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Ajinkya Rahane says Arman Jaffer reminds him of his younger days
Ajinkya Rahane says Arman Jaffer reminds him of his younger days

Armaan Jaffer walks back dismissed in the U19 World Cup final – a rare failureMuch has been said about the curious role of Ajinkya Rahane in the current Indian team. He is one of the most dependable batsmen in the country, and is an automatic choice in the longer formats of the game. His hitting power, however, pales in comparison in the age of T20 specialists like Hardik Pandya, the new breed of cricketers.Rahane’s game makes sure th

Mar 2 2016
The Mumbai Cricket Team: A story of unparalleled success and strong legacy
The Mumbai Cricket Team: A story of unparalleled success and strong legacy

Mumbai have won 40 of the 44 finals they have played inThe Ranji Trophy, the premier domestic first class championship of India, has 27 teams vying for the coveted prize for the 82nd time this year.The Mumbai Team made it to the finals of the Ranji trophy this year, their first time in the last three seasons. Yet, the team’s rich history and success in this tournament is unprecedented. They have participated in 44 finals till 2014 and

Feb 24 2016
Indian cricket's perennial outsider - The story of Wasim Jaffer
Indian cricket's perennial outsider - The story of Wasim Jaffer

He went just the way he came, just the way he played.On 8 November 2015, there is a Ranji Trophy match going on in Kolkata. Vidarbha are playing Bengal. It's just another game of cricket. It should mean much more to one man, but it doesn't.Wasim Jaffer is playing for Vidarbha. He makes scores of 9 and 3. There's nothing worth looking back upon. Except that the 9 contains his 10,000th run in the Ranji Trophy. And he's the

Feb 16 2016
BCCI directs India Under-19 players not to attend IPL trials
BCCI directs India Under-19 players not to attend IPL trials

India are one of the favourites for the Under-19 World Cup which begins next month in BangladeshThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has directed the members of the Indian Under-19 team not to take part in trial sessions conducted by any of the IPL franchises prior to the ICC U-19 World Cup 2016 which begins on January 22, The Indian Express reports. The youngsters have also been advised to avoid playing any competitive games as there

Dec 29 2015
Arman Jaffer creates history at the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy
Arman Jaffer creates history at the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy

Arman Jaffer’s feat of three consecutive double centuries finds no match in the Cooch Behar Trophy records, or in international cricket records     17-year-old Arman Jaffer, who is the nephew of Indian domestic batting legend Wasim Jaffer, has achieved an unique feat in the ongoing U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy – he has slammed three consecutive double hundreds, as well as four consecutive hundreds. The Mumbai lad achie

10 Ranji performers who were ignored by the selectors
10 Ranji performers who were ignored by the selectors

When the talent was ignored For a country that’s obsessed about cricket, the common dream of playing for the national team is cherished by all those who carry their kit regularly to the practice grounds. Yet it is only a handful of boys with supreme talent and quite a bit of luck that get to live the dream. For most, a place in the coveted XI remains elusive while the few who do get to don the Blue Cap a couple of times are often

Nov 18 2015
Wasim Jaffer: The school topper who failed to make it big in life
Wasim Jaffer: The school topper who failed to make it big in life

Wasim Jaffer failed to make a successful transition from domestic to international cricket Remember the school kid who topped every competitive exam, aced all surprise tests and Olympiads, was the Chemistry teacher’s delight but for reasons unknown, never really made it big in life?  The story of the current Vidarbha Ranji player Wasim Jaffer is remarkably similar to that kid. The veteran cricketer crosse

Nov 12 2015
Wasim Jaffer becomes only batsman to score 10,000 runs in Ranji Trophy history
Wasim Jaffer becomes only batsman to score 10,000 runs in Ranji Trophy history

Wasim Jaffer is one of the most accomplished batsmen in the history of the Ranji Trophy Wasim Jaffer became the first batsman to reach the milestone of 10,000 runs in the Ranji Trophy during his knock for Vidarbha on Day 2’s play against Bengal. This is the first time the five-digit mark has been breached in the 81-year history of India’s premier domestic cricket competition. He perished for 9 runs on the day, but his knac

Nov 8 2015
5 times when India won a Test Match within three days
5 times when India won a Test Match within three days

The Indian team is known for its sheer dominance at home in Test Cricket. One of the most challenging things for overseas teams is to face the Indian spinners on spin friendly wickets. Once Indian spinners weave their web, the opposition tends to lose hope very quickly. India has started off on a winning note against South Africa in the 4-Test series. The game ended in a mere 3 days. Here is a look at 5 more instances where India wrapped t

Nov 8 2015
Manoj Tiwary answers Gambhir with a fighting knock as Karnataka show courage in Ranji Trophy: Day 4 Roundup
Manoj Tiwary answers Gambhir with a fighting knock as Karnataka show courage in Ranji Trophy: Day 4 Roundup

Manoj Tiwary showed resilience to deny Delhi a win After the disgraceful scenes at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi wherein Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary almost traded blows, the latter responded with a stellar innings to frustrate the Delhi bowlers. In reply, the home batsmen negotiated the remainder of the day even as Gambhir did not come out to bat. Bengal 357 & 217/5 (Tiwary 97, Gani 62, Narwal 2-37) Declared; Delhi 2

Oct 25 2015
Recalling Virender Sehwag's 8 opening partners in Test cricket
Recalling Virender Sehwag's 8 opening partners in Test cricket

Virender Sehwag redefined the role of an opener in Test cricket Legendary Indian batsman Virender Sehwag is one of the greatest openers to have ever played the game of cricket. He changed the definition of opening batting from surviving the new ball to tearing it to shreds with his own unmatched brand of aggressive batting. Across the span of his 11 year-long Test career, Sehwag had many different partners at the top of the order. From sto

Oct 22 2015
Yuvraj Singh's 187 frustrates Gujarat while Unmukt Chand carries Delhi to victory in Ranji Trophy: Day 4 Roundup
Yuvraj Singh's 187 frustrates Gujarat while Unmukt Chand carries Delhi to victory in Ranji Trophy: Day 4 Roundup

Yuvraj Singh produced a vintage knock against a handy Gujarat bowling attack In an awe-inspiring performance, Yuvraj Singh reminded the selectors of his abilities with a flamboyant century against Gujarat in Mohali. His knock of 187 from 233 balls included 14 fours and 7 sixes, came against a bowling unit which included the likes of RP Singh, Jasprit Bumrah and Ramesh Powar and powered Punjab to a massive score of 608. Bharghav Bh

Oct 18 2015
Vidarbha seamer Shrikant Wagh slams the quality of umpiring in the Ranji Trophy
Vidarbha seamer Shrikant Wagh slams the quality of umpiring in the Ranji Trophy

Shrikant Wagh has represented Pune Warriors in the IPL In the tussle between Karnataka and Vidarbha in Bangalore, left-arm pacer Shrikant Wagh has criticized the performance of the umpires and believed that several incorrect decisions could hurt his team’s chances. ESPNCricinfo reported the 27-year old lashing out at the Karnataka players for claiming bump catches and exerting pressure on the umpires. Wagh argued that poor

Oct 17 2015
Zaheer Khan's first coach reveals the hardships the bowler had to suffer as a teenager
Zaheer Khan's first coach reveals the hardships the bowler had to suffer as a teenager

Zaheer Khan spent his early years in poverty and hardship, but then turned fortune around by leading the Indian bowling attack for more than a decade   Sudhir Naik, the man who spotted the 17-year-old Zaheer Khan back in 1996, held forth to Midday on Thursday about the early struggles that the left-arm pacer had to endure, thus building his steely attitude and inculcating in him a fierce determination to succeed, traits with which

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
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