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Virat Kohli excited about Sri Lanka tour, says he won't change his approach as batsman
Virat Kohli excited about Sri Lanka tour, says he won't change his approach as batsman

Kohli says he will continue to bat the way he has always done. Virat Kohli is set to lead the Indian team in his first full-fledged series as Test skipper and is excited about the challenge facing his young side. Speaking to bcci.tv, Kohli also opened up on his decision to play for India A and has picked the players he believes will make a big impact in Sri Lanka.  "It's basically my first full assignment as Test captain. In

Aug 1 2015
The race to be India's new ODI No.5
The race to be India's new ODI No.5

The number 5 is a tricky position to handle in the modern day ODI cricket. At No.4 you consolidate, and at No.6 accelerate, but No.5 always has to be very flexible – with the batsman often needed to play a role mid-way between anchoring and stepping on the gas-pedal. One needs to have a stable head and sufficient imagination in order to fulfill the very transitional demands of this role. Not to mention that the Indian youngster t

Jul 29 2015
5 things India should do to win a Test series in Sri Lanka after two decades
5 things India should do to win a Test series in Sri Lanka after two decades

Sri Lanka has been one of the toughest places for India to win in the last few years. The Sri Lankans, proverbial tigers at home, are very difficult to beat in their own backyard and will start as firm favourites against India in the Test series. India have enjoyed sporadic success in Test matches in the recent past and there are quite a few areas they will have to work on if they are to improve. The sight of batsmen scoring big runs to help the

Jul 28 2015
Ajinkya Rahane: Is he the upcoming vice-captain of India?
Ajinkya Rahane: Is he the upcoming vice-captain of India?

Rahane (C) led Indian team Elegant, classy and humble. It requires many words to describe Ajinkya Rahane, the stand-in captain of team India for the Zimbabwe tour. The decision of him leading the team came in as a surprise for everyone including himself. But, he has proved himself worthy for the role by winning the each match of the ODI of the series. However, he was given the role of captaincy in the absence of many top players. The questi

Jul 25 2015
BCCI stresses on standard of fitness
BCCI stresses on standard of fitness

Fitness is also important besides form New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur and selectors committee chairman Sandeep Patil on Thursday stressed upon the importance of every player having to meet fitness standards in order to represent the national team, besides being in good playing form. "Apart from the performances of players, we also discuss their fitness on tours. BCCI is ve

Positives and negatives for Team India from the Zimbabwe tour
Positives and negatives for Team India from the Zimbabwe tour

While the world is busy speculating over the marvels of the Ashes’ series, Indian cricket season is currently at a serene, calming phase before the eventual storm of competitive cricket in the upcoming months leading to the T20 World Cup. With most of the permanent squad members opting to rest, a young and inexperienced side was sent to compete with Zimbabwe, in hopes of shining some light on promising stalwarts that would usher forth a posit

Jul 22 2015
Why the Indian cricket team isn't as likable as it was earlier
Why the Indian cricket team isn't as likable as it was earlier

Tendulkar, Dravid and Co. made spectators stick to their television sets Constants. This universe was built and runs on constants, yet nothing is constant here. The only thing that is constant is change – and time is the factor that controls it. What once wasn’t as appealing could very well become the most coveted thing, and it is time that plays this funny old game. The opposite could also happen. Something that was once loved

Jul 21 2015
Rahane credits Zimbabwe for squaring T20 cricket series
Rahane credits Zimbabwe for squaring T20 cricket series

Rahane led the Indian team in absence of MS Dhoni Harare, July 20 (IANS) Indian cricket skipper Ajinkya Rahane has credited Zimbabwe for pulling off a brilliant win in the second T20 international to square the two-match series 1-1. Zimbabwe lost the three-match One-Day international series 0-3 and then went down in the first T20 match but bounced back superbly to claim the second T20 by 10 runs at Harare Sports Club here on Sunday. "

Jul 20 2015
Zimbabwe beat India by 10 runs
Zimbabwe beat India by 10 runs

Zimbabwe takes pride with the lone victory Zimbabwe defeated India by winning the match by 10 runs in the second and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Harare Sports Club here on Sunday. The home team recorded their first ever win against India in T20Is. This is also their first ever T20I victory in Harare. After winning the toss, Zimbabwe's stand-in captain Sikandar Raza decided to bat first. Opener Chamu Chibhabha's

Jul 19 2015
Zimbabwe's mid-innings scoreboard
Zimbabwe's mid-innings scoreboard

Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza is the stand-in captain for today’s match Harare, July 19 (IANS) Zimbabwe scored 145/7 in their second and final Twenty20 International against India at the Harare Sports Club here on Sunday. Opener Chamu Chibhabha top scored with 67 while India pacers Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged two wickets apiece. The following is the mid-innings scoreboard of the second and final Twenty20 International

Jul 19 2015
Chibhabha's battling 67 lifts Zimbabwe to 145/7
Chibhabha's battling 67 lifts Zimbabwe to 145/7

Chibhabha led the team from front Harare, July 19 (IANS) Opener Chamu Chibhabha's fighting knock of 51-ball 67 lifted Zimbabwe to 145/7 in 20 overs against India in the second and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Harare Sports Club here on Sunday. Right-hander Chibhabha, who registered his fourth T20I fifty, waged a lone battle as Indian bowlers took wickets at regular intervals to keep the hosts in check. The 28-year-old in-f

Jul 19 2015
Zimbabwe won the toss and will bat first
Zimbabwe won the toss and will bat first

India lead the T20 series by 1-0 Zimbabwe have won the toss and decided to bat first. India won the first Twenty20 match by 54 runs. This will be the last match of the visitors on Zimbabwe tour; they won the three-match one-day international series by 3-0. Sikandar Raza is the stand-in captain for Zimbabwe today as Elton Chigumbura has pulled up because of an injury. "'We will bat first. Second game on this track, it might get slo

Jul 19 2015
India look to end Zimbabwe tour with win (Preview)
India look to end Zimbabwe tour with win (Preview)

Ajinkya Rahane leads the Indian team off the field after victory in the first T20I against Zimbabwe Harare, July 18: India will hope to end the Zimbabwe tour on a high with a win in the second Twenty20 International at the Harare Sports Club here on Sunday. A second string India, captained by young batsman Ajinkya Rahane, clinched the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series 3-0. The visitors were a superior side in the first T20I too

Jul 18 2015
What the two-year ban on Rajasthan Royals could mean for Indian cricket
What the two-year ban on Rajasthan Royals could mean for Indian cricket

The panel, led by RM Lodha delivered a critical verdict The Supreme Court of India delivered a decisive verdict on the IPL Sport-Fixing case, by handing out 5-year bans and lifetime suspensions to Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra respectively. Along with that, the Justice  RM Lodha-panel also took a massive step, by banning two IPL franchises- Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals- from the lucrative league for a period of 2 years

Jul 18 2015
Batsmen, spinners delivered for India: Skipper Ajinkya Rahane
Batsmen, spinners delivered for India: Skipper Ajinkya Rahane

India skipper Ajinkya Rahane Harare, July 17: India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Friday credited his team's batsmen as well as spinners for putting up a dominant show to beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in their first Twenty20 International at the Harare Sports Club here on Friday. Set a target of 179, Zimbabwe only managed 124/7. Their batting charge was made unsuccessful by India's slow bowling pair of Axar Patel (3/17) and Harbhajan Singh (

Jul 17 2015
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