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  • 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...
  • PCB announces increment for employees June 11, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board, which loves to remind everyone about its precarious financial health from time to time due to no international teams touring the country since 2009, has announced increments for its strong workforce of nearly 650 people. The board announced that a committee comprising former Test captain, Zaheer...
  • I stopped stepping out of my house after IPL snub: Praveen Kumar May 11, 2014

    After missing out on initial IPL action, Praveen Kumar made an instant impact against Chennai Super Kings, albeit in a losing cause, but the Mumbai Indians mediumpacer said he still gets the goose bumps when he thinks about his snub during the February auctions. "I was very disappointed when I was...
  • IPL 7: Praveen Kumar replaces injured Zaheer Khan in Mumbai Indians squad May 8, 2014

    Defending champions Mumbai Indians have roped in Uttar Pradesh swing bowler Praveen Kumar as the replacement for the injured Zaheer Khan for the remainder of their campaign in the Indian Premier League. MI skipper Rohit Sharma tweeted Kumar's picture in the team's jersey and said, "Welcome mate good to have you!!!" A...
  • Injured Zaheer Khan to miss rest of IPL: Rohit Sharma May 6, 2014

    Mumbai: In another blow to Mumbai Indians' campaign in IPL7, pace spearhead Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament, according to skipper Rohit Sharma. Zaheer, who suffered a severe side strain after bowling just three deliveries of his final over in Mumbai's last game against Kings...
  • IPL 7: Zaheer Khan unlikely to play against Royal Challengers Bangalore May 5, 2014

    Mumbai Indians leftarm pace bowler Zaheer Khan is unlikely to play against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL clash at the Wankhede stadium Tuesday, after injuring his bowling arm in the previous game last Saturday. "Zaheer has strained his left latissmus dorsi muscle. He is...
  • Zaheer Khan deserves 2015 World Cup parting shot: Javagal Srinath April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath on Tuesday said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play. "Zaheer is a top class...
  • IPL 7: Shoddy Mumbai lose to RCB for second straight defeat April 19, 2014

    It won't be wrong to analyse that Mumbai Indians lost in the first 20 overs of their IPL-7 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai on Saturday, as their 115 was never enough to challenge a batting-heavy RCB, who romped home by 7 wickets with 2.3 overs to spare. Mumbai were...
  • PCB chairman summons Hafeez, Moin, Zaheer April 3, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi is meeting head coach Moin Khan, captain Mohammad Hafeez and chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas on Thursday to hear them out the reasons for the team's failure to make the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament. Sethi picked Moin as head coach from...
  • Pakistan must not be bad losers, says Hafeez April 3, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez called on his compatriots not to be bad losers and accept victory and defeat in the same manner after his team crashed out of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh. Hafeez told reporters after returning from Dhaka early on Thursday that the side were disappointed by...
  • Zaheer Khan to lead Mumbai in T20 zonals March 28, 2014

    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...
  • Kohli will break all the records, feels Zaheer Abbas March 16, 2014

    Fatullah: Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas is the new entrant in the list of illustrious former cricketers, who feel that India's premier batsman Virat Kohli is destined for greatness. "Virat Kohli is one batsman who will break all the records in international cricket. The transition phase in Indian batting has already...
  • It's India's batting vs Pakistan's bowling, says Zaheer Abbas March 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan's chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas feels it would be an intense contest between India's famed batting and his team's "stronger" bowling when the two sides clash in their much-anticipated Asia Cup match on Sunday. "Both teams have their weaknesses. It will depend who play on that given day and...