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IPL 2016: The uncapped Indian XI
IPL 2016: The uncapped Indian XI

Uncapped players seemed to have hit the jackpot in the IPL auction this year. Most of the franchises seemed to be anxiously interested in young, uncapped Indian players, with an eye, perhaps, for developing their talent. There are two ways of looking at it. If the IPL can give a platform to young, budding talents to further their cause, then there's nothing like it. But eyebrows are bound to be raised when absu

Feb 12 2016
Karun Nair hopeful of being reunited with Rahul Dravid at Delhi Daredevils
Karun Nair hopeful of being reunited with Rahul Dravid at Delhi Daredevils

Nair played for the Rajasthan Royals in the last two seasons of the IPL.Karun Nair, who was one of the most expensive Indian buys at the IPL auctions held on Saturday, said that he was excited to represent the Delhi Daredevils franchise who acquired his services for a price of INR 4 crore, Times of India reports.The 24-year-old is also hopeful that he would get to play under the mentorship of Rahul Dravid, who is being pursued by the Delhi f

Feb 7 2016
Sanju Samson says he never expected such a high IPL bid
Sanju Samson says he never expected such a high IPL bid

 The Keralite went for more than double his base priceSoon after coming to know that he has been picked up by the Delhi Daredevils IPL franchise for Rs.4.20 crore, the shy and soft-spoken Sanju Samson said he had never expected to be bought for such a high price."I never expected this. I am happy to hear the news and I will perform to the best of my abilities for my team," the 21-year-old wicketkeeper told the media here on Saturda

Feb 6 2016
5 stars from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy who could go for big bucks in the IPL auction
5 stars from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy who could go for big bucks in the IPL auction

The Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy being a high-profile domestic tournament played in the T20 format, its timing was just right considering the fact that the ICC World T20 is just round the corner. Indeed, the good performances of a lot of young players like Hardik Pandya helped them get noticed by the national selectors. Players like Pandya have also been retained by their IPL franchises. But there are quite a lot of players who put in stellar perform

Feb 5 2016
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy super league stage decided; Hardik Pandya hits five sixes in an over and takes 3 wickets
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy super league stage decided; Hardik Pandya hits five sixes in an over and takes 3 wickets

Hardik Pandya of Baroda was the man of the day on the final day of Mushtaq Ali league stagesThere was joy in store on the final day of leauge stage action of the Syed Mushtaq Ali 2015/16 Trophy for Vidarbha, Gujarat and Jharkhand, as they completed the super league stage line up of 8 teams. There was heartbreak in store, however, for Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Saurashtra and Punjab, all four of whom had entered the last day with a realistic ch

Sheldon Jackson – India’s Best Wicket-Keeper Batsman You’ve Probably Not Heard Of
Sheldon Jackson – India’s Best Wicket-Keeper Batsman You’ve Probably Not Heard Of

Sheldon Jackson has the best FC batting average among all India’s domestic wicket keepers Sheldon Jackson lost his father when he was 10. Six years before that, Sheldon was adopted by his uncle Lester Bell, to aid Sheldon’s family suffering from acute poverty. At 12, Sheldon moved to Mumbai with his uncle. To comprehend a cricketer, trivia of this nature is important. After all cricket is just a game, at the end of the day.

Dec 21 2015
5 CSK-RR players who will be in big demand during IPL auction 2016
5 CSK-RR players who will be in big demand during IPL auction 2016

The Indian Premier League (IPL) draft for the two new franchises, Pune and Rajkot took place in Mumbai earlier today and saw both franchises spend their allotment of Rs. 39 crore to buy five players for next year's IPL from a pool of 50. MS Dhoni was Pune's first pick, but there were also a few surprises during the draft. Although both franchises have another chance spending the remaining amount from their cap of Rs. 66 crore in February

Dec 15 2015
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015, Round-up: Harshal Patel's all-round performance helps Haryana demolish J&K
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015, Round-up: Harshal Patel's all-round performance helps Haryana demolish J&K

File photo of Harshal Patel. The man from Haryana put in an all-round performance to give his team a resounding win Harshal Patel's all-round performance helped Haryana to beat Jammu & Kashmir by ten wickets after bowling them out for just 75. Jammu & Kashmir won the toss and chose to bat, but were subject to a dominating performance by the Haryana bowlers. Patel picked up five wickets for just 21 runs in his seven overs and scor

Dec 13 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
5 Things to Note about the new BCCI cricket contracts
5 Things to Note about the new BCCI cricket contracts

The BCCI is metamorphosing with Shashank Manohar at its helm. Manohar could almost be the Thomas Cromwell in The Wolf Hall, but history has never been kind to those who are on a mission to clean a system up. Although BCCI is pulling itself out of the mire, the shadows of the past are still long enough to cast an influence and much needs to be done. Nevertheless, amidst talk about conflicts of interest, the future of cricket and keeping BCCI busi

Nov 11 2015
Why Indian players should be allowed to play in T20 leagues other than the IPL
Why Indian players should be allowed to play in T20 leagues other than the IPL

The likes of Suresh Raina will benefit tremendously by playing in overseas T20 leagues Picture this headline in an Australian daily - “Raina’s whirlwind hundred wins it for the Perth Scorchers”. Without batting an eyelid, the Indian Cricket fan would recognize the hoax. While Suresh Raina is prolific with the bat for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, his T20 adventures are limited to his outings in the Indian Premier League

Oct 28 2015
5 future finishers for India after Dhoni
5 future finishers for India after Dhoni

India need to find someone who can replace MS Dhoni as the “finisher” Even though MS Dhoni has played a superlative knock in the second ODI against South Africa and won the match almost single-handedly, some of the speculation surrounding Dhoni refuses to go away. More than the speculation, there is a growing worry over who will take over the role of a finisher for India in limited-overs cricket once Dhoni decides to hang up his

Oct 19 2015
The problematic issue of MS Dhoni's retirement - Is it time the India captain bows out with grace?
The problematic issue of MS Dhoni's retirement - Is it time the India captain bows out with grace?

MS Dhoni just manages to make his ground during the 1st ODI against South Africa Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar recently questioned Dhoni’s place in the team, and not just as a captain. It has to be admitted he has a point. At his peak, Dhoni had a lot to offer to the Indian team. The unique combination of his shrewd captaincy, smart wicket-keeping and lethal finishing abilities with the bat made him an invaluable asset to t

Oct 12 2015
Ishant Sharma skittles Vidarbha for 98 as Delhi post a huge win in Ranji Trophy: Day 4 Round-up
Ishant Sharma skittles Vidarbha for 98 as Delhi post a huge win in Ranji Trophy: Day 4 Round-up

Ishant Sharma’s impeccable bowling was too much to handle for the Vidarbha batsman Ishant Sharma followed up his spectacular performance in the first innings with another fiery spell of 11-7-11-3 which dented the Vidarbha middle-order at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. He was ably supported by Pradeep Sangwan and Manan Sharma as Vidarbha crashed to 98 all out. The Delhi batsmen completed the short target with ease as

Oct 11 2015
Ravindra Jadeja torments Jharkhand with all-round performance in Ranji Trophy: Day 1 Roundup
Ravindra Jadeja torments Jharkhand with all-round performance in Ranji Trophy: Day 1 Roundup

In a performance reminiscent of Lords 2014, Jadeja stamped his authority on Jharkhand  Discarded India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s stellar start to the Ranji Trophy continued with an impressive performance in Rajkot. Jharkhand won the toss and opted to bat on a dusty surface. Jadeja’s six-for sent Jharkhand crashing to 168 all out. In reply, as rest of the Saurashtra batsmen including Test specialist Pujara flou

Oct 8 2015
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