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Top 5 performances by India at the Under-19 World Cup
Top 5 performances by India at the Under-19 World Cup

Yet another edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup is currently underway in Bangladesh. India has easily been the most successful team in this prestigious tournament, which features the future stars of world cricket, with 3 successful campaigns already. Whether they will be able to add a fourth one to their kitty is something that only time will be able to tell. However, this is the perfect occasion for us to look back at some exceptiona

Jan 29 2016
India A crowned Deodhar Trophy champion through collective team effort
India A crowned Deodhar Trophy champion through collective team effort

Faiz Fazal scored a brilliant hundred in the finalThe final of the Deodhar Trophy 2015/16 was played between India A, led by Ambati Rayudu and India B, led by Unmukt Chand at the Green Park, Kanpur on January 29. India A won the tournament by beating India B by a whopping 87 runs.   It was India A captain Ambati Rayudu who won the toss and elected to bat first. Both the openers Faiz Fazal and Murali Vijay started off really well as

Jan 29 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
India should have been 2-2 going into the decider. Here's why.
India should have been 2-2 going into the decider. Here's why.

His team could not defend winnable totals in the first two matches.After losing two games despite scoring 300-plus, Mahendra Singh Dhoni observed that given the attack he has in the ongoing series against Australia, his team needs to score more to put the opposition batsmen under pressure.The Indian captain looked good to win both the third and fourth matches to go into the decider 2-2, if not more. They had absolutely no business to lose at

Jan 21 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

5 famous Indian cricketers whose careers might end in 2016
5 famous Indian cricketers whose careers might end in 2016

Even as 2015 comes to a close, cricket lovers are busy making early predictions for the next year. 2016 promises to be an interesting year for the Indian cricket team with the tour to Australia, the Asia Cup and the ICC World T20 coming up. With so much cricket round the corner, the onus is on the Indian team to keep performing at a high level every day. But considering their poor run of form and age, it might just be a cruel year for some of th

Dec 26 2015
7 Indian batsmen who fell off the selectors' radar for not being flamboyant enough
7 Indian batsmen who fell off the selectors' radar for not being flamboyant enough

Throughout the history of cricket, there are just two things that India has been popular for – spinners and batsmen. Although the Indian team has been lucky to always have excellent batsmen in their line-up, batting has become their strength mainly in the last couple of decades. In this period, the cricketing world has seen a number of flamboyant batsmen play for India, someone like a Sachin or a Ganguly or even a Sehwag, for that matter.

Dec 25 2015
The unfortunate case of Ambati Rayudu
The unfortunate case of Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu had a forgettable domestic seasonWhen India’s team for the tour of Australia was announced, everyone was admiring selectors’ bold decisions. Many young players like Barinder Sran, Hardik Pandya, Rishi Dhawan were selected that brought some fresh air into the team.It’s hard to think of a selection like this in the recent times that saw many fresh faces. It has been a routine for the Indian selectors recently to try

Dec 24 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
5 ICL players who have reinvented themselves
5 ICL players who have reinvented themselves

The Indian Cricket League (ICL), a now defunct cricket tournament, was initiated in the year 2007 and earned the tag of being a ‘rebel’ league. This was because it was privately-owned and had not received a green signal from the BCCI as well as the ICC. Many cricketers had to detach themselves from their respective national sides and domestic structure in order to be a part of the ICL. BCCI and most the other boards all over the cric

Dec 17 2015
India's losses shouldn't be pinned solely on Dhoni
India's losses shouldn't be pinned solely on Dhoni

Dhoni himself stated that there was a lack of talented players in  India at present The ODI series has been a rollercoaster ride for the fans with both teams winning alternate games in the first four ODIs.The series decider at the Wankhede ended up being a massacre of India's pedestrian bowling with South Africa scoring a huge total of 438 in their 50 overs. After guiding team India to a splendid victory over South Africa in t

Oct 26 2015
India vs South Africa 2015, 1st ODI: Match Preview
India vs South Africa 2015, 1st ODI: Match Preview

An overview of the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur After being humbled by the Proteas in the T20 series, India will be hoping to make a comeback in the 5-match ODI series beginning tomorrow at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. India being a formidable unit in the 50-over format, especially in the sub-continent conditions, South Africa can expect a tough fight from the hosts. Team director Ravi Shastri opined that the debacle in the T20 ser

Oct 10 2015
T20 purge the need of the hour for India
T20 purge the need of the hour for India

South Africa won the T20 series against India 2-0 As one looks back, it is difficult to comprehend how India were runner-up in the last World T20, a suggestion that makes one scowl with scepticism. But like the big fat Greek surprise at the Euros, it was a manifestation of sport's surrealism. Okay, perhaps not as violent a shock considering that the pitches in Bangladesh fulfilled our spinners' wildest fetishes. They revelled in co

Oct 10 2015
MS Dhoni speaks on the role of brains in T20 cricket and his batting order promotion
MS Dhoni speaks on the role of brains in T20 cricket and his batting order promotion

India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) jogs with cricketer Virat Kohli during a training session on the eve of the third T20 cricket match between India and South Africa at The Eden Gardens Stadium   India’s limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni spoke to media persons after the 0-2 series loss to South Africa, suggesting half-jokingly that his team had lost out for using their brains too much, Dhoni said that he hopes the exp

Oct 10 2015
Why MS Dhoni should bat at No.4
Why MS Dhoni should bat at No.4

MS Dhoni is the ideal candidate to bat at No. 4 "I'm not sure about it," Dhoni said when asked if he would play another World Cup. "I'm 33, I'm still running, I'm still fit, but I'll have a year's time, maybe close to next year, during the T20 World Cup will be the time I would like to decide whether I'll continue till the 2019 World Cup or not." Irrespective of whether MS calls it a day

Sep 28 2015
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