Latest Stories
Debutant Samson's Kerala village on cloud nine
Debutant Samson's Kerala village on cloud nine

Sanju Samson ready for new innings Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) The coastal village of Pallithura, home to cricketer Sanju Samson near here, was on cloud nine when the news flashed that the 20-year-old will be playing in the second and final Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday. Though he is the third Keralite to don the national colours, after Tinu Yohanan and S. Sreesanth, Samson is the first to be selected f

Jul 19 2015
What the two-year ban on Rajasthan Royals could mean for Indian cricket
What the two-year ban on Rajasthan Royals could mean for Indian cricket

The panel, led by RM Lodha delivered a critical verdict The Supreme Court of India delivered a decisive verdict on the IPL Sport-Fixing case, by handing out 5-year bans and lifetime suspensions to Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra respectively. Along with that, the Justice  RM Lodha-panel also took a massive step, by banning two IPL franchises- Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals- from the lucrative league for a period of 2 years

Jul 18 2015
Sanju Samson's Kerala village sad after cricketer left out
Sanju Samson's Kerala village sad after cricketer left out

Sanju Samson during the U-19 World Cup Thiruvananthapuram, July 17: Residents of the coastal village Pallithura, home of cricketer Sanju Samson, turned sad after hearing the news that their neighbour did not figure in the playing XI in India's Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe that got underway in Harare on Friday. The 20-year-old glovesman was lucky to get a late call to the Indian team after batsman Ambati Rayudu was left out du

Jul 17 2015
Injured Ambati Rayudu ruled out of Zimbabwe tour
Injured Ambati Rayudu ruled out of Zimbabwe tour

Rayudu is leading run-scorer in the Zimbabwe ODI series Ambati Rayudu has ruled out from the on-going Zimbabwe tour because of an injury, BCCI’s press release stated. The young wicket-keeper batsman, Sanju Samson has been drafted in as a replacement for the injured player. “The BCCI medical team confirms that Ambati Rayudu has been ruled out of the remaining part of India’s tour to Zimbabwe due to an i

Jul 13 2015
5 Things India need to change about their ODI strategy
5 Things India need to change about their ODI strategy

Strategies. They are funny. When they work, the captain and coach look like geniuses. When they don’t, the same set of people look like clowns. Darren ‘Boof’ Lehmann would have been mocked for his beer drinking, laidback, straight-talk, non-managerial attitude had he not turned Australia around so drastically. England almost opened a new page or rather an entirely new book defeating World Cup finalists New Zealand, at their own

India 'A' squad named for matches in July against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'
India 'A' squad named for matches in July against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'

Cheteshwar Pujara The India ‘A’ team, which will participate in a tri-series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A' to be held in Chennai and Wayanad from July 19, has been selected by the Sandeep Patil-led selection committee. Cheteshwar Pujara will lead the Indian side in the first class tournament, previous captain Manoj Tiwary being one of the ‘A’ players who have been promoted to the first t

Jun 29 2015
Reports: Senior players to be rested for Zimbabwe tour; Rohit Sharma or Suresh Raina likely to lead
Reports: Senior players to be rested for Zimbabwe tour; Rohit Sharma or Suresh Raina likely to lead

Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina during a match in the 2015 World Cup Reports say that India are likely to rest a contingent of senior players for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe in July, with the Sandeep Patil-led selection committee set to select the squad on Monday. MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin are the senior players who are to sit out of the tour, which starts from 10 July and comprises three ODIs and two T20s. It had earli

Jun 28 2015
5 changes that should be introduced from IPL 2016
5 changes that should be introduced from IPL 2016

Times are changing rapidly and so is the game of cricket. With the focus shifting towards the shorter versions of the game, it is important for the game to constantly reinvent itself and become more entertaining. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is doing exactly that. It is a pioneer in domestic sport and is the most watched Twenty20 (T20) league in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has seen many changes to

Jun 7 2015
Learned more about my game this IPL season: Sanju Samson
Learned more about my game this IPL season: Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson Despite having had a fairly quiet Indian Premier League (IPL) season with the bat for Rajasthan Royals, wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has said that it was his best season yet. While Samson lit up the stage in IPL 2013 with some impressive performances and followed it up with 339 runs at an average a touch under 30 last year, the 20-year-old managed just 204 runs this time around at a paltry average of 20.40.  Samson, t

May 27 2015
Young guns who blazed in the Indian Premier League
Young guns who blazed in the Indian Premier League

Yuzvendra Chahal has been the pick of among the youngsters Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Foreign star recruits may have stamped their authority on the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, but a number of Indian youngsters have utilised the platform well to showcase their talents and provide unalloyed joy to the cricket fans. Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore have virtual

May 24 2015
Batting heavy Royals let down by a weak bowling attack
Batting heavy Royals let down by a weak bowling attack

Royals won their first five games It was a case of so near, yet so far for the Rajasthan Royals again as the team faltered after making one of the brightest starts in IPL history. No one would have predicted the Royals to huff and puff their way to the playoffs and finish fourth on the table after winning their first five matches pretty comfortably.  Their ride throughout the tournament mirrored the exact opposite of what the Mumbai I

May 21 2015
Stuart Binny says World Cup exposure taught him a lot
Stuart Binny says World Cup exposure taught him a lot

Stuart Binny during a training session at the World Cup Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Stuart Binny on Wednesday said his presence in the Indian dressing room as a member of the 2015 World Cup squad made him a better thinking cricketer. “In Australia being a part of the World Cup squad, sharing the dressing room with the team, has made me a better thinking cricketer, knowing what to do in tough situations,” B

May 7 2015
IPL 2015: Team of the week (April 27 to May 3)
IPL 2015: Team of the week (April 27 to May 3)

Week four of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 came to an end on Sunday and the points table has finally started to take shape as we edge closer to the business end of the tournament. After starting the week with a win over KKR at Chepauk, Chennai Super Kings finished it with back-to-back away defeats to KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Kings XI plummeted to the last spot after three consecutive losses, wins in both their games ensured th

May 5 2015
My wicket finished the game for Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson
My wicket finished the game for Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson said that his wicket in the Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Mumbai Indians here finished the chances of a victory for the visitors. Put in to bat, the home side piled on a challenging 187/5 in 20 overs at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. In reply, despite Samson's splendid knock of 76 in just 46 balls, Royals fell short by eight runs. "The over in

May 2 2015
8 IPL stars who played for different teams you probably did not know
8 IPL stars who played for different teams you probably did not know

The Indian Premier League, affectionately known as the IPL, is undoubtedly the biggest cricketing festival on the planet. There may be contentions of it being ‘just not cricket’, or prejudicial to the quality of domestic players in the longest format, but there is no taking away the fact that it provides unparalleled entertainment to the cricketing masses as a whole. However, contrary to popular belief, a couple of good performances

Apr 29 2015
Load More