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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Odisha Registers 4th Win After Nail-Biter Against Haryana

Rohtak: Odisha registered a nerve-wracking win over Haryana to seal its fourth victory in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season. The win has now cemented Odisha’s top position in the Elite Group C plate of the Ranji Trophy with 28 points from 4 wins and a draw. Chasing a target of 179 runs at the […]

Both Dhawan And Rahul Can Play, I Might Bat Lower Down, Indicates Skipper Kohli

Mumbai: India captain Virat Kohli on Monday hinted at dropping himself down the batting order to accommodate both Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in the playing XI against Australia in the first ODI here. With vice-captain Rohit Sharma an automatic pick, the team management is left with tough choice of selecting either Dhawan or Rahul […]

ICC Plans To Increase Teams In World T20 From 16 To 20

London: With the International Cricket Council (ICC) all set to discuss the controversial four-day Tests format, it has now come to light that the global cricket governing body is also considering increasing the number of teams in men’s World T20. According to a report in telegraph.co.uk, the ICC is mulling to increase the number of […]

Want To Be As Confident Batting 1st As We Are While Chasing: Kohli

Pune: Captain Virat Kohli said that India are looking to be as confident while setting totals as they are while chasing them and termed his team’s victory over Sri Lanka on Friday as a good sign in that respect. India posted 201/6 despite a middle-order collapse between the 10th and 15th over before defeating Sri […]

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'Chole Bhature' On Virat Kohli's Mind Ahead Of Sri Lanka T20I

Pune: India captain Virat Kohli hardly has a cheat day, but ahead of India’s third and final T20 international against Sri Lanka here, he seemed to be in the mood going by his social media post. Kohli shared a picture of him batting at the nets with the caption: “Ball out of the Bowlers hand […]

I Never Lost My Swing, Blaming Chappell Just A Cover-Up: Irfan Pathan

Mumbai: Former India pacer Irfan Pathan on Sunday said he never lost his swing, contrary to the general perception at that time, and added blaming then-coach Greg Chappell for his downfall was a cover-up. Pathan, 35, announced his retirement here on Saturday, saying “most players start their India career at 27-28 but I ended up […]

Tendulkar's Tweet On Differently Abled Boy Wins Hearts; Watch Video

Mumbai: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday tweeted a video clip of a differently abled boy playing cricket with children his age, making his fans praising the youngster’s passion for the sport. Tendulkar tweeted the clip and wrote on @sachin_rt: “Start your 2020 with the inspirational video of this kid Madda Ram playing cricket with […]

Kohli, Dhoni Named Captains In ESPNcricinfo's Teams Of Decade

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli has been picked as captain of the Test team of the decade, while former captain MS Dhoni has been named as skipper of both the ODI and T20I teams of the decade announced by ESPNcricinfo. Apart from Kohli, ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the only Indian to feature in […]

Pakistan Welcomed Back Players Who Sold The Country: Danish Kaneria

Lahore: Days after he hogged the limelight for being ill-treated by few players during his playing days due to his Hindu religion, former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria has now alleged that the national cricket team welcomed those players in the side who “sold” their country. On Thursday, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar had alleged that […]

'King' Kohli Finishes Decade On Top Of ODI Charts

New Delhi: It was a decade spent by cricket fans celebrating the enigma named Virat Kohli as the extraordinary Indian captain shattered all records and finished at the pinnacle of virtually every possible milestone in 50-over cricket. Kohli left his mark in every format be it Tests, ODIs or T20s over the past decade which has […]

Upbeat India Look To End On A High Against West Indies In Barabati ODI

Cuttack: India have everything going their way as they head into the third and final ODI against the West Indies here on Sunday eyeing a 10th straight bilateral series win over the Caribbean side. The West Indies took the home side by surprise in the opening ODI in Chennai to go one-up in the three-match […]

India Level Series With 107-Run Win Against West Indies In 2nd ODI

Visakhapatnam: Hat-trick hero Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami backed the efforts of the Indian batsmen as the hosts beat West Indies by 107 runs in the second ODI that was played at the VDCA stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. India have thus levelled the three-match series 1-1 and the decisive third ODI will be held […]

Kuldeep Yadav Becomes First Indian To Take 2nd International Hat-Trick

Visakhapatnam: Kuldeep Yadav on Wednesday took a hat-trick during the second ODI between India and the West Indies at the VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam, becoming the first Indian to take two hat-tricks in international cricket. Kuldeep’s hat-trick came in the 33rd over of the West Indies innings. The first man to fall was the in-form […]

Kallis Appointed South Africa's Batting Consultant

Johannesburg: Former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been appointed South Africa’s batting consultant for the entire duration of its home summer. Cricket South Africa made the announcement on Wednesday on its official Twitter handle. “Former Standard Bank Proteas all-rounder, Jacques Kallis has been named as the team’s batting consultant for the duration of the summer. […]

Rishabh Pant Needs To Be Consistent With Bat: Gautam Gambhir

Visakhapatnam: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir reckons young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant should be more consistent with the bat as the team management has shown a lot of faith in him in the recent past. On Sunday, Pant scored 71 runs off 69 balls and alongside Shreyas Iyer (70), shared a crucial partnership of 114 runs […]

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India-WI ODI At Barabati: Sale of tickets to affiliated units, clubs, schools begins

Cuttack: Ahead of the much-anticipated One Day International (ODI) cricket match between India & West Indies on December 22 at Barabati stadium in Cuttack, sale of tickets to affiliated units, clubs and schools began today at 9 AM at the conference hall of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA). While sale of online tickets has already […]

Barabati ODI: It Will Be An Even Contest Between Bat & Ball, Says Pitch Curator

Cuttack: With anticipation building up for the upcoming ODI between India and West Indies at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on December 22, the chief curator of the iconic ground, Pankaj Pattnaik has said that the match will witness even contest between the bat and ball. “The pitch prepared for the match will be a sporting […]

None Can 'Mess Around With' MS Dhoni: Ravi Shastri

New Delhi: India coach Ravi Shastri says none can “mess around with” Mahendra Singh Dhoni if he decides to be in contention for next year’s T20 World Cup but the enigmatic former captain would “never impose himself” on the team. In a soon-to-be-telecast interview on ‘India Today’ channel, Shastri was asked about the much-speculated future […]

Online Ticket Sale For Dec 22 India-West Indies ODI At Barabati From Today

Bhubaneswar: The online sale of tickets for the much-awaited one-day international (ODI) match between India and West Indies to be played at Barabati stadium in Cuttack on December 22, will commence from today. As per Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) sources, a total of 8,150 tickets will be sold online this time. The fans can book […]

42% Indians Will Cancel Honeymoon For Cricket Final: Survey

Mumbai: From cancelling a honeymoon to risking their jobs, a new study from digital travel platform Booking.com on Wednesday found that 42 per cent of Indian cricket fans would cancel their honeymoon if it clashed with their preferred team or athlete playing a big game. The study revealed that how optimistic Indian sports fans are, […]

Column: Let’s Make Cricket More Fun

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The success of the first-ever day and night cricket test match in India played at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens had created a buzz. That India won this pink ball contest with ease has only made the fans more euphoric about test cricket, like the two shorter versions of the game, being played […]

11 Batsmen Fall For A Duck In U-16 Harris Shield Match

Mumbai: In one of a kind incident, not even a single batsman of the Children’s Welfare Centre School team was able to score a run against Swami Vivekanand School (SVIS) in a U-16 Harris Shield match. While chasing a mammoth 762-run target on Wednesday, Children’s Welfare Centre School were all-out for just 7 runs, with […]

Fiery Pacers Blast Bangladesh Out For 150, India 86/1 On Day 1

Indore: India’s pace troika was at its menacing best against an under-confident Bangladesh, helping the home team seize control of the first Test here on the opening day itself. On one of the bounciest tracks in recent times, Bangladesh was bundled out for 150 in 58.3 overs, lasting barely two sessions and a few overs […]

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Our Fast Bowlers Best In The World: Kohli

Indore: India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday rated the team’s pace battery as the best in the world, saying he wanted to see the fast bowlers rule world cricket one day and that is what is happening right now. The pacemen, led by Jasprit Bumrah who is now recovering from an injury, have been excellent […]

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah Maintain Top Spots In ODI Rankings

Dubai: Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah have maintained their respective top spots in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings. Kohli is sitting pretty at the top of the rankings for batsmen with 895 rating points. He is followed by Rohit Sharma who has been in sensational form in all the three formats of […]