Prithvi Shaw to replace Dhawan in NZ ODI series, Sanju Samson gets T20 call

New Delhi: The BCCI on Tuesday named Prithvi Shaw as the replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan, as it announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has been named Dhawan’s replacement for the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand.

Injury-hit Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma ruled out of New Zealand tour

New Delhi: In a major blow to the Indian squad ahead of their New Zealand tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the T20I team after suffering a shoulder injury during the ODI against Australia in Bengaluru.

Tendulkar, Anand, Gopichand, excluded from All India Council of Sports

New Delhi: India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar and chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday were excluded from the All India Council of Sports whereas cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Krishnamachari Srikkanth were included as its new panel members.

Australian Open: Djokovic, Nadal win as Sharapova crashes out

Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal blitzed past Hugo Dellien on Tuesday to launch his campaign to equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles, dropping just five games in the one-sided annihilation.

Mondal bags triple gold, Maharashtra crosses 200 mark in Khelo India

West Bengal's Soubrity Mondal took over the swimming pool with a splash by winning three gold medals while Maharashtra's medal haul still remains undisputed on top as they crossed the 200-medal mark in the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on Monday.

Prajnesh out of Australian Open, No clash with Djokovic

Melbourne: India's top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran missed out on a chance to play against world no.2 Novak Djokovic as he crashed out in the men's singles opening round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Australian Open: Gauff stuns Venus, Tsitsipas upsets Caruso

Melbourne: Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff said she's on "a mission to be the greatest" on Monday after stunning veteran Venus Williams once again in the first round of a Grand Slam.

Meet 17-year-old Lankan pacer Pathirana, fastest in the world

Bloemfontein: Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana stole the limelight when he bowled a wide delivery to Yashasvi Jaiswal, in the fourth over of the Indian innings at 175kph (108 mph), making it the fastest recorded ball ever bowled in international cricket - across all levels.

Australian Open: Rain postpones Prajnesh’s first round match

Melbourne: India's top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Australian Open first-round match against Japanese Tatsuma Ito has been rescheduled for Tuesday because of rain.


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Chennai/Kolkata: India is all set to take on Bangladesh in the unexplored terrain of Day/Night pink ball Test match in Eden Gardens, Kolkata starting November 22. Watch the video to know how Kohli & Co. are planning to change the experiment into victory.

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New Zealand tour: Rahul to continue dual role, Dhawan’s bid doubtful

Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday said the team will continue with KL Rahul as the wicketkeeper-batsman "for a while" as he lends massive balance to the side just like his illustrious namesake Rahul Dravid did during 2003 World Cup.

Will look to put New Zealand under pressure from ball one: Kohli

Bengaluru: After clinching the three-match series against Australia in style with a winning boundary, India look a lot more confident for the tour against New Zealand starting January 24.

Kohli greatest ODI player of all-time, Rohit in top-five, says Finch

Bengaluru: Australian captain Aaron Finch has rated his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli as "probably" the greatest ODI player of all-time, while picking Rohit Sharma in the top-five.

Australian Open: Osaka, Serena, Federer give winning start to Grand Slam

Melbourne: Reigning champion Naomi Osaka gave a winning start top her title defence at the Australian Open on Monday as the season's first Grand Slam kicked-off as scheduled after practice sessions were hit by smog from raging bushfires.

Australian Open: Djokovic, Williams lead tennis old guard into new decade

Melbourne: Tennis biggies Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will aim to keep the next-gen waiting to get their hands on the coveted Australian Open title as the season's first Grand Slam kicks-off in Melbourne's on Monday.

India beat Netherlands in shoot-out to lead FIH Pro League points table

Bhubaneshwar: India made a dream debut at the FIH Pro League, beating world no. 3 Netherlands 3-1 in the shoot-out after both the teams were locked at 3-3 at the end of regulation time in the second match of the two-leg tie in Bhubaneshwar on Sunday.

Bajrang, Ravi claim gold medals in Rome Ranking Series wrestling event

Rome: The Rome Ranking Series took a swift turn in India's favour as wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dhaiya bagged gold medals to kick-off the Olympic year in style on Saturday.

No doubt in Dhoni’s retention by CSK in 2021: N Srinivasan

Chennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni "will be retained" by Chennai Super Kings in the 2021 IPL auctions irrespective of whether he plays for India again or not, asserted former BCCI president N Srinivasan.

Tata Mumbai Marathon: Ethiopian Hurisa creates course record

Mumbai: Derara Hurisa wasn’t the favourite for Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 but the Ethiopian upset the odds to win in a course record of 2:08:09 on Sunday. The 22-year-old Hurisa took home ₹42,62,621 his biggest ever pay day ever. ₹31,96,966 ($45,000) for winning the race and ₹10,65,655 ($15,000) for setting a new course record. Hurisa, pulled away from h...

Rohit leads from front with 119 as India win ODI series against Australia

Bengaluru: Opener Rohit Sharma (119) hit a confident century while skipper Virat Kohli made 89 as India humbled Australia by seven wickets in the series-deciding third ODI to claim the series 2-1, in Bengaluru on Sunday. During the chase, Kohli broke MS Dhoni's world record of fastest to 5000 runs by a skipper in ODI cricket.

BCCI looks for new selectors to replace MSK Prasad, Gagan Khoda

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday invited applications for the post of national selectors with only two slots to be filled in the senior panel vacated by incumbent chairman MSK Prasad and his colleague Gagan Khoda.

Can’t comment: Ganguly on Dhoni’s omission from BCCI contracts

Kolkata: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Friday refused to comment on MS Dhoni's omission from the annual central contract list amid fresh speculation on the future of the World Cup-winning former captain.

Experts think KL Rahul can’t be first choice behind the stumps

Bengaluru: After making a successful debut in the dual role during the second ODI against Australia, India's new wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul gave birth to an idea. Can he be a long-term option as a wicket-keeper batsman to boost the balance of the side?

India vs Australia: Kohli & Co. ready for series-deciding showdown

Bengaluru: India's pride and a massive series-victory will be at stake when the hosts face a full-strength Australia in the third and final One-Day International in Bengaluru on Sunday. The three-match series-decider will be a promising finale between the two leading teams in world cricket.

Good start in dual role, watched videos of Smith, Kane to bat at 5: Rahul

Rajkot: New wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul's 80 runs off 58 balls knock conjured India to a 340 for six against Australia in the second ODI, which the hosts won by 36 runs to level the series in Rajkot.

Australian Open: Prajnesh enters main draw, may face Djokovic

Melbourne: India's top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Saturday made his cut into the Australian Open men's singles main draw as a lucky loser after one of the direct entrants withdrew from the tournament.

No Pakistan tour for Bangladesh’s batting, fielding coaches

Dhaka: After Mushfiqur Rahim now Bangladesh's batting coach Neil McKenzie and fielding coach Ryan Cook have withdrawn from the first leg of the upcoming Pakistan tour, the country's cricket board said on Saturday.

Vinesh Phogat wins gold at Rome Ranking Series wrestling event

Rome: Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her first gold medal of the 2020 season after defeating Ecuador's Luisa Elizabeth Valverde 4-0 in the 53kg category on Friday.

Kuldeep Yadav becomes fastest Indian spinner to take 100 wickets in ODI

Rajkot: India's hat-trick king Kuldeep Yadav became the fastest Indian spinner to claim 100 wickets in One-Day Internationals during the second match against Australia in Rajkot which the hosts clinched to level series 1-1 on Friday.

Australian Open sets air pollution limit after bushfire smoke anger

Melbourne: With the season's first grand slam Australian Open set to kick-off from Monday, the event's organisers introduced a scaled air quality rating to determine when play can be suspended following stinging criticism after days of toxic smoke during the qualifiers and practice sessions.