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5 things to remember about India's previous Test tour to Sri Lanka
5 things to remember about India's previous Test tour to Sri Lanka

5 Years and 5 days ago, the last Sri Lanka-India Test was concluded on 7 Aug, 2010 at Colombo. It was the 13th bilateral series between India and Sri Lanka with 6 in favour of India and 4 in Sri Lanka’s favour while 3 were drawn. The two countries have played 35 matches with India winning 14, Sri Lanka 6 and 15 drawn.  The last Test series between these two Asian countries was played in July-August 2010. The s

Aug 12 2015
Reports: Suresh Raina 'rested' for Zimbabwe tour at BCCI's behest because of corruption allegations
Reports: Suresh Raina 'rested' for Zimbabwe tour at BCCI's behest because of corruption allegations

Ajinkya Rahane was named India captain for India’s recent tour of Zimbabwe Suresh Raina had been named India captain but was ‘rested’ for the Zimbabwe tour after the BCCI intervened, according to a report in The Indian Express. The reason why BCCI did not want Raina to be captain was because he had been accused of corrupt practices by former IPL chief Lalit Modi. The subsequent naming of Ajinkya Rahane as captain

Aug 8 2015
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?

Raina should be given a chance to prove his game "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can't judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don't perform, drop me forever," Raina said recently. There is no doubt that he is one of the best I

Jul 31 2015
Suresh Raina completes a decade in International cricket
Suresh Raina completes a decade in International cricket

A file photo of Suresh Raina New Delhi, July 30 (IANS)  Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Thursday completed a decade in international cricket. He made his debut at the age of 20 on July 30, 2005, against Sri Lanka in Dambulla in One-Day Internationals (ODI). "It has been a really exciting journey for me completing a decade in international cricket. I would like to thank my family, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), sel

Jul 30 2015
The race to be India's new ODI No.5
The race to be India's new ODI No.5

The number 5 is a tricky position to handle in the modern day ODI cricket. At No.4 you consolidate, and at No.6 accelerate, but No.5 always has to be very flexible – with the batsman often needed to play a role mid-way between anchoring and stepping on the gas-pedal. One needs to have a stable head and sufficient imagination in order to fulfill the very transitional demands of this role. Not to mention that the Indian youngster t

Suresh Raina signs with IOS sports management group
Suresh Raina signs with IOS sports management group

IOS will manage Raina's endorsements and brand associations and corporate profile. New Delhi, July 28 (IANS)  Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Tuesday signed a three-year deal with IOS Sports & Entertainment sports management group. "I have been observing his company doing very interesting work for Olympic sports persons. I believe IOS had all the requisite credentials I needed, importantly they have a passionate and dedic

Jul 28 2015
'Conflict of interest' issue returns to hound new India captain Virat Kohli
'Conflict of interest' issue returns to hound new India captain Virat Kohli

New India Test captain Virat Kohli also gets embroiled in ‘conflict of interest’ controversy After N Srinivasan and MS Dhoni, the ‘conflict of interest’ issue that has hounded Indian cricket in the last few years has caught up with new India Test captain Virat Kohli. BCCI is currently getting a ‘no-conflict-of-interest’ undertaking signed by all Board members, and will ask all the players to follow su

Jul 25 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
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have

The Lodha Committee has delivered its judgment recommending BCCI to terminate the two franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, although a slight confusion still prevails. Only BCCI can take that action given it is out of the disciplinary committee’s ambit. While the court encourages termination, it is up to the BCCI to take the call. In such a scenario, future of the players belonging to these two franchises remains in doubt. G

Jul 17 2015
Suresh Raina - 10 years of international cricket
Suresh Raina - 10 years of international cricket

Suresh Raina is set to celebrate 10 years of international cricket. Yes, you heard it right. He is still young, but the 28-year-old debuted against Sri Lanka on July 30, 2005. The journey to stardom though hasn't been easy for the elegant southpaw as he made a duck in his first international outing when he failed to read the doosra of the Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan. He has come a long way after that disastrous start. The Utta

Jul 14 2015
Fake FB Wall: IPL Verdict - Dhoni clueless, Kohli excited, Shilpa angry, Srinivasan calm
Fake FB Wall: IPL Verdict - Dhoni clueless, Kohli excited, Shilpa angry, Srinivasan calm

 

Jul 14 2015
5 strategies that the Indian team should adopt for the T20 World Cup
5 strategies that the Indian team should adopt for the T20 World Cup

With the World T20 just round the corner, all the teams will be busy analysing their opponents and crafting their strategies in the few months ahead. Gone are the days when no one took the T20 World Cup seriously and every team will be striving hard to win the competition next year. India have a great chance to replicate their success in the 2011 World Cup as they will be playing on home soil. But there are a few things that they need to se

Jul 10 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
Is it fair for Indian cricketers to prioritise IPL over international tours?
Is it fair for Indian cricketers to prioritise IPL over international tours?

CSK and RCB captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, who have been rested for the Zimbabwe tour Since its inception, the Indian Premier League has brought with it probing questions that many fans don’t want to be answered. Fresh, seething allegations are made every year against players of all calibre, and the ones against notable players are shot down while the ones against less popular players are met with serious consequences. A fan

Jul 6 2015
5 players who got a lucky chance to lead the Indian ODI team
5 players who got a lucky chance to lead the Indian ODI team

Ajinkya Rahane has been declared as the captain for the Indian team for the upcoming Zimbabwean tour which came as a big surprise for the fans. Many of the top players have been rested which makes the way for the Mumbaikar to lead the team. This is not the first time when an unexpected decision have been made for the role of captaincy. There have been many other players who got this rare and prestigious opportunity under various circumstanc

Jul 5 2015
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