Latest Stories
Can Amit Mishra turn things around?
Can Amit Mishra turn things around?

Can he deliver and cement his spot? From delivering a stellar display of quality spin bowling against the Aussies in 2008 to living in oblivion for almost four years, Amit Mishra has gone through the grinds to finally emerge out of the shadows of Anil Kumble and the rest. At 32, this talented leggie has been presented with a precious platform to show the world that he belongs to the big stage. His selection in the Test team that is goi

Jul 27 2015
India 'A' draw 4-day match against Australia 'A'
India 'A' draw 4-day match against Australia 'A'

Pragyan Ohja took a 5 wicket haul in the 1st ​innings (Image credits:BCCI) Chennai, July 25 (IANS) The first of the two four-day first-class matches between India 'A' and Australia 'A' ended in a draw at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. The hosts resumed play at 121/3 in the morning, following which they declared at 206/8, giving Australia a target of 240 runs. The visitors batted well but ran out of overs and t

Jul 25 2015
Amit Mishra thinks he bowls better now
Amit Mishra thinks he bowls better now

Amit Mishra included in Indian squad for Sri Lanka tour Amit Mishra has got a call for Indian Test team after a gap of four years. He last played Test in 2011 against England team at the Oval. He believes that a lot of experience has been added to his profile compared to the last time. "No doubt I have more experience now, I have more experience of [assessing] how to bowl, how the partnership is going, how the wicket is, which batsman

Jul 24 2015
Looking at the conditions, we have picked Mishra: Sandeep Patil
Looking at the conditions, we have picked Mishra: Sandeep Patil

Selection committee is led by Sandeep Patil New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra was on Thursday recalled to the Indian cricket squad for the three-Test away series against Sri Lanka next month. The 32-year-old Haryana tweaker, who comes in place of injured leg-spinner Karn Sharma, was named in the 15-member team picked by the Sandeep Patil-led All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in

Jul 23 2015
Mishra's selection shows lack of young spinners in India: Agarkar
Mishra's selection shows lack of young spinners in India: Agarkar

Agarkar is not happy with the talent India has in the spin department Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Thursday termed seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra's inclusion in the 15-man squad against Sri Lanka as a real surprise, adding the 32-year-old's selection shows lack of young spinners in the country. The experienced tweaker replaced injured young leg-spinner Karn Sharma in the team. Sharma was in the team th

Amit Mishra makes a comeback as BCCI announce 15-member squad for SL Tests
Amit Mishra makes a comeback as BCCI announce 15-member squad for SL Tests

Mishra is back in Test colours Leg-spinner Amit Mishra has made a comeback to the Test team for the series against Sri Lanka next month. The 32-year-old leggie last played a Test match in August 2011 against England at The Oval.  As reported yesterday, the selectors had to pick a third spinner for the series since it will be played on wickets that are expected to spin. Harbhajan Singh has sealed his spot for now after a decent ou

Jul 23 2015
Cheteshwar Pujara speaks about county stint and India career on eve of leading 'A' team against Australia 'A'
Cheteshwar Pujara speaks about county stint and India career on eve of leading 'A' team against Australia 'A'

Cheteshwar Pujara during his Yorkshire stint in April this year Cheteshwar Pujara, currently gearing up to lead India ‘A’ in two four-day matches against a strong Australia ‘A’ unit in Chennai starting on July 22, spoke about how he plans to turn around what has been a disappointing year for him so far. Dropped from the Test team on tours of Australia and Bangladesh, the technically and politically correct Pujara sai

Jul 21 2015
Amit Mishra still harbours hope of a comeback to the Indian team
Amit Mishra still harbours hope of a comeback to the Indian team

Amit Mishra impressed at the T20 World Cup last year but has since fallen out-of-favour with the selectors Leg-spinner Amit Mishra is hopeful of making a comeback to the national team by impressing for the India A team which will take on Australia A in a two-match series, starting July 22. Speaking to reporters ahead of the first match which will be played at the at the MA Chidambaram stadium, the 32-year-old feels a good performan

Jul 19 2015
Best second-string Indian XI
Best second-string Indian XI

Pujara is reasonably a successful Indian player The unforeseen humiliation of a series loss to Bangladesh had many rummaging through names in the Indian domestic circuit for possible replacements. The regulars haven’t lived up to expectations, one of the primary reasons put forward being fatigue from the exhausting schedule. To be fair, the core group of players has been playing continually since the New Zealand tour, and their tired

Jun 29 2015
The selection of Harbhajan Singh presents a problem for Indian Cricket
The selection of Harbhajan Singh presents a problem for Indian Cricket

Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh during a India training session in 2012 One of the most recently talked about stories is the return of Harbhajan Singh into the Indian Cricket Test team touring Bangladesh. The tenability and feasibility of his selection back into the Indian team is a debatable issue, one that has not found many takers because of the move’s sentimental value. There is hardly any precedent of a cricketer who has played

Jun 7 2015
5 Indian Spin Prodigies who failed to fulfil their potential
5 Indian Spin Prodigies who failed to fulfil their potential

There is nothing more heart-wrenching in cricket than the sight of a spectacular talent gone to waste. Here’s a list of five extremely promising spinners who failed to live up to the massive expectations heaped on them:  Rahul Sharma in action for India against Australia in 2012 Rahul Sharma Known for his ability to extract extra bounce from the wicket, this 28-year old leggie from Jalandhar was touted to be the next big thing

Jun 1 2015
Performances that don't fade away: Best hat-tricks in the IPL
Performances that don't fade away: Best hat-tricks in the IPL

Pravin Tambe’s reaction after his hat-trick against Kolkata Knight Riders In the eight years of the Indian Premier League, the 2015 edition is yet to see a bowler claim a hat-trick in an IPL game. And unless there is some display of brilliance in the final game of the competition, the eighth edition will always be remembered as the year which didn’t see a single bowler taking three wickets off three consecutive deliveries.

May 23 2015
5 best leg-spinners in IPL history
5 best leg-spinners in IPL history

When T20 cricket was introduced, it was believed that the art of spin would soon perish. But with the passage of time, the charm of spin bowling has flowered in the shortest format of the game as well. Leg spin is one of the toughest crafts to perfect, but once you've mastered it, you have a potent weapon no matter what the format.  The Indian Premier League (IPL) requires brisk scoring as most batsmen have no option but to go afte

May 11 2015
5 Indian players who resurrected their international careers with the IPL
5 Indian players who resurrected their international careers with the IPL

Suresh Raina is one of the IPL greats The Indian Premier League (IPL), ever since its inception in 2008, has provided umpteen opportunities for young players to prove their talent on the big stage and establish a name for them. There have been many players who have played for India due to good performances in the IPL. Names which immediately come to mind are Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. On the other side of the coin, it also pro

May 10 2015
Mumbai Indians earn a five-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils
Mumbai Indians earn a five-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils

Lasith Malinga appeals successfully during the match Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma displayed excellent batting skills to help Mumbai Indians register a five-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter marred by stoppages at the Wankhede Stadium here early Wednesday. For the winners, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard remained unbeaten on 49 and 26 runs, respectively, to help their si

May 6 2015
Load More