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Axar Patel heroics give India A innings victory over South Africa A
Axar Patel heroics give India A innings victory over South Africa A

Axar Patel’s return of 9 wickets and 69 runs with the bat earned him the Man of the Match award Axar Patel capped off a brilliant match display with dream figures of 6-6-0-4 in South Africa A’s second innings as India A defeated the visitors by an innings and 81 runs in the second unofficial Test at Wayanad. The left-armer had picked up five wickets in the first innings and starred with the bat as well remaining unbeat

Aug 28 2015
India 'A' squads announced for series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'
India 'A' squads announced for series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'

22-year-old Unmukt Chand has garnered success for India at all junior levels The India A squad has been announced for the upcoming one-day triangular series featuring the A teams of South Africa and Australia, as well as the squad for the four-day Tests against South Africa A that follows. Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand has been named captain of the limited-overs side, and Ambati Rayudu will be leading the team in the longer format. Chand had

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
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
Sanju Samson's Kerala village sad after cricketer left out
Sanju Samson's Kerala village sad after cricketer left out

Sanju Samson during the U-19 World Cup Thiruvananthapuram, July 17: Residents of the coastal village Pallithura, home of cricketer Sanju Samson, turned sad after hearing the news that their neighbour did not figure in the playing XI in India's Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe that got underway in Harare on Friday. The 20-year-old glovesman was lucky to get a late call to the Indian team after batsman Ambati Rayudu was left out du

ODI series whitewashes by Indian team
ODI series whitewashes by Indian team

Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane (C) leads his team off the field after winning the second ODI against Zimbabwe An Indian side consisting of no major players in the squad has just managed to win all the three ODI matches in Zimbabwe and completed a whitewash. The series win under a new captain has brought many positives as opposed to the last series in Bangladesh, which was lost 1-2 by a team containing all major players; almost the same b

Jul 15 2015
Injured Ambati Rayudu ruled out of Zimbabwe tour
Injured Ambati Rayudu ruled out of Zimbabwe tour

Rayudu is leading run-scorer in the Zimbabwe ODI series Ambati Rayudu has ruled out from the on-going Zimbabwe tour because of an injury, BCCI’s press release stated. The young wicket-keeper batsman, Sanju Samson has been drafted in as a replacement for the injured player. “The BCCI medical team confirms that Ambati Rayudu has been ruled out of the remaining part of India’s tour to Zimbabwe due to an i

Jul 13 2015
Rayudu's request to Dhoni
Rayudu's request to Dhoni

 

Jul 12 2015
Vijay, Rahane help India post 271/8 against Zimbabwe
Vijay, Rahane help India post 271/8 against Zimbabwe

Rahane scored a much-needed 50 Harare, July 12 (IANS) India's openers Murali Vijay and skipper Ajinkya Rahane played a slow but structured innings to help India reach 271/8 in 50 overs against Zimbabwe in the second of their three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Harare Sports Club here on Sunday. Vijay struck 72 runs off 95 balls while Rahane scored 63 off 83 to help the visitors reach a decent total. For Zimbabwe, Nevi

Jul 12 2015
Ambati Rayudu's Journey
Ambati Rayudu's Journey

Ambati Rayudu reaches his century in the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe 9:14 am. 10 July 2015. It’s a lazy winter morning at the Harare Sports Club. The sun is shining on the half empty stadium. Even the few people who have bothered to turn up don't seem too concerned with the cricket going on. Zimbabwe are playing India, who have rested almost their entire full strength team for this tour. T

Jul 12 2015
Zimbabwe vs India: 1st ODI - Stats of the match
Zimbabwe vs India: 1st ODI - Stats of the match

India beat Zimbabwe in a tense clash by four runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Captain Elton Chigumbura struck a magnificent century in the run chase, but saw his side choke in the end. Earlier in the day, the new-look Indian side led by Ajinkya Rahane scored 255 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 50 overs.  Ambati Rayudu who came in at number 3 remained unbeaten on 124. We came across some important stats during t

Jul 10 2015
India beat Zimbabwe in thriller
India beat Zimbabwe in thriller

This was the second closest margin victory in the history of ODI cricket Harare, July 10 (IANS) Riding on Ambati Rayudu's unbeaten 124, India eked out a four-run victory despite Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura's inspiring unbeaten knock of 104 runs in their first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Harare Sports Club here on Friday. Rayudu registered his second century and shared a 160-run partnership with

Jul 10 2015
Rayudu, Binny take India to 255/6 against Zimbabwe
Rayudu, Binny take India to 255/6 against Zimbabwe

Ajinkya Rahane bats for India against Zimbabwe Harare, July 10: Ambati Rayudu's unbeaten 124 and Stuart Binny's 77 took India to 255 for six in 50 overs against Zimbabwe in the first of their three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Harare Sports Club here on Friday. Right-hander Rayudu scored his second ODI century, while Binny got his maiden half-century. The following is the mid-innings scoreboard of the first One-D

Jul 10 2015
Rayudu century helps India recover against Zimbabwe
Rayudu century helps India recover against Zimbabwe

Rayadu leads India to set a respectable target Harare, July 10 (IANS) Ambati Rayudu registered his second One-Day International (ODI) century and shared a 160-run partnership with Stuart Binny (77) to take India to 255/6 against Zimbabwe in their first of the three-match series at the Harare Sports Club here on Friday. Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura won the toss and asked India to bat and his bowlers proved him right as India reeled at

Jul 10 2015
India's predicted XI for the Zimbabwe series
India's predicted XI for the Zimbabwe series

With a new look Indian team gearing up to play the first ODI against Zimbabwe at Harare on the 10th of July, we take a look at their ideal playing XI for this series. With Karn Sharma ruled out, the men in blue will be a man short and you can expect all 14 to feature at some point during this short trip.  On one hand, fans might not be excited about this series since India have sent in a second string side. But, it is a different story

Jul 8 2015
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