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How Faiz Fazal climbed stairs to reach the Indian team during an age of high speed elevators
How Faiz Fazal climbed stairs to reach the Indian team during an age of high speed elevators

Faiz Fazal represented Railways and Vidarbha in Ranji Trophy.Life has the most amazing ways of overwhelming us in the most unlikely circumstances, turning a pretty mundane time period into something that we never forget. Faiz Fazal was in England, playing league cricket in harsh weather conditions when his father told him that he has been selected in the Indian ODI team going to Zimbabwe. The 30-year-old southpaw’s story is nothing short of

May 25 2016
IPL 2016: Jayant Yadav claims doosra cannot be bowled without any flex
IPL 2016: Jayant Yadav claims doosra cannot be bowled without any flex

Jayant Yadav has got a maiden opportunity to represent IndiaAt a time in which spinners often rely on dangerously complex variations or tend to dart the ball, Jayant Yadav comes across as a breath of fresh air. PTI reported the classical off spinner expressing his views on the doosra and being part of the Indian squad to Zimbabwe.Looking to keep things simple, the 26-year old asserted, “I have never bowled a doosra in my life and will never

May 25 2016
Gautam Gambhir vs MS Dhoni - Who is the better IPL captain?
Gautam Gambhir vs MS Dhoni - Who is the better IPL captain?

The two most successful IPL captains- MS Dhoni and Gautam GambhirIt is a not a surprising fact that the IPL has escalated the standards of T20 leagues, with its Midas touch that has turned many players into overnight heroes. Apart from being a breeding ground for many youngsters, the tournament has also nurtured several captains throughout the years. Skippers of all ages have taken over the throne- be it Virat Kohli, who was handed over the capta

May 24 2016
Thrilled Faiz Fazal revels in his inaugural selection to the Indian team
Thrilled Faiz Fazal revels in his inaugural selection to the Indian team

Faiz Fazal expressed his surprise upon receiving the national call-upFaiz Fazal was preparing for club cricket on a murky morning in a little known English town when his father called and revealed that he was picked for India’s limited-overs tour to Zimbabwe. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, the 30-year old from Nagpur felt that the selection came as a ‘massive surprise’ to him.A delighted Fazal affirmed, “This is a massive surpr

May 23 2016
Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan and other unpicked players who deserved a spot in Indian Squad for Zimbabwe tour 2016
Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan and other unpicked players who deserved a spot in Indian Squad for Zimbabwe tour 2016

Gambhir and Pathan were overlooked by the selectors while picking the squad for the tour to ZimbabweThe Indian Cricket Team’s squad for the limited-overs fixtures against Zimbabwe scheduled for next month was announced today, which saw the selection of an unusual number of new faces in the team’s setup. To be led by the incumbent limited-overs captain, MS Dhoni, the squad features several new faces such as Karun Nair, Faiz Fazal, Jaya

All about jerseys & how the Indian Premier League got it wrong
All about jerseys & how the Indian Premier League got it wrong

MS Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane donning the RPS jersey“Okay, so let’s make the base a royal-blue. Add some pink in there as well. A splash of orange at the middle and a pinch of purple at the sides. Perfect!”No, this is not the description of a budding artist at work. And no, this is not the latest popsicle from Amul. This is more of a description on how the kit designers of the newest IPL team, the Rising Pune S

May 23 2016
MS Dhoni wanted to tour Zimbabwe to help youngsters, claims Sandeep Patil
MS Dhoni wanted to tour Zimbabwe to help youngsters, claims Sandeep Patil

MS Dhoni interacting with Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra JadejaAll-India cricket senior selection committee chairman Sandeep Patil on Tuesday said India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni wanted to lead a new-look side for the Zimbabwe tour starting from June 11 and help the youngsters.Patil alongside BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke announced the squads for the Zimbabwe tour which comprises of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and as many

May 23 2016
India vs Zimbabwe 2016 tour: The Indian squad will tour Zimbabwe without a coach
India vs Zimbabwe 2016 tour: The Indian squad will tour Zimbabwe without a coach

MS Dhoni will lead a new look ODI side in ZimbabweThe Indian Team for the tour of Zimbabwe has been announced today by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The 16-member squad has many new faces, and many senior players have been rested. The team will, however, be led by regular limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Also read: Final Indian squad for the tour of Zimbabwe announcedHowever, the team will travel to Zimbabwe without any hea

May 23 2016
India vs Zimbabwe 2016 Squad: Final Indian team for India tour of Zimbabwe 2016 announced
India vs Zimbabwe 2016 Squad: Final Indian team for India tour of Zimbabwe 2016 announced

MS Dhoni will lead the side in ZimbabweThere were several surprise picks in the 16-man India team that has been picked for the tour of Zimbabwe. MS Dhoni will lead the side, but several players stand a chance to earn their debuts on this series. Most of the squad was formed by the usual suspects, there were a couple of surprises as well. Thanks to their impressive performances in the ongoing IPL, Karun Nair and Manish Pandey were both picked for

May 23 2016
IPL’s All-time Consistent XI
IPL’s All-time Consistent XI

One of T20 format’s most popular outputs, the Indian Premier League, a two month long extravaganza of cricket, has been in place for nine years now. The tournament has changed colors every year, more so after 2011, when new teams started to be introduced. The annual affair made it possible for fans to watch their superstars, former and current, ply their trade for their franchises. A lot has changed since the initial year, yet there are a f

May 23 2016
New Team India Coach: BCCI opens applications for job, deadline 10 June
New Team India Coach: BCCI opens applications for job, deadline 10 June

Ravi Shastri and his support staff have drawn praise from the top brassBCCI have officially begun the hunt for appointing a new coach for the Indian team by setting June 10 as the deadline in accepting applications from prospective candidates. Speaking to the media, Board President Anurag Thakur revealed that the incoming selection will join Virat Kohli’s Test side prior to the Caribbean tour.Thakur who recently took over the Presidency fro

May 22 2016
5 records in IPL 2016 which will take some beating
5 records in IPL 2016 which will take some beating

MS Dhoni smashed 23 runs in the last over to win the game (Image Courtesy: EspnCricinfo)The Indian Premier League has always been a delight to the statisticians for churning out records year after year. The league, which has never been short of high-voltage action and power-packed performances, has become some sort of a trendsetter in the T20 format.Over the years, we have seen a plethora of T20 records being broken and created in the IPL, d

May 22 2016
5 wicket-keepers who could replace MS Dhoni on Zimbabwe tour
5 wicket-keepers who could replace MS Dhoni on Zimbabwe tour

MS Dhoni is most likely to be rested for the Zimbabwe tour in JuneIndia are scheduled to play three T20 and three One Day International’s during their tour of Zimbabwe next month, from June 11 to 20. The BCCI selectors have expressed their desire to rest the senior cricketers of the Indian team – including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan for the upcoming tour. The selectors want to give youngsters an opport

May 22 2016
5 MS Dhoni epics that silenced his critics
5 MS Dhoni epics that silenced his critics

MS Dhoni has already cemented his place amongst the pantheon of greats. He is arguably the greatest finisher of all time playing many an unbelievable knock. A last-over specialist, Dhoni’s phlegmatic personality allows him to stay calm and take his team home, no matter what the odds are. Over the years, he has garnered some phenomenally unbelievable victories under his belt in both ODIs and T20Is.From a nation of fans who always feared the

May 22 2016
3 instances when MS Dhoni finished an IPL game with a six
3 instances when MS Dhoni finished an IPL game with a six

The reason why T20 is such a favourite to many is because of the raining sixes and sliding boundaries that put people on the edge of their seats. This is why fans have more expectations from some players than others.For instance, people—even non-cricket loving ones—take a keen interest in watching AB de Villiers bat in T20s. Among others, MS Dhoni used to generate a lot of buzz as well.The term “used to” has been used in a

May 22 2016
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