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5 players who would be disappointed after the World T20 squad announcement
5 players who would be disappointed after the World T20 squad announcement

With the ICC World T20 2016  just a month away, the Indian squad for the tournament and the first ever T20 Asia Cup has been announced. Barring a few notable exceptions, the squad bears a pretty identical look to the one that whitewashed Australia at their home recently. Most of the players really picked themselves in the team not only because they are regular members of Team India, but also based on some heartening performances Down Under.

Feb 5 2016
5 best performers from the Deodhar Trophy
5 best performers from the Deodhar Trophy

The victorious India A squad with the 2015/16 Deodhar Trophy (Image courtesy: BCCI) The Deodhar Trophy returned to the Indian domestic scene after having been excluded from the 2014/15 calendar season. However, the traditional inter-zonal setup was scrapped and a new format was brought into place. The trophy only consisted of three teams and had only four matches in all, spanning just four days from January 25 to January 29. The teams who b

Feb 1 2016
Deodhar Trophy, Semi-finals: Kedar Jadhav powers India A to final after six-wicket win over Gujarat
Deodhar Trophy, Semi-finals: Kedar Jadhav powers India A to final after six-wicket win over Gujarat

Jadhav played a match-winning innings to lead India A into the Deodhar Trophy finalIn the second semi-finals of the Deodhar Trophy, India A defeated the Vijay Hazare Trophy champions, Gujarat by six wickets on Wednesday to make it to the finals of the tournament. Kedar Jadhav's unbeaten 61-ball 91 allowed the India A side to chase down the target of 273 with 16 balls to spare.India A captain, Ambati Rayudu won the toss and chose to field. How

Jan 27 2016
Former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricket series
Former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricket series

Let us not disappoint cricket fans. Let us not disappoint Saqlain.One of the finest off-spinners to have played the game, former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq has lent his voice to the ongoing India-Pakistan series debate, saying that sporting ties should resume between the two nations and fans should not be deprived of the iconic contest.The two countries were supposed to play a bilateral series in December 2015, but it never materialised due to sev

Jan 24 2016
Best players from India and Australia who will not feature in the T20 series
Best players from India and Australia who will not feature in the T20 series

With Australia sealing the 5-match ODI series by winning the first 3 games, the last 2 ODIs have all but lost their significance. The focus now shifts towards the 3-T20I series which is due to get underway with the 1st T20I on 26 January. While the Indian squad had been named prior to the start of their trip Down Under, Australia announced their T20I squad post the 3rd ODI at Melbourne. Both teams have made some surprise inclusions as well as a

Predicted 30-member probables for India at the World T20
Predicted 30-member probables for India at the World T20

The preliminary squad for the World T20 is likely to be mix of youth and experience The 2016 World T20 is around the corner and the deadline for revealing the 30-member squad is fast approaching. The selectors will be busy sorting out the team combinations for the Twenty20 extravaganza. The scene is no different with the Indian team who are getting thrashed in the ODI series against Australia. The Indians are facing a huge crisis in the mi

Jan 19 2016
5 Indian players who could benefit greatly from playing in the BBL
5 Indian players who could benefit greatly from playing in the BBL

Whether it is because of something in their contracts or an unwillingness to go out and try new things, Indian players have never tried their hand at domestic tournaments outside of India. While the introduction of the Indian Premier League brought the best in the business to India, it is still on conditions where Indian players thrive. To truly improve, they need to get out more and ply their trade in unhelpful conditions. Big Bash League has

Jan 19 2016
How the Team India players have fared in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy so far
How the Team India players have fared in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy so far

The group stages of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16 have just come to an end. The few cricketers from the Indian team who played in this tournament have had a mixed fortune and will be glad to have some match practice with the busy schedule ahead. This domestic tournament which is played in the T20 format is of paramount importance -- not only does this help the senior cricketers stay in the groove, it also throws up quite a few unlikely nam

Jan 12 2016
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 6 Roundup: Yuvraj, Pujara fifties in vain; Irfan Pathan, Amit Mishra sparkle
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 6 Roundup: Yuvraj, Pujara fifties in vain; Irfan Pathan, Amit Mishra sparkle

Yuvraj’s fifty was in vainIrfan Pathan’s composed 28 kept Baroda's unbeaten start alive as they beat Andhra in a low-scoring affair. Andhra decision to win the toss and choose to  bat looked to be the right one but their batsmen apart from opener KS Bharat did their captain any favour as they crumbled like a deck of cards.Thanks to tight bowling from Swapnil Singh (who finished with figures of 4-0-9-1) and Bhargav Bhatt (who

Jan 9 2016
Ambati Rayudu and Unmukt Chand named captains of Deodhar Trophy squads
Ambati Rayudu and Unmukt Chand named captains of Deodhar Trophy squads

Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel and India ‘B’ captain Unmukt Chand with Ricky PontingThe India ‘A’ and India ‘B' teams that will take on Gujarat in the 50-over Deodhar Trophy between January 24 to January 28 have been announced, with the two sides consisting of the best performers from the 2015/16 domestic season. Gujarat, the Vijay Hazare Trophy champions, will be the third team in this historic event which is bei

Jan 5 2016
2015 - A memorable year for Indian Test Cricket
2015 - A memorable year for Indian Test Cricket

With 62 wickets in 9 matches, Ravi Ashwin emerged as the highest wicket taker for the year 2015I had ended 2014 with a review of Indian test team’s performance and my parting comment was that I hope I don’t have any hesitation in writing at the end of 2015 - ““It’s been a great year! Thanks for being a part of it”.Well, with 5 wins, 3 draws and only 1 loss in the 9 tests played by

Dec 31 2015
5 best moments of the Indian cricket team in 2015
5 best moments of the Indian cricket team in 2015

2015 has been a mixed year for Team India. While India have done reasonably well in Tests, they have struggled in ODIs. India had a great World Cup campaign but amidst the great optimism that Dhoni would lift the trophy again this year, there was heartbreak for India in the semi-finals. With the year drawing to a close and fans gearing up for a new year of endless cricket action, this is the best time to look back at some of India's best per

Dec 28 2015
5 positive things for the Indian Test team in 2015
5 positive things for the Indian Test team in 2015

2015 turned out to be quite a mixed bag year for Team India in terms of performance. While they did a tremendous job by reaching the semi-finals of the 50-over World Cup, they followed it up with a sorry loss against Bangladesh in a bilateral ODI series and also lost a home series to South Africa. However, it was India’s performance in the longest format of the game which turned out to be the bright spot for them this year. There were quit

Dec 28 2015
Players who will be unhappy after the India squad announcement
Players who will be unhappy after the India squad announcement

The much awaited announcement of India’s ODI and T20I squads for the tour to Australia was made this Saturday and it would not be wrong to say that it surprised many. The surprise element relates not only to some of the inclusions but has also got to do with a few players who have been left out. Talking from the perspective of the players, those included are surely elated to be part of the Indian team, while most members of 

Dec 20 2015
How Indian team players performed in the Vijay Hazare Trophy group stage
How Indian team players performed in the Vijay Hazare Trophy group stage

The group stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy has come to an end and we now move on to the knockouts which are due to commence on 23 December. The tournament has already seen a lot of cricketing action over the past week, with both India’s domestic and international players showing their mettle. Among players from the national team, there have been some pretty decent performances and a few mediocre ones as well, while some former players are

Dec 19 2015
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