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India 'A' squads announced for series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'
India 'A' squads announced for series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'

22-year-old Unmukt Chand has garnered success for India at all junior levels The India A squad has been announced for the upcoming one-day triangular series featuring the A teams of South Africa and Australia, as well as the squad for the four-day Tests against South Africa A that follows. Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand has been named captain of the limited-overs side, and Ambati Rayudu will be leading the team in the longer format. Chand had

Aug 1 2015
Karbonn Smart KPL 2015: Stuart Binny & A Mithun attract the highest bids in the Auction
Karbonn Smart KPL 2015: Stuart Binny & A Mithun attract the highest bids in the Auction

Big Buy - Bijapur Bulls added Robin Uthappa and A Mithun to their squad having retained KC Cariappa and R Samarth Bangalore, July 25, 2015: All rounder Stuart Binny emerged the biggest buy of the Karbonn Smart Karnataka Premier League 2015 Auction held at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday. The India one-day player was picked by newcomers Namma Shivamogga for a whopping Rs. 5.50 lakhs.  Little known Nidesh M created the big

Jul 25 2015
Positives and negatives for Team India from the Zimbabwe tour
Positives and negatives for Team India from the Zimbabwe tour

While the world is busy speculating over the marvels of the Ashes’ series, Indian cricket season is currently at a serene, calming phase before the eventual storm of competitive cricket in the upcoming months leading to the T20 World Cup. With most of the permanent squad members opting to rest, a young and inexperienced side was sent to compete with Zimbabwe, in hopes of shining some light on promising stalwarts that would usher forth a posit

Jul 22 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
India look to end Zimbabwe tour with win (Preview)
India look to end Zimbabwe tour with win (Preview)

Ajinkya Rahane leads the Indian team off the field after victory in the first T20I against Zimbabwe Harare, July 18: India will hope to end the Zimbabwe tour on a high with a win in the second Twenty20 International at the Harare Sports Club here on Sunday. A second string India, captained by young batsman Ajinkya Rahane, clinched the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series 3-0. The visitors were a superior side in the first T20I too

Bowled to my strengths and was rewarded, says spinner Axar Patel
Bowled to my strengths and was rewarded, says spinner Axar Patel

Axar Patel and Mohit Sharma of India celebrate during the 1st T20I against Zimbabwe Harare, July 17: Awarded man-of-the-match on his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe on Friday, India's left-arm spinner Axar Patel on Friday said he bowled to his strengths and was rewarded with a three-wicket haul. India beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in their first T20I of a two-match series at the Harare Sports Club here. Set a target

Jul 17 2015
India beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in 1st T20I against Zimbabwe
India beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in 1st T20I against Zimbabwe

Action ongoing in the India-Zimbabwe match India beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. Chamu Chibhabha and Hamilton Masakadza got Zimbabwe off to a quick start, cruising to a half-century stand in good time. Harbhajan Singh got the breakthrough with the first ball of his second over, removing Chamu Chibhabha for 23. Axar Patel struck twice in the next over, a

Jul 17 2015
India post 178/5 against Zimbabwe in first T20
India post 178/5 against Zimbabwe in first T20

Uthappa top-scored with 39 runs Harare, July 17 (IANS) Experienced batsman-wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa played a responsible 35-ball 39-run knock to guide India to 178/5 against Zimbabwe in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals at the Harare Sports Club here on Friday. India got off the blocks strongly after winning the toss and taking first strike, openers Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay scoring at a fast clip. Murali Vijay was the m

Jul 17 2015
Zimbabwe opt to bowl against India
Zimbabwe opt to bowl against India

Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane and Robin Uthappa at a Harare practice session Harare, July 10: Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza won the toss and opted to bowl against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) of a three-match series here on Friday. The teams: India: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dhawal Kul

Jul 10 2015
Want to establish myself as finisher and win games for India: Kedar Jadhav
Want to establish myself as finisher and win games for India: Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav of India 'A' bats, with broken wrist, during the 2014 Quadrangular Series Final match against Australia 'A' Recalled to the India team for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe after his unremarkable ODI debut last year against Sri Lanka, Kedar Jadhav is one of those in the squad who have been given a precious chance to make a mark for the ODI national team – Harbhajan Singh, Manish Pandey, Sandeep Sharma, Murali

Jul 9 2015
India's predicted XI for the Zimbabwe series
India's predicted XI for the Zimbabwe series

With a new look Indian team gearing up to play the first ODI against Zimbabwe at Harare on the 10th of July, we take a look at their ideal playing XI for this series. With Karn Sharma ruled out, the men in blue will be a man short and you can expect all 14 to feature at some point during this short trip.  On one hand, fans might not be excited about this series since India have sent in a second string side. But, it is a different story

Jul 8 2015
Is Uthappa being groomed as Dhoni's successor?
Is Uthappa being groomed as Dhoni's successor?

Uthappa has regularly kept wickets in the IPL The squad chosen by the selectors for Zimbabwe has thrown up quite a few surprises. While the one decision that has got the most attention is the appointment of Ajinkya Rahane as captain, there is another one that has not garnered as much attention but is equally surprising.  There is no dedicated wicketkeeper in the squad for the three ODIs and the two T20s. Robin Uthappa, Kedar Jadhav an

Jul 8 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
Have been waiting for an opportunity for last 3-4 years: Uthappa
Have been waiting for an opportunity for last 3-4 years: Uthappa

Robin Uthappa bats for India against Bangladesh Mumbai, July 6: India wicketkeeper-batsman Robin Uthappa said on Monday the Zimbabwe tour call-up was an opportunity he was waiting for the last three-four years, adding he would try to utilise the chance to cement his place in the side. Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane will lead a 15-member team for three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 matches as regular skipper Virat Kohli

Jul 6 2015
5 players for whom the India-Zimbabwe series is crucial
5 players for whom the India-Zimbabwe series is crucial

A second-string side led by Ajinkya Rahane has been selected for India's tour of Zimbabwe where the teams will play three ODIs and two T20s. Key members of the side like Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, ODI captain MS Dhoni and Test captain Virat Kohli have been rested for the tour. Unhappiness with India's performance against Bangladesh in the recently concluded tour was apparent among the selectors an

Jul 2 2015
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