VIRAT KOHLI

  • India's five worries ahead of England shootout 11 hours 12 minutes ago

    It's a no-brainer for India and England. A simple equation. Win and go through to play Australia in the final. The two teams, however, took opposite routes to set up a straight shootout. England beat India fair and square in their first meeting, while India, having lost two games in...
  • Blunted bowling leaves World Cup champs India vulnerable Yesterday

    Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India will look to chase down -- rather than defend -- the World Cup title they won four years ago. In Rohit Sharma, the only batsman with two 200s in one-day internationals, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and the...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia 2 days ago

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup, says Ian Chappell 2 days ago

    Sydney: Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here. "India's World Cup defence is looking as...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • India heavily reliant on Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid 4 days ago

    Sydney: India cricket legend Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that star batsman Virat Kohli will need to be at his best during the ICC World Cup as the Indian team was heavily reliant on its One-Day International (ODI) vice captain. "If you look at the Indian batting lineup, they are in...
  • Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants, says Viv Richards 4 days ago

    Sydney: Virat Kohli's form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires. The Men in Blue are currently involved in a...
  • India look emotionally drained, says Danny Morrison 5 days ago

    Sydney: Disappointed with India's performance in the ongoing tour of Australia, former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morrison feels the touring side looks "emotionally drained". India lost the four-match Test series against Australia 0-2 and are yet to post a win in the ongoing ODI tri-series against hosts and England. "India look emotionally...
  • World Cup 2015: Top 10 batsmen who can set the stage ablaze 5 days ago

    In modern day cricket, ODIs have become a batsman's game. With scores over 300 being chased down easily and batsmen breaking records for fastest 50s and 100s and scoring double-centuries in ODIs, it looks like this World Cup may also follow the trend, though bowlers will surely disagree with that. As...
  • Team India look to sort out batting woes before Hobart game 6 days ago

    Sydney: Having tried quite a few permutations and combinations in the two losses so far, the Indian think-tank seems to have settled for Virat Kohli at the No.4 position to hit the right balance and stay alive in the ongoing tri-series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company suffered an embarrassing nine-wicket loss...
  • Are India's World Cup experiments killing Virat Kohli's form? 1 week ago

    Some time back, October 2013 to be precise, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 'Vision World Cup' had Suresh Raina batting for India at No. 4. That was, in fact, part of a contingency plan - just in case Yuvraj Singh isn't there for India's title defence. Yuvraj is now actually not there,...
  • India just need three good days to win the World Cup: Rahul Dravid 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that it will require "three good days" to win the coveted World Cup cricket tournament for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. "The format is such that all top teams will play in the quarter-finals. From there on, you need three good days...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 3 January 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The match the Gabba will be important for both the teams to get back to winning ways and get things rolling in the points table with Australia sitting pretty at the top. England have more on the plate than India...
  • Bowlers, Dhawan under the scanner as India battle England January 19, 2015

    India, with all the trash talk that is going around about their bowling, did reasonably well at the fag end of the match, taking it to the second last over when the match should have been over well before that, considering the start they got. But given our track record...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd match, Tri-Series January 18, 2015

    (For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Playing XIs: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Aninkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav. Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Brad...
  • MS Dhoni in focus as India return to ODI grind January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: After a fielding-only drill, the Indian cricket team returned to the grind on Friday with an intense net session here, continuing their build-up towards the ODI-leg of their Australian tour. The Men in Blue will take on the hosts in their first match of the tri-series on Sunday and ahead...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on shock Test retirement January 15, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not elaborate on Thursday about his sudden retirement from Test cricket, ahead of leading India in the one-day international tri-series against Australia and England. The 33-year-old stunned the cricket world - and a completely unaware India team - when he announced his immediate Test retirement after the...
  • Will India win the tri-series in Australia? Stats say 'No' January 15, 2015

    With all the stats that go on to support India and their performance in the shorter format of the game, the following - across the multi-team ODI series they have played in Australia - will definitely not put the team in good light as the Men in Blue gear up...
  • Snapshot: BCCI unveils new Team India jersey ahead of World Cup January 15, 2015

    The BCCI has unveiled the all new official Team India jersey in Melbourne ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The uniform is a striking contemporary blue, with a textured, premium finish designed to enhance the modern requirements of the game and its players....
  • Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket January 15, 2015

    A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man-of-the-Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in...
  • Snapshot: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma spotted together in Sydney January 15, 2015

    So what if Virat Kohli is in Sydney for the Tri-Series between India, England and Australia? When it comes to being with his special someone he does everything to take time out of his busy schedule. Virat was spotted with Anushka in Australia recently. Take a look. ...
  • Virat Kohli must have say in new coach selection: Dean Jones January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones believes Test skipper Virat Kohli must have a say in the selection of the new India coach which will be decided after the cricket World Cup starting next month. Incumbent India coach Duncan Fletcher's contract with the BCCI expires after the World Cup that will...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting legend Rahul Dravid had backed Virat Kohli to lead the Indian cricket team on a long- term basis, describing him as the ideal leader around whom the country can plan its Test future. Kohli led the Indian side in two matches in the just-concluded Test series in Australia,...
  • Virat Kohli meets Roger Federer, expresses awe January 12, 2015

    Sydney: His idol Sachin Tendulkar has often got clicked with Roger Federer during Wimbledon and on Monday it was the turn of Indian cricket team's batting maestro Virat Kohli to meet the Swiss tennis legend. "A Day i'll never forget. Greatness on and off the court. @rogerfederer Absolute legend," Kohli tweeted after...
  • Sourav Ganguly puts his faith in Virat Kohli as Test captain January 11, 2015

    The comparisons will be inevitable but former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said it is unfair to equate the leadership skills of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and newly-appointed Test captain Virat Kohli, who will only become better with experience. "There will be a strong urge to compare Kohli and Dhoni. I...
  • India in Australia: Consistent Kohli's inconsistent India falters again January 11, 2015

    A Test series win in Australia still remains a pipe dream for India as once again a tour Down Under has gone by where the visitors were caught napping, crouching and fighting for their survival on an occasion which was apt to take home the Border-Gavaskar trophy with the opposition...
  • Steve Smith, Virat Kohli: New captains breaking records January 10, 2015

    Sydney: India may have hung on to claim a draw against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, limiting the series defeat to 2-0, but the four-Test series will be remembered more for the performances of opposing young captains Virat Kohli of India and Australia's Steve Smith. Kohli scored four...
  • Need to improve bowling big time: Virat Kohli January 10, 2015

    Sydney: He is quite proud of the "character and composure" that the Indian cricket team showed in the lost Test series against Australia but skipper Virat Kohli on Friday made it clear that fighting spirit alone cannot make up for the side's poor bowling, which needs to improve "big time". The...