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Top 5 performances by India at the Under-19 World Cup
Top 5 performances by India at the Under-19 World Cup

Yet another edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup is currently underway in Bangladesh. India has easily been the most successful team in this prestigious tournament, which features the future stars of world cricket, with 3 successful campaigns already. Whether they will be able to add a fourth one to their kitty is something that only time will be able to tell. However, this is the perfect occasion for us to look back at some exceptiona

Jan 29 2016
Cricketers congratulate Manish Pandey on his match-winning maiden ODI century
Cricketers congratulate Manish Pandey on his match-winning maiden ODI century

Pandey’s heroics drew praise from all quartersManish Pandey’s maiden ODI century, which broke a national record, helped India avert a whitewash in the ODI series against Australia and earned the young batsman plenty of praise from all quarters.Pandey, who was only playing in his fourth ODI, scored a composed century and along with MS Dhoni ensured India successfully chased down Australia's 330 after both openers, Shikhar Dhawan an

Jan 23 2016
5 Indian players who could benefit greatly from playing in the BBL
5 Indian players who could benefit greatly from playing in the BBL

Whether it is because of something in their contracts or an unwillingness to go out and try new things, Indian players have never tried their hand at domestic tournaments outside of India. While the introduction of the Indian Premier League brought the best in the business to India, it is still on conditions where Indian players thrive. To truly improve, they need to get out more and ply their trade in unhelpful conditions. Big Bash League has

Jan 19 2016
5 India T20 rejects performing well at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
5 India T20 rejects performing well at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

India's premier domestic T20 tournament, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, is currently underway and we have already seen some riveting cricketing action already. There are a number of players who have been doing well in the tournament including youngsters as well as seasoned campaigners. Among the performers in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy are some players who are not currently in the scheme of things for Team India. However, they are putting up

Jan 14 2016
UP, Mumbai qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali super league; Robin Uthappa becomes 1st batsman to reach 1000 runs in tournament history
UP, Mumbai qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali super league; Robin Uthappa becomes 1st batsman to reach 1000 runs in tournament history

Robin Uthappa and Prashant Gupta were Group D’s highest scoring batsmenGroup D fixtures of the 2015/16 season of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament came to a conclusion on Friday, and Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai have emerged as the two best teams from the group, while traditional powerhouses Karnataka have bowed out, alongside Maharashtra and Services and bottom-placed Odisha.With Uttar Pradesh already having sealed their place at the top of

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 5 Roundup: Uthappa's 52-ball 80 in vain as Karnataka lose; Irfan Pathan sparkles yet again
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 5 Roundup: Uthappa's 52-ball 80 in vain as Karnataka lose; Irfan Pathan sparkles yet again

Uthappa smashed 10 fours and 2 sixes in his knockRobin Uthappa smashed a 52-ball-80 even as Karnataka went down to Maharashtra by 26 runs in their group match in Cuttack. Chasing a tough target of 185, Karnataka got off to a disastrous start as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite the havoc at the other end, Uthappa stood tall and played a wide range of shots to complete his half century. But towards the end, it just didn&r

Jan 7 2016
Ambati Rayudu and Unmukt Chand named captains of Deodhar Trophy squads
Ambati Rayudu and Unmukt Chand named captains of Deodhar Trophy squads

Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel and India ‘B’ captain Unmukt Chand with Ricky PontingThe India ‘A’ and India ‘B' teams that will take on Gujarat in the 50-over Deodhar Trophy between January 24 to January 28 have been announced, with the two sides consisting of the best performers from the 2015/16 domestic season. Gujarat, the Vijay Hazare Trophy champions, will be the third team in this historic event which is bei

Jan 5 2016
10 highest paid players in IPL history
10 highest paid players in IPL history

No tournament in the history of cricket has been a greater money spinner than the Indian Premier League. Since its inception in the year 2008, the IPL has helped all those involved with it earn some big bucks, whether it is the BCCI, the sponsors, the broadcasters or the players. Over the years, the IPL auction has seen franchises shell out lots of money to acquire players required to build their respective teams. Among these, there ha

Jan 4 2016
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Nathu Singh stakes claim for World T20 squad, Delhi score highest total in tournament history
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Nathu Singh stakes claim for World T20 squad, Delhi score highest total in tournament history

Harbhajan Singh produced one of the performances of the second day in the Mushtaq Ali T20 trophyHarbhajan Singh and Nathu Singh produced two of the best bowling performances on the second day of action in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, but there were contrasting results in store for their respective teams in Group B, as Punjab beat J&K while Rajasthan went down to Kerala.In his 4 overs, Punjab captain Harbhajan bowled 16 dot balls and claimed 3

Jan 3 2016
6 unlucky Indian cricketers who did not get enough chances in the Dhoni-era
6 unlucky Indian cricketers who did not get enough chances in the Dhoni-era

Some cricketers are incredibly lucky to have been born at the wrong time. Despite a great domestic record and impressive performances in the very few international matches they play, they are not considered for selection again. Some very talented Indian cricketers who churn out consistent performances at the domestic level are unfortunate to have not got enough opportunities under MS Dhoni. Dhoni's over-reliance on under-performing yet famil

Dec 28 2015
Best Ranji XI of the Group Stages
Best Ranji XI of the Group Stages

The 2015/16 Ranji Trophy (Image Courtesy: BCCI) Every year, the Ranji Trophy throws upon the indifferent conscience of the cricket followers a bunch of talented domestic cricketers who, with their runs and wickets almost coax you to take a look at their efforts. Some cricketers were ground to dust for years before fame was bestowed upon them. Some never achieve the attention IPL stars get, but such is the fate of domestic cricket. This year

Dec 7 2015
Five batsmen whose career was resurrected by Pravin Amre
Five batsmen whose career was resurrected by Pravin Amre

In November 1992, when Pravin Amre trampled upon the likes of Allan Donald, Brian McMillan and Brett Shultz in Durban on his Test debut, a promising cricket career was on the cards. Rescuing India from a miserable situation of 39/4, Amre scored a century on a bouncy and fast-paced wicket to display his determination and grit. The young man from Mumbai, who had piled up huge scores in domestic cricket was finally getting his due and Indian cricket

Dec 5 2015
5 brilliant decisions that prove Dhoni is the cleverest ever Indian captain
5 brilliant decisions that prove Dhoni is the cleverest ever Indian captain

MS Dhoni is the most successful Indian cricket captain His greatest critics have called him the mindless gambler while some consider him to be blessed by luck herself. Call him what you will, MS Dhoni has to be the most extraordinary captain India has ever produced. Statistically, he is now the most successful Indian captain. Kapil Dev was the first Indian captain to lift the world cup trophy and Sourav Ganguly could easily be the most astu

Dec 4 2015
5 players who are threatening to take Wriddhiman Saha's place in the Indian team
5 players who are threatening to take Wriddhiman Saha's place in the Indian team

Despite being an assuring presence behind the stumps, Wriddhiman Saha has contributed with the bat ever since he replaced MS Dhoni as the wicket-keeper in Test matches. Gone are the days when wicket-keepers did not know how to bat and his good keeping skills might not be enough to keep Saha in the Test team for long. India's Test captain Virat Kohli was recently effusive in his praise for Saha and backed him to score runs. "I really lik

Nov 28 2015
Ranji Trophy Day 1 Round-Up: Uthappa & Agarwal tons propel Karnataka to big total; Sehwag's Haryana endure batting collapse
Ranji Trophy Day 1 Round-Up: Uthappa & Agarwal tons propel Karnataka to big total; Sehwag's Haryana endure batting collapse

Mayanl Agarwal played second fiddle to Robin Uthappa  Robin Uthappa narrowly missed out on 150, but Karnataka largely dominated proceedings against Delhi, posting a massive 358/3 at stumps on day one in Hubli. Uthappa, who scored 148, was well-supported by opener Mayank Agarwal who scored 118, as the two were involved in a big partnership, to ensure the hosts gained upper hand at stumps. Delhi’s captain Gautam Gambhir seeme

Nov 23 2015
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