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5 takeaways from India's World T20 squad announcement
5 takeaways from India's World T20 squad announcement

The much-awaited announcement of India’s squad for the Asia Cup and the subsequent ICC World Twenty20 has been made. While the selectors have primarily stuck with the same unit that beat Australia 3-0 on their own soil, there has been a bit of chopping and changing. This includes the surprise inclusion of a couple of unlikely players and a few exclusions that may be a little tough to justify. Apart from this, a number of other points

Feb 5 2016
Sandeep Patil says Mohammed Shami is fit, calls Manish Pandey's omission a tough one
Sandeep Patil says Mohammed Shami is fit, calls Manish Pandey's omission a tough one

Shami would return to the Indian team after a long gap of nearly a year.Pacer Mohammed Shami has been included in India's squad for this month's Asia Cup and the ICC World T20 commencing next month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday.Shami hasn't played for the country since the 2015 World Cup due to a knee injury. The 25-year-old Bengal right-armer was named in the limited-overs squads for the t

Feb 5 2016
Possible Indian squad for the 2016 World T20
Possible Indian squad for the 2016 World T20

India's possible squad for the World T20 Last night, India created history by becoming the first team in 140 years to whitewash Australia in a series in Australia. Now, with this 3-0 win, India will go into the 2016 World T20 with a lot of confidence. India are already the red-hot favourites for the tournament that will take place in India. MS Dhoni, after last night’s victory, said that this will be the most likely Ind

Feb 1 2016
The real purpose of India's tour to Australia begins today
The real purpose of India's tour to Australia begins today

India play Australia in the first T20I of a three-match series in Adelaide.The real purpose of India's visit to Australia that begins on Tuesday with the two countries getting into the shortest mode of cricket in preparation for the World Twenty20 in India in a month's time.Results-wise the just concluded five-match One-Day International (ODI) series may have been a big disappointment. By winning the last match, the Indians stayed No 2 in

Jan 26 2016
Are Indian bowlers improving in their performances outside Asia?
Are Indian bowlers improving in their performances outside Asia?

Umesh Yadav has disappointed a lot by bowling wayward deliveries.Sixty. Six and zero, sixty. That’s the bowling average of Indian bowlers in the ongoing one-day series against Australia. ongoing one-day series against Australia. These numbers are problematic, considering that Australia fielded a third string bowling attack – and still managed to achieve an average that is ten runs less than that of the Indian bowlers. While the e

Predicted 30-member probables for India at the World T20
Predicted 30-member probables for India at the World T20

The preliminary squad for the World T20 is likely to be mix of youth and experience The 2016 World T20 is around the corner and the deadline for revealing the 30-member squad is fast approaching. The selectors will be busy sorting out the team combinations for the Twenty20 extravaganza. The scene is no different with the Indian team who are getting thrashed in the ODI series against Australia. The Indians are facing a huge crisis in the mi

Jan 19 2016
Mohammed Shami's father claims
Mohammed Shami's father claims "cow slaughter" being used to target the family

Shami’s family being targeted says his fatherIndian fast bowler Mohammed Shami’s family is in “danger” according to his father Tauseef Ahmad, who believes ‘cow slaughter’ is being used to target them, reports Times of India.This comes a day after Shami’s brother Mohammad Haseeb was booked and later released on bail, for allegedly assaulting a police officer and putting pressure on cops to release a few me

Jan 16 2016
5 fast bowlers who could miss the World T20 due to injury
5 fast bowlers who could miss the World T20 due to injury

Sri Lanka's T20 title defence could be impeded by the absence of Lasith Malinga Injuries are an unavoidable part of any sport which involves physical exertion of any kind. Cricket has always been a physically demanding sport and has only grown in intensity over the past few decades. This has, however, also resulted in players getting injured more frequently than ever before. In particular, the fast bowlers have been suffering in terms o

Jan 14 2016
How the Team India players have fared in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy so far
How the Team India players have fared in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy so far

The group stages of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16 have just come to an end. The few cricketers from the Indian team who played in this tournament have had a mixed fortune and will be glad to have some match practice with the busy schedule ahead. This domestic tournament which is played in the T20 format is of paramount importance -- not only does this help the senior cricketers stay in the groove, it also throws up quite a few unlikely nam

Jan 12 2016
Five things to look forward to in the India-Australia series
Five things to look forward to in the India-Australia series

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will helm a new-look side for the Australia series A new year always brings something different with it. There is a period of new hopes, newer dreams and plans for improvement. A fresh outlook is also a key ingredient of a nascent year. India's limited-overs teams, chosen for ODIs and Twenty20 internationals in Australia, have the licence to embark on the tour without the baggage from the last six or seven months

Jan 11 2016
Bhuvneshwar Kumar named replacement for injured Shami
Bhuvneshwar Kumar named replacement for injured Shami

Bhuvneshwar will join the Indian ODI squad on SundayMohammad Shami has been ruled out of the limited-overs tour of Australia after suffering a hamstring injury during training on Friday. Shami will have to wait longer before he can make a comeback to the national side after having missed out on nine months of cricket after the 2015 World Cup.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team has confirmed that Shami will miss out

Jan 9 2016
Injury to Mohammed Shami devastates Indian camp, Jasprit Bumrah placed on stand-by
Injury to Mohammed Shami devastates Indian camp, Jasprit Bumrah placed on stand-by

22-year-old Jasprit Bumrah had been given his IPL debut back in 2013 by Mumbai IndiansMohammed Shami, who was set to resume his international career after a nine-month injury layoff in the ODI series against Australia, pulled his hamstring in a training session on Friday, and is a doubt for the whole of the series.Bowling in the nets ahead of the practice game against Western Australia XI, which India won by 74 runs, the 25-year-old pulled up in

Jan 9 2016
5 cricketers who were born after their legendary teammates made their debut
5 cricketers who were born after their legendary teammates made their debut

It’s often heard as a rhetoric that Virat Kohli was a little more than a year old when Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India in 1989. The instances are plenty, and the numbers are fascinating. But how would it be if Tendulkar were to walk up to a player and say, “You weren’t even born when I first played for India.” We look at specific instances where players weren’t even born when their legendary teammate&n

Jan 7 2016
Umesh Yadav focussed on generating more pace rather than line and length
Umesh Yadav focussed on generating more pace rather than line and length

Yadav said that he would look to generate more pace on the seamer-friendly pitches in AustraliaIndian speedster Umesh Yadav, who has faced criticism several times in the past over his attempts at bowling at high speeds, said that he will proceed undeterred in his attempts to generate more pace even if it comes at the cost of bowling in the right areas, NDTV Sports reports.Yadav, who has been named in both the ODI and T20 squads for Indi

Jan 7 2016
Mohammad Shami terms injury-enforced time away from cricket as
Mohammad Shami terms injury-enforced time away from cricket as "irritating"

Shami talked about the difficulties he endured after undergoing knee surgery post the 2015 World CupIndian fast bowler Mohammad Shami has revealed his frustrations after being forced away from cricket for close to 9 months due to a knee injury he picked up during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Back in India’s limited-overs squads for its tour of Australia which begins in a week’s time, Shami added that he hoped to never pick up an in

Jan 6 2016
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