gautam Gambhir's...
  • MS Dhoni-led Indian team leaves for England tour June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: An 18-member Indian team led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday left for England to compete in the five-match Test series, starting at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on July 9. The England tour commences on June 26 with a three-day game in Leicester. The visitors are to play one more...
  • Virat Kohli loses number one spot to AB de Villiers in ODI rankings June 21, 2014

    Dubai: India's batting sensation Virat Kohli's decision to skip the recently concluded three-match 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...
  • Ashwin stays on 8th spot in Test bowlers chart June 13, 2014

    Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but off-spinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn. Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19 Tests,...
  • Live telecast of India's ODI series against Bangladesh looks doubtful June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The FIFA World Cup is all set to affect the three-match ODI series between a second-string India and Bangladesh starting June 15 with Indian broadcasters showing little interest in buying the rights for the live telecast of the series. According to a report published by ESPNCricinfo, "Lack of interest...
  • Virat Kohli rooting for Germany in FIFA World Cup 2014 June 12, 2014

    Indian cricket team vice-captain Virat Kohli is ready to root for Germany in the upcoming mega-event in Brazil. ...
  • 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...
  • India slip to third but Virat Kohli on top in ICC ODI rankings June 5, 2014

    The Indian cricket team dropped a rung to third but Virat Kohli continued to top the batting chart in the latest ICC one-day international rankings announced on Wednesday. India lost their second position to Sri Lanka, while Australia maintained their place at the top of the table. Sri Lanka's 3-2 series win...
  • Virat Kohli wins Ceat cricketer of the year award June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: India's top batsman Virat Kohli on Monday won the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the fastest player from the country to pick 100 Test wickets, bagged the Indian Player of the Year award for 2013-14. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was named the International Player...