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Experience of managing Indian pacers to help my RCB stint: Bharat Arun
Experience of managing Indian pacers to help my RCB stint: Bharat Arun

Bharat Arun Bangalore, April 3: New Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Friday that his experience of managing the Indian cricket team's pacers in the World Cup gives him immense confidence of providing a creditable performance in his newest job. Arun will join the likes of Daniel Vettori, Allan Donald and batting/fielding guru Trent Woodhill in masterminding the Virat Kohli-led team's Indian Premier

Apr 4 2015
10 upcoming Indian athletes to watch out for in 2015
10 upcoming Indian athletes to watch out for in 2015

Despite the controversies and organisational issues in Indian sport, the Indian athletes achieved a decent level of successin 2014. With every passing year, new athletes arrive on the big stage as they look to make their mark and stay there.  2015 has several sporting events lined up, which means that the new generation will have many opportunities to win medals and championships. Let’s look at the top 10 upcoming Indian ath

Jan 11 2015
From boys to men - The best U-24 batsmen in India to watch out for
From boys to men - The best U-24 batsmen in India to watch out for

India has a history of producing top quality batsmen ever since it began playing the gentleman’s game. From Lala Amarnath (India’s first Test centurion) and Vijay Merchant in the 1930s, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in the 60s, Gavaskar and Vishwanath in the 70s and 80s and Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman and Ganguly most recently, the country has produced players who consistently make it to the elite club of their times. Young prodig

Oct 27 2014
CEAT Cricket Awards: Virat Kohli named Cricketer of the Year
CEAT Cricket Awards: Virat Kohli named Cricketer of the Year

Virat Kohli India’s star batsman Virat Kohli was adjudged as the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Awards, held in Mumbai on Monday. The 25-year-old has been in sublime form over the last year and in the period, equalled Sir Vivan Richards as the fastest batsmen to reach 5000 runs in ODIs. He also scored Test centuries in South Africa and New Zealand, despite India not winning any game in their tours to the two

Jun 2 2014
5 best batting prospects for India
5 best batting prospects for India

No sport can survive if it fails to attract the next generation and lure them to be part of the game with involvement. In India, cricket has managed this decade after decade and will continue to do so for many long years to come. India has a great tradition in upbringing the young batting talents to the International stage. Sachin Tendulkar’s rise in international cricket circuit, coming in as a 16-year-old, inspired many players to

Why IPL needs more teams and lesser number of matches
Why IPL needs more teams and lesser number of matches

So the 7th edition of the Indian Premier League is underway and we had the Delhi Daredevils taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second game. When I saw the team sheets, I was in for a surprise. There was no Kedar Jadhav, the highest run-getter in this season’s Ranji Trophy and more importantly, someone who was bought for 2 crores in the auctions. He wasn’t in the eleven for their next two games as well. You don’t spend 2 cror

Apr 21 2014
5 young Indian cricketers to watch out for in IPL 7
5 young Indian cricketers to watch out for in IPL 7

The swashbuckling, firecracking, highspending, paparazzi attracting tournament of Indian cricket is back and is about to enter its seventh edition in the coming week. The Indian Premier League has faced several challenges of late with the India Cements controversy and thus has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past few months. But the flipside of cricket’s most watched T20 league in the world tells you the story of the Ra

Apr 13 2014
Royal Challengers Bangalore: The uncertain contenders of IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore: The uncertain contenders of IPL

  RCB has always had the most devastating top order in the league The seventh edition of the IPL has uncertainty written all over it. The Franchise-rescindment episode, spot-fixing scandal and election schedules have left people speculating on whether this edition would actually get under way. Well, as is apparent, IPL 7 is barely a week away from commencing. And while uncertainty might cloud it, there’s no stopping this swashbucklin

Apr 11 2014
Indian U-19 captain Vijay Zol suspended for abuse
Indian U-19 captain Vijay Zol suspended for abuse

Vijay Zol with England captain Will Rhodes before the match Indian Under-19 captain Vijay Zol has been suspended for a match after being guilty of using offensive language towards the England batsmen in the defending champions’ Under-19 World Cup 2014 quarter-finals loss, while off-spinner Aamir Gani has been let off with a reprimand. The Indian U-19 team had set a target of 222 runs for England to chase in the 50 overs, with Zol, Deepak

Feb 23 2014
England defeat India in U-19 World Cup quarterfinal (Roundup)
England defeat India in U-19 World Cup quarterfinal (Roundup)

Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) England earned a semifinal date against two-time former winners Pakistan when they held their nerves to beat defending champions India by three wickets in the ICC Under-19 World Cup here Saturday. The 1998 champions England overhauled India’s 221/8 with five balls to spare but not before they required 15 off the last two overs and then eight runs off the final seven deliveries at the Dubai International Cricket Stadi

Feb 22 2014
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup: Defending champions India knocked out after loss to England
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup: Defending champions India knocked out after loss to England

English players celebrating the wicket of Sanju Samson The much awaited quarter final match between India and England in the under 19 World Cup was played today in Dubai. The match proved true to the expectations of millions, as it was a very close encounter. Many of the fans had rightful apprehensions about the effectiveness of the Indian bowling attack. The batting strength of team India has been substantially reliable in the tournament, but

Feb 22 2014
U-19 World Cup: India trounce PNG to top group
U-19 World Cup: India trounce PNG to top group

Sharjah, Feb 19 (IANS) India skittled out Papua New Guinea (PNG) for 56 after amassing 301 for six at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here Wednesday to top Group A in the ICC Under-19 World Cup. Kuldeep Yadav claimed four wickets while Monu Kumar claimed three and Deepak Hooda pitched in with two wickets as India completed a massive 245-run win. Earlier, after Vijay Zol opted to bat first, Ankush Bains and Akhil Herwadkar’s opening partner

Feb 19 2014
IPL Auctions 2014: 5 best bargain buys
IPL Auctions 2014: 5 best bargain buys

Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive player at the IPL Auctions 2014 when he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 14 Cr Rupees. Dinesh Karthik came a close second, going for a whopping 12.5 Cr. But not all the best buys were expensive ones. Let us take a look at the five best bargain buys in the auction.

Feb 18 2014
IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore's ideal playing XI
IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore's ideal playing XI

RCB will be hopeful that Chris Gayle will continue his form from previous IPLs The Royal Challengers Bangalore have built a squad that looks strong on paper, having secured the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Albie Morkel in the auction, to ably support the trio of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. One may argue that their bowling line up looks weak in comparison. However, if they choose their playing XI carefully, they soon might have the

Feb 17 2014
Under-19 World Cup: India vs. Pakistan - A different ball game
Under-19 World Cup: India vs. Pakistan - A different ball game

How often does the arch rivals’ clash excite you? Be it Federer vs. Nadal in Tennis or Manchester United vs. Manchester City in Football or Saina Nehwal vs. the China wall equation in Badminton or India vs Pakistan in cricket. Loyalty, possessiveness or devotion: however you term it; there lies something to catch your attention with, no matter how uniformly busy or awry you are. But can you pinpoint what exactly that thing is? Fans from In

Feb 15 2014
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