Cricket

India eye improvement in series-decider

There are chances of rain as well with the weathermen expecting the ongoing spell to last till October 20.

Adapt quickly or be ready for harsh lesson in India, says Mike Hesson

The coach said senior players, including captain Kane Williamson, will have to rise to the challenge.

Behrendorff’s dream spell destroys India in second T20I

The left-arm pacer’s four for 21 helps the Aussies bundle out the host for 118; Henriques and Head guide the home after the openers fall cheaply

In-form India eye series win against struggling Australia

Rain forces cancellation of the host’s practice as another truncated match looms

Statistical highlights of India vs Australia first T20 international

India have won ten and lost four out of 14 matches played against Australia in T20Is.

Full credit to Chase for manner in which he batted: Holder

August 4: West Indies’ skipper Jason Holder showered accolades rookie Roston Chase for his brilliant 137 that helped them save the second cricket Test against India

Team India leaves for West Indies

July 6: The opening Test is scheduled at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua from July 21 to 25.

India eye whitewash, more experiments against Zimbabwe

The series already pocketed, India would look to hand Zimbabwe a third successive whitewash.........

Bairstow hits century; Broad puts England on top

May 21: Stuart Broad sparked a Sri Lanka top-order collapse as England took charge of the first cricket Test at Headingley on Friday.

CromBest and SPIC are champions

May 21: Ankur Julka scored an unbeaten 93 as CromBest RC beat Triplicane SC by nine wickets in the final to emerge champion in the elite group of the TNCA second division league.

Tendulkar accepts IOA’s offer to be India’s Rio brand ambassador

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday accepted the Indian Olympic Association’s...

Virat Kohli nominated for Khel Ratna

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday nominated India’s Test skipper and...

TNPL is full of possibilities, says CEO

April 28: Prasanna Kannan has to put the pieces together in the days ahead. He is confident the picture will be complete in time.

NZC open to day-night Test

April 27: New Zealand Cricket has opened up to the possibility of playing a day-night Test match with the pink ball during the tour of India later this year.

Ramji has big plans for the State’s cricketers

April 26: His job is also his passion. Ramji Srinivasan raises the fitness bar for sportspersons. Beneath his smiling exterior lies a hard taskmaster.

SC comes down heavily on BCCI

April 26: The Supreme Court, on Monday, expressed anguish over the BCCI running a “prohibitory regime and monopolising cricket” across the country.

Gayle make take part in Big Bash League

April 23: Chief executive James Sutherland says it is not Cricket Australia’s role to exclude players from the Big Bash League.

Former India cricketer Arun Lal reveals battle with cancer

April 23: Arun Lal, former India opener and cricket commentator, is recovering after undergoing treatment for a "rare and dangerous" jaw cancer.

Daughter makes Gayle Blush!

April 22: Chris Gayle may have apologised to Australian television sports presenter Mel McLaughlin for his “don’t blush baby” comment that he made while being interviewed by her during this year’s Big Bash League

India likely to tilt towards day-night Tests

April 22: Day-night Test cricket could set the trend for the future of the longer version of the game and India is likely to take a plunge in that direction this season.

Steyn keen to play day-night Test

South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn has expressed that he is keen to play a pink-ball Test under...

De Villiers `not too keen` to play twilight Test

South Africa Test captain AB de Villiers has expressed his concerns over the proposed day-night...

WICB slams dissolution calls, promises changes

Days after calls for the dissolution of the West Indies Cricket Board erupted, the embattled board...

Suresh Raina, Priyanka Chaudhary expecting their 1st child

After Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra, Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka Chaudhary are in the...

Security fears force Windies to cancel Pakistan T20 tour

Pakistan’s hopes of reviving international cricket at home suffered a major blow after recently-crowned...

​Chance for Sunrisers to register season’s first win

Hyderabad: Eyeing their first win of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking

​Dhoni quits as Amrapali brand ambassador after Twitter furore

New Delhi: Indian cricket team captain M S Dhoni has resigned as brand ambassador of realty firm

Chance for Sunrisers to register season’s first win

April 15: Eyeing their first win of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking to put up an improved show in their home ground where they lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders

I am a very different bowler now: Coulter-Nile

April 15: Nathan Coulter-Nile has a tough job. At 28 and yet to break into the Australian Test side, he has the responsibility of leading the country’s famed pace attack.

Jadeja to miss match against Mumbai Indians

April 15: The wedding bells are imminent for Saurashtra’s ’rock star’ cricketer, Ravindra Jadeja, who could claim be a notch above Cheteshwar Pujara in the popularity charts in these parts.

Facing the camera is more challenging than playing the game: Tendulkar

April 15: Sachin Tendulkar realised that facing the bowler was easier than facing the camera.

‘Captaincy is about man-management’

April 15: Team spirit was the essence of Tamil Nadu’s triumph in the Ranji Trophy of the 1987-88 season, believes the side’s skipper S. Vasudevan.

Is Virat Kohli hinting at some good news?

If what’s written on his tee-shirt is true, then there might be a good news for the Virat Kohli...

Guptill named captain of Guyana Amazon Warriors for CPL

Guyana Amazon Warriors have stepped up their preparations for the forthcoming HERO...

Steyn defends his `reasonable` T20 records

South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn brushed aside criticism surrounding his T20 performances,...

Maxwell believes Clarke didn’t have `that same personal side` as Smith

Australia swashbuckling all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes that the former skipper Michael Clarke...

KP pondering international return with South Africa

Out-of-favour England batsman Kevin Pietersen has admitted he is harbouring hopes of making a...

Windies’ board dispute: Viv Richards backs `honest` Sammy

Former West Indies skipper Sir Vivian Richards has thrown his support behind T20 skipper Darren...

Ponting offers himself up for Australia coaching role

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has expressed his desire to coach the Australian cricket team,...

Knights appear dangerous

A lacklustre tournament last year notwithstanding, where they failed to defend their title.........

Ex-Australian bowler predicts Test cricket will vanish in ten years

Former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg has predicted that Test cricket will be extinct in...

Coach Vettori exudes confidence

We have a balanced squad with the luxury of options, says New Zealander

PIL wants dry spell for IPL

Days ahead of the Indian Premier League tournament, a petitioner has moved the High Court.......

Brathwaite has words of commiseration for crestfallen Stokes

West Indies star batsman Carlos Brathwaite has offered his sympathy to shattered England all-rounder Ben...

Did Usain Bolt actually say ’Gayle is a loser’?

Usain Bolt, the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records, celebrated Windies

Ex-Mumbai Ranji player Ranjan Baindoor passes away

Former Mumbai cricketer Ranjan Baindoor has recently passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Waqar Younis resigns as Pakistan coach

April 5:Lahore: Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis resigned on Monday weeks after his team’s humiliating exit from the World Twenty20 in the group stages.

World T20 final: Stirred Marlon Samuels simmers, then boils

April 4: Right from the start, Marlon Samuels looked very little like, well, Marlon Samuels.

World T20: West Indies men and women find their Garden of Eden

April 4: The grass beneath and behind them was littered with glittering gold, the sky lit up with fireworks and the thumping beats of the catchy and repetitive ’Champion’ throbbing through the night

Sachin takes on Windies Cricket Board post ’champions’ win WT20

Following the smashing victory by the West Indies in the World Twenty20 in the Men’s, Women’s and the...

Windies hero Samuels fined for foul-mouth rant

West Indies veteran batsman Marlon Samuels has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching...

West Indies end Australia’s domination to win maiden title

In a historic first, the West Indies women’s cricket team ended three-time defending champions Australia’s domination by winning......

Afridi quits as Pakistan T20 captain

Facing criticism for Pakistan’s dismal show in the ICC World Twenty20, Shahid Afridi today stepped ......

Shift IPL matches out of Maha due to drought: BJP

Mumbai BJP Secretary Vivekananda Gupta has demanded that Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket.....

Embattled PCB chief swats away `resignation` rumours

Pakistan cricket board chief Shaharyar Khan has dismissed suggestions that he is resigning from...

Buoyant Windies stand in Australia’s way for fourth Women’s World T20 title

April 2 : Buoyant and formidable West Indies stands in the way as Australia bids to win a fourth...

I am not resigning, confirms Shaharyar Khan

April 2: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan ruled out the possibility of his resignation in the wake of the national team’s debacle in the Asia Cup and World T20 events.

Australian women counter Windies might in WT20 finals

April 2:A spirited West Indies women’s team, in their bid to make it a ‘Dream Double’ for the assortment of islands

Indian plans go up in smoke

April 2: India had a near perfect build-up for the World T20. MS Dhoni and company began their preparations with three T20 Internationals against Australia on absolute shirt fronts

I rode my luck: Simmons

April 2:The West Indies’ clarion call to Lendl Simmons produced the desired result for the Caribbean team. The batsman’s unbeaten 82 helped the maroon brigade beat India in the semifinal here on Thursday and keep their final date with England.

We couldn’t execute our plans: Williamson

April 1:It started its World T20 campaign in style, thrashing India by 47 runs, before making the semifinals as the only unbeaten team in the competition.

Windies women fourth time lucky

April 1: Britney Cooper dazzles with 61 to guide the team into its maiden summit clash

Khawaja, Voges, Burns in CA contract players’ list

April 1:Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges and Joe Burns are among those on the list of Cricket Australia’s contracted players for 2016-17 after a number of key retirements.

Two no balls swung the game in our favour: Simmons

April 1: Lendl Simmons, who top scored with a brilliant 82 to steer West Indies to the final of the ICC World T20, said the two no balls bowled by the Indian bowlers swung the game in the favour of his team

Statistical highlights of India-West Indies semifinal match

April 1:Statistical highlights of the World T20 semifinal match between India and the West Indies in Mumbai.

Cheeky Dhoni once again swats away ’retirement’ murmurs

Despite suffering a heart wrenching loss at the hands of West Indies today at the World Twenty20...

Cheeky Dhoni once again swats away ’retirement’ murmurs

Despite suffering a heart wrenching loss at the hands of West Indies today at the World Twenty20...

West Indies opt to bowl against India in 2nd semifinal

 

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bowl against India.........

England soar past Kiwis

Roy, Stokes sparkle as Morgan’s men score crushing win to storm into fina.......

DDCA diaries: Missing kit bags, flying pigeons, stranded flag bearers

 

 

Feroz Shah Kotla has been responsible for the delay in ticket sales and the uncertainty.........

Kiwi women face West Indies for final berth

March 30: Unbeaten so far, a confident New Zealand cricket team will start favourite against the erratic West Indians when the two sides fight it out in the second semifinal of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Mumbai on Thursday.

Waqar’s apology too little too late: former captains

March 30: Unimpressed by Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis’ public apology for the team’s disastrous World Twenty20, former captains Ramiz Raja and Muhammad Yousuf have said it was a case of too little too late.

ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2016: Marlon Samuels, broody and loving it 

The magic of Marlon Samuels is that even when he is hot under the collar..........

 Kohli zooms to top in ICC T20 rankings, India also No.1

Powered by his marauding knocks in the World Twenty20 so far.......

Lehmann expects India to lift World T20 title

Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes that hosts India will lift the coveted World Twenty20 title...

Du Plessis rues costly mistakes after early World T20 exit

South Africa T20 captain Faf du Plessis has attributed his side’s failure to reach the semifinals of...

Waqar Younis submits team’s performance report to PCB 

Pakistan team has come under fire after losing ODI and T20 series to England.........

What makes Kohli tick in chases

MARCH 29:“He would be my first choice in any format,” declares Kapil Dev, who commanded respect of a similar degree

 Bangladesh eye consolation win

March 26: Shaken after losing to India in a cliffhanger, a demoralised Bangladesh will look to end their campaign on a high when they face a rampaging New Zealand in a ICC World Twenty20 dead rubber at Eden Gardens here on Saturday.

England, Lanka in crucial tie

March 26:The race to the semifinals has gathered steam. A defeat can simply stop a team in its track. Both England and Sri Lanka will be going all out against each other to avoid this fate in Group 1 match of Super 10 in World Twenty20 here on Saturday.

Have to raise our level: Root

March 26:England batsman Joe Root believed they have not performed their best in the World Twenty20 but was pleased with the way his side has been finding ways to win.

Jain score narrow win over MVJCE

March 26: Good bowling performances from Varun (3/14) and Aniket (2/9) and Kalyan’s 30 runs helped Jain Engineering College eke out a narrow one-run wicket over MVJCE

Survival game for South Africa eves

March 26: The high-flying New Zealand women’s team would look to complete their group assignments with an all-win record when they take on a determined South Africa in their Group A encounter here at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.

Australia sets up virtual quarterfinal against India

March 26: One could see the familiar glint in the Aussie eyes, suggesting they might be peaking at the right time, after their purposeful batting.

World T20: New Zealand and West Indies took different routes to semi-finals

March 26: After almost three weeks of nail-biting contests, two teams have booked their tickets for the semi-final round of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

​Bangladesh eye consolation win

MARCH 26:Kolkata: Shaken after losing to India in a cliffhanger, a demoralised Bangladesh will look to end their campaign on a high when they face a rampaging New Zealand in a ICC World

ICC springs into action to salvage Jamtha strip

March 25: Thanks to an India-South Africa Test that didn’t even last three days five months ago, followed by a square turner in the opening group stage match of the World Twenty20 between India and New Zealands.

England survives scare, makes semifinals

March 25: With a semifinal berth at stake, the English women hung on to a fine start and quelled a spirited West Indian challenge in the ICC World Twenty20 at the HPCA Stadium here on Thursday.

Pakistan & Australia will both be keen to win

March 25: The Aussies have depth in their batting led by prolific opener Usman Khawaja

The art of dealing with the point of no return, the MS Dhoni way

March 25: They call him ’Captain Cool’ for a reason. Time after time, he’s bailed India out of tricky spots - mostly with the bat in hand.

South Africa look to stay in contention for semifinal spot

March 25: With just a win from two outings, South Africa desperately need a victory to bolster their prospects of reaching the semifinals.

Shane Watson to retire from international cricket after WT20

March 25: Shane Watson, the former Australia captain, has announced on Thursday (March 24) that he will retire from international cricket after the ongoing ICC WT20, 2016.

Shane Watson to retire from international cricket after WT20

MARCH 25:Shane Watson, the former Australia captain, has announced on Thursday (March 24) that he will retire from international cricket after the ongoing ICC WT20, 2016. Watson has represented Australia in 59 Tests,

Dhoni lauds resilient Bumrah post nerve-wracking win over Bangladesh

Mar 24 : Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has heaped praise on young fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for...

`Livid` Dhoni shuts down journalist with epic response

Mar 24 : Although skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained calm under intense pressure and ’managed...

England survive Afghanistan scare at World T20

New Delhi, Mar 24 : England kept their semifinals hopes alive after defeating a spirited Afghanistan by 15 runs in their third group game of the World Twenty20 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Thrilling one-run win keeps India afloat

MARCH 24:This one wasn’t for the faint-hearted. The India-Bangladesh encounter hardly had any signs of a thriller it eventually turned out to be,

New Delhi, Mar.23 : Pure Play, the emerging sportswear brand bringing together .........

Stop the comparison with Sachin and relish Kohli’s game

MARCH 23:Comparisons reflect poorly on an analyst and shows lack of ideas to put Kohli’s contribution in context

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