Dhawan as captain, Dravid as coach? New-look India team to tour Lanka

Speculation is rife that it could be either opener Shikhar Dhawan or all-rounder Hardik Pandya. There are also reports that Rahul Dravid might be appointed as an interim coach in the absence of Ravi Shastri.

How has Indian pace battery grown into a potent force? Shami tells the secret

It won’t be fair to attribute the recent successes of Indian cricket team’s lethal pace attack to sheer talent. UP speedster Mohammed Shami, who is part of the fearful trio along with Jaspreet Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, says it is the “special camaraderie” between the bowlers which has given them the results.

Anand, 4 other grandmasters to play exhibition matches to raise COVID funds

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It’s official: IPL can’t happen in India this year

In all likelihood, the year’s Indian Premier League (IPL),  which was suspended mid-way, cannot be held this year and even if it does, the tournament certainly can’t be hosted in India, where COVID cases are shooting up every day.

Indian team bound for England asked to get only Covishield vaccine

Vaccination is turning out to be a headache for the board because if the players choose Covaxin in India, the second dose will be a problem in the UK, where only Covishield is available.    

Meet Arzan, the first Parsi cricketer to play for India in 46 years

According to experts, Nagwaswalla, who can swing the ball both ways, reminds them of former India pacer Zaheer Khan

IPL suspended as bio-bubble bursts, more players test positive for COVID

When news of two India internationals representing different franchises – Wriddhiman Saha (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Amit Mishra (Delhi Capitals) – contracting the virus emerged on Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Control for Cricket in India had little option but to suspend Season 14 of the Indian Premier League indefinitely

COVID in IPL: KKR-RCB postponed; confusion over CSK members’ results

The match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which was supposed to be played on Monday (May 3), has been postponed after two players from KKR -- Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier -- tested positive for COVID-19.

Kane Williamson replaces David Warner as SunRisers Hyderabad captain

Newdelhi: SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday removed under-performing David Warner from captaincy and handed over the reins of the team to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Under Warner, SRH have lost five of their six games as the Australian hasnt been in the best of form in the ongoing edition. "Su...


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Kohli’s India seek redemption on rank turner; Axar, Kuldeep set for game time

A desperate India have decided to go for the jugular by opting for a spicy turner against a well-prepared England side in the second Test starting Saturday (February 13), well aware that it can boomerang and cost them a spot in the World Test Championship final.

‘Brown dog’, ‘big monkey’ were among slurs hurled at Siraj

India pacer Mohammed Siraj was called a 'brown dog' and 'big monkey' in a series of racist slurs hurled by a group of Australian spectators, who were ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground during the third Test on Sunday, a BCCI official has alleged. Siraj and his senior teammate Jasprit Bumrah were subjected to racist slurs on Saturday, too, something that the Indian team management officially reported to ICC Match Referee David Boon.

City of Joy turns pink as India-Bangladesh clash in maiden Day/Night Test

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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BCCI may move T20 World Cup to UAE if pandemic situation does not improve

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is readying itself to move the T20 World Cup to the UAE, if the situation demands.

BCCI to IPL foreign players: ‘Nothing to worry, will ensure your safe return...

“If, even for a minute, you can bring a smile on someone’s face, then you have done well. While you are professionals and will play to win, this time you are also playing for something much more important,” he said

Ashwin, three Aussies quit IPL amid COVID; Ganguly says league is on

The COVID crisis raging through the country has had an impact on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) with a number of players, mostly Australian, ending the season early to return home.

Jadeja hammers record-equalling 37 in final over, lifts CSK to 191/4

Mumbai: Ravindra Jadeja blasted an IPL record-equalling 37 runs with five towering final-over sixes and lifted Chennai Super Kings to 191 for four against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Sunday. The left-handed Jadeja, who was dropped on 0 by Dan Christian off Washington Sundar in the 15th over, made full use of the reprieve to finish on 62 off 28 b...

Lesser-known Indian bowlers stealing the show in current IPL

Kagiso Rabada. Imran Tahir. Andrew Tye. Bhuvneshwar Kumar. It’s this set of bowlers that has owned the Purple Cap for being the highest wicket-taker over the last five years of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tye apart, each of them has nearly 150 international appearances across formats. Even the Australian, considered a limited-overs specialist, has represented his country 35 times.

RCB post 204/4 vs KKR, powered by AB De Villiers, Maxwell

Chennai: AB de Villiers master class and Glenn Maxwells counter-attacking half-century propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore to an imposing 204 for four against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL match, here on Sunday. RCB scored 56 runs in the last three overs, including 21 in the final six deliveries, to set KKR a stiff target after electing to bat. De...

IPL so far a tale of two starkly different pitches — Chennai and Mumbai

The unique scheduling of Indian Premiere League 2021, stemming from obvious constraints, has served to bring the dichotomy in patterns at the two venues (being used in the initial stages) into sharp focus. Forced to abandon the home-and-away format due to logistical challenges at a time when the second wave of COVID pandemic is sweeping unchecked across the country, the first 20 games of the 60-match IPL have been distributed equally between the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

When Dravid got angry and Dhoni did not take BCCI’s calls: Sehwag rewinds

Rahul Dravid was not a man who had temper issues but once Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at the receiving end of his angry outburst, recalled Virender Sehwag

Prithvi Shaw says he made small changes in technique, minimised mistakes

Mumbai: A minor change in technique coupled with focus on cutting down on silly mistakes has been Prithvi Shaw's recipe for success after a poor run of form that found him out of national team during the England series. The 21-year-old on Saturday blasted his way to a 38-ball 72-run innings as Delhi Capitals chased down a winning target of 189 against C...

IPL 2021: Cricket bats on in the time of COVID 2.0

Unprecedentedly, within five months of the completion of the previous edition, a brand new season of the IPL is upon us. This short turnaround time stems from the postponement of IPL 2020 from its regular April-May window owing to the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Six days before start of IPL, Wankhede staff test positive for COVID

As the Maharashtra government considers locking down the state to arrest the spread of coronavirus, news has emerged of staff at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium testing positive for COVID-19

India survive Curran scare to complete hat-trick of series wins

The Indian cricket team completed one of its best four-month spells across formats, pipping England by a mere seven runs in the third and final ODI after surviving Sam Curran's determined assault in an exciting contest for a well-deserved hat-trick of series victories. For India, near domination of England in all the three formats at home comes straight after humbling Australia in their own backyard earlier this year during a gruelling tour.

Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for coronavirus

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar declared on Saturday (March 27) that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Dream debuts: Rookies Krishna and Krunal shine to give India 1-0 lead

Debutants Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna made the big stage their own with record-breaking performances to give India a convincing 66-run victory over world champions England in the first ODI of the three-match series in Pune on Tuesday. After under-fire opener Shikhar Dhawan delivered with a solid 98, Krunal (58 not out off 31) smashed the fastest 50 by a debutant to fire India to 317 for five following England's decision to field.

India pull the plug on conservatism for a game-changing T20 formula

If imitation is the best form of flattery, England have reason to pat themselves ironically on the back. After all, it was by adopting England’s uber successful template that India pulled the rug from under the feet of world’s top T20 side in a rip-roaring battle of equals.

A mindful approach led to India’s T20 series win against England

After the fourth T20, another game turned around by India's skilful seamers after England had powered themselves to a pretty decent position in the chase. 225 was a massive target, but with Buttler and Malan scoring great guns, England was on the course up until the 12th over. 

India outplay England in high-scoring 5th T20 to seal series 3-2

Ahmedabad: Dishing out a dominating all-round show, India toppled England in the high-scoring fifth Twenty20 to not only claim the series 3-2 but also prove that their preparations for the T20 World Cup are moving in the right direction.

Pant’s comeback significant as India begins its T20 quest against Eng

The flannels have been put away for the time being; for the next two and a half months, a generous diet of white-ball, coloured-clothing action awaits India’s cricketers, leading up to the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand in June in Southampton.

Southampton to host India-New Zealand World Test Championship final

Hampshire Bowl in Southampton and not Lord's in London is the venue of the much-awaited final of the World Test Championship (WTC) to be played between India and New Zealand, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Wednesday (March 10).

Have a drink on me – why Ravi Shastri is cool with social media memes about him

Ravi Shastri often does not get the credit he deserves when India win, but when they lose, the head coach is the first to be targeted by social media trolls. But after six years in what is perhaps the toughest job in cricket, the former all-rounder has learned to take the good with the bad