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I was dropped despite performance: Suresh Raina

NEW DELHI: Suresh Raina says he was “hurt” after being dropped from the Indian team despite performing well, but now that he is back in the mix, the southpaw is determined to make the most of the upcoming T20 series in South ...

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Virat Kohli, after series win, promises South Africa no favors in final ODI

India captain Virat Kohli described his team’s 73-run win in the 5th ODI against South Africa as a “complete performance”. The win enabled India to take a winning 4-1 lead in the six-match series, their first success in seven bilateral or multi-team series in ...

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Wrist spinners set up India’s emphatic win

Wrist spin was once again the order of the day as South Africa’s misery continued in the One-Day International series against India. The task was always going to be tougher following Faf du Plessis’ untimely injury. With AB de Villiers ...

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India beat Pakistan in U-19 World Cup; to face Australia in final

India entered the final of the U-19 cricket World Cup after thrashing arch-rivals Pakistan by a massive 203 runs in the semifinals here on Tuesday. India will now meet Australia in the summit clash on February 3. Australia had beaten ...

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We need to be hard on ourselves: Kohli

Indian captain Virat Kohli has termed the soft dismissals in the second Test at Centurion as ‘unacceptable’ following the defeat that allowed South Africa take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Following the result, Kohli spoke about the need ...

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Yusuf Pathan slapped five-month ban for doping

Despite being slapped with a five-month ban by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for failing a dope test, Yusuf Pathan will not miss the upcoming season of the IPL. The reason being he was handed a backdated ...

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India in South Africa: Team India does not need to panic, says Sourav Ganguly

India have plenty to ponder over this week after their defeat to South Africa in the first Test in Cape Town but Sourav Ganguly has backed the Virat Kohli-led side does not need to panic. While the Indian pacers always ...

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Khawaja helps Aussies take hold of SCG Test

Sydney [Australia]: Australia are in a strong position in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England, thanks to Usman Khawaja and skipper Steve Smith. At the close of play on Day Two, Australia had scored 193 at loss of ...

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‘Every time I’ve scored a hundred and got out, it’s been due to my mistake’: Rohit Sharma

On the day when Rohit Sharma scored the latest of his three ODI double hundreds, cricket statistician The Cricket Prof tweeted that the India opener hit a six every 125 balls he faced in the first six years of his one-day career. ...

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South Africa have slight advantage against India: Morkel

Cape Town [South Africa]: Proteas pacer Morne Morkel feels that South Africa have a slight advantage over India in the upcoming 2018 Freedom Series. “In the past, the build-up has always been great, the talk of the wickets, the talk ...

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Cricket is in my blood, switching back won’t be difficult, says Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli said that returning to cricket after his marriage and all the ensuing distractions would not be difficult as cricket was in his blood just like the other members of the side and his focus was back ...

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Unadkat hopes Sri Lanka sereies to be a turnaround in his career

Back in the national team after a year in the wilderness, left-arm pacer Javdev Unadkat feels that his impressive show in the T20 International series against Sri Lanka can prove to be a turnaround in his career. The 26-year-old Saurashtra ...

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Rohit Sharma jumps to fifth spot in ICC ODI Rankings, Shikhar Dhawan rises to 14th

India opener Rohit Sharma on Monday moved up two places to the fifth position in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings after a stellar show in the 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. India had wrapped up the series 2-1 ...

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Our batting let us down on a seaming track: Rohit Sharma

Dharamshala: Rohit Sharma rued India’s batting performance in their massive seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series at Dharamshala. Indian batsmen came a cropper under pace-friendly conditions. Rohit agreed that the batting let the ...

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