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Can Amit Mishra turn things around?
Can Amit Mishra turn things around?

Can he deliver and cement his spot? From delivering a stellar display of quality spin bowling against the Aussies in 2008 to living in oblivion for almost four years, Amit Mishra has gone through the grinds to finally emerge out of the shadows of Anil Kumble and the rest. At 32, this talented leggie has been presented with a precious platform to show the world that he belongs to the big stage. His selection in the Test team that is goi

Jul 27 2015
Should Ravichandran Ashwin bat at No. 6 for India?
Should Ravichandran Ashwin bat at No. 6 for India?

Ravichandran Ashwin during his innings of 83 against England in a 2014 Test match “There is that greedy batsman inside me who says that one day I should bat at No. 4 for India.” Millions of Indian Cricket fans would be more than happy if R Ashwin let that greedy batsman out. We have seen glimpses of that batsman. He averages 36 in Test Cricket and has scored 2 centuries and 4 half centuries; including an unbeaten 91. His away a

Jul 25 2015
Amit Mishra thinks he bowls better now
Amit Mishra thinks he bowls better now

Amit Mishra included in Indian squad for Sri Lanka tour Amit Mishra has got a call for Indian Test team after a gap of four years. He last played Test in 2011 against England team at the Oval. He believes that a lot of experience has been added to his profile compared to the last time. "No doubt I have more experience now, I have more experience of [assessing] how to bowl, how the partnership is going, how the wicket is, which batsman

Jul 24 2015
Robin Uthappa complains about Zimbabwean pitches, talks about 'second string India XI'
Robin Uthappa complains about Zimbabwean pitches, talks about 'second string India XI'

Robin Uthappa behind India’s stumps during the first T20I against Zimbabwe Robin Uthappa, part of the Indian team dispatched on the tour of Zimbabwe, refused the notion of him being part of a second string India XI, said that pitches in Zimbabwe were unsuited to T20 matches, and talked about his position in the batting order. In the first T20I on Friday, India won by 54 runs thanks to a string of top order 30s that saw them post 178 f

Jul 18 2015
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have

The Lodha Committee has delivered its judgment recommending BCCI to terminate the two franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, although a slight confusion still prevails. Only BCCI can take that action given it is out of the disciplinary committee’s ambit. While the court encourages termination, it is up to the BCCI to take the call. In such a scenario, future of the players belonging to these two franchises remains in doubt. G

Ravichandran Ashwin confident about getting better with time
Ravichandran Ashwin confident about getting better with time

R Ashwin optimistic of performing better abroad Indian spinner R Ashwin was quoted saying that his previous tour of Australia in 2014-15 was a “coming of age” as a bowler. After taking 12 wickets in three Test matches at an average of 48.66 in the four-match series against Australia, he said that he was satisfied with the way he bowled on pitches that provided no support to spinners. "To say it [performance overseas]

Jul 17 2015
Admire Virat Kohli's zeal to improve: R Ashwin
Admire Virat Kohli's zeal to improve: R Ashwin

Ashwin praises his Test skipper Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday heaped praise and termed Test skipper Virat Kohli as an aggressive leader who wants to keep improving his game and not just rest on his laurels. "He is very aggressive, upfront and on the face. I don't quite do that but I still want to take the centre stage. If he is the batsman doing it for India, I want to be the bowler that

Jul 16 2015
5 strategies that the Indian team should adopt for the T20 World Cup
5 strategies that the Indian team should adopt for the T20 World Cup

With the World T20 just round the corner, all the teams will be busy analysing their opponents and crafting their strategies in the few months ahead. Gone are the days when no one took the T20 World Cup seriously and every team will be striving hard to win the competition next year. India have a great chance to replicate their success in the 2011 World Cup as they will be playing on home soil. But there are a few things that they need to se

Jul 10 2015
Team of the Future: The world's best XI in 2020
Team of the Future: The world's best XI in 2020

Very often do we hear the commentators cry “The future of cricket is in safe hands”, after a young lad showcases his passion for the team and game with a top class performance. The modern day game is loaded with fresh blood and blistering talent who give us a not a glimmer, but a bright beam of hope that the fore coming days of cricket shall be fruitful. Five years from now on, new stars shall be dominating the game and who woul

Jul 9 2015
Nike opens its largest store in India
Nike opens its largest store in India

Top Indian athletes were when present for the opening of Nike’s biggest store in India Bengaluru, July 6, 2015: Continuing its effort to fuel a lifestyle of sport and fitness in the country, today Nike opened its largest store in India, located on Brigade Road in Bengaluru. The store lays special emphasis on the sport of running offering a wide choice of world-class products and specialized services catered for women. Opened in part

Jul 7 2015
Have my own rules and ideas for Indian team: Ajinkya Rahane
Have my own rules and ideas for Indian team: Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane, India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane might be having trouble holding on to his place in the Indian ODI team, but is confident about his unexpected stint as national team captain which is to start this week in Zimbabwe.  “I am pretty much confident about myself. I have got my own ideas for the team and my own rules about my captaincy for the team. I will back my instinct on this tour and as far as I am con

Jul 7 2015
Is it fair for Indian cricketers to prioritise IPL over international tours?
Is it fair for Indian cricketers to prioritise IPL over international tours?

CSK and RCB captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, who have been rested for the Zimbabwe tour Since its inception, the Indian Premier League has brought with it probing questions that many fans don’t want to be answered. Fresh, seething allegations are made every year against players of all calibre, and the ones against notable players are shot down while the ones against less popular players are met with serious consequences. A fan

Jul 6 2015
Three permanent spots up for grabs on India's tour of Zimbabwe
Three permanent spots up for grabs on India's tour of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Series will be interesting as the young guns in India try to cement their spot  India announced their squad for the Zimbabwe series with Ajinkya Rahane as captain. It consists of a lot of youngsters since India rested senior players MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and R Ashwin. These guys will automatically fit into the playing eleven when they return. But there are some spots in the full-st

Jul 1 2015
5 Things India need to change about their ODI strategy
5 Things India need to change about their ODI strategy

Strategies. They are funny. When they work, the captain and coach look like geniuses. When they don’t, the same set of people look like clowns. Darren ‘Boof’ Lehmann would have been mocked for his beer drinking, laidback, straight-talk, non-managerial attitude had he not turned Australia around so drastically. England almost opened a new page or rather an entirely new book defeating World Cup finalists New Zealand, at their own

Jun 30 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
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