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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
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
Indian squad for Zimbabwe tour announced; Ajinkya Rahane named captain
Indian squad for Zimbabwe tour announced; Ajinkya Rahane named captain

Ajinkya Rahane will captain the Indian team for the first time The BCCI selection committee has announced the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe which is scheduled for next month. Ajinkya Rahane has been named as the captain for the tour which will consist of 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is and begins on July 10. A total of 8 changes have been made from the side that played the ODI series against Bangladesh earlier this month. There were reports that

Jun 29 2015
5 players India can consider including in the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe
5 players India can consider including in the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

India’s tour of Zimbabwe comes at a time when Indian cricket faces more questions than answers after suffering a humiliating loss at the hands of Bangladesh. The Indian captain has offered to step down if needed, the head coach is yet to be appointed and a few non-performers have come under scrutiny. All of a sudden, a side which did well in the World Cup is looking vulnerable and exposed.  The Zimbabwe tour is most likely to take pla

Jun 28 2015
What India's bowling lineup will look like in the near future?
What India's bowling lineup will look like in the near future?

The annual extravaganza called the IPL has ended and now the focus will shift again to international circuit. India are due to play a resurgent Bangladesh side in a 1-Test, 3-ODI tour. After that a tour to Zimbabwe(3 ODIs, 2 T20Is) and Sri Lanka(3 Tests) will be followed by South Africa visiting India(4 Tests, 5 ODIs, 3 T20Is). With such a packed schedule, one can never be sure about the bowling line-up remaining the same despite the success

IPL 2015: A season of disappointments for Kings XI Punjab
IPL 2015: A season of disappointments for Kings XI Punjab

The Kings XI Punjab were expected to carry on their great form into 2015 In what was possibly one of the biggest failures by a team from which much was expected, the Kings XI Punjab dashed the hopes of all their fans this IPL as they slumped to the bottom of the points table. After thumping the Chennai Super Kings in the playoffs last year and making it to the finals of IPL 2014, where they finished as runners-up, the boys from Punjab faile

May 24 2015
Best uncapped XI of IPL 2015
Best uncapped XI of IPL 2015

Over the 8 seasons of the Indian Premier League, a number of young Indian players have been unearthed and given a chance to shine on the global stage. Playing in front of big crowds alongside international superstars, these players get tremendous exposure and become well-equipped to handle the challenges of the highest level provided they make the cut. This season, too, there was no shortage of young Indian talent on display. While a few had alr

May 24 2015
5 reasons why KXIP have failed this year
5 reasons why KXIP have failed this year

Strange things happen in cricket. The 20 over format seems short but in cricket even that short time-frame sees wild swings. Momentum and confidence are everything in T20 and if there is one team that is the epitome of this observation, it is a passionate owner’s unlucky team, Kings XI Punjab. Year after year, we have seen PreityZinta supporting her team, only to see them falter at various stages. In 2014, Kings XI Punjab was everyone&rsq

May 23 2015
Top 5 contenders for the IPL Young Player of the Season award
Top 5 contenders for the IPL Young Player of the Season award

As the 8th edition of the Indian Premier League is drawing to a close, we analyse the contenders for the best young player of the season award for this year. As it’s been the case over the years, so many young players have been impressing and making use of the perfect platform that’s been presented to them. The criteria for the award is that the youngster should have been born on or after the 1st of April 1989 and shouldn’t

May 18 2015
IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

CSK defeated KXIP comfortably when they last met Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 54 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. CSK will be looking to win and seal one of the top-two places in the league table. They are the first team to qualify for the playoffs and now will be looking to test their bench strength against the KXIP side. The home team, KXI

May 16 2015
IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

Chris Gayle maintains a very good record against KXIP Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will host Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match 50 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. KXIP have had a difficult and struggling season with only 2 wins from the 12 matches they played. They lie last in the league table and have nothing to lose now in the tournament. RCB, on the other hand, will be eyeing

May 13 2015
5 uncapped Indian players who could be picked for the Bangladesh ODI series
5 uncapped Indian players who could be picked for the Bangladesh ODI series

In June 2015, India's tour of Bangladesh returns, for one Test match and three ODIs. The schedule for the tour is set as compact as possible, with only 1 Test match, which will be played at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium in Fatullah and then all three one-day matches at Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur, on 18th, 21st and 24th June. However, it is expected that the Indian selectors would be looking to pick some youngsters for the ODI series and

May 12 2015
Top 5 unsung heroes at this year's IPL
Top 5 unsung heroes at this year's IPL

The annual cricketing extraveganza called the Indian Premier League has had its fair share of moments of magic and rags to riches stories over the years and this season is no different. There has been no shortage of incredibly eye-catching performances this year – Chris Gayle hit 12 sixes in an innings to do the ‘Cristiano Ronaldo style’ celebration, while AB de Villiers showed his famous 360 degree class to regi

May 11 2015
IPL 2015: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

KKR will look to extend their winning streak at home Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in match 44 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). KKR is lying 3rd in the league standing with 13 points in their pocket from 6 wins in 11 matches. A win against their visitor today will take them closer to the playoffs. KXIP will be playing for pride as they are out of the league title’s race. Head-to-head both th

May 9 2015
Home players of the 8 IPL teams
Home players of the 8 IPL teams

The Indian Premier League (IPL) consists of 8 franchisees, based in 8 cities in India. In 2008, when the IPL started, lots of emphasis was placed by the franchisees and the owners to select the local players as part of their teams. Owners felt that this will help the team to create an identity and help the fans of the city to connect with the team due to the presence of familiar home grown players. The IPL governing council designated specific c

May 4 2015
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