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Harbhajan Singh believes Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are ideal candidates for Indian coaching role
Harbhajan Singh believes Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are ideal candidates for Indian coaching role

Singh (L) also spoke about Daniel Vettori’s chances of getting the top jobVeteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday backed his former skipper and legendary batsman Rahul Dravid to become the next India head coach, which has been lying vacant for more than a year following the departure of Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher.Harbhajan also suggested that recently-retired pacer Zaheer Khan will make a very good bowling coach for the national sid

May 20 2016
Virat Kohli admits speaking to Daniel Vettori about Indian coaching role
Virat Kohli admits speaking to Daniel Vettori about Indian coaching role

Daniel Vettori is currently the head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (Image credit: Deccan Chronicle)Amidst all the brouhaha over the next Indian coach, the name of Daniel Vettori started doing the rounds a few days back. Reports suggested that current Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli recommended Vettori’s name as the next Indian coach. Legendary New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori is currently donning the head coach&r

May 13 2016
Daniel Vettori: 10 reasons why RCB coach and Ex-Kiwi skipper can be the best fit as Indian coach
Daniel Vettori: 10 reasons why RCB coach and Ex-Kiwi skipper can be the best fit as Indian coach

Daniel Vettori bid adieu to the sport after the 2015 World CupIn an interesting development, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli had earlier reportedly recommended Daniel Vettori‘s name for the vacant post of Team India coach.At a time when the BCCI is looking at various options for zeroing in on the ideal candidate, Kohli’s endorsement comes across as extremely important. Since the Indians are s

May 9 2016
Virat Kohli recommends Daniel Vettori's name for India head coach job
Virat Kohli recommends Daniel Vettori's name for India head coach job

Kohli had replaced Vettori as RCB Captain in 2013With the Indian Premier League (IPL) in full swing, it seems the BCCI is looking to tap into the wealth of coaching talent present in cricket’s two month extravaganza. After Rising Pune Supergiants’ Stephen Fleming being touted for the India coaching job, another New Zealander in Royal Challengers and Brisbane Heat Coach Daniel Vettori could also be in the reckoning.According to sources

May 9 2016
Tabraiz Shamsi: 10 things you need to know about RCB's magic spinner
Tabraiz Shamsi: 10 things you need to know about RCB's magic spinner

Tabraiz Shamsi could potentially be the answer to RCB’s bowling woes during this seasonIt is often said that one person’s misfortune is another’s opportunity. Samuel Badree‘s injury opened up an avenue for Tabraiz Shamsi to hog the limelight for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ninth edition of the IPL. Let us take a look at some important facts about the obscure cricketer’s journey, so far.1) T

10 all-rounders who played for a long time
10 all-rounders who played for a long time

It requires tremendous amounts of fitness, and a consistent grip over your game to play international cricket for a long time. While fast bowlers break down easily, and have relatively smaller careers due to the physical stress involved, batsmen are generally able to stretch their career longer, often by giving up one form of the game.All-rounders are one of the most fascinating species in cricket; they fit easily into the team, do double th

Apr 12 2016
IPL captains who dropped themselves
IPL captains who dropped themselves

A captain often forms the fulcrum of any team. It can also be said that a captain is only as good as his team, but an inspirational leader can derive the best out even a relatively mediocre team. A captain has to lead by example and very often the course of a game can be changed by a simple hunch of the captain, hence it becomes imperative for a skipper to win the trust of the captain and make sure that his name is first on the team sheet.It goes

Apr 5 2016
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past

The Indian batsmen, over the course of years, have been found wanting against quality spin bowlingIndia’s cricket history has been based on rhetoric as much as it has been based on nostalgia. Every generation of cricketers is compared with the era gone by, and Indians have had divided opinions about how one newbie has or hasn’t been able to fill in the shoes of a legend who left behind a legacy to be carried.Soliloquies have been sung

Mar 29 2016
7 Similarities between 2007 World T20 and 2016 World T20: India on the path to glory again?
7 Similarities between 2007 World T20 and 2016 World T20: India on the path to glory again?

Virat Kohli crashes to the ground after MS Dhoni hit the winning runs to ensure India’s qualification for semisThe sixth edition of the World T20 is being played in India at the moment, and I suppose it's common knowledge now that no team has ever won it twice. India, Pakistan, England, West Indies and Sri Lanka have won once each, in the five editions completed so far.Among the teams which have qualified for the semifinal, only New Zea

Mar 28 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Ish Sodhi surprised by the turn on offer on Indian pitches
ICC World T20 2016: Ish Sodhi surprised by the turn on offer on Indian pitches

Sodhi has picked up five wickets in three World T20 matchesNew Zealand leg-spinner Inderbir Singh Sodhi on Friday said the Indian pitches have turned more than what he had expected. The right-arm tweaker has picked up five wickets from his three World Twenty20 outings which includes a 3/18 against India in Nagpur."To be completely honest, I did not think it would turn as much as it did. But it has. Most of the tournaments I have watched here

Mar 25 2016
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s

Chris Gayle scored a hundred in the very first World T20 gameThe ICC World T20 2016 would kick off on March 15 with the hosts India set to take on New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.While Idia would look to continue their excellent form in T20I and beat New Zealand for the first time in the shortest format of the game, the Kiwis would try to upset the hosts and begin the tournament on a high.Over the years, in the pre

Mar 14 2016
India Vs New Zealand Head to Head in T20Is, Match Records and Facts
India Vs New Zealand Head to Head in T20Is, Match Records and Facts

Brendon McCullum has been the best performer in the India vs New Zealand T20 clashesThe Super 10 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup starts on Tuesday, March 15 at Nagpur with hosts India taking on the mighty Kiwis in the opening match. India, the number 1 ranked team in the T20I format, will face an opponent they have never beaten in this format. When India won the tournament back in 2007, New Zealand was the only team that beat India in that tournam

Mar 14 2016
Daniel Vettori features in online dating ad, player denies any involvement
Daniel Vettori features in online dating ad, player denies any involvement

Daniel VettoriIn what can only be a bizarre error, the main page of The Guardian, one of the world’s largest news websites, featured an advertisement of an online dating site with the face of former New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori.CaptionThe dating service for singles, called ‘Soulmates’, uses Vettori under its "search for men" panel.Can someone tell Vettori that the Guardian is using a photo of him to

Mar 9 2016
Australia vs New Zealand 2016: Warner believes McCullum's retirement will leave big hole in NZ cricket
Australia vs New Zealand 2016: Warner believes McCullum's retirement will leave big hole in NZ cricket

McCullum, who retired from ODIs after the Chappell-Hadlee series, would retire from Tests at the conclusion of the two-match Test series against Australia Australia's hard-hitting batsman David Warner believes New Zealand will have a tough time in finding someone who can fill in Brendon McCullum's shoes who retired from One-Day Internationals (ODIs).Also read: Australia vs New Zealand, WT20 2016- LIVE streaming, LIVE score updat

Feb 12 2016
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends

Jayawardene on his way to a brilliant knock of 124 off 60 ballsIn the first match of Thursday's doubleheader in the Masters Champions League (MCL), the Sagittarius Strikers took on a winless Libra Legends. The Strikers were hoping to get their second win of the season after losing their previous game. The Jacques Kallis-led Legends were looking for their first win of the campaign.With the Pakistan Super League (PSL) that is scheduled to be pl

Feb 4 2016
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