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Ambati Rayudu and Unmukt Chand named captains of Deodhar Trophy squads
Ambati Rayudu and Unmukt Chand named captains of Deodhar Trophy squads

Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel and India ‘B’ captain Unmukt Chand with Ricky PontingThe India ‘A’ and India ‘B' teams that will take on Gujarat in the 50-over Deodhar Trophy between January 24 to January 28 have been announced, with the two sides consisting of the best performers from the 2015/16 domestic season. Gujarat, the Vijay Hazare Trophy champions, will be the third team in this historic event which is bei

Jan 5 2016
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Squads: Irfan Pathan named new Baroda captain, Jharkhand lose their stalwarts
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Squads: Irfan Pathan named new Baroda captain, Jharkhand lose their stalwarts

Irfan Pathan will lead Baroda in the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyThe seventh season of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, India’s premier domestic T20 tournament, will commence from 2nd January 2016. 27 teams have been divided into 4 groups. Gujarat is the defending champions this season and are also coming fresh from their Vijay Hazare Trophy victory.The initial round of group matches will be played till 10th January, after which

Jan 1 2016
2015 player ratings for Indian players in Tests
2015 player ratings for Indian players in Tests

The Indian Test team, led by new skipper Virat Kohli (C), lost only one Test match in 2015 As 2015 draws to an end, it is time for us to look back at all that has transpired in an eventful year for cricket. One of the notable occurrences of the year has been India’s resurgence in the longest format of the game. Under the new captain, Virat Kohli, Team India have managed to win five of the nine Test matches that they have

Dec 19 2015
How Indian team players performed in the Vijay Hazare Trophy group stage
How Indian team players performed in the Vijay Hazare Trophy group stage

The group stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy has come to an end and we now move on to the knockouts which are due to commence on 23 December. The tournament has already seen a lot of cricketing action over the past week, with both India’s domestic and international players showing their mettle. Among players from the national team, there have been some pretty decent performances and a few mediocre ones as well, while some former players are

Dec 19 2015
Why India needs to manage its quicks properly
Why India needs to manage its quicks properly

There have been recent positive signs with regard to India's pace bowling department More often than not,an out and out fast bowler and the Indian team don't go hand in hand with each other. Don’t get me wrong. India has produced the likes of Kapil Dev, Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath. How many of them ended their careers as genuine quicks though is a subject of debate. In India, young fast bowlers start off by

How Team India players have fared in the Vijay Hazare Trophy so far
How Team India players have fared in the Vijay Hazare Trophy so far

A new season of India's most prestigious domestic one-day tournament, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, is currently underway. The tournament serves as a remarkable platform not only for the domestic talents to display their 50-over skills, but also for players from the national team to sharpen their skills. This year, there has been a lot of buzz around the Vijay Hazare Trophy primarily because quite a number of Team India players from across format

Dec 15 2015
Three senior India players named in Delhi one-day squad, Gautam Gambhir to lead
Three senior India players named in Delhi one-day squad, Gautam Gambhir to lead

Shikhar Dhawan is set to feature for Delhi from December 10 The Delhi squad has been named for the North Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, which will take place between December 10 and 18, and the major talking point is the inclusion of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma. Gautam Gambhir had been named captain. Ashish Nehra, who is not part of Delhi’s Ranji Trophy scheme, has also been named. MS Dhoni is also to take part

Dec 5 2015
India's bowling coach is confident about Bhuvaneshwar Kumar returning to form
India's bowling coach is confident about Bhuvaneshwar Kumar returning to form

Bhuvaneshwar is struggling to find his form India’s medium pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been in and out of the Indian team quite too often now. Bharat Arun, India’s bowling coach believes that Bhuvi will easily get back to his consistency if he works hard, reports ESPNcricinfo. Arun thinks that Kumar’s strength has always been swing but he has lately been compromising swing for pace and that’s what has been the real

Nov 16 2015
Top moments from Day 1 of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa
Top moments from Day 1 of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa

It was a highly satisfying day at the Chinnaswamy Stadium for Indian cricket fans as India yet again polished off South Africa for just 214 before their openers added 80 runs in an unbeaten partnership until close of play. The double delight, however, was AB de Villiers’™ fighting 85-run knock in his 100th Test match at his home away from home, Bengaluru. There were several outstanding moments on an eventful Day 1 of the 2nd&n

Nov 14 2015
Varun Aaron wants to make the most of opportunities
Varun Aaron wants to make the most of opportunities

Varun Aaron (L) will be looking to repay the faith Virat Kohli (R) has placed in him Indian speedster Varun Aaron is determined to make the most of the opportunities he gets in the national team setup. Aaron was speaking to PTI ahead of the India-South Africa Test series beginning on Thursday. Aaron also hopes to repay the faith that Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has in him considering he gets a chance to play in the Test serie

Nov 3 2015
Best Images: Cricketers, celebrities attend Harbhajan Singh's wedding reception
Best Images: Cricketers, celebrities attend Harbhajan Singh's wedding reception

A host of celebrities from Bollywood, present and former Team India cricketers and politicians graced the high-profile wedding reception of off-spinner Harbhajan Singh at a posh city hotel in New Delhi on Sunday. Anil Kumble was among the first who arrived for the event. Also present at the reception were Indian cricketers MS Dhoni, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and his wife, Ravichandran Ashwin and his father, Team India

Nov 2 2015
 3 solutions for India's death bowling woes
3 solutions for India's death bowling woes

144 runs were scored off the last 10 overs in the 5th ODI as the South African batsmen plundered the Indian bowling to post a mammoth total of 438. Throughout the series, the Indian bowlers at the death have been so abysmal that it has played a decisive role in close matches time and again. Death bowling has been a long time concern for the Indian team now. It's sadly true that India has, over the years, struggled to produce quality fast bow

Oct 29 2015
How India should cope with the absence of Ishant Sharma and Ravi Ashwin in the 1st Test
How India should cope with the absence of Ishant Sharma and Ravi Ashwin in the 1st Test

India might miss the services of both Ashwin and Ishant in the first test against South Africa India will have a task on their hands when they will face the might of the South Africans in the test series.Perhaps the best travelers in cricket, Proteas are likely to put forward a tough challenge in front of the Indian team in the test series. But India might have to go in the first match of the series without the services of th

Oct 16 2015
Aaron 5-for shatters Kerala as Dinesh Karthik's stellar innings rescues Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy: Day 2 Roundup
Aaron 5-for shatters Kerala as Dinesh Karthik's stellar innings rescues Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy: Day 2 Roundup

Varun Aaron brushed aside Kerala with a rapid spell Indian speedster Varun Aaron delivered a sharp performance with the ball as his 5-wicket haul dismantled Kerala for 148. Filled with pace and fury, Aaron tested the Kerala batsmen on a demanding surface in Malappuram. The Jharkhand batsmen swelled the lead past 100 with still 8 wickets remaining. Jharkhand 202 & 47/2 (Kishan 30*, Gomez 2-8); Kerala 148 (Rohan Prem 52, Aaron 5-23)

Oct 16 2015
Fast bowler Basant Mohanty skittles Assam for 92 in Ranji Trophy: Day 1 Roundup
Fast bowler Basant Mohanty skittles Assam for 92 in Ranji Trophy: Day 1 Roundup

Manish Pandey’s aggressive century blunted the Vidarbha bowling attack Odisha’s new-ball bowler, Basant Mohanty ripped the Assam batting unit apart with an incisive spell on a helpful surface at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. He was ably supported by the other bowlers as only Assam batsmen reached double figures. However, the Assamese bowlers struck back by dismantling the Odisha top-order. Krishna Das scalped 4 wick

Oct 15 2015
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