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IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016

We are all set for the 9th edition of the IPL with the successful completion of the 2016 players auction. While the 6 existing franchises used the opportunity to strengthen their squads further, the 2 new ones concentrated on forming a healthy nucleus of players for their first ever Indian Premier League. The Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiants started the auction with just 5 players in their respective teams, but they walked out

Feb 7 2016
Why replacing MS Dhoni in limited overs cricket will be tough for India
Why replacing MS Dhoni in limited overs cricket will be tough for India

Jubilant in victory, nonplussed in defeat.When Australia lost their last wicket in the second VB series final in 2008, a relatively young, nonchalant captain walked towards the opposition players to calmly shake hands. Ian Chappell, who was commentating, remarked how MS Dhoni was a 'cool customer' as he had not even managed a triumphant smile.Quietly jubilant in victory, nonplussed in defeat - that was India's new limited overs captai

Feb 6 2016
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
Rohit Sharma hopes his pair with Dhawan can emulate Tendulkar-Ganguly partnership
Rohit Sharma hopes his pair with Dhawan can emulate Tendulkar-Ganguly partnership

Sharma conceded that he and Dhawan are quite far off from matching India’s most successful opening partnershipRohit Sharma is hopeful that his opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan can go on to emulate the highly successful pairing of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Sharma also shared his views on India’s recent tour of Australia and talked about his ambitions post the successful outing on a personal as well as the team fr

Feb 5 2016
Predicted India XI for T20I series against Sri Lanka
Predicted India XI for T20I series against Sri Lanka

A confident India will be looking to win the thee-match series against Sri Lanka India followed the disappointment of the ODI series loss against Australia by hammering the hosts 3-0 in the T20I series, thus inflicting the first series whitewash on Australia in Australia. The level of confidence that India has following the series victory against Australia will definitely hold the Men in Blue in good stead as they look to continue their

Indian squad for ICC T20I World Cup 2016 and Asia Cup announced
Indian squad for ICC T20I World Cup 2016 and Asia Cup announced

Shami has been named in the Indian squads for the Asia Cup 2016 and the ICC World T20The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2016 and the ICC T20I World Cup 2016. BCCI Secretary, Anurag Thakur revealed the squad for both the tournaments in a press conference. The squad for both tournaments are the same as the BCCI is looking to give the team a chance to bond before the World T20I

Feb 5 2016
Ravi Shastri compares Virat Kohli with Viv Richards, says India can beat any side in any condition
Ravi Shastri compares Virat Kohli with Viv Richards, says India can beat any side in any condition

Shastri lauded the Indian limited-overs captain and the vice-captain.Indian Cricket Team director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said that Virat Kohli seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Vivian Richards. Kohli was in outstanding form as India whitewashed Australia in their own backyard in the recently concluded T20 series.Kohli’s batting reminded me of Viv: ShastriShastri analysed the present Indian team ahead of the World T20 at home

Feb 4 2016
Sachin Tendulkar backs Brian Lara's claims that India are favourites for the 2016 World T20
Sachin Tendulkar backs Brian Lara's claims that India are favourites for the 2016 World T20

Tendulkar said that the Indian squad was quite balanced and that they have a “very good chance” to win the World T20Just a day after West Indies legend Brian Lara claimed that India were the favourites for the 2016 ICC World T20, India’s very own batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said that Dhoni’s men have a “very good chance” to win the trophy, IBN Live reports.The sixth edition of the World T20 will be held in

Feb 3 2016
Ganguly praises Dhoni's ability to remain calm at all times
Ganguly praises Dhoni's ability to remain calm at all times

Sourav Ganguly (L) was all praise for Dhoni's (R) calm natureFormer Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly showered praise on India's limited-overs captain MS Dhoni's ability to remain calm and composed during pressure situations in a match. Ganguly also appreciated Dhoni's reaction to criticism, something that the former captain believes Dhoni mastered over the years.Dhoni's major strength when on the pitch is his calm demeanour t&rd

Feb 3 2016
Suresh Raina speaks about the prospect of playing against MS Dhoni in the IPL
Suresh Raina speaks about the prospect of playing against MS Dhoni in the IPL

Raina has been named as the captain of the Gujarat Lions, the Rajkot-based franchise of the IPL.The Indian Premier League will enter its ninth edition this year and for the first time, it will feature a team from the state of Gujarat. The Gujarat Lions, whose name and logo was unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday, will be playing their home matches at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.The team will be coached by Austr

Feb 3 2016
Will be a challenge to stop Dhoni in IPL, says Suresh Raina
Will be a challenge to stop Dhoni in IPL, says Suresh Raina

Dhoni and Raina had played together in the IPL for the past 8 years for CSK.Left handed batsman Suresh Raina, who was appointed skipper of new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Gujarat Lions on Tuesday, said it will be a challenge for them to stop Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially when he plays his trademark helicopter shot.Dhoni's extended follow through, swirling his bat after hitting a straight aerial shot, resulting in a flat over

Feb 2 2016
MS Dhoni's inspiring message to Team India after whitewashing Australia
MS Dhoni's inspiring message to Team India after whitewashing Australia

MS Dhoni speaks to India before the 4th ODIThe India team that won the T20I series against Australia 3-0 was one that had never played together before – on one hand of the spectrum the warhorses Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh, and on the other the fresh faces like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.Captain MS Dhoni has been around for a while in international cricket, currently in his thirteenth year, and he has a fair notion of where the

Feb 2 2016
Rating Indian cricketers in the T20I series against Australia
Rating Indian cricketers in the T20I series against Australia

Idnia exceeded all expectations in the T20I series against AustraliaIndia became the first side to complete a whitewash over Australia in Australia. The 3-0 series win was made possible by not just one or two performers but by the entire team, who all chipped in with crucial efforts at the right time.While Virat Kohli will undeniably get all the plaudits for continuing his scarcely believable form in the three T20Is, he wasn’t the only Indi

Feb 1 2016
India’s sudden Twenty20 surge
India’s sudden Twenty20 surge

India created history when they whitewashed Australia 3-0 in the 3-match T20I seriesFour months ago, India suffered the ignominy of three successive Twenty20 international (T20I) losses, one of them against Zimbabwe, the other two at home against South Africa. While three matches are a small sample size, the manner of defeats allegorized stagnating stratagems, in a format demanding quite the opposite. It was like sword fighting in a nuclear age.T

Feb 1 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
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