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India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20: Ravi Shastri expresses concern over state of outfield at Ranchi
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20: Ravi Shastri expresses concern over state of outfield at Ranchi

The outfield at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi that has invited much attention ahead of the 2nd T20I  Team India director Ravi Shastri has voiced his concern over the state of the outfield at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi which is set to host the second T20 international between India and Sri Lanka on Friday, Cricbuzz reports. The outfield sports a number of brown patches and the former all-rounder believes the cond

Feb 11 2016
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I, Ranchi: Ravi Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I, Ranchi: Ravi Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20

Shastri backed the Indian side despite the recent loss to SL and said that the team has played some excellent cricket over the past 18 months Ahead of the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka, India team director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said he is aiming at trying all possible combinations to get the best squad prior to the forthcoming World T20 at home next month.Having whitewashed Australia 3-0 in their own backyard, the

Feb 11 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
From the desk of a fan: A very bitter series defeat for India
From the desk of a fan: A very bitter series defeat for India

India lost the ODI series 4-1 The first month of 2016 hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Perhaps there are some things that are always carried forward regardless of time and place.Australia used the correct sponsor for the recently concluded ODI series against India – Victoria Bitter (VB). However, the tournament itself turned out to be very bitter for the 2011 World Cup winners. A third series defeat is not going down well wit

Jan 24 2016
Ravi Shastri defends Indian batsmen on charges of being 'selfish'
Ravi Shastri defends Indian batsmen on charges of being 'selfish'

The tea India director, Shastri, has vehemently supported the Indian cricketers.Ravi Shastri, the former Indian cricketer who is also the team director for India has defended the Indian batsmen against the charges of being selfish labelled upon them.  Shastri came down heavily upon the bowlers of the team after they had failed to defend scores of 309, 308 and 295 in the three consecutive matches in the Victoria Bitter ODI series in Aust

BCCI backs Dhoni, reveals plan for new long term coach
BCCI backs Dhoni, reveals plan for new long term coach

Anurag Thakur at the event in New DelhiThe speculation for Indian’s new coach is building for quite some time now but nothing is final yet. Ravi Shastri is currently acting as the Team Director for the Indian team in Australia.The Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur today said that the decision on India's coach will be taken soon after Ravi Shastri's term as Team India Director comes to an end a

Jan 18 2016
5 instances when Australian sledging met with a fitting response
5 instances when Australian sledging met with a fitting response

Australian cricketers over the years have been masters of the dark art of sledging. On many occasions, they have managed to unnerve opposition players by giving them a mouthful, particularly when they are out fielding. However, the Aussies have not always managed to have the last laugh as they have received many a fitting responses to their acts of sledging from players of different countries. A very recent incident occured in the 3rd ODI o

Jan 18 2016
Humour: New Year's Resolutions in the World of Cricket
Humour: New Year's Resolutions in the World of Cricket

Note - The below article is a work of fiction and the contents are imaginations of the writer. Any resemblance to real life incidents is purely coincidental. As soon as one recovers from the hangover of New Year's eve party, the first task that many people perform is to take a New Year's resolution. While some may think that taking New Year's resolution is a new thing but interestingly origin of this custom goes back to the times of

Jan 6 2016
A well deserved national call for Rishi Dhawan
A well deserved national call for Rishi Dhawan

A streak of consistent performances reaped benefits for Rishi Dhawan Himachal Pradesh would be ecstatic after they qualified to the quarters of Vijay Hazare Trophy. Adding to the festivity would be the news that their favourite son Rishi Dhawan was selected to represent team India. Incidentally, on the day he got selected, he  also scored his maiden List A century against Madhya Pradesh that helped the team to qualify. He has

Dec 21 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa 

Dec 20 2015
How the spin baton has been passed on in Indian cricket history
How the spin baton has been passed on in Indian cricket history

Ashwin and Jadeja are the lastest in a long line of spin twins India has produced In cricketing terminology, the word ‘spin’ has found a synonym in the name of a country which plays the game, ‘India’. Such has been the India’s bonding with this special art of bowling that they have carved a legacy out of it. Over the past 80-odd years, which constitute India’s cricketing history, there have been a

Dec 17 2015
Ravi Shastri finds similarities between Shikhar Dhawan and AB de Villiers
Ravi Shastri finds similarities between Shikhar Dhawan and AB de Villiers

Ravi Shastri talked about India’s resurgence Ravi Shastri, the Team India Director, in a recent interview to bcci.tv, spoke about the similarities between Shikhar Dhawan and AB de Villiers and about India’s strengths and areas of improvement, after their 3-0 win over South Africa. Shastri mentioned that Dhawan and de Villiers were both dominating batsmen, but bore a similarity when it came to sacrificing their instincts and pla

Dec 12 2015
Matthew Hayden lashes out at Ravi Shastri over comments on pitches
Matthew Hayden lashes out at Ravi Shastri over comments on pitches

Ravi Shastri’s dispute with the Australian players over pitches carries on The pitched debate surrounding the nature of pitches used in the India-South Africa series boiled over on Tuesday, with Matthew Hayden taking offence at India Team Director Ravi Shastri’s swipe at the Australians asking them to mind their own business. Reacting to Shastri, Hayden said that he had a right to comment on the quality of cricket on the virtue

Dec 2 2015
Wasim Akram changes stance over Nagpur pitch, Sanjay Manjrekar trolls him
Wasim Akram changes stance over Nagpur pitch, Sanjay Manjrekar trolls him

Wasim Akram and Ravi Shastri – Waz and Shaz The controversy surrounding the nature of the pitches being used in the India-South Africa series refuses to die down. After Ravi Shastri blasted critics of the pitch, saying that he hoped the Kotla pitch would be the same as the Nagpur pitch, Wasim Akram came out in support of him. However, as Sanjay Manjrekar has pointed out, Wasim Akram had previously been a vociferous critic of the Nagpu

Nov 30 2015
Ravi Shastri wishes Delhi pitch to be same as Nagpur
Ravi Shastri wishes Delhi pitch to be same as Nagpur

Shastri supports Kohli and Ashwin comments that India never complain overseas India team director Ravi Shastri has come down heavily on the critics of Nagpur pitch and said that the art of collecting runs is on a decline because of one-day style game, reports ESPNcricinfo. He also opined that he wishes fourth Test match pitch in Delhi is same as Nagpur. Cricket fraternity from all across the world took to Twitter and other social media plat

Nov 29 2015
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