Zaheer Khan

  • Zaheer Khan to lead Mumbai in T20 zonals 28-03-2014 12:23 PM

    Mumbai: Pacer Zaheer Khan, who is not part of the India ODI or T20 squads, will lead Mumbai in the West Zone T20 League games to be played from March 30 to April 4. Mumbai selectors also included two India under-19 cricketers Sarfaraz Khan and Shreyas Iyer in the squad,...
  • Zaheer still has a big role to play in Indian cricket: Wasim Akram 20-02-2014 10:39 PM

    New Delhi: Legendary Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram and former India bowling coach Eric Simons feel left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan still has a lot to offer to Indian cricket before he finally hangs up his boots. After spending close to a year away from the side, Zaheer made a comeback in...
  • Zaheer Khan must contemplate future, says Dravid 20-02-2014 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: Former captain Rahul Dravid feels it is time for Zaheer Khan to start deliberating on his future as it would be difficult for the senior pacer to survive the rigours of five Test matches when India tour England later this year. Zaheer, who made a comeback to the...
  • Dhoni satisfied despite disastrous New Zealand tour 18-02-2014 11:45 AM

    Wellington: Despite his team overwhelmingly crushed by New Zealand during the tour, India skipper MS Dhoni on Tuesday put up a brave front, saying it was "quite a good performance" by his team in the Test matches. It turned out to be a disastrous tour for India as they remained...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 18-02-2014 02:33 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Brendon McCullum's historic triple century set India 435 to chase on Day 5, Virat Kohli struck his 6th Test hundred to earn India a draw. Day 4 round-up: Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 17-02-2014 02:25 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum (281*) struck his second double ton of the series in a world record stand with BJ Watling (124) as India could take just one wicket on Day 4 of the 2nd Test, which ended with NZ 325...
  • 2nd Test: McCullum ton erases India's lead on Day 3, NZ 6 runs ahead 16-02-2014 11:07 AM

    New Zealand pressed the undo button on India's big 246-run lead on Saturday to move to 252 for 5, standing six runs ahead at close of play on day three of the second Test - thanks to Brendon McCullum's ninth Test century and his 158-run unbroken stand with BJ Watling....
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 16-02-2014 02:24 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a...
  • Mohammad Shami is a 'match-winner' for Team India: Zaheer Khan 08-02-2014 01:17 PM

    Auckland: Speedster Zaheer Khan on Saturday lauded his junior team-mate Mohammad Shami for his fiery spell on the third day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand, saying he is a "match-winner" for Team India. Shami put on display a fine exhibition of swing and seam bowling to take...
  • 1st Test: McCullum, Williamson tons take New Zealand to 329/4 on Day 1 06-02-2014 11:13 AM

    Auckland: Centuries by Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand take control on day one of the first Test against India at Auckland on Thursday. The Kiwis were 329 for 4 at stumps with McCullum unbeaten on 143 and Corey Anderson on 43. Williamson and McCullum engineered a crucial...
  • Who can overturn India's winless run in overseas Tests? 05-02-2014 01:01 PM

    The last time India toured New Zealand, they created history - breaking a 40-year jinx to win the series 1-0 after winning the Hamilton Test. But after being blanked 0-4 in the ODI leg of the current tour, the Indians will go into two-Test series as the second-best team -...
  • India need Pujara, Zaheer in ODIs: Sourav Ganguly 19-01-2014 09:29 PM

    Kolkata: India need Cheteshwar Pujara and Zaheer Khan in their one-day line up, former captain Sourav Ganguly said on Sunday as India began their New Zealand tour with a defeat in Napier. Criticising Ishant's selection, Ganguly felt India leaked too many runs even as they had the "world's best" one-day...
  • MS Dhoni's challenge in NZ: Controlling his expensive bowlers 17-01-2014 08:07 AM

    They may be No. 1 and 50-over champions currently, but in 12 months' time MS Dhoni's World Cup will once again be up for grabs. And for India to keep others from laying a hand on the silverware, it will be crucial how their bowlers travel on this road to...
  • Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra, Mumbai fight for a place in the semis 07-01-2014 02:02 PM

    Mumbai: Group toppers Maharashtra will play defending champions Mumbai, who barely made it to the knock-out stage, in the five-day quarter-final of the Ranji Trophy that promises to be a keen fight at the Wankhede Stadium, starting here on Friday. While Maharashtra advanced to the elimination phase by finishing on...
  • Humble Shami enjoys being with Ranji team-mates 04-01-2014 08:52 PM

    Kolkata:He might have cemented his place in the India team in less than a year's time, but Mohammad Shami is not flying high as the pacer on Saturday cherished returning to his roots and bowled to his Bengal team-mates, boosting their morale ahead of their Ranji Trophy quarters against Railways....
  • Do India deserve to be the No. 2 Test team? 04-01-2014 09:49 AM

    This may sound a bit harsh but this question is not just a reaction to India's loss in South Africa. Indian players, batsmen in particular, did a good job in South Africa. A 0-1 loss against the formidable South Africa was not that bad considering that India were just getting...
  • Zaheer, Nayar back in Mumbai squad for Ranji quarters 03-01-2014 07:44 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai got a shot in the arm with senior pacer Zaheer Khan making himself available for leading the defending champions in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Maharashtra, to be held at the Wankhede Stadium here from January 8-12. The 40-time champions, who struggled to make the knockout stage before...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 29-12-2013 12:24 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Playing his final Test, Jacques Kallis approached his 45th century as South Africa made their position strong on day three of the second Test, reaching 299 for 5 at stumps, just 35 runs shy of India's...
  • 2nd Test: Tough test awaits Indian bowlers on Day 3 28-12-2013 10:36 AM

    Indian pacer bowlers will have to be at their best on day three at Durban if they are looking to take the advantage in the second Test. At stumps on day two, South Africa raced to 82 for 0...
  • Sometimes Indian bowlers get unwarranted criticism: Joe Dawes 26-12-2013 10:32 PM

    Durban: Indian bowlers might have drawn flak after failing to win the first cricket Test on a responsive wicket at Johannesburg, but bowling coach Joe Dawes backed his wards, saying "sometimes they get unwarranted criticism". In the drawn first Test at Johannesburg, Indian bowlers couldn't bowl out the hosts on...
  • 1st Test: SA manage dramatic draw against India after Du Plessis ton 22-12-2013 09:42 PM

    After five days of gruelling battle where the luck fluctuated from one side to another, the first Test between South Africa and India ended in a draw when the home side decided not to go for the required 16 runs in three overs, with still three wickets left. South Africa...
  • Zaheer Khan becomes fourth Indian to take 300 Test wickets 22-12-2013 04:25 PM

    Johannesburg: Zaheer Khan on Sunday became the fourth Indian bowler and only the second pacer to take 300 wickets in Test matches. The 35-year-old achieved the milestone when Jacques Kallis, batting at 34, was given leg before wicket by umpire Rod Tucker despite his edging the ball onto his pads...
  • Pujara, Kohli firm India's grip on 1st Test, take the team to 284 for 2, a lead of 320 20-12-2013 09:27 PM

    India displayed the most clinical play they possibly could have on a foreign soil as they firmed their grip on the first Test against South Africa, ending day three at 284 for 2, a huge lead of 320 on a deteriorating Wanderers wicket on Friday. Having missed out in the...