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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
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
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
Captain Ajinkya Rahane - India's number 4 and Man for all seasons
Captain Ajinkya Rahane - India's number 4 and Man for all seasons

India’s Ajinkya Rahane in action during an ODI in 2014 After days of speculation, arguments and rampant rumours, we finally know; the first robot wedding eventually took place in Japan. In other pertinent but slightly more bizarre news, Ajinkya Rahane was appointed captain for India’s upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. Reportedly, the selectors were forced to initiate "Operation Tetrameter", wherein they select Team India

Jun 30 2015
Hope Harbhajan uses the opportunity to cement his place in the team, says Ganguly
Hope Harbhajan uses the opportunity to cement his place in the team, says Ganguly

Harbhajan Singh called back for Zimbabwe tour Sourav Ganguly, former Indian captain, on Monday, showered praises on Harbhajan Singh’s comeback to the Indian ODI squad. He stated that it would be a good opportunity for the 34-year-old to return to the limited-over format after a long gap of four years. "It's a good comeback for Harbhajan. Hope he uses the opportunity to cement his place in the team," Ganguly was quoted s

India 'A' squad named for matches in July against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'
India 'A' squad named for matches in July against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'

Cheteshwar Pujara The India ‘A’ team, which will participate in a tri-series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A' to be held in Chennai and Wayanad from July 19, has been selected by the Sandeep Patil-led selection committee. Cheteshwar Pujara will lead the Indian side in the first class tournament, previous captain Manoj Tiwary being one of the ‘A’ players who have been promoted to the first t

Jun 29 2015
Best second-string Indian XI
Best second-string Indian XI

Pujara is reasonably a successful Indian player The unforeseen humiliation of a series loss to Bangladesh had many rummaging through names in the Indian domestic circuit for possible replacements. The regulars haven’t lived up to expectations, one of the primary reasons put forward being fatigue from the exhausting schedule. To be fair, the core group of players has been playing continually since the New Zealand tour, and their tired

Jun 29 2015
5 players India can consider including in the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe
5 players India can consider including in the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

India’s tour of Zimbabwe comes at a time when Indian cricket faces more questions than answers after suffering a humiliating loss at the hands of Bangladesh. The Indian captain has offered to step down if needed, the head coach is yet to be appointed and a few non-performers have come under scrutiny. All of a sudden, a side which did well in the World Cup is looking vulnerable and exposed.  The Zimbabwe tour is most likely to take pla

Jun 28 2015
5 Indian openers waiting in the wings: Keeping Vijay and Dhawan on their toes
5 Indian openers waiting in the wings: Keeping Vijay and Dhawan on their toes

The duty of an opener is a specialized job, requiring a special set of skills; technique to see off the new ball and leaving the ball outside the off stump are some of the many skills expected of Test match openers. India has over the years produced some of the best openers of all times, though Midway through the 90’s there was a minor problem with openers; that was for a very brief period. The list of great Indian openers will featur

Jun 14 2015
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams

The recently concluded IPL-2015  encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau

Jun 1 2015
Not many chances came my way in Daredevils: Manoj Tiwary
Not many chances came my way in Daredevils: Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary on Wednesday rued the lack of chances that came his way in the Indian Premier League (IPL) saying they were insufficient to earn a recall into the national outfit. "Not many chances came my way playing for the Delhi Daredevils' in the IPL. How do you expect me to be selected for the national squad?," Manoj told media persons. Manoj got to bat only twice for the

May 27 2015
Interview with Manoj Tiwary:
Interview with Manoj Tiwary: "If opportunity comes, I am ready for it"

Manoj Tiwary celebrates scoring a century for India against West Indies in 2011 Indian cricket’s unlucky one, injury’s favorite child or perennially benched. There are many ways that Manoj Tiwary is described by those who know little about the competitiveness in the Indian cricketing circle. But for those who know the game, and know what it takes to reach the top – Tiwary is the epitome of toughness. From the str

May 19 2015
Delhi Daredevils' batting unit needs to fire: Manoj Tiwary
Delhi Daredevils' batting unit needs to fire: Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After the team's ninth straight loss at home, Delhi Daredevils batsman Manoj Tiwary said on Tuesday their batsmen need to build partnerships and set batters will have to play big innings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Daredevils lost by six wickets to a dominant Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Monday night. "As a batting group we need to build big partnerships

Apr 21 2015
6 players who have been misused by their IPL franchises
6 players who have been misused by their IPL franchises

Too many cooks spoil the broth. That is an adage absolutely true for IPL where most teams are loaded with a bigger battalion of coaching staff than players. The result is that there is no dearth of ideas, some really strange ones, some baffling ones too. Yes, sometimes players going up and down, some new players picked, some legendary ones dropped makes for exciting viewing. Then, there are times when you know that genuinely good players are lang

Apr 21 2015
6 instances of 30 or more runs scored in an over in IPL history
6 instances of 30 or more runs scored in an over in IPL history

The IPL is back. Long sixes, fast fours, huge totals, high chases, fast fifties and centuries, and all the other razzmatazz. Seven seasons of IPL, but there have been no occasion of a batsman hitting six sixes in an over so far. There has been an over where more than 36 runs were scored though, courtesy a no-ball.  In all, there have been six instances where 30 or more runs were scored from one over. May there be a seventh occasion at lea

Apr 9 2015
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