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5 stars from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy who could go for big bucks in the IPL auction
5 stars from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy who could go for big bucks in the IPL auction

The Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy being a high-profile domestic tournament played in the T20 format, its timing was just right considering the fact that the ICC World T20 is just round the corner. Indeed, the good performances of a lot of young players like Hardik Pandya helped them get noticed by the national selectors. Players like Pandya have also been retained by their IPL franchises. But there are quite a lot of players who put in stellar perform

Feb 5 2016
5 bowlers who could be the answer to India's pace-bowling problems in limited overs cricket
5 bowlers who could be the answer to India's pace-bowling problems in limited overs cricket

While it was a welcome change to see MS Dhoni talk about India having a settled bowling lineup, at least in T20s, the ODI side is still in a state of flux. As far as the fast bowling department is concerned, there are plenty of candidates, who are in the side or on the fringes, who haven't done especially well. With that in mind and also considering the current leader of India's T20 bowling attack is 36, it seems only logical that India

Feb 2 2016
5 best performers from the Deodhar Trophy
5 best performers from the Deodhar Trophy

The victorious India A squad with the 2015/16 Deodhar Trophy (Image courtesy: BCCI) The Deodhar Trophy returned to the Indian domestic scene after having been excluded from the 2014/15 calendar season. However, the traditional inter-zonal setup was scrapped and a new format was brought into place. The trophy only consisted of three teams and had only four matches in all, spanning just four days from January 25 to January 29. The teams who b

Feb 1 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
6 unlucky Indian cricketers who did not get enough chances in the Dhoni-era
6 unlucky Indian cricketers who did not get enough chances in the Dhoni-era

Some cricketers are incredibly lucky to have been born at the wrong time. Despite a great domestic record and impressive performances in the very few international matches they play, they are not considered for selection again. Some very talented Indian cricketers who churn out consistent performances at the domestic level are unfortunate to have not got enough opportunities under MS Dhoni. Dhoni's over-reliance on under-performing yet famil

BCCI pays ICC Rs 2.4 crores for having extra squad member in 2015 World Cup squad
BCCI pays ICC Rs 2.4 crores for having extra squad member in 2015 World Cup squad

Dhawal Kulkarni did not feature in a single World Cup match A recent piece of sensational news that has surfaced from the list of entries for BCCI payments for the month of November is that India’s cricket board paid the ICC a whopping Rs 2.4 crores for keeping Dhawal Kulkarni as part of the World Cup 2015 squad. ICC rules stipulate that all squads taking part in the World Cup will be of 15 members, but the Indian board insi

Dec 16 2015
Ravindra Jadeja torments Jharkhand with all-round performance in Ranji Trophy: Day 1 Roundup
Ravindra Jadeja torments Jharkhand with all-round performance in Ranji Trophy: Day 1 Roundup

In a performance reminiscent of Lords 2014, Jadeja stamped his authority on Jharkhand  Discarded India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s stellar start to the Ranji Trophy continued with an impressive performance in Rajkot. Jharkhand won the toss and opted to bat on a dusty surface. Jadeja’s six-for sent Jharkhand crashing to 168 all out. In reply, as rest of the Saurashtra batsmen including Test specialist Pujara flou

Oct 8 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
Three permanent spots up for grabs on India's tour of Zimbabwe
Three permanent spots up for grabs on India's tour of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Series will be interesting as the young guns in India try to cement their spot  India announced their squad for the Zimbabwe series with Ajinkya Rahane as captain. It consists of a lot of youngsters since India rested senior players MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and R Ashwin. These guys will automatically fit into the playing eleven when they return. But there are some spots in the full-st

Jul 1 2015
India thrash Bangladesh in third ODI to salvage lost pride
India thrash Bangladesh in third ODI to salvage lost pride

Consolation celebration Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 24 (IANS) India came back strong and dominated with an all-round performance to win the third One-Day International against Bangladesh by 77 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium here on Wednesday. The hosts, however, clinched the three-match series 2-1 having won both the earlier matches. Chasing India's total of 317/6, Bangladesh managed to get to a total of only 240 runs in 47 overs. Fo

Jun 24 2015
India opt to bat against Bangladesh in second ODI
India opt to bat against Bangladesh in second ODI

Bangladesh players celebrate during the 2nd ODI Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 21: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat against Bangladesh in the second One-Day International (ODI) of their three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday. India made three changes in their team. Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel and Dhawal Kulkarni come in place of Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma. T

Jun 21 2015
BCCI asks all Indian players to undergo compulsory fitness test ahead of Bangladesh tour
BCCI asks all Indian players to undergo compulsory fitness test ahead of Bangladesh tour

Ishant Sharma reacts during the India-Australia Test series In light of Indian players having to be sent home midway from recent tours of Australia and England, all Indians players selected for the Bangladesh tour will be subject to a compulsory fitness test before the squad travels to Bangladesh, to ensure that no member of the team carries a niggle into the bilateral series. The normal practice is that players returning from injury

May 27 2015
IPL 2015: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

KKR will top the league table if they win today Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 53 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. It’s a do-or-die match for both the teams. Steven Smith-led RR is in the playoffs race with 14 points from 6 wins in 13 matches. After losing a crucial game against the Mumbai Indians, KKR have been pushed in a

May 16 2015
IPL 2015: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

One of them will qualify tonight for the playoffs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 47 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The two-time champions CSK will be up for taking revenge of their away defeat. Both the teams dominated the tournament at the start but then looked like losing their momentum. Here are all the details: Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Chennai Da

May 10 2015
IPL 2015: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

SRH will be up for revenge against RR of their last defeat Rajasthan Royals (RR) will host Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match 41 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at their adopted home ground, the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. When the two teams met last time, the match went till last ball where Faulkner won it with a boundary for RR. Leading run-scorer of the tournament Ajinkya Rahane of RR is followed by SRH skipper David Warner. Both the

May 7 2015
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