Ashok Dinda picked up his 200th Ranji wicket, but Bengal are looking down the barrel against Karnataka; Mandeep Singh is still leading Punjab’s struggle against Mumbai Karnataka batsmen continued their rampage against a hapless Bengal attack on Day 3, the star of the day being 24-year-old Shishir Bhavane, who brought up his maiden first-class hundred batting with an injured arm, which was also his third consecutive fi
Ishant Sharma was unplayable for the Vidarbha batsmen Showing his class and experience on a pitch which had a greenish tinge to it, Indian quick bowler Ishant Sharma towered over the Vidarbha batsmen at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. His decisive spell of 6-36 helped Delhi restrict the opposition to 298. In reply, Gautam Gambhir and Nitish Rana joined together in an unbeaten century partnership to place Delhi at 132/2.
Mumbai’s coaching staff has big names in it Secretly taking cue from Mumbai Indians’ success with multi-talented coaches in this year’s IPL and to avoid any country vs club debate, BCCI announced an Indian coaching XI, a group of 11 players that will coach the Indian team. A former coach from Australia was contacted by the BCCI to help with the process and was told to report to the BCCI advisory panel. Afte
Manoj Tiwary celebrates scoring a century for India against West Indies in 2011 Indian cricket’s unlucky one, injury’s favorite child or perennially benched. There are many ways that Manoj Tiwary is described by those who know little about the competitiveness in the Indian cricketing circle. But for those who know the game, and know what it takes to reach the top – Tiwary is the epitome of toughness. From the str
Wiese called Kohli a forward thinking captain Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder David Wiese on Saturday heaped praise on skipper Virat Kohli for his leadership qualities, describing him as a forward thinking captain who trusts his guts and goes by his instincts. RCB face home side Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Sunday. "I think Virat has been an outstanding captain.
Badrinath enjoying a happy conversation with the Poster Baby of Tamahar On their day off, the Royal Challengers Bangalore spent time with children with special needs from the Tamahar Foundation, in the first of the team’s community initiatives this season. With the children absolutely delighted witnessing the players at first, they were completely captivated while indulging in some interactive catching, batting and bowling skills. It
Every franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is built around its Indian stars, who form the crux of the team and play a big role in the fortunes of the team. These players have played for India at the international level and are used to the pressure that is associated with the IPL. Since teams need to have 7 Indian players in their line-up, they prefer to have as many experienced Indian players as possible. It was believed that franchisees
The IPL is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most watched T20 tournament in the world and its commercial success is improving every year, with a recent report stating that viewership has increased by 41% over the previous year. As the tournament evolves, one thing which has not changed much is the way in which franchisees can acquire players. There are two ways by which teams can select&nb
Javagal Srinath Responding to questions about the reported altercation between a Kolkata Knight Riders player and a Royal Challengers Bangalore player, match referee Javagal Srinath said that no team had lodged a complaint with him and that he had no knowledge of the incident. “Nothing of that sort has happened... I've not received any complaint,” According to reports, an ugly altercation broke out in the aftermath of
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine Kolkata, April 10: Star Indian batsman and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli praised Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spin spearhead Sunil Narine calling him a world class bowler on Friday. Ahead of their Saturday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match against defending champions KKR at the Eden Gardens here, Kohli asserted his side has enough fire power in their bowling attack
Despite possessing some of the biggest names in world cricket, Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to win a single Indian Premier League (IPL) title. Quite often in the past, the Bangalore-based franchise have been accused of being too dependent on particular individuals and not finding the right combination. With stars like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Mitchell Starc guaranteed a place in the team, we take a look at what the res
Ashok Dinda rested for Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) The uncapped duo of left-arm pacer Kanishk Seth and Amit Kulia were brought into the 15-member Bengal squad on Tuesday for the upcoming East Zone leg of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 cricket tournament to be staged in Cuttack, Odisha. However, veteran fast bowler Ashok Dinda was rested for the tournament. The 2010-11 champions will take on Assam to begin their ca
Dinesh Karthik denied Bengal a victory by posting an unbeaten century New Delhi, Jan 8: Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Baroda, Andhra and Hyderabad registered victories in the Ranji Trophy encounters Thursday. Rajasthan beat Punjab by nine wickets, thanks to pacers Pankaj Singh (four for 57) and Aniket Choudhary (four for 52), who helped the hosts dismiss the visitors for 247 in the second innings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Raj
Shreyas Gopal Kolkata, December 15 (IANS) Seamer Ashok Dinda picked up seven wickets for 87 runs to wrap up Karnataka for 408 in their first innings but Shreyas Gopal's maiden first-class century (145) stole the thunder from the hosts on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. In reply, Bengal lost opener Arindam Das to finish on 62 for 1, and trailed by 346 at stumps. In Rohtak, Asish Hooda gave
The World Cup list of probables for India is out, and it is very clear that selectors have relied on fresh faces and have completely quelled any hopes that people like Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh might have had of getting a call-up once again. The IPL performances of domestic players count hugely in deciding whether they are going to be picked for the next big international tournament. One major reason that happens is b