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5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship

As an international cricketer you live an exciting lifestyle, travelling all around the world for various competitions. Unfortunately for some players, this also means spending a lot of time with your teammates at close quarters. This high pressure environment has gotten the better of many a man, as throughout history there has been countless occasions of big-name players butting heads. From dressing room scuffles to on-

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
Those unheralded knights - Indian bowlers
Those unheralded knights - Indian bowlers

Not quite the acclaimed ones Indian bowlers - The first response that would be evoked from many cricket aficionados would be disparage. In a country where bowlers are seen as the blue-collar workmen who act as a sideshow to the home-grown white-collar batting immortals, there have been quite a few bowlers who have managed to captivate the attention and instill buoyancy amongst the people. We take a look at the top ten such bowlers who have

Jul 28 2015
Oft-ignored Madhya Pradesh pacer Munish Ansari finally gets a chance to shine
Oft-ignored Madhya Pradesh pacer Munish Ansari finally gets a chance to shine

Munish Ansari celebrates after dismissing Andrew Flintoff in 2006 (left); seen during his spell of 3/23 against Namibia (right)  Munish Ansari, known in Indian cricket circles as the ‘Sehore Express’, is a fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh who will be travelling to the T20 World Cup in his native country next year as a crucial member of the Oman side. This comes after he spent years being ignored by India, and

Jul 27 2015
Can Amit Mishra turn things around?
Can Amit Mishra turn things around?

Can he deliver and cement his spot? From delivering a stellar display of quality spin bowling against the Aussies in 2008 to living in oblivion for almost four years, Amit Mishra has gone through the grinds to finally emerge out of the shadows of Anil Kumble and the rest. At 32, this talented leggie has been presented with a precious platform to show the world that he belongs to the big stage. His selection in the Test team that is goi

Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions
Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions

Between January 2 and January 6 in 2008, India and Australia clashed at the SCG – a match more memorable for the umpiring decisions than the actual cricket played. It was the 2nd Test Match of famous Border-Gavaskar Series, being played well before DRS was brought into implementation in Test Cricket. In cricket, you lose the match because either you played bad or the other team played much better. But there is another reason

Jul 25 2015
Amit Mishra thinks he bowls better now
Amit Mishra thinks he bowls better now

Amit Mishra included in Indian squad for Sri Lanka tour Amit Mishra has got a call for Indian Test team after a gap of four years. He last played Test in 2011 against England team at the Oval. He believes that a lot of experience has been added to his profile compared to the last time. "No doubt I have more experience now, I have more experience of [assessing] how to bowl, how the partnership is going, how the wicket is, which batsman

Jul 24 2015
Mishra's selection shows lack of young spinners in India: Agarkar
Mishra's selection shows lack of young spinners in India: Agarkar

Agarkar is not happy with the talent India has in the spin department Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Thursday termed seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra's inclusion in the 15-man squad against Sri Lanka as a real surprise, adding the 32-year-old's selection shows lack of young spinners in the country. The experienced tweaker replaced injured young leg-spinner Karn Sharma in the team. Sharma was in the team th

Jul 23 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
I am living in the present, says comeback man Harbhajan Singh
I am living in the present, says comeback man Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan made a successful comeback to the national team in India’s tour of Bangladesh Harbhajan Singh has opened up on his time away from the national team in a candid interview with BCCI.TV. The 35-year-old spoke about his sacking from the team two years ago, the possible reasons for it and how his view about the game has changed since the comeback.  The lion-hearted off-spinner, who made his return to the national set-u

Jul 21 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
India beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in 1st T20I against Zimbabwe
India beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in 1st T20I against Zimbabwe

Action ongoing in the India-Zimbabwe match India beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. Chamu Chibhabha and Hamilton Masakadza got Zimbabwe off to a quick start, cruising to a half-century stand in good time. Harbhajan Singh got the breakthrough with the first ball of his second over, removing Chamu Chibhabha for 23. Axar Patel struck twice in the next over, a

Jul 17 2015
Video: When Dravid became the first man to take 200 catches in Tests
Video: When Dravid became the first man to take 200 catches in Tests

Rahul Dravid without a doubt was one of the best slip fielders ever in the history of the sport. He had a safe pair of hands and his concentration levels were always high no matter what the state of the match was, much like his batting.  He became the first man to take 200 catches in Test Cricket, and how memorable it was? The match was played at Durban and India had just made 205 runs in their first innings. In return, South Africa we

Jul 17 2015
India eye continued dominance over Zimbabwe
India eye continued dominance over Zimbabwe

India won the ODI series by 3-0 Harare, July 16 (IANS) After ensuring a resounding clean sweep over Zimbabwe in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, a confident young Indian side will aim to consolidate their dominance over the hosts in the first match of the two Twenty20 Internationals to be played at the Harare Sports Club here on Friday. India clinched the ODI series 3-0. The visitors were a superior side in the 50-over ca

Jul 16 2015
Want to establish myself as finisher and win games for India: Kedar Jadhav
Want to establish myself as finisher and win games for India: Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav of India 'A' bats, with broken wrist, during the 2014 Quadrangular Series Final match against Australia 'A' Recalled to the India team for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe after his unremarkable ODI debut last year against Sri Lanka, Kedar Jadhav is one of those in the squad who have been given a precious chance to make a mark for the ODI national team – Harbhajan Singh, Manish Pandey, Sandeep Sharma, Murali

Jul 9 2015
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