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  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans enjoy Gayle and De Villiers, not the bowlers 21 hours 24 minutes ago

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The on-going World Cup is a true testimony of the fact that people come in large numbers...
  • Want to learn the art of reverse swing from Zaheer Khan: Gurinder Singh Sandhu 4 days ago

    Perth: Narrowly missing out on a spot in Australia's World Cup squad, Indian-origin pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu is nonetheless excited at the prospect of playing alongside Zaheer Khan in the upcoming IPL and "learn the art of reverse swing" from the wily seamer. Sandhu, who has played two ODIs for Australia...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India favourites, Pakistan so far hopeless, says Zaheer Abbas 6 days ago

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) While there are a lot of similarities between India and Pakistan, cricket has always been one of...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa start marginal favourites against India February 22, 2015

    CNN-IBN experts Ricky Ponting, Kris Srikkanth, Zaheer Abbas, Anil Kumble and Kiran More preview the big Pool B encounter. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Wake up Pakistan, urges Zaheer Abbas February 21, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Lamenting Pakistan's miserable defeat to West Indies on Saturday in the ICC World Cup, Pakistan batting legend...
  • New Zealand edge spirited Scotland in low-scoring encounter February 17, 2015

    The hosts narrowly avoided a major misstep in their first meeting with a second-tier nation at the World Cup, edging Scotland by three wickets in a low-scoring match. ...
  • IPL Auction 2015: Yuvraj's 16 cr talk of the town; Zaheer, Irfan find buyers February 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: Left-hand all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik were sold for big bucks in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held on Monday ahead of the eighth season. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews and Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra also fetched big money in the auction. Yuvraj was picked up by Delhi...
  • 'PCB playing with the emotions of Pakistan people' February 15, 2015

    Former Pakistan cricketers lashed out at their team and the Pakistan Cricket Board for the lack of planning and strategy after they went down to arch-rivals India by 76 runs in their opening match of the World Cup 2015 at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. CNN-IBN and Pakistan's PTV hosted a...
  • India vs Pakistan: Bowling, not batting, may decide the winner February 14, 2015

    The India-Pakistan rivalry goes way beyond the boundaries of the cricket field. Pool B of the World Cup gets under way with a match at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday that many players and supporters of both countries consider just as important as the final. Building up to the cricket's version...
  • Pakistan can break World Cup jinx against India this time: Zaheer Abbas February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting great Zaheer Abbas feels that considering India's recent dismal show in Australia, Pakistan has a golden chance this time to break the jinx of not beating the defending champions in a World Cup match. Pakistan could never win against arch rivals India in the last five meetings of...
  • Dhoni should give the new ball to Shami, says Zaheer February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: India's premier fast bowler Zaheer Khan feels that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's form will be key to India' title defence as they get ready to face arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup in less than a week's time. "Rohit and Virat's form will be crucial to...
  • India lack experience but have fighting spirit: Kapil Dev February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev on Monday said that though the country's World Cup squad lacks experience, they can fill the void through their energy and commitment. Indian selectors excluded veterans Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Gautam Gambhir from the squad that will defend...
  • Wish India had someone like a Zaheer Khan at the World Cup: Munaf Patel January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Munaf Patel is reliving the moments that culminated in India's 2011 World Cup triumph but while doing so he also fears that the lack of a bowling spearhead like Zaheer Khan and an inexperienced attack might dent the team's chances of defending the title Down Under. Patel, a two-time...
  • Srikkanth credits selectors for World Cup probables squad December 4, 2014

    Former Indian captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth said the Indian selectors did a fair job in excluding the senior players like Sehwag, Yuvraj, Gambhir, Harbhajan and Zaheer. ...
  • End of the road for India's 2011 World Cup heroes? December 4, 2014

    Only three players from India's 2011 World Cup-winning eleven will be part of the nation's title-defence in Australia and New Zealand. In unequivocal earnest, the selectors have doused the flickering flame that kept hopes of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan alive. BCCI selectors have picked...
  • Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Harbhajan not among India's World Cup 2015 probables December 4, 2014

    The BCCI selectors ended hopes of its 2011 World Cup winners Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan to be part of India's title defence in Australia next month - leaving them out of the list of 30 probables announced on Thursday. Eleven players from the 2011...
  • India's World Cup 2015 probables squad to be picked today December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The preliminary list of 30 Indian probables for the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is to be finalised on Thursday by the national selectors, which may include a few proven but currently out-of-form cricketers. The meeting of the five-member selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil is scheduled...
  • Is it end of road for Sehwag, Gambhir and Zaheer? November 11, 2014

    Continuing to overlook senior statesmen Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan for the Test tour of Australia, the Indian selectors seemed to have sent the final hint to the three men in the twilight of their cricket career. Sehwag, who last played a Test in March 2013, has been out...
  • Greg Chappell said I won't play for India under him: Zaheer Khan November 4, 2014

    India's premier speedster Zaheer Khan on Tuesday revealed that Greg Chappell had told him back in 2005 that the fast bowler "would never play for India" till the time he would remain at the helm and termed the period under the Australian as the "darkest phase of Indian cricket". "After he...
  • Jaffer, Zaheer in Mumbai probables for 201415 season September 6, 2014

    Speedster Zaheer Khan, who has not played a single game since getting injured in the last IPL season, and veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer, have been included in the 28member strong Mumbai probables for the upcoming season in fourday as well as one day formats of the game. Zaheer had strained his...
  • Pak SC asks parties to submit suggestions to resolve deadlock September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday asked all parliamentary parties to submit their suggestions to resolve the ongoing political impasse between the government and protesters seeking Premier Nawaz Sharif's resignation. A fivejudge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, asked for the suggestions by Thursday while...
  • Usain Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle August 31, 2014

    Bangalore: The fastest runner on the planet Usain Bolt and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a sevenaside exhibition cricket match here on Tuesday as part of Puma's promotional activity. According to a media release on Saturday, the contest will be fouroveraside to be played...
  • Recovering Zaheer Khan may not feature in CLT20 August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran seamer Zaheer Khan feels India would struggle to make an impact overseas unless the batsmen raised their game and notch up big scores consistently. India's woeful run of form away from home continued as they were blanked 31 by England in the recentlyconcluded Tests series, with two matches...
  • Ranji Trophy starts Dec 7; Mumbai, Karnataka in Group A August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI tournament committee has decided to kick start the current domestic season with the Duleep Trophy starting October 15 while the prestigious Ranji Trophy will start from December 7 and continue till March 12. The Duleep Trophy will be a threeweek affair from October 15 to November 3. With...
  • Zaheer Khan becomes an entrepreneur August 7, 2014

    The veteran pacer, who is striving for an India comeback, has launched a fitness centre in Mumbai called 'ProSport'. ...
  • It's frustrating to miss England series: Zaheer July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran pacer Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said it was disappointing to miss the England series due to the injury as he had undergone rigorous training sessions to be part of the squad. "I am missing playing cricket. I was preparing for English tour for a long time and that was...
  • Misbah should lead Pakistan till World Cup 2015: Zaheer Abbas July 4, 2014

    Karachi: After facing criticism from many quarters, Pakistan Test and oneday captain MisbahulHaq is now getting some support as well with former skipper Zaheer Abbas backing him to lead the side till the 2015 World Cup. "Give me on valid reason why Misbah is not fit to lead the team till...
  • 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...
  • Zaheer Khan eyes CLT20 route for India comeback July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Recovering from a muscle injury, veteran pacer Zaheer Khan is eyeing a comeback to competitive cricket for Mumbai Indians during Champions League T20 in early October, even though he was noncommital about his chances of making it to the World Cup squad in 2015. "The World Cup is a...
  • Ishant should step up during Test series: Zaheer June 30, 2014

    London: Veteran India pacer Zaheer Khan said that it was time Ishant Sharma should step up and spearhead the Indian bowling attack during the upcoming fiveTest series against England, starting in Nottingham on July 9. Ishant, who is the only one out of the six frontline seam bowlers in the Indian...