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Dhoni takes a dig at the Pune pitch
Dhoni takes a dig at the Pune pitch

 

Feb 11 2016
Reports: Legal action taken by MS Dhoni against
Reports: Legal action taken by MS Dhoni against "fixing allegations"

Allegations of match-fixing were levelled against the Indian limited-overs captain by a Hindi DailyIndian limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has sent a legal notice to a newspaper which had alleged that he had fixed the Manchester Test during India’s 2014 tour of England.The Hindi daily quoted Sunil Dev, who was the manager of the Indian team on the England tour of 2014, and alleged that the then Indian Test captain Dhoni had fixed

Feb 10 2016
When MS Dhoni trolled a fan on Twitter for criticising his activities
When MS Dhoni trolled a fan on Twitter for criticising his activities

MS DhoniThe relationship between cricketers and the fans who idolise them has seen a big change with the rise of the social media, and many high-profile cricketers have been known to get into witty and humourous exchanges with their fans.Fans always have an opinion on what their favourite cricketers they should do, and this is a problem when exchanges between them are so available. Players do not get any more high-profile or any wittier than Indi

Feb 10 2016
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: 5 Talking Points
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: 5 Talking Points

Milinda Siriwardana (L) celebrates with Seekkuge Prasanna (R) after scoring the winning runs for Sri Lanka (Image courtesy: BCCI) Following an excellent performance in the three-match T20I series against Australia, India were widely touted to dominate the home T20I series against Sri Lanka. With only the absence of the mercurial Virat Kohli, India fielded a pretty strong side. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, were missing many of their key play

Feb 10 2016
Stats: 1st T20I - Sri Lankan pacers shine as Yuvraj Singh's unique love for sixes continue
Stats: 1st T20I - Sri Lankan pacers shine as Yuvraj Singh's unique love for sixes continue

Stumps wheel-carting was one of the common sites in the match when the Indian batsmen were battingSri Lanka defeated India in the first Twenty20 international by 5 wickets at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. All credits go to the Sri Lankan bowlers who displayed top-class bowling right from the very first over of the match.Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanuka – the two medium pacers – outclassed the Indian bat

Rising Pune Supergiants: Squad, Logo, Jersey and everything you need to know
Rising Pune Supergiants: Squad, Logo, Jersey and everything you need to know

MS Dhoni has been appointed captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants teamAmongst the two new IPL sides in the fray this year, Rising Pune Supergiants is the subject of much curiosity amongst the cricket fans and pundits alike. This team has already made big news by acquiring the current India (T20) and former Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni in its ranks.Let us have a detailed look at this team, what players it lapped up during the 2016 pl

Feb 9 2016
Young Sri Lanka upset India in the 1st T20, win by 5 wickets
Young Sri Lanka upset India in the 1st T20, win by 5 wickets

 Chandimal played a crucial knock of 35 in a low-scoring game.The highs of a series win in Australia were matched equally by the humbling lows at Pune, as India slumped to a defeat by 5 wickets at the hands of a Sri Lankan side that was fearless and had nothing to lose.India were dismissed for their third lowest T20I total of 101 before Sri Lanka hiccuped their way to a 5 wicket victory.If India were on a high after achieving a feat that had

Feb 9 2016
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Player Ratings - SL bowlers give visitors first blood in the series with 5-wicket win
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Player Ratings - SL bowlers give visitors first blood in the series with 5-wicket win

Sri Lankan bowlers dominated proceedings in the first T20I (Image courtesy: BCCI)Before the start of the T20I series, India were expected to win the whole series at a canter. However, what ensued after the first T20I in Pune showed that a weakened Sri Lankan side took the fight to India right from the very first ball to give the visitors a five-wicket win.On what was a bowling paradise, the young Sri Lankan bowlers got the best out of the surface

Feb 9 2016
MS Dhoni says it is not proper to select Test or ODI team based on IPL performance
MS Dhoni says it is not proper to select Test or ODI team based on IPL performance

Dhoni lauded the IPL for giving the youngsters a platform to express their talent. India’s skipper in ODIs and T20Is, MS Dhoni said that even though IPL was a tournament that allowed youngsters to showcase their talent, choosing players for the Test and ODI side based on their performances in the lucrative T20 league “wouldn’t be right”, Times of India reports. Mumbai Indians youngsters Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik

Feb 8 2016
Continuous T20 matches will help in World T20 preparations, says MS Dhoni
Continuous T20 matches will help in World T20 preparations, says MS Dhoni

India would play Sri Lanka in a 3-match T20 series, before the two sides participate in the Asia Cup which will also be held in T20 format for the first time.1Ahead of the opening game of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the non-stop T20 matches in the coming days will help the team prepare well for the forthcoming World T20 scheduled to be played at home in

Feb 8 2016
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 1st T20: Preview, Team News, Live stream and TV Channel Info
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 1st T20: Preview, Team News, Live stream and TV Channel Info

Can Dhoni lead India to a second consecutive series win?India will be looking to keep the momentum as they face Sri Lanka in the upcoming T20 series after their ruthless performance in Australia. MS Dhoni’s men recently whitewashed Australia in Australia and will be looking to start with a win in front of the home supporters in Pure.The Sri Lankan team is going through a rebuilding phase as they bid adieu to two of their legends in-for

Feb 8 2016
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes

Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull

Feb 8 2016
Former Team India manager denies that he claimed India-England Test was fixed
Former Team India manager denies that he claimed India-England Test was fixed

MS Dhoni and Sunil DevSunil Dev, the former DDCA secretary whose statements had come out accusing the Indian team to have engaged in match-fixing in the 2014 Test against England in Manchester, according to a sting operation carried out by a Hindi daily Sun Star, has now come out in vociferous denial of any such allegations.Dev, who was the manager of the Indian team on the 2014 England tour, told TOI on Sunday, "It is all rubbish. I am plan

Feb 8 2016
Video: Virender Sehwag plays the helicopter shot in the MCL
Video: Virender Sehwag plays the helicopter shot in the MCL

Virender SehwagVirender Sehwag’s batting has always exuded a reckless abandon for unnecessary complications, such that he can achieve what others cannot even conceive. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that he can replicate MS Dhoni’s famous helicopter shot when he is on his own individual fifty.In the MCL match on Friday when Sehwag’s Gemini Arabians beat the Sagittarius Strikers on the back of his rampaging 63-ball 134, he re

Feb 8 2016
Reports: Former Team India manager claims that the 2014 India-England Test in Manchester was fixed
Reports: Former Team India manager claims that the 2014 India-England Test in Manchester was fixed

The 2014 Manchester Test has come under the glare – is it a scandal starting to break?There has been a startling allegation brought against India captain MS Dhoni by a former India team manager. Sunil Dev, who was with the team in the official capacity on the 2014 tour of England, has claimed that the Manchester Test was fixed, and there were some peculiar decisions taken in the other matches on that tour as well."Given the conditions

Feb 8 2016
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