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Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan become fifth most successful Test opening pair for India
Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan become fifth most successful Test opening pair for India

Shikhar Dhawan is congratulated by Murali Vijay on completing his century on Day 1 against Bangladesh Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were unvanquished by Bangladesh at the close of play on Day 1 in the ongoing Fatullah Test, scoring 239 runs in 56 overs before the rains came on – scaling several new records in the process. Their unbeaten partnership of 239 has only been bettered by an Indian opening pair thrice in history – Vi

Jun 11 2015
Stats: Lokesh Rahul's triple century 8th highest score in Ranji Trophy history and first triple ton by any Karnataka batsman
Stats: Lokesh Rahul's triple century 8th highest score in Ranji Trophy history and first triple ton by any Karnataka batsman

Karnataka’s Lokesh Rahul posted the 8th highest score in Ranji Trophy history Opening batsman from Karnataka, Lokesh Rahul, has had a good start to the year 2015. On January 8th he scored his maiden Test century in only his second Test, and more recently on January 30th, he brought up his maiden triple century in his first class career. Lokesh Rahul scored 337 runs in 448 balls for Karnataka against Uttar Pradesh at th

Jan 31 2015
Wasim Jaffer out with injury for Mumbai's next two games
Wasim Jaffer out with injury for Mumbai's next two games

Mumbai's premier batsman Wasim Jaffer has suffered an injury and has been ruled out for both the upcoming Ranji trophy matches against Railways and Uttar Pradesh. Jaffer fractured his right index finger while attempting a catch during Mumbai's six-wicket loss against Jammu and Kashmir. He could also miss the fourth league game against Bengal, to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from December 28. The experienced duo of Hiken S

Dec 11 2014
Top 5 potential Indian captains who never got the chance to lead in Test cricket
Top 5 potential Indian captains who never got the chance to lead in Test cricket

Captaincy is something that cannot be taught. One needs to have that quality of leadership within themselves to achieve success as a skipper in cricket. From the likes of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi to Sourav Ganguly to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, many have shone in the role because of the trust the selectors bestowed on them. If not presented with an opportunity, you will never know how much a good captain the player is. While there are m

Sep 9 2014
The best of India-England rivalry - 10 most memorable Test matches
The best of India-England rivalry - 10 most memorable Test matches

Over the last decade, the India-England rivalry has taken a new turn, getting more intense than ealier. The added flavour of history – the British rule of India – has always been present, but the rivalry has become more vocal in the last 10 years. Here we look at some of the most memorable matches these two teams have played in Test cricket. India played its first cricket match against England in 1932 on June 25, when they

The anguish of a Mumbai cricket fan
The anguish of a Mumbai cricket fan

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma Having been a Bombay boy, having played cricket across all maidans in the city and having passionately followed the Mumbai Ranji team since the early 90’s, I am a loyal Mumbai cricket fan. And currently while India is becoming a power centre for global cricket and cricket academies are booming across the country, I am also turning into a troubled Mumbai cricket fan. The Mumbai First-class team has performed

Apr 26 2014
The 3 rising stars from Indian Under-19 cricket
The 3 rising stars from Indian Under-19 cricket

Indian cricket will forever be remembered for the era before Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar and the era after he stepped aside and made way for newcomers to come forward and represent their country. It’d be unfair, perhaps even impossible for us to think that there’ll be another Sachin Tendulkar, but, surely, India has enough bright future prospects in its ranks, for the fans to hope for another future cricketing legend from our country: someone wit

Apr 19 2014
Ranji Trophy: Who will carry forward the Mumbai legacy?
Ranji Trophy: Who will carry forward the Mumbai legacy?

Dhawal Kulkarni with Sachin Tendulkar It would have hurt a lot of people in Mumbai cricket after they lost to Maharashtra in the last Ranji trophy quarter final. Mumbai cricket is going through a phase, what is known as, transition period in cricketing dictionary. A certain Sachin Tendulkar won’t even make those rare appearances for them any more. With national selectors forgetting him, Wasim Jaffer may find it difficult to motivate himself f

Mar 7 2014
Mumbai, Karnataka, Goa, J&K register wins in Ranji Trophy
Mumbai, Karnataka, Goa, J&K register wins in Ranji Trophy

Wasim Jaffer New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Mumbai, Karnataka, Goa and Jammu and Kashmir registered outright wins in the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy cricket that concluded Sunday. At the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, home team Mumbai just needed 5.4 overs to pick up the last two Vidarbha wickets and complete a 338-run win. Chasing 530 in the last innings, Vidarbha started the day trailing at 177 for eight. Shardul Thakur picked up the two wickets fo

Dec 1 2013
India discards shine in Ranji Trophy
India discards shine in Ranji Trophy

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) It was a day for India discards in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament as Vikram Raj Vir (VRV) Singh, Abhnav Mukund, Yusuf Pathan, and Wasim Jaffer did well for their respective teams in the fifth round that started Thursday. The star of the day was Punjab fast bowler VRV who returned to first-class cricket after five years with a fifer (5/38) to skittle out Haryana for 163 runs in the first innings at the Bansi Lal St

Nov 28 2013
Tendulkar sets up Lahli thriller
Tendulkar sets up Lahli thriller

Lahli (Haryana), Oct 29 (IANS) The Lahli crowd could not have asked for more. Not only did Sachin Tendulkar score his final fifty in the Ranji Trophy, he also put Mumbai in a winning position against Haryana at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium here Tuesday. Mumbai were 201 for six at stumps on day three, needing another 39 runs on a tricky surface to secure a famous win. Tendulkar (55 not out) was the lone specialist batsman remaining with Dhawal

Oct 29 2013
Tendulkar takes Mumbai close to famous win
Tendulkar takes Mumbai close to famous win

Lahli (Haryana), Oct 29 (IANS) The Lahli crowd could not have asked for more. Not only did Sachin Tendulkar score his final fifty in Ranji Trophy, he also put Mumbai in a winning position against Haryana at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium here Tuesday. Mumbai were 201 for six at stumps on day three, needing another 39 runs on a tricky surface to secure a famous win. Tendulkar (55 not out) was the lone specialist batsman remaining with Dhawal Kul

Oct 29 2013
Jaffer, Muzumdar to benefit from BCCI's one-time payment
Jaffer, Muzumdar to benefit from BCCI's one-time payment

The BCCI has extended the liberality to more players who would be suitable for the one-time benefit scheme. The decision was taken during the working committee meeting in Kolkata on September 1. The scheme will certainly benefit Wasim Jaffer, Amol Muzumdar, Sanjay Bangar and Sairaj Bahutule and Sridharan Sriram. The Mumbai cricketer Wasim Jaffer will be benefited by the board’s decision. Jaffer, who has played 31 Tests and 211 first-class matc

Sep 4 2013
5 players who could open the batting for India
5 players who could open the batting for India

DISCLAIMER: The opinions in this article are solely the author’s and not necessarily those of Sportskeeda. As the saying goes, “Well begun is half done”; but a good beginning now seems like a dream for team India. Their openers have miserably failed to give a strong start to the team in all forms of the game – ODIs, Tests and T20s. If we look at the last 5 Test matches played by India, in 9 innings, 385 runs for the first wicket

Feb 27 2013